+ Valentine’s Day Idea: "follow the valentine’s string"

 Every year I squeeze in  a little creative way to say how much I love my man. The first year we were married, I stuck sticky notes all over the house with little sayings on it and little reasons why I loved him. This year, I wanted it to be a little adventure, not only for him, but for the kiddos! We can’t leave them out of the fun! Obviously I did it a few days before v-day so you guys could see what I did.
To start, make sure your significant other is away, or in this case, asleep. With the help of a excited 3 year old (optional) hang a little note and the start of the red yarn to the door with instructions to follow the string. Tape the string in around the house, the more zig zags the better. I had it strung throughout the kitchen, bathroom, beck’s room and the backyard. I lead it to my cheesy love letter and valentine’s gift. I took pictures of the whole process  — luckily for all of us, the babes was just in a diaper in all his chunky glory.
It ended up being so fun! Beck and danny were totally into it. Especially when he found the love letter and present at the end. It is a fun way to surprise your significant other!


  1. So cute. Love this kind of surprises.

  2. Okay, this is just brilliant. I am bookmarking this! Lots of potential for birthdays and other special occasions! Thanks so much and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. so sweet and fun! i love this!

  4. this is amazing!
    kw ladies in navy

  5. what’s inside, what’s inside?? :):)

  6. cutest idea ever!! what’s inside? xo


  7. I can’t do the string thing because our cats would go bananas, but I may steal the Post-It note idea. :)

  8. Ooohhh what a lovely idea. Bet the kids love it. Xx

  9. i seriously love this so much.


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  11. The cutest! Xoxo hunt is on! :)

  12. This is darling and reminds me of being asked to a dance in high school! We should all do more fun, surprising things like this, even as adults. And I can’t wait to hear more about what the heck you’re up to in San Fran! I’m so excited for you!

    xo Miranda

  13. Such a great idea. Especially kids will like a surprise like this :)

  14. Such a lovely idea! That’s so cute 😉

  15. This is such a fun idea , love it!

    xo Meg


  16. Such a cute idea!! I think I’ll do the string with cute little memory notes to his present. Thank you again for the wonderful ideas!


  17. So cute ! feel like Alice in wonderland :)

  18. You are quite a clever girl. What fun!

  19. This is such an incredibly nice and cute idea!! If only I didn’t live with the parents anymore… ^^ I can imagine what fun it must have been for the kids! ^^ x

  20. Oh my gosh! This idea is like something in a movie. I cannot stand how cute this is! And I love the baby chunk, makes it even cuter!


  21. Such a cute idea…love it!



  22. I love this idea!! I am going to keep this in mind for next year!

  23. Wow, this post is fastidious, my younger sister is analyzing these things, thus I am going to tell her.

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