A note I was given.
Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most.
A waffle I made.
It’s the little things that wake you up when you feel like you’re dragging.
Cornbread I warmed up for breakfast.
It’s the little things that get you through a long week.
A paper star I sneakily left for my man. (You can find the Paper Star project by SCB in the next issue of 3191 Quarterly which arrives in our shop on February 22nd. Sign up for our mailing list to get an email reminder when the issue available!)
It’s the little things that inspire you and make you feel connected to those around you and to yourself.
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I hope you have a great week ahead celebrating the love you have in your life. Love for yourself, for your friends, for your partners, for your family, for your animals and for the planet. I want to also take a moment to thank SCB for 4 years in our 3191 Miles Apart space (and for the 2 years before that in our Mornings and Evenings space); love you, Steph! Let’s go for 6 more years!
You can find my previous love-day-related posts here, and here, here.
This week we celebrate the four year anniversary of 3191 Miles Apart. After collaborating on our A Year of Mornings and Evenings projects, we started this space in February of 2009 as a place to connect with each other every week and share a glimpse of the rhythm of our days with you all.
Like our previous projects, we didn’t plan out our posts or discuss them ahead of time. It felt equally surprising and expected that we would both post chocolate hearts that week (MAV’s first post and mine).
Much has changed in the ensuing years (I have a teenager now—gulp!), but more has stayed the same. 3191 Miles Apart remains a place of connection—with each other—and with the folks that visit here.
Thank you for gathering with us here. Here’s to many more years!! XO.
Notes on the photos:
1. Heart branch weaving. Branch weaving instructions can be found in Issue No. 8 of 3191 Quarterly. Please note: This issue will only be available for two more weeks!!
2. Some impromptu Valentine-decorating in our mud room.
3. A favorite heart-shaped wood plate.
4. Pomegranate fruit gels. I use the recipe on the Knox gelatin box and use this juice (I add no sugar).
5. Happy heart day. A good read on the history of the heart as symbol of love.