Love One Another a Valentine Pillow

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Update: So, this Valentine’s Pillow was a post that I shared a few years ago.  It was about a year after my dad passed away unexpectedly.  A lot has happened since that time, but the heart of the matter still remains true… we need to love one another.  I still miss my dad so incredibly much.  Most of the time I am fine and can

All Wrapped Up … January Edition

All Wrapped Up January

Seriously? January is over? Where did it go? We feel like we just got past Christmas! Trish and I have been busy this month and wanted to give you a little recap of all of our January craft projects in our All Wrapped Up … January Edition! It has been a really fun month here at Uncommon Designs. We shared a few Kid’s Valenitine’s Ideas

Paper Medallion Valentine LOVE Banner

Valentine Love Banner

Sigh… I do love Valentine’s Day…but my kids are getting big, and my son is not too enthusiastic about all the “girly” and “mushy”  Valentine decor. Alas, he is only 10…one day he will appreciate it…I hope. Anyway, this year I decided to go a little neutral and a wee bit masculine…with a touch of sparkle of course! Paper Medallion Valentine LOVE Banner  Yep…no pink…no

Uncommonly Yours… { Link Party #13 } and a Lesson on Love

Love Tree Ornament

Welcome to our “Uncommonly Yours” link party!  This is a special week here on Uncommon, as we have been celebrating Valentine’s Day with our “Love is in the Air” series.  Today we wanted to share something that we posted last year on how to teach our children about love in the 14 days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Then,  we will show off our favorite Valentine

Valentine Apothecary Jars… Faith, Hope, and Love

Valentine Apothecary Jars

  It is hard to believe that we are well on our way to Valentine’s Day! Last year I posted on January 31st about “LOVE is a Verb” . I never would have anticipated what would  occur less than 24 hours later, that would totally  consume my life, Trish’s life, and our family’s lives for the next year. On February 1st last year, we lost my father-in-law {

LOVE is a Verb…teaching your children about LOVE….

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                                                                         “Teacher,which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”          Matthew 22:36-39   LOVE…small word…big meaning! As my children have gotten older, I have felt a strong calling to teach them