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

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 projects from last week and get to the party! Here is a Lesson on Love and excerpt from last year’s post….
lesson on love
     Valentine’s is the perfect time for me to sit down with my two children (my beautiful daughter is now 11 and my adorable son is 8) and breakdown 1 Corinthians 13:4-8…
“Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,always perseveres. Love never fails”
 I have it broken down into 14 days. Each day, starting February 1st, we read the verses and discuss the virtue for that day. As my children continue to grow both in age and maturity, I find it refreshing to listen to them discuss what they think each part of the verses mean to them. The questions can sometimes be quite challenging to answer as well!

     Last year I made our LOVE tree. I have it on our kitchen island where breakfast is served. Each small glass heart ornament has a part of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 attached to it. My children enjoy finding the one for each day. It is my prayer that even if they do not appear to always be listening, that they will someday get it, whether that is tomorrow or 10 years from now.  It is my desire for my children and family, that they will both feel LOVED and know how to LOVE…unconditionally…
Here are a few of our favorite  Valentine projects from last week…

My Sister’s Suitcase shared a Valentine’s Mantel.  I love the LOVE!

This Love Frame was SO simple and sweet from The Life and Times

Lori from Thrifty Decor Mom made the sweetest Valentine mailboxes.

These Red Velvet Cupcakes from 21 Rosemary Lane look devine.

The Valentine Tree from Alderberry Hill is so much fun!

Finally, 52 Mantels was kind enough to share a Love Abides Here printable with us.  So sweet!  

Thanks to all of you guys for sharing your amazing projects with us!  Please grab a button to show that you have been featured! If  you would like to “pin” any of these features, please do so by visiting the individual blogs and pinning from there to give credit to the original source! Thanks! 


Here is what you do…

*Link to a specific post not your home page, no giveaways, or ETSY shops please!

* Link projects and ideas that you have created! Please link up projects and ideas that you have not linked up previously!

*Please Follow Uncommon – Google Friend Connect is on the sidebar!

*Please link back to us…grab our cute little button { a text link at the end of the post is nice too! }

*Spread the word about our weekly link party and stop by and visit a few other links!!


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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. says

    I am tickled you invited me to link up, and I can’t believe I’ve never visited your blog! Love it!! Looking forward to keeping up and browsing your cute blog!

  2. says

    I just discovered your blog and what a delight it is! I just linked up to your party and signed on as your newest follower. I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. I just launched my first ever giveaway – please join the fun and enter to win. I’m still a bit of a newbie and can use all the help I can get! LOL! Thanks for hosting :)
    Email: Lynn@nsytes.com

  3. says

    That tree is such a cool idea – I still have the branch from my Thankful tree that I never actually made . . . so now I have something I can use it for before November! Thanks for hosting!

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