Friday ~~ Finding Beauty 2/12/10

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Be mine  RS

Welcome to Friday~~Finding Beauty

What is more BEAUTIFUL than Love?

Cards RS

Having a love affair with Valentines Daystarted as far back as 4th Grade as I recall. Ahhh yes… Jeff Simons (Dark hair, Dark eyes… *sigh*)

Decorating the inevitable shoe box was the start of Valentines week— then my teacher  made sure that each of us HAD to write a Valentines card to everyone in the class!  I love that thought now years older… she taught us that even if we didn’t “really like someone” we still had to enclude them and be NICE.  I think everyone should be taught to be nice. Seems the world could use a bit more Nice-ness.

Back to Jeff Simons— he put a card  in my  decorated box that said “Be My Valentine” then chased me on the play ground and slugged me at the swing set. 

( I think it’s weird how kids show their affection isn’t it?)



Presently in love or not– Valentines Day is a reminder of how important LOVE is in our lives.

Little feet RS with frame

I LOVE the way brand new little babies feet feel and smell.

Fav couple shot RS

This picture in my home is MY reminder of how love should be to me…


Heart Door RS

Love is everywhere…

Bridge RS

Couples are everywhere…

Mal and fe RS

These two are VERY in love…


Home Lovin RS

And I LOVE putting up little Vignettes to celebrate Valentines Day because I don’t have a box to decorate. 🙂

But I do encourage you all to take a moment to share the love you have for your friends and family in writing– they are treasure keepers.

Val mosaic

When I was VERY young, I loved watching Art Linkletter who had a segment about “kids say the darndest things” … in that spirit here are some of the cutest definitions of LOVE–

From a CHILD’S point of view


~~*I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.

~~*Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.

~~*Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.

~~*When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.


Don’t for get to visit Beverly at Pink Saturday

Melissa at Inspired Room

And Mary at Little Red House

TTFN~~ Claudia

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Now~~~JOIN WITH US as we  CELEBRATE The Beautiful !

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February 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Fridays Finding Beauty | 32 comments


32 responses to “Friday ~~ Finding Beauty 2/12/10”

  1. Claudie says:

    I LOVED Art Linkletter too! I LOVE your white feather wreath Claudia. Is that a red tin heart? LOVE IT.
    So where is Jeff today? Have you searched for him on FB yet? I bet you did lol
    Happy FFB my friend, and Happy Valentine’s Day. I’m going for round 2 on Wed. Putting in the post and taking the impression for the “crown”. Why do I wish it really was a crown. Maybe they should call it a “TIARA” I would like that much better.
    Love Claudie

  2. ellen b says:

    I’ll be back next week Claudia. My week in Washington has gotten away from me. Love your post. I used to love watching this segment on Art Linkletter!!

  3. Molly says:

    Good morning and Happy FFB. What a great post. love should be the most important thing in our lives. There are so many types of love and they all make the world a better place to live.

  4. Pam says:

    Art Linkletter’s brother was an interim Pastor at our church…he was even better than his brother….oh man how sweet those boys were.  Claudia this is a great compilation of love….

  5. Lizabeth says:

    What beautiful pictures you have to go along with the wonderful sentiments.  Love to see a happy fellow blogger spreading the cheer.  xoxo Lizabeth

  6. What a charming story! Are  you still friends with Jeff?
    I also remember when people were taught to be nice. It’s a terrible shame that now we only teach our children to be on the watch out for ‘bad people.’ Even now I feel somewhat creepy when I smile or wiggly my fingers at babies in the grocery store checker line!
    You have such lovely photos – and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  7. Sherrie says:

    I am new to Friday-Finding Beauty.  I found your place via Molly at Molly’s Country Memories.  I really like your version of love, it is a lot like mine.  I loved that Art Linkletter show.  Have a great day!
    A View of My Life

  8. Sheila says:

    This is so sweet and pretty.  When I get the chance to write something beautiful, I want to be sure and share it on here with you all, Claudia.   I like this meme.

    Happy Valentine’s Day…


    Sheila 🙂

  9. Karen Cox says:

    Hi Claudia,
    I am sorry my post is a bit late today.  I have been attempting to set up a shop for my sister lynne on etsy.  I just added my post.  Happy Valentine’s Day.  Your photographs and images are just gorgeous.  I especially love the heart with the little babies feet.  How sweet is that?  Wishing you a beautiful day and finding beauty at every turn.

  10. Deborah says:

    I recently discovered your beautiful blog and have joined in your party. I love the way children see the world — so simply, yet so clearly (as demonstrated in my post).

  11. So many beautiful things … thanks for sharing all the Valentines, love memories and kid’s quotes.  I enjoyed Art Linkletter’s show so much.  I finally remembered to share some beauty of my own … on time this week 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Well… As I read through your post, I was thinking “I need to get my butt in gear… Valentines day is like SOON!”  I know – typical man.
    But then I got to the end and the whole thing with the grandpa painting grandma’s toenails… oh man. What are you doing making Remodeling Guy cry!?
    I’ve seen relationships like that in my family.  Seems like a great place to be.

  13. ps – I really love your blog header!

  14. Nancy says:

    Hi Claudia – Love that red heart on the door or wall?  What a sweet post.  Happy Valentines Day 🙂 Nancy

  15. Hi Claudia!

    What a beautiful set of pictures to post today! Everyone of  them creates happy and/or calming feelings.

    I hope you have a very happy Valentine’s day filled with smiles and love! 

  16. Geralyn Gray says:

    I love all the ways you find beauty……through quotes…….pictures…..nature……and memories…I loved that part of Art Linkletter’s show too.  Thanks for letting me be part of you  finding the beauty Fridays….I am enjoying all of  my visits and am off to visit some more beautiful blogs (love all of the snow pictures  on all the different blogs)

  17. jeanne says:

    Beautiful images of love Claudia. Valentine’s Day is speical to my husband and I as it’s our anniversary as well. Wishing you much love!

  18. Jay says:

    That was a beautiful post!  Love the duck couple, and the baby’s feet!
    Mine is late but it’s up now.  I couldn’t think what to do for today, but then I had a surprise!

  19. Porch Days says:

    Nice photos as always! Those ducks are so nice with the rocks as the background.

  20. Sheila says:

    Dropping back by, Claudia, to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine’s Day, too.  This post truly is lovely.


    Sheila 🙂

  21. char says:

    Oh sweet Claudia, this post is perfection girlfriend, Happy Valentines Day, Char

  22. Mama Zen says:

    When I think of Valentine’s Day, I still think of making those boxes!

  23. Ebie says:

    Love is never having to say…you’re sorry?  Was this from Love Story with Ryan and Ali?
    Beautiful post! Red hearts all over!

  24. Claudia
    Such a nice post for Valentine’s Day. 
    I loved that segment on Art Linkletter too – shows our age, doesn’t it?

  25. Jenn says:

    Kids do say the darndest thing!  😉  Love the show too.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

  26. Paula says:

    I love your Valentine’s mosaic with its deep red hues. An amazing group of photographs overall!

  27. Eileen says:

    What a pretty post,  the pretty hearts  and Valentines decorations are just lovely.  Beautiful  photos and mosaic.

  28. Christine says:

    I just love this post and I love the story about Jeff Simons, lol. And the baby feet! I have a brand new grandson (come see him on my blog!) and now I have to take a pic of his feet…..Christine

  29. quiltworks says:

    Such pretty Valentine Days cards!
    I did not get one 🙁
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  30. Meri says:

    I endeavored to foster kindness in my children (and succeeded quite well, I think). Kindness and compassion are such essential personal qualities. Love your photos. Love the sentiments. Thanks for spreading goodness.

  31. mary says:

    Yes, I think a bit of “niceness” would go a long way these days!  Thanks for sharing your lovely images at MM Claudia!  🙂

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