What makes us fall in love? The clues may be in some of your favorite movies. For me, Nora Ephron's films are examples of some of the best modern romantic comedies. I've watched When Harry Met Sally so many times, I can recite many of the lines. Even the guys in her films are romantic...
"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." —Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally.
More favorite romantic quotes below, including Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice; Sam Baldwin, Sleepless in Seattle; Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets; Mac MacGuff, Juno; and Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars.
You must know... surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I'd scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on." —Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
"I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home... only to no home I'd ever known... I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like... magic." —Sam Baldwin, Sleepless in Seattle.
“You make me want to be a better man.” —Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets
“In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you.” —Mac MacGuff, Juno
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” —Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars
Images: Image above by me, Chris Olson and feature my photos. Feel free to pin image on Pinterest with a link back to this post. Thanks!
Hi friends! How has your week been? Are you doing anything special this weekend? I'll be hiking with my dogs, checking out the farmer's markets, and going to the Colorado Rapids soccer game. Maybe I'll test a a new recipe or two. A nice salad medley sounds good to me. Enjoy the sunshine—and the sunsets! Hope your weekend is relaxing and fun. xo
Looking for a fun craft for Valentine's Day? This heart pin is easy to make. Wear the heart as a pin or attach the heart to a postcard to create a personalized Valentine's Day card. For this craft I use felt as the heart structure and add embellishments using embroidery thread, beads, more felt hearts, sequins, and even recycled jewelry.
The dark pink heart uses medium-size pearl beads from a favorite bracelet that unfortunately broke one day. Instead of throwing away all those adorable beads I add a few here and there to craft projects. Easy peasy! See the complete directions below.
For this craft I used craft felt (or try any "Valentine-y" fabric scraps) as the heart structure. I added embellishments using embroidery thread, beads, more felt hearts, sequins, and even recycled jewelry. The darker pink heart used medium-size pearl beads from a favorite bracelet that unfortunately broke one day. Instead of throwing away all those adorable beads I added a few here and there to craft projects. Easy peasy! See the complete directions below.
Directions: Mini Heart Pins
Felt in a variety of colors: I am using white, dark pink, and light pink
Safety pin or other fastener
Bead and sequins: I use a variety of round beads and heart-shaped beads
Recycled jewelry beads or parts
Sewing tools: needle, scissors, fabric marker
Small amount of poly fill to make the tiny heart pillows
Create a heart shape pattern piece: You can draw the heart freehand--my hearts are approximately 2.25" wide. Or download my heart shape pdf here (Option-Click on macs). Cut out the paper heart shape to use as a pattern in step 3.
Place the felt or other fabric you use on a table.
Trace the paper heart shape pattern on the fabric using a fabric marker.
Repeat step 3 to make the back side of the pin.
Sew the two hearts together with embroidery thread using a straight stitch or blanket stich. For more help with the hand stitching. If you want a tutorial on blanket stitching, check out futuregirl's step-by-step tutorial for the Blanket Stitch and more sewing.
Leave small opening in the side to add poly fill, and then finish the sewing the edges together.
Add embellishments such as beads or additional felt shapes.
Attach a safety pin or other fastener to the back with embroider thread.
Image: HANDMADE HEART PINS TUTORIAL graphic are by me, Chris Olson. Feel free to Pin them on Pinterest with a link back to this post. Thanks!
Can you believe it!? It’s almost time friends—and I'm sure you didn't need me to remind you or anything! If you’re at all like me and a bit behind on the whole gift wrapping front, then this post is for you. I’ve designed a free printable holiday gift tag for you to download. Just click this link over at my design blog, download the love, print the tags—card stock paper works best—and get wrapping.
Happy Holidays! And let’s all keep the merry going! xo Chris
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