Guest Post: It's the Little Things #8

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stunning, romantic, enchanting...those are just a few words I would use to describe Lena's blog, la petite coquin. When I tell you that she's able to discover the most beautiful images of magical weddings, shoes worthy of encased displays, and cocktails for lovely occasions you've ever laid eyes on you might question my opinion. But if you peek  for yourself I know you'll agree. A visit will leave you feeling like a blushing bride, brand new bloom and romantic crusader!

Photo via Tumblr

My sweetheart and I have been dating for more than four years, and as anyone knows, it can be easy to take the people you love most for granted sometimes. John and I had been together for about a year when I came up with a perfect way to let him know just how much I adored him; I would tuck tiny handwritten notes into the pockets of his coat, the notebook he'd be using in class that day or into his handsome man-bag (that originally belonged to me!). These days, John is always on the lookout for tiny red envelopes I bought especially for the purpose of these sweet notes, and I'm delighted when I find the small cards John has left on my pillow when he has a evening class or just wants to say, "I love you." It's the little things, and tiny notes, that make our love grow each and every day.

These little treasures sure do make life sweet. Thank you Lena, for sharing your story of little letters, wouldn't we all love to receive one expectedly? As a child, my parents used to pack them with my lunch - I must remember to do the same for our future children! How do you show an unexpected endearment to your loved ones?


  1. awe LOVE this! - i use to do stuff like that too - .. :o)

    *kiss kiss*
    *Enter Camille Beckman Luxury Give-Away Here*

  2. What an adorable post!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  3. I'm blushing-thank you for your sweet words and for inviting me! I hope you guys are having an absolutely divine vacation!

    Also, it's too cute that your parents used to leave notes in your lunchbox-I got the idea from John's parents, who used to do that, too!

  4. made me remember to keep doing little things like that! We've been together for 8 years and sometimes it's easy after so long to forget the "little things" !

    Julie xo

  5. This is adorable =) Love your feature and Tiffany's post below was so sweet.

  6. Okay those are the cutest little tiny notes I've ever seen in my life. LOVE Love them.
    Wearing It On My Sleeves

  7. This is so awesome! I love Lena's blog. She makes me smile every day. What a great idea with the tiny notes :)


  8. Aw, this is such a sweet story! Little notes like that can make your day so much brighter. My dad has a tradition of always leaving me little notes when I go out of town, etc. On my latest trip he put Post-It notes all over the car, in cup holders, on the visor (even on the mirror on the visor). It takes a lot of creativity, I imagine!


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