01/12/2015 04:22 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

My Attempt at Being Crafty

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I saw this post about how a mom cut out a heart for every day leading up to Valentine's day. She wrote something she loved about each of her children and taped it to their door every night.

I am not a crafty person. I am not an organized person, but I thought this would be really cute to do for my boys and my husband.

First I thought I would really go above and beyond and do this for the entire month of February. I did some math and figured out I would need 112 hearts. I bought colored paper and sat down to trace and cut out my hearts.

I got three hearts cut out and decided this sucked and there had to be an easier way.


I went to the local 'party supplies store' -- or as I like to call it, the seventh circle of hell -- and found these:


Day 1: The oldest wondered what I was putting on "his" door. The others haven't noticed yet. Husband has not mentioned any hearts.

Day 2: The oldest read his and rolled his eyes. The others haven't noticed yet. Husband has yet to mention the hearts.

Day 3: The oldest asked if he could take the hearts down before his friends see them. The others... sigh... haven't noticed theirs yet. Husband has not noticed his freaking hearts yet.

Day 4: The oldest took his hearts down. The middle put monster truck stickers on all of the remaining storebought hearts. The youngest ate half of a heart. Husband still has not noticed hearts. He has, however, noticed there is a bed made for him on the couch.

Day 5: Screw this... they will all get Valentine's at school and daycare. Blah...

Have you ever tried and failed to be crafty? I'd love to hear about it on Facebook or Twitter.

Read more by Natalie Guenther, blogger, at It's Really 10 Months