Burlap Valentines Banner {all you need is LOVE}

I am far from a philosopher.  I do not even claim that I can impart any sage advice about life and love.

But, I do know one thing.  One simple little thing that has become my Life Mantra.

Love Is All You Need.

There have been times in my life when I thought, for certain, that Love had forsaken me.  I would  put on a silly little hat and a frilly dress to match, maybe even some sparkly shoes –  and then I would proceed to have myself a royal Pity Party for One.

Little did I know – I was always surrounded by Love.

Over the past few weeks, following my Daddy’s stroke, I have witnessed first hand the power of  Love.

The Love that my Mama has for my Daddy.
The Love that my sister and brother has for me.

The love that my grandchildren have for their great-grandparents.
The love that my son has for me.
The love my husband has gifted me with.

But there were two “loves” that stood out to me most of all…

The Love of Life that my 80-year old Daddy has.
This very Love of Life and the love for his family, has no doubt, encouraged him to push himself during the arduous hours and hours of therapy he has endured.

But, the one love – the most important love – is
our family’s Love of God.

God has been very good to us.  His Love has seen us through some very trying times.

There is no better Love than His Love.

So while I may not be a woman of wisdom, nor may I know all the answers to life….

I do know that without a doubt –

Love is really all you need. 

Thank you for all your love and kind words and emails during my absence from blogging.  I have missed it and missed you, too.  Please be patient with me as I ease back into it.  :)

This easy-peasy burlap banner was made with four small pieces of burlap ribbon, some tiny pink heart-shaped buttons and lots of pink and white polka-dotted ribbon.  

It’s great to be back!!!!

I am joining the following parties:

Boogieboard Cottage – Masterpiece Monday
Thrifty Decor Chick – Before and After Monday
The Dedicated House – Make It Pretty Monday 
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tues Treasure
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life – Tabletop Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesday
Kristens Creations – Show Us Your Creations
Setting for Four – Its a Party!
at the picket fence – Inspiration Fridays
My Romantic Home – Show and Tell Friday
Common Ground – Vintage Inspirations
Fox Hollow Cottage – The Power of Pinning

{as always, you are welcome to pin any of these pics, with my permission.  simply click on the 
“Pin It With Barb” icon below.}




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  1. Such a sweet blog today! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Precious post today! I “love” your banner! I’m so glad your back!

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  3. Beautiful said Barb, and you are right LOVE is what it is all about, that is for sure. When it is all said and done it is our loved ones that we want to be surrounded by. I think you gave very wise and sage advice today and a good reminder of how precious time with the people we love can be. Love YOU! Kathysue

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  4. Barbara,
    God is love…and love is all we need!!!
    The perfect message for everyday!
    Visiting from Marty’s!

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing this darling banner at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.


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  6. Such a sweet and heartfelt blog. Your hutch looks wonderful, and your understanding of how the spirit of love is always around us is inspiring.

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  7. Aint that the truth! So often, what we have, what we need, is right here at our fingertips, staring us in the face! Sometimes, it takes a major challenge to pull a family closer. My parents were the glue that kept me and my four sibs connected. it’s not the same with out them.

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  8. First time visiting your blog and this post made me follow you! Love that milkglass!! Your burlap banner is lovely! Happy to have found this blog!!

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  9. Such sweet words and darling banner. Happy to have found your blog!

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  10. Well said, my friend. I’m so glad to see you back here in blogland. Love and kisses! Suzy

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  11. Lovely words and decor

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  12. What a lovely burlap you have here Barbara…I am sure that you have a romantic celebration of your valentines together with your husband.

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  13. Pretty banner and the hutch looks wonderful….welcome back!!!

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  14. I love your hutch and how beautifully you have it displayes, and that banner is just so cute. Most of all I love this post and you. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  15. love your banner. its so sweet looking..

    I agree God’s LOVE is beyond words, amazing.

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  16. Such a lovely post and you have described the true meaning of love. Your hutch looks beautiful and ready for Valentine’s Day – love, love your pink dishes!

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  17. The flowers, the banner and the hutch are so very lovely. I love the softness and femininity.

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  18. Beautifully said and beautifully made! Amen! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  19. It’s gorgeous! Thanks for linking up.

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