January 27, 2011

calling all hearts....

if you.ve been reading my blog for sometime you may recall my little experiment last february.  if not, you can read all about it right HERE.  see i have this obsession with hearts.  i just love them.  i love all the possibilities they respresent.  i even like the word HEART.  the letters just look cute together.  one of my favorite things to do is to try to find "surprise hearts".  hearts that jump out at you when you least expect it and from the most unusual places...a stump of wood, your noodle soup, a hair on the bathroom floor...you get what i mean right?  last february for 14 days i went on a search for hearts.  here.s how i did it.

"every 24 hours i am going to find a heart hidden or maybe just camouflaged or eclipsed or hushed somehow and give it a coming out party.  a debut.  throw it out there for a formal introduction to the world.
heck, it doesn't even have to be concealed.

i am calling all hearts.
and when i stumble upon them...i am going to share them with you!"
{spilt milk heart and cookies}
it was great fun and the best part is i got a lot of you to play along...pretty soon i was getting photos of suspicious hearts from all over the place.  I LOVED IT!  so, starting february 1st i am going to host my 2nd annual 
"looking for love in "unexpecting" places. 
a 14 day observation"
now i.ve been gathering a few "surprises" with my children over the past few months and i can.t wait to see what you.ve discovered as well. 

to play along...simply leave me a comment with a link to your discovery (a photo of it to be precise) or email it to me HERE...along with a link to your website so i can send heart seekers over yonder way...(or not.)   i.ll post all the heart rendering fun right here starting next tuesday!

cul*ti*vate all the "surprise hearts"  your little eyes can find.


  1. I did the same thing last year for my 365 photo project. Am planning to do it again. Count me in!!

  2. I LOVE this idea!
    On the lookout now :)

  3. Chrissy I can't BELIEVE that was a year ago! Anyway, I'm in! I'm always on the look out for 'love' in unexpected places :) hope all is good with you. Please don't worry about that list now (unless you've already done it) - I just booked onto Beth Nicholl's retreat here in May! (So excited I might pop.)xxx

  4. My daughter does this too... love it and can't wait to see what you've found!

  5. Chrissy, i have gotten a little behind on your blog, but I just hopped on over because I do have a couple of little discoveries that i will send you. Love that you are doing this - I bet this will be the biggest one yet!!


  6. what a great idea, and i loved all the hearts you found last year! xo

  7. Chrissy I love this idea!! I am a sucker for hearts! I will be on the lookout! :)

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog this week! xo

  8. How fun! I happened to have a 'found heart' in this post... http://studiojru.com/blog/just-because/.

  9. Chrissy, I'm in! Have you heard of Page Hodel's Monday Hearts for Madalene? If you haven't, you need to look it up right now! http://web.me.com/pagehodel/MHFM/Blog/Blog.html

    It's such a beautiful story and expression of love. You can sign up for a heart to be delivered to your inbox every Monday.

    Love this idea, Chrissy! Thanks, as always, for what you cultivate here!

  10. Thanks for the reminder. I loved seeing all the hearts you found last year and can't wait to see them start rolling out this year. I'll keep a lookout for some too.

  11. oh yes! that was so much fun last year!
    i'm also hearing a deep love letter language
    in this that it is time to be on the look out, be vigilant, for hearts, because they are here, & here for us all. i am in. i am so in, girlfriend. hand over heart. xoxox

  12. Wow that IS a year ago...oh Chrissy remember we had met online but not in person yet as AAJ was coming....oh yes this was such a lovely thing to do. I'm going to keep my eye open for you. xxx

  13. chrissy <3!!

    i am in love with this idea.
    i hope i can remember to do it everyday.
    in search for a "heart" and love.
    you might need to text me everyday for a little reminder.

    i <3 <3 <3 you brave sister!!
    thank YOU for sharing this with me.
    it will be a great reminder to me that love is all around us, even if you can't see it.

    <3 connie

  14. I'm in for sure!!
    Oh, look...here's one...<3

  15. love me some hearts! I didn't participate last year, but thoroughly enjoyed your heart discoveries. I am in this year and look forward to seeking out expressions of love and hearts everywhere.

    I love YOUR heart!

  16. I totally love this because it forces me to slow down and look for the love that is around. Really love is all around.

    I HEART you!

  17. I'm in! I'll be on the lookout!

    You inspired me to "re-post" a pic of the heart I found last year on Valentine's Day (I think someone created it at the motel my husband, JPE & I were staying at??). You can see it at: http://silverlinings4me.blogspot.com/

    I just posted a link to your blog (& quoted the instructions)!!
    I love this idea!!

  18. Just wandered over, and YEA! Count me in too. I, too, love collecting found hearts and have been trying to figure out how to put them together. I've definitely got some to send your way and look forward to seeing all the love.

  19. Sounds great...I'll definitely keep watch.

  20. Hi, ChristineE-E recommended I stop by after she saw my heart photos on my Weekword post the other day. The funny thing is I really never cared for hearts but last year and this year I chose one word for the year instead of resolutions. Or I should clarify that the word picks me. Last year was Trust and I was amazed at what that brought my way. This year the word is Love and it was a hard one for me to accept but since doing so I'm seeing hearts everywhere. So stop on by for a peek if you'd like and if you don't mind I'll tag along here.
    Look for the heart photos at the bottom of the Weekword:Therapeutic post.

    Elena of MyQuest


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