Thursday Favorite Things, Valentine's Day

Happy Hearts and Homes at Thursday Favorite Things

Happy February, and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to celebrate my fourth year co-hosting this fabulous weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers!




If you would like to make some new friends,  grow your blog audience, or just find some weekly inspiration, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: Please leave a comment with the number of your link up for a chance to be featured at next week’s party. The hosts are all looking forward to what you’ll share this week! (If you missed the last party and the AWESOME features, you’ll find it here.)  To get the party started, here’s what I have been up to:



WINTER STORM in Louisville, KY Feb. 3-4, 2022

I spent Wednesday through Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky for all-state choir and the Kentucky Music Educator’s convention. We had an (ICY) blast at the event despite the horrible snow and ice storm.

I am so proud of my three high school boys who made the high school choir and my two middle school girls who made the Junior High chorus. I also gained some new ideas and insights to bring back to my classroom!


BIG NEWS!!!! Literally!

CBS evening news showed up in Louisville to do a story on the long-standing tradition of all of the choir members singing the National Anthem every year at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It is an absolutely amazing tradition! My senior student was interviewed and may be featured on national news! The story is supposed to air this coming Thursday, 2/10, so I hope you’ll be watching!


Throwback Thursday

As a result of my busy week last week and resting up over the weekend and this week, I didn’t share any new posts with the exception of All About Home on Monday. Here’s a throwback to one of my most creative and fun Valentine’s Day posts. If you love a good “love story” I think you’ll enjoy it!


Vintage Porcelain couple French porcelain figurines vintage classical porcelain figures

Vintage French Couple and a Valentine’s Day Tale



Now it’s time for some beautiful features from last week’s party!



Happy Hearts and Homes at Thursday Favorite Things


Beautiful Valentine's Table Setting - entire tabletop fend view

Beautiful Valentine Table Setting ~ Mantel and Table



DIY red and white paper hearts hanging from branches in a clay pot

How to Make Paper Hearts ~ Kippi At Home



A yarn wrapped hearts garland adorns a vintage typewriter

Yarn Wrapped Hearts Garland ~ French Creek Farmhouse



How to make a simple Victorian Vintage-style Valentine heart banner with newsprint scrapbook paper. A budget-friendly Valentine mantle garland craft.

Simple Vintage-Style Valentine Heart Banner ~ Interior Frugalista


Easy Ivy Topiary for Valentine’s Day ~ Common Ground



Beautiful Paper Hearts for Valentine’s Day~ Crafts A La Mode



Simple and Pretty Decorating with Dried Flowers

Simple and Pretty Decorating with Dried Flowers~Cloches and Lavender



Bonus Feature

A Very Special Anniversary~ Katherine’s Corner


Thanks to everyone who visited last week! Enjoy the party!


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  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Hi Amber! Thanks so much for featuring my Valentines table, and CONGRATS on your kids’ success at All-State! That was the most rewarding part of teaching for me. What a wonderful – if freezing – time it must have been for you all! Plus I love seeing you in your natural habitat! 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing & hosting, and Happy Valentines Day!

    February 10, 2022 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Oops and forgot to say I’m linked at 44, 45, & 46 today!

    February 10, 2022 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Debbie- Dabble

    Congrats on the accomplishments of your students!!
    My Link Ups for this week are Numbers 42 and 43! Thanks so much for hosting each week!! I appreciate the time that goes into doing so!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!

    February 10, 2022 at 10:00 am
    • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

      Hi Amber. I love Louisville – it’s where my dad went to college, and I just love that part of the country. Sharing at #109 today with slow living reflections. Hoping the pace slows very soon indeed with this move and new renovation! So much new in 2022. Thanks for hosting, friend.

      February 10, 2022 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Rachelle

    Thanks for the party and wonderful features! My links are 65, 67 and 68 this week.

    February 10, 2022 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thanks for hosting, Amber! What an exciting week!! I’m linked at 85/86 this week. Hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day!

    February 10, 2022 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Babychaser

    Thanks for hosting! I’m in at 89, 91, and 92! Have a great week!


    February 10, 2022 at 11:59 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Thanks so much for the feature, Amber. I forgot to congratulate on the choir. Sorry about that!

    I’m #119 and #126

    February 10, 2022 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Wow! Congrats Amber. That’s amazing and should make you very proud. Thanks for hosting amidst everything you have going on. XO- MaryJo

    PS. I’m @ #180 & 181 this week.

    February 10, 2022 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Christine

    Hi Amber. Thank you for hosting. It looks like I am a week late for sharing my Valentine hearts but, I am at #182 this week :).

    February 10, 2022 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply debra@commonground

    Congrats friend on your great showing at the competition! So sorry you had such an icy time and delay getting home. Being outside in all that snow and ice is scary. I love snow but definitely want to be safe at home. And thanks so much for sharing my easy ivy Valentine topiary!

    February 10, 2022 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    Congratulations on a successful convention! That’s so exciting about the news crew too! This is my first time linking up here (how did I miss this link party??) Thanks for hosting! I am #209, 210, 211. Now I’m off to read some of the other posts!

    February 10, 2022 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Lovely features this week! I’m linking up at 224, 225, 226. Have a wonderful weekend!

    February 11, 2022 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Congrats to your music students! Thanks for hosting, I am links 28 and 29. Have a wonderful weekend, Amber!

    February 11, 2022 at 8:14 am
  • Reply CoCo

    Thanks so much for hosting each week, Amber! I hope you and your students feel loved and celebrated all weekend. Hugs, CoCo

    February 11, 2022 at 9:13 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Hi Amber! Exciting news about your choir and student! This week I shared #260 and 261. Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

    February 12, 2022 at 10:44 am
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