It's been one year since Style Takes Heart aka Valentine launched - 
one whole year since I sent my very first valentine to my sweet friend Lucinda of Chocolate Creative Design.  
I remember my heart bursting that day -  I was truly proud to put something I loved out into the world.
And what a year it's been. . . and now . . .
I adore this forum and i'm so grateful for it - in an ideal world every post would be filled with love, inspiration, and tim riggins  ahem, eye-candy.  And I promise to do just that.
I will return in September full force.  
I have so much more love to give, and we have a BIG project to share.

But this month, I must focus on some other things . . . one of the biggest is selling our blue now gray house
image by Meredith Nelson
the same house that the lovely Ms. Jacqueline Clarke so graciously chose to feature in a home tour for SMP living.  A few of my faves below . . . 

- click HERE for full tour -

I just might sprinkle a few posts in before I'm back for good.  
stay tuned for a farewell valentine to our gray house . . . our home.  the only home my babies have ever known. {sigh}

I'm also going to use this month to spend as much time with those "babies" as possible before they start full-day kindergarten in september. {breathe}

so thank you to my readers for your kind praise and support this past year - I can't wait to give you all the content you deserve.

in the meantime, abandon your clocks and enjoy the dog days of summah - embrace every last ounce of those smiles on newly freckled faces, sandy feet & wet hair, sleeping in, drinking wine like watah . . . we will all be craving a schedule soon enough but this is it.  it's august.  it's time to soak it all up.