Suburban Soiree

Seasonal Decor

Bless Your Family By Giving Them a Heart Attack!

Valentine's DayAmy WileyComment

Happy Valentine’s Day friends!  I pray you feel loved and blessed today even if this isn’t your favorite holiday.   

Today I’m sharing an idea that isn’t new, isn’t mine, but it’s something I do for my family and they really love it.  You’ve probably seen it all over ye olde internet: a heart attack! 

Each day in February I put a heart on each of my kids’ bedroom doors and one on the door between the master bedroom and bath for my husband.  On the hearts I write something I love about each person.  It’s such a neat way to affirm and encourage the people I love the most.

I buy packs of pre-cut hearts at Hobby Lobby. Sure, you could individually cut them out of construction paper, but that might give me an actual heart attack.


I write them all up ahead of time so that I’m prepared and it doesn’t get away from me. 


Then I stick them in labeled bags for each person and tuck them away in a drawer with a roll of tape.  That way they are easy to grab and add to the doors when no one is looking.


My kids run up after school to look for their new hearts then come to me and thank me for what I said. I just love this as a way to build them up and encourage them in specific areas where they need it most.

I love YOU for reading this little blog! Happy Valentine’s Day! 


Cereal Station for my Valentines

Valentine's DayAmy WileyComment

I'm on quite a cereal station kick these days... I blame Target and their super cute bowls!  Here's how I'm adding a little love to our mornings (and late night snacks!)...


I went with Special K Red Berries (my son's favorite) and Strawberry Frosted Mini Wheat.  In the past I've found little heart cereal similar to Cheerios, but I have't come across it this year.


This little mug is from a care package my parents sent me in college.


Again with the bowls.  These make me super happy.


As you can see, this is so simple but makes the whole kitchen feel festive.


 A little effort to show lots of love!

Eye Love Halloween

HalloweenAmy WileyComment

My mom always laughs about the time I told her I have more Halloween decorations than any Christian girl really should.  It's true... I love Halloween.  I'm not into creepy, nasty Halloween, though.  I'm in it for the cute kids in costumes, smiley Jack-o-lanterns, whimsy, and of course... the candy.  When I see Halloween items start to show up at Homegoods, I hyperventilate a little.  It's just fun!

I've collected my decorations over many years and I always enjoy finding a few new items each year.  This time around I've noticed I'm drawn to eyeballs.  That's right, eyeballs!  They are in the "cute not creepy" category.  Trust me.


A couple of years ago I bought four "eyes" at Target to hang from my breakfast nook chandelier.  This year I found glittery eyeball garlands at Hobby Lobby to add to them.


I picked up this little canister at my grocery store of all places.  My eye was drawn to it.  Ha.  It holds my Dove dark chocolate pumpkins... or as my kids call them, "Mommy chocolates."


These eyeball magnets are from Target too.  Nothing like having your fridge stare back at you!


I love the little eyes on this vase.  It's from the Target Dollar Spot a couple of years ago.  I have two of them and use them for candy or flowers too.


Zulily strikes again with this eye-catching bracelet.


Also at the grocery store, eyeballs you freeze and put in your drink!


I'll use these for a little cousin party we're throwing along with these...

FullSizeRender (5).jpg

Are the gummy eyeballs a bit much?  "A bit much" is just right for me!