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The “I love us” story and a sweet vintage wood sign craft

In 17-ish years of marriage,I never thought auto-correct would lead to one of our most romantic moments.

Most of the time our texts back and forth look like this:

text 2

Or this:

texts 1

But, I received a text from Hubby  a few months ago that read, I love us. I thought it was one of the sweetest things he had ever done. I texted him back”I love us too”. When he got home, I gushed how romantic and sweet I thought it was.

He then admitted he  was actually trying to type “ya” and it changed it last minute before he caught it. I didn’t care, because now it’s stuck and we say it all of the time,which I love even more, because I do love us.Very much.

I wanted something little to sit on my window sill as a reminder, and I had the perfect idea for it.

About 10 years ago, I bought a vintage sign making stamp kit for $8 at a swap meet.

a kit to make vintage signs with stamps

It was in awesome shape and as far as I can tell it has all of the pieces.It probably sat in some old dude’s basement forever.

vintage kit for mkaing signs

I use it all of the time, and it’s about the best $8 I’ve even spent.

vintage sign making kit

I knew that “I love us” was the perfect phrase for my vintage wood sign craft.

lay out stamps before stamping to determine placing

I had a little piece of salvaged wood in my scrap pile that the stamps fit perfectly on.

hand lettering with stamps

After laying out the letters,I tried stamping them on, but the texture in the wood gave me a bit of trouble, so I ended up going over the letters with a marker.

fill in letters with markers

After that it was ready for my kitchen window so I can look at it every day.

fun sign with I love us on it

I was also lucky enough to find the very first hyacinth that popped up in the yard. It made for a nice bit of spring in the window even though it’s still pretty dismal here.

I love us sign

I couldn’t have said it any better!

I love us vintage wood sign

Jen signature

I love us sign





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  1. I am a big fan of the late Bob Ross’s painting techniques and videos. One of the little phrases I have heard him use so many times during his instructional videos goes something like this “We don’t make mistakes when we paint, just happy accidents.” I would call your sweet story a “happy accident.” Your little wooden plaque is so cute!

  2. LOVE that sweet story Jen!!! The one time when auto correct actually works for good and not evil. LOL! And that sign is such a darling reminder!!

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