A Valentine’s Day Love Wall


Here is the thing, since Franky and I got married over ten years ago, we never celebrated Valentine’s Day. I am not going to lie; I have an “old-school” attitude about holidays, traditions, and saving money. I would always be in the mode of all these holidays to take your money so commercialized. However, a lot of that changed when I had kids, and I would love to do fun arts and crafts with them and take them to all the fun places for the holidays. I still would call it some “commercialized trap” and make it my truth.

I struggled with finding balance, teaching them what I wanted to teach them as a mother, our cultural and religious beliefs, and just wanting to go with the flow when all these different experiences came around. I felt I was half in and half out with my decisions as a mom. I felt like I needed to be more confident. I recently told them we would do a “Love Wall” for Valentine’s day, and they all said, “really, mom?”. The stares I got from everyone were priceless. My husband said, “since when do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?” At that moment, I realized that just because you change the way you do something doesn’t change who you are; it was a way for me to step into my truth. I was doing it because I love arts and crafts, and well, Valentine’s day is right around the corner, so why not?

Change is not always easy, but I encourage you to embrace change during your journey through motherhood; you will flourish into becoming your most authentic self and be free; you will no longer feel that tugging in your spirit. I am making the right choice. Trust yourself. Trust your instinct, and most of all, accept that you can change your thoughts and beliefs without looking back.

One of BMC’s Contributors, Claudia, share some really cool Valentine’s Day Activities and crafts post, and I was inspired to create what she calls the “Love Wall.” I put my own spin on it, this time. I want to share how much joy it filled my heart and what a wonderful experience it was to do with the entire family! Even my husband did it! I hope to inspire you not to be afraid to change, just to fit in, or to care about what others think about you. If you don’t show up for yourself, then who will? That is when you are on your way to honoring who you are and to chance to be free and not controlled by limiting beliefs and thoughts that hold you back from having complete joy and happiness.

Here is a quick overview of how we made ours! 


  • 1 Poster Board
  • Pack of Post it notes ( a different color for everyone)
  • Construction Paper ( for heart cut outs) 
  • Markers 
  • Scissors 
  • Led Lights (Optional)


  • Each person picks a color they would like to use of the sticky notes
  • Cut them out into heart shapes
  • Each person is asked the question “What do you love most about _______?” and then they write it down. They are given a time frame for example 5 minutes per person. 
  • Everyone shares what they wrote, they are required to read it out loud, and then stick it on the poster board. That’s it!

The kids loved it and so did I! It was pretty fun to see what they came up with! 

More love notes filled my heart with joy!

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Rafeea Roche
Rafeea is your intuitive guide to discovering your gifts, the co-owner of Spectacular Creations – South Florida, LLC. She is an Intuitive Mindset & Transformation Life Coach. She guides women on their path toward accepting and embracing who they truly are. She teaches them how to find the magic within themselves so they can transition to the next step and reach their goals. Life happens to us all, even Rafeea is not exempt. She is married to the love of her life and share three beautiful children together. They are all close in age and Rafeea understands firsthand the difficulties life has to offer when juggling a marriage, children, and a career. She is an entrepreneur who has a wide vast of experience in sales and marketing who recognizes the fluctuations that occur in business. However, after making good money and selling one business venture only to start another, she realized her true passion was not in making money, it is in helping people. This opportunity is not just another job for her. She is invested in seeing each of her clients grow mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. She is devoted to her craft of teaching each of you how to live a full life. She loves engaging in meaningful conversations with people who are looking to leave footprints. She loves to connect with women all over the world.


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