Stop Drop + Love Letter

I am a girl who likes to dream big. I mean BIG! I get excited about things and it is like tiny explosions of glee erupt from my heart. I can't sleep and the only thing that I talk about is the idea I have had. That's what it was like when I had the idea for Stop Drop and Love Letter. I stayed up all night and designed an envelope and stationery. The next day I was at the store buying supplies. I write 28 love letters in one day and each day of February I dropped one in a public place in my hometown, San Antonio. On Instagram I shared the image of where I left each letter as well as the words of love I wrote. 

The beauty of a blank piece of stationery is that it has the potential to be whatever it is meant to be, a quote, a picture, a love letter, there are no rules. This was the first of hundreds of letters I have written:

"Dear Friend,

If you found this love letter, then it belongs to you. The words that I have written from my heart were meant for your heart to hear. Thank you for picking it up and allowing it to be a part of your day as well as a part of your life.

I hope that you feel love.

Take this moment right now to look up from this letter and notice all of the love that is around you.  Maybe it’s a bird chirping or the warmth of the suns rays on your face.  Whatever it is, notice it.  Take stock of what is happening right now. I promise you it is beautiful and perfect and it is all unfolding just for you.

Use your light every day,  even just for a second, to point out the good in the world to others.

Thank you for being you!

xoxo, The Love Letter Library"


People began to take notice and just as fast as I was posting on social media, they were ordering their own Stop Drop and Love Letter Stationery. People from all over the world were writing and sharing, growing and connecting. Spreading love farther than I could have imagined. There are currently letters being written and shared in 15 states, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Australia, and Germany. 

Write a love letter. Drop in the world. Grow wild love.

Join us.

Love and Birthdays

So, I am one of those people that celebrates all of the little things in life. Discovering a new kind of coffee, getting to go on an adventure during the middle of the week, using a fancy cocktail glass to drink lemonade, finding an entire family of yard flamingos on sale.  These are all cause for a celebration! So when it comes time for my birthday, celebrating is a must. 

In honor of life and new beginnings we are having a giveaway/discount combo! From today through Sunday we will be offering 10% off all orders and for every order you place your name will be entered in to win one of our not-yet-released "Love Is My Jam" tote bags! There will be 3 winners. When checking out enter the code: LOVEANDBIRTHDAYS in all caps. 

Here's to new beginnings, love letters, and celebrations. 

xoxo, Nicole Ahr

New Things + Heart Strings

I have to say, it feels like change is in the air lately. And not like a cool breeze either, like a dense fog that I can't seem to navigate my way out of. It's strange, but I feel so comfortable here in this unknown, unclear space. Like the idea of not being able to see 5 feet ahead of me in life is the grandest adventure.

Who knew that I would quit my job as a teacher? Yep, I will not be going back this coming school year. It was a difficult decision and at the same time it was a very long time coming. I know that I cannot ever have a job where I am not doing something to make the world a better place and what better place to start then with kids. I loved teaching them and opening their eyes to things they had never thought of before, and yet the continuous tug of my heart strings were telling me teaching wasn't the right place for me. I will miss the kids like crazy. Every. Single. Day. But, how could I stand in front of a room of children and encourage them to follow their hearts and not being doing the same for myself? It took me a bit to realize that teaching wasn't my path, but when I did I was steadfast on finding what it was that was going to bring me happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. So, here I stand surrounded by the foggy unknown with a smile on my face and full beating heart ready for anything.

This may be the most unclear I have ever been about what is going to happen next in my life, but I am so very grateful that I get to share it with you. 

Here's to adventure, freedom, and LOVE! 


A Little Closer

Dear Friends, 

If you and I lived close enough together, I would invite you over for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine or if the day ran long enough, maybe even both. I would ask how you are doing. If your heart was filled with all that it needs. We would talk about life and love and laugh about how crazy the world can be.

I would tell you that becoming an entrepreneur is one of most courageous and liberating things I have ever done. 

I would tell you that I want to plan a midnight pinata party to kick off summer. 

I would tell you that my heart has been aching for adventure. Something different to breakup the steady pace of everyday life. 

I would tell you that I would rather be doing anything then fixing my hair or cleaning my car :)

I would tell you how badly I want to read a good book, but have been struggling so greatly to find one that grabs my attention. 

I would tell you that because you are here, I am better. Because you are here, I am dreaming just a little bit bigger. 

I would tell you that I am forever grateful for this journey. 

What would you tell me?



Nicole Ahr

The Love Letter Library


If you happen to find yourself in the San Antonio area, stop by CommonWealth Coffeehouse and checkout our Stop Drop and Love Letter Bundles! 

Love Yourself First

Dear Friends, 

I don't know about you, but recently I have found myself pulled in what seems like a thousand different directions. Doing things for other people, working and worrying, and not taking any time for myself.

I am not getting enough sleep.

I am worrying and stressing about every detail.

I am not feeding my body the things that it needs to be healthy.

I am not exercising.

I am not meditating.

It is so easy for us to forget that our own self care is just as important as the care we give to the people and things around us. And that the love that we show to ourselves is just as important as the love we give to the world. 

If our own cups are empty, how will we be able to properly pour love out of them and give to others?

Remember to take care of yourself and show love to yourself first, so that what you have to give to others is the best you have to offer. Take time out of each day just for you. Even if all you can spare is a moment, take it and feel grateful for it. 

My recent mantra has been, "fill your cup, love yourself first" and the more I remind myself of this, the more time I have found to set aside. Sometimes all we need is a gentle reminder to practice the things that fill our hearts. 

How do you love yourself first?

How do you fill your cup?



The Love Letter Library


The Things I Learned From Love

Dear Friends,

This journey has brought me closer and closer to a place of living my life through nothing but love. Everyday I feel my heart swell with gratitude and beat with joy that I am here walking this path and sharing this dream with the world.

The past few months, I have learned so much from opening my heart and sharing it. These are a few of the things that choosing to act with intentional love has taught me.

The Things I Learned From Love

I have learned that the most important kind of love in your life is the love you create and give freely. The kind of love that walks straight out of your heart and lives in the world because of you. That is the kind of love that created ripples of change. Without a doubt The Beatles said it best, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

Even though every person in this world is walking their own uniquely beautiful path, we all need and strive from connection.  There is almost something magical that happens when people gather together to connect and grow. I have taken great stock of this over the past few months. Connection, radical connection, there is nothing quite like it. I am not talking about a friendly hello, I am talking about that moment when someone you just met says something that speaks directly to your soul or when through happenstance you stumble upon a love letter written for anyone but somehow only meant for you. It is so easy to walk passively through your day not taking time to notice those around you. I am learning that those people, those strangers all have a story to tell, they have a wise word or two to share, and if given the chance just might share it. Through love I have learned that it is better together.

I have learned that it takes the tiniest of loving gestures to truly make a difference in someones life. A good morning text, a fresh cup of coffee, or a love letter written just for them all have the power to change the course of someone’s day or maybe even life. You hold the power to facilitate that change. You are the secret ingredient to a more loving world. Everything begins and ends with you and your heart. Taking the time each day to show love to the people around you has the ability to light a fire of love that could burn in their hearts for eternity. What beautiful and perfect potential that is to change the world.

I have learned that the words you write that are meant to be shared with others are sometimes the words that your heart most needs to hear.

I have learned that the love you most need is not found from an outside source, but from within.

I have learned that love can be defined using infinitely different definitions.

I have learned that love is a verb. 

I have learned that I am love.   




The Love Letter Library


Have you checked out the Recipes For Love section of the website? Exciting things are about to be happening over there.