Love Letters to Your Man: Tell Him Why You Love Him + Free Printable Hearts

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Last year I created this Love Letter Scavenger Hunt for my husband. To simplify things this year, I created a template heart so all I have to do is print, cut out, and write a "love letter" on the opposite side of each one. Then, each morning, I sneak a love letter heart into my hubby's wallet, his pants or coat pocket,or his lunch so he's sure to find it some time during the day. Who doesn't like to hear what you love about them? I know I do. This love letter scavenger hunt is a fun, … [Read more...]

What My Husband Does NOT Want for Valentine’s Day

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Yesterday I posted on the importance of asking your husband what he wants for Valentine's Day.But I bet you might not have thought about what he doesn't want. Lucky for you, I've been thinking about that a little bit lately. Call it an effort to "grow" as a wife, an area that has been weedy and uncultivated as of late.Here's what I'm slowly learning after a little over 5 1/2 years of marriage.My husband doesn't want...A nagging wife  "A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife … [Read more...]

Wives, Have You Asked Your Husbands What He Wants for Valentine’s Day?

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Photo Credit: kewlThis week is the week! Valentine's Day is this Thursday! Do you know what your husband wants? Have you asked him?Chances are, if you're anything like me, you've bought gifts for the kids (or at least know what you plan to buy): a cutesy stuffed animal, some chocolate hearts, a fun toy. Children are fun to buy for, and it doesn't require a whole lot of thought to find something they will love. But the hubs? That's a different matter all together.Maybe you haven't even thought … [Read more...]

Creating a Seasonal Table for Valentine’s Day {Or, My Attempts to Grow as a Homemaker}

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Photo Credit: libertygrace0I want to grow in so many ways as a wife, a mom, and a child of God. One area in which I am always in need of "cultivation" is homemaking. It just doesn't come naturally to me. My mom could decorate an entire room in one trip to TJ Maxx and an hour's worth of work, but unfortunately, her decorating knack did not pass down to me. However, I desperately want my house to be a home where we can grow together as a family, and I want our children to participate in it, … [Read more...]

10 Valentine’s Day Books for Your Little Ones

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  I'm a sucker for Valentine's Day. Maybe it's the timing or the fun sparkly pink & red hearts everywhere (or both), but coming in the midst of a dark, wet winter, Valentine's Day is a bright, shiny distraction that I look forward to every year. This year, in an attempt to pull myself out of what the Happiest Mom calls "a mom funk," I'm using Valentine's Day, with all its warmth and glitter, to motivate me to love more deeply those people most important in my life.   I have created a Valentine's … [Read more...]