Spread a little love…

So, my anniversary is coming up. Ahem. Our anniversary. It’s kind of a shared thing.

Anniversaries bring to mind all sorts of mushy-gushy romantic feelings, birds and hearts swirling around my head, lovey-dovey sort of stuff. I hope they still do that for you.

I’ll be reflecting on this past year and sharing more anniversary-ish thoughts next week on the big day, but for today, I thought I’d show you how I’ve been spreading a little love these days. The weekend is coming, so maybe it will inspire you to spread a little love around your house in the next couple of days. 😉

A few weeks back we were having the typical “what’s for dinner” debate. You know the one…no one wants to cook, nothing sounds good to either one of you, you’re getting no where fast. We checked and saw that we had a little date money left, but that led to another debate. I hadn’t really gotten dressed that day (as in, didn’t brush my hair, no make-up, scroungy clothes) and didn’t want to go out…what to do, what to do. We finally agreed on ordering a pizza and having Chris go pick it up, along with salad.

After he went out to pick up dinner, a little something got into me…and I decided to spice up our date-night pizza. It only took a few minutes for me to drag our folding table out onto the patio (the weather was sooo nice!), set it up with a plastic tablecloth (blue was all I had), and put out our “best china.” (Which is also our everday china, since we didn’t do the china thing when we got married.) I even cut a few roses from our flowerbushes…voila!

Looks very romantic , even if it was just pizza for dinner. 😉


Shortly after our candelit picnic, I was packing up and getting ready to head off to camp. As is our tradition, part of my preparation included getting a few cards ready to leave for my husband to read while I was gone. Back before we were budgeting I would get him a card per day, and not the cheap ones. Now that we are becoming more financially responsible he got one for every two days and they all came from the dollar section.

Whatever works.

This is actually a bit of a family tradition…I can remember my mom doing this for my dad when he would head off on a stock show. She’s snuck cards into my bags when I was heading off to camp and things like that. (Hum…come to think of it, she’s probably the one to blame for my love of greeting cards.)

It’s a fun little way for me to let Chris know that I love him and am thinking about him, especially when I am away.


The traditional second anniversary gift is “cotton.” I thought and thought and thought about what would be good cotton gifts to exchange…turns out this is a tricky one! I did settle on what I thought I would like to recieve. (I’ve always helped Chris pick out my gifts…is that wrong? I always get what I want that way, he likes having the help…it just works for us. I even helped shop for my engagement ring, and I’ve never regretted it.)

Anyway, it hit me that something I’ve always wanted definitely fits into the cotton category…a hammock! Chris agreed (yay!) and I found a great deal…more to come on that later as well. 🙂

Chris’ gift was a little harder to come up with…and ended up being a fail. During a conversation we had a ways back, he mentioned how he might like to have some really nice sheets. Well alrighty then, I thought. A really high thread count Egyptian-cotton sheet set fits the bill for my anniversary gift to him. I went to Amazon, found a 1200 count set on sale, and ordered those babies.

Turns out I probably should have looked at them before I had him open them. I decided to give them to him early (my hammock did come in after all) but when he opened them they were the wrong size…and they didn’t even feel that great. Boo.

So the sheets are going back…and the husby may just get some money to add to his ammo fund.

Again…whatever works, right?!


And, in perhaps the most selfless act of love I’ve shown my husband lately, I bought a Groupon that we can use tomorrow to go to the gun show. Oh yeah. You heard me. I’m going to the gun show.

It’s totally not my thing, but Chris is into it…so I figure this will be a good way for me to show some interest and support in what he is interested in. An added blessing is the gift card we recieved in the mail (from my Secret Sister at church!) for Olive Garden, so we are planning on going there for lunch.

Forget an anniversary *day*…we’re going to celebrate our anniversary *week*!


Hope your weekend is full of love and time spent with the one you love!


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6 thoughts on “Spread a little love…

  1. Mary Book

    My kids were in 4-H and they did a Method Demostration on what a bale of cotton would make. At that time, 1 bale of cotton would make 313,600 $100 bills. So if you give Chris money for your anniversary…technically you are giving him cotton. Right? Hope the day is really special.

    • You are so right! I hadn’t thought of it that way, but it does make me feel better about just donating some money to use gun/ammo fund. 🙂

  2. Beautiful. Love the vase.

    • Thanks! It’s actually a repurposed candle holder…at one time it was part of a set, but sadly I broke the other one. Thanks for checking out my blog!

  3. Re'Genna Gamblin

    Speaking of tucking notes in suitcases….A funny note about when your daddy and I were newly married. Up until you kids came along and we started going to Ag conference with him he roomed with college buddies. I’d heard that sometimes the “boys” liked to play tricks on one another by sneaking ladies lingerie in each other’s suitcase to try to them them in trouble with their wives (mean huh?). I decided to beat them at their own game and for several years I packed a pair of panties in your dad’s suitcase. I don’t think they ever found it, and now that I think of it, it is probably a good thing…they might of really questioned your dad on that one! I’ll have to ask him if he even remembers that. LOL


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