October 25, 2012

31 Days: Days 23 & 24

So today I wanted to share with you a fun little "treat" I made for Jimmy last night.  You know, because trick-or-treat is right around the corner and all {I'm clever like that ;-)}.

My husband loves beer, it's no secret.  He's a beer connoisseur, if you will. Funny thing is before I met him I hated it, all of it.  He was appalled on our first date when I drank 5 grape martinis.  So after 4 years of togetherness I am a beer drinking girl and Blue Moon wins best all around in my book. Not that any of that really has anything to do with this post except that it's about making my husbands beer "cute".

Last night he asked me if I'd pick him up a 6-pack, "surprise me" is what he said.  I know what that means, he doesn't want just the run of the mill Coors Light or Miller High Life {vom!}, he wants a "good" 6-pack.  So I swung through the drive-thru, toddler in the back seat, Choo-Choo Soul blaring over the speakers, epitome of good parenting-right here.

As I popped those brewskies in the fridge it popped into my head that I wanted to make them a little special for him when he opened them.  I quickly grabbed a pen and some packing tape and wrote down 6 things that I love about him and plastered them on the frosty colds.


Some of them were a bit more serious like "I love how you always sacrifice for our family" and then others were a lot more light-hearted like "I love that you play guitar" {I really love that he is musical and hope that Kendall gets that from him}.  I could have come up with hundreds more but 6 was all I had room for.  There's always next time, I suppose.




I can't take total credit for this project though.  The night before I sat down to read my book, The Resolution for Women, and I have been keeping a notepad with it because there have been so many points I want to make sure I remember.  Anyway...I took out my notepad and began to flip to the current page when I noticed that he had written little love notes across the top of each page.

I nearly melted into a puddle right then and there which would not have been good seeing as I was the only parent home at the time and we have a micro-fiber couch.
 
I am so thankful that I am taking the time to do this "challenge" because it's really forcing me to get creative with the ways I tell and show Jimmy that I love him.  And it seems it's forcing him to do the same.  It's fun!

But seriously, it's the little things like this that make a marriage work.  It's taking a little bit of time out of your day to do something nice, unexpected, but totally appreciated for your significant other.  Heck, I think little things like leaving love notes laying around is much sweeter than a dozen roses on Valentine's Day {or Sweetest Day}.


21 comments:

  1. Blue Moon with an orange! My fav beer ever!

    ;-)


    Brooke

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  2. Aww you guys are so cute! (And I hated beer when I met my husband too. But it came down to choking down the beer or being the only sober one. I got over it quick!)

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  3. Have really enjoyed this series on your blog. Very inspiring! I'm loving the little notes on the beer- super cute! Any excuse for me to hit up the drive thru liquor store #thingsiloveaboutohio :) amd those notes he wrote you??? Melted my heart, too! So freaking sweet.

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  4. Have really enjoyed this series on your blog. Very inspiring! I'm loving the little notes on the beer- super cute! Any excuse for me to hit up the drive thru liquor store #thingsiloveaboutohio :) amd those notes he wrote you??? Melted my heart, too! So freaking sweet.

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  5. You guys are so sweet it makes me want to voms a little. In a good way. Not in a drunk and hungover way.

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  6. Ok, first of all, you guys have a liquor store DRIVE THRU?!? SO jealous. That's the most genius idea ever. ;)

    And, second, I may have to steal this adorable idea! So cute. And, like your husband, my hubs is a huge beer fan (he ONLY drinks the 'good' stuff. lol), and I think he would be totally surprised by something like this. Love it!

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  7. What an adorable idea!!!

    ...and liquor store drive thry? I've never heard of that.

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  8. OMG you have beer drive thrus? Really???????

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    1. I hit publish too soon. I have dragged my two kids into the liquor store. L likes the "beer cave". I wish I was kidding.

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  9. My husband loves beer too, if you ask him what his favorite kind is he'll respond "cold". haha. I remember once I went to the store and he wanted me to surprise him as well and I actually picked out a kind he hadn't tried before, one of my proudest moments :)

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  10. This is such a sweet idea! It really is the little things!

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  11. Oooh I love this idea! I may steal it.

    It took me years to work up to being a beer drinker. I started with hard cider, which is like a cross between light beer and those gross sugary drinks I used to drink. Then I moved up to drinking Bud Light in the pool on Sunday Funday. Then eventually I hopped on the hefeweizen train and drank that for a good couple years. Now I've moved up to pale ales and IPAs like a big girl! :)

    ALSO: Jamie plays guitar and piano. We have his family's upright piano in our living room. I love when he plays!

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  12. I just teared up at the end about him writing you little notes! That is so adorable...romance is the best. And what a precious idea you had--you are such a great wife. I am so impressed and inspired by you and your ideas/suggestions. This has been such an awesome series of posts, girlfriend!

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  13. I love the notes. It's those things that you will always remember..that make the hard times a bit easier. :)

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  14. VERY cute idea! How did J react? I need to do something like this. Thanks for reminding me it's the little things.

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  15. This is so sweet and I am totally stealing it! :)

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  16. Such an awesome idea! Im totally doing this for my husband too! So sweet!

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  17. Love this and that it is so simple and perfectly sweet.
    Will be borrowing this idea to do to the hubs.

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  18. I love this! That is such a great idea! So sweet!

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  19. My #1 issue with SC is the lack of drive thru liquor stores. Man I miss my ones in Savannah. Nothing sucks more than carting a toddler through a liquor store.

    you two are the sweetest little things. Love this.

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  20. I was just going through your posts to see if you wrapped up the challenge. I totally dropped the ball on blogging about the end of the challenge and really with the challenge.

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