Want That Perfect Forever Kinda Love?

Everyone deserves their happily ever after…

We’ve been married almost 27 years. And we are living each day our happily ever after.

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So what do you have to do to get there? I’ll give you my Top 5 Tips!

 

 

1. Perfectly Imperfect

Stop waiting on Prince Charming…he’s not coming…

Prince Charming

However the perfectly imperfect person is right there or out there waiting for you. Sure, you should set your standards high, you deserve it. But never set them so high that no one can ever measure up…no one is perfect…stop trying to hold them to it.

Those perfect couples you know and see, they didn’t get to where they are by being perfect. They got there by being in love and never giving up, by being perfectly imperfect!

2. Rolling With The Waves

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Like every aspect of life, not just relationships, there are going to be waves to ride. There will be great times, good times, bad times, horrible times, and that gray area where you just have no idea what kind of time it is.

Marriage/Relationships aren’t 50/50…the arent even 100/100 all the time. Sometimes the split is 150/-50. That’s what its all about. Its reaching down deep when you think you got nothing left and pulling out that Hail Mary. But I assure you…riding the waves IS what its all about. It grows you, shows you, and makes you!

3. Your Relationship Is Between 3 

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Your relationship is made up of the 2 of you and God. Not your best friend (Although there’s nothing wrong with having a best friend to lean on as long as they know when to sympathize AND kick you in the butt when necessary), definitely not social media, and not other family members…anytime it leaks out of your circle of 3 its messy messy messy and almost impossible to re-contain. 

You mad? That’s cool. Go sit your butt in the other room and calm down then come back. 

4. Communication Is Key

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Yeah you might think whats bothering you is petty. You might think what the other person is telling you is bothering them is petty. But if its bothering you, put it out there. Dealing with things is much better when they are petty or small. Little things turn into big things if left to smolder! Big things….and there will be big things….they are obvious and usually blow up…but then they settle…like a rainbow after a huge storm. Without that storm and rain and darkness, you don’t get to see a rainbow. Always appreciate the storms and rainbows in your life. 

5. Stop Comparing

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Stop comparing your relationship to other relationships. This goes both ways….don’s assume your relationship should be as wonderful as what you perceive someone else’s to be and don’t assume its perilously doomed like others either. You aren’t your parents, your best friends, the couple you see on Facebook you think you wanna be like, you aren’t Snow White and Prince Charming, YOU ARE YOU! 

Love is

Valentines Day…OR…..

Valentine’s Day…ScamEmTimes Day..Am I Right…

Don’t get me wrong, my husband and I have been married over 26 years and this year will celebrate our 27th Valentine’s Day and YES we do celebrate! But we try not to fall into the hoopla that surrounds this day monetarily! We have in the past, our first few Valentines days came with long stemmed roses, huge cards, jewelry, candy….

I was in a local supermarket yesterday when a very young (obviously and does not know the repercussions of talking too much lol) cashier who had scanned my supplies then clocked out right after my order and was walking to her car when I was walking to mine. She told me she usually works in Floral and she couldn’t believe the markup that started about a month ago (so as not to be so sudden I guess?) on the Roses and arrangements as well as the candy!! Nothing I wasn’t already aware of, hence the supplies I bought!  I’m going to share what I am making my husband this Valentine’s Day and I tell ya it could go either way with the genders…I would absolutely love these gifts given to me as well! Thoughtful and I know he won’t need a day of overtime away to make up the cost!

Kisses For When I’m Not With You (SMOOCH)

Supplies (Some you might have around the house already!)

Mason Jar (any size you want….I used giant because he REALLY loves his chocolate)

Hershey’s Kisses (STAY OUT OF THE SEASONAL AISLE! I bought the traditional bag of kisses for $3, the Valetines bag of the same size was $5.49!!)

Heart Tissue Paper

Red Material (COMPLETELY optional, I had some leftover in my sewing bag)

Kisses For When I’m Not Around Print Out (OR write it out and stick it to the lid!)

Kisses Supples Too

Assemble!! 

Top Of Kisses

 

 

It’s that easy! It’s thoughtful! And it’s delicious! I’ll put it in the driver’s seat of his truck to have!

Kisses Complete

 

Lottery Ticket Bouquet

Small Bud Vase

Tissue Paper

Candy

Wooden Skewers

Lottery Tickets

I HIT THE LOTTERY WHEN I MET YOU Print out

Hot Glue Gun

Close Up Lottery Supplies

 

Hot glue the tickets ( Don’t hot glue over the bar code) and signs to the skewers. Then break them off into different sizes

Lottery Bouquet Close Up

Assemble into the bud vase…. There ya have it folks!

Lottery Complete

 

So don’t stress it! Easy and thoughtful! 

 

P.S. I’ll also make him his very favorite special Valentine’s Day dinner! Recipe next week! Come back and see!

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