6 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Husband

red-heart-gift-box-croppedAs you’ll remember, I’m not one of those wives who believe that Valentine’s Day is only for the ladies. Whether he nails it or not, I always like to show my husband some love – and I enjoy finding unique ways to do it. Why? It’s simple: His smile always triggers mine, and well, I like smiling.

So ladies, if you’re with me on this one, you’ve got a little under a month to come up with your own game plan. I can help, if you’ll let me.

For starters, here are six unique, and affordable gifts, he’ll love. (And, s roundup of free and thoughtful gift ideas is coming soon!)

Hidden Message Collar Stays ($39.95)


He already looks good in his suit, but these sweet Hidden Message Collar Stays from Red Envelope will make him feel good in it too.  They’re stainless steel and engraved with heartfelt thoughts (six each of two sizes) like “you’re so handsome,” “you smell irresistible” and “you keep me warm.” Seriously, he’s gonna love these!

Man Crate Snack Pack ($49.99)


With us both now being in the 30-and-up club, I don’t normally encourage unhealthy eating without occasion. But, in the case of the Man Crate Snack Pack, I think I’ll make an exception. The picture says it all and the price is quite right if you’re looking to save. Continue reading

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Every Wife Needs: A Goodbyn Bento Box

I’m always coming across new things that make my life as a wife, a woman, and frankly a human being, just a little bit easier or more awesome. I’ve decided to share them with you all each week with the hope that they can do the same for you. If you like my recommendation, I just ask one favor: Please leave some comment love below and share the post. Sound good? Awesome, let’s do this! (Look for it each Wednesday!)

This week’s obsession: My Goodbyn Bento Box! These things are a calorie-counting, money-saving wife’s best friend at lunch time. They’re made of entirely FDA approved materials, BPA free, cheap, and designed to help you bring small portions for lunch and keep your food from touching. I call it my “tummy-friendly” tuber ware. (If you’re a Weight Watchers gal like me you know how major it is to have portion help!) This version has three compartments, but they have a ton of other styles and shapes in lots of bright, fun colors. (No boring clear plastic here!) Oh, and they’re dishwasher safe – hello, time saver! I haven’t bought a zip lock bag or plastic wrap since I got one of these. Grab them here for less than 10 bucks.

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Now This Is A Wedding Proposal (It Had Me In Tears!)

Saw this over on Jezebel today. They’re not huge fans of public proposals on that site, but I am. Let love be love, I say. It’s not for you, it’s for the couple! Like this proposal? I loved it! (Played out Bruno Mars tune aside!)

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The Other Women In Your Husband’s Life: Appropriate vs Get Real Lady

I’ve blogged in the past about my total willingness to accept that my husband has a “work wife” in his life. I know her. I trust her. And, she has proven time and time again to have both his back and OUR back! (That’s three thumbs-up in my book.) That said, there are a few other women he has encountered through his work life that I’d much rather not hear about ever again. I won’t go into too many details (I’m aware many of his co-workers, both past and present, could possibly be reading this, and he doesn’t need the drama!) but I’m going to sum it up with a few thoughts that will get you to where I’m headed with this, and then you can tell me what you think…

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The Trouble With Love Is…

Judging from the many emails and tweets I have received about my rather extended blogging hiatus (thanks for the love, guys!), it’s safe to say my little “break” had started to concern a few of you. Not to worry; We’re fine, and I wasn’t giving up on my commitment “to blog my way through marriage, openly and honestly,” but instead just pausing for a private moment of reflection…

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11 Things Women Really Want From Wedding Night Sex

Now, let’s be honest here:  The majority of married couples don’t actually get around to having sex on their wedding night. You might as well scrap what watching all those rom-coms taught you. After all the craziness that is surviving your wedding day in tact, you’re usually drunk, exhausted, or both by the time you get back to your room. That said, who wants to be a statistic? (Especially on their wedding night.) We didn’t!

I say, add “getting laid” to your wedding day to-do-list, right alongside all the other tasks you’ll go bat shit crazy over seeing go undone. And, if you’re gonna make it a priority, you might as well do it right. Men, here’s a handy little guide to what your wife-to-be will really want to get out of the evening’s activities, and ladies, here’s your first official “honey do” list.

A Good Laugh
Undressing is sexy; slipping out of a 20-pound gown is not. It will be funny, and you should laugh long and hard about it. The same goes for all the other “bloopers” you’re bound to experience that night.

Naughty Vows
You’ve already vowed to cherish and protect each other at all costs. Now it’s time to make the juicier promises you fully intend to keep. You get where I’m going with this, right? Let’s keep this post safe for work and let you fill in the blanks.

Background Music
This is the part where the movies got it right. Nothing sets the mood quite like a naughty playlist. [Insert her favorite slow jams here.]

Every woman wants to be told they’re the most beautiful bride in the world on the big day. If your betrothed says she doesn’t want the same shameless flattery between the sheets on the big night, she’s lying. Case closed.

Liquid Confidence
Nerves and weddings go hand in hand – even when you’ve known each other forever. Bring your bubbly of choice to the bedroom and pour as you play. Continue reading

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