Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Love Languages

I'm sure most of you have heard of this book. I have, although I've never read it. My friend highlighted each love language on her gift blog for Valentine's Day and I was a little curious. So, Matt and I took the test and it was quite insightful! Here are the 5 love languages

Words of Affirmation

Quality Time

Receiving Gifts

Acts of Service

Physical Touch

I find it amusing that throughout our marriage, I have sometimes tried to show Matt I care for him in ways I would appreciate, but alas, men and women are very different and our personalities are very different. Maybe this book is on to something. After taking the test, It turns our that my love language is Words of Affirmation. At first I was a little disappointed. Does that mean I'm needy?! Shouldn't mine be quality time?! :) But none of these are better than the other and I realized that I can easily carry on with a busy husband who's hardly home to help with kids and things at home and everything else that needs to be done when I hear encouraging, loving words from Matt.

His is Acts of Service. Now, when I've been doing things for him, I've been happier because I am reminded that this is a way that will speak to him that I love him. I have found myself thinking of things to do for him to show him that I care.

This might be a mushy post, but finding out our love languages has been a fun reminder of how to look out for one another.

They also have tests for kids! I asked the questions to Madeline and she was Quality Time with Physical Touch close behind. I wasn't surprised. She loves being with me and never denies a hug or snuggle time. (Receiving Gifts had a high score, too!) :)

Here is the TEST. Aren't you curious what love language you are? If you care to share, I'm curious, too!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Piping and Pleats

My sister, Cassi, is a finalist for a Farm Chick's business card contest. Go vote for her! She's #12. If she wins, she gets a blog preview which I know will boost her business! Go Cass!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day to You!

Since Matt is working today and tonight, we made a heart cake yesterday to celebrate Valentine's Day. We had a fun time making a big mess in the kitchen and trying out some of the decorating tips Matt gave me for my birthday. Charlie especially enjoyed it as we found him on a chair stuffing his cute little face.

We've been talking about all the people we love and who love us. We are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. Love and miss you all! We hope your days are filled with happiness!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Charlie Potato Head and early Valentines

Charlie has been really interested in Mr. Potato head lately. We actually have Mrs. Potato Head (thanks, Aunt Emily!). He got us laughing the other day when we realized he thinks he's Mr. Potato head and can put the body pieces on himself. This little guy doesn't talk much - or at all (besides a good number of animals sounds), but he knows EVERYTHING that is going on and can follow any set of directions simple or obscure. This is a fun age.

I saw this tutorial on my sister, Cassi's, blog. It screamed Make Me! and I knew Madeline would be so happy. It's a little t-shirt dress with a ruffled heart. She loves anything to do with dresses, pink, hearts and holidays. She really can't believe there's a holiday centered around the colors pink and red. We went to Goodwill to find some t shirts to use and ended up finding a darling wood doll high chair for $6. The project was definitely worth that right there. Madeline approved. She has begged to wear it the last three days. It was a fun little sewing project, although I remembered I really dislike sewing with jersey material.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Playing with Scarves

I have a few scarves I really like. My lovely and fashionable sister-in-law taught me how to do the "european loop" with one she brought me from Italy, but I'm always wondering about other ways to dress up an outfit with a cute scarf. Now i know...

My mom pointed me to this video. It's darling and very useful! I can't wait to try out some of her ideas.