I think well meaning wives sometimes forget that when they got married, they stopped being a single girl. The biggest place I’ve observed this: home decor. I’ll see a house that is so beautifully and femininely decorated. I would have loved to live there, if (big caveat coming) I was still a single girl. But now I’m married. Our decor is things we both like or would pick out together.
I’ve struggled with this. Including saying no to adding the most fluffiest, ruffliest, white duvet-of-my-dreams from anthropologie to our wedding registry.
Hello plaid flannel sheets.
Don’t get me wrong, I still like the stuff in our house. It’s just what Rachel + David likes. Instead of what Rachel + her single chick preferences would want.
I try to apply this to everything (our family photo shoots, our wedding, clothes, how we spend date night). Along with all this comes holidays too.
Valentine’s Day. Here’s to giving the husband something that I predict will make him genuinely grin real big. And still be pink & red and heart shaped.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice bacon into 4-5 inch segments and shape into hearts on a rack set over a baking sheet. Bake for 18-23 minutes. I then broiled mine briefly to get them really crispy.
Adapted from Paper Mama.