January 30, 2013

Bacon Hearts by Rachel Schultz

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.

Bacon Hearts by Rachel Schultz

Adapted from Paper Mama.

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  • Amanda

    I love this! Its exactly what I needed to read tonight. A few hours ago, my sister-in-law sent me a text about an argument she was having with my little brother (26) about the decor in their first place together. Long story short, my brother wants to hang a theater-sized poster of Jurassic Park in their new living room. (Yes, he is serious.) They can’t seem to agree on a single thing! I was absolutely spent on advice on the subject. I feel they should agree on every room but finally said maybe they should just agree that he decorates the bedroom and she decorates the living room. They have three weeks to figure it out because that’s their moving day! Any advice?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Wow! My best suggestion is even though it’s tough, to only include things that both people like. Sometimes we have small items that the other person isn’t crazy about, but something as large as a poster, I think both people should be on board with.

  • Michelle

    I am making these this week to surprise my boyfriend with a valentines breakfast!

    I think its great that you are looking at all those choices at a couple but he is no longer a single boy either right? So even though you don’t get your frilly white duvet maybe you don’t need to be stuck with his flannel plaid sheets either.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Hope it’s a v-day success! I like the plaid. It’s a compromise. If it were up to him, it’d probably be Star Wars. :)

  • What a great idea! My son will love these!

    You are so smart to consider how to make your home belong to both of you!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thank you!

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