I Love You

3 simple words. I love you.

How often do you say these words to your loved ones?

Do your actions show those you love that you do love them? 

Is the way you spend your time a reflection of your love for those closest to you? 

I love you. Tell your loved ones, either in word or deed {or both}!

{These adorable blocks are Uncle Goose Alphabet Blocks!}

Ironing

Ironing is an important part of my weekly routine. It is a simple thing I actually enjoy.

I don’t enjoy it because I love to iron. I enjoy it because it is a simple act of love. I joyfully iron because I love my husband!

His love language is Acts of Service. He feels loved when he has starched jeans and crisp shirts.

Once a week, I get the iron and starch out, get some toys for Paxton, turn the radio on, put Paxton in the floor to play and I iron. I put the freshly ironed jeans and shirts in the closet and know that every time my husband pulls out an article of clothing to wear, he feels loved because I took the time to serve him through ironing.

What is your spouse’s love language? What are ways you love them with their love language in mind?


Buffalo Chicken Dip

We love buffalo chicken dip!
Ingredients:

1 pound chicken breasts, boiled & finely shredded

1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce

8 ounces cream cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella

Directions:

1. Toss chicken with wing sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes.

2. Spread cream cheese in bottom of small baking dish (12-inch cast iron, 8×8 baking dish). Spread chicken on top of cream cheese, then cheese on top.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

4. Serve with tortilla chips.

Buffalo chicken dip is great for watching football, movie night and parties!

*Use chicken legs or thighs to boil, shred & marinate instead of chicken breasts to save money!

 

When the Wife is Away

Last week I left at 8 a.m. Monday morning and didn’t return until 8 p.m. the following Sunday. This was the longest I’ve ever left my husband. Since he is used to being cared for, I did some planning to help make his week a little easier.

I did all of the laundry and ironing before I left so he was stocked up with clean underclothes and ironed clothes for work.

I made out a detailed menu for him.  I wrote out the plan day by day, telling him what to cook and what side to prepare. I took all of the meats out of our freezer in the basement and put them in our kitchen freezer to make it a little easier!

Since he loves his sweet tea, I brewed 2 gallons of tea so he wouldn’t have to worry about making it!

I also made sure our home was clean so he could come home from work each day and relax.

After a week away, I honestly was expecting a slightly messy home but I came home to just a few dishes in the sink and an overflowing laundry hamper (and I’m happy as long as the clothes are in the hamper!) Everything else was perfectly clean!!

As for the state of our home once I arrived, not so neat! I’m beginning to think that maybe I’m the one with the “messie” problem and not him!

*My sweet husband is not helpless, he could have survived just fine doing his own laundry and planning meals for himself. However, his love language is acts of service and I wanted him to have reminders throughout the week that I love him and joyfully serve him even while away!