If your house is like mine, it is now stocked full of candy either from trick-or-treating or buying clearance-priced bulk bags from the store (passing up those deals seems like an economically irresponsible thing to do, right?). And if you are like me, then today you are resisting “one more piece” with every last ounce of your strength. True confession, as I type this, I have a bag of Peanut Butter M&Ms open on my desk. I have trouble restricting myself when it comes to food, but if I know that it is necessary for something else, I am okay to let it sit on the shelf. For example, the bag of chocolate chips in our pantry does not tempt me because I’m saving it for the next time we make pancakes or cookies. It has a greater purpose, so thus I can have self-control.
So, I’m going to give all the extra candy a greater purpose and invest in my marriage at the same time!
I’m going to creatively leave pieces of candy with love notes attached for my husband to find. Here’s the running list I have started:
Candy Love Notes:
- I love you to pieces. (Reese’s Pieces ~ place by our puzzles)
- You are the best husband in the Milky Way! (Milky Way ~ place on his desk)
- Thanks for making me Snicker. (Snickers ~ Leave in a place where he last made me laugh)
- You bring me so much joy. (Almond or Coconut Joy ~ lay next to a picture of us)
- Thanks for being such a sweetheart. (Sweet-tarts ~ insert into a card where I list all the sweet things he has done recently)
- You set a king sized bar for husband everywhere. (Any King-Sized Candy Bar ~ hide in his closet)
- I’m such a sucker for you. (Any brand sucker ~ Tape it on our bedroom door)
- Thank you for loving me despite my sour moments. (Any sour candy ~ place on the kitchen counter)
- You’re the greatest of all-time, Babe. (Babe Ruth ~ put in the garage by our outdoor activity games)
- Wow! You are one Hot Tamale! (Hot Tamales ~ place by his bathroom mirror)
- I love that I get to Rolo-over and see you laying next to me. (Rolos ~ leave on his pillow)
- Thank you for working hard for our paydays. (Payday ~ pack in his briefcase)
- I’m glad we both trust in Jesus to be our life-savor. (Life-savor ~ place next to his Bible)
- Your love makes me want to twix and shout. (Twix ~ put on the treadmill)
- Together you, me, and God are the 3 Musketeers. (3 Musketeers ~ leave in his car)
- Out of all the fish in the sea, I’m glad you chose me. (Swedish Fish ~ place by our wedding album)
- I’m glad I have your ring on my finger. (This could be for a ring pop or a Butterfinger, and I plan to set next to where I take my ring off at night)
- I love that you are smart. (Smarties ~ leave on the book he’s reading)
I’m trying to debate if I’m going to have him go on a scavenger hunt to find them or hide them one at a time for the next several weeks. And now that I’m looking at my list, it’s a really good thing I’m eating those M&M’s because I can’t think of a love note to go with them. Ha.
If your husband doesn’t eat sweets, perhaps you can do something similar with his favorite food or beverage.
- I love you so much I could pop. (Popcorn or a “pop” if that is what you call soda)
- You are total-tea awesome. (Tea)
- Orange you glad you married me. (Oranges or orange juice)
- You love me so well I rarely feel blue. (Blueberries)
- I love you berry much. (fruit punch or anything berry)
- You’re the apple of my eye. (apples or apple juice)
- I soda-kinda love you. (soda)
- I’m so glad I said, “I Dew” to you. (Mt. Dew)
- We go together like chips and salsa. (Can be changed to “chips and dip” to match his preference.)
- Chew on this: You are my favorite person in the world. (Chewing Gum)
- Smooth Move: You know all the right moves to get to my heart! (smoothie)
What other creative candy love notes can we add to the list?