The written form of love even on a post-it note is easy on the wallet and the heart will embrace your uniqueness.
Not everyone is comfortable sharing their feelings so writing them down is a great way to express love.
No, I’m not busting out into the Jennifer Lopez tune telling the world to put the money away because it’s not what love is all about, but in a way I am.
I’m sure you’ve heard enough about Valentine’s Day and how much money men and women spend around the world for this one day every year.
Sickening really, to see how we put a date on love and romance when every day should be filled with expressions of love.
I wasn’t going to write anything about Valentine’s Day this year because, frankly I didn’t have anything to say that I hadn’t said before.
I was contacted by The Brighter Life who wanted my Valentine’s Budget ideas so I fired them off in an email and they shared my thoughts on their website yesterday for the world to see.
You will notice none of it entails spending money on going out, roses or chocolates. Rather, I aim to keep it simple because I enjoy sharing love with my wife every single day of the year.
You don’t need to buy love nor do you have to feel obligated to rush out and purchase something just because everyone else is doing it.
While reading my morning dose of Yahoo news today an article caught my eye. It is about a man Jess Hale who lives in Kansas that started a 100 day project of writing his wife free love letters on post-it notes, sticky-notes whatever you want to call them.
Why stop at 100 days when you could do it all year-long, no calendar required?
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What a brilliant idea and I know if my wife read that she would push me in that direction because she is a visual type person. She likes to create memories through photographs and feeds her heart through word and touch, so loving her is very easy.
This man has got it right and I’m sure his wife is loving every post-it note.
I think we over-think what love is supposed to be when love really should be natural, do what your heart tells you to do and that doesn’t always mean spending money. That wears off, trust me.
Love on social media
It was great seeing all the love on my Facebook page yesterday and although no one is perfect when it comes to love, it’s about learning and growing with someone you are compatible with.
More importantly wasn’t the photos of the flowers I saw but what was written. It is the written word that keeps card shops in business but if we dig deep inside our hearts we can do just the same for free.
Free love on post-it notes, all-year long. The best part is you can read them over and over and they won’t die or end up flushed down the toilet.
Meaning of love
Being in love to me is a connection with someone who understands you and can hold your hand through any storm. It is also someone you feel comfortable with, who is your best friend and lover at the same time. You have no fear telling them your darkest secrets because you know they won’t bite you rather support you.
It’s about all the little things like a kiss on the forehead, holding hands or doing things together that you both enjoy like walks in the park or road trips to sight see. The love letters even if written on post-it notes or scrap paper will create memories that will last a life-time.
My wife really likes the love letters and she should because they are free just like Jess Hale says and it shares your inner most feelings with someone about them. Saying you are in love is big business and for those that are true romantics say it because they mean it.
You can buy all the Hallmark cards you want but nothing says I’m in love with you than the written word followed by actions of being in love.
I love being in love just like the next person and trust me when I say you know when you are in love because you feel it. You can’t stop thinking about that person and all you want to do is make them happy even if they are a million miles away.
Happy doesn’t have to cost money either. Happiness should come simple and easy and when I read this story it made me realize that my wife really is someone who is simple when it comes to love because she embraces the world like nature.
Just like most woman a man loves to read about love even if they claim they don’t, they do. Most men love being in love and they want to hear from the person they are in love with and what they have to say.
It goes both ways in love, it’s never one-sided.
Never let the flame die because once it’s gone it may just become a memory. It’s hard to have someone you are in love with find that special place again but if it’s meant to be it will be just don’t push it in the wrong direction for no reason.
Using a post-it note love system is a great idea and maybe an important message to send to all those couples out there who are in relationships.
Money and debt may be a huge reason why relationships fail but that’s also followed by falling out of love with the person you claim to be in love with because you gave up or got too comfortable with them.
Never give up.
IF all it takes is a minute to write a quick love message on a post-it note every single day then you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Like a photograph that stands out in your mind forever so do the words of love that live in your heart.
Now, let’s hit the dollar store and load up on those post-it notes, shall we?
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
Canadian Budget Binder this week
If you missed any CBB posts from the week here is the list of posts you can catch up on reading!
- How a recent car accident opened my eyes
- Can you afford to take a full day off from work?
- How a sale flyer can be confusing
- How a small town family saves money on groceries
- Easy Cheesy Rice Pie
- Not everything online is free for the taking
CBB at home and the blog
Not too much going on this week except I was being a nosey neighbour and went to an open house with my wife down the road.
The house was a flip so I wanted to see the kind of workmanship that went into 3 months of house flipping. To say I was shocked and surprised is about right. The materials they used were top of the line for the most part and the kitchen was amazing with quartz counter-tops and dark wood cabinets.
The railings were new and also a dark solid wood with wrought iron that were stunning. When I got down on the ground though it was all the things behind the prettiness that makes me wonder.
I could easily see where corners were cut and they did cheap out on some things just to get the job done. I’m going to start the renovations on this house so I don’t want to over-renovate our home so seeing what’s in the neighbourhood is important to me.
The house is on a decent lot and was selling for over $600,000 although it is a bit bigger than ours. It’s about 600 sq. feet bigger upstairs with a larger basement so we should be ok with what we want to do.
Sometimes spending more money on your home than what others in your neighbourhood are doesn’t always net you the best return so take caution.
Other than that it’s almost time to get the garden seeds going, how about you? I’m sure Katrina will have lots of great landscaping and gardening tips for us all summer long.
Are you excited to get rid of this snow, I know I am. I’ve had just about enough of it.
Fan deals and inspirations
Submit your Brag or Inspiration If you have a brag that you want me to share email me at canadianbudgetbinder (@) [yahoo] [.ca] or fill out my contact form by Friday each week to have your brag considered for the Saturday post.
This week CBB fan Jen Peacock shares how Facebook can save you money with online-auctions.
- Little Tikes toy chest bought from a local Facebook auction site: $19 (retail unknown but newer versions are approx. $80)
- Shelf with bins bought from a local Facebook for sale site: $25 (retail on sale at Canadian Tire $39.99)
Making a difference
If you know a personal finance blogger that is making a difference and want to nominate them please send me an email so I can reach out to them for a feature story.
Note: If you are a blogger who gives back and would like to be featured by all means get in touch with me as I am filling spots up for the rest of 2014 and they are going quickly.
Problem: I had a Blog all lined up for today however the document sent over was corrupt so I couldn’t load it to the computer. If you are sending over a write-up for Making a Difference simply send it in an email. 🙂 Hopefully we can have her blog photo and write-up ready to go for next Saturday.
If you want your blog featured email me now!
What is a blog carnival?
Some fans have asked me “what is a blog carnival?” so a little explanation is due here for anyone reading for the first time or for my long-time fans.
A blog carnival is where a blog or website hosts what we call a carnival of blog posts from around the web. Most blog carnivals have a theme and certain rules for submitting which must be followed.
If you are a blogger and would like to learn what blog carnival directories I submit to each week you can find the information in a previous Saturday Weekend Review post that I wrote.
A big thanks to these pages for accepting my blog posts and sharing them in the following carnivals and/or sharing my blog posts with their fans.
- The Carnival of Money Pros– Dumb Passive Income
- Carnival of Financial Independence– Gaming Your Finances
- Aspiring Blogger Carnival
- Yakeezie Carnival– The Ultimate Juggle
- Lifestyle Carnival
- Carnival of Financial Planning– Squirrlers
- Carnival of Money Pros– Money Principle
- Carnival of Financial Camaraderie– Your PF Pro
Google search terms
Every week I get thousands of people visit Canadian Budget Binder because they did a search online and found my blog.
Here are a few of my favorite searches that may have even brought you here and you’re reading this, right now.
- How to pay off $100,000 in one year?– Either you better have a huge salary, win the lottery or have wealthy friends and relatives who don’t want you to pay them back.
- Snow storm meals- That’s new to me…. I wonder what they cook when it rains?
- Imagine Dragons Net worth– Nope, won’t find that here. Amazing how people want to know how much others have.
- Canadian Budget Binder Retirement plan– I don’t think I’ve really put a plan out there for all of you yet
- Sexy Men’s kitchen tool– I can only imagine
That’s all for this week’s edition of The Saturday Weekend Review #59– Free love with a post-it note no calendar required.
Have a great week and catch me here again next Saturday with more updates.
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