April 8, 2013

{THP}::Week #1


It's our first week for The Husband Project challenge!  Week #1 includes:
  • Project#1::30 Minutes is All it Takes
  • Project#2::Back in the Day
  • Project#3::You da' Man
  • Project#4::Heart vs. Stomach
  • Project#5::E-flirt.com
  • Project#6::A Little Hands-on Attention
  • Project#7::Trophy Wife
We pray that you allow God to move and be obedient to his direction.  Remember, it's all about changing attitudes and blessing our husbands.  We look forward to hearing praise news, feedback, etc.  You can leave feedback for each project under this post or a summary!  Have fun and let's watch God move!

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  1. Ok...So I just finished reading about project #1 and I am going to pray very hard and ask God for some guidance, because when I get home the only thing that is on my mind is getting dinner ready. So I am really going to have to stay focused and keep in mind that I am trying to bless my husband. Ladies, please pray that I be patience and understanding when giving my husband these 30 minutes!!!!

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    1. Hey Babe! I'm praying with you! You can do it! Keep in mind the end goal! :-) Aaron is working nights this week so I'm having to be creative with this one myself! Can't wait to hear how things go! Love you!

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    2. I'm in the same boat with Marcus schedule! So I've looked at all seven projects this week and I'm working them around what day works best for them! We are expecting progress and not perfection...so have fun and try! :)

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    3. Kris-you got this my love. I was creative at lunch. I had a nice lunch prepared on the tv tray with Sportscenter on the tv. His eyes go so big when he saw and was SPEECHLESS! POW! lol I didn't bother him one bit. He came to check on me!!!!! lol I'm loving it already. His look was "where is my wife and what did you do with her?"

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  2. Ladies..I forgot to add projects 6 and 7 to the list...it is seven days in a week...dahhh :)

    By the way ladies, we are doing weekly posts that consist on seven projects in the case that you may need to move projects around. This way, you can leave feedback under this post however it pleases you. (daily, summary, etc.)

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  3. Alright ladies quit question....what do you do if you suggest something and your husband rejects to the idea or thought. My husband is not going to make this project easy.

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    1. Kenya....it's only day 2 and it has been hard for me today! Keep pressing and do what YOU can do. Instead of suggesting...try to find ways that you can just do things without asking him or him noticing. Feel free to run some ideas by us...we are here. We don't want to get forceful like Madea...lol...but we will keep striving to move forward!

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    2. Hey Kenya! I just wanted to follow up with you to see how your projects were coming along. If you need ideas, please feel free to reach out. love ya!

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  5. So ladies...so far day#1 went really well! I decided to do project#5 due to my husband's work schedule and he really love the text! We had family time watching tv and it was nice for him to look over to me and whisper I love you and thanks for text!

    Day#2.....has been something else! I decided to do project#1 and give hubby 30 minutes. Well...to be honest, kids have taken me around in circles. We've had a doc appt and therapy today! With listening to crying, fussying, calling me 1 billion mommmas, and not listening. Giving him 30 minutes was the last thing on my mind. More like...here take these kids! Instead, he called after work and wanted to know was going to the gym an option. I told him that it was okay and that I had the kids and he take time for himself! Whew....hard to say...but I did it! Even going to have dinner ready shortly!

    So ladies...let's keep pressing...lets tell the enemy he can stop working overtime because we doing double overtime....BAM! Love yall!

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    1. Chamel-GO GIRL! Beast mode. I don't have children and I'm tired.....LOL I know we talked and you said you had a long day, I just want you to know I admire how you pressed through the project and didn't let your hubby know about your frustrations. Remember this is about blessing him on purpose and changing our mindsets. I love you so much sissy.

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    2. Chamel, this is Zabrina (I have to create a profile-lol). I just want you to know that you are SO inspiring and I'm SO happy the Lord led you and your family to The Merge Church so we could meet. Told you I would be late coming to this project, but I'm aboard now. I'll catch-up! I'll probably have to do two projects a day so I'll be on the same page as everyone else..but I'm willing to do it. I have gotten so caught up in myself lately that I welcome this project to refocus that energy on hubby. I'm down with ANYthing that will help me become a better wife & mother by creating a healthy, happy home for my family.

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    3. Zabrina...I'm glad you are ready to go! Determination...great to see! It's such a blessing to be at the Merge and being in the presence of God's people! I look forward to your post and calls if need be :) God has great things for our families...it begins with acknowledging Him and the our husbands!

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  6. Youngthag62 (Darlene)April 10, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Hello Ladies...I decided to do or should I say my hubby made the decision which day to do first. It was day one. He came home and took a 30 minutes nap. After his nap, his dinner was waiting for him and afterward we spent an hour outside together. Tuesday was project 7 day. Our pastor was preaching at another church and we decicided to go. I fix the hair in a different style and did the whole nine yards with the makeup. I picked out a blouse that matched one of the color in his tie.(old folk trying to match). He told me that I looked really nice tonight. I didnt have to go out and buy anything.

    Chamel, I love the last part in your post. I am determine to press on even though Satan tried to throw a curve ball at you. Love you guys!!!!!

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    1. Mom-this is AWESOME! See how the "little" things make a LARGE difference. You didn't have to buy anything new, so just think if you did, POW! It's always good to hear and see couple in church TOGETHER! That alone is declaration for your marriage. Keep pushing through. I'm excited to hear more! Love ya!

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  7. (4.8.13) Project 1 Results: As I’ve posted earlier, I did mine at lunch time because hubby may have worked late. To my surprise, he didn’t. When he called to say he was leaving the office, I hid my book and prepared for him to come home. Thomas’ transitional 30 minutes consisted of greeting me with a kiss and getting out of his uniform. I decided to utilize the guest bedroom (he puts his uniforms in that closet) to allow him time to rest and rejuvenate. I had an aromatherapy candle lit, Sportscenter on, and a bowl of fruit awaiting him. After 20 minutes, I peeked in to see if he was relaxing. Well, Thomas Jones has eaten the fruit and was stretch out across the bed SLEEPING. So I guess I can say Project 1 was a success. We’re planning to go to the gym around 7:30pm so let’s pray he wakes up in time. I’m about to go look over Project 2.

    (4.9.13) Project 2 Results: Okay ladies today was a challenge for me. My husband LOVES the game Monopoly. For those who truly know me, let’s just say Chantel’s doesn’t like the game LOL. I cleared the dining room table, placed the game in the middle *BONUS* I even made his favorite snacks (chicken quesadillas, rotel and chips, etc.) I had the snacks surrounding the game as well as our favorite tunes from when we dated. When he came home and saw, he acted as if he was Fred Sanford having a “big one.” I just laughed! Not only did I play once, but TWICE. POW bonus for me……I mean him……LOL

    (4.10.13) Project 3 Results: I had lunch today with two sweet ladies from church. We were discussing marriages as well as the book and this is what I shared (paraphrased): “I truly appreciate every day God blesses me with Thomas. He gets up, puts on his uniform, and faces the world. Being a military serviceman is enough on his plate, but his position is time consuming, yet he makes time for me (lunch dates, flowers, cards, AND chocolate). He’s not perfect but perfect for ME!” Imagine me just sitting there batting my eyes. LOL I don’t call it bragging, but AFFIRMING my man! POW.

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    1. Love you feeback and call you butter...you on the roll! lol

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    2. Melly Mel-you are so silly! I would like some O'Charley rolls with some butter! LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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    3. I want some rolls...maybe four basket of them and some to go! lol

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    4. Girl you are silly! Just rolls and a glass of water!

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  8. On Monday I decided to do Project #1 and I must say that I really enjoyed it. Jadice is always talking about how when I get home I seem distance, but when I get home I have one thing on my mind, getting everthing ready for my family. So when Jadice came back from riding his bike, which gave me time to start dinner, he wanted talk. Although I was in a hurry to get dinner finished I sat down and we talked for over 30 minutes. The conversation was so good that I did not realize we had been sitting down for so long. I showed him the attention he wanted and got dinner out in time.

    On Tuesday I decided to do Project #4 and cook him what ever he wanted and God is so good I did not even have to ask him what he wanted, he just walked up to me and told me. He wanted to try and make Ranch Burgers. We went to the grocery store and got all the ingredients and later that evening I cooked the burgers and he loved it. He was so appreciative and thanked me for doing it for him.

    On Wednesday I chose to do Project #3. I brought a ceiling fan for our bedroom and on Sunday he put it up. Wednesday morning at work I told my friend that I had purchase and ceiling fan and when she asked me who put it up I said, with a smile, my husband. I went on to tell her that she is a very good man and that anything I ask of him he does and does it with a smile. Later on that day I made sure that he knew how much I appreciated him and all the hard work he does for me and the children.

    For today I am going to do Project #5. I sent him a cute message this morning so when he wakes up that would be the first thing he sees. More details to come.

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    1. Way to go Kris! You're on a great start! Look forward to updates on project#5!

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    2. Kris-look at you GO! Can I get a Ranch burger? LOL Sound delish! I know Jadice is being blessed by this. Thomas is soaking it all in. It has caused us to communicate on another level. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts!!!! Love ya!

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  9. Youngthang62 DarleneApril 11, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Hello ladies. Before I post about my projects I just like to say that I have enjoy reading your comments. God will do a new thing. I like to give Kris some love. This is only the third day and look how she's let God use her. Ladies you better watch out because when you do something for 21 days it become a habit. You gotta keep throwing those logs on the fire.

    I did project 3 on Wed. night after bible study. It was not planned to do it but a couple of ladies and me was waiting on the hubbies and got on the hubbies about if they do things around the house and with the families. I told them how my hubby take pride in keeping the yard manicure. He will make sure that no string of grass is left standing. He does an excellent job. I mention outside because he always tell me "you take of the inside" and I do the outside.
    If you know him you know what I am talking about. He will take care of his family and how he loves spending time with us.

    I will share this with you. The girls was young. We loaded up the van and drove to Grenada to go fishing and spent the night. We had a ball. To this day Braylon watches a lot of home movies of his mom and tetes. I didnt mean to write another book.

    So now today will be project 5. and I can not give to info for your young ears. :-). Its all good. Be blessed.

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    1. Great feedback mom! I enjoyed the Grenada trip...one of my best memories! Glen sure does love that yard work...hated it when I was younger...but appreciative now!

      Spill it...no holding back on project#5! :)

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    2. Ummm Momma what are you doing to my daddy over there? LOL Just kidding. I love how you mentioned excerpts from the book about doing something for 21 days becomes a habits. This is awesome because I'm enjoying these projects and it warms my heart to see my hubby so happy! You know you can brag on daddy about that yard. Make sure those lines are straight. ;-) I wants to hear about Project #5 mom. No holding back. Love ya!

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  10. Hey ladies and I'm so glad that everyone is doing well with their projects. Yesterday, I decided to do project#4. Marcus is always bringing the boys and I snacks or special treats home after work. I decided to put together a gift bag with all of his favorite snacks. I left the bag on the table with a sweet note of love and said..."a bag of sweets for my sweetie!" I know it's corny...but it works! He really enjoyed it and I told him that it was not for sharing b/c it was all about him!:)

    Today, I plan to implement project#6 and give my hubby a spa pedicure and massage after the boys go to bed! He has seem a little tired and overwhelmed from work so prayfully this will do the trick. Update you all tomorrow! Many blessings!

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    1. Melly Mel- I know you went all out with that bag of sweets, with your creative self! I can see Bray's and K's face wanting that bag. ;-) How did the pedicure and massage go? Started that with Thomas is NEVER ending. He wants them DAILY! No sir....LOL love ya!

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  11. Hi ladies! I'm so happy that our efforts are being noticed by our hubbies! I'm really passionate about uplifting/empowering each other (especially our spouses! I'm feeling the lovvvve (cheesing...lol)!

    I'm really enjoying my first week with the challenges! Along with the project challenge I'm reading 'Power of a Praying Wife' again (have read this book several times but always go back and reference certain things).

    Project 1: Aaron was working an overnight schedule the early part of this week so already sleep when I got home from work (works 7pm-8am). When I got home from work I didnt even go into our room. I immediately starting cooking dinner and ensuring that my little brother had completed homework. I had not cooked dinner in about 7 days (don't judge me yall...I'm getting back into my routine...lmbo). Anyhoo, I finished dinner and ensured the house was clean/tidy. My brother was outside playing for a little while so I took advantage of Aaron and I being able to have a quiet 30min dinner/conversation prior to him leaving for work. He was so happy to have a nice and healthy home cooked meal! There was no TV, cellphones, laptops, etc - we just talked and ate dinner! It was awesome! I can tell he truly appreciated my efforts.

    Project 3: I spent time talking with my best friend about how its so vital for us to invest energy into our relationships/marriages as we do other components of our lives - if not, they will deplete. I told her how thankful I was to have a spouse that loves me unconditionally and also provides for his family. He's a Godly man that ensures that his home is centered in Christ. My BFF told me that she admired our partnership and how we take care of one another. I later went home and talked with Aaron about the gossip that I'd been sharing! He was blushing from ear to ear! :-)

    Project 4: Aaron loves those nestle chocolate raisins candy. I stopped by the store really quickly prior to getting home and bought him a box to eat. When I got home from work he was lying on the couch. I told him that I had a treat for him and pulled out the candy - again hugeee smile on his face. I told him that I didnt even want half - he was completely shocked (thought something was wrong as I usually eat majority...lol).

    Project 5: I actually tweaked this project a bit and opted out of text/email - instead used sticky notes. Work has really been mentally and emotionally draining for him the past few months. I decided to jot down some words of affirmation on about 6 different sticky notes and posted them throughout our bedroom so that when he came home that morning he would be surrounded by words that uplifted his spirits! I received a text that morning at work from him saying 'I love you and thank you for the notes'!

    I know that our efforts have power! I encourage everyone to keep up the great work! The devil is MAD! :-)

    I plan to complete Project 2 and Project 6 tonight! Will keep you all posted on the results!

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    1. Way to go Eb! Sounds like Aaron has been really appreciating it all! Isn't it amazing how the small things matter the most! Getting back to the basics! :) Great tweaking project 5....good idea...will use if you don't mind! Look forward to updates soon!

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    2. Fist Pump for EB!!!!! Girl, Project 4 made me laugh when you said you usually eat majority. SAME HERE! LOL Thomas touched my forehead asking was I sick! I truly admire the efforts you are putting forth. Not only are you motivating your husband but you're planting seeds into other women lives. Lastly, those sticky notes with word of affirmation are powerful! That's one thing I do for Thomas is leave them in his truck. They truly shaped the atmosphere. You are right the devil is mad. We may kill him with week 2. ;-) Love ya!

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  12. Good Morning my beautiful Women of God! Happy Saturday! So how is everything going thus far? (Seems very well...) Update for me!

    [4.11.13]Decided to do project#6! I must say that I went all out to give my hubby some hands-on attention! I stayed focus throughout the day..reminding myself that it was about HIM. No matter how tired at the end of the day...I was going to complete this task. So after the boys went to bed, Marcus came up to the den, and I was ready to give him a spa pedicure. I turned the TV off and put on some spa music! I must say he was surprised and was enjoying every bit! We chatted and enjoyed the time together. (I asked him to pay before I polished...LOL..for those who go to the nail shop!)

    Next, I asked him to go down stairs to check on the boys. While doing so, I quickly transformed the room and laid out candles and a nice comfy blanket on the floor for his surprise massage. When he came back up to the room dark with the sparkles of candle lights....it was amazing to see his face..again! He enjoyed every bit of it...I even had some warm oil with spearmint essential oil! I must pat myself on the back because I didn't think I would be in the mood..but I enjoyed every moment...taking care of my MAN!

    [4.12.13]I chose project#7...be his Trophy Wife! Usually, I dress pretty comfortable especially around the boys, but today I decided that I was going to do my hair in a different style, put on make-up, and wear a cute outfit! After my hubby got off work, I asked him to meet us at Target. (I did this so that he could be even more surprised...looking for me in my normal okay wear :)' When he found us in target...his face lit up to see us and he came up to me and said you look very nice and gave me a kiss! SCORE! Must say he couldn't stop complimenting....See not only did it bless him, but me as well! Look at God! Really enjoyed it...will do more often!

    Love you ladies!

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    1. Melly Mel-I laughed so loud at your comment "pay before polish" you need your "monies" ;-) This is so awesome. I know my brother in law works very hard, and to come home to this, I know his heart just melted. Now I smelled your spearmint and it is lovely so I know he was EXTRA relaxed! I like how you transitioned the room and atmosphere in the matter of what would seem like seconds to our husbands. Trophy wifey in Target. Those two definitely go together hand in hand. Remember when you look good, you feel good, and you do good ;-) Love ya sis!

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    2. He act like he didn't want to pay.....LOL He really enjoyed it! Must keep up ...especially with him on his feet all the time!

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    3. Tell Marcus he has to pay up! That's sweet sis! Keep it up!

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    4. I loved the spa story!! Sweet! Good job Lady!

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  13. Good morning ladies! I just read all of your posts & must say I enjoyed every one of them. I'm so proud of what God has done in this week alone. This has been the BUSIEST week of my entire career...at least it seems like it! Lol! I got a little discouraged at first bc I was soooo excited about starting the challenge & felt like time was beginning to be an issue! However, I'm not a woman of excuses, so I MADE IT WORK!

    Monday - My hubby D works a full-time job & takes pics for a few hours after work. Here lately, photography has picked up & he's literally worn out when he gets home. After work, Hailey & I ate dinner, then I gave her a bath. I called him to see how things were going, really wanting to know when he'd get home so i could complete projects 1 & 4. He said he was finishing up & would be home in an hour. She & I hopped in the car & went into town to pick up his dinner from his favorite restaurant. We made it home with 10 mins to spare. I set the table with candles & his dinner. Just in time, I popped a new dvd in for Hailey to occupy her for 30 mins bc usually, that 3 year old "daddy's girl" is all over him until bedtime. He walked in with a face of amazement & could only utter "thank you". He ate peacefully & I smiled knowing day 1 was a success.

    Wednesday - This was a very big day for us. We've been leasing a house for the past 2 1/2 years. Well, Wednesday a.m., we CLOSED on that home. We're now home owners & not lessees AND didn't even have to move! :-) Throughout the day, every chance I got, I sent h cute little text msgs saying how grateful I am to be his wife & how much I love him! Our back & forth conversation was touching!

    Friday - It was very pretty outside when I got off work. A little windy but nice. My mind went back to flying kites as a kid. I loved it & so did he. We haven't done so since a few years ago during a trip to the beach. Hailey & I went to Walmart & picked up a few kites & some bubbles. I called & asked him to meet us @ The Riverwalk. When he arrived & saw what I'd had up my sleeve, he got tickled & said, "What a way to end a busy work week". The 3 of us flew our kites & played with bubbles until the sun went down. Re-living our childhoods by flying kites together with our daughter for the 1st time was PRICELESS!

    TODAY - Hailey & I are about to get dressed for a day of pampering as I prepare for projects # 6 & 7. She'll be @ my mom's so he & I can enjoy a night of romance. I have the perfect outfit ready for dinner & a movie followed by the perfect lingerie for "hands on attention"! Yayyyy, this should be an awesome weekend!

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    1. Tamera-this is so awesome to hear. I am really enjoying the priceless looks on their faces. I like that you mentioned you're not a woman of excuses. You set a plan in motion and went to work! Just think, you could have gotten discouraged and not done any of it, but look how you were just as blessed. Keep up the awesome efforts. I'm looking forward to week 2, what about you?

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    2. Tamera...you go girl! So glad you kept a positive attitude and made this week a blast! Isn't it nice just to see our husband's faces and comments! Keep at it! Hope the weekend was fun! :)'

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    3. Chantel - I'm so glad I didn't get discouraged! I'm excited about week 2 as well! Chamel - We had a GREAT weekend! :-)
      This challenge is great...the book is an "easy", fun read....I'm so grateful that I was invited to participate!

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  14. Hey ladies! For #5 on Thursday, we always email each other through out the work day but this time I put a lil extra umph to it which lead to a full blown ahem conversation via email lol. Which leads to #6 later that evening. Lol!!!!!! Since I felt like that didn't really count towards something that was devoted only to him, while I was preparing to do my nails, dru was sitting on the couch and I happened to look down at his feet. Lord my poor husband's feet were awful! As much as I have a problem with touching other people's feet, I gave him his own private pedicure. He was so relaxed and taken a back that he just kept thanking saying he really enjoyed it. Now his feet are as smooth as a baby's bottom lol.
    This morning we went to breakfast at golden corall, and even though it was early, I took the time to get "dressed" with a little makeup and all throughout breakfast he kept showering me with compliments and hand holding. That was really good feeling.!

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    1. Maegan-this is AWESOME! Look how you've blessed your hubby-feet are smooth as a baby's bottom. I do know about those convos via email ;-) I told Thomas to ensure he was sending them to ME! LOL I know you were VERY pretty at breakfast because I've seen your makeup, hair, and attire. GO GIRL! Woot Woot! I am looking forward to hearing more feedback. Love ya sis!

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    2. Go Maegan....working dem feet out...! LOL Love the effort of getting up early....that Proverbs 31 woman...EARLY! Keep it up...look forward to week#2.

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  15. (4.11.13) Project 4 Results: My mother and Chamel know how much my husband loves the Target brand fruit snacks. Well, to make a long story short, he eats them by two’s and we buy the box of 50!!!!!! Well, he ran out on day 2, so I was thinking this is the perfect time to buy another box. I got a card while in Target letting him know these are ALL his and no one could have any. ;-) He had the BIGGEST smile ever. Like a kid in a candy store.

    (4.12.13) Project 5 Results: I took this project a step further. After sending both, email and text, I wrote him a letter of appreciation and he sent me the sweetest text “Babe, your letter melted my heart.” *I put the letter on the seat of his truck.

    (4.13.13) Project 6 Results: I think this project blew my husband’s mind away. I had fun with this one myself. I WENT SHOPPING! Well, I went to Bath and Body Works and purchased Eucalyptus Spearmint: lotion, bath beads, massage oil, and bubble bath. We all know this store is pricey BUT I took my allowance (put ourselves on a budget) and I spent it on my honey. I didn’t think twice about getting a mani or pedi done (EVEN THOUGH I NEED IT………LOL). I had a bubble bath prepared, with candles, and tranquil music (I used Pandora). I gave with a bath and massage, ALL-N-ONE. Once he finished I lotioned him down. Ladies he went STRAIGHT to sleep! LOL

    (4.14.13) Project 7 Results: Being a trophy wife can be painful! LOL Today I decided to step out in the 3 inch skinny heels TRYING to be cute. Lord knows my feet were screaming JESUS! Well, I endured the pain to be cute for my honey dip. I ensure I got to church right when he was finished playing the drum for the first service (yes, I only attend one…LOL). When I walked in, you all should have seen his face. Not knowing the pain I was in, his eyes were so big. I decided to spice up the eye shadow a little as well as the natural hair. WHEW! I got in the car and kicked those shoes OFF! THANK YOU JESUS!

    BONUS Project 1: Let me just say, it’s been a “bonus” for every project except for Project #6. He went to sleep. Poor baby was tired.

    Ladies, week 1 was incredible. I can’t wait to get started on week 2. What about you?

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    1. Go Chantelly for Week one! I'm glad braylon wasn't there to help with fruit snacks! LOL Project6...you know it don't take much for Thomas to go to sleep...so you must have put him in a deep sleep!

      Skinnnttee heels...you go girl! I'll borrow next time! I bet you were saying..."who let dem dogs out...." once you got in the car! LOL Proud of you! With all the Bonuses you are doing....don't want to have a good surprise at the end of this challenge..... :)

      Great job sis...let's roll into Week#2!

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    2. Melly-you are so silly. I am just sitting here laughing at your post. Girl, Braylon would have to get his own box. Umple Thomas not sharing! LOL Yes, LAWD about those feet. I had to walk across the parking lot to get my car. I wanted to take them off and just walk on the concrete. LOL I am definitely looking forward to week 2!

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  16. Ladies...I'm loving the feedback!

    [4.13.13]Project#3 for me! The boys and I went over some new friends house to hang out and play games. So this was a great opportunity to share how awesome my hubby is. Event though he wasn't present...everyone knew he was a great Hubby and Father!

    [4.14.13]Let's say it this way....my hubby jump the gun on BONUS time...but hey....it was fun early this morning!

    My plans are to implement Project#2 tonight and hang out and watch TV together! We used to do this all the time and randomly find movies to watch and cuddle! I wanted to do a little more, but he schedule changed at the last minute..so looking to implement again next week...hopefully we can get out and throw some football or something!

    Looking forward to Week#2 ladies....we'll have a new post for Week #2 comments! Love you all and have a blessed night!

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    1. Melly-make sure your book hasn't been discovered.....LOL Marcus like the bonus projects woot woot! ;-) I was thinking of ways of incorporating last week's projects with the upcoming or enhancing them. Let's get week 2 started!

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  17. Ok ladies please forgive me but I have been posting (so I thought) to the blog but I was select the right "comment as"! Thanks Mrs. Weddington for getting me on the straight and narrow LOL....anywho I do what to thank Chamel and Chantel for getting this roup together! I tell my husband all the time that I would like to get connected with married women who value their marriages and doing it God's way! I was worried that this project would be a challange because Charles has to be at work at 3:00am so he is usually in the bed by 7:30/8:00. However, it has been working out very well so far.

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    1. Glad to have you with us! Looking forward to journeying with you!

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    2. HEYYYYYYYYYYYY Jessica! So glad EB helped you out. Woot Woot. I couldn't agree with you more about being connected with other women who value marriage God's way! So important. Great to have you on board. ;-)

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  18. Project #1 Well my husband always talks about massages so I decided to catch him before he went to bed and gave him a 30 minute massage. I also put a little love note in his lunch and he really appreciated it! :)

    Project #2 So my husbands loved any outside activity growing up so yesterday I made the suggestion to go to the park and play basketball (keep in mind that I can barley dripple a ball) but I made it happen! lol we then played frisbee so we had a good day!

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    1. Jessica...glad to see things are going well! Girl...keep on playing ball if it makes your man happy! :)

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    2. Jessica- you are a BALLER! ;-) Like Chamel said, keep at it. You may not know how, but he values you efforts of doing something he loves. So lace up those J's and ball outta control :) Who knows, you may start something and beat him LOL. I'm looking forward to hearing more exciting feedback from you.

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  19. Project #4 Charles loves anything sweet! However, we are on a no junk food challange but I decided to surpise him with small chocolate cake (cupcake size) from Homestyle Bakery which is his favorite place since a kid. He of course enjoyed every bite!

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    1. Jessica-that cake sounds delish. Chocolate is my weakness. But I think it's awesome that you are on your no junk food journey together. Keep at it.

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  20. Sorry it took so long to repost my last couple of projects. I have been under the weather, but I still tried to put forth my best effort.

    As I mentioned on Thursday I tried project #5. I sent Jadice a sweet text message for him to view as soon as he got up. After he woke up he immediately text me back and thanked me for the text and let me know that he needed some encouragement. I felt really good about that because I use to do that kind of stuff all the time, but lately I have fallen off. He has been going through some rough times and he was happy to know that I will be here with him always.

    On Friday I went for Project #6. I had to be a bit tricky on this day because I had to sneek and but some massage oil because he decided to go to the store with me. Any other time he would not have gone, but because I was trying to do something he came any way. So after I fought to get Aniayh, my youngest daughter, to bed and let me tell you that is no easy task. I told him to get ready for bed and when he came to the room I had candles and some soft music playing and let me tell you he was totally suprised. He enjoyed his massage and I enjoyed giving him one.

    On Saturday I had I decided to work on Project #6. After we got finished with dinner he asked me if I wanted to ride to town with him, we stay in the country, so I say yes so we got in his truck and went to town. Back in the day we would always get in the car and just ride, talk, and look, so I decided this would be a great time to do that. When we got ready to head home I mentioned that we should just ride and talk. I was surprised about how excited he got. We rode and talk for over an hour and I realized how much this meant to him. To cap the night off we watched a movie together and that is something that we do not do enough of and I will continue to make an effort to do this more offten.

    On Sunday I finished off my week with Project # 7. Now I always like to dress my best for church but I tried to go the extra mile for him. I fixed my hair a different way and put on my heels and he could not stop telling me how good I looked. Awesome!!!!

    This has been a very eye opening week for me. I have been slacking in some areas and I thank GOd for showing me these areas. I will continue to work hard and become a better wife.

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    1. It's such a blessing to read your updates! Girl..keep lifting that man up and encouraging him! Look like we are on the roll with massages...we all can write a book! :) Isn't something how we forget the simple things we used to do when we dated....I look forward to keeping up with these projects....

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  21. Hello Ladies
    I just finish reading all the posts and loved your ideas. I must borrow some of your ideas.
    For project#4and 5: Friday: My hubby normally doesn’t eat breakfast before work. So this morning, I got up and fix his favorite breakfast. It has been a while and I all that I could see a smile and a humbling –this is how we can tell if he is enjoying his food. I got a big thank you.
    After work, Mister Superman wanted to cut the grass but the ground to wet to cut with the mover. He cut the front and back yard with the weed eater. He got two of his favorite treats later on that night.
    Project #2 back in the day: I know that Melly and Telly will find this hard to believe but when we first started dating we would take walk in the park and talk about our future. It was to cool to do take a walk so we went on a drive and eat ice cream (not to cold for ice cream). We got a chance to talk about some things and of course the grand boys.
    I am so excite to see what next week will bring. To keep of you, be blessed and have an awesome week.
    Take care of the man.

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    1. Dajean....you fix dad some RICE! lol You know Glen love him some RICE! :) So superman got some treats....hummmmm LOL I'm so proud of ya'll working on the communication...look at that! Mom..keep allowing God to move in your life...he will do the changing! Let's all pray....LORD CHANGE ME!

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  22. I am sorry my last line should read " To each of you, be blessed and have an awesome week".

    Also, I must agree with Kris. I thank God for showing me some areas where I am slacking in.

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  23. Whhheewww! I just LOVE reading all you posts! :) I was reminded last night to post about mine...haha...Thank You Chantel for the reminder! :) I had it all written down in my HP book but Hubby took my truck to work this morning so let me try and recap...hahah...Im not worried cause its in a SAFE PLACE!...hehe...

    Project#1: When my hubby comes home from work, he usually goes straight to his computer and checks emails, pay bills etc. So this time, when he got in, I met him at the door and gave him some TLC, removed his jacket, booths and putting it away while asking him how was his day. He responded with the usual "it was okay"...He looked tired so I asked him to just SIT, RELAX, and UNWIND. At first he didn't notice maybe due to being tired...haha. I insist that he stay away from the computer "tasks" for 30 minute and take a nap or just relax. He did a double take when I said that...Look on his face was priceless...HAHAHA! So he sat there and browse his music on his phone. Before he knew it, dinner was ready for him. Again, he looked at me strangely but didn't say anything. I just smiled through out the evening. :)

    Project#2 This really raised his eyebrows...LOL...He is into audios and electronics. And not to mention, strategy games on the computer...He usually like to blast his music loud when Im not around and would turn it down real low when I am. So when he got home, I was playing one of his fav song. He was surprised to hear it cause he knew I didn't like it...lol...and to top it off, I was dancing to it. A few hours later, he was engrossed into one of his computer games "Civilizations" and I asked him if he wanted to challenge. He looked at me and said Im kidding...No, Im not!...haha. We started playing NOT knowing what I was doing and the whole time he was teaching me how to do this and that and even how to win. I swear it was so much fun. He even asked me where did his wife go?...HAHAH...Before we knew it, it was time to put our girl to bed and us as well...awesome!

    Project#5: My husband loves it when I rub his feet before bed and since moving out here, I haven't done it. So as we were getting ready for bed, I took the lotion with me and just went right to work without him even asking. He was like uhh, ahh thanks...HAHAH! I spend a good hot minutes on each feet massaging them and he kept smiling saying "WOW, I could really get used to this."

    #Project#6: With this one, I wrote a short message of love and appreciation and stuck it in his car (on his wheel) the night before. When he left for work in the morning, he called me back during his lunch and asked me if Im okay?...LOL...He said it sounded like it was the "quiet before the storm" kinda message where Im writing to thank him before I leave him...Imagine that! hahaha...It was sooo funny I told him I am NOT going anywhere and yes, I really do love and appreciate him. He was so glad and happy and told me to keep it coming cause it really brighten his day...WHEW!

    BONUS PROJECT: Hmmm...need I got into details with this one?...HAHAHAH...Lemme just say that...IT WAS GREAT!!!! hahaha.

    God is sooo amazing! Ive been blindly trying to do things MY WAY the way I thought it was right for my husband half heartedly but I know better now. I agree with some of you about making this project A HABIT! MY GOD! :) When He moves on our behalf, watch out devil!!!

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    1. You doing big things around your way! Keep it up...you have your man in a state of shock...Good Shock! I may have to try the game with my hubby...he likes PS3 and I don't have a clue, well i can connect Netflix. LOL It's amazing how you are surrendering yourself and allowing God to move...and with an EXCELLENT attitude! I like the statement.."quiet before the storm"...they act like we are about to kill them....if I had that in mind I would be increasing life insurance...LOL I'm playing! Keep it up and I look forward to what his feedback is for Week#2.

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    2. LOL! yeesss Thank You Jesus! Its only been a week and I definitely see changes. I guess he had expect me to nag at something else but I came out of RIGHT field with everything...LOL@ increase life insurance...yes Good shock is the right word! :) I cant thank you sisters enough for all of this but thank you nonetheless. Im excited and looking forward to week2 as well. HUGS! :)

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