My Five Love Languages and Acts of Service for Valentine’s Day

A friend turned me on to taking the five love languages quiz at the end of last semester. My top love language is acts of service. While it came as no surprise, it was nice to have some affirmation that I like what I like and I know what makes me happy.

Acts of Service: Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. The words he or she most want to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter. Finding ways to serve speaks volumes to the recipient of these acts.

Five Love Letters

Affirmations are always nice (and they’re almost all of my friends’ top love language) and they go right along with acts of service if you’re making Valentine’s Day cards this week!

Delta Gamma got together and made cards for the visually impaired using puffy paint for the braille! If you go into stores, you won’t find many cards for the blind (or any at all if you shop where I shop). Making your own is super easy. Send them to a school for the visually impaired near you! Delta Gamma sent ours to schools in Atlanta.

Another card writing act of service I’ve done recently is through More Love Letters. My group of freshmen and I got together yesterday night to write cards for people going through hard times. More Love Letters is an organization that provides a short story about someone’s hardship (that’s asked for letters, or has had someone ask on their behalf) and an address for people to write notes of encouragement to them. You can find them by clicking here! My Freshman Forum group wrote more than fifteen letters for Joe, Shelby, Regina, Anthony, and Erica.

Those are just two small acts of service to think about this Thursday (or before!). Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

A Sweet Valentine’s Day

Will and I love cooking and baking together. This Valentine’s Day, our plans are to eat lots of pasta, go ice skating, watch a movie, and then make a bunch of pink cookies! With icing and sprinkles of course 😉

Here are some recipes you all can try out:

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites from Tip Buzz

Frozen smoothie bars from Bakers Royale

Rose Madeleines from Lauren Conrad

Valentine Sugar Cookies from Alice and Lois (these are the one’s Will and I will be making!)

Chocolate Lollipops from Shutterbean

If you’re looking for even more Valentine’s Day inspiration follow my Valentine’s Day Pinterest board (or check back next week for another ~*pink*~ themed post)!

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

It’s almost upon us! The worldwide day of love!

And just in case you’re freaking out because you’ve no idea what to get that special girl in your life, don’t fret! These gifts are *almost* as easy as buying a box of chocolates the day of (but way more impressive).

vday for her

Tiffany and Co. Heart Earrings Really any earrings will work…I just really like these as an extra special gift. Some girls don’t like jewelry at all, and some people are allergic to nickle (which is a main component of many earring posts) so be careful when picking these out!

Costco Giant Bear These are outrageously expensive, but getting a giant bear (or really, any kind of bear) has been on many of my friends’ Valentine’s Day wish lists.

Coordinates Necklace I love these! I think they’re perfect if you’ve been in a relationship for a long time and have a special place, like the place you met or the place you hang out all the time, that you want to commemorate. It’d be an especially great gift for long distance couples and can even be incorporated into a couples gift by giving the partner a matching key chain!

Harry Potter Mugs Matching couple mugs have been on Pinterest for what feels like forever now. I think they’re adorable, and they’re so easy to make! Here’s a great website on how to make a Sharpie mug, but if you aren’t artistic that’s okay – you can still buy the mugs off ebay, Amazon, Etsy, and the like!

LUSH I feel like LUSH has become somewhat of a cult craze over the past few months, but their products are to die for so I’m totally okay with it! Anything from LUSH (or Sephora, for that matter) is fair game on Valentine’s Day, especially with the Valentine’s line created just for the holiday!

xo Bailey

P.S. What’s everyone’s thoughts on sentimental vs. cheesy vs. expensive gifts for V-Day?

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

It’s crunch time! Valentine’s Day is less than a week away!

Still don’t know what to get your bae? Check this out for a few nifty suggestions!

vday for him

Build-a-Bear Create a Build-a-Bear and dress it up just like you, record your voice, and boom! The perfect sentimental V-day gift!

Eno Is your guy outdoorsy? Get him an eno, and when the weather’s warm plan for a fun day hike so ya’ll can test it out!

Beer Bottle USA Map For the adventurous beer-snob, or just the guy that likes beer. He’ll think it’s cool regardless.

The Weeknd Shirt Rolling Stones Shirt Shirts and hoodies are also good options if you just don’t know what else to do. Mix tapes (or mix CDs I guess is what they’re called now) and t shirts of your guy’s fave band can almost never fail, just don’t get the wrong size!

 

 

 

A Playlist for the Week

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, so I’ve corralled some of my favorite love songs into on playlist. Enjoy! And don’t forget to go buy half off chocolate at midnight Sunday!

valentines day playlist

xo Bailey