Welcome to this week’s installment of the Saturday Spark! Each week will feature a challenge for you and your spouse designed to bring you closer and keep the spark alive! Hopefully, you will take the challenge and let everyone know how it is going in the comments section below.
So, what are you wearing?
Do you ever notice how people ask this when trying to initiate “sexy fun” over the phone? There is a reason for that – most people are stimulated by visuals (hence the popularity of internet porn – go ahead, you know you want to click on that link). So, what does this have to do with the Saturday Spark? Well, this week my husband and I decided to pick out clothes for each other. We weren’t going anywhere special (just Red Lobster – using our Discover card cash back bonus). We headed to our closet and picked an outfit that we wanted the other to wear to dinner. Below is what my hubby picked out for me. What do you think?
I picked out jeans and a polo shirt for him. I love him in dark jeans, and this one polo shirt fits him perfectly. So, I’ll be honest, I was a bit surprised by what he picked out for me! I understand, though. It has been about 2 years since I’ve worn clothes like this…ever since I left my office job. Now, he sees me in a ton of sweats and jeans. He seemed thrilled to see me in heels again 🙂
This week’s challenge
So, your challenge this week is to pick out an outfit for your spouse and have your spouse do the same for you. Pick something that you love to see your spouse wearing. Maybe you find it sexy? Maybe you like the way it fits? Maybe you just like to see your spouse wearing something different? Let your spouse know why you chose it, and maybe you will see it more often in the future!
“But we aren’t going anywhere this week.” This is not an excuse! No need for a date night. You can pick out something to wear to a PTA meeting, a dance recital, to work, or even to dinner at home. Heck, if you really want a spark, pick out what your spouse will wear to bed! The whole point is to enjoy what your spouse looks like in the outfit!
“But I don’t like anything my spouse wears.” Okay, this is a tough one! Maybe you could put together some outfits on Polyvore and show them to your spouse. Indicate that you love when you see something like this on someone. Explain why you think it might look good on your spouse and you may get somewhere!
This week I will offer $5 PayPal cash to a random challenge participant. Thank you to Isra from The Frugalette for permission to
steal borrow this idea.
- Pick an outfit for your spouse to wear this week, and have your spouse do the same for you.
- Write a comment below letting everyone know how it went by March 15, 2013 11:59pm EST.
- If you share a pic for this challenge on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Polyvore or Instagram, make sure to tag me so I can share and comment!
- Make sure you are a Newlywed Survivor email subscriber so you can find out if you won. You can subscribe in the right-hand column of this page. The $5 PayPal cash winner will be announced in the March 19 newsletter.
I would love if you could spread the word about this challenge!
Join in the Saturday Spark challenge ow.ly/iDBqQ What would you pick out for your spouse?
— Newlywed Survival (@NewlywedSurvive) March 9, 2013
Now, go get some spark in your relationship!