Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Review: SHMILY Coins

A Bride On A Budget received this item for review. All thoughts an opinions belong to A Bride On A Budget.

Do you remember when I was telling you about the cow Pete and I hide? Well, I hid him under Pete's hat on his dresser and I thought it would be a cute peek-a-boo when he put the hat on ... except he grabbed it in such a hurry that he didn't see the cow and unintentionally flung him behind the dresser, where he's been stuck for weeks.

Apparently, we are not the only people who have an idea to hide stuff so your loved one knows you're thinking about them.

I recently found out about SHMILY coins.


These are wooden coins, about the size of a half dollar, with the acronym SHMILY and a heart printed on the front. In case you haven't figured it out, it stands for See How Much I Love You.

The idea is the same one we're using for the cow. Hide it where your loved one will find it, making them feel loved.

It's a great idea, especially for engaged couples like us. Pete can't get me flowers all the time to tell me he loves me, but he can sure hide this coin around.

You can buy ten SHMILY coins on Amazon for $12.49, making them about $1.25 each. Very budget friendly.


Then, you can hide it places like close to the beer so your husband, fiance, whoever, can find it when he grabs a beer after a long day.


Or on the Keurig so he finds it with his morning cup of coffee.


Or in the bathroom ... where he's sure to go (wow, no pun intended) after that beer or coffee.

The creator based these coins off her grandparents' story, who would write SHMILY all over the place for each other to find. Write it on a shower door, draw a heart with lipstick on a car window, leave a note on your loved one's lunch box. These are things that take no more than one minute of your time (depending on how long it takes you to walk to wherever you're writing it) but makes a ton of difference.

During the wedding planning process, your stress level is high. Believe me; I know. I had my first official wedding breakdown the other day. Stuff like this, it's the pause in the wedding process, the reminder that someone loves you more than anyone else in the entire world, and wants to spend forever with you. And that is the reason you're getting married in the first place. It's not for the white dress, the dinner, the party. It's for the promise to hold and honor and respect and love forever. It's to say to someone, "I love you so much that I want to spend the rest of my life with you, that I can't and don't want to, spend any days without you."

It's to say: See how much I love you.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Where would you hide these coins?

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