I Love You Because

You know when you’re in that thing called love?

But you’re also really busy with that thing called life? How do you share your love with that special someone when both of you are so busy and just fitting in a date is difficult?

For the past few months Mr. Layland has had almost the opposite work schedule from me so our time together is mostly on the weekends.

This romantic DIY project has helped us to stay close even when we don’t see each other as much as we would like.


UPDATE: I recently switched out the paper to coordinate with our new bedroom. I got the paper at JoAnn’s and absolutely love the little hearts!


The first time I saw this in action it said, “I love you because…you did the dishes!” My cousin Travis and his wife Lexi are one of the cutest and happiest couples I know and it was their I Love You Because frame that I saw first.

I loved that idea so much that I made one for Mr. Layland last Christmas! Sometimes the things Mr. Layland writes on our frame are so sweet it completely makes my day.

What you need:

1 Matted frame (8×10 or bigger)

1 Sheet of scrapbook paper

1 Set of alphabet stickers

1 Dry Erase Marker

Take the mat out of the frame and use the outside edges to trace a rectangle on the back of the scrapbook paper. Cut the paper along the lines. Insert the mat and paper back into the frame. Spell out “I Love You Because…” along the top and you’re set to start writing cute little notes!

You can also add your anniversary date at the bottom. The 143 in mine means “I love you”.

This frame is one of my favorite things we have. It’s not only cute & people think it’s really sweet when they come over but it makes it easy to compliment each other! It’s allowed both of us to express our feelings and helped us to know that the little things we do don’t go unnoticed.

It takes thirty seconds to write a message and you never know, those words can change your loved ones’ day!

That’s life with Mr. Layland & Me!

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