Have you ever heard of the seven year itch? Most of us have, thanks to the 1955 movie, The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe. In the movie, a man struggles with his desire to become unfaithful to his wife after seven years of marriage. With the release of the movie, the seven year itch myth was born. Since then, the term has been widely used to proclaim that spouses lose interest in their partners after seven years, and many people believe it is true. Do couples really withdraw from each other and desire different partners after seven years of marriage? I’m here to tell you the answer is no, and the myth is false.
How did I come to this conclusion, you ask?
Well, today marks seven years since I said, “I do” to my husband, Errik. Although I was truly in love with my husband on that day, I admit I love him much more today. If I get an itch, he helps me scratch it. Because with seven years of marriage comes a strong bond and true commitment to one another. I believe this is not entirely due to our relationship with each other, since no marriage is perfect, but it is thanks to our relationship with God. I can take no credit! It is he that directs our paths, keeps us in line with his word, and brings us closer together through prayer. I am truly blessed to have Errik as my husband, and I thank God for him daily. I am so thankful he puts up with me….not to mention helps me with a lot of the projects you see here on the blog!
To celebrate our anniversary this year, I decided to make this cute plaque to display in our bedroom. I’d seen versions of them floating around Pinterest, and I was itching to make one of my own. Want to know how I did it? OK, I’ll give you the details.
All I needed for this project was two spoons, a wooden plaque, spray paint, glue gun/glue sticks and vinyl letters/numbers. I purchased this modern plaque from my local AC Moore store, and the spoons came from Target.
First, I spray painted the wooden plaque with some white paint I already had on hand. Next, I used my Cricut machine to cut out the vinyl letters. If you don’t have a machine, you can find pre-made stickers at your local craft store.
I laid the spoons onto the plaque, and moved the letters/numbers around to determine where I wanted them. Once I had settled on their placement, I attached the letters/numbers by removing the backing and adhering them to the plaque.
Just joking… no itch here! The myth has been busted, and I now have a very cute new addition to the artwork in my bedroom. Thanks for stopping by today!
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