Impulse Buy

Don't you just love impulse buys?

I don't love them when they turn out to be something I never use. But when they turn out to be fun, or they were the result of a sweet gesture from someone I love, I just can't help but enjoy them.

Derek and I are doing a Newlywed Sunday School class right now, and we're going through a Homebuilders study called Growing Together In Christ by Dennis and Barbara Rainey. It's pretty good so far.

One of the questions that was asked last week was how you can help your spouse grow spiritually. We were instructed to discuss that question with our spouses for a moment and then share about ways we can help each other in class.

Derek is the kind of guy who likes to spend some time reading at night before he goes to sleep. I'm the type who likes to have the lights off and be sleeping when I climb under the covers. Alot of times Derek reads his Bible at night before he goes to sleep. However, I can't really fall asleep when the light is on, so I usually bug him to turn the light off.

Through our little discussion in class, I figured one way that I can help Derek to grow spiritually is to learn to sleep with the light on. That elicited a few chuckles from the other couples in class, but I was serious.

Well, the other day we went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to look at bed spreads, and as we were walking down one of the isles, Derek spotted this:

An Earth Therapeutics Dream Zone Sleep Mask!

He promptly snagged it from the rack and bought it for me. I thought it was pretty sweet of him to remember what I said in class and buy something to help me sleep at night when the light is on.

Here I am modeling it for you all. Cute, huh? It blocks out the light pretty well, and it smells faintly of eucalyptus and lemon too.

And that brings us back around to impulse buys.

I don't like impulse buys so much when I'm doing it, because then I usually regret it. But when someone else does an impulse buy for me? You've got to love that!

P.S. You know a good way to avoid impulse buys? Winning some cool stuff in a giveaway! I'm giving away a purse, necklace, and bracelet - be sure to enter!
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Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Oh yes, I have been guilty of many impulse buys! Ha! Hope the mask helps ya! :)

katie said...

Awww! That is great! I like reading in bed, and my hubby doesn't so much. Maybe I'll get him one of those masks. ;)

April said...

I often sleep with a mask, too. It's by Burt's Bees and it has little lavender sachets in it...I love it!

Unknown said...

I think that is so lovely and yes it is darn cute! :)

Felicia said...

Callie, your husband is so sweet!! I think that those little gestures are better than any huge and expensive gift!

Lauren said...

Definitely agree. I've had to work on my impulse buying, but I always love it when someone returns the favor!

Brittney Galloway said...

Cute! I was JUST thinking I need a sleep mask but didn't know where to buy one! In Vancouver, this summer, the sun won't set until almost 11 pm!

Jessica said...

Aww, so sweet of him! I am like you and like to fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow!

AmyK said...

Bahaha, I bought a sleep mask as an impulse buy once. And then it turned into one of those "take it out of the package, put it back in the package, and leave it on a shelf forevahhhh" things. It's been tried on but never "used." Turns out I don't like things on my head while I sleep. Who knew?

Joelle said...

i love my sleeping mask! i use it on planes all the time~

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