The Penny Jar

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Diva Intimacy Ideas DisclaimerOne of our readers, Mindi, sent in a super cute idea that we thought we should pass along!  I will let her take over:

“I had a friend tell me something fun they did and I adapted it a little to be fun for me and my husband. It’s a penny jar.  Every time you “have-a-little-fun-in-the-bedroom”, you put a penny in your jar.  We started it with the new year and our goal is to top the number next year.”
“There’s all kinds of variations, though.  If you want to put a quarter or even a dollar in you could use that money towards renting a movie or a date.  Newlyweds could start it and have it going forever to see how many “it’s” happened during your marriage.  But, you could of course start it any time.”

“It’s also a good code name. i.e. “I want to put a penny in our jar.  Should we put the kids to bed?” And no one would know what you were talking about!  It was a pretty simple project to do and even my husband loves the idea!   The project of making the jar itself was, as I said, pretty simple.  Just print out the saying on paper, glue it on to some other paper, cut out some ribbon and glue it on, get a flower or something and glue it on, cut out some fabric also cutting a hole in the middle for the penny slot, and twist the lid on!”  – Mindi

What a great idea, huh!  Her “code” cracks me up!  Thanks again, Mindi for sharing your “Penny Idea”!


I am an outgoing and fun-lovin’ gal who was lucky enough to marry the man of my dreams! You could probably say I am an “extreme extrovert” as I LOVE to talk and be around people! I love ANYTHING creative and am not a fan of the “norm.” My favorite things in life are my family… especially my HOT husband, my friends, and my faith! After a long infertility journey, we brought two miracle babies into this world via IVF and then a SURPRISE bundle of joy recently decided to join us. I have a passion for life and I am having a BLAST running this website with some of my closest friends. Life just keeps getting better and better!

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  1. My friend’s bridal shower is this weekend, and I am going to do this idea but with a twist, I filled the jar with Hershey’s kisses, on top of the jar I will glue a paper saying ” A kiss a day keeps the counselor away”, I will put a ribbon and attach to it the ” instructions” card, stating that every time they make love they can take a kiss from the jar and exchange it with a dollar or a small note, once all the kisses are gone they can open the jar and check their “achievement” (or they can keep it going 🙂 ) hopefully I will be able to decorate it in a nice way and my friend will like it.

    Thanks for the inspiration 🙂


  2. So I told my hubby about coming across this on your site and he absolutely loved the idea! He was totally into it and decided he wanted a custom jar that no one else would have. And instead of doing pennies, we are doing dollar coins. We’ve only been married for 3 months so this will be most of our married life’s worth of “special kisses” 😀 So my hubby went onto ebay and found an old 5 gallon glass water bottle from 1930 that was originally filled with calamine lotion. We got it and it took him a lot of work to clean it out, but he really wanted that jar so we could start filling it! He also wants to make a top for it like a piggy bank and weld it on so you can’t ever get anything out unless you break it. So we’ve had it for a week or so now and we love it. Thanks so much for all your great ideas! -jordan and kevin

    1. Jordan!! That is absolutely an ADORABLE idea! I love that your hubby is completely on board….and the one who found the jar! 🙂 We wish you MANY happy years together!

  3. haha! I was talking to my mom about this and she said that they used to have a jar like that but they filled it with screws whenever they… you know… screwed haha 🙂 (my dad is a woodworker) occasionally the screws would dissappear (because my dad needed them!) so they’d have to fill the jar again! I thought it was so funny, so I thought I’d share!

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