Thursday, February 25, 2010

Need Advice...

So our first wedding gift (something from our registry) came to The Man's house today. He sent me a cryptic email...

him: "what is the etiquette with weddings gifts? Should I wait for you so we can open it together?" (Awww, I know, so sweet right?)

me: "Heck no! Open it! EEEEEE! I love goodies!!"

5 minutes later...

him: you ok?

So this is my problem. I feel really weird about the gift. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE presents! I am as opportunistic as they come. But, for some reason this feels awkward. Like that year I bullied my parents into getting me that one gift that I really really really wanted and then... well after you open it you feel a little shameful. Shameful for being demanding, being childish, I don't know how else to explain it. I absolutely love what we got (obvs because we picked it out). Did anyone else out there feel this way when the wedding gifts arrived?

(photo from TLC)

Monday, February 22, 2010


Um, was anyone going besides Don going to tell me I wrote the wrong year on the Blog header???? Hello!!

Stay tuned-- featuring Inky Livie, queen of invitations, this week!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sucessful Shower!

Oops, the week went by way to fast. As promised, here are some of the awesome pictures from Julie's Shower!

First, thank you to Julie B for providing the amazing floral arrangements! So perfect!

Special Thanks to the amazing designers/bakers/friends Kelley and Rachel, who helped hand cut every single lil' whale AND made the amazing favors... Yes, srsly.

Thank you to Becky, who provided the awesome cakes! Yellow cake with chocolate frosting (Mommy-to-be's fave) and Pineapple Carrot with cream cheese frosting.

Special thanks also, to Mama Sue for providing delicious brunchy goodness

And of course, massive thanks to moms for being the best hostess...

The best picture of the day!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Swwwweet Gifts

Not much time to post... but it has been a week; so, in keeping with my new year's res here is what I have been oogling on etsy this morning:

1. Custom return address stamps. I know these have been around for ages, but I think these ones are super cute. Also, I think this is a great wedding/shower gift (as long as you are not, er, me, and wait so long to buy presents that you are forced to go to crate and barrel and print out the 17 page registry and walk around for hours looking for a gift/ or even a person in an apron to help you). If you can think ahead, (orders usually take a few weeks) these are awesome gifts!

From RubberStampPress:

From NoteTrunk:

2. Custom Luggage Tags. At one point, we were looking for luggage tags to act as save-the-dates for our guests, but they were either a) cheap and janky looking, or b) too expensive to send to every guest. These, from OfTheFountain are rad (of course) and another swell gift idea for newlyweds.

(Thank you RubberStampPress, NoteTrunk, and OfTheFountain!)