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Have I been stalking our wedding registry, you ask?  Well, no. Not really.  I happened upon the first purchase on ACCIDENT. 

Since Kenny and I thought registering would be a breeze, the registries weren’t polished by the time the bridal shower invites went out… So, when I went to put the final tweaks on it, I found there was ONE item purchased.  And, I have to say, we love and need that item. (Whoever you are, thank you!  We are so grateful.)  And, I’ve been back twice out of boredom.  BUT, I will not go back and take a peek.  Um, ok, I will TRY and not go back and take a peek.

Anyway, I decided long ago, I would not be a registry stalker.  I feel too guilty.   Are you a registry stalker?  It’s tempting, isn’t it?


It’s registry crunch time.  The shower invites are going out this week. 

Eeeek, this was harder than we thought!  There’s so many choices. 

And, get this, Bug hates Bed, Bath and Beyond.  So, no.  We’re not registered there.   Macy’s, Target and Home Depot.   Mom says she won’t put Home Depot gift certificates on the invite, so we registered for Home Depot gift certificates!  Ha!  How do you like that loop hole?  How can we ask guests to buy a paint color?  Or trim?  Or tile?   How funny would it be if a guest wrapped up some dry wall!  Hilarious. 

Mom- just for the record… We did put some items other than gift cards on the Home Depot registry… but not many.  Sorry.

Anyway, the shower if fast approaching and my mom is going all out.  I will give you full details when it’s over.  (Thank goodness they’ll have alcohol available.  That’s always a bonus for the shower guests.)

Bug and I thought this registering process would be quick.  We thought we’d get our little registering “guns” and blast the place up.  We each got our own guns so we could divide and conquer.  But, no smoking guns here.  We could actually spend hours upon hours deciding what we really want.  <Yawn> Yes, I’m still tired.  The mental anguish of choosing one over the other is particularly draining.

Ssrly, we’re so concerned about the price of everything.  We want our guests to believe us to be reasonable people… Why, you ask?  Well, because we are!  But, things are so pricy these days.  Really.  It’s crazy.

And, I have some beef… WHY is all the everyday dinnerware I like not available for purchase in a 4 or 5-piece set?  It’s all sold separately.  I must’ve asked the salesperson twice if a particular dinnerware was sold in a set and she said no.  And, the reason being that some people would like to mix and match.  Yeah, I get that.  But, still, I find it ludricrous that our guests would have to buy one piece at a time.  So, it’s possible that we don’t get an entire set.  Not liking this.  It’s not guest-purchase friendly.

We still have to finish registering at all three places.  I propose that when a couple comes into register, they also give you a bottle of wine and two glasses when they hand over the little registering gun.  How dangerous would that be?  Dangerous and fun.  I like it.  But, I suppose we can do that online too, right?

UPDATE: While perusing online, with a cup of coffee in hand, I found that you CAN buy the dinnerware in a set.  Interestingly enough, you have to buy the set online as oppossed to in the store.  And, you CANNOT add the set to the registry.  Simply put, it’s stupid like that.

Can I just say, I love me some Mikasa.

This is a daunting task.  And, no, I wouldn’t label it as “FUN.”  Not gonna lie… the thought of registering was fun.  Actual task. Not so much.  But, I do want to say that while we were shopping around for what we wanted to include on the registry, it occurred to me that my mom was right.  (Yeah, mom, you usually are… Don’t gloat about it or I’ll profusely deny it!)

Ever since I was a litle girl, whenever my mom received a bridal or baby shower invitation, she was hell-bent on going – with a generous gift in hand.  And, if she couldn’t make it, you better believe she sent a gift of money.  And, while I dreaded each and every one I attended – You all know what I’m talking about…  You dread going, but then once you get there it’s not so bad… or sometimes it is!  

Anyway, my mom always told me, that it was our duty to go, bring a gift and socialize with the ladies.  And, that someday, it would be my turn and I would understand. 

And, you know what?  I do.  While wandering around the stores, deciding on wedding china, pots, pans, bedding, towels, I had such a feeling of gratitude. 

And, now, I understand.


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I love my guy. I love my town. I could have a torrid affair with every cake, cookie and cupcake I come across. I love sharing a good bottle wine with good people! And, I truly enjoy blogging about wedding finds. Which is why...

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