chocolate truffle eggnog copy Enjoy a Date Night “In”

Sure, the two of you could go paint the town tonight, but doesn’t staying in sound so much better?  Often easier on the budget, date nights spent in your own home also allow you to communicate better (and more comfortably–yoga... Read More

Catch My Party copy Affordable Ideas for Couple’s Wedding Showers

A couple’s shower is no easy feat. You need something to entertain both the guys and the gals. And although camping retreats and weekends out of town might be great solutions to this dilemma, they are also really expensive. Here... Read More

anthro copy So Many Reasons to Love Anthropologie’s New Registry

When you have to ask your friend to hold your credit card as you walk into Anthropologie, it’s a pretty solid indication that you love that store. And why wouldn’t you?  Filled with vintage-meets-modern products that look completely unique and... Read More

copper-vase Modern DIY Projects for Weddings and Gifts

Although DIY often has a rustic or shabby chic reputation, many blogs today feature very modern projects.  We’ve collected some of them here to inspire your own crafting. For many of them, you could use them as gifts for bridesmaids... Read More

featured-use 10 Favorite Things from the Zola Gift Registry

It’s that time of year when gifts are on the brain.  But whether you are thinking about Christmas packages or wedding presents, you are going to love this small collection of favorite things.  When you think about a gift to... Read More

featured Multipurpose Table Decor

When you are first starting out together, chances are your checking accounts aren’t exactly flush.  Make your dollar stretch by using your registry gifts in more than one way. Decorate your table and living space in creative and inventive ways... Read More

featured 10 Registry Items You Will Absolutely Use

There are so many different “strategies” to creating a wedding registry.  Depending upon how long you have been single, you may be fully-stocked, or it could be you are fresh out of college, with nary a mixing bowl to your... Read More

winter 7 copy Wintery Wedding Gift and Decor Ideas from Etsy

I know that winter doesn’t technically begin for over a month, but the weather apparently has not received the memo. To warm up my house, I definitely need a few wintery accents: candles, loads of silver and gold, and fun... Read More

rusticwood5 Etsy Feature: RusticWoodOriginals

I love what artists can do with things that the rest of us might throw away. RusticWoodOriginals makes the coolest things with reclaimed wood. My fave is definitely the “sunrise” piece (below, right) made from discarded wood moldings. Ah-mazing. Anywhoo,... Read More