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BRIDESMAID GIFTING: What gives?!

I have been mulling over how the “Will you be my bridesmaid?” is going to go down.
So far, ideas are NOT turning up roses!

I initially thought, why not do a brunch! But everyone being scattered throughout the country & landing on a mutual date has a high potential of being difficult for at least some of them. Then I thought about flying out to each one of them to see them briefly, grab a bite and ask them in person! Due to myself being booked every single weekend for the rest of 2012, I had to quickly scrap the idea of Bridesmaid Tour 2012. BOO!

I am not wild about anything that I have seen people do to ask their bridesmaids, and I have got to tell ya, Pinterest is no respite from that, either.

According to the pins on Pinterest I have run across, here are your top two options:

1. Give them a card that literally says “Will you be my bridesmaid?” on it
Further findings: Maybe if you get it from Etsy you will feel less boring about it…?

OR

2. Compile a box of worthless items like: neon sunglasses, an itty bitty fake dress on an itty bitty hanger, a chocolate bar and a keychain. Oh, and include the question somewhere on or in it “Will you be my bridesmaid?”
Further findings: I saw many variations of this idea and they all ranked TERRIBLE on my scale of acceptability. Don’t get me wrong, I saw some decent looking boxes (when was the last time you heard someone say that btw?), but then sure enough they were chalk full of useless junk! I know the dollar spot at Target can be fun people, but don’t get someone who is supposed to be one of your closest friends a box full of dollar spot crap! Get it together America!

NO thanks!

The hunt for something great continues.

Happy Fall Y’all!

I LOVE OFFICE SUPPLIES. I even called them office supplies when they were still school supplies to me. Something about business and organization coming together gets me every time!

I am not a movie line quoter, nor really a movie buff at all, but You’ve Got Mail is absolutely my all-time fave. That and Home Alone. Judging from those two titles, you would think I stopped watching movies after the nineties! Whatever! ANYWAYS. I love Fall, but I love office supplies more. So this time of year and the start of Fall always (well at least since 1998) reminds me of one of my favorite You’ve Got Mail clips!

“I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”


I JUST REALLY RAN ACROSS THIS

CRAIGSLIST is honestly a gold mine of unexpected and great entertainment. Today it provided one of those gems.

This person thinks their paella (that won 2nd place two years ago) is worth an engagement ring.

I can just imagine the exchange … paella guy shows up to a dinner party of sorts with all of his paella ingredients and his runner up ribbon pinned onto his shirt all hopping up and down in excitement that he’s going to barter his paella and then go put a ring on it?!?!

Plus the amount of peas in this picture of his paella are ungodly. What are you doing? It really looks like paella with an Atkins circa 1999 amount of bell peppers and a HEAVY HANDED garnish of peas. It’s just too many peas. Too many.