shower bliss

This past weekend, my nearest and dearest threw me an absolutely incredible bridal shower. I loved every second of it. I felt so lucky to be surrounded by such great family and friends. We got so many thoughtful and perfectly curated gifts. There were a few gifts that I was absolutely shocked by (in the best way) that I had to share - both are great for group presents. First, one of my bridesmaids and besties had collected recipes from everyone invited to the shower and created a spectacular cookbook. All of the recipes look so delicious and I was beyond touched to receive such a thoughtful and timeless gift. The book was made through TasteBook - the end product looks like it's off the shelf at a store - simply perfection! My brand new (copper!) Kitchen Aid will certainly come in handy with tons of the recipes. 

Second, all of my bridesmaids collectively purchased me my wedding day shoes (Jimmy Choos!)  - a complete indulgence and I couldn't be happier. I'd be lying if I said that I haven't been wearing them around the house to break them in. I love that I will have a "something new" from my closest friends. What a brilliant idea! If you're in a bridal party, both of these gifts are so perfect. Any bride would be thrilled. 


return to sender

With my nuptials quickly approaching, I’ve been getting some amazing gifts from family and friends. With the gifts, comes thank you notes of course. By now, you probably know that I have a love (or some may some obsession) with stationary. I absolutely had to share my new favorite thank you note companion – a custom address stamp from expressionary.com! Thanks to an amazing sister, my thank you notes have gotten a lovely makeover and I no longer have to write out my address with each note. This is the perfect alternative to getting addresses pre-printed. We all know the downside of pre-printed envelopes – they are expensive and people move too frequently. Then, you just end up with a drawer of envelopes that are useless. We all know that feeling. 

Take a peak at the great selection online, and send the perfect one to a friend at an incredibly reasonable price (and such a huge time saver!). 
three designing women kara stamp $45