What do you add to a registry? + New listing on Wood Valley
Registering is harder than I thought! Before we actually had to do it, I had the idea of Jimmy and I going into a store with a gun and just zapping everything we wanted… a la 27 Dresses.
There is actually a lot of stuff to figure out… do you want China? If so, what kind and how much and on and on and on. There’s also kitchen stuff and bedding and towels. As a 29 year old woman who has owned her own home for 6 years, I’ve accumulated a lot of things. I have dishes and towels and sheets, but at this point Jimmy and I have the option of either upgrading or not. Or we could ask for money, or we could say no gifts. What’s appropriate, and what isn’t? It’s enough to make your head spin… but don’t get me wrong, part of registering is awesome! There are a few things I’ve wanted for years, but the time’s never been right, or they’ve been too expensive… so now’s the time to put it out there and just see what happens! Jimmy has been kind enough to put me in charge of the registry as long as I register for a tent and a ski helment for him… so here we go. A list of the most coveted items on the registry.
1. A Vitamix
I love this machine!! My friend Ginny has one, and I just can’t believe how awesome it is!! It blends so fast that is can COOK SOUP! I make soup at least once a week, and I make smoothies for Jimmy most mornings. I don’t know how we’ve survived this long without it… except that it’s VERY EXPENSIVE. More than a smoothie/soup maker should be, but what can I say, Ginny said it changed her life.
Maybe I’m a bad mom, but I don’t have a dog bed for Charlotte. It’s always seemed like a bit of an excess…. I mean, she’s like 4 lbs and came out of the back of a pick up truck. I’m sure her $3.99 pillow from Wal-Mart suits her just fine… but hey, she deserves a present too! Her parents are getting married after all.
3. THE ULTIMATE WEDDING PRESENT!!! The Le Creuset dutch oven.
Honestly… it’s every little girl’s dream. And it’s orange! I can cook so many things in here! Roasts and stews and Charlotte… Jk. I’d never cook Charlotte…. BUT THIS IS AWESOME! I can’t wait, and I’ve even convinced Jimmy it’s completely necessary. (!!)
4. New Bedding!!
Nothing says newlyweds like brand new bedding. I’m also a believer that it’s fine to skimp on things like flip flops or hand soap or socks, but not bedding. Bedding is so important. You spend half your life in those sheets! I love the hotel brand sheets from Restoration Hardware, the comforter from Anthropologie and of course the Jonathan Adler pillow! Jimmy and I look forward to many cozy nights and lazy mornings with coffee under the covers.
5. A pouf.
Everyone needs a pouf. Jimmy needs a place to put up his feet? Grab the pouf. Need to do a puzzle or pull op a seat? Grab a pouf. It’s perfect, it’s orange, and Jimmy’s going to love it. I hope
We had the most wonderful time at our engagement party last weekend! Thank you so much to our hosts and families and friends. The party got us so excited for the wedding! Thank you!
And finally I want to show you a few photos from Glennis Beacham’s new listing at 3230 Wood Valley Road. I’m obsessed with the kitchen in this house! It’s beautiful!
Have a great rest of the week everybody!