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Summer Recap

Given that I dropped off the face of the planet and stopped blogging for a few months after my surgery, I missed blogging about a lot of big summer events. I’ve been debating on how to chronicle everything and catch y’all up, and I think the easiest way is to do a big ole recap post. Let’s get to it…


Abby’s Bridal Shower & Bachelorette

Ashlen, Niki, Abby & Katie

Abby is Dave’s cousin. They grew up in the same small town, went to the same school, etc. etc. Given that Dave is an only child, Abby and her sister Katie are the closest thing Dave has to siblings. They were in our wedding and they and their mom hosted my bridal shower. So when Abby got engaged, I knew I wanted to help out with her bridal shower. I helped host it with Dave’s mom at Wolcott House – the same place where my shower was held. It’s kind of a tradition for locals to hold sowers there and it’s easy to see why – there’s space to set up several tables, a kitchen to prepare food, space to play awesome bridal games….so pretty much everything you might need for a shower and no one has to deep clean their house and rearrange half their furniture. Continue reading Summer Recap

Amanda’s Bridal Shower


{Part One: Before the Shower}

It’s Saturday morning, and I’m pretty excited for the day. I’m heading up to northern Indiana this afternoon for Amanda’s bridal shower. Amanda and Cody’s wedding is our only wedding this summer, and the first wedding festivities that we’ve got to attend since our own. Plus, I’m a sucker for anything and everything wedding. That includes showers. The festivity, the gifts, the games, the food. It’s great. Obviously I loved opening gifts at my shower, but it’s awesome to watch other people open their gifts because I can get ideas for our own home that I may not have thought of before! 

The other thing I love about showers is that it can be a bit of a sneak peak at the bride’s wedding style. My shower definitely represented the traditional / classic style of my wedding. From the few details I’ve heard about Amanda’s wedding so far, I would probably describe her style as glamorous / chic. I’m expecting to see some sequins, sparkle, feathers, and lots and lots of mint green this afternoon!

{Part Two: After the Shower}

It’s 10am on Sunday morning, and I’m sipping a latte and reflecting on the amazing day that I had yesterday.  Continue reading Amanda’s Bridal Shower

My Bridal Shower

This is old news in my world, but I’m still a newlywed and I still love sharing everything wedding with brides-to-be and recent-brides, and I didn’t have this blog up and running when I had my bridal shower last summer, so it’s coming to you as a Wedding Wednesday special. 

I know my aunt would have loved to have hosted my shower, but there was no way that I was able to return to Canada for that to happen. Unfortunately that meant a lot of family at home had to miss out on the event. Thankfully Dave’s aunts and cousins picked up the ball and ran with it. I honestly don’t know if they could have hosted a more perfect bridal shower for me. They asked me a few questions, and then created a beautiful and fun event. I wouldn’t have changed any tiny detail about it. 

Dave grew up in a small town. A really small town, at least by my standards. Population 1000. No stop lights. Everyone knows everyone. That kind of small town. In the middle of town is a big house where the town founder used to live. The house is over 140 years old and has been restored by the local Historical Society (which has included Dave’s mom and aunt). Apparently it’s THE place in town to have a bridal shower. Frankly, I’m not sure where else in town you could have a bridal shower other than someone’s home. Anyway, it’s a spectacular venue, so I can completely understand why it’s so popular! 

House Continue reading My Bridal Shower