Category Archives: Using Wedding Gifts

The Big 3-0

Well, I’m officially 30!  Since my 30th birthday was on a Saturday, I knew that I had to have a party.  We invited some friends over for make your own pizzas, some drinks, and cupcakes.  Baking cupcakes, I got to bust out the Kitchenaid Mixer for its maiden voyage!


I also used my silicon cupcake liners.  They worked great in the oven, and they’re reusable!


For those asking, I used a triple chocolate cupcake recipe using cocoa powder, melted semi-sweet chocolate and chocolate chips!

We also used a bunch of our entertaining wedding gifts.  TA DA!


Cupcake tower, breadboard, lazy susan serving dish, and cheese board!

And my friends know me so well, I received a few bottles of wine for presents!  WOO HOO!  Now I don’t have to go back to the liquor for a week, maybe two . . ;P


So we did make your own pizzas and enjoyed each other’s company with random discussions of how people transgender (oh yeah, we went there), played some Euchre, and watched Clemson not blow it against Maryland!


And what did my new husband get me?  Oh he’s so smart.  Since we’re starting to train for a half marathon, he looked into running gadgets, and bought me a Garmin Forerunner 405.


I thought about asking for one, but I didn’t.  He found it all on his own.  Smart boy!

It was a great 30th birthday, and I feel lucky to have such great friends and family.

One Month Iversary!

Yup, we’ve been married one month, officially!  Still happy! :D

What did we do?  Well, I worked until 11:15pm last night, and couldn’t get to sleep until after 2am.  Matt woke up at 7:45am and went to the doctor for his physical.  Then we went to work!  I worked until 8pm (hooray for overtime!), and then we reviewed our newly combined car and renters’ insurance policies to figure out why our premiums increased.  It turns out, they didn’t include the safe driver discount (for Matt, since I am a speed demon still have some speeding tickets in the last 6 years).  Matt will be calling in the morning.  Aren’t we so exciting!?!

So one of my goals for the blog is to use every single wedding gift that we got.  I loved this tiny little blender and decided to use it for a green monster at lunch.

Unfortunately, I need to figure out how to put more stuff in there prior to blending.  Also, it ain’t so good at the ice chopping.  Perhaps I’ll use a frozen banana a la Julie to make my green monster creamier.

Now I’m having a glass of reisling using the wine glass favor from my bridal shower

and we should probably write some thank you notes.  Apparently, we are supposed to have them done by a month after the wedding. Oops!  We have like 40 left!



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