Wedding Wednesday! Wedding Registry

I was set on not having a wedding registry. I don't like to be greedy, but dammit, we need stuff..hehe. Jon is leaving everything up to me. Thank you very much.Since we are not having a reception ( just dinner at our favorite restaurant) I will have to plan a small party for April a week or 2 before the wedding. We have a small apartment so I hope the weather will be nice and warm by April.  Thinking about it, that little outside party ( not a cookout) can be the reception. I really want to shove cake up Jon's nose :)...more

Wedding Gifts Should Be Fun!!

Buying a wedding gift isn't always easy. Everyone wants to be the gift-giver who sails in with a memorable, ever-so-thoughtful gift! A wedding gift seems so weighty; we always want them to be perfect. We're saying something with a wedding present and we're sending out our best wishes to the couple for a happy future together. Forget the nesting bowls and the napkin rings. Is there anything more depressing than wrapping silver-plated napkin rings that you know will languish in a drawer somewhere, slowly tarnishing? Let’s think about more personal options.  ...more
The experience gifts are a lovely idea, but would be waaaaay out of my budget. Do people give ...more

Jo's Wedding Gift Giving Guide

I'm not so into weddings. I was in only one for my sister when I was sixteen. My own marriage started with a walk through a metal detector into the county courthouse. The whole affair lasted less than ten minutes. When I walked out, I was just as married as anyone. Still married too. Eleven years....more

Newlywed Gift Idea: A Fabulous Dinner Out

I've given restaurant gift certificates as wedding gifts in the past myself—I especially consider them to be a great option for couples who have already established their households and don't really need any more "stuff" cluttering their lives. It's also fun to introduce my newly married friends to some of my favorite places, many of which they might not have ever thought to try. But I'll admit, it never occurred to me that we might receive some as gifts ourselves!...more
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Unitasking Kitchen Equipment: Which Items Stay or Go?

Alton Brown -- a kitchen genius in my eyes -- has strong feelings against non-useful unitaskers, those kitchen items that perform a single task. Usefulness is obviously in the eyes of the beholder and what may be a timesaving tool for you is merely clutter for me. He suggests clearing out a drawer or cabinet in your kitchen and placing all your utensils and gadgets in a separate space. ...more
i have a wonderful multi-tasking rice cooker! it's replaced my crockpot since it will slow cook ...more