with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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I came across an article over at Divine Caroline titled, “When “I Do” Means “I Want” – The New Rules of Registry.” The article explains what items are appropriate…and what items are not. The stores mentioned in the article that have registries was pretty varied and a little mind-blowing.
As someone who got married nearly ten years ago (Woo!) our options for registering at the time were The Hudson’s Bay Company (I’m Canadian. Holla!) and IKEA. My husband and I had both spent a number of years living on our own before we met, so we didn’t necessarily need anything.
Did we want new things? Well, sure. Who doesn’t want new things? Especially when you’re throwing a big party in honor of…you.
We honestly only registered for the sake of those that did not know what gift to get for us. We had two friends who would always buy an ironing board as their “clutch” gift, so we registered for one just for them. I’ve used it probably…five or so times in the last nine and a half years, but hey. It’s been used. Ish.
Some of my most favorite gifts are the ones that were not on our registry. We got a cool set of dishes for serving sushi and a stove-top popcorn popper that allows us to make kettle corn. Mmmm…kettle corn.
How about you? Did you/would you register somewhere? If so, where?
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