I've been to a million bridal showers, but for some reason I just didn't put two and two together when it came to me. I'm getting married in just a couple of weeks, and last weekend (May 2nd) my beautiful family & friends threw me a surprise bridal shower!
Funny story, opening lingerie in front of 20+ friends and relatives made me turn redder than I am even in this photo. (apparently I embarrass easy...although I'm not sure this qualifies as "easy")
The shower had a great theme: Stock the Bar & Boudoir. Love it. Except that now my last blog post about wine is a little comical - I brought home nearly 45 BOTTLES OF WINE! Holy crap. I think maybe sometime in the next few months I'll have to blog about how to continue the wine habit but keep from gaining weight. (Haven't figured my solution out yet but I will, ladies). My bridal party even made and bottled their own wine (dedicated to Dave & I) at Central Street Farmhouse! What a fantastic gift!
I wish I'd had my camera on me so I could have taken photos of all the amazing ladies who attended and showered me with love - but I was camera AND phone-less. Thankfully there were several people who DID have cameras, so I may have to follow this up with some "better-late-than-never" photos.
When it comes to Christmas we (my family, fiance, etc) don't do too much anymore....we all choose for our "Secret Santa" gift, but we don't allow gift buying otherwise. (Listen....when you've got 4 siblings, plus their wives/parents/kids/cousins, etc. it is impossible to buy for everyone without going broke) The only exception is for the kids - we're allowed to spoil them! And since so far our family only has 2 little ones, they sure do get spoiled!
David (aka. The Fiance) has been very generous in his gifts to me every year....even though he isn't supposed to get me anything! This year he bought me this gorgeous SeaBag from the outlet in Freeport, Maine. He actually gave me a couple choices and let me choose which I would like best. The beauty you see on the left was my choice! I would definitely recommend checking out the fabulous products at their Freeport or Portland, Maine stores.
I bought myself a new pair of Reebok All-Terrain Super sneakers this year to replace an older pair of Brooks I'd been running in. They are SO comfy, and super light. Check out my #ReebokOne profile and browse some of my favorite products!
My "Secret Santa" this year was actually my father, and he decided to go clothes shopping for me.....oh my goodness. He shopped at Marshall's, and bought me our shopping limit ($75) in AWFUL, UGLY, TOO-SMALL clothes. Hahaha! He said that he wanted me to have something to open, rather than just getting me a giftcard. After I returned the lovely... choices he made I now have a shopping spree. :-) I can't complain about that!
This year I decided to treat myself to a new purse that I have been OBSESSING over on Etsy, and so far I absolutely love it. This fabulous shop "Rough & Tumble Bags" is in Maine, and they make some gorgeous handmade bags - definitely check them out when you are choosing your next handbag or tote.
Overall - spoilfest! I know I'm a little late in sharing what my holiday was like, but I figure better late than never. :)
This year is our last year in Maine for the holidays, so I am glad we were able to see as much family as we were. (We spent Christmas Eve with David's parents, Christmas day with mine, and then we spent New Years Eve with my parents again)
Next year who knows where we will be during the holidays, but I will definitely be looking back on this year with smiles, and looking forward to the next time we get to spend precious time with our family.
Dreamer, decorator, wife, business owner, personal fitness trainer. 20-something.