Monday, August 15, 2011

More to Life Than a Cow Creamer

I found Life as a Wife through an awesome Twitter #commenthour and have enjoyed getting to know her and her awesome family through her Tweets and her adorable blog, Life as Wife. Some of my favorite posts are her musings on her husband as a man and father, including this one on how her baby is just like daddy and a letter to daddy from his son that made me cry. Please join me in saying hello and a big thank you for guest posting for me while I am on vacation.

Stephanie in Suburbia never fails to make me laugh; between her live-in-roommate and smarty-pants wee' burb, the chuckles are endless. Of course, I am preaching to the choir because you people are reading her blog and must like her too!

Recently she reminisced about her experience creating a wedding registry and the corer that almost ended it all. To be honest, I had no f-ing idea what the heck a corer even was before her post. I should have known but alas, I did not. Why? Because the hubby and I planned our wedding in three days and I was worried about silly little things like him getting kicked out of the Army for sneaking to the next county to marry me. (For the record, his chain-of-command was none the wiser and he served an amazing three years of service.

I may not covet a ceramic cow creamer but there are a few things that I am not sure how the heck I have survived without. So, without any further bs-ing here are the top five things every newlywed couple should have put on their registry.

1.) A sturdy serving platter: Every new wife needs a beautiful serving platter. During that first year when you burn every meal you will eventually catch your poor hubby mumbling under his breath, use your platter to hit him in the back of the head. The heavier the platter, the better.

2.) Blender: Eventually nothing will sound better then a margarita and having a blender will be a lifesaver (your husband's that is!) The loud noise also works well for drowning out the noise of the game that will be playing on T.V. (A vacuum works as well but I wouldn't recommend registering for one because then you will be expected to clean.)

3.) Monogrammed coffee mugs: Monograms may be the only way you remember to spell your new last name because trust me, your hubby will only think you scribbling out your signature is cute so many times. Really anything from monogrammed towels to a doormat works well.

4.) Comfortable and stylish bedding: The trick here is to register for bedding for both your marital bed and guest room or pull-out. Why? So when his snoring gets unbearable or he hogs the covers you will have somewhere comfy and cute to crash!

5.) Beer keg cooler: This item will serve two purposes. For one - major brownie points with the husband and the other? Look at number three for a reminder.

I blame this all on Steph because before her post, I didn't really care that I didn't have monogrammed, his-and-hers mugs or a blender with over 100 speeds. Don't worry though, I made up for it when it came time for Little Man's baby registry.

What do you wish you had registered for? If you've done a baby registry, were you traumatized by the wedding experience?


Mads said...

I haven't done a registry, but I can imagine that it is Hell on Earth.
Using a serving platter as a weapon is such sage advice.
Thank you :P

Aleta said...

I like the blender option better too. Lol.

Ok, I'm impressed that you planned a wedding in 3 days. That sounds like a story.

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

This was great advice! I didn't think of getting a beer keg cooler for my hubs. Really though, if I'd registered at Home Depot, he'd have been a happy camper.

I actually had an easier time with the wedding registry than the baby registry. That was way more stressful!

Life As Wife said...

@Mads: serving platters are always my weapon of choice haha! Seriously though, light taps on the rear are a good reminder to behave!

@Aleta: to be fair we got married in a courthouse so planning wasn't too bad; however, we had everything "normal" weddings do!

@Rach: baby registry was easy peasy but I realize now that little man didn't need half of the crap he got...

Kat said...

I'm with you on #2!

Registering for the wedding, I broke down in the middle of Macy's. I can't even begin to imagine what sort of insanity will accompany registering for baby things someday.

Missy said...

I registered for and received 4 sets of dishes for my wedding. I use one set. It was very practical and I love having all four sets. You know, just in case I someday throw a party for 48 people!

The Woven Moments said...

With weddings, you NEVER register for enough. You can't.

With babies, you never use half the stuff you register for.

Electric ass-wipe warmer? Never even plugged it in.

Life As Wife said...

@Kat: I'm sure I would have had a similar breakdown!!

@Missy: smart woman! I wish I had enough matching sets of dishes for large parties! Mine are always mismatched!

Lauren Nicole Gifts said...

I wish I would have registered for a separate bathroom. Why do men pee all over the toilet? Maybe they think a magic toilet fairy will come clean it up for them. Wait....that's me!!