Ok, I am back in wedding mode! After being out of my wedding-crazed phase for a few months, I almost miss it. Almost. I made this clutch for a friend getting married this spring so she has something to throw her phone, chapstick and other girly essentials in on her wedding day, at her bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, or wherever else she wants to use it. They make an awesome customizable gift for any wedding, great as a gift for the bride on her wedding day, or for bridesmaids!
You can choose the color of the fabric that shows through the lace, the inside lining fabric color, and whether or not you want a flower pin or other detail on the front. They are totally customizable! On that note, these would be a great gift for bridesmaids even without the lace, but instead with different, fun patterned fabrics to match your wedding theme, like these! You can customize them however you want, and they don’t all have to be the same. Click to buy them here, and enter your preferences. Feel free to add any additional notes or preferences in the comments section.
Now, for my 3 wise life lessons for newlyweds. Because, after 4
long short months of marriage, I’m obviously already an expert.
1. The first year of marriage is the hardest. Myth or Reality?
The first year (or few months in my case) are hard, but not that hard. My hubby and I were told over and over again before getting married that the first year was going to be pretty difficult, and most likely the hardest year of our marriage. We heard this so often that I think we both actually questioned at some point whether we even wanted to get married! But, the good news is, the positives of being married outway any negatives by far. Despite the many arguments we’ve had about money, buying a home, family traditions, and pretty much everything else under the sun, we would both candidly tell you that we love being married. Life is so much easier when you have someone to share it with everyday, and, not to mention, so much fun! So, while you should be ready to face new challenges, you should be more excited about how much better your life is going to be with your sig-O than without them! Consider this myth busted…
2. Forget the Freshman 15, because the Married Many (as I like to call it) is REAL people.
I had heard rumors that people tend to gain weight when they get married, but didn’t understand why. Until now. It’s because when you come home from a long day of work and have the option to actually spend some time together and make dinner (because who knew that once you were married you still wouldn’t get to see each other that much), or workout, I choose dinner. I never used to cook, but now that I am married and come home hungry, tired, and ready to snuggle up on the couch, cooking for me and my hubby seems to win over working out about 99.9999999999999% of the time. Moral of the story: It’s a slippery slope people. Be ready. Maybe I should try taking tips from this fellow-midwestern girl. And if you have any suggestions on how to re-motivate the workout habits (and miraculously find extra time in a day)… LET ME KNOW!
3. Don’t poop with the door open.
This may seem like something you would never even have to think about to you unmarried folk. As a matter of fact, the P word was a forbidden word for me before getting married (and apparently still is), and I think I subconsciously refused to say it out loud…until I got married to a BOY! Who’d have thunk that having two older brothers didn’t prepare me for everything? Ufffda. But, I was surprised at how fast our comfort levels increased after getting married and living together (which can be a good and bad thing). But, my advice? Whatever you do, do NOT let the P word get between you and your hubby. Yuck…ok…I think that’s enough now. So, just don’t do it, ok? SAVE THE ROMANCE!