Thursday, January 9, 2014

Post Wedding Presents: Froodads in 2014

2013 was the year where Mark termed the word "froodad." A froodad, or fruity doodad, is the type of item that I'm drawn to. A cute little knick knack, a kitschy little mug, pens and stickers - anything, anything I want that I do not need is a froodad.

During the wedding, I had to put froodads on the back burner, but now that it is over, I was able to pick up two things that I had been thinking about for a while. One is wedding-related, so that should be totally acceptable!

The first item is this beautiful Kikki K 2014 Leather Time Planner. It just looks so so so cute. As much as I love my Filofax, I wanted a little change from that red. Baby blue and gold is a pretty cute fresh start to a brand new year. So much of the stuff at Kikki K is on sale right now, including this planner, so check it out. They are amazing - it was pretty hard not to add on and on and on to my cart before I clicked order.

After weddings, it's a pretty big feeling of relief - all the planning and to-do lists are pretty much done. Now it's just the name change stuff aaand - thank you cards! I had my FILL of writing my address on the RSVPs (both on the return label AND inside the return envelope), so I decided to treat myself with a personalized address stamp that I found on Etsy. It'll be good for two reasons: 1. I'll be excited to write my thank yous, and 2. It'll give me an excuse to wait to do them for a bit, since I have to wait for the stamp to come in the mail!

Have you splurged and bought yourself any post-Christmas gifts? xoxo, MaDonna


  1. i ALMOST got one of these planners, but I instead opted for my first Filofax via Kijiji. So damn excited for the both of us! I found lots of cute stationary on Etsy, can't wait to have it all set up. Happy to know we're both on the same bandwagon plannerwise :)

  2. Well, handmade things are really the most effective gift to be bestowed to our dear one. It reflects the love and heart with the sweetness for the one WHO is special. Handmade gifts are preferred over traditional gift currently because these don't seem to be only considered as gift, however as the simplest way to specific feelings to somebody. I personally also adore Wedding gifts lots.

  3. At traditional Chinese weddings, the tea ceremony is the equivalent of an exchange of vows at a Western wedding ceremony. This ritual is still practiced widely among rural Chinese, however young people in larger cities, as well as in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, tend to practice a combination of Western style of marriage together with the Tea Ceremony.
    When the bride leaves her home with the groom to his house, a "Good Luck Woman" will hold a red umbrella over her head, meaning "raise the bark, spread the leaves." This "good luck woman" should be someone who is blessed with a good marriage, healthy children and husband and living parents. Other relatives will scatter rice, red bean and green bean in front of her. The red umbrella protects the bride from evil spirit


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