Friday, June 25, 2010


There's always a reason to celebrate, no?

Joe and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last week. Except, we really didn't do anything special to celebrate. Unless, of course, you count my fixing dinner for the family and eating together. We had wanted to go out to eat, but Joe didn't get home from work early enough, so we didn't get to do anything.

With Fathers Day just a few short days after our anniversary, I didn't really know what to get Joe for either. I decided to buy him a French-cuff shirt for church. After four stores, I finally found some at Boscov's. They were half-price, so I bought him two. (As hard as they were to find, I don't want to have to worry about it again for a few more years.)

I didn't want to buy him cuff links until I knew I could find the shirt, but I had a pair in mind. A fun set of buffalo-head nickel cuff links from Etsy. They look giant in my hand, but they are real nickels in real nickel size. (I just ordered a pair of Indian-head penny cuff links on eBay for Joe. They were much, much cheaper than the ones I found on Etsy.)

The boys love the ideas of cuff links. Carter asked if we could find some pennies from his birth year (1998) and make him a set. I thought it would be a very cool thing to do for all of my boys. I imagine my boys as young men wearing cuff links on their missions or something. (They sell cuff link blanks on eBay and Etsy.) As soon as things settle down here, we're going to get serious about this.

And while I was shopping for Joe's cuff links, I found the most awesome ring on Etsy for myself. It's made from an old typewriter key. Seriously, how fun is that?!? And, seriously, how dry can my hands be?!? I'm a constant hand-washer.

For our anniversary, Joe told me to order myself something. As luck would have it, I had just "sampled" some new perfume the day before while hunting for his dress shirt. It arrived in the mail just yesterday. It smells soooo good. My nose is very finicky with smells and I need to "test" all new perfumes for a full day before committing to buy. It passed the test.


nikko said...

Happy Anniversary!

lisa said...

I’m going to have to remember that as a gift! Cuff links and shirt together! Great idea! I think he got off way easy though. And lucked out with a great gift.

And the penny cuff links is a good idea. I can’t wait to see them when you are finished.

utmommy said...

Cute ring!!

FinnyKnits said...

Both cuff links and rings are awesome!

Bubba just got a new set of cuff links for work and I happen to find these way more charming. I wonder what they'd think of them in the board room?

The idea of penny cuff links for the boys is adorable. :)

amandajean said...

i LOVE your ring!!!

happy belated anniversary!