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A few weeks ago, my lovely Aunt gave Brandon and I an incredible gift! She bought for us all of our dishes– every last place setting– as well as the completer set. I decided that I had to show you!

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Sorry for the small size and blurry shot! Crate and Barrel won’t let you copy pictures from their website. So sad.

We chose the Margo place setting. Initially, we’d really love the Rustic White earthenware, especially being free-form. But, it’s not dishwasher or microwave safe, which makes it a bit tricky. Sadly, we said goodbye to that set of dishes, and Hello! to Margo. In addition to all 12 place settings, she also purhcased a completer serving set for us.

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We feel so incredibly blessed!

For our birthdays, which are a mere four days apart, my mother decided to be similarly gracious. She purchased our pots and pans!

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Yes, that’s my thumb. Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless cookware, from Macy’s. This is a 17-piece set, which apparently, she got for a steal.

Between my mom and my aunt, Brandon and I should be quite all right in the kitchen. He’s insisted, however, that we also register for a Wok. Luckily, this design by Cuisinart comes with a wok as well. Some unwitting person might make Brandon’s lifetime by giving us a wok. The boy loves his stir-fry.

As I watch our registry dwindle, I am consistently overwhelmed by the beauty and generosity of the family and community I live in. I cannot believe all the support that Brandon and I have gotten. It’s not the gifts that people give us that matter, it’s the thought and effort that they put into giving us the token that makes me believe we will constantly be supported. With a gift comes their sign of approval, of love and care. It makes us feel so blessed.

And the beauty of it is, with the gifts that we receive, we are able to begin a community as well, opening our home to those we live with, and serving others in the way that our community has served us. It’s a beautiful thing.

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Well, I’m an interesting sight right now.

I’m sitting at my friendly neighborhood Borders, perhaps my favorite thing to do on any given afternoon. Sitting in front of me is “The Complete Works of Emily Dickinson”, edited by Thomas Johnson, as well as my laptop. I’m currently writing a paper on Dickinson’s perspectives of God as the Angel of Death. Also in front of me is the April edition of Real Simple, a new mag addiction. Next to Real Simple is Colin Cowie’s “Wedding Chic,” a must-read, as well as Mindy Weis’s “The Wedding Book.” And what’s sitting on the very tip-top of the stack? US News and World Report’s Ultimate Law School Guide, an LSAT prep book, and this month’s issue of “The Economist.” My Google Reader is one-third wedding, one-third living, and one-third domestic and international news. On any given day, you might find me engrossed in Martha Stewart Living, or Hillary Rodham Clinton’s autobiography.

I don’t like to segment my life; I really don’t. But I’m finding more and more that this blog, and the wedding blogging world, provides a creative outlet that I don’t necessarily find in my final semester of classes or my professional grooming.  And it’s nice. I’m rather beginning to enjoy it.

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Two weekends ago, I went home to throw my cousin and bridesmaid, Melissa, a wedding shower for her May 9th affair. She and her fiancee both met while studying in a math Ph.d. program. Of course, as we considered what sort of shower we should throw for our dear Melissa, our mind immediately jumped to the most logical equation: a math themed shower.

We searched and searched– it’s hard to come up with math-themed anything! Here’s what we came up with… img_5294

We had pencils personalized; what better favor! Notice they’re tied with measuring tape.

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My cousins Alison (a bridesmaid) and Abby made these yummy number cookies– check out the hearts in the frosting!

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We strung together math flashcards for garklands, which we strung all around the house…

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My sister Rachel and I spent hours cutting those numbers out of foam and painting them purple– it gives a pretty cute “Alice in Wonderland” feel, if you ask me.

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The candy bar was one of my favorite features of the day! Those adorable boutiquey cupcakes were made by yours truly. For a closeup!

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Of course, the bride was ecstatic! The shower wasn’t a surprise, but she was certainly shocked by the Math theme. She especially loved the themed menu– we served “Square Root Steak”, “Symmetry Salmon”, “Calculating Crabcakes”, and “X-, Y-, and Z-iti Axis”. Of course, she and I posed for pictures at the event… (I’m the blond one)

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What a lovely lovely lovely weekend! It was so much fun to plan a party without having to be the center of attention– like the upcoming August soiree! Congratulations to the Lovely Bride!

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