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Wedding Planning: The Home Stretch

There are less than two months left until my and DG’s wedding. That is absolutely terrifying to think about, but it’s also kind of calming. We’ve been working on this shindig for about a year and a half now and it’s nice to be in the finishing stages.

Hand-stamped invitation action

Hand-stamped invitation action.

Our invitations went out in the mail on Monday. I feel like invitations are one of the more stressful parts. What if there’s a typo? What if you forgot to include something, which makes you feel really really stupid? What if there’s not enough postage, or if one gets eaten by the mail sorter? and other crazy concerns like that. When we ordered them, I literally had to check the proofs 6 times before I was able to click the “order” button.  (more…)

7 Items to Improve Your Apartment Life

With our wedding just over 2 months away (ACK!), DG and I are putting the finishing touches on our registries. If you’re anything like me, registries are freaking hard. Plates, utensils, and home goods just don’t excite me at all. When we went to Macy’s to do the scanner thing one day, I’m pretty sure DG had a better time than I did.

I find a lot of the registry starter lists totally not useful. We don’t need more bedding, or a pasta maker, a juicer, or fine china. I’d rather buy bedding when I see a cute print on sale, and the rest would collect dust in our modest kitchen storage space.

So instead, here are 7 items that will actually be useful in your apartment!

1. A Small Kitchen Scale

I have this one, it's perfect

I have this one, it’s perfect

Why? Small, cheap, and once you have it, you’ll use it all the time. Portion control for weight loss? Bam. Found a sweet recipe that calls for 500g of flour? Now you don’t have to try to measure out 2.175 cups of flour to the bowl.

Alternative uses: Weighing mail and packages so you don’t have to bring them to the post office. Weighing your pet rat for fun. Shiny surface for displaying your avocados. (more…)

Our hotpot

Birthday Dinner: Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

Thursday was my fiance’s birthday! Good old Deaf Guy turned 27, and I was having a really hard time figuring out what to get him. I ultimately decided on two loot cards for World of Warcraft (which gives him two new in-game pets) and to take him out for a nice dinner of his choosing.

Our hotpot

Our hotpot! The left side is spicy and the right side is the regular broth.

DG wanted to go to Little Sheep in Edison again, so that’s where we went! It’s in the H-Mart shopping center along with other Asian chains like Paris Baguette and Picnic Garden. We ate there once before, right when they opened up, and it was good but they seemed to have a few supply issues (like being totally out of lamb). I’m happy to say that there were no such problems on Thursday and we had an awesome time.  (more…)