Is it a crime that I don’t really love pumpkin… anything? I really think that pumpkins are a sad excuse for a sweet potato. As I’m slowly but surely, falling into fall, I’m craving the warmer things in life. Heating the apartment to 73 degrees or higher, hot lemon water in the morning, warm comfort foods at night -and blankets. Blankets on everything. Chunky sweaters. Ugg boots. Cooking on a cast iron skillet.
I read this post from Blueprint Registry – and was immediately inspired. Blueprint is a non-traditional registry where you can actually create a layout of your home and select gifts by room. While, I don’t have anything heavy and shiny on my finger right now – I still don’t mind looking from time to time. The blog pulls together looks and products from several websites to help people curate their home.
The best part of Blueprint is that you can add items from nearly any website to your registry. Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Williams-Sonoma, Amazon, and Crate and Barrel… all in one place. Don’t want gifts? You can also have folks contribute to the down-payment on your house or your honeymoon.
Kevin and I made a small registry for our housewarming back in August, but it wasn’t the type of thing where we wanted to go all out. Our guests honestly asked us to create one, so we did something small at Target to make everything easier… even though several people still bought items outside of the registry… without a gift receipt… and we have some doubles now. But I digress.
We still need a pot that can go into the oven and on the stove, an extra comforter… and I’d love a blender that can do everything a good processor can do with half the clean up. Even though it’s main purpose will be for making crushed ice for Kevin’s cocktails.
I just offered to host Thanksgiving too, so I’ll need to look into more serving dishes. I’m so so so nervous about hosting on my own this year. My Grandmother passed last year right before Thanksgiving, and we were far too devastated to celebrate. The entire family split up. Some ate at TGI Fridays, some went to another relative, and others made a regular meal at home. I refuse to let that happen again, so I’m hosting.
I’ll probably drive myself insane with decorating our home, but I’d rather make sure that our family is together. Plus, Thanksgiving, for me, means family and fall. That’s the date in the season where we all come together.
This post was inspired by Blueprint Registry. If you’re on the hunt for a registry for someone you love – I highly recommend it.