Two very different gifts.

At the ancient ages of 28 and 29, Brian and I have been invited to a “Sweet 16” party which takes place tonight.

Not only is it a “Sweet 16” party, but it’s suggested that we arrive in “evening wear” as well.

It’s a shame that no one captured the “huh?” expressions on our faces when we received our invitation.

Setting aside my living room blinds project for the moment, last night I got crafty on the gift packaging instead.  Fairly confident that the recipient will be much too busy to read Square Piece today, I can tell you that she’s receiving a gift card and (to go with the theme of “Sweet 16”) she’s also receiving my favorite perfume in the whole wide world, Sugar.  (It smells like a combination of heaven, love and cotton candy… sorta.)

Using a scrap of sage burlap, some Distress Ink, some poofy stickers and some quirky, pom-pom ribbon, I whipped up an adorable, “sweet” package.


What’s even more wonderful is that Brian himself had a gift for me when I came home last night.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my husband?  You’re going to need to keep this in mind – seriously! – because in ten days I’ll be blogging a story (The Dreadlock Incident) that reveals such a hilarious, heinous picture of Brian, you might think that I don’t love him.  But I DO love him!  And I’ve asked Brian about 20 times if he’s suuuuuuure that he’s okay with me posting this picture.  He’s waffled a little, but the more I ask, the more sure he is that we really should tell the story right, picture included.  Stay tuned.

Okay, so my loving husband (whom I love dearly in return, don’t forget) knows 1) how much I hate being cold and 2) what a dream it would be to own a Chevy SSR one day.

Bearing in mind that gift packaging is one major difference between men and women, look at what I came home to last night!

It’s a remote starter for my little jellybean car (which is fixed, btw)!  AHHHHHHH!  SSR who now?


  1. February 4, 2012

    I hate the cold too.There is nothing better for people like us than climbing into a warm car on a freezing cold dawn. What? it’s wrapped already! 🙂

  2. First, you’re finally doing the dreadlocks story!?! YAY!

    Second, please tell me you’re not giving up the SSR just because you fixed the jelly bean. If you need a hand, I can totally help you justify the purchase. For example, see, the problem with the jelly bean was probably just the first of several things that are about to break. You don’t want to have to worry all the time about your car’s reliability, do you?

    • No, Ian, I’m not giving up the SSR “just because” I’ve fixed the jellybean. There are more “because’s.” Lots more. And let’s just say that I’m putting off the SSR… for now. I still remember your reaction to seeing that pic of Brian. Priceless.

  3. February 4, 2012

    Hooray for you! what a wonderful gift from a wonderful guy.

  4. February 4, 2012

    OK I really had to giggle, out loud, here by myself when I read Sincerely, that is so cute! Nice gift too, I would love one of those.
    Love your crafty gift and can’t wait to hear the dreadlock incident. Can I ask how you know you are going to write it exactly ten days from now?

  5. February 5, 2012

    Your package and card looks amazing! I hope that she appreciated it. I bet it was the most unique there. Um, and remote starter?! That is AWESOME! For real!

  6. February 5, 2012

    I love how you have pictures showing the differences in the presentations of the gifts. So funny. LOVE your gift wrap, super cute! And how sweeeeet of Brian!

  7. February 7, 2012

    thanks for sharing the pic of the gift tag–you’ve been giving me so many good ideas!

    and yeah, the difference between boy gifts and girl gifts is DEFINITELY the packaging!

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