I’m so excited to be part of a link-up party called “Inspire My Creativity” with some talented bloggers. On the second Wednesday of each month we are challenged to come up with a blog post based on a theme. July’s theme is the color blue. When I found out the theme, I started thinking about phrases that have to do with the color blue…”Wild Blue Yonder,” “Feeling Blue,” Blue without you.” The one that I decided to go with is the old English poem and tradition that brides use for good luck, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.”
I came up with a gift for new brides that could be for bridal showers or weddings. I gave a little bit of advice in the form of “something borrowed,” and then added lots of useful blue things to go with it!
I remember when I first got married, I was SO excited to be in charge of the housekeeping of my own little place. Too excited in fact…and insisted on doing all of the chores around the house! Now I’m the mom of three boys who will one day be husbands and I want them to be helpful partners. All of these things combined in my head when I came up with this “Something Blue” gift idea. At the center of this gift are “His & Hers Chore Cards,” that have chore check off lists. The happy bride and groom can shuffle the chores and divide them evenly. You can download and print these for free when you sign up for The Gifty Girl newsletter and get access to the Free Gift Printables Library. You can easily sign up below.
I printed off the cards (double sided) and laminated them so they can check off and wipe-off completed chores.
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Next, I gathered blue cleaning products. Did you realize that approximately 90% of cleaning products are blue? 😉 Seriously, I had TOO MANY blue cleaning products! Some of the products I included are:
I put all of the supplies in a wooden crate like this one, Lastly, I added a cute label that says “Something Blue” (taped to the top of a wooden kebab stick) and a “Something Borrowed” that explains the gift basket. (You can print these from the Free Gift Printables Library too!). Here’s the finished product, useful and fun!
There’s my “Something Borrowed, Something Blue” Bridal Gift Basket. What do you think? Would His & Hers Chore Cards have helped you out when you first got married? Maybe you need them now? 🙂 If you are looking for other wedding gifts check out my post on taking wedding gifts to the next level and this Chopped Wedding Gift Idea.
Now it’s time to check out the other fun “Blue” blog posts for this Inspire My Creativity link party. Click on the links below to see what everyone came up with.
Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins
Anna | Practical and Pretty
Christine | Swordfights & Starry Nights
Meg | See The Happy
Candice | She’s Crafty
Amy | Leap of Faith Crafting
Jaclyn | The Dotted Nest
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Julia | The Quiet Grove
Marie | The Inspiration Vault
Stephanie | The Gifty Girl
Brooke | My Beautiful Mess
Heather | Glitter On A Dime
Rachel | Adventures of a DIY Mom
Niki | 365 Days of Crafts
Jessica | Designers Sweet Spot
Don’t forget to come back in August (second Wednesday) to see what we come up with for next month’s theme.