Celebrating My Retirement From Crazy Cat Lady Status – aka Bachelorette Party

I started the day out the perfect way. By proudly displaying my cat lady shirt and necklace.


I have so many wonderful ladies in my life it was so nice to have a fun relaxing dinner and slumber party to reminise about all the great times we have had over the years.


Like any great night out should start, we got ready at my house. And in sequins of course!

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My wonderful sisters…. I was so glad lisa was able to make it!


Off to Chino Latino we go…. this was my first experience at Chino so I was pretty excited.

We met up with Justina and Lynnette. So all my favorite ladies were there…. Anna you were there in spirit! 936144_662583033768862_734270172_n 179705_662615440432288_1244149291_n
What sisters don’t take a self taken in the unisex bathroom…. totally normal.

My drink bubbled which made it just 10x more fun than an ordinary drink.

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Sexy Katy.. 🙂
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Enjoying the fun drinks, food and atmosphere.
IMG_4310Aww Im so happy to have my Netty with me!
IMG_4314Netty got this fortune which got a laugh from the whole group…. since she is in fact pregnant!
bachlorettesLeaving Chino’s to head to Katy’s for an old fashioned slumber party.
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Lots of snacks, great girls, great fun…. just like the old days. DSC01059 DSC01060
My parents made this cute paper purses filled with next day necessities. Eye drops, mints, binders, bobby pins, etc. It was very sweet and fun.
Cant wait to wear my new Mrs. Gleason robe!!! Thanks Danielle.
And the next morning. Im sure you have all seen and experiences this feeling. 🙂

Thank you everyone for a wonderful night. I am so happy to have such amazing women in my life that will be my lifelong friends.

Holiday Themed Shower

I am so lucky to have such amazing people in my lives that do so much to make this an amazing experience. For those of you who know me you know that I love holidays. I decorate for them all and always do my best to make it a memorable and special day. So why not have a holiday themed shower!

Here are the amazing decoration. Each table had a different holiday theme. Including the buffet table which was my favorite holiday, Christmas!


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Christmas! Christmas dinner was served in honor of my favorite holiday.DSC00910

St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July…
Diane also gave a wonderful devotion while sharing the veil from her own wedding. It was a very special moment for me and I am so lucky to have these women in my life.

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It was so thoughtful and sweet, and I have such a great time. Each person was given a holiday that would correspond with their gift and recipes that each guest was to bring. When I opened the gift the giver would read their favorite memories of the holiday and share their recipe and note.

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My very own birthday place mat! A Grigg tradition. DSC00959

The games were also so much fun. I have played the toilet paper dress game before but this one had a special twist. 🙂 Each bride had to represent their holiday as well. Other decorations were included to give it a holiday flair.



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Christmas. The winners… but I think because we got the “Bride Vote”.

What would a party be without some cute favors, cookies in holiday shapes!


Thank you again for all the wonderful ladies that came to shower me with love. It was an unforgettable day. DSC01006 DSC01005 DSC01004 DSC00958

I also received this fantastic gift from my sister, Lisa who was unable to make it.  It was holiday items  she had collected throughout the year. 🙂

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So fantastic!


Retro Bridal Shower – Part 2

The shower was amazing but what really made it memorable was the wonderful ladies that came to celebrate. There are so few times in your life where all your favorite women from different times in your life are in the same place. Thank you all of you, I love you very much!

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My Netty and her adorable niece Abbie. 4 - Copy

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Katy Nana and Allianna. IMG_4188

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Laura, Katlyn and Dani.IMG_4192

The Jerry bunch.


My cousin and her step-mother. Was so happy they could make it!IMG_4197

I have no idea what I’m talking about but all their faces are pretty hilarious.IMG_4196

Neighbor Kathy!


Look at this happy group of wonderful ladies. DSC00774 - CopyDSC00799 - Copy DSC00782 - Copy

Aw…. Grandma Jerry. DSC00785 - Copy

Netty and Angela, half of the pregnant bunch  🙂 DSC00786 - Copy

My favorite co-workers…. well ex-coworkers 🙂 DSC00822


My beautiful little sister… with the cake she made.


My favorite people!


Carol, Kim and Karen.
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And of course there were gifts :

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Some people stray from the registry. I myself am always a strayer.

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Adorable apron made for me by Lou’s Mother.

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Wine basket from Netty. So special and wonderful. Each had a note included for the occasion in which is was to be consumed.


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She wrapped the wedding night bottle of champagne in left over fabric from her veil. SO SWEET!IMG_4247

Minnesota House Wife Apron


Love Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers. Adorable!

And pretty sure the cutest wash towels I have ever seen!!!! IMG_4262 IMG_4263 IMG_4264

Thank you Alli for my oh so fantastic hedgehog measuring cups. IMG_4268

It was a day to remember with wonderful people. Thank you all!