David is Fancy

20 May 2014

20 May 2014
This is my first time doing a post like this, so just so you know: I received this product for free, but wasn't obligated to mention it on the old blog at all. I was really happy with the service so thought it deserved a shoutout. Maybe you'll be seeing more of these posts in the future, maybe not - we'll see how it goes, how about? Hope I didn't scandalize you by not giving you more of a warning than this. Happy reading!

So, I'm not sure how much I talk about David on here, besides how handy he is when it comes to home improvement projects and how we like to disagree on pretty much everything.

Opposites attract, yo. I'm telling you, it's a real and valid theory. To prove that I am right, here is a list of things David is good at:
- Money and budgeting
- Sports, especially soccer
- Math
- Planning for the future
- Problem solving
- Handyman work
- Doing the dishes (teehee)
- Video games (if one can be "good" at those)
Here's a list of things I am not good at:
- Every single item on that list right up there
Now, having a marriage between two people that are really opposite comes in handy more times than you think. It makes for an easy division of labor, and a fascinating study into the differences between people...and of course an occasional fight or twelve.

Anyway.

Because we'd be broke if I did it, David is in charge of the finances in our house. Mostly because it's his job - literally, he's a financial advisor by day, so that's what he does for other people. He's really great at it, because he's a bit of a cheapskate but also loves helping people. Perfect recipe for a financial advisor, wouldn't you say?

He recently got his own office at his company, which is a big deal for someone who's been in the business for less than a year. So when Sarah from Personal Creations contacted me asking if they could send me one of their products, I immediately thought I should get him something fancy for his office. He needed something to spruce up his desk, and deserved a reward for how hard he's worked this last year.


She sent me this awesome desk organizer, personalized with his initials right on the front. It's got a sliding drawer in front, for your secret things, and holes so your phone charger can hide discreetly inside and you can plug it in on top - plus, the felted bottom quiets the sound of your phone going off if you're in a busy or open area.


Unfortunately I forgot to bring my camera the last time I was in his office, so you'll have to deal with these crappy iPhone photos. Sorry bout it.

Anyways, I highly recommend their products. It was shipped really quickly and came all wrapped up nice and securely - something that I notice after getting packages from my wedding registry on Bed Bath & Beyond, where it looked like they threw the items into boxes from across the room and then had a 2-year-old put some tape haphazardly across the box. Not that I'm still bitter about our really expensive wine glasses having to be reordered TWICE from that problem, or anything...

I'm not usually the biggest fan of personalized items, mostly because they are a bunch of non-useful items that look cute but have no real purpose. Personal Creations is different - I had a hard time picking just one thing that I thought he might like!

If you're looking for a graduation gift, or just a reward for a hard-working husband, I highly recommend their products. Gifts for him can be found here, but they also have a bunch of houseware things, gifts for moms & dads, and pretty much anything you can think of.

Oh, and another reason we're opposite? There's no way I'll ever be fancy enough to need something like this on my desk. :) Marriage is a great and beautiful thing, isn't it?
HG

1 comment

  1. That is so cute! (In a manly way... you know what I mean.) I would totally get one for my desk, except that it would be covered (COVERED) in post-it-notes and camp store catalogues and registration papers and a random pair of glow-in-the-dark shutter shades in like, two seconds flat. I'm just going by all the stuff on my desk at the moment.

    I'm also not fancy enough, obviously.

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