Miss Doily Is in the House!

Hello, hive! Hello, hello, hello!!! I cannot even begin to explain just how excited I am to be Miss Doily. Mostly this is because I am in shock, and it’s not even 100% hit me that I am a bee. I wanted to be a bee so I can share my wedding journey with others who are in a similar place and hopefully give them ideas and inspiration! I am one of the first of my friends and family to get married, so I am venturing into unknown territory, and guess what? I’m dragging all of you along with me! I hope you have your seat belts buckled—it’s going to be a pretty crazy ride!!

When I applied to be a bee, I had already resigned myself to the fact that I wouldn’t hear for weeks and that I probably would not get chosen the first time out of the gate. Much to my surprise, and the chagrin of Mr. D’s eardrums, I found out only five days after I applied that I would be the newest blogger bee. I went to check my text messages and noticed that I had some emails. At the top of the pile was one with “Weddingbee Application” in the subject line. I opened it, expecting a kind rejection from Pengy. After all, it had only been five days! But it was there, congratulating me. I squealed at the top of my lungs, running into the living room, sending my cats scattering in terror. Mr. D looked alarmed as well. I could barely get the words out, but he managed to get the gist of: “OHMYGOSHITHINKTHEYMADEMEABEE!” After I calmed down, I made him read the email to me out loud so I wasn’t mistaken. He read it and assured me that I wasn’t, and now here I am!


Introducting Mr. D and Miss Doily! (Personal Photo)

What you need to know about Miss Doily: I’m neurotically neat, I like lists, and I like Post-Its. A lot. I’m a huge football fan: I play fantasy football in a league of 11 guys, and I usually kick most of their butts. I have two cats that I adore. I like to create things and craft all the time. I have been with Mr. D since I was 18 years old and a freshman in college. I am a youth counselor to troubled children and also volunteer with Special Olympics as a coach to some amazing children.

What you need to know about Mr. D: He’s sarcastic. He, too, loves football and even played it for four years in college (and he gets cranky when I kick his butt in fantasy football). He doesn’t really like to craft, and I often have to bribe him to join me in my crafting adventures. He pretends not to be a cat person, but I often catch him whispering sweet nothings to the kittens and giving them treats when he thinks I’m not looking. Mr. D is a self-employed freelance writer and publisher.

So now that you know a little bit about us, you are probably wondering why I chose Miss Doily. Well, there are a number of reasons. One is so I can continue to refer to my fiance as Mr. D since his last name does in fact begin with a D and that is how I have been referring to him on the boards before this. There is also the fact that I was already planning on incorporating doilies into the reception decor to go along with the other vintage, whimsical touches I am using!

I mean, how sweet is this usage of doilies?


Image via Martha Stewart Weddings

Plus, doilies are sweet, lacy, and delicate, and they are reminiscent of simpler times. You will come to find that I love the classics: movies, music, cardigans, and the list goes on. I like to think that I am sweet, but I know I am far from delicate. Can I just say again that I am so excited to be Miss Doily!? Because I am!

Anyway, after seven years of dating, Mr. D and I are planning a sweet, simple wedding filled with lots of whimsical and vintage touches. I know that this wedding is us through and through, and I can’t wait for you to join us on our journey! On that note, I guess I will sign off! See you soon!


Mrs. Doily

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wedding Date:
March 2012
Engagement Ring: "It's Your Decision"
House Wine of the South...In Pennsylvania
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  1. Member
    Miss Winter 260 posts, Helper bee @ 12:42 pm

    Welcome Miss Doily! I have to give you props on the fantasy football I too am the only girl in my FI’s league and I clean house! Congrats on becoming a Bee!

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    mrsbowieii 704 posts, Busy bee @ 12:42 pm

    Welcome!!! I can’t wait to read your journey!

  3. Member
    breezybri19 574 posts, Busy bee @ 12:42 pm


    HaHa, Yay for Miss Doily! Congrats lady, I can’t wait to read all of your blog posts!

  4. Member
    JuneBride2012 536 posts, Busy bee @ 12:46 pm

    Congrats, Miss Doily! I’m so glad you shared your good news on the boards…you really made us a part of your experience! Side Note: I was the only woman in my fantasy football league, and I am THE. REIGNING. CHAMP. 😉

  5. doily Member
    doily 1734 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:50 pm

    @JuneBride2012: I’m jealous! I still have not won the entire thing yet! Whoever wins is the comissioner for the entire year, so I’m determined that this is the year! (You know, as long as there is a season!). Thank you!
    @breezybri19: I’m still in shock lady! Thank you!

  6. Member
    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 12:53 pm

    Hi! Welcome.

  7. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:54 pm

    Welcome again Miss D! I can’t wait to hear all about your plans!

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    Caizn 734 posts, Busy bee @ 1:00 pm

    Night Bee! Night Bee! lol yay! So happiez!

  9. ladyfingers Member
    ladyfingers 1257 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:00 pm

    Hello hello! You guys are adorable – can’t wait to read more!

  10. Member
    TamJam 211 posts, Helper bee @ 1:02 pm

    Congrats and welcome!! Can’t wait to hear about your plans. I’m also lace/vintage theme!!!!

  11. Member
    chancehere 349 posts, Helper bee @ 1:04 pm

    Welcome! Does being from Iowa automatically make you a college football fan?

    I’m on the pro-side and a Vikings fan for life. As difficult as it sometimes is…

    Look forward to reading more from you!

  12. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:06 pm

    Welcome Miss Doily! Can’t wait to hear more!

  13. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:20 pm

    Welcome Miss Doily! I’m excited to hear about your wedding plans!

  14. misssparkler Member
    misssparkler 488 posts, Helper bee @ 1:22 pm

    Welcome Miss D! :)

  15. Member
    tksjewelry 14681 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 1:26 pm

    I am so excited for you, Congrats!

    Hopefully we will run into eachother at Farmagedon 2011 (Iowa/Nebraska Game)

  16. cannon Member
    cannon 513 posts, Busy bee @ 1:31 pm

    Congratulations and I’m so excited to hear more about your wedding planning adventures!

  17. Member
    CurlyRN 355 posts, Helper bee @ 1:56 pm

    Whooo hoo! A Midwest Bee, welcome to the Hive. I am so excited to read about your sweet simple wedding.

  18. cola Member
    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:57 pm

    Welcome! I can’t wait to read all about your wedding plans, and where you’ll incorporate doilies in your wedding decor!

  19. Member
    sugarr2518 327 posts, Helper bee @ 2:01 pm

    So excited for you:) Finally a bee from Iowa!!!! Congratulations!!!!!

  20. bunting Member
    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 2:19 pm

    Welcome, Miss Doily! So glad to have you here, and I’m excited to learn more about you and your wedding!

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    lisamarieloves 19 posts, Newbee @ 2:40 pm

    How nice that you volunteer for the Special Olympics. I do too!! And my fiance is a high school teacher for kids with autism. I can’t wait to hear about your wedding plans!!!

  22. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:43 pm

    Congratulations! Your enthusiasm is contagious.

  23. Member
    aquawater 272 posts, Helper bee @ 2:54 pm

    Woo! Congrats Miss Doily!! I saw how excited you were on the boards! :) It’s exciting to have a midwest bee. It’s about time.

  24. Member
    peaches13 2130 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:05 pm

    Still sooooooooooooooo excited for you!

  25. msseal Member
    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:25 pm

    Woohoo! Welcome Miss Doily! Your icon is super adorable and I can’t wait to hear all about your plans 😀

  26. Member
    Bellanouva 2316 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:01 pm

    :D:D:D So happy for you, cant wait!

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    kayakgirl73 2593 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:19 pm


  28. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:31 pm

    Welcome! Cant wait to hear all your plans :)

  29. hippo Member
    hippo 1012 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:10 pm

    Yay!!! Welcome Doily! Can’t wait to follow along with you!

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    jax1982, Guest @ 8:25 pm

    okay, as one Iowa girl to another, I must know this very important information: are you a Hawkeye or a Cyclone?

    Go Clones!

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    Gingersnap 2101 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:01 pm

    Glad to see you as a Bee, Doily! I’m looking forward to all your upcoming posts :) (I know I’m biased, but you’re already my favourite Bee Blogger!)

  32. doily Member
    doily 1734 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:07 pm

    @jax1982: Hahaha I actually talk about this in one of my upcoming posts, but I will let you in on it now: I’m a Cyclone fan! Whooo hooo go Clones!
    @Gingersnap: You are too sweet!

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    hisgoosiegirl 5374 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:20 pm

    Yay! So happy for you :)

    I too am a fellow post-it lover :) I have lavendar ones at work right now. I love them.

    And from an ISU alum…..Go Clones!

  34. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:39 pm

    You had me at whimsy and lace. Welcome, and looking forward to reading more!

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    sweetcV2B 169 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:16 pm

    I’m SUPER DUPER excited to have an Iowa Bee to follow!! YAY!!

  36. cucumbersandwich Member
    cucumbersandwich 604 posts, Busy bee @ 11:40 pm

    Yay for another tea party bee. Congratulations! So excited to hear about the rest of your wedding plans!

  37. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:33 am

    Doilies are amazing! I’m kind of jealous of the current generation of bees. So many too adorable icons! :)

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    stephbonthego 710 posts, Busy bee @ 4:57 pm


  39. Member
    indibee 5172 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:33 am

    My NightChat twin, I’m so excited for you!! *and, as an IA girl, I will love and accept you for the Cyclone fan you are. Maybe one day I can get you into yellow and black* Hehe. Can’t wait to keep up with you, you BEE you :-)

  40. msbuttons Member
    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:13 am

    Welcome to the hive!!!

  41. Member
    PrincessMandieMae 316 posts, Helper bee @ 11:42 am

    Happy to see an Iowa Bee representing us! I look forward to reading all of your posts!

  42. husky Member
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:04 pm


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