I’m In a Long Distance Relationship…

…with my MOH Cubbie!

You see, Cubbie and I went to the same college. Then school ended, and unfortunately Cubbie’s job took her back home to Florida. Obviously, this is not ideal. And no, not because of wedding planning; simply because I want my best friend back so we can bum around and watch HGTV!

But on the wedding front: I just have to say that even in our LDR, Cubbie has been everything I could have ever dreamed of in a MOH! Not only does she help with anything I ask of her, but she has even been gracious enough plan my bachelorette party long distance AND book a ticket to be in attendance! (Something I was definitely NOT expecting of her!)


Personal photo / MOH Cubbie is also known as my twin. We are exactly the same, hence why poor Mr. Otter sometimes feels overwhelmed when we are together. ;)

Now, you may be wondering, while Cubbie is obviously great, why am I talking about her today? Well, I talked about my failed DIY, and then about my plans to (potentially) DIY my table numbers, but I never really specified how I was going to go from slow mo to fashion glow* or from fail to something wedding-worthy. Well today I’m sharing my secret DIY/decision-making weapon— Cubbie!

MOH Cubbie is by far the craftiest person that I have ever met. She also is…how do I phrase this…an ambitious crafter, if you will. One craft day in particular comes to mind in which she used a very, very dull saw in order to make a jewelry hanger. That same day, when I was trying to craft a glitter chevron pattern onto a letter, she told me I was doing it all wrong and completely took over. (And trust me: I did NOT mind this takeover—my “pattern” was not going to be right, at all.)


Personal photo / The very questionable rusty saw…Also, take note of the two round wooden squares just sitting there waiting on paint


Personal photo courtesy of Cubbie / The finished product! I was very perplexed as to how she planned to hang necklaces on it, right up until she started screwing the hooks in.

So clearly, Cubbie is my secret weapon for a reason. She is crafty, and I am not. She will work on her projects until they are close to perfect, while I’m more likely to abandon them. And since she has enthusiastically expressed (that’s code for demanded!) that I am not to do anything with glitter without her help, I plan to stockpile my crafting supplies until February, when she is back in town.

Hive, if you’re… less than crafty, like myself, do you have a more crafty friend to help out with DIY projects?

* Anybody recognize this quote!? It’s another favorite of Mr. Otter’s and mine.


Mrs. Otter

Indianapolis, IN
Wedding Date:
April 2013

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    kaw2be 826 posts, Busy bee @ 12:13 pm

    I have a LDR with my BFF too, she’s not my MOH (that’s my sister) but still feel almost lost without her here. It’s great to have that person you cando anything with, or get them to do it for you haha

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    Mrs. Wallaby 2806 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:18 pm

    Aww that’s so sweet! Both of my MOHs live far, far away yet they’ve been super supportive and helped with a lot of the decision-making. There hasn’t been time for them to fly down to help craft, though. I’m so thankful Mr. W’s family has stepped in to help :)

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    Mrs. Otter 1321 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:35 pm

    kaw2be: I feel the same way! Especially because we’re a bit of a trio, and BM Jen is here in Indy (albeit an hour away). We miss her desperately!!

    Miss Wallaby: I can’t believe she booked a flight for the bachelorette party/time to craft! I didn’t expect her to do that at all, but I’m so so glad she did! :)

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    Lisa Vaughn, Guest @ 8:19 pm

    Such a sweet story. You’re making me miss my best friend. She lives 800 miles away and I can’t wait to see her again. She traveled all those miles to be my bridesmaid so we truly have the best of the best.

    Tell her to check out our bridal site at http://www.forbrideandbaby.com/ for some great craft ideas.

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    debeachgirl 742 posts, Busy bee @ 6:59 am

    I am a fairly crafty person, but I can’t sew and I have only decent handwriting. Thank goodness for MOH’s parents. Her father is doing my flowers for the church (his parents used to own a green house). They made a card mail box that both MOH and MOH/SIL used at their weddings. Her Mom is making my veil and she addressed all of my invitations in calligraphy. Oh and she is doing my dress alterations. Seriously they are amazing people.

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    replica watches, Guest @ 12:52 am

    thanks for share!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:39 am

    Yes I do! My MOH is exactly the same. So far she has helped with both engagement and wedding invites, made us a wishing well (to place cards in at both engagement party and wedding), planned my bachelorette party and made the invites, is making my garter and is taking up her own bridesmaid dress! We are lucky to have besties that craft!

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