Mrs. Doily Is Leaving the Building.

It was over 17 months ago that I was introduced as Miss Doily in my first ever post “Miss Doily Is in the House.” During that time I flip-flopped over many wedding decisions, grew as a writer, and got to really get immersed in this wonderful community. I have made some lifelong friends out of board members and other bee bloggers. I have been introduced to other cultures and traditions that have only enriched my life even more. And along the way, I married my best friend and love of my life. It’s been such an incredible journey, and I still feel so blessed every day to have been chosen to be a bee blogger. Even more so, I feel so blessed that there were people who truly enjoyed hearing Mr. D’s and my journey and even took some things from it.

When it comes to our wedding, there is really only one thing left to share. Mr. D and I bought Flip cams shortly before the wedding to film the entire thing for his ailing grandmother who was not able to make it across the country to share our day. So we filmed everything and edited it to the best of our ability and shipped it off to her right away. She ended up passing only a few weeks after getting it, but it was a huge blessing to us and to her that she got to see it for herself.

Courtney and Jon 3.24.12 from Courtney Dayton on Vimeo.

Mr. D’s and my love story has not always been an easy one, and it certainly was not this fantastic fairy tale, but we definitely will get our happily ever after. We have learned that our love is important enough to fight through the hard times and to make this a forever journey. As this one particular part of our journey ends, we are beginning another one that consists of making a home and hopefully expanding the Doily brood. You can find us on our grand adventures over at my new blog, Undomestically Ever After. It probably won’t be the most interesting thing ever, but I can hopefully share some laughs and some lessons about life.

So thank you, thank you, thank you, hive, for letting me a part of this wonderful community. I hope to pop back in every now and then, and will continue to be around the boards, but my time as an active blogger is over. With that, I’m leaving the building.

Forever yours,


AKA Mrs. Doily



Mrs. Doily

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wedding Date:
March 2012
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  1. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 5:15 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, Mrs. Doily! I’m excited to read your post-wedding blog. :)

  2. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 5:36 pm

    Farewell Mrs. Doily! I’ve loved your recaps. I wish you and the Mister much love and happiness! :)

  3. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:22 pm

    It has been such a pleasure to follow your wedding planning journey, I can’t wait to read about your new adventures on your new blog!

  4. bat Member
    bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 6:51 pm

    Your recaps have been fantastic, Doily, and I hope you continue to have incredible adventures: I will definitely be reading your blog! 😀

  5. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:51 pm

    aww I hate goodbyes! Cheers to your future! Yay for a new blog to follow! :)

  6. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:12 am

    aww I can’t believe you’re done! I’ve enjoyed your story, Mrs. Doily! I can’t wait to see what other adventures you’ll have!

  7. Member
    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 9:29 am

    You were a great Bee!! I loved reading about your wedding! :-)

  8. mouse Member
    Mrs. Mouse 5761 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:22 pm

    Loved your recaps! Your wedding was beautiful and looked like so much fun! I’m definitely going to keep up with your blog. Don’t be a stranger!

  9. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:30 pm

    Goodbye, Mrs. Doily! Thanks for sharing your wedding video.

  10. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:23 am

    Bye, Mrs. D! We’ll miss you over here!

  11. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:04 pm

    I’ve loved reading your story, from start to finish.. we’ll miss you around these parts!! <3

  12. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:54 am

    Aww I love your video! Your sweet blog posts will be missed around here!

  13. sunhat Member
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:34 am

    Can’t wait to watch your vid! You are a wonderful person and I will miss your posts! xoxoxo

  14. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:56 pm

    Love your video! Will miss your posts.

  15. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 4:34 pm

    aww :( your posts have been awesome, mrs. D – good luck with everything!

  16. Member
    Gemstone 21881 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 8:46 am

    How has it really been 17 months?! It seems like just yesterday that you became a blogger! It’s so bittersweet that you’re leaving — I’m so happy for you and for what is to come, but I’ll miss you around here!

    P.S. This line: “We have learned that our love is important enough to fight through the hard times and to make this a forever journey.” Gave me chills. :)

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