The Dating Scene


It’s been three and a half years since I officially left the dating scene, and I can’t say that I miss it all that much. Being married is the best thing that has ever happened to me, but every once in a while I’ll think back on some of the highlights of the dating life.

I got a call last week from my eligible brother-in-law asking for a favor. He wanted me to write a little “love note” for a girl that he wanted to ask out. I remember when Chris wrote me love notes when we were dating (he still does every once in a while) and boy that made me feel awesome.

I was very excited to do this for Scottie, and he got pretty excited about it, too. Here’s how it turned out:


Thankfully Chris and my mother-in-law were around to help with the verbage. Let’s be serious, I’m not good at being concise.

envelope front

To top it all off I made a scalloped envelope and sewed up the ends. I just love how sewing paper adds funkiness and formality of it all. If only I had some wax to seal it with. . .

envelope back

Scottie drove 35 miles each way to pick up the note, but it worked. They went on a date last night. What did they do? Etched glass. My brother-in-law’s a stud. I think he learned that from his older brother. ;)

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    1. hanner says:

      calligraphy is on the list of talents i would like to learn soon–a list i started last year after addressing our wedding announcements by myself and pronouncing my handwriting a failure. that is the prettiest note!

    2. Nicole-Lynn says:

      Love it! Sooo cute.

    3. Sarah says:

      Wow! What a creative date. Way to go Brother-in-law!
      Very cute card!

    4. Tiffany says:

      What a cute idea. He is a stud for coming up with such an adorable idea and putting forth such and effort.

    5. Allison says:

      clever clever. i love that he wanted you to help him with this, it bodes well for his future relationship.

    6. Melissa says:

      Yeah, my brother-in-law is pretty awesome. (all of my in-laws are super awesome, am I lucky or what?!?)

    7. wow, what a cute idea! i’m impressed with the brother in law. good thing that girl said yes!

    8. I love it! Can you make one for me to give to my husband? Or for my husband to give to me? =)

    9. Leigh says:

      I love love love the writing- I was going to ask you if it was a font and printed… but it’s hand-done? so gorgeous.

    10. Janine says:

      oh my lord, what calligraphy on the the cover of the letter is AMAZING. did you copy a particular one???

    11. Melissa says:

      I’ve been drooling over cool calligraphy blogs like and just practiced and practiced. I’ll never have consistent writing like her, but that’s ok. Quirky is my middle name.

      I did find a fabulous font called Nelly Script. You can purchase it here for $40:

    12. Kim Watson says:

      A few months ago no one could have told me that this type of sentiment would every be popular again. My relationship was stinking and I didn’t smile much during that period.

      But something similar happened after it was over and the power of less than a dozen words woke me up to a bright new world. The pen is indeed mightier than… the gloom of a bad breakup…

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