why i had my engagement ring re-set

Happy Monday everyone - how was the weekend? Mine went too fast and I feel like I didn't even get anything done really. Isn't that how it always is? So last week I finally got my engagement ring back after it was at the jeweler's for over 3 weeks. Not having my ring for that long was the worst but it was worth it because I got a new setting. So today I'm sharing exactly why I had my engagement ring re-set....more

The Engagement Fart

We had been together for about four years when we decided to marry.  There was no official proposal.  Our decision to get married was made over chicken quesadillas on a Tuesday night.  It was more of a, “We could get married.  I guess?  Pass the salsa.  Yeah, OK” kind of magic moment.  Bwahahaha….my spellchecker just suggested “peccadilloes” instead of “quesadillas.”  If only, word processing gods, if only....more

1.01 carat asscher cut diamond three stone ring.

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An Engagement Ring is not a Gift

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How I Became Mrs. Galster: Chapter Ten

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"Forever" Dies Hard

I didn't want to sell my engagement ring -- more out of obstinate pride than any sentimental reason. When my husband and I got a divorce, I did the tasteful thing and offered to return the ring to him. He told me to keep it. Leaving a cushy executive job made sense if one was going to be a wife. But surely I didn't think this silly notion of supporting myself as a writer was going to work out? "Keep it," he said. "You'll probably need to pawn it before the year's out." ...more
I have to say, I've always preferred the aquamarine stone - but then again, all value is ...more

Have an Engagement Ring? You Probaby Don't Need a Job.

Thanks to Amanda, I saw this article the other day that told me and every other woman with an engagement ring out there, When On An Interview, Leave The Bling At Home....more

The Proposal

If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you know that I was once widowed and if you have read Two Funerals, A Christening and a Wedding, you know how I met my husband Colby.  It was all movie fashion in the Caracas airport and the movie feel of our relationship didn’t end with the weekend in Venezuela, although day-to-day life in a ...more

The Yellaphant Engagement Issue: You're totally blogging this right? Alternate title: Making it legit for the sake of the dog

It's pretty clear that Rooney has a few behavioral issues. ...more