Thankful for singleness

 I had a plan.It was a good one, too. I’d seen it work out so many other times, so I decided I was all in.I was going to go to college, fall in love and then get married....more

The Business of Being Engaged

Wearing this diamond on my finger feels like nothing else, a prism shimmering with the magic of marriage to come....more
pinkurlers Very nice!more

You, me, us

 * This only applies if you find lewd humor about genitals amusing.Talking to other couples, I’ve realized that most of the best relationships are comprised of seeming opposites.Is there truth to the ‘opposites attract’ myth?In my opinion, no....more
renewyou2 The dichotomy certainly can grate on us here as well. I try to look at it positively, ...more

Newly Married and Bah-Roke

The day after our wedding, instead of frolicking together on a white sandy beach, we were sitting at my husband's office desk. For the first time in our three-year relationship, we were examining and discussing each other's finances. $153 positive was what we had together and what we would have for a whole month (we were both also newly unemployed). Yes, we received wedding financial gifts that totalled a little over $2,000, but that was immediately set aside to pay our then credit cards' minimum monthly dues -- which neither of us knew the other had. ...more
wow, I understand alot of couples go through this even after they have a discussion. be ...more

The Precious

I have a fake engagement ring.It’s huge. It’s pink. It’s sparkly and takes up half of my finger. If don’t even think the stone is as upscale as a cubic zirconia – more like an accidentally well-shaped bubble of plastic that was left out in the heat....more

We're (reluctantly) Engaged!

Our engagement was a bit of an uncomfortable situation. We'd hardly been dating a year and, having just gotten out of the *worst*relationship*ever*, (with this loser, if you're wondering) I was barely keen on dating Sexy Nerd. One weekend, he checked us into a local hotel for a "romantic surprise". Ummm...yeah. ...more

New Concept in Wedding Planning: Georgia Bridal Tours

Diva's Day Out Presents the Georgia Bridal Tours.  A new concept in wedding planning where brides are whisked away on a tour of some of the areas hottest wedding venues.  Each tour consist of several stops at premier wedding venues around town where caterers will prepare food for the brides to sample.  Brides will be able to take advantage of pre-negotiated discounts for services.  This will be a fun fill day of wedding planning!  ...more

~ because this blogger is ENGAGED ~

I. Am. Engaged.  ENGAGED!  After ten years (yes, I said ten years) he finally put a ring on it and I could not be any happier....more

Just scrolling through, and, well, how can I not say "CONGRATS!" on both becoming engaged as ...more

From One Newlywed to Another: Some Advice for Kate Middleton

After eight long years of waiting, Kate Middleton and Prince William announced their engagement yesterday. Shocking almost no one on several continents with the news, the two had built up to the admission for weeks, and are planning to wed some time in the late spring or early summer of 2011 in a ceremony that is reputed to already be "bigger than Charles and Diana's." ...more

I was reading with genuine interest until you said that there's a possibility of them being ...more


Where do you get your diamonds?  Are they certified by the Kimberley Process as "conflict free" diamonds?  If so, you've purchased a sense of well being, but KP authentication is no guarantee of a bloodless sparkly.  The Kimberley Process certification "guarantees" that certain diamonds don't come from conflict countries.  If you only buy KP diamonds, the thinking goes, you'll have avoided funding bloody revolutions and enslaving minors.  Sweet....more