Is Diamond a Girl's Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Tony finally found the perfect diamond ring.  He showed it to us all in the office, and got complements for his great taste.  Two weeks later, in August 2008, he proposed to Jane, his dream girl.  As in every fairy tale, he got a resounding “yes”, had a fantastic wedding, and lived happily ever after.  Or maybe not....more

Bridal Shower Blues

Of all the traditions associated with weddings, bridal showers might be one of the ...more

My REAL Princess Diary

Was a royal wedding a bigger deal when we were kids because we weren't constantly bombarded with pink pretend princesses? Flashback: In the pre-dawn darkness of July 29th, 1981, a little girl is snuggled up with her mom in front of the television. With her sleep-crusted starry eyes she gazes at the screen illuminating a colorful scene ripped right out of one of her classic fairy tale books. A commoner, a young Lady still in her teens, is about become a Princess. ...more

Adorable Geeky Wedding Proposal: Super Mario Living Room (video)

A little geeky fun in honour of the Royal Wedding this week.Nothing warms the heart like a geeky little wedding proposal. And this one has it all: Geek boy and geek girl Super Mario painted living room Interactivity Geek love (Spoiler: she says yes ;) (Source: Geekosystem)...more

The Royal Wedding: A Much Needed Break From Reality

Every year has its ups and downs; but it seems like 2011 has already had its share of tragedies.  Between the high gas prices, the horrendous events that struck China, the verbal mud-slinging between Republicans and Democrats that could have ultimately shut down the government, the dangerous and debilitating storms that hit Alabama and many other states, it’s no wonder that people seem to be a little moody these days.  Many people have expressed their unhappiness with the much publicized coverage of the Royal Wedding which has occurred over the past few months.  “Why ...more

The Problem with Princesses

Disney has done us no favors, folks.  This morning I roused my sleepy 5 year-old out of bed and carried her into the living room to watch the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.  I thought she would be delighted to see a common girl become a princess in real life before her very eyes. I was wrong.  She watched in awe at first, but before I knew it, she was on the ground kicking and crying.  It was a fit of tumultuous jealousy and pure rage....more

It's not as if she is going to actually live a perfect life.. it's a job 24x7, and even if it's ...more

Who cares about the Royal Wedding...Well

I'll quietly put my hand up.  I really didn't.  I had no intention of watching this foolishness.  What do I care?  I maybe wanted to see her dress, but I figured that I could see that later on.  I knew that there would be a million pictures.  I wasn't about to sit here and watch it all morning.  Apparently I don't know myself that well.I woke up this morning and turned to my normal morning programming, the Today Show.  20 minutes later, after I hadn't moved from my initial ...more

I had NO INTENTION of watching it whatsoever! In fact, I said so in my blog post on my blog for ...more

All will be revealed...

"Can you at least tell me what I need to wear? Casual? Dressy? What?" I ask my husband for the fourth time earlier this week. "No. All will be revealed on Friday," he says with a sly grin. "But I might want to go out shopping to get a new outfit if I just knew what I need to wear!" I say getting exasperated. "You don't need to buy a new outfit." Argh! I hate surprises. Really. I do. Hate. Them. With. A. Passion. ...more

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Once Upon a Princess

In 1981, I got up at 4:00a in the morning to watch Prince Charles and Lady Diana walk down the aisle.  I was 17.  From the moment Buckingham Palace announced Prince Charles’ engagement to Lady Diana Spencer, I was enchanted.  She was a tall, shy, blonde and I immediately felt a connection.  Maybe it was the passing resemblance to the Princess, or my fascination with her fashion sense, or my need to believe in happily ever after.  It didn’t matter.  I couldn’t get enough of the fairytale....Continue...more