Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Happy Sunday!

This weekend is more like this week, because we actually spent two days in Monterey for Valentine’s Day, so for me, I already had my weekend and now I’m catching up on a few things I got behind on!  I’m quite pleased with myself for staying on top of comments even while I was gone, though :)

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend! :)  I’ve spent part of my morning snuggling up with my favorite lap dog–I tell you, after having owned a 60-pound dog, I don’t know if I could ever go back to a 20-pound or less one! Big, warm, snuggly, and very wiggly.  I’m pretty sure Mellan out-wiggles every dog I know.  I can just say the word “wiggle” and his tail is going.  The only time it isn’t wiggling is when he’s sleeping, though we’ll see it move when he’s dreaming.

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Ahh–I can’t believe February is just right around the corner! It feels like we just celebrated the new year. Stay tuned for SAG Award coverage later tonight! :)

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Happy Sunday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend, dear readers!

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been? I feel like I’ve been dragging all weekend, so I hope to get everything on my to-do list done today, even though some of it should have been finished yesterday!

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

My New Year’s Eve Manicure!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year!! I hope your 2012 is already off to a great start :) I had a lot of readers ask me for photos of my ring, which you’ll notice above in my New Year’s Eve manicure photo (which is one coat of NYX Be Jeweled with one coat each of Zoya Opal and Zoya Maisie).

The ring was designed by jeweler L T Denny in Seattle, who came as a very high recommendation from a good friend of mine.  It was the perfect ring for me:  simple, elegant, timeless, with a subtle tapered band with a round solitaire.  I had always envisioned white gold, but we went with platinum, because white gold is rhodium-plated and requires re-dipping over time to maintain that “white” look (you can also consider palladium as a platinum alternative).  A good jeweler will spend a lot of time educating you before trying to sell you on something–Yelp! is a great place to start looking for a reputable jeweler!  If you missed it, Shaun (who is also know as “tech guy”) proposed to me here on Christmas Eve. :)

For those interested in the ring, a few more photos :)  Continue reading →