notes from an engagement, part three.

The Mister and I finally went into Macy’s to complete our more traditional wedding registry — the other one, the one with the flamethrower, is on Amazon — and we spied a really gorgeous flatware set. We added it to our registry with a *zap* of the scanner gun. I got a notice from Macy’s [...]

Instalife.

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The beginnings of our new Memorial Day tradition: catching the parade on Main Street before enjoying local gelati (and aquatic wildlife) at the pond.

Pretty Nails: Heather’s Hues swatches and review

Heather's Hues -- Swatches and Review

Disclosure: Heather at Heather’s Hues provided these polishes at discounted cost in exchange for swatches and an honest review of her products. You know what’s awesome about the Internet? It makes the world a little bit smaller. When I first contacted Heather about swatching some of her polishes, she played the getting-to-know-you game. As it [...]

it’s good to be the bride.

cocktails galore.

The Mister and I, along with our parents, had our reception tasting last night, and as one of the little surprises our venue had for us, they brought us each a cocktail they called “Pittsburgh punch” as a signature drink to consider for cocktail hour. I, jokingly, said that if we were going to have [...]

things I can hear through my open office window: a list.

Birds. Cars. Trains. Laughing children. A ringing phone. The ice cream man. A fire siren. The musical selections of the neighbor four doors down. That one motorcycle that always sounds like it’s about to explode. The three-times-a-workday train that, by the sound of it, is headed straight for the house. Children whose screams make me [...]

Pretty Nails: Supernatural Lacquer swatches and review.

Supernatural Lacquer - Silver Lining

Disclosure: The lovely Stefanie at Supernatural Lacquer provided these polishes at discounted cost in exchange for swatches and an honest review of her products. Now, here’s the thing, guys — I should have posted these pictures about a month ago. But I screwed up, and got distracted, and life generally got in the way. Stefanie’s [...]