August 31, 2014

Back to School

This has been a pretty good summer by my standards. Most just whiz by ... you wake up one day after school let's out and it's 4th of July and the next thing you know it's Labor Day. Not sure how I managed to get the most out of this one ... I'd like to repeat that each and every year.

Chunky's first day of high school (9th grade) is the day after tomorrow and Sassy's first day of her junior of college is the day after. How did that happen?! Chunky had orientation earlier this week and when I dropped him off I felt as if I had just brought him to the first day of Kindergarten last week.

I've decided to sit this semester out of grad school - I've been going non-stop for two years and was hoping to graduate next May but I think I need a break. My job is still fabulous, but we're about to enter the busiest time of year (open enrollment) and hubby has a surgery in three weeks where he'll be hospitalized for three weeks after and then bedridden at home an additional three weeks after that.

If you need a little humor while contemplating how you feel about back to school season, check out this awesome post by Scary Mommy.

I hope it's a great school year for everyone at my house and yours.

August 13, 2014

Pretty Princess

I've shared my royal obsession here before so it should come as no surprise that I've done my research on tiaras and crowns. I would love to rock a tiara some day, even a tiny one but let's face it, go big or go home!

This is said to be QE II's favorite: 

It's a little to plain and pointy for my taste. Speaking of pointy, check this out:
I'm partial to sapphires so this one goes to the top of my list:

It's owned by one of my favorite royals, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

I can't decide if this is my favorite or the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland.
UPDATE 8/31/14 - This is definitely in my top 3:

If you have diadem dreams, check here for a 101 and here for the ultimate collection!