pretty shiny sparkly.

hi everyone!

i just wanted to drop a line and give a shout out to ma huzband G.

One year ago today I woke up (sick with a cold and sad after an awful week)  and to a strange teddy bear with glasses dressed in a tuxedo sitting on my dresser.  I was confused and pissed that someone perhaps broke into our apartment and left a bear there~ who does that????

then, as i gathered myself and took a closer look I saw it. Sitting in its´ signature box, on the strange bears´ lap.
my very own Kate Szabone ring.   G then asked me to press the bear´s foot, and out comes a voice-recorded Brazilian accent asking me to marry him.

One year ago today. And, shortly after this day in August 2011 we headed down to City Hall and got the darn thing done. (That´s a whole different day  we will celebrate a year passing!)

So, to my husband: Thanks for buying me the most perfect, beautiful, amazingly-lovely,  pretty shiny sparkly in all the land and for asking me to get hitched. You´re pretty gosh darn great, Mister De Oliveira.

That being said : I wish you all a happy Tuesday night, and another shout out to my bestie Melissa who had an amazing birthday yesterday. you my girl. xo



hello, kittens~ happy monday monday to you all.

last week went by pretty quick, as we had almost 10 weddings at le shop, and i ended up getting stuck with a sickatatingly gross cold, so by the time sunday hit i was glad it was over! i am feeling a lot better today, the cold is subsiding, thank god.

i could also be doing better because yesterday someone really awesome put an amazingly lovely and oh-so-perfect ring on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

play by play story here:

i just barely stepped out of bed, (groggy and confused as usual) and noticed a teddy bear on my dressing table that was not there at midnight when i shut my peepers.

me to gabriel:” how come there’s a teddy bear on my dresser that i have never seen before?”

gabriel:”i have no idea, babe. better go look at it.”

me: walking over to it, still confused wondering why someone would break into our house and put a bear on my dresser, see that there is a box on the bear’s lap and i think i know where that box came from……start to get shaky and think, “is this what’s happening right now?”

Gabe: “press his foot, i think it will tell you something as to why it’s here”

teddy bear: ( with Brazilian accent) ” baby, will you marry me?”

me: hysterical crying for the next 15 minutes

so, as you can clearly conclude, we didn’t have teddy bear placing burglars the night before like i had thought! ( i was dreaming about robbers that night) and, that is our silly little story. now i have a teddy bear that gabriel made himself (i didn’t believe him either, but it’s true) that has my proposal to listen to until the battery dies one day! Normally i have issues with adults owning bears, but this one can be an exception to my own rule.

later on that i day i played it again when he wasn’t around and secretly started to tear up all over again~ shhhh!!!

so, that was an amazing start to my sunday. gabe had asked my parents for their permission (blessing?) and they were absolutely thrilled and over the moon~ even though when they got an email from me saying i got something new they thought it was a puppy!( that would be a pretty good sunday wake up gift too, but i am happy with my gems) gabe’s family has known for some time that this was in the works, and i know they are very happy but also kindof sad that they aren’t here with us (or, us there with them) and i cannot even begin to say how i wish we could see them sooner than we plan. but, this being said, when we do~ we will celebrate like we are…well, in Brazil! note to the De Oliveira family: não posso esperar para ser parte da sua família..xox

i could not be a happier lady. i am with the man of my dreams, and he loves me enough to make me a teddy bear in a public place~ and that, my friends, is a pretty awesome thing :) to think we found each other on a lame dating website makes me laugh a lot, and also that we both never saw marriage in our future before we met. but, we changed all of those thoughts and plans we had, and about a month after dating both decided that we wanted to marry each other. almost 2 years later, here we are!


Sidenote: the ring was one that i had fallen in love with and shown to gabriel months ago, and secretly looked at on a daily basis. the jeweler is from Ontario, and i think she is a genius. she uses canadian diamonds, and mine has a beautiful champagne diamond in the center. please visit her website or etsy and give her some love, because i know i love what she has made for me. find her here.

okay, okay, i know this was a long one, but i hope you all had a great weekend.

if any of you ever wake up to a bear on your dresser, just remember it could mean 1 of 2 things: marriage or robbers.

lucky for me i got the marriage one   :)

to gabriel: thank you for this amazing gift, and for being you. i love you very much and can’t wait to get old with you!