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Monday, December 21, 2009

The Ick Heard Round the Feminist World

Ick!  Not to get all feminist on my blogging peeps (even though I was a women's studies minor in college), but I am definitley disgusted with jewelry designer Simon G for their current marketing campaign.

Each ad has a picture of a knock-out, gorgeous ring with a disgusting tag line...each ad has it's own...

"I'm (the ring) much cheaper than a therapist"

"Marriage is a compromise.  But you can postpone that until after the wedding."

"Virtually eliminates cheating, since you'll never want to take it off"

And in case your engagement ring wasn't good enough to keep you from cheating...  "Make sure he sees what you did with the settlement"

And the ick heard round the feminist world:

"You can tell a lot about a woman by looking a her hand"  [Ad below]

I can tell you with just one finger what I'm all about Simon G...and it's not my ring finger. 

I must say that even though the feminist in me hates these superficial ads, the marketer in my says, way to go Simon are getting lots of buzz from your little ads and as they say, there is no such thing as bad publicity! 

[Thanks Practical Bride for your original post]

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Graduation Day!

Graduation has come and gone.  It feels so good to be done with school for awhile!  I proudly walked across the stage today with my family there to cheer me on...I didn't trip once...a success!  I even gave the benediction which went great. 

Here are a few faves of the day:

With my handsome husband!

My beautiful mom...she helped me so much with school and is the best paper editor in the world!

My dad and stepmon

Ashley from Newlweds & Nesting graduated too!!!

Here I am giving the closing prayer

And with my brother, Carter. He just graduated in August from Texas State...we are some smart kids! 

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Meet the Newlyweds!

If you don't already read the blog: Newlyweds: Exploring the Joys of Marriage, you need to go check it out.  She does a great series called "Meet the Newlyweds."  I love reading the stories of how other couples met and their adventures in learning how to be a good husband and wife duo. 

Go check it out today because Jason and I are the featured couple! 

She also has the cutest twin boys ever...go check out their precious pics!!!  Hope you are having a great day.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Living Guilt Free

I am so excited to announce that I am officially done with school!  I finally earned my MBA after 2 years!!!  It actually flew by and I could not have done it without the support of my husband, family, my boss Sarah, and partner in crime/fellow graduate, Ashley!  The ceremony is Saturday, but we are DONE.

Now I can watch TV or read a book without that feeling of guilt sitting on my shoulders that I should be doing homework! 

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