Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
{1} Much Love, Illy and I are ecstatic with how fast the word spread about the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Swap!  We reached our quota of 100 bloggers within 2 days (and let a few extra bloggers in too).  You should have all received a confirmation email from us if you made it in!  🙂  We’re thinking we may be able to have partners paired up before November 15 to give you more time to get to know each other and shop for each other!  Will keep you posted!

{2} Since I stabbed my index fingertip with scissors last Thursday (I’ll spare you from any type of pictures), I have become a PRO at typing without my left index finger.  I realized that I copy/paste A LOT!  Typing V with my middle finger while my pinky finger is holding down the CTRL key has given my fingers quite the workout.

{3} My etsy shop just celebrated its two month anniversary on Saturday, yay so exciting!  By the way, did you see I started listing some holiday hairpins?  This one is called peppermint tea!  If you haven’t noticed, my goal is to make you hungry with the names of each of my listings, HA!  😉

{4} Five nights ago, when a friend was staying with us, I learned the card game Dominion.  My husband had been trying to get me to learn the game for the longest time now, but I refused because I didn’t want to get obsessed with another thing.  Well I could only refuse for so long and finally gave in… and now… I am obsessed.  I’ve played this game every night for the past five nights!  Here’s an excerpt from Amazon on how to play the game!

In Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. In the center of the table is a selection of other cards the players can “buy” as they can afford them. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end. You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion! In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner. But wait! It must be something in the air; several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn’t be proud, but your grandparents, would be delighted.

And what entices you even more is that there are tons of expansion sets too with all different types of cards so you’ll never get bored!  So if you’re looking for a new board/card game, I highly recommend this one!

{5} If you are looking for a new sparkling wine to try, Stella Rosa Red Wine is one of my new faves!  This wine comes from Italy and has hints of pomegranate, crisp red pear, apple-rhubarb pie flavors, yummy!

{6} Tomorrow is me and my husband’s two year proposalversary!  Not sure what we’re going to do yet to celebrate but I’m sure it will involve a delicious meal!  🙂  On November 9, 2008, my husband got down on one knee and our lives changed forever (the pic below is a reenactment that me and my husband did in our taiwan engagement shoot, the actual proposal happened in his house)  I couldn’t be happier about how life has turned out.  I love you babe!  If you’d like to see our engagement photos, feel free to look at this post, this post, and this post!  Haha yes, there are a lot so I had to split them up into three posts!  🙂

That’s all the randomness you’ll get out of me today! 🙂

Happy Monday, friends!!


  1. November 8, 2010 / 1:05 pm

    LOVE the dress you’re wearing in the proposal pic you posted – beautiful! And those peppermint tea hairpins are delicious. <3

  2. November 8, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    OHHH I hope I get an email, the cold hands warm hearts sounds like soo much fun. 🙂

  3. November 8, 2010 / 1:14 pm

    aw yay for a proposal-anniversary!!! im sure i’ll be the same way. love the picture – your green dress is gorgeous!

    and you are obsessed with that game! i’ll need to try it now.

    and woot! woot! for the swap – holla! so stoked!!!

    happy monday, miss sandy!!

  4. November 8, 2010 / 1:18 pm

    aww, sandy! the two months went by so fast and your shop is doing SO GOOD. congrats!

  5. November 8, 2010 / 1:28 pm

    what a cute picture!

  6. November 8, 2010 / 1:36 pm

    Totally wanna try out the Dominion game! Do you think it’s as fun with just 2 people? Have you played Settlers of Catan before? That’s a great game too.

    So excited for the swap~

  7. November 8, 2010 / 1:42 pm

    This post is so sweet! Congrats on all the happiness (minus the finger) in your life! Your hard work certainly has paid off!

  8. ChantaleP
    November 8, 2010 / 1:47 pm

    You had me completely fooled with that photo, that girl totally looks like you! Hope you’re not in too much pain. I’ve already started shopping for the swap! lol…

    • November 8, 2010 / 1:48 pm

      @ChantaleP – actually that girl is me and that guy is my husband!! 🙂 we reenacted the proposal in our taiwan engagement pics!!

  9. November 8, 2010 / 1:56 pm

    Sandy, you are positively beautiful!

  10. November 8, 2010 / 2:07 pm

    AHH the last image! <3
    ^_______^ You two are so adorable!

  11. November 8, 2010 / 2:53 pm

    That wine sounds delicious, will have to try and find a bottle!!

  12. November 8, 2010 / 2:55 pm

    Oh, and I forgot to say, Happy Proposalversary!! I love that you mark that day, I thought I was the only hopeless romantic who still thinks about days like that even though we’ve been married a few years. =)

  13. November 8, 2010 / 3:02 pm

    I am SOOOOOOO excited for the cold hands warm heart swap!!!!! I found some ADORABLE gloves, but I wanted to wait to see what her favorite color is!! 🙂
    You come up with some of the most darling names for your wearables!!!! You are so creative!!!
    You and your hubby are SOOO cute together!!!!!!
    I just love you!!!
    Have a wonderful day,

  14. November 8, 2010 / 3:45 pm

    aw boo does that mean that i was too late? 🙂

  15. November 8, 2010 / 3:57 pm

    Congrats on the proposalversary! And that picture is too cute, you look gorgeous!

  16. November 8, 2010 / 4:29 pm

    Congrats on your Etsy anniversary lady! I can’t believe that it’s already been two months!

  17. November 8, 2010 / 4:33 pm

    I love it – proposalversary! Soo adorable you guys reenacted it (you look great!). Something involving a delicioius meal sounds like the perfect way to celebrate 🙂 I’m inspired to try the new sparkling wine too – thanks so much for sharing, feel free to throw miscellany out here anytime! 🙂

  18. November 8, 2010 / 4:46 pm

    I am so excited for Cold Hands, Warm Hearts! I am so glad I made the cut….and happy proposalversary!!

  19. November 8, 2010 / 5:11 pm

    I’m sure you swap will be absolutely amazing!! It’s a shame I didn’t participate. I guess my mind set is on warm weather.

    Ooohh I love the reenactment! And I’m sure the food you will devour will be soo good and we’ll all be jealous 🙂

  20. November 8, 2010 / 6:30 pm

    i’m thinking i need to get that game for my hubs for christmas.. he would totally dig it.. and i’m sure i would too. have you ever played Catan?

  21. November 8, 2010 / 6:37 pm

    i didn’t get an email 🙁 but i thought i made the cut?

  22. November 8, 2010 / 8:13 pm

    so adorable! i love this post:) your hair pins are beautiful! i need to get my paws on some of those:)

  23. November 8, 2010 / 8:22 pm

    I just went and looked at your engagement photos and I LOVE them! You guys are too freakin’ cute.
    I can not wait to find out who my swap partner is! I’m excited about it!

  24. November 8, 2010 / 8:41 pm

    happy monday! love your cute proposal reenactment photo, so sweet. I wish we’d thought of that!

  25. November 9, 2010 / 7:15 am

    I simply adore that engagement picture!!!! That Dominion game sounds so fun and I am def going to have to try that Stella Rose wine!!! Sounds delightful!!! <333

  26. November 9, 2010 / 7:54 am

    That reenactment photo is SO gorgeous – your dress is stunning!

  27. November 9, 2010 / 8:40 am

    happy proposalversary!! only you would come up with such a word! too cute. oooh i’m going to look for that sparkling wine!

  28. November 9, 2010 / 11:44 am

    love the picture at the end! that is such a cute idea. also love your hair pins! very cute.

  29. November 9, 2010 / 1:10 pm

    so sad about your finger!!! =( remember how you were saying how all the girls were getting hurt?! my mom fractured her arm yesterday!!! eek! happy 2 month anniversary to your awesome shop and happy proposal anniversary! =)

  30. November 9, 2010 / 11:58 pm

    Congratulations on your shop anniversary and your proposalversary!!! Yes, I’ve seen all your engagement and wedding photos and they are the BEST ever. Sigh. xo – g

  31. November 10, 2010 / 2:51 am

    That proposal photo is adorable!

  32. November 10, 2010 / 10:21 am

    I think its cute you & your husband celebrate you proposalversary and that photo is precious 🙂

  33. November 12, 2010 / 2:32 am

    Am I behind on my blog reading or what?!?! Congrats on two months of your etsy shop! How’s your index finger recovering? I like your reenactment of your proposalversary!

  34. November 12, 2010 / 2:54 pm

    Ah! I loooooooove that photo! too cute! 🙂 And I’m so excited to get to know my new friend! Pumped.

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