As usual, I’m late. I don’t really have a valid excuse. Especially since I look forward to these monthly blogging parties. It’s so fun learning more about my blogging buddies beyond our outfits. Although I do love a good outfit post, because a girl can always use the inspiration. Anyway back to the matter at hand…



10 on the 10th is hosted by Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After and Marsha at Marsha in the Middle. In the tradition of old school blogging, they’ll share a list of ten questions or prompts to help us get to know each other better. The linkup goes live on the tenth of the month.

THE PROMPT: Diamonds

  1. Diamonds are April’s birthstone. What is your birthstone? What do you like or dislike about it?
    March has two birthstones: the aquamarine and the bloodstone. I’m not a fan of the aquamarine. Well, no, that’s not true. I think it’d really depend upon the setting. I like anything with a vintage vibe to it. I want it to look like something found while antiquing rather than something picked up at chain jewelry store. That being said, if I had my choice, I’d go for the bloodstone — the setting wouldn’t matter. The stone is just that gorgeous. And I think the colors {dark green with red spots} gives it an eclectic feel.
  2. Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring substance found on Earth. What is something hard you’ve dealt with in the past year or so?
    The hardest thing I’ve had to deal with in the last year is the realization that someone I care about doesn’t feel the same about me. I was just talking about something that irritated me and she said: “No offense, but it’s good to know that your life isn’t as great as I thought. I kinda like knowing that you’re not completely happy.” Who says that to someone? And what do you do with it?
  3. Diamonds are also known as a girl’s best friend. Tell us a bit about your bestie!
    See above.
  4. Marilyn Monroe is synonymous with that saying. Do you have a favorite Marilyn Monroe saying, movie, or picture? Please do tell.
    I don’t. I feel bad for her. I think a lot of people let her down.
  5. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was in 2012. What were you doing in 2012 and would actually confess to?
    Oh, gosh. Let’s see, that was ten years ago, so I was 39. We were living in Missouri and, oh, I actually just posted about that on Twitter. As a result of that tweet, I was invited to do a takeover of the Cape Girardeau Visitor’s Bureau’s Instagram account. It was so much fun, but incredibly intimidating. I also started taking pictures of folks in the community, mostly small business owners. I learned so much during that time.
  6. Name a song with diamond in the title and then tell us why you picked that one.
    Diamonds and Pearls by Prince
    . This is probably one of the most beautiful songs ever written. If you’ve never heard the song, make sure you click the link and watch the video. Prince is simply perfect. The combination of Prince’s words with vocals provided by Rosie Gaines. Just intense.
  7. Would you splurge on a large diamond, a grand experience, or a new car? Why?
    After the last two years, I’d really rather have the experience. If living through a pandemic has taught me nothing else, it’s taught me that I want to be free. I want to do things and go places. I want to explore the world around me. And I want to capture everything with my camera.
  8. Do you have a sentimental diamond gift or bequest? What makes it sentimental to you?
    I don’t. I have a ton of jewelry, most of it’s costume or beads. The one diamond ring that I own is my wedding ring and that goes in the coffin with me.
  9. Why do you think diamonds have become such a desired gemstone? Do you like diamonds?
    Honestly, I don’t know. I do know that too many people have lost their lives because of them.
  10. Are you traditionalist when it comes to diamonds, or do you like colored stones? Why?
    I prefer lots of silver, turquoise, beads, and such. Again, it goes back to loving pieces that are or, at least, look vintage.


How would you answer these questions?


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