Sunday, August 24, 2008

for the ladies

So I have done or found a couple of things lately that might be useful info for the ladies out there. One is that I finally took my wedding ring in to have the prongs checked out, and to have it resized. My ring finger was misshapen below the knuckle because the ring has been too small most of our 8-year marriage. It fit fine when we married... So I went up a whole size, and now I can get it off easily any time of the day, and may even be able to wear it if I manage to ever get pregnant again. I got a slight scolding from the jeweler, as only one of the four prongs was holding the diamond in. That's not bad for 8.5 years of wearing the ring, but it was definitely time to be done. I could see that the prongs didn't look quite right with my naked eye. They did a beautiful job and cleaned it up nicely. I've always loved the ring, and was happy that we picked it out together. It was a little spendy, though: $45 to resize and $25 for each of the four prongs. I guess it's like maintenance on the car - a necessary investment.

An item I've recently found is a bra strap holder. I'm sure I'm not the only woman frustrated with bra straps that don't stay up! I resolved about a year ago that I would never buy another bra that wasn't a racer-style, with the straps meeting in the middle of the back. Those are a lot harder to find, and tend to show at the neck. Well, no need for the boycot of regular bras since I found the Dritz bra strap holder (I think that's what it is called). For you sewers, Dritz might sound familiar, as it makes sewing notions. I saw one of these online, and looked at the local Joann Fabric and Crafts, and sure enough there it was on the wall amongst all the sewing notions. It cost a couple of dollars (I think I even used a Joann coupon), and saved my bras from the trashcan! I took me a few minutes to figure out how to put it on but once I got it, I haven't had to pull up a single strap! A victory for the Ladies!


Sara C. said...

What sound advice, Becky! I too have the bra strap dilemma!

Your house, by the way, is beautiful! I love the wood floors. Any bites yet?

imbritney said...

You should post a picture of the ring! I'd love to see it (I love wedding rings).

As for my bra straps... hm. I'm lucky just to put one on every day. :)