This week I…

+ answered emails. So. many. emails. The worst part about going away on vacay is coming back to emails. Hasn’t someone invented an app for this yet? Or is it called “getting an assistant?”

+ want to direct you to a guest post I did on La Dolce Vita while I was away last week! I shared a few snaps of our current bedroom. Don’t get too excited. We’re in total decorating limbo over here — no idea if we might move next summer, so in the interim, we haven’t done much with the place.

+ have been using this mascara. I know I’ve used a lot of mascaras in the last year, but this is among the best I’ve tried. I like it more than the Givenchy and They’re Real. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!

+ had a great little Skype chat with Tobe. Did you see her San Francisco recaps? It’s always so fun to see your city through someone else’s eyes (Molly and Sally’s recap was amazing, for that matter, too).

+ am going to dinner at Terzo tonight with some friends for a post-wedding celebration. We didn’t register for any gifts (we have nowhere to put any.more.stuff.), so in lieu, accepting a dinner invitation seemed like a perfect compromise. This is the kind of registry I could get used to!

+ have some news to share. Remember when I alluded to it in last week’s post? Well…

Joe and I are going to be parents. Meet Lucy:

Am I obsessed? Oh, obsessed doesn’t even begin to cover it. Joe and I found out about Lucy in September-ish, but I kept it under wraps for crazy fear that something would happen and we wouldn’t get her. Right now she’s living in Oregon, but we’re scheduled to welcome her home early next week — just in time for Thanksgiving. She’s about 4 months old, sweeter than pie, and we’ve had dog stuff set up in our house for weeks now, as if she lives here. We can’t wait! Joe and I have been wanting a dog (and specifically, a Frenchie) for years and years, but due to work schedules, or apartments, or one issue or another, the timing was never right. Earlier this year, we decided we’d go for it after the wedding, so we put the wheels in motion in the early summer. We are so so SO excited to have a new member in our little family!

Lucy is this week’s Link of the Week. How can she not be?

Happy weekend, everyone! UHHHH can you believe next week is Thanksgiving?!?! I haven’t even started menu planning yet. Whoops!


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  1. 11.16.12

    Lucy is adorable! Congratulations! I know she’ll bring you all so much happiness. I cannot wait to see more photos of her!

  2. 11.16.12
    Jenn said:

    Lucy the Frenchie! Adorable! Welcome to the Frenchie club! I’m also a Frenchie mama. Get ready for lots of snuggles and cuddles mixed with a feisty attitude! This is my sweetie, Kizzy!->http://www.happilyeverafterthewedding.com/post/28899770673/furbaby-family

    If I can make one recommendation to you – pet insurance! It has been a lifesaver, for all of our dogs, but specifically Kizzy. Pet Plan covers everything and anything, including congenital issues. Really our best investment ever!

    Excited for more Frenchie posts! Congrats!

    • 11.16.12

      I second the pet insurance recommendation! I’ve spent about $1500 on tests for my dog that would have been covered if I’d gotten a policy when he was younger.

      Congrats, though! You’ll be amazed at how much you love her :)

  3. 11.16.12

    oh.em.gee. lucy is the cutest – how exciting! looking forward to her cameos on the blog from here on out!

  4. 11.16.12

    LUCY! Stop it.

  5. 11.16.12
    Maria said:

    So beyond cute- that scrunchy little face!

  6. 11.16.12
    janel said:

    i legitimately squealed when i clicked on “read more” and it brought me face-to-face with this little potato!!!! congrats!

  7. 11.16.12
    Alex said:

    OMG LUCYYYYYY!!! I’m so excited for you guys!!!! Married and parents int he same month :) And PS I love framing business cards to meaningful restaurants. How special!

  8. 11.16.12

    Congratulations!!! Lucy is just adorable and I know you and Joe will be fabulous parents!

  9. 11.16.12
    Eleanor said:

    Oh my, Lucy is soooooo cute! Just look at that little face :) Congrats on the furry child!

  10. 11.16.12
    Tess said:

    OMG! Literally the cutest.

  11. 11.16.12
    Ashley said:

    Look at that face!!!! Congrats on your fuzzy new addition!

  12. 11.16.12
    Rachelle said:

    Oh I’m in love with Lucy as well, she’s so precious.

  13. 11.16.12

    I love that you already have the place all fixed up for her arrival. You are going to love every minute of snuggling with that little bug. She’s adorable! Congrats!

  14. 11.16.12

    YAYAYAY!! So happy that you are finally going public so Odin can profess his long-distance love for her already. Let me know if you have any new puppy or training questions and I {Odin} expects a facetime date with Lucy when she is happily installed in your abode! Hugs and puppy kisses,


  15. 11.16.12
    Joan said:

    Congratulations! She is a peach, have fun with your new addition. Frenchies!! They make my heart melt.

  16. 11.16.12
    viv said:

    Lucy! She’s adorable!!! Congrats ;)

  17. 11.16.12
    samantha said:

    Aww i soo want a frenchie!! she is absolutely gorgeous :) xx

  18. 11.16.12

    OMG she is so adorable. Congrats!!

  19. 11.16.12

    totes squishable!!! lucy best be in on our next chat! ox

  20. 11.16.12
    Alyssa said:

    Stop. It. She is so precious! I’m jealous…I’ve wanted a puppy forever, so I’m definitely going to be living through you. I hope you share lots of pictures!

    The Glossy Life

  21. 11.16.12
    Kaitlin said:

    I am dying! Frenchies are my favorite and Lucy is perfection!

  22. 11.16.12
    lexi said:

    Oh.my.gosh. Lucy has wrinkles. I’m in love! Congrats!

  23. 11.16.12

    Gaaah! Lucy, I love you already! She is precious.

  24. 11.16.12
    Crystalin said:

    OMG, Lucy is precious! So excited for you guys. Congrats :)

  25. 11.16.12
    Alyssa said:

    OMG! Lucy is absolutely adorable!!!!Congrats! My hubby & I have been dying to get a Frenchie so I’m completely jealous of you!

  26. 11.16.12
    Kelly said:

    Ohmygosh Lucy is the cutest little nugget ever!! I want a frenchie so BAD! (instead I settled for the JCREW sweater this season).
    You and Lucy are going to have great adventures together!

  27. 11.16.12

    I LOVE LUCY!!!!!!! Squeeeee! She is SO CUTE

  28. 11.16.12

    She is soooooo cute! Ahh I can’t handle it! Good luck with puppy training (Jess Lively has been blogging about training her Westie puppy and has some great tips/resources).

  29. 11.16.12
    Steph said:

    I had a dream that your “big news” was that you were pregnant. It was weird. I think you’re gonna love being a dog owner!! :-)

  30. 11.16.12
    Krista said:

    Lucy is seriously too cute!! The wrinkles!! She’s perfect!! :)

  31. 11.16.12
    Nancy said:

    Lucky you and lucky Lucy! enjoy your new addition, and hope you have a great weekend.
    xo Nancy

  32. 11.16.12

    oh i just love lucy! are you tired of hearing that pun yet? LOL. we just got another english bully pup for Wilma, his name is Seamus and he’s 15 weeks. I think Seamus and Lucy could be boyfriend/girlfriend – whatdoya think?? :)

    CONGRATS. i know you must be enjoying this too !!!

  33. 11.16.12
    Natalie said:

    Victoria, that pup is the cutest thing ever! My heart has melted completely. So excited for you guys! I have no idea how you’re going to get any work done with that adorable face running around.

  34. 11.16.12

    Congrats you guys!!! He’s a total cutie!

  35. 11.16.12

    I’m so happy for you! Lucy is a little dolly! So so sweet, I just wish I could hug her and every other Frenchie I see! My gf just got a black Frenchie named Gus, and she’s been posting pics…I hope you Instagram the heck out of her! Is she going to be allowed on couches/in the bed? This made my morning, by the way. Congrats, mama!

  36. 11.16.12
    Randilea said:

    She is so ADORABLE!!! I just snuggle with her!

  37. 11.16.12
    Kate said:

    Eek! Congratulations, she’s adorable!

  38. 11.16.12
    Chelsea said:

    OOOOMMMMMGEEEE! What a cutie and I am totes jealous! A frenchie is tops on my list. Congrats on the new furbaby!

    Haute Child in the City

  39. 11.16.12

    OHMYGOSH. Lucy is adorable!! Those chubby little legs are killing me, and I can’t stop thinking of “Estella” on Modern Family when I look at her.

  40. 11.16.12
    Kathy said:

    Lucy is SO adorable!!! I’ve always wanted a frenchie, but like you, the timing hasn’t worked out (yet). I can’t wait to see more pictures of her as she grows up! Good luck with the puppy phase!!

  41. 11.16.12
    Allyson said:

    SO OBSESSED! Your dog is adorable!

  42. 11.16.12
    LWP said:

    She’s precious! Prepare to fall hopelessly in love!

  43. 11.16.12
    Phoebe said:

    I’m. Dying. I love French bulldogs!

  44. 11.16.12
    julia said:

    awwww she’s adorable!!

    xo julesinflats.com

  45. 11.18.12
    caitlin said:

    She’s lovely! Would love to know where you got her..

  46. 11.20.12

    Just reading this now- she is adorable! Puppies just make life better.

  47. 11.20.12