Monthly Archive for August, 2015


Remember last week when I told you my plans to redesign my engagement ring/wedding set into a new ring to incorporate the diamond stud earrings that I inherited from my mother in law? If you missed that whole story, click here for context.

Today, I picked up the new ring. And I love it so much it hurts. The focus with the old setting was more on the bands around the solitaire than it was the solitaire itself, which I always liked, but now that the focus is far more on the three stones, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. It’s so sparkly that it was hard to get a good photo of it. But here’s the before and after.

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I love it more than words can say.  I loved the old one too, but I ADORE the new setting.  I’m finding myself looking at my hand constantly just like I used to when Mr. Mock first proposed.

And even better is that they were able to take my old engagement ring mounting and throw a blue topaz in there, so I got an extra ring out of the deal.  LOOK!

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I’m feeling super spoiled this evening.  I am just so happy that I was able to use my mom-in-law’s earrings in something that I will wear every single solitary day.  It makes the ring just that much more special.

Anyway, had to share.  Plus, there’s a new picture of Elladog that y’all have to see, because she’s the most beautiful dog in the entire world.

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Isn’t she gorgeous with her janky wonky ear? I love her ear so much.

This Is An Actual Thing.

I love this. I love the cat’s face.

If You’ve Never Watched Kayla’s Story, OMG YOU HAVE TO.


Seriously. Have You Ever Seen A Cuter Dog?

I know. Everyone thinks their dogs are the cutest. But in my case, it’s actually true. 😉

LOOK AT HER, you guys. Look at my sweet Elladog.

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It’s been forever since I’ve posted here, I know. Some things have happened. Chiefly among them, my beloved mother in law passed away a few months ago, unexpectedly, during a totally routine medical procedure. There are these moments still where I just well up out of nowhere, thinking about something she said or did. Tonight, my mom took care of Junior Mock so we could take Mini Mock out to Cheesecake Factory, and Mr. Mock was telling Mini about the first day that I met his parents, and that when they reported back to him later, his mom hugged him and told him they loved me and that I was wonderful.

Totally sweet, but it resulted in one those moments I just described above. Where I well up thinking about her. 🙁

I inherited a few of her most special jewelry pieces, including a pair of diamond studs. Since I already have a pair, and since I wanted to use hers in some special way, I’ve decided, with Mr. Mock’s and his dad’s blessing, to add them to my current wedding set.

I’ve been working with Distinctive Diamonds here in Indy on the design of the new mounting, and this coming Friday, I’m taking in my current wedding set, and my mother in law’s diamonds so that it can all be transformed into the new ring. It’s going to be weird to look at my hand and see something different from what I’ve seen for the past 15 years, but I feel like this is a good way to honor her in a special way.

I have no idea why I’m putting this in a post on TMD, but there it is. 🙂

I’m going to do a before and after! Here’s the before:

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In about a week, there’ll be an after. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂 Also you can follow me @mockarena on Instagram for more pics of stuff.

Also, Ashley Judd’s new movie trailer is out. And I literally fell asleep halfway through it. No joke.

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