100 Beautiful Engagement Rings on a Happy Budget

Blaise & I have been tossing around the idea of our engagement ring.

It’s a happy, bright moment around here! But when he talks about the thousands of dollars he wants to invest in a diamond, I’m jolted by a slight shock that runs through every nerve in my body. This little ring, a big symbol of our love & commitment, could potentially be a trip across the world, a kitchen remodel, an investment portfolio, or heck, even a nice portion of a down payment for a house we could share with our friends & family. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE a beautiful diamond as much as the next girl, but I definitely love the beauty of the memories we could make more! So I’ve done some extensive research, & here’s my little {ha!} round up of classy, alternative rings for a unique bride-to-be, that fits every tier of a budget under $1,000 with grace. You’ll find gemstones, alternative natural stones, & options that I’ve never even thought of, mostly curated from Etsy artists. Don’t forget, there’s always the opportunity to replace the center stone with a diamond when you hit the jackpot. Enjoy!

Hop over to my Engagement Rings on a Budget pinboard to find the links for them all, & more.
Cheers! Court

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Happy Weekend from a Happy Beach : Beach Love by Karen Helms

Design-Wine-Sunshine-Happy-Weekend-from-a-Happy-Beach-Karen-Helms-Beach-Love Happy weekend, y’all! Anyone hitting the shore with a rad attitude like this edgy Pinterest board by Karen Helms? I love her Cali meets Hawaii vibe. And ahhhh, “Beach Love“, words that sound so symphonic right now, as Blaise and I work like mad to get a photo booth complete in time for our client’s wedding on Saturday. Eeeeek! But for all of those who can relax with sand between their toes this weekend, Aloha & cheers… may your two days be the most sublime of all.

Happy Weekend from a Happy Beach : Shannon Cox

Design Wine Sunshine xo Beach Equals Happiness Pinterest Board by Shannon Cox
Happy weekend everyone! I’m flat-out exhausted from the post-Boulder-flood work week, on-going home renovations, & Confetti Booth madness, so my mind is wandering off to the coast (naturally) where sea blues and isle greens invite me to an ultimate Utopia. Here’s your weekly beach inspiration – a little collage I’ve mixed up from the fun, fresh Beach=Happiness Pinterest board by Shannon Cox »
deep breath yogis… OMmmmmmmmmm
Court

Happy Weekend from a Happy Beach : Ingrid Cayuela

Design Wine Sunshine  xo  Ingrid Cayuela Beach BoardHappy weekend everyone! This has been a very unusual week with Boulder flooding (over 4 billion gallons of rain), wrapping up a photo booth, and other wacky renovation business from the home front, but I’ll be able to get back on the ball asap! If you daydream of the coast like me, you’d probably enjoy this ethereal, nicely curated Beach Pinterest board by Ingrid Cayuela »

Get out and have some fun!
Cheers,
Court