First things first, because I can always rely on my parents to text me things that are equal parts wholly out of context and unintentionally hilarious…
↑My Mom texted (←seriously? TEXTED isn’t a word yet, WordPress?) me that image to show me a little throwaway-if-he-pees-in-it bed they bought for him. Because who knows? Losing your balls could result in incontinence, really, I mean, anything’s possible. Right? No? Anyway my face lost it over her decision to include the family’s stuffed puppy, Boots, for scale purposes. (You might remember, Boots is the intermediary hold-over dog Honey brought home to me one day long ago to keep me company until we got a real life puppy. Boots resides at his Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and serves to keep Bambino company on his occasional sleepovers there. Here’s a flashback of how their now interminable bond began, in pictures:
↓ Playing, not effing
Awww :) Still makes me smile to this day. :)
Ok, ANYWAYS, before I dive into today’s story, I have to say… yesterday was fun. :) Now that might seem like a completely flighty statement, but when you consider the fact that over the last two days, BALLCHOP2011 turned into BALLSCHOPPED2011 for one Bambino McPuppyPants… well, you can imagine. So I really want to thank you guys, all of you, for being so incredibly wonderful to make the effort to reassure me that everything would go swimmingly, and that he’d be the same ol’ PuppyPants to which we’ve all become accustomed, with the only different being that I will no longer have to maneuver around his then continually growing and therefore increasingly less adorable ballsac when grabbing a pic of him. This is a relief. Ok so in case you were wondering how he’s looking post-surgery:
By the way I’m giving him lots of kisses ON THE MOUTH from you guys. No seriously. We’re mouthing.
And now, today’s story FINALLY… and as an aside, I’d love to hear your lovely stories if you have some to share. I love hearing stories of love. I’m such a sap, I got it from my Dad. We’re saps. So stories, c’mon, bring ‘em. :)
It was a rainy day in October of 2009, and Honey and I were strolling the streets of Austin, TX during one leg of our week-long mini vacay. I think we were heading to a Mexican restaurant that everyone swears by – I forget the name – what’s the name of that place? whatevs anyway it was amazing and I can’t wait to go back. So we’re heading towards this bridge-like area and I see a little dress shop – called “Dress Shop” LOL – and I ask, “… can we, umm… can we go in there?” He sighs (it’s like the umpteenth fashion diversion I’ve had that day), but of course, he graciously obliges. We look around, and I fall in love with the place.
While I’m exploring my options, he comes over and says, “hey honey, what do you think of this necklace?” I take one look at it and I’m dead. But I’m shy about that stuff, so I tell him I think it’s really cute. But he can usually tell when I think something is ‘really cute’ vs. me wanting it to be inside of jewelry box YESTERDAY.
Anyway, we end up leaving, me having bought a really cute navy dress that I still have today and think is ADORBS. But… I didn’t leave with the necklace. We start walking towards the bridge-like thingie and it starts to POUR. After trying to brave it, we and the rest of the people hoofing it in the area start to search for cover. We end up huddling under a tree canopy with some other couples.
I can’t remember his exact words, because I never remember ANYTHING IMPORTANT, so I’m slightly paraphrasing here, but anyway… He says to me (ok, I’m LITERALLY tearing up now as I write this no joke because I am a ridiculous), “honey, remember that necklace in that dress shop we looked at?” I go, “yeeeaaah?” “Well…” and he says some really nice stuff and takes out a beautifully wrapped little bag.
He secretly, while I was trying on my navy blue dress, bought the necklace. I DIED. From love for the piece of jewelry, but mostly from love for him and his unexpected sweetness that day.]
Do you have a story that touches your heart every time you think back on it? And/or do you have a gift you were given one day, by someone important to you, that you cherish?
Now, I couldn’t track down my actual necklace to show it to you here – and I seriously need to clean the sucker, so I’m not going to share a dumb pic of it pre-prettified. Anyway, instead I decided to gather up from the internets all of my absolute favorite pieces of gold jewelry for you guys. Pieces that remind me of my own, and that I think and hope that you’ll love. Let me know if we have similar style in the jewelry area of life. I’d love to know…
First, I adore the Coral Series at Nervous System. It touches me some deep, irresistible way that I can’t really explain. Just WANT.
I’m also pretty obsessed with these Gemstone and Layered Brass Necklaces by The Vamoose…
I’ve also been FREAKING. OUT. over EmersonMade’s Gold Coins Necklaces. I just – I DIE.
And here are some other bits and pieces I’ve been coveting…
Seafoam Double Strand by Anthropologie…
Coining Necklace by Anthropologie…
Golden Pinnate Necklace by Anthro…
P.S. - I definitely don’t love EVERYTHING gold. For example… DON’T YOU DARE. ↴
I’m just really starting to think it‘s kind of enough already.
P. P. S. – I had to wait like forever for Bam when I went to pick him up from the vet because they forgot about me. For like, 25 minutes. I was one of three people in the waiting room. It was weird. Anyway this guys was happening while I waited:
I don’t tend to enjoy the look of teeensy weeensy tiny whiny little pups, but I wanted this widdle guy to report to my lap IMMEDIATELY. Also, since I’m an iphone newbie, when I took the photo it went “CLACLICK!!!!” because yours truly forgot that you have to turn the sound off if you want to be all stealth about it. I didn’t make eye contact with that woman for even a SECOND after that happened. Anyway yay picture gotten!
Ok, SO! I know it’s like late late late afternoon on a Friday and you’re like dying to get out the door and get the eff home, BUT…
Do you have any meaningful pieces of jewelry, or anything especially meaningful for that matter? And do you like the idea of spending the day rocking a bare neck, wrists and all the rest? Or do you have a special piece of jewelry you think you might want to wear on your big day, or just in general love wearing? Also, what’s your story? I’d obviously love to hear it. :)
xoxo! – Alison
Lead board, clockwise: EmersonMade’s Gold Coins Necklaces / Blingy blouse / Stephen Russell Gold & Amethyst necklace from around 1850 via Daily Dream Decor / Gemstone and Layered Brass Necklaces by The Vamoose / Golden Pinnate Necklace by Anthropologie