This weekend is more like this week, because we actually spent two days in Monterey for Valentine’s Day, so for me, I already had my weekend and now I’m catching up on a few things I got behind on! I’m quite pleased with myself for staying on top of comments even while I was gone, though
Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend! I’ve spent part of my morning snuggling up with my favorite lap dog–I tell you, after having owned a 60-pound dog, I don’t know if I could ever go back to a 20-pound or less one! Big, warm, snuggly, and very wiggly. I’m pretty sure Mellan out-wiggles every dog I know. I can just say the word “wiggle” and his tail is going. The only time it isn’t wiggling is when he’s sleeping, though we’ll see it move when he’s dreaming.
Happy new year!! I hope your 2012 is already off to a great start I had a lot of readers ask me for photos of my ring, which you’ll notice above in my New Year’s Eve manicure photo (which is one coat of NYX Be Jeweled with one coat each of Zoya Opal and Zoya Maisie).
The ring was designed by jeweler L T Denny in Seattle, who came as a very high recommendation from a good friend of mine. It was the perfect ring for me: simple, elegant, timeless, with a subtle tapered band with a round solitaire. I had always envisioned white gold, but we went with platinum, because white gold is rhodium-plated and requires re-dipping over time to maintain that “white” look (you can also consider palladium as a platinum alternative). A good jeweler will spend a lot of time educating you before trying to sell you on something–Yelp! is a great place to start looking for a reputable jeweler! If you missed it, Shaun (who is also know as “tech guy”) proposed to me here on Christmas Eve.