Welcome and Thanks!

***** A Notice****** Thanks to so many for coming to this blog over the past year and becoming such great blog friends. I have learned much and laughed often. Yet as the author of 2 blogs I have often felt... well... disjointed. In an effort to marry the 2 sides of my life, and to hopefully continue on in my relationship with you the reader, I am now combining my blogs into 1 new one. I do so hope that you will join me here. I just love hearing your happy voices as often as I can! See you soon......................

Friday, January 21, 2011

Seek and Find

Can you spot the Puppy Dog in this photo?

And the dog covered boy in this one? :)

Happy Weekend All!!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Doggie Craft

This Christmas I really wanted to make the Pack something homemade, from the heart.
So, while perusing the fabric store's Black Friday deals I found this.
It's a McCall's dog pattern. So cute. So easy. I'm not kiddin'... easy.
If you don't have a fabric store near you, that carries McCall's patterns, you can find this pattern here.
Just type in the key words, "dog bed."
Luckily the pattern was on sale for $.99 and the fleece was only $1.29 per/yd.!
Again, if you don't have a fabric store near you, you can easily find cheap fleece blankets just about anywhere. So, here's what I did...

Cutting out the fleece was the most tedious part but again NOT difficult. This is a no-sew pattern, so instead of binding together by sewing... you simply tie strips to strips.

The pattern suggests stuffing the bed with polyfill however, if you just use a pre-made dog bed... you can simply untie and throw it in the washer when it gets dirty. I had a heck of a time finding a round dog bed, (the fleece is cut out round,) so I just settled for a cheap square variety from Tractor Supply.

So ultimately the fit wasn't perfect, but it still looked pretty sweet and I'm pretty sure the dogs didn't mind either!

And all Christmas long there were visions of Milk Bones dancing in their heads! (Please excuse the dirty floor. Yikes!)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordy Wednesdays

(I wish I could give acknowledgments for the photo... I got it in an email but it's so cute)

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent."
-Milan Kundera

Monday, December 27, 2010


Thursday, December 16, 2010


Looking for the perfect sledding spot.

Digging to China.

Being Handsome

Trying Out the New Coat.

Loving the Snow!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Puppy Presents

As Christmas rapidly approaches, (and I do mean rapidly) some of us, (not naming any names, me,) may still be in the search for gifts. Annnnnnnd, perhaps have been so busy looking for people gifts that we forgot the animal loves in our lives? After all, dogs like gifts. And, as I understand it, they also like to look festive at their holiday gatherings! So if you fall into the aforementioned category... worry not!
I have unearthed a few cool gifts that might put the twinkle in your hound's eye!
For example... the above charm is such a dandy. Perfect for the trailride loving dog or that special cattle wranglin' girl in your life. (You know I have mad love for you dogs with jobs.) This charm... and the one below... can be found at this super cool Etsy shop, with many more to choose from, and all for $4.95!

Okay this is more for the "dog lover" than the actual "dog," however....
I found this lovely downloadable jpeg image, also on Etsy, for just $1. This image would be perfect for crafting something super sweet for your little fur baby. Ya'll also know I'm not discriminating but I have always had some mad Scotty love... just sayin'. This image, (and other cute ones) is available here.

....and these adorable collars, well, I have admired these for a long time! Wouldn't your sweety look so fabulous in this?! She also makes "bowtie" collars for the more masculine mutt. Peruse Pecan Pie Puppies wares here. These collars also help support dog rescue. You can read a bit more about that at this blog.

Then from, "Very Vintage," a little something Christmasy!
Let me tell ya'll... I have a collar from Very Vintage and I LOVE it! They are all handmade, from organic cotton, in the most delightful, vintage inspired fabrics! Ours has been very durable, (at least until Max got jealous and chewed Ruby's sweet owl collar up,) and made to last. Check them out and you won't regret it!

So here's wishing you Happy Shopping and a blessed Christmas... oh and a wonderful New Year too!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Maybe I can squeeze in this tiny bed to keep warm...
....or flannel sheets. You stay on your side, I'll stay on mine.
Okay, okay... I'll cuddle on the couch but just this once!
Sheesh Women!