Friday, July 10, 2015

Her Summer Haircut

Finally got around to giving the Little Bug her summer 'do. She was a shaggy ratty mess. It's not a good sign when you go to your campsite and the campers you hang out with each year say to you, "which dog is this? a new foster?" And then they look at me in disbelief when I tell them it's Little Bug.

I decided to try something new. I didn't think I'd like it. I didn't think she'd like it. But, we both do. The mohawk suits her.

I love her when she's shorn, that face just gets me.

We'll be off to camp soon. A beautiful weekend is predicted with no rain expected. It's about 10-15 degrees colder up at camp then down here, and it's only an hour and 20 minutes away. When it rains, like it has the last 3 weekends up there, it's downright cold and raw and it makes me pretty cranky. My normal sunshine and smiles (I'm laughing hysterically right now, if you knew me you would be, too) goes down the drain. OK, cold and rain without a real house to go in... makes me crankier than normal ... but tequila does help lighten the mood. ;)

Enjoy your weekend, I hope it's sunny and relaxing where you are!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Finding Shade

Well, summer hit full swing. Two days into it and by mid-morning it was HOT. While I sat out on the patio having coffee with a friend, this little nugget found some nearby garden shade and cool dirt to lay in.

Is it me, or is she just so darn adorable you want to squish her?

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Mystery Thrift Off Results

The 'Mystery Thrift Off' was a lot of fun with a little anxiety thrown in. But, now it's over and the results are in...

Congratulations!! Naomi & Sage, Brittany, and Janet. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Little Bug and The Mystery Thrift-off Day 3

Buggy's been going to work with me... here she is faking patience, waiting for us to leave. The reality was she was getting anxious. She was bored and hungry.


Four more contestants today!! It's good, it's allllllllll good! Some creative people out there!!

Go see the final four now!

Voting happens Thursday... eeeeeeeeeee

3 winners announced Friday.

So. Very. Exciting. (I think I've said that about a thousand times during this event.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Mystery Thrift Off Day 2

Well, today is the day that Lindsey from BetterAfter posted the second set of 4 contestants' pieces. Mine was one of them, which means I can show you what I made.

Remember, I started out with these...

...after a little cardboard cutting and some paint, I ended with these...

The olive boats, turned upside down, became the bases for the cat and dog. If you've been around here for awhile, I know you understand that the dog had to be a Schnauzer.

Go check out the other 3 designs. You might just be amazed -- I was! Again!

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. There is some fierce competition.

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Mystery Thrift Off

Hiya! I'm back.

Long winter, busy life, blah blah blah. I didn't even write about my last two foster dogs. You know something's up when I don't do that...and I will soon, but first I want to tell you about this contest I was recently involved in.

Lindsey over at BetterAfter put together a Thrift-Off. She gathered some things from Goodwill and sent them out to 12 readers and the task was to redesign the items. I was fortunate enough to be in the line up and I had a lot of fun with it.

I was very excited and curious when I received the package...

This is what I found inside -- 2 olive boats (I was told by an IG viewer that they are Crate and Barrel, no less):

Here are some in-process photos:

Today she revealed the first four creations. Check them out here. Lindsey goes into more detail of the hows and whys of her idea to do this. Then check back throughout the week as she reveals four more final pieces each day, then has voting on Thursday.

It's been a few weeks since this started and I was excited from the get-go. The anticipation is killing me. ;)