Tag Archives: Dog

Taking A Moment

Written by on 3rd October 2012 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

Hi Peeps, I’m taking a moment to care for my best friend…I’ll be back in a few:)

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Bad Dog – Good Market

Written by on 15th July 2012 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment



This weekend my husband and I took advantage of the lovely weather and sat outside on Saturday evening with the neighbors. Meanwhile the dog remained in the house having been walked, fed and watered.  We figured what could go wrong?…Apparently he thinks we have one of these (see hydrant) at the top of the stairs. grrrr not impressed.

On Sunday my luck turned when I hit the Island Mavins Vintage Market in Vic west. It was slightly misty outside but the show went on and I found a few new treasures and so did my friends! Super nice relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning. We even took time to have tea and scones and take a tour of the historic Point Ellice House on the property…how nice is that!

Hope your weekend was great! Lots of One Room Challenge work going on around here this week! I’ll report on Wednesday as usual. See you then!

Here are some pics of the market…

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Puppy Love

Written by on 21st January 2012 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

If you know me, you know that K-man is the center of my universe. We don’t have kids so he’s everything…and I mean everything to my husband and I!  It doesn’t hurt that he’s a handsome devil too.










So now that you’ve seen what a cutie I have to contend with maybe you’ll understand my ongoing obsession with making his life as good as it gets. Food, medicine, walks, whispering…whatever he needs he’s gonna get it, and what I need is to provide all the bells and whistles in a stylish and affordable way.  I am fully on board with the natural wood trend, and LOVE to use rough turned bowls as decor items in the rooms I decorate… so it is natural that I was drawn to these cool natural wood raised food dishes.  If you know someone handy with a Lathe then butter them up and see if you’re pooch can be dining in cool eclectic style on some reclaimed wood!! Or find some dishes online like these ones below.





















I had to include this one pic too, how cute would this be  in a country style interior. Fun DIY project too!


Oh, and P.S. When the husband saw this pic he said they looked like toilet chairs and you can probably guess his thoughts on me making a set for my sisters dog in her country style home’s  mudroom. Geesh. But I guess they do kinda look like potties now that I see them in that light. :(

Never mind………..

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6 Things

Written by on 13th July 2011 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

6 Things Bravo should do to make Million Dollar Decorators more interesting.

1. Allow the assistants, helpers and moving men to have their own  monologue opportunities during which they can trash talk their boss(es). That would be entertaining!

Focus more on the canine companions of these Diva’s. Show their dog loving and compassionate sides…quick!!

2. Kathryn’s Greta

 3. Mary’s Pugs

4. Nathan’s Daisy (and Nacho – Not Pictured)

5. Martyn’s Diva

6. Jeffrey’s Chessie

Pooch Photos from a neat Design/Dog Website I found called Interior Design Hound. Check her out!

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The Dish on Bowls

Written by on 29th January 2011 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

When decorating your home or office don’t overlook the dog beds and dishes that are usually in plain sight.  These items are WELL used in our home and they look it. My dog is a big guy and he has a little bench with bowls in our front entry which is functional but a little sad looking. Same goes for the dog beds that are scattered all over – but that’s another post. I’ve done a little searching and the funny thing is that elevated bowls tend to be highly “designed” and favour a slightly modern aesthetic. I thought the following bowls were worthy of note and cover a range of decor styles. Maybe one is right for you?

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It’s Scary

Written by on 26th October 2010 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

It’s a Pig, …..It’s a Dog,….Oh wait, It’s Nicole with too much time on her hands…Scary

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Good Deeds

Written by on 18th September 2010 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

Great Canadian shoreline Clean-up this weekend! I was lucky this year to have such an upscale beach to work on… Thanks Victoria, you are so clean! On my way home I doubled down on my good deeds as I saw a little black dog on the road.  I managed to catch her and brought her home.  I located her owner through the animal control and brought her back to them that night.  Her name was Bella and my dog was such a great host to her for the afternoon. Here’s a pic of them chillin.

K-Man and Bella

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