Monday, October 27, 2008

Mabel update...

Mabel is doing GREAT! She's really a wonderful doggie and we're glad to have her. We try and take her to the Scotts Valley Dog Park often and even got to take her to the Dog Beach last weekend too... all she wants to do at those places is RUN RUN RUN! She LOVES to run and she's super quick, it's fun to watch her tear around in circles! Tomorrow morning she goes to the Vet to get spayed-- hopefully all goes well.

Anyway, I thought you'd enjoy seeing some of Mabel-dog's life...

Here she is just chillaxin' on the Dog Beach after a good run.

Umm... ya, she ate the little decorative pumpkin I had on the coffee table. Just last night I cut out the center so that it was a little candle holder... and this morning I turned around and she was eating it. (Hey! Better that little cheap pumpkin than my expensive shoes!)

Oh... and I came out of our room a few weeks ago to this:

Here is a video of her "fetching" the ball for us at the Dog Beach... man it's beautiful here in Santa Cruz!

Monday, October 20, 2008

6 things

I got Tagged by Trinity, over a week ago, so here it goes...

The rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. List 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post

1) When I snap to music I use my ring finger (instead of my middle finger like most people I know.)

2) I absolutely hate cleaning silverware by hand.

3) I'm a total blog creeper... which means I creep on friends-friends blogs! Shhhh... :)

4) When I was 13 I severed a tendon and some nerves in my pinky finger... while doing the dishes.

5) Jon was my favorite NKOTB member when I was in the 5th grade.

6) My Grandpa's & Grandma's names were: James Edward/ Lucille Maxine and Homer Stanley/ Pauline Cecelia.

I'm tagging...

Carissa Mastry
Camberly Pearson
Carlyn Whitaker
Lipert ('cause I don't think he'll do it!)
Katie Hobbie
Sarah Yonich

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pretty Pumpkin...

Mabel is gonna be a pumpkin for Halloween... :)

Mabel update...

So, we found out what Mabel is... I mean, we knew she was a dog but we found out that she is a "Dudley Lab." Which means that her nose, lips, gums, and the rims of the eyes, are a "pink, liver, or flesh" colored. Apparently "Dudley's" are extremely rare but can not be show dogs and because of that are not bread for and are considered "undesirable." We disagree! :) We love our Dudley!

On another note... Mabel is an offical graduate of PetSmart Puppy school! She learned soooooo much in puppy school. She can now sit, stay, stay when we walk out of sight, leave it, go away, come and well, that's all I can remember. She starts "Intermediate" class on Saturday! She should learn a variety of new things at "Intermediate" class such as...

Intermediate Education

Monday, October 6, 2008

Top 12

So, if you don't know by now we live in a pretty small place. 630 square feet to be exact... lately I've been mentally dogging on my house so after reading my friend Katie's blog post about her "top 10 most favorite things in our little home", I decided to share my top house favorites too! I came up with 12. We'll think of this post as a little house-esteem booster, if you will! :) So anyway, I hope you enjoy my Top 12 favorite things in/about my house!

Comments, encouragement, and donations for a remodel welcome! :)


1. 5 gallon glass water container.
We picked this up at our local Flea Market for only $8! We keep it next to our gas stove (our only heat source) and Matt puts his change in it everyday after work... maybe one day we'll take a vaction with all the money that's in it?!

2. White dotted "candy" dish.
I got this in Florida from my Mom when they were moving out of our house. I put it on the nightstand next to my bed and use it to hold all my various nightstand junk: hairbands, bracelets, bobby pins, etc.

3. The "T" towels in our bathroom.
My sister sent me these a little while back for no reason at all! I love them 'cause they give my tiny little white bathroom a little bit of kick, plus they remind me of my wonderful Sister!

4. Napkins & napkin holder
I love all the colors in our napkins-- they make me happy! Plus they are reusable after a wash & that's always fun. The napkin holder was part of a gift basket I received last year for Christmas from a client. It had various coffee/coffee mugs inside but the only thing I kept was this basket! :)

5. Hardwood floors.
I just love the way they are worn and the color etc etc...

6. Blue lamp & white end table.
The Crate & Barrel blue lamp was a wedding gift from my Chiropractor... Dr. Kerri Crandell, she's the BEST! :) The white end table I found at Goodwill for $7 and repainted a few years back. I love the combination of these two items, they make me happy.

7. Magnetic knife strips, 3 total.
We purchased some of these for our other (small) house and we bought more when we moved in here 'cause they are soooooooooo helpful, especially in a kitchen with 2, yes 2, drawers!

8. The pink floor!
The floor in our "guest" room was already painted pink (fuchsia?) when we moved in and personally love it! I mean I would never have done this on my own or probably even thought about doing it... but I'm glad it's here-- makes me happy when I see it! {Oh and I absolutely adore our green Crate & Barrel rug too, courtesy of Mrs. Nancy Campbell at my Florida bridal shower!}

9. Crate & Barrel colorful stacking bowls.
I LOVE THESE BOWLS! :) We registered for these back when we got married and my BFF Barbara got them for us! I use them all the time and since we live in the smallest house of anyone I know, it is especially helpful that they stack into each other!

10. This one is a combo...
'cause I really love the new green storage container(s) I got (of which I have 3 total in various sizes) and also the organization of my cookbooks! (Side note: I also happen to hate the slant in my roof-- notice how it follows the cookbooks down to the wall...)

11. Chalk board by our kitchen sink...
I love it but I don't use it nearly enough. It was a *FREE* hand-me-down from a friend too! :)

12. Orange pantry baskets.
I got three of these baskets at Ross "dress for less" in order to do a mini pantry re-model... it worked out pretty well, I must say! :)