Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Hardy (9 years old)

Hardy celebrated his ninth birthday today.  We documented the event with a photoshoot.

Happy Birthday Hardy!

Monday, June 29, 2015

National Camera Day 2015

Happy National Camera Day!  Truth be told, I've never heard of it until a post showed up in the Facebook feed this morning.

What better reason does one need to take some pictures.  Adam peeked inside my closet and came up with an idea for a photoshoot using my personal collection of vintage cameras.

Twenty nine images later...  Ironically, that's the number of images we ended up with in the end. Read more here about this awesome day.

Photographer:  Jennifer (Eightymillion)
Wardrobe/Stylist:  Adam
Props:  Jennifer's precious collection

Friday, June 26, 2015

Today's Catnap

Finding shelter from all this Midwest rain.  Enough already.

Today's catnap series was inspired by this one photo.  Catch up with previous images here.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Snapshots of life lately - Summer has arrived

Snapshots of Life Lately - Summer has arrived!

1.  "No Mom, I wasn't eating any grass."
2.  Our first birdhouse together.  (yes, we are geeks)
3.  My first photo with my boys.
4.  Adam's first photo with the boys.
5.  Conversations with Disco.
6.  First bloom from our Day-lily plant.
7.  Bird patrol.
8.  First pick from the garden.
9.  "You're sharing right Mom?"

The first day of Summer is officially here.  So, I thought it would be fun to gather a collection of "first" images I've taken recently.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Today's Catnap

Fresh air and blue skies.  The perfect setting for a quick catnap.

This blog series started with an idea.  And we've made it this far.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

My Life With Dogs: The Bark Magazine Feature

This week our copy of The Bark magazine arrived in the mail.  Being longtime subscribers we enjoy all the articles, advice, and photos each issue contains.  But this publication is extra special.  House, Hardy, and Disco were featured in the Smiling Dogs section on page 29.  How incredibility cool is that?  

A couple of months ago we submitted a photo of them and later received an email stating that they were chosen for the upcoming Summer issue.  We're beyond excited!  This is one of our favorite sections that they produce.  As previous issues passed by I would always say to myself, "I should enter the boys."

Check out their photo below along with all the other Smiling Dogs!  Such a fun series.  Anyone can submit a picture. Pick up a copy today at your local bookstore and follow the instructions on how to enter.  They also have an online gallery they update weekly filled with more adorable faces.  You can browse through those here.

*This isn't a sponsored post.  All of the opinions are 100% mine.  Just two crazy dog parents who are proud of their pups!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Recycling a pair of Crocs (Clogs) into flower pots

Pull out that old pair of Crocs, from the closet, that you don't wear anymore because I'm going to show you how to recycle them into flower pots.  An easy DIY that takes less than ten minutes from start to finish.

I scored this pair at a second hand store for $1.  Last week I planted some annuals into cement bricks and had four leftover plants.  This project will use up those four so that there's no waste.

Supplies needed:

*tarp (easy clean-up)
*pair of Crocs
*top soil
*twine or fishing line

Pack a nice amount of top soil in the toe portion of the shoe.  Place the annual inside the shoe and add some additional top soil around the top and sides to hold them in place.  Attach a piece of twine to the strap and tie it into a knot at the end.  Once you hang it up give the plants a good drink of water. Some dirt will seep through the holes of the shoes, but don't worry about it.  

Use the fishing line, in place of the twine, to create a floating effect.  

Find a location in your flower garden to hang the new planters.  That's it!  

Mine have had a nice little home on these doors.  I adopted this vintage door display from my Mom and they already had the hooks, so I just needed something unique to hang there.

As you can see from the photo below the doors are definitely due for a fresh coat of paint.  Next year is what I tell myself.  It's been five years and I keep saying that.  Although I kinda like the distressed look.

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