21 Gift Ideas for the Pooch
Hey guys. Today's post has a more serious tone but I wanted to end it on a positive note. Meet my pup Lucy. She's actually turning 11 pretty soon. These pics were from her first week with me when I lived in the city. She's pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen as far as puppies go. Sorry...#notsorry.
Well, we've had some unfortunate news. We found out two weeks ago that our dear Lucy has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Following Thanksgiving, we had an 8am appointment for her tumor to be removed which ended up being a lot larger than expected. Needless to say, our surgeon still wants her to undergo ultrasounds and chemotherapy. It's been a lot to digest. Frankly, who cares about us...it's been like having a newborn all over again. She's in pain from the surgery, quarantined for little to no activity and a post-operative mess. I'm sparing you the details because it's not pretty.
Our hope is that we've bought her a couple more years and our goal is to give her a ton of extra extra love hoping that she surprises us all. On that positive note...today's post is dedicated to man's best friend. And our Lucy.
Here's 21 great pet products to gift your fur baby this holiday season. Don't forget extra treats in the stocking, too! (in the meantime, we'll take all your good vibes and prayers so please send 'em our way!)
It always takes the first gloomy day and back-to-school for me to change my seasonal mindset. I just need a little added push to get me over the hump and out of cut off shorts. You feel me?
If there’s one holiday I am fully supportive of coordinating outfits for - it’s the Fourth of July. Hands down. Every year I snag red, white and blue outfits from Target for the girls because they ride bikes in our hometown parade. <super Normal Rockwell, I know> And, undoubtedly, the temps are near 100+ so cool, comfortable pieces are the name of the game. Bonus points if they transition from day to evening with added layers for the firework show.
We are at the point in the summer, although it hasn’t “officially hit” where the basics become the wardrobe staples that we reach for each and every morning.. A solid pair of cut offs, the most perfectly worn in sandals, light knits, denim jackets and more. Toss in some air-dry hair and you are really speaking my language. This is essentially my summer playlist.
Three more days! It’s incredibly hard to believe that the school year is over which leads me to one question: did you remember to say “thank you” to your teachers? I will be honest in that I completely spaced and feverishly hit the internets on Sunday in a panic. How could I have forgotten?
Meet my girl, Zandra. She’s the latest addition to the Rockport Summer Collection and she is just perfect. She mixes well with frocks just as well as she does with cutoffs and tees. She does well with any crowd. She pounds the pavement with ease in the concrete jungle just as seamlessly as she does on suburban soccer fields. Currently my MVP for the Summer!
It’s no secret. Amazon is just a black hole of amazing deals. Admittedly, I’ve been tumbling down that hole pretty frequently this Spring. Whenever new trends hit, someone just slap a “sucker” sticker on my head. I am officially the best consumer in ‘Merica.
Previous years didn’t affect me as much as this birthday. Not sure why. Eight might as well be ten as far as I’m concerned. She just doesn’t feel like a little girl anymore and while it’s wonderful to see her grow and I couldn’t be more proud…gosh, I am not ready to let go of that little baby. This is a sentimental birthday for me. Missing teeth and all.
I feel pretty confident that women all around the Midwest are rejoicing at the sight of sunshine and blooming flowers. That only means one thing to us: sandal season.
I’ve been receiving quite a bit of new beauty products as of late and I ain’t mad about it. Spring is the perfect time to switch skincare routines and opt for lighter, cleaner beauty. Thank God it’s here. It’s been a long winter. And while I haven’t gone 100% clean beauty, I am slowly still inching my way. Additionally, there were some purchases made towards restocking my favorites on last minute runs before Europe. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at some of my drugstore finds.
I am the self proclaimed Graphic Tee Queen. I’ve long had a love affair with them before they ever became cool. And now, as an adult, you’ll find me in a typical uniform that looks like this: tee, high waisted denim, polished blazer and heels. <sometimes sneakers. more on that later.>