Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easter Decor & Meet Frankie a new friend for Little Bunny Fufu

Today I started decorating for Easter. I love decorating for Easter because I love pastels and cute little bunny figures. 

I just got this rabbit holding the blue flower the other day at Micheals. It is so cute! 

My centerpiece on my table.

Sleepy Pups. 

These bunnies are on my hutch all year long.

You may notice one of bunnies in the photo above looks awfully real!

Well that's because he is. Meet Frankie.

I really thought after our recent adoption of Lilly we were done adding furry member to ours family, we for sure have a full house. But I was wrong, I have been doing some reading and all the rabbit experts said you should always have rabbits in pairs, I did not know this before and was feeling guilty that Little Bunny Fufu was probably lonely, so I decided to get him a friend. I adopted Frankie from Oregon Humane Society on Saturday, he is a 4 month neutered male lion head ( Fufu is neutered also). So far so good with the bunnies bonding, I think in no time they will be best buds. I feel really guilty now that Fufu was only bunny for so long after reading how important the experts thought it was for them to have a friend. 

I again had to retake the furry family photo, I was amazed how good Frankie was it was like he knew what to do, hes fitting right in perfectly. Poor Alien (on the end) looks mad like she always does in pictures, she really is a sweet girl I know in these pictures you can't tell.
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Monday, March 3, 2014

Family Photo 2014

I just wanted to do a quick blog post to share our new furry family picture.
My little sister Chantel took the picture today, I have taught her well she's pretty good now at the cat toy action to get them all to look (the dogs are attracted to the cat toy too lol) . It took about 10 minutes and 48 pictures, funny thing is this was the 2nd photo taken and it was the best one. As you can see my prince charming probably is the least photogenic of the group lol, him & I were laughing as I was showing him all the pics, he's looking at the furkids rather than the camera in literally like 40 of the 48 pics LOL. Then in the ones where he is looking at the camera, he's not smiling, and in the couple he is smiling his eyes are closed Lol. Everyone is always impressed with my furkids posing so well, but they are not the challenging ones to get a good pic of he is lol, but it's okay I love him anyways. I am a pretty darn lucky girl to have a man who sleeps in a really girly pink bedroom with 10 little fluffy furbabies who he's loves so much, and cuddles with, I am blessed.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New floors in the doggie playroom

I really don't like carpet, eventually I want to replace all the bedrooms with some other non-carpet surface like I already did downstairs. My carpet is 8 years old now and starting to look really worn especially since I shampoo my carpets a lot which wears them out even fast. I started redoing the floors upstairs with the dogs bedroom since that carpet was in the worst shape, I am loving it!
Here is my 4 precious Poms who's playroom this is. This room is the room the dogs are in while home alone. It is decorated cute but also dog proofed. It keeps them from getting into stuff they are not suppose to while I am gone, plus I have a camera set up in here so I can spy on them while I am missing them when I am away. I used to call it their bedroom but have changed it to playroom since they don't sleep in here, just hangout during the day, they sleep in bed with me at night.
Before picture of the room with carpet.
I am loving this floor. I am liking it a lot more than the floor I installed downstairs. Now I wish I would have done this one! I wanted to do something different than the downstairs floor because over the past 2 years I have been having some problems with my dark laminate floor, I installed downstairs. Nothing too major but enough to make want to try something different. The snap in laminate I installed downstairs was much harder to install and to cut. They didn't "click" together as easily as the guy at Lumber Liquidators said they would. They have some water damaged by the back door, if they get wet at all they swell. I also have not been happy with my choice of such dark floors, I love the look of dark, but they always look dirty to me, no matter how much I clean them. So I wanted to try something different than laminate but did not want to pay the price of real wood.
So now that you may be wondering if not laminate or wood what is it?
It is peel and stick vinyl flooring!
If you watch the video on the HomeDepot website in the link above.
 I promise it really is as easy as it looks in the video.

This room being a unique shape and I was worried about all the angled cuts I had to make for this wall. But it was so easy, you really just score it with a box knife and snap it in a perfect line, like it shows in the video. This cutting method is not only great because it is so easy, but there is no dust! Cutting laminate with a saw creates so much dust it is such a mess.

I was concerned with the peel and stick idea, if it would peel up, but man it was so sticky it stuck together so tightly, I am pretty confident it will stay. I will do a blog post in future as an update on how it has held up. Another great thing about this floor is it highly water resistant, so it will be much easier to clean unlike laminate. I also don't think it looks any less like wood then the laminate floor downstairs does.
 It took just a couple of hours to install the floor. I am a night owl so I installed the floor very late at night, what some would considerer early morning. My sweet Bella stayed up and kept me company.
I made this little comfy corner of pillows for Lilly, being so tiny & 3 legged she can't get into their doggie bed very easily even with stairs. She seems to like the little spot I made for her.
A co-woker/ good friend recently gave me this cute little baskets she wasn't using anymore. They are perfect for the dogs toys because they keep them organized in a cute way, but also the dogs can get the toys out themselves, which they had a harder time with when they were in the toy box. They all like toys (well except Lilly who hasn't show interest) but Bentley LOVES toys, he likes to get them all out lol.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Junk Salvation Show/ Front Room Revamp / Lilly / Rescue

So I have been a little behind on my blog, I have been meaning to try and catch up and get back into posting more often again. So I am playing a little catch up tonight and am going to blog about a couple different things in this post, as you can see by the title.
Junk Salvation Vintage Market
Every year my Mother & I go to a local vintage junk show. We love it! It is so much fun. I highly recommend you attend one if you live in an area the junk sisters host them in, and if you love the vintage girly junk like I do!
You can see even more photo's from the show on my Mother's blog post about it.
I bought so much stuff, oh my goodness it was hard not to want to buy everything, there was so much stuff I loved.
One of the first booths you see when you enter the show was the booth of Roost Reimagined
She had this adorable toddler bed in her booth.
I didn't buy it the first day, but the 2nd day of the show and in the last 30 mins of the show I just decided I had to have it!
of course it will not be used as a toddler bed, for now it is a fur kid bed!
Front Room Revamp
Buying this bed inspired me to rearrange and redecorate my front small sitting din/office type room. My dogs as many of my blog readers already know, already have their own bedroom with a toddler bed in it, (when I say dog bedroom I really mean like dog playroom, because the fur babies sleep in my bed with me). My kitties don't have their own room, since I don't feel like they need to be confided to a certain space when I am not home, the dogs do because they will eat anything, and get upset when I am not home and rip things up. I decided to convert the front sitting room (which we never use at all right now) into my office / cat bedroom.  This is the room the cats already spend most of their time in  (except Alien who does not come downstairs ever) because they love to look out the big front window and people watch, this room is about the size of the dogs room (both very small) but it has no door or closet so it's not considered a bedroom its just a small open space.
I also decided to move the antique sofa out of this room, and put my desk in this room. My desk was upstairs and in the spot it was in I hardly used it, since I generally spend most of my time downstairs. I already have been using it a lot more, as I am right now doing this blog post! Also my desk is really cute I think and its seen way more here. The antique sofa is now upstairs where the desk used to be.
The little little painted and decorated ball jars I got at the show for only 4 dollars each!
The little Persian cat I got also at another booth again for only 4 dollars, I couldn't believe what good deals I was getting!
I know I am a little early for my spring sign! I got in at Joann's last week and just through it was so cute I already put it up lol.
I also got this large beautiful antique mirror at the junk sisters show. I bought this within the first 5 to 10 mins of them letting people in, and people were asking if it was sold as I was paying for it!
I also got a few other things I'll likely being sharing on my blog in future posts, including an adorable purse, another mirror & a hanging board with 10 hooks, and an old window which hopefully I will do a cool project with and blog about!  
Silly Billie!
The cats of course have been nice enough to share the bed with their other non-feline furry sibling's.
This room is the first room you see when you come in the front door, also the first room you see when you come down the stairs in the morning.
Lilly Update:
On my last post I blogged about our new rescue baby Lilly. She is doing great, we love her so much. She fits into our family so perfectly like she has always been apart. Lilly even though she only has 3 legs, loves to go on walks, when I say "wanna go for a walk" she jumps around so happy, it is so cute. She has also done well on her transition to a raw diet. Lilly is such a love she is always right by my side and sleeps cuddled right up to me in my bed at night.
Pomeranian Rescue
My Mother & I went and volunteered last Thursday at the rescue I adopted Lilly from, it felt so good to help out, but it was so sad too see the dogs that came into the rescue the evening before in such bad condition. They had come from a puppy mill type operation, and were matted and covered in pee and poo, but they were still so loving after all they had been through, it breaks my heart. They are looking for donations for their vet care, they took in 10 Pomeranians who all needed to be spayed and neutered and more before they can be adopted out. If this wonderful rescue had not taken these babies in, they would have likely been put down for the condition they came to the shelter in. It made me go home and hug my babies extra tight. It breaks my heart people had treated these sweet dogs so poorly. They are excepting the vet  bill to run about 300 per dog. If anyone would like to help out and donate, I know they would greatly appreciate it! Any amount helps!  
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