Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Apartment Therapy AGAIN!!

Um, super sweet, third time this year, BOOYAH, thanks AT!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Exciting News- My Own Business!

Some of my faithful readers already know this, but I have been working on getting my own dog walking and petsitting business going. It's called WOOF! SLC.

I have a LOT of details still to work out, but so far, I have registered as an LLC with the State of Utah, and created my own website...nothing fancy, just simple and easy to use.

I'd love feedback on the website, or anything else that you might have thoughts on. I hope to be taking real clients by June 1.

Please stop over to the site and it's sister blog, which you can link to from the site, or also from here on the lower right link list.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Bamboo and More PJ's





Adam has been killing himself making some new garden beds for his vegetable garden that he is so excited to plant. We also finally ripped out that dark grey, dated berber carpet in our bedroom, painted the walls white, and had some beautfiful woven bamboo installed by Underfoot Floors, they did a fantastic job, and we love the room. Also, a nice shot of Winn's face that I love. My girl is getting old, she is now over 13 years old!
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Did You Know?

Famous Pit Bull Owners

Helen Keller (Pit Bull Named - Stubby)
Anthony Robbins
Molly Price (Actress)
General George Patton
Jan Michael Vincent
Fred Astaire
Stephany Kramer
President Woodrow Wilson
Pink (the singer)
Ashley Olsen
Jan Michael Vincent
Alicia Silverstone
Humphrey Bogart
Ananda Lewis
Linda Blair
John Steinbeck
Fatty Arbuckle
Malcolm - Jamal Warner
Mary Tyler Moore
Steve & Terri Irwin (Pit Bull Named - Sui)
Mo Vaughn (NY Mets)
James Ellroy (Author)
Amy Jo Johnson (Actress)
Jack Johnson (Hawaiian singer)
Barbra Eden
Rosie Perez
Kelli Williams (Actress from The Practice)
AJ Mclean
Rachel Ray (from Food Network) (Pit Bull Named - Isaboo)
Orlando Bloom
James Caan
Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal
Judd Nelson
Barbara Eden,
Veronica Mars
Walter Scott (Author)
Ken Howard (Father in Crossing Jordon - his Pit Shadow saved his life)
Usher (Singer)
James Caan (Actor)
Michael J. Fox
Thomas Edison
Mel Brooks & Anne Brancroft
Julian schnabel
Jessica Alba
John Stuart
Jesse James and (Pit Bull Named - Cisco)
Stephan Jenkins (Singer)
Jack Dempsey
Brad Pitt
Theodore Roosevelt
Bernadette Peters
Stephan Jenkins
Tamika Dixon (Athlete)
Singer Rick Springfield
Actor Vin Diesel
Barbra Ede
Cassandra Creech
Sir Walter Scott (Poet)
Shannon Elizabeth
Earl Holliman
David Spade
Robert Ferguson (Green Bay Packer)
John Stewart (from the Daily Show)
Bill Berloni (Broadway show dog trainer who has said that the Pit is the breed of choice for training),
Roy Jones Jr.
Serena Williams
Justin Miller
Cozy Coleman
Veron Haynes
Hugh Douglas
Jermaine Dupri
Richard "Rip" Hamilton
50 Cent
Young Buck
Lloyd Banks
Jordan Babineaux
Jonathan Babineaux
Maurice White
Andrew Vachss
Ira Glass
Rosie Perez
Kelli Williams
Judd Nelson
Thomas Edison
Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft
Julian Schnabel
Stephan Jenkins
Jon Stewart
Tamika Dixon

Well known sports figures who own Pit Bulls include:

Tennis Star Serena Williams (Pit bulls Name - Bambi)
Professional Basketball Players Desmond Mason (Pit Bulls Named - Zane & Capone)
Rashard Lewis (Pit Bull Named - Cookie, Angel & Ginger)
Amare Stoudemire (Pit Bull Names - JT, Ace & Deuce)
Alton Ford (Pit Bull Names - Mischif, Rosy, Spicey, Diable +3 pups with names unknown)
Tamika Dixon and Mo Vaughn

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Two of my Kids are Poster Children




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I am so proud of my 'kids.' Honey will be the next No More Homeless Pets appeal dog. This means that she will be on a special fundraising letter with her photos and story to promote adoption, specifically special needs adoptions. This couldn't have come at a better time, because we have learned that Honey will need BOTH of her knees operated on this year, at a whopping $2500 per knee, so our in addition to helping raise money and awareness for NMHPU and adoption, we will need to mount our own fundraising goals to help pay for Honey's surgery.

Also, Tiggs will be featured on a large poster at a sale to benefit the Morris Animal Foundation's Meisha's Hope fund, which raises money for research to find a cure and better treatment for Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia. Tiggs can be seen on this poster, about the seventh row down towards the right- one of my favorite pics that we snapped of Tiggs while living on the road, in Squamish.

Bravo to my brave furkids for helping raise awareness for special dogs everywhere!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Greens and Beans

MMMM, Greens and Beans is a simple, Southern Italian/Sicilian peasant dish. You take cleaned and chopped escarole (a bitter green like chard almost), sautee it with lots of fresh garlic and oil, then add a little broth and white beans. You can also toss in some sliced Italian sausage...Serve with a crusty artisan bread, and buon appetito!

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Front Door Color


With Spring comes a renewal of my OCD for house projects. On tap for the next month is and has been: painting the front door as seen here, painting my bedroom bright white instead of cave grey, ripping out the carpet and installing strand bamboo in said bedroom, putting in gravel in back yard beds to dog-proof and cut down on dust/dirt/and mud coming into house, then planting cool grasses in big pots in the gravel beds.

More pics to come as projects evolve!
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Cookie Heaven with My Dough Girl



Holy cow, these cookies are to die for. My Dough Girl is the new kid in town as far as bakeries, and it is owned by a friend of a friend. The owner clearly has a background in Martha Stuartdom, or maybe she was just a designer in her former life. Her logo is darling, her cookies and graphics are all vintage pinup girls. Right now, my favorite cookie is the Gabrielle, which is a cocoa ginger confection. I could live on nothing but this cookie for the rest of my life. Cookies dough comes frozen and raw by the dozen, pretty reasonable, and you can also buy a fresh baked version while you deliberate which of the many dozens to buy. Check her out, 3rd West and 770 South.
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Friday, April 03, 2009

Get Shorty

Yup, that's me, Shorty. Photo by Adam.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Blogosphere JACKPOT

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! I made Apartment Therapy again! I LOVE it, I'm so excited, what a huge honor to be recognized there. I check AT several times a day to find interior inspiration, and I love the variety of content there, all geared towards smaller space, creative design. So cool, I'm ecstatic. There is talk of a future online house tour of our home. We'll keep you posted!

And another blog, Plastolux, also picked it up! Thanks to everyone who has given us feedback.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

New Camera

Ok, we spotted an amazing deal on Craiglist on the camera we wanted and snagged it. I can't thank my friend Joe enough for letting me try his out.

Please visit my Flickr page to see what I've been shooting, but it will come as no surprise to those who know me: dogs and interior design stuff. I promise to expand my skills, but for now, I'm working with what is right in front of me.