|July 30, 2014||Puppy|
Lately, life has been mainly focused on Pete. Yesterday before I left for work, I placed him in the kitchen and used his exercise pen as a fence. All day I worried about him chewing up the kitchen and getting stuck under our stove (which can’t actually happen). When Bryan got home yesterday, Pete was there greeting him at the front door! The little guy somehow wiggled the fence away from the wall and squeezed through. He probably had a grand old time running around the living room and kitchen! Luckily, I had closed both bedrooms’ doors and our guest bathroom door. To our surprise, he didn’t even have any accidents in the house. He went to the bathroom on his puppy pad just like we taught him. He’s good sometimes.
I promise I’ll be posting other things besides Pete, but for now that’s all I’ve got. Enjoy little weenie pics.
Pete’s first bath
Pete’s favorite hobby
One of Pete’s favorite toys
Pete’s first vet visit
|July 28, 2014||Puppy|
My alarm went off at 4:30 am on Saturday morning. We were out the door by 5:15 am and on our way to Beaver Falls, PA. Beaver Falls is just 20 minutes from Ohio and 2 hours from Lake Erie. We stopped a few places on the way so we could use the bathroom and stretch our legs a bit. The plan was for me to drive out there and Bryan to drive back. Once we reached the halfway point, I kept saying how the fields looked like my Instagram photos after I put filters on them. No joke – the grass was bright neon green and the skies were the bluest I’ve ever seen. Central PA is gorgeous! I was surprised that I made it all the way out there! It was a 5.5 hour drive, but very well worth it.
By 10:30am, we were in Beaver Falls and met the third member of our family. Say hello to Pete.
For the past 4 or 5 years I’ve been wanting a mini dachshund. I’ve talked about it and would look at mini dachshund pictures and videos online non-stop. Once we could afford one, we realized that there was no way we could get one with our wedding coming up. I patiently waited and after our wedding I began to contact breeders. If anyone has ever purchased a puppy from a breeder, you know that it can be a very stressful process. First, you have to find a reputable breeder and not a puppy mill. That part was pretty difficult because PA has a lot of puppy mills. Second, you have to be put on a waiting list and then hope that a litter works out. Luckily, we found our breeder – Emma Jean. She was a JOY to work with. She answered all my questions and kept me updated once the puppies were born.
Pete was born on May 19, but almost wasn’t ours. I emailed Emma Jean late May and she told me a litter was just born. I knew we didn’t want to get a dog before leaving for Jamaica in August, so I knew this litter probably wouldn’t work out for us. I was getting the puppy bug again mid July and told Bryan that we would figure something out for our honeymoon. We knew that there were people who could watch the pup while we were out of the country, so I contacted Emma Jean. She said the puppies were being picked up that weekend and that she wasn’t sure if she’d still have a dog for us afterward. I thanked her for letting me know and asked her to keep me posted if there were any still available.
Lucky me, there was a few left! She emailed me a picture of Pete last week and I told her almost immediately that we would be picking him up that weekend. We spent all last week prepping for Pete’s arrival. We bought all the puppy essentials and told our closest family and friends about him. I couldn’t believe that he was actually going to be ours.
He is 10 weeks old today and we love him so much already. He’s starting to feel comfortable in our home and enjoys playing with his toys. This morning he woke up with a burst of energy and hasn’t stopped running/hopping around. I’m thinking he’ll go down for a nap very soon!
I’m sure I’ll be blogging a lot about life with Pete, so keep your eyes open for that. In the meantime here are some pictures from the past few days.
|July 25, 2014||Living|
We have an exciting weekend coming up! Saturday morning we’ll be waking up at 5:00 am and driving out to almost Ohio. It’s approximately a 5.5 hour drive to get there. I don’t want to spill the beans just yet, but follow me on Instagram and I’ll probably post about it tomorrow. Of course if you’re not on Instagram, I’ll share the exciting news here on Monday.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Talk soon!
|July 24, 2014||Giveaway|
Congratulations to Teri for winning my giveaway. I’ve sent you an email requesting your shipping information, so please send ASAP.
Thanks to all who entered.
|July 23, 2014||Reviews|
My honeymoon is at the end of August and I’ve begun to scramble to get all my travel essentials together. Fact: I’ve never been out of the country. Before this trip, the farthest I’ve ever traveled was San Diego back in college to visit my cousin Amanda. With that said, I’m definitely not an experienced traveler so I knew I had to get at least the basics before leaving for Jamaica.
When looking for traveling essentials one requirement came to mind – quality. I love products that will last for years and will only look better with age. When I came across the Leatherology shop online I knew I struck gold! They sell timeless pieces that can be personalized with your monogram or company. Everyone knows how much I love a good monogram. You can only find Leatherology online, because it allows them to offer the best price possible.
Another item I just had to have for our honeymoon was this gorgeous card case. (Lets be serious… I’m going to be using this all year round). I have a Tory Burch wallet that I use on most days, but this tiny card case is perfect for throwing into a small clutch or bag. It’s half the size of my Tory wallet and is so much lighter! The fact that it’s monogrammed in gold is an added benefit.
My other travel essentials not pictured include:
- a good book/magazine/something to read
- a word puzzle book – my absolute favorite is the Puzzler Book from People Magazine
- comfy flats
- a fully charged iPhone
The team at Leatherology sent me the products to review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.