And so it begins . . .

This is the beginning of the blog. This is it. The very first post. I have no delusions of grandeur on how awesome and consistent this blog with be. What I can promise instead is passion. Lots of it. Maybe even lots, and lots, and LOTS of it. I have ga-jillion ideas in my head, it seems, that I am just chomping at the bit to produce. I just want to make things. Create. Design. Bring to life.

What do I do? I photograph, bake, design, sew, craft, and compile all the things that inspire and invigorate me. I have a pretty kick-ass 13 year old daughter, a steadfast and jolly husband, and 4 completely loved and pampered canines. Because of them, and the lack of additional human children in our house, I have been stewing up ways to make things for the puppies and keep myself busy. Cooking special cookies for them has been a great joy and I hope to expand upon the simple treat into all sorts of creature comfort for the pups.

The pups:
Vera is a one year old red wild boar coated miniature dachshund that we rescued from a local shelter in November 2012. She has been the most recent addition to our little pack and has brought so much completion into our lives. So much. It still gives me goosebumps thinking about how perfect she is for us.
Brooke is turning 1 on January 26, 2013! He is an Australian Shepherd and American Pit Bull mix. Please, don’t try to convince me he is a Catahoula Leopard Hound. He’s not. I promise you. He is the largest of our pack while also being the biggest baby. He is stuck on me like glue every minute of the day, and even though he still gets himself in trouble chewing forbidden items and occasionally digging under the fence to play in the neighbor’s yard, I wouldn’t trade him for any other mutt.
Vivienne is currently 6 months old and she is a black and tan silver patchwork dapple miniature dachshund. We sought out a breeder after the sudden and tragic loss of our first dachshund in Aug 2012. Vivi hails from Flowerwood Dachshunds in Ocala, FL and she is a pure angel princess. She is so, so, soooooo sweet. She’s almost not a feisty little dachshund. Almost. She is the true baby of the family and she exploits that position for all it’s worth!

Vera, Brooke, and Vivienne on Christmas 2012

Lastly, there is Lucas. He is a 5 year old American Cocker Spaniel and even though he’s not that old, in general, he is the ‘old man’ of our pack of puppies. He has been with me through a lot and has always remained devoted, happy to see me, and super smart. He doesn’t like strangers and isn’t as social as the others but he has his spot in the hierarchy.

Lucas the Cocker Spaniel

I may also throw other things into the mix. I consider myself a very eclectic person. I pull inspiration from all around me and my interest sometime turn on a dime when confronted with a new mind-blow. I’m rarely consistent on timing, though I obsess about it. I am easily distracted too. But don’t worry too much about me right now; I’m sure I will talk about me many, many, many more times in the future. For now, welcome. I hope we both stick around with this blog thing.



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