Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bark at the Park 2017

This past July 15th, we were able to attend the A's Bark at the Park game. Bark at the Park is a fun game where fans can bring their dogs. Fans are encouraged to bring their dogs in A's gear such as collars, leashes, shirts, etc. and there is even a cute little dog parade that you get to be in! We were able to take Jake to this event, and we had so much fun! We are definitely planning on going every year now!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Completed: New Look A6262 Chambray Dress

I know it's not quite fall yet, but this dress is three years in the making and I am excited to show it off. With getting married, getting used to married life and my Etsy shop keeping me super busy, it has been hard to make anything for myself in a long while!

It all started when I saw this dress. I really loved how simple and cute it was! But I wasn't a fan of the maxi style, the dress seemed simple enough so I decided to make it without a pattern. That is where I went wrong. I tried building the bodice twice without a pattern, and I messed up both times. Finally, I decided that I would like to stop wasting so much fabric and used a pattern for the bodice. The skirt was a simple gathered skirt. There are many tutorials out there that show you how to make a gathered skirt, or you could also use the skirt pattern that comes with this dress pattern. I didn't because it seemed more time consuming. I also wanted to add pockets to mine, so I did that!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jake's 8th Birthday!

My dog Jake turned 8 yesterday! We were going to have a doggy birthday party for him the Saturday before, but I got a migraine on Thursday night, which knocked me out for all of Friday and most of Saturday so getting ready for a party was not going to happen. I was super bummed because I had been planning this for a while! 

Regardless, Jake's birthday was on Monday and I went over to my parents, made him a little cake and sang him happy birthday with the fam! Hopefully we will reschedule the party for sometime soon.

Jake was a present for my husband on our one year dating anniversary. I got him as a puppy and he was (still is) the cutest thing ever. He was tiny, and the fur on his face was black, and he couldn't walk straight. I remember when I went to pick him up, he greeted me at the door by barking at me. And barking is definitely what he does best. Jake loves to bark at everything.

In the past eight years, he has become a central part of my family. He is like a little person, who loves attention, but only when he asks for it. He loves to run and play with his teddy bear, he loves to go on car rides (even though after the car accident, he's not a fan of trucks), and he loves to wear cute clothes that call people's attention. Jake is truly his own little dog, and he fills our lives with so much happiness. I love this doggy so much and I am happy I get to be his dog mom forever. 

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