Monthly Archives: May 2013


A Perked Up Patio

First things first; you guys are beyond amazing! Thank you for the Small Cool love yesterday. Voting runs through Friday, so there’s still time to ‘Favorite’ our little home. Jack sends his (slobbery) kisses! Scott and I spent the past holiday weekend back home in Cincinnati with family. We came home Sunday afternoon exhaustedKEEP READING >


Small. Cool.

I admitted to Scott (and expressed the same to a few of our blogosphere buds) that I felt a little, um, funny (and that’s putting it politely) asking you all for a little love in Apartment Therapy’s annual Small Cool contest. He scoffed, my friends scoffed, and they all said the same thing – put yourselves out there! Here’sKEEP READING >


Porter Shakes

In addition to regular ol’ beer tasting, sipping and overall indulgence while in Kalamazoo last weekend, we drank our desserts, too. I’ve been meaning to try this recipe out for a while, and so in the grand tradition of celebrating newborn babies with a toast (right?), we happily welcomed our newest family member with milkshakesKEEP READING >


Pet Prepared-ness (and That Pesky Litter Box)

It was almost two years ago when we discussed the hairy situation around here, as in, how in the world we keep it under control – and many of you chimed in with your own tips and suggestions, too. Living in small quarters with three (adorable, squishy, cutie) pets can certainly throw some challenges our way, but none too large to tackle andKEEP READING >


The Week’s End: Kalamazoo

This weekend found us shooting to the other side of Lake Michigan – Kalamazoo! – for a quick overnight visit to meet our brand new, 8 week old nephew. Kazoo was bright, vibrant, and (lucky for us!) happened to be having the most perfect weekend weather the Upper Midwest has seen this year – and that’s all withoutKEEP READING >


Painted: Betti, Gracie and Smiley

When Erica of Dolly’s Foundation contacted The Pet Shop to create a one-of-a-kind triple portrait with a crew of very special rescued pups, I was excited to bring her vision to life. Located in Orlando, Florida, Dolly’s Foundation rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes bully breed dogs, all the while bringing positive awareness to theKEEP READING >