Right off the vine! Pumpkin Picking!

Yesterday we put on our boots and headed to our favorite pumpkin patch, The Nursery at Mount Si. With the clouds looming and the smell of rain in the air, we were pretty much playing with fire.

The rain managed to hold off (Seriously, we missed it by moments!) and we were able to pick out some great pumpkins. Check out our photos and if you are in or around the Seattle area check out The Nursery at Mount Si, worth the trip!

The Nursery at Mount SiNate and Abbey Myers. The Nursery at Mount SiThe Nursery at Mount Si The Nursery at Mount Si The Nursery at Mount Si Basil at the pumpkin patch. The Nursery at Mount SiBasil at the pumpkin patch. The Nursery at Mount SiAre you following us on Instagram? Head over there now and follow Basil and I for some adorable behind the scenes pictures of our daily life.

Also, there is only 4 more days to vote for Basil’s 2015 Halloween costume. Place your vote here!

What do you think Basil should be for Halloween?

Now its football time! Go Hawks!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin! OOTD!

Outfit of the Day!Fall is our favorite season. We just love the cooler weather, pumpkins, and all the adorable outfits! Todays OOTD not only celebrates Fall but The Peanuts and the Great Pumpkin.

Outfit of the day - The Great Pumpkin

The Peanuts Fall collar bandana. Abc PetWear $10 | UpCountry dog collar $25 |
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on Blu Ray $15

Are you ready for Halloween? Don’t forget to continue to vote for Basil’s 2015 Halloween costume. Only 7 more days! See the options here and don’t forget to make your vote!

What do you think Basil should be for Halloween?

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

The biased ref! OOTD!

Outfit of the Day!Today is Monday night football and our beloved Seattle Seahawks are going head to head with the Detroit Lions! Basil is prepare to referee the game in case the official refs call out. You just need to know that he may not be 100% unbiased. Let the best team win… GO HAWKS!

Outfit of the day - Referee for the Seattle Seahawks“Ruferee” Jersey T-shirt Target $7 | Flag dog toy Target $4 | Seattle Seahawks dog collar, Handmade. Similar found on $15 |
Tuxedo Kitten, similar found at your local shelter. Check out Priceless!

As you see Sebastian had to be involved in the shoot. I told him if he keeps doing that I’m going to start dressing him up everyday too. I don’t know if he is happy about that!

Who are you rooting for tonight?

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil


Game Face! OOTD!

Outfit of the Day!Happy Blue Friday! Today’s outfit is 100% 12th dog! We are looking forward to Monday night to watch our Seahawks win. Check out Basil’s game face!

Blue Friday OOTDNFL Seahawks Pet Jersey $25 | Knit Bow collar bow tie & Seahawks bandana. Similar found on $10 | Hyper Pet Gnarly Gnaws Stick Toy Found at T.J. Maxx $10

Do you enjoy football? What team does you dog root for?

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil


Be Yourself! OOTD!

Outfit of the Day!Happy October 1st internet friends! Today is the start of Basil’s Outfit of the Day series. Daily I’ll be posting photos and videos of what Basil is sporting that day. As well as where you can find all these adorable pieces.

Outfit of the day - Be Yourself!

“I’m a Boston terrier not a French Bulldog” Tee shirt Clevotine $15 | Macklemore “The Heist” flag scarf Macklemore & Ryan Lewis shop $30 | Sergeant’s Pet Care Orangutan plush toy Similar found at $6 | Natural Balance Dental Chews  $17

Check back tomorrow for another adorable outfit.

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

DIY No Sew Bow Ties for Pets!

Happy Monday friends! For years Basil, being the 1st class hipster that he is, has been wearing bow ties. And for almost that same amount of time I have been purchasing him those bow ties. Okay so the cost isn’t that much each time, 1 bow tie retails for about $10-$20 but in the long run, that cost really adds up! So after buying Basil’s 20th bow tie (I know, I’m crazy!!) I figured I could make these, so I did!

Below you will find my simple DIY No Sew bow tie tutorial. Hopefully it works for you and your dog can look like a gentleman without breaking the bank! DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial Step 1Step 1: There is a few things you’ll need!

• Large flat work area
• Hot glue gun
• Double sided Velcro
• Sharp scissors for cutting fabric
• Fabric
• Optional: elastic

The great thing about this project is most people have a lot of these craft supplies already in the their home. If you need anything on this list all of it can be found at your local craft store. I highly recommend using double-sided Velcro and it can be a little tricky to find. I ordered mine online( at a great deal. I also use a standard hot glue gun on the high setting. For my fabric, I found an amazing deal in the remnant fabric bin at Hobby Lobby. It was 1/8th a yard and only .59 cents! Also, I couldn’t pass up the Elvis in the 50’s pattern!
DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial

Step 2: Cut out a square!

The size I picked was about 6 inches by 6 inches. This bow tie is going to be a little large for a medium size (20 lb.) dog but that how I like it. If you want a smaller tie make the square smaller. DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial Step 3

Step 3: Flip square over and glue edges down!

It doesn’t have to be perfect! I glued the “hot dog” sides first and then the “hamburger” sides. You really just want to make clean edges for the front of the bow tie. DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial Step 4

Step 4: Cut a small rectangular piece for the center of the tie!

I cut a 2×6 inch piece of fabric. Make sure the length is 3 times the size of the width. I flipped the fabric over and glued the edges down like I did with the first piece of fabric. DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial Step 5
Step 5: Pinch to make your bow tie shape!

Pinch the large square that you created, from the back, to make the bow tie shape that looks best to you. When I did this it made Elvis’s face a little weird.DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial Step 6

Step 6: Tie the long rectangular piece around the pinched square. Knot in the back!
Make sure the fabric is laying flat on the front. Knot fabric in the back and glue flaps down. This is also a great time to glue down what doesn’t look right!

DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial Step 7 DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial Step 7

Step 7: Measure & Attach Velcro!

I grabbed one of Basil’s everyday dog collars and placed the double sided Velcro on top to see how much I needed. For a 1 inch collar I recommend at least 2 inches of Velcro.

I cut the Velcro and glued the strip on to the center, back of the bow tie. Make sure to place the glue on the soft side of the Velcro! This way the Velcro teeth can grab onto the collar as well as the other side of the strip. If you prefer to use elastic you can glue a loop of elastic band in the same spot.DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial Step 8

Step 8: Attach to collar and look awesome!

Wrap the Velcro around the collar in your preferred area. Think about how the collar is going to hang and sit once on your pet.

DIY No Sew Bow Tie Tutorial Look how cute he is! This bow tie is cute, easy, and lightweight. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Show me your pictures of your creations!

Tomorrow is Travel Tuesday and the featured city is San Antonio, Texas! So make sure to check back then!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil



Happy Halloween!!!

Basil loves Halloween and he really can’t wait to put on his Spock costume and go trick or treating. A few of our neighbors even make home made dog treats and give them out to the cutest pups! I’ll post more photos and video as the day goes on. Make sure to keep everyone safe tonight and have a lot of fun! We would love to see your photos!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Day 2 of 31 days of Hipster Halloween!

Today’s scarf look is inspired by Josh Gates! If you don’t know who Josh Gates is he is a traveler, adventurer, and wearer of epic scarfs. Hit up Netflix and watch Destination Truth to witness it for yourself!

Happy Thursday all! Just remember… It’s almost the weekend!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

31 Days of Hipster Halloween!

If you have been to this blog before you have heard me say that every hipster worth their salt has a least on bow tie. Well, that also goes for scarfs!

For the whole month of October, everyday, Basil will be sporting a different scarf to celebrate fall and the coming of Halloween. Today’s scarf is a bright yellow cotton number. Basil knows he is totally pulling this off!October 1st - Yellow ScarfHappy day 1 of 31 days of hipster halloween!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil


The ever growing bow tie collection continues…

Happy Monday all! Hope everyone is surviving the heat that has been hitting the majority of the US. We have been trying to stay cool and relax in the comfort of our air conditioned home. This weekend we received Basil’s new collar and bow tie set from UsagiTeam. They are a great little pet supply company out of San Francisco that makes the cutest collars, bow ties, and matching leashes. Make sure to find and like them on Facebook and give them a follow over on the Twitter. Because this is a good look! Basil loves UsagiTeam! Basil loves UsagiTeam!Every American gentleman (or hipster worth their salt) needs at least one bow tie! Don’t you want to look this good?!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil


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