How to stay warm in chilly weather!

Comfy Saturday! OOTD!

Outfit of the Day!Sometimes Saturday just calls for a comfy sweater and a good treat. Nate & I have been getting ready for a little party tonight and Basil has just been relaxing! It’s a good day!

Outfit of the day| Comfy Sweater Weather

Chilly Dog Sweater $40

How is your weekend going?

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

A Snowy Evening walk

Well, they said 6 to 10 inches of snow… That didn’t happen! We woke up this morning to clear roads and little bits of snowy yards. But last night was beautiful!

Last night Nate, Basil, and I went and visited my parents and on the walk back we got to enjoy a true peaceful winter wonderland.

Although our dreams of a full blown snow day with hot chocolate and sledding down our hill didn’t happen, some snow is better than no snow!

Hope you are doing well! Stay warm, stay safe, and stay happy!

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

A sorta snow day…

So last night and today the south and the east coast was hit with arctic temps and a mix of snow and ice. Although its been pretty cold here in North Carolina its nothing compared to what is happening in the Northeast. Places like Boston are getting hit super hard and have a ton of snow.

We woke up this morning with a thick layer of ice covering everything but little to no snow. This was probably a huge hassle for those who have to commute but for us work-from-homers it was a little be of a disappointment. We want snow! Fluffy beautiful snow! Enjoy these photos of our afternoon walk while I silently sing “Let it snow” to myself…

Cold Boston terrier requires a sweater, coat, and boots to stay warm!
Cold Boston terrier requires a sweater, coat, and boots to stay warm!
Smiling Basil loves snow
Warm Boston terrier in the wild!
A sorta winter wonderland!
A sorta winter wonderland!


Bonus!!!! Jack the golden retriever for added cuteness!

Jack the giant golden retriever!
Jack the giant golden retriever!
Giant dog does tricks for treats!
Giant dog does tricks for treats!!

Stay warm my friends. Do you guys have any snow? Does your pets enjoy it? Let us know!

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

Baby its cold outside! Getting ready for Winter!

Where is this year going?! Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away and then its Christmas and before you know its 2015! We have been super busy getting ready for our upcoming Christmas trip to Texas as well as counting down the moments until Thanksgiving. On top of all of that its been really cold here! Basil has been wearing his Chilly Dog sweaters everyday for warmth but I started to worry about his little puppy paws. Last winter, when we got our Christmas tree and when we had our Valentine’s Day snow storm, Basil loved running around outside until his Boston terrier paw pads where so red mommy had to take him in.

We have talked about getting him some little dog booties in the past and even tried them on, with much resistance, but never committed to purchase. I felt now was the time, especially when we are traveling into the smoky mountains this weekend to chop down our 2014 Xmas tree.

Basil, Nate, and I took a trip to our local Petco in search of ridiculously cute boots for dogs. Oh, we found them! We decided on the Pup Crew Fall 2014 dark blue quilted zip dog shoes in size Large.Pup Crew 2014 Fall dog shoes

Basil is such a good sport and let me put these boots right on him in a flash, this time with little to no struggle.Pup Crew 2014 Dog shoes

Once his four paws hit the floor he was a little wary. As he “walked” around the house he  looked more like a prancing pony or bow-legged crazy than my normal happy go lucky dog. It took a little getting use to. We even had him wear them outside on a walk to Nana & Papa’s house. After a few minutes of that same silly gate Basil seem to understand what was going on and started to walk normally. I think he actually realized that his paws were warm and dry while outside and he liked that.

If you are looking for some affordable dog booties for your pet we highly recommend the Petco Pup Crew shoes. They are soft, warm, cute, and most important stay on your dogs paws! They come in a lot of colors and have nice rubber soles. You can check them out here or at your local Petco.

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe. What are your plains for Thanksgiving and Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.

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

Petco is not sponsoring this post! We just enjoy this product and love to share what works for us!

It was the 3rd day of October and my hipster gave to me…

… A manly Boston terrier in a blue floral scarf!
Basil is secure in his masculinity and loves to add floral into his wardrobe. This blue scarf (made by Juicy Couture. Okay, it may be mine…) is in honor of Blue Friday where ever 12th man, woman, and dog wears blue to support our Seattle Seahawks.

What is everyone’s plans for the weekend? Is everyone enjoying the fall weather? Let us know in the comments below.

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


How to make sure your dog stays warm in chilly weather!

Hello all! I’ve been hearing that a lot of people are being affected by chilly weather and snow storms today so I thought I would share my tips for keeping Basil warm when the thermostat drops. Enjoy and stay warm!

Step 1: Find a cold dog!

Step 2: Add a warm sweater!

Step 3: Don’t forget the scarf!

Step 4: Protect these ears with a hat!

Step 5: Add socks!

Now you’re ready to go outside!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil