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 Etsy.com $15 |
Tuxedo Kitten, similar found at your local shelter. Check out aspca.org 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

 

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

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 Etsy.com $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

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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 petco.com $6 | Natural Balance Dental Chews  $17

Check back tomorrow for another adorable outfit.

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

Hello Handsome…

Basil is so modest. Just look at that face. It just screams “Don’t look at me… Wait, don’t look away!”

"Are you talking about me?!"
“Are you talking about me?!”
"Oh no, stop."
“Oh no, stop.”
"Actually no, go on!"
“Actually no, go on!”

This is also a little sneak peak of Basil upcoming Outfit of the day series that starts October 1st. We’ll post daily OOTD’s of all of Basil’s adorable doggie wears.

How is your week going? Is your dog this “humble?”

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

P.S. Keep voting for Basil Halloween costume!

What do you think Basil should be for Halloween?

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Go take a hike! Snoqualmie Falls!

So yesterday was so nice outside we decided to head over to Snoqualmie and check out the falls. If you haven’t been to the Snoqualmie Falls before it is a very large, very beautiful waterfall. The park has many different overlooks, a gift shop, and what feels like every single tourist in Washington state. This is probably why we haven’t been in a while.

We enjoyed the short hike down to the bottom of the 270 foot falls and even sat on a large stone in the middle of the river.

Basil had a great time and “marked” every tree and fern along the trail. It should probably be called Basil’s Falls, from now on. Snoqualmie RiverSnoqualmie FallsBottom of Snoqualmie Falls

"Hey guys, lets go this way!"
“Hey guys, lets go this way!”
Top of the falls. Basil is not impressed.
Top of the falls. Basil is not impressed.

Don’t let the tourist scare you off. If you get the chance to check out the falls defiantly take it.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Now on to the most important Sunday item… Football! Go Hawks!

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

P.S. Don’t forget to continue voting for Basil’s 2015 Halloween costume!

What do you think Basil should be for Halloween?

The time has come… A vote you can feel good about!

The last couple of years you have chosen Basil’s Halloween costume and it has been adorable. Last year he was Spock from Star Trek and in 2013 he was seriously cutest turtle I’ve ever seen! All thanks to you! Halloween 2013 turtle dog costumeWell, it is that time of year again. Check out the choices below and make your vote! Also, if you think of something that is not on this list, make sure to vote for other and let me know.

Voting will run until October 15th, so that I can make sure his costume arrives by Halloween.

Raptor by Animal Planet
Raptor by Animal Planet
Piñata From Petco.com
Piñata From Petco.com
Under Dog by Rubie's
Under Dog by Rubie’s
Beetlejuice by Rubie's
Beetlejuice by Rubie’s
Super Hero by Petco.com
Super Hero From Petco.com
Elvis From Target.com
Elvis From Target.com
What do you think Basil should be for Halloween?

Vote as much as you want. Remember voting closes October 15th. Make sure Basil wears what you want this Halloween!

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

Make it Monday! – DIY Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed

DIY Vintage Suitcase Dog BedThe weekend may be over but don’t let Monday get you down. Lets get creative! Today on Make it Monday! Basil, and I, with the help of my brother in-law Jake, turned a super cute vintage suitcase into a new unique dog bed.

What you need!

  • Hard case suitcase. (I found this yellow Samsonite case at an antique store for $9!)
  • 4 short table legs. (The ones we used were actually banister toppers found at a hardware store. The leg came with hardware already included.)
  • 2 2×4 pieces of wood cut to size.
  • Hot glue gun or sewing machine. (My Sewing machine is currently out of order so I went the glue route and it worked just fine.)
  • 1 yard of fabric
  • 1 or 2 standard size pillows or square thick foam. (I used 1 pillow and a small old quilt for padding.)
  • Drill
  • Optional: Trim
DIY Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed
I told him I wouldn’t photograph his face… I lied! Oops!

Okay so if you are anything like me you probably don’t have a clue how to build things using power tools. The extant of my knowledge is limited to hanging a picture straight on the wall and using an allen wrench to put together my “affordable Swedish crap.” This is where my brother in-law Jake came into the picture. He is a construction work and has every tool under the sun. For the first part of this project, the hard part, putting on the legs, I pretty much just handed him the pieces and said “help me!” In the following pictures if you see hairy forearms, they are not mine!

 

Part 1: The Hard Part! Attaching the legs!

DIY Vintage Suitcase Dog BedStep 1: Mark where you want to position the legs and drill holes.
Step 2: Attach the wood beams to the inside of the suitcase. These are going to act as the anchor for the legs. Make sure to position them over where you drilled the holes.
Step 3: Screw in the legs, with the already attached hardware, through the drilled holes and into the wood beams.

 

Part 2: The Fun Part!

DIY Vintage Suitcase Dog BedDIY Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed Step 1: Find a cute fabric to match your case.
Step 2: Use fabric is cover your pillow/foam padding. Make a pillow case using your sewing machine or hot glue gun. FYI, they make fabric glue for your hot glue gun! It’s washable! (I’m not going to show you how to make a pillow case. Thats not fun. If you really don’t know, there is this magical thing called Google that will help you out.
Step 3: Attach your trim, if you so choose. I liked how it looked with the trim so I went for it. I used a chevon red burlap ribbon that I found at the craft store. I used my hot glue gun to glue it around the inside of the whole case.
Step 4: Insert padding and pillows!

Done!!

DIY Vintage Suitcase Dog BedDIY Vintage Suitcase Dog BedI put the adorable new bed in Basil’s new “dog cave” and he and our cats love it! The best part is now I have a dog bed that doesn’t look like a gross ugly dog bed!

Thanks to HGTV for the idea. If you want to see how they did it, its a little different, check it out here.

Let me know if you make this project. I would love to see your pictures!

Until next time friends! Xoxo

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

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