Hey Friends! For today’s Travel Tuesday post check out the super dog friendly city of Seattle. Forget about the rain (It really doesn’t rain that much… sometimes) and pack your dog and your bags, Seattle is calling!
Where should we go next? Let us know in the comments! We’re making out plans for 2016 trips and would love to hear your advice.
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!
Are 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!
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!
“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!
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.
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! Well, 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.
Vote as much as you want. Remember voting closes October 15th. Make sure Basil wears what you want this Halloween!
The 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.)
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!
Step 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!
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 Googlethat 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!
I 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!