Dog Costumes

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

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
Piñata From
Under Dog by Rubie's
Under Dog by Rubie’s
Beetlejuice by Rubie's
Beetlejuice by Rubie’s
Super Hero by
Super Hero From
Elvis From
Elvis From
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

Re-Make it Monday! DIY Dog Bow Ties!

Its Monday and life is crazy! ICYMI Check out this Make it Monday! post for DIY Dog Bow Ties. I’ll be back next Monday with a new MIM so let me know what you want me to make. 

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 7DIY 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

The Polls are now open! Pick Basil’s Halloween costume 2014!

Hi Friends! Its that time of year again where we let you choose what Basil is for halloween. Last year was a great success and everyone (including Basil, Nate, and I) loved the Boston turtle costume that you guys voted for. This year there is a few different options. Take a look down below and make sure to cast your vote. Whichever one gets the highest number a votes by next Monday, September 29th, will be Basil’s Halloween 2014 costume!

Hope everyone finds at least 1 costume you think would suit Basil. If not, make sure to leave a comment down below as to what you think he should wear!

So, get to it! Remember polls close end of the day Monday, September 29th! Happy voting!

1) Sir Barks A Lot – Knight of the round tableSir Barks A Lot - Knight of the round table


3)Thor – Norse GodThor -Norse God


4)WalrusAnimal Planet - Walrus

5) Indiana JonesIndiana Jones

6) SpockStar Trek's Spock


What should Basil be for Halloween?

I can’t wait to find out what wins! Thanks for voting and make sure to share on Twitter and Facebook! Find us on both @basilstravel

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil