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A Day in the Sun!

Hi all!  So I have had requests for Ziggy to do a guest post, and when I sat down and discussed it with him (well kind of) we decided to do a photo blog instead!  It was pretty hot this afternoon so this is what Ziggy did.  Enjoy!

Ziggy has a dog house which he never ever uses (unless you count retrieving his ball from inside it).  Today because it was so hot we decided to set up his pool in front of it.  So yes, he has a house with a pool outside of it.  Lucky guy, huh?

It got so hot that he decided to take a dip with his favourite ball.  He gets pretty hot with that large winter coat he always wears.

Ziggy isn’t that much of a swimmer so he decided to go tan instead on his towel… he’s rather white…

Too sunny!!! Can’t see!!!!

Time to go inside now!  I’m hungry!

I hoped you liked this post!  I was a request and I always like taking photos of Ziggy.  Leave me a comment if you want other photo stories!

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Wild for Animal Print

So for the past few years I have been in love with zebra print anything.  And then came Keeping Up With the Kardashians and that totally escalated my love for animal print to a whole new level.  I am pretty much obsessed.  Seriously.  I cannot have too many leopard print anything.  Well actually, that’s not true, there is some gross leopard print stuff out there.  But the point is, if it is animal print, I love it.

L-R: Forever 21, Forever 21, Sace

The thing about animal print, although wild, is it’s a nice burst of colour and print.  If you don’t like floral things (they can tend to be a bit grandma) then go for some fun leopard or zebra, or even giraffe, I have been noticing an increasing amount of giraffe print clothing and accessories.  Now with that being said, make sure you don’t go over the top and do head to toe animal print.  It works wonders as a statement piece, not as a whole ensemble.  Like take for instance, if you are doing a leopard print top, I would match it with some dark denim and nude pumps or black stilettos.  If you do a zebra print dress, pair it some some neutral coloured shoes.  As for accessories, make a statement while wearing an LBD with some leopard print heels or clutch.  The pairings are endless.

Zebra print dress by Soho (Mexico)

Zebra print cardigan from Wet Seal

You can have a lot of fun with animal print as there are many ways to wear it. Some of my favourite pieces are a zebra cardigan from Wet Seal (which goes with practically anything), a giraffe print clutch from H&M, leopard heels also from H&M, and a leopard print shirt with 3/4 length sleeves from Forever 21.

Clutch from H&M (bought in May 2011)

Shoes from H&M

Sequin zebra print flats from Forever 21

If you don’t have some wild patterns in your closet already, go out and pick up some key pieces.  My favourite stores to shop for animal print anything are Forever 21 and H&M, not only do they have on-trend items but they are affordable as well.  So what are you waiting for?  Go wild!

NOTD: Birthday Nails!

So it’s my birthday coming up in a few days so I thought I would paint my nails to reflect the special event!  I recently picked up OPI’s Teenage Dream, a pink sparkly polish from their Katy Perry collection, and I thought it would look great over my favourite polish, Spa Ritual’s Knowledge is Power. I was so right.  My nails are like a mix between barbie and cupcake nails.  Love them!

Star Trek?

 Love it! What are your thoughts?

And as a final side note, I thought I would post this scary photo!

 

NOTD: Turtle Nails

The Inspiration

So I painted my nails the other day (orange on fingernails and green with shatter on toes) and then I realized that my toenails match this decorative lawn turtle we have in our backyard.

To achieve this look I used China Glaze’s In the Lime Light (Neon) with OPI’s Black Shatter on top.  I also used Seche Vite’s base and top coat (I love their top coat, it dries super fast and makes the polish really shiny).  I find that the China Glaze neon colours dry quite matte (and you need like seven coats too!) so make sure that you apply a top coat before the shatter and then after the shatter for a stunning look.  The shatter crackles better on shinier surfaces.

Ignore the gross ant on my toe

And voila! I love this look, I find myself constantly staring at my feet, it’s just so darn cute.

And just for fun…

My little lazy dog

Hi all, so I thought I would do a quick little post.  I came downstairs yesterday and I see Ziggy like this!!

So lazy!! Just chilling with his raincoat and watching TV with a bag of chips!  “Ruff” life huh?

I’m just kidding, this photo was kinda staged. I put on his raincoat and bandana to keep his chest dry because we were going for a walk yesterday and he flopped on the couch like that.  So I put the remote under his arm and a bag of chips near him.  Such a little trooper!

I also took this one too.

My little bag lady, who is a boy.

I love posing my dog and taking photos of him.  Do you guys do the same thing?

Happy Birthday Ziggy!

So today was my special little guys’ birthday!  My American Eskimo dog Ziggy turned two today!  We did all his favourite things – park, walk, played ball, went to Petland and Pet Valu, got hamburgers, opened presents, and ate cake!  I got this super cute birthday cake special for dogs at a pet boutique.  It’s from a company called the Lazy Dog Cookie Co. and he seemed to like it, even though he was pretty full from dinner.

It's my birthday, I'll be sad if I want to...

Last year I went all out for his birthday including doggy friends, birthday hats (which he hates, hence the expression on his face) and even a DQ cake (which Dairy Queen messed up might I add). This year was a little more low key, we did all his favourite things.

Anyways, just thought I would do a quick post about my dog’s birthday. Do you guys throw birthday parties for your dogs too?  Please tell me I’m not the only crazy dog lady…