Friday, December 13, 2013
Look at this armadillo brooch!
(via: Uczarczy )
Isn't this dress adorable?!
One of my favorite things to do at the end of each year is hunt for the perfect calendar. Most years I usually end up with at least a few. I dig this one!
(via: Snug Studio)
You guys, The Alnwick Garden has a poison garden, that just like it sounds, is a full of poisonous plants. Many of the plants are already well-known for their medicinal properties, but as its creator, the Duchess of Northumberland said: 'I wondered why so many gardens around the world focused on the healing power of plants rather than their ability to kill... I felt that most children I knew would be more interested in hearing how a plant killed, how long it would take you to die if you ate it and how gruesome and painful the death might be' What a neat place! I'm disappointed it's so far away.
(via: Alnwick Garden)
(via: Clap Clap Design)
(via: Rhyno Clayworks)
Katerina Plotnikova's photography is so gorgeous.
(via: Katerina Plotnikova)
Oh my goodness!! A tutorial to make a cake postcard using sponges, paint, caulk and a few other items. I would squeal with excitement if I found one of these in my PO Box.
(via: She Knows)
I've become a circle scarf fanatic lately. This one looks so cozy.
(via: People Webs)
Hope you have a lovely Friday!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
jacket - c/o HauteLook
patches - Explorer's Press
hat + scarf - Kin Ship Goods
jeans - Kohl's
boots - c/o Romwe (a few years ago)
I had planned to take outfit pictures at the beach with Klaus but totally forget he hates the beach sooo the pictures didn't turn out as magical as hoped. Haha! Poor little guy looks totally stressed in these pictures. Guess the waves are just too loud for him. I hope he eventually gets used to them since I spend so much time at the beach.
It's been a while since my last "pupdate" and I feel like so much has happened since! Around Thanksgiving it was like something clicked with Klaus he turned into an adult. I mean, he's still just a little baby (as much as a seven month old puppy is a "baby") but previously he was a NUT. I'm talking a crazy dog who never sat still except when he was in his crate. He never just laid around or cuddled with me. One evening I randomly called him up on to the couch with me, which was previously an off limits place, and he just laid down. We cuddled on the couch for a few hours. It was the best. We've been snuggling on the couch everyday since. He's been so sweet and calm. He still has his moments of nuttiness but it's crazy how much different he's been. He's actually snuggled up to me watching TV as I type this!!
More great things in puppy world - He's got sitting down pat and instead of "shake" I've taught him "high five!" It's the cutest. Yesterday I randomly caught him high fiving the entertainment center because he wanted a cat toy that was on top of it. He loves being held. He's still craaaazy about squeaky toys and could probably chase tennis balls from now until the end of time. All of his baby teeth have fallen out and I found a total of seven of them. Wahoo! It's been a while since he was at the vet and I don't own a scale so I'm not sure how much he weighs but believe me, this dog is solid.
The cats are still super skeptical of him but there have been lots of nose to nose moments especially since he's calmed down a bit. Leaf seems like he'll be the first to really accept Klaus. I've found him sitting outside Klaus' crate looking at him and a lot of the time when Klaus is out of the crate Leaf can be found snoozing in there.
Aaaand that's what's going on with Klaus. Hope you're having an awesome Thursday!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Last week I got the opportunity to photograph this very handsome little fellow...
A few neat opossum facts:
◦ Opossums are marsupials, the babies are carried and weaned in their mother's pouch.
◦ They're mostly immune to rabies because of their low body temperature. A wild dog is eight times more likely to have rabies than an opossum.
◦ Virginia Opossums, the kind seen here, are around the size of a domestic cat. This particular little guy was still fairly young and therefore a bit smaller.
◦ When threatened they'll "play possum", an involuntary act in which it mimics a dead animal.
◦ They only live to be 2-4 years old.
◦ Opossums have an opposable big toe with no claw on their back feet. Check it out in the third photo!
◦ Opossums have semi-prehensile tails that they use to assist them in climbing. A full grown opossum is too heavy to hang from it's tail (like you often see in cartoons) although juveniles may briefly hang.
◦ Opossums have 50 teeth, the most out of all other North American land mammals!
Aren't opossums neat?
PS. If you're still not convinced opossums are adorable/the absolute coolest, you need to check out this post from 2010 when I blogged about a whole litter of babies!