10 things making me smile...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's been kind of a rough week. My parent's puppy, Crum the now six month old Great Dane, has been really sick. All of a sudden he was having a lot of trouble walking. While he's not my dog, he's family and seeing him in pain has taken a bit of a toll on me this week. I've grown attached to this goofy giant and it's hard to watch him hurt, especially when even the vet isn't a hundred percent sure what's wrong with him. Luckily since the beginning of the week he's improved tenfold. He even galloped over to greet me when I visited on Wednesday. I cannot wait until he's back to normal, running around, and just being a big goof. Fingers crossed the medicine continues to kick whatever got the best of him's butt!

I try not to stay sad or upset for too long so in order to help fight off the blues I made up a little list of ten things making me smile recently...

1 // Silly hangers...
Hanger found here. There are others too!
2 // Chocorooms...
Sooo tasty!  Such a bummer the closest place I can find to buy them is over an hour away.
3 // Totally relaxed frogs...
4 // Twirling in pretty dresses...
(dress c/o LaLa Magic, shirt - thrifted, shoes c/o Le Bunny Bleu last year)
5 // Finding tiny mushrooms growing my favorite potted plant...
6 // Spotting one creepy little eye peering at me from inside the pile of clean laundry waiting to be folded...
7 // Fresh flowers picked from my own backyard...
8 // Smug little turtles...
9 // Spotting Carl, one of the strays, on my deck railing.
He was napping before I went out to take his picture. Perhaps that's why he's yelling at me, for waking him.
10 // Finding salamanders under the wood pile who just want to hang out on my shirt.
an extra #11 // This post wouldn't be complete without a picture of Crum!
What's making you smile today?
xoxo

I'm also smiling because this post revealed my secret love of flannel shirts. Haha!  

44 comments:

  1. Your cat is beautiful, and i love their pictures !

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  2. great photos.

    http://the-caramel-dream.blogspot.com/

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  3. Haha, that is one laid back frog!

    And I'm sorry to hear about Crum, glad he's doing so much better now though:d

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great Pics...that funny frog made me laugh :D looks like its dancing^^

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  5. That photos making me smile right now. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I treat myself to your blog once a week, usually on Friday because it just makes me smile and feel happy. I couldn't love it more!

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  7. Awww, it's horrible not knowing what is wrong with your pet. Dogs especially will try and hide if they are in pain (part of the whole pack mentality) fingers crossed he'll be right as rain in a couple of days. These are all such happy things, I love the toad, and that twirly dress xo

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  8. All of these pictures are so awesome! And wow, that picture of that frog definitely deserves an award haha.

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  9. Aww! Crum is really adorable! I love big dogs!! I really like the "smug" turtle shot too... I can only imagine him saying "Geez... that's just my regular face!" :)

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  10. Chocorooms! I always used to buy them at the local 5 Below store near my parents house in MD, but I haven't found any since we moved to NC.

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  11. I hope the puppy will be better soon! :c And that picture of the frog is hilarious!

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  12. So sorry to hear about Crum. Glad to hear he's doing better and he and your family will be in my thoughts.

    That cat hanger is awesome!

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  13. Hey,

    what recently did make me smile was when up to five kids went into making washi tape out of simple paper adhesive tape and a bit of water color paint! You know I work in the Schillerhouse in Weimar where I offer such things for youngsters in order to make provide something cool and colorful...
    I love your blog, you are amazing: no day without daintys!

    aks

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  14. Oh my goodness, Crum is adorable. Best wishes to him and his health! What a sweetheart. Kaylah, keep doing what you're doing! Your blog is an inspiration to a lot of people. :))

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  15. ahahah ! Your house is like a zoo...so funny pics ! Lovely as always !

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  16. Prayers for your Family dog, Crum! I know that bummed out feeling. Sucks! Love the "happy" pictures xoxo

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  17. I hope Crum feels better! It's hard knowing your (or a loved one's) dog isn't feeling well, but they're fighters and I'm sure he'll be better in no time!

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  18. Your blog never fails to make me feel a little better. I don't know how you manage to take such amazing photos, but I'm so glad you do. I can't decide which photo I love more!

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  19. Get better soon goofy pup. Mine is the biggest clown I know, so I know how that feels.

    BTW

    If you have a World Market store close to you, they carry the Choco Shrooms!

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    1. We don't have a World Market close by. The last one I've seen in a long time closed a few years back. :(

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  20. so many pets!! this post is whats making me smile today, I love all of those animals xx

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  21. Love your dress! Best wishes Crum, get better soon.


    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  22. My cat & her siblings went through a weird period where all of them started limping and seemed sick. All of us freaked out thinking it was kitty HIV... The vets have no idea what it was, but it cured up in a week and they were all fine! I'm thinking maybe it was tainted food or something of the like, as at the time we were strapped for cash and not feeding her grain free like we do now!! I hope the puppy feels better!!!

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  23. Awww Crum looks like a super cutie! Good thing he's getting better.
    Today seeing my family is one and just reading my favourite magazines, simple but that's it for today!

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  24. I hate it when our animals are sick, it really does upset the whole family when someones feeling off. Was Crum named after Victor Krum from Harry Potter?
    I have one of those hangers (a different kitty) but I got mine in an thrift store for $3!
    I adore that little eye poking out of the laundry!!

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    1. Nope, Crum was named after my grandpa. It was his nickname when he was a kid.

      Lucky! I've been searching for them at thrift stores for years but have never had any luck.

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  25. Sorry to hear about Crum!

    Hopefully this makes you feel better http://www.etsy.com/listing/108367137/vintage-40s-ceramic-sweet-tooth-novelty?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_original_query=2&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage%2Fhome_decor

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    1. Oh woweee! I wish it weren't so expensive, I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat!

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  26. Your plants on the deck are so big! I love the flowers. I hope that Crum gets better really soon. One of my dogs has to take meds for seizures and it is really rough when they're not feeling well.

    Great photos, by the way. ^.^

    Caleisha @ apt-203.blogspot.com

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  27. Love these so much! Sorry about the sick puppy blues :( I hope he gets all the way better soon!!!

    I can't say enough about each one of these pictures, they all made me smile too!

    xomando

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  28. So much animal love in this post!

    You know what made me smile today? Hanging out with my sweetheart. We even ran into Lambchop! http://www.instagrid.me/jade_melissa/

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    1. Slightly random, but Oh my goodness! Your hair is so pretty!!! :D

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  29. Sending healing vibes his way! As a Great Dane owner, I know how hard it can be to see them sick and not their usual, goofy selves.

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  30. Great pictures, I absolutely adore that cat hanger :)

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  31. Poor, sweet baby Crum! I hope he continues to get better. I have such an affection for bumbling Great Danes!

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  32. That turtle!! How cute :)
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  33. Lawl!!Frog,turtle,Crum!!! Too much!!

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  34. aw poor crum!! our mastiff now and when we had our dane, use to limp when they'd get splinters or rocks stuck in their paws. they have such big spaces that you don't always see something tucked inside!

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  35. Sorry to hear about Crum. What a sweetheart! Love that frog picture! Hilarious! Was he playing dead?

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  36. thank you for sharing your "10 things make you smile"
    each one of them is taken so nicely.

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  37. Hope Mr. Crum is doing better! It's so hard to see a sick puppy. Sending him well wishes!

    Also, I can't wait until flannel shirt season arrives. Fall is the best!

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  38. Sorry to hear about Crum being sick! It's so hard when pets are sick. My parents cat is about fifteen or sixteen years old now and has diabetes for the last five. I'm always so worried about her even though she isn't technically mine! My own kitten is going in for his neuter surgery this week and I'm a crazy worried kitten mama. Anyway, hope he feels 100% soon! And thanks for the happy things! :)

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