cuckoo 4 design – living pretty with my mutts

ons Not Included - Living Pretty With Your Pets Dylan 2

Have you met Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design yet? If not, you have to check out her blog. She is the sweetest and has amazing style. If you follow me on any of my social media handles, you probably saw me share a link to my guest post on her blog last weekend. If not, here is a chance to know how I ended up with 5 furry creatures I live with. Well, 6 if you count Ray, but I'm not talking about him... This post is all about how these scruffy little ones came into my life, and how I still manage to … [Read more...]

pet crafts – easy diy cat toys

DIY Cat Toy - Directions Not Included

Lemur is a mischievous cat, always getting into stuff. She keeps us on our toes so I'm always looking for things to keep her out of trouble. This is about as simple as it gets in tutorials. You know you all want easy DIY cat toys that are also extremely successful for entertaining  your naughty cats. I bought a few dowels and a feather-like boa at the craft store. This cost me all of $3 or so with coupons. Thanks to the Haven Conference and Scotch Brand, I ended up with some stylish … [Read more...]

pet crafts – national love your pet day

DIY MidCentury Pet Bed - Directions Not Included

Did you know February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day? Neither did I until earlier this week. The Google says so, so it must be true. Of course, if you follow this blog, you know we love our pets. We have no kids, but these furry creatures we share our home with are our life.  What better way to commemorate the love for your furry family members than with something for them? Here are twelve of my favorite pet crafts or inspirations - including some of my own :) … [Read more...]

pet crafts – diy midcentury pet bed

DIY MidCentury Pet Bed - Directions Not Included

While I do admit that most of my 2013 goals and Pinterest resolutions were a bust, I did finish one. Well, at least part of one. I've been plotting making a piece for the house with hair pin legs since I found hairpinlegs.com. I bought some forever ago and they sat there taunting me. What better way to put them to use than a DIY midcentury pet bed for those ratty, I mean stylish, little mutts of mine. Sadly, I lost the memory card that had the photos while I put this together but it was … [Read more...]

pet crafts – diy cat scratching post

Cone Cat Scratcher

And with this post, I'm announcing I'm back. I will not make grand plans of multiple posts a week but my resolution to myself this year is to blog at least semi-regularly. It helps that this year we plan to tackle much of the pending renovations in the house so that should help with content ;) In the meantime, I have been crafting so I'll start sharing those. Part of the remodel includes new sofas in the family room. In an attempt to keep the cats away from those when they arrive, I made a DIY … [Read more...]

keeping clean with pets – how to have a clean home with smelly animals

So as many of you know, we are that crazy family with 5 animals. Most "normal" people think we are insane and think our house must have an unbelievable stinky animal smell to it. In reality, if they were not barking (or meowing) like the unruly creatures that they are, most days, you couldn't tell we had pets. I say most days because animal hair if not vacuumed every day, multiplies in my house. And there are those days that I have no energy to vacuum so the hair stays BUT the smell is not … [Read more...]