Basset Babies

When I brought my basset babies home they were in need of some serious TLC.  I washed them and then set them in my laundry basket in the sun. 

And they cuddled and slept. 

Two days ago I took my basset babies to doggie daycare.  They came home.

And they cuddled and slept.  Almost exactly like when they were young pups. 

Talk about siblings and what is most harmonious….I’m thinking these guys are the POSTER PUPS for harmony. 

Check back in at Spooinest tomorrow….I’m going to show you how to make one of these

Because you just never know when you’ll need a cake in the shape of a mustache. 




The Camping Trip

I did not get eaten by a bear….I’m here.  What a crazy last few weeks it has been.  I’m glad to be writing today though. 

The camping trip was a great time.  We made our way to the campsite on Friday around 3 and set up camp….Teddy’s mom snapped a few photos of me setting up the tent and all since it was my first time to have done that.  I love having that documented….and my Mom loved seeing them.  She didn’t believe me that it really happened.  HA! 

Here we are on our way!  There was a lot of stuff and of course the bear dogs had to have somewhere to snooze! 

This is the view from our tent.  It was really serene.  The running water from the creek was amazing.  I loved laying in the tent….so typical of me loving to lay in the bed!  We had a blow up mattress, the dogs bed, and our sleeping bags as covers in the tent….so it’s a really good thing we all like one another!  The dogs actually ended up being valuable in the tent because they kept me warm….they are like little heaters. 

 Here is Teddy and his Dad!  Aren’t they so cute?  Teddy and I were really thankful they were there to experience my first camping trip together and his Mom and Dad love camping so much!  The first night camping was so much fun….we had a steak and potato dinner over the campfire….and wine!  So fun!  No smores but we will remember that next time! 

The dogs did great with the camping.  If another dog was around they would bark a little but just because we had them tied up to a stake in the ground.  They slept so sweetly by the fire and just were happy as peaches!  We saw a bloodhound at the campsite and it’s basically a really big Reggie (my brown basset hound)….so funny!  I had never seen one in person and wanted to dognap it from its tent but Teddy said no. 

The second day/night I wasn’t feeling all that great….honest to goodness just not feeling right.  We stayed at the campsite until dark and then went back to Teddy’s parents to sleep.  I felt pretty bad I spoiled the second night’s sleeping at the campsite but I’m so glad everyone was understanding.  When I got to their house I ran, took a shower, and put on clean pj’s, and went sound asleep!  There is something to say about how fun camping is but man did that shower and bed feel great!  The next morning Teddy and I woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to go!  We went to church, hung around the house, had dinner and I still wore some camping plaid I had packed that day to stay in the theme of things! 

Overall it was a great time and I’m hoping next time I do feel better so that I can tough it out two nights!  I really appreciate all that Teddy and his parents did for me to make me feel right at home in the wilderness….I only saw one spider and that was it! 

Just call me a Wilderness Girl!  No Red Feathers ALLOWED!

Mixed Emotions

Tomorrow I will sell my first house.  The house I bought so young and worked so hard for. 

Couple days ago when my renters stuff was all gone and the house was clean I sat on my stairs and sobbed.  Teddy just stared at me like I was a serious head case.  There is so much fun I remember about my life there. 

We brought the dogs over there the other night and just let them run around and play.  Then when we were leaving Teddy said “You know honey I’m sort of sentimental too.  This house was my girlfriends house.  This is the house I fell in love with you in.”  It was super sweet.  And so true. 

Then I went home and stared at this face.  Instant happiness.

Dashing through the snow…and some other great things!

My Reindeer dashing through the snow.  The 12 inches of snow!  I’m glad we didn’t lose him under all that!  HE LOVES IT! 

Some other things that I wanted to share that I’ve discovered the last couple days being snowed in:

If you have an IPHONE or any other touch screen I’m sure you have discovered that you have to de-glove in order to answer the phone, call out, email, etc.  Well NOT anymore!  These are an amazing solution…..ECHO DESIGN wool cashmere gloves with stretch fabric on the thumb and pointer finger so you can operate your phone or other device!  If I would have only known about these before Christmas! 

These amazing things are called Wine Wipes.  They protect your pearly whites from your red wine stains!  I hate it when I’m out with my girls and I’m laughing and cutting up and then go to the bathroom to discover it looks like I’m bleeding from my mouth!   And get this….For every compact of Wine Wipes sold, a portion of the proceeds supports safe water projects in developing countries.  Really cool, right?

perfect grillin’ night. 49 degrees and counting.

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I know it’s 49 degrees outside but that is perfect grilling weather for this family!  We love the fall!  No reason to be hot….just wait until it’s below 50 and fire it up…’s perfect! 

Teddy is drinking one of his home brews….he is getting ready to brew his pumpkin ale.  I’ll let you know how it goes! 

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a great week….I’m off tomorrow for Columbus Day….love ol’ Chris for that day off!

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I Surrender

When I come home from a day that I never really conquered (do you know those kind?) I know I can count on my guys to make me all better. 

Reggie loves on me and is sweeter than any pie. 

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And this one, Deuce, sings to me the sweetest most lovely songs a person could ask for.

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Good day or not….I never thought I would love two basset hounds that smell like Fritos and prefer filtered water over tap as much as I do.  They are freaks and don’t even know it…and it’s just lovely.

New Brew

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One of the MANY things we have done with Ben’s parents in town is complete the new batch of beer.  This batch is called Basset Brown.  We labeled the beer this weekend and got some in the fridge for our first taste and they are delish!  Again, pretty stout but delish!  This is so much fun and if you want to know more about how to get your own brew going just let me know and I can tell you how we got started!  They also have wine kits….yes please! 

I will post more pics of the crazy things we have done with Ben’s parents over the weekend!  So much fun!  Ben really loves it when he has another man around the house so I think he hoards his projects so his Dad can help him!  They are so much alike it’s scary!  Actually it’s pretty cool to see Ben so happy and giddy to have a person to talk “shop” with.  After all he didn’t become Bob Villa on his own…his Dad taught him everything he knows on fixing EVERYTHING….which I can totally appreciate!