Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

From the Lapdog household to yours... Happy 2011!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dogs on Thursday

Happy last Dogs on Thursday of 2010!  Is your pack howling for 2011 to arrive?  All four Lapdogs are currently snoozing on various couches and beds...

Some various shots for the final DOT of 2010....

Zeus, hanging out and showing off some of his favorite t-r-e-a-t-s, from Canine Cafe in Charlotte (I brought these ones home from our trip back in October, however Grandpa Dan & Grandma Sue just sent them a big bag for Christmas)...

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Lola, maxin' and relaxin'...

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Teutul, doing his best "Who me?" and vegging out...

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Sophie... being the Princess that she is!

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The Lapdogs wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Sun Sets on 2010

It's Wordless Wednesday... time for the sun to set on 2010! 

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

10 Intentions for the New Year

It's Ten on Tuesday time!  Today's topic is 10 Intentions for the New Year...

Duckies_61101. Knit more... it's seems 2010 was the year of UFO's and a lost knitting mojo. 

2. Read more... having my Nook should help me accomplish this.  I love that thing!

3. Cook more... whether it's old favorites or new recipes.

RuffleScarf_11094. Start Christmas 2011 knitting in January... this goes along with #1.  I only managed to gift one handknit item this year.

5. Get the house organized... this means finally tossing things we don't use/need and moving into the master bedroom.

Emma_227106. Set up the home office... this goes along with #5.  As soon as we move into the master bedroom, I can organize the office.  Not only will it provide a nice space to work, craft and play games, but I'll actually be able have a visual on my yarn stash - and use it more often.

7. Live in the moment... stop obsessing on the past and the future.  "Wag More, Bark Less"

8. Spend more time with my great nieces and family in general.  They grow so fast!

9. Do what makes me happy... whatever that may be at any given moment. 

10. Exercise and loose weight... this one makes everyone's list each year, right? 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lola stars in "Christmas is..."

Well, maybe she didn't star in it, but she is the first dog shown... at about 1:58 in on the video.  You see, I received an email from Kim at Mommycosm last week asking if she could use a photo of Lola for her upcoming "Christmas Is...." video.  We said yes and think she did a great job with this cute video...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

From the Lapdog household to yours...
Wishing everyone a Merry, Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Doggy Update

Happy Wordless Wednesday/foster doggy update day.  Jack's back...

"Home for The Holidays"
Each time we receive updated photos, Matt thinks Jack resembles Teutul more and more. The most recent are these with his Obedience 1 ribbon and certificate... a class of which I'm sure Mr. Tut would fail...

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Happy Tails ~ Jack found his Forever Home in 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

10 Last Minute Gift Ideas

Hey look, two weeks in a row... Ten on Tuesday!  This week's topic: 10 Last Minute Gift Ideas.

1. Make something yummy... bake cookies or bread... make chocolate covered pretzels... bag your own chex mix. Nothing says love like homemade goodies and when those goodies are food, well... 

2. Barnes & Noble gift card... Even if your recipient isn't a bookworm, they have magazines, games, calendars and so much more.  With many Nook owners on my list (myself included), this is now an easy go-to gift when needed.

Flowers_1009c3. A plant or fresh cut flowers... most people don't buy these for themselves, so treat your friends to a splash of color.

4. Edible Arrangements... if flowers and leaves aren't your thing, perhaps chocolate dipped strawberries, melon and pineapple centerpieces are.  Yummy.....

5. Wine... it's easy to dress up a bottle of wine and turn it into a festive gift. Bottle cozy... knit scarf... reuseable wine tote...

6. Coffee... another staple that is easy to make into a festive gift... in a basket with a travel mug (bonus points if you made a handknit mug cozy!)... with some cookies or scones... in an airtight coffee canister... with a fancy coffee scoop... with a gift card to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks attached...
Jane_socks7. Learn to Knit Kit... if you're a knitter, I'm sure you always hear non-knitting friends say how much they'd love to learn sometime... now is your chance to give them a push!  Fill a tote bag with some needles, yarn, a few notions... (warning: know that they may or may not use it. I gave a birthday gift of this sort 2 years ago... still waiting for said friend to really want to learn)

WC_tickets8. Tickets... they don't have to be to an expensive event... perhaps a minor league hockey or baseball game, the local theater, skating rink or even movie tickets.

9. Magazine Subscription... entertainment, news or hobby related... there's something for everyone! 

10. Make a Charitable Donation in honor of a loved one.  I posted a list of a few of my favorite places yesterday.  I accidentally left Victory Junction Gang Camp off that list... another fabulous place!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Some Favorite Charities

As 2010 rolls to an end, do you find yourself wondering where you should donate to?  Worthy places in need of your tax deductible contributions - perhaps even last minute gifts in honor or memory of a loved one?  I wanted to take a moment and share a few of my favorite places...

Best Friends Animal Society, currently whatever amount you donate will be matched, dollar for dollar!

Tiger World, a wonderful sanctuary who strives to provide education, conservation, preservation, protection and safety.


ASPCA, for just $20 you can feed an abandoned dog or cat for 3 weeks!

Stand up To Cancer, 100% of your donation goes to saving lives!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins

Happy Friday... it's Fill-In time again!

1. What in the world happened to customer service?.

2. In case you can't tell by photos, the Lapdogs are well fed.

Zeus says "I know you're not talking about my weight!"
3. Here we Go Bruins, Here we Go!.


4. Nearly 100 Christmas cards were sent for the last time - must edit the list for next year.

5. I keep knitting with me almost all of the time.

Knitting and Racing... they go hand-in-hand
6. Ready or not, Christmas is a week awayAre you ready?

Lola, Christmas Day 2009
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to wrapping and packaging presents that need to be mailed, tomorrow my plans include wrapping more presents and Sunday, I want to watch football, knit... maybe wrap some more presents!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cake and Puppy Dog Tails.....

Sophie_Cake_12610dHappy Dogs on Thursday / Little Friday / Thankful Thursday / my-sanity-is-running-on-low-as-Christmas-quickly-approaches-day!  Sophie celebrated her 4th birthday last week and it's time to share the pictures!

Sophie_Cake_12610Of course, there was C-A-K-E... and a mini photo shoot of the birthday girl with it!

mmmm... birfday cake!

And the siblings had to taste test... 

Zeus sneaks a lick

Lola isn't shy...
Tut wondering if he should...

I luvs you little buddy...

Sophie_BdayToy_12610Sophie's birthday toy is a bottle doggy (stuffed with a plastic water bottle) and she luvs him... Lola does too... we might need to get another one soon...

CakeCutting_12610CakeCutting_12610bTime to cut the cake!  It's a great size which cuts into four perfect Lapdog size portions... Tut thinks Daddy could certainly cut it a little faster.

Let's eat...

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Lola stole the puppy...

Wasn't me! You can't prove anything... wait, what?

Ahhh... puppy dog is safe... it's a Happy Birfdaz!

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