Sunday, November 30, 2014

Black & White Sunday: Lola & Mr. Cow

We hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day and that you are all enjoying the long weekend!  Here's to rest and relaxation -- let Lola and Mr. Cow show you how!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Shop Craftsy's Black Friday Sale! #Craftsy

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This week, Craftsy has been hosting some amazing sales and their Black Friday Sale is no exception!


Starting today thru Sunday, 11/30 at 11:59pm MT, take advantage of one of the best Black Friday Sales around -  All Classes $19.99 or less!

I absolutely love the Rigid Heddle Weaving class that I signed up for, and am definitely planning to take more classes in the future.  First and foremost, I love that the classes are 100% online - you can sit down with them at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.  Whether you have 15 minutes or an hour to spend with them, it doesn't matter.  Craftsy remembers where you left off when you return to class!  Talk about convenience... something all of us busy crafters surely need!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

From the Lapdog Household to Yours...
We Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jordana Paige Bag Sale! #JordanaPaige #Coupon

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Have you had the pleasure of owning a Jordana Paige bag yet?  No?!?  Well, what are you waiting for?  While these gorgeous handbags are intended for crafty folks (namely those who knit and crochet, and like to take their projects with them), I know plenty of gals who've never knit a stitch in their lives, yet adore their Jordana bags.

Shop Handbags by Jordana Paige

I've carried a Bella by Jordana Paige in black as my every day bag quite often (and yes, many times without any knitting inside... gasp!).  That's her in the ad above... although I've never looked quite so stylish when carrying mine.  Bella is a great size, making her an ideal every day bag, whether she's full of squishy yarn or your work essentials.

Quinn has arrived! And I have NO idea what her supposed "flaw" is but 50% off during the @jordanapaige warehouse sale rocked! #love #knittingbag She even came with an extra dust bag. #knitterproblems #knitstagram #JordanaPaige

My latest addition is Quinn by Jordana Paige in Praline.  While she is indeed drool-worthy, I must admit that when a friend purchased Quinn (after I did) in Cranberry, the newest colorway, I was quite envious.  The red is a-mazing!  But no matter your color preference (I do love that Praline goes with everything), Quinn is perfect for when you need a bigger tote bag.  She's great for work, school, play and travel!

While I haven't had a chance to see the newest bag in person yet, I hear Cora by Jordana Paige is stunning, and quite functional.  Check out the video below to learn more. 
Spoiler Alert: How COOL is that detachable clutch?  I know when I'm carrying my big 'ole tote bag around, I often fumble around to find just my wallet, keys and cell phone to take into a store.  Talk about ingenious function!

So, why am I gushing about all of these fabulous Jordana Paige bags today?  Well, holiday shopping is upon us (that goes for gifts for your loved ones, as well as yourself!) and Jordana is allowing me to offer you 10% off any product from today thru December 1st!
Use coupon code EXTRA10 at check out when you click thru this link: Shop Handbags by Jordana Paige - Happy Shopping!

Wordless Wednesday: Dogs and Trains

Happy Wednesday... let's get wordless! (note the Conway Scenic Railroad pics are from this past summer)


Doesn't everyone sleep with their cow buddy? Lola thinks so. #dogstagram #dobermanmix #rescued #dobiemix #godog #dogtoy #cow #seniordog #adoptdontshop #ilovemyseniordog




Sophie's ready to take on the morning!  #dogstagram #instadog #rescued #houndmix #adoptdontshop #ilovemydogs


Happy Monday! Zeus reminds you to stop and smell the leaves! #dogstagram #fall #leaves #happydog #ilovebigmutts #seniordog #ilovemyseniordog


Stay tuned to the blog for our #GoDog clam #dogtoy #review - spoiler alert, he's a hit with the Lapdogs! #dogstagram #coonhoundmix #rescued #adoptdontshop #ilovemyseniordog #seniordog #ilovemydogs




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Zeus Update - More Power of the Paw Needed

I had planned to post a GoDog review today, but I'm sorry, that will have to wait...

Zeus had a rough night and is back to vomiting.  Please keep the good vibes coming... we really need them. 

Zeus had a rough night... the vomiting is back. We could really use some good vibes please. #seniordog #megaesophagus #powerOfThePaw #dogstagram #ilovemyseniordog

I had really hoped the vomiting episode from last Wednesday evening was a fluke and some sort of "bug" after the blood work and pancreatic test all came back good.  I had thought we were just battling a case on aspiration pneumonia, but now I'm not so sure.  We're off to see Dr. C in a bit.....

Monday, November 24, 2014

Zeus Update - Continued Power of the Paw Request

Excuse the lack of update post since Thursday, but if we're friends on Facebook, then you already know a lot of what we've been dealing with since then.  For everyone else, here's the cliff notes...

Zeus was supposed to go in to see Dr. C on Thursday afternoon, however she noticed he was on the schedule for what I had thought were mega esophagus issues and called to have us come in earlier.  She felt as though Zeus was actually vomiting all night long on Wednesday, and not regurgitating from his mega-e. 

Waiting to see Dr C... He had a really bad night with his #megaesophagus We could use some good vibes! #dogstagram #seniordog #ilovemyseniordog

They gave my boy fluids, as well as anti-nausea and Pepcid injections.  After I got him home, I went back to work for a few hours hoping he would settle down.  But when I returned home, he was still dry heaving and clearly not feeling well.  After calling Dr. C, she made me realize that the best place for Zeus to spend Thursday evening was at the 24/7 emergency vet where he could get fluids by IV and be monitored overnight.  Much to my crazy-protective-Mama habits of never wanting my kids to be away from me (some of you may remember way back when Zeus had his TPLO surgery and we elected to bring a 130 pound groggy boy home that night), I agreed.

The staff at the 24/7 vet is wonderful as well.  We had been there twice before with Lola (although not for any overnights) and already knew how much we loved them.  The Dr. was wonderful with Zeus and straight away she had thought he was now coughing and not "wretching."  They hooked him up to IV fluids and gave another anti-nausea injection, and the plan was for abdominal x-rays overnight if he began to vomit at all. 

Dr. C thought that we'd get a good night's sleep with Zeus in good hands, but boy was she wrong - I tossed and turned all night, making for 2 sleepless nights in a row.  The 24/7 called us at 7:00am Friday, as planned, and informed me that while she did not see any vomiting, he did develop quite a cough overnight.  She was pretty confident he had aspiration pneumonia again and they gave him an early morning injection of antibiotics.  We picked Zeus up shortly after that, and scheduled an 11:00am appointment with Dr. C for chest x-rays and further diagnosis...


Aspiration pneumonia was confirmed, but thankfully his chest x-ray did not look as bad as the first time we battled this back in August (after his vestibular disease).  The reason for Wednesday's vomiting was not found in any of his blood work, which all came back normal (elevated liver levels, of course, but we've been watching those for years), and his pancreatic test was negative.  Dr. C opted to start Zeus on 2 antibiotics, and back home we went.

The happiest sick dog you'll ever meet... He spent the night at the 24/7 vet for fluids & observation. Not we're at our vet... Confirmed he has aspiration pneumonia again. Please continue to send good healing vibes... #dogstagram #instadog #seniordog #ilo

He spent the rest of Friday resting, and ate a few very small meals (although he was clearly asking for more food).  Saturday was pretty uneventful... lots of sleeping, he ate well but did have one very small regurgitation after a big drink of water.  Yesterday it was rather unseasonably warm outside, so he got to spend some time lounging on the back porch.  There was a lot of sleeping, but also a bit more coughing than on Saturday.  I'm hoping that's just the "productive cough," as Dr. C calls it, getting all the junk out of his lungs. 

This morning he was coughing, and he did spit up a few kibbles overnight.  I'm hoping that was just a little regurgitation and we're not slipping back to the vomiting.  We're all a little tired and our wallet is pretty empty, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  Please keep the good vibes coming... we could really use them right now!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Black & White Sunday: Teutul's Ready

Happy the-holidays-are-coming-faster-than-we-can-think Sunday (aka, the last Sunday before Turkey Day)!  Teutul's ready to eat turkey, nap, watch football , eat some more turkey and write his letter to Santa... how about you?

"Didz uz sayz TUR-KEY?!?!" - Tut

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Power of the Paw Needed

I intended to post a review today, however we are in need of some Power of the Paw once again with Zeus.  His mega esophagus started acting up a little more again this week and last night was really bad.  He regurgitated all of his dinner and was up most of the night, regurgitating several times.


I was hopeful that once he got all of the food out, he would settle down.  However, he was still regurgitating mucous this morning. It breaks my heart to see him go though this, yet still beg for his breakfast (I gave him a very small amount of plain kibble in hopes that it might push through whatever is causing this issue).

"Am I done yet?" - Zeus #dogstagram #instadog #megaesophagus #seniordog #ilovemyseniordog #ilovebigmutts #love #bigdog #ilovemydogs

We are going to see our awesome vet this afternoon.  Please send good vibes and crossed paws... we really need them.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: This, That and a Birthday

Let's get wordless! (spoiler alert: 3 photos contain items that we'll be reviewing soon!)

Lazy weekend mornings are the best! #cuddly Zeus and a little #knitting #dogstagram #instadog #ilovemyseniordog #knitstagram #getyourkniton #happydog ##NAPblanket #snuggles

Happy Sunday morning! Got my #Tazo #PumpkinSpice #ChaiLatte thanks to #smiley360 #gotitfree  and thinking about #knitting something with these little #DeliciousYarns samples for review. #yarn #coffee

Crew dog Sophie... Keeping an eye on the Legend. #dogstagram #instadog #racecar #uslegends #HooliganMotorsports #8 #rescued #adoptdontshop #happydog

Happy Tuesday! My boys.. #dogstagram #instadog #leafpeeping #fall #newengland #leaves #mapletree #coonhoundmix #labmix #ilovebigmutts #seniordog #ilovemyseniordog #ilovemydogs


Sophie thinks all boxes are for her, bit this one was from #Crowdtap ... #Ricola new herb drops with effervescent center Think these will help get thru winter! #swissherbs #sponsored #gotitfree

Stay tuned for our #review on the blog! #GoDog #dogstagram #dogbed #paw #instadog

Lola & Tut at the vet last night. She found a nice place to rest her head... #dogstagram #siblings #love #dobermanmix #coonhoundmix #rescued #adoptdontshop

Before we leave you today, the Lapdogs ask that you join them in wishing their Grampa-Dan a very Happy Birthday (here he is with their Daddy)!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

REVIEW: Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats

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2014-11-16_01-23-32Sure, the Lapdogs carry on and on, barking like loons every time the nice man in the big brown truck shows up... but as soon as they see the familiar Chewy box, they forget all about the human intruder! 

This month we received a bag of Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats from our Chewy buds.  The Wilderness Trail line has many options, including Biscuits, Wild Bits, Jerky, and Dental Chews.  Heck, they even have options for the frisky felines, but the Lapdogs say they have no use for those treats.

For our review, we picked the Grain-Free Turkey Biscuits.  Made in the USA with no corn, wheat, or soy, these perfectly sized crunchy treats are high in protein and sure to please all of the meat-loving canines of the world.... or at least that's what Tut thinks.  He says if your dog is so crazy that he doesn't like them, you can always send him the leftovers... (my boy has no shame). 

Besides the fact that all Blue Buffalo treats are Made in the USA using only high-quality ingredients, this doggy Mama loves the adorable paw print stamped into each biscuit.  Seriously, how cute are these (and my old ham who still happily obliges when Mama asks him to sit still and balance treats on his head)?


The Turkey Biscuits come in a resealable 10-oz bag, and at just $5.99 from Chewy, they are a very affordable option to add to your cookie jar! 

Sophie and her siblings have all let me know they would like to add Blue Buffalo Turkey Biscuits to their cookie jar more often... and they think you should too!

Remember, 1-2 day shipping is always free at when you place an order of $49 or more.  Now's the time to stock up for the holidays... for your own pack, as well as all of the furry, 4-legged family members and friends on your Nice List this year!  

Disclosure: sent a bag of Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats Grain-Free Turkey Biscuits to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Brrrr... Chilly Mischief

Well, it's Monday... and it's cold and wet outside.  No white stuff for us today (although they're getting it just an hour or so North of us), just heavy rain.  The Lapdogs were not at all amused when Mommy kicked them outside to do their business this morning.

Yesterday, on the other hand, was cold, but somewhat sunny.  I took the opportunity to get the dogs out on the deck for some photos.  First on my agenda was to get our Christmas card photo.  I was absolutely thrilled with one pose they got in for all of thirty seconds... and got what would have been the perfect shot, except for a little Princess doing her best "wishing for a treat" closed-eyes.  hmprf . I haven't decided if I'll still use it or not (she is pretty cute when she does that).  If it's not the main photo, I'll have to incorporate it in somehow.  

After the Christmas card shoot, the Lapdogs were then treated (literally) to a review photo shoot.  Stay tuned, we've got lots of great treats and toys to tell you about (with a few giveaways too!).  

Now, that's when the real mischief began.  While the rest of us ran inside to warm up, Zeus decided it was time for some good 'ole porch lounging.  Mind you, it was 37 degrees... but my happy old man didn't seem to mind at all.  


After a few minutes, I sternly told him that if he was going to stay outside, he was going to wear his jacket.  Although he huffed and puffed at my fuss, he obliged.  For those of you wondering about the "donut head," that is his custom Neck Hug from Wag Tail Farms.  It helps with his mega-esophagus - mostly overnight, but also when things act up during the day... like when his Mama gives him too many treats during a review photo shoot.


He laid out back listening to the birds chirp and watching the world go by (his absolute favorite pastime during the warmer months) for another half an hour or so before I insisted it was time to come in.  He didn't understand what the problem was....


"Colddd?  puh-leze, iz bootiful outz here!" - Zeus

37 degrees and he insists on being outside, so Mama made him put on his jacket. #dogstagram  #instadog #seniordog #ilovemyseniordog #ilovebigmutts  He's got his #WagTailFarms #neckhug on for a bit as well because of his #megaesophagus

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Black & White Sunday: Waiting

"The waiting is the hardest part.." ~ Sophie


shhh, I think she stole that line from Tom Petty...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

#Craftsy - Shop Mystery Markdowns! 2 Days Only! #sale

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dogs, Leaves, Yarn - and a Cow?

Let's get wordless...


In love with this skein of #ShalimarYarns Breathless DK #yarn from this month's @theloopyewe #Fallgiftables box! #merino #cashmere #silk Soooo squishy and a gorgeous blue!!! #knitstagram #knitting #LoopyEwe


FINALLY... Learning how to assemble and warp my #Cricket #loom that I've had for a couple years now, thanks to a #Craftsy class! #weaving #instaweave #LetsDoThis Anyone notice the feet in background??

Lola says Good Morning IG... This is a face that does not want me to go to work! #dogstagram #instadog #rescued #dobermanmix #ilovemyseniordog #seniordog #ilovebigmutts #dobiemix #adoptdontshop


Sunday Morning Teutul snuggles.   #dogstagram #instadog #rescued #coonhoundmix #adoptdontshop #cuddly #happydog #snuggles #houndmix #gettingchilly

Dug out another ancient #wip to work on. #OperationSockDrawer and #OperationFinishProjects #getyourkniton #knitstagram #socks #knitting #knitterproblems

My boys say Good Morning IG. #dogstagram #labmix #coonhoundmix #seniordog #ilovemydogs #ilovemyseniordog #ilovebigmutts #love #myboys #instadog #fall

October #yarnbox #NeighborhoodFiberCo Rustic Fingering in Cleveland Park, a deep purple/blue combo. Love it! Now what to make with 1,040 yards?! #yarn #getyourkniton #knitstagram

Zeus & Sophie, oldest & youngest. #dogstagram #instadog #ilovemydogs #ilovemyseniordog #ilovebigmutts #seniordog #labmix #houndmix #love
"Yup, that was a cow..." ~ Sophie
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