Monday, March 30, 2009

All Aboard the PDW Blog Train!

We've been celebrating blogs over the past week. What they're for, different ways to use them, design types, troubleshooting. Of course, the week wouldn't have been complete without having our own Blog Train! We've got some fantastic coordinating samplers that I hope you enjoy! You can download mine below - but here's a peek at it:) I hope that you'll take part in the bloggerific events going on in the forum :)

And before you download my's a list of the people participating in the train - note that the last stop is the BRAND NEW PDW Blog! Denise Williams (aka Princess for Life Designs) has been working very hard to spiff it up, and we think it's gorgeous! Feel free to leave love at any (or ALL) of the blogs - we'd love to hear from you!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Plan "B" - My Life's Motto

I swear I live by "Plan B" - it doesn't matter if it's work, home, or the dogs, something always happens that causes me to deviate from my original plan and have to go for the alternative. It's taught me to think on my feet and be creative when I need to be, but there are some days that I'd just like things to go according to the original plan.

For instance, the dogs. I have two dogs - Minnie who's 15 that we've had since she was about 4 months old, and Amapola, who we (read:I) adopted from the shelter in September. Amapola is a super affectionate dog to me, but to my husband she STILL runs when he comes into a room. When he sits down on the couch though, that's a different story altogether. She stands in front of me (I'm usually sitting next to him) and she's staring at DH with the puppy eyes, waiting for him to invite her up on the couch between us.

I can't get her to sit on the couch if DH is there - it's his call according to her lol. He has to go through this routine of wiggling his fingers, waving at her, and then when she comes close enough, pats her head. At that point, she usually gets up between us and lays on him. Go figure.

At night, she sleeps in the bed pretty much on me, but if DH is gone for the night, she insists on laying in the spot on the couch he sits in. And if he's away more than a day or so, she gets really upset, leaving me "presents" and wanting to stand at the end of the driveway to watch for him.

She also is afraid of cameras, flashlights, my cell phone (because she's figured out that I can take photos with it) and my ipod backight. I'm seriously going to take this dog to see a behavioralist.