Monday, September 27, 2010

Our New Pet Project

Meet Piper . . . 
My family voted, and we got a new puppy on Saturday. She's a golden retriever like our dear dog of 9 and half years, Sadie, who died last year after a short but terrible fight with cancer. We just had to get another golden. Isn't she precious? Of course, she's an 9-week-old puppy so there have been accidents but the good news is that she really likes her crate. We're off to the vet this afternoon for her first check-up.

She joins her siblings . . . 
Coco, our Bernese Mountain Dog

and Oreo, the stray cat who won't leave.

We're ready for a new adventure which will include even more vacuuming and I'm sure some destruction of property. Just another excuse to go shopping, right? 

We know Piper can't replace Sadie, but she can help heal our broken hearts a bit. We love and miss you, Sadie, and will never forget you.
February 15, 2000 - October 15, 2009

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living . . .

Okay, so I stole the title of Jonathan Adler's book, but it only seemed appropriate. I just had to share my latest purchase . . . 

It's a case for my laptop designed by Jonathan Adler. My husband's been bugging me for months to buy a computer case, but all the options I found were rather ugly uninspiring. I ran across this one the other day at my local stationery shop and knew it was the one for me. 

Sometimes, it's the little things that make me smile! 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Back in the Saddle

I've had a really hard time finding the time to blog lately. Life is such a balancing act, and I've been feeling a bit off-balanced recently. I just can't seem to get into a routine. The week of Labor Day, my daughter missed two days of school with a stomach virus. The week after that was a blur due to an event I was co-chairing at my daughter's school which sucked up most if not all of my free time.

Another recent development in our life is my daughter's newest activity - horseback riding. We are fortunate to live in a little corner of Middle Tennessee surrounded by beautiful farms, rolling hills and lots of horses. I've always loved these beautiful animals, but unfortunately never learned to ride. That's why I'm so proud that Meg's trying something new. In honor of her new hobby and my attempt to get back in the saddle of blogging, so to speak, I thought I'd share some of my favorite equestrian-inspired interiors.

And the girl who inspired it all . . .

My sweet equestrienne Meg riding Levi.

I hope to be a better blogger from now on . . . I miss it when I don't get a chance to read all my favorite blogs and share what's going on around our house.

Sources: House Beautiful, Country Living, Thom Filicia