May 23, 2013

Breed Love Old English Sheepdog | House of Harvey

They are reign supreme when it comes to shagginess, and you just can’t help but let out a giggle when they lay a dopey smile on you.  The Old English Sheepdog has always been a favorite of mine, and today we pay homage with a roundup of products dedicated to these scruffy pups.


above photo / iphone case / printable poster / keychain / letterpress card / miniature figurine


May 22, 2013

Picnic Favorites | House of Harvey

You really don’t need a whole lot to enjoy an outdoor dining experience, but it’s always fun to have some swag.  Here are just a few of my favorites in the picnic genre.


picnic blanket / bamboo dinning set / travel water bottle and bowl set / picnic basket / travel cooler / blanket / dog mat / crank radio


May 21, 2013

Picnic Style | House of Harvey

Picture it: a cool summer’s eve, a scrumptious selection of savory goodies and sweet treats, and a fuzzy pup sprawled across your cozy blanket watching the sun set.  A dream picnic scene indeed.

Man, do I love a good picnic.  Something about eating outdoors and on the ground just makes me swoon.  And I know that Mr. Harvey appreciates being in on the action, seeing as how his tends to bum rush any picnic scene that I set.  (He literally sat himself down on the blanket as I went inside to grab my camera….true picnic fiend!)

Picnic Style | House of Harvey

Picnic Style | House of Harvey

My dad was tinkering around in the wood shop the other day and came up with these adorable bottle carriers, perfect for a backyard picnic, beach day, or any soiree.  They’ll soon be available in our Etsy shop, so stay tuned!

Picnic Style | House of Harvey

Picnic Style | House of Harvey

Picnic Style | House of Harvey

Picnic Style | House of Harvey

Picnic Style | House of Harvey

Picnic Style | House of Harvey

Picnic Style | House of Harvey


May 17, 2013

It's never too late to follow through

As of late, I’ve felt like I have been falling short in a lot of areas of my life.  Phone calls aren’t being returned as quickly as they should, requests from friends and family are being put on the back burner, the quality of my work is subpar, and Mr. Harvey has spent one too many hours entertaining himself while I stare at my computer screen for yet another hour.

I’ve made so many personal claims that “I will change, I will correct, I will be more focused,” but I’ve backed out of every promise.  Typical.

So as we enter the new summer season, I declare it a fresh start and clean slate.

As you downsize your to do list, you leave more room and time to become focused on the projects and tasks that matter most. This post from Build a Little Biz (via The Veda House) really helped to set things into perspective for me. It’s not about jumping from one task to another like a game of hopscotch.  It is now a game of paying close attention and improving the quality of my work, and in turn, my daily life.

My dad always used to tell me, “It’s not worth doing unless you try to do it well,” and I think it is about time I apply that to my life…some 20+ years later. Good thing my mom always told me “better late than never.”

I hope it is a thought full weekend for everyone!





May 15, 2013

Bug Favorites | House of Harvey

To be honest, I am not a fan of the creepy crawly variety. I’d much rather sit in a lawn chair than on the actual lawn and I’m the first to scream at the sight of a spider.  But with that said, I can appreciate some well-designed buggy swag.

So I’ve rounded up some bug favorites for you all to enjoy.


wallpaper / scarf / collar / bracelet / cake stand / dog toy / iphone case / ring

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