Summer has hit…in May. With the heat boiling to a wild 102 degrees over the weekend out here, Mr. Harvey and I headed outdoors.
Anytime we spend time in the yard, I notice the Harvey will stare into the grass for prolonged periods of time. He remains focused on a patch in front of him, sniffing and staring. What could be capturing his attention you ask: bugs.
Ants, rolly pollies, spiders, you name it. He’s captivated by the creepy crawlies of the world. I’ll even find him snapping his mouth at bugs that fly by, ready to chomp.
So I decided to take Mr. Harvey’s weekend hobby and make an afternoon of it. (These fake bugs and toys will be the only insect critters I’ll get involved with…sorry Harv.)
Harvey went absolutely bonkers for these plush bug toys I found at Petco. Plush or live, he’s got the bug for bugs.
I’m feeling rather inspired these past few weeks. I’m a hotbed of ideas and I don’t know what to do or how to harness them. Usually I am dealing with the revers reality: utter lack of creativity and thought. So I’m a little unsure of what comes next.
This is a fantastic problem to have, but it can also be a little overwhelming. So I’ve decided to try something new: take one step at a time. Yep, I’m deleting the lengthy To Do list–you know the one that contains all of the projects you’ve ever wanted to complete in your lifetime–and am starting clean.
One project. One day. One at a time.
It’s going to be interesting, but I have a strong feeling that I will actually complete some of these projects that have been taking up room on that lengthy list for quite some time. It will definitely take a bit longer than anticipated, but I’m down for the ride.
If my transition into the 29th year has taught me anything (one hopes another year older always makes you another year wiser), it’s that we, as humans, often choose to dramatize our existence and turn it into a chaotic mess. We, in an unfortunate way, thrive on the turbulence and, although we complain about it to our friends and family, we typically never attempt to change.
So I’m vowing to adopt a more dog-like existence. One where you take each day as it is given. You start fresh each morning. And in the end, you find that you’ve accomplished more, loved more and have lived much more.
Mr. Harvey is my guide.
I hope it’s a thought full weekend for everyone!
The Doberman is one of those dogs that has always had to deal with one stereotype or another. Often thought of as ferocious and aggressive guard dogs, the Doberman is actually one of the most intelligent and playful breeds out there.
These muscular and agile dogs also make for some great design! Here are some favorite pieces of Doberman swag.
above photo / tshirt / phone case / jars / bracelet / notebook
To me, there is nothing better than a bubble-filled tub, a glass of vino and a good book/episode of Veep (loving this show!!!) to end a hectic week.
So to continue our week of clean, I thought I’d round up some fun bath products for both me and the pup. Mr. Harvey WILL be getting a bathrobe of his own. You can count on it!
P.S. How fantastic is that shower head that doubles as a radio?! Dreams really do come true!
dog bath basin / dog robe / dog shampoo / shower radio / kids robe / shower curtain / teak bath caddy / bath towels
There’s nothing better than a good spring cleaning…right? This may not exactly be the kind of cleaning you have in mind, but for Mr. Harvey, it means getting some tub time outdoors in the amazing weather.
As a part Shar Pei mix, Harvey has an obvious hatred of water. (He’s also a born and bred Angeleno, after all – resisting the rain at all costs.) So needless to say, bath time can be a struggle at times…until I found a foolproof solution: bath time + play time = best time!
The team at Dogtails generously sent us a sample of their new shampoo, so I decided to give it a whirl. I have a feeling Mr. Harvey thinks is tastes as delicious as it smells.
Appetizing or not, the Harvmeister couldn’t resist a taste.