If there is one thing I get a little out of control with my spending, it’s gotta be eyewear. I just can’t get enough. Lately I’m going through a cat eye phase. I’m really digging the hollywood glamour of the look, and Mr. Harvey agrees (he’s been known to channel Elizabeth Taylor from time to time). Here are just a few styles catching my “cat” eye these days.
I don’t care what anyone says, what anyone claims, what anyone preaches, I’ve never met a Pit Bull I didn’t like. Yes, like with any breed (and race or creed for that matter), there are always the bad seeds. Those few in the majority that create a stigma for the others. But as an open minded human and equal opportunity dog-lover, I’ll never pass judgement on an entire breed based on the actions of the few.
The Pit Bull has gotten a bad rap in the past, and only in recent years have I noticed the launch of many campaigns (such as Tara Metzler’s PSA posters) to help educate the masses on the true nature of these smiley pups. (They really do smile at ya!) I hope that as the fight continues, more and more people realize the beauty behind this bully breed and open their hearts and homes. This one goes out to those playful Pitty pups.
Growler is not kidding when they claim to have “uber cool stuff for dog lovers.” Upon landing on their homepage, I was immediately sucked into their world of canine chic.
I am a particular fan of their current selection of pup portraits. As I’ve said in the past, dog photography is all about capturing the emotion behind the eyes, and this collection of Gerrard Gethings work does just that.
all photos by Gerrard Gethings
I think the Greyhound may be one of the most misunderstood breeds around. Yes they are slender in shape and petite in stature, but these guys pack a lot of personality in their tiny frames. I’ve often heard the Greyhounds come off snobby and elite (which is a crazy thought to begin with about a dog), but those Greyhounds I’ve come in contact with are anything but.
Here are a few fun products dedicated to the lovely hounds of grey…
Have you ever gotten stuck in a rut? Doing the same thing, day in and day out, not being able to get out?
I’ve been in that state of mind time and time again. I sit and spin, and often times, complain about my situation without any plausible solution on how to get out. And the next day I wake up, and start the same routine.
Then one day, I woke to a moment of inspiration. Instead of eating cereal, I made scrambled eggs. And instead of turning right on our morning walk, we turned left. And instead of heading straight to the computer after my shower, I headed to the balcony to drink my coffee in the sun.
It was a day to break my routine.
These simple changes didn’t necessarily rip me out of my rut, but they did adjust my mindset and allow me to start fresh that day.
It’s simple. Try it. Say no to the routine one day. Mix things up. See where it takes you.
I hope it’s a thought full weekend for everyone!
photo by House of Harvey
If you’ve followed my Instagram or previous posts on this blog, you’ll know that I have an obsessions for florals. And now with spring in full swing, I truly can’t fill my home with enough flowers. I ALWAYS need more! With flowers on the brain, I’ve rounded up some fun new vases to show some florals off.
I’ve been having an art renaissance of my own in recent months. I’ve never been one to appreciate the intricacy of watercolor paintings, lately I’ve been scouring the web to seek out some ethereal paintings to adorn my own walls.
In my search, I came across Elena Romanova’s work and was instantly captured. Not only does she paint amazing landscapes, but her dog portraits are pretty fantastic as well (and she commissions custom portraits too!)
Has your art style transformed over the years?
My brain has been a little cluttered lately. It seems as though I can’t focus on a single thing and have a mass of ideas, concerns and thoughts pop into my head all at once. It’s like seven people trying to enter an elevator at the same time…everyone struggles, no one gets in and the elevator leaves without them.
In order to deal with my over-stuffed brain, I’ve turned to list making. Lists for home life. Lists for work life. I’ve even made lists for having fun…that’s right, I need to list my fun!
While the lists help to clean the thoughts from my mind, I’ve found that scheduling blocks of work time has also been crucial to getting through those lists. I focus on a single section of my list during those set hours and happily check off each item. The visual confirmation of getting through my daily tasks is truly gratifying.
What’s your method for cleaning out your idea-filled head? Let me know and I’ll make a list for future reference…ha….I love a good list!
And I can’t wait to share some of these many ideas with you all because a couple of them have to do with this very blog….so stay tuned.
I hope it is a thought full weeekend for everyone!
above photo by House of Harvey
Southern California has shown us some incredible weather this winter. And I think Mr. Harvey has been the most grateful for the warmer temps because if there is one thing that makes him happier than a pigeon in a bread factory, it’s being able to run free in a grassy yard on a sunny day.
And that’s just what he did.
Be sure to check out some fun in the sun videos on our Vine channel @House of Harvey!
all photos by Stephanie Todaro
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