Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunny comes prepared!

Girl brought her Baci Boy, food, treats, training pads, eye cleaner, paper towel and even her Vet folder! She is officially a travelling doggie!
Were all in Laval (the Loire region) for the next three days on a business trip. I can't wait to explore another corner of France. I'll let you know what I find out.

Love and Hugs

Cake for my brother

Guinness Chocolate Cake!!!!!

I miss you my little brother! We have to promise to Skype this weekend! In the meantime I thought you might want to make this cake? Chocolate and Guinness,what could go wrong? It's making the rounds on the blogworld and people are saying it's the best cake ever! I thought you should be the judge of that. ;)

Love and Hugs

Recipe and images via Tea & Toast.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Simple beauty

How absolutely simple and gorgeous is she?
Oh that dress! JCrew you've done it again!
They even had fudge!
And a bluegrass band in the woods! No fair!!!

A little beauty for your friday! I just saw this perfect bride on StyleMePretty and had to share! I swear to goodness I bet she's not wearing any makeup! So beautiful! So jealous!

Love and Hugs

Sunny and Slippers

The love affair continues! She's got a comfy bed but she prefers slippers, what can I say? The girl wants what the girl wants!
Love and Hugs

P.S. She has escaped being eaten by me for the last 1.5 weeks but today's not looking so good! Last rites for Sunny!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Guess who's 11 weeks old today?

It's the little Strawb Strawb of course! Isn't she getting big? I know I know! Even her face is expanding! Oh my little one! Stop growing!
We love you too too much! Even with your roundworm and everything!

Happy Friday everyone! What's your plans for the weekend?

Love and Hugs

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What to do with lettuce the size of your head?

No, no! not Cabbage head!
I said, Lettuce head!!!

We bought an amazing fresh gorgeous head of curly endive lettuce at the market on Saturday and now I am wondering what the hell to do with it! Geeze louise! I've made salads! I've cooked it in omlettes like spinach! I've put it in quinoa! What else is there?! I need help because every time I open my fridge the lettuce head seems to have grown and I am now turning into one!

Love and hugs

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top three

Why worry?
These two words, considered sincerely, can radically reconfigure the landscape of your mind. Worry rarely leads to positive action; it's just painful, useless fear about hypothetical events, which scuttles happiness rather than ensuring it. Some psychologists say that by focusing on gratitude, we can shut down the part of the brain that worries. It actually works!

Where am I wrong?
This might well be the most powerful question on our list—as Socrates believed, we gain our first measure of intelligence when we first admit our own ignorance. Your ego wants you to avoid noticing where you may have bad information or unworkable ideas. But you'll gain far more capability and respect by asking where you're wrong than by insisting you're right.

Are my thoughts hurting or healing?
Your situation may endanger your life and limbs, but only your thoughts can endanger your happiness. Telling yourself a miserable mental story about your circumstances creates suffering. Telling yourself a more positive and grateful story, studies show, increases happiness. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, choose thoughts that knit your heart together, rather than tear it apart.

By Martha Beck
O, The Oprah Magazine

These are the top three questions I need to ask my self every few minutes to ensure mental health and freedom from aniexty and depression. Another one that's not on the above list is to ask for help from a higher source. We are never alone and we can't do it alone so why not pray? I'm telling you, it just feels good!!!!! So I ask you, Why Not?

Love and Hugs

Sunshine Sunny's got cold feet

Knitted Dog wear from Mallo on Etsy

Knitted Dog wear from Mallo on Etsy

Knitted Dog wear from Mallo on Etsy

The Cabin Pea Coat from Rover dog shop on Etsy

The Westerley Trench from Rover dog shop on Etsy

The Grandstand dress from Rover dog shop on Etsy
The Dory Dress from Rover dog shop on Etsy

Goodmorning guys! I am on the lookout for a nice practical sweater/coat for little miss Sunny. Yesterday we took our first bike ride together and she was chilly. We need something that Vince will not hate and also something that will grow with her...her belly is expanding by the day!

I threw in the last above dresses for a warm Spring day. I don't know if I can resist!

What's your opinion on Dog clothes. Practical or selfish?

Love and Hugs

Monday, February 21, 2011

What's yours?

Camille from Svelte Gourmand asks what's your "oh screw it food". Well I have been thinking about it and I was wondering if you can add beverages in that list because I would have to say a nice glass of red wine is my "oh screw it" food. I mean honestly life without red's just inhumane!

What about you? What's on your list?

Love and Hugs

P.S. Today is weigh in day and I haven't changed.....I am officially on the longest plateau ever and maybe should consider getting rid of my "oh screw it" food??????? Nah!!! Lifes too short! ;)

Please read her article below or visit her website here.

What’s your “oh, screw it” food?

by Camille on February 16, 2011


I’ve had dietitians inform me dozens (maybe even hundreds) of times that white rice is nothing more than empty calories–that is to say, devoid of any real nutritional value–and should be eaten sparingly, if at all.

You know what? I eat it anyway, at least twice a week, and I don’t stress out about it. It’s delicious (particularly the way my husband makes it, Puerto Rican style: medium-grain, fairly sticky, cooked with some olive or canola oil and a decent amount of salt), and it makes meals so much easier.

This isn’t to say that I eat a ton of rice at a time; I consider it a side dish, and pair it with healthy foods, like black beans and lean beef or vegetable stir-fry and edamame. But in my opinion, life’s too short to not have at least one less-than-perfect food that you consume without guilt–diet rules be damned. What’s yours?


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunny for your Sunday

Whoa today is a lazy Sunday! Sunny is taking full advantage by lounging around with her Baci buddy all the live long day. What are you guys up to today?

Love and Hugs

The Entourage

Sunny's cousin Rocky, an 8 year old bulldog
Sunny's Aunt Winnie, also an 8 year old bulldog
This is Ringo, he's an 6 year old Bernese Mountain Dog and Sunny's future BFF and pen pal
And Miss Fergie. She's a 3 year old British Sheepdog and Sunny's future BFF and pen pal

Sunny has recieved two heartfelt letters from her BFF's Ringo and Fergie. She was so touched and excited to get to know them and hopefully sniff there butts in person soon! She has also received many kisses via Skype from her cousin Rocky and her Aunt Winnie.
She's feeling the love!!!!
We're so lucky to have a great family of dogs around her to help her grow and show her the ropes.

Love and Hugs

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Spirit of Malta (overview of the island)

Mom and Dad found this great video of Malta and an even better blog : for anyone who wants to find out a little bit more about that magical island in the Med!

Love and Hugs

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My cuddle monkey

This is lunch with Sunny. She is a cuddle monkey! We love her!

Love and Hugs

Uncle Ryan and his crazy ideas!

Every Dog needs a beret! The Bad Dog Hats Beret fits well and looks great!
Available in:

Beatnik Black
All Hats are held on with elastic loops over the ears and
a ribbon tie under the chin.
Revolutionary Red
Tree hugger green
Covert Winter Action White
Conspiracy Theory Grey
Beret for Dogs:

Ryan sent me this link for a hat for Sunny. Since she's a parisian doggie I suppose she needs a beret?! We were think the Revolutionary Red would loook particularly stunning against her snow white hair. What do you think?

Love and Hugs

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm not sure I can handle it!

Sunny and her boyfriend/cuddle buddy. She loves to chew on his nose. True love if you ask me.

Sunny and her handsome and responsible father.

The absolute perfect cuteyness that is Sunny! I have had to refrain from eating her for 2 days now. I have considered giving her back cause the love is too intense. Is it possible for your heart to grow and break at the same time?!! I have already became way too sad then is normal about her getting old! (she's only 9.5 weeks) Vince and I spend all day talking about her poop.

I am CRAZY for my little strawberry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love and Hugs

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mademoiselle Sunny Strawberry Klein

We've been keeping a secret! But not any longer. Yesterday we finally adopted our darling doggie. We've been trying since last october and finally she is here!
She was born outside of Paris on the 10th of Dec, 2010. We've named her Sunny and are both so in love! We just lay around and stare at her!!!
Sunny has a timid sweet little personality and we can't wait to share our lives with her and watch her grow!
Love and Hugs

P.S. Sorry about the pic, I don't have my camera cord here so this is one Mom took for us on Skype. ;) Thanks Mom!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Every day is Valentines Day in Paris!

EF - Live The Language - Paris from Albin Holmqvist on Vimeo.

Thank Goodness for Paris! I love you!!!! And Khali too for showing me this video!

By the way, where are you and why aren't you here with me?! We've still got room for four more people in our apartment!

Love and Hugs

Friday, February 11, 2011

We made it!

Hi you guys! I am so sorry I haven't been here all week. We've been so freakin' busy! Holy Moly! Packing, cleaning, going away parties and dinners and travelling and now.....we're finally here!

We settled into this apartment: at the foot of Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement. There is room for 6 people! Please please come and visit! We've got this place until March 11th and then it's back to sleeping in a tiny studio apartment.

We are both so giddy and overtired and giddy to be here in the most beautiful city on earth! All I can say is Bring On The Cheese!!!!!!!!

Love and Hugs

Monday, February 7, 2011

At 5:25am this morning not so long ago.....

'Captain Momma'
Oh and 'Luxembourg garden meanderings Momma'
French Models don't even compare! This is 'Model Momma'!
'Too many glasses of wine at that bar down the road in the Marais Momma'

My fun Mom was born in Chatham Ontario, Canada! Thank goodness for her! She is the most perfect parent a girl could ask for! I hope you have a great day today Mom! Full of facials and massages and shopping and cuddles and cards and cake and sleeping in!
I am going to call you at 5:25 to wish you a Happy Birthday! Whoops so maybe the sleeping in part will be nixed! :(
Love and Hugs