and now we need a great dane.

chad and cooper copy

My friend, Katie, snapped this photo of C and Cooper the Blue Great Dane of My Dreams at last night’s Yappy Hour; mostly for photographic evidence of the significant size difference of their craniums. If there was a competition for giantest of heads, Coop would take the trophy and all the glory.

Doak — who is completely oblivious to his own large stature —  typically prefers the company of little four-legged friends; he likes his weenies tiny, his Italian Greyhounds delicate, and his Jack Russells small and stacked. He’d rather you didn’t get too close or sniff his backside if you’re a dog over 40 lbs, thankyouverymuch. But he loved Cooper, who was the gentlest of giants and awfully patient while the Doodle gave him a full sniff down and stared adoringly into his eyeballs, snoot-to-snoot.

For a second, I think I had C convinced that we could totally make a Doodle + Dane combo work in our 1700 square foot house.


{ Maybe Doak was just happy to not be the biggest guy in the room, for once. }


a cute doodle gif to start the week


Brace yourselves, I’ve figured out how to make animated gifs in Photoshop.

As if I needed any more motivation to cover this blog in photos of Doak.

ETA: Here’s a helpful tutorial if you want to make some gifs yourself! It covers several versions of Photoshop.

tied up in knots


Some Doodle has an appointment at the salon tomorrow. We always like to snap a photo or two of him in all his shaggy glory for posterity before the annual summer shave-down. Come Wednesday, he’ll look like a new man.



I’ve been on the fence about this tied shirt business for a while, but now I’m kind of almost on board. Especially in this heat; It’s nice to skip the bulky sweaty tuck-in. I won’t be baring any 9 to 5 midriff any time soon, though.


Speaking of haircuts, I have an appointment this Thursday afternoon and I’m thinking it’s time for a chop-chop. Maybe the heat is getting to me, but the idea of getting through the summer with these long locks is giving me agita…



Sonoma chambray camp shirt; LC Lauren Conrad pleated skirt; TKEES Foundations flip flops