Monday, March 31, 2014

thank goodness for the digital age

for every shot that i keep of bailey, there are probably half a dozen that i delete. whether she's in motion, moves out of frame or i just don't like the shot, more end up deleted than in bailey's picture file.

exhibit A

exhibit B

thank goodness we can just push delete and *poof* it's gone, and we are left with just the silly faces...

the peeking faces...

the happy faces...

and the curious faces.

how about y'all. do you delete more than you keep?

thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.
click here for more mischief!

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, March 28, 2014

put on a happy face

gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face;
brush off the clouds and cheer up, put on a happy face.
take off the gloomy mask of tragedy, it's not your style;
you'll look so good that you'll be glad ya' decide to smile!

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, March 27, 2014

messy marvin

is your doggie a messy marvin at meal time? this is what bailey typically does. she scatters her veggies all over the floor while looking for her favorite foods.

after she's done with her favorites, then she'll finish off the rest and she'll clean up her mess too! good girl.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

coffee... i need coffee.

bailey is doing a perfect job of demonstrating how i'm feeling right about now. who else is with me on this one? shall i pour you a cup?

thanks to blogpaws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop!

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

note to self: let sleeping dogs lie

does your doggie like to nap completely buried underneath a blanket? bailey does, but on this day she left the tips of her ears peeking out.

as you can see, she wasn't too happy about being woken up for a frickin' picture and she made her feelings known by giving me a super stink eye. i'm sorry bailey. you can go back to sleep now. no more pictures today.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, March 24, 2014


these pictures were taken moments before the mischief began. check the look on aoife's face. BOL, she knows exactly what bailey is up to and she's already asking for help.

all the pictures after these were so blurred, these are all i can share.

this is a blog hop!
looking for more mischief? find it here!

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, March 21, 2014

spring has sprung

she who plants a garden, plants happiness.

my plum tree is full of blossoms, my orange tree is full of oranges and even my lemon tree has produced it's first fruit.
birds are singing, bees are buzzing and lizards are running everywhere.
the garden has come back to life and it's a beautiful thing.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, March 20, 2014

did someone say froyo???

the warm weather is upon us and it's time for cool and refreshing treats. yesterday while we were out running errands, we decided what better way to cool off than to stop in for a frozen yogurt dessert at menchie's. of course bailey is never left out of the fun, so she gets her very own little sample size serving.


"brain freeze!"

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


thanks to blogpaws for hosting wordless wednesday.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

bath day

my poor pathetic doggie...

panic stricken...

and looking for a way out.

i don't know why she has to exaggerate her bath time. it's over soon enough...

and then she gets to bathe in the warmth of the sun.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, March 17, 2014

happy st paddy's day!

erin go bark bragh!

may the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind always be at your back.
may the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
and until we meet again,
may god hold you in the palm of his hand.

just as i was about to snap this shot, bailey decided to stick her tongue out. thanks for the perfect shot for monday mischief bailey!

click here to find more mischief

until we meet again my friends, slán go fóill-

Friday, March 14, 2014

{this moment} see beautiful

see beautiful in memorials.
we found this sign on highway 126 in ventura county. it makes my heart smile that the "forgotten war" isn't completely forgotten. (this one's for you pop!)
[pop proudly served the us navy from 1950-1953 on the uss valley forge]

see beautiful in silhouettes.
you don't have to see detail, to know something is beautiful. i thought the way the sun was shining behind these palm trees, in santa barbara, was quite stunning. i'm glad i was able to capture this moment in time.

see beautiful in calla lilies.
even though it is in a bed of canna, this calla lily comes back every year to bloom for st anthony.

see beautiful in the horizon.
as a native californian, i know i take the ocean and it's beauty for granted, but it really is quite spectacular.

and of course i see beautiful in the eyes of my little bailey.

click here and see beautiful

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, March 13, 2014

bailey & her teddy o'bear

"don't even think of taking away my teddy o'bear."

no doubt bailey is dreaming of rainbows, pots o'gold & running through fields of clover.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

nap on lap

bay likes to nap.
bay likes to nap on daddy's lap.

when writing a daily blog, sometimes my mind draws a blank and i need inspiration. i came across an article celebrating the anniversary of dr seuss's birth and i was inspired. [btw, he would have been 110 on march 2nd.] happy belated birthday dr seuss!

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, March 10, 2014


i think it's the season for giant insects because last month we were visited by a giant grasshopper and last week we were visited by a beautiful white-lined sphinx moth.

bailey wondered how close she could get without it flying away.

this close?

how about this close?

oops, too close. she accidentally touched it with her nose and it flew away. BOL

click here to find more mischief.

until we meet again my friends-

Sunday, March 9, 2014

spring forward (daylight saving time)

last night, or should i say this morning, we lost an hour of sleep. yep, it's that time again. the second weekend of march is here again. daylight saving time began at 2am and while i will enjoy more daylight hours, i do not enjoy losing sleep. BOL.

thanks to nola and sugar for hosting black and white sunday blog hop!

until we meet again my friends-