Monday, September 24, 2012

Calendar Photo Strips

This is just a little post to let people know that I swear I am not crazy :)  You may have seen the announcement saying that the 2013 Corgis! Calendar is now available to buy! Well, along with that announcement, I also sent out about 75 emails telling people that their photo has been featured in the calendar.. and I've received back about 75 emails from people telling me that I am nutzo and their dog is not in the calendar afterall.

Kidding about the 75, but it seems like I have confused people, so I thought I'd blow the calendar up a bit so you can see...

There are little photo strips at the bottom of each page featuring 8-10 more photos (other than the winner)!  I thought this was a way to spread the love a little bit and since there were SO MANY adorable photos submitted!  I am sorry that they are not bigger, but it is something, right? :)

Here are all twelve that you can click on to view larger.  Hope you like them and that this clears things up!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

BUY NOW! The 2013 Corgis! Calendar is now available!

The printed calendar is now ready to order (digital version coming very soon)!

Two options:

click here to buy!*

*Note: You can now choose which month your calendar begins with! If you'd like the standard 2013 calendar, be certain to choose January 2013 from the drop down menu.

click here to buy!

A portion of the profits of both of these will go to the Lakeshore Corgi Rescue!

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Fiber Friends Pocket Pet WINNER

Drumroll please.....


The winner of the Fiber Friends giveaway is......


Congratulations, Kat! Please contact me at ksteck23(at) to claim your prize!

If you did not win, be sure to check out Fiber Friends on Etsy to purchase your own Pocket Pet!  Thank you Miranda for the fun giveaway!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fiber Friends Pocket Pet Review & GIVEAWAY!!

This is probably the most exciting product I've gotten the chance to review EVER!  Miranda over at Fiber Friends sent me my own "Little Gibson!"


What is a Fiber Friend?  Well, it's a custom pint sized pet made from photos of your dog/cat/etc. out of natural wool.


And it is super duper adorable!!


Gahh!  Look at that butt!  

I sent Miranda 4 or 5 photos of Gibson from different angles so that she could get all of his adorable little details.   A few weeks later, this arrived at my door:

How cute is that sticker??

But how close to Gibson will his mini me look in person?


Pretty dang close!  She got his skinny little blaze perfect!


And his SWIRL on the back of his head!  LOVE his swirl! :)


And don't forget about the little black nub on his behind!


I am so happy with it and so is Gibson...


He wanted to eat himself, sooooo badly ;)

What is this??

Hadley wondered if it was for her..


Perfectly sized for baby hands (but he is now safe and sound displayed on my desk ;) ).

So, are you drooooling for your own mini version of your pet??  Well, you are in luck!  

Fiber Friends is offering up a 99% off  coupon for your own custom pet
(so you will pay 1% of the cost plus shipping, which comes out to $6.70).  The original cost for one of these guys is $70! So the savings is huge!  And it doesn't have to be a corgi.. any type of dog or any other kind of animal will do!

How do you win?  I will hold a random drawing of all the entries I receive. There are a few different ways to enter.  They are:

1. Leave a comment on the post below with your name and a way to contact you as well as an idea for an animal that you'd like to see Miranda make out of felt.
2. Like Pocket Pause on Facebook and then come back here and tell me that you did. (
3. Tell your friends/followers about Fiber Friends on Etsy via Facebook, Twitter or a blog post. (and then come back here and tell me that you did (with a link if possible))

That is it!!   A winner will be randomly chosen on Friday, September 14th!  GOOOD LUCK!

Friday, September 7, 2012

10 Months


Hadley Girl turned 10 months old last week!  Double digits.. seems so much older than 9 months! And she is starting to seem more and more like a little person!  She's got quite the little personality.  Always laughing and being a little stinker.  There are times when she knows she's doing something naughty, look back at us and laugh and then keep going!  How do you discipline a cute thing like that??



Let's get the sleep talk over with.. she's doing much better *knock knock knock on wood*.  She is now only getting up twice at night!  This is down from about 8 for most of the spring/summer.  I will take it! And yes, I still nurse her at night.  It works for us both for now.  I'd love for her to not want to eat during the night anymore, but it is what she needs so I'm not going to deprive her and it keeps her tummy full, which means she sleeps more soundly and for longer stretches.. Can't mess with that!


Speaking of eating, I've just about given up on feeding this girl with a spoon.  She wants nothing of it!  Plus, I feel like I'm waisting money making/buying baby purees.  She just doesn't want them anymore.  SO  we're pretty much 100% baby led weaning.  She eats what I eat and then  she also likes those little baby food pouches since she can hold on to it herself.


Such an independent little girl!  She also is now drinking out of a sippy cup with a straw.  She was having problems with a typical sippy cup, so I bought her a straw cup so she doesn't have to tip the cup up in the air when it gets empty.  Works great!  Other than that, she still loves breast feeding and I'm proud that I have made it 10 months.  Only 2 months to go to make it to a year!  Although, I have a feeling she's going to want to keep going for some time after that...

She loves to crawl and zooms all over the place.  She is so fast!  I had just about given up on her wanting to learn to walk, but just this past week she's been cruising on furniture like crazy!  She's really learning how to move those legs, so maybe she'll learn to walk before we know it!


Lots of exciting things have happened this month...

She went to her first Car Show:

She went on her first vacation:


Visited her first beach:

Took her first boat ride:

Saw a fountain for the first time:DSC_8192

Swam in a lake:

Ate her first pickle!

Got her second tooth!

Got her first cold :(  Poor baby:

And pretty much looked like the prettiest baby that ever existed...DSC_8406

As usual :)
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