It is currently my spring break and I wish I was here telling you what a fabulous vacation I've been on or how many drinks by the pool I've been having or at least how productive I've been with the extra time off. But who are we kidding? None of those are true. I've been relaxing, watching my recorded TV shows, working a little bit, and hanging out with my man and pup. However, I haven't been completely useless and here is the proof!
[+] Remember my Burst Skirt? My very first, completely from scratch, piece of clothing? I love it so much that I decided to make another.
We'll call this one Yellow Bouquet Skirt.Ollie insisted on standing right next to me where ever I stood to take these pictures. At least he was out there with me so if someone walked by I could pretend to be taking him potty instead of being awkward taking pictures of myself. Speaking of awkward, like my jump?
I'm such a loser :-)
[+] I made new pillows for our living room and I love them. I don't have a good picture of them (bag blogger) but here is the link to the picture I tweeted right after I made them.
[+] Speaking of the living room... J and I just purchased a whole new living room furniture set and I'm so excited for them to get here. We were very fortunate to have parents that let us have the things we do now but I'm ready for a change and to have our "own" furniture instead of hand-me-downs. We got a steal of a deal for a new couch, loveseat, chair, ottoman, coffee table, two end tables and two lamps. Now if only they weren't out of stock and we didn't have to wait until the end of April to get them!
[+] Ollie's been a big boy and has been playing at the dog park almost every day recently. He loves going up there to run and play with his doggie friends but he gets mighty dirty in the process. Especially since there are many dirt patches and it's been raining recently which means lots of mud. It wouldn't be such a problem if Ollie didn't end up on the ground so often (combination of being submissive and clumsy). Needless to say he's been in bad need for a bath and finally got one on Tuesday.
It's a struggle to give him a bath because it has to be in our tub but our shower has doors instead of a curtain. Picture a 90+ lb dog in a bathtub that's even too small for me sometimes. Not pretty. However, he is definitely pretty now!
It was a gorgeous day outside on Tuesday so after I scrubbed him good and quickly ran him through the apartment and onto the porch to shake we headed out for a nice long walk. He has so much fur it's impossible to towel dry him so there's nothing better than the sun and breeze to dry this pup.
We walked for a long time and headed to the Starbucks closest to our apartment. We spent a lovely afternoon sipping lattes and ice cubes (the first for me, the second for him) and once he was just slightly damp we headed home.
He's the softest and fluffiest he's ever been before and it's wonderful. Plus he smells good. Now if only he would stop shedding garbage bags of hair we'd be set.
I only have one more day and then the weekend before spring break is over and I hope J and I can get some fun in this weekend. For now I'm off to volunteer. Happy Thursday everyone.