Category Archives: Four Legged Friends

Best of Etsy: Two Girls and a Pug

I hope you all love pugs as much as I do because this Etsy shop just made my day. Based in Minnesota, Two Girls and a Pug specializes in Moroccan home decor. They sell a variety of rugs (beni ourain, boucherouite, cactus silk…) as well as berber baskets, floor pillows, and more. My favorite part? Their charming pug, Bertie, striking a pose in several photos. By far the cutest salesman I ever did see! We have three beni ourain rugs and two cactus silk floor pillows in our own home and Alfred, like Bertie, loves sprawling out on them for his naps (always while snoring…loudly). Explore more of Two Girls and a Pug’s chic Moroccan selection below and shop it in its entirety here. READ POST

Insta-Crush: @LouiseTownsendPrint

When I stumbled upon the instagram account of British textile designer, Louise Townsend, I knew I’d found a kindred spirit. Her cozy country home in Devon is a neo-trad dream and her sweet pugs, Mary and Bunny, made my heart skip a beat. From her bowood print bedroom to her tulip filled garden, every image makes me want to hop on the next flight to England. Explore some of my favorite snapshots of Louise’s life in the English countryside below, and shop her charming hand printed designs here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Dog Accessories by Silly Buddy

My seven-year-old pug, Alfred, is my best bud. When I first met my husband, Simon, he wasn’t a fan of small dogs, but now he thinks Alfie is the greatest pooch on the planet (not biased at all) and loves to spoil him rotten. We’re always on the hunt for fun dog accessories and Silly Buddy on Etsy is my latest discovery. The Chicago-based shop sells the absolute cutest dog leashes and collars (if only they did harnesses!) in darling prints. Whether you’re in the mood for Liberty London or a timeless tartan, these folks have got you covered. Below, check out some of my Silly Buddy favorite dog accessories and shop their entire collection here.

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Best of Etsy: Knit Dog Sweaters by Blue Grey Studio

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It’s getting chilly over here in Europe and my pug, Alfred, is going to need some cozy layers to brave his first Scandinavian winter. Luckily, I stumbled across Blue Grey Studio on Etsy. The Toronto-based shopkeeper sells the loveliest hand-knit dog sweaters. The designs are all made with 100% wool and come in a variety of colors. I’m a big fan of this classic cable knit. Explore all of Blue Grey Studio’s designs here. READ POST

Pig Beach, Big Major Cay, Bahamas

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Did you know there’s an uninhabited island in the Bahamas where visitors frolic amongst feral swimming pigs? I spotted the hilarious destination, known as Pig Beach, on instagram and couldn’t resist sharing with you. The pigs are friendly to visitors and spend their days basking in the sun and playing in the surf. Sounds like a pretty nice life if you ask me! Would you visit the pigs…? Terrible tourist trap or bucket list experience…? Learn more about the swimming pigs here.

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Pig-Beach-Swimming-Big-Major-Cay-Bahamas-6(images via the ‘Pig Beach’ geo-tag on instagram)

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