Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Thought a lot about little Bella today while Ava and I walked around the West End visiting with all of the other pups. In fact, we ran into a friend with his baby dachsund and walked and talked with them for quite a while. It was good to see Ava with others so that we can know how she would be with a little sister. Then, we went shopping and Ava bought a little toy for Bella, a squeaky toy - seriously she chose it.

Love this powder room

Monday, March 28, 2011

Morning Nap

I wish I could ignore Ava's barking as well as they do, how they get any rest time is beyond me.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Show Me Good Land

Looking forward to Downeast Magazine's newest book launch at Danforth next weekend. Shonna Humphry is the author and her husband, Travis, is a music friend of ours and is going to be performing.

Bella :-)

As I was writing about this little girl, Bella, who Ava and I applied to her Rescuers to have in our family,the phone rang and I thought it was one of the people that I had emailed telling them that I used them as a reference for a possible adoption but it was Sue, Bella's rescuer!! What a great conversation. Not only did we talk about Bella but Sue also gave me information important for Ava.

I am totally putting this all in God's hands - don't mean to sound all religous but... - if Ava and I are the right family for this little girl then we will be the best Mom and big sister we can be. Next on the docket is a home visit to our house to see if it, and we, would be a good fit while Bella continues to get the Dr's care she needs with her eye.

You just never know what kind of surprises life brings...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ava Look Alike

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


1000 pounds of food on way to hungry little pups and kitties. Well, hopefully they aren't hungry right now. Loved doing this and will keep supporting this cause in addition to others. Maine should show the way of taking care of our animals and we are going to help make that happen!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Restoration Hardware

I want somebody to tell me I have to do a whole house, or inn, with Restoration Hardware products...

Sunday, March 20, 2011


The girls, and boys, in front of the window at office after Bri brought up a charge of food from Portland. Bri, Erica, Ava, Moose and Howie. Love it!

Design craving....

I need to do a new project.... finding crazy inspiration.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Muggy didn't make the cover of the paper shot - cropped! but he is in this one!

So far, So great!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

We made FRONT PAGE of Mount Desert Islander for the Animals

SO much better to give than to receive!!!!

Need a pick me up? Give to a cause you believe in. I am so happy with our pet food drive and it is just starting. People - most people - are so fantastic. I have people that are FB friends sending checks from out of state for crying out loud! People dropping off huge bags at office already, the ISLANDER put us on FRONT PAGE to get the word out. So incredible. THIS outpouring makes me smile.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

MDI Pet Food Pantry

Excited about starting our challenge to gather 1000 pounds of food for the MDI Pet Food Pantry next week.!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


" If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to... go where they went. "
~ Will Rogers 1879 –1935

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

From No Kill Nation

"I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter, the cast offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love, hope, fear, dread, sadness and betrayal. I was angry. "God", I said, "Why don't you do something?" And God replied "I did. I created you."

Hungry and Happy

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Getting inspired for the next big thing. Finding it hard not to give in...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


March 1st, finally. I want to start planning our garden and I want it to look like this.