Sunday, November 4, 2012

Polka Dot Diner

I've always loved black and white together so here's a Heart Diner for all of you that love your pet!

Click here to view this diner in my Etsy Shop

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Designs

Here are a couple new designs from my shop. One is perfect for the feline in your life and the other is designed for a dog or cat. I've included the link to my shop for each. Hope you enjoy!

Link for Petite Posh Diner

Link for Copper Posh Diner

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Visit to the Pet Store

Being the huge pet lover that I am, it is always a risk going to my local pet store. Especially when it is on a Saturday and local shelters and rescues are present. Such was my fate on Saturday. A simple visit to pick up some pet supplies led me to fall in love with a tiny, sweet, little dog. His name is Lucas and he is now a part of our family. I need to be more careful not to do my shopping on Saturdays!


Change is always hard. When the change occurs that a parent becomes seriously ill and the child has to take care of the parent... it is especially difficult. Such is the case for me. I've been very business ever since April 25th when my father had a serious fall and sustained a permanent brain injury from the fall. His life, my mother's and all of us children's lives have been affected. I love my father dearly and I think the hardest part is to see him as he is now, not being able to read (my father had over 400 books in his library so this is a big one), write, carry on conversations, be active physically, or even enjoy relaxing in front of the TV. All of that is not possible for him now. It's been hard on my kids and husband for all the time away to help with my father but they understand and support me.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

4th Annual Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest

Welcome to the 4th Annual Dog Days of Summer photo contest! Every year I give away one diner to a lucky dog. This year I will be including our feline friends as well. So get your camera and start taking a photo of your dog or cat doing what they like to do the most during the summer. Whether that may be swimming, chewing on a good bone, laying in the grass, watching the birds in the trees, etc. The lucky winner will receive either one custom bone-shaped diner (small or medium) or one multi-colored fish diner. One entry per household, photo must be in jpeg format, include pet's name and tell me a little about your pet. Winning photo will be posted on Facebook. Entries must be received by August 1st. Winner will be announced on August 2nd. Submit all photos to: doggiediners@earthlink.net Let the Dog/Cat Days of Summer begin!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Fun treasury for the Queen of Hearts

Created a fun treasury! Check it out!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Some of the many faces

Wanted to share some of the cute faces of the foster dogs I've loved over the past few years. If you are thinking about adding a dog into your family, think adoption! Katie, my 3 year old St. Bernard/Great Dane mix, has always been kind enough to share her bed and toys with all her foster brothers. I loved them all! They all went to wonderful homes!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Here's Looking at You

Finally finished a whimsical mosaic I created of a cat looking through a fish bowl. It took hundreds of cuts to make the right size tiles to fit into this design. So happy it is now complete! Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Having fun with color!

Felt in a bright and fun mood when I designed the "Dreamin of Fish" diner. Here it is.

Shop Spot Light... Who's Next?

I hope everyone enjoyed the shop I spot lighted this week. I know I had fun selecting my favorite items from her shop. To be selected for the next spot light, please comment on one of the items spot lighted from the featured shop this week. I will select the next shop from those who have participated.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shop Spot Light

Here's my pick for today. It feels like Spring and since today is the first day of Spring, I thought this was a great pick.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shop Spot Light

I want to start spot lighting shops once a week and each day of the week highlight a new item from the shop.

This week I'm going to spotlight Geralyn's shop that creates beautiful and unique leather dog collars. I purchased one for my dog Katie (a Great Dane/St. Bernard mix) and just love it. Katie, of course, looks gorgeous in her collar. Here's a link to the shop for you to view all of the collars:


The product item highlighted today is the collar I bought for my dog.

Have a great one!

Happy St. Patrick's day to all! It's rainy, wet and cold in southern California right now.  I guess it's a great day for all things green that grow. They get to have a wet and wonderful day. Not into cabbage and corn beef but celebrating the day with the kids with pizza. Have a great day!

Newest Diner

Had a lot of fun creating my latest diner design. Hope you enjoy it! I've always loved the look of black and white. Here's a link to view it in my shop along with my other mosaic creations.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Needed a Break

I've been working on four new mosaics lately and I really needed a break. So yesterday we took our two children to Disneyland... the happiest place on earth. We had such a wonderful time and I was able to relax and have fun. Yes, I came home exhausted from the day but it was a good kind of tired, if you know what I mean. I haven't given myself time to relax and have some fun so this was really what I needed.

Hope everyone out there isn't working too hard and taking time for yourself. Something we all need to do from time to time.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I need your vote!

A treasury I created is listed in a treasury poll today and Sunday. It would be great if you could vote for my treasury "All You Need Is Love" which is number 2 on the poll list. Here's the address for the team blog -  http://apteamonetsy.blogspot.com/

Thanks everyone!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sharp Ears

I don't know if anyone else has a dog that hears this intensely but I have to share about my dog Katie. She can be in the kitchen or living room laying on her bed taking a nap and I can as quietly as possible pick up my walking shoes to put them on. I don't know how she knows but as I walk to the couch in my bedroom to put my shoes on... I hear her up and whining at the door. She has learned that when I put my tennis shoes on it is time for a walk. I've tried over and over again to not make a sound but somehow she hears me every time! Anyone else have a dog that hears everything that goes on?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cause for Thought

My father celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday. It's a real miracle since he had a quintuple by-pass a few years ago. No one in his family has lived past 50 due to family health history. So it's a miracle for him to celebrate his 90th. And then my neighbor had a heart attack the same day we are celebrating with my father. Wow... it just makes me grateful for each day my father is with us.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hooray it's Saturday!

Off to work on my latest mosaic diner and then spend the day with the kids. Anyone else out there love to work with tiles or glass?

Friday, January 13, 2012

It's Friday the 13th

Why does Friday the 13th have a bad rap? I've always had great days and no bad luck on these days. Looking forward to a great day!

Would love to start a poll to see what kind of pets everyone has. I'll posted a list for everyone to post on or just comment. I'll start off and tell you that I have a St. Bernard/Great Dane mix (all 135 pounds of her), two parakeets, one Beta fish, one lizard and one hamster. If my kids had anything to say about it, we'd have more. Do you have pets?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Feature Shop

I was thrilled to hear that I had been selected as the Featured Seller of the Day by the AP Team on Etsy. What on honor! Hope you will join me throughout the day (Friday, January 13, 2012).

In honor of the occasion, I will run a one day only (1/13/11) special in my shop. Use promotional code: mpddfeatured to receive 15% off through the entire shop.

Here's the AP team's site. A thread will be created Friday morning for all to join in on.