In honor of this glorious day…
…I’d like to DAZZLE you with my extensive collection of pets in Halloween costumes.
Have fun today, everyone! Happy, happy!
Anthropologie Pet Adoption Event
Stop by Anthropologie on Howell Mill next Saturday (9/24) from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a pet adoption event! My favorite store has partnered with my favorite organization, the Atlanta Humane Society, to find homes for some local pooches!
I really, really LOVE this.
Of all the gorgeous items I’ve bought from Anthro + loved dearly over the years, a furry friend might just be what I’ve been needing most… I will definitely be there!
Anthropologie – Howell Mill
1207 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Maybe My Favorite News Story EVER…
I’m a pretty hardcore dog lover. I don’t have one of my own yet, but I visit the Atlanta Humane Society on the regular + if you’ve ever been to Piedmont Park or the Chastain Park Walking Trail, the odds are that I’ve asked to pet your puppy. Some people may think that my affinity for man’s best friend is a little much, but the truth is that I just like your canine more than you.
(Totally kidding!! Obv.)
Here’s me with some of my favorite furry friends:
And, I even had the great honor of meeting this famous pooch at the San Juan airport in Puerto Rico. I spoke to him in Spanish.
Anyway, I was recently watching the local news while on one of my morning 3-Day treadmill training walks, when I heard about an incredible dog in Maryland named “Dozer.”
Dozer is a 3 year-old goldendoodle who ran away from his home (broke out of his invisible fence!) and ended up running most of the Maryland Half Marathon!
Here he is at the finish line:
Dozer got out of his yard and joined runners near his home at the five mile mark of the race. Runners saw him throughout the end of the half marathon and posted videos of Dozer crossing the finish line on YouTube. After he completed the race, he found his way home.
Race officials later presented Dozer with a medal for running in the half marathon. In response to all of Dozer’s attention, his family set up a fundraising page to benefit the University of Maryland’s Greenebaum Cancer Center. So far, Dozer has raised more than $23,000!!
What an unbelievable story! This dog is AMAZING…and is now a celebrity on World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Fox News and all over local TV and radio stations! Keep up the good work, Dozer! You’re an incredible pup.
Go, Dozer, go! Good boy.
2011 Atlanta Dogwood Festival: 4/15-4/17
Festival season is upon us, Atlantans! This weekend we start it off with the grandest of them all: The 75th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.
It’s an event over seven decades in the making!
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is one of the largest + most diverse juried arts festivals in the country. More than 250 artists exhibit in 12 categories, including painting, glass, clay, wood + mixed media. Some of the country’s top painters, photographers, sculptors, leather + metal craftsmen, glass blowers and more will be participating in the 2011 Dogwood Festival Artists Market.
As a special feature for the festival’s 75th anniversary, there will be a nine story classic Seattle Ferris Wheel built in 1963 to give visitors a whole new perspective of Piedmont Park and Midtown + a fully restored 1965 vintage carousel for the entire family to enjoy!
Here are the festival deets:
Where: Piedmont Park
When: 4/15 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 4/16 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., 4/17 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Special Event Info: I’m Special…
Directions: I Can’t Find the Park!
Entrance Fee: FREE! FREE! FREE!
Pets: Sorry festival-goers, you can’t bring them to this one.
More Information: Dogwood website
I’ve been going to this festival for years now + I am always the most excited about two aspects of it – neither of which are the artists, who are excellent, but I’m just saying…
1 – Disc Dog Exhibition
The 20th Annual Disc Dog Southern Nationals USDDN Qualifier will be held on-site at the festival Saturday and Sunday! Find the schedule here: Dogs w/ Ups
There’s a funnel cake w/ my name on it…
See you all there! But first, my momma has one last reminder for you:
(You just gotta listen to Adele.)
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In Spite of the Bad Weather…
…I had a nice weekend. It was dreary, rainy + cold, but it had its perks.
I saw Ryan Bingham for a sold out show at The Loft on Friday + he definitely fell into the “even better in concert” drop box for live performances. Smoking + drinking on stage didn’t affect his perfectly raspy voice in the least, in fact it made it even richer.
The new Anthropologie was a warm + welcomed escape from the cold on Saturday. If you haven’t been to the Howell Mill location yet, you need to check it out. The store is just great + there’s something that I can’t quite put my finger on about the dressing rooms that makes me want to try on the entire store.
Slick + I chowed down on some “gator bites” at Six Feet Under on Saturday afternoon. Kinda tasted like chicken…don’t be a’feared.
And then we fell in love with this handsome little guy at the Atlanta Humane Society. We aren’t in the market for a furry friend right now, but this pup (Charlie Bucket) stole our hearts. Adopt him!
Feeling brave enough to take on a potential tornado, we warded off cabin fever by spending a few hours at the Georgia World Congress Center for the 2011 Atlanta International Auto Show. This Camaro caught our eye, but the Lotus stole the show in my opinion.
I went with LK + some lovely ladies to see Red Riding Hood on Sunday.
I went in with seriously low expectations + ended up actually pretty pleased with the film. Although that wasn’t the general consensus of the group, I think keeping your expectations low is oftentimes the best way to approach things. Just sayin’…
We drew the weekend to a close at Mellow Mushroom in Sandy Springs for dinner. Couldn’t have imagined a better way to end it. MM truly is “happiness as expressed in pizza…” Will always love my Pizza Sundays!
Slick did some shopping at Richards Variety Store + picked me up a Lite Brite (never had one as a kid) which kept me busy until I hit the hay. (It’s certainly not an iPad 2, but it will do for now…)
It wasn’t the craziest weekend we’ve ever had, but it was super relaxing + now I’m rested for the excitement ahead.
So, bring it.
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