Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fun Dog Treat Recipe ~ Corn Dogs

Hi everyone!

Happy Thursday!

Cousin Moe and I are so excited to bring you a new family favorite recipe today!

Corn Dogs

I N G R E D I E N T S:

1 Hot dog
Corn muffin mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons oil or melted butter

I N S T R U C T I O N S:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Cut hot dog into 12 discs and set aside.
Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
Lightly grease your mini muffin pan.
Pour batter into muffin pan filling 3/4 and drop in hot dog piece in each cup.
Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 12 corn dogs.

Corgi cousin Moe loved the corn dogs!
He gave it a 4 Paws (and two big corgi ears) Up!


Nom! Nom! Nom!

Little Archie cannot wait to try his very first corn dog too!
Angel Emmitt is showing him around the kitchen right now as we speak. ;)

We would love to hear what your family favorite recipes are!
Please leave us a comment and let us know.

We would love to feature it in an upcoming newsletter!

Archie & Melissa

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Terrariums ~ March 2011

Happy Wednesday everyone!

There are so many fun things happening around here!

Spring has sprung, and I found a great way to have a little tiny green lawn in my kitchen without having to mow it! :)

I made a condo of moss terrariums!
Tee hee!
They are soooo easy to make and take care of!
The first thing I did was find this cool vintage spice rack on Etsy.
Any glass jar with a lid will do!

You do not even need a lid, but it does help to keep the moisture in so you only have to lightly mist it with water once every couple of months or when it feels dry to the touch.

Next, I filled each jar with a few small rocks for drainage and some dirt.
Then I gently pushed in the pillow moss & clay mushrooms I purchased from my favorite plant store on Etsy... Teresa's Plants & More

I put it in my kitchen near the window as they love indirect light.

I placed 3 wooden bird ornaments on top of the spice rack for added fun and it is done!
I just love it and it only took a few minutes to make and even less time to up keep!
Now that is my kind of garden! :)

Fred is planning to plant tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and pumpkins this year in his real garden.

What are you planning for your gardens this year?
Please leave us a note and tell us all about it.
I cannot wait to hear & see!
Archie & Melissa

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Archie's First Snow

Gooooooood Morning Everyone!

It is ME!


Thank you all for welcoming me home!

It is so wonderful to meet all of you!

This morning we woke up to this really neat fluffy stuff on the ground!

My momma said it is called snow and it is COLD on puppy tummies and feeties.

So she bundled me up...

Gave me a hug...

and put me in the snow!

oh my gosh!

It is cold on my little feeties!

There... I peed!

Can we go inside now?

Thank you momma!

What an exciting adventure and it is not even 9am!

What are you all up to today?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I cannot wait to hear all about it!


Archie Pants

Feature on Charity Wings ~ Easy to Knit Teddy Tutorial

Hi Everyone!
Happy Happy Tuesday!
Baby Archie and I are having so much fun together!
I am on cloud 9, and we can feel Angel Emmitt's paws and wings clapping for joy!
He shows me everyday that he is around me!

Today, he showed up through this wonderful honor and surprise to have my Easy to Knit Teddy Bear Tutorial featured on

Hop on over with me to to learn how to make one of these fun teddy bears of your very own!

Please let me know if you make one!
I would love to see and feature it on the blog!

Archie & Melissa

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Welcome Home Archie!

Good Morning Everyone!

Archie is home!

We had a magical day yesterday bringing him home.

The drive was 13 hours total (6.5 hours each way) to our wonderful breeders, Kim & Kriss at Tug at YurHart , but it felt like we were riding on a cloud.

The photo above of baby Archie was the very first I took!

He is 8 weeks old and weighs about 4.5 lbs. :)

The most amazing thing happened when we first met.

He ran thru his doggy door, sat at my feet, threw back his head and sang just like Emmitt.

I know that was emmitt giving me a huge happy hug and kiss!

I did not realize we got a video of it until this morning...

Archie singing his first song!

Our first hello!

I held him the whole way home on my lap...

While he slept and slept and slept!

Welcome home sweet Archie!

Hi everyone!

It is me!


I cannot wait to play with all of you!

Please leave me a note and say hello!

I am really good at making new friends!


A & M

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Meet Archie!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Guess who is coming to dinner?

Meet Archie!!!

Angel Emmitt has been looking for the perfect pug puppy for us to bring home to LOVE.
Today is the Day!

Angel Emmitt, Fred and I are on our way right now to pick him up on the Western Slope of Colorado in Austin, CO.
We cannot wait to meet his wonderful breeder, Kimberly at Tug At YurHart.
The photos above are of Archie when he was only 5.5 weeks old!
That is the exact age we met Emmitt!
Here is a wonderful movie she made for us when he was 6.5 weeks old.

He is 8 weeks old today and we cannot wait to celebrate the day with him and bring him home!
Angel Emmitt is so excited to welcome this new little soul into our lives!
I cannot wait for you to meet him too!
Oooooodles of photos and stories coming in the days ahead!
Melissa & Angel Emmitt

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Giveaway Winner ~ The Robin & The Egg

Happy Friday everyone!

I am so excited to announce the winner of my Robin & The Egg Spring Giveaway!

I put all the names in and the winner is...

Tiffany & Flora

Please just email me your address and your Robin & The Egg will be in the mail to you in a jiffy!

Thank you everyone for playing!

Please tune in tomorrow!

Angel Emmitt & I have some very exciting news for you!

Fred, Angel Emmitt & I are going on a very special road trip in the morning!



Thursday, March 24, 2011

More Cutie Patooties ~ The Sweater Vest Gallery

Happy Thursday everyone!

I have new photos to show you of friends enjoying their sweater vests!
I cannot tell you how it makes me smile inside and out whenever you share photos with me!

Thank you so much for including me in on the fun!

Here is Daisy modeling two of her vests!

Hot Pink/ Turquoise /Yellow

Purple / Lavender / Lime

Photos courtesy of Dana O., NV

Here is Salinger sporting his green sweater vest while enjoying Emmitt's favorite treat...

Green / White / Black
Photo courtesy of Laura K., IN

and here is sweet Sequoia in her Jelly Donut Sweater Vest from The Rise & Shine Collection!

Yellow Batter / Raspberry / Grape

Photo courtesy of Jenn C., WA

I would love to make you your very own dog sweater vest too!

I have several available in my Etsy Shop that are ready to ship or I would love to make you one in your favorite colors!

Please contact me anytime with any questions or to place an order.

Have a super day everyone!

Please tune in tomorrow to find out who wins our "Robin & The Egg Spring Giveaway!"

There is still time to enter your name in the drawing!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pug Notes Newsletter - Spring 2011

Hi everyone!

Vito here announcing the release of The Pug Notes Spring 2011 Newsletter!

I am so excited to show you my new night light that my wonderful mom, Gina, got for me!

Hooray! I am the newest model to join the Customer Photo Gallery! :)

The Pug Notes Newsletter ~ Spring 2011 is now online for your reading pleasure!

It is jam packed with fun news, photos, events, recipes, customer photos and more!

...and don't forget to get the Spring Recipe ~ Corn Dogs!

Cousin Moe licked his plate clean!

Angel Emmitt even makes an appearance. ;)

The photo above was given to me by my wonderful neighbor Randy Macht.

He is an amazing photographer and snapped this photo of Emmitt in 2009 on one of our daily walks.
My heart just soars evertime I look at it.

I have it framed on my desk and placed in the center of Emmitt's Zen Garden.

Life is filled with beautiful gifts that just keep revealing themselves before our eyes!

If you would like a copy of the Newsletter to be emailed to you every quarter, please just email me anytime or sign up in the green outlined box at the top left corner of the blog. :)

I would also love to feature your pugs and recipes in the upcoming newsletters so please send them anytime you want to!



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fred Photos ~ At the Beach

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to show you more photos that Fred captured on his recent trip to Florida!

I recently posted his photos of the wetlands and now I am thrilled to share his pictures of his day at the beach and shots from the grounds of where he stayed...

Truly magical!

What fun things do you have planned today?
Please leave me a note and tell me all about them.
I cannot wait to hear!