Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Dog Treat Recipe ~ Frozen Poochie Pies

Hi everyone!

Happy May 31st!

Cousin Moe and Archie are so excited to bring you a new favorite Summertime recipe today!

Frozen Poochie Pies

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

2 cups dog cookies
½ cup cheerios
1 egg
¼ cup Greek plain yogurt
Handful frozen blueberries

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

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Pulse dog cookies and cheerios in food processor into crumbs.

Mix with 1 egg until it forms a wet paste.

Take a small ball and squish it forming a thumbprint in the center into greased mini muffin pan to form the shell.

Bake the pie crusts at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly brown.

Let pie crusts cool completely.

Scoop a dollop of yogurt into each pie crust.

Top each pie with a frozen blueberry.

Place in freezer and serve cold.

Makes 7-9 mini frozen pies.

Oooooo! Looky what I got!

A Frozen Poochie Pie on this nice hot day to cool me off!


All gone!

See Baby Archie, that is how you eat a Frozen Poochie Pie.

Now you try...

Okey Dokey Cousin Moe!

Here I go!

Oooooo! Refreshing!


How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Frozen Poochie Pie?

Archie is workin' on it and will let you know.

*Cousin Moe has rolled is eyes and is taking a nap at the moment. :)*

We would love to hear what your family favorite recipes are!

Please leave us a comment and let us know.

We are excited to feature it in an upcoming newsletter!

Archie & Melissa

Monday, May 30, 2011

Archie Learns to Sit!

Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

I am so excited to show you this little video I just shot!

Archie learned how to sit this weekend!

He is so funny!

He loves Cheerios just like Emmitt! :)

Puppy Kindergarden is going to be so much fun!

What are you doing today?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!


a & m

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Funnies ~ Archie Catch Your Tail

Happy Friday everyone!

Archie LOVES to chase his tail!

I think he can feel it growing!

He has started to wag it now when he is happy!

It is so fun to see the world through his eyes!

I am trying to teach Archie how to sit so I think there will be a lot of Cheerios for him this weekend!

They are his favorite treat!

I will let you know how it goes!

What do you have planned for the Holiday Weekend?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to heat all about it!


a & m

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Emmitt is in his Zen Garden!

Happy Thursday everyone!

I am soooooo excited!

The special comission that Andrea from a4table created for me & Emmitt is here!


It is Emmitt!

... and he has a little house to officially move right into his Zen Garden!

I placed it right in front of the Easy Bake Oven that my talented friend, Andrea, made for us too!

I cannot tell you how much I adore it!

Thank you Andrea!

Please visit her etsy shop and say hello!

I know she would love to meet you!

The sun is rising and it is time for breakfast Emmitt!


Your mini meatloaf is ready!

Come and get it! :)


a & m

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pug Notes Newsletter ~ Summer 2011

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

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

Stay hydrated this Summer with our new aluminum Water Bottles!

Meet Tiffy and dozens of other pugs from around the world!

Photo courtesy of Michele B., IN

...and don't forget to get the Summer Recipe ~ Frozen Poochie Pies!

Little Archie licked his plate clean!

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!

Melissa & Archie

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Orange Chocolate Cake with Extra Fiber!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday!

Look at this delicious Orange Chocolate Cake (with extra fiber) that Archie and I just crocheted!

I found the pattern in the same fabulous book, Yummi Gurumi, that I made my tray of crocheted veggies & dip last week.

Look how fun!

The chocolate icing even drips down the sides!

I made this from some of my yarn scraps of baby alpaca, wool, bamboo and acrylic.

I love all the richness of bringing in different textures and thicknesses of yarn into a project.

The book's pattern calls for cotton thread and a tiny size 10 steel hook which would have given me a bottle cap sized cake.

I do not really enjoy working that small so I bumped it up to size E Hook and got a bigger cake.

It will be really fun to use even thicker worsted weight yarn and a larger G or H hook next to see how much bigger it gets. :) Playing with a pattern's gauge can be a fun exercise in changing a project to fit your needs or stitch size.

Everyone's hands work a little differently and so it is always fun to make something truly your own by seeing what works best for you!

Do you have a favorite recipe, pattern or project that you have tweeked and made your own?

Please leave us a note and tell us all about it!

I cannot wait to hear and see if you have a link to share!


a & m

Monday, May 23, 2011

Archie ~ You are getting VERY Sleepy...

Sweet Archie never wants to miss a thing.

He plays and plays and does not want to fall asleep even when he can barely keep his eyes open.

I made a video for you to enjoy.

Get ready to smile!



Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Funnies ~ Archie The Moss Hunter

Hi everyone!

It is me... Archie!

I got this brilliant idea today to help my momma find more Moss for her Terrarium Collection!

Finding moss in arid Colorado is no easy task!

You have to be very, very quiet when hunting for it!

Boy, all of this dry Colorado air is making me thirsty!

Maybe there is some water and moss in our backyard water fountain ...

I'll just jump in and see!


All I found was this rock!

... and this moss seems to be a petrified fossil!

Oh Boy!

I think I will bring my momma clumps of grass instead!

Looks like I have lots to choose from!

Let the digging begin!

*Baby Pug Feet flying in every direction!*


This is fun!

What fun things do you have planned for this weekend?

Leave me a comment and let me know!


Archie Poo Pants with Dirty Paws

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tweedles Loves her Banana Smoothie Sweater Vest!

Happy Thursday everyone!

I am so excited to show you the photos that Tweedles sent me of her in her new Banana Smoothie Sweater Vest from The Fruit Smoothie Collection!

Look how pretty she looks tip toeing through the tulips!

One of Tweedles' favorite treats is a slice of banana!

And now she can slip one on and wear it whenever she wants!

Tee Hee!

There are 7 delicious Fruit Smoothie Sweater Vests in The Fruit Smoothie Collection!








I am happy to make whatever flavor you want in your pup's size. :)

Please contact me anytime if you have any questions or would like me to set up a special listing for you.

I also have lots of other sweater vests available in my Etsy Shop that are ready to ship today.

I love making new Sweater Vests!

and since it is fun to do what you love...

I am so excited to be working on a new Collection of Sweater Vests right now!

They are almost ready to show to you!


What fun projects are you working on right now?

Please leave me a note and tell me all about them!

I cannot wait to hear!


Melissa & Archie

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Treasures from My Trip to Good Will!

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to show you the treasures I just found at my local Good Will store!

I went in looking for a small table or something to balance out the space to the left of my wall hanging, crochet fruit and veggie display in my dining room.

I went in without any expectations or ideas about what I wanted and I hit The Jackpot! :)

I found a heavy glass table for only $12.99 and some little vases, a green bowl and dried flower pods for under $10!

The Green Bowl!

The glass table and decorations!

All for under $30!

I just love how it turned out!

How fun is that?

I love going to Good Will and other thrift stores.

Whenever I go, I bring in a bag of things to donate and come out with bags of new things. :)

What treasures have you found lately that just make your day?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I cannot wait to hear all about them!

It always makes me feel like I am right there shopping with you! :)



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Made from the Heart ~ Pencil Case ~ Friend's Art

Hi everyone!

Happy Tuesday!

Look at this fabulous pencil case my friend Lynne just made!

She adapted the crochet case pattern Melanie and I created to house oodles of colored pencils!

I just love the fabric she chose!

I love it when others share their art with me!

It is so inspiring!

What fun things are you doing today?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I would love to hear all about it!