Gingham Style

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I love summer. I love everything about summer. I love the long sunny days, the warm evenings, days spent at the pool, nights listening to crickets, barbecues, beach balls, fresh fruit from the farm stand, all of it. And one of the things on that summer love list is gingham. Gingham always looks fresh and summery and all-American to me, so in honor of the “dog days” of summer, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite gingham finds!

Gingam Dog Collar

Gingham Dog Toy

Gingham Dog Leash

Gingham Dog Bed

Gingham Dog Bowl



Toys for the Nauti Dog

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Since we are heading down to our lake house with Aspen for the first time, my mind is on all things nautical. To me, “preppy” and “nautical” are practical synonymous. Target, of all places, currently has a great selection of nautical toys for your furry friend, just in time for the warmer weather ahead!

Here’s to blue skies and smooth sailing!

Whale Dog Toy

Natural Rope Buoy

Squeaky Sealife Lobster

Fetch Life Preserver

Starfish Dog Toy

Rubber Balls





Scratch & Sniff


Anyone who has a furry friend can attest that indeed, scratching and sniffing are two of their favorite pastimes. Perhaps that is why I found this so funny- a scratch and sniff book for dogs as part of a holiday marketing campaign for The Honest Kitchen! Apparently it’s being given away at pet shops nationwide. Too bad I can’t just order one (or several!) online! Fun, nonetheless! Only, how do you keep them from trying to eat the pages? Hmmm…

Fun Finds

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I love anything nautical (very preppy) and I also love the products over at Harry Barker, so this gift basket to me is a total win. The bucket can even be personalized with your favorite furry friend’s name! An added bonus? A portion of the proceeds will go to support Mote Marine Laboratory in their mission to protect the ocean and its future, so consider it your good deed for the day. I’m tempted to order a couple to stash away in my Christmas gift closet!

Find it here:

(Trying to) Fall in Love with Fall


Well, the Country Club pool closed for the season on Sunday and I packed up all of the water wings and kick boards yesterday, trying not to allow myself to sink into a funk. I live for summer. I, sadly, spend nine months of the year waiting for those glorious three. It might have something to do with the fact that in my part of the world, the rain starts the end of October and sometimes doesn’t end until the end of June. Since we are officially in a drought of late, however, I can no longer begrudge the rain. So I am trying to embrace fall in all its glory. I like to say that all of the things I do like about fall begin with “P”- plaid, pumpkin (bars, mochas, pies, anything), and pigskin (football).

This board from Mungo & Maud visually summarizes many of the the best things about fall. Especially that mint scented football! Too cute! Find it here:

Other fun fall finds?

This classic plaid harness from none other than Brooks Brothers:


Or this plaid bed with cozy berber on the reverse side:Plaid Pillow Dog Bed with Berber Top3

And how about this fun little guy?


Let me know if you have discovered other fun fall finds for our furry friends!

Maybe fall isn’t so bad after all!