Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Addition

After taking a break from blogging for a few days to put my house and life back in order after having an extremely busy month I have a very special announcement.

Part of my reason for a brief blogging break was to get my house "Bloodhound" proof. Meet our newest additions, Earl.  Earl is a 2 year old Bloodhound that we adopted from the South Central Bloodhound Club/Rescue.

The first night was alittle hard on Earl.  He wasn't sure what he should be doing and where he should be laying.  He quickly found the sofa and everything was ok. 

Earl with his foster Daddy, Mark.  Mark took such good care of Earl until he was ready for his new home.  When Mark received Earl he was under weight, and unsure about life.  Mark quickly brought him our of that and got him to gain weight at a healthy pace.  Earl is now 86 lbs of solid muscle. 

We are very excited about our new addition and can't wait to learn more about bloodhounds and get to know Earl.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Mantel

As I said in a previous post about my sad sad sad fall mantel Mr and I are getting started on adding stone around our fireplace but until then I can't resist NOT decorating my sad sad sad mantel for the holidays.  Yesterday I was cleaning house and decided to re-arrange accessories.  I have boxes and bins full of holiday decor, decorations, holiday decor, etc.  I pulled out my un-used decorations and there she be......

Young and Crafty
Nifty Thrifty Things

Saturday, October 8, 2011

First Snow on the Sandias!

We decided to do the whole parade of homes things today.  We went to most of the homes in Placitas and the East Mountains.  This year is appeared there were more contemporary south west designs.  Not my fav but I can appreciate the craftsmanship.  I am really bummed to say this but.... I only had one day to do the parade of homes this year.  Usually it is a 2 weekend event for me!  I love going but I have family coming into town so its a no go next weekend.  :(  

My friend who usually goes with me canceled last minute so I had to bribe my hubby to go.  If he did the parade of homes with me all day I had to take a short 4x4 trip with him up the backside of the Sandia Mountains.  WHAT A GORGEOUS TRIP!!!  The Sandias had their first snow fall last night and the sights were amazing!  Enjoy the pictures! 

Big Announcement!

After being on a blogging break for a week (work has been busy and home life has been even busier!) I guess its time to announce the big news......

After almost a week of talking with Emily from South Central Bloodhound Club, it looks like we will be adopting our first bloodhound!  Meet Duke.

Duke shortly after his arrival with his Foster parent in Texas.  Look at those eyes and ears!!!!!  

I feel alittle guilty about asking him to leave that pool!  Duke loves Bluegrass music and laying by the pool.  What a life!!

With his love of the water I guess more Jemez mountain trips will be needed!  oooo darn!!  :) :)

Is he not precious!!

Everything is approved and done except the home inspection.  Normally we are home every weekend but this week my grandparents will be in town!  We are heading to the grand canyon so unfortunately it looks like we can't do the inspection until next Sunday. :(  The home inspection should be fine as we are responsible pet owners.  After the inspection we should be able to pick Duke up around the 29th or 30th of October!  

We are so excited!  The foster parent to Duke will be taking him on some search and rescue trails the 22nd of October.  Hopefully we will do well and like search and rescue.  Mr. would love to start training him to do that.  

If you are thinking of getting a bloodhound and have done your research I suggest you contact South Central Bloodhound Club.  They are BY FAR the best rescue group I have ever worked with.  Everyone is very professional, helpful, and they understand the breed and the dog.  Some rescues just want to place the dog but Emily and her group want what is best for the dog!  That is what is important.  If you are not interested in adopting a bloodhound but still love the breed please donate to this wonderful club.  It is a 501c3.  Please visit their website for more information. 

So for my new friends who are reading this in the bloodhound world wish us luck!  

Saturday, October 1, 2011

My sad sad sad mantel

This fall has been alittle hard for me to start decorating.  Mr and I are getting ready to start our fireplace project. We are adding stacked stone from the floor to the ceiling.  I love the look of a grand fireplace!  We have slowly taken everything off the mantel and yesterday I couldn't take it anymore.  We can't start our fireplace project until the middle of Oct due to work schedules so I grabbed what left over fall decorations I had and this is the end product.

It is not the perfect fall mantel that I love and adore but it will due for a couple of weeks.  Everything was free or a re-use.  

Candle Holder my Grandma bought me a few years ago.  Tossed some left over leaves, mini-gourds and small Indian corn inside. 

Extra glass container, left over pinto beans, mini pumpkin and extra scarecrow.  Also, my favorite stuffed moose I've had since I was a kid.  

Empty vase stuffed with left over flowers and an extra scare crow.

Again.. not my favorite mantel but atleast I have alittle fall spirit!!

This was our fireplace when we first moved in.  

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This is similar to what we will end up doing