Monday, January 30, 2006

femmes fa·tale [French : femme, woman + fatale, deadly.]
1. A woman of great seductive charm who leads men into compromising or dangerous situations.
2. An alluring, mysterious woman.


Makenna aka "Femme Fetale Fashionista Extrodinare"
Wanted for posessing the ability to make her daddy penniless by just batting her pretty little eyes.
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Mia aka "Femme Fetale Prima Donna"
Wanted for torturing he daddy with deadly kisses till he gives into her every whim.
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Don't let their innocent looking faces fool you! Underneath it all lie possessive, scheming & manipulative vixens LOL!
I swear Makenna & Mia have their daddy wrapped around their little paws....I already have succumbed to their cuteness LOL! Andrew & I decided we'd stay in over the weekend since we heard that the rain would be coming down in the forecast & we didn't want to bother with going to the mall, grocery shopping or fighting for a parking space since we all know when the weather is dull everyone flocks to indoor shopping...funny how that is...isn't it?!
Well Saturday early afternoon we're still in our pj's watching Pirates of the Caribbean for the 100th time (Orlando Bloom & Johnny Depp...need I say more?!) as soon as the movie ends Andrew says to me "Okay this is enough let's jump in the shower, get dressed & go out...isn't there something you said was cute at Target you wanted to get the girls?" I swear I persuaded with him for a good 5 minutes that I could pick it up on Monday & he kept saying "it might not be there on Monday let's just go" I'm certainly not the one to argue with a proposal like that (especially if it has something to do with clothes LOL!) So we were off to Target. Sure enough they had the most adorable Valentines apparel for dogs....on the downside they only had everything in a small or extra small & one hoodie jacket & shoes in a medium that look like it could fit a 20lb dog. Andrew told me just to buy it all & whatever didn't fit we'd come back to exchange it...hello!? is this the same guy who when we first got "the brats" protested that dogs weren't meant to look like humans...talk about puzzling! We went home tried the clothes on the girls Andrew was gushing over how cute his girls looked & asked when I was going to post a new blog with the girls modeling their new digs (I swear I thought I was hearing him wrong the entire time LOL!) The medium jacket & shoes were too big for Makenna so there was no way it would have fit Mia. So we went to 4 yes 4 different Target locations until we were able to find & exchange the items that didn't fit...Andrew seemed like a man possessed driving LOL! I was exhausted after this little excursion we went on...all for the sake of doggy fashion. LOL!
Makenna & Mia have their "monkey" trained well! He's even agreed to give me $$$ after we have our taxes done so that I can "expand" the girls wardrobe. Except he doesn't say it like that it's more like "yeah I'm sure you have "big plans" once we receive our tax refund." "Big plans" is what I call the expensive clothes & accessories that I spend on the girls....now doesn't that sound more pleasing?! I almost gave him a heart attack after he saw how much I spent on "the brats" Christmas presents. YOWZA!!!
Just for visual effect check out the "mount o' presents" "the brats" received for Christmas! The sad thing was not all of their presents arrived on time so this wasn't all of it!
Yep, that's Makenna helping herself to what she wants...what's new LOL!
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***Fashion Must Have: Von Dutch hoodies***
http://www.glamourdog.com/von-dutch-dog-clothes.html
Makenna looking very tres chic sporting her hoodie!
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Getting Down To Some Monkey Business
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I'll be adding my FAVORITE SONG to my blogs every now & then....why??? you might ask...because I can LOL! Image hosting by Photobucket

I love this song! The lyrics totally fits "The Brats" persona to a T!

Two of my favorite guys...Curious George & Jack Johnson...need I say more?!
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Upside Down
By Jack Johnson

Who's to say
What's impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
But in some ways they remain the same
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There's no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
All finer things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs
I don't want this feeling to go away

Who's to sayI can't do everything
Well I can try And as I roll along I begin to find
Things aren't always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing upside
All finer things they say just can't be found
I'll share this love I find with everyone
We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs
This world keeps spinning and there's no time to waste
Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and

Upside down
Who's to say what's impossible and can't be found
I don't want this feeling to go away

Please don't go away
Please don't go away
Please don't go away
Is this how it's supposed to be
Is this how it's supposed to be

FYI: Curious George the movie will be released February '06 http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/curious_george/

Soundtrack: Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George (Jack Johnson) will be released February 7, 2006
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CR7RDE/qid=1138121893/sr=1-5/ref=sr_1_5/104-8701574-8944740?s=music&v=glance&n=5174

In honor of Curious George....
***FASHION MUST HAVE: Pet Flys Curious George Sadie Sundress***
http://www.petflys.com/
I can't say enough about this company...they have EXCELLENT customer service & super fast shipping!

Here's my "monkey girl" Mia showing off her favorite dress & new toy...isn't she just the cutest?!
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Monday, January 23, 2006

The Princess Diaries - Part I: A day in the life of a pampered princess
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By Mia Bella aka "Princess Pee-Pee"

Hi everybody,
I've deceided to write my very own blog today....hehehe!!!! My mommy doesn't even know I'm on her computer...never mind how I'm able to type...there are things you don't need to know Image hosting by Photobucket

Since this is my very first blog I've deceided it was my duty to inform you what a day in the life of a princess entailes & all the responibilities that come along with the title!

My morning starts around 9:00am my mommy doesn't dare wake me up...she knows better than to ruin my beauty sleep & yes! I do wake up this gorgeous every morning!
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My mom makes me go potty right away because she said something like "my bladder is going to explode!" & we don't want that to happen do we?!

Around 9:30 me, my brothers Buddy & Tyler & my sissy Makenna have breakfast....we eat Wellness whitefish & sweet potato with some canned version also, my mommy adds FastrackCanine Microbial Supplement http://www.conklin.com/catalog/prod_info.asp?prfID=737 she says its like our vitamins...we don't mind much since it doesn't make our food taste funny one bit! I like to be the first one done so I can sneak a bite from everyone elses food Image hosting by Photobucket
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After breakfast that's when the real fun begins I usually start off by teasing my brotheres into playing with me...ankle biting usually does the trick Image hosting by Photobucket I always initiate by playing "bitey face" sometimes it takes a little more coaxing before I really get them going...I just laugh & laugh because I know how much it annoys them!
See I really know how to get the party started...is that all you've got Tyler!?!?
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Tyler get outta here!!! Buddy even thinks your boring!!!
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I let Tyler off the hook easy but he might not be so fortunate next time!
After I'm done with the boys I'll go play with my toys...
I even won an 7th place for just playing with my orbee ball! Now that's real talent!http://www.pamperedpuppy.com/contest/200512/winners/index.php
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I usually nap in the late afternoon after I've had another potty break & a treat. My sissy Makenna usually lets me snuggle with her but when she's not in the mood for company I'll nap on my "Princess" couch my daddy bought me for Christmas...is soooo soft & comfy!
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After a nice long nap (my mommy says sometimes we don't nap long enough Image hosting by Photobucket) she'll pull out her paprazzi camera & take pics. of me modeling my cute outfits! She says I'm a "mini diva in training" whatever that means! I'm not ashamed to say that camera ADORES me!
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Sometimes my fashion shoots run a little too long thank goodness my daddy comes home from work by then he' usually rescues me... he tells my mommy "that's enough"...I giggle when she has to put the camera away...you tell her who's boss daddy! Then I usually bully him into play tug with my fleece tug toy with me! Sometimes my daddy says I get too crazy & I'll nip his fingers on accident...he yells Image hosting by Photobucket & he will put my toy away. After that I'm usually tired & I'll call it a day!

See what a princess has to go through...not everyone is cut out for such a life-style!
UH-OH!!! I gotta wrap this up I hear my mommy coming!

I'll end this blog with my pick for the.....
***Fashion must have: fashionable stuffie toys***
http://www.glamourdog.com/toys.html a girl's gotta have the finest assortment of toys!

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Friday, January 20, 2006

A Walk To Remember.....

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...or forget...it really depends on how you look at the situation LOL!

Well most of you know that I'm working on my miserable excuse of a figure...I know, I know I've let myself go for far too long...but you know how we woman are we always have something to complain about LOL!

Anyhow, back to the story...I wouldn't want you to think I was playing the "poor me" card *insert violin playing here* Well I took Makenna & Mia to Lake Elizabeth on two different occassions this week...I was sort of bored walking alone that I felt like I needed to change it up a bit...good idea...right??? NOT!

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Let's start off with Makenna...the "diva extrodinare" well I took her with me on Tuesday morning got her all gussied up in her pink Puppia harness, a pink Glamajama "Rock Star" shirt, her Makenna namesake "bling-bling" collar & pink booties...I thought to myself...she rocks! Then we were off to the park....I parked, took her out of her car seat (yes, she & Mia share a car-seat don't be so surprised, you all should know me fairly well by now!) I hooked on her yes...matching pink Puppia leash & we were off I was listening to my Ipod grooving to Jamie Cullum (he's an awesome jazz singer btw!) when I looked down at Makenna it dawned on me how REDICULOUS she looked! In other words she looked like a damn pink nightmare! Have you ever had someone say to you "yo mama dresses you funny?" well this was one of those times. I wanted to turn around, get back into the Expedition & go home...but nope didn't want to ruin the nice day & especially my walk so we pressed on you'd better believe how many stares we got... a few were nice & said the occassional "how cute" but mostly the "oh lord...crazy dog person" looks...YIKES! Mental note to myself...all pink outfits from head-to-toe = fashion overkill! I of course being the paprazzi wannabe that I am had to snap a few pictures of Makenna. Not sure if Makenna cared or not as she pranced around the lake as if she owned the place LOL! Hopefully she will forgive my fashion faux pas just this once!


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As for Mia...I swear this girl is going to be the death of me one of these days LOL! I took her on Thursday I didn't go crazy this time I just threw on her cherry tank hoodie & her namesake bling bling collar...at least she wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb right!? Anyhow flash forward to the lake everything was going fine she was struting her stuff until she spotted the blasted birds...ducks...whatever they were nesting at the side of the water splashing & quacking having a grand old time! Well I have no clue what struck a cord but she went from sweet little precious Mia into the Tazmanian Devil/Incredible Hulk! She went NUTS...she was pulling me....we're talking an 11lb. dog here people going in circles & barking auuggrrhh!!! lord, that would have been quite a sight if I fell into the lake or fell on my fat ass. I managed to pick her up & carry her halfway around the lake to where it was safe an elderly woman even asked me if something was wrong with her that she couldn't walk I simply lied & told her no she's just a little tired from the long walk (yeah, like was really going to say "the little shit is perfectly fine she almost dragged me into the lake!" LOL!).

I think that was the first & last time I will be taking any of the "brats" to the park alone. Andrew has to be with me if & when we do take them...hey, we can share the humiliation together...isn't that what marriage is all about? god only knows what antics the boys have up their sleeves if I had took them instead...which by the way will NEVER happen because I've learned my lesson...that's for sure LOL!

***Fashion must have: Fetching Tags!***
http://www.fetchingtags.net/
Excellent custom made tags for dogs that are a little discriminating.

Makenna's says "QUEEN BITCH"
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Mia's says "PRINCESS PEE-PEE"
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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

easy...breezy...beautiful...cover-girl!?


....heck no not me people...not even on my best day could I ever pull of something remotely close to that LOL! I'm talking about my little "diva extrodinare"...miss Makenna yep, she is no Susan Lucci "runner up" no more! I am proud to announce that my little girl is going to be featured in the spring edition of Paw Luxuries magazine! This is the e-mail I received from the editor:

Hello Darlene,

Congratulations! Makenna is our pampered pup winner of the season! She’s going to have her own page in our upcoming spring issue of Paw Luxuries Magazine!

We’d love it if you could answer a couple more questions for us about Makenna, and let us know your snail address so we can send you a couple copies with your baby in it. Also, please send us a picture of you with Makenna for the magazine, and any additional pictures of her being pampered you think we could use in the magazine.

Congrats again!
Kristen H.
Paw Luxuries Magazine
http://www.pawluxuries.com/

Can you believe it...my little girl is going to be a model!? I am estatic beyond belief!

Makenna would like to say a few words..."thank you all, family, friends & especially my fans for believing in me & supporting my dreams...it just goes to show you that I am more than just a pretty face!" *insert swelling head here*

I'll keep you all updated on the progress & I'll definitely post the pictures & artical when it is published!

***Fashion must have: Baby Doll Pliner coats! ***

Check out Makenna & Mia aka "the fashionistas" posing in their new coats...oooh la la!!!

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