The Unraveling

Jack the Goldendoodle - Dog Shaming

Well, it happened. I knew I was probably jinxing their good behavior when I posted about the pups in part two of the Christmas tour mentioning that “we are keeping our fingers crossed that they are more civilized this year :).”

Jack and Lily - The Unraveling

Wouldn’t you know it, ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR, I turned my back for a minute and I heard a ruckus coming from the family room. And that’s when the unraveling began! Every year I set everything up all pretty and before we even get to Christmas, the ornaments are knocked off the tree, sweet little woodland ornament creatures are decapitated and skinned with their stuffing strewn about, garland is knocked down off the stairway and there are two guilty pups with bits and pieces of the aftermath hanging from their fur. Today I caught Lily in MID-AIR leaping into the tree to grab another little animal out. How? Why? It’s not like they don’t have any toys! I later caught her playing with a white woodland ornament and launching it from her mouth like a ball. Not okay.

Jack the Goldendoodle - Unraveling Christmas

EXHIBIT A: The Remains of an Innocent Woodland Ornament

The Unraveling - The Inspired Room Christmas

Jack the Goldendoodle - Christmas Ornament - Dog Shaming

Jack the Goldendoodle - Christmas - Dog Shaming

Jack the Goldendoodle and Lily the Labradoodle - Dog Shaming

Exhibit B: Cedar Garland Torn Down from the Stairway

Jack the Goldendoodle - Christmas Unraveling - Dog Shaming

Christmas Unraveling - The Inspired Room - Jack the Goldendoodle

Evidence: Two Guilty Pups

Jack and Lily - Christmas Unraveling - The Inspired Room

Update: This just in…

The Unraveling - The Inspired Room - Jack and Lily

And also, this unfortunate discovery today:

Email - The Inspired Room Unraveling

Missing - The Inspired Room Unraveling

PS. These felt and bottle brush ornaments are on a great sale at West Elm right now, you can find them here! Just keep your pets far, far away if you get them! :)

You can read more about the situation in my post about The Gift in the Unraveling, today on (in)courage.

We seem to have real setbacks in our house sometimes before the actual holiday arrives. Feel free to reminisce on these gems:

This is {not} Glamorous – Thanksgiving 2007

The Unraveling {2011}

The Garland and Starfish Incident {2011}

Cozy Imperfections {Day 3: Loving Fall}

The Inspired Room Family Room Decorating - Lily the Labradoodle

Fall is the season where I want everything to be COZY. My plush duvet slippers feel so cozy. My yoga pants feel so cozy. My fireplace is so cozy. EVERYTHING IS JUST.SO.COZY. Except my family room. That was not feeling at all cozy after the "dog barf e … ** Read more **

The Truth About White Slipcovers {Part Two: Pet Edition}

The Truth About White Slipcovers - Family Friendly Furniture

Well, the time has come. Our white Pottery Barn sofa (found on Craiglist many years ago) finally bit the dust. It has happened. It's served us well for years. I've sung it's many praises but still told you all The Truth About White Slipcovers. I love … ** Read more **

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July from Jack and Lily - The Inspired Room

Happy 4th of July, from my family to yours! … ** Read more **

Life with Pets @ Home {Meet Bella!}

Bella The Australian Labradoodle The Inspired Room

Meet Bella, the newest pup in our family. I can't even. HER FACE LOOKING UP AT ME? WHY SO CUTE? She is an eight week old Australian Labradoodle. She is going to live with our daughter Kylee soon. Bella is kind of like our grand-pup :-) but we don' … ** Read more **

Teen Boy’s Small Bedroom {An Update}

Teen Boy's Room Gallery Wall Decor

Just before the holidays last year I showed you my thirteen year old son's bedroom inspiration, then his awesome new corduroy wingback bed. Today I'll show you how the rest of the space is coming along! As you might remember, it is a pretty small … ** Read more **

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