Archives for April 2012

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

{Yes, he chews on his name tag while wearing his color when he can’t find anything else to do.}

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

Every night, Jack goes to sleep in his bed.

Yes, this is his puppy crate.

He loves his bed and when I say goodnight to him, he is usually fast asleep on his back. Unless I am trying to take his picture. Then he opens his eyes and glares at me. He feels cozy in his little nest and will not go to sleep unless we shut his door. It has been his safe place for sleeping since he came to live with us. Shhhhh, don’t tell him he has a pink blankie. He doesn’t know his colors yet.

When we get Jack up in the morning, he is rowdy, energetic, happy and cheerful.

He always begins the day riding in the car, taking his boy to school. He loves that part of the morning.

Every day is an adventure for Jack.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

He likes to explore the neighborhood. He is also very easily distracted.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

But one furry foot in front of another, he sets out to find whatever the day might bring.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

Jack is always looking for fun. And pine cones. And star fish. Mostly, he just looks for trouble. Most of his days involve at least 20 somewhat alarming incidents where his mommy or daddy or siblings need to intervene to pull something out of his mouth like a remote control, a lego, toothbrushes, homework, or bills we needed to pay.

Even though he still gets into trouble every day, he does know better most of the time. He just likes to try new things and test out how we might react. That is always a fun game. He graduated from puppy school but probably will have to repeat it.

Maybe with his own special intensive program for curious dogs.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

Last week he carried an entire potted plant from our deck to our family room and dumped the dirt all over the carpet. He thought that was fun. I wish I had that on film.

Right before he was so excited about going out to the deck to get the plant, he didn’t notice the screen door was shut. Good thing it wasn’t the glass door.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

On Monday, Jack is getting a new fence to fully enclose our yard (finally) so he can run free as a bird in the sun all summer long. He is looking forward to that. We all are. Otherwise, we will see him doing too many things like this:

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

There is no real explanation for the random things he does.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

Why does he chew his bone while laying on his back?

We do not know.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

But he thoroughly enjoys every moment of every day.

In case you are wondering what he is laying on, why yes, that is my white Pottery Barn sofa without the slipcovers. Most of the time now our white slipcovers are in the wash and our couch is naked, thanks to Jack and his destruction. We even have to put the cushions in another room so he won’t try to pull the foam out of them while the slipcovers are off.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

Good thing we have white slipcovers to wash and bleach, though, because if we didn’t, we’d have a really messy upholstered couch that was difficult to clean. Instead, we wash slipcovers several times a week.

We do try to keep Jack on the floor, but he thinks he is part of the family. No one else has to stay on the floor.

No one puts Jack in the corner.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

Jack gets very impatient and embarrassed and makes funny faces when he realizes we are taking his picture.

He thinks he is a celebrity though so he is used to all the photos.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

This is Jack’s favorite spot in the whole house, the leather ottoman.

He throws his toys everywhere all day long, and then hangs for naps and resting on his ottoman.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

He likes to watch TV with us and tries to eat our popcorn.

Jack is kind of weird. But we like him.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

Sometimes he and his boy hang out TOGETHER on the ottoman.

And that reminds us why we have Jack in the first place.

Seeing him trying to squeeze himself onto the ottoman next to his boy is why we put up with the fuss, the mess, the antics, the expense.

Jack is a part of our family.

The end.

Have you ever had a crazy pet like Jack? You can tell us about your pet’s antics in the comments if you want today! I’m ready to laugh.

Ready, set, COMMENT.

A Day in the Life: {Jack the Goldendoodle at Home}

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

Orange Front Door
via Etsy {decal via Tasty Suite}

Painted Front Doors

I love colorful front doors.

Do you?

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

This is an old picture of my front porch and door (the decor has all changed over the years but the door has remained the same!). As you can see my door is natural wood on the outside, and you might remember I painted it black on the inside.

I’m not really a fan of this particular wood tone on my door so I definitely want to paint it. But what? Black? A pretty color? I’m not sure yet!

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

I’d love to paint or stain my whole house a soft gray with white trim like this lovely house of my dreams.  

But painting my entire house is definitely not going to happen this year. Darn.

But maybe I will finally get to paint my door and the trim around the front door and sidelights?

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

Wythe Blue Front Door {Hiya Papaya}
via House of Turquoise

What color do you think I should try?

To get inspired, I rounded up a few colorful doors! I think I like the green, the yellow, the orange and a blue.

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

Lime Green Front Door
via This Old House

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

Red Front Door
via Apartment Therapy

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

Yellow Front Door
via The Inspired Room Beach House Drive By

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

Turquoise Front Door
via Apartment Therapy

7 Colorful Front Doors & What Color Should I Paint Mine?

And, a little more subdued but still striking, maroon doors.
via The Inspired Room Gig Harbor Drive By

 What is your favorite door color?

See what I ended up painting my front door here!

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