I'm a wife, an artist, and a lover of dogs, rock music, and abstract art. I'm a Virginia girl with equal love for California sun and New York grunge. 
I see the most beauty in imperfect things. Ripped jeans. Asymmetrical art. Vintage everything. And a photo with a little girt and grain. I love things that are rugged and little bit off the beaten path. 









Meet Hokie The Labradoodle




If you haven’t already noticed, there is another man in my life besides my husband. He’s a little younger then me, has these beautiful blonde locks, and is always at the door when I come home. .Meet Hokie- The Labradoodle.  Looks like a teddy bear and muppet combined but goes by the identity of a dog. Have I mentioned that I AM IN LOVE??  All my life I have wanted a dog and I have one and couldn’t be more happy ( they are addictive, I want a girl now). 🙂  Yes he can be terribly annoying because (well lets be real) I can’t even go to the bathroom without my little shadow following me but it actually warms my heart at the same time. This dog is quite the character. He prances around like the dog from Sesame Street and makes the funniest noises. At six months old (he’s still a puppy) he feels as if he is the protector of the house and has developed a “big boy” bark. He’s realized Dre & I are his pack and he’s not letting any intruder in. . . the problem is . . .he does.


The mail man comes, Hokie bolts to the door and ferociously barks. . . then it turns into a licking fest ( he’s hopeless). I can’t say I have any complaints about having a dog. He occasionally hinders us from going places but theres always boarding when friends aren’t available. This dog is pure love, and the way he makes me feel is indescribable (if you haven’t noticed I am obsessed with animals). The way this animal unconditionally loves is truly touching. He always wants to be near Dre & I and just wants to be every dogs friend at the dog park. My favorite thing about Hokie is watching this dog in the water – -endless digging. HE LOVES THE BATHTUB.

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He has no clue what water is and can’t understand why it just keeps coming back when he tries to dig in it. We got him a doggie pool and its the BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. He eagerly jumps in, dunks his head in like a flamingo, and digs until he is tired. If you are every having a bad day our six month old Labradoodle is the best cure. Medicine ain’t got nothing on this fluffy ball of joy!!!

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