The shop is full!!

That’s right!

I just added *NEW* items from the Fall/Winter 2012 Collection to my shop on Etsy, The Polka Dotted Pug.

Look at these super cute new accessories for Fall:

Wool Boot Cuffs, in Buttercream. These are the perfect size “leg warmers” at about 5 inches high, they won’t get that bunched up feeling like normal-sized leg warmers or thick socks do. Plus, your boots won’t fit too snuggly now! You are welcome!

This is a super soft, thick, wool cowl neck ribbon scarf. And, it comes in 6 different colors!

This very soft, chunky scarflette comes with large buttons so you can adjust it to fit, keep you warm, or just be cute and trendy. And, it also comes in a mustard yellow!

And, I didn’t forget about the littles. Check these cuties out:

Mix and match hats and flowers! These cute, soft wool hats come in sizes newborn to child (up to size 10) and are perfect for keeping little heads warm.

How cute is this little Elfin hat?! He’s made from super soft, thick wool and will make the perfect winter hat or photo session prop for your newborn or baby (up to 6 months). And, it is available in 6 different colors.

This brightly colored blanket will be the hit of the baby shower! Not a fan of the colors? I can custom make this blanket for you in your favorite colors!

Sorry, friends…just a little shameless self promotion ūüôā But, for sticking it out, I am offering you all FREE SHIPPING for the month of October! Just enter “ilovefall” when checking out. Happy shopping, friends!

Enjoy your day,


Weekend Recap

Over the weekend, we ventured out into different suburbs of the Metroplex.  We went to downtown Plano and Grapevine.  We were scoping out antique stores on the hunt for my new office chair, with no such luck.  I think I need to stop looking for it and the chair will find me.  Come to me, little chair!

Anyways, we had a blast! ¬†We went to the “older” parts of these two towns and wandered down the cobblestone streets and in and out of every shop. ¬†We also had some really, really good food.

We noticed that every shop in Grapevine has what looks like a banker’s vault in the back and the shops have turned it into a little room with goodies in there. ¬†Well, after noticing about 3 of these, k asks one of the shop owners if her shop was a bank at one time because of the vault. ¬†She said that we were in Bonnie and Clyde territory and that all the shops had these vaults to hide their valuables, incase Bonnie and Clyde came through town. ¬†How cool is that?! ¬†You could totally picture that. ¬†You could see the horses coming down the street, instead of cars. The horse hitching posts are still outside every shop. ¬†It is a very cool town. ¬†We are actually going back this weekend for their Grape Fest and wine tasting. ¬†Yum!

So, here are the few pictures that I snapped of our outing.  Enjoy!

{d&k} in downtown Plano.

Only in Texas will you see life-size statues of farm animals. And, k has to pose with every one of them!

Antiques! No chairs though ūüė¶

Yummy pizza. If you are ever in Plano, TX, stop by Urban Crust. It was amazing.

K found this sign and he thinks it fits him pretty well.

We went to a wine bar in Grapevine. Yes, those are wines on tap! We didn’t get any of those because they had house wine half off! Yes, please!

Downtown Grapevine.

K, skating with some statue kids. Don’t fall, k!

D found a sign that fits her to the T!

K posing with some really creepy man!

The town is getting ready for Halloween.

Again, only in Texas will you find life-size statues of animals.  K would have posed, but it was in the median and we were driving.

Well, there you have it. ¬†That was our weekend adventure, summed up nicely with little pictures. ¬†You’re welcome!


Enjoy your day,

The Polka Dotted Pug Giveaway

Hi friends!

So, since you are fantastic friends and very loyal blog followers (thanks for always letting me know when I’m behind…hehe), I’ve decided to give away $25 in credit to my shop – The Polka Dotted Pug!

The Polka Dotted Pug is my Etsy shop filled with my handmade crocheted goodies. ¬†In the shop you’ll find, ear warmers, fingerless gloves, hats, cowl neck scarves, and hats for your littles. ¬†These goodies also make great gifts!

Here’s how you can enter the giveaway:

Become a follower of the blog and leave a comment on my blog with your favorite item from The Polka Dotted Pug

1 Extra Entry for becoming a fan of The Polka Dotted Pug on Facebook

1 Extra Entry for following me on Pinterest

(leave a comment below for each extra entry)

The giveaway will go on all week and I’ll randomly draw a winner on Friday! ¬†Good luck and thanks for being a part of {d&k} awe.some blog!!

Enjoy your day,

Wednesday Randomness

So, the last few days have been filled with boxes. ¬†Lots and lots of boxes. ¬†I have nightmares that I’m living in a cardboard box, sleeping on a cardboard bed (that is some how supporting {d&k} and the zoo without collapsing yet when I tripped over a box and fell onto it, it did no such thing!). ¬†I wake up in a cold sweat and then I panic that the box bed will get soggy. ¬†Maybe I shouldn’t eat before I go to bed?! ¬†Anyways, the last few days have been a crazy mess of unpacking of said boxes and trying to find a place for everything. ¬†Good news though….the house is completely unpacked and all the boxes are gone! ¬†Wahoo! ¬†I have realized that this house does not have nearly enough storage and I have jammed things into every nook and cranny I could find. ¬†We went from having a basement, garage, attic, and an entire wall of book shelves to none of the above! ¬†But, that’s ok because everything is unpacked! ¬†And, this also means that k cannot be his usual pack-ratty self! ¬†Can I get another Wahoo! for that!?!?

In not so good news…it is cold here! ¬†That’s right, it’s cold in TEXAS! ¬†Wth? ¬†I didn’t sign up for cold weather in Texas. ¬†Now, it’s definitely not as cold as Ohio, but you know me, anything below 80* is cold. ¬†But, it has been very cold here and I can’t seem to stay warm. ¬†The pugs and I were cuddled under a blanket with a small heater on us today! ¬†Now, that’s just sad. ¬†I know. ¬†As soon as I typed it I thought “wow, she is a baby.” ¬†But, like I said, I can’t help that its hard for me to stay warm. ¬†Oh, and remember how I was having an “ooh shiny” moment? ¬†Well, it has been so cold that the towels I put in there to soak up the water were frozen today! ¬†Eep. So, my car is still a swimming pool. ¬†I did park it in the sun today and left all the doors open, which helped to dry up some of the water. ¬†I’m hoping to do the same thing tomorrow, if there is sun (which there better be, Texas. Do you hear me?).

Today I reopened my¬†Etsy shop, just in time for the holidays! ¬†I also added a few Ready to Ship items that will definitely make it in time for Christmas. ¬†Pass the word along, if you know of anyone looking for a great Christmas gift ūüėČ ¬†Here are a few of the Ready to Ship items:

Ready to Ship Slouchy Beret Hat in Charcoal

Ready to Ship Ear Warmer in Marigold

Ready to Ship Ear Warmer in Navy



















In other random news…
Can I just tell you how many people told me that they love Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes too and after reading my post about them almost went out to the store to buy them?! ¬†Haha. ¬†I love it. ¬†Mainly because I’m not alone in my strange, border-line-obsessive love tryst with Little Debbie and her deliciousness of goodies. ¬†We should start a fan club. ¬†But, we can’t eat the goodies, only talk about them. ¬†I’m not condoning obesity and that’s what I would be if I could get my sausage-linky little fingers on a few thousand boxes of those wonderful {drool} goodies. ¬†Ok, done now. ¬†Do not let me near a Target. Do.not. ¬†Ever.

And now, what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t leave you with some of {d&k}s random conversations?! ¬†A bad one, that’s what. And, I don’t want to be a bad friend, so here you go…

{d} – Your sideburns are very poufy.

{k} РI know! They are out of control!  Stay down.  Yes, I talk to them sometimes.  Stay down, little buddy.  Calm down.  Lay flat.


{k} – I DON’T NEED TO WEAR PANTS TONIGHT!!!!!! ¬†I can just pull up my socks!
(picture k standing in the middle of the bedroom with a hooded sweat shirt on, undies, and socks pulled up past his knees. ¬†There is about 3 inches of leg showing, the rest covered by either undies or socks. ¬†Hot. ¬†Friends, don’t be jealous of me because I married that.)


Any time k does something goofy, stupid, weird, etc… the first words out of his mouth are, “Crap, you are gonna blog about that, aren’t you?!” ¬†Haha, why yes, yes I am.

Thanks for being so entertaining k!

Until next time, enjoy your day!