1 year!

A year ago, this was us:

Jam-packed into the car, getting ready for our 20 hour drive from Ohio to Texas, with 3 drugged cats and 3 dogs.  Wow, what an adventure.


I can’t believe it’s been a year already.  Time flies by when {d&k} are having fun!


Oh, and just a little reminder about the Jesuit Christmas Bazaar tomorrow, 9-5, at Jesuit High School.  Stop by and visit me at The Polka Dotted Pug booth!


Enjoy your weekend,


Yarn, Yarn, and more Yarn

Hi friends!  If anyone is in the DFW area this Saturday, 12/1, stop by Jesuit HS for their Christmas Bazaar from 9 – 5.  I will have a booth for The Polka Dotted Pug and you can stop by and say hi.  I’d love to see you all!


I signed up for the bazaar back in September and ended up not making the cut.  There were a lot of returning vendors from past years and they get preference over newbies like me.  So I was bummed for a bit and then got over it.  No big deal.  Then, about 2 weeks ago I got an email saying that a vendor cancelled and I was at the top of the wait list.  Did I want the booth?  Heck yes!  It’s a bigger booth, and more expensive, than I originally signed up for but I can fill it.  Or so I thought.

I have been a crocheting machine these last 2 weeks.  I am going to get arthritis.  I don’t keep a lot of stock for my shop because it’s hard to determine what colors people will choose.  So I basically had to make everything. And, enough to fill a craft fair booth from 9-5.  Eep.

I thought I was doing well.  I really did.  But now, I’m starting to panic.  I only have a few days left to finish all of these things.  And the quick items, like scarves (which I made 9 last night!) are finished.  Now all that’s left is the time-consuming (more so than the scarves) items.  Ugh.  Fingers crossed I finish everything in time.

This is a photo of me last weekend when I thought I had everything under control.  Note the smile.  The small stash of yarn.  Well, that’s not at all what I would look like now if you took my picture.  And, it looks like the yarn store threw up in my office right now.  Dog-cat #2 keeps bringing me yarn balls he finds in the office.  I think he’s telling me to crochet faster.  I don’t even stop him from going in the office anymore.  Let’s face it, I need all the help I can get.

I’m off to finish crocheting some baby hats, some boot cuffs, and fingerless mitts.  If you don’t hear from me in a few days, I’ve gone insane.  Just a heads up.


Enjoy your day & stop by the Bazaar,

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,

Camera Happy


I hope everyone had a great weekend!  {d&k} did.  Ours was super busy, so instead of talking about the entire weekend, I’ll show you in photos.  Yes, I was very camera happy this weekend.  But, I did it all for you, friends!




What do you get when you cross a worn out pug and a bed full of hangers and clothes?  A very uncomfortable sleeping arrangement…or so one would think?!






Charlie = 1  Yarn = 0






{d&k} like to play games.  One of our favorites is “Where’s Charlie?”  Your turn.






I made a few special Christmas gifts for friends.  Can’t wait to ship them out tomorrow 🙂






Siamese pugs?






Trying to work while 2 pugs insist on being on my lap.  At the same time.






Finished a DIY curtain project.  Lovely fabric from a fancy fabric store down the street and a canvas drop cloth from Home Depot = super cute curtains!






So happy Martha found me in Texas!  I was worried she wouldn’t make it.  It sort of sounds like Santa trying to find you if you weren’t in your own bed on Christmas Eve.  Martha is my Santa.  Yes, I am only slightly obsessed with her 😉






The Polka Dotted Pug orders galore!  I was a crocheting machine this weekend!!






{d&k} discovered another Mexican restaurant on Friday night and it was fantastic!  This white cheese dip was like a little bowl of cheesy heaven.  Yum.  And, we got to brush up on our Spanish.  Bonus!  (Pato = duck…which is what k ate. Ew.)






Tried a new beer Friday night.  I bet you can’t guess which one it was.  And, it was delicious!






I volunteered at k’s huge event this weekend, Adopt-a-Family, where I got to assemble and decorate their 20-foot Christmas tree.  So fun!  I, of course, had high school minions to do all of my dirty work, which included anything on a ladder.  I don’t do ladders.






k’s school had enough volunteer families to adopt nearly 100 families to give Christmas gifts to this year.  One of the volunteer families donated 38 bikes!  It was an amazing event and now all of these families will be able to open gifts on Christmas Day.





Since it was a beautiful day, and a high of 56* today, we decided to spend it outside decorating our new house for Christmas.  Doesn’t she look great?!


So, that’s it for {d&k} this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy your day!