January 5, 2015

The last of our holiday dogs have left.

December and the very beginning of January has been packed here. Piri's Place was all booked for the holidays and we constantly had dogs stay with us and keep us company. The last of our guests, Murray {who was still terribly camera shy but showed some patience listening to me sing} left yesterday, and while I already miss having our furry vacationers scurry and nap around the house, I look forward to spending some alone time with Piri and Yangkyu. 

And I am also looking forward to tidying up and decluttering the house. 

And getting to know my new sewing machine. 

And figuring out embroidery for beginners. 

And finding solutions to maximize space in our small kitchen. 

I have books I want to read, podcasts I want to listen to {speaking of, I finally listened to Serial that everyone was talking about and I was so hooked I finished Season 1 in two days}, cowls and hats I want to knit and recipes I want to try. 

I'm so excited for all of these things that I wish there was more hours in the day so I can tackle them all at once. That would be crazy and amazing at the same time. 

What are you doing, making or learning in the new year? I hope it's something that keeps you occupied for hours on end.  

Some happy December moments around here {lots of doggy pictures ahead}..  

32 comments

  1. ADORABLE! Makes me want to take more photos of our dogs! Where do you get your yarn from? it's such a unique texture!

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  2. So many cute pups!
    And a new sewing machine is a thing to celebrate!!
    I have two [small] beginner embroidery projects up on my blog: a necklace and a personal motto banner (http://byov.blogspot.com/search?q=embroider ) ...but I also really like this cross stitch sampler from Posie Gets Cozy: http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/2012/03/winterwoods-abcs-cross-stitch-sampler-kit-and-embroidery-supplies-now-on-sale.html

    Cross stitch isn't quite embroidery, but the end result is still sooo pretty!

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    1. I'll have to go check the links out! thanks so much!

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  3. Happy New Year, Jane:) Keep updating us with your goals, coz I do love reading about them, esp. the crafting ones:D
    And I love your new layout!

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  4. I was trying to get to your blog and you changed your name! Lovely name by the way! Beautiful photos as always. Your home must full of love with all the dogvacay guests that come and go! They're all so cute!

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    1. i'm so glad you made me over here. my issue with bloglovin is finally resolved, too. thank goodness.

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  5. I hear you on needing more hours each day! Looking forward to seeing the new visitors who will be staying with you this year!

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  6. I've been wanting to get a sewing machine for years but I just haven't gotten around to it! If you get the hang of it, can you please post a beginner's tutorial?

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    1. oh my gosh! i am terrible at tutorials but i will consider trying (or at least share other tutorials that helped me!)

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  7. i found you jane! it kept telling me your blog no longer existed. i was like whaaat? so glad you left a comment, because I was able to subscribe to your new blog. it is lovely! i love the name and layout doll. looks awesome. you have some amazing-ness on your plate for 2015. love everything you're working on. i'm jumbling so many things at the moment! lol
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. oh thank goodness you found me! my issue with bloglovin has finally been resolved, too so hopefully other who haven't can still make their way over here. :)

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  8. Ummmm did you change the name AND the design of your blog? It looks great. And that yarn looks so lush. I am excited to attend The VK Live conference here in NY. I will be tweeting so stay tuned!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    allienyc.com

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    1. yes! thank you! sounds like a great conference! hope you have a great time!

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  9. Happy New Year Jane! First up, love the new look blog and name. New year, new beginnings huh? So fun to start the year with fun things to do and books to read. Loving all your furry visitors.

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  10. Love the new blog friend!!! This is outstanding!!!!! And I enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful photos as well! I can't wait to see where this year takes you and I can't wait to see the garden!! Wish I lived closer so that we could go to the nursery and pick out plants together! Happy week you! Nicole xoxo

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    1. thanks nicole! oh i wish we were closer so that i can lean on your knowledge for gardening. i am terrified but hopeful for the space we create out back!

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  11. I love your new blog. Happy New Year! Whenever I visit here, it's very heartwarming especially seeing all the cuties. I feel like a neighbor visiting your home enjoying a cup of tea with a good conversation. I am also inspired to read more this year, having bought a line up of books to read on kindle and I started reading more in lieu of Candy Crush. :))

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    1. thanks so much arni! and oh i remember my days of being addicted to candy crush. now it's mostly anipang. ;)

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  12. I feel like you could put together a cute book of all your doggie vacation guests :) Nice when things settle back down again, I for one am the biggest fan of routine!

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    1. that would be so awesome :) i love routine as well!

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  13. I love the new blog layout and name! You had so many cute dog visitors lately. Glad to hear that things are settling down a bit. I did a lot of tidying over the weekend and it was so satisfying. I am looking forward to seeing some of your sewing projects!

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    1. thank you! i hope my sewing projects will turn out ok! :)

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  14. you changed your blogs name.. i almost didn't recognize it.
    Happy New Year

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  15. Do you have a doggy guest book that they all leave a paw print in?

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  16. Another vote for the dog guest book that several people is commenting! That would be so cool :) with pictures and doggie and human parents signatures ;) Your house looks so lovely with so many dogs around but I guess some family time of the three of you is also needed once in a while :)

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  17. I just love dogs! You're so talented at capturing them...I find it so difficult to photograph animals.

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