If you own a dog chances are they become a huge part of your family. And what is better than a fun family vacation? If your pup is in the room with you don’t pass on this next statement. Not all cities are dog-friendly! Oh, the horror! Here at Channelling Dolly, we won’t focus on those places though! Allow me to introduce you to dog-friendly Austin.
I have written about Austin several times on Channelling Dolly, here and here. One of the million reasons that I keep running back to this glorious Texas city as often as possible is that it is so easy for me to take Barkley there. Here are some of our favorite places to hit up while in the city!
*Note the pep talk in the photo above. Thou shall not bite anyone while in a public place because if you are ugly on the inside you look ugly on the outside! 😉
South Congress Avenue
If one area embodies the feel of quintessential Austin more than any other it would have to be South Congress Avenue. The shops are quirky. The people are refreshingly open and friendly and the entire area is very welcoming to dogs and their humans. Most of the shops allow your dogs inside and many of the restaurants have outdoor seating areas that are open to your furry children. Several people even offered Barkley water which was very sweet considering the day was extremely hot.
As I strive to make Channelling Dolly something to make you all smile more things are coming to light! There will be some exciting additions to the blog and to Channelling Dolly the Etsy shop. As the end of the first year of this labor of love draws closer and a new year of Channelling Dolly begins next month I can’t wait to share more with all of you!
While I obviously love Dolly, I am very passionate about interior design as well. While earning a degree in design it was so important to see how the things that we fill our home with can help to change our moods. To this point, bold colors, whimsical prints and eclectic patterns draw my eye and lift my spirits. For this reason, you will begin to see much of this in Channelling Dolly the Etsy shop.
While there are many more designs in the works. First up in the home decor arena is the glitter dinosaur wreath! Sure dinosaurs are perfect on their own. However, when they are all decked out like a disco ball…simply amazing! Now I am sure that while disco dinosaurs appeal to many, they may not be your particular cup of tea. So, in that case, make sure to check back often. New designs will be coming on a regular basis!
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For this and more designs please check out ChannellingDolly the Etsy shop! And if you have any ideas on what you would like to see in the shop feel free to email me. Link found above in the contact section!
* Today I would like to give a warm welcome to Channelling Dolly’s very first guest blogger Dia Darling! You will find more info about Dia after the Dolly inpsired post “Apartment Features Dolly Would Love” that she has written to share with you all!
Dolly Parton shares a beautiful home with her husband Carl Dean in Brentwood, Tennessee, but what if she decided to trade in her mansion for an apartment? It’s a funny thought to imagine the Pop Country diva downsizing from the Brentwood Mansion. Would she opt for one room or two? Would her fabulous and distinctive wardrobe need a place of its own? Here are five apartment amenities we know Dolly would want her new apartment home to have.
To say that New York City is full of things to see, do and eat is an understatement! When visiting it can be very difficult to narrow down the list of things to do. Not to worry! For this reason, I have compiled for you 8 must-see NYC spaces!
Anyone who is a fan of Dolly Parton knows that she is beautiful and talented. Let’s face it, Dolly, you are radiant! But did you know that with the help of Kitsch Culture Dolly can literally light your way with her radiant beauty? Well, she can!
Kitsch Culture‘s owner Devon Poole has developed a process of casting image transparencies into epoxy resin to create POP Lites:
The process of creating POP Lites results in a stunning image behind a glass like surface. These decorative night lights look beautiful lit, yet still do not lose their luster when turned off.
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While POP Lites are created in Toronto, Canada they are available to ship worldwide! Should you prefer a different pop culture icon in addition to Dolly reach out to Devon via the Kitsch Culture link. Notice I say in addition to Dolly as why would you prefer another icon instead! 😉 I digress, reach out to Devon as he is open to creating custom pieces! The shop also features POP Lites from some of my other personal favorites growing up: Jem and the Holograms, Wonder Woman and rest his beautiful soul Prince.
Check out Kitsch Culture as I am sure you will find some of your other personal favorites as well!
There is not a day of the year that I adore more than the 4th of July! The red, white and blue, fireworks and great food all draw me in. It is the perfect day for a party! And the best part is with a little creativity a 4th of July party really comes together on a budget! Let me show you my favorite tips for 4th of July party planning! Continue reading 4th of July Party Planning→