When Things Get Messy with Your Fur Babies

Do you have a fur baby in your home? Sure they are adorable! And there is nothing like a sweet pup excitedly wagging their tail when you come home after a long day. But let’s be real! Things are not always so cutesy! Sometimes they can get downright messy! When things get messy with your fur babies not to worry! 

Whether your fur kids are puppies getting potty trained or ageing dogs you may find yourself having to clean up the occasional accident. Or if your dog has a medical issue things could be much worse than a small tinkle. 

Several years ago my Barkley was diagnosed with diabetes. I found out something was wrong when upon returning home from work there were puddles all over the house. Fast forward a few years and his diabetes is controlled by insulin and a very specific diet. However, there is still an issue with accidents. At least several times a month he will pee in his sleep. This can lead to loads and loads of laundering doggie beds and blankets. Now though thanks to Pet Magasin’s dog diapers accidents will be a thing of the past! When Things Get Messy with Your Fur Babies

Pet Magasin, a small company that specializes in all of your pet’s needs, has developed a line of diapers. The highly absorbent material has a waterproof layer to prevent leaks which could cause damage to your furniture or rugs. And while all of those things are helpful can we talk for a moment about how adorable these things are?! The pack of three came in a flamingo, cactus and duck print!  Continue reading When Things Get Messy with Your Fur Babies

Things I Learned While Experiencing Hurricane Harvey

It has been a little over a week since the Texas Gulf coast was hit by a real jerk named Harvey. First slamming onto land near Corpus Christi he then decided to hang out in Houston and its surrounding areas for a few days. Texans are a hospitable bunch but Harvey was not welcomed. Sleepless nights of watching your street turn into a river. Continuous news coverage of people in anguish after losing everything. Red Cross helicopters flying over your home on the way to carry out rescue missions. It has been a truly devastating situation. In any tragedy though lessons are learned. These are the things I learned while experiencing Hurricane Harvey. 

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Tips for Making Unique Ribbon Wreaths

Tips for Making Unique Ribbon Wreaths


Those of you that have checked out Channelling Dolly in the past know that I love to craft. Making wreaths is a favorite pastime and tips to create them from scratch can be found here and here. Once you get the basics down it is time to have fun and get creative with your project. For the extra pizzazz to make your wreaths pop here are some tips for making unique ribbon wreaths.  Continue reading Tips for Making Unique Ribbon Wreaths

Rejuvenate your Skin with the Perfect Cocktail

Having a good skincare routine is so important. Aging is inevitable but by taking proper steps to stay ahead of Father Time one can look younger much longer. I would never lie and tell any of you that I am the poster child of healthy eating and getting my proper nutrients. I am obsessed with sugar far more than broccoli. However, one thing that I have never skimped on is skincare products. The right lotions and potions can make such a huge difference in your skin. My latest find is Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Serum.  Rejuvenate your skin with the perfect cocktail! 

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Dog-Friendly Austin

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. 

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

Dog-Friendly Austin

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. 

*Channelling Dolly top choice for dining with your pet on South Congress is Home Slice! This pizza rivals that of NYC and the staff is top notch! Continue reading Dog-Friendly Austin