Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February Favourites

Can't believe it's March already! February has been sooo busy, and our favourites this month are rather varied! Hoping to be back into the swing of blogging soon, once we're settled after the move etc :-)

Our first favourite this month is this gorgeous collar from Bramble & Friends; Lily has been wearing hers everyday since December and it still looks brand new! Sev's been wearing his on and off this month and looks so smart wearing it!

Next up is this Grey & Neon cable knit jumper from PurpleBone London (which is currently on sale!) this is so smart and well made, it fits Sev really well too which is a bonus! The neon stripes make it super eye catching too which I love!

This month's favourite bowtie is this gorgeous Baby Blue & Houndstooth Tweed bowtie from Bramble & Friends, B&F are one of my favourite places to buy bowties from and we have quite the collection now! We didn't actually need this newest one (or the other 3 I bought!) but at half price I couldn't say no!

Holly over at Teddy Maximus kindly sent Lily and Sev a personalised heart toy each, and Sev is obsessed! It's definitely his new favourite toy - he loves it!

And for this month's favourites are the personalised tags from Wag-A-Tude tags on etsy, due to the impending house move i've had to re-buy all of Sev's ID tags, Kimberly even custom made Sev a tag with the logo of the school that me an the otherhalf work at which is so cool!  (Pictured is his Slytherin tag!)

So, what have you been loving this month?
Thank you for reading,
Jaime, Lily & Sev xoxo

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Crufts 2018!

The highlight of my year is just around the corner - Crufts!

We are competing with all three of our show team (Ava on Thursday, Sev on Friday & Isla on Sunday). Friday is my showing day and Sunday is for shopping and exploring! 
I absolutely love Crufts and cannot wait to the back on the famous green carpets and then to catch up with all our favourite brands and bloggers! Due to my imminent move i'm on more of a budget than usual (eek!) and am trying to stick to sensible/essential purchases but here is some of whats on our shopping list!

I've had my eye on these for a while, they are the perfect solution to organising Sev's everyday essentials (tempted to pick up a couple actually!)

Omega Star Oil - Dorwest 
I always stock up on this at shows, it's the best oil i've used on the dogs and wouldn't ever buy anything else! This is my must have supplement and I recommend it to everyone!

Salmon & Trout Kibble - Edgard Cooper
Sev loved the EC food and his favourite flavours are the Salmon and Trout and the Fresh Lamb kibbles, we've almost ran out so I will be stocking up at Crufts! Sev is also looking forward to cuddles from his favourite EC team members! :-)

Beco Pets
I recently dropped Sev's green Beco Bowl and broke it so will be picking up a replacement and i'll also be stocking up on our favourite poop bags.

There are also lots of other bits and bobs on my list that we need for the new house so hopefully i'll be able to pick them up! Also looking forward to meeting some new brands like Butternut Box and hanging out with old favourites like Dapper, Poppy's Picnic and Mabel & Mu

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Big Decisions and Life Changes.

Hello everyone! I'm sorry for the lack of blog posts, but this time I have an actual excuse for my absence!

The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind here at Fachshund HQ, i've never been one for spontaneity but when an exciting opportunity was offered to me last Friday I grabbed it with both hands.
For those of you that don't know, I still live at home on the Isle of Wight with Sev & Lily and the three other family dogs and I work for the family business, recently I've been spending a lot of time in Southampton visiting my other half who moved over a little while ago to start a new job. I went over on Thursday as we where headed up to Stoke for a friends engagement party, on Friday I was handed a job application and encouraged to go for it, I was interviewed on Monday and accepted the job on Tuesday.

This means that I will be moving out, which leads me onto the question I know you will all want answering, "are you taking the dogs?!".
This decision was harder to make than moving away from my family and leaving the tiny island i've grown up on; Lily is very much a part of the family and despite being mine on paper is most definitely a family dog. She adores my parents and spends her time curled up with Isla and Daisy. Lily has always suffered with her health and anxiety issues; it just wouldn't be fair on Lily to separate her from the family and a life that she loves after everything she's been through.
Sev is a completely different dog to Lily, and is very independent, he loves playing, going on long walks, being in the car and going to events - Lily however does not; she's always hated the car and never enjoys going for walks, more so after her second back operation.
As much as it breaks my heart not to take Lily with us, I have to do what is best for her. And what is best is her staying at home with Daisy, Isla and Ava in a home she loves, with her normal routine and my family who all love her to bits.

I am so excited for the future, and am especially excited for all the opportunities it brings both for us and for the blog.

Thank you for reading,
Jaime Lily & Sev xo