Introducing… (drum roll please) Rossy!


Cutest doggy… EVER! I might be a little bit bias here but come on… look at that face!

So a few weeks ago, my husband and I brought this little cheeky bugger home! Since purchasing our first house back in December, I knew it was only a matter of time before we were looking at bringing home a four legged fury friend. I’ve always wanted a German Shepherd ever since my parents brought home my family dog Toby, from Paddy’s Market (back when they had a pet store). Turns out Toby wasn’t quite a purebred (what did we expect when he only cost $90) but he has been THE MOST loyal companion ever since. He’s a gentle giant – big to look at, but a sook at heart.


Rossy was born in a litter of 10! Yep, that’s not a typo! 10 pups! The breeder told us that they all just popped out like bullets! He was among 5 male short coat puppies. His dad is actually from Germany!



We’ve had him for about a month now and he’s SO smart and playful. He’s going to puppy school at the moment and his favourite thing to do is to train. He gets so happy and excited when you command him to do things and he pay you so much attention. He just LOVES pleasing you! I mean, what more could you ask for in a dog?


I reckon he’s going to be a big doggy too, just look at those paws! They’re pretty much the same  size as my own palm. Since getting him a month ago, he’s grown by half his size and put on about 4kg. I really can’t believe how quickly he’s growing. Tyler and I went away for 4 days down to Melbourne for the Grand Prix while my sister pet sat him. When we returned it was like he was a totally different dog. He grew so much bigger… in just 4 days!


I love him to bits and can’t wait to see how he grows physically and as our family dog. He’s got such a sweet, loving, loyal nature already. I think he’s going to fit into our life just fine!

Will be doing more posts on Rossy later in his life and how he’s changed! Stay tuned.


Oodles of Doodles

Once in a while, I hone in on my artistic skills. Mind you, it’s been a LONG while, but I want to improve the amount of painting I do. I thought I’d give you guys a PEEK of the sketches floating around in my sketchbook. I aim to do this every month (we’ll see how long this really goes on for).


These flowers are painted in Gouache. Just me fiddling with the different colours and shapes of the flowers. I really like painting in Gouache even though I can never and will ever be able to spell it correctly without looking it up first. (Is that even how you spell it now?)


Some doodles of bunnies and winter in my sketchbook. Painted with pencils and black markers.


It inspires me when I read blogs that share what’s in their sketchbook. Hopefully this will help you (yes, you… hello there!) to be inspired as well.


Fruit Tags and Wrapping


I think I have an obsession with designing tags. Here are a few fruit tags I actually designed at the end of last year but only got to finishing them a couple of weeks ago. I also have a cute fruit gift wrap printable too. If you like them, you can download them at the end of this post!



Cut them out and keep them around for when you need something gift wrapped and have left it to the last minute (like I always do)!



I hope you enjoy them as much as I had creating them!

To download the Fruit Tags, click on the link below.

To download the Fruit Wrapping, clink on the link below.


1. Scissors (and/or circle cutter for round tags)
2. Hole puncher
3. Twine, string or ribbon
4. At home printer and cardstock