Prepping for Puppy!

I am so excited… today we adopt our puppy! (Keep an eye on my Instagram (@roguewavedesigns) for first pictures!) My husband and I have been married 12+ years and this is our first dog together. Growing up we each had dogs, but very different experiences with them. Together we’ve had a cat and for the last number of years children… who have been begging for a puppy. Well, their dreams are about to come true. I’m excited, but I know how much work is coming my way with the little fur ball. So, to make it more fun for me, I got to go shopping with one of my closest friends who has a couple fur-babies of her own to help me figure out what I need and don’t need.

We hit, Home Goods, PetCo and a few other places in addition to Amazon to find what I needed. I learned that their is A LOT of items out there and I look forward to learning more about some of them, but I tried to just stick to the basics… although, I’m pretty sure a puppy life jacket will be showing up for summer! (Any recommendations???) Here’s some of what I got:

Poop Bag Container, Kong and Dental Chew
My 6 year old picked out some toys!
Poop Bags, Travel Water Bottle & Nail Clipper

Are you planning on getting a puppy soon? In celebration of our little guy, I’m giving away a free download of a puppy supply list. Hopefully this will help you find what you need and be prepared as well. You can download the PDF here.

Get your FREE Puppy Supply List!

Some of the items I have were gifts from family and friends. But since I do love to shop and look around, here are some great finds, that I might just be splurging on in the near future!

One of my favorite brands, Kiel James Patrick, just came out with a pet collection that I’m totally lusting over! Here are some of their items and totally worth checking out:

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Hand Painted Leather Dog Collar from KJP

Hand Painted Leather Dog Lead from KJP.

The following are some fun, nautical items I found on Amazon.

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And don’t forget PetSmart’s collection too!

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Large Dog Life Vest for days on the kayak or sailboat!

Adorable dog bowl with stunning stripes from the ED Ellen Degeneres Collection.

Puppy Treat Wristlet

Fetch of the Day Dog Toys

As I begin to use these products and find other great ones, I’ll be sure to share them with you too!

Happy puppy shopping!

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New for April!

Sometimes life gets busy… really busy! Over the last few weeks things have been really crazy in my house. The kids were on spring break, but then they both got sick, passed the germs back and forth a few times until they landed on me. Needless to say, I got a little behind on my work, but I’m so glad that I stayed organized, because I was able to hand stuff off to my husband to help.

Since my first child was born (8 years ago!), I’ve become a huge fan of meal planning for a week. I found that I wasn’t so stressed when dinner time came around and it saved me many trips to the grocery store. Over the years, I’ve tried various ways to plan meals for the family: plain white paper, calendar, multiple list pads, sticky-notes and more! What I found, was that their wasn’t enough room, or I had too many little pieces to keep together, so I created my own and after a few tweaks and making it look aesthetically pleasing, I’m happy to release it to my Etsy shop today!

Meal Planning with Grocery List

There are so many things about this sheet that I love. Of course, I love the nautical touches (what can I say, sailing is always on my mind!), I love the simplicity of it (so much white space for extra notes!), but unlike so many other meal planners, there is room for breakfast and lunch NOT just dinner. Also, you’ll see a small line to the right, that is for your extra notes. I created it to write down which cookbook and page number I could find my recipe on. I got tired of writing down “Pot Roast” but then forgetting which cookbook recipe I wanted to make… problem solved!

Then off to the right is for your grocery list. When creating my meal plan with my cookbook right in front of me, it is quite easy to create my grocery list. I wanted space just for that so when I am ready to hit the store, I could just trim it out and know that my list is complete.

But that’s not all! I’m also happy to announce, that now you can order my Modern Nautical Recipe Cards on Etsy already printed! They are being sold in sets of 10 ($8.00) or 20 ($15.00). These make great gifts for yourself, your favorite hostess, or that special bride!

Printed 10 pk Recipe Cards

Check out all my listings at RogueWaveDesignsCo on Etsy!