Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Super Dog Charlie Pants

Wanted to share with you some features I have posted on my dog blog, Super Dog Charlie Pants.  Last Thursday I posted a story about my friend who was injured in a skiing accident that left him a paraplegic and how he has continued to live his amazing life.  Check it out.

I also posted a funny skit about going to the dog park from the TV show Portlandia. Have you seen Portlandia? So funny. Watch it.

Tomorrow I will be doing a giveaway for a FREE dog collar from a chic doggie boutique called Sooper Tramp.  I highly recommend everyone enter tomorrow cause even if you don't have a dog it would make a good gift for all the dog lovers in your life.

Sunday I took Charlie to church and he hated every second of it.  It was great. He was acting naughty and I got to leave early. Thanks Charlie, now I know why people take kids to church, makes perfect sense. Happy Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I Joined Blogher

Back in November I met Jesse, brother of Stephanie Nielson (the author of the blog Nie Nie) and he was innamered by my awesome working dog Charlie Pants.  Well over the course of the last couple of months we have conversed on how to increase my blog readership on Super Dog Charlie Pants, my blog about traveling with a dog and my daily life with Charlie.  He suggessted I join Blogher, a female blogging network, and so I did and I wanted to share with you my first post. If you haven't already I would love you to become a follower of Super Dog by going to the blog and clicking the Join This Site button on the right hand side.

Here is My Post on Blogher. Enjoy.

Standing Out in a Crowd by Leah Stone

Monday, January 23, 2012

Little Darlings by Sharon Montrose

I love Sharon Montrose's work.  I blogged about her HERE as my dream job obsession. She is a brilliant photographer and one of her specialties is photographing animals.  Check out this new line of photos for a nursery called Little Darlings.  These photos below are all by Sharon Montrose and are found on her blog sharonmontrose.com/blog.  You can see the entire collection of Little Darlings HERE.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Decorating for Valentine's Day

I just love the decor for Valentine's Day. Totally a cheesy holiday and forced recognition of love to the one you should show love to year round, but hey I will still decorate my house all pink and red and full of hearts. I found this print called Valentine Subway Art on Eighteen25 blog and think you should download this print and print it out and frame it. I did and it looks adorable.  Go Here to download it from eighteen25's blog.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sandra Bullock

Image via, edited by Hip Hip Gin Gin
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I love Sandra Bullock.  Loved her in Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, The Blindside, and I really want to see her new movie with Tom Hanks about September 11 called Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Watch the trailer. It is a tear-jerker. Plus I agree with her quote, I only want to do things I love and not say yes when I don't mean it.  I find I say yes to things I don't want to do all the time.  New year, new goals.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter Bike To Work Day in Boulder

Jan 18, 2012 - Winter Bike to Work Day PDF E-mail
300 Days of Sun + 150 Miles of Bikeways = Ride All Year!

Winter Bike to Work Day is Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012
Give winter cycling a try and you will be rewarded. Sign me up!WBTWD_2012
The City of Boulder is celebrating its fourth annual Winter Bike to Work Day (WBTWD) to reward those who ride their bike all or part of the way to work, school or another destination around town. Ride and receive a free breakfast at participating locations from 7 to 9 a.m. Additionally, enter the WBTWD drawing for fabulous prizes by telling us about your ride using our WBTWD online registration form. You could win cycling gear that will make winter riding less breezy and more easy!
This year's festivities are presented by the City of Boulder/GO Boulder in partnership with the CU-Boulder Environmental Center and Boulder County Transportation Department.

You can see more HERE.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I Heart Boulder, Colorado and its Weather


I have a secret for you. Ssshhh don't tell anyone, but the weather in Boulder and the surrounding areas (Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Denver) is absolutely amazing year round.  It is January 10 and today it is going to be almost 60 degrees F (I think 58) with full sunshine.  On Thanksgiving it was 70 this year, and right before christmas it was 65, and last week we had a couple of 60 plus degree days.

I know all you lucky Californians think, well today it will be 75, but what you don't get is a variety to your weather.  Tomorrow it is going to snow (yes!) in Colorado and Thursday it will be sunny again and like 55.

Did you know that this area is one of the sunniest areas in America? Well it is, like over 300 days of sunshine a year.  Amazing.  I grew up in Salt Lake City and loved the weather from like May through November and then hated winter because of the blasted inversion. 
Some winter days in SLC are beautiful like they are in CO, but many a times it was so smoggy that you couldn't even see 20 feet in front of you.  Also, moving to CO from Virginia I have to say I much prefer CO to the DC area. I have no humidity, I see the sun all the time, and it doesn't rain every stinking day. I heart Boulder. Plus Boulder has bike to work day twice a year. Winter Bike Work Day and past Summer Bike to Work Day

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year's Kisses

Okay so I am a little late in posting about the New Year, but I do hope everyone had a fantastic New Year's Eve and rang in the New Year with a smooch.  I remember a couple of awesome New Year's kisses when I was younger and let me share.

1. Bret Baker (who looked like Elijah Wood and at that time Elijah was really famous so it was extra awesome that my boyfriend looked like someone who was hot and famous): our first kiss was New Year's Eve and we had been dating and were both really nervous. I think I was like 16 at the time.  All of Bret's friends were standing around singing "Kiss the Girl" from the Little Mermaid which made the whole situation incredibly awkward. It is still a funny memory though so thanks for that Bret.

2. This one is for you Katelyn Banks Hunt. Remember the New Year's where you, Kelly and I all kissed the same guy? Kind of scandelous but he was so incredibly good looking that it didn't matter. I would like to point out that while he only pecked the two of you, I got like a 10 second open mouth kiss. Awesome.

3. New Year after getting engaged to Paul.  Most favorite New Year's Kiss.

So please share, does anyone have a fun New Year's Kiss memory?  I want to hear it.

Ps. did anyone see the movie New Year's. Was it any good?
image via Justin Beiber singing in NYC for New Year's Eve 2011-2012
Speaking of New Year's and new goals, if you have always wanted to learn how to sing like a Star you should try singing lessons with Charlie Pants Music.

Vocal lessons are available for the beginner student all the way through to the advanced and professional student.  Some reasons singing students love taking singing lessons online.
1. Don't have to battle traffic to rush to lessons
2. It is convenient and easy
3. Sound quality and quality of lesson are just as good as in person vocal lessons
4. Singing students can live anywhere in the world and study with Leah Stone, a certified Speech Level Singing Instructor.

Charlie Pants Music also offers in person lessons at its vocal studio location in Denver/Boulder, Colorado.  Leah Stone also travels regularly to teach singing lessons and vocal classes in Boston, New York City, Chicago, Boulder, Washington DC, Richmond, and Los Angeles.

Leah Stone has an associate vocal teacher, Jessica Johnson, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  If you live in the Salt Lake Area contact us about in person singing lessons there and click HERE to read about singing lessons in Utah.