Having pets in a wedding is becoming common and more mainstream. This is no surprise due to the fact that Millennials are having more pets than kids. Pets are deemed part of the family now in 75% of households. That’s a lot! I’m no exception – my animals are everything to me. So when I told everyone that my three dogs would be in my wedding, no one was shocked. In fact, we had to get married at a dog friendly wedding venue. It wasn’t an option – it was a must-have. Khloee and McKenzie Rae both wore custom gowns from CH Couture, and I took it one step further with other details of my wedding.
I can’t believe how quickly 2016 flew by. In January Matt and I got engaged, and by the end of December we were married! Our wedding turned out perfectly and I have hundreds of photos of our big day! While I can’t possibly share them all with you, I picked some great photos that truly showcase how beautiful our day was.
This DIY no sew fleece blanket is my favorite DIY project. It’s inexpensive, simple to make and doesn’t take a ton of time. I’m going to show you how to easily make your very own no new fleece blanket! I make these for my pets (and the animal shelter) but they can be for humans also!
Whether or not dogs should wear collars around the house can be a heated topic. Like human parents, every pet parent thinks they are doing what’s best. So let’s discuss the popular question of “should my dog wear a collar at home?” I went to my personal Facebook page to ask my dog mom and dad friends how they felt about the issue. Valuable opinions flooded my post, and now I’m going to share some insight with you! Of course, I will also be adding my personal thoughts on the matter.
Matt and I rescued McKenzie Rae from the county euthanasia list in November 2015. She came into the shelter as a stray, then she came home to us as a fearful, malnourished angel. Although McKenzie Rae (her name means “hope for a new beginning”) became ill and almost passed away in the first month we had her, she’s now super healthy, active and friendly. We’re still working on fear issues but that’s a work in progress.
We adopted Leila in October 2016. She was also a stray. Leila was actually stuck in the engine bay of a car and it took rescuers an hour to retrieve her. After about two days of being with us, Leila began to show us her playful, spunky personality. It resembles that of McKenzie. Before we knew it, Leila was attached to McKenzie Rae. I fully believe that animals can sense what each other has been through, and my two beautiful girls connected immediately.