Check out this prototype dog house from Ford! Forget the Thunder Shirt – what your dog really wants is a noise cancelling dog house! This dog kennel uses noise control to limit loud noises. It has an automatic glass door and hit has anti-vibration block risers to reduce sounds. James is a funny Poodle –…
I know package theft doesn’t happen all that often unless you live in a big city, but when it does it just makes you so mad. If you’ve ever had a package stolen from your front porch, here is the video you’ve been waiting for. As a package thief you have to know that someone…
In the past I avoided buying salami that I had to unwrap because I just didn’t know how. You may have done the same, but now you don’t have to. In this video I show you a really simple way to remove the natural casing on the salami and it will only take you a…
When we are traveling, it is so much easier to use laundry pods. I can usually find a small bag or tub of them here in Europe (in the US they sell huge buckets of 60-something pods!). I always like looking for new scents and here in The Netherlands I spotted Robijn Rose Scented Laundry…
I was on a FaceTime video call with my friend Jen when she asked to see James. She then showed the phone to her dog Oliver and I thought it was hilarious! James and Oliver look like they are having a serious FaceTime Dog Discussion!
It is fun traveling to different countries and finding out what a Standard Poodle is called in that country. Here in France, James is a Caniche Royal! The ‘Royal’ part is pronounced roy-AL. I knew when we arrived at this Airbnb in France that James and I would be fighting over this cute little yellow…
Today is another archive post – I found this video on my hard drive and I wanted to share it. This was the end of summer 2017. This is the reality of moving! Stuff everywhere and our cute decorations are coming off the wall. Chris came up with this idea in Toronto years ago when…
I am cleaning out my hard drive and finding old videos that I never edited or posted here on YouTube. One is this video of the first muzzle we tried with James. We knew we would need a muzzle for James when we moved to Europe. Some countries require it on public transportation (Austria and…
In the US, James has his own bed on the floor next to our bed. But while we are traveling in Europe, we can’t exactly tote around a big dog bed! Instead, we have a blanket we bring and we put that on top of the foot of the bed and James gets to sleep…
I always enjoy reading biographies and memoirs. I don’t know much about Suzanne Somers because I think she spoke more to the Boomer generation. But this was a fun read. It is interesting to see what
I really enjoy trying new foreign beauty products. I spotted this Lebon Rose Orange Blossom and Mint toothpaste the other day and I decided to try it! It is actually really nice!
Our balcony in Padova, Italy gets wonderful sunshine! James and I have been going outside almost every day to soak up the sun.
This little fuzzy guy decided to join us. I love taking macro photos
The news that Kate Spade commuted suicide is just awful. I don’t know Kate. But I wonder what was going on in her mind. I imagine she was lonely or depressed or unhappy.
A few different people mentioned
Years ago, we had Nextel phones with the walkie-talkie feature. All of our friends had Nextel and it was a great way to have quick chats. I was a little sad to see it go, but we all moved on to phones
It is so beautiful here in Lido di Venezia, Italy. We took some nice posed photos of all of us – finally!
Sandra and James:
Chris and James:
Oh we are LOVING the beach! It is cold and winter but we still love it. James REALLY loves it. When James was a puppy, we rented a beach house for a month in St. Augustine Beach, Florida (check out
We really love our Airbnb in Venice, Italy! We are actually out on Lido di Venezia. Being Floridians, we were missing the beach and we weren’t sure we wanted to be in the heart of Venice. The motoscafi
The More of Less – Book by Joshua Becker
I wouldn’t consider myself a minimalist. But I have owned and moved WAY too much stuff in my life. And more recently, I have downsized – twice.
I prefer washing dishes by hand as opposed to using a dishwasher. Here in Europe, a lot of apartments don’t even have dishwashers. But we’ve actually rented a few that did have dishwashers!
Did you get a chance to see Animal Planet’s 2018 Puppy Bowl?
James has his very own Puppy Bowl trading card for 2018. Since James isn’t a puppy, he is officially part of the Dog Bowl. James can