Monday, February 20, 2017

National Love Your Pet Day

BIG hugs & tummy scratches for the furry loves of our lives.

~ Happy National Love Your Pet Day!

Cleo and Bog, every day is a lovable adventure!

Oh, happy day!

Now, who wants a cookie?


[ Follow our doggy adventures on Instagram ~ @indyandcleo ]

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017


LOVE is all you need.

Well, love and some great photo editing apps, of course.

Prisma is one of my favorite go~to photo editing apps that transforms your photos into works of art using the styles of famous artists like Van Gogh and Picasso ~ as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. The cavalier photo above (Cleo and Bogey) has the filter Servers[dot]com applied to it at 100%. Each filter can be scaled back by percentage points to lessen the intensity as you like.

Are you ready to give it a go? Turn your very own photography into timeless and priceless works of art!

View this and more photography on Instagram ~ @indyandcleo.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Bogey Turns Five

A bit of birthday cavatude...

Happy 5th Birthday Bogey!

Cavalier King

of the celebration!

We're having a pawty

and you're invited!

Happy birthday to youoooooo...

Make a wish Bogey!

That looks delicious...

Let me at it!

Ohhhh boy

Let's eat!

Nom nom nom...

The life of the pawty

Of course, we all know one!

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Bogey loves life! Our rescue boy is always happy! Whether he's is outside running and jumping, chasing birds & butterflies, or cuddling up to watch TV ~ life for this boy is just one BIG pawty!

Happiest of birthdays Bogey! And many more.

Now, let the celebration continue!

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[ hello February ] . . . Mini Conversations

Sweethearts (also known as conversation hearts) are small heart-shaped sugar candies sold around Valentine's Day. Each heart is printed with a message such as "TRUE LOVE", "ME + YOU", "SAY YES", "SWEET PEA", and "PUPPY LOVE". Sweethearts are made by the New England Confectionery Company, or Necco

Five Things You Didn't Know About Conversation Hearts

Made in Revere, Massachusetts, this classic candy, also known as Necco Sweethearts, has been around for almost 150 years!

If you've been in a drug store or grocery store lately, you've probably noticed that the shelves are stocked with Necco Sweethearts in preparation for Valentine's Day. The conversation hearts are virtually synonymous with February 14, but here are five facts you might not know about them:

  1. Daniel Chase, the brother of Necco founder Oliver Chase, created the first "Motto Hearts" in 1866.
  2. Before World War I, Sweethearts candies came in a variety of shapes, including baseballs, horseshoes, and watches.
  3. Each year, about 45 sayings get included in the mix—but you can personalize the candies, too.
  4. To make enough Sweethearts for Valentine's Day, production for the next year starts right after the holiday, in late February, and continues until mid-January.
  5. More than 8 billion of the candies are manufactured each year—that's about 100,000 pounds per day! ...and that's a LOT of conversations ~ LOL!

[ THANK YOU Catherine Strawn, CountryLiving | Wikipedia | for portions of this post. ]

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Remembering Indiana Jones

  • [ On this day ~ 2011 ] 

    This is a remembrance post...
    ...Indiana Jones

    Sharing the neverending love for our beloved boy Indiana Jones (Indy) who left us on this date ~ January 30, 2011 ~ just before his 9th birthday. If you don't already know his story, you can view his tribute page here on my blog. (use the tab labeled Indiana Jones from the home page)

    We think about him always, and the memories will always make us smile. ❤️ Love FOREVER.

    Some fun facts about Indy...

    1️⃣ He was the one who made us fall in love with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels...

    2️⃣ When we went to the breeder to check out the puppies we had a little girl in mind. This darling little boy picked US! It was love at first sight!

    3️⃣ My Etsy shop is named after him!

    (and Cleo) ~ indyandcleo.etsy.com

    4️⃣ Was named by our (then 8 year old) son who LOVED Indiana Jones movies! "...we named the dog Indiana"...

    5️⃣ Indy of course, had his very own theme song... "Theme to Indiana Jones."

    "Indiana Jones, you were truly one of a kind,  a real adventurer, who most definitely lived up to your very big name. You will be forever missed, and forever loved!"  ❤  xoxoxo

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

[ hello January ] . . .

Instagram ~ @indyandcleo

[ hello January ] . . .

Oh my goodness ~ already one week into 2017! Does anyone else think that time goes by too quickly? Remember to take some time and admire the daisies!

This photograph was taken (by yours truly ~ with my iPhone) on a recent rainy day in my backyard. The weather forecast says El Nino is back in California with a vengeance, where a series of storms are bringing a tremendous amount of rain to our drought stricken state over the next several days. Who says it never rains in California?

...Now, if  I could only find my umbrella...LOL.

Be safe.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Barks & Cheers to 2016: Our Best Nine on Instagram

best nine on Instagram

Barks & Cheers to 2016!

2016 was a wonderful year for us. So many treats, naps, doggy smiles and super hero dress up fun! Cleo celebrated her 12th birthday! Here's a look back at our best nine on Instagram. Thank you for all of the love, likes and comments throughout the year ~ we hope we made you smile! Woof!

And, that's not all . . .

best moments on Instagram

Our very best moments on Instagram. A mini video clip of our very top five, so please, enjoy!

Now we'd like to know ~ are you on Instagram? If so, please look for us ~ indyandcleo and follow along in 2017! We'll have a barking good time, and mom even shares a bit of her handmade goodness on Etsy too. Stop by, have a look, and even say HELLO. It's going to be a great year!

See you soon!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Birthday Girl

Happy 12th Birthday Cleo! ~ November 20, 2016

She just sparkles!

Cleo you are moonbeams and sunshine,
can make anyone smile,
and of course, sweeter than cotton candy!

Happiest of birthdays to you!

Love, hugs and tummy scratches...

~ Your Family πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸΆ

Happy Birthday baby girl...and many more!

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Just Savin' the World . . .

Just Savin' the World ~ Halloween 2016

A Halloween wrap~up of all the sweet and spooky happenings here at IndyAndCleo headquarters.

[ Super Man and Bat Girl ]

Serious faces. Super~hero attire.
Ready for crime~fighting and keeping this town safe from all the baddies!

Standing guard and keeping watch in this spooky house. We are happy to report that all of the treats are hidden away and completely safe. Carry on.

Even crime~fighting super heroes stop to take a break now and then.

This Halloween throwback has been brought to you courtesy of IndyAndCleo via Instagram.

We certainly hope your Halloween was filled with lots of treats and zero tricks!

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Plush Animal Lover's Day 2016

  • Happy Plush Animal Lover's Day!

    Plush Animal Lover's Day is a day of celebration that is held every year on October 28 to show your favorite stuffed toy some extra special love and appreciation.

    History of the day 

    Urban Legend says the day first came about after a collectibles dealer named Royal Selangor came up with the idea of a Teddy Bears Picnic Day in the late 80's. Other stuffed toys became jealous that Teddy Bears were being singled out for their own celebration and demanded a special day all of their own! Not long after, Plush Animal Lovers Day quickly replaced Teddy Bears Picnic Day in popularity!

    How to celebrate

    Take this day to show your favorite toy just how much they have been loved in all the time you've been together, and remember ~ a stuffed toy is for life!

    [ thank you to daysoftheyear.com for portions of this post ] πŸ’

    Adopt a handmade sock monkey to share your days at indyandcleo.etsy.com  ~ guaranteed to smile every single day!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Creative Process

I woke up like this. ~ sock monkey πŸ™ˆ

Today's creative process...

Cutting out white felt circles to back the button eyes, and going with a light grey felt for the heart. I've chosen the perfect little daisy~like flower in Barbie doll pink to stitch on the heart! πŸ’Ÿ

Want to see more? Find our posts on Instagram. Follow IndyAndCleo for more creativity, handmade goodness and even some Cavalier love! 

And of course, please drop in for a visit at IndyAndCleo on Etsy!
See you soon!

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Instagram: Throwback and a Flashback

Of course, we're always sharing our woofy goodness on our favorite site Instagram. Here's a mini look at this past week...

[ throwbackthursday ]

Happy Autumn ~ Happy Fall!


Remembering when I found these in the pumpkin patch... ~ Cleo

Happy first day of Fall!

[ flashbackfriday ]

We found the Great Pumpkin!

πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ

...well, the kinda, sorta, semi...ALMOST Great Pumpkin.

The search continues... ~ Cleo and Bogey

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