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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Merry Merry Joy Joy!

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 h my goodness!
 It has been such a very long time since we last posted! Waaay too long!


Seems like just yesterday Cleo was greeting little ghosts and goblins (not to mention a fellow witch or two) at our front door! . . .

. . . Soon after ~ Cleo's nose was high in the air smelling the yummy goodness of turkey and pumpkin pie wafting through the house ~ and right on the heels of Thanksgiving . . .


. . . Santa Claus has already come and gone back to the North Pole! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!
Cleo wanted to be one of the very first to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Wonderful New Year!


Merry Merry Joy Joy!    Woof!  
Bring on 2012! ✿


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Cleo in the Snood!


Cleo in the snood (rhymes with hood)
Yeah, Cleo in the snood
Everybody lookout
Cuz Cleo in the snood!

Breakfast lunch or dinner
Every time you eat
Keep your ears clean
Even with a treat!

Cleo in the snood
Yeah, Cleo in the snood!
Woof!
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What do you think of my new rap song . . . iTunes bound??


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any many thanks to Embee Cavaliers for the wonderful gifts Cleopatra (Cleo) received via snail mail! A few weeks ago, we (Cleo and I) entered the first ever Embee Cavaliers giveaway! All who entered were graciously awarded an adorable snood and a beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel folder! What is a snood, you ask? Well, a snood is a fabulous fabric garment that keeps long ears clean and dry while eating! Extremely useful! Now, Cleo had never worn a snood before, (we usually give her long gorgeous ears a twist and gently tuck under her collar) and she was not real thrilled when first putting one on ~ in fact, she wouldn't even look at me or the camera! A few treats later though, she quickly learned that wearing the snood means "yummies!"



The beautiful Cavalier two~pocket folders were created as a fund raising initiative ~ all proceeds going to CKCSCC (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Canada) health and education committee's general health fund. They are responsible for many health initiatives in the breed, including ongoing MVD (Mitral Valve Disease) research and diagnostics. MVD is the dreadful heart disease that took our dear and beloved Indiana Jones, so I strongly support all ongoing research, maybe one day it can be eliminated completely! ✿






I love my new goodies, thank you Embee Cavaliers! Thank you Mary Beth! Woof!


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Dog's Face Contest! 2011



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leopatra (Cleo) a sweetie~pie and most lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel needs your VOTE in the *My Dog’s Face* contest!
Please VOTE for Cleopatra online at The Orange County Register!


The contest ends at noon on Tuesday September 27, 2011.
Vote as often and as many times as you wish! (Just look at that face, how could you not?!?)


Cleo says ~  You will make me SO tail~wagging happy! Thank you for your votes!  Woof! Woof! 



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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

3rd Place at the Orange County Fair!

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his past summer two handmade sock monkeys from IndyAndCleo went to the fair . . .


"CA Poppy" and "Fern" were entered in the Crafts/Toys and Dolls category at the 2011 Orange County Fair this summer. Thousands of people must have stopped to look at these adorable, lovable sock monkeys ~ and they never even blinked an eye or stopped smiling!


A Participant ribbon was awarded to both monkeys, and Fern was awarded a 3rd Place ribbon within the category! YAY Fern!


 CA Poppy ~ Participant Ribbon

Fern ~ Participant and 3rd Place Ribbon

Both sock monkeys have been sold and gone on to their forever homes ~ San Diego, California and Australia, respectively.

More sock monkey friends are available in my Etsy shop ~ IndyAndCleo, please stop in for a visit!

Have you hugged a sock monkey today? 

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

{ A SNEAK peek! }

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OT your popcorn ready?
Just like movie trailers that give you a little peek before the movie is released,"A SNEAK Peek" is a feature here on Indy And Cleo that will give you a mini preview of something in the works for my Etsy shop, IndyAndCleo.


Ready? . . . . . Here goes . . . . . any guesses on what this might be?



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Wake up Cleo!


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ake up Cleo!
Enough already with the lounging around and summer naps surrounded by your favorite toys .  .  .  .  .  . we've got some blogging to do!

C'mon, if you sit up pretty, I'll give you a Milkbone!!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

If I told you once, I've told you a THOUSAND times. . .



Momisms ~ things you've heard your mother say over the years while growing up! Anyone when asked, I'm sure can recite a small list of these charming sayings. You might even now have a few of your own! Come on now, admit it ~ you know you do!


If I told you once, I've told you a THOUSAND times . . .
is a lovely Mother's Day treasury curated by IndyAndCleo for nonteamblitz 3. An absolutely wonderful collection filled with amazing gift ideas for mom, or, even yourself! *hint hint*


You too can join the Nonteam fun! Here's how . . .
Follow the Treasury Challenge NonTeam blog for more info and complete details. Have fun with it!


Follow @Treasurynonteam on twitter!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

The Roy~Owl Wedding



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once in a lifetime fairy tale event!
The entire world will be watching ~ will you???
The Roy~Owl Wedding is a charming wedding treasury collection curated for nonteamchallenge 28 by IndyAndCleo! Hope you can attend this most magical event!! 


What is a nonteam challenge???
A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy!
Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the challenge, and the inspiration item for the next challenge will be something of yours! Who know how many amazing treasuries will be created with your item!!


You too can join the nonteam fun! Here's how . . .
Follow the Treasury Challenge NonTeam blog for more details and info! Good luck and have fun!!


Follow @Treasurynonteam on twitter! 



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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wish you were here!



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right sun and blue skies, sound of waves crashing, the warmth of the sand . . .
. . . Sending you a postcard!
Wish you were here! is a beach filled treasury collection curated for nonteamchallenge 27 by IndyAndCleo!


What is a nonteam challenge???
A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy!
Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the challenge, and the inspiration item for the next challenge will be something of yours! Who know how many treasuries will be created with your item!


You too can join the nonteam fun! Here's how . . .
Follow the Treasury Challenge NonTeam blog for more details and info! Good luck and have fun!


Follow @Treasurynonteam on twitter!



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Friday, April 1, 2011

Sweet indulgence!



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weeeeet!
A cupcake party for Bunny and Bear!
Hope you can make it!
Sweet indulgence! is a treasury collection curated for nonteamchallenge 25 by IndyAndCleo!


What is a nonteam challenge???
A creative challenge open to all members of Etsy!
Create a treasury around the Inspiration Item. Win the challenge, and the inspiration item for the next challenge will be something of yours! Who know how many treasuries will be created with your item!


You too can join the nonteam fun! Here's how . . .





Follow the Treasury Challenge NonTeam blog for more details and info! Good luck and have fun! 

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Winning! I WON!

Well, who doesn't love a giveaway? And, who doesn't LOVE to WIN?


Today my mailman delivered a wonderful little golden envelope to my mailbox, and I just couldn't wait to open it! I kind of knew what was inside ~ CindyBurkeOriginals hosted a bracelet giveaway on her blog and I was the very lucky winner! Wow! I was definitely surprised when I peeked inside the lovely gold box  .  .  .  not only did I receive a beautifully handmade beaded bracelet, but also a pair of matching earrings! Double thank you Cindy ~ love them!


Please visit CindyBurkeOriginals on Etsy to shop for wonderful handmade beaded gemstone jewelry ~ featuring custom, beach and wire designs. Her shop is quite lovely!


Follow CindyBurkeOriginals on tumblr too! ✿


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Oz's Emerald City




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Z's Emerald City  ~  a delightful and alluring treasury collection curated by IndyAndCleo on Etsy. Beautiful  .  .  .  Wonderful  .  .  .  Magical greens  .  .  .  and you don't even have to go skipping down that infamous yellow brick road!

Handmade in California! ❤

Get the very latest tweets on new creations!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

You Have My Wrapped Attention . . . With a Comment



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any thanks to walrustusk for featuring my Sitting Owl Scrabble Tile Pendant in her beautifully curated treasury titled You Have My Wrapped Attention . . . With a Comment ~ A wonderful collection of greens, golds, turquoise blues and browns all created by a talented group of Etsyians!


Comment on her treasury if you are not featured, and walrustusk may include you in an upcoming treasury!


Be sure to visit her blog ~ Walrustusk Treasury for more treasury features! ✿ 

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Housewives of Etsy!



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e are SO versatile and multifaceted  .  .  .

Housewives of Etsy! a talented domestic goddess collection curated by IndyAndCleo. Don't you wish they lived next door to you?

Dressing up, entertaining, baking, eating, playing with kids, caring for animals, gardening, reading decorating, celebrating, creating and of course, shopping!

Handmade in California!
CCCOE! California Crafters of Etsy!

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Get the very latest tweets on NEW creations!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Twenty three days

I have not posted anything on my blog for the past twenty three days. My last post of February 2, 2011 was my heartfelt tribute to the most lovable and amazing boy ever ~ Indiana Jones, and I wanted to just let it sit untouched for a while. This is my very first post since then.

I saw this quote on Two Little Cavaliers, and found it to be especially meaningful . . .

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. Your are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe him to be worthy of such devotion."
                                                                                               ~ Unknown

Completely fitting, I feel like it was written just for Indy.  ❤  xoxo

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Indiana Jones: A Tribute

It is with a very sad and heavy heart that I share with you, our beloved Indiana Jones left us on Sunday, January 30, 2011. He was eight years old, and would have celebrated his ninth birthday on February 20. Indy has battled a severe heart condition (MVD - Mitral Valve Disease) for the past four years, but due to his love and huge spirit for life, most people were not aware just how detrimental his health really was.

For the past four years, Indy has been on medication for his heart, and we, as a family had the three different medications  ~  given three times a day, down to a regular routine. All the while, Indy continued to play, chew on his favorite bones and toys, ask for cookies and crushed ice, explore around the pond, sit under the Christmas tree, and happily greet visitors at the front door  ~  just a little bit slower as time marched on. Finally, the disease had gotten the best of him, and we tearfully said goodbye to him around 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Our lives and our home will never be the same again.

Dear Indy,
We are so blessed to have spent so many wonderful years with you, I will never forget all of the love and happiness that you have given us each and every single day of your life. I am so very glad that the day we went to the breeder to pick out that little female puppy, that you absolutely would not leave us alone and we came home with you instead! You chose us on that day ~ and I will be forever grateful! Everyone you ever met truly loved your name, and you even had your own theme song! (theme to Indiana Jones) Every time I hear it I will think of you and smile, picturing you charging from one end of the backyard to the other, even up to the very top of the pond and back down the other side! There are so many wonderful memories of you etched in my mind . . . I could write volumes . . . I loved how you could shake paws with both your left and your right! You had so many favorite spots around our home, and you always kept a watch at the top of the stairs looking out the windows at passersby. You knew where the cookies were kept, and learned how to scratch the cabinet door whenever you wanted one! Chicken was your most favorite food, and I believe carrots were a close second. Always looking for adventure  ~  once, when you were younger, you fell into the pond, and it never happened again! I also remember the time you brought a dead bird right into the middle of the dining room and we had a really hard time getting it away from you! You have been featured in many family Christmas card photos over the years, and so many people online have come to know you  ~  even trading snail mail with some special animal friends like Daisy Bunny!


 Cleopatra so looked up to you, and she will definitely miss her lovable big brother.

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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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hearts and Kisses and Cupids . . . OH MY!

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ovely day for a parade, don't you think? A California love parade is marching up the street! Hurry! Get up front and as close as you can because you won't want to miss a thing!

Hearts and Kisses and Cupids . . . OH MY! a Valentine love collection curated by IndyAndCleo.  So much fun  ~  don't you just LOVE a parade??  



Handmade in California!
CCCOE ~ California Crafters Club of Etsy, of course!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lemon drop L❤VE!!

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h so sour, yet ohhhhh soooo sweet! So pucker up for some tantalizing handcrafted gifts!





Lemon drop L❤VE!!  A sweet and tart collection of lemony goodness ~ curated by IndyAndCleo with love. It's Valentine's Day with a bit of a twist! 
And a lemony one, at that!






Just like I told you  .  .  .  sweeeeeeeet!!!


Handmade in California!
CCCOE ~ California Crafters Club of Etsy, of course!

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Chocolate cherry love!!

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elicious and oh so very sweet! Love chocolate right?? Love cherries, right?? Well then, look no further  ~  a scrumptious treat awaits . . . . .


Chocolate cherry love!! A Valentine treasury collection that couldn't get much sweeter ~ curated by IndyAndCleo.




Give the one you love an Etsy gift created by the ever-talented CCCOE team! And, of course, you might find a little something for yourself!

Handmade in California!
CCCOE ~ California Crafters Club of Etsy, of course!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Bee Mine

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uzzin' with gratitude! Sending love to PrivateRoad for including our CHARMER Angora Sock Monkey in her curated treasury ~ Bee Mine! Lovin' all this bee~utiful Valentine goodness!



Thank you from the bottom of our sock monkey heart!


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Heart Beats 4 U

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oses are red, violets are blue,
My heart skips a beat,
When I see you!


My Heart Beats 4 U is a treasury packed with heart, curated by IndyAndCleo. You know the feeling . . . every time you see that special someone, your heart goes pitter~patter, pitter patter, pitter patter!





Really love these gifts? Why not give a tiny *nudge* or *hint* ~ make sure you get an Etsy gift created by the EVER~TALENTED CCCOE team! I promise I won't tell!  


Handmade in California!
CCCOE ~ California Crafters Club of Etsy, of course!


Follow CCCOE on twitter!

Get the latest tweets on NEW creations!

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