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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

dear santa paws . . .

Twas the night before Christmas . . .


dear santa paws . . . i have been a perfect little girl this year. i always listen and do the right thing. i hope you will stop at my house tonight and leave me lots of treats and presents. i will leave you some milkbone cookies. do you like milk? love, cleo 


dear santa paws . . . me too! i have been a good boy all year long, well, except for the chaise lounge chair, sorrrrry. please stop and give me lots of toys, i promise to be real real real good. you can have one of my cookies too. love, bogey


paws crossed that santa stops at our house! woof!

. . . Merry Christmas to all,

                                        and to all a Good Night!


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Post Birthday Post! ...[throwback Thursday]


{ Birthday Girl } Happy 9th Birthday Cleo!



Yes! We are throwin' all the waayyyy back to November 20, 2013 (seems really almost like yesterday, doesn't it?)  ~ when a certain little girl named Cleopatra had her party . . .
this is exactly how it went down . . .



It's my birfday!!!

Iz we gonna puts a birfday candle on my Fwosty Paws??


When shouldz I blows out the candle mommy?

Princess Cleo!  { new pink dragon toy in her mouth }
{ brother Bogey's trying to steal the party favors }

Bogey shouting . . . Now let's eat some Frosty Paws alreadyyyy!!



. . . of course, Frosty Paws for everyone, and a great doggy celebration was had by all!  Happy Birthday Cleo!
We woof you!


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Woofy Halloween 2013!

























A Woofy Halloween!

Bogey (Cyclops) and Cleo (Three~Eyed Squid) modeling their awesome Martha Stewart Pets Halloween costumes!
Spookily cute, right? . . . Thank you Martha!

Can't wait for woof~or~treating tonight!

Happy Halloween!

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cleo's Woof~or~Treat!

























Knock knock...Ding~dong!

Woof~or~Treat!
... Smell my feet!
... Give me something good to eat!

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Cleo loves Halloween!
She has visited the pumpkin patch and paw~picked the very best pumpkins for carving and decorating, she has also been to the costume shop ~ last I heard, she was deciding between a mermaid and a sock monkey! . . . (go figure!)

Halloween can be a lot of fun for all, however, it is always important to be safe.  Cleo's friends at TheUncommonDog.com have created a super fun info graphic which highlights tips to keep your pooch safe and stress free this Halloween ~ and she wants to share this with you. So, without further ado, we present . . . 8 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe & Stress Free This Halloween . . .






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A great big tail~wagging ❝thank you❞ to our friends at TheUncommonDog.com for providing this adorable and engaging info graphic, we hope you enjoyed reading as much as we enjoyed sharing ~ now go out and have some fun!

Woof~or~Treat!
Happy Halloween!

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Jaxx & Rascal Travel to Washington D.C. for Annual Silent Auction


Jaxx


Rascal
















































Colonials Weekend 2013!

Each fall, The George Washington University in Washington D.C. hosts a premier event for students, families and friends. Colonials Weekend 2013, is scheduled for Friday October 18 to Sunday October 20, 2013. This two and a half day event showcases the best of GW including lectures from GW professors, the Annual Silent Auction, Octoberfest at the Mount Vernon Campus, the Foggy Bottom/West End Neighborhood Block Party, and over 50 more events.  The Grammy nominated band The Fray will perform on Saturday October 19th in the Charles E. Smith Center.

Jaxx and Rascal, are currently on their way to Washington D.C. These adorable hand~crafted sock monkeys have been created especially for the GW Annual Silent Auction and donated from IndyAndCleo. The auction will be held on Saturday October 19th from 2:00~5:00pm in the Marvin Center Abrams Great Hall. Proceeds from the auction will be donated in support of a University community service project and the operation of the Office of Parent Services.

If you happen to be in the neighborhood, be sure to stop in and place your bids for Jaxx and Rascal . . . they'll be the ones wearing sock monkey smiles!



[ Thank you to The George Washington University website for portions of this post. ]



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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies

























Feast your eyes on this delicious color palette of tangerine, orange, teal and turquoise ~ Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies a wonderful collection of handmade goodies on Etsy.

Thank you! This treasury was curated by earthmothermosaics ~ an awesome Etsy shop that features handmade mosaics, home decor and art.

Etsy is handmade goodness! 

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Monday, September 16, 2013

How Did Dogs Become Our BFF's?

Dog lover, right?

Have you ever wondered how dogs became our best friends?

Cuddle up on the couch with your best furry friend, an iced mocha frappuccino (for yourself), and a couple of MilkBones ~ you're gonna love this woofy good story!



And this is how dogs became our best friends, forever!

A great big tail~wagging ❝thank you ❞ to our friends at TheUncommonDog.com for providing this adorable and engaging info~graphic, we hope you enjoyed reading the story as much as we enjoyed sharing it.

Woof!

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sammy Wants YOU


I WANT YOU
TO HUG A SOCK MONKEY!

Introducing Sammy, a soft and quite huggable sock monkey from IndyAndCleo!

Sammy's bio ~
Sammy loves fireworks, and especially likes to write his name in the air with sparklers! Birdwatching is a new hobby, and he eats apple pie a~la~mode for breakfast! . . . Deeelicious!

Want to know a little bit more about Sammy?
He doesn't eat a lot, promises to smile every day, and comes with his very own personalized adoption certificate ~ suitable for framing and hanging in his new forever home!

Available now, (while he lasts) in my Etsy shop ~ IndyAndCleo.

See you there!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

National Dog Day ~ An Interview


It's National Dog Day ~ 2013!

A day that most definitely has gone to the dogs, so to speak! We sat down at a local park for a brief Cavalier chat ~ here is the interview in its entirety.

Q: Cleo, how would you like to celebrate National Dog Day today?
A: Can I haz extra cookies pleeezzze?

Q: Bogey, what is your favorite part of National Dog Day?
A: More peanut butterz, yummm!

Q: What would you both like to say to everyone around the world about National Dog Day?
A: Aarf Aarf! Woof . . . More carrots?. . . Haz any apples?? . . . Are you gonna eatz that chicken???

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Cleo and Bogey, you have nothing but love to give ~ you always make me laugh and smile ~ I will be handing out extra treats, tummy scratches and hugs all day long ~ and every day thereafter.
Happy National Dog Day! 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Now Serving ~ Mini Monkey Love!



















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ot a bff? Over the moon 'bout someone? Seriously dahling . . . hand out some Mini Sock Monkey Note Cards for guaranteed smiles!

Look what we've cooked up ~ a pinch of charming and a dash of awesomeness! Each delicious serving includes a trio of handmade note cards inspired by my very own original sock monkey creations! A set of three cards depicts a different monkey and tag on the front, delightfully printed backs, and blank inside.




















Darling patterned scrapbook paper envelopes, and a scalloped IndyAndCleo sticker to seal your message! Now, hand deliver and wait for the smiles!  : )





Stirring & mixing . . . the first batch is now ready . . . so come dig in! Swing on over to IndyAndCleo to view the entire collection!


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Friday, July 5, 2013

The Things We Do For Pets

























W
hat would you do to keep your fur baby safe?

I was creating a new sock monkey for my Etsy shop, and had positioned the button eyes on with straight pins ~ as I usually do. One of the buttons fell to the floor, and Bogey (who I might add is always faster than lightening) jumped for the button with the pin. I was so afraid he'd swallow it . . . lunging forward, I tried to grab it first. Well, I tripped ~ left hand hit the ground, bent my thumb completely backwards and broke it! Now I am wearing a purple cast covering my thumb and up my forearm. Healing time will be about six to eight weeks, and needless to say I never even completed the sock monkey. Oh yeah, one more thing . . . I'm left handed!


The things we do for pets.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Betsy Ross' Favorite Things . . .


. . . Bet you didn't know she shops on Etsy! Smart girl Betsy!

View the complete list of Betsy Ross' Favorite Things for 2013!

Happy 4th ~ Happy Independence Day!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Bring Your Dog(s) To Work Day, 2013

Cleo & Bogey share the Executive Chair
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oggies at work! What could be more fun?


Bring Your Dog(s) to Work Day, June 21, 2013 . . . a very woofy day in the IndyAndCleo etsyshop home studio!


Oh my GOODNESS! A brand new sock monkey is now in the works!

"I iz making a sock monkey!"  { Creative Director, Cleo }

Lots of woofs, squeak toys, tug-of-war, and doggie snoring is an everyday occurrence in the studio, you see, I am one of the very lucky few who gets to share every work day with these lovable pups!

Lucky, lucky me! 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wordless Wednesday . . .

hello mommy ...are you gonna eat the rest of that?    {Cleo & Bogey}

Want to see more? . . .
Find and follow us on Instagram ~ [ indyandcleo ] guaranteed to make you smile! 


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Hop onto these Blog Hops ~

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Wordless Wednesday . . .

Is that Peanut butter Cap'N Crunch?    {Cleopatra ~ Cleo}


Want to see more? . . .
Find and follow us on Instagram ~ [ indyandcleo ] guaranteed to make you smile! 


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Hop onto these Blog Hops ~

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Put A Pin On It!


T

iny little brooches!

Wonderful, colorful and ohhhh sooooo shiny . . . perfect little pieces of wearable art to adorn your lapel, scarf or even a T~shirt! A darling tiny gift for someone dear, or . . . (I promise not to tell) . . . even for yourself!


Drop by IndyAndCleo to see more of this brand NEW mini series ~ and Put A Pin On It! 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wordless Wednesday . . .

Thoughtful Bogey


Want to see more? . . .
Find and follow us on Instagram ~ [ indyandcleo ] we'll make you smile!


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Hop onto these Blog Hops ~

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy Star Wars Day!


A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away . . . . .
. . . . . Cleo and R2D2!

May 4th ~ Happy Star Wars Day! May the force be with you!

#maythefourthbewithyou

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Scrabble Day

photo courtesy of patrickeasters via Flickr

S
aturday, April 13 is Scrabble Day!

Dust off your board game.

The official  game of rainy days spent stuck in the hotel during a beach vacation, Scrabble is sold in 121 countries, with 29 different language versions. The highest recorded single word score was 365 points for quixotry. Coincidentally, quixotry is a word that describes Don Quixote~like impractical  quests, like the one you'd be on if you ever tried to beat that score!   ~Hallmark Ultimate Holiday App

Now, if you feel you need a little extra good luck for your next game, try wearing a handmade Scrabble Tile Pendant from IndyAndCleo. Available in a variety of colors and designs, each pendant is created with a real Scrabble game piece, and comes ready to wear with a 24 inch silver plated brass ball chain. We don't guarantee that you will win the game, but you will look positively fabulous dahling!  



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Saturday, March 16, 2013

200th Photo on Instagram


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ig barks and Cavalier tail wags!
We just posted our 200th photo on Instagram!
Yeah, we're cute! Woof!

Find and follow us on Instagram [ indyandcleo ] and see what all the barking is about!

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