...if only all marshmallow peeps were REALLY this big!! ~ Cleo & Bogey
Our Photoshoot ~ The Outtakes
Cleo just decided to end the photo shoot when she got up and walked over to the camera where the treats were waiting. No more posing. No more photos. End of shoot. End of story. Those pigtails though. Happy Easter peeps! ✿✿✿ Craving more? Follow @indyandcleo on instagram ~ you'll be glad you did!
In case you missed it, let me be the first to tell you today is National Scrabble Day! Yes, every April 13th the world celebrates the beloved board game known as Scrabble.
Why April 13th you ask?
Reminder, this is the date Alfred Mosher Butts was born in 1899. Alfred invented the board game where players use squares to make words in a crisscross fashion. The game is sold in 121 countries with 29 different language versions.
Scrabble Fun Facts ~ Impress Your Friends
1. Scrabble was originally called LEXIKO and was referred to as Criss Cross Words in the 1930s and 1940s. It wasn't trademarked Scrabble until 1948.
2. "Brailing" or feeling the surface of a tile when your hand is in the bag is forbidden in Scrabble play.
3. There are 187,632 words on the official tournament and club word list.
4. X-E-R-O-X. X is considered one of the hardest letters in Scrabble, but the tiles that will gain the most points, 10, are Q and Z. The tiles with the fewest points, 0, are blank tiles.
5. Wait is that even a word? Next time D-A or Z-A show up on the scrabble board, don't cause a fuss. There are 105 playable two-letters words in a regulation Scrabble game, according to the Official Scrabble players' dictionary.
Now, who wants to play a game?
Looking good. We cannot confirm nor deny these handcrafted Scrabble brooches will improve your score, but you will look positively DARLING! ...and isn't that what really counts?! ...LOL
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.
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 Sweetheartsin 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:
Daniel Chase, the brother of Necco founder Oliver Chase, created the first "Motto Hearts" in 1866.
Before World War I, Sweethearts candies came in a variety of shapes, including baseballs, horseshoes, and watches.
Each year, about 45 sayings get included in the mix—but you can personalize the candies, too.
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.
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! ✿
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
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. ✿
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 . . .
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!