Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cyber Saturday: The Best of September

I have been slacking on the Cyber Saturday posts lately, so I figured I would update you with my favorite links from last month!  This post is gonna be light on photos and heavy on links... Here we go!

Lola the Pitty did a great round-up of Gifts for Those Who Have Lost a Dog.  Even if you don't know anyone who has had an animal pass, check this post out anyway!  There's a few things on there - specifically the pawprint ornaments and mosaic stepping stone - that I'd love to buy (or make!) for myself.

I loved Irresistible Pet's Fall Bucket List, and it's even printable!  Click the link so you can print one for yourself and check off each activity one by one before fall inevitably kicks the bucket (which, by the way, is probably going to happen sooner than we'd all like - I heard the dreaded "S" word for this weekend in Iowa!).  My favorite fall activity to do with Riley is taking a 'fall foliage' walk!

BlogPaws posted an incredibly helpful list of ways to save up for the upcoming conference in May.  This year, it's located in Nashville - that's quite the drive for us Iowans!  While I absolutely cannot wait to attend my very first BlogPaws conference, I'm not looking forward to spending so much money (on hotels, gas, food, etc.)...and neither is my husband.  But this handy guide listed all sorts of ways for us to help save!

I have really been enjoying BarkPost lately!  I am in love with every single dog breed poster they pictured, and speaking of love...have you seen this video yet?!  Your heart might just explode from all the cuteness!  Last month, they also put up a post called "If Dogs Were Contractors", featuring dog-friendly home decor and design ideas.  My favorite was the handy cabinet nook for your pooch to nap in, shown below.

Over at Oh My Dog Blog, Maggie's husband spoke out recently about what it's like being married to a pet blogger.  Equal parts funny (helping set up Mardi Gras photoshoots, talking about poop consistency) and sweet (he loves supporting "Maggie being Maggie"), this was such an adorable idea for a post!

This isn't pet-related, but if you're a nerd like me and my husband, BuzzFeed posted some pretty awesome ideas for hosting a Harry Potter Halloween party!

PLUS, 2 blogs I've really been loving lately:

Kol's Notes:  I don't normally go back through a blog's archives and bookmark ideas (unless I REALLY love the blog), but I did just this with Kol's Notes.  It's about dogs and DIY - two of my favorite things ever!  It doesn't hurt that the writing is hilarious, either.

Puppy Leaks:  Though this blog hasn't been around for very long, it has quickly become one of my favorites.  The posts cover a huge variety of topics:  personal notes about the author's own dog, helpful tips about illnesses, important news stories about shelter dogs, and the list goes on.  I think the post that first brought me there was "Ways to Help Shelter Animals Without Adopting", while my favorite post so far is probably "Effective Animal Networking".  Lots of subjects very close to my heart.

Hope you enjoy my favorite links of September!  Thank you so much for reading <3


  1. I loved that post of Lola's on gifts for those who've lost a pet - it's always such a horrible thing to go through - it's so nice to give someone something personal to show you care. And the post over at Oh My Dog Blog was really great - such a fun idea and it was so great to see how much he really supports her being creative. I'm going to have to check out the other ones. Thanks for including Puppy Leaks.

  2. Love, love, love these posts. I tend to miss some great posts throughout the week so I love when people bring these things to my attention. I can't wait to actually meet you at BlogPaws in May! I'm so excited. Off to click through all the links :)

    1. I know, I'm SO excited to meet everyone in "real life"! :D

  3. I look forward to your Cyber Saturdays!

    1. Aw, thank you, Leah...I'm glad you enjoy them :)

  4. Our blog reading list is remarkably similar. Those are all great blogs and blog posts!