Our Favorite Outdoor Pillows

By Home Contributor Paige Ronchetti

Our Favorite Outdoor Pillows // Bubby and Bean
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My name is Paige and I’m addicted to pillows. Pillows on the bed, pillows on the couch, pillows on my work chair–and now that we’re spending more time on the deck, pillows in the yard! What’s funny is that although it’s only June, I’ve seen some these marked down already. Seems a little premature, but I’m certainly not going to complain because if each pillow is less money, that means I can just buy more of them. (I am a hoarder.)

I do have to admit that our outdoor space is the area of the house that gets the least attention from me. It’s not intentional, I just get distracted by everything else that’s going on and the poor yard gets neglected. But! Since we’re extra happy to be out there now that the polar vortex is done bringing misery to everyone, I’ve been eyeballing some pillows to make the space a little more inviting. I found some bright colors and patterns to share with you, because I think the yard is the perfect place to get a little wild with your decor. You’re surrounded by plants and flowers when you’re outside, which are all pretty and blooming this time of year, so you might as well bring some of that pizzaz into your seating area.

I haven’t pulled the trigger on any of these yet, but I’m leaning hard toward numbers 2 and 5. What are your favorites? Do you already have some cute pillows outside? How do you like to jazz up your yard after a long, hellish winter? – Paige

Thank you Paige for sharing this gorgeous outdoor pillow round-up with us!  Paige is an Interior Designer (check out her biz, The Room Kit) and also blogs over at Little Nostalgia.  I’m thrilled to welcome her as our new Home Contributor!  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram

There are some exciting things happening here at Bubby and Bean.  We’re expanding and have lots of fun plans in the works.  Stay tuned for a post welcoming our new contributors and revealing more details in the coming weeks!

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Caring For a Pregnant Dog

Caring for a pregnant dog means you’ll need to start paying very close attention to her diet and activities and you’ll have only about two months to get her in the best condition possible in order to support a litter of puppies.

You won’t need to increase the quantity of food you feed her until the last few weeks before she gives birth. A lot of vets recommend that you switch a pregnant dog’s food to a puppy formula to help boost the nutrients she will need to provide for her growing puppies. You can also feed her a quality dog food that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates and grains. This will provide her needs as well as a puppy formula can.

It’s important that you don’t give her a calcium supplement for dogs. Humans are different, and pregnant women need to add folic acid and calcium to their vitamin supplements, but calcium supplements have a detrimental effect on dogs. A pregnant dog releases calcium naturally, so if you give her a calcium supplement you will affect the hormone that naturally releases calcium. This can cause a dangerous imbalance in her system after the puppies are born and begin nursing.

Around the third week of pregnancy she will begin to experience morning sickness and may not eat as much food during the week. Her appetite will usually return about a week later but if it lasts more than a couple weeks, contact your veterinarian.

You can take your dog for daily walks but be sure you don’t tire her out. When she’s about three weeks from delivering her puppies you should stop all exercise. Isolate her from other dogs at this time, including any other dogs in your home, and keep her isolated until the puppies are at least 3 weeks old.

Early in her pregnancy, and throughout it, you will need to check to be sure she does not contract parasites. Parasites can easily be passed from the mother to her puppies, and puppies are unable to handle the loss of blood caused by parasites. Anemia becomes a real danger for the puppies if they become infected with parasites.

Caring for a pregnant dog doesn’t require a great effort on your part. When she’s ready to deliver her puppies she usually can do it without your help. When her temperature drops below 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit you’ll know it’s close to delivery time. When she begins to have contractions she may seem restless and pace around the area you’ve set up for her to deliver. Even though a female dog is fully capable of delivering the pups on her own, you should monitor her throughout her delivery.

Once the puppies are born be sure to keep her whelping area clean at all times and free of puppy poop. She may not be very hungry for a few days and this is normal. Just be sure she has clean water at all times and some food if she gets hungry.

In a few weeks it’s time to enjoy those beautiful little creatures she’s given you!

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Sweet Summertime

Summertime Inspiration // Bubby and Bean
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I’m not going to waste your time going on and on about my love affair with summer.  My regular readers already know how much I adore it.  And if you’re a new reader, there’s no need to bore you.  But truth be told, summer officially begins in four short days, and I’ve been catching myself daydreaming about pretty much every wonderfully stereotypical summer moment in existence.  You know what I’m talking about: sunshine pouring down onto rivers filled with bathing suit clad friends on rafts, picnics with juicy peaches and watermelon and vibrant colors and lots of gingham, bare feet dancing in the dirt to late night music under starry skies, yellow bicycles and flower crowns and lemonade and ethereal lighting in all its glory.  And lots of images like those you see above, most of which can be found on my Summertime Pinterest board.  (Yep, just like with plants, I have a whole board devoted to my most beloved of seasons.)

If you’re a summer girl like I am, I hope that these images get you pumped for the best time of the year.  And if you’re one of those non-summer people (I promise I love you despite our differences), I hope they remind you that even in the greatest heat and most blinding of sun rays, there are some pretty incredible moments to be had in the sweet summertime.

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