My Style // Coffee and Kimonos

My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean

Hey look, an outfit post! You guys may (or may not) have noticed that the ol’ ‘My Style‘ posts are few and far between these days. I haven’t given up on sharing my personal style in this space by any means, but the truth is, scheduling time for photo shoots of yourself when you have a baby is something I just can’t seem to get the hang of, even when my husband or friends are here to help. I always thought that if these posts fell to the wayside after Essley was born, it would be the result of me no longer wearing anything other than tees and leggings, or like, pajamas all day, or something.  But that’s not the case at all. I get dressed every single morning, I still love and care about fashion as much as I ever have, and I make a conscious effort not to let the fact that I’m a mother now get in the way of continuing to wear clothes that I love. It’s really just a matter of time and logistics. This blog is part of my full-time job, and I have to be practical about scheduling for workdays that include a lot of office work and in house projects. Lugging a camera and lenses and a teething baby to pretty locations (because sorry, the back of a townhouse just doesn’t make for a nice background) on days when the weather and lighting happen to agree, then standing in front of a camera trying pose without laughing (either at my own awkwardness or the hilariously loud screeching sounds coming from my child) can be a major ordeal. Add to that sorting through several dozen photos to find a handful where I don’t look like a complete fool, then cropping and editing, and, well, it’s just a lot of effort to showcase an outfit. I plan to continue to share style posts on occasion, but for the time being, they’ll probably only be a monthly thing.

My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean

And now that I’ve gotten that lengthy explanation out of the way, on to what I wore this day. We’d actually just spent the afternoon at a child’s birthday party, and we made an impromptu stop at our favorite forest preserve on the way to our dinner plans. I wasn’t planning on doing outfit pictures this day, but we had the camera with us so we decided to snap some shots, mainly because I’ve been meaning to share this gorgeous jewelry here for weeks now (more on than in a minute). And also, I love this outfit you guys. I’m going to be honest and just admit that I’ve worn this exact outfit twice a week (or more) for the last couple of months. It has become my go-to summer outfit and I’m already bummed that it’s going to be shoved in the back of my closet with the other warm weather duds any day now.

Each piece of this outfit is at the top of my list, if we’re breaking things down. Anyone who knows me would vouch for the fact that “I Need Coffee” is pretty much my motto, and I bought this tee (which is now sold out, boooo) straight off the rack without trying it on or even stopping to look at anything else on my way to the register. It’s my favorite shirt. I also love this kimono, more than I can put into words really. The current kimono trend is quite possibly the best trend of all time. Anything that combines major comfort, pretty prints, a boho vibe, and an oversized garment that covers all the areas I’d like to be covered these days is an automatic thumbs up in my book. The shorts aren’t much to discuss. They’re cut-off jeans. They’re comfortable. They fit well. The end.

My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean

I’ve mainly worn this outfit/uniform with moccasins this summer, but over the past week, I’ve been pulling out the boots. This particular pair of boots is one of my very favorite pairs of shoes in general, and I’m an especially big fan of the way they look paired with shorts. I snagged the hat last summer and have worn it more than all my other hats combined since. But I think my favorite accessory here is the absolutely stunning necklace that the lovely Jade over at Jade Stone Jewelry made for me. The combination of the triangle and quartz is so me and I wear it almost everyday. I also adore the spiral copper rings she made me, and wear them almost daily as well. She is an incredibly talented jewelry maker and also a really wonderful person. I love sporting her stuff.

My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
My Style: Coffee and Kimonos // Bubby and Bean
Boots: ℅ Minnetonka  //  Kimono: gift from my sister //  Shorts: Target  //  Tee: F21  //  Long Necklace: ℅ Jade Stone Jewelry  //  Essley Necklace:  Best Name Necklace  //  Copper Rings: ℅ Jade Stone Jewelry  //  Turquoise Ring: Picked up in Colorado 10+ years ago  //  Hat: Target  //  Watch: ℅ Watchco  //  Sunglasses: H&M  

So that’s that. My favorite summer outfit, finally shared with you all, right as we say goodbye to the season. (And a cameo appearance by Essley, who decided at the end that she wanted in on the action.)

If you have any suggestions of places to get heavier weight, more fall/winter-patterned kimonos (particularly ones I can wear with this coffee shirt until it’s hanging on me by a thread), please let me know!

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White Teeth & Bad Breath! (Oral Hygiene Routine)

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Socializing Your Golden Retriever


Socializing your Golden Retriever is very important. As you may already know, all dog breeds behave different in front of strangers, with some dogs choosing to ignore people altogether. They may choose to glance at someone, then go on to pay no attention to him. On the other hand, some dogs are the total opposite and love to meet everyone they can. These types of dogs love attention, and will take any attention they can get.

Some Golden Retrievers are happy with those they have come to know in their own family, or those they have selected to be friends. Others on the other hand, may feel comfortable just around those of the same sex. Most Golden’s like children, although there are a few rare cases in which certain types of Golden Retrievers like adults but not children. This is extremely rare, and is normally due to the way they were bred or raised.

When your puppy is between the ages of 8 weeks and 8 months, socializing him is extremely important. During this time, you should always do everything you can to ensure that your Golden Retriever meets other people. Although he may be shy at first and not have much interaction, he will eventually come around. You will need to be patient with him during these times, as he will need quite a bit of reassurance from you.

Your dog’s parents also contribute to socialization. If the parents of your Golden Retriever were good with people and other dogs, the gene could very well be passed on to your dog. On the other hand, if the parents were shy or aggressive dogs, those genes could be passed on as well. Pups inherit the traits of their parents ,which is why it is very important to make sure that the dogs being bred are compatible with each other – and share a passive temperament.

If your puppy was separated from his mother before he reached the age of seven weeks, he won’t learn many of the social signals taught to him by his mom and his siblings. Golden Retriever pups that are brought to a new home earlier than seven weeks will normally tend to end up nippy or aggressive around people. Although they may be aggressive towards people, they may be shy or fearful around other dogs, as they lack the social skills needed to be themselves.

Sometimes, if a puppy was injured or frightened during his early years, he can end up with a state of trauma. This type of thing leaves a huge scar in the mind of a puppy, making it very hard for him to get past it. Most Golden Retriever pups that have been injured or frightened by an individual never get past it. They may end up fearing humans in general, or being very aggressive towards them when they feel frightened. When you take your puppy home for the first time, you should always make him feel welcomed, and never let anyone or anything harm him.

To better socialize your Golden Retriever, you should always make sure that he gets plenty of interaction with other people and other dogs in his breed. This way, your Golden will learn how to socialize at any early age. When he gets older in life, he will carry these skills with him. Golden Retrievers that are sheltered or not given the proper amount of interaction will turn out shy towards people and other dogs. With your Golden being your companion for life – you should always ensure that he gets the socialization he needs.
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Harry, the French Bulldog

French bulldogs have to be one of the most adorable breeds.  Meet Harry, who is 9 months old and lives in Monaco.

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Oxnard All-on-4? Dental Implants Expert, World-Renowned Prosthodontic Speaker, Presenting in Canada this Weekend


OXNARD, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Oxnard dentist and international lecturer Dr. Saj Jivraj, founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., is presenting at the Spectrum Day Vancouver conference this weekend.

Dr. Jivraj, an expert in teeth restoration and replacement, will speak about All-on-4? dental implants in his presentation ?Clinical and Laboratory Aspects of Graft Less Solutions,? which he will deliver at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Empire Landmark Hotel & Conference Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

?The All-on-4? procedure allows dentists to give patients implants with no bone grafting,? Dr. Jivraj said. ?But this requires a lot of analysis and planning ahead of time on the doctor?s part. This analysis and planning is what I will speak about.?

For more information, go to spectrum-day.com/vancouver/Vancouver_2014.pdf.

Dr. Jivraj said he will be speaking to another group of dentists later that evening.

Dr. Jivraj and his dental partner, Dr. Mamaly Reshad, are both acclaimed international speakers on dental implants. They are recognized as experts on procedures such as All-on-4? dental implants and new smile in one day, putting them in high demand.

Dr. Jivraj has spoken in India numerous times this year, including as one of the main speakers at the Indian Society of Oral Implantologists conference in Mumbai. He is going back to India later this month for additional workshops.

Dr. Jivraj also spoke during the 29th annual meeting of the prestigious Academy of Osseointegration earlier this year.

Dr. Reshad has spoken to both the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists in London and the French Dental Association in Paris since November, and has been invited to speak in Spain later this year. He is speaking to the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP) annual Scientific Meeting in Montreal this week.

Both Dr. Reshad and Dr. Jivraj have been invited to speak at the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry meeting in February 2015.

Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are trained in advanced techniques in aesthetics and implant and cosmetic dentistry. They are former chairmen of the University of Southern California?s School of Dentistry?s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section.

Dr. Reshad, who also has a practice in London, England, has written for numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics and aesthetics, and implant dentistry. He is on the editorial board of the highly prestigious Journal of Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry; is an honorary clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute; and is on the faculty of the Global Institute for Dental Education.

Dr. Jivraj co-wrote the textbook ?Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,? which is used worldwide. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry; is associate clinical editor for Dental Teamwork magazine; and is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Jivraj is on the faculty at the USC School of Dentistry as an associate clinical professor; is a clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London; and is on the board of directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has been offering quality dental care treatments since 1996. The team specializes in implant, prosthodontic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. It also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.

The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., respectively.

The Oxnard location, at 2821 North Ventura Road, Bldg H, has 3,600 square feet encompassing six treatment rooms, a fully in-house dental lab and a state-of-the-art teaching center, according to Anacapa Dental Art Institute founder Dr. Saj Jivraj.

The on-site teaching center includes a high-tech suite where other dentists can observe patient treatments. Courses have been arranged for dentists from Japan, China, India and South America.

The Woodland Hills dental office, at 6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, No. 513, is 1,500 square feet and it features an in-house dental lab catering to patients in and around Los Angeles.

The Anacapa Dental Art Institute?s staff of 11 includes the two prosthodontists, a root canal specialist, a general dentist, two hygienists, three dental assistants and two receptionists.

The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures:

? All-on-4? dental implants

? All on Six (All on 6) dental implants

? Mini dental implants

? New smile in a day

? Teeth in an Hour

? Full mouth reconstruction

? Teeth whitening

? Invisalign teeth straightening

? Sedation dentistry

? Cosmetic dentures (?facelift?)

Those looking for Ventura affordable cosmetic dentistry or the cost of All-on-4? dental implants can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at dentalimplantsventura.com or call the Oxnard office at (805) 604-5811 or the Woodland Hills office at (818) 839-7419.







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Half-time

Just like the Super Bowl half time is all about the sponsors so I wanted to take a few to thank all of ours who have help make this journey possible.

TAGG the GPS Pet Tracker

TAGG has saved our fuzzybutts on more than one occasion.  The best example of this was when I walked highway 20 from Corvallis to Newport OR solo.  I took one of the trackers in case of an emergency and on the very first day I ran into a bit of a crisis. We had made water drops along the 50 mile stretch and my supply was down to less than half a liter.  As I neared the first drop I saw a man in a John Deere mower cutting the grass on the highway shoulder.

I sprinted up to him and asked if he found 2 jugs of water in the area he recently cut and he said he had and that one of them may have escaped the blade of the mower.  It didn’t.  The temp in wilamette valley was already soaring up to the 90s and the next drop was down the road another 10 miles so i was in a bit of a pickle.

Ginger was able to tag me and then find a nearby store using Yelp.  TAGG – not only great for your dog but Yer Big Dog too!  I’ve gotten to know the trackers intimately and the folks behind them and I can’t say enough about them. The fuzzybutts will be wearing them even after this walk.  

 When you purchase the trackers at their website and sign up for the service, enter the promo code 2Dogs they’re generously offering a 10% discount and donate $ 25 to the Puppy Up Foundation. Also you can track Indy and me as we walk the west coast at www.2dogsagainstcancer.com It’s been a little confusing because we’re staying with more host families and sometimes we’re tagged after we’ve been picked up and off the road.

We’d also like to thank our other walk sponsors: Hollywood Feed for providing the dog food for the walk.   P2 Collars and Toki Poki for the awesome corded collars and leashes.  Everlasting Memories for the beautiful infinity ring that holds Murphy’s ashes. Orijen for providing the 6 Fish food for Hudson.

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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The Puppy Store Helps Pet Owners Care for Aging Dogs

Merrick, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014

In honor of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, The Puppy Store is helping you care for your old furry friend by offering tips on caring for aging dogs. When dogs grow older, they tend to rely on their owners more. Because of this, dog owners need to realize the dog?s needs and know how to care for them.

As dogs age, their needs change. They will not want to spend as much time playing fetch or walking outside as much as they used to. Because of this, pet owners should consider altering the dog?s diet. Because they are not exercising as much, the dog does not need as many calories as they used to. Veterinarians can recommend a geriatric diet to ensure that the dog receives all the necessary vitamins and nutrients it needs.

Dog owners should always make sure water is readily accessible for their aging dog. This is because older dogs are at a greater risk of dehydration. Older dogs are not able to move around the house as much or as quickly as they used to, so it?s important to make sure water is place in a convenient spot for them. Owners may even consider placing several water bowls throughout the house.

Owners should be aware and check their dogs regularly for any abnormalities, such as lumps or tumors. One way to do this is through regular grooming. Any abnormalities that are found should be brought to the attention of the veterinarian immediately.

Dental care should also be made a priority for aging dogs. Keeping dogs? teeth clean and tartar-free will help prevent the development of medical problems like heart disease, which can sometimes be a byproduct of tooth decay.

As dogs age, they may develop arthritis which can make it difficult for them to move around. Dog owners should be prepared to help their dogs by picking them up and carrying them around the house, up the stairs or out of bed.

It can be difficult for owners to accept the aging process of their dogs, but it is important for them to take the steps to make sure their dog is comfortable throughout his golden years. To learn more, contact The Puppy Store by calling 516-415-2909 or visiting their website at http://www.thepuppystoresale.com/.

About the store:

The Puppy Store has been committed to providing healthy, adorable and happy puppies for families for more than 20 years. The Puppy Store offers the most diverse and extensive selection of puppies on Long Island, along with everything families will need to welcome the little joy home. With a friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and puppies galore; The Puppy Store will meet all of a dog lover?s needs. For those looking to buy puppies in Long Island, their store offers a variety of puppies for sale. They have both small and large pure breeds and designer puppies to choose from. From puppies for sale to dog grooming and doggie daycare, The Puppy Store does it all.







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Who do you remember?

I remember this about September 11, 2001: I felt very lonely.

It was my senior year of veterinary school. My husband, who had only been my husband for about 2 months, was far away in San Diego. My mother was the one who called me, waking me up to tell me to turn on the news. She was alone too, as my father was on a rare business trip in Texas, one he ended up having to drive home from. We held the phones to our ears together until there was nothing more to do, so I said, well, I guess I ought to go to school.

I was doing a rotation in a lab that week, spending my day alone in a dark basement underneath the medical school looking at slides. Every few minutes I’d wander upstairs where I could get radio reception, and the other lab denizens would join me for a few minutes before we retreated back down to our holes.

Later that afternoon, after I returned home, there was a knock on the door. It was two nicely dressed missionaries. “How are you?” they asked.

“Not so great,” I said.

“Why?” they asked, genuinely concerned. “Do you want to talk about it?”

“Do you have any idea what’s going on?” I asked. They shook their heads in confusion. I shut the door.

Behind me, Nuke gently pressed his head into my hip. I had adopted him the year before, thanks to my friend Dan. “I want a dog,” I had said. “A Golden, maybe, or a pug.”

“I have just the dog!” he said, before referring me to the radiology department and the 10 year old coonhound who had been getting irradiated on a weekly basis as the vet students learned how to take films.

“He’s not housebroken and doesn’t know what outside is, so he’s a little addled. If it doesn’t work out, it’s ok,” said the tech. “They were going to euthanize him so I figured, I’d give it a shot.” No pressure.

He was a little addled. He was the dumbest dog I’ve ever had. He was neurotic and howled if he was outside for more than 2 minutes because he was scared of open spaces. He refused to learn ‘sit’. I loved him.

nuke

In those long and sad days after September 11, he was my greatest comfort. He died of cancer shortly after I graduated the following year. I miss him.

This Sunday marks National Pet Memorial Day. I hope you’ll join me in thinking of those we lost, or sharing a memory below. They leave this earth but they never leave our hearts.

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Anesthesia Free Pet Teeth Cleaning

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Color Love // Cypress

Pantone Cypress // Bubby and Bean
1. Los Feliz Pant, Aritzia  //  2. Large A Satchel, Saturday  //  3. Caden Bootie, Alice + Olive  //  4. Outbound Jacket, Madewell  //  5. SLN512 Sunnies, Lavin  //  6. Set of 4 Leather Bracelets, Justlena  //  7. Slingsafe Backpack, Zappos  //  8. Fall in Line Nail Polish, Essie  //  9. Vierzon Boot, La Chameau

It’s no secret that I cling on to summer’s end with my finger tips. You won’t hear talk of wooly sweaters or ‘crisp leaves’ or pumpkin anything (don’t even get me started on pumpkin flavored coffee drinks) from me until September 23rd. Period. My deep rooted love for the sunshine season, however, doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate fall colors – even before fall officially begins. As much as I adore summertime’s cheery shades (I’ll love you forever, yellow), I do have a fondness for autumn’s more muted tones as well. And this year, I’ve especially got my eye on earthy greens like Pantone’s Cypress (one of their official colors for this season). This gorgeous shade of dusty green is simultaneously rich and subtle, and looks great on so many different skin tones. So for this edition of Color Love, I’m sharing some of my favorite Cypress-shaded items that I’ve come across lately.

What are your thoughts on Cypress for fall?  What is your favorite autumn color?

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