I’ve been into the ceramics trend lately and even started exploring studios in my area to learn more about using a kiln and the process behind making pottery. Then I came across this simple DIY with oven baked clay that doesn’t require a kiln or anything you can’t buy from the craft store. Bingo. Just an oven, some clay and get this…black pepper. Yep. It was really simple to make and a fun way to spend a Sunday morning. I love how they turned out and now it has me wanting to make other things using oven baked clay. Continue reading…
This weekend breezed by. The weather was in the seventies and the sun felt so good. On Friday Trey and I met up after work and had some good mediterranean food at an outdoor table down the street. Then we caught up with some friends by walking to a house party later that night. Saturday we were lazy and spent most of the day recovering from the night before and watching basketball. On Sunday we spent some time with friends at the lake, then I worked on a fun little DIY project to post later this week. The weekend ended with some me time, complete with good smelling bath bombs and candles, a magazine and the latest episode of Girls. Then just a fast as the weekend got here, it was gone.
Hey Monday, hey.
What are your plans for this weekend? Tonight we’re going to a friend’s Pi(e) party because it’s 3/13 and that’s just a day away from 3/14 and in math, Pi is 3.14 (rounded). Then, I don’t know what else we’re up to this weekend. Maybe watch a movie and make out a little, eat some eggs. Who knows, the world is ours. Hope yours is exactly what you need.
Have a rad weekend.
And a book to use them in
The Himalayas, from 20,000 feet
Been listenin’ to this all week
Did you know the word ‘Fart‘ means speed in Norwegian? (you’re welcome)
The Bollywood Workout
A new island has formed in the South Pacific ocean and it’s kinda cute
Above photo found here.
Name/Occupation Kayla, Art Director + Graphic Designer @awilderkind
Dogs name/Age/Breed: Loki is an almost-11-month-old mutt. We think he’s a dachshund, plus maybe a pomeranian and/or chihuahua, plus maybe something else…?
What made you decide to get a dog? My boyfriend and I grew up with dogs, love dogs, and wanted to give a homeless dog a family. Plus I work at home, so I wanted a companion for myself during the day and a hiking buddy for all the dog-friendly trails near our house.
Tell me about the first time you met your dog. We first saw Loki on Petfinder. We had a few dogs bookmarked but just kept coming back to that foxy-looking puppy…we couldn’t stop thinking about him. But he came from a rescue org. a few hours away from where we live, and we couldn’t make it there until the next week. We actually had to put him on “hold” so they wouldn’t take him to their big adoption event before we got there. So we committed to adopting him before we met him — which is a little crazy! Luckily when we met him in real life, he was so sweet and our instincts were right.
What’s the last thing your dog did that made you laugh? Loki makes us laugh literally every day. He’s very communicative. Around his dinner time, I’m usually still at my desk. I’ll feel a little paw tap-tap-tap on my knee and then I’ll look down to see his eyes looking up at me. He’s not pushy, it’s like he’s just saying “Pardon me, I’m ready for my dinner.” Then when I ask him if he’s hungry, he does this crazy excited little dance. Same thing when I ask him to go outside with me and feed our bunnies. He really quickly figured out how things work around here and knows our routine.
Does your dog have a nickname? If so, how did they get it? Well it’s a little embarrassing haha but most of the time I call him “BB” or “Lil’ B”. Sometimes I’ll call him “Nugget” or “Nugget BB”. There’s not really a story behind those, they just happened and stuck.
Are you anything like your dog? Both of us love the outdoors, peanut butter, and sleeping in.
What does being a “dog person” mean to you? To me, being a dog person means that you truly care about dogs’ well-being and your dog is part of your family. Of course Loki misbehaves sometimes, but we’re not about punishing him and scaring him. We’ve always tried to understand why he would do things and build a communication bridge with him. Our goal wasn’t just good behavior, but a good mental state for him — which ended up leading to good behavior. There are some people who think of dogs as accessories, as disposable, or even just as all being the same. A dog person will get to know their dog as an individual, and furthermore realizes that all dogs are individuals with their own needs, who all have worth, and who are never disposable.
I’ve debated writing a post like this because it’s different than my normal vibe. When I started this blog, I knew I wanted to share my life with other people, but I also knew I needed a place where I could write for me. Continue reading…
This recipe is quick and easy. Just 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. And, bonus points – it makes your house smell like a tropical smoothie. Continue reading…
This weekend we slept in late like a bunch of bears then took the dogs to a dog park about 30 minutes east of us. It was Keep’s first time at a dog park and she loved it. Her herding instinct kicked in and she was chasing all the big dogs down. She didn’t care about the ball or frisbee, she’d rather herd that Bernese mountain dog over there. Go on then, girl. When we came home I made Keep and Jack stop and take a photo since they were all happy. I think it looks like they are doing the prom pose. Sunday we went to the Berkeley flea market and found some cool stuff including some wooden hands, indigo mudcloth and a bolga basket. Then we made brunch and finished up working on Wildlandia’s new design so we could debut it today! I hope you like it. Trey is a talented Software Engineer / Web Designer and hopefully the new look he cooked up will allow you to navigate easier within the site and be able to locate popular posts you may have missed, etc.
…Alright Monday, here we come.
Keeper is growing like a shoot of bamboo. She knows a trick now that I can’t wait to share. Hint hint – it’s one we’re VERY familiar with. But first I have to chase her down and capture it on video. She’s like a lightening bolt of energy mixed with sugary sweetness. She’s made friends with every dog person in the neighborhood. Just the best. This morning she woke us up by jumping in the bed covered in tape from a lint roller she had gotten her paws onto. It’s hard to be mad when you’re laughing.
In the meantime, have a rad weekend.
Say what you wanna say
Joanna Goddard’s cute Brooklyn apartment
All the rage right now
I can’t stop watching him.
Love this new Spring line
Above photo of Leslie Fiest found here.
Leisure reading, morning matcha and Jenny Pennywood towels / 2. Cactus I saw on a walk / 3. Sleep, she ain’t havin’ it. / 4. Smells like sandalwood / 5. Indigo house, volvo / 6. Mila cat, tulips, ranunculus (because they look like wild flowers) / 7. Coffee at Blue Bottle / 8. Panda pillow, panda dog / 9. Vintage red bug spotted / 10. Morning face / 11. Dawgs 4 lyfe / 12. Farty Jack
Jack tried out his spiffy new custom-made trail pack from Groundbird Gear on our last hike. He was psyched (exhibit A: the first photo up there ^ ) and looked like a smiley cub scout the whole time. Groundbird Gear is a small company based out of Baltimore, Maryland that specializes in lightweight, durable packs made custom to fit your dog. Owner Marie works closely with you to create a unique one-of-a-kind pack that is perfectly tailored to your dog’s body individually. The process was easy and fun, from choosing the design and colors, to submitting measurements, seeing mock ups and finally unwrapping the finished product. We’ve had packs before that we bought off the rack and they never really fit Jack correctly (he’s got a mutt bod, we say he looks like an eggplant). These packs are a great alternative to those mass-produced ones. The roll-down pockets on each side are roomy and can adjust to carry as much or as little as you need. This is especially useful as Jack likes to have multiple balls with him at all times (teenagers). We’re really happy with his new trail pack and will continue to use it on our future hikes and camping trips. You can get your own custom trail pack right here just in time for Spring.