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5.06.2015

Meet Jake, our newest family member!


Yesterday I shared what’s been going on in my life and one announcement was the welcome of this lil’ guy!  Prepare for puppy picture overload!  We have a new member of the family!  This is Jake.  We rescued him one week ago from a wonderful rescue called The Fresca Fund in Fort Worth Texas.  Now you may wonder why we decided to adopt instead of buying a puppy and believe me the decision was hard!  We looked for months for a breeder of a Rhodesian ridgeback, but the prices seems astronomical!  Especially when thinking about how many pups are at rescues and shelters waiting in cages for their fur-ever homes!  So we searched Petfinder instead.


Jakey is a year and a half old, but spent most of his life in crate.  His original owners adopted him from an SPCA when he was a wee pup at 12 weeks old; they thought he was a boxer so they had his tail snipped.  He spent his puppyhood in a crate where he was kept all the time except for walks.  My heart breaks every time I think about that.  The owners realized they didn’t have time for him and surrendered him to The Fresca Fund, where he spent six months…





We have no idea how Jake spent so long at the rescue.  He has a lot of energy, but is the absolute sweetest.  When you first meet him and he warms up to you, he just lays his body right into your legs.  *swoon*  He loves going to the dog park but is content to just nap lazily by my side during the workday.  The worst thing we’ve seen him do is crawl up on bed uninvited!  He has taken over our house and hearts in a week.  And any dog who likes Jimmy Fallon as much as I do is a keeper in my book! 






Ps - how many dog beds is a normal amount?  Because I have a feeling this little guy is spoiled!


5.05.2015

Come find me!


Hey Y'all!  Lets play catch up!  I know I've been absent from Tattered to Taylored the last few months, but somethings have been going on.  The most exciting news on the blogging front is that I've started writing for TheSoutherndoe.com!  I've been a crazy fan of Southerndoe since the beginning and its been incredible seeing a company grow that is so dedicated to empowering strong, smart women who love the outdoors as much as I do.



I've written a few posts for Southerndoe so far and I'd be so grateful if y'all could pop over there to support this new venture I'm on!  Just yesterday I shared a tasty recipe on making your own Melonsicles.  It only requires three ingredients so go check it out!


With that said another reason I haven't been around as often is because we just adopted a furry friend! I'll be sharing our puppy adoption story tomorrow if you want to see more pictures of our newest family member!

PS - Are you a strong woman who loves the outdoors?  If so we want to hear your story at Southerndoe, so drop us a line by clicking on share your story!


2.18.2015

Announcement! We're Moving!


Last year around this time we were moving into our fabulous Dallas Urban Loft... remember this post!  Well after a year of living in a loft that has two walls that are solid windows... It looks cool, but isn't meant to be lived in.  Don't get me wrong, I loved our place, it was cool, and a little too "COOL" during the last two months, its impossible to keep heat in this place.  Even right now as I look at the blinds on my windows they're swinging from the draft.  The other thing about this place is that it never had a "cozy" vibe.  Perhaps its the cement floors and completely white walls that just don't make it feel like "home" with that that said we've decided to move.  Where to you ask?  Are we moving to another state!? Again!? We're moving...

down the street of course!  We absolutely love our neighborhood.  Deep Ellum is filled with shops, restaurants, street art, the best doughnut place in Dallas, AND all around friendly people.  So down the street we go!  We are sticking with our love of modern spaces and are moving into a big studio apartment.  I'm sure many of you are thinking... well where do you go when you want to get away from your spouse!  We have plans to build a wall from the wood we used in our bar, and truth be told, I have a weird habit of liking to sit on the rug in the bathroom with my laptop and watch a movie if I feel like I need a break... don't judge.  With that said here are some pictures of our new home!  (The first picture is the view from our roof deck!)


We still have one giant window which spreads light through our whole place and I'm in love with the columns on either side.


That bathtub... ginormous.   It feels like a spa bathtub, I am so excited to take my relaxing baths while watching Jimmy Fallon!  Yes, I do that, and you should too. 


Behind me you can see the bathroom entrance to the left, its a big sliding door.  I'm thinking or painting it with some chalkboard paint so add some color to the plentiful white walls. 


So. Many. Cabinets!  And so many ideas, I'd love to take that bar left cabinet door off and put our wine fridge in there, and of course you know I'm going to be adding lots of copper to our kitchen.  Something that really made us love this place though is the wood flooring.  Its the original wood flooring!  I can't wait to rub some coconut oil into the floor to really make the original warps stand out! 

XOXO Taylor





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