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How sweet is this?! Lovely Murphy enjoying his newfie pieces from my Society6 Store. Thank you so much for sharing this xx

How sweet is this?! Lovely Murphy enjoying his newfie pieces from my Society6 Store. Thank you so much for sharing this xx

♡ Because I love my job, I don’t normally get that Monday feeling, but today was sooo long, and I had a trillion tiny jobs and chores to do, which ended up taking forever. I wanted to illustrate but I just haven’t had a second! It sounds like I’m complaining, but actually, today’s miracle is curling up at the end of the day and hanging out with my boy. He makes me feel better instantly.
♡ My dad is planning a visit in Feb! I’m super excited about it. I love playing tourist, especially in Cape Town.
♡ Floydie didn’t swim today, which meant bear hugs all day! He only needs you to sit in front of him, cross legged and he’ll pop his front paws up onto your shoulders and melt onto you for the snuggles. Because he’s so big now, he also likes to rest his chin on the top of my head and look down on me to kiss my nose. My snuggle bug.

♡ Because I love my job, I don’t normally get that Monday feeling, but today was sooo long, and I had a trillion tiny jobs and chores to do, which ended up taking forever. I wanted to illustrate but I just haven’t had a second! It sounds like I’m complaining, but actually, today’s miracle is curling up at the end of the day and hanging out with my boy. He makes me feel better instantly.

♡ My dad is planning a visit in Feb! I’m super excited about it. I love playing tourist, especially in Cape Town.

♡ Floydie didn’t swim today, which meant bear hugs all day! He only needs you to sit in front of him, cross legged and he’ll pop his front paws up onto your shoulders and melt onto you for the snuggles. Because he’s so big now, he also likes to rest his chin on the top of my head and look down on me to kiss my nose. My snuggle bug.

♥ Wish List ♥
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For my trip please Universe! xx

♥ Wish List ♥

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For my trip please Universe! xx

A little while ago, the incredibly lovely Erin asked me to illustrate an anniversary gift for her husband and I’ve been trying to hold out on sharing this until the big day, but since she caved and showed him, I think I should be ok! 
"We absolutely love it and thank the lovely and talented nandiappleby for so skillfully capturing us and our family. She’s a joy to work with!”
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A little while ago, the incredibly lovely Erin asked me to illustrate an anniversary gift for her husband and I’ve been trying to hold out on sharing this until the big day, but since she caved and showed him, I think I should be ok! 

"We absolutely love it and thank the lovely and talented nandiappleby for so skillfully capturing us and our family. She’s a joy to work with!”

Hire me for a commission by clicking here.

rougeshadowwolf said: Just one question, and then I’ll leave you alone. Do your dogs get attached to toys? Mine does, when a toy he loves “dies” we suffer over it for days.
Urm, honestly, not really the three I have right now. My first boy Rollie used to get very attached to his toys though and he’d be really upset about it when they went to toy heaven. I remember he had a ladybird soft toy for years and years and he kept looking for it afterwards. I also have a very distinct memory of my mom climbing into a skip to rescue the duvet Rollie chewed and sucked on (comfort blankey) when my dad decided it was time to be thrown out. He was quite partial to that :)
This image is of Rolls giving that umbrella a piece of his mind for getting too close to his blanket! 
The puppies both love toys, but they don’t really mind just playing with a piece of ribbon or a stick. Bentley is much more into his toys than they are, which always makes me giggle because he’s such a serious, grown up, big brother. He loves squeaky balls the best and he doesn’t really like the puppies to play with them. I’ve seen him run from the other side of the house to swoop in and take them away. But he hasn’t really mourned the loss of any of his toys, exactly. Of course, he’s responsible for the demise of so many toys too. The night of the 36 Teddy Bear Massacre springs to mind. I’m so glad he’s out grown that!
Perhaps it’s a single child thing? xx
P.S You’re always welcome to ask questions!

rougeshadowwolf said: Just one question, and then I’ll leave you alone. Do your dogs get attached to toys? Mine does, when a toy he loves “dies” we suffer over it for days.

Urm, honestly, not really the three I have right now. My first boy Rollie used to get very attached to his toys though and he’d be really upset about it when they went to toy heaven. I remember he had a ladybird soft toy for years and years and he kept looking for it afterwards. I also have a very distinct memory of my mom climbing into a skip to rescue the duvet Rollie chewed and sucked on (comfort blankey) when my dad decided it was time to be thrown out. He was quite partial to that :)

This image is of Rolls giving that umbrella a piece of his mind for getting too close to his blanket! 

The puppies both love toys, but they don’t really mind just playing with a piece of ribbon or a stick. Bentley is much more into his toys than they are, which always makes me giggle because he’s such a serious, grown up, big brother. He loves squeaky balls the best and he doesn’t really like the puppies to play with them. I’ve seen him run from the other side of the house to swoop in and take them away. But he hasn’t really mourned the loss of any of his toys, exactly. Of course, he’s responsible for the demise of so many toys too. The night of the 36 Teddy Bear Massacre springs to mind. I’m so glad he’s out grown that!

Perhaps it’s a single child thing? xx

P.S You’re always welcome to ask questions!

rougeshadowwolf said: It is amazing, and hard to believe really how quickly they grow, and they will continue to change at least mine has gone from a calm and shy puppy into one hyperactive “I Love Everyone ” pup. But all the best to you & your pups!

:) I would just assume that your puppy was a little nervous in the beginning and as he’s gotten more comfortable, he’s become more confident. You’re obviously doing something right xx

rougeshadowwolf said: And may you have many more awesome years Floyed & Isabelle! I still can’t believe my newfie is a year old or that I have him : )

Thank you very much :) It’s amazing how quickly they grow up. I’ve loved every single second of their puppyhood so far, but I do love that they’ve developed their own individual personalities and quirks now that they’re a bit older xx

Today Floydie & Isabelle turned one! Crazy how time flies when you’re having fun. I couldn’t ask for more lovely puppies. Here are some of the highlights of the celebrations - also Bee, left middle, claiming Mr Crocodile II for himself :) Happy birthday poops! xx

Today Floydie & Isabelle turned one! Crazy how time flies when you’re having fun. I couldn’t ask for more lovely puppies. Here are some of the highlights of the celebrations - also Bee, left middle, claiming Mr Crocodile II for himself :) Happy birthday poops! xx

Awkward:
1. I have the most ridiculous sleeping patterns right now. Because I’m on such a roll with my Christmas illustration promotion, and because I’m excited about my trip, even when I lie in bed I’m working it all out. Thankfully I have the most amazing boyfriend who does this super cute soothing me to sleep bit. I’m keeping him.
2. Every now and then I wake up with incurable bed head. Even with the use of the hair straightener, and lots of fussing, I’ve had a bit of a sideways thing going on. And only on my right side. Points for asymmetry?
3. So I’ve always been rather… busty, and for the most part, I’m totally fine with it. But then my boy’s mom asked about my shirt size (she’s determined to buy me presents for sending her HG goodies) and because he’s ridiculous, he told her my bra size to help her gauge what size to get! I try very hard not to walk into a room boobs first, but I feel like they may be more excited (maybe not the right word) to meet my chest than me at this point. As if I wasn’t nervous enough.
Awesome:
1. Tomorrow the puppies turn one! I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by, but I have loved every single second of getting to know them, falling in love, and of course, the copious squeezes, kisses and squishes. I love that even though they’re twins (or litter mates), they both have such different little personalities and quirks. What a couple of cuties.
2. When it rains, it pours. I’m so grateful for all the work coming in at the moment! Please last for ages and keep me super busy :) I love how inspired I am at the moment. It’s also super empowering knowing that I’m working towards something exciting, that I have so much freedom and that I’m making people smile. Yep, I love my job.
3.  Almost as much as I love my boyfriend. That dude. He’s amazing. Because I’m so busy at the moment, he’s been giving me plenty of space to do what I need to do, and whenever I feel overwhelmed, he calms me down and tells me how proud he is of me. I couldn’t ask for anyone more supportive or sweet. Between you and I, Internet, this is the guy I spend the rest of my life with. Just saying. Super casually. No pressure. Totes am.

Awkward:

1. I have the most ridiculous sleeping patterns right now. Because I’m on such a roll with my Christmas illustration promotion, and because I’m excited about my trip, even when I lie in bed I’m working it all out. Thankfully I have the most amazing boyfriend who does this super cute soothing me to sleep bit. I’m keeping him.

2. Every now and then I wake up with incurable bed head. Even with the use of the hair straightener, and lots of fussing, I’ve had a bit of a sideways thing going on. And only on my right side. Points for asymmetry?

3. So I’ve always been rather… busty, and for the most part, I’m totally fine with it. But then my boy’s mom asked about my shirt size (she’s determined to buy me presents for sending her HG goodies) and because he’s ridiculous, he told her my bra size to help her gauge what size to get! I try very hard not to walk into a room boobs first, but I feel like they may be more excited (maybe not the right word) to meet my chest than me at this point. As if I wasn’t nervous enough.

Awesome:

1. Tomorrow the puppies turn one! I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by, but I have loved every single second of getting to know them, falling in love, and of course, the copious squeezes, kisses and squishes. I love that even though they’re twins (or litter mates), they both have such different little personalities and quirks. What a couple of cuties.

2. When it rains, it pours. I’m so grateful for all the work coming in at the moment! Please last for ages and keep me super busy :) I love how inspired I am at the moment. It’s also super empowering knowing that I’m working towards something exciting, that I have so much freedom and that I’m making people smile. Yep, I love my job.

3.  Almost as much as I love my boyfriend. That dude. He’s amazing. Because I’m so busy at the moment, he’s been giving me plenty of space to do what I need to do, and whenever I feel overwhelmed, he calms me down and tells me how proud he is of me. I couldn’t ask for anyone more supportive or sweet. Between you and I, Internet, this is the guy I spend the rest of my life with. Just saying. Super casually. No pressure. Totes am.

♥ Wish List ♥
Instead of sleeping, I lie in bed and make lists in my head. Ok, so I’m going to need one of these.
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♥ Wish List ♥

Instead of sleeping, I lie in bed and make lists in my head. Ok, so I’m going to need one of these.

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I loved your newfie GIF, Tumblr needs more of them! :D

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Thank you :) It does! I just find them super time consuming! I should really quit sleeping xx