Friday, August 24, 2012

Diggin’ It

Today I am going to start a new series. Because I am awesome at keeping up with a series (i.e. Blogging Basics and DSLR for Dummies).  Third times a charm, right?

Every Friday Nate, Ike, and I are going to share with you some of our favorite things. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite things from blogland plus girl stuff.  Nate will be sharing his favorites in photography, technology and boy stuff.  Ike will be sharing dog stuff.  (Duh.)

What’s the clever name of this series?  Diggin’ It with Dudette, Dude and the Dog. 

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(They let anyone blog these days, don’t they?  And don’t you love our senior portraits?  My husband (aka: the dude) is a saint.)

Let’s get this series started…



  • Kelly (View Along the Way) is a genius.  Check out her tutorial on how to make any lamp cordless.  Genius, I tell you.
  • I’m in love with Gabbi’s (Retro Ranch Reno) bench make-over.  I’m also in love with her cat. Yes, her cat.
  • Kate Spade sucked me in with her super mega secret sale.  The Belltown Quinn was too cute to pass up.  The dude asked if I ordered it and how much it cost. My response to both was “doesn’t matter.”


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  • HDR Efex Pro 2 is a great software program that allows greater dynamic range in photos.  I’ll be using this for interior photos when it’s bright outside.  Tutorial to come.
  • Fancy is a website/app that, to quote their site, “is part store, blog, magazine and wishlist. It's a place to discover great stuff, to curate a collection of things you love, to get updates on your favorite brands and stores and to share your discoveries.”  The dudette thinks it’s a lesser version of Pinterest but it has some unique items that are entertaining.



  • Ike is glad he isn’t the only bad dog out there.  We cuddled and laughed at all of the bad dogs over at Dog Shaming.

Did you enjoy Dudette, Dude and the Dog?  What are you loving this week?


  1. I like this series. I especially like your senior portraits. :-) I'm with you - Kelly's tutorial is complete genius!! I'm in the market for a new bag - looking for a cross body one though! Have a great weekend, Michelle!

  2. i love kelly's lamp, too! she is so smart.
    and i was dying over dogshaming the other day and running through all the things i could say about my dogs....
    "i like to sit on furniture when no one's home and then think i am so stealthy, though i leave tons of white fur behind"
    "i like to eat my own poop"
    "i once ate an entire package of raw chicken and didn't even get sick!"
    "i was comfortably sunbathing on the hill in the backyard, half asleep, when i just started to roll down the hill"

  3. I laughed so hard just now! The dog shaming tumblr is hysterical!!!!

  4. ahhh i love this series, i hope it sticks! and i, too, am in love with Gabbi's cat. Although that's not surprising since i love cats. But hers especially. It makes me laugh in every picture!

  5. This is fun! Also, I am very jealous of your Kate Spade find. I love her!

  6. Hahaha I love this. Please continue forever.

    Also? Heartily approve of the Kate Spade purchase.

  7. I hope you keep up with this series! love it! I'm kinda with Dudette that Fancy is a lesser version of Pinterest though, but my husband would probably like it because he could use it without feeling like he's using Pinterest.

  8. This is great! Love the different perspectives! Oh mah gah that Kate Spade! LURVE!

  9. I loved it! I kinda sorta try to do a "favorite things friday" series, but I've made it happen like 6 times. I'm good at stuff. The senior pictures are killer!!

  10. Lol! I am going to check out this naughty dog thing. I know I'll be able to relate! And I love that arrow shelf.

  11. Dude, I love it. We've tried to swing a favorites thing regularly before.. it's tough. Some weeks, nothing is my favorite! My favorite things tend not to change, so if I wrote a weekly post on this it would be the same thing for 50+ straight weeks.

  12. Seriously, I almost fell off my chair when I saw my bench. Thank you for making my Friday! :)

    PS-I love the series...and your pictures. ;)

  13. Sr portraits are so much fun!! Lol I discovered dog shaming this week too and it's tooo funny!!

  14. This series is going to be excellent! The lamp and foot stool are both amazing projects! Love those girls! :)

  15. The dog pic? HILARIOUS.

    Thanks for the lamp link my friend! <3 <3

    Also? Totally keep up this series. Don't let Dude or Dog talk you out of it. All 3 of you are committed for all time now.

  16. That lamp post is seriously killing me. I want to make all my lamps cordless now. Ryan is thrilled.

  17. Thank you so much for the dogshaming website. So funny!

  18. I love the Dog Shaming site and this series! Looking forward to future Diggin' It posts! :)


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