HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY SWEET VALENTINE
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There is an old English adage ‘you don’t know you’re born’ which means ‘you don’t know how lucky you are’ or ‘you don’t know how good you’ve got it’.
Little Miss Reese knows she was born. Not the actual day she arrived into the world two days before Valentine’s Day, ten years ago in a loveless puppy mill. Reese’s life began two years later – the day we brought her home to live with us. The day she became a part of our family.
Reese gives me this look; I swear it is an expression of love and gratitude for this life
We’re celebrating Reese’s TENTH birthday in style! These beautiful birthday
suits outfits were a gift from our friends at ROVER – The Pet Boutique.
I first discovered this company at the One Of A Kind show in Toronto. I was drawn like a magnet to the display of stylish, preppy designs and I was equally impressed by the quality of these pieces, including high-quality fabric selection and finishings, and the attention to detail that comes from hand-crafted items.
The Rover collection grew out of a love for pets, all things nautical, and a preppy spirit. We are a Toronto-based pet clothing studio, dedicated to crafting well made, beautifully designed products for dogs and cats. Our items are based on the timeless clothing we love to wear.
Don’t worry – these charming items are available to our friends internationally!
Reese would like to extend a party favour to all of our special guests! Go ahead, pick your party outfit and use discount code SADIEANDCO when you place your order. We’d love to see photos!
In addition to the luxury wardrobe available to our companions, consisting of coats, tailored shirts, pleated dresses, classic bandanas, dapper bow ties, formal wear, and a variety of collars, I am a fan of the ROVER company beliefs which include:
We believe that pets are a part of the family.
We believe in giving back and actively support pet charities.
We believe that pets deserve the same style and quality of clothing we expect for ourselves.
The past is the past and Reese does not dwell on the days when she was a neglected little mess of a dog. She certainly does appreciate being groomed and to look cute. Not so much the process (sorry Candice), but that feeling we get with a good haircut, a mani and a pedi. After a bath and a blow-dry, it was time to don our party apparel. I think you’ll agree, Reese looks stunning in her floral collar. Her brother looks quite handsome too, don’t you think?
And now, let’s light the candles. A birthday would not be the same without cake!
One of the first things we learned from Reese’s foster parents is that Reese loves cheese. These days, we keep her on a healthy diet. For the most part, Reese follows the same meal plan as her hyper-sensitive, allergy prone brother.
Today, however, is a very special celebration worthy of….
with CREAM CHEESE FROSTING (oh my!)
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 c brown rice flour
1/4 c oatmeal (we use gluten-free)
1/2 c plain yogurt
1/2 c water
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 tbsp honey
1 c grated cheddar cheese (the tangier, the better)
1 large apple, peeled, cored, sliced and finely diced (Henry loved it when I ‘accidentally’ dropped a few pieces to the floor)
Combine ingredients until smooth. I mix ahead and put in the fridge until cakes have cooled.
1-80z (227g) low fat cream cheese
2 tbsp plain yogurt
2 tbsp honey
Decorate as you like. I couldn’t resist these grain free pumpkin hearts for my valentines (awwww). I picked these up at bulk barn
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare muffin tins
Mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder and soda in mixing bowl
Blend wet ingredients and stir in cheese and apple until well blended
Spoon into muffin cups, filling each to about 3/4 full
Bake approximately 20 minutes
Let cupcakes cool before frosting
Candles for promotional purposes only – photos for Mama P’s keepsake album. Precautionary measures were in place to avoid injury(s).
My grandparents were married on Valentine’s Day – so very romantic. My husband and I don’t revere the occasion. He feels it is too commercialized and the price for a night of celebrating our love for each other is made more expensive on this day. That’s okay, Reese is worth a lifetime of cards, and chocolates, and flowers.
REESE IS THE BEST VALENTINE EVER!