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1. Health and Happiness
5. Be True To Yourself
So today I'm off to Reading to brave the shops (for the first time in years!!) and try to grab some sale bargains but I though I would share with you my ASOS haul that I got online in the sale yesterday.
In total I spent £56 which I think is pretty good considering I got 4 items including some winter boots.
I've been after some winter boots for ages. I only I have one brown wedged pair and wear them every day so I've been looking for some black ones to alternate. I also desperately needed some new day dresses as I usually wear a dress and leggings on a normal day and most of my dresses are either now too big or are too summery. Here's what I picked...
Total saving of £129.50!
Hopefully I'll nab some more bargains in town today. Happy shopping!
I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas. I was lucky enough to have 2 Christmas Days this year as I celebrated once with my own family and once with my partners family so I feel well and truly spoilt.
I thought I'd share with you some fun pictures from the last few days. As you can tell, Christmas for me is mostly about stuffing my face full of food that I shouldn't be eating!
On behalf of everyone here at Poodles and Pompadours we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have had a relaxing a enjoyable few days filled with lots of love and laughter.
I would like to take this opportunity to send out a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our customers, friends and family who have supported us this year. We have achieved so much in such a short time of being open and we couldn't have done any of it without you.
Some of our achievements in the 11 short months that we have been open include winning 3 small business awards, completing our Crowdfunder project and enrolling on our first dog grooming course. We have gained a stockist in Windsor, expanded our product ranges, attended our first events as a business and won a Vodafone 4G small business competition to name but a few things.
Wow! What a lot of things! I don't know how we even managed to fit them all in.
To redeem your discount just enter CHRIMBO13 at the checkout at www.poodlesandpompadours.com
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Onwards and upwards!
1. Christmas Hamper from Doggielicious - £49.90
2. Wizard of Oz Swarovski Dog Collar from UrbanPup - £34.95
3. Hand knitted Moustache Jumper from Willie Ratbag - £32.00
4. Union Jack Harness from Mutts and Hounds - £42.00
5. Deluxe Christmas Gift Set from Poodles and Pompadours - £50.00
1. Personalised Christmas Treat Box from Alpha and Ruby's - £12.50
2. Herbal Dog Tea from Woof and Brew - £3.99
3. Mucky Pup Nose and Paw Balm from Pet's Pyjamas - £5.95
4. Monthly Pet Subscription Box from Poochpack - £24.95
5. Handmade Christmas Neckerchief from Poodles and Pompadours - £12.00
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Here are my 22 Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers. Information of how and where to buy these products can be found by clicking on the linked item number below.
As you will see, I have also included one final item in my Christmas Gift Guide for Dog Lovers that is not from notonthehighstreet.com.
These custom pet portraits are by the wonderful illustrator and textil artist Jo Chambers.
Jo is a British artist based in Bath and her gorgeous pet portraits have been on the top of my wish list for some time now.
To see more of Jo's artwork you can visit the Studio Legohead Facebook Page.
Hayley xP.S incase you're wondering about the slippers - they are for keeping your feet toasty warm after a long, cold and probably wet dog walk.
Our first Christmas event! How exciting.
I'll be having a stall at Holyport School for their Christmas Shopping Evening on Thursday November 21st 2013.
I'll be sharing my stall with my mum who will be selling her handmade jewellery for the first time ever!
Pop down for some festive fun and nibbles. See you there!
CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DATES:
As Christmas is our busiest time of year, and all of our products are handmade to order, please allow 3 - 5 days after placing your order for your items to be handmade and dispatched.
Last Day You Can Order for Christmas Delivery: Monday 16 December.
Orders placed on this date will be posted on: Friday 20 December before midday.
Last Day You Can Order for Christmas Delivery: Monday 9 December.Orders placed on this date will be posted on: Friday 13 December before midday.
*All UK orders will be sent via Royal Mail Recorded Delivery and tracking information can be provided on request.
*All International Orders will be sent via Royal Mail International Air Mail.
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Whilst I love animals of all shapes and sizes, I have realised that my blog is a bit of a dog Fest. Luckily for you cat lovers, we have a new regular guest blogger, my best friend of 20 years, Cat Clark. She'll be blogging about her life with her two cute kitties, Louie and Marie and their adventures together.
Be nice to her, this is her first ever blog post :)
Black and White Cats
Having worked around YouTube the past couple of years it has come apparent to me that the world is obsessed with cats. The internet is abundant with cat videos and photos whether itbe a cat dressed as a shark sat on a vacuum cleaner or the grumpiest looking cat in the world. As a person with a huge affection for cats I love it.
I often get hilarious snaps of the two of them and have finally decided it is time to share them with you. As I do not have a blog my best friend Hayley said I could use Poodle and Pompadours to showcase these photos. I would therefore I would like to introduce you to Louie and Marie. (L&M for short)
Louie and Marie were born on 12th February 2012. They are the result of their mother’s owner not being spayed. I must add that whilst I am eternally grateful for them I believe it is extremely important to get a female cat spayed when they have access to the outside world.
I was originally looking for one kitten from Battersea Cats and Dogs but then my friend told me about someone he knew with kittens they needed to rehome. Surprisingly they were only two in this litter and so when I went to visit them I couldn't bear to separate them.
|Marie didn’t quite get the hang of sleeping in the bed.|
I have had cats before but nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to live with -two hyper active, arm scratching, leg climbing, 4am meowing, poopy, hungry kittens.
It took a couple of weeks to get used to the madness but I fell in love with them the moment I met them... Maybe slightly longer for my boyfriend.
|Twins. Louie is on the left. He as a white pantaloon on his right back leg and I white blotch on his lip. Apart from that it is pretty hard to tell them apart.|
Marie and Louie are now a year and a half years and whilst they can’t fit under the kitchen cabinets any more or climb out a window open just a centimetre they still are both endearing and amusing. I am so glad I have the two of them because some of their best times are when they interact with each other. I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I love spending my life with them.