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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ella's Fourth Birthday

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Our Miss Ella turned four on Sunday and it was quite the celebration! With a flower crown, ball pit, and a birthday cake, this little lady had a dog birthday for the books. She even got to spend the weekend with her {birth} mother. More on that below :)

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^^Chloe sporting Ella's flower crown and a sign that says she is the MOM! ^^

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Flower Crown Tutorial:
1 grapevine wreath
Flowers of your choice
Greenery of your choice {I used boxwood}
Ribbon
Hot glue gun

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Begin by wrapping the ribbon around the wreath to give the flowers a base. Leave a little excess ribbon after wrapping it around to tie a bow once the flowers are added.

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Using a hot glue gun, add the greenery around the wreath.

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^^ A flower crown for the birthday girl!^^

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Add the flowers around the greenery to fill in the wreath. Tie the remaining ribbon into a bow. Allow the wreath to dry completely before using.

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^^ Fun in the ball pit. I think she was a little confused!!^^

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^^Birthday cake is always a good idea :) Ella approves!^^

For those of you who are new around here, I would like to introduce our {now} four year old Maltese/Yorkie mix, Ella Mae! This 15 pound ball of fluff has been a part of our lives since she was a little over 2 months old and it's been the best {almost} four years of our lives. A fun, little background story about Ella: we originally found out about Ella because my cousin and his wife have Ella's older sister, Maui, from a previous litter. My husband and I {well, pretty much just me!} were thinking about getting a dog and when we met Maui, we loved her spunky personality and knew if there was another litter of puppies, we were definitely interested. When we found out Chloe, Ella and Maui's mother, was having another litter, we were so excited to meet Maui's "little" sister. We met Ella for the first time when she was just a few weeks old, and I think it was at this moment Ella had us both wrapped around her paw. As it turns out, a few years ago, my aunt and uncle adopted Chloe and she was reunited with her daughters -- at least for family get-togethers :) And although Chloe and Ella look a lot alike, they have completely different personalities! We often wonder if they realize they are mother and daughter...Ella does surprisingly allow Chloe to eat her food, which is extremely rare given Ella's very possessive and territorial demeanor around food! Maybe she does know it's her mom! Needless to say, it's quite the family affair :)

There is no denying Ella is one spoiled pup. Since we don't have kids yet, Ella is our baby, and let me tell you, she knows it too! I'm sure people think we are crazy and Ella most definitely doesn't think she is a dog, but we are ok with it. Not only is Ella probably one of the more spoiled dogs in the world, she is the most lovable, smartest, mischievous and cutest pup around. Most people say that their dog is their best friend, but, speaking for both my husband and I, she really is. Ella goes everywhere with us and if she's not on my lap while my husband is driving, she loves riding shotgun in her leopard safety seat. In a few weekends, we are taking her on a long weekend trip to one of her favorite places: the beach. The way in which her eyes light up when she sees sand makes all three of us so happy that we have made this an annual birthday trip. I know, so spoiled, right?!

Ella is one special and spoiled pup and we wouldn't change it for the world. We love celebrating her birthday each year and it was so fun for her mother to be there for it this year. Who would have ever thought they would be reunited and celebrating Ella's birthday four years later!

Happy Birthday to this sweet pup, we are so lucky that you are ours! 

17 comments:

  1. I LOVE Ella Mae, reminds me so much of our Daisy! We do the exact same things, and I always get her this lil doggie bday cake from the town dog bakery. You are not crazy, she is your baby and pups deserve to be spoiled too..now I need to show this to Daisy because she is going to want a floral crown..I LOVE IT!!!

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  2. Happy birthday sweet Chloe! I had to pin these pictures, she's just too cute!

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  3. Awww such a cute pup!! Happy birthday to miss Ella!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. oh my goodness i want to hug and love on her!! she's a cutie. i'm partial to morkies, as you know! ;) happy birthday, sweet girl!

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  5. what a great way to celebrate her birthday, how adorable is that crown?! Fur babies are the best!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. Oh my, I want to steal Miss Ella. She is so adorable. Happy Birthday Ella.

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  7. My gosh, give her some extra loving from me...I want to squeeze her! She is the absolute cutest! And I love how much you guys love and spoil her! We do the same for our fur babies, we don't have kids yet either, so our Charlie is our baby! So sweet! I hope she has a great time at the beach!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  8. Awww, so sweet! Happy 4th to Ella!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  9. AWWW your dog is adorable! Great celebration for her. Happy b-day to Ella!

    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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  10. she is so adorable! happiest birthday you little marshmallow :)

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  11. So sweet! :)
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  12. Adorable! Happy Birthday to your pup, loving all these sweet doggy ideas <3
    Green Fashionista

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  13. ohh! so sweet!
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  14. Oh my goodness! What a cutie! Happy birthday to Ella! Love the flower crown you made her!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  15. Happy birthday Ella!! I just love, love that first picture. The crown is so fun and cute!

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  16. Happy birthday to sweet Ella! The flower crown you made is so adorable and it's perfect that she had her own cake!

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