Monday Listicles

I don’t know about you, but I am starting to feel autumn rolling in.

The weather has been warm and summer like, but leaves are starting to fall and trees are changing their colors. I think I like autumn best. It used to be winter for me, but there is something so dreamy about this time of the year I am converting as I get older. I think my camera will like it too.

Speaking of my photos I wanted to let you know my prints arrived last week and I decided to share one with you. I will publish the giveaway on Friday, but I just wanted all of you to know it is mostly just my way of saying thank you for being supportive and encouraging in the past few months helping me believe I can be a photographer. So if you would like to have something fun on your wall (or a birthday present for your husbands 50th) pencil Friday into your calender and come around to enter the giveaway sponsored by Stasha B Photography ( how cool is that, talking about my own self as a company?!).

Next week is Bits Of Bee’s turn to call a topic. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find her blog in the link up and read what she would like us to write about. To help you out a little: she lives not far north of me, has super cute kids and a great sense of humor. Also mad skills that will come in handy if she becomes a policewoman soon. OK, one more. Next to her link up will be the neatest photo of her pretty face. I pretty much did all the work for you tonight. You are welcome.

So last chance to talk summer! I decided to let my dog share with you his. It is true this one had no dog days of summer but it sure was a summer of my dog. Let’s see what your was like!

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!

If my dog could talk I am sure this would be:


1. Hanging on the beach

2. Hanging with my buddies



Giant and Dancer

Three Amigos

3. Attending a parade

4. Playing soccer

5. Swimming

6. Never leaving Little J’s sight

7. Posing a bit

8 . Walking a lot

And for all that I deserved to

9. Nap often

10. Sleep even more

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  1. [email protected] Wants This September 25, 2011 at 19:06 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    Oh a dog’s life, how wonderful!! Love Big M. I want to hug him! The parade picture – it looks like someone’s riding him!
    [email protected] Wants This recently posted..Standing Taller

    • Stasha September 25, 2011 at 21:40 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Think my husband is holding him. Or some random stranger, happens a lot. You know, first they ask if they can pet him, next thing you know everybody is all over him, snapping pictures with their iPhones. My dog understands young Beiber, for sure.

  2. Kiddothings September 25, 2011 at 19:12 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    He is one adorable giant dog. I feel like scratching his tummy in that rolled over one. That’s what my mom’s dog does when he wants a good tummy scratch.
    Looks like Big M had a great summer! :)
    Congrats again on your new company!
    Kiddothings recently posted..The Ventriloquist Mom

    • Stasha September 25, 2011 at 21:38 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      My dog is so matted up I don’t think I could ever reach his belly 😉 Thank you my friend, it was love like yours that made me sum up the courage.

  3. Runnermom-jen September 25, 2011 at 19:36 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    I’m so excited you can call yourself a company!!!
    Your big dog looks very happy in all of those pictures. Well, content at least, I’m not sure how happy a dog can actually look! 😉
    Love your photos as usual.
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..I Miss Summer

    • Stasha September 25, 2011 at 21:36 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I like that Jen. You are right, dogs are dogs, no telling what they think. But I do think he is a cheerful kinda guy. Thank you, I am super excited to be a wanna be entrepreneur. Lucky for me, I don’t have to work, so it doesn’t really matter if I ever get a customer. Thank you, Husband :)

  4. Rach (DonutsMama) September 25, 2011 at 19:42 #

    Looks like your dog had an awesome summer!
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..We Eat Books

    • Stasha September 25, 2011 at 21:32 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know, he is snoring at my feet as I type. He has a great life, but he does make our better too! Will you share donut’s summer with us?

  5. Bits of Bee September 25, 2011 at 20:05 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    How can anyone not LOVE dog photos – lovely! Thanks so much for the writeup and the warm intro to my listicle choice. Looking forward to seeing how many bloggers take a try at my list pick for next week!
    Bits of Bee recently posted..Summer Tweets

    • Stasha September 25, 2011 at 21:30 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Such a great topic! And I always enjoy your takes on Listicles. Love how your imagination works.

  6. Kim September 25, 2011 at 20:24 #

    Oh I want a whole book of photos of your dog and his best bud, your son :) But for now I’ll try my best at the giveaway! What a great idea. This is the first photography giveaway I’ve ever seen and I hope you’ll do more!

    Stasha, I gathered your dog was big, but the photo of “posing a bit” with your son makes him look like a big bear! I’m guessing he weighs 150lbs? He is beautiful! And what I love is how he looks like a gentle giant in all of these photos! I love this take on the Summer 2011. No dog days for him!
    Kim recently posted..10 Summer Moments

    • Stasha September 25, 2011 at 21:29 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Oh, thank you Kim. Your photos warmed my heart, the girls are so cute and happy. I believe my dog is closer to 170. Last time he was weight was a year ago before we had him shipped from England and he was a solid 160. His journey to America cost us more then our three plane tickets were combined. Worth every penny though, he has my son’s back 24/7.

  7. Dwija {House Unseen} September 25, 2011 at 20:32 #

    Twitter: HouseUnseen
    He is so stinkin’ cute, I can barely stand it! I do love me some doggies :)
    Dwija {House Unseen} recently posted..5 Twitter Users I will Not Follow Back

  8. Kimberly September 25, 2011 at 22:23 #

    Twitter: KimberlyAMuro
    Ah, the life of a dog! Great pictures!!
    Kimberly recently posted..A Summer Sendoff

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 03:26 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. Love your list Kimberly, thank you for sharing!

  9. Jessica September 25, 2011 at 22:42 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    I want to be a dog, but not any dog. I want to be your dog.
    Jessica recently posted..What It Takes To Be A Blogger

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 03:24 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      So do I…

  10. Just Jennifer September 26, 2011 at 00:00 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Of course you can be a photographer! And look at the wonderful things you have to take pictures of! Your dog is awesome.
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Where I’m From

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 03:25 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. So is your cat! I mean with a name like that…

  11. Karen and Gerard September 26, 2011 at 03:46 #

    Twitter: kzemek
    I love your big dog! That posing picture is so cute that shows you dog is practically as tall as your boy when it’s sitting!
    Karen and Gerard recently posted..Creator or Creation–Which Rules Your Heart?

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 21:40 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Karen. How is your pup?

  12. Iza Trapani September 26, 2011 at 04:49 #

    Oh how I love your Newfie! I wanted to kiss the computer screen (not a good idea). Wonderful pictures! The one of him with little J is precious. And dog days of summer- very clever!

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 21:46 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Iza, why don’t you link your list of tips on how to go about illustrating children’s book? It is a list of ten!!

  13. Cookie's Mom September 26, 2011 at 05:55 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Oh, how I adore your dog! Really great photos, Stasha. And another fun link up list this week! Very excited for the launch of your new business. Congrats on that.
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Ode to Summer

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 21:52 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you! Did you spot next weeks list? It is a good one ha? And speaking of photography, yours are beautiful too!

      • Cookie's Mom September 27, 2011 at 07:23 #

        Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
        Thanks Stasha, and yes, I’m very excited about next week’s list. Have it pretty much written in my head!
        Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Ode to Summer

  14. christina September 26, 2011 at 06:16 #

    Twitter: finallymom
    :) love the photos of the dog, love the take on the prompt. (:
    christina recently posted..Summer-icle Listicle

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 21:59 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you, he is a character, no doubt. You looked beautiful this summer.

  15. stacey September 26, 2011 at 06:51 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    Man! That dog is livin’ the life! I think I’m jealous of your dog!
    stacey recently posted..One last bit of summer

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 22:00 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      We all are, me included. Love you list Stacy. Wee little men is so cute.

  16. KLZ September 26, 2011 at 07:06 #

    Aw, I want to live with a Wooly Mammoth too!

    I’m serious!!
    KLZ recently posted..How to Raise a Mama’s Boy

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 22:01 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It is all fun and games until someone has to brush the Wooly Mammoth :)

  17. blueviolet September 26, 2011 at 07:16 #

    He’s a big grizzly bear dog, but clearly, he’s a gentle giant. Very cute summer pics!
    blueviolet recently posted..I Wish I Would Have Yelled “Cut” Once or Twice!

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 22:05 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you! He is a very sweet dog, so kind and patient.

  18. jacqui September 26, 2011 at 07:27 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    I definitely want to win a prize from Stasha B Photography! How exciting! Love these photos of the gorgeous Big M…what an awesome dog.
    jacqui recently posted..In Your Dreams…

  19. Ado September 26, 2011 at 07:41 #

    Oh my GOD that DOG and those photos are AMAAAAZING!
    Congrats on being your own company, and a photographer! Yay!
    My fave pic is the one of your dog walking in the woods – vibrant colors. Lovely (-:

  20. RoryBore September 26, 2011 at 07:59 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    I LOVE your dog. My kids want a cat. which don’t get me wrong, they are cute and all. But a dog like Big M? I just wanna hug him. How can I convert my kids to doggie lovers?
    Congrats on your own photo company.
    RoryBore recently posted..Manic Monday – Coffee Chat Sneak Peek – "Birthdays"

  21. Jaclyn September 26, 2011 at 08:58 #

    Twitter: JacAndElsie
    I’m trying to enter but getting an error message. I’ll try again later today! I love this linkup topic, by the way :)
    Jaclyn recently posted..My favorite bits of summer

    • Stasha September 26, 2011 at 09:27 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Jaclyn. Your summer looks fab, so do you! I linked you up, sorry you were having trouble earlier. Have fun reading others, although I am afraid some of our summers were not quiet as adventures 😉
      Your site is lovely!

  22. Brenda Youngerman September 26, 2011 at 09:43 #

    RoryBore sent me over here and I have to tell you that I think your dog is great!
    How often do you brush him? And this is definitely what I would call a dog!!!!
    Brenda Youngerman recently posted..Monday’s Musings – OOPS!

    • Stasha September 27, 2011 at 03:08 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Brenda. He is a lovely creature with a heart of gold. That would probably benefit from daily brushings. But around here is more of a weekly thing. Hence the matted up belly. But we love him and scratch behind his ears daily.

  23. deborah l quinn September 26, 2011 at 10:39 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    I love the expression on the face of the little girl waving the flag…she’s not entirely sure that having such a large hairy neighbor is an entirely good thing. Funny. And double funny about the give-away!! I’ll be the stalkerish person hovering around your blog on Friday! Congrats again on the site & biz – it’s really wonderful. good for you for taking the leap!
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Monday Listicle: (Not) The End of Summer

  24. Jodi Hall September 26, 2011 at 14:13 #

    I fricking LOVE your dogs 😛

    Great pictures :)
    Jodi Hall recently posted..Insta-Friday (a day late)

  25. Ally September 26, 2011 at 17:03 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    I can’t believe I forgot to come link up this morning! But I’ve done it now.
    I love your dog by default. How could anyone not love that big furry face? He is awesome.
    Ally recently posted..10 Highlights From This Summer

  26. Tonya September 26, 2011 at 17:10 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    It looks like your dog had a great summer. These photos are beautiful!
    Tonya recently posted..Riding In Cars With Boys

  27. Valeria September 27, 2011 at 08:34 #

    I am finally made it and I am happy for doing that. Thanks for the the invite.
    I really love your dogs and all the photos. I grew up around dogs and they are the best friends you could ever have. I miss my dogs and wish that one day my son can experience this bond, but… we need a backyard so he can run and be free.
    Valeria recently posted..Day 269. a quote

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