A NEW HOME

Welcome to our new home!

For the last couple of months Harley and I have been “passively” looking for a new home. While we loved our original residence in Doodleville, my energy was stifled a little because of the constant reminders of – let us say –  a different time in our lives.

A few weeks ago we decided to take the plunge, we found a place we thought was pawfect for us so we packed up our belongings and moved in over the weekend…

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Our first home was wonderful – but it was built for two. While we don’t necessarily see this one as “smaller” we’d like to think it is tailored more towards Harley’s new lifestyle. So welcome, please – come on in and make yourself comfy. Allow us to show you around our humble abode!

It makes sense to start by showing you our “welcome sign” also known as our new “logo.”  Its versatile design makes it whimsical and just plain fun, a lot like Harley. Together, we made the interior design color selections…

logoLike any new home, there are still a few things left to do but since we’ve already moved in, let us take you on a tour…

  • The Doodle Daily tab is our foyer or our “home page.” It’s “how” to get your daily dose of doodle blog chuckles.
  • Categories, is our kitchen – just like opening the pantry to choose your favorite snack, mouse over the tab and when the drop down menu appears – choose what type of adventure you want to catch up on.
  • About could be compared to the upper level of our home, “hover” over – then stroll through all the rooms:
  1. About Me gives you an inside look into who I am, or better yet who I’m evolving into thanks to you – our readers.
  2. Tribute is our way of always having Leo near. Honoring the incredible animal he was, celebrating his life, while remembering the oodles and doodles of love he shared with so many.
  3. Services & Advertising as well as Site Polices are the wallpaper in my office. Just information for anyone interested in helping us pay the bills or at least purchase some treats!
  • Doodlers is an educational play ground for little humans. Here Harley will create fun stories for local elementary school classrooms. He’ll turn ordinary lessons into fun and interactive ways to engage students with reading, writing, and computer skills.
  • Contact Us will allow you to “talk to me” whenever you want. Goodness knows, I love hearing from you.
  • Favorite Things is our bonus room. The room you didn’t expect to have in the house and when you realize it’s there you’re thrilled! Here we will showcase any and everything we love that we think you will love too!

I believe we’ll be very happy here, and we want you to come and visit even more than before.

All this couldn’t have been possible without the help of our “website” real estate angel Makya of Mareta Creations. She helped us locate our new home, designed our logo’s, taught me a few things, and kept me off the ledge of a very tall building as I tried to figure out how to navigate my way through all this Word Press mess. #jumper 

Make yourself at home – I’ll go make the coffee!

That’s our mischief. Thanks for reading and make it a great work week but be quick about it, it’s a short one…

I am joining the Monday Mischief blog hop brought to you by Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog BlogMy Brown Newfies.

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36 Comments
  • Katy S
    November 24, 2014

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 24, 2014

      Thanks Katy – I believe Harley and I will be happy here!

  • DashLilly
    November 24, 2014

    Looking good Harley! Congratulations on the new place. Your tribute to Leo is beyond perfect. Can’t wait to have more time to roam around a bit more.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 24, 2014

      Please come back and poke around Dash & Lilly. Harley sees you as “family” so you’re welcome all the time (we’ll leave the porch light on for you) BOL

    • DashLilly
      November 24, 2014

      Oh thanks. Still hoping for a December east coast trip! Dash is already packed (ha!)

      • Cathy Bennett
        November 25, 2014

        Can’t wait to meet you too!

  • Caren Gittleman
    November 24, 2014

    looks GORGEOUS!!! Pawtastic job! LOVE IT!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 24, 2014

      Thanks Caren, I remember when you changed your site, so I know you can relate to my enthusiasm. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving – Best to Dakota from Harley!

  • Dory's Backyard
    November 24, 2014

    Wow…nice place!!! Love the new digs!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 24, 2014

      Dory, I wish you were closer, you could come on over and PAWty with Harley from time to time 🙂

  • Ann Staub
    November 24, 2014

    Ooo congratulations! I love it! It looks so clean and fresh and simple. It’s perfect!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 24, 2014

      Thanks Ann, I am so happy, I smiled all day!

  • Rama's Mama
    November 24, 2014

    Looks wonderful! Very clean and modern! I’m always fiddling with our “home.” 🙂 Love this!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 24, 2014

      Rama Mama, now that I am off the custom site I too can learn, tinker, and fiddle with the different rooms. Thanks so much 🙂

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    November 24, 2014

    It looks so clean and modern!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 24, 2014

      Awhhh, thanks Mr. N – I love our new home!

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    November 24, 2014

    A beautiful new home for you and Harley, I love it! Congrats on the move. Love the logo!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 24, 2014

      Thanks Sand Spring – We (I) am so happy I waited, allowed myself to heal, and thought long and hard about what I wanted to see represent Harley. I too am in love with the logo! Thanks so much – Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  • Miley's Daily Scoop
    November 24, 2014

    Looks great! Love the clean and simple design!! Congrats!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2014

      Thanks Miley – I’m becoming more of a “less is more” kind of gal. I love clean and simple. Take care 🙂

  • Jackie Bouchard
    November 24, 2014

    Oh, your new home is lovely! Good job finding the perfect place!

    Can you email me your mailing address at jackiebouchard at hotmail dot com? Glad you were excited about the win! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2014

      Thanks Jackie – I think I will be very happy with my new residence. I emailed you and YES I am super excited to read your book.

  • Mary @ Stale Cheerios
    November 24, 2014

    I love your logo — it looks great!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2014

      Thanks Mary, We’re still smiling 🙂

  • It's Dog or Nothing
    November 24, 2014

    Love this so much. Hope there are many years of happiness in your new home 🙂 The logo is wonderful.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2014

      Thanks! We are settling in and getting comfortable. Happy Holidays 🙂

  • Jessica Shipman | Beagles and Bargains
    November 25, 2014

    LOVE the new place! It’s perfect for you and Harley!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2014

      Thanks so much Jessica – Happy Holidays to both you and Luna

  • Emma
    November 25, 2014

    Your new home looks really great! Congratulations on the move. You have to wait until the time is right to move and I think you guys were there! Enjoy!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2014

      Yes, Emma – I believe you are correct! We had to wait for just the right time!

  • Rachele Baker, DVM
    November 25, 2014

    Great new digs! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 25, 2014

      Thanks Rachel, Have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

  • Pamela
    November 26, 2014

    Love the new look. Congratulations on the new digs.

    It’s never easy to make changes when you are still thinking of the ones who lived in the old place with you. But hopefully you’ll be very happy in the new home and makes lots of new memories.

    I have to do the same thing myself. My husband designed my header and colors and I hate it (shhhh, don’t tell him). It doesn’t look like me at all.

    And that’s what’s best about your design. The clean, sophisticated look really does suit you and Harley. But I do think you need to include a picture of yourself in the header. I loved the photo on your old site of you with Harley and Leo. It was wonderful.

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 26, 2014

      Thanks Pamela. You’re right change can be good for us, but sometimes it’s just so hard taking that first step. I won’t tell your husband anything, but for what it’s worth, I like it. The B&W photos of the three of us is what inspired me to use B&W for all my headings. You can find the three of us throughout the other sections. I will always incorporate those in my website. It’s my “beginning.” Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  • M. K. Clinton
    November 26, 2014

    Congratulations! The new look suits you! ♥

    • Cathy Bennett
      November 26, 2014

      Thank you so much M.K. I believe we will be very happy here. I’m still smiling!

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