30 January 2012

{30jan2012: Mr Chewy}

We were contacted by someone at Mr Chewy asking us if we'd be interested in a $50 coupon to try out their website. I'm always happy to do a review and test things out, and who can say no to free dog stuff?
I was happy to see the variety of dog food brands they offer, and was surprised to see that their prices were a little cheaper than Petflow. (I've never used Petflow, but I did look into their service a while back.) Mr Chewy had the brand of kibble Darwin eats, Acana Pacifica, but they were out of the big bag. I decided to get the medium sized bag (15.4lbs) and get some treats as well. I figured since we rarely get Darwin bully sticks (they are so stinky), I'd get her some from Mr Chewy as a special treat.
I had placed the order on the Monday of Snowmaggedon and got an email later that night about it being shipped. (They offer free 1-2 day delivery for orders over $49, and their regular shipping price is a flat $4.95.) Then Snowmaggedon hit so I wasn't surprised that there was a delay in delivery. We weren't in a rush to receive our order so it wasn't a big deal, but I think if I had actually paid with my own money (not a coupon) then I would have been slightly annoyed.
Our order came last Tuesday and Darwin was very happy with her purchases.

{I smell something good!!!!}

{No more pictures! I want my treat!}


{nom nom nom nom nom}

Another great thing about Mr Chewy is that they also have a referral program. If you place an order and use the code DARW7318 you'll get 10% off your first order and they'll donate $10 to charity.

You can either choose from:
Best Friends Animal Society
North Shore Animal League America
Or you can choose to split your donation among the three.

Overall I'd say Mr Chewy is a great online pet supply store. I was going to say I only wish they sold pet toys as well, but come to think of it, Darwin has more than enough toys, and another place to buy toys for Darwin would be a bad thing. haha

***Disclaimer: We were given a coupon to review  Mr Chewy. All reviews and opinions are 100% our own.

26 January 2012

{26jan2012: more snowmaggedon 2012}

So the start of snowmaggedon wasn't too bad. By Monday temperatures rose a bit and some of the snow melted. It was predicted that the worst of it would hit Tuesday night. And it did. While it wasn't the 12+ inches originally forecasted, we did get at least 4inches, which for Seattle is a lot.
Since we knew it was going to be bad, Jason and I decided to walk to work on Wednesday and we figured we'd take Darwin with us because she'd like the snowy walk.

It was still coming down on our way in, and by the time we made it to the office my eyeliner and mascara was all over my face. Not a good look. hahah
We walked back through the Seattle Center and thew snowballs again.

While Jason was throwing snowballs and I was taking pictures, someone from a local news channel stopped by and asked if he could take some pictures of Darwin as well. You can see his pictures here. He got some fun shots!
There weren't many people out braving the cold like we were so we let Darwin walk off leash through parts of the center.

{more snowballs?!}

We still had a mile or so left to get to the office so we kept moving on and made one last stop on the pier by the office for more snowball fun.

No one else showed up for work so after a couple hours we called it a day and headed home. I was starving, and the dog friendly bar in our neighborhood wasn't open yet so we dropped Darwin off at home then headed out to the Mexican restaurant down the hill. There was a bus stuck on the hill when we went in, as and we were eating another bus truck showed up to help get it back down. It was entertaining to watch this worker in an orange vest pushing the bus down the hill (not so hard to push it down a hill, but once it got to the flat part, he couldn't budge it) and finally a department of transportation truck had to come and push it out of the intersection.

During that entertainment, Jason and I decided to build Darwin a snowman with an edible face. We stopped at the market to get some of her favorite foods. Then we got home, went up to the roof and built Darwin's snowman.

{mmmm he looks so delicious!}

After eating his bacon mouth, Jason popped out his tomato eyes.

Darwin usually just gets a slice of tomato when we give her some. She wasn't sure what to do with a whole one. She kept taking tiny nibbles out of it til she figured out what it was and that she could eat the whole thing.

Last she got Mr Snowman's apple nose.

And this was Mr Snowman's face at the end.

23 January 2012

{23jan2012: snowmaggedon 2012}

***Thank you for the condolences for my Grandma. It all happened really quickly, but Im glad I was able to go back and see her again. She's back with my Grandpa so Im sure she's happy now.***

When snow happens in Seattle, everything seems to come to a stop. Seattlites just don't know how to do snow. It seems like every year for the last 3 years or so there's been one big snow storm a year that brings the city to a halt. We missed the last one (Thanksgiving 2010) as we were in Hawaii. 
Last week Sunday the snow started in Seattle. It was coming down lightly so we thought we'd take Darwin over to Marymoor to see her friends then head home. It was not to bad driving over and it was very pretty at the park (excuse the poor iphone pics).

The snow was falling pretty steadily so we started to worry about the drive home so we called it a day and headed home. It's a good thing we left when we did because by the time we were back in Seattle the snow had fallen a bit more and roads were already backed up. The main freeway had a line of traffic to get on it so we decided to drive though downtown. We saw a car sliding and not able to move and our wheels started spinning a little, so we decided to park the car by our office and walk home (2.5 miles or so).

Though it wasn't originally planned, it turned out to be a fun walk home and we got to see the Seattle Center covered in snow!

We stopped a few times to throw snowballs for Darwin, which she loved.

Darwin got to check out the EMP and watch the monorail go by.

We were all getting hungry (and cold) so we hurried home and spent the rest of the day relaxing on the couch. Little did we know that Sunday was just the start of Snowmaggedon 2012!