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A collection of good stuff about my business, life, and things I love!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A New Addition to the Family!

I am so excited!!  This coming Sunday we will drive to Vermont and bring home the newest member of our family - a nine week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  Our new little boy is the second from the left in this group of fluff.  Isn't this the cutest picture!  

We already have a beautiful six year old Tri-colored Cavalier named Trevor.  This litter is from Trevor's brother so his new little playmate will actually be his nephew!  To backtrack a little, we lost our beloved golden retriever, Toby, to cancer about 3 months ago.  He was Trevor's life-long companion and he always looked out for the little guy.  Toby was a great dog that just loved to play ball all the time with anyone who would play with him, right up until the end. Although they didn't really play together a whole lot due to Toby's age, the two were still very close and always together.  Trevor has been noticeably lost without Toby and although the new pup is not a big lug like Toby, we hope that they will soon become good buddies and companions.  It seems kind of funny that our little Trevor will now all of a sudden become the older of the two.  

So we need to come up with a name!  I'd love to hear people's suggestions.  I've added a poll to the side bar of names we've narrowed it down to and hope that all who read this will help us with our decision.  If you have a suggestion please post it!!

Next week I'm sure I'll be posting a new picture of Trevor with the new pup - I'm sure there will be a few upcoming sleepless nights but I can't wait!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Very First Blog!

Welcome to my brand new blog!  This is definitely still a work in progress but I wanted to get it up and running and out to the world!

To be honest, I have put this off and put this off, thinking I really don't have time to focus on one more thing, but I've got it going now so here we go!!  It's going to be exciting and I hope to be able to share interesting things with you about me, my business, other people's businesses that I love, and just general fun-to-know information!  I hope you will enjoy!

To start things off, I have included a few of my favorite pieces from this spring's product line so you can see a tidbit of what I create.  I absolutely love picking out beautiful fabrics that I think others will enjoy, some are very traditional while others are just fun.  From the beginning in 2004,  my business was based on the premise that classic style accessories can definitely have a fun, contemporary flair!

Also, I would love it if you visit and follow me on the following sites:

Website - www.nangatesdesigns.com 
Etsy - www.etsy.com/shop/nangatesdesigns
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/nangates
Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/nangatesdesigns

Thanks for visiting!!