October 27, 2011

Sweet Shop

Featuring my very first featured shop, called Sweet Shop! 

Puppy Love Dog Bakery

1. What products do you make? PuppyLoveDogBakery is a family owned dog bakery dedicated to making delicious treats for our four legged friends. Each treat is made using only fresh, organic ingredients and baked with love! Our treats are made to order, so they will arrive as fresh as possible and each package contains 8 oz.

2. What inspired you to start creating? Our dogs Cash and Bhindi, and our love for all dogs, inspired us to start creating treats that were not only healthy for them and were also free from preservatives and other harmful ingredients. We have always been skeptical of the actual nutrition in commercially available dog treats and dog food. We prefer to bake our own treats with fresh, organic ingredients that we are proud to feed our dogs, as we know they are getting a nutritious product that they love.
3.  What medium/ingredient do you like working most with? The favorite ingredient at Puppy Love Dog Bakery is definitely peanut butter. Our dogs just love it and cannot wait to get their paws on the treats when they smell it in the oven!

5.  What room do you do your creating? The baking obviously happens in the kitchen but some of the best inspiration comes when you least expect it. It could while throwing the frisbee at the dog park or traveling with the family, you never know when or where you’ll be inspired.

6.  What is your favorite organization tip/tool? When crafting anything in the kitchen it’s always important to make sure you have all of the necessary ingredients. Proper preparation can save you a lot of time in the end.
7. What tip can you give others interested in making similar items? For any aspiring bakers out there, the best tip I have found is practice definitely makes perfect in the kitchen. Perfecting recipes is an art form that can be fine tuned each time you get in the kitchen, so don’t give up on your first try. Also, learn from others and be willing to experiment. There are a lot of great resources out there that you can learn tips and tricks from. However, you want to standout and set yourself apart from your competitors. Have fun with it, try new ingredients, explore packaging and design options. Love what you do and do what you love.
8.  What is your day job? I’m an interior designer but you’ll usually find me day dreaming of the next new dog treat flavor or packaging idea to create.
9.  Describe your ideal weekend. Any combination of good food, good friends, lots of time with the dogs outside and usually exploring something new.

10.  What other activities do you enjoy? Spending time outdoors, especially on the water, enjoying great food with friends and family, watching sports and exploring creative endeavors.
11.  What is your sweetest memory from childhood? My sweetest memory from childhood is probably one of the many summers I spent on the lake with my family packing up a cooler full of picnic snacks & sodas to head out on the water all day to swim, ski or just soaking up the sweet Indiana summer sun. It’s amazing how the simplest memories can have a lasting impact when your life changes so drastically over the years.

Here is the fun part!  Puppy Love Dog Bakery is offering two fabulous and tasty treat packages for your favorite four legged friend.  They are offering their best selling flavor - Peanut Butter and Banana and their new Fall flavor - Peanut Butter and Pumpkin to one lucky winner!

Here's how to enter.  Contest ends Monday, November 7th at 8:00pm MST:

1.  Follow my blog - the Sweetest Memory.

2.  Like PLDB on Facebook.  Let them know I sent you.  Facebook

3.  Leave a comment here on the blog what size treats you would like for your small, medium or large dog.  They make them bite size perfect depending on the size of your pooch!

In addition they are offering a 15% OFF discount in the entire Etsy shop.  Just use code PLDBGIVE15 at checkout.  PLDB is currently a guest artist on my shop.

Want to have your shop featured?  Just email me thesweetestmemory@cox.net to discuss!

October 7, 2011

Blog Giveaway!

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We have a winner!  Congratulations Courtny Rearick!  Thank you everyone for participating!  Please email me with your mailing address so I can send these tags to you!  thesweetestmemory@cox.net

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Please follow me for a chance to win these fun Spooky Halloween gift tags!
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I will strive to make all content useful, fun and inspirational.  Not sure how to follow a blog? Please see my easy steps below.

Coming soon: "Sweet Shop" -  featured shops with fun giveaways!
"Woven in Love" - a wonderful experience I had with my grandmother teaching me how to weave on her loom.

Google - how to follow a blog

Go to the section to the right labeled "Followers"...where you see the beautiful faces of my current followers...just click on the Followers widget and it will lead you to your Google account or ask you to create one. Once you have established a Google account, you can easily view all the blogs you follow on your dashboard and/or reading list.

  It does not give me your contact information, and you can follow anonymously if you prefer.

Winner will be chosen Tuesday, October 18th!
Leave a comment here on the blog you are participating! 

Thank you!
- the Sweetest Memory