What an awesome Friday for us! The wonderful and talented Niki, who owns the famous Hawaii Doggie Bakery, has opened an Etsy store called Poi Dog Designs that will sell her hand-painted signs from reclaimed wood. We were super excited to see a box in our mail today!

The signs were safely protected with bubble wrap (which I popped…) and wrapped in cardboard (such a unique and green shipping method). The colors on the signs are so vibrant and beautiful, and they’re light so you can hang them anywhere!

We hung the “Aloha” sign in Yuki’s puppy palace corner in our bedroom and you can see her zen-like state as the Hawaiian tranquility waves surrounded her. Her new “Yuki” sign had to go on her favorite bear “bed”, so the world would know it’s *her* spot. The signs are 100% Queen Shiba approved and I love how they brighten up the room with the beautiful colors. Feels like we have a little bit of Hawaii in our house. Thank you, Niki! <3

Do you celebrate #newtoyfridays? Yuki loves her new goDog Oppie the Opossum. She always picks the new toy to play with the first few days, then starts digging through her toy boxes to pick particular ones.

My awesome new Shiba mug found at a local pet boutique with art done by my favorite artist (Gemini Studio Art). Has my 2 favorite things on it: Shiba and coffee.

My awesome new Shiba mug found at a local pet boutique with art done by my favorite artist (Gemini Studio Art). Has my 2 favorite things on it: Shiba and coffee.

Beautiful weather to relax in the backyard with Queen Yuki and read.

Beautiful weather to relax in the backyard with Queen Yuki and read.

Yuki hanging out with her walking and yapping Baby Shiba Chan toy and Mr. Bear.

Yuki hanging out with her walking and yapping Baby Shiba Chan toy and Mr. Bear.

I just returned from visiting relatives in Taiwan and brought back 2 goodies for Yuki - the only clothes I could find in her size and a Baby Shiba Chan toy (it walks, wags it’s tail, play bows, and does a series of yips). She tolerates her outfit since she can move freely in it and she is entertained by the yipping moving furball.

Yuki noming on a local butcher smoked &amp; dried pork ear from Riverview Farms (she doesn’t like using her paws bc then they get “dirty”). It smells so good and nicely smokey.

Yuki noming on a local butcher smoked & dried pork ear from Riverview Farms (she doesn’t like using her paws bc then they get “dirty”). It smells so good and nicely smokey.

Such a tough life - celebrating #newtoyfridays with Kidrobot smiling breakfast plushies.

Such a tough life - celebrating #newtoyfridays with Kidrobot smiling breakfast plushies.