SASSI'S SWEET TOOTH & MY WEEKEND WITH WIENER DOGS
Lucky for us, NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY fell on #HOLLYWOOFWEDNESDAY.
It was a no-brainer that our Mommy-Dogter outting for today would be at Sprinkles Cupcakes. Chocolate is toxic for dogs but, Sprinkles serves sugar free yogurt frosted 'Pupcakes' so, Sassi was able to celebrate after all. As for us humans...well might I recommend The 'Dark Velvet' cupcake. It's a dark chocolate lover's dream come true topped with dark chocolate ganache. PRO TIP: Bring a friend so you get to indulge in two different tasty treats. Chanel (hellochanello.com) chose the 'Dark Chocolate' sprinkle covered cupcake. We devoured both of them in a matter of minutes. Not as quickly as Sassi scarfed hers down, however. She was in sweet treat heaven... like Mother like Dogter.
With over 25 different flavors, we will definitely be making another trip to Sprinkles in the near future.
DIY DOGGY TREATS: NO-BAKE PUMPKIN PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
Sassi & I host a weekly show on the new live streaming app iGo.Live. Last week we had our good friends Michelle Nordlander & her pooch Thomas on as special guests. With Halloween around the corner, we decided to make festive & healthy treats for the pups. I have shared the recipe below:
½ cup peanut butter, natural organic
1 cup pumpkin, organic (not pie filling)
1 tbsp. honey
2 cups oats (I usually opt for Grain-Free options but, Whole Grain Oats when used in moderation their have benefits)
1. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl then let stand in the freezer for 20 mins or so. This helps them roll easier.
2. Roll into ball shape of desired size
3. Sprinkle with Oats
4. Let freeze for 30 mins. (Optional)
5. SERVE! BON APPETIT
Sassi LOVES these homemade treats! Each batch makes approximately 9 servings. Since pumpkin aids in digestion, these are guilt-free snacks that I keep refrigerated and reward her with daily.
PSA: NATIONAL PASTA DAY WAS YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 17TH
If you missed the holiday, take this as an excuse to make up for lost time... TREAT YO SELF. I figured you'd rather see Sassi pretending to eat spaghetti than me in a carb coma. Psst: If you buy one pasta at 'Maggiano's Little Italy' they send you home with another, free of charge!
After feasting on cupcakes & pasta, I think it's time I start watching my figure. Who better to surround myself with than a group of slender socialites in swimsuits. That's right... DACHSHUNDS. I had the honor of attending The Annual
DOXIE POOL PAWTY
This exclusive invite-only event featured 40+ Wiener Dogs and their humans. There were swimming races and goody bags for the dogs, complimentary cocktails for the humans, & matching apparel for both people & pooch.
Shout out to @systerli & @ilaria_de_plano for putting this fun day together to benefit @dachshundrescuela @maedayrescue & @apurposefulrescue . If you'd like to donate, contact them on the Instagram link below:
Even though Sassi had to sit this one out (Doxie Dogs Only) , she still got 2 cute gift bags full of fun stuff. Thank you to the amazing sponsors @lepetitpom , @duskopoppington , @threedogbakeryencino & @sparklingice ! Be sure to give them all a follow on Instagram.
That's all for now, folks! Stay tuned for our next blog post this Sunday: Sunny Side Up With Sassi.
Sassi & Brooke