If you’re following me on Instagram
, you’ve probably already seen a sneak peek of the most precious addition to our little family.
We adopted Marigold, a golden retriever puppy, over the weekend and she is like owning a real life teddy bear! It’s amazing!
But oh my goodness, Patrick and I certainly forgot how intense puppy training can be. The sleepless nights, accidents in the house, chewing on things that are definitely NOT her toys, you know, the normal puppy behavior.
She’s been a handful, but her cuddles and watching her play with our older golden, Lily, has all been worth it!
So let me introduce you to baby Marigold today! And while I’m at it, I’m sharing one of my favorite Anthropologie floral tops, that has me feeling like springtime. (Even though it may be just a little bit early.)
I don’t think Marigold has quite mastered walking on the leash yet. She kind of just sits there. But at seven weeks old, that’s probably to be expected.
And not nearly as cute as Marigold, but beautiful in their own right, these Old Gringo boots
are from Cavender’s
and I can’t recommend them enough! I love that they are both black & brown, which makes them much easier to style with a good majority of my closet.
And now, if you will, pause here for a just a second to look at all that cuteness in the photo below.
Can’t. Even. Handle. It.
Can she just stay this little forever???
Before I get too distracted by the pup, I’m better tell ya’ll about this top! This peasant top certainly has a lot going in, with all the different floral patterns mixed together, but somehow it all works. The cut-out on the back & flowy design also make it perfect for spring.
Unfortunately the top has sold out at Anthropolgie, but I’ve linked several similar styles below. You can still get this same peasant top on EBAY
, and it looks like they have a number of different sizes available too!
Now back to Marigold! If you haven’t guessed already, (or you may just not watch enough Downton Abbey), Marigold was named after Edith Crawley’s little baby. We spent a good chunk of time brainstorming different names, and Marigold was the one that finally stuck.
We knew we wanted to pick a name from either a favorite book, movie or TV show of ours. After all, Lily was not named after the pretty white flower, she was named after Lily Potter, in Harry Potter. 😉
We toyed with several unique different names and had a great time testing them out. It’s a lot of responsibility to name a pet, so I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be to name a child! Props to all you mommas out there!
Only three days into a family of two golden retrievers, I would absolutly LOVE to hear any tips you guys might have on puppy training or raising two dogs instead of one. I have a feeling it’s going to be handful! (But a wonderful one!)
As always, thanks for stopping by the blog!