happy barkday, maui!

I don’t have any children, but I have two dogs. They don’t talk the way children can, but they can communicate via the puppy face or by barking. They don’t walk on two legs; they walk on four. …and even though they are furry little critters, I consider them my furkids.

…and just like any other Mommy, you have to celebrate their birthdays, right?! Yeah, yeah… I know that both Maui and Hilo are spoiled, but I can’t help it. They are too CUTE and SWEET.

Last year for Maui’s birthday, I made her a pupcake.Β  She devoured her cake in about five minutes. Here’s a little recap of that:

That pupcake didn’t even have a chance. πŸ˜‰ Shortly after the massacre, Maui went into a food coma. Definitely an unhealthy thing, but it was too cute! Besides, it only happens once a year.

This year, I decided on coming up with a different recipe for her pupcake. I’ve got to be careful what I bake for both of them because she’s allergic to just about everything. I added her favorites – sweet potatoes and chicken. Check this out:

I decided to make her a heart cake this year! πŸ™‚

Hilo: "Do I get some even though it's not my birthday?"

"Get in my tummy!"

That pupcake didn't stand a chance either!

...and of course, Hilo was in charge of clearing up the leftovers!

I created that recipe from scratch, so if you are interested, feel free to contact me. πŸ™‚

We have birthday gifts for the munchkin too, but we will open them later this afternoon, so stay tuned for pictures — that is if I remember to take pictures. LOL. πŸ™‚

I did want to share a couple of things scrapbook related before I head out and grab something to eat.

Ideas for Scrapbookers is running a challenge over at scrapbook.com if you are interested. Here’s a little bit about the challege:

This month’s theme is scraplifting a layout from one of the Contributing Artists to the blog! To play, scraplift a layout from the list below, and post your creation to this thread. If you would prefer to not post it, email it to scrappingpam73@yahoo.com. Layouts must be posted here or emailed by March 15th midnight EST to qualify.

Two people will win prizes! First prize will be the paper pack from the BRAND NEW Homespun Chic line from GCD Studios and five embellishments from that line to go along with it!! Second prize will be a $15 dollar gift certificate to the scrapbook.com store!!

To read more details about that challenge, click here.

…and because I’m a contributing artist to IFS, I’d love if you would scraplift my chosen layout. Of course, if you check out the actual challenge, there are other layouts to “lift”. My “liftable” layout is below:

No, you don’t have to use that many photos. No, it does not have to be black and white photos. No, you don’t have to use the same colors. However, if you want to copy those aspects, feel free to. I’d really LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what you do with that layout. It’s not one of my favorite creations, so I thought if someone “lifted” it, I’d start to like it. Good luck, and I’m REALLY REALLY REALLY hoping to see you create something with my layout! πŸ™‚

…and don’t forget, Kiki Art is doing a giveaway to all of their Facebook fans! To be eligible to win, read my post below. You’re going to LOVE her papers!

For any questions on any of those challenges, please feel free to email me at redoaklines@gmail.com.

Be back soon!



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29 responses to “happy barkday, maui!

  1. happy barkday maui! uncle scott will be home soon eventually……

  2. Jing-Jing

    You make me laugh, barkday, how awesome!! Love love your dogs as you know!


  4. How cute are those pup cakes!! So awesome. Why don’t you like that layout…I love it!! Have fun opening gifts later…Love, jess

  5. Angus says Happy Barkday Maui! πŸ™‚

  6. Heather

    Happy Barkday Maui from the Landry pug Lady Belle! LOL

  7. Vel

    Aww, Sarah, Maui and Hilo are just too cute for words! I’m sure from visiting my blog you know how attached I am to my furbabies too, though I haven’t ever baked them pupcakes. I might have to give that a shot now! hehehehe

    Happy birthday, Maui!

  8. Awww… that is a cute birthday cake you made for ur pup!! U r such a good fur-mum!! Happy birthday Maui!! Love ur layout as always!!

  9. Mo

    Omg Sarah! You crack me up with that title! HAPPY BARKDAY MAUI….kisses!!!! I LOVED seeing those photos and they DESERVE to be spoiled…they are too cute!!! I will have to hit you up on how to make that pupcake because my pup-nephew will be 4 this March 15….he he…I know….he’s a Pisces! No wonder I adore him so! Hah hah haha!

  10. Mo

    Gurl….you’re running outta space for all those DT girl links on the sidebar! You need to NOT

  11. Mo

    oops…pressed enter by accident….I meant to say:
    You need to NOT

  12. Mo

    OMG SARAH! What’s wrong with me! (did it again dang it!)

    You need to NOT be so freaking talented! I love that layout btw and hope to have some time to lift it! Okay…for real, bye now!
    I’m such a geek!


  13. Happy barkday, you cute pup!
    I love the cake you made, Sarah
    I’ve missed reading your blog and will try to visit more often
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  14. Happy Barkday Maui!
    xoxo- Chewy

  15. Mr. Dandy

    happy Barkday to you!
    happy barkday to you!
    happy barkday dearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr maui…..
    happy barkday to you!!! πŸ™‚

    and now in “our” language….
    bark bark bark bark
    bark bark bark bark
    bark bark bark bark! πŸ™‚

    happy birthday dude…don’t forget to sniff hilo’s butt…that’s what we do you know! hehehehehehe πŸ™‚

    Mr. Dandy πŸ™‚

  16. Julie

    happy birthday maui!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what your mommy made for u!!!!!! loveeeeeeeeeee that lo sarah!!! gorgeous! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  17. Mr. Dandy

    bark bark bark bark bark bark Maui!!!! :):):):):):)

    bark bark bark bark bark bark!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

    don’t forget to sniff hilo’s butt….its what we do you know! hehehehe!!

    Mr. Dandy πŸ™‚

  18. Mr. Dandy

    ok….soooooooo i’m a dog….forgive me for posting twice maui….hehehehehehehe….having no thumbs makes it hard you know!! πŸ™‚

  19. wooof wooof wooff…..howllllllllll…..the corgis are singing Maui happy birthday can you hear them???!!!!! Give Maui some extra special hugs from us here!!!!! hugs, K

  20. Chris

    hana says happy b-day to maui! that pupcake looked pretty tasty!

  21. Hi Maui, sorry Uncle Scott still isn’t home

  22. gloria

    Happy birthday to the little monster. I love the photos. Too bad there isn’t a video of her devouring the food.

  23. Happy Barkday Maui … haha, barkday, how do you come up with stuff like that, you’re funny!!!! By the way you treat your furbabies, I can already tell that once you do have kids, you’re gonna spoil them terribly LOL!!!! You’re a great “mom” Sarah!
    If I can find some time, I’ll try and lift your LO. I haven’t lifted that often before, it might be interesting to see if I can make it work …
    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the birthday pics … another great LO in the making!
    xxx Peggy

  24. Oooh, love your layout and who knows, maybe I’ll scraplift it πŸ˜‰
    Will you make a layout wit the sketch at our bloghop? I’m sure you would create something amazing.
    love, Isolde

  25. Your doggies are so cute! I think it is cool you give them a little party. Happy Barkday, Maui.

    I am so gonna scraplift your page. You have some great pieces in that layout that have inspired me. Love it. Hugs, Amy

  26. Hey there Sarah!!! It was so good to hear from you!! First I need to wish Maui a Happy Birthday! That is the cutest thing! I’m so glad we will be Guest Designing together!!! I can’t wait to see what you do in March!!! Hope all is well with you! Have a great weekend! :))

  27. Awww! SOOOO CUTE!! I agree, pets deserve birthdays too! The little pupcakes you make are so adorable. If I’m ambitious enough when Shawna’s birthday arrives I might have to make something cute and tasty for her so she’s not jealous πŸ™‚

  28. My little Sassy’s b’day is coming up on the 28th so I would love the recipe to make her one. I’ll do my best to do the lift too πŸ˜‰

  29. Happy Barkday, Maui! Loving those treats… too cute! πŸ™‚

    I already saw that challenge & was planning to lift your LO. Will see if I can complete it in time!


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