too much sun.

I’m going to enjoy this “warm” post while I can. The weather forecast calls for some rain very soon. πŸ˜‰

There is something about being in the warmth of the sun that makes you feel good. I’m pretty sure Maui and Hilo would agree with me. They spent the past couple of sunny days causing mayhem in the backyard while we enjoyed talking and reading outside.

I love this photo! It shows their true personalities.

Wrestling NEVER gets old for them.

...and neither does keep away!

I have darker skin, so I normally don’t get sunburned. For me, some SPF is good enough. Well, I have heard of dogs getting skin problems with overexposure to sun, but I never dealt with it firsthand. Maui never had any issues because her skin is dark even though her coat is white. However, Hilo is a different story.

YOWCH! My little man got burnt.

The dogs were so busy playing that I didn’t notice how red his skin was getting. Typically, when he plays with Maui, his skin looks pink from the increased blood flow; eventually, it turns white again when he’s not as active. It wasn’t until later that evening that I noticed his skin was more pink than usual. His skin stayed bright pink because he got sunburned. 😦

This is what was recommended to us:

We hit up several pet stores to find this.

Hilo (and Maui) don’t seem to mind getting sprayed before they get to play out in the backyard. Thank goodness! Otherwise, there would be minimal playtime outside in the backyard. With a bottle of this marvelous spray, the furkids are back to business. πŸ˜‰

"Mommy sprayed us with doggy sunscreen! Now, we can play!"

This post is just a little reminder to protect yourself, your children, and your pets from the powerful rays of the sun. Although it’s a great feeling to be in the sun, make sure you put on sunscreen. Your skin will be thanking you later. πŸ˜‰

Now, for a scrapbooking layout… ((Don’t worry! Everything was created before I decided to take a creative break, hehe.))

I recently posted a project over at the Urban Swank blog. I created a layout using photos from high school. Yikes!

Thankfully, these papers are GORGEOUS enough to distract the eye from these horrific photos, haha! These were definitely some fun times though.Β  Oh, the memories of high school, hehe. πŸ˜‰ For the details on these projects, head on over here.

Stay tuned for a handful of projects that I have been working on as of late. You’re gonna love them!

…and please check back midweek! I’m doing a really awesome Imaginisce giveaway right here. There will be some new products plus more to giveaway!

Until then…



Filed under dog, family, giveaway, hilo, layouts, maui, miniature schnauzer, scrapbook

19 responses to “too much sun.

  1. gloria

    Love your latest post. Poor little man looks like lechon now. Haaha. Love your layout too. Nice photos from back in the day. Can’t wait for this week to end already and its only monday. What are you posting for today? πŸ™‚

  2. poor guy… how it’s not too serious… love the lo and you look fab in that photo girl… it’s just too much fun!!! Have a lovely day!!
    {{hugs]} Michelle

  3. Kat

    cute layout…and im glad you were able to find some doggy sunscreen…i never knew they could get a sunburn, but it makes sense when you think about it.

  4. Ooh, I like that the sun relief spray is natural!! I’m all about natural stuff lately…especially cleaning products, b/c Lucas has had problems with asthma, but anyway I digress. Love those pics…too bad he got a sunburn though:( I ALWAYS put sunscreen on me and the kids, b/c we are all so fair-skinned!!) I love your layout and the photos are great!!! I always feel the same way about my photos from high school though…I was like what was I thinking?? Enjoy the warm!! I am enjoying the rainy day today with the kids gone….gonna scrap!!

  5. Jing-Jing

    your poor puppy 😦 😦 😦 😦 sending some virtual aloe his way, that look like it hurts 😦 😦 😦 hugs to him… well, virtually at least, if i’m actually there, he will be barking at me and I’ll be scared running away, lol, it’d be a scene!!! you’d be laughing your buttt off and taking pictures!

  6. Ouch. Poor little guy. Chewy always gets pink when he runs around too so I totally wouldn’t have thought anything of it either.
    I just played with my Imaginisce prize pack that I won from your last giveaway. LOVED working with it. Hope you have a great week.

  7. that’s so sad your baby got sunburned!!! Whata good mommy though to get her some SPF.
    And love the circle page, very cool!

  8. Gorgeous work Sarah! I love the old HS photos =) Truly inspiring as usual! I have selected you for a Sunshine Award. You can visit my blog for more details! Thanks for being so fabulous!

  9. Jacque

    Adorable layout and that is awesome that you were able to find some doggy sunscreen…I never realized they could get a sunburn. I need to keep my eye on my pooches.

  10. Callista

    oh my goodness, the pics are too darn cute. Just love your furbabies!
    And what a great layout, love the flowers! Have a wonderful week!

  11. awe poor little guy… sun burns are no fun!! I’m glad you found some pup friendly sunscreen and that they let you put it on them!! My son, Shane, hates sun screen but he loves outside so he throws a fit for a second and then he’s happy as can be!! We’ve been having so much fun outside too, we’re definitely not looking forward to the rain that’s coming. 😦 Anyway, super cute layout… love the soft colors… so pretty!! I can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on!! πŸ™‚

  12. sorry to see that your baby got a little sunburn. i hope he is feeling better soon. mollie has light skin also so we have to be careful about her being outside. thanks for the recommendation on the spray – i will look for some of this.

  13. I noted down the sunscreen to get some for Shawna. She’s a mop at the moment, but is getting groomed this week and has very light skin too. Thanks for the warning and the product recommendation!! Gotta keep the furkids safe! πŸ™‚

  14. awwww.poor little guy! I’m sure he loved the spray though! I love your layout with the high school photos! I think the photos are great!! super fun!

  15. Aww… owie for Hilo.

    CUTE LO & cute photos! At least you didn’t have BIG hair in high school! I think you look cute! πŸ™‚

    Have a GREAT week, Sarah!

  16. Pretty flowers on this one!

  17. Awe, Doggie burn….I did not know they could get sunburned. Great memories, great photo great layout. Thanks for the reminder about sunscreen.. I always burn… my kids on the other had have my husbands wonderful Italian blood. They just get beautifully dark. We still use the sunscreen though!!!!

    Enjoy the beautiful weather. Hugs,Amy

  18. I think the photos are cute…of you in HS. And poor puppy. looks like they had fun tho.

  19. Oh I LOVE the high school pic! So cute!

    And poor Hilo! Hope he feels better soon!

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