Friday, December 7, 2007

In the Loop

Yesterday my friend Nancy and I braved the bitter cold Chicago weather to drive into the city...when I say cold I mean cold, here is what the temp thingy in my car said as I drove to pick her up...brrrrrrrrrrr!!

















Nancy was able to get us tickets to In The Loop With iVillage...I know...in the what with who?! It's a daily talk show that is filmed at NBC here in Chicago and is hosted by that Apprentice guy Bill Rancic, Kim Coles and some other chick who's name escapes me. We learned how to clap the appropriate live television way, got to see Carnie Wilson sing (c'mon you have to remember Wilson Phillips) and walked away with some free stuff like a Mr. Bean dvd, binoculars, some Homedics air freshener thing, this gadget that transmits whatever you are watching on t.v. to your computer and some other fun stuff. It was kind of cool to see a live t.v. show done and Kim Coles is just hilarious.

We then made our way over to the cutest little store called Paper Doll




















Not only did they have the coolest stuff, they have a puggy named Maude who gets to hang out and greet customers all day, here she is getting some lovin' from Nancy


















I picked up some pug wrapping paper and a piggy bank that is a pug...or should I say "puggy" bank...tee-hee! We then headed accross the street to a cute little doggy boutique where I picked up this adorable(!) new sweater for Mugsy

























We got a little more snow last night so he got to wear it on his walk this morning. Pixie on the other hand is not enjoying the snow as much...she can't wait to get out of it as fast as possible...






















and then pounds on the door until you let her in...
























Alrighty, I am off to the post office as I have a few pirate pugs that are off to new homes for the holidays :)

15 comments:

elly rainbow said...

PUGGY PIRATES.

you're making my head explode from cuteness.

*~*Amber*~* said...

oh... love the puggy pics... i NEED that skull sweater for Harley... Where oh WHERE did you find it?! I need something like it!! Harley is freezing!!! Do tell!! xoxo

ScrapFairy said...

ahh those pics are so cute.
Man and I thought the 30+ degrees here was cold,brrr you got it bad.

love that sweater too.

Scrappermania said...

Love the puggy pirates! Those pics are so adorabe!

Lori said...

I love the skull sweater!!!! So cute!!

Michelle said...

=) lovin the pirate sweater...is it wrong that I want a dog just so i can buy one of those?? he he...kiddin

miss morgan... said...

haha! sadly, i bet i still know all the words to like every wilson philips song, hehe. and you are way brave to head into chicago on a day like that! eek! looks like you had fun though.

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug -aka Aine said...

omg does mugsey look cute in his sweater OR WHAT. I have to post Aine's pics too. AND LOL to PIXIE. lol. SO CUTTEEEE. Really... she is just jealous. *nods*

And omg - thank you for making my arm lookin skinny! lol.

I have yet to open up the gifties from "da village" and myu SIL was like OMG YOU GOT WHATTTT!!! OMG! lol.

SO FUN WOMAN... we MUST do it again! HUGS! Nan

tonya said...

Poor little pixie! My Buster is like Mugsy, likes the snow.

Anonymous said...

Paper Doll sounds like my kind of store! I'm envious of your big-city shopping!!! Mugsy looks fab in his new sweater, by the way!
Heather F.

Stephanie Jedlicka said...

Holy mother that's cold!!!!!

LOVE the sweaters! ;)

em said...

I always see the commercials for that show in the morning! I didn't realize they had a live audience. Sounds like fun! Thanks for pointing out a fun store for me to visit!!

shelly b said...

I'm with Pixie..get me inside!! How fun to go to the show. I like Kim Coles, funny lady!

Bridget said...

I'm loving Mugsy's new sweater and the pirate pugs! I can't blame Miss Pixie for wanting out of the cold. I like it cold, but that's a bit much!

Funky Finds said...

those pirate pugs are fabulous!