Sunday, September 27, 2009

New listings at Embroider It Plus

Happy fall to everyone! The leaves are turing in Michigan and the wind is chilling. It is definitely time to be thinking about those fall bandanas for your pets.

Visit Embroider It Plus and mention this blog update to receive 25% off your order.

Also available are embroidered towels and personalized baby items. Hope to hear from you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New website to feature Vogue Pet bandanas

Vogue Pets will now be featured at a new website. That's right! Embroider It Plus, a custom embroiderer, will feature and sell Vogue Pet bandanas. As the holidays move closer visit to see the Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving bandanas for your important furry children.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 2 - Heading to Franfort

The day started out beautiful. A great Sunday morning, the sun was shining, warm, and a cup of coffee on the back of the boat.

We headed out of Grand Haven port about 11:30 a.m. NOAA projected one to two foot waves but as we headed out the piers we could tell it was going to be a bit bumpier than that. Fishing boats were bobbing in the waves just outside the piers. The waves were coming from the north, north west making the ride a bit bumpy. Waves were really two to threes with many four footers. You knew exactly when you were going to bang down from a four footer and you would brace yourself. Craig ran "as fast as he could" in the conditions for about an hour. Then he finally slowed things down a bit - thankfully.

The water eventually laid down as the temperature increased and the ride becasme much more enjoyable. The trip from Grand Haven to Frankfort took about four hours. We dipped in to see Little Sable and Big Sable lighthouses and I got to reminice about my childhood days camping at Ludington State Park and fishing on Hamlin Lake.

As we neared Frankfort we radioed our friends, Dave and Gina. They were about five miles out from the port. We ran out, met them and cruised in together through the Frankfort piers. We docked at Jacobson's Marine - a great resort to stay. The ammenities included pool, hot tub, power, water, cable, wireless, and awesome service!

Playing with new computer on vacation

Here is a short video of the photos taken our first day of vacation in Grand Haven.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cruisin' to Grand Haven

Yesterday, Saturday, June 11, 2009 was the first trek of our vacation cruise of the Lake Michigan coastline. We left South Haven at 1:35 p.m. and headed to Grand Haven, our first destination port. Excited, anxious and ready for a new venture we head out with two to three foot waves...and yes, some four footers too.

Not to make this trip any different than those of the past. there was excitement! As we headed towards Port Sheldon an arlarm went off. Yes thats right - trouble. The alarm to tell us that the alternator was not charging was buzzing.

My anxiety went up and for good cause. Ten or eleven years ago we took a birthday cruise in our 26' Starcraft and had an outdrive go out - just outside Port Sheldon's harbor. Last year, heading to Pentwater, one of engine transmissions began overheading - just poast Port Sheldon. Is this the Harden's Bermuda Triangle? Hmmmmmm........

All of the gauges were reading properly and Craig made a quick check of the alternator. We were about 15 minutes from Grand Haven so he cancelled the buzzer, turned on the generator, and we continued on.

As the pictures show we arrived safely at North Shore Marina around 4:30. This marina is the first marina you see as you enter past the pier heads. It is a very nice, clean, and friendly marina. Thankfully, it is also a Cruiser dealer and we are going to get an spare alternator - just in case :).

Last night we had dinner with Deb Newson and her husband Terry. We went to a Old Boys' Brewhouse in Spring Lake. It was a really great time. The micro-brewery was wallpapered with puppy photos and had a dog theme. We couldn't find any akita's so our good ole' Nikko will have a portrait taken as soon as I get home to send to Old Boys'.

Today we are heading to Frankfurt, just north of Ludington. Will have more photos posted tomorrow. Craig is getting antsy and wants me to get ready to leave. Check things out later tonight if I have time to add more pics after we arrive in Frankfurt.
Signing off. Sunday, July 12, 2009 10:31 a.m.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Drool Towels

We all know there are times when we just can't help it. We see someone eating a juicy piece of steak and not sharing it with us. It just happens....the drool just starts flowing. These personalized towels are great for just these times. Our owners should understand and have one right next to their napkins when they think they can eat steak in front of us!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Puppies

We have three feature pets for Valentine's Day. They are George, Oliver and Blue, the husky. They are from southwestern Michigan.

We can't wait to have receive more Valentine's Day Vogue Pet photos from those of you who purchased bandanas during Al-Van Humane Society's Choco-Mania Valentine's Day event.

If you have photos send them to

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Vogue Pets Donation for Valentine's Day

Vogue Pets has chosen Al-Van Humane Society of South Haven, Michigan to be the recipient of $1.00 from every Valentine's Day bandana sold. Lets help warm the hearts of those furry friends who do not have a home or a family. Pass on the word. Visit and make your purchase. One dollar will be sent in your pet's name.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Bandanas for Valentine's Day

A number of Valentine's Day bandanas are ready for you and your furry friend. Personalize with your pets name on any.
Visit to view all bandanas available.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The 3rd Featured Pets

This is our brother and sister, Kubi and Lexi, a pair of labs who are sporting their VOGUE BANDANA's for their Christmas photo.
Lexi loves her bandana but keeps pulling on Kubi's. Hmmmm.....maybe she doesn't want him to look as good as her.
Their momma Cheri began their training sessions last week. Haven't heard a report yet but I am sure it was eventful!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Second Vogue Featured Pet

And here is CHUCKLEBUNNY......the good lookin' black lab.

Chucklebunny's momma Maria bought Vogue Pet's first St.Patty's Day bandana for the year. Maria wrote that when she took the bandana off and set it on the table Chucklebunny went and got it and wanted it back on. gotta love a dog with good taste.

Who will be the next Vogue Featured Pet? Hmmmmmm.......start following and send me your pet photos for consideration.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

First Vogue Pet Feature

Scotter is Vogue Pets first feature model. The furry child of Shawn and Megan, Scootter even has her very own Facebook page. Scotter's mom loves anything Disney so she received a specially designed Vogue bandana with a castle on it.
Who will be the next Vogue Pet? Send your pet pictures to me at