Spotted: Jenny Yoo Bridal Collection

13 10 2011

The latest in our Spotted feature is very timely.  Just over a week ago I got engaged and now I’m spotting Boston Terriers on bridal gown websites.  Yes, I’m already on the great hunt for a wedding dress but while checking out Jenny Yoo’s bridal collection, I happily stumbled across this adorable Boston Terrier.

I like to imagine that it’s a female Boston Terrier named Penelope.  Isn’t the white blossom on her collar just the bees knees?  Yes, I still use that expression.  No, I’m not 84 years old.

Jenny Yoo is one designer currently on the top of my list for wedding gowns.  I love the classic, elegant lines that also seem to maintain a comfortable, easy feel.  I even love the necklace the model is wearing in this photo.  And for any brides out there, the dress in the picture is a style called Aimee #1116B and costs $1,199.

I promise Green Eggs and Hamlet won’t turn into a wedding blog.  I may foray into wedding details now and again but ultimately this blog is about Hamlet and that’s happily how it will remain.

Image sourced from the Jenny Yoo website.


Spotted: Urban Grace Interiors’ NYC Trip

5 07 2011

I recently spotted an adorable Boston Terrier on Urban Grace Interiors, a wonderful blog written by interior designer/stylish momma/Terrier enthusiast, Erika.  Erika owns and operates (with the help of some other super chic gals) an interior design business, also called Urban Grace Interiors.  On a recent trip to New York City (does it make me sound sooooo not New York that I said “New York City” instead of just “New York”?) Erika was shopping for furniture, accessories, fabric, and so forth and happened by this terribly adorable Boston Terrier in a shop window.  She writes, “There is no way I could pass by this face and not go in for a little pup kiss.  You know I love a b&w terrier.”

Picture via Urban Grace Interiors (click through for source)

You see, Erika owns what she affectionately refers to as “Terrihuahuas,” Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mixes named Paisley and Penelope.  They are – yep, you guessed it – black and white, hence her proclamation of love for our New York Boston friend (are you confused yet?).  Here’s one of Erika’s Terrihuahuas (apologies because I’m not sure whether this is Paisley or Penelope) howling about something.

Picture via Urban Grace Interiors (click through for source)

Go check out the Urban Grace Interiors blog for more Terrihuahua sightings (fingers crossed for more Boston Terriers too), cute photos of Erika’s toddler daughter, and wonderful design inspiration.  Then come back here and tell me what made-up dog breed name you’ve come up with like Erika did.  I just thought of” Greyador” for my Greyhound/black Labrador mix, Shandy, whom we had when I was a kid.  Or “Labrahound.”  Or “Greyblack.”  Or “Jumparun” (she was a peek over the fence, high-jumping kind of gal and could also run like the wind).  You don’t have to own a mixed breed dog to participate.  It doesn’t even have to be a cross between real dog breeds.  The sky is the limit, use your imagination, just share in the fun.

Spotted: Bakerella’s Pop Stars

30 06 2011

This is the inaugural installment of a new little feature here on Green Eggs and Hamlet.  Hamlet and I have named it “Spotted” because that’s what it’s all about – spotting Boston Terriers from all over the globe internet.  Hamlet wasn’t wild about the name because he thought some folks might be confused into thinking we were somehow referencing a dog’s spots but I assured him that our readers are smart people and would not be so easily confused.  My apologies if you are confused but just read the previous two sentences again and I’m sure you’ll get it worked out.  Atta girl!  The other great thing about Spotted is that it’s kind of a fun way to highlight other blogs and websites.  They’re not necessarily dog-centric but hopefully bring a little amusement into your life.  Heck, you might even find a new favorite blog.

If you read blogs and like baked goods then surely you’ve heard of the wonderful Bakerella.  She recently beefed up a feature on her blog that she calls Pop Stars in which she posts photos of reader-submitted cake pops.  Bakerella did a recent round-up of some of the cake pop goodness and lo and behold a reader named Monica submitted Boston Terrier cake pops!

(Click photo for source)

If you’ve been living under a cake-deprived rock and don’t know what a cake pop is, you can read more about them in Bakerella’s very first cake pop post.  I made cake pops – thanks to Bakerella – last summer for my brother and sister-in-law’s engagement party but mine didn’t turn out nearly as pretty as Bakerella’s.  I think it would definitely be something that improved with practice.  Or so I thought.  My mom and I made another batch last summer to bring to a baby shower and my mom had the awesome idea to make them cube shaped and decorate them as baby blocks.  They looked ok (marginal, not great, but passable), until we were walking down the street in the 100 degree heat and cake pops started dropping from their sticks like flies.  “Too hot!” they yelled.  “I’m jumping from this styrofoam ship!”  Anyway, if you plan to make cake pops, be sure they’re nice and cool before you take them out for a walk.

Bakerella even has a cake pop book, Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats, that I can vouch is super awesome because my super awesome mother gave it to me for Christmas.  It has tips (obviously, the word “tips” is in the title!) as well as step-by-step guides for creating a bunch of different cake pops (think everything from bumblebees to snowmen).

What do you think of Monica’s Boston Terrier cake pops?  How talented is Bakerella?  How are you feeling about this new Spotted feature?  Tell me all about it in the comments and I’ll say something nice about you out loud.