Let’s Have A Pawty
April 11th was what I told myself. It would be National Pet Day, and (more importantly) it gave me two months to get BoneAppetreat.com up and running in time for it’s official launch.
That’s what I told myself, anyways, back in February as I sat in a ski lodge in Utah scheming up the idea for a dog food blog.
Because the thing is, I have no chill. I guess. What was supposed to be a relaxing week of skiing with my parents in Utah turned into:
- Monday – ski, sleep, browse TikTok, the usual
- Tuesday night – peruse available domain names, realize that BoneAppetreat.com is available for pennies on the dollar, buy it
- Wednesday afternoon at the ski lodge – build out a website, brainstorm hundreds of post and recipe ideas
- Thursday afternoon at the ski lodge – nail down logo and branding
- Friday afternoon at the ski lodge – content creation commences!
And since that week, it’s been a sprint. My goal was to build Bone Appétreat into something fun and beautiful and jam-packed with information before I even told the world about it. And I got there! Bone Appétreat is full of delicious recipes and dog nutrition and gear guides and even a shop with my own designs (and there’s so so much more to come).
So to celebrate, I threw a launch pawty and invited all of Rhubarb’s best friends.
We had another reason to celebrate at that party – Rhubarb turned 1! (Although she looks 107 in this photo post-camping.) It feels like no time and also a lifetime since she barreled into my life last Memorial Day.
We celebrated by doing her favorite things – camping and running around rivers with her two favorite people.
We broke in the “new” tent down in Deckers, Colorado. By “new” I obviously mean…bought it at Goodwill “as is” for $10 without ever having actually put it up. We were happy to find that this 8 person castle popped up easily, but the rain fly was missing. Small details!
Unprepared for just how small and remote Deckers, Colorado would be, dinner ended up being fire-roasted saltines with hummus. Rhubarb didn’t seem to mind.
Just two days after those sunny photos were taken, we headed to the mountains for some very different scenery…
And I’m happy to announce that after months (nay, years) of hearing about the myth that is the 3 o’clock cookie man at Beaver Creek – I found him. Donning a chef’s hat and plate of freshly baked cookies, he helped me close out the ski season strong.
In The Headquarters
We’ve been busy in the Live Eat Learn headquarters! After finally cooking through the 10 lbs of accidentally purchased passion fruit, we took on tempeh and halloumi (halloumi burgers are all I will be eating from now on). I can’t wait to share all the recipes with you soon!
Have a happy spring, friends! 💛