Category Archives: Do It Yourself

Make your bed! (Literally)

As a final send-off for The Daily Toki greatest hits, I thought I’d feature one post that seems to be popular among the search engine crowd.  “DIY dog bed” is one of those search terms that shows up in my … Continue reading

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Crafty

Crafts are fun, especially when you don’t have to do the work!  Luckily, Toki’s aunt Jenny isn’t as lazy as I am.  Check out one of my favorite “crafty” posts from way back in January. DIY: Custom Cookie Jar  (January … Continue reading

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De-stressing with Peanut Butter

One of my favorite ways to de-stress is to bake or cook while watching a favorite TV show (preferably something in the mindless reality-show genre).  So tonight was a perfect opportunity for me to try Yuki the Dog Blog’s Peanut … Continue reading

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72 Hours: Packing Your Pup’s Emergency Survival Pack

Tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires . . . even volcanic eruptions!  It seems like we never know when we might have to grab our stuff and run. Like a good Californian, Toki recently put together a disaster preparedness kit.  It … Continue reading

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Dogwood Ikebana

On Sunday, for Mother’s day, I went with my mom-in-law to an Ikebana workshop by Mikiko Ideno, at Tortoise, one of my favorite local shops here in Venice.  Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. The stems of the … Continue reading

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Taking a Pet Portrait

I read a great article in Dogster.com on taking pet portraits.  The article, titled 10 Tips for Getting Great Photos of Your Dog, provides some helpful hints on how to get those candid, eye-catching shots.  You know how sometimes people … Continue reading

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DIY: Stylish Dog Bed!

Toki destroyed her old dog bed while we were in Antarctica.  I think she just needed to vent. So we looked into some replacement options, and just couldn’t settle on a brand.  Inspired by Toki’s DIY Cookie Jar gift, and … Continue reading

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