Raising Ivy

It’s Monday!

We had an AMAZING weekend at the Bloggy Boot Camp.

Now, to stay on our roll, we’ve got a great featured blogger!

Meet Louise of Raising Ivy.

I’m a happy wife and mama to two boys, eight chickens, a hive of bees and two crazy Australian Shepherds named Ivy and Revel. At age forty-two, when the first Aussie came to us, I had never owned a dog; I started the blog to tell the story of my attempts at amateur dog training, but it has become so much more. My dogs teach by example to live with joy. My readers have educated me, encouraged me and saved my ignorant self more times than I can count. In return, I try to offer some entertainment, some hard-earned insights and of course some good doggie pics!

Loyalty Rocks


Ivy and Revel Have a Chat

She wants you to check these out… pretty please!

1. Leave a quick comment below to roll call.

2. Head over to Raising Ivy and leave her some support in the form of comments!

About Tiffany

One of two behind The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Lover of college football, sushi and my son's freckles. I am a real life camp director, believer in possibility and devourer of books. You can find me on Google Plus {occasionally} at Tiffany Romero and tweeting {constantly} @TiffanyRom.
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  1. I’m not really a dog person, and I still very much enjoyed your blog- bravo. And even as not a dog person, I can still appreciate what beauties your animals are! Don’t see many like that around these parts!

  2. You’re incredibly pretty! Yeah, I know that was a random comment… heading over now.

  3. Checking her out now :)

  4. How exciting!! I have two Aussies too!! Happy SITS day girl!!!

  5. Hope you enjoyed your SITS day! I love dogs and can’t wait to check out your blog!

  6. Roses Daughter says:

    Happy SITS day!!

  7. Aloha,
    I’m on my way over to discover your awesomeness first hand.


  8. My kids and I are desperately trying to convince my husband we need a dog. My youngest is 3 and my oldest is 5 and I want to get them a puppy they can grow up with :) Great blog!

  9. Looking forward to checking out your site! :)

  10. Wow! Sounds like you are super busy with all of those pets and boys! Looking forward to reading about your adventures.

  11. Happy SITS Day! Sounds like you have a full house over there. Intrigued for sure!

  12. Happy SITS day!
    Never had a dog until the Shepsky-lab we own now – quite a learning experience!

  13. Happy SITS Day!

  14. Happy SITS Day! I’m a huge animal lover, so can’t wait to check out your blog!

  15. Congratulations on your SITS feature day!!!

  16. Oh doggies is such a nice way to start the week. My dog and I are rushing over to check it out!

  17. A hive of bees? Cool! Heading over to check out the blog :)

  18. Bees, Chickens, Dogs and Kids? I can’t wait to read her blog!

  19. I’ve always enjoyed your posts. So glad you’re having a SITS Day!

  20. Happy SITS Day!

  21. Good afternoon!

  22. Congratulations Louise… for being today’s Featured Blogger. Cool.
    But cooler still is, you’ve decided to focus your blog more on your dog(s). Ivy must be truly special.

    I’m not a dog lover. I’m sincerely a dog fanatic! So I won’t just extend happy thoughts only to you and your family, but also to the other living creatures that deserves credit, Ivy – with some love thrown in there for Revel too.

    Happy SITS Day! I can’t wait to check out your blog!

  23. Happy Monday. It’s going to be a long week here. My daughter is on vacay from school this week. She’s already been in a mood all day today. Ugh.

  24. A very happy Sitsday to you! I have an aussie, too, named Bella. I love her with all my heart.

  25. for some reason, I’m not able to comment at her blog :(

  26. heading over…

  27. I’m such a fan of living with joy. (Joyful Living is part of my own blog motto.) Can’t wait to visit.

    Me? I’ve been gardening. Or at least trying to.

  28. I love the idea of this blog and can’t wait to head over!

  29. Off to visit Louise’s blog. I cannot resist the doggies.

  30. What do you think?

  31. So glad to see her featured :) Off to say congrats!

    Hope Monday is going well for everyone.

  32. Happy SITSday!

  33. Happy SITS Day!

  34. Sounds like a great blog!! Going to check it out now….Happy Monday everyone!!

  35. I’ve got boys & chickens too! Happy SITS day!

  36. I’m already a follower of your blog. Happy SITS day! I loooove dogs :)

  37. I loooooove Australian Shepherds! They are such beautiful dogs :) I can’t wait to read all about your adventures and hopefully learn some tricks to try on my dog :)

    • Thanks, Ashley! There are so many varieties of Aussie (one of mine is a red merle and the other a blue merle), but they’re all gorgeous to me. Love your blog, btw!

  38. Hope I can get a copy of that movie here. Dogs are amazing souls. When I miscarried, my dog never left my side. He gave me a lot of strength. Sadly Castor died of cancer nearly three years ago, but he was with me when I needed him.

  39. Fellow dog-lover? Well, I’m sold :) Off to check her out now!

  40. I remember dragging my brother along for purse shopping. This was equally as fun! :)


  41. Happy SITS day! I just poked around your blog and I love it! I love your writing style. :) Happy Monday!!

  42. Eight chickens and a hive of bees? I’m SO there. Happy SITS Day!

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