Head of a Water Deity

Mexico. Aztec. 15th to early 16th century AD

The Aztecs carved thousands of images of their gods in stones ranging from much-valued greenstones to ordinary volcanic rock. Sculptures like the present example were probably set up in household shrines where they were worshipped in family settings rather than in public ceremonies. Frequently portrayed Aztec deities are fertility goddesses, which include the water goddess Chalchihuitlicue (“she of the jade skirt”) depicted here. Identifying elements of the water goddess are the distinctive headdress consisting of multiple (in life probably cotton) bands wound about the head, the thick tassels attached to each side of the head, and the pleated (in life bark paper) ornament (amacuexpalli) in back of the head. Male counterparts of the water goddess, including the rain god Tlaloc, are often shown wearing the pleated bow at the neck. Shell and/or obsidian inlays in the eyes would once have lent the face a lifelike expression.

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Help our handsome boy win!

Listen up my lovable nerds!! Our handsome boy, Koda, (picture above) is in a contest and if you’re on facebook, I could sure use your help. All it takes is a “like”. No donations, a second of your time, and it’s for a good cause! Every “like” (which is basically a vote) that he earns helps raise money towards finding a cure for cancer in dogs. Click this –> link <– and it will take you to the photo, LIKE it, and boom! You’re done! Thanks so much my loves <3 Boost this if you want! Let’s help Koda win and raise money towards finding a cure!


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The Silence Beneath The Bark

Hi so my mom and I entered our dogs into the American Cancer Society Bark for Life event and it’d really mean a lot to me if you guys could check out our page.
If you’d like to know more message me and if you’d like to follow waffles (my dog on instagram) it’s waffles_thebichoodle he posts pics some times anyway please help us get get to our goal of 100$ -Love you!♥

Waking up this morning with a pretty pink bath. Candy mountain and the comforter bubble bar for bubbles, with a slice of Santa’s belly shower jelly for silky water. This fruity floral combination was joined by rose jam shower gel and my sample of Prince Charming shower cream. I exfoliated with salt and peppermint bark, and now I’m so smooth and I smell like buttery mint humbugs.

Lush really helps me not to focus so much on the negatives. It lets me escape to a beautifully smelling, warm bubbly and colourful world.

Help support the American Cancer Society and spread the “hope” by purchasing a t-shirt!

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These special shirts were designed for John, a good friend of ours and fellow supporter of Mallary Hope. They were designed as part of  The American Cancer Society “Bark for Life” fundraising event. Bark for Life combines canine companionship to celebrate cancer survivorship, honor those lost to cancer, and to fundraise in support of the American Cancer Society mission of eliminating cancer though research, education, advocacy and service.

The shirts are a great opportunity for Mallary’s Fans to get involved in a charitable effort as a fan group. All money collected for shirts will be donated to The American Cancer Society in the name of Mallary Hope’s Fans. By purchasing you will not only be receiving a great shirt,  but supporting a very worthy cause! We hope that many of you will participate. We have raised $300 to date! Let’s keep going!

The shirts are $20.00 with proceeds benefiting The American Cancer Society.

Shirts are available in small, medium, large, XL and 2XL (2XL will cost a little extra).

Sorry we are unable to ship shirts internationally.

If you would like to purchase a shirt please send an email to and we will get back to you with payment info.

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On Saturday, Olive (right) and I bundled up in our rain jackets and headed out in the pouring rain to meet up with Lola (left) and my friend Laurie to participate in Bark for Life, a walk for dogs and their owners to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Despite the rain, we did have a nice time. We may not have walked quite as much as we would have if it wasn’t pouring rain, but after an hour Olive was shivering and totally over it.
We did raise $290 for the cause though and these days any day I feel up for a bit of exercise is a win!


Audrey (my sis) and Francis might be appearing on the new unscripted TV show “Dogs in the City” premiering on CBS on May 30th.  We were approached by the crew and asked whether we would mind shooting some footage for it while we were participating in Bark for Life, an annual dog walk in Riverside Park meant to raise funds/awareness for the fight against cancer.  Francis was a great sport about it!  Although we’re not sure if they got any usable footage, it was still a fun experience.

Darla Paulson, of Brandon, S.D., balances a dog treat on Diesal’s nose and paws while attempting a trick for a trick contest during the American Cancer Society of Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties’ Bark For Life event on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Spencer Dog Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. 

More photos here.

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Sorry I haven't posted in a while....

Hello interwebz! I apologize for being so MIA lately and being lazy about updating with all the vegan/raw yummies I have been trying out lately….

I’ve just been busy with my nanny gig, welcoming a new addition to the family, I’m now a nanny of three, so it’s keeping me busy…and we (husband dog and I) have been spending SO many weekends and afternoons/evenings outside because we are being spoiled with some of the most gorgeous weather here lately! 

To apologize and make up for my lack of posts, here are some really cute doggie pictures from our BARK FOR LIFE walk, to raise money for cancer here in Charlotte. Our dog is the white American Bulldog. Enjoy!

Butters, Noodles and Jelly are raising money for the American Cancer Society Bark For Life. It would be neat if you donated a few bucks to their fundraising total. Thanks.