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Hi.

I'm Bri Garbani, a designer + photographer living in San Diego, California. It's here that I express my passion for dogs, design + DIY through writing + photography. If you like what you see, you'll want to check back often as I have a constant need to create + Native Blonde is my prime creative outlet.

House Proud

House Proud

I’m not house-proud.  If I were, I’d wince at the scratched doors, the mottled rug, the patches on the wall where holes once were + the smudges on the living room window left from wet noses.

Chewed shoes can be replaced.  Clothing can be washed of fur + paw prints.  But a pair of dogs zealous about every waking moment with me are irreplaceable.  If anything, we dog lovers are a tolerant lot.  We find a greater value in the unabashed affection of our pets over having immaculate sofas… as hard as I try.  The truth is, without dogs or the lone decorative cat, my home would only be a receptacle for things.

Dogs easily make the glow of a Christmas tree warmer with their curled presence.  They can instill safety with a single, deep, protective bark.  Dogs appear to have no shame in making you laugh by any means possible.  They wake us, greet us + inevitably carve a place in our hearts without exerting any effort at all it seems.

So enjoy the little home-wreckers while you can, because upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the entirely too short lives of our dogs + the lengthy one belonging to the cat.

Wegman Wonderment

Wegman Wonderment