Adventures Found in Sunriver Oregon

Welcome to World of Color Wednesday! For those of you unfamiliar, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color was a broadcast television series that showcased the new technology of color television. Today, Disney California Adventure plays tribute to that part of Disney history with a spectacular nighttime entertainment show featuring jets of water, lights, lasers and of course music. My own way to pay tribute to the show is by creating a color board every week, inspired by a different land from Disney Parks or character from Disney films. Join me every Wednesday in celebrating the Wonderful World of Color! My definition of adventure includes exploring new watering holes, making new furry friends and finding what's around the river bend. Sunriver near Bend, Oregon is the perfect place for a summertime adventure. It has been my other happy place from a young age.

I was lucky to spend the holiday weekend with my family in Sunriver Oregon. It was the perfect escape from our busy schedule, but we ended up staying very busy from the moment we arrived! Our vacation was filled with canoeing and biking along the Deschutes River, finding dog friendly breweries, being schooled in putt putt by my Dad and visiting my furry friends at the horse stables. We were lucky to spot several deer throughout our adventures, and the cutest family of ducks swam up to our canoe!

Inspiration board with photos from Sunriver Resort in Bend, Oregon

Watering Holes to Explore in Sunriver Oregon

We were pleasantly surprised by how many dog friendly restaurants there were in Bend, Oregon, which was named one of the most dog-friendly towns in America by Dog Fancy Magazine. We had lunch at 10 Barrel Brewing, then spent an afternoon staying cool on the large lawn area attached to GoodLife Brewing. Within the Sunriver Resort, we could take the pugs on all the patios around the lodge (and through the lobby for an AC break!).

A Sunriver vacation isn't complete without a trip to the Village. The Country Store has all your staples, and you must stop at Goody's for the sodas and delicious ice creams (I recommend the floats!). We tried two new watering holes; the Sunriver Brewing Company for a relaxing dinner to try even more beer, and Brewed Awakenings for our morning coffee (a nice stroll from our room at the Lodge).

Biking is our preferred mode of transportation around Sunriver, but this was my first time exploring with my dogs. I had seen dogs in bike trailers before, and hoped we could teach our girls to enjoy the ride. After lots of reassuring (and tightly strapping them in) the girls learned to love being transported via their own personal chariot. We also got to teach Maisy how to swim for the first time in the Deschutes River. The girls were just too much in their life vests, we couldn't stop laughing.

Summertime adventures in Sunriver Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Central Oregon

Also, if you are planning a canoe trip with your pugs (or other breathing challenged pet) bring life vests with handles for easy dunking, an umbrella for shade, a spray fan for misting (yep, it's from Disneyland) and lots of drinking water. You can see more snaps of the pugs on their PNW adventure on their Instagram.

The next time you are planning a summertime adventure, I highly recommend adding the Sunriver Resort in Bend, Oregon to your list!

What adventures do you have planned for this summer? I'd love to hear about them, past or future!

Adventures Lately #1

Happy Monday Dreamers!  Anyone else in denial that it's already May?? Things have been very busy over here, both for business and life, so I thought it'd be fun to share some of my recent adventures with you all!Las Vegas Excalibur Castle Weekend Adventure You can take the girl away from Disneyland, but you can't take the fantasy out of the girl. I tagged along with my husband, who had a tech conference in Vegas, for a mini-escape last week. What did we do while we were there? Attend the Tournament of Kings at Excalibur. Knights, horses, fair maidens and merriment? That's our kind of Vegas.

Art Journaling the Magic watercolor creative

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably heard about my latest creative adventure, Art Journaling the Magic. I haven't even gotten to the actual park tutorials and I already LOVE. THIS. CLASS. This was the perfect way to finally dive into the world of watercolors because I love to learn in a semi-structured environment. You can follow along live as the classes are posted, or like me, work at your own pace. No pressure to be perfect, and lots of room to let your creativity flow. I love it! I'm looking forward to diving in to the Disneyland Park tutorials.

On Saturday we drove down to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the 24th Annual Pug Party hosted by the Pug Rescue of San Diego County. While we are very sad to be missing the Pug Crawl and Doggie Dash hosted by the Oregon Humane Society this year, we were excited to meet some new pug-lovin' friends.

Just like pugs know when they meet other pugs, I feel a certain unspoken camaraderie with other pug owners. We briefly ran into Chloe Bisou, who I later found out has her own blog and is an Instagram star! Something my own Chloe & Maisy strive for with their daily post updates. Now we are obsessed with her adorable outfits and exciting social calendar.


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Happy Easter from Elaina Lynn Design!

Happy Easter Friends!

I LOVE Easter, from the pastel colors to the egg decorating. I was also born on Easter Sunday, way back on April 3 in '88, so this holiday will always have a special place in my heart.

Happy Easter from Elaina Lynn Design

Adventure Club Members: Make sure to check your email for a link to download a desktop/mobile background featuring Maisy the Easter Pug!

Today I'll be celebrating in the most spectacular way, starting with a special Easter/Birthday Brunch at Storytellers Cafe at the Grand Californian Hotel. I really really hope that Meeko makes an appearance, since it's the Critter Character Breakfast. I'll make sure to report later this week.

We'll also be completing the Disney California Adventure Easter Egg Hunt before "hopping" over to Critter Country in Disneyland (it's been too long Winnie the Pooh!). I made a quick trip to Disneyland on my actual birthday to finish the Disneyland Easter Egg Hunt, as well as check out the Springtime Roundup at the Big Thunder Ranch.

The egg decorators are amazing, and Lacey the Disney Cast Member Egg Decorator Egg-staordinaire was super kind in explaining what materials she was using to create a 3D Squirt egg (craft materials nerd alert). Make sure to hop by if you are visiting Disneyland the next few weeks!

Check back later today to hear about Elaina Lynn Design will also be celebrating its one year birthday here on the blog (and about my first giveaway!). Hope you all have a hoppy Easter!!

Chloe Wants to Be Your Valentine

Chloe the Pug is the star in this year's pug Valentine's designs. She would like to show you all how exhausting modeling can be. Chloe the Pug LoafYou can download Chloe's designs and more right now from my Etsy shop or purchase a physical print from my Zazzle shop.

Don't forget the coupon code LOVE1415 to save 14% off anything in the Etsy shop expires on Valentine's Day! Download your favorite print to add a little "loaf" to your home today.