Meet Amelia


My dream has come true. I’m now the official dog mama to a baby corgi named Amelia.

That’s right, Amelia…like Amelia Bedelia. Amelia is a really pretty name–it’s child-worthy, actually–but dude, did I loooove those books as a kid.

Amelia Bedelia did her housekeeping duties so literally, like that time she put sponges into a sponge cake. And this baby corgi is literally the cutest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on. The name fits.

When I first saw her, I cried. I’m guessing it was one part charming and one part terrifying. There was just so much raw Adrianna-LOVES-corgis-emotion running through my lil’ body that I just couldn’t help it.

This blog post is all about her first walk. I was an epic one. (Not really.) And I’d like to introduce you two…

The thing about puppies that you don’t realize is that they’re like babies. BIG babies.

They need constant attention, they sleep in only 3-4 hour increments and they cry whenever they’re confused.

Amelia is incredibly confused about reflections. The mirror is her enemy!

Amelia is also confused with collars and walking in an orderly fashion.

She’d much rather walk in a jig-jag pattern sans order.

She also doesn’t understand why she can’t chew my shoe laces as she’s walks down the street.

That would be an ideal situation for her!

This is her “I think walking a lot is stupid” face. She’s tired and lazy and wants to take a break.

So she does. And looks ridiculously cute while doing so.

We called her name excitedly, tugged and pulled her collar with no luck. Amelia was tired, man. She was over it. So she got her way and was carried the rest of the way home.

I have to say, 2012 was one of the best years yet. It was filled with some challenges, for sure, but it also was filled with so much food, friends, Joshua and now, Amelia.

I’ve never been so excited for the future.

Wishing you all the very best in 2013. Thank you so much for being here. I appreciate you!


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  • Reply Michelle December 31, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    O.M.G. I just squeed aloud. Amelia is THEE cutest thing of all tim! Enjoy puppydom! And happy new year!

  • Reply sreebindu December 31, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    awwww..adorable πŸ™‚ new follower here πŸ™‚ Visit me some time. do follow if u like!

  • Reply Laura December 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    This made me smile. Gorgeous.

  • Reply Sara D January 1, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Aaw, she is sooo cute! (puppies are the best)
    i wish you all a lot of fun together

  • Reply Sonia January 1, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Oh yeah!! He’s a heartbreaker!!! I had a corgi when I was young. Great choice!!

  • Reply grace January 1, 2013 at 2:44 am

    eek! i happen to think that even grown corgis are the cutest dogs ever created, and the puppies make it doubly so! congrats. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Margherita January 1, 2013 at 4:30 am

    OMG she’s the cutest thing ever!!!!!

  • Reply Sarah January 1, 2013 at 6:23 am

    She is the cutest!

  • Reply Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough January 1, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Gah, those PAWS. So. Much. Cuteness.

    Happy 2013 to all of you! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 1, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Ummm HELLO Amelia!! So freaking cute. I hope you post lots of photos of that little darling!!

  • Reply Bev @ Bev Cooks January 1, 2013 at 7:33 am

    She is flipping adoooooorable. I want to snack on her.

    Happy New Year!

    • Reply Adrianna January 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      She’s cheese and crackers material!

  • Reply Kelsey @aslolife January 1, 2013 at 7:57 am

    oh my gosh, she is so adorable!!

    Hope you have a wonderful new year!

  • Reply Coleen Patrick January 1, 2013 at 8:11 am

    So cute! Amelia Bedelia books were a fave for me too–great name! Happy new year. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessica L. January 1, 2013 at 8:28 am

    oh dear lord. that is quite possibly the cutest puppy i have EVER seen. LOVE!!

  • Reply Jen of My Tiny Oven January 1, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Congratulations!! She is WAY too cute! love those ears! Wishing you an amazing 2013!

  • Reply Keri January 1, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Amelia is adorable! Congrats!

  • Reply Teresa January 1, 2013 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Julia Marks January 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I love the tongue. And she’s not stupid or lazy, she knows when she can get a lift. And who doesn’t love a lift? (Besides, her legs are a lot shorter than yours.)

  • Reply Ashley Moraes January 1, 2013 at 9:40 am

    DEAD from the cute. The lazy pic has me going ‘awwwwhhh’. Welcome to the puppy club!

    • Reply Adrianna January 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      HA! “Dead from the cute.” Awesome.

  • Reply Mo January 1, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Oh gosh! She is just TOO cute! My dog, Sasha, still walks zig zag and she is 6. What a weird-o!!

  • Reply Aldrina January 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

    She is absolutely adorable, enjoy they bring so much joy and love.

  • Reply Britton Gammill January 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

    There is nothing like a dog! We have nine and we love every single one of them. She is adorable.

  • Reply Rachel @ studio cuisine January 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Oh my word, she is the sweetest! Amelia is THE perfect name! Hope 2013 brings you plenty of puppy love!

  • Reply Nicole January 1, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Eeeeeeee! She is the cutest! Congratulations on finally making your dream of having a (super cuuuuute!) dog come true! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Jake January 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

    She’s adorable! It’s killing me waiting until August to get my own puppy when I finally move out of my apartment. I don’t know a lot about corgis specifically, but she might not have been up for the long walk because most puppies can’t handle a lot of walking on their delicate growing joints. Have fun!

  • Reply Natalie January 1, 2013 at 10:36 am

    This post just made my day. Amelia, you are one cute puppy. Dogs are the absolute best… enjoy every second! I’m thinking I need a new puppy now…

  • Reply Molly January 1, 2013 at 10:59 am

    What a CUTIE!!!!!! Congrats!

  • Reply Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) January 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Gahhh!! So much giddiness over looking at these pictures right now. I want my own Amelia!

  • Reply Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) January 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

    PS. Please incorporate a puppy photo in all your posts now…

  • Reply Katie @ Blonde Ambition January 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Omg! Cutest corgi ever. I love me a lazy dog πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Holly Henderson January 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

    She is super sweet. Congrats!

  • Reply Rene' Whiteley January 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I love Amelia. We have a 2 year old corgi named Nelly. She is busy, but boy do we love her and they are the cutest puppies ever! Have fun!

    • Reply Adrianna January 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Tell Nelly I say hi!!!

  • Reply June January 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Happy New Year to you and your family and I know you are overjoyed at your new, cute bundle Amelia. She is cute!!!!

  • Reply Dawn January 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Happy New Year to you….I loved those books, too, growing up. In fact, I nicknamed
    my sister Amelia Bedelia and 40 years later, I still call her that now and then.
    It’s a good name! And such a sweet baby you have!

    • Reply Adrianna January 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      That’s a great nickname. HA! That’s so awesome. Those books were the best.

  • Reply Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen January 1, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Oh my gosh. This is the cutest thing I’ve seen all day, and it may be the cutest thing I see in all of 2013. I love corgis so much. Adorable name, and even more adorable puppy!

  • Reply suzanne Perazzini January 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    She is so gorgeous. I wish we could have a dog again – I grew up on a farm with numerous dogs, but we work full time and that’s not okay for a small dog. As you said, they are like babies and need taking care of. She will bring much joy to your lives. Happy New Year.

  • Reply Cheri January 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Puppies really ARE like babies and sometimes they outgrow it and sometimes they don’t! lol I speak from experience here! This cutie makes me want to be really responsible and run to the animal shelter and adopt all the poor homeless pets there that need safe, warm, loving homes so they aren’t killed just because they are not wanted. πŸ™ Hope you and Amelia have a long and happy life together! Just be patient and kind with her and calmly redirect her when she’s doing what she’s not supposed to and she’ll learn. Good luck!

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  • Reply Chloe Moon January 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I just did the biggest “Awwwww” sound. So adorable!! Enjoy your new adorable pup!! =)


  • Reply Michelle V. January 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Love your blog, love your Corgi. I have a 2 Corgis that bring lots of joy & laughs to our lifes.
    Enjoy & Happy New Year to you!

    • Reply Adrianna January 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      That’s so awesome! Happy New Year!

  • Reply iscribbler January 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    She’s adorable! And I just love the name – it fits perfectly! πŸ™‚ You’ll definitely have a happy new year (minus a few shoes, but, hey, shoes are fun to replace!).

  • Reply Jayne January 1, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Gah! So cute! We were so tempted to get a puppy ourselves but at this point of time, we can’t manage one so it wouldn’t be fair for the little munchkins. I shall live as a doggy momma vicariously through you.

  • Reply Kate Mai January 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    So cute! Oh yeah- the puppy is, too!
    Happy New Year!

  • Reply Michelle January 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    She is super duper cutie patooties!! Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lin January 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Oh my what a sweetheart! Miss Amelia may get into a lot since she is just a fur baby, but she will be worth all of it I know! Their love is unconditional! Happy New Year to you and that baby girl!

  • Reply April January 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Awww, so cute! What a wonderful way to start out the year!

  • Reply Catherine January 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Congrats on your new bebe! I look forward to seeing her adventure stories thrown in randomly among your excellent recipes and lovely pictures πŸ™‚

  • Reply Catherine January 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Oh yeah, I loved Amelia Bedilia too! I was thinking recently how those better still be around when I become a parent because my kids need them too!

  • Reply Kasey January 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I am beyond smitten with Amelia! What a great way to start the new year. Yay for new family members! xo

  • Reply Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking January 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Oh my gosh! Congrats on the new edition! She is so cute!

  • Reply Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe January 1, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Congratulations on becoming a puppy mama! My heart practically burst for you while reading this post – dreams do come true! Enjoy your little Amelia – she is so sweet!

  • Reply Emily January 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Awww I love corgis!!! Congratulations–she is a sweetheart. Enjoy!!

  • Reply Robin G January 1, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Corgis are the cutest! And not in an So Ugly They’re Cute kind of way…but a HOLY CROW that dog is cute kind of way! She’s adorable, congratulations!!

    • Reply Adrianna January 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Right? What’s funny is I’ve always loved corgis because they’re kind of ugly, but this puppy is ugly in NO WAY.

  • Reply Amy (@amykhaste) January 2, 2013 at 6:10 am

    My name is Amelia and I want a corgi more than any other puppy, so this post pretty much killed me. Have fun with her!

    • Reply Adrianna January 2, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Aw yay! Haha. I’ve wanted a corgi (and any puppy, really) for, like, 10 years. Dream come true. And thank you!

  • Reply Kayla January 2, 2013 at 8:07 am

    She’s so cute! I love her name, and our little puppy was just like that with the walking in zig zags, lol too excited to walk straight! Hehe! I can’t wait to see more photos! Congratulations on your new addition πŸ™‚ and Happy 2013!

  • Reply Stef January 2, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Congrats on the lil PUP!! She’s adorable πŸ™‚ I just got a pup this year too, and it definitely keeps you on your toes! Excited to see more pics and some homemade pup treats too πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Kaitlin Welch January 2, 2013 at 9:18 am

    How cute!! You are so right about puppies being babies! I have a samoyed (featured here on my blog: ChickadeeSays If you want to check her out) that is about a year and a half and she acts JUST like a toddler!

    Good luck on being a new dog mom! You’ll love it!

    xx Kait

  • Reply GIGI January 2, 2013 at 9:34 am

    awww so cute! congrats! what a nice name too. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  • Reply lynn @ the actor's diet January 2, 2013 at 9:43 am

    so cute! i wish julius (my dog) could have a playdate but he’s an asshole to puppies. maybe when she gets bigger they can date…

  • Reply Let Me Eat Cake January 2, 2013 at 9:59 am

    so excited for you! i want to meet this cutie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Michelle January 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Owning a dog is the best. Enjoy!

  • Reply Donna B. January 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Auuugh… the cute, it’s… painful…
    Congrats! I can’t wait to see all of the cheese-grovelling she’ll be doing – and you photographing! Hee hee…
    [And that last photo of Joshua carrying her… auuuuughhh…]

    • Reply Adrianna January 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      That photo is now my desktop photo. I can’t deal. It’s CRAZY!

  • Reply Solaera January 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Aw! I loved Amelia Bedelia as a kid! She was right up there with Ramona the Pest. Your puppy is so adorbs, but so are you! I love your outfit. Cheers.

    • Reply Adrianna January 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Oh Romona! I loved her. Thanks, Solaera! xo

  • Reply Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen January 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    She’s a doll! We almost named our daughter Amelia, so I love the name!

  • Reply Jennifer January 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Ahh! So adorable! I can’t decide what’s cuter — her face and floppy ear, or her irresistible chubby paws…congrats!

  • Reply joelle (on a pink typewriter) January 2, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Adorable, and equally adorable name! Your joy just exudes out of this blog post – love it! I desperately want a puppy and plan on naming it peanut butter. πŸ™‚

  • Reply a farmer in the dell January 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    SO stinking cute! Congrats!

  • Reply Weezie January 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    WHAT A MUNCHKIN. How is she even real.

    Also, fair warning, my darlin and I adopted a two-ish year old rescue border collie/chow mix in spring ’09 and TO THIS DAY, even at 6 years old with three walks daily and successfully learning LOTS of other concepts (including high-five, duh), Radley can’t walk in a straight line.

  • Reply Maggie January 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Amelia definitely needs to make regular appearances in the blog. Being gone 11 hours a day definitely has its downsides (no puppies in my life! sad day). She’s just precious and looks like an excellent snuggler! Congrats!!

  • Reply Pamela January 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Adorable! My pup is a 6-year-old Scottish Terrier – she cried constantly when I got her home and chewed on everything in sight. I tried all the usual tricks to calm her crying, and the only thing that worked well was running the dryer on a fluff/no-heat cycle at bedtime. As for chewing, I tried the strongest bitter spray I could find (supposedly for horses), and she just walked along behind me and licked it up. Thankfully she grew out of it.

    Enjoy Amelia!

    • Reply Adrianna January 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Omygoodness! Haha. That is amazing. Luckily Amelia is a little better than that but for 2 hours every day she turns into devil corgi. It’s scary!

  • Reply tina January 3, 2013 at 6:41 am

    She’s so stinkin’ adorbs!!! and can we talk about those paws?? Congrats dog mama!! what a great way to kick off the new year! happy 2013!

  • Reply whitney January 3, 2013 at 8:44 am

    ahhhhh!!!!! AMELIA. in love. so happy for you and your puppy love. i wanna meet her! a SQIRL date is in order.

    • Reply Adrianna January 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

      Dude! Let’s do it. Aren’t you getting a puppy soon? Who was the little black-haired fella you posted on Insta a few weeks ago?

  • Reply Natasha McEachron January 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Awww a furry ball of cuteness. Great way to kick off the New Year!

  • Reply dervla @ The Curator January 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    ahhhh! She’s so beautiful, and i love her name. And those paws are gigantic! Maybe she’ll be a giant corgi?! πŸ˜‰ happy new year, can’t wait to see what 2013 brings for all of us.

    • Reply Adrianna January 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      I kind of think she might grow into being a big corgi, which is fun and scares me at the same time. Totally agree. I think 2013 is gonna be a good one!

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  • Reply Emily @ She Makes and Bakes January 4, 2013 at 7:55 am

    OMG. She is the cutest thing ever!! And I love the name!! Puppies and collars/leashes is a hilarious thing. My King Charles Spaniel did the same thing the first time he had one on.

  • Reply Carla January 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

    CUTEST puppy ever! I can see why you cried, she totally melted my heart at first sight!

  • Reply Christine January 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    That last photo is just a killer…SO CUTE! After 30 years of Siberian Huskies all of whom I loved to pieces, I finally got my beloved Pembroke from a horrid shelter in LA. He was 3 or so they guessed. He’s the best thing on earth and makes me laugh and smile constantly. Congratulations on your excellent choice of a pup. Love Ms. A’s name! My Mr. is called Blue ’cause he’s red (apparently Australians refer to redheads as blue or blues), per my Aussie pal. Enjoy the ensuing shenanigans! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alice January 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Hi! I come to your blog a lot, looking for recipes and ideas and stopping by today I wasn’t expecting this! She is soooo cute! I am really happy for you πŸ™‚

  • Reply cindy January 6, 2013 at 7:51 am

    ahhh! baby puppy Amelia! congrats Mama!

  • Reply Alessandra January 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Amelia is the best. My corgie did the same- they hate walking. But if you train them by walking with them, holding the leash really close to your side, they start walking with you. Now my dog tugs the leash!

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  • Reply Sarah January 9, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Love, love, love your new corgi! I’ve always been a huge fan, but we were blessed to find a random little mutt at the pound last Christmas and we’re obsessed with her. Having a puppy is tough work and it *is* just like having a baby, although I have yet a “real” child, but I can imagine. I’m so happy for you and your new addition to the family!

    • Reply Adrianna January 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Having a puppy has made me more scared about having a child. SO MUCH WORK. Hope you’re cute, little mutt is doing well–I love mutts!

  • Reply Evi January 18, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Awww, so cute! Love the name! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures with the puppy!

  • Reply Camille January 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    My precious little kitty is named Amelia! It must be a good luck name, because your pup and my cat are surely the cutest animals to have ever been born. (This is not a delusional parental feeling, right?) If I ever see you walking her in LA I am going to squeeeeeel!


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  • Reply Yin April 14, 2013 at 5:37 am

    OMG! Amelia is possibly the cutest lil pup I’ve ever set eyes on. Plus your description of her is way adorable! She looks so cosy in that last photo. haha. Thanks for sharing! x

  • Reply Angela April 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Just discovered you blog!! I was already dying over your posts and then I read that you have a corgi… now you are my new favorite!! I have had my little corgi, Callie, for 12 years now. Hope your time with Amelia will be as long and as full of love as mine has been with Callie!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme April 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Omygoodness. That’s so awesome. What a pretty name. Amelia is a lot older now (she’s 6 months) and she’s the raddest thing to ever have come into my life.

  • Reply flaca April 30, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    hola! i just stumbled across your blog, making your Dad’s Arroz con Pollo for dinner tonight, and i came across this post. my 2 year old daughters name is Amelia! you picked a great name! stylish, class and independent! woot!

    i’ll be back to post on how my Amelia enjoyed her arroz! 2 years old are picky!

    we are family with two Dachshunds… but after seeing the Corgi I think our next dog will be a Corgi!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme May 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

      Ha! Ohhhh. I hope your 2 year old loved it! I’ve been actually thinking of getting a second dog (yes I’m crazy) and my first choice is a Dachshund! I love them so much.

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  • Reply Susan Johnson January 9, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    OMG!!! She is precious! I have grown up with corgis and just had to put my gorgeous and special soul, Tyler down b/c he had ALS (rare in Corgis!)
    Where did you find Miss Amelia? I’m in the search for a new pup.

  • Reply Bekah March 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I stumbled across your website from pinterest, looking at your lemon pizza. Now I have seen the cutest corgi ever and will be a devoted follower. I love lemons and corgis! PS it is my dream to be a corgi mamma one day.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme March 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      HAHA she’s one part cute, one part terror. She’s much bigger now (almost a year and a half), but I love looking at these pictures of her. Hope you become a corgi mama one day, it’s so much fun. Glad you found me! xo

      • Reply Bekah June 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm

        I finally got my corgi puppy!!! She’s 9 weeks old and her name is Rory, she’s the cutest thing! Im so happy I could burst, shes lazy like Amelia too lol. Keep posting about Amelia!

        • Reply Adrianna Adarme June 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

          OMG! I’m so jealous. Ugh. The puppy smell goes away too fast. Give Rory a big kiss for me! xo