Photo Phone Dump

Latley we have been going going going .. Getting a lot done , eating yummy treats and having some fun … Here it is all in photos 😉

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Yummy vegetable cheddar chowder in the making …Will post recipe soon!

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We Joined my sister and her boyfriend at the fair . It was cold and windy , perfect fair weather . Tried some salt and vinegar pork rinds – DELICIOUS 😉

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Made this bad boy … White chocolate red velvet cheesecake … Of course will be posting this recipe soon !!!

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Going back and forth on colors and letters { WILL DEFINITELY BE POSTING MORE SOON } , I don’t like pink but it has found a special place in my heart Lately.

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Organizing the fridge . His side vs My side

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Spending time with our pups 😉

I’ve got lots of future post coming soon ! Happy Monday !

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Catch Up

I just can’t seem to catch up with life lately! I feel as if my body is 10 steps behind my brain ! I guess I can be thankful it’s not the other way around . The new addition is going good. Lola was a bit standoff-ish for the first few days but she has warmed up to Sully (hooray).

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Having a brand new puppy hasn’t been horrible like I thought it was going to be. Thank goodness for Lola because she has made having a puppy a little easier. Potty training is better than most… We have had about three accidents in the house, the worst one being on our BRAND. NEW. MATTRESS . It happens and I am not going to moan and groan about it. I’m still happy with the decision we made to get a second dog.

I have been so busy lately. This past Saturday I hosted a bridal shower for a girlfriend of mine who is also in my wedding. I had a lot of fun doing it and it turned out great. It makes a me look forward to the bridal showers I have in the near future! Speaking of wedding stuff… We have about four months to go until Don and I tie the not… I feel like we have so many ‘little’ details to do for our wedding. I feel suffocated thinking about them… blehhhh! I am thankful I jumped the gun and did a lot of the big stuff early on.

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I have made a big effort into making time to improve my running. I am running 4 miles every other day ( most of the time) . This week I have set a goal to up it to 5 miles. I am excited to see how it goes. I never thought I would be running as much as I am now and actually enjoy doing it. A good friend of mine has asked me to do a half marathon… I am really considering it ! 13.1 doesn’t scare me like it used to !!!

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We have had a handful of young adults move into our neighborhood lately. I love this ! Don and I, along with our surrounding neighbors have decided to have / host a neighborhood block party this coming Saturday ! We are excited to meet all the new neighbors and hope we have a great turn out!

I have recently been diagnosed with perioral dermatitis. It is horrible !! It is a red rash that consist of tiny bumps that surround your mouth ,nose and eyes… Ughhhhh ! Apparently it is hard to treat. I started using a steroid cream temporarily until I could get into the dermatologist … That was the WRONG thing to do. This particular skin rash worsens upon steroid use… WONDERFUL! I have been reading multiple blogs and dependable scientific websites on ways I can treat my face in addition to the antibiotics and prescription creams I have been given… Apparently apple cider vinegar is know to help. I am definitely going to try this !

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I hope everyone had a fantastic Monday !!!!

The Addition

A few weeks ago, we started looking for another dog to be Lola’s companion. It is very important to us that when we try to start a family not to have Lola feeling ignored or pushed away! We contacted the german shepherd rescue and found a GSD we wanted to ‘interview’ to see if he was the perfect fit! We were very excited and looking forward to bringing him home ! After 4 hours of driving , we came home empty handed and upset ! It wasn’t the perfect fit for us nor Lola. I believe there was Someone watching out for us!

Last Sunday we received a phone call about a puppy liter that had been dropped off at a rescue. Conveniently they were german shepherds , which doesn’t happen to often ! When I mentioned adding a new addition, we were thinking more along the lines of an older dog , not a new born. After much thinking , we decided to go and look at these puppies. They had only ONE male and that was our only criteria we had to have ! This was due to Lola’s alpha traits and usually having two females can cause dominance issues ( or so we have been told). HE WAS SO CUTE !

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We did not make a decision right away! We both wanted to be 100% ! I was A-okay with bringing this little man home, however Don wanted to sleep on it ! The following day I received a message from him saying lets to look at him one more time , let her (the foster mom) know we will probably bring him home! We met with them again and we said YES!

We picked him up from the vet TODAY and brought him home to meet his sister Lola! His name is Sullivan aka Sully. I have had a name list going on my phone for quiet sometime and Sully was the first name ! He was being fostered at a house off Sullivan street! I think his name was destin!

When we brought Sully home, I took him to our neighbors yard a house or two down so we could introduce them on neutral territory! The introduction went well and a lot easier than I thought ! Lola has been accepting to the new addition and hopefully she will enjoy her new playmate !

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Whats going on ….

wow .. what a blogging bum I have been lately…. Let me catch you up! Starting with mothers day….

I did NOT get to spend mothers day with my mother or my grandmothers however Lola and Don sent me to get a pedicure and a manicure 🙂 I guess even being a mom of a four legged friend you deserve to be pampered 🙂 During my relaxing moment, I decided NO MORE NAIL BITING… I have done this about two times ( that I can remember) in the past 6 years, and was almost very successful but didn’t conquer the habit. I can report it has been 9 days and I have NOT bitten my nails. I have caught myself picking at them but immediately stopped. Let’s keep it up !!!

Wanna know what NEW and EXCITING things I have cooked the past week or two… NOTHING… sorry charlie! Although last night I did make something people may call odd! I had pulled out some ground beef to make a Rachael Ray recipe but ended up NOT doing it so we made plain old hamburgers with it. You can’t really go wrong with a grilled hamburger. We did not have any buns, only English muffins. I toasted my muffin, put my cheeseburger on, raw onions, and heaping tablespoon of PEANUT BUTTER.. Yes …PEANUT BUTTER ! Back home there was a unique restaurant that served a burger with p-butter and it was one of my favorites. I needed a little taste of home 🙂

On Sunday, Don and I celebrated our SIX YEAR anniversary! We had a wonderful day boating and floating at silver glen springs and an okay dinner at SoNapa.

This coming Saturday we will be heading on a seven day vacation to Siesta Key! I am so excited. Mom, Dad, Sister, Mammaw and Papa will all be there 🙂 Its about time we are able to relax. Looking forward to it!

We had some really close friends of ours get engaged while they were on vacation over seas. Congrats Kendra and Andrew!!!! We are so happy for you!!!!!

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Happy Tuesday :0)

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Happy Happy Pupday !!!!

Today is our four legged friends FOURTH birthday. I can hardly believe this! I always can count on Lola to get me up right on time for work. She never lets me sleep past two snoozes. She must have known today was her birthday because she did not bother giving me morning kisses or pawing at my shoulder to get up . She must have though she deserved to sleep in on such a special day just as us humans do.

Lolas bio parents and our breeder sent birthday wishes and pictures this morning. They are really good at keeping in touch!!!

Happy Birthday to LOLA 🙂 party time with all the neighborhood pups !

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