it's a dog's world

dog tags and microchips…

Well, our vet has a website for these stainless steel dog tags.  I went to the website and was VERY impressed!  We decided on the slide tag…SOOO cute!  Also, fairly inexpensive!  WOOHOO!!!

Pet Smith Company, is their website…check out! ; )

I also came across this little video (on Cesar’s page) of a doxie and a monkey playing together…had to share!



Oh, friends!

I am beyond excited to share with you a special gift my family received two weeks ago today…

This is our sweet, little Lily!

I have been back home for two weeks and missing my hugs and luvins from my Isy and Lily!  And yes, Isy was SUPER excited about her too!

       <- Getting ready to meet her            < – READY! All changed in her “Big Sis” shirt!

And while I was there, I stayed with Meme and took her to meet the baby…she wasn’t at ALL happy about it…these pictures prove it! ; )


I don’t think it gets sweeter than this woman!  She loves her babies!

Meeting Lily for the first time ->         She loves kissing her baby! ->  

…and FINALLY, some DeeDee time!!! ; )

Oh, the smell of a baby makes me melt!  Love my babies!  Mommy, Daddy and both girls are doing wonderful!  So precious, these kids are!

it's a dog's world

First week with his forever home…

Gus is doing GREAT!  He’s adjusted so well and we are head over heels IN LOVE with this sweet boy!  His housebreaking is still in progress, but his crating is getting much better!  We did decide to not crate at night and let him sleep with us…he’s just too sweet!  ; )

I’ve been on a craft hiatus, though I’ve got the itch again and need to get crafting!  I FINALLY (with the help of my WONDERFUL sister-in-law) cleaned out my crafting/junk/extra/catch-all/etc room out a couple of weeks ago…WOW!  I thought it was going to take up a minimum of 4 days, but it took about 2 hours (start to finish) to clean up! It had become one of those rooms that you shove and close…rarely opening the door, as a PILE would fall out on you!  Hahah!  With the move coming up, that made me feel a LOT more free!  I’m just needing to do the same to my bedroom now… Yay. Me.

Three weeks left and I’ll be at home full-time AND be a grandmother for the second time!  I can’t wait for that sweet baby to get here!  We are so blessed with Isy, can’t wait to meet Lily!  {Yes, I’m proud to say I’m a thirty-something grandmother!!! I mean, if you saw that beautiful face, you’d know why!}

Ok, friends!  I’ll be back to crafting {hopefully} this week!  Hope you’re all having a WONDERFUL weekend!

family, general ramblings

two birds of a feather…

C & I took a trip, one of his Christmas presents from me, to Eureka Springs for the weekend. It was SOOOOOOO much fun! We stayed in The Original Treehouse Cottages and had a blast! Our cottage was awesome, complete with a double jacuzzi tub with a HUGE window in front of it, Queen bed, kitchenette, free wifi, HGTV with cable and a wrap-around balcony with a grill…and did I mention the PERFECT view of the outdoors?!?!?!

It was the sweetest weekend away, I think we’ve ever had! We were relaxed, drama-free and together…what could be better? We went to one of my favorite flea markets…I stumbled upon it a month ago with Leslie…and found a couple of treasures.

We also rode on scooters, from Black Jack Adventures. We buzzed around town, went to lunch at Local Flavor, shopped at The Leather store, the Life is Good store and a fun little shop attached to the Life is Good store, where we hit the shoe JACKPOT! Yes, feed the bad, bad habit! haha! The scooters were so fun, I was incredibly scared when we first got on them. I was stiff as a board and could hardly turn corners. It’s amazing how fast I got comfortable with it when we actually got on the open road. I was going up to 35 miles per hour and turning corners like a pro! The freedom and openness was absolutely liberating! I would LOVE to own one!

We had many sweet little visitors…a squirrel, Hello Kitty, more birds than I can count…it all felt like a fairytale. On the way home, we saw (counted) 52 hawks (something we do quite often!), 3 bald eagles (2 on ONE TREE!!!), an multiple deer. Perfect!

Though this trip was completely magical, it would not have been so perfect with out that prince charming, the man I get to call my husband. I never imagined I would find him. He’s perfect for me…keeps me grounded with his love and support! I am amazed every day that I get to spend the rest of my life with him because I love him more than anyone or anything!

I am the luckiest girl…Dream. Come. TRUE! ; ) I love you, CRB!!!