When I first started writing this blog post, I was not going in this direction at all. But much like life, sometimes you head down a path expecting to go one way and end up going another. So, this will be part one of two. I was never the girl that grew up thinking much... Continue Reading →


Just Jack

My sweet Mahma’s boy who thinks he’s forever a tiny pup turned 3 yesterday! I had every intention of telling the story of his magnificent entrance into the world on his actual birthday, but my real job got in the way, so here I am, on my lunch break, typing away. And somehow I think... Continue Reading →


Kilo. Kilo is a complete sentence. Someone can just say, “Kilo” to me and there’s a common understanding of what it means. It’s just Kilo. When she came into my life a little over two years ago, she had the cutest little under-bite and eyes only for her Daddy. Jeffrey and I were just friends,... Continue Reading →


Lotto (of L O N G bois and the House Hippos) story: on Friday, one of our friends got a Great Dane named Moose, and he was so cute we just had to go see him the next morning. Boy, was that a bad idea. We got puppy fever with a quickness. Our friends told... Continue Reading →


Three years ago when I woke up, unbeknownst to me, the course of my life would forever be altered. A little puppy was making her grand entrance into the world and I was oblivious. I have always loved dogs and with almost a year and a half clean, I wanted so badly to have one... Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Parties

People often say, "Oh, you have a lot of Peanut Butter Parties." And yes, we do. Who needs a reason to celebrate other than the fact that we've made it through another day and we're still here? Remember: if you're watching this, you're batting .1000. Whatever is going on in your life that feels so... Continue Reading →

The Hard Stuff

Last night I stayed up late working on bows and gearing up for my craft show this weekend. Surprisingly I don't feel stressed or under pressure for it even though I'm totally unprepared. It's my first show and there are a lot of things I didn't think about. I ordered a banner and business cards... Continue Reading →


As I was getting ready for work this morning, I was thinking about why I’ve been struggling to write here lately. Jeffrey has asked a few times over the last couple weeks when I'm going to write my blog and I keep telling him I haven't felt like there's much to write about. And I... Continue Reading →

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