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4-Day Weekend Recap & a Recipe

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Ugh, I am pretty sure I am not the only one who considered taking off of work today. I woke up with a massive migraine and my body just hurts all over. But I sucked it up and went to work. Is it bad that I am already trying to keep my head up by reminding myself it is less than one month until we are off for Christmas?

   So on Thanksgiving I went to Jesse's Aunt's house. I had a really great time and thankfully, the dessert I had made turned out amazing. I took a recipe for Pumpkin Crumble Bars off of Pinterest, surprise surprise, to take there and decided not to make them until the morning of. Even though I woke up at about 6:00 a.m. and we didn't leave until 1ish, I just barely had enough time to make them. After you bake the bars, they have to cool down and then be refrigerated for at least 4 hours. Thankfully Jesse helped me a little bit which made it so much easier on me. Baking desserts with a pumpkin type filling can be tricky sometimes because it can be difficu…

I'm Thankful For...

I cannot believe Thanksgiving is just 2 days away! The end of this year has been flying by so fast and before you know it, it'll be 2016. Well, anyways, I figured I would do a post on what I am thankful for since Thanksgiving is this week.

1. My Dogs. I am so beyond thankful for my fur babies. Gemma, Tigger, and Audrey mean the world to me and I am so blessed to have them in my life. They have helped me and still do help me get through so much and always brighten my day... even when they are being naughty.

   Speaking of being naughty. The dogs' crates have two doors, front and side. Well the side door on Audrey's crate must have been partially unlocked or somehow Audrey unlocked it. By the way, the crates are in the dog room with the gate shut (I use a gate instead of a door) but I came home to a mess. Poop, shredded puppy pads and... she messed up one of the new dog beds that I haven't even taken a picture of yet. She ripped the waterproof material that covers the…

Weekend Recap/ Bulldog Playdate

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I got my weekend recap done on Monday again! But I am so freakin' tired, it isn't even funny. I just keep reminding myself that it is a 3-day work week. And even though this 4-day weekend is going to be busy, I am still looking forward to it. My main goals are cleaning, baking, and getting the living room painted. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Here is what went on this past weekend...

   My sister is home for Thanksgiving break!!! So Jesse, Audrey, and I headed on over to my mom's and Jesse and my sister got to meet. I only got to see my sister for about 15-30 minutes before she took off to go hang out with her boyfriend and friends. I haven't seen her since mid August, so even though it was brief, it was still nice to see her. I plan to see her again this weekend anyway. Oh yea, my mom gave my hair a little trim too (and then on Sunday I dyed it just a tad darker).

   We also got to meet my mom's new alpacas. Yes, my mom now has alpacas and is getti…

Weekend Recap

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"Happy" Monday everyone. So I was determined to get this weekend recap post done on Monday and I succeeded! Yes!

   Friday, Jesse surprised me. He came home with food to make dinner for us on the new grill he bought on a whim on Thursday and he bought me a new laptop!!! I needed a new laptop so so sooo badly. Mine is just beyond messed up and I think it might have a virus or something, I don't know, but regardless, I needed a new laptop and he bought me one. Eeek!!! And it is a beautiful red color to match the red in the kitchen. I am still shocked he bought me a new laptop. I just can't believe it. I just can't even.



(Excuse the mess)
   And then I ended up drinking too much strong wine Friday night. I felt sick the next morning and kept having foot cramps in both feet. So I took it a little easy on Saturday and didn't do much besides errands later in the day, which definitely included picking up magnesium supplements for the foot cramps. Annnd I got like…

Tattoo #8: Audrey, My English Bulldog

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This is so beyond late but 4 weeks ago I got tattoo #8. I went back to my main man Don at Tattoo Dynasty and I got Audrey's face/ head tattooed on me.

   I've wanted an English Bulldog tattoo for a while but never thought in a million years I would actually get one (unless it was an animated type one) because I was so scared that whatever artist I went to would screw it up. Portraits are really difficult to tattoo in general whether they are of a person or an animal. But when I saw some of Don's recent amazing black and white realism animals he had tattooed, I knew I had to hit him up and ask if he wanted to do a black and white realism English Bulldog tattoo on me. Of course he said yes.

   I decided that I didn't want a full body of an English Bulldog tattooed on me and I was flexible with whether or not he was going to actually tattoo Audrey on me. I was open to him just tattooing a generic bulldog's face but I also sent him pictures of Audrey. I tried my bes…

Weekend Recap and Christmas Pictures

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Hey I didn't do that bad this week. I actually got a weekend recap posted the day after Monday instead of the mid- end of the week. I'm really trying here.

   This past weekend was busy, as usual. Jesse played golf on Saturday while I ran some errands and worked on laundry and cleaning. There is still so much to do with the house between buying things, painting, decor, etc. My goal is to have the bedroom, living room, hallway, and kitchen painted by the end of this month. The 3rd bedroom as well as some other rooms and projects have been put on the back burner for right now. The only room that has been painted so far is the dog room and I still need to paint the trim in there. I'm hoping to paint the bedroom this weekend.

   Sunday morning after the dogs were fed and Jesse made us breakfast and got me a peppermint mocha latte from Starbucks, we gave all 3 dogs baths. They needed them badly. I slacked on giving them baths with the move and unpacking and everything. There…

Halloween and Tigger Turns 3

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Yay, it's Friday!!! I have been so busy- during the week and on the weekends. I need to give myself a kick in the ass tomorrow morning and make sure I get the floors in the house cleaned because they sure do need it. But first let's give a late weekend recap.

   So I usually hand make all of the dogs' Halloween costumes (with the exception of Audrey's costume last year), but with selling a house and moving in the beginning of October, I knew that it just wasn't going to happen this year. It would've been so extremely stressful and I just didn't really have the time at all. So I just used pieces of clothing and accessories that they already had in their wardrobes.

Audrey as Minnie Mouse

Tigger as a Cowboy

She is so sassy sometimes Gemma as a Punk Princess

   They were actually all really excited to dress up and take pictures. Audrey was very excited to show Jesse her costume when he came home from work. She just absolutely adores him and he adores her [in…