Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spring-y time of thing-y

Linking up with Anne from In residence  and Jenna from Dearest Love for Currently.   I love doing these every month, going back and rereading them to see how much things change! 

Dreaming|   Of the warm Spring and Summer days that the Mr, Ginny and I can spend all weekend camping! Unplugged from technology, reconnecting with each other by focusing on our marriage, and charging our outdoorsy batteries! Oh yes, my friends, it will be heaven!

Planning:|  My blogging strategy for the year. I need to really buckle down and get a good system to make sure I get everything done, but not take up my whole day! Blogosphere really sucks you in! What are your tips? Comment below!

Making|  Scarves upon scarves! I'm clearing out my fabric stock pile and this means fresh new scarves in my Etsy shop! And remember, I LOVE to use my fancy schmancy new monogramming machine, so order your scarf with a monogram, you won't regret it!

Baking|  Yeast rolls, and trying out a new recipe for Banana Nut Bread. The Mr. and I love the muffins banana nut muffins, so maybe a whole loaf will be even better! I'll post the recipe on here soon so y'all can try it, too!

Watching|   Netflix, of course, but more specifically Friday Night Lights. Reminds me so much of highschool and the Southern football life!  If I knew then, what I know now huh? Geez!

I'm not joking, what are your tips to streamlining your blogging process? Gimme all dem tips and tricks, please!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Operation Healthy #GinnySnuggles and a GIVEAWAY!

  In the spirit of us cleaning up our act meal wise and trying to get healthier, I've also noticed Ginny has packed on a few pounds. Homegirl does these loud yoga breaths either because she's too chubby and/or because she really enjoys folks loving on her. Either way, it won't kill her to clean up her act, too! So, I began checking out her dog food--- I'll save you some time and say, it was pure crap! Also, this little round lady sheds like nobody's business. Don't expect to come into our home and leave without a nice fur coat of Ginny hair!

  We also noticed her scratching a lot and asked the vet what the deal was. It's a food allergy, most likely from grain, and she recommended a fish based, grain free diet. I'm not sure if you are familiar with dog food, but the ingredients are crazy! Most dog foods have corn as the first ingredient, which means they are mostly corn. I became determined to find one that would help her skin/shedding problems AND be good for her, but I'm not quite ready to do the whole cook-veggies-and-meat-for-your-dog thing, so I spend hours researching everything I could read. Ultimately, I found Blue Wilderness food to fit our specifications, and it seems to be working!

  Now, I feel like all this work I've done shouldn't go to waste, and since Ginny is my fur child (and spoiled beyond repair) I thought I'd start a new blog series:

Operation Healthy #GinnySnuggles 
Find her on Instagram! 

Yes, girlfriend is going to get healthy, and y'all are going to read about every other month or so!

Ginny Patrice (yes, her middle name came from Robyn Sherbatsky off of How I Met Your Mother, yelling at her co-worker- Patrice)

Weight: 36 lbs.
Yoga Breaths: Pretty frequently
Food:  Blue Buffalo Wilderness Salmon recipe (can find great deals off of
Feedings:  Twice a day, 1.5 cups each
Exercise: 3 walks a day, 10 mins each. And about 30 minutes of play time inside (tug of war, chasing the laser pointer)
Treats:  Right now it's Pedigree treats, but I'm thinking it should change as soon as these are gone.

My goals are to share with you how I'm going to get this lazy doggie in shape and healthy so I can have as many years with her as possible! And, since I love animals so much, I have a GIVEAWAY for you thanks to the nice folks at 

This is what you get:

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Shattered Frozen Lake

  During our Divergent Walking Tour, we strolled around Navy Pier and I was in awe of Lake Michigan partially frozen. It was eerie and beautiful with the large sheets of ice, all shattered, floating around... it was gorgeous!

Co-hosting with the lovely Aimee for Finding Beauty 

Finding Beauty Link Up | This Darling Day

My favorite pick from last week's link up was Lauren's from My Passion Journey gorgeous photo! It inspires me to hang in there for Spring. You'll see what I mean when you check out here!

Join us, too! Link a photo you've found beauty in, below!