November 2015

Thanksgiving Freebie

We have a problem at my parent’s house. Leftovers come into their home and when the owner comes back, so excited to devour their savory item, it’s vanished. The thief in the night is my brother and he doesn’t discriminate, dessert or half of a pasta dish, it doesn’t matter he eats them all. We knew he had a problem when Scott and I dropped them off some frosted dog cookies from Dog Bakery in Park City at my parent’s so they could give them to our family dog, Ernie. My mom woke up the next morning and there were the dog cookies sitting on the kitchen counter with one half eaten cookie beside it. My brother came upstairs later that afternoon and made mention of the terrible cookies that somebody had left. He was the only one not crying with laughing after being told he ate a dog cookie! We thought that would teach him some manners on respecting people’s leftovers but so far no luck. I made these to give my family in hopes that it’ll deter him just a little bit when it comes to the holy grail of leftovers…Thanksgiving! I’m not holding my breath though. In case you too have a leftover thief in your house I thought I’d offer it as a Thanksgiving freebie! Just right click and save it as a full size. Enjoy those leftovers!
Thanksgiving freebie printout

Dog Birthday Party

This is Ajax and he turned 10 years old!! Scott gave him to me as a Christmas the first year we were married and he’s been my best little pal ever since. Hand in the air I’m one of *those* dog owners, he’s always been like a baby to me so it’s been rough for both of us while I’ve been finding my footing as a new mother. He’s had less attention than normal this past year so I wanted to give him a special day that was devoted just to him. We invited over my nieces and his dog friend Oliver and he was in doggy heaven!

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Ajax’s Birthday Pupcakes

It’s this cute little guy’s 10th birthday tomorrow! He’s been a tad ignored since I had our daughter so I’m giving him an afternoon dedicated just to him and inviting lots of little kids that adore him as much as I do! I found a recipe online for dog cupcakes to make for his birthday party on Sunday but when I called his vet to double check the safety of all the ingredients he had me change out a few to make it a better recipe.  Here’s the updated recipe along with why these substitutes are wonderful to include for your furry pal!


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Teaching a Toddler:H

We’ve had a whirlwind month of October! We had our Vow-lloween Party (click here to view it!) then my husband and I went on a 2 week anniversary trip to Disney World…we have a sickness when it comes to Disney…and then it was the week of Halloween! Halloween and Christmas battle it out every year to determine who is my favorite holiday (I think this year Halloween took it) so we lived up every second that week. Our letter and color was obvious: H and Orange. We started the week by reading every Halloween/Pumpkin book we had.IMG_2635

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