home improvement · rescue · thepups · weight loss

Puppies and surgery and home repairs, oh my!

February is almost here and so much is happening! It’s been a whirlwind of activity and so far, all good in my life. Except for the whole election and narcissistic dictator posing as president but I’m not going to touch that right now. So here’s what’s been going on in 2017 for me. The puppies!… Continue reading Puppies and surgery and home repairs, oh my!

family · friends · holidays · reviews · thankful · thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, wine, friends & family time

Over the last few years Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. As a child I looked forward to my birthday, Christmas Eve, and trying to stay up until midnight on New Years Eve. Sure, Thanksgiving had pumpkin pie but it didn’t hold much excitement until I went away to college and it was the first holiday home. Getting… Continue reading Thanksgiving, wine, friends & family time

paleo · recipe

Asparagus Stuffed Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

I hate cooking chicken breasts but love cooking chicken thighs. Thighs are tender, juicy, easy to get right, and inexpensive! Especially when going organic, they are a great buy for a small budget. I’ve cooked thighs a few different ways but stuffing them is definitely a first for me. I love making a beautiful dish… Continue reading Asparagus Stuffed Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

cooking · essential oils · oils · recipe · recipes · seed to seal · young living

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

November means it’s time for Peppermint Mocha Lattes and Hallmark Christmas movies (here’s the line up!) and warm socks and holiday baking! Hey, if Starbucks can release their holiday cups, seasonal drinks, and cranberry bliss bars on November 1st, I can certainly add a little peppermint to my life. One thing I am really passionate about is my… Continue reading Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

fall · pets · product review · reviews · thepups

Four Legged Fall Fashion w/Hotel Doggy

Today was a perfect fall day: crisp, dry, and full of sunshine. We were up early and headed over to Hoosier Mama Pie Co. and Dollop Coffee for breakfast. They have the most amazing hand pies so I grabbed a few of the spinach and sausage ones. Joey opted for an amazing sausage, Gouda, and… Continue reading Four Legged Fall Fashion w/Hotel Doggy

pets · petsmart · recipe · thepups

Penelope’s Pumpkin Paw Paws

Today was a huge day for Miss Penelope Autumn Garcia…she graduated her puppy class!! When we adopted Penny we immediately enrolled her in a puppy training class. We chose PetSmart and have been spending our Sunday mornings learning sit, stay, and other great commands. We have an excellent trainer named Tara and a great bunch… Continue reading Penelope’s Pumpkin Paw Paws

angry orchard · avocado · crock pot · fall · food · paleo · recipe

Cozy as Flannel Crock Pot Chili

Fall is perfet for comfort food and warm delicious chili while watching football (or reading while your signficant other does). I’ve perfected my chili over the few years and love making this recipe! We made it last weekend and it’s always a huge hit! It is a rich, flavorful, sweet and spicy chili that makes… Continue reading Cozy as Flannel Crock Pot Chili