Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sophie's 5 Year Gotcha Day Is Right Around The Corner


We have another Gotcha Day Celebration right around the corner. June 24th. Sophie. Almost 5 years ago, this sweet furry love joined our family. As with all of our kids prior to their Gotcha Day Celebrations, we ask a series of questions. What would you like for a special meal? What would you like for your special dessert? What would you like for your special gift? 

Friday, June 14, 2019

I Have Realized The Importance Of Having A Hobby


As a Work at Home Dog Mom, I don't get out during the week much. Between taking care of the kids, desk work, the work I do in the DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop, housework, meal prep, cooking and baking, and Lisa not getting home until anywhere between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., our Monday through Friday schedule is pretty tight. On occasion, if Lisa gets out of work early enough on Friday, we'll skip out for an impromptu date night. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

This Will Always Be My Favorite Magnet


Over the years, we've done quite a bit of house and pet sitting for our neighbor friends. Most of the time, they have brought us really cool magnets from their travels. Our refrigerator is decorated with all of them. They have turned our bland refrigerator into a vibrant and interesting kitchen piece. On a few occasions, people have been quite impressed with "all the places we've traveled to." Well, that's until we inform them that 95% of the magnets were gifts. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

10 Qualities About Myself That May Hinder Or Destroy Our Friendship


Many moons ago, I attended an online training seminar that lasted for almost a week. The topics at hand were customer service, generating conversation, being part of the conversations, marketing, and how to deal with the various personality traits across the board. The seminar began with a simple question. Standing in the shoes of another, could you be friends with yourself? Of course, the response was quick. Yeah. Sure. Absolutely. We were asked to write down the 10 reasons why we said yes. When everyone was finished, we were asked another question. But, this time around, it wasn't as simple. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Andy Sernovitz Inspired Me Years Ago. I Need To Embrace His Philosophy Again.


A decade ago, the president of the company I was working for at the time sent me an autographed copy of 'Word of Mouth Marketing' by Andy Sernovitz. He wanted me to read the book. Gain some insight. Learn. Share my thoughts on the content. My level of enthusiasm wasn't exactly radiating. I love to read, but not these types of books. However, I was hooked after only a few pages.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Grab A Bowl. A Spoon. A Couple Of Cookie Sheets. And, Start Baking.


Last week, I received a message from an acquaintance of ours. She had been purchasing homemade dog treats at a bakery for many years. Unfortunately, the bakery shut down and panic set in. She had no idea where she was going to get homemade treats for her 3 furry kids. Would we be willing to make them? Did we know of any bakeries around that sold homemade dog treats?

Friday, June 7, 2019

Feed Us Dinner. Take Us Out. Have Fun.


Lisa arrived home from work a bit early today. And, by "early" I mean that she was home before 6 p.m. Instead of working a 12 - 14 hour day, she was walking to our vehicle before 5 p.m. Before heading home, she sent a text asking if I wanted to go out for dinner. A date night? Oh. Hell. Yes.