Sunday, August 29, 2021

I'm Making More Mask Bands. This Year. It Kind Of Sucks.


In April of 2020, I made a little over 100 mask bands for Lisa and her department and beyond. Free. Very time consuming, but I wanted to help out in any way I could. 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

My Heart Will Be A Little Heavy For A Little Bit...


This is not me. It's my friend, Claire. I met her on Facebook back in 2009 when I was living in Ohio. She lived in Ohio too. Like me, she's a writer, freelancer, and so much more. We connected after I posted some links on my Facebook wall to blogs I had written for the company I was working for. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Our Home Is Filled With Timeless Treasures And Stories


If you have ever visited our home, you know that it's filled with family heirlooms, antiques, unique vintage pieces, handcrafted items that we've made or have been gifted to us, handcrafted primitive decor that we've purchased at yard sales or on the marketplace, and other items that fit in. Almost everything in our home has a story behind it. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

After A Little Research, We Learned There Is Nothing Wrong With Our House


I have begun this blog column over and over and over again. Because. I don't know where to start. So. I decided to post a photo of the here and now. This is what the window in our dining room looks like. It has a great 10,000 BTU air conditioner that we purchased on June 29th of this year. We purchased 2 of these. One for the dining room. One for the living room. Why?

Sunday, August 22, 2021

We Got Lucky At The Very Last Minute


This was the scene last night. A glass of wine. Maybe several. After Lisa and I spent the entire day prepping for Hurricane Henri. Yes. You read that correctly. Hurricane Henri. At the time, Hurricane Henri was expected to make landfall very close to our area as a category 2 hurricane. We were advised to plan for a category 1 hurricane. 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Our Kids Have Plenty Of Comfortable DIY Dog Beds, But...

We bought our house in February of 2020. There are no carpets. It's all hardwood flooring. My severe allergies thank this simple blessing. On so many levels. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Time, Love, And Efforts From Many Prior To Our Wedding Day Made It Quite Spectacular


On July 28th, Lisa and celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary. About a week prior to our anniversary, a young lady reached out to me. We've been Facebook friends for years and years. She is planning her wedding. Small. Nothing fancy. 

Monday, August 16, 2021

This Is The Scene When We Are Prepping Fresh Produce In Our Kitchen


Aside from the homemade meals and homemade dog treats that we feed our kids every single day, they munch on fresh produce throughout the day. Yes. This is the scene when they hear us chopping carrots, watermelon, canteloupe, strawberries, and other fresh produce in our kitchen.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Just Me...


Yeah. I'm that woman. Who dances and sings in the kitchen and beyond. Who embraces my Work At Home Dog Mom Life. Taking care of my wife and kids. Desk. Kitchen. Housework. Workshop. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Happy Birthday, Lisa!


It's Lisa's birthday today. Over the weekend, the kids and I sat down at my laptop to shop for a birthday gift from them. This is what they chose. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Handcrafted End Tables, Assembling A Desk, And A Fair-Style Dinner


Due to COVID-19, we didn't make any seasonal items to sell last year. Instead, we made over 70 handcrafted ornaments to hand out to essential employees and beyond to spread Holiday love and cheer. Our plans were to go forth this Spring, but the price of lumber was obnoxious. We made the decision to wait until September. 

Sunday, August 8, 2021

A Lot Of Questions Answered. Or, At Least I Hope So...


Over the past few weeks, I have received quite a few emails and private messages inquiring about the Our Bodacious Dog Mom Life blog. Lots of questions. 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

We Do Not Need A Vacation From Our LIfe


I spent most of my evening last night making 200 of my homemade double-chip marble cookies. Make. Bake. Cool. Package in adorable cookie bags. A lil' sweet love. For some hard workers. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Our Kids Are Loving My Homemade Woofles

If you've read this blog over time or know us personally, you're aware that our kid's meals and treats are all homemade. This began back in 2012 when we adopted Coco. He was very sick and required a considerable amount of medical care and medicine. Our biggest obstacle was that he would not eat store-bought food.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Your Furry Kids Will Gobble Up These Homemade Meatball Dog Treats


Back in March, I published a blog column about our homemade meatball dog treats. After reading through that column, I realized that I didn't include the recipe. Gah! Yeah. I know. Total dork moment.