July 16th: Host a BBQ

What a fun thing to do! Hosting a BBQ is quite the endeavor but such a fun time.

Owning my own house has been such an adventure and has enabled me to do so many things. 

I decided to have a house party this weekend. My friend, Jared, bought me a grill as a housewarming gift, so no better time than to host a BBQ.

So many great friends turned out and we had a fabulous time. I think there will be many more of these to come at this house.

We had cornhole, a keg, some tired pups and a great group of friends!


Next time I will step it up and make some great BBQ!

May 25th: Give Dog a Bath

Mia is not very happy with me today but she is clean. 🐢❀️😎

She very rarely gets dirty and has a coat that stay relatively clean, so doesn’t often need a bath. But she needs one every once in a while.

So I took her down to a new Self Dog Wash today and gave her a bath.

It was strange, she smiled nearly the whole time…  no pictures available because it was hard enough to hold her down and wash, let alone take photos.

But here’s a great one once we got back in the car. She looks like she hates me.


But look at that fluffy, clean coat!

May 24th: Lay in the Grass

With Spring here it has been so great to get out and enjoy the sunshine every day. I work so often that I don’t have much time to do this, so when I do I feel the need to take full advantage of it.

So today I urged myself to get up and go lay in the grass for a bit. 


It was so relaxing! At least for me… Mia wasn’t too happy because she had to stay leashed near me. Regardless, she did have a smile on her face just being outside.


It was lovely to cloud watch!

May 14th: Read in the Park

Another afternoon in the park… today just doing a little reading. I am still working on reading The Red Tent so today is getting me a little closer to actually finishing it.


It was a beautiful day. And Mia had fun too!


Between running around with Mia taking pictures, I probably did not get as much reading done as I would have liked… I guess I will have to start making this a regular thing.. maybe I will finish the book by the end of June. πŸ˜‚


March 30th: Teach Dog a New Trick

Everyone knows the saying… “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Well, I am attempting to break that stereotype! And honestly, I can see why that is a saying.

Mia just turned 7 in February and has always been a pretty well behaved dog, spare some chewing on things and barking incessantly at the mailman everyday. 

Regardless, she has always know how to sit, shake, hi-five, and lay down. So the other day I really wanted to get her to learn “kiss”. She had never really been a dog that licks but I would just like to teach her to “kiss” on command. I worked on it for quite a while the other day… she is kissing now, but I do not think she actually knows what she is doing. Not like she does when she sits or shakes.

If anyone has some good tips for teaching dogs tricks please share them!

February 21st: Visit a New Dog Park

Today is my dogs 8 year adoption birthday! I got her when she was two months old… she was the cutest little thing.


So eight years later I cannot imagine my life without her. So what better day to check this off my list than today?!? I found a new park just a couple miles from my house. There were no dogs there so it was kind of nice for Mia to run around, but also wish she could have had some dogs to run with…


We went to Good Times after and got a peanut butter, dog treat, ice cream sundae! Quite the birthday for the little one.

February 14th: Go on a Doggie Playdate

I think this date was maybe more for my friend Sara and I than the dogs because they did not seem too interested in each other. It was wonderful though. It was gorgeous outside so we went to a dog park close to both our houses. There is a big lake there so after letting the dogs run for a while we walked around the lake, which got my 20 minute walk in for the day. 

Today marks half way to my month of no drinking, although I have a cheat day coming up so not sure if it really counts. But it has been great. Mia definitely enjoys me being home and not galavanting around.

Anyway, Happy Valentines Day to you all. I hope your day was full of love! ❀