Training a Puppy (The Ups, Downs, & Destruction)

Training a Puppy: The Ups, Downs, & Destruction -

Our dachshund/pit bull puppy, Doc (aka Fred), turns one year old this month, so in honor of him, I present to you this post. He has been a joy and a tester of patience, but we love him whole-heartedly. Please keep this in mind as I describe our first year together, because I am keeping it honest & real. Our first meeting: We rescued Doc from the ASPCA at one of their Petsmart ‘adoption day’ events on the very first[Read more]

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Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites!

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites - A healthy alternative to chicken wings -

This recipe for crispy buffalo chicken bites came about during my (what I like to call) ‘Chopped Challenge’ days. What that actually means is the kitchen was depleted of most food & the grocery shopping fund was at zilch. Hey, it happens sometimes so you’ve gotta make the best of it! As you know from previous posts, I try out lots of different foods and recipes because I don’t like to make the same five meals on repeat. So, these[Read more]

DIY: Sliding Barn Door on a Budget!

DIY: make your own sliding barn door on a budget! -

I am finally ready to post about my sliding barn door DIY! The project itself was fairly quick, easy & cheap. However, it has been months since they were built & I never wrote anything down; I only took photos of the materials and steps. And let me tell you, photos are NOT enough when you wait this long to do a write-up. Like I said in my previous quick update post, my lesson has been learned! The husband suggested[Read more]

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Honey-Balsamic Pork in the Slow Cooker!

Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Pork Recipe -

As you may know by now, I adore my slow cooker. It helps keep my meals & budget on track even when I’m feeling lazy. When it comes to pork and the slow cooker, my thoughts automatically turn to BBQ, but I wanted something a little different this time around. So I found this recipe and adapted it to what I had on hand. [That’s usually the name of the game in my kitchen; use what you have to make[Read more]

A quick update!


Hey Everyone! It is time for a quick update from me! If you’re a regular visitor to you may have noticed I recently did an update to the look of the website! It’s a bit more feminine than my last theme, but still simple & easy to read, I think. With that said, PLEASE bear with me as I get together some new, amazing content and work to update the site. If you see any issues, please contact me[Read more]

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