Tag Archives: adorable

Comic relief for the animal lover

10 Apr

Chelsea introduced me to the Yapsie fan page on facebook and “liking” the page has been one of the best things I’ve done since I’ve joined facebook.  They post the cutest and funniest photos of animals all the time.  I thought I’d share a few of my favorites from Yapsie’s page.  I had to stop myself from downloading the entire page.  They post a new one pretty much daily.  Highlight of my facebook day 🙂  Enjoy!

Lemon Ginger Heaven!

26 Mar

I’ve been looking for some good Easter Sweets to share with my family over the holidays and since I have such a huge love for Ginger, I decided to bake Lemon Ginger muffins from this recipe.  I also found the adorable cups at this art store that I used to work at which is locally owned, called Richard’s.  I try to support them whenever I can because they always took such great care of me and all my art supplies throughout high school and college 🙂  They have an awesome assortment of home decor and DIY products.  My mom and I spent yesterday baking some fun treats and she’s a great helper!  She helped me get my lemon zest and cubes of ginger from the root.  Neither of us have ever cubed our own ginger but it was actually pretty easy!  Note to self: don’t eat raw ginger, it’s SO spicy and not anything like pickled ginger.  However, it left a great after taste.  Happy Monday!

They had many different colors and designs but these were the perfect Spring cups for the muffins we made.

Peeling the ginger!

The lemons came from the tree in my parents backyard and were sooo delicious!  I squeezed the juices into the glaze on the final muffins and it was so good.

I filled the cups about 3/4 full.

After they cooled and had been glazed.

I love baking with my mom.  She always is baking pies or breads so she was the perfect person to help me perfect these Spring time treats!  I highly recommend this recipe and picking someone to bake with, especially on a rainy day!

My favorite Bostons are back!

15 Mar

Just ’cause they’re cute, I thought I’d put up my photos of Em and Matt’s Boston Terriers (that have made an appearance on my blog many times now) that I shot last weekend.  Hopefully they make somebody else smile out there, too 🙂

Clark.

Betsy.

Clark.

Betsy.

Clark.

Clark.

Battle!  These two wrestle and pretend to battle all day long.

They can be so cute and so (pretend) ferocious sometimes!

Mid battle pause HAHA!

I hope this gave you a good laugh like they did me when I was reviewing them.  We are almost to Friday and that’s a wonderful feeling :)!

My Favorite Bostons

8 Feb

So on my puppy wish list I mentioned Boston Terriers as being one of the pups.  This is because of Emily and Matt who introduced me to such a cute breed.  They got Lord Clark Edwin Hamilton the third (haha or we just call him Clark) when they first began dating 5 years ago.  When I moved in with them for the winter after my college days had ended, Clark was my morning heat warmer.  When Emily and Matt would get up and leave for work super early in the morning, Clark would quietly come into my room (because of course I always left the door cracked for him) and jump into to bed under the covers curled up near my feet.  I will always have a special place in my heart for Clark for this very reason.

After a few years, Em and Matt decided they should get another Boston so that Clark wouldn’t be so lonely during the day while they were at work.  This is where Betsy comes in.  They are both as cute as could be and although Betsy still acts like a puppy and has high energy I really just do love these two.  When they get going though, these two are wrestling and putting on quite the show when other people are around.  You may remember them from this past post.  Here are a few pics of them from this weekend.

My dearest darling Clark 🙂

Betsy and Clark show boatin’.  They pretend to fight and bite each other but really just slobber all over each other while snorting.  They crack me up!

Me and B.

Em and B.  It’s like B is trying to have a human conversation with Em in this one.  You can’t see Clark in these ones where we are lounging because he snuggles under the blankets.  They really are just so cute!

Puppy wish list

3 Feb

If you know me, this is not new or surprising.  I love animals.  So much.  I wish that I weren’t so busy and could own a dog but I just don’t have a fair enough amount of time to give a pet a home yet.  I know this about myself and feel it’s the best thing for an animal.  I’d hate to leave a dog at home for 12 hours at a time.  So until I can give the quality of life I’d like to give a dog, I somtimes look up cute pictures of puppies that I would adopt in a heartbeat 🙂  Here’s my puppy wish list and a cute way to start the weekend!

French Bulldog
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Husky
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Boston Terrier
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LabrADOREs!
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Bernese Mountain Dog
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Shiba Inu
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OK, so who am I kidding?  I want so many more than the ones listed here.  I would really adopt any puppy that I felt was the perfect match for me 🙂  These are all amazingly cute puppies though.  Have a wonderful weekend!
❤ B

Bringing the outdoors indoors??

26 Jul

When I found my very first place on my own in June, I fell in love.  The possibilities of having space that was just mine delighted me.  It was by very random/lucky circumstances that I found my place, too.  This has been a big year for me and it seems that pieces are falling in all the right places.  Over the next month or two, I’m slowly going to unveil some of the attributes that I think are really neat about my new place!  The things I’m going to share will be contributions from me and many others.

I’d like to dedicate this first one to my new fabulous landlord who has an amazing eye for interesting, beautiful, and practical home decor pieces.  Besides for building a closet to die for, which I will unveil soon, she added these wonderful wall lanterns to the sides of my closet.  I love them because they are VERY practical, contributing all the living area light, and give the feel that you are in a very nice outdoor space.

Here’s one of the two lanterns that hang on both sides of my closet.

Another view of the lanterns.

   The set up!  My closet is the centerpiece and my mini-office/blogging station 🙂 is the mess on the right.  I haven’t found a place for my standing lamp but I haven’t had any use for it with these wonderful wall lanterns!  They really brighten up the room and give it a great vibe.

I just think they are the cutest asset.  Why go with a plain standing lamp like the one I had chosen?  Save space while using cool lanterns that you could probably pick up in GREAT shape at a garage sale or flea market.  There are so many classic styles, too.  Yes they are just lanterns but they grabbed my eye and deserved my first home decor post from my first space that is only mine 🙂