and then there were five!

Don't get excited, I'm not pregnant. We just adopted another cat. Yes, we know we are crazy. Yes, we are now a family of seven - two humans, three mutts and two cats. Five animals! We just couldn't resist. What can I say...we have big hearts and are suckers for animals in need.Meet Lemur. Our new 5-month old baby. She was a feral rescued by my best friend, S, as a little one and is now properly vaccinated, spayed and accustomed to the good life of living indoors. We have a soft spot for all of … [Read more...]

backyard progress

Summertime in South Florida equals BBQs with friends, enjoying a cold beverage in the yard when the sun and mosquitoes are not in full force. That's all lovely but there was no way that was going to happen in this house unless we took on the beast that was our yard. Let me take you back to when we first closed in late December of this past year. Our yard was looking pretty ragged. A trash pile would be the best description.  A dust bowl of dead, patchy grass and a whole mess of construction … [Read more...]

dollar bin

Target is a dangerous place for me. I should not be allowed in the store without supervision and I really should not be allowed in with either of my two best friends. X and S are bad influences and we just act as enablers. Last night, S and wandered the aisles of Target while waiting for our takeout for our girls' night in. I found these little aqua greek key treasures in the dollar bin. Perfect score for organizing small items for the office/craft room. I can't help browsing the dollar bins for … [Read more...]

pet crafts: how to help build a patio

The mutts thought it would be helpful to give a tutorial for all those DIY pets out there. They were instrumental in helping us get the yard a little more presentable. Do your pets help out on your projects?  ***Step 1: Roll in the dirt bowl in the backyard every single day to ensure Mommy and Daddy understand that fixing up the yard should move up on the priority to-do list.   Step 2: Supervise the placement of each paver to make sure you approve the location and spacing. After all, your little … [Read more...]

introducing the pack

Since you will be likely be seeing these faces quite a bit when we move (scheduled for the 5th!!) I thought it would be good to give you a quick introduction to the crazy cast of characters we live with. All these adorable faces are rescued so save a life and rescue a pet. Name: DylanAge: 10.5 yrsLikes: Sushi, his mommy, car ridesDislikes: Bicycles, cucumbers in his sushi, nail trimsName: AnnieAge: 11 yrsLikes: Being brushed, slobbering on the computer screen, her bed by the windowDislikes: … [Read more...]