Thursday, August 23, 2012

30 Days.....

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Paint, tape, peel

Pinterest once again inspired me to think I could be crafty. 
I saw this project a few weeks ago and thought it was one I could actually accomplish. I've attempted many many many Pinterest projects since the first day of pinning. Many of those have ended in disaster, but a few turned out somewhat close to the picture. This one was really easy. 

You need:
Blank Canvas
Painters Tape

That's it. Just tape off the canvas in whatever pattern you choose and then apply paint. Wait for it to dry and peel the tape off. Not too hard. I made two that will hang over my bed. The master bedroom is (if I ever get it finished) going to be black and white so I used black paint. I promise to share pictures once it's finished.........probably only a another year or so! Ha! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

40 Days

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Primp your pit!

Surgery didn't slow this girl down! 
Last month I saw a Facebook ad from Young-Williams Animal Center called Primp your Pit. Catchy name huh? Basically they received a grant for pits to be "fixed" for an extremely low cost. So I took the opportunity to keep the number of pits in the house to ONE. Yesterday was the day. 
Ra wasn't thrilled to be up so early. She also didn't like skipping breakfast. I'm not sure why I decided to schedule her surgery for a Friday. The clinic was FULL! We got there 30 minutes early and the parking lot was already full. If you have a dog then you know how they act around unfamiliar dogs. Pit bulls are a little bit crazier when confronted with other pits. Ra is no exception to this rule. She was in high gear and very upset that she wasn't allowed out to "play" with everyone. Every car had dogs yelping. There was a sign out front that asked you to leave your "babies" in the car while checking them in. I'm guessing this was to avoid any fighting. So Drew sat with Raleigh while I checked her in. It was quite the process and I wasn't expecting all the red tape. When people say that their animals are their children they aren't kidding. Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville is amazing and really do treat them like human patients. After signing what seemed like enough paperwork to re-finance my mortgage I was given a hospital band and told to bring her in. Of course Ra tried to rid herself of that band the minute Drew put it on her. Ahhh the joys of a puppy that thinks everything is a toy. In the process of trying to walk her in another pit was running from their owner in the parking lot. Raleigh tried to join him and then two others tried. It was quite the sight! We finally got her inside and somewhat calmed down and then they took her back. Eight hours later we went back to pick her up. I had no idea what to expect. I didn't know if she would be able to walk or be out of it. Nope not Ra! She came barreling around that corner dragging that poor nurse with her. She was really excited to see us, but a little drunk. Whatever pain meds they had given her were still in effect. Thankfully she didn't get carsick on the way home! So all in all Raleigh was spayed, micro-chipped, her nails trimmed and updated on her shots. All that for a grand total of $30! 

Headed to surgery! 

Home sweet home!

Her pain meds lasted most of the night. Somewhere around 4 A.M. she woke up and moved closer to me. Other than that she hasn't had any issues. THANK GOD! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ra Ra

My sweet girl is having surgery bright and early in the morning. 
Please keep her in your prayers!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Raleigh is a girl after my own heart. This girl is a sleeper! Don't get me wrong she is wide open from the time she wakes up until the time we lay down at night, BUT she does sleep all night. Lately she has been into everything! I mean EVERYTHING!!!! I turned my back for three seconds last night and she is literally ate the water bill. Yes you read that right. UGH! 

Ra has a dog bed in the living room. Very rarely does she actually use it, but sometimes she will nap on it. Nap meaning a total of 5 minutes....if that. 

 This is her favorite blanket and it just so happens to be my favorite too. 

 Sleepy girls! 
 Laying in Mama's bed...with her favorite blanket.
 This was a couple of nights ago when she was ready to play at midnight! 
Mama wasn't happy! 
 Kisses from Mama! 

Sleeping on Mama! 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

50 days and counting........

In exactly 50 days I will be on this ship enjoying my first cruise.
Drew and I are going with our friends Miranda and Travis. This is a first for all of us so hopefully we get the hang of cruising quick! I've been reading blogs all week about what to pack and which deck has the best food, the best shore excursions, etc. It's a little overwhelming. I knew there would be lots to do on the ship, but not this much. We are going to the Bahamas and that's also a first for us. 
So if you have cruise tips send them my way!  


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