This week I spent $15 on a bag of Jelly Bellys for my Smudge. And I was totally okay with it because we were celebrating. Celebrating and trolling HomeGoods for a new dog bed, because…we got a new pup!
Last week I told you we were on the hunt for a new rescue pup and I’m so happy to say that our search is over and we have a new furry gal in our family.
Meet Zoee with two E’s. She’s like Beyoncé that way. And Cher. Just one name is all she needs. With two E’s. That’s her.
I guess karma has finally caught up to us by delivering a pup who is perfectly house trained, doesn’t bark at other dogs as they go up the street, doesn’t pull my arm off on walks and is amazing off leash. A far cry from our other sweet dogs, who, if the door was even slightly ajar would bolt for the run of their lives.
All she wants to do is play, play, play, wiggle her tail-less little butt and climb into our laps to lick, lick, lick our faces. While we watch TV, while we read, while I work on the computer. And she won’t. get. down. You’ll see. I’ll show you.
We are just lovin’ lovin’ lovin’ her and every minute of her licking and wiggle butts. Pippa, our chihuahua mix, is still on the fence, but she’s coming around. Thank you to Salt Lake City’s Rescue Rovers for rescuing her and placing her in our lives. We’re so lucky.
And now, more of this week’s Friday Faves!
And to that bag of 49 flavors of Jelly Bellys—my favorite flavor is buttered popcorn. Smudge is partial to strawberry cheesecake. Which flavor are you?
If you missed last night’s episode of Modern Family, head to Hulu stat! What a genius way to film an episode, and a hilarious mirror of our online lives today. Man, Claire can work a Mac like no other. I need her to be my geek squad. Read why it’s notable here.
Behind the scenes of Bon Appetit’s private kitchen. I love my marble, but I WANT THEIRS!
I came upon a gem of advice on the best way to clean out my closet, featuring the book I just ordered’s author! I guess the world is telling me what’s on my to-do list this weekend.
I wasn’t going to re-hash the Oscars, but this behind the scenes look at the red carpet is pretty fun.
I missed her birthday! But I still want a slice of her sugar cookie layer cake. Happy Bday Annalise!
Whole wheat banana bread with greek yogurt. Healthy, healthy, healthy.
My Smudge is a HUGE soup fan so when I pulled out three different flavors of this fresh, organic soup for her and her friends to choose from, there were happy slurps all the way around. My favorite is the Corn Chowder. I finished it off for dinner tonight. Spicy, and so good.
Ring the dinner bell –>Skillet dinners in 35 minutes or less.
Whether you’re a flipper or a keeper, here are some of the best home improvements for resale.
I’ve been using this on my face in the mornings and I love how it’s helping with the chappy cold.
13 ways to stop drinking soda for good. But I’m not sure I’m quite ready to ditch my DC.
Eek! Swimsuit season is right around the corner. 50 swimsuits for spring break. I like that the majority of them are made for real women, not just models with wings.
And thus, 7 steps to an instant butt lift.
And, because we have this new pup who has energy above and beyond and more to spare, I’m graduating from walking to running with this 8 week beginners program. Lord help me.
Sliding Into Spring
This week sliders are on the menu, along with some fave food bloggers dinner ideas too. And donuts, with fruity pebbles!
Steak and White Cheddar Panini Sliders
Horseradish and caramelized onions take these from party food straight to the dinner table.
Get the recipe | The Candid Appetite
Slow Cooker Cuban Sliders
Don’t put away that crockpot just yet!
Get the recipe | Bev Cooks
Spinach and Artichoke Ravioli Bake
Little sandwiches of ravioli all gooed up with cheese.
Get the recipe | The Cooking Jar
Based on a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Katie ups the rigatoni ante with her comfort food version.
Get the recipe | Katie at the Kitchen Door
Smudge is going to be ALL over these just like my 7th grade rainbow loving self.
Get the recipe | The First Year
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