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This post wraps up our “visible differences” challenge.

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Zora got a hair cut and looks like a sweet little puppy now. Be sure to watch the video of her playing with the kids and doing tricks with them!

Zora's IAMS visible differences challenge - part 1

Zora’s going to embark on a little challenge this month – let’s see what visible differences happen! This is part 1, with a sweet video of her playing in the back yard.

Nov 13 2015
Category: Family Life. Zora
3 reasons to adopt a pet

Whenever I hear people talk about adopting animals to teach their children about responsibility or caring for others, to boost their immune systems, or to reward them for good behavior, I want to scream. None of those are good reasons to adopt a pet. Here are 3 GOOD reasons to adopt a pet.


I missed so much blogging during the last leg of our move. A lot happened and I might catch up later. But for now, let me tell you about HOME. We arrived several days before the movers could bring us our things. And then they arrived. And we started unpacking right away. It snowed a


It’s going to be a big month here in the San Antonio area! LOTS to do and see, and we’re not going to let it slip by without taking advantage of it!

The 3 S's of preparing your dog to meet your new baby. These are great tips - pin if you're pregnant.

  3 S’s of Preparing your Dog for Your New Baby Really, this should be “How I prepared my dog for our first baby”… I don’t know your dog. I only know mine. So this is what we did. Support curiosity – Zora was very curious about the new baby things that started coming into


Feeling a little rough around the edges? Looking like you’ve packed on a few pounds? Furry feet got you down? Just get a haircut! Everything will be looking up after that. No more saggy belly fur, scruffy ears, or bothersome neck fluff.


It’s still January, so I figure I’m still allowed to do “year end wrap-up” type posts and “new year goal setting” posts. We’ll start with the former. 2010 was a pivotal year in a lot of ways. I was pregnant for more than half of the year, became a mother, learned that my family would

One Month: The Good Stuff and The Hard Stuff

Today, my sweet baby is one month old. She’s gone from a squishy-faced newborn to a real baby, but I know she’s still in the “fourth trimester” and very new to the world. On one hand, it feels like she was born just yesterday, but on the other, it feels like she’s been here forever.

Welcome to my Living Room

So it’s not exactly AFTER… there are still some things I want to do to it, and I didn’t “stage” the room for photos so… yeah. But I figure it might be a while before it’s actually at AFTER and this is close enough for sharing! Orange rug: Love it. I debated over whether or

Large-Scale Custom Art on a Budget

One of my “problems” in home decor has been wall art. Sometimes size matters, and I think art is one of the places where it definitely does. Having  a couple tiny framed photos, or a small painting above a couch looks a bit silly. And while you can group a bunch of them into a

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