Snow Puppy

Remember when we brought this adorable puppy into our home? Well, he's over 65 pounds now, almost 2 years old and STILL acts like a crazy lunatic!!! But he sure is cute :) I have never had a dog drive me nuts more then Jackson. He makes me want to pull all my hair out and drink lots of vodka, but I love him so much. Such is the way of loving a dog, ha ha.

My kiddies are home due to snow (we've built like 5 snowmen!) so I must not blog long, just thought I'd share this adorable picture with you. 

Anyone want a dog who pee's everywhere, eats chap stick, barks at trees, steps in his own poop and runs through the house, and drools on your feet while you sleep?? 
No One? 

OK, I'll keep him :)

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...


Apprehension & Creativity

I used to be so creative in my younger days. I would paint any surface I could find. Making things with my own hands thrilled me to no end. Then I got older and life happened. Days of making art and not a care in the world came to an end. I had a job that needed my time, then I had a husband who needed my time, then dogs, then a home, then babies... Next thing I knew my creative side was gone. 

I have been trying to claw my way back into making things for a while now. But every time I would get close (the canvas purchased, the paint ready) I would chicken out, fearing I wasn't good anymore. It had been too long, and I was too old to be "artsy" anymore. Well, no more! I have had it with my excuses on why I can't be or do what I want. Lizzie, quite complaining about not doing things when you don't even try!

I have done it, after years of saying I'm going to. I have gotten my hands dirty and cast my apprehension to the way side. I am making organic doggy soaps :) Welcome to Trois Amis Soaps! (French for Three Friends, because I have 3 dogs)

The web page is made, nothing is up on the site yet. (SOON SOON SOON!) I'm still trying to figure out all the business stuff. The soaps have been tested, (on my kids and i, yeah i know it sounds weird, but if i wouldn't use it on myself i don't want it on my dog!) and are wonderful. My kids think it's funny use "mommy's special dog soap". Plus, with all this testing my dogs smell so good! 

But as excited as I am, I am scared to death. This is a huge step for me, to create something of my own, to tell people about it and to follow through. I may fail, it may not turn out as I plan, I keep telling myself that is OK. I am making things with my hands, my kids are enjoying being my helpers. We are creating together, and for the first time in years I stopped just dreaming and am doing. 

Look, I've got a blog button over there ----------------->

I hope you'll stop by from time to time and see how my store is doing. Keep me accountable, and remind me not to be afraid. Thank you Bloggy friends for always being such a supportive, wonderful and safe group for me to work out my craziness.

And if there's anything you've been wanting to do, but have been scared to try, DO IT! I got your back :)

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time... 


A Chill Winters Day

We don't get a lot of snow around here, but when we do everything looks so pretty! The snow stays only a few days, then melts away leaving us waiting for the next storm. Brrrrr... It's COLD outside! You all stay warm out there.

Our snowy house :)

Just a short post, the kids have been home from school and hubby has been home from work. Leaving me little time to blog, thank goodness the snow has kept everyone entertained so I can at least do laundry!

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...