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Back to Running

Now that the bar exam is over, I’ve been able to get back to running.  It’s been rough but feels GREAT!

My first run back was Thursday and it was not easy.  My goal was to run 1 entire way around the pond by our apartment complex, which is about .6 miles.  Not far, but it’s been a month since my last run and it was hot and very sunny on Thursday.  I’m not sure how much of a difference it really makes but man, being a mile closer to the sun than I’m used to, it really does seem to beat down on you a little more.

Anywho, I didn’t make it around running the entire time, but I ended up running a total of 7 minutes.  It took me 18 minutes to get me around twice, so 1.2 miles.  Not fast, but I’m not going for fast.  Not now at least.  It just felt good to get back out there.  The heat definitely made a difference though.  Although I’m worried about getting out to run in the cold, I’m ready for fall.  Running in 60 or 70 degrees sounds much better than running in 90. Continue reading

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Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

I love my dogs.  This is not an unknown fact about me.  I also like to spoil them.  But who doesn’t?!

Tomorrow is “Take Your Dog To Work Day”.  No really, I didn’t just make it up so I could take my little munchkin to work with me.  There’s a website and everything: www.takeyourdog.com.  Having a website makes everything official, doesn’t it?!

Anywho, I decided I wanted to make treats for my dogs with a recipe I had found on Pinterest and what better time to try them out then when I can have lots of other guinea pigs?

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Gunn’s New Bed

Let me begin by saying this: in case you haven’t noticed, our dogs are spoiled.

Now that I have that off my chest: Gunn needed a new bed today, however, buying a foam one at Petsmart would have set me back about $70 (no, thank you!).  Since I’d been spending so much time at Joann’s, I remembered you could buy thick foam by the yard there.  I headed over to Joann’s (conveniently Petsmart and Joann’s are in the same shopping center) to price the materials to make a bed.  Lucky for me, the foam was 50% off. The bed ended up costing me about $30 all together but I had lots of extra fabric so you could probably cut that down a little more. It would also be cheaper if you got foam that wasn’t as thick. If you are doing it for a small dog, they even have pre-cut square pieces that would probably be cheaper too. Continue reading

Dog & Mommy Clothes

I finally gave in and starting looking on Pinterest.  Which by the way, if you need an invite, feel free to give me your e-mail and I’ll send you one.  Because let me just tell you: it. is. AMAZING!  If this is your first time reading my blog and you don’t know me: I LOVE to cook (mainly bake) and craft!  Want proof?!  Just check out my Pinterest page. Continue reading

Stay at Home Wife… ish

I realized today that I haven’t posted in a while so I started thinking about why.  This is what I came up with: I am doing absolutely nothing and therefore have nothing to talk about.  It’s that simple.  Since the bar exam I’ve cleaned the apartment, entertained my husband’s parents, hiked a few days and read a book.  Oh, and I’ve had a couple of interviews with a tax resolution firm.  Seems like a great company, I just have to go in one more time to meet with the general manager.  Pretty promising!

Today, after taking my in-laws to the airport, I decided to bust out the sewing machine and make my dog a new bed.  A Facebook friend posted a picture of a dog bed that she had made in the same way you make those “no-sew” quilts, by just tying the fleece together.  It was super cute, which got me thinking that I could do that, too.  Well, my husband’s mom has this bag sort of dog bed for her dachshunds that my little guy LOVES, so I decided to see if I could somehow combine the cuteness of the tied look with the bag.  This is what came out:

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Maxwell Falls & Butler Gulch hikes & Jones Pass

So I’ve been meaning to blog about our Maxwell Falls hike for a couple of weeks now, but that pesky bar exam took priority.  However, now that’s over and I can focus on blogging.. hooray! (Don’t act like you aren’t excited, too!)  I’m including some pictures along the way, but I’ll include a link to all the pictures on Facebook at the end of the post. Continue reading