Early Morning Quiet Time

Good morning everyone! Today I’m sharing with you an amazing sketch by Sara for Sketches in Thyme.

And here is my take on it:

I stayed true to the sketch, and sprinkled a few sequins here and there with drops of black mist. The washi tapes are from Queen & Co and The paper Studio, with the flowers from Prima and gold gems are CTMH. The paw print stickers are from Sticko, the mini alphas are Authentique. The chipboard alphas are from colorbok, which I jazzed up by adding a gold gelato from Faber-Castell then topping it with gold glitter paste from Bo Bunny. The camera clip is also from The Paper Studio.

The photo is of my sweet little babies – Jasmine and Shelby – enjoying some early morning quiet time with toys and bones on a big dog bed. They used to get up around 4:30 to 5am every morning, and after going outside to potty, they’d come back in and chew on toys. It was soooo cute!

This layout is extra special as it will be my last one being posted as a Design Team member at Sketches in Thyme. I have really enjoyed being on the DT and will miss my teammates!

TFL! 🙂

Adorable Furbabies, December 2017, Week One

Good afternoon everyone! My furbabies have been having tons of fun the past several days.

Here’s the babies “refueling” after a full day of FUN!


Miss Shelby likes to hang out under my desk in my office.


Last week, they decided to tear into a very old (11 yrs old at least) crate bed.


I was getting ready for bed one night when Shelby popped her head up to say HI!


On a warm sunny day last week, Jasmine brought a toy outside and pulled the stuffing out, while Jackson watched.

Shelby being Shelby! LOL


We were w/out Internet for about 28 hrs and the babies had to stay in their room on Friday afternoon while the tech was here. They stayed busy with toys and bones.

Hubby was out of town for work for a few days, but came home on Friday night. Just look at the LOVE!

Mr. Jackson keeping me warm and cozy


And then he’s silly under his wedge.


Last Saturday, he had a vet appt for his shots. He did great, despite not being happy about going into his carrier


Later that evening, Shelby was curious as to what hubby was doing. Just look at that little face!


Sunday as I was putting away some clothes, the girls looked SO cute! Stair steps!


I did some scrapping on Sunday too. The girls stayed busy with toys and bones.

On Monday, Shelby was looking at me like “hey…why don’t you take a break from work already mom!”


Jackson is looking quite handsome! ❤


Later on that same day, Miss Shelby decided to pull stuffing out of her and Jazzy’s baby bed!

While Shelby was being silly, Penny got to lick the ice cream container clean! Yummy!

Smile big, Shelby!

Jazzy missed her daddy

Penny says no pictures!


I barely made the bed when Miss Shelby decided to claim it as her own!


Mr. Jackson watching us dry the babies off after coming from outside


Miss Penny isn’t happy that the rain hasn’t stopped and its cold outside. She’s my warm, summer sunshine girl!


I ordered new beds yesterday, taking advantage of PetCo’s Day 6 Deal (beds up to 60%). They came in today and just look at the babies checking them out and ultimately, napping on them!

Until next time, bark and meow on! 🙂

Adorable Furbabies, November 2017

Hello everyone. As you saw from my previous post, I’ve been MIA this month and things have finally calmed down as we grieve over our loss of our sweet boy. I managed to get a few pics of him before he fell ill, which those will be cherished always.

To start with, though, are pics of Shelby chewing on a toy, and ultimately pulling some fuzz out.

Jeffrey was put on new arthritic medicaiton and it was doing wonders for him!

Jackson sure does look like a KING up on that fence!

Right before Halloween, we ended up with all four doggies on their beds in the living room. It was super sweet

Found Jazzy chomping away on the grass, while laying in it!

Jackson LOVES hanging out with the babies!

For Halloween they all got treats and toys! Unfortunetly, Mr. Jeffrey didn’t want anything that day….

Later that day, they went to bed, on the same big doggie bed.

Shelby loves her kitty!

Speaking of Jackson, he loves to snuggle with me when I have a blanket.

Penny turned 5 years old November 8th. We didn’t get to celebrate until later (scroll down for party pics), but hubby let her lick the Chunky Monkey B&J’s container! What a treat!

Shelby wants to know what I’m doing!

With us saying goodbye to Mr. Jeffrey, Miss Penny Lane was extremely mopey for a few days and just looked super sad most of the day. It really broke our hearts

Jazzy is really enjoying sitting in daddy’s chair while he is at work. Just look at that face! ❤

Jazzy got the couch before Shelby did!

Shelby loves to give Jackson kisses, even when he’s in my lap!

Selfie time with Jazzy!

Found both pups napping on our bed one day!

Even Jackson likes to take selfies


The night before Thanksgiving, we decided to bring the babies into our room. Took a while to get them settled, but it was funny seeing Penny and Jackson watch them get ready for bed. LOL

Jazzy has her daddy pinned!

Since I was ill and recuperating for 3 weeks (with Thanksgiving in the middle of that time period), my parents, brother and sis in law brought Thanksgiving to us. We had some visitors!

The next day, Black Friday, we celebrated Miss Penny’s birthday. She enjoyed her dessert and snacks. Toys…eh..she let the babies have them! 😉

The babies are still using their elevated dishes like big girls!

By the 3rd night, the babies settled into bed like PROs!

With being the big girl in charge, Penny is exhausted!

Whenever my husband is sitting down in his chair, Jazzy will take that opportunity and jump in his lap for love!

Jazzy is a busy girl who loves ROPE toys!

Mr. Jackson is enjoying the new fence that was put in a couple of weeks ago:

Here’s Jazzy trying to get my attention!

Miss Penny soaking up the sun

And last but not least, Mr. Jackson bird-watching

Until next time, bark and meow on!

In memory of Jeffrey James

Hello everyone. I’ve been MIA this month as we had to say goodbye to our little man, Jeffrey James (aka Mr. Jeffrey). He was not himself at the beginning of the month and things escalated quickly, forcing us to make a very hard decision. He was almost 14 years old, so I know we gave him a very loving home for 11 years of that.

I’m still not ready to talk about the details, but because its been 2 weeks, I wanted to showcase some of my all time fave pics of my sweet boy. I hope you enjoy the gallery I’ve put together as I enjoyed going down memory lane, despite it being very difficult at times.

He will always be remembered as Daddy’s Buddy and Mommy’s Sweet Boy. He loved car rides and all things doggie.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Jeffrey. Hope you’ve found Ruby Mae, Lady Bear, Little Bit, Lady Lou and Kandie there on Rainbow Bridge. Christmas won’t be the same without you. We all miss you very much.


Good morning everyone! Today I’m sharing with you the latest sketch for Sketches in Thyme. Its a fun one!

And here is my take on it

I pretty much stayed true to the sketch, but kept my photos larger and moved one of them where the title is. I used an old pet stack from DCWV and fussy cut the hearts, flowers and hydrant. The doily is from Recollections. Pictures are of me and Ruby Mae taking some selfies together, June 2015.

Make sure you stop by the Sketches in Thyme blog and check out the sketches we have going on this month as well as the daily posts from DT.

As always, thanks for looking!


Adorable Furbabies – Oct 20th thru the 26th

Good morning everyone!! Who’s curious to see what my furbaby gang has been up to this week?!!?

Jackson found a branch with leaves and Shelby wanted to play too!

Penny is starting to come out of her shell and wants to be around the girls more, INCLUDING chewing on toys together!

While Penny chewed on toys, the babies looked on

Jeffrey has been put on some new arthritic medication and check this out! He’s on the couch! He hasn’t done that in MONTHS!

Miss Shelby says HI!

Speaking of Shelby, this past weekend she wanted to help momma unload the dishwasher!

Jeffrey was having such a GREAT weekend, he stopped for some selfies on Sunday!


While Jeffrey smiled for the camera, the babies were playing with toys. LOTS Of TOYS!

The girls stopped a little to take pics too, just not selfies!

After all that playtime and baby sitting, Penny threw in the towel and barely made it to the dog bed!

Until next time, bark and meow on!

Adorable Furbabies, Oct 14 thru Oct 19th

Good afternoon everyone! My “babies” are now considered BIG GIRLS now! They are now eating in elevated dishes! We started them on Sunday and they take to it like pros!

Shelby loves her daddy so much, she don’t care if he’s busy. She’ll just climb into his lap!

They were busy little puppies over the weekend. They tore into a toy and pulled out all the stuffing! They sure had fun! 😉

Little kitty takes the big dog bed while the 2 50 lb plus puppies sleep on the floor. LOL….

And last but not least, puppy smiles!

Until next time, bark and meow on!

Adorable Furbabies, Sept 22nd thru Oct 13th

Good morning everyone!! I have tons of photos to share with today, as I’m falling behind in sharing! So let’s get started!

Jasmine and Shelby are starting to really get into “hopping on our bed” when we are in there. Just look at those cutie pies!

When we had company a few weeks ago (aka Max and Bella), Jackson made himself scarce. So when they left, you can tell he was happy to be back home!

Shelby was happy too. She got to hang out with her favorite kitty!

Miss Penny was exhausted from Max and Bella’s visit. When they left, she could finally get some sleep!

I was able to get some scrapping in and saw this adorable moment. All four pups passed out in my room! So sweet!

Shelby being a cutie pie!

Jackson was outside, hanging out by the window and Shelby was watching him.

Jackson loves his tree!

The puppies are now coined “crazy monkey puppy babies” because they are constantly getting into things, breaking stuff and now….eating my house!

But just look at this sweet face! How could you be mad at li’l Jasmine?

Jeffrey got to go for a long car ride, to visit my grandparents. He loved it!

Afterwards, he passed out! Quickly!

Jasmine loves dirt! Just look at that face!

After the girls have breakfast, they have “quiet time”.

Last Friday, Penny had her well ness exam/shots. She usually freaks out and gets SUPER nervous about car rides, leaving the car, the vet, everything! So I had given her her calming chews a few minutes before leaving, on top of calming ointment on her nose, calming spray on her blanket/collar/leash and she wears a calming collar. Whew! She did great on the way over!

She got out of the car and just froze. Curled up into a ball and FROZE. Went from a 60 lb dog to an 80 lb dog. So I had to slowly drag her bit by bit to get her in the door. But by the time she saw Cindy at the front desk, all was good!

Little nervous in the exam room

But then calm after shots. She did great! Had to have a dental the following Tuesday

While I was gone, I had put the babies in their room and in 30 mins, they got out. Check out what they did to their gate!

What did I say? Crazy monkey puppy babies!

And get this! Hubby and I went to Home Depot to get stuff to build a more sturdier “gate” (its more like a half wall) and they tore up a book!

While hubby was working on it, check out these cute pics! Now who can be mad at these babies!

Even Jeffrey and Penny wanted to say HI!

Later, Jazzy got lovin’ from her daddy! ❤ ❤

More quiet time!

And last but not least, Penny’s dental. She was upset that she was going back to the vet so soon, but after we got her back home, just check out that pretty smile!

Until next time, bark and meow on!


Best Friends

Good morning everyone! Today I have the newest Sketches in Thyme sketch to share with you!

October 9th

And here is my take on it:

Best Friends

I stayed pretty true with it, except I moved the title and removed the banner and instead used some bubble stickers. Papers/stickers/die cuts are Heidi Swapp; doily by Doodlebug; flower by Bo Bunny; veneer leaves by Freckled Fawn; meow pin by My Mind’s Eye and the alphas are from my stash.


This photo is really dear to me. Jackson was only a kitten, and he would just snuggle up close to Ruby Mae, which by now, had been diagnosed with bone cancer. She would only be here for another 3 weeks before we would have to say goodbye. I really cherish this photo.

This layout is also my example for the October Pet Challenge over at ACOT. Yes, you heard right — my example! I’m hosting it for a while, helping out the usual hostess and the prompt this month is Friendship! As you can see, Jackson and Ruby Mae fit the prompt quite well!

Hop over to the Sketches in Thyme blog and play along with not only this week’s sketch but the others ones as well for the month of October!

TFL! 🙂

Adorable Furbabies – Sept 14th thru 21st

Good morning everyone! TGIF!! Not sure how your week has been, but mine has been busy and long. But at least my furbabies help make it all better! 🙂

Mr. Jackson looks so handsome in his tree!

The babies taking a break from playtime

And now its back on! LOL

Jasmine takes time to smile for the camera

Last weekend was great! I got all 4 at the gate, watchdoggin’!

Miss Shelby getting hugs from her daddy! ❤ ❤

On Saturday, my brother and sis in law dropped off their doggies – Max and Bella – for a one week slumber party with my crew! Its been fun and crazy! LOL. Here are those highlights:

While Max and Bella took some time to pose for me, Jasmine and Shelby were fighting over a single tennis ball, which Jasmine enjoying shredding!

Miss Penny looking on

On Sunday, Rob got up and in 2 seconds, Miss Jasmine stole his seat! LOL!

Even Shelby was trying to tell sissy “Hey, that’s Daddy’s seat!”

So then she decided to get up on the chair next me! LOL

And last but not least, Mr. Jeffrey!

Until next time, bark and meow on!