2015 – Keepin’ it Real

Cleaning up the dust and cobwebs off this little blog.  Wish I had exciting news to justify my absence, I don’t.  But, I’m back.  Hi.  After throwing myself several pity parties the last couple months I’m ready to get back to  sharing my stories.

Even though I have not been active here…. I have been creeping countless other blogs, instagrams, and Facebooks.  Oohing and aahing at their perfectly photographed lives. Lets be honest, the way we present ourselves on social media doesn’t always tell the whole story.  There is so much pressure to have this put together life with the clean house, well dressed kids, slender figure, and trendy wardrobe… all to show off to complete strangers?  Nah.  No ones life is perfect, even if their Instagram says so.

I’ve decided to start the new year by keepin’ it real.  So here is some real stuff about me:

  • I wear my long hair up in a ponytail/bun almost every day.  I would rather spend an hour on something more productive than on my hair.
  • I don’t wear a lot of jewelry.  Side effect of having been in the Military
  • My favorite color is purple… dark eggplant-y purple.
  • I suck at social situations that require talking to people, especially strangers.
  • I hardly ever leave the house without my (tastefully) drawn in eyebrows.
  • My self esteem is very much intact and untouchable by size 0 models.
  • I am short in height. Very short. 5 foot nothing short.
  • I talk to my dogs like they are people.
  • Thai food is my favorite.
  • I’m not a morning person.
  • I love to make things with my hands.
  • I am terrible at bowling

Me in a nutshell.

Now time to put my big girl pants back on and get to creating the life I want to live.   My to do list is crazy long.  Cant wait to show you what we have planned.

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Puppy Chronicles

Remember Optimus the latest addition to our little family?  He will be 7 months next week and growing like a weed.

This was our Christmas.  Ivy is a scrooge, just like me. Optimus loves holidays.

great dane puppy

His face has healed really well from his puppy auto immune disease.  His scars are blending in more and more as he grows.  As you can see, these two are inseparable.

great dane

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7 thoughts on “2015 – Keepin’ it Real

  1. oh my goodness. i think us bloggers should devote a post a month (or something!) to showing life how it really is – dirty floors, papers all over the coffee table, dishes in the sink, etc. hmmm i might do this!!! your dogs are amazing!! my hubby is getting me a golden retriever puppy in the spring and i’m so excited to get a friend for my 9 yr old golden. =) dogs need friends too. Glad you’re back and look forward to reading more from you!

    1. Thank youuuuuu! I thought about posting “real life” pics with the post hahaha. Maybe next time! 😉

      I’m sure your golden will LOVE the new companion!! How exciting!

      1. i actually kept thinking maybe at the end end you’d have photos like that. heh. i woke up this morning thinking about doing a post like that!
        i am a little nervous my golden will not adjust well to a puppy…. guess we will see when the time comes

  2. There for a minute I thought I was reading about myself, lol. It’s ironic how we are so much alike! Glad the holidays are over and now getting back into somewhat of a normal schedule. I believe I’ll get a head start on my spring cleaning a little at a time…My hubby and I are thinking about downsizing as we’re not getting any younger…so that means house searching! Excited yet not looking forward to moving. In the meantime I’ll be fitting in as much crocheting as possible. A passion I love greatly along with my 3 fur babies 💗

    1. =) glad to hear we ALL think the same thing even if its not said! I had to give myself a reality check cus there was no way I could be perfect like these people I was admiring.

      I too will be tackling some house cleaning/organizing little bits at a time! Searching for a new place to call home is exciting!!!… but yes, the moving part isn’t so fun, blegh. I’m glad you can find time to squeeze in some crochet time. Happy new year!

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