I have been contemplating whether or not to write about this because it's personal and slightly embarrassing. D and I have been working on this goal since before we got married and it's been a long time coming. We learned a lot about money, finances and sacrifices while going through this process and maybe some of the tips we picked up might help someone else someday down the line. I have never been good with money. For almost my whole college career, I lived pay check to pay check. I never saved money and I used my credit cards a LOT and just paid the minimum every month and left a hefty balance on them (yes, multiple). When I got my knee replaced a few years . . .
Rosie has been causing all kinds of trouble lately. She ripped the arm and ear off her new monkey toy that we brought her home from our Boston trip. She decided to roll in a big fat fresh turd about 40 minutes before I had to go to work. It was smeared all over her shoulder, collar and ear and I had to throw her in the tub super fast because she REEKED.Rosie's most recent adventure happened on Wednesday morning. We had gotten up, went for our routine morning walk with D around the nature parks so that Rosie could look at the ducks and came home so that D could get ready for school. I decided I was going to be super productive that morning and packed Rosie up in the . . .
Alright, so we already have established that I LOVE autumn time more then any other season. From the hats and boots, to the changing leaves and really hearty and warm meals, I could live in Autumn weather forever. When the weather starts to change, you can bet that I am breaking out my slow cooker and making all kinds of autumn meals. One of my favorite go-to slow cooker recipes is pot roast. A lot of people are super impressed that I make it frequently, probably because making a roast sounds intimidating and tricky. This isn't the case and I'm not as impressive as you might think!! It is super easy and because it's in the crock pot, you only have to put everything . . .
Okay, let's get one thing out in the open. I am a born and raised New England girl, which means my absolute favorite time of the year is Autumn. In the last few weeks, Idaho experience a weird week of almost solid rain and since then, the days have cooled down to perfect 70 degree weather. The very tips of the leaves have started to change from green to yellow. I've been spending my mornings with Rosie through the local nature park all bundled up because the air is cool, but not cold. Crisp, some might call it.Anyway, before I get lost in the words that could be used to describe this perfect, heavenly kind of weather, let me get to my most recent craft. When the . . .
Since Rosie came into our lives, the opportunity to make friends has been endless. When you have a dog, I have learned, you are automatically privileged to walk up to anyone else who has a dog to say hello and let your dogs meet. Rosie started making puppy friends and we started meeting up with their owners so all the puppies could play. It started out as a social time for the pups, but as the summer wore on, we became really good friends with all of the dogs' owners. This may seem sad, but we have more friends now then we did a year ago! We see them on a daily basis so that the dogs can all play, and we even do things together outside of puppy play-dates!Anyway, . . .