There has been a very interesting article going around the web recently about a scientific study that was conducted between dogs and their owners. It showed that when a dog and owner look into each others' eyes, the same chemical is produced as when a mother and child look into each other's eyes. Interesting stuff, huh? If you follow me on twitter or instagram, you'll know that I had a pretty traumatic weekend. On Thursday, I noticed that Rosie would not stop licking her back left paw and upon further inspection, I saw two hard twigs poking out of her skin. After grabbing tweezers and sitting over her to keep her steady, I pulled out two foxtails that were . . .
I'm a little bit late on getting this posted, but I seriously cannot express enough how much writing out monthly goals on here allows me to actually achieve something! I love that I can hold myself accountable for actually improving on things because I blog about them. So, thanks friends, for helping me better myself. For April, I wanted to revamp my sponsorship program, which I did! I am currently running a soft launch for free for the next couple of months to work out any and all kinks in it. (If you are interested in trying it out, you can go here to see what spots are still available!) I also wanted to get a job in California, which I did a week . . .
Many thanks to eShakti for sponsoring this post! I received a free product in exchange for my honest opinion. I finished my last chemotherapy treatment on October 16th, 2007, three months after my junior year of high school started. After undergoing inpatient treatments for the better part of a year, I was excited to have my hair grow back and regain a bit of normalcy in my life. I soon realized that there was no going back to "normal" after cancer. My whole life had been altered with this one word, this one tumor that had changed who I was and who I wanted to become. I'm not going to lie, going back to "real life" was much harder then I thought. I constantly was . . .
It's been a while since I've chatted about life on here, so I figured that today would be the perfect day to catch up! Dustin, Rosie and I have been in California for three weeks now, and it's finally starting to feel a little bit more like home. For the first few weeks, it felt like we were just on a extra long trip, but now that we're settled into our room at my in-laws house and I found a job (yay!), it beginning to feel a little bit more permanent and real. The weather has been unreal; sunny and warm and breezy. It's a little bit like a dream to be living in a place where sunshine just streams down all day long, after coming from the cold tundra we call Idaho. . . .
Special thanks to Chewy.com for providing products for Rosie to try out for this post. All opinions are my own. Rosie Lynn is helping me out on the blog today while I discuss some important steps to take to get your furchild ready for summer! It sure feels like summer has already arrived in California this weekend with temps in the low 90's, and I've been taking extra steps to make sure Rosie is healthy, safe and prepared for the sunshine. Here are some of the things I've learned while getting her ready for the warmer weather and things that you can do to prepare your pup for summer: 1. Check and Clean Ears. If your pup loves to swim like Rosie, you need to . . .
Today I'm so excited to be guest posting on The Hallway today! Shannon and I share a passion for health and fitness, and today I am sharing my favorite recipe to replace your high-carb spaghetti dinner! I have always been wary of spaghetti squash, but when my husband and I decided to start making changes to our diet, I knew I needed to work on cutting back on our carbs. We were eating pasta almost every other day! I decided to give spaghetti squash a try, and we couldn't believe how un-squash-like it tasted! It was so yummy! And it really blows my mind how the squash shreds just like spaghetti noodles after it's cooked. If you want to get more details on . . .
I'm writing from warm and beautiful California and am so excited to be back at my keyboard and on Life with Rosie. Thanks to all of my wonderful blog friends who wrote guest posts this last week and kept my corner of the internet busy and active! Our move went as smoothly as possible, and although our sweet Escape had to work super hard to tow the motorcycle over the Donner pass, we only had one minor incident with the trailer...which happened while we were trying to park it in the driveway at 2 AM (Dustin's ears took a nap while I was directing him and the taillight might have bumped into the fence). I'll take it. Anyway! Dustin and I . . .
I am so excited to have Cat from Oddly Lovely on Life with Rosie today! Cat is one of my all time favorite bloggers who I read for a while before I started Life with Rosie. I guess you can say she inspired me! Cat also has the cutest pup named Ru who would probably be Rosie's best friend if they lived close one another. Be sure to stop by her blog and check out her other posts! The best part about cooking as a hobby is that everyone needs to eat every day. Unlike snowboarding or horseback riding, food and cooking is always present. If you're a good cook, you don't need to rely on expensive dinners out for a satisfying meal. And there's something . . .
via I can't believe it's the beginning of April! I've been waiting for April to come since Dustin got his internship offer at the end of last year and now we're four days away from moving to California! Getting ready to move has really stifled my groove this month, between cleaning, packing and selling all of our stuff; and I'm sad to report that my focus on achieving all my goals this last month kind of went down the drain. For my March Goals, I wanted to lose an additional 5 pounds. I've managed to lose 3 and maintain it, so at there's that. I basically packed up the whole kitchen a few days ago, so we've been eating out a lot and that hasn't helped. . . .
Last November, Dustin and I stopped by our local Petsmart to pick up a Christmas present for Rosie. We had just come from a beautiful morning wedding ceremony for some good friends and were running some errands before heading to the evening reception. After picking out the biggest antler chew the store could offer, we made our way back to the car. As we started getting in, a man who was walking by us yelled in a nasty tone: "ARE YOU REALLY HANDICAPPED?" and shook his head muttering "Disgusting." Dustin just about ripped his head off, yelling that the guy had no idea what I had been through and he had no right to judge us. Not going to lie; it ruined our . . .
It's time for my favorite mid-week link-up! I'm so excited to be co-hosting again this week! Be sure to check out Ashley, Shannon and Katie who are the regular hosts and drop your link down in the bottom so I can make new friends! If you are new to What's Up Wednesday, you can get the rules and questions here! Today is the best What's Up Wednesday ever, because it's my 25th birthday!! What I loved about this past week: My pre-birthday weekend! Dustin outdid himself by surprising me with my dream car on Saturday morning for the whole weekend; a Camero! I've been obsessed with Cameros since the first Transformer movie came out and it's been on my 101 in 1001 . . .
As many of you know by know, cancer complicates birthdays. However, I'm trying hard to always be positive about my birthday and to celebrate making it through another year that cancer tried to take away from me. At the beginning of 2015, I decided I was going to enroll in all of the birthday rewards programs I could think of/find in order to get as much out of March as I could. After all, birthdays only come around once a year, right? The key to this is to enroll a month or two before your birthday, as most of these programs require you to stay on their email subscriptions in order to qualify. If you do it this way, your inbox won't be full of junk emails for months . . .