Craft Projects

Remmy’s Baked Treats


My talented big sister painted the most amazing Christmas gift for B and me. I am OBSESSED.

Remmys Baked Treats

Holy crap is she talented or what!!??!!

If you live in or are visiting the Chicago area, make sure you check out her store, Sip & Splash! She teaches group painting classes. Oh yeah, you booze while you paint. WINNING!


Holiday Pup

I love the pictures of pets wrapped in lights. Love love love.

I came home from work the other day and decided I was going to try to do this IMMEDIATELY. So I walked in, unplugged some colorful lights and grabbed my pup and a treat. Here’s how this whole thing went down.


Rem and B waiting
Brian and Remmy waiting for the lights to go on. Brian has a treat in his hand, hence Remmy’s patience. And yes, sometimes he sits that pretty.

Imagine about 30 or so shots or total blurriness….

Remmy lights confused
Rem's feet
This one could have been good if the whole dog was in it. Probably time to abandon solo Remmy.
Rem and B
Brian jumps into the picture. Too bad we didn’t think to turn off the TV. Oh, and B is blurry.

The only “good” shot I got. Brian’s body is in it, but he isn’t. Weird. But Rem still looks cute. I’ll take it!

Remmy in Lights
I’m in lights! Are we done now? — Remmy

My only advice for anyone else who wants to try this?! Bring more than one treat 🙂


My dog is adorable

I can’t help myself sometimes… I just need to share pictures of my dog. He is adorable and I pretty much adore him. He’s our test baby and we spoil him like crazy. This weekend we took him to the river to swim. As you’ll see from the photos, he had a truly wonderful time.

Rem and B

Cheesin’ it.


“S” for “Smith”

… except I didn’t carve it. I would feel like I’m hurting the poor tree.

Smiling b

Handsome hubby!

smiling rem

Happy, happy, happy dog.

smiling b2

“Stop taking pictures of me!”

stripe trail

The trail to Doggy Beach. Red Stripe Trail fo lyfe.

Swimmer Dog

Swimmer dog 🙂

Swimmer dog1

Wet dog.

swimmer dog3

Content dog.

swimmer dog4

Check out that form!

swimmer rem

Get the stick, get the stick, get the stick!!!!

He sure is a pretty dog.