New York!

I’ve spent the past few days in Hamburg, N.Y., visiting my family. We’ve hung out by the pool, gone to downtown Buffalo, visited the city’s science museum, visited at our favorite candy shop — all sorts of fun stuff. Here are a few photos from our trip!











We come home tomorrow in time for fireworks! It’s been so nice to have a break from work and to see my wonderful family.


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 ūüôā

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.


Creative Rut

I am in a creative rut. I think it is partially because it’s winter,¬†partially¬†because my craft room is a mess (which I am slowly fixing), and partially because I am trying to cook healthier foods, which requires so much freakin’ time. Either way, my creative juices are not flowing. So lame.

Between bathing my stinky dog…

Remmy tub

Wet dog

… trying out bread recipes (some good, some disgusting)…


… putting away gifts from Christmas (yes, still working on that in my craft room)…


… and playing with this guy in the snow…Snow Rem

Well, I just haven’t had time to do anything it seems. I guess everyone goes through a rut every once in a while, but boy is it annoying. (Side note… is r-u-t actually how you spell “rut?” Merriam-Webster doesn’t seem to think this word means what I think it means. According to them, rut:¬†an annually recurrent state of sexual excitement in the male deer;¬†broadly¬†:¬†sexual excitement in a mammal especially when periodic. … Interesting.)


In other news, I’ve got a bunch of fun new stuff to work with. I spent a while unravelling thread from some old, wooden spools the other day. I can’t decide what I want to do with them quite yet, but they sure are charming. I am also fully stocked on glitter, as I showed you earlier. That should be fun to work with.

Well, that’s all. I wanted to explain what was going on in my idea-filled-but-inspiration-lacking brain.

Also, is it Spring yet?

Maybe a new post about crafts tomorrow if I can give myself the kick in the butt I need to be creative again.