Life Is Better with a Dog Leash Hanger

Make an adorable Life Is Better with a Dog Leash Hanger and pet photo display.  Two easy project ideas for anyone who loves their dog(s)!

Dog Bone DIY Treats Storage Jar

Dog Bone DIY Treats Storage Jar Make an adorable Dog Bone DIY Treats Storage Jar for your pet.  It’s so easy using supplies you probably already have on hand.   We have a new addition at the farmhouse.  He’s a small black kitty that my daughter adopted for my son whose adult black cat (Loki) disappeared almost a month ago.  I was a little worried that Chica, my son’s dog, wouldn’t get along with the new kitten, but they are {Read More}

Dog Treats Storage with Leash Hanger | Share Your Birth Order Story

A rustic farmhouse style leash hanger with built-in storage for dog treats that you can customize with your dog’s name. And it’s dedicated to everyone who is a baby of the family … like me! I have only one sister, and I’m the baby of the family. My big sister is a typical firstborn.  She was a very academic, self-disciplined, and serious kid. All of my typos drive her crazy, so she proofreads all my blog posts for me.  Thanks, Debbie! {Read More}

He Wore a Blue Bandana, Freckles, and a Smile

  Years ago when my daughter was just a little girl, she was going through some tough times in her life. Her beloved dog had gotten very sick and died, then she had surgery and was laid up for several weeks, then she found out her best friend was moving away. It was hard to watch her go through these tough times and not be able to do anything to make it better. But God knew exactly what she needed. His name was Jake.

Puppies, Pico and a Pet Feeding Station | The Things We Do for Love

This is Pico. He’s the one with the furry face. He’s my middle son’s best little buddy.  But Pico has some problems, and as his human “mom,” I want to help him however I can.

Paw Prints on Our Hearts | Saying Goodbye to Shiloh

A true friend leaves paw prints on your heart. We’ve known this day was coming for months, but it finally came time to put my oldest son’s beloved beagle Shiloh to sleep yesterday. Every pet owner has stories to tell about their beloved pets, so I hope you’ll indulge me while I share some of mine. I just need to talk about her today…

Dog Tired – Repurposed Drawer Pet Bed

Last year when my son went off to college, I don’t know who had a harder time with it, me or his dog, Pico.  Pico seemed “lost” for several weeks after he left, and it broke my heart.  He would sit in the front yard and look down our gravel road, and I know he was looking for my son.  He didn’t know what to do with himself inside the house, because he was used to following my son wherever {Read More}

My Boy – Senior Graduation Photos

I apologize in advance for this post.  If you are sick of seeing photos of my kids, I’m going to subject with more of them today.  My middle son is graduating from our homeschool, and being the thrifty mom that I am, I always take their senior photos.  I am not a portrait photographer at all (or any real photographer at all), but we both were really happy with some of the shots we got, and with so many pretty {Read More}

Bittersweet – Goodbye to our New Home & Hello to the New

Today we sign the papers on our new {but very old} home. While I’m not really looking forward to starting the remodeling process, I can’t wait to get my shop set up in the separate outbuilding, so the house can be just my home again – and not look like a cross between a flea market & a shipping depot. I’m excited we’ll live 20+ minutes closer to the town we travel to daily. My husband will have a 10 minute drive to work, instead of {Read More}