Happy National Puppy Day! 🐾🐾

Today is National Puppy Day!!! Woof Woof! ❤️ 🐾❤️🐾❤️

We are the proud owners of TWO wonderful white miniature schnauzers Emma & Dash. Here are some adorable pictures of them both as puppies.


This girl picked me out 2.5.11 ❤


Went to “look” at this cutie on 2.14.15 and of course ended up taking him home with us! ❤

These two are always up for a road trip or adventure with us and no matter what LOVE us unconditionally. I can’t even imagine life without either of them. They are so very much apart of our family and we love them dearly!

One of the things I love most about having dogs is the companionship. I feel so close to each of my pups. There is also nothing better than coming home to their smiling faces! They are so precious and mean the world to me!

Last year I shared that our pups are pure bread mini schnauzers and actually share the same dad. We always get asked if they are siblings and technically they are (partially haha). Emma & Dash came from Skansen Kennel in Sebastopol. You can read about when we got Dash two years ago here. If you want to read/learn more about mini schnauzers you can read about how awesome they are here.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes about dogs to round up this long post about how much I love my schnauzies.

“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” — M.Facklam

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” — John Grogan

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” — Roger Caras 

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles M. Schulz

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.” — Milan Kundera

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” — John Grogan

Awwwww. Dogs are so wonderful! ❤️ 🐾❤️🐾❤️


Happy National Puppy Day Emma & Dash! We LOVE you oh so much! The two of you make our lives so much better. Thank you for being so loving, spunky and full of personality!

Xo ❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️


Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🍀



I might not be Irish, but I love any excuse to celebrate a holiday! I also feel pretty LUCKY to have married the sweetest redhead Irish guy too! ❤ 🍀 ❤ 🍀

Don’t you just love these Irish blessing?!?! I sure do! Such sweet little messages and blessings. Hope you enjoy! 🍀🍀🍀

Rocking my St. Patty’s Bill Murray shirt from last year today. Gotta love the Chive and all the crazy shirts they have. Chris loooooves the Bill Murray shirts and one of them even made it onto our Christmas last year! LOL

I sincerely wish everyone a WONDERFUL and very LUCKY day today! Happy Friday, Happy weekend and Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Hopefully I will be eating this later! Gotta love Green Velvet cupcakes from Sprinkles…yummm!


Xo 🍀🍀

Happy International Women’s Day (yesterday)

Happy International Women’s Day (yesterday)!! I totally forgot to get this posted on the blog yesterday so here it is.

I really love this saying:

“Here’s to strong women.

May we know them.

May we be them.

May we raise them.”

Damn straight! Gosh this is so very true. Wanted to give a huge shout out and THANK YOU to my Mom and sister. They both inspire me so much and have made me who I am today. My mom and sister are both incredibly strong, independent and incredible women.I look up to them both and can’t imaging my life without them.  I am so very grateful for them both and love them with all of my hear! ❤

I also wanted to say THANK YOU to all of my fabulous girlfriends and other lady friends for all that they do. You all fill my life up, love me, support me and always encourage me. Love you ladies! ❤


#internationalwomensday #adaywithoutwomen #equality #girlpower


Happy Birthday Dad 🎉🎉

Wanted to wish my DAD a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY since TODAY is his BIRTHDAY!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

We celebrated as a family (earlier) on Sunday night with steak dinners and drinks at one our our favorite restaurants, TOWN. After dinner we opened presents, ate cake, and my Dad got covered in doggy kisses from SIX awesome pups! So glad I get to celebrate birthdays with my family. I love them so much and they mean the world to me! ❤ ❤ ❤