Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Favorites

I've been a little quiet on my personal blog this week, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working super hard on the writing front.  I shared two new posts on PetPartner's website this week, just in time for Love Your Pet Day.  Make sure to check them out.  There are some good tips there for taking care of your pets.

Love Your Pet Day is February 20, and in my post about how you can love your pet, I challenged pet owners to use this day as a dress rehearsal for the other 364 days of the year.  Our pets are part of our families, and they should feel like they are.  One of the ways you can love your dog is by making homemade dog biscuits.  Stay tuned for a video showing just how easy it is to make dog biscuits. This is my first attempt at making a how to video and I am so excited about sharing it with you!

February is also Responsible Pet Owner Month.  In my post, Are You a Pawsome Pet Parent, you'll find seven tips, one for each letter of PAWSOME, to be a better mom or dad to your furry one.  Exercising and giving lots of love are top on my list.

So, what's been going on around here?

I signed this guy up for his first season of hockey.  It's almost surreal that this Saturday at 7:00 am (yes, that's early) Carson will be gliding around the ice, shooting pucks and defending goals.  The Gladiators is his team's name.  I seriously may need to have my tissues handy as I sit in the stands.  He's come so far from the boy who held on to the side of the ice rink the whole way around just shy of a year ago.  I could not be prouder.

Do you sort with your your toddler?  Sorting is one of the easiest and most helpful tools you can add to your toddler or preschooler's skill set.  We sort everything!  Counting bears, buttons, legos, and most recently, pizza toppings!

Learning to sort the fun stuff makes it easier to sort the laundry.

Camden truly loves to sort (I know, we're nerds), and after months of me modeling it, he brought me the partitioned plate with the buttons neatly and correctly sorted.  He's going to make his lady very happy one day. #husbandmaterial

I have felt in a clothing rut lately.  Does that ever happen to you?  My mom always says, "A closet full of clothes and nothing to wear."  Seriously!  When I get in a rut, I turn to my favorite fashion blogs.  I love Pinterest Told Me To, because she shares formulas for outfits and oftentimes I have the exact pieces in my closet (or close enough) to make an outfit work, without having to go out and buy new items.  In a recent post, she shared an outfit inspired by Joanna Gaines, of the popular tv show Fixer Upper (and author of Magnolia Market--add it to your blog reading list) and I was excited I had most of the pieces to make the outfit work.

Sheaffer's (PTMT) outfit is military jacket+chambray shirt+black ponte pants+brown boots.  I changed it up a bit (I don't own a chambray shirt or ponte pants) with a gray sweatshirt and leggings, but I think I still achieved the look.  And I was comfortable to boot (pun intended ;).

How's your week been?  I don't know about you but this week has felt like a month!  So glad it's Friday.  Have a great weekend!!!

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