Friday, November 21, 2014

7 Thanksgiving Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving with your pet by watching closely when you prepare foods that may include these items.

1. Nutmeg
2. Nuts (specifically walnuts and macadamia)
3. Turkey Skin
4. Cooked bones
5. Onions and Garlic
6. Alcohol
7. Sage

Monday, November 17, 2014

Exploring New Ground


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Ahnu All thoughts and opinions are my own.

No matter what the season is I love adventuring and that’s why I was so excited to receive the Ahnu Sugar Bowl hiking boots to try out!

These mid-calf (I had to go up a size because my calves are huge) boots are waterproof and have Thinsulate insulation for which allows for added warmth. The Vibram rubber outsole offers dependable traction and heel stability, which is definitely needed when you live in Michigan. The Sugar Bowl boot has easily become my go-to for winter adventures.

I can't wait to see how they hold up in winter adventures! So far they kept my feet warm in 30 degree weather through the local park.
Who makes your favorite winter boots?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

5 Reasons To Say Yes To A Date You're Unsure About

{This cutesy scene is courtesy of an awkward coffee date this week}

Wouldn’t it be nice if only the men of our dreams asked us out? In reality, you won’t be sure about every guy who asks you out, but here are five reasons you should go ahead and say yes to that date.  

1. You may end up really, really liking him. If people hooked up only with the people they really liked rom-coms would have no reason to exist. Give the guy an hour of your time – what do you have to lose?

2. It might be the most awkward or worst date ever. Well, maybe that’s not great for you, but it’s good practice for getting you out there and away from your comfort zone.  

3. He might not be “The One”, but you could connect in other ways. While he might not be your future husband, he may have a friend that could be or a job opportunity for you. You just never know.

4. You might find your new favorite restaurant - coffee shop, bar, whatever. Maybe you won’t find the perfect guy, but sometimes you go to some really cool places that would make the perfect location for your next girls night.

5. Your only other plan is a TBS marathon of Friends re-runs and ahem, some of us have already been told we watch too much.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Celebrate: Two Years with Jack


As of yesterday, this snuggle bug has been in my life for two years! I cannot believe how fast time has flown by. I went from not liking animals to not being able to live without this little guy.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Three Upsides of Dating


Some people think dating is fun. When said people say something that ridiculous to me, my first instinct is to respond with, “which part is fun?”. Being on interview, perhaps it’s wondering if he will contact you again/do you want him to contact you/is he waiting for you to contact him. I know, perhaps you mean the ‘He’s not at all what he looked like in his pics and hello, do I look like my pics?”
So while dating comes with its fair share of nightmares, there are some good things dating presents. We’re going to focus on those positives, because really who wants to be a negative Nancy. 
1. Dating helps you discover new hot spots. Sometimes you go to some really unique local restaurants or visit places you’ve never been before.

2.  Dating makes you feel brave. It takes a lot of courage and guts to just put yourself out there.

3. Make new friends or connections. Sure, no one says yes to a date hoping that it turns into a new friend or colleague, but an upside of dating is that even if it’s not a romantic connection, it can be another connection that benefits you both.