I have admittedly never hung a wreath on my door for anything aside from Christmas (you can check out our 10 Great Holiday Wreath Designs post right here), but I’ve been feeling extra festive about springtime this year, and I’m itching to translate that into some seasonal decor. There is also the fact that since we’re house hunting right now, I’m feeling a little less motivated to plan for our garden – which bums me out a little, but also inspires me to focus on other ways to bring some springtime to our current home. So I decided to search for some ideas for pretty spring wreaths, which led me directly to this edition of 10 Great, guys. I feel like it’s been quite a while since I’ve done a DIY project at all, and I can’t think of a better reason to get back into it than spring. (P.S. I might just buy one and dress it up a little. Don’t tell anyone.)
Are you working on anything fun for spring in terms of home decor or gardening?
There are many heroes in animal rescue and sometimes that hero can even be another dog!
According to the Saint Augustine Record, a black lab puppy named Gunther came into the Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services in bad shape.
He was anemic from flea infestation and extremely weak. Shelter workers feared he wouldn’t make it.
He was in desperate need of a blood transfusion. Fortunately, another young dog, a one-year-old Catahoula mix named Hula, was able to donate blood to help the pup.
Soon after, Hula was adopted by Cassi James and her 7-year-old daughter, Jaedyn. It was clear from the start that Hula was perfect for their family. “She is such a good dog, so tame,” James told the St. Augustine Record. “And she’s so good with Jaedyn.”
Hi! I’m Felicia. I’ve been told that my name means “happy” or “lucky,” which describes me to a T. I’m so happy that I’ve been lucky enough to be given…
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What do you get when you cross a Dr V with an Apple pencil? (Aside from bad art, but that goes without saying.) A new set of cartoons, that’s what!
When I was in vet school, I was (rightfully) proud of my fledgling career choice. I shouted it from the rooftops: I’m about to be a vet! It’s so cool! Check it out! Tell me everything about your guinea pig!
But of course, with age comes both wisdom and boundaries, as well as an understanding that many people lack both. So without further ado, here are but three of the many reasons that I avoid telling people what I do unless absolutely necessary.
And before you ask, yes, all three have happened to me.
These are the big European red foxes, and yes, Weimaraners are gun dogs, but they have more applications in Europe than just “bird dogs.”
KittyKind.org recently shared this on Facebook:
“Lenny Abrahamson, the director of the incredible movie “Room”, was nominated for Best Director this year. As part of Lenny’s Oscar nomination gift bag, Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org offered him the option of donating 10,000 Halo meals to the shelter of his choice.
He chose KittyKind! And we chose to give those meals to as many rescuers who feed community cats as we could possibly help.
This distribution is helping to feed OVER 1,000 COMMUNITY CATS! On Saturday, we worked together to make a difference for some of NYC’s biggest heroes.
When Halo asked if the cats were enjoying the food and if the donation was helpful? This was the response….
“Are you kidding? This probably the best food most of these cats have ever had. Not one single complaint from the rescuers, only tears of joy about the high quality of the food.”
Way back when, over two years ago now, I shared with you guys a little project I was doing with our daughter Essley. At that time I was a new mama, and pretty much every parent I knew was repeatedly telling me I needed to pay attention to the details as much as I possibly could because our baby would change so much, so quickly, that we wouldn’t know what hit us. And while parental advice should be taken with a grain of salt (truly), this was something that we learned to be very true. So we decided to take a weekly picture of her for one year. In the end, it was quite incredible (you can see a video of all the pics put together here).
When I was pregnant with Emmett, I told Robbie that there was no way in all hell I was doing weekly pictures again. I’ll be honest with you guys – by the time we got to 52 weeks with Essley I was so. over. it. It felt a like a chore. For her second year we did monthly pictures which was much more feasible. But once Emmett was born, and we watched him change so much just in his first few days of life, we decided that we needed to do it again. And I know we’ll be so glad we did.
I likely won’t share one of these again here until we’ve completed the entire year, but I remember sharing the first 12 weeks of Essley here so I thought I’d do the same for Emmett. Babies change more in the first 3 months than the rest of the first couple of years combined. It’s intense, man. Looking at his first week picture in comparison with the most recent (he’s actually 13 weeks now) is sort of mind blowing. And for those of you who know my husband in person or have seen photos of him, I think you’ll agree that this child is basically Robbie’s clone. I mean, seriously – put Robbie in a shrinking machine and you’ll get Emmett. It’s hilarious and awesome.
It will be really cool to show these to our kids when they’re grown up, I think. When my sister and I were babies, there was nothing even close to what we have now, literally at our fingertips, in terms of recording the transformation of our children. As always, thanks for following along on our journey!