3/23: National Puppy Day

Me leaving National Puppy Day like….

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If you didn’t get a chance, check out our blog post from Puppy Bowl Sunday! I built an exciting Puppy Chow Bar and talk about Adopting and not shopping!

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Mon 3/12: Flower pots aren’t just for flowers

Now that we are recovering from that horrid time change, spring is in the air!  Time to get outside and freshen up those flower pots with the latest trends….unfortunately I am basically a flower murder!  I get busy, I forget to water, then next thing I know my $40 pot of flowers is as dry as the dessert, brown, brittle and broken!  One trick I like to do is make fun creations for my front porch that rotate with different holidays.

For a St. Patrick’s Day themed front porch I headed to my favorite store… The Dollar Tree!  For $7 a planter I was able to turn a basic empty flower pot into a fun whimsical celebration.  Hope you try it out also!

  • Flower arranging base
  • A large green flower pinwheel
  • 3 small yellow tulip pinwheels (which I am also going to use for Easter)
  • 1 package of green pre-curled bows (3 were in a pack)
  • 1 package of mini tissue paper puffs (6 come on the line, but I trimmed to just 3)

Sun: 2/11 National Meet A New Friend Day

National meet a New Friend DayWe are all adults here right?!? Let’s get real, it’s HARD to meet new friends as a grown up. I mean, what do you do, just walk up to someone and say “Hi, I’m looking for new friends”, ummmm no thanks! Between moving, work, being a wife, being a mom… when do you get a chance to connect and meet other like minded folks you actually want to spend that tincy bit of free time with. Check out these 5 ideas on how to meet new friends in a totally non-creepy way!

  1. Take a look around the places you frequent. Maybe your new bestie is hiding in plain site! Think about those people you see on a regular basis but haven’t put the effort into meeting. Think work, school, church, the gym. Strike up a conversation, introduce yourself by saying something like, I see you here all the time, just thought I’d say hi!       Maybe you have a great connection and you plan to meet up and have coffee and if you don’t have a connection at least you have a face with the name!
  2. Join a MeetUp group! It’s 2018, everybody is meeting online including new friends. Take a peek at this great website and look for others that have your same special interest.
  3. Take a skill oriented class like cooking, painting or pottery!  Do something you love or learn something new! Look for classes that have multiple sessions to give you a chance to get to know the other participants in the class. Hey, you at least will have one thing in common to talk about!
  4. Get active! Join a gym, yoga studio or a running group. You will start to see the same folks over and over and it will give you an opportunity to chat and get fit at the same time. Who knows, you might even start to go for coffee afterwards or meet up at the smoothie bar!
  5. Throw A Party! Host a friend pot luck! Ask everyone you know to the party and tell them to bring a friend! Be totally blunt, say hey I’m new to {fill in the blank} (town, the neighborhood, being a mom, working here, etc.) and I’d like to meet some more new folks. Fix some apps and provide the drinks and just ask your friends to bring more friends.