Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Friday to you! Snow is on its way and as long as my brother and sil arrive shortly, I'll be fine with it. Hubby decorated the front yard again this year and it makes me so happy. Photos aren't the best, but it shows our holiday spirit.

Tomorrow is Hunter's birthday, I double checked because I was sure it wasn't today.  So he will be getting his treats tomorrow; I probably won't post until Monday due to frantic running about tomorrow getting ready for the Nutcracker in Denver.  Hope you have a blessed weekend.
Joy to you.
Noreen

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Thankful Thursday and I'm so thankful for life, for my beloved hubby and family and all our of fur-babies as well as friends. Last night we gathered to celebrate our daughter's birthday. One of the gifts was a home made apron~she saw the Row by Row pattern last summer and wanted it; I told her no, which was very unusual for me-but the reason was I knew I was making it for her. It was a lot of fun and I can see myself doing more in the future.  It has a camping scene on it; I was going to make the scene a pocket, but it was too large.  She really liked it!  I'm thankful for that.
This morning I was over at Carrie's house hanging out while our oldest grandson got his braces off-can we say Yeah!  So I wanted some more pics and stats on Copper; Sophie of Critters in the Cottage, owner of Wilhelmina and I often share the latest and greatest developments with the pups.  Copper and Sophie look so much alike and are only 1 month apart in age.

She is petite, which I love and such a sweetie.  She and Lily love me and Lily is often in my lap-but she will sit in anyone's lap.  We have discovered that Copper is very much a watchdog and also shy when strangers are around; her temperament is very much like Hunter's.
My brother and sister of my heart are here in Colorado and will arrive at our house tomorrow.  We will see family and then on Saturday all the girls, except the youngest, are going to the Nutcracker while the boys and Miss E go find some other things to do.  WE will all go out to dinner afterward.  We love having family here and wish they had a townhouse, so they could come more often.  We have dubbed our guest room "their room".
Hope you are all staying warm.
Joy to you!
Noreen

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Happy Wednesday to you!  This is short today~I have ladies study to attend this morning, but will only stay for half of it as my hubby will be home and there is a lot of cleaning to do before my brother and sister of my heart arrive tomorrow or Friday.  I also have to work on her present-didn't get to it yesterday, wrap presents for our daughter's birthday dessert tonight and have a short visit with a friend who doesn't get out due to health issues.  That part will be hard because I haven't seen her in a few months and I'll only have an hour to spend with her.
Hopefully by tomorrow I might have some photos of the outside of our house, we'll see.
Have a great one!
Hugs,
Noreen

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Happy Tuesday to you! Around our house Christmas is definitely in the air! As you can see, we are decked out and now focusing on creating gifts.
Our antique buffet always holds our Dickens Village; hubby does a fine job arranging everything.

Hunter's tower, where he watches all the activities on our street.  His buddy Odie, across the street, is gone for three weeks~but he still waits and watches for him.  
Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon sewing and almost finished one gift-it felt pretty good.  I'm glad I have multiple to make, because I'm learning what I like and what I don't for this project. Sorry I can't share-too many eyes come here and I don't want to spoil the surprise.  I can say it is not a quilt.
Today I'm meeting Kam for coffee and then will hit the grocery store-it is Mother Hubbard's Cupboard here.  This afternoon I will be with grands for a bit and then have to run to the pet store to get Hunter his birthday presents-he turns 5 on Friday.  Where have the years gone?!
I hope you have a great day, here is it so cold!
Blessings~
Noreen

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Happy Saturday to you!  I'm so thankful that the food is disappearing, the house is almost finished and we are still enjoying family time.  Today we celebrate two granddaughters birthdays, even though they are weeks apart one grandmother is here from California.  Family times are the richest and today will be no different.  I'm hoping that hubby gets a photo of our tree lit up so that I can share with you.  I think I'm definitely hiring our granddaughters to help decorate next year.  I haven't done any shopping of sales this weekend, though I need to get some gift cards yet.  I've been sewing up a storm and today my wrist is telling me I need to take a break.  I haven't experienced a sore wrist, from sewing, before-but then again I don't think I've ever sewn as much as I have been this year.  So today will be spent doing some other things.  I wish you the best and hope to have some pictures for next week.  Anyone notice new changes in Dashboard?  Now I'm back to figuring my way around.
Joy to you!
Noreen 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

From Our Home To Yours Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

TRUDOG Treat Me Treats

It's hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving~but Hunter is very thankful for his latest treats from Chewy.com. As a #Chewy Influencer, Hunter looks forward to that time of month when new treats arrive for him to taste test.  This one was a winner in his book!  He loves to have them as a treat and I also sprinkle one in his kibble, although they are not intended to be meal replacements.  They are small and just perfect for Hunter.

The photo above is a bit blurry because he was so excited to sample these yummy goodies.
Here is the description from the company:

TruDog Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight Freeze-Dried Raw Super Dog Treats are made with 100% raw single-source US beef that is freeze-dried for optimal nutrition. Whole organ meats, including beef tripe, beef lung, beef heart and beef kidney are also added for an iron-rich superfood treat. Each crunchy bite is chock-full of high-quality meat with no added salt, and these treats contain no grain, wheat, corn, fillers, sugar or chemical additives, so they’re easy on your pup’s digestive tract. This veterinarian approved, hearty treat helps to keep breath fresh and supports easy digestion, plus it’s great for training, for dessert after meals or any time of the day between meals.

Key Benefits

  • 100% raw, freeze-dried, high-quality US beef for optimal nutrition and flavor
  • Whole organ meats like beef tripe, beef lung, beef heart and beef kidney are added for an iron-rich superfood treat
  • Contains no grain, wheat or corn for pups with food allergies. No added salt, fillers, sugar or chemical additives, so they're easy on your pup's digestive tract
  • Veterinarian approved treat to help keep breath clean and fresh while supporting digestive health
  • Great to be used for training or just as a snack to indulge your furry friend"
We always look to make sure the treats/food is made here in the U.S.A. and love supporting companies that are health oriented for our pets.  Mr. Chewy always has a great supply and prices of any company we've found.  
If you want to check this out for your beloved companion, you can find them here:
All opinions  are our own; no compensation was received.  A Big Thank You to Sydney and the staff for having such wonderful products for us to try.

Noreen and Hunter