Welcome to Decorators Anonymous….

Happy Friday y’all!  Today is turning out to be the best day ever!  Seriously, you just have no idea.  I’m beyond the moon excited.  Let’s just go ahead and dive in.

First, tomorrow is this little guy’s big day, he’s turning 7.

Hank the Tank

He’s adorable and full of attitude and I love him like crazy.    And yes, we’re having a little party for him.  Just me, MacGyver, Boomer and Woody are attending.  It’s a small affair, nothing too big.  We wouldn’t want the neighbors to think we were crazy or anything.  Besides, we’ll take them all leftover doggie cake later in the day.

side eye

Uh, did that neighbor just bring us doggie cake?

Did anyone else have to Google the word Dotard?  I have no shame in telling you that I did.  I will readily admit that Kim Jong Un actually taught me a new word.  He also reminded me of the definition of another one: Megalomaniac.


Last night I spent 15 minutes in the Walmart parking lot trying to figure out what was wrong with my car.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the answer.  It was just one of my stupid human tricks.  Apparently, I’ve got lots of them.

Today is actually the first day of fall.  I’m so excited for new TV shows!  Oh my God, that makes me sound so old!  But seriously, the Mick, new episodes and new episodes of Stranger Thngs and new episodes of The Walking Dead and the list goes on and on and on……

And I wish we didn’t have all of the sticks and debris still laying at the edge of our lawn because I want to start decorating for Halloween already.  I know it’s early but I’m going to go ahead and do it this weekend.  Even though it isn’t any cooler really, it makes me think it is.

Besides, I love decorations.  Halloween isn’t as exciting as Christmas but it’s still a fun holiday and I love to decorate.  I get a little carried away though.  I always say, ‘Oh no really, I’m going simple this year.  I’ll just pop a few pumpkins or some hay by the front door.’  And this is what I have in mind.


Understated Elegance, right?

Or maybe even adding this:

Halloween decoration

You know, just off to the side. One little thing.

And that’s how it starts.  And this is usually what I end up with.


Happy Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Yes, I know, I’m a little late but we were out on a boat literally all day long and I’m crispy from the sun and tired and cranky and hangry and all that jazz.

For the record, we caught some fish.  We did not catch a lot of fish but we did catch some and we are going back out to catch more tomorrow.

Also I took a few pictures on the boat today but we all ended up looking like crap so rather than embarrassing any of us I’ll just post this one of the inlet.

venice inlet

After we got back from our journey my sister and I were cooking dinner and I got a text from mom.

text from mom

I guess I should have paid more attention because I had no idea.  I mean honestly I wasn’t worried about the hurricane because it’s not really expected be all that close to us but we couldn’t find bottled water to take on the boat anywhere.  I had to go to 13 stores before finally I went into Lowe’s and found 6 cases.  Thank the Lord!

We are now prepared to fish for the week and also in case we get hit with a hurricane.  Now if we need a bomb shelter, we’re screwed.

I’ll probably be updating at night this week due to my hectic fishing schedule.  Hopefully you won’t mind…

What did you do for Labor day?

Happy Fourth of July and Happy Birthday Boomer!

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July!

We didn’t plan on going to see fireworks and I know we won’t tonite because we have the ‘bad luck spell’ and we stay home on the fourth, but last night the ball field had fireworks again and once I heard them, I couldn’t resist.

fireworksUnfortunately, we left last minute and I got super excited because I know how much Hank typically loves the fireworks, so I grabbed him and took him along.


You could just stay here and rub my belly….

It was a mistake.  While he may love watching the fireworks from the house, he absolutely did not enjoy them close up.  In fact, I’m pretty sure he hates me now.

Hopefully he’ll forget all about it today because we are celebrating a birthday.

Happy Birthday to my baby Boomer!  He’s a whole 9 years old today!


Happy Birthday Gentle Giant!

We sure do love this guy.  And that’s why I’m off to bake some doggie cake.

Happy Fourth of July!