Veggie Pasta

I’ve waited on getting a veggie pasta maker for awhile because I thought to myself I could just use a carrot peeler. Unfortunately for my wallet, but fortunately for my belly Ollie’s Market had one for 5.00 something with tax.


This made me do a Happy dance because I love pasta. Due to IBS and gluten intolerance, I can’t enjoy pasta without bloating & getting sick. After I got my pasta maker, I took hubby to the grocery store to pick up zucchini, cucumbers, olives and Italian salad dressing. After messing with the length and size of noodles I put together this awesome pasta!


If you like a little Crunch to your salad, we love Synders pretzels at our home.


These buttermilk ranch pretzels were on sale at Ollie’s for 1.89 a bag!

Italian Pasta Salad
1 Zucchini
2 Cucumbers
1 Carrot
A squeeze of Italian dressing
1 container black olives

Cut, Toss, Mix and Serve Cool

Give me some ideas on what you do with Pasta! I used left over organic veggies and chicken and gave my puppies an afternoon small snack(without pretzels, olives and dressing).
Padfoot and KyloRen ate it up! Yum!



We have been crazy busy.  My son turned 8 on Saturday so I took him to Lego discovery and to the movies. I wish I had pictures but my phone crashed.  Now I’m on my previous phone and besides the huge size difference I really missed my note 4. We had a great time celebrating my little man,  I love him so much. He’s not a tiny baby anymore, but I’m glad he still wants to be around his mama. He made me cry because he said his best gift was a book I got him,qnd he could’ve said anything else. Kid has my heart.
     We went to tractor supply because going anywhere else for dog bones now just seems stupid. We got 4 huge bones (some for Christmas) for really cheap. When I say cheap,  I mean 10.00 usd. Crazy right?  Sorry Petco, Tractor Supply wins here. Padfoot and KyloRen are extremely happy with their L bones and have been pretty good and not trying to kill each other.

As for my love, he has been more help than I can put into words. He says I helped him put his life together, but he really keeps me together. I feel so bad when my migraines keep me in bed or my stomach keeps me locked away in a bathroom. This man has truly been a blessing to me, more than I let on sometimes. God has truly changed his life an I’m grateful.

I am doing okay, my son an I were down today with head colds and slept a lot. Which is why I am up at 2 am. Lol lol lol
I hope it gets better for Amir because our Florida trip is coming up soon an I know he’s excited to see his sister.

How are your holidays? How do you like to travel?

It’s December

It’s my second Christmas with my spouse, my first married. We have been thru it in the past year, but slowly things are coming together. Where were we Thanksgiving? Dog sitting some rather large doggies!


Aren’t they beautiful?  I wish their parents would ask me to walk them once a week, but their parents are pretty active folks. I love these dogs almost as much as KyloRen and Padfoot Black.

Speaking of KyloRen…
He decided to take a picture for the holidays!


KyloRen Santa edition! It’s so funny how fast he’s grown…. Time flies when your pup is having fun.

My son is turning eight next week so I plan on doing a lot of photo blogging. (Making Memories!) My niece will be two. I can’t believe it still! All my babies are moving too fast for this mama.
    I haven’t been able to Vape much due to being sick. (Got to love retail) an I can’t take a lot of cold medication because my liver is not up to snuff. 😦 I pray it passes soon.

How will your months be busy? Do you have a holiday tradition?


This is Link. He’s my miracle doggie, he got bloat one day and his grandma saved his life by noticing the small changes in his behavior. Thanks to her observance Link’s parents have had him 8 years. If you have a large dog ask your veterinary professional if you need to look into bloat prevention. It can save their lives!

Month of Give Day 10


Padfoot here! Today we celebrated my first birthday. I was almost surrendered to a pound. My mom was much too old to have a litter and my peoples didn’t want another dog. Luckily my mum and dad wanted me more than anything an I got a human brother, I love him.


I encourage you to look into pounds, rescues, etc and adopt a dog that needs a family. I even enjoy my fur bro


Give us Pound Puppies LOVE.
There is one of us for everybody, all we ask for is food in our bellies and warm arms got sleep in.
Want to help our American War Vets and their fur friends?
Dogs On Deployment

Thank you
❤ Padfoot Black

A whole lotta stuff

Padfoot got the snip last week.


So he’s been an uncomfortable fellow. We have tried to make the best of his situation and make him comfortable. Let me stress how important it is to neuter your dog if you are not breeding.
One Word: Cancer

I’d rather have my little buddy with me as long as possible.

While Padfoot had surgery we took Kylo to a dog park for the first time.


He loves running and nature as much as his big brother. Eventually Padfoot got to where I thought outside time would be okay.


These two dogs love each other. 🙂 makes me glad.

I also picked up a awesome family company called Tupperware! I don’t know about y’all but my family has had Tupperware that’s been in the family forever.


Holiday Gifts

A lot of their more expensive items have lifetime warranty warranty now. Which I think is great way to invest in kitchen ware. I hope you all will consider me when you do holiday shopping.

On top of Tupperware, I’ve gotten a retail job which I love. I plan on sharing a lot of funnies from work here.

I hope you all are doing well. Temperature changes are happening fast for the south. How are you up north? Do you look forward to winter weather? I miss snow.

Whenever I feel a bit jealous

Of people with babies or small children, because I wish my son could have had a biological sibling. I see my pets two fuzzy faces, think of the financial strain my family is already in and my mind immediately refocused.

Cloud and Padfoot are both almost a year old. It really is like have two toddlers. Every time I move Cloud believes I’m going to feed him an if attention is not on him ( cutting fabric) he has to jump on it. Possibly risking both our lives with sharp scissors in my hands.

  V  Padfoot (joyful pup) has a mental break down if we leave the room longer than thirty minutes.
I know my actual, amazing child misses his step sister, like crazy. However his love for these two animals and the responsibility they teach him is worth it.


I thank God every day for animals and how they remind us of so many simple things. Character traits we lack or forget, like patience an unconditional love. Our furry family members are awesome.

Because 4 am isn’t nice

Because 4 am isn’t nice:

I wish I would have caught the conversation this morning because I was talking to the animals an I said.
“Why do you both hate me?”
And my husband says:
“Why do you think they hate you?”
My reply:
“Because it’s 5:30 , we’ve been up since 4 am.”

To which he rolled over and said
“Why do you guys hate mommy?!” and he fell back asleep.

The joys of being able to sleep i guess….

However this little moment of cuteness
Had to be posted


Oh yes… They love each other now…
And loathe me

New family member


This is Cloud and he is in love with his new home. He is not so much in love with his Schnoodle brother. His Schnoodle brother is infatuated with him.

See the problem?

It’s been three days and Padfoot just “I want to be your friend” harassed Cloud into giving up my lap. Just so Padfoot could wag his tail in place of where Cloud sat during Story Time.
Im reading Never Cry Wolf to Amir 🙂
Tell me…. Do you have this issue?

I have had it before with pets an I know in Time they will tolerate each other.