The lil miss was feeling creative this evening. I hear her giggling and flashes are going off sporadically. The camera! Sure enough, the lil miss is on the couch, laying down, arms extended out in front of her. What is she doing? Why taking selfies with her pup!
Ut-oh…she caught us taking selfies
That’s right, a mini photo-shoot was taking place in my livingroom. The kid is a camera addict. Smokey, the pup, was more than happy to oblige his kid companion. He adores her.
As you can see, the cuteness and the fun were definitely a good combination. Oh my lil miss….
Smokey Bear, that would be the nickname of my 18-month old pit mix; Smokey. He’s a bit smaller than the average American Pit Bull Terrier, as he is mixed with Bulldog. I only stand 5’2″ and he only comes up to my knees. That being said, my little pup packs a punch with his solid weight.
Smokey believes, if you are sitting on the couch or trying to relax, you obviously want him with you. He has no problem almost smothering you with 50 pounds of solid love. Your human persona will be replaced with that of cuddle machine. You are there for him to nuzzle your arms, lay his head on your heart so he can put his ears back and look into your eyes.
You are a jumping board. When he needs to get up in a hurry, as you are the current cushion, you are magically transformed into a platform so he can spring to attention. He will listen for the quietest sound and loudly alert you. His favorite time to do this is between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. I am usually the only one up and he does his best to alert the neighborhood to the mystery sounds of city life.
“I’m listening, Mom…..shhhhh”
This is my “ferocious” pit bull. He loves attention, loves showering you with attention and he doesn’t even need an invitation. He sees a person and he sees a friend. He’s a little, solid ball of love. Of course, when he can’t cuddle the closet human, he will settle for a snuggle with his canine brother. Good night boys.
This morning, while out grocery shopping, I picked up a few candy eggs. I probably could have chosen a brighter color, but I was also being cheap. The pink wrapped eggs were less than a $1.50, so I went with it. I wanted to make an Easter centerpiece for the diningroom table.
You will need: several wine glasses, tulle (or Easter grass), candy and a tealight (or votive) candles.
When I got home, instead of using Easter grass, which goes everywhere, I opted to utilize some leftover tulle. Cut long strips of the tulle from the roll, and then bunched it up. Having already added five candies to each wine glass, I pushed the tulle in and flipped the wine glass upside down. I had to add a bit more tulle to each glass so the candy stayed at the top of the glass. When I was satisfied with how the glass looked, I added some white tealights to the top of each glass.
Now, my table isn’t overly large, unless I add extra leaves to extend it. I just made three of these and put them in a row on the table. I used a pastel green tablecloth and it made a really cute, simple and elegant centerpiece. Now to find some cute placemats for the table and I’ll be all set.