My Dog is Smarter than Me

My Dog is Smarter Than Me Part 1 //

As most of you are well aware, I have three of the brattiest dogs on earth.  This is why I refer to them collectively has “The Brats.”  I have a male Doberman whom I affectionately refer to as Big Head or Retardo the Magnificent, I have a female Doberman who has no clear nickname, just…


I Have A Blankie, Don’t Judge Me: The Unique Way I Deal With Stress

I Have a Blankie, Don't Judge Me //

For weeks now I have had a hard time writing.  It seems like something that should be easy.  I’m not lacking life experiences, I’m not lacking great ideas, lovely new phrases or bratty things to be upset about.  But the truth is, things have been so challenging of late.  With the renovation, my grandfathers death…


The Smell Of Brussels Sprouts

The Smell of Brussels Sprouts //

My great grandmothers house always smelled faintly of cooked brussels sprouts.   I never actually saw her eat one growing up, but always imagined that she must have lived on nothing else.  I would burst into her kitchen the second my parents would let me out of the car and breath in the smell that still,…


I Am Not Strong

I am not a strong military wife.  I did not spend my husbands deployment “keeping busy” as all the advice suggests.  I did not have a calm and cool exterior.  I did not keep my fear bottled up inside so that others would never guess the inner turmoil I was facing. I sat on my…


I’m Not Romantic and You Shouldn’t Be Either

I'm Not Romantic //

  Ok, so the title is really just to outrage people just enough to read the article, but not enough to turn y’all off completely from reading it.  The truth is I don’t care if you are romantic.  I’m sure there are people left in this world that follow the clichés of candle lit dinners and…


Organizing Your Blog Posts

How to Organize Your Blog Posts. With free download!
Photo Credit: Death to Stock Photo

  I know that I’m horribly OCD about organization and cleaning… I’m actually OCPD. It’s a real disorder and I’ve been diagnosed with it. Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder is sort of like OCD’s wimpy cousin. It means that I still obsess and agonize about stuff, I still lose sleep if things aren’t in the right…


What Makes a Good Marine

What Makes a Good Marine? //

I never knew my husband as a civilian.  I have no idea what kind of person he was before bootcamp or who he might have been had he never joined the Marine Corps.  What I do know is the kind of man my husband is now. I cannot tell you what his MOS is.  I…


Inexpensive Dog Chews (In Honor of Furry Fridays)

Inexpensive Homemade Dog Chews //

In honor of Furry Fridays:If you are like me, and I sincerely hope you aren’t, you have three dogs who are crazy.  Oh, and who can chew through anything, get bored easily, and drive you nuts!Though my youngest pup is not a strong chewer, my male Doberman and my Min Pin can chew through chewies…