Now this is just plain fun!


I bought an iFetch for my puppy many weeks ago and I’m so glad I did. It is certainly pricy for a pet toy, but it keeps him active and engaged when I can’t throw the ball for him.

We had a tough time with it in the beginning because puppy was a little afraid of it and looking into the output when a ball popped out didn’t help. I’m still putting the ball in for him more often than not, but he loves hearing the grinding noise it makes just before it releases the ball.

My ultimate hope is that he is able to use this on his own while I am away. It would put my mind at ease about leaving him at home if I knew he would be able to play.

There are a few products like this on the market and I didn’t know that before I bought the iFetch. The iFetch came highly recommended to me by a friend who also has a toy Australian Shepherd. I haven’t looked into the other products since either since I already had the iFetch, but it is not cheap and I don’t doubt there are more affordable options out there.



I’m breaking up the puppy posts with one about stationary.
Gifts in 24 (Embossed Graphics) is running promotion of buy one box of stationary for yourself and get one free for someone else… or just buy one get one free for yourself.


I jumped on this deal earlier this week not knowing how long the deal would last.

California Framed Monogram Note: My sister ordered this set once before and I thought it was beautiful. This is a casual set for day to day correspondence.

Whitlock Monogram Note: I ordered this set with and added boarder for more formal communications. I just love this style of monogram.

All in all I spent $56.95 and zero shipping. This sale ends tomorrow so if you are in need of a fresh set of stationary (or two!) , hop on this great deal while it lasts!


Recently, I accidentally knocked the wick off center in my favorite candle and then couldn’t get it back in the middle so I pulled it out. There was still 1/2 of the candle left in the container so I started heating it up in a pot of water to make my kitchen smell nice.

I was in Hobby Lobby last week and found a plug in candle warmer that was only around $4.00. Because I was there when just about everything was 50% off, the candle warmer was the price of a candy bar. I wasn’t sure how well it was  going to work and didn’t want to sink a lot of money into it so I was very happy with this deal.

I was really surprised how well it works! It melts my whole candle in no time and allows me to burn my candle at work without a flame!


I got the matte black iPhone 7 instead of the gold this time and I really like that it’s less flashy. I also selected basic accessories that I have tried and loved in the past.
These are my go to phone case items:

Tech Armor Screen Protector:


I have seen so many people break their glass screen protectors and I don’t see why people continue to buy them. I bought this Tech Armor screen protector for my iPhone 6 two years ago and apart from a few scratches to the protective screen, I never had any issues and didn’t need to reapply it. The Verizon man tried to sell me on the other kind, but I’m sticking by this product, because it has served me well. It’s also CHEAP at only $5.95 from Amazon!

Case-Mate Naked Tough Case:


I purchased this case for my iPhone 6 and really enjoyed it. I had the clear one last time so that the gold phone would be fully visible. This time I’m going with a smoky case. My phone is black so it shouldn’t really matter, but I like to be able to see through the case a bit. It’s just a personal preference. I have had one of these cases chip at the edges, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. I am very careful with my phones and often go without a case, but because my phone is so new, I do want to protect it. This case is $34.99 on Amazon.


I finally upgraded to the new iPhone. My last iPhone was a gold 6 that I purchased in 2014. It was time for a new phone!


I had seriously been considering getting the 7 Plus, but ultimately decided against it and here’s why:

  1. I like being able to fit my phone in my pocket.
  2. I carry my computer everywhere with me anyway and can work much more efficiently from a laptop than from a phone.
  3. I remembered that my handy Kate Spade mini purse was made for the smaller phone.

So far I am loving the new phone. The new operating system makes much more sense on this phone and it’s different home button interface. Now I’m not floundering around on an old 6 trying to use the new OS.


My birthday was on Saturday and I hand’t been looking forward to it because I knew I would be spending it at work. It turns out that this was one of the best birthdays ever because my colleagues went above and beyond to make me feel special.


Chef James of Blue Ginger Sushi  made me the most incredible cake MADE OF SUSHI! It was beautiful and delicious. I ate the whole thing!


One of the single most busy individuals on the property made me a goodie basket. I am still so thankful for our team and the people I am so lucky to work with.

 Here is the one photo of me from the evening. I enjoyed a delicious Margarita at the end of my work day. That was one late night and an early morning when I got back to work at 7am the next day. All I can say is I survived thanks to the team around me who helped me through and helped me celebrate.


Last weekend Rutherfordton hosted their annual fall festival and I decided to go. Rutherfordton has been holding events pretty regularly down town all year and I happened to be out of town every weekend something was going on. This weekend I was here and I went!

It was an incredibly beautiful day and I was with my colleague’s wife going from tent to tent and listening to the band when we reached a tent full of Native American wares. I clapped eyes on this little fella and it was game over. He was coming home with me. (I ended up taking it to work, but whatever…) I didn’t get a good deal on it, but I got swept up in the moment. It’s the only thing I bought at the festival so it stands as a memento from an unbelievably beautiful day.