Halloween Costume Inspo For Dogs

As most of you know, I’ve got two fluffy little pups that go by Peach and Po. Po, our pug shih tzu mix, is my little boy. He’s a genuine sweetheart, so gentle, and longs for nothing more than a night cuddling on the couch.

Peach on the other hand, our corgi, is the wild child of the pair. She’s full of spunk and spice; a little ball of energy. Unfortunately though, Peach has cataracts in both eyes which makes her vision very poor. She’s virtually blind but that definitely doesn’t stop her from living her best life! Together, these two are inseparable. One doesn’t go without the other.

Because my dogs are such a huge part of my life, I thought I’d share their Halloween costumes for this year! They’re both being hilarious little characters and coincedentally each match their crazy personalities. Take a look at Peach and Po’s getup’s and gain some inspiration for your own pooch!

So what’d you guys think?! Do ya like em?! I thought these were just fitting for my troublemakers. I’m totally sorry if you think I’m being an over-the-top dog mom but can you blame me?! These are just too cute not to share! Let me know in the comments what your dog is being for Halloween! And if you don’t have a dog, what are you dressing up as this year?

Relaxing Night Out

On a daily basis I spend pretty much all of my time working. Working at work, working on the blog, working on maintaining my house and health. However, the little free time I can spare I typically spend doing the things I love with the people I love. Which includes my wonderful puppies!

This blog post is just a glimpse inside of my relaxing night out with my adorable pug-shitzu mix. We walked the lake by my home and soaked in whatever was left of the evening before the sun set. Lately, I’ve come to appreciate nights like that.

So what’s your favorite way to relax and let go? Tell me about busy days and what you may do to unwind after them – can’t wait to connect with you!

February Goals + Life Update

This post will be a little on the unconventional side because February is almost over! Can you believe it?! It feels like we’ve just started 2017 and to think we’re approaching the third month of the year?! Crazy!

You’d assume I’d have thought of this blog post idea before the month began but unfortunately that’s not the case. Although I still had goals this month, I suppose I forgot to write them down, put them on paper, or in this case attach them online. On the bright side of things, I’d still like to share my goals from this month with all of you, as well as how I’ve lived up to my personal expectations throughout these last few weeks.

Right off the bat, I’d like to say this month has not been easy. It has been full of curve balls and days where I just did not want to get out of bed. Despite a less enthusiastic attitude, I managed to pull myself together and get what I needed to get done.

Being A Better Partner

My fiancé (spoiler alert: now husband) was off at military training for pretty much all of February. If you didn’t know, my fiancé will be deploying in March and the months leading up to this has not and will continue to not be smooth. But we’re working on it. It was difficult to get a taste of what our new normal will be like and frankly very eye-opening.

To get to my point, February was my month to learn strength. I consistently reminded myself why it was so important to collect my thoughts and stay positive. As a fiancé and now wife, I felt almost obligated to hold our relationship together and not let anything break our bond. Why? Because a soldier can’t be a soldier without the backing of his family and I was determined to make sure my soon-to-be hubby felt secure and supported throughout those difficult weeks. With that said, there’s no doubt I felt lonely and most days I was by myself but that goal of staying in touch with one another, calling nightly, and keeping busy always kept me hopeful.

Continuing A Healthy Lifestyle

With those rough evenings ahead, it was a goal of mine to consistently stay active. I’ve been going through spurts of energy and the outdoors has been a perfect outlet to let some of that go. Illinois weather in February tends to be gloomy and cold but lately it’s been the exact opposite. I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a lot of my days off walking the pups or running throughout my neighborhood.

In addition, I made an effort this month to monitor my calorie intake, work load, and physical activity. Although I haven’t managed to see any appearance based results, I’ve definitely noticed a difference in attitude and mood. I’m able to keep up with my day now and not get tired as easily as I would have the last month. It’s neat to realize my body is changing in a good way.

Grow My Social Media 

At the beginning of this month I really wanted to make sure I was paying attention to other social media sites aside from Instagram. Instagram has always been my go-to creative outlet and I’ve been fortunate enough to establish a strong following on that platform. However, I’m realizing now that if I essentially want to build a brand, I need to allow myself to branch out on other applications.

Since making this decision, I’ve set daily goals for the amount of times I should be tweeting a day, pinning a day, etc. Honestly, I’ve really began to love these other sites just as much as I do Insta! Even better, Twitter and Pinterest give me another way to connect with my followers on a more personal level. The most recent change I’ve made is creating at least four new boards a week or one every other day. It keeps things consistent for my audience and lets me explore creative options.

To conclude, February is coming to an end and March is upon us. What are your goals for next month? Be sure to comment below or share with me on other sites what you’re most excited for this Spring. As always, my socials are linked below as well as on the home page. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

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