dog days of spring

just a few shots from the weekend we went to Adam’s family’s cabin.

Adam tried to get Sierra to go for a swim…

Sierra wanted out. and a good shake…

she’s eying the pool, making sure no one is going to make her get back in…

this is Charlie, Sierra’s BFF…

look at that face… so precious.

size doesn’t matter. these two are inseparable…

never smiles for the camera…

i love the little island with these two aging adirondack chairs…

i have discovered i love taking pictures of dogs. i love their expressions and the cabin is the perfect place to capture happy  puppies.


it’s my first

last weekend i went to Vitamin Shoppe. and i got everything i didn’t go in there for.. funny how that works.

i originally went in for some lactase enzyme and after browsing the shelf next to it, i decided to grab some probiotics instead. and then i thought maybe i should do a cleanse because maybe that would help my stomach too. so after reading every box on the cleanse/detox shelf i settled on First Cleanse (it seemed right since it would be my first cleanse).

i settled on this one because i was drawn to it obviously being a first cleanse kind of cleanse and the steps are super easy. for what it is i guess it’s a reasonable price since it was one in the handful of low $20s.

it’s nothing scary; just a crapload of herbs in a tiny capsule. i take one morning capsule and one nighttime capsule for three days and then i up my capsule intake to two of each everyday… for the next two weeks.

im not altering my diet to anything crazy like i can only eat fruits and veggies and drink lemon water because that’s ridiculous and i don’t like starving and generally people don’t like my moodiness when i’m starving. i’m sticking to chicken breast, fruits and veggies (that i also whir up into smoothies), oatmeal, and rice. i figure i can cleanse healthily and still not keel over and die when i go to the gym.

i’m actually on day three of my fourteen days and i’m going strong (at tequilla tuesday i had soda water and limes. that’s dedication, people).

bring on the water!


36. i love cheese. i will eat shredded cheese out of the bag.

37. i could eat cereal for every meal. and i have.

38. sierra is the first puppy i’ve ever had. it still amazes me how much she’s grown and how smart she is.

39. i hate soup. the only time i’d ever eat it and actually crave it is when i’m sick.

40. baking is a huge stress reliever for me.

41. when i was little i was obese. i was pleasantly plump, a fatty, i was a big girl.

42. once I start eating garlic bread I can’t stop. I wish I was kidding.

43. my allergies are so bad my face gets puffy and itchy and I sneeze uncontrollably.

44. halloween is my most favorite holiday ever.

45. i like country music. especially on sundays when it’s sunny out and the bbq is going.

46. i can be somewhat of a movie snob.

47. try as I may, i can’t wear socks to bed.

48. i love to swim. i could swim all day.

49. i prefer my cheeseburgers lettuce wrapped. i like the texture. i’m all about texture when i eat.

50. i love drinking through straws.

51. my favorite color is green. bright grass green.

52. candles and air fresheners that smell like clean linen aka dryer sheets. i love the smell the dryer gives off when it’s going.

53. i can’t stand hearing people eat.

54. every thursday adam and i eat tacos.

55. alice in wonderland is my favorite Disney movie ever. ever. And it’s an awesome book.

56. adam bought me a kindle for Christmas and I’m still weirded out by how many books i can have at my fingertips.

57. my bff is adam. we met thru my dormmate the day before our first day of school freshman year. he had me at hello.

58. he also had me with his vast knowledge of dead baby jokes. yes you read that right. i enjoy inappropriate jokes.

59. i love hops. i love the way they smell and i think they looks beautiful when they’re growing.

60. im a mac. (as of 4/10) imade the big switch.