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Thursday Toss Up – Calendars

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Perhaps another teeny obsession. I have about three of them. And then I made one up with the help of a wonderful friend. I’m still trying to figure out what exactly I want in a calendar and what I need.

So, do you have suggestions of yearly calendars with extra space in them for other things? Let me know.


Thursday Toss Up – Candles

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Another obsession I have. Can’t lie. I love the different smells. Right now in my office I have eucalyputs mint, smoked vanilla, juiperberry & pine, and iced vanilla woods to fit all my moods.

Do you have a favorite scented candle? #luvcandles


Thursday Toss Up ~ Opal

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

My third borzoi, she’s the largest of all my girls. Well, heaviest at about 75lbs. and she’s the one who believes she’s the lap dog. Wants to curl up on you all the time. She’s got the Borzoi lean down to an art.

dm_267462Taken when she was just around a year old.

She’s also a therapy dog and loves it. I honestly can’t say enough about this breed, they have such a wonderful disposition and I only get complements on them when we are out.

Opal isn’t as fond of running as Lily is however she will run. She’s the one who will be curled up next to you on the bed, making you realize you don’t even need blankets because she generates so much heat.

Thursday Toss Up ~ Juice decisions

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

I’m a cranberry and grapefruit juice girl. Even better when they are mixed. What about you?



Thursday Toss Up ~ Pens

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

I have a pen obsession. I didn’t really want to admit to that but as I sit here at my desk and type this, I have currently, three mugs filled with pens around me. That’s not counting the ones in my desk, these are just on top.

I prefer clicky pens versus the ones you have to remove the cap on. And I like a bit thicker pen. Doesn’t hurt my hand as much while I write in the notebook.

Do you have a favorite pen? Let me know. #favepen


Thursday Toss Up ~ Growing up

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

I grew up in Georgia on nearly 300 acres. I am such a country girl and feel stifled in the city. The property DH and I purchased is in a town of about 700 people and we have 5 acres there. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be having a place put there so we can be back out in the country.

What about you? Do you prefer city life or country life?

2198334798_2ca4d51969_zNope, not the property I grew up on but there are some similarities.

Thursday Toss Up ~ Nina

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

My very first borzoi. I’ve long been in love with the breed but never had one until a woman hooked me up with the breeder I got her through.

Nina is an Irish marked black and is a small female. She was a rabid courser until she was t-boned by a dog outweighing her by a good 20 lbs. So while she thinks she wants to race, she doesn’t actually. So I switched over to rally and obedience and she’s got titles in both.



Nina is in pink.

The thing with Nina is she has traits of my male shepherd, Clarke, and she never met him. But there have been times that I’m like “Clarke, knock it off. Oh, Nina, it’s you.”

She’s got a wicked sense of humor and an apparent weakness for turkey. Now, this dog will leave pot roast, ham, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, all of it, she’ll leave it alone on the table. But if there is turkey, you can’t turn away for a second or she’ll steal it and eat while she runs.

One year we had it on the bar height table, behind the ham and roast, as well as the sides. I walked out of the room and DH was getting something else out and seconds later I heard him yelling at her. And sure enough, whoosh, there went that black/white streak, gulping down that turkey breast as she ran. As pissed as we were, we had to be impressed, she didn’t bother a damn thing else on that table. Just plucked the turkey off the plate and beat feet.


Turkey is what I used for her in the obedience and rally rings. She got it after we competed since you aren’t allowed to take treats in the ring. We would finish and as soon as we were excused by the judge, we’d run back to the seat and she’d get her turkey. She loved it! And worked hard each time we entered the ring.

Thursday Toss Up ~ Baking favorite?

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

I love to bake. Love the way it makes the house smell. Cooking is also a love of mine but baking, favorite. Now, I use Temp-Tations for my cooking/baking and love it. I have sets like this one–different colors of course. I have a lot of it, but I digress.


What is your favorite thing to bake? Let me know on social media. #bakingfave

Thursday Toss Up ~ Singing

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Okay, so I don’t have musical instrumental talent but I can sing. I used to sing in choirs and go to competitions. Which is surprising considering how shy I am. I love to sing. Love it. Especially soundtracks. But only sing in the house now. What about you? Do you sing?


Thursday Toss Up ~ Thomas Blackshear

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

I love the work by Thomas Blackshear. When DH and I were stationed out in Virginia he began purchasing me some of these statues. Here are images of a few of the ones I have in my office on shelves.

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