Benebone Dog Bone The Only Bones for Our Dogs

This is not a sponsored post!


With four dogs we are always in need of bones that last.  Our heelers can destroy bones in a few minutes.  We don’t like rawhide or bones that can be ripped into small pieces.  Bleu has a tendency to try and swallow them whole.

So, we’ve been on the search for a bone that would last and be safe.  Well, we found it and I have to share!  These are great, they are harder than rawhide, but as they chew it gets softer.   They come in 3 flavors, peanut butter, rotisserie chicken and bacon.  Our dogs like the rotisserie chicken and bacon the best!  They also come in different shapes, we’ve bought both types and our dogs prefer the Y shape.

If you have dogs who are chewers these are the bones to buy!


The Second Addition to Our Heeler pack

If you read my blog, you know that we lost our beagle and that lead us to Bleu. Our love for Heeler puppies grew everyday we have had Bleu. If you have Heelers you know how much energy they have  and that lead us to talk about getting another one.

On a whim we went by the rescue that is just down the street from us and we fell in love with this beautiful red girl! She was six months and when we walked into the kennel to see her she rolled right over in our laps and we knew she was the perfect companion for Bleu.

We brought her home and they were instant friends! We love our sweet Bailee Rae! She is a great addition to the family!


We are not sure what she is mixed with, we plan to have her DNA tested.  I’ll be sure to post the results of what we find out! What is your best guess?

Bleu Growing

I shared a post about losing Brody (our Beagle) this week. I was completely heartbroken after this loss.  My husband took me to an animal shelter a few weeks after losing Brody.  I didn’t think I was ready for a new dog, but we walked up and saw the most precious heeler puppy and my heart began to heal the tiniest amount.

I wanted to share this fun idea of how we documented our sweet Bleu growing.  It is fun to see these and how he grew.

I used this mini chalkboard, which was great because it was a consistent measuring block.  I also used Google Picasa for the editing.

Who loves their heelers as much as me?

Loosing a Pet


This is an old post that I never published.  My sweet guy will have been gone for 2 years in August.  I wanted to share these wonderful memories, even though these words are not recent words.

We recently lost one of our precious dogs!  Brody was my first baby and I can’t explain the pain I feel over his loss.  He was just a week shy of being 10 years old.  He ate something he should’t have and we lost him very suddenly.  Making the decision to put him down was definitely heart reaching and difficult.  I have gone through so many emotions over the last month.  I have felt grief, guilt, anger and a lot of sadness.  I still call his name at times or wonder where he is sleeping in the house.  These habits have been so hard because it is a reminder of him always being near by.

Brody was definitely special to all 4 of us, but he was my baby for the last 9 years.  He provided the unconditional love that I desperately needed at some of the most difficult times in my life.  He was my protector in so many ways.  I am forever grateful that God allowed him to be with me for 9 years.  Over those 9 years he taught me so much.  He taught me how to care and love.

Brody was a Beagle and that came with a lot of quirks! He loved food, was a little stubborn and had a nose that got him into a lot of trouble.  We have since realized how much we miss his funny quirks.  He never did anything on our time, it was always on his time.  As infuriating as it felt at times, it was his personality and I can’t tell you how much I miss calling him in from the backyard and watching him take his sweet time making his way in.

I have cried over loosing my little guy everyday since he’s been gone.  I am glad he is out of pain and in a better place but for now my heart hurts and I miss him badly.


We laid Brody to rest in our backyard.

I love you Brody and will always miss you!

Dog Leash Hanger

I decided I needed a place to put the leashes.  We got one more pup about a month after I made this…Now I have to make another one to put our new girl’s name on it! In case you are counting…yes that makes three.  We are a little crazy! (Edit: And then we added a forth after this was written!)


I stained the board, I was lucky and found a scrap piece that was just perfect!  Then I have my husband help me attach the hooks and the bracket for the jar.  dsc_0843-001

I cut my vinyl on my silhouette cameo and then painted.  dsc_0845-001

So I made a HUGE mistake that actually turned out really cool.  My vinyl bled a little…I will be using the modge podge method next time.  So I tried to clean it up and ended up making a bigger mess.  I figured I would try to stain again over the paint and see what happened.  It actually came out cool and made the lettering look a little aged!  So I would do this again next time, I really love the look.  dsc_0849-001dsc_0851-001

Love really is a four-legged word in this house!

Dog Feeding Station


Updated photo: found these cute bowls at Hobby Lobby half off! YAY!

I have two sweet doggies who are a big part of our family!  We have always fed them in our kitchen on the kitchen rugs and I got super fed up with kicking, stepping and tripping over the bowls that inevitably got left there all day long. So I decided to make the dogs their own “feed station” area.  All that really meant was finding a space on the floor where they could have an area out of the way.  I got a rubber feeding mat from Target and decided I wanted to make it a little more personalized by adding little name tags.  I also decided to make a sign that would tell us if the dogs have been fed or not.  I always have trouble knowing if the kids fed them before they left for school.  I am hoping this will help!

I got these cute signs at Micheals and used red paint.  I like to buy sample paints at Home Depot, they are much cheaper than buying acrylic paint and you get a lot more of it.


I added some cute little wooden accents.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut vinyl for the lettering.


I think it turned out very cute! Now I just need to find some matching bowls!