March Goals, 2019



Blogging goals:

1. Search for guest bloggers for my next guest blog post! Its called The Very Best of the US and then we will do each state!

2. Do 2 book reviews.

3. Post a blog Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I will plan on working on these when I do not have my son and pre-schedule. I did that for the guest blogs and I think it worked out well. I am currently doing that for my #dogsofblogs series for this month too.

4. Get more blogger friends on twitter and Instagram.

Personal goals:

1. Go through the rest of my dressers and my 1/2 of the closet.

2. Finish reading my books.

3. Drink less soda, more water.

4. Do Turbo Fire schedule with my friend Sheri!

5. My family and I are going to Branson for the first part of Spring Break. I want to be in the moment with them while we are away. Yes, some photos, but actually be in the moment with no phones unless we are driving from place to place or we are finished for the day.

What are your goals this month?

Thanks for reading. Looking forward to hearing your goals!

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February Wrap Up


February was a great month and March is going to be even better! Why, because it is ALMOST SPRING AND WARMER WEATHER IS ON ITS WAY!

I will write in red for my goals achieved and/or might not have achieved, but working on.

Blogging goals:

1. Make a #lovestory series with other bloggers for the entire month of February.

I learned doing a full month series is hard work, but it is also something I enjoyed. Not only was I able to read about other people’s love stories. I got to get to know other bloggers on a more personal level. I plan on doing another #lovestory next Febuary, so if  you are interested, please reach out.

I also plan on doing 1-3 series with guest bloggers each year and 1-3 for myself too. Currently I am doing #blogsofdogs and its a photo challenge where I post my dog’s photos every day this month and everyone else can also post their dog and link or comment with their blog post.

2. Do a book review.

I am currently reading 2 books, I was just going to read 1 and then do my book review, but for some reason I started 1; lost my kindle so then I started a paper back book. So, in March I am hoping I will get 2 book reviews out.

3. Post a blog Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

I did get to do every Monday for Music Monday, but I did not get to do every Wednesday and Friday.

4. Get more blog friends on twitter and Instagram.

I for sure got my twitter blogger friends! Instgram… not so much, but I did get a few!

Personal goals:

1. Go through all clothing and get rid of everything that does not fit. Too big. Too small. Should I do an inventory and make outfits?

We have 2 dressers and a closet. I have gone through 1 dresser of clothing, but the top and bottom drawers are “junk drawers”, so I want to go through those get rid of 1 dresser. I did not do that this month, so maybe next! I think it is because we had less days in February or am I just making an excuse, I don’t know. HA! HA!

2. Read at least one book this month. My goal for the year is 10.

I read over 1/2 on one book and about 1/2 on another. So, yes I read, but I did not finish the book.

3. Drink less soda, more water.


4. Work out for 30 minutes at least 3 times a week, maybe more!

The first part of the month I did great! Then I did a work out that really worked my lower back and I hurt it, so I could not work out, doctors orders! The last part of the month I did great though! So I will consider it a success since I did work out when I could!

5. Less junk food, more healthy!

I did this! It works best when you plan meals ahead of time!


February was a successful month in blogging! I work full time as a medical assistant (40+ hours a week) and I feel like I might have over did my goals for the month of February. Be on the look at soon for my March goals! I am hoping I will make better goals and will be able to achieve all of them!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dogs of Blogs

Thank you for sharing! 🙂

Encore! Old Pianos with a New Song

Riverwalk 2019 Guess who came to visit me at the show?

Duke, a 6-year-old German shepherd, is a relatively new addition to our family. My son adopted him a year ago in Virginia, and he just came to live with us last month. When Bobby found him, Duke was malnourished, sick, and severely underweight. With the help of a family friend, who also happens to be a veterinarian assistant, Duke got the care he needed, and now he is healthy and happy.

Duke loves to shadow me around the house. I don’t allow him in the studio because there isn’t enough room in there for the two of us, but he is right by my side in the living room and kitchen.

Duke did not go with me to the art show, but Bobby stopped by for a visit, and I asked him to take a photo of my display, with me…

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Dog Day Afternoon

Photography OCD

Kurtz's Mill Covered Bridge Kurtz’s Mill Covered Bridge

“My dog doesn’t worry about the meaning of life. She may worry if she doesn’t get her breakfast, but she doesn’t sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. As long as she gets some food and a little affection, her life is fine.

But we human beings are not like dogs. We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.” Charlotte Joko Beck

In other words, handle every situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.

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Dogs of Blogs- Day 5

Oreo sure does love to cuddle with mommy and daddy! He wants to be where ever we are all the time. He even has separation anxiety!


Please title your blog Dogs of Blogs Day 5 and link back to this blog when you share your dog photo today!

Here is my original post: Dogs of Blogs Challenge 

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Music Monday

Since it is Oreo’s birthday month and we are doing a photo a day challenge of Oreo we will celebrate this month with all dog songs. When I decided that… the first song that came to mind was WHO LET THE DOGS OUT!!

I bet you can’t just say it you have to sing it.


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