Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Small happenings

Meet our newest foster dog, Patsy.  Since she doesn't feel like a Patsy to us, we have been calling her HR Fluffinstuff or Fluffers or FluffFluff.  She is a very sweet and active girl who loves to play nonstop.  She came to us after being dumped in a shelter.  Apparently, a fifteen year old boy got her for his 15 year old girlfriend.  Well, I'm sure you can guess how that went.  The father of the 15 year old girl said, "No way!" and that's how she ended up at the shelter.  Luckily, our rescue stepped in and we decided to foster her.  I'm sure she will not be with us long. She is a beautiful girl with a sweet personality.  She will be a great companion for any family. 

In an effort to relieve some stress and disappointment in my job, I have decided to try this whole coloring book phenomenon.  And I gotta say, I love it!  It's amazing how calm it makes me. You should try it for yourself and see what you think. 

And last but not least, Miss Roxie went to the vet last week.  It's usually a pretty stressful affair for her but this time we managed to keep her stress levels pretty low and she didn't poop in Mike's car at all!  She did however poop on the welcome mat at the office right as we were leaving but we consider that a success none-the-less.  


Hope you are having a good week! 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Window Shopping - Wicker & the Works and Goode's Greenhouse






















Two of my favorite places to frequent when I'm looking for a cool and funky gift for someone..... like myself.  :)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Window Shopping - World Market and Home Decorators

















Window Shopping - Jordan Creek Mall





The whole plan over my mini-spring break was to do things that make me happy.  So I decided to go to some of my favorite places and window shop.  Jordan Creek Mall is one of the very best malls around.  We are definitely not lacking for stores in Des Moines. I was disappointed with the displays in Anthropologie. I love some eye candy but they were lacking a bit.  I'm going to give them a break though since it's a brand new store in Iowa.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Window Shopping - Sister's Garden and Bloom
















































Twelve years ago when I was traveling across the state for my job I ran across this wonderful little place called Sister's Garden and Bloom in Kalona, Iowa. It's the kind of place I can get lost in for hours and hours.