Recently I've felt a little disconnected from my husband. I expressed my feelings to him this morning. He didn’t have much to say but he did acknowledge he would work on connecting with me more, since I was feeling like I was in a slight funk lately. I get to work and not an hour later am called to the front desk for a "package." A bouquet of flowers had been delivered to me.  Little did I know he had ordered them yesterday...before I gave my little speech to him this morning.  I love that every rose has it's thorn and every night has it's dawn. (Yes, I did just quote the 80's hair band Poison...so sue me.)  If it wasn’t for the cold, cloudy days, we wouldn't know to appreciate the warm, sunny ones.  And if everything went perfect all the time we wouln't know what hope was.  And hope is a beautiful thing, isn't it? 
 
 
Well, here in Ohio it has decided to snow again! Can we please just get past this! I only like the first snow of the season and then snow at Christmas. Then it can go on it's merry way. I've had enough. For some reason, this winter has been a long, cold, drawn out, depressing one for me. Question Time!  What do you do when you feel trapped, confined, depressed, in a funk and ready to break free from this ugly, frigid, non forgiving season? Please share some helpful hints because without some sun or warm temps...this lady here is gonna lose it!  PS. On a lighter note :) Thank you so much for all the supportive comments. They mean the world to me and DO help me get through these cold dark days of winter...even though it's technically spring...but in Ohio it's still winter...really.
 
 
"People first. Dogs second. Things last. It's a simple philosophy."  -Nate Berkus
 
 
My pup Ace just loves these homemade organic dog treats! I found this recipe a few years ago in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Guaranteed you dog will love them or your money back!

2 cups organic whole wheat flour
1 cup organic smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup organic skim milk
1 tablespoon organic honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In large bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another large bowl, mix peanut butter, milk and honey, then add dry ingredients.  Knead on floured work surface. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and using a bone shaped cookie cutter, cut out treats. Place on cookie sheets and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from sheet and cool completely.

I have found various sized bone cookie cutters at Hobby Lobby. They always have a 40% off coupon in our Sunday paper. (And it doesn't hurt that my family knows I absolutley LOVE Hobby Lobby and they get me gift cards for there!)
 
 
Welcome to my blog! I wanted an outlet to share with you my creative endeavors, life passions & frustrations and quirky moments. I feel like I go through life half the time feeling quite lost...then just a moment later feeling completely in control and found again. I am so glad I found my husband and he found me. I am hoping to lose some of my shopping addictions (but not all of them right?) I love finding lost items at tag sales and giving them a new home with me, as well as giving or selling my own things at Goodwill or consignment shops. My dream is to one day open my own little store called Lost and Found, where I sell new and used items for the home and spirit. Welcome to Lost and Found!