Meet Rex

Sign,' My Kids Have Paws'

After the passing of our two dogs, one which we had for over 18 years, we decided no more dogs! It was just too much work, too expensive and so hard to say good bye. WeRex were petless for about two years, and then we met Rex. Well, we didn’t really meet him at first, it was just a  picture from ‘High Meadow Terriers, but he melted our hearts. Much conversation took place as to why we didn’t want another dog, but somehow we convinced ourselves that life would be so much better with him in it. Fast forward two years and here is Rex, our rambunctious Jack Russell Terrier. He has the best personality and disposition of any dog we have ever owned. He has never met a stranger that he didn’t like, and Rex with Ballis extremely bonded to our granddaughter. She is the one who named him, her first choice was Squirrel Dog. I could envision the neighbors hearing me call “squirrel dog, squirrel dog” and thinking, that women is nuts, so Rex won out.
He is full of mischief, loves to play ball and is always getting into things. He keeps us laughing, and he has become an important part of our family. If your looking for a Terrier, we would recommend checking out High Meadow Terriers.Rex relaxing

Chalk Paint Centerpiece

I have several canning jars and old apothecary bottles that are not worth much but I like the shape of them. I thought a good way to use them would be to make a centerpiece for a small get-together that I’m having. Chalk paint works well on glass because it sticks to it easily and the colors are fabulous. This is an easy project with a big impact! It would look beautiful as a wedding centerpiece, baby shower, bridal shower, birthday party or any get together that needs a centerpiece.




3 jars with different shapes
3 different chalk paints, Cream, Refreshing and Innocence
Rubbing alcohol
100 grit sandpaper
Sealer Rust-oleum Matte Clear Enamel
Circle of birch wood

Step 1 Prep


Wipe down the jars with rubbing alcohol, wash with hot water and soap, rinse well and let dry.

Step 2 Paint

Brush on the paint, I used two coats and let each coat dry before painting the next.

Step 3 Distress


After the last coat is dry use 100 grit sandpaper and sand over the raised edges, around the neck and rim of the jar. Make sure the name of the jar shows so it may need a little more sanding. Use a light touch to avoid taking off too much paint.


Step 4 Seal

DSC_0340Spray two of coats of matte finish sealer let each coat dry before doing the next.

Step 5 Putting it all together

DSC_0342Place them on wood circle fill with flowers, step back and admire your hard work. Be prepared for tons of complements.

                                                    Care instructions
Simply wipe down, don’t submerge in water, no dish washer.  If using fresh flowers fill with water carefully.

Weight Loss – Week 14

This week  I lost 1.2 pounds, it seems the closer I get to my goal the harder it is to lose.  I have not been motivated to work out as much as I should. I had a really good morning routine down and I have kind of gotten way from that.  I would drink a large glass of water while writing down what I wanted to accomplish for the day and then get on the treadmill.  I am finding it easier to eat healthy and I’m not craving sweets as much.  I have fruit in the evening and find that very satisfying, I also have a small glass of red wine most evenings. Next weeks goal is to get back into a good morning routine.