National Puppy Day!

Followers of my other blog know that I heart cats (I heart cats so, so much). But before we had three cats, we had Eddie! And although he’s no longer a puppy, I thought I’d take the time to show him off for National Puppy Day!

And…National Puppy Day is meant to promote adoptions! So, if you’re looking for a furry friend, head on out to your local shelter or rescue to see who’s looking for their forever home. You can also visit to find your new best friend. Remember – adopt, don’t shop! Continue reading

It’s World Photo Day!

Hello and Happy Friday! Today I learned that it’s World Photo Day. According to their website, “World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.”

Now, I am by no means a photographer. I’m not even sure if I should call myself an amateur photographer. I just enjoy taking pictures (mostly of my pets), so I usually keep my phone handy. But on occasion, I do break out my real camera and take a few shots.

Here are some of my photos for your enjoyment. If you follow my other blog or any of my social media accounts, you may have already seen some of these.

What about you? Do you fancy yourself a photographer?


Zion National Park

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Griffith Observatory & NKLA

Ross and I spent the day in Los Angeles yesterday, first attending the Best Friends NKLA adoption event, which happened to be located fairly close to the Griffith Observatory. We had tried going to the Observatory once before, but we weren’t able to find parking that day. Yesterday was a pretty hot day, and we were dressed appropriately to park and walk up the hill to the Observatory. Here are some pictures of the view and also some from when we arrived at Griffith Observatory. And just for good measure, I’ve Continue reading

Managing Expectations

2016-05-22_TheNiceGuysLet’s talk about expectations. I’m not talking about major life expectations or expectations of a loved one. I’m talking about movie expectations.

The hubby and I will be seeing The Nice Guys today, which we’ve both wanted to see for months. It looks funny, entertaining, has great actors – just the type of movie we would like. But are we building it up too much? Are we going to leave the theater disappointed?

Sometimes a trailer looks so good, but then…the movie just falls flat. Or is downright awful.

Now, I’m not saying that a movie has to be wonderful or Continue reading

My Day with Harry

You know that thing we refer to as a birthday? Well, I just had one of those. And to celebrate, the hubby and I went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Not that other Harry Potter World in Florida. The one in California that is 40.7 miles from our house but took us over 90 minutes to get there (thank you L.A. rush hour traffic).

Since Harry Potter World is pretty new (opened last month in April), and we figured we’d only do this once, we splurged and went with the VIP Experience. The price varies by day, but it is still pretty expensive (IMO) regardless of weekday or weekend. Again, we figured we’d only do this once.

Was the VIP Experience worth it? First, let me tell you Continue reading