Pumpkin Carriage Paper Craft

I may be completely nuts  . . .

But I believe Mom would love a pumpkin carriage paper craft for Mother’s Day.pumpkincarriage

You see, it has to do with how magical your mom made your childhood. All the joy . . . all the great food . . . all the fun.

There’s a little part of us that still loves fairy tales . . . and what little girl didn’t dream of being a princess . . . even your mom . . .

There are lots of pictures and sentiments you can share on your paper mache pumpkin carriage that would mean the world to your mom . . .

It’s a one-of-a-kind gift your mother will cherish forever . . . go through old albums and pick out the pictures that are meaningful to her . . . and to you . . . scan them and print them out . . . you don’t want to use your vintage photos . . .

Then buy or make flowers . . . and maybe go to family.disney.com to get some images of princesses to have around the carriage . . . and maybe even use a photo of your mom  — using her image in a princess dress . . .

You can definitely make this special for your mom . . .

Or this may inspire you to come up with an idea of your own . . . something that would be uniquely your mom.

Have fun and be creative!


Dog Tested Mom Approved

Apple and Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe

Diva’s helping me out with this post.WIN_20150702_160411 (2)

Mom doesn’t like giving me people food . . . but I do find what she’s eating interesting. Not that I get very much extra food. I work really hard being cute and adorable to melt Mom’s heart . . . and you wouldn’t believe what she made for me . . . 

Apple and Peanut Butter Cookies!!! Oh yes!!!! 

Put me down Mom, I have to do my happy dance!!

This is a simple recipe you can make in whatever shape your furry friend would enjoy. Diva’s more into the taste than the appearance, so I make these into small squares.

All you have to do is mix them up, roll them out, cut them up and bake them.


  • 4 cups oat flour, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 whole eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine the oat flour, peanut butter, applesauce and eggs in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  3. If the dough is sticky, add a bit more oat flour. You want to be able to handle the dough without it sticking to your hands.
  4. Transfer the dough to a flat surface and roll it out — about 1/4 of an inch thickness.
  5. Use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut out the treats.
  6. Transfer onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes. The cookies should be dry and begin darkening at the edges.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack and store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the refrigerator.

There you go. They smell heavenly . . .

Be sure to check with your vet about any allergies your pet may have.

Until next time,

Sharon and Diva

30 Day Challenge

Are you up for a challenge?


What do you think?

Can you do it? Do you want to do it?

I know being more positive does change your life for the better. Even after the 30 days, you may find you want to continue. It’s much like replacing one bad habit with a better choice.

Remember, you don’t have to do all of them, just one . . . or a couple for 30 days.

Some of them don’t seem that difficult to do. And, the choice is yours. You may have a book you’ve been wanting to read . . . just start by reading it for 5 minutes per day. You can always read longer, but you have to continue for the 30 days. A really easy one is to say each morning upon awaking, “Today is going to be an awesome day!” You could do that for 30 days. I find it fun to look for the awesomeness of the day. It could be a beautiful day. It could be that you accomplished many things. It could be you met someone . . . or you learned something new . . .

There is good that can come from this exercise. Even a little exercise, nothing outrageous, just taking a walk. You could watch the 5 funny YouTube videos . . . stop listening to the news . . . meditate . . . how about the gratitude journal . . .

This is a good list of things you could do, but more importantly, choose something you would like to do for 30 days. Then see if things are changing for the better in your life. There will be subtle changes . . . you’ll have a new perspective, perhaps . . . you may be smiling more . . . you may feel happier. Little things may not get you down as they did before . . . It would be beneficial to write down any changes you’ve noticed while you’re participating in this challenge.

Have fun and let me know how this worked for you.


Save Doctor Lucky Board Game Review

This is a board game the whole family will love.

It’s April 14, 1912, a cold night in the Atlantic Ocean aboard a titanic cruise ship that hit an iceberg. And, there’s Dr. Lucky who needs to be rescued.

Players rush from deck to deck searching for items that will help them in rescuing the good doctor. As the ship sinks, the game board gets smaller, bringing Doctor Lucky and the passengers together onto the remaining decks.

The game includes:

  • a full-color multi-piece game board
  • a deck of 96 full-color cards
  • a full-color rulebook
  • pawns, stands for 6 players and Doctor Lucky

The game is recommended for ages 13 years and older. It can be played by 3 to 7 players and takes about an hour to play. There is great replay value. It’s a fun game.

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Mother’s Day Card Idea

Something you make is much more meaningful than anything you could buy.

That may be an exaggeration, but it’s about being sentimental. Sure the cards you buy are special, but something you make is definitely from your heart.MothersDayCard

Moms and Grandmoms are always fixing up good things to eat. Or they found a great deli and bakery.

I think a day out with Mom during the week of Mother’s Day would be a wonderful way to spend quality time with your mother. I know Mother’s Day is special for many and you have everything planned out . . . but for others it seems to be just something one has to do.

It can be a bit awkward. It can be very special.

I think making a mini-album for Mom would be another way of expressing the love you have for your mother. It can show pictures going way back.

I remember finding old pictures of my mom and making them into an album was truly the highlight of her Mother’s Day. It was a gift she couldn’t stop looking at . . . she kept it close by throughout the year.

Being a mother is special . . . and remembering . . . and being told . . . and shown through pictures of how special she is . . . is truly priceless.

Just something to think about.

Flowers and candy are nice, but they’re flowers and candy . . . give something from your heart.