Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Office

Our old office needed something... so I suggested we go to Ikea and get a few narrow & tall Billie bookcases. It's an addition that can stand the test of time-- great for now with an office, great someday in the future if we need the bedroom as a second bedroom.

And the results? We love it:

I was on a de-cluttering spree early this month and really hammered it home with decluttering the house. Unfortunately, I got through the office and our coat closet... and that's about it. I need to declutter the upstairs, but that's a HUGE task in itself.

(instead, I got distracted and painted the kitchen and stairs... still productive, right?)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Roxy and a soccer ball

We discovered this weekend that large athletic balls are great dog toys for our pups. They can sink their teeth into them enough to carry them, but not enough to easily puncture them. Don't get me wrong, they eventually destroy them too, but it takes much longer than the 5 minutes storebought toys were surviving. So, for $0.99 each at the thrift store, much happiness comes as a result. We don't leave the balls out with them while we're away-- we don't want to come home to shredded messes or dogs that have decided eating a soccer ball is a good idea.

But, while we're home, they're in full joy mode.

Particularly Roxy. Check out this expression:

Pretty joyful, huh?