Instagram: White Chocolate Pound Cake

Today was Thanksgiving dinner day for my Mom’s side of the family.

It. Was. Delicious.

This cake was my favorite dessert. My aunt Rhonda made it and it was mouth watering.

It’s a white chocolate pound cake topped with cherries, grapes, powdered sugar and sprigs of sage and rosemary for garnish.

She also made a sauce to go on top made of raspberries, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and zest.

I’m now going to go lay down and let this food coma subside.

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I’m trying to sleep here!

Do you have pets?

Do your pets like to cuddle?

Do your pets like to cuddle when your preoccupied?

Do your pets

Okay, I’ll stop.

But my dogs do like to cuddle, especially when I’m asleep.

Normally, that doesn’t bother me because they just get all warm and cuddly beside me, but every once in a while cuddling isn’t what’s on their mind.

That was this morning.

They were bound and determined to get me up because I made the mistake of saying “treat” when trying to get a shot of Prissy.

I got the shot and the excited licks in the face.

Needless to say, my dogs like Peanut Butter and Oats treats.

Here’s what I was able to capture:

Doggy P.J.’s

Before I eve start, yes, I admit that I’m one of those people.

One of those people that puts clothes on their dogs.

I can’t help it.

It’s just so darn cute and adorable to resist.

In my defense, Sputnick LOVES wearing clothes.

I don’t know why, but I sort of think it may be comforting and securing for him.

Prissy, on the other hand, HATES clothes.

She’s too wild and free. Like a majestic lion, a wild horse, a roaming…

You get my point.

Anyways, here they are in their pajamas.

And for the record, getting Prissy in that required a lot of bribing, and as soon as the picture was taken, she was out of it.

Clearly, she’s just not having any of it.

God love her.

Milky Way Galaxy/Starry Sky picture attempt

If you have any interest in photography, or get on Pinterest, then you’ve probably seen the pictures of the Milky Way Galaxy, or the super star-speckled night sky, or even star trails.

Here’s an example of a Milky Way Galaxy picture.

I’ve been very envious of picture like these for quite some time.

I’ve tried and failed, tried and failed, and etc.

I tried to take some again tonight.

I can’t seem to get the setting right or something.

Maybe it’s where I live in a light polluted town.

Or my aperture wasn’t set right.

Or I’m using the wrong lens.

You get the point.

Here’s the pictures that I got tonight.

You’ll notice that in the second and third picture I got star trails, which I accidentally got by leaving the lens open too long.

Star trails are formed due to the Earth’s rotation and leaving the lens open any longer than 25 seconds gave me trails.

It’s crazy to think that the Earth is moving that quick ad we don’t even realize it!

 

 

 

Have any of you ever done any night sky photography?

If so, how did it turn out?

I would greatly appreciate any tips or tricks!

Pumpkin Dog Treats for Upset Tummies

In an effort to find a quick way to help my dog, Sputnick, with his upset stomach, I came across a recipe for pumpkin dog treats.

Pumpkin is supposed to naturally soothe upset tummies for dogs, so I thought I’d give it a try.

The result, is a treat that both my dogs really love and get excited for, upset tummy or not.

Here’s how to make them:

 

You will need

  1. 2 1/2 cups flour
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (I used a whole cup)
  4. 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix the ingredients until a ball of dough forms. Roll the dough out to about 1 inch thickness. Then cut them out into whatever shape you want. I went the generic bone shape.

 

Put them on a greased sheet pan and into a preheated 350 degree oven. Let them bake 30-40 minutes, or until hard.

These are the super yummy, tummy soothing treats that your dog is sure to love!

My Golden Haired Sputnick

This picture I took in my back yard earlier today.

It was so beautiful out today that I had to let the dogs out to run around and enjoy it.

The dog above, if you don’t already know, is my dog Sputnick.

And to me, he is absolutely the best looking dog I’ve ever seen.

His hair curls the moment it gets longer than an inch and looks like it’s made out of gold when he’s in the sun.

He’s my Goldilocks…. if she were a male.

And a dog.

I also edited this picture with Photoshop Elements 11.

I upgraded to it from Elements 9, and at first I didn’t think I would like the new layout and feel, but now that I’ve gotten used to it I like it a lot.

Adding actions, and using them for that matter, is so much easier.

Definitely worth the upgrade.

Prissy; Black and White

This is probably one of my favorite pictures of Prissy.

Most of the time she runs around constantly, hyper and full of energy.

When she’s not racing like a speeding bullet, she’s in a deep sleep under a blanket somewhere within the house.

But every once in a while, I catch a glimpse of her in the middle stage of her personality, when she’s just still.

It’s so unlike her, so alien but so cool.

I thank God for my dogs all the time because they bring SO much happiness. I really don’t know what life would be like without them.