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Hello….are you ready for some puppy cuteness overload? Meet Juno…she is the newest member to the Shock family and we are all in love! She is the sweetest and most well-behaved puppy ever. Sure, she has that little puppy whine every now and then, but overall she has done very well. I had prepared myself for much worse. I thought the first week would be a nightmare. Given we are only on our 3rd day and yes, it could indeed get worse…I have a feeling it will continue to go smoothly. She is such a great dog and I believe we are lucky to have found her.

Here’s a few pictures of sweet Juno. I will only spare you a few out of the 100 I’ve probably taken. 😉

This is Juno on our way home Saturday.
Every worry I had about getting a puppy flew out the window
when I saw her sweet face in person.
I LOVE her.

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Here is Juno’s first Instagram photo that
introduced her to the world!
Look at her markings in this picture.
Aren’t they beautiful?!

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Juno loves Mister B. She wants to be on the couch
as close to him as possible. He is eating it up too!
Bonus loves animals more than any kid I know.

Juno and BubLast, but not least….Here are my loves.
Everyone getting their bonding time in with Juno,
even Lucy! Lucy has done so great with
the new puppy. Very proud of her.

FamilyPicSo…there you have it. I know everyone who reads this will be having puppy fever! I was really worried about adding to our household, but I am so glad we did. Jeremy reassured me that everything would turn out fine and so far it has. We couldn’t be happier with our newest member to the Shock home.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Be prepared to see a lot more in the future!

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Oh my word. I think I over did it today. I just sat down and my back and legs are so tired! At least the house is clean, last load of laundry is in the dryer, I’m 3/4 done with the DCC Holiday Issue, and tomorrow we get our new puppy! Oh yea!!! How great will this weekend be?! The boys are staying the night with GramGram tonight. I’m leaving bright and early in the morning to meet the lady with Juno. She is in Northwest Arkansas and was nice enough to meet us about 1/4 of the way. It knocks about an hour off the 4 hour drive. I’ve got the crate ready, a blanket, pee pad in case of accidents or car sickness (Lucy gets extremely car sick…hoping this one is a better passenger), collar and leash. I hope I’m not forgetting anything, but no worries. I’m just so ready to go…I hope I can get some sleep tonight. I hate when you are anxiously waiting and you lay in bed all night just tossing and turning! Super annoying!!! Maybe since I’m so worn out from house work and running around today, I’ll sleep like a baby. I can only hope.

OH! I wanted to share something with you guys! Lately, I’d say within the last few months, I’ve had oily hair. Not really all over…just at my roots. It’s like I could wash my hair, blow dry it, and it seemed like my roots were never washed. It was extremely annoying. My hair has never been that way. I couldn’t even wear my hair down, because I was afraid it was so obvious that it was embarrassing. So…what do I do? Well first I switched shampoo and conditioner thinking that would solve the problem. Wrong! It didn’t do anything. I was bummed. I gave it a few weeks and by this time I was fed up. What did I need to do? Buy some pricey shampoo? As much as I love professional shampoo, it’s just not always in my budget. For my last attempt I went straight to Pinterest. Why didn’t I think of that 2 months ago? I searched and searched and read other people’s blogs and websites. One thing came across and was reasonably priced so I decided to try it. Others had said it worked well for them and at less than $5 a bottle I wasn’t losing much by giving it a try.

Here’s what I tried.

NeutrogenaLet me just say….I freaking love this stuff. It works amazing!! I seriously could not be more impressed for it to cost a whopping $4 and some change. It says on the box to only use about once a week. It’s definitely not a shampoo you want to wash every day with. After one wash, I could tell it worked wonders. I waited a few days and gave it another wash and it is 100% back to where I wanted it to be. I am so happy to be able to straighten my hair and not pull it up in a bun or pony tail because my hair is nasty. Thank you Neutrogena!!

Here’s a picture from today after I straightened it.

HairI’ve been growing my hair out for a while now. I think the last time my hair was this long I was in 6th grade. Maybe elementary school…I don’t know. All I know is my hair finally feels good and I owe it all to Pinterest and this shampoo. Well and Jeremy….he actually bought the shampoo for me! If you’ve had hair problems like me, check this product out. I was skeptical, but it really works. It really gets all that build up that can leave your hair feeling gross and takes care of it in a jiffy. I found it at Target, but I’m sure most retailers carry it. It was a little hard to find, but just keep looking! It’s there somewhere.

Well, I better try to get some rest before my big day tomorrow. The boys are really looking forward to seeing their new puppy! I will make sure and post pictures tomorrow. Have a great weekend y’all!!

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I didn’t blog last night! Oops! I didn’t finish working until 10:30 and then I cooked Jeremy a late dinner. He had an appointment at 7 that lasted about 3 hours, so it was a late night for him at work. After I cleaned up the kitchen, we went to bed and it didn’t take long before I was out. As my eyes were closing I thought to myself, “You didn’t blog!” It was already to late though…I was exhausted.

I have a lot of stuff to do today, but as of right now I’m hanging out between chores watching cartoons and thought I’d write my post to make up for yesterday. Atticus had a wacky day yesterday. He was so moody and it seemed like nothing would make him happy. He thought he was having the best day ever until I told him we couldn’t eat at Sonic for dinner. Apparently I ruined his entire day!! He cried and threw a little fit for about an hour and finally fell asleep in the car as we were heading home. I knew he was tired, but I still don’t think that’s an excuse to act out all day. Let’s just say I’m glad he got some good sleep and is in a better mood today.

Both the boys are grounded from everything electronic today. They’ve gotten really bad about fighting with each other, so I took away what they love most. Wii and iPads. They spend too much time on them anyway and have been playing really good with their actual toys since the grounding. They are really into cars right now. Hot wheels and such. It’s nice to see them on the floor playing and not with their face in an iPad. I guess I need to put stricter time limits on the electronic usage throughout the day.

I’ve got a hot bath running and I need to fold  some laundry. We need to hit up Wal-Mart today and grab some things for the new puppy!! Only 1 more day. Today is Lucy’s last day to be the only dog in the house. I hope it’s an easy transition for both of them.

Look how beautiful she is. Talk about best dog ever. I can only hope Juno is half as awesome as Lucy.

LucyLou

Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

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Hello! Hello! It feels so good to be home!!

We had a great time while we were away, but nothing feels better than coming home.

We arrived home around 6:30 this evening. Amazingly the boys didn’t fight much in the car. That is always a plus!! Makes the trip much more enjoyable. Lucy is known to get car sick, but I am happy to announce she didn’t get sick on the way there or home. I was so delighted! She has been curled up on the bed since we got home. I think she’s glad to be the only dog in this house. There were 3 other dogs staying in the house where we stayed in Eureka. She’s not used to having so many doggie friends running around! She is one worn out puppy.

I think tonight I will follow in Lucy’s footsteps. I have a few things to wrap up on the magazine, but after a busy week/weekend I’m taking this night to relax! I’m off tomorrow, so I will have time to get my work done and get some birthday cards finished up. I’m looking forward to getting my Cameo out and getting some craft time in!

I’ll leave you with a cute picture the boys and I snapped yesterday.

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Enjoy your Monday!

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Hi friends…I hope you all had a great weekend. We had family in town for a few days and had a great time! Jeremy’s Uncle Joe and Aunt Cyllene arrived in Eureka Springs around 6:00 o’clock Friday evening. They haven’t been to Eureka since we moved here, so it was nice for them to visit and get to see the house and our life in Eureka Springs. They brought us a dining room table and china hutch all the way from Oklahoma! They recently bought a house and their table was a little big for the space, so we were blessed with it!! We absolutely love it!! I bought some fabric today to make some new table cloths for it. I think it will really brighten up the room.

Fabric

I really liked the colors in both of these and couldn’t choose just one! Me and my friend Cindy had a little girls day out today. We spent the day running around from store to store. Didn’t buy much…just did a lot of looking around. We had a great day and both needed some time away with a friend.

Back to the table…did I mention I love it? It is so long! That’s great for a lot of things, but what I am thinking is CRAFTS! I have so much room!! It is great for sewing…paper crafts….the wood signs. (I don’t have my own craft room just yet!) I just have so much room to spread everything out. I don’t feel like everything’s piled up on top of each other anymore. Not to mention, it’s just way better to look at than the other one we had!

I made a few cards yesterday and sewed my table cloths tonight. I have been so busy lately. It’s nice to just sit here and type a few words for my blog and relax. I’m ready for spring to get here. I want to see some flowers outside. Feel the warmth of the sun again. I’m going to make some spring cards or something. Maybe spring will get here faster that way?!

Here’s a card I made last night to show my thanks for the table.

Thanks

I hope Aunt Cyllene likes it. She really liked the wood plaque I made them with the birds from my previous post. She hung it by her front door when they arrived back home and sent me a picture saying thank you and she loved it. I love making things for people.

This is random…Have you met my dog Lucy yet? She is the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet…and I can almost promise that. I love this dog more than I thought I could ever love an animal. I’m going to leave you with a picture of her. I hope you love her as much as I do. Enjoy the rest of your week friends, I’ll see you in a few days!

Meet Lucy! 🙂

Lucy

Who could resist this face?!