Lonely Saturday Night

Finally a weekend I can get a lot done right? WRONG! There are basketball games, laundry, work etc…. Since I have 2 jobs and have to manage 4 kids, I run all day everyday.

So why is this titled “Lonely Saturday Night”? Well , today I had to run again to work last minute, so my daughters wonderful friend had her over so I could run. Then I had to race to her basketball game over an hour away from my business. Then she went back to her friends house for a few more hours.

My other kids are gone for the weekend and the hubs is away. All great for my sanity for a few days. BUT….. I don’t know what to do with myself now. Do you have this dilemma. Always begging for “me time” and now I get it and I’m LONELY! ha ha. Just writing this makes me realize how silly this sound.

I have so many projects I need to finish, but I’m spent. All I want to do is watch stupid tv shows and eat my chips and salsa, even though I REALLY should be working out right now. MAYBE later….

So I guess being lonely isn’t always a bad thing. To the chips…….


Winter Blues!

The winter can be a bummer in NJ. Usually there is not a ton of snow, which most would think is a great thing. But me, well I think if it is going to be gray and cold it should be white and bold. I love snow if its really SNOW! This slushy stuff. Nah, mother nature can keep that . We just purchased a vacation home in the Pocono Mountains. PA in a Lake Community. I am looking forward to getting back on skiis. Its been a WHILE, so lets hope I can keep up with my kids. They are beginners but I have a feeling they will be naturals. Keep an eye on this page so you can see me fall and them succeed.

I really hope this year brings some fun snow for snow angels and so I can watch the kids play and the dogs go crazy! I’m sure when it snows a lot, I’ll regret saying all of this, because I hate shoveling. Send me pix of your fun times in the snow. I’d love to live vicariously through you all.

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The Holidays Are Coming, The Holidays Are COMING!!!

img_3273Im not sure if I am excited or terrified. There is so much going on right now. As you may know I have 2 Jobs, Business Owner and Your local area favorite Realtor. I have 4 kids, two are my step babies and two are my spawn. I have 2 dogs and many more visiting throughout the holidays. Lets just say my house is a bit WILD!! So all of this chaos does not leave much time for one to CHILL! I am a bit wound up all of the time. I try to do the Yoga thing, go to a spin class if I am awake and alert enough to find it and actually give it the attention it needs…… that I am clearly lacking. To all of you working moms and Mr. Moms, you know what I mean when I say…… TIME??? Um what does that mean? There is no time left in the day for me. I try, I really do. But usually there is a munchkin of some kind tugging at me with a “mom, can I have…. MomCAN I HAVE? MOMMMMMM I WWWWWANT. ” Most of my day. So, getting back to the title of this rant…. The holidays are coming. OMG! With a vengeance. Even though my kiddos are older and want or MUST have clothes and money( easy right…? NOPE), they now want or MUST have specific very expensive items. Victorias Secret PINK is the big hit this year. UM excuse me, my lovely 14 and 10 year olds…. VS ???REALLY? I didn’t do the VS thing until college.
The boys, not much better, designer clothes, expensive sneakers ( thanks MJ) and a QUAD! Ya, a 4 wheeler….. Hey Trump, I need a loan!

So if you feel like me, tell me! Share your thoughts, rants , whoas! Whatever. Help me feel included in the most important group! The SuperMOMS! (and Dads).
Follow me on IG, and FB , post pics of you , your homes, your kids, you laying on the floor passed out , hey we’ve all been there! I look forward to the feeling of belonging. Because sometimes being around little people all day can make you feel alone, more then you think.

Hey Im a Realtor!!!

So some of you know that I am a Licensed Real Estate Professional in New Jersey . However, I recently found myself house shopping with my husband in Pennsylvania. We are looking for a retreat in the Poconos. So far we have seen over 15 homes and FINALLY have chosen one. We have a great agent who is tirelessly trying to deal with my TYPE A personality which shows when I am showing myself the homes and explaining things to my husband. Basically not letting her do her job. So, yes I am THAT client! But I am different because I am educated. HOWEVER, as mentioned earlier, I am licensed in NEW JERSEY! Things in RE are very different in different states. As I found out quickly.

So we have found a house that is near the lake and close to the lake I where I visited all of my life. So its perfect! Its been on the market 107 days. Well….. today was its lucky day. We bid on her….. AND so did another buyer! Serioulsy??? NO action for 107 days then BAM two bids in 2 hours. We will find out if we got it tomorrow night. Nothing like grinding my teeth down to nothing in anticipation!

Now I really can say I know how my clients feel. Which is why when I run a deal , I try to get answers as fast as possible . Its not fair to make people wait. Its simple, yes or no. IF we get this beauty, I will certainly be posting pictures of her by the end of November. Before and afters of course! Because those who know me know I have to have it MY WAY!

My Zen
For now all I can do is meditate with My Doggy Guru

Its Been a While

Hello all…. Its been a while since I’ve checked in. I am so caught up on IG and FB and raising 4 kids, now 2 dogs 🙁 . We lost one a few weeks ago. And running my Real Estate and Grooming businesses. I cannot wait to start my next project. But first , if I can figure out how to post this stuff, I’d like to show you what I have been doing lately!


This is my Daisy. She passed two weeks ago. We miss her very much.


We visited Long Beach Island this summer. There was so much to do and see. My favorite part is going to Viking Village and finding cool things to add to our home. I also went to a new store in Beach Haven called Antiques and Artifacts! OMG if you can , GET THERE! img_2193

MY new house numbers!! Old gas station pricing sign. Very cool find

Signs Signs Everywhere Theres Signs

Here is a little peak into my world. I love signs. If you ask anyone, they will tell you , if there is a cute sign… Dawn will buy it and hang it. Because there is nothing worse then empty wall space. So signs and photographs or wall art are a big part of my life. Enjoy what I love to look at everyday….DSCF1136DSCF1130Most of my signs were bought at Home Goods , but there are times I have fun finds at Viking Village in Long Beach Island, NJDSCF1114Although my kids really seem to think it will!!!DSCF1106DSCF1113DSCF1090

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The Little Things We Do!

The things we do! And let them get away with.
IMG_1443This is our friend Zoey! She tries anything to just gain a few inches of height. IMG_1810This is my kitchen. My entire home is hardwood floors and a lot of white. And all of my dogs are black or brown. The hardwoods are easy to clean and most of my furniture is wood so easy to wipe down.

IMG_1811As you can see My Bean loves the custom made window seat with all the lovely throw pillows. This has become his landing pad. Luckily the cushion and all of the pillows unzip and are washable. The key to having multiple pets and no one knowing when they come to visit. IMG_1812 IMG_1813 IMG_1815My current doggy wall in the mudroom. Below are the Rules of My Dog’s Home:
IMG_1816 IMG_4082Sun Worshipper. Amy ! My coffee table is her landing pad when its warm and sunny.

Hello world!

Hello All, Welcome to my new blog. Let me know what topics you want to discuss although we are all about you and your life with your pet. Furniture for your dog, back yard ideas, slip covered sofas! We all need those. I will be listing many ideas to help you have a more peaceful home with your pet!


Mr. Bean my inspiration to helping me design a more dog friendly cute home
Mr. Bean my inspiration to helping me design a more dog friendly cute home