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Category: The Little Things

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…….


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

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