8 Favorite Photos Of The Month

I love taking pictures, I think it’s so much fun to capture the moment while you’re in it. I also love the fact pictures hold memories and are made of these unforgettable times. I mean, when do you take a picture of something you want to forget about?

I’m sharing 8 of my favorite photos from the month, They consists of cuteness, inspiration, self care, and just plan willpower.

This is my new baby, Yamper. You’ve seen me speak about him (a lot) on the blog and even though I don’t pick him up until May 1st he’s already melted my heart. I have a chronic illness (Bipolar 1 & Anxiety suck!) that causes good days and severely bad days, so I thought about making him a service dog but my thoughts for right now are to bond with him very closely. He’s going to be my roll dog – literally.

A few weekends ago my boyfriend and I decided to go camping. I love it, it’s my new found relaxation self care. When we can always, the campsites fill up fast (especially those on the water). It’s so relaxing with the fresh air, the sounds of the water, being on the boat surrounded by nothing but water and beautiful scenery. However, I can’t divot without my air mattress and my battery operated mini fan. This photo was taken at Kerr Lake, NC. Everything about this lake is beautiful and quiet.

I also have a cat (name Quin) who’s adorable and very very independent, so when he hangs around I try to make the most of it. In this photo he’s taking up camp on my desk while I was trying to get client work done. After walking across the keyboard multiple times he settled down right beside me and fell asleep. I thought it was too cute how he fell asleep. Life is shard for him huh? He has a thyroid problem which is why his hair looks like it’s been electrocuted.

Give me all the books! I’m currently on “Red Velvet Cupcake Murder” because I finished “Cinnamon Roll Murder” in like 3 days. I love these Joanne Fluke books because it’s about a lady (Hannah) who owns a bakery with her assistant Lisa. Hannah finds all sorts of trouble tryin to help sole murder mysteries. plus, the book has recipes that she mentions in each chapter. My boyfriend has been begging me for years (even when we weren’t together) to make him something from the book.

Although I have changed my background (to column for organization and changed my folders to ones that are “glitter” to math my new background I still love this picture. I was having one of the worst anxiety/mania ridden days I’ve had in a long time. I wanted to do everything and nothing at the same time. My to do list was growing and I couldn’t get anything done because I couldn’t focus on just one thing. This photo reminds me that even on bad days there is still hope and inspiration to be found in these small moments.

I don’t post a lot of pictures of myself, I feel like an imposter when I do. Like I shouldn’t;t be posting them because you guys are here fir the content not to look at my mug. This photo was taken about an hour after I woke up one day. Again, this photo is a reminder that although days can be bad there are silver lining in some. I got up after this photo and had my mocha. Before having my mocha as you can see with my bedhead, no makeup, and non-existent expression I wasn’t feeling it that morning. This shot is very candid and I didn’t know if I would put it up or not but decided the hell with it.

Teqnically these two photos weren’t taken in the month of April but they’re worth sharing. What do you do with photo’s you love and enjoy looking at? I use CanvasPeople (this is not an affiliate link) for photos I want to hang on the wall that have a unique feel to them. I’ve started a canvas wall art gallery in my room where I can display these beautiful works of art; like the one pictured below. The photos are printed on canvas and come ready to hang, which is pretty awesome. I fell in love with this print which was from the top of the waterfall of Catawba Falls in NC, we also got the bridge from New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia hanging in the living room.

I love photography although all I have right now is an iPhone 11 and my sense of scenery. Sometimes it takes at least 10 tried before I get a photo I even remotely like but in the end it’s worth it.

Leave me a comment if any of these photos resonate with you. You can find inspiration everywhere even if it is just looking at a cute fluffy face or a bridge. A lot of these pictures show up on my Instagram too, you can check that out as well, if you like what ya see then give me a follow then leave a comment and I’ll follow you back.

Pup Mom Crate Review

I don’t know about you, but I myself love an excellent subscription box! I think it’s the fun of not knowing what’s coming inside the box, so when you open it, it’s like Christmas!

I came across Pup Mom Crate and couldn’t help myself. Things for my pup and me?! Yes, please! You’ll receive 5-8 items for you and your pup in the box each month (you can also choose to skip months if you’d like). These goodies are fantastic and fun! 

The box is charming, I love the attention to detail, and the colors catch your eyes and spark curiosity.

I did an unboxing for you guys with my first box so you can see the greatness that awaits. As you can see the crate was full of neat things (I’m wearing my “World’s Best Dog Mom” hat right now) for Yamper & myself.

Pup Mom Crate

Let’s start with the treats that arrived in the cute colorful box. Although Yamper is only nine weeks old, I did a little research to see if he could have these delectable delights. As I stated before, I got him a “medium” box instead of a “small” crate. The Side By Side Salmon & Sweet Potato chewy treats will be saved until he’s a little older. The Side By Side website states the treats are for happy, energetic, strong stomaches, and pink tongues. Since he’s only a puppy, these will wait until he’s adapted to everything and the foods we feed him. The Vitakraft Meaty Morsels don’t state if they’re for puppies or not, but I think those will wait until he’s a little older too.

Onto the toys, the fun part! He got a ball that glows in the dark, which will be fun when we go camping this summer if he’s big enough to play with it by then (I’m disappointed in me that I ordered the wrong size box). The other toy is an alien from Alien Flex that is soft and squeaky. Yes, it scared me when I picked it up to squeeze it and didn’t realize it squeaked. In the picture is the awesome tumbler they sent.

Next up are the fun gifts for me, the pup mom. I got an awesome Tumbler (that I’m using for my 2nd chocolate mocha – this thing is 16oz’s) that says “send dog pics,” A hair wrap for after a shower, and a “Dog Mom Parking Only” sign. All of which will get used after a walk or a day outside.

There is such a wide variety of toys, treats, and accessories on the market for puppies and dogs today it can be hard to decide which is best for your pet. Be curious about what’s in the treats and foods you give them to keep them safe, happy, and healthy.

I like ordering subscription boxes because everything is researched and defined. You’ll find subscription boxes most of the time cater to a specific need like sensitive skin to gut health.

Use this link to take 20% off your first box (in all transparency: crates are $39.99 each month you decide not to skip. I am not an affiliate of this company), plus you can also see if they’re giving away any freebies for that month, which is an even bigger win!