Summertime Treat for Dogs

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Those service men and women out there are truly some special people, aren’t they?! My grandma said she went by my grandpa’s grave to put a flag by his area (he served in the Army), which I thought was special. We celebrated the long weekend the best way we know how…a float trip! I don’t have a blog post ready yet, because I’m waiting to have my waterproof camera pictures developed. Yes, you read that right.

So there will be a slight delay on that post, but I do have a really fun dog treat recipe to share! I took Gracie to the vet earlier this week for a routine visit and I saw the vet puts out a monthly newsletter so I read it while we waited. It listed a really easy summertime treats for pups so I thought I’d share!



Peanut Butter Ice Cream (for dogs)
Recipe from Stony Brook Animal Hospital’s May Newsletter


  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt (or plain)
  • 1 cup peanut butter


  • Slightly melt peanut butter in microwave for 45-60 seconds
  • Mix together with yogurt
  • Pour batter in muffin tins and freeze overnight

I made Gracie wait patiently before she got her first treat…


And then…she chowed.


Gracie approved!


Bathroom is (Almost) Complete

One thing I quickly learned as a new homeowner, is that home projects take time. Sometimes, small projects can take a couple of days (building a garage shelf). Other projects (cough, curtains, cough) take a few weeks. Other projects, like our bathroom, has now taken TWO YEARS. Don’t get me wrong, we didn’t live without a bathroom for two years. It was just always “meh” to us. And it still isn’t complete, but we made big strides this weekend to get it closer to being complete.


Hoorah! We finally upgraded our builders grade mirror and gave it a frame. I’m not going to post about how we did it, because there’s about a million tutorials on Pinterest and we followed just a combination of those. Trial and error people, trial and error. That’s homeownership.

So now that we have the mirror done and a (non pictured) shelf finally installed for our crap, we’re hoping to install a new light and add some decorations.

Enter, Minted! I’ve used them before to get ideas for Christmas cards and wedding materials, but I never actually ordered anything from them…until now! I discovered that Minted carried home decor when I was browsing Pinterest one day and I ever since they reached out to me, I’ve my eye on this adorable anchor print.

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Our bathroom is painted a rich navy color and we have a few beachy accents here and there, complete with a grey and white striped bath mat. I think this print gives the perfect pop of color against the dark navy and completes the theme perfectly. This print + a new light and I think our bathroom will be complete!

Have you used Minted before for anything? Just browsing their wedding section almost makes me miss wedding planning. Almost. They just released a new collection of Save the Dates that are just beautiful. This one and this one are my two favorites.

This post is sponsored by my friends at Minted. I received store credit in exchange for a blog post. All thoughts are my own. (Really, I’m buying this print for the bathroom!)