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!


Curtains Complete!

Hey hey heyyyyy!

This weekend was, as usual, way too short. On Friday, we went to dinner with Kirsten and Kevin. Guess where we went. No, really guess.


Surprised? Probably not. We can’t help ourselves it’s just so good. I got the Good Ole burger again, but (my) Kevin switched things up and got their fish tacos which came with Mexican corn on the cob – basically heaven in your mouth.


It was Kirsten and (her) Kevin’s first time – I think they’re hooked.

After dinner, we went to B-dubs to watch the Blues game. They lost, and I cried myself a river. Only after eating a second dinner which consisted of wings. #ieatwhenimsadokay?

In other news (possibly the most exciting news to come out of the Bladdick/Deitsch household for the past few weeks) WE HAVE CURTAINS!!!!!


Hobby Lobby “found the missing fabric” we ordered (what.ever.) and we picked it up on Saturday.


Hello pretty new curtains and GOODBYE TRASH BAG DRAPES!

Since we moved in, I have been HATING on these massive windows because of how big of a pain in the arse they are (having to make your own curtains vs. shelling out thousands of dollars for custom drapes), but with these crisp, white, flowy curtains, I’m obsessed. And the trees in our front yard provide the perfect amount of privacy where I feel comfortable leaving them open all day, only to close them at night.


(And thank you Kirsten and Kevin for letting us borrow your iron and ironing board!)

We added another addition to our house – a dog bed for Grace! Now that we have our new couch, new chair AND new bed, we’re trying to prevent her from getting on the furniture.

IMG_3110Speaking of Grace – she got a special little package in the mail today. 🙂


Our friends Jess & Chris (and Calie & Nita) from Des Moines mailed Grace a bunch of homemade cookies today and she LOVED them! Here’s a video of us opening the package. She’s a silly little thing.

And lastly, today we booked our plane tickets out to San Francisco for our friends Jeannie & Brett’s wedding in September! And I booked mine, Katie and Jackie’s hotel for Jess and Jason’s wedding in July! I have weddings on the brain so I’m off to see what’s left on our big to-do list. I’m feeling a little inspired. 🙂