Saturday, October 29, 2011

In Loving Memory of Pepper

It's been a rough couple of days for our family. We lost of Sweet Pepper Dog of 13 yrs. You don't truly understand the pain of losing an animal if you have never owned one. Our home feels empty without her! I'm so grateful we still have a dog to come home to. Miley our Giant schnauzer is 3 yrs. old and has begun to brighten our spirits, but it still feels different without Pepper.

Pepper was the first dog my husband and I picked out together. She was our baby prior to having kids. She showed us unconditional love and loyalty everyday!!!

Pepper was born and raised most of her life in sunny California were she came from a pure bred family of Schnauzers. Both of her parents were prize winning dog champions.

Our family moved to Colorado 5 yrs. ago and Pepper joined us on our new adventure. She experienced her first plane ride, camping in the mountains and snow!!!

Over the past few months we could see a big change in Pepper. Her energy level was declining and she seemed to sleep a lot. She just wasn't feeling well. About a year ago or so, we found out she had a heart murmur. Over time her heart started to enlarge which lead to congestive heart failure, which was starting to restrict her breathing. There just wasn't anything else the vet could do for our sweet doggie! She will forever be remembered as the sweet little doggie everyone loved!

Rest in Peace our Sweet Pepper Dog of 13 yrs. We truly feel blessed you were apart of our family. Thank you for your unconditional love and loyalty! We love you and will miss you Pepper!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My New Embellishment Center

I've been on an organizing kick lately. I find it so much easier to create when everything has a spot and my desk/room is clean. I finally decided to reorganize my scrapbook embellishments. I wanted my most used products all in one place and close to where I scrapbook. So, after watching a few youtube videos and thinking about buying a clip it up. I decided that I didn't want to spend the money for a clip it up, so the next best solution was to try what everyone else who didn't want to spend the money was using. A shoe organizer!
Since the furniture in my room is black, I wanted a black shoe organizer, which wasn't easy to find. I ended up finding my shoe organizer at my local Walmart for around $22. It's not black but it looks pretty close, it actually called oil-rubbed bronze.
So far I'm very happy with how my new embellishment center looks! I ended up only using 2 tiers instead of three. I added some chipboard decorated with some cute polk a dot paper to each of the baskets as well as some cute polk a dot ribbon around the outside of the baskets.
For just around $22 dollars I found a great solution to organizing my embellishments.