OMC, IT’S BEEN AWHILE

Me and Riply Corn Maze Illinoise

Things have been a bit crazy and I feel terrible that I haven’t posted in over a month!

I’m finally getting back into the groove of things and I’m excited to share a life update on all that’s been going on. From starting a new job, to a whirlwind trip to the UK, a new look, and a Napa vaca rerouted – it’s been a busy few weeks.

But I’m happy to be back and I’ve got plenty of goodies coming to OMC! I might have stopped posting but I definitely didn’t stop baking or crafting 😛  But before all of that, continue reading for an update of my past month – including a  video of me glamping in the British countryside ✌️🇬🇧

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Happy 1st Birthday Riply: A Homemade Pupcake to Celebrate!

Riply's 1st Birthday Pupcake

It is official – I have turned into a crazy dog mom. Apparently, the transformation happens pretty quickly especially when you are already a baker/crafter and then you add in a few months of umemployment. But, I suppose I haven’t started dressing up my dog on a daily basis so maybe there is still hope 😉 Crazy dog mom or not, I just had to do something to celebrate Riply’s 1st Birthday today! You are suppose to indulge a little on your birthday so I made Riply her very own Birthday Pupcake!

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7 Things I Learned About Owning a Dog

Puppy Labradoodle Riply and I in the Park

I was the one who initially brought up the idea of getting a puppy to my boyfriend, Zach, but he didn't seem too serious about it so I didn't push it. Well, if you consider me nudging him everytime I'd see a dog as not pushing it, than sure, I didn't push it 😉 But it was him that surprised me on our anniversary last year when he brought home a dog bed, puppy toys, treats, and even poop bags. It was his way of saying "Let's do this!"

So, on November 20th, 2016, Zach and I brought home our mini labradoodle Riply and it has been an adventure ever since! It hasn't been all puppy eyes and cute cuddles though. There's been some tough times, plenty of frustrations, and some creative problem solving since becoming puppy parents. While Riply has only been with us for about 9 months, she has certainly taught me a lot about what it means to actually own a dog. For anyone considering getting one of their own for their first time, I want to share just some of those lessons!

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