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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 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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SAY CHEESE! LEMON CHEESECAKE THAT IS

Lemon Curd Cheesecake Cupcakes on Plate with Lemon Garnish

In grade school, my mother used to bake for all my class parties, birthdays, and bake sales. There were cookies and cupcakes and occasionally jello. A popular favorite was her mini cheesecake cupcakes: bite-size creamy deliciousness, always with a slice of kiwi and mandarin on top.

Well, this isn’t exactly my mother’s recipe but pretty darn close. With an extra zest of lemon and replacing the kiwi and mandarin with a dollop of lemon curd, we’ve stepped up the mini cheesecake game!

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OMC It’s Finally Here

.ย Welcome to the OMC Blog

 

Hello and welcome to my blog, OMC! Whew, I can’t believe the day has come and this little thing is going live.

If you are reading this, I just want to say thank you! I’m so very excited to start this journey and glad I can share it with you. I’ll be posting about all the good stuff – food, crafting, city adventures, home decor, and anything else that comes up in life. Hoping to keep it as real as I can ๐Ÿ˜‰

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