We are moving back to (for me) Brookhaven! Moving day is coming up very soon and most of the house is packed.
We are super excited about so many things about this house; namely, getting back over to Buckhead/Brookhaven (as so much of our life is there now and we just love that part of town), a beautiful custom kitchen, new chocolate hardwood floors, a finished basement which is the entire footprint of the house, an extra bathroom, a laundry/utility room, a great fenced yard for Shiloh + Lily…and it’s even within walking distance of three of our favorite restaurants!
We bought our new washer + dryer today…really, the only thing left to do is finish packing. Less than a week to moving day and counting!
Being the completely awesome dog-mom that I am I decided to bake treats for Shiloh + Lily today.
These are peanut butter dog treats – human grade – and so much safer than any of the treats on the market manufactured for dogs that are constantly subject to recall for one reason or another. And, you probably have most or all of the ingredients on-hand.
Start by mixing the dry ingredients.
Next, add the wet ingredients, and mix.
Spread some flour and roll the mixture until relatively flat.
Use cookie cutters to cut in to bite-sized treats.
Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes.
Let them cool and let your pups enjoy!
Shiloh + Lily give them a 5 paw rating.
Peanut butter dog treats
These are peanut butter treats – human grade – and so much safer than any of the treats on the market manufactured for dogs that are constantly subject to recall for one reason or another. And, you probably have most or all of the ingredients on-hand.
After a week in Florida visiting my family, we’re all back home and under the same roof again tonight!
Shiloh stayed with her vet as we found out the day before we were leaving town that she had a respiratory infection, and Lily went road tripping with us and stayed at Happy Camper. She had a great time there (as reflected above) and yesterday we picked her up and took her to my dad’s with us for the night.
We think this week was probably a lot of firsts for her…first road trip, first time boarding and playing, first time meeting Santa, and possibly first family visit. She did great on all counts!
As great a time as we had visiting friends and family, it’s really nice to be back home and to be all together again.
Todd and I made dinner here Friday night. He grilled steaks and veggie skewers and I made a caprese salad and garlic bread. I must say…it was delicious! We bought grass-fed bison top sirloin steaks at Whole Foods and they were ah-maz-ing. They actually cook quite differently than beef, and Todd did a phenomenal job on the grill and they turned out just perfectly.
Anyway, hanging out at the house the first night gave Tom and Pat a chance to meet Lily for the first time, and all of us a chance to just relax and catch up. It was a really fun night.
I’d been many times for events but had never been through the entire aquarium. It was really cool! Afterwards we came back here for a while to spend some time with the dogs before heading down the street to our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Sprig.
We started at the bar with drinks and appetizers and later moved to a table for dinner. If you live in Atlanta and have never been, we highly recommend it! The food just gets better and better every time we go.
There’s really not much on the menu that they can’t make gluten-free. We started with the calamari and fried dill pickles – both dusted in GF cornmeal rather than flour and served with an amazing jalapeno creme fraiche horseradish dip – as well as their uber-fresh (and addicting) smoked trout dip served with house made chips.
For our main meal Todd and I both had the sugar rubbed pork shoulder with pan jus, creamed escarole, and mashed potatoes.
This was by far the best meal we have ever had at Sprig, and probably one of my top three favorite meals ever! The pork just literally fell apart when you touched it with a fork it was so tender.
This morning we went to Thumbs Up in downtown Decatur for a glorious breakfast outdoors before Tom and Pat got back on the road. It was a stunning sunny morning; 63 degrees and the absolute perfect day to sit outside, so we took Shiloh with us as well. It was the perfect way to wrap up the visit.
This weekend we were all able to talk through more details of our wedding and family gathering in December, and it’s really starting to shape up.
Now, the next thing we are looking forward to is our weekend at The Lodge at Reynold’s Plantation in two weeks. We’ll be celebrating my birthday as well as meeting with our wedding planner. Cannot wait!