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I guess not everyone knows that my mom knows how to bake awesome homemade dog treats because when my boss asked me where she could buy some, I looked at her like that was a silly question, causing her to look at me like I’m a crazy person.  Once we got all that straightened out, I said my mom and I would be happy to whip up some dog treats for my boss’ friend who has 5 big dogs.  It’s my boss’ friend’s birthday and rather than gifts for herself, she asked for gifts for her dogs since two of them are sick and need some special treatment.  So we made these treats with lots of love because dogs are family.

We made pumpkin peanut butter brownie bites and also French toast for dogs (but I don’t have a picture of that for some reason).  When it was all said and done, and my boss came to pick up the treats, they filled two gallon-sized storage bags so I hope these doggies are very hungry.

If you’re interested in pumpkin brownies for your doggies, let me know.  Maybe my mom could be persuaded to open her Etsy shop again.


Thanks to the Metro Parks, Dayton has a lot of opportunity to spend time outdoors in nature, exploring forest trails, picnicking at a shelter, or throwing stones into one of the five nearby rivers.  One photographer capturing some of the natural beauty all around us here in Dayton is Raymond J. Mueller.  I love the way he’s interpreted Aullwood Sanctuary in several of his pieces.  Take a look at his website to see more photographs and purchase his photo collections.

Photo Credit: Raymond J. Mueller

John Bryan State Park

In an effort to soak up every last pretty moment of autumn, recently my mom, sister, and I took part in the Pace for Peace 5K benefiting the Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County.  I loved that we had a reason to get outside in the fresh air at John Bryan State Park (and the breakfast at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs afterward didn’t hurt).  Even though we achieved a better time, we unfortunately came in last place. 

To congratulate ourselves for a job well done, we went shopping and I bought a beautiful rice bowl from Yellow Springs Pottery.

My coworker brought in these beautiful lilacs earlier this week. Her lilacs bloomed as planned in spring but then just decided to bloom again in autumn. It made me homesick for spring!