Pumpkins, Pet Sitting, and Puppies

Hi and happy Friday! I’ve wanted to blog all week, but my schedule was jam-packed. I really missed this space!

I have a little chunk of time to blog this morning before I pet sit and do some baking for a birthday party, though. Hopefully Mavis, Malcolm, and Lola behave so I can write this in a reasonable amount of time πŸ˜‰

The title of the post starts with pumpkins, so that’s what I’m going to start with! Jimmy and I packed up Lola and Mavis last Saturday and headed to my sister and her husband’s house for the day. They wanted to take us to a local farm to pick pumpkins!

Cocker spaniel and golden retriever puppy in wagon with pumpkin

While we don’t celebrate Halloween, we do celebrate fall, and it just seemed quintessentially fall-ish to pick pumpkins!

We also took the dogs on a walk, cooked dinner together, and relaxed. I hadn’t been to Hannah’s house since the day of her bridal shower, so It was fun to see how she and Josh have made it their own with decor and personal touches.

Rustic country kitchen decor Pioneer Woman and Fiestaware

As for pet sitting, it has been busy and so rewarding. I have especially loved bringing Mavis along for all of my visits. She’s my little working buddy, and all of my clients like that their dogs get some social interaction. Definitely a win-win situation!

Dogs sitting together Havanese and cocker spaniel puppies

As for the puppies in the title of this post, I’ve been hanging out with a lot of pups lately. I’d say about half of the animals I pet sit right now are puppies. It keeps me on my toes since puppies like to explore the world with their mouths, and find plenty of ways to get into trouble, haha.

Jimmy and I also had our friends from church over recently and they brought their puppy along to meet Mavis and Lola and it was adorable seeing them play together. Our friends’ puppy is a gorgeous beagle-husky mix!

Beagle Husky mix with blue eyes

I’ve also been doing some baking this week! My cousin is having a birthday party tonight and I’m making him a Lego cake.

I did a practice run earlier this week to get a feel for how I want to do everything. The practice cake could definitely use some work, but I was putting the finishing touches on it close to 10 pm on Tuesday night and just wanted to go to bed, ha.

Lego Cake

I’m making the actual cake today, so hopefully all goes well!! It’s going to be a mix of chocolate and vanilla cake layers with vanilla frosting. I’ll let you guys know how it turns out πŸ™‚

Speaking of my cousin, he spent the day with me on Wednesday and we had such a lovely day together! We spent the day pet sitting and making some Lego treats. We even filmed a vlog together!

What have you been up to lately?!



  1. OMG these photos are sooo cute – they made my morning πŸ™‚ you are lucky you get to spend time with such cute pups!

    I’m going apple picking tomorrow and I can’t wait. I hope to pumpkin pick soon, too!

  2. All the heart eyes for all the dogs you get to spend your days with! I have puppy fever right now and I need to wait until I move to a building with less dog restrictions…but it is so hard. Your Lego cake looks great! That’s going to be one happy birthday kid πŸ™‚

  3. I’m so impressed with that cake! I couldn’t even imagine making something remotely close to that. Presentation is definitely not in my skill set, lol. You did so good! Also, I just want to mention something I find pretty funny. Your husband’s name is Jimmy, which happens to be my husband’s nickname (his whole family calls him Jimmy). Also, your sister’s husband’s name is Josh and my husband’s name is Joshua. How crazy, lol. Anyway, just thought I’d share. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you, Tialla!! That’s so funny about your husband! So, do you call him Jimmy?! What’s funny about my sister’s husband is that his middle name is James! Crazy!!

      1. Wow, that is even crazier with your sister’s husband! What a fun coincidence! πŸ˜€ I actually don’t call him Jimmy, I tend to call him Mister…haha it was something that started when we were dating and it stuck. πŸ˜‰ But sometimes he calls himself Jimmy and it’s hilarious. πŸ˜‰

  4. Well- your final Lego cake came out perfect!! And it tasted delicious too!!
    I was looking at one of your pics of Mavis and she seriously looks like a stuffed animalπŸ˜‚
    She is so stinking cute and sweet; and Lola and Malcolm LOVE her (as does Indy!!)
    Love you ~ Madre

  5. I love that you took the pups with you to pick out pumpkins! So cute! And that Mavis comes with you when you dog sit. So much good socialization. πŸ™‚

    Yay for Josiah helping you out with pet sitting. Looks like you guys had such a fun day (other than the drink spill)! πŸ™‚

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