8/18/2017: Celebrate the Small Things

Friday, August 18, 2017

It's Friday and time to post my Celebrate the Small Things on this blog.

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My small things for this past week, some not so small, but all great!

First was the release of my second Lei Crime Kindle World novella, Paradise Dead. We had a great launch party on Facebook and I made some new friends and hopefully new readers.

Second was my first post in the Write...Edit...Publish (WEP) blog hop challenge. I wrote about my 25th high school reunion. You can read that post here.

Third was Cooper's second vet visit. It was generally very good with his weight being up from just under 20# to 26.5#. Yup, he's getting big! His ear infection isn't completely gone so he's on antibiotics now for that. He is doing good with his puppy training, too. He was pooped afterwards...this was his ride home. LOL!

Fourth was finding this perfect on-the-door rack for my pantry. I found it at Target. It came with over-the-door hangers but Stu mounted it directly to the door (as often happens, the over-the-door hangers stopped the door from closing). Now I can find things more easily and it opened up more cabinet space for other things. Doing the happy dance!

Fifth and final was having a wonderful weekend with friends. Hubby made hoecakes (sort of a cornbread pancake) and they were a huge success, accompanying my chili. For dessert, we enjoyed some blueberry banana bread, freshly made that morning. We sent them home with the recipe for both the hoecakes and the blueberry banana bread.

We love having our butterfly bush beside our deck - here are a few photos I snapped this past week.

We also had a small praying mantis visit us. Unfortunately, my phone focused on the wind chimes and not the insect. LOL!

Ciao for now!


  1. You do have so much to celebrate! What a cute puppy! And your pantry shelf is wonderful too. I love all the pictures of the butterflies. Have a great rest of your week :)

    1. Awww, thank you, Erika. And thank you for visiting & commenting. I love my pantry rack more and more every day!

  2. Love the butterflies! Oh, and the picture of Cooper sleeping for the ride home is great! Lulu loves to go for a ride but then the whines most of the time we're driving. I would have to give her "something" to make her sleep in the car if we go very far! LOL

    1. We're so fortunate he loves to ride. We still have to lift him in and out (all almost 27# of him), but other than chewing on his harness leash, he rides well. Thank goodness!


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