Back on Track …

We struggled in the nursery for a bit, as our Gina had her pups on Friday.  Juggling the needs of the babies, new Moms, the rest of our four-legged crew and dinners … Whew!  As we watch the newborns 24/7, DH and I flip to our best schedules – he takes the day watch and I do the nights.  Those first few days, with Mom being a ‘finicky eater’ at best(!), while watching a giant dog try to maneuver gracefully among the squirming mob of babies … Can I just say I’m glad we’re here now.  The pups have more than doubled in size, Moms are eating like they’re feeding an army, DH and I are cooking in batches (for everyone!) and I managed to get a few card tops colored.

airfryer-popcorn-chickenSo, here are the photos:  We tried our hand at air fryer Popcorn Chicken and Avocado Fries last week.  They were good.  avacado-friesEarly this week (I think), I made a big vat of Sausage Cabbage soup (with loads of other veggies).  [I apologize for the blurry, ‘action camera’ photo.  I was trying to get the good stuff stirred up to the top …]  And last night DH cooked pork chops, so today I made mashed redskin potatoes and Garlic Butter Tuscan Mushrooms (minus the sun dried tomatoes, as I just don’t love them) for a gravy for the meat and potatoes.  Even the moms liked the potatoes and gravy! Winking smile [Thank you for the recipe, Karina!]

sausage-cabbage-vegetable-s mashed-redskin-potatoes Garlic-Butter-Mushroom-Grav

first-try-mastiffI Copic colored that mastiff stamp, twice.  Not great (realistic), but I think the intent comes across (it looks like a blue Neapolitan Mastiff), right?  I’ll try again, I’m certain! 


And, I made a blended heart background – for the bunny from last week (which I like), but tried the watercolor penciled unicorn on it … and laughed out loud.  It feels like a 70’s velvet Elvis poster … Smile

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I do like the daisy flower background.  And today I made some distress oxide (watercolor) backgrounds … just because.

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Still no photos of the babies to share, as I’m struggling to get images from my phone to our laptop in the nursery (I have wifi transfer in the studio) … They’re coming, I promise!  Hugs Y’all!!!

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