I grew up on country music. As an adolescent I steered towards rock and emo. Then a few years ago I found myself on a new path. It started with a desire to listen to some old country songs. I started off on Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, and discovered John Prine, Kasey Musgraves, Jason Isbell and others. Over the months and years I’ve continued to evolve from there. So, I’m not saying this music is all similar (it’s not) … Read the rest
We are barely into November but I’ve already had a talk with Ryan and we have decided not to exchange gifts on Christmas day. This will be a first for us.
Christmas and other holidays are always a little odd for me as a review blogger. It just makes sense to accept reviews of items that Ryan would like as gifts, if I get offered them. In the lead-up to Christmas, I have a holiday gift guide at Emily Reviews, … Read the rest
I’ve taken our pugs Frank and Beans to the same vet since we brought them home a little over 4 years ago. It was the vet that my mom took her pets to when I was a kid. It also was the same vet that my boyfriend’s family had always used. It was run by an older veterinarian who had been in the same practice for many years. The building looks like a house, and is rather simple. I don’t … Read the rest
Ryan and I have both lost weight in the past couple of years. We are really happy with our progress, and definitely feel like it was the right choice to make. We in no way regret our choices. However, I have been a little bit surprised that there were a few downsides that we didn’t completely anticipate. If you’re planning to work on losing weight, here are a few things we’ve dealt with that you may want to be prepared … Read the rest
There is an affiliate link in this post. I did not partner with either brand mentioned on this post. I was sent a furminator to review on my other blog a few years ago. I have no connection to the Kong brand.
When we first got or pugs I was surprised at how much they shed. My male pug has a very thick layer of fur around his neck and upper shoulders. His fur in that area is thick, and … Read the rest
So you adopted a hedgehog or just bought a hedgehog. Or, you’re thinking about getting a hedgehog soon. If so check out my hedgehog category here on my blog for other posts about hedgehog care and ownership. Now he or she needs a name! I came up with a list of 100 hedgehog name ideas. Plenty are included for male hedgehog names, as well as female hedgehog names. Here goes!
H— the Hedgehog names
Harold… Read the rest
I bought this box with my own money. There is an affiliate link in this post.
Have you heard about the Amazon sample boxes? They are similar to subscription boxes but they are just one time purchases. When you buy one, you have to pay full price but you will get discounted on a future order of similar items. I heard of a few others, but when I saw the dog box I decided to try it. I always buy … Read the rest
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Growing up my family was a fan of yard sales and thrift stores. I’ve always enjoyed the hunt of finding what I considered to be gems among other items. Even as a child I enjoyed being frugal with my money. I’ve also always enjoyed reading though. I’ve always had a really hard time spending $15+ on a book. I have three great tips for finding cheap books, but for the first 23 years … Read the rest
When you move into a new apartment or house and start hearing loud noises, or dealing with other annoying behaviors from your neighbors it’s easy to get upset, quickly. It’s happened to me before. Over the years though I’ve learned that most people will work with you, if you approach the problem in a mature way.
Most recently, my neighbor in a duplex was playing music extremely loudly during the afternoons, for about two hours. It was the middle of … Read the rest
One of the difficulties we’ve had since trying to eat lower calorie meals, is finding meals to replace “heavy” meals. Particularly in the winter we just want “stick to your ribs” type meals sometimes. It’s hard to find hearty meals that aren’t really high in calories. This is one of our go-to fall or dinner meals that incorporates a good bit of veggies making it a bit more balanced but still providing a that hearty meal experience.
- Eckrich smoked