I’m still pretty popular.

Apparently, my photos on Google Maps are still pretty popular

It’s pretty nice to still be popular. 😀🗺📷❤

Mr. Fix-It.

The lock on our back door broke this evening. I went to let the dogs out the back door into the yard and the little knob came right off in my hand…

We had to use needle-nosed pliers to get the back door open. Thankfully, we could also use the needle-nosed pliers to get the door to latch again after they came back inside.

UPDATE: I managed to find the exact same lock at Wood’s Hardware downtown and replace the lock and add a deadbolt to our back door. It was surprisingly not that difficult at all. This is now the third lock I’ve replaced in our house. A while back the deadbolt on our front door broke after unlocking it to get into our house when we were coming home one evening. And I replaced that lock with little difficulty as well. I’m becoming quite the master locksmith. Haha. 😀🔐❤️

Pause for paws.

When we sit out on our back patio and Genifer goes inside for something, Oscar and Mack both immediately sit down and stare at the door…

And then she comes back and they go about their business. They’re pretty silly. 😀🐾❤️

Home sweet home.

WelcomeHome sweet home. It’s always really good to be home. 😀🐻🦉❤️

That’s not good.

This morning as I was putting on my shoes and socks on the little red sofa in our office as we were getting ready for work. As I was getting up from the sofa, my newly replaced left hip moved in a very uncomfortable way like it popped out of socket just for a second and then returned to its original position. It didn’t really hurt. It just felt very, very  uncomfortable. When I stood up afterwards, my hip didn’t feel right. There was a kind of sickening sensation like a friction or rubbing feeling from inside my hip that wasn’t there before. And it started making very odd, unsettling creaking noise whenever I moved…

It’s funny how everything can be fine one second and then something as simple as putting on your shoes can really mess up your whole day. 😐🏥❤️

Corners of our home.

A corner of my desk in our office. I was just playing around with my Polaroid CUBE+.
😀🤖❤️

Pause for paws.

Oscar was hanging out with us on our back patio after the FC Cincinnati match…

😀🐾❤️

Checking in on the OscarCams.

We checked the OscarCams to see what Oscar was doing while we were having lunch at Mac’s Pizza Pub before tonight’s FC Cincinnati match. And he was just crashed out on our sofa in the living room…

The OscarCams are fun. You can get your own OscarCams from Wyze. 😀🐾🎦❤️

Thank You, CanvasChamp!

You might have noticed the Dealspotr logo that showed up a while ago near the bottom of the sidebar here on our blog. I’ve become a verified influencer with Dealspotr.com.  At its core, Dealspotr is a crowdsourcing platform for deal sharing tapped into the power of community to maintain the internet’s largest, most reliable database of promo codes. Personally, I really like Honey. But that’s neither here nor there. But Dealspotr also the Dealspotr Marketplace where they connect influencers and bloggers with brands to promote their brand, products and deals on Dealspotr.

The first brand I wanted to promote was CanvasChampthe “CHAMPION” of Home Decor Printing. As you know, I really love taking photos and capturing memories. CanvasChamp has been passionate about preserving and showcasing those memories with canvas prints that are of the highest level quality yet surprisingly inexpensive. They also handcraft other home decor products that are easy on the wallet as well. They are so confident in their rates that they have their “BEST PRICE GUARANTEE” meaning they’ll match any published price on the internet and beat it by an additional 10%. They claim only thing cheap in a CanvasChamp print is the price. When I was given the opportunity to see for myself, I jumped at the chance.

Set-up was really easy. I selected a 16×20″ canvas. The next step was the hardest step of the entire process: choosing which photo to get printed. I selected a photo from our wedding in Jamaica from my desktop. I discovered you can also upload photos straight from your Instagram, which I thought was a really neat feature. Next, you choose your wrap. I chose a thin gallery wrap meaning my canvas was going to have a 3/4″ inch thickness. Then it was onto choosing the border. I choose to have the photo wrap onto the edges of the canvas. The final steps were choosing the style of the hardware for hanging and any optional color finishing. And then you add your finished creation to your cart. Easy as that. I placed my order and five days later we came home to this was sitting on our front porch…

They really wrapped it up tight for safe shipping…

WOW! Our canvas print turned out awesome!

There’s our hanging hardware on the back…

We took it upstairs to hang in our front bedroom. And it looks fantastic!

The clarity of the photo is amazing. There isn’t any blurriness or pixelization…

The photo wraps around the sides of canvas…

Awesome. Thanks, CanvasChamp! This was easily one of the best quality printed canvases that I’ve seen. And I’ll definitely be ordering more canvases very soon! This canvas would have been just under $20. You really can’t beat that.

Get a free 8″X8″ canvas print with your first order when you enter the promotional code, THADDF OR  FREE8X8 at checkout. And when you share your first purchase with your friends, you’ll get rewarded with a free 12″x12″ canvas print absolutely free when your referral places their first order. Your friends will get 87% off AND Free Standard Shipping on orders over $75. They’ll get a free canvas if they enter either code as well.

DISCLAIMER: COUPON CODE is available for one-time use only • To use the code, you’ll need to have minimum 2 or more products in your cart at checkout • There’s no limitation on the product you can buy to activate this offer • The offer is valid for email subscribers only • Please note that CanvasChamp reserves the right to rescind, revoke or terminate the offer at any time, with or without cause • Contact CanvasChamp at cs@canvaschamp.com.au for any query regarding placing an order

Pause for paws.

We worked in our backyard most of the afternoon and evening. And I think we wore Mack out. He just curled up in a puppy ball and went to sleep on the patio…

When we came inside to straighten up and get ready for the start of another week, Oscar was still watching what we were doing but Mack hopped up on his bed on the sofa and went back to sleep…

😀🐾❤️