Spring Break is winding to a close…it didn’t really feel like a break…that’s probably because I worked!  The Kid comes home Sunday and I can’t wait.  I really miss having him around!  It won’t be too much longer before he’ll be off to college…I’m desperately trying not to think about that.  I’m trying to get past the fact that he’ll probably have an actual job this summer and will possibly be getting his driving permit in December!  Oh help me now!!!!

The weather is finally starting to warm up and that means we’ll be taking our Saturday hiking trips again soon!  I was perusing the REI website the other day and came across these super cute hiking pants…
I really like the fact that these are convertible.  Mornings are still chilly around here and long pants are needed, but the weather tends to heat up quickly, just zip these off and now you have shorts!  Such a great idea!  There is even a capri length option by rolling them up!  I’ll take one in every color, please!  (I hear OKC is getting an REI store in the near future… I’m so excited!)

If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know that we take our two bull terriers everywhere with us!  One of our favorite places to go is the Bricktown area near downtown Oklahoma City.  Any given Saturday morning, you’ll probably find us there.  One thing about Bricktown, they’re pretty adamant about cleaning up after your pet.  I try to remember to load up my pockets with poop bags, but inevitably, I will forget.  So, I looked online for a cute way to attach a roll of bags to Macy’s leash and found this…
I got it the other day and it’s perfect!  It holds a roll of bags and it still has room for your car key or some other small item.  It’s so handy!
It attaches to the leash with heavy-duty Velcro and it doesn’t slide up and down on our particular leash.
I didn’t want something cumbersome that would get in the way and be an annoyance… the ZippyPaws is the perfect answer!  Get yours at Amazon by clicking HERE. (Unfortunately, it looks like the ZippyPaws Dog Poop Bag Holder is currently unavailable, but I’m sure it will be back again soon.) (I was not compensated for this mention, I just really dig this product)

It’s no secret, we’re a bull terrier family and I follow several bullies on Instagram including this cutie named Nova…
I particularly like this post because it is sooooo true!  I feel exactly like that about my dogs…I can’t imagine my life without them!  Click HERE to follow Nova and all here daily shenanigans!

I pinned this article from SkinnyMS the other day…
I love the idea of easing into a running program slowly.  I’m not a runner…I’m a “wogger”.  Maybe using this simple schedule will help me become an actual runner.

This one I made earlier this week…
Click HERE to see the full recipe.  I promise, I’m done with the smoked sausage recipes for a while…in the meantime, what are some of your favorite dishes that use smoked sausage?  I’d love to try them!

I’m linking up with these fancy gals… click the buttons below to see what their favorites are from this week…