If There’s One Thing Pugs Know, It’s Love

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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This is the most adorable thing I have ever seen!

pug proposal

A pug proposal! Look at all of the heart-shaped balloons tied to those little Gremlins! Oh my gosh, I seriously can’t get over how adorable this is.

You can read the whole story and see more photos here: 16 Pugs Create The Most Romantic Proposal Of A Lifetime. This article put me in the BEST mood this morning!


I rocked the banana oatmeal once again for breakfast this morning. I’m totally digging the warm, creamy, comfort food in the morning. Plus, I just love eating melt-y nut butter.

In the mix this morning: chia seeds, pumpkin pie spice, and dried cranberries.

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A few hours later, I started to get hungry again, so I ate a peach mango yogurt with trail mix. (I added the trail mix after I took this pic.)

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Mid-morning, I headed to an appointment and then stopped by Whole Foods on my way home to grab lunch from the hot bar. (I’m starting to think I need help. I’m addicted to the Whole Foods hot bar.)

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Now, I’m eating sugar cookies while I finish this post, and then I need to pack for Orlando since I am leaving bright and early tomorrow morning and haven’t really packed anything. It’s cold here, but warm in Florida, so I’m having the worst time getting my act together. It’s too cold to wear shorts and flip flops, right?! NO? I dunno. Wish me luck!

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Check out my Secret Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies over on The Laughing Cow blog! Cheese in cookies?! Well, sort of!

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According to Mal, they are “the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made!”


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Question of the Day

Complete this sentence:

If there’s one thing I know, it’s _______.

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  1. I live in Tampa (an hour and a half from Orlando) and it’s absolutely still shorts and flip flops weather! You might be a little chilly in the morning but it’s gorgeous during the day!

  2. Okay, at first I thought the owners had staged a scene for one pug to supposedly propose marriage to the other. I am a fan of dog ridiculousness (especially pug ridiculousness), but that would have been a little too far!

    Have a great time in Florida!

  3. Are they better than your Salted Oatmeal Choc Chip cookies!?!? Because those are heaven in my book.

    Also, no worries on the Whole Foods addiction. I am right there with you….and besides, at least it’s a HEALTHY addiction. Well, maybe not for our wallets….

  4. Oh my gosh that is the best story I’ve ever read. It makes my heart so happy! Pugs remind me of little versions of my squishy faced, flying monkey look-alike Boxer Dogs! Love them

  5. OMG you’re coming to Orlando?!! that’s my hometown! It’s very warm. And if you’re coming from Boston, you will find it down right hot! I would pack a light cardigan, but besides that you will be fine in shorts and t-shirts!

  6. I live in Orlando and it’s no way too cold to wear flip flops! It’s in the low 80’s now and anyways….we rock flip flops year ’round!!

  7. …that when I am at my most tiredest, my children will both require medicine/snuggles/help in the middle of the night, ALL NIGHT LONG.

    …that middle of the night snuggles WILL sustain you through the next day.

  8. I love chocolate chip cookies, besides carrot cake,. they are prob my favorite!! anything with the laughing cow has to be good!

  9. …..that there is nothing a hug or a kiss from my fiance can’t fix.
    …..that working out will always put you in a good mood, no matter what.

    that pug proposal is the most adorable!! I just got engaged last Saturday in Central Park I wonder if they were there later on in the day! haha 🙂

  10. I LOVE Laughing Cow’s cinnamon cream cheese spread, so I tried your cookie recipe last night. My dough was very dry and crumbly. Do you think melting the butter would help it stick together?

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