Meet Miss. Paisley

Hey Everyone! I’d like you to meet the newest family member of the Merrill Clan. Her name is Paisley Pie Martin Merrill and she is a lab/heeler mix! We got her at 8 weeks old which puts her birth date around February 22nd. If you know Mr. Boo and I at all, you know our birthdays are the 21st and 23rd of February! Her birthday is just more proof that she belongs with us!

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Above are pictures from our first weekend together! It was opening weekend for fishing and so we brought her a long! She had such a good time I almost felt bad when it was time to go home!


Miss. Paisley loves to play with her toys, she loves to sleep, she loves to eat, she cuddles a lot, and she loves to run. (Like most normal puppies right? haha) At 9 weeks old Miss. Paisley is potty trained, she responds to “NO” and “COME”, she sits,50% of the time she shakes and she is learning to love her kennel! We couldn’t be more proud of Miss. Paisley and how far she has already come, we are so excited to see her progress in another 2 weeks or so!!


Everyone makes fun of me for the “first time parent syndrome”. It is true, I never really had a dog growing up! I’ve grown up with cats but they are so different they aren’t even in the same category! I have had cats that had died so little that it traumatized me and made me super paranoid. So I am doing the best I can to let her be herself!

Till next time-xoxo




1st Meal Plan

After seeing everyone starting this new “meal planning” trend, Mr. Boo and I decided to hop on board and see what the hype was all about. So today we planned the meals for this next week!  I found a few great pins from pinterest that helped and also that gave us some great ideas!!


By: Bella Forza Fitness

They really go into the the basics of meal preparation and what works and different ideas for all different lifestyles. What a wonderful site to even just explore! You learn so much! 

Easy Breakfast Burritos by: 100 Directions

We thought this was a clever idea and decided that we will give it a try. We are super curious to why we haven’t thought about doing this one before now!!! [:


By: our mindful home

We didn’t go this in depth into planning. But boy doesn’t that look like it makes life 100% easier? Thats what I’m about, an easier lifestyle and as little stress as possible!  After we get the hang of meal planning we are going to adventure to the next step!


Snow Day in Central Oregon


Good Evening my beautiful followers!!!

This is what we woke up to yesterday morning!! Yikes! ( sorry about the picture quality) I’m from Battle Ground, we don’t get snow like this. When it snows in the Portland Metro Area the whole town shuts down, even if it’s only a centimeter deep. In Central Oregon it’s completely different.

For a city that gets snow frequently, and for knowing about this storm for about 2 weeks, it wasn’t as prepared as I expected it to be.  With that said, many kids and adults got a few snow days. We were forecasted for 2-4 inches of snow Wednesday night and with in an hour the estimated accumulation grew to 8-10 inches over night.  For 48 hours this is the view from my front door.


This is what we woke up to this morning! How crazy. But being day two, I needed to attempt to get to work. So with that being said, my wonderful Fiance Mr. Boo Merrill took me to work.  When we got there, all of my clients canceled. I hung out for a few minutes and caught the salon up on laundry and did a little bit of deep cleaning. 20141114_101028


After an hour or so being at the salon with no clients and no extra stylist Mr. Boo picked me back up and we went home to play in the snow.



Oh the snow angels were cold.


We only lasted 5 minutes.



I haven’t had snow gear since I was 10.  Adjusting is the key factor in growing up. My hunting gear was the closest I had to wear in the snow.

Oh for the day its all gone.