Monday, November 2, 2015

28 Day Challenge: Purina One True Instinct!

Hello all!

Sooo today's blog post is about Lulu and her diet. 

I've had the opportunity to work with Smily360 on a campaign for Lulu. Lulu is a rescue dog that has been a fixture in my life for the past year and a half. I love her to pieces to and I'm always mindful of what goes into her little tummy. So when we received the sampling of Purina One True Instinct! Grain-free

Day 1: Taste

Since Lulu has had gastrointestinal issues before, whenever I'm introducing a new food item, I transition her handfuls at a time mixed in with her "normal" food. 

Opening the bag sounded just like her treat bag when its being opened and I think she was overly excited at the thought of getting a snack. She ate it right up, licking her lips and all. 

Day 7: Energy

Lulu is a Manchester TERRIER mix, emphasis on the Terrier so low energy has never been an issue for her! I've observed her doing circuits (literally about a dozen time) around our moving boxes and all... (post on that exciting/exhausting move to follow). Continued high energy and excitement!

Day 14: Digestibility

We're about half way through with our challenge and she has practically fully transitioned to Purina One: True Instinct. I continue with her normal feedings of a cup in the morning and 1/2 a cup in the evening. Except for the setback. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that Miss Lulu unfortunately got into a bag of semi-chocolate chips which resulted into an emergency vet visit at 3 am. During this week, we modified her meals to pull back to a more bland diet to help soothe her stomach back to normal. Sigh. But before and after those modified days, she ate it well and continued to enjoy it. 

Day 21: Bright Eyes, Shiny Skin and Coat

Lulu has a bright glossy shiny black coat and her eyes-- you know how they say its a window into the soul: this bright eyed girl is most definitely a happy spirit! I've not noticed any drastic changes in her coat over the past couple of weeks, its maintained its glossiness so I'm confident that her diet and coconut oil are working wonders!

Day 28: Dental Health

Lulu is a nibbler, she loves to gently bite on my hand and I ever the curious pet mom, use these opportunities to check out her gums and teeth. Definitely strong, definitely clean. I'm really satisfied with how its meshed and enhanced her overall well-being. 

October 2015. 

Although I've received this product as a free sample, I would consider it in store. The promise of grain-free, omega 3 and real meat are important to me when I choose food for Lulu. Having completed the 28-day challenge, Purina One gets a thumbs up and a recommendation. 

Friday, September 18, 2015


On Tuesday, the 15th, I turned 30. 
I'm so excited to see what my 30's will bring!
Soo many beautiful things happened in my life during my twenties so I know for sure, my thirties are going to be nothing short of AMAZING!

My best friend and I have been reflecting and planning our bucket lists for the next two decades and I've decided to give you all a sneak peek:

#Wanderlust Travel The World 

via Google Images

#careergoals Work on Capitol Hill #educationpolicyreform

via Pinterest

#TheGreatCommission #Discipleship 
If I could share the gospel of love with everyone I meet and plant seeds that the Holy Spirit can grow into faith, nothing else matters. 

Thank you all on Instagram, Facebook and all the phone calls and text messages. I know without doubt that I've been blessed with the best support system and I'm eternally grateful for it!

With love,

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Just breathe.

I remember the first time I made a huge mistake on a professional level. I was devastated. How could I make such a huge error? What would my boss think of me? What would my colleagues think of me? What would come of this error…how far was its reach?

This week I made another professional error. New organization, new people, same fear. As I went to the restroom to bawl my already enlarged eyes out, my first professional mistake popped in my head. 
I had survived that. Didn’t lose my job, didn’t lose my boss’ respect, learned my lesson and have yet to repeat it again.

So, I washed my face. Applied some makeup and my favorite pink lippy and walked back into the office.

Things happen. Sometimes things we can control and sometimes things beyond our scope. With the things we can control, we take note, move it to the front burner and keep a watchful eye.

You don’t have to be perfect. You can make mistakes. You can fumble—you just have to get back up again and put your best foot forward.

I put away the fear, said my apologies and dove right into correcting the error. No more hiding, no more crying. No more pity.

As we extend grace to those who have made errors that affect us, let’s be sure to also extend a little grace to ourselves.

Just a reminder to self:


Everything is working out

One of my favorite bloggers and best friend in my head shared this beautiful wallpaper back in May and its currently serving as my mood booster: 

Stop by and pay her a visit.

Until next time,