Five on Friday

Its been forever since I linked up with the lovely ladies of Five on Friday.  I don't really have an excuse except for my hobby of blogging has brought me a great opportunity!  But we'll get to that at the end!

one || Priorities...  With more (welcome) responsibilities on my plate its become way too easy to push what should be my most important priorities to the side.  Especially now that summer is here, I just want to run around outside and play all day long, but I guess thats not part of being a grown up.  Sigh... I have no idea how Mommies of little ones do life + working!  They're amazing.  Being a dog Mommy is enough for me.  So I'm trying hard to prioritize what I spend my non-working hours on.  Any tips on getting everything done besides downing coffee?

two || Puppy...  Speaking of being a dog Mommy, its amazing.  I've been on D to agree to a dog for years now and it was completely worth the wait.  Jake has been a part of our family for almost two months now and it feels like he should have always been here.  I have to remember to turn down the "I'm a Dog Person!" persona.  I totally get how people are so crazy about their pets now.  I actually put together some home-made treats for him last week so go get the recipe if you're a dog person like me!

three || Alexandra... My little sister, Alexandra, is coming to visit in less than a month.  I honestly can not even remember that last time we were able to just hang out as the two of us.  Over three years now I'd guesstimate!  Since we moved cross country we only get to go home for the big holidays, AKA Christmas.  And when we are home we are rushing between families and its hard to just sit down and hang with everyone!  So this is something that is long overdue.

four || The Fourth... Are you getting excited for the Fourth of July?  I don't know why but this year, I'm extra pumped.  Crossed fingers for good weather!  I actually have a tasty Red, White and Blueberry appetizer recipe over on Southerndoe today too!  Of course I already ate all of these but they're healthy right!?

five || Southerndoe... Finally, that awesome opportunity I spoke of in the opener!  I've officially started writing for Southerndoe!  I've been so passionate about this company since it's inception and I'm so lucky to bring my DIY projects, recipes, and doe-spriation over to their lifestyle blog!  You can't currently subscribe to their blog by google friends like you can over here, but if you go over here you can enter you email to get our Saturday's with Southerndoe newsletter featuring all of our fun posts from the week!  We have some really exciting things planned for July and I'd be so lucky to have some of y'all follow me over there as I continue my blogging journey!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

XO Taylor


Meet Jake, our newest family member!

Yesterday I shared what’s been going on in my life and one announcement was the welcome of this lil’ guy!  Prepare for puppy picture overload!  We have a new member of the family!  This is Jake.  We rescued him one week ago from a wonderful rescue called The Fresca Fund in Fort Worth Texas.  Now you may wonder why we decided to adopt instead of buying a puppy and believe me the decision was hard!  We looked for months for a breeder of a Rhodesian ridgeback, but the prices seems astronomical!  Especially when thinking about how many pups are at rescues and shelters waiting in cages for their fur-ever homes!  So we searched Petfinder instead.

Jakey is a year and a half old, but spent most of his life in crate.  His original owners adopted him from an SPCA when he was a wee pup at 12 weeks old; they thought he was a boxer so they had his tail snipped.  He spent his puppyhood in a crate where he was kept all the time except for walks.  My heart breaks every time I think about that.  The owners realized they didn’t have time for him and surrendered him to The Fresca Fund, where he spent six months…

We have no idea how Jake spent so long at the rescue.  He has a lot of energy, but is the absolute sweetest.  When you first meet him and he warms up to you, he just lays his body right into your legs.  *swoon*  He loves going to the dog park but is content to just nap lazily by my side during the workday.  The worst thing we’ve seen him do is crawl up on bed uninvited!  He has taken over our house and hearts in a week.  And any dog who likes Jimmy Fallon as much as I do is a keeper in my book! 

Ps - how many dog beds is a normal amount?  Because I have a feeling this little guy is spoiled!


Come find me!

Hey Y'all!  Lets play catch up!  I know I've been absent from Tattered to Taylored the last few months, but somethings have been going on.  The most exciting news on the blogging front is that I've started writing for TheSoutherndoe.com!  I've been a crazy fan of Southerndoe since the beginning and its been incredible seeing a company grow that is so dedicated to empowering strong, smart women who love the outdoors as much as I do.

I've written a few posts for Southerndoe so far and I'd be so grateful if y'all could pop over there to support this new venture I'm on!  Just yesterday I shared a tasty recipe on making your own Melonsicles.  It only requires three ingredients so go check it out!

With that said another reason I haven't been around as often is because we just adopted a furry friend! I'll be sharing our puppy adoption story tomorrow if you want to see more pictures of our newest family member!

PS - Are you a strong woman who loves the outdoors?  If so we want to hear your story at Southerndoe, so drop us a line by clicking on share your story!

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