I’ve Moved & Giveaway Results!

It’s been a sad couple of days, and the only thing that would make me feel better is making someone else smile. With that being said, I’ve been working really hard on my new blog and posted the winner of the giveaway. I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog as much as I have. I wish I could stay, but as I stated before it isn’t practical with my etsy shop. I will keep this blog open, so I can be found at my new location. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support! Much love!!!

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Thank you

In honor of Sgts. Erv Romans, Mark Dunakin, and Dan Sakai. My thoughts and prayers are with your families during this difficult time. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice, may you rest in peace. According to reports, (as of this morning) Sgt. Hege is on life support and has been declared brain dead. My thoughts and prayers go out to he and his family as well.


Prayer Request

Last night while watching the news I noticed that there had been an officer shooting in Oakland. It upset me greatly, thinking about the poor families who had lost their dear loved ones, trying to keep us safe. I had no idea that one of my close friends had been affected and was mourning the loss of her step father. I received a message from her today, asking for my prayers and I am in shock and just heartbroken. I can’t help but think of  her poor mother, her brother, step brother, and step sister. I know they say everything happens for a reason, but in this incidence I can’t see how. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to the other families who have been affected by this tragedy. 


Here’s a poem I found on Police Poems in honor of Officer Romans, may you rest in peace.

There’s a reason I cried
When I heard two officers had died
The reality hit hard in the life that we live
To a job where people are asking you to constantly give

Two of the finest today paid the ultimate price
And with pride and honor made their greatest sacrifice
The public has no idea on a day to day, what you went through
And how many lives that are now touched, the killer never knew

How you sometimes went to work, with very little sleep,
Duty and honor, a vow you must keep
And like most cops you were most likely underpaid
But it’s a job you loved, the one for which you were made

To protect and serve, is how you lived your lives
My heart goes out to your now widowed wives
It’s a knock on the door every officer’s spouse fears
And that’s why today my eye’s are filled with tears

Our thoughts and prayers are for the families that will be without
A father, a husband, a brother who will be missed beyond doubt

Heaven called two of your finest home today
A price anyone who loves an officer hopes they will never pay
Lord, Watch over each and every unsung hero we pray
So they can be with the ones they love at the end of their day.


Jenny Peery

Spouse of
Officer Michael Peery ~ K-9 Officer

Cherry Blossoms

I am so excited, I have really great news, and did I mention I am so excited? I will share this coming week. I’m so excited, I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!! Oh my god, I’m alive ahahahhhhahhahahahh <—– me imitating Tatiana from American Idol. Yes, I am this excited. 


“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy first day of Spring!

Hopefully the sun will keep shining and the roses will be more beautiful and bountiful than they were last year! 


img_4791Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows 
lies the seed 
that with the sun’s love 
in the spring 
becomes the rose 

The Rose written by, Amanda McBroom

Lulu’s Cupcakes

I finally made it to Lulu’s Cupcakes a few weeks ago, and I am so happy that I did! Not only do they have the best cupcakes, but I had a delicious sandwich to boot. Lulu is located in Elk Grove, California (about 20 minutes south of Sacramento) in the heart of Old Town Elk Grove.  They’ve been open a little less than a year, with the owner being a recent high school graduate.  I only wish it’d  been around while I was in high school, and college…I could have envisioned myself studying for hours while eating red velvet cupcake after red velvet cupcake.

Lulu’s Cupcakes

9093 Elk Grove Blvd Ste. 100

Elk Grove, California 95624












I took random pictures! I noticed a crop duster hovering nearby, so grandma and I went for a drive. I managed to get some pretty great shots if I do say so myself. When I got home I saw that the ranunculus were blooming…so off I went to snap those too! 






Hope you have a good night!