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Although our city is slowly opening up, we will be staying in and enjoying family time today. ⁣
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We will also be doing a fun scavenger hunt around the neighborhood (I shared the free printable on the blog today so go and grab it - link in bio). ⁣
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Although our city is slowly...

Back in January, we visited @legolandflorida for the first time. One of the highlights of that trip, was discovering Granny's Apple Fries. We've been pretty obsessed with them since the first bite and wanted to try to recreate them at home.⁣
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I researched, I googled, I tried two different recipes that I found online that claimed to be Legoland Granny apple fries copycat recipes. And they were both huge failures. ⁣
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After a whole lot of brainstorming and trial and error, we fell back on something that seems to save the day for us on a regular basis... funnel cake batter. ⁣
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We dipped our apple sticks in the batter, fried and tossed in a cinnamon sugar mix. OMG... HEAVEN.  Cinnamon sugar apple fries are EVERY 👏🏻 THING 👏🏻 and I’m sharing the recipe today on the blog (click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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Back in January, we visited...

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One of my fondest memories growing up was going fishing with my Papa and my Uncle (swipe left to see me and Papa just before one of those fishing adventures). #ad There was something about that special time outdoors, waiting to see if we could catch something, that still brings a smile to my face. ⁣
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My kids have a very different childhood. While they love to play outside, most of their hobbies are done inside and include a screen. I often wish I could show them how much fun it was to have a technology-free childhood. ⁣
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Now that we’ve been spending more time at home, we are making it our mission to introduce things from our own childhood, starting with fishing. I’m happy to report that we’ve added fishing to our weekly calendar, and we feel good about bonding over “reel time” with our kids, reminiscing about our childhood and passing along our nostalgia and knowledge of fishing to our kids with the help of these Just Add Nature kits. ⁣
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You know our family loves all things A-R-T. You can often find one of us drawing, sketching or painting #ad. So when we found out about BodyMark by BIC Temporary Tattoo Markers we couldn’t wait to try them out! Last week, Super Dad spent some much needed quality time with our oldest, Lucia, creating this gorgeous masterpiece. Didn’t he do a great job? Lucia also drew something to remind her of our late Nana on her other arm that turned out so beautiful. Check out our stories to see the video! I love it! ⁣
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If your family loves art as much as we do, you’ll love these @BodyMarkbyBIC markers. They are special because they are designed to be used on skin. The flexible tip makes it easy to draw thin or broad lines. BodyMark comes in 8 vibrant colors and the designs can last a few days, but are also easily removable by concentrated soap and water or make up wipes. You can purchase them on Amazon (swipe up in stories). I’m thinking about pulling these out at our next kids party! Wouldn’t that be fun? ⁣
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In just a few days, this beauty will turn 11. Where did the years go? ⁣
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Iyla (pronounced eye-la) loves coding, Pokemon, talking to her friends, learning new languages (currently Hebrew and French) and hanging out with her sisters. ⁣
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Iyla has a huge heart. This year, she is donating half of her birthday money to @cancerfreekids. She is going to change the world. I know it. ⁣
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And while it may not be the birthday she imagined, the important thing is that we will be together. We will have a zoom party with friends and family, I’ll bake her a cake and make her a special dinner. She’ll open a present or two. We will make sure she knows how much we love her. ⁣
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Since today is National Chocolate Chip Day, I asked my 10 year old what her all-time favorite chocolate chip dessert is. I wasn't at all surprised when she told me it was cannolis, because they are also my fave. But although I love to bake and I'm always up for a challenge, the idea of making my own cannoli shells scares me, mainly because I have the hardest time rolling out dough evenly. Anyone else have that problem? Any tips?⁣ Anyhoo, since she knows I'm not going to be making actual cannolis anytime soon, Iyla had the brilliant idea to make cannoli cupcakes instead. Genius! I am much more confident in my cupcake making abilities. So cannoli cupcakes it was! ⁣
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Cinnamon and chocolate chip cupcakes with a mascarpone frosting, topped with mini chocolate chips and a cannoli chip. They turned out amazing and today I’m sharing the recipe on the blog. Just click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories. ⁣
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Today is actually “Dance Like a Chicken Day”. I had plans to dress Super Dad in a chicken costume and make him dance, but spending $50 on a chicken costume didn’t seem like the smartest financial decision, considering the circumstances. ⁣
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So instead, enjoy this cute little video of Falynn dancing to her 3 year old rendition of her favorite Wicked song, Popular. Her little voice 😭⁣
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Good news is, today we are getting a new couch. Bad news is, we have to clean out the old one. Lord knows what we will find. Maybe breakfast? 🛋 ⁣🤪
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Why We Chose To Rescue a Puppy from Big Dog Ranch Rescue

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We knew we wanted a dog. It’s been something that Super Dad and I have discussed for months, maybe even years. We knew we wanted to wait until the right time, but just like when you are contemplating having kids, is there really a “right time” to add to your family?  As soon as we moved to our new home, we both agreed that we had the space for a dog, maybe even two dogs. We had a list of everything we wanted, but at the top of the list was one thing that we weren’t willing to compromise on… the dog had to be a rescue.

Why We Chose a Rescue Dog

Well, the answer is simple. There are more than 6 million cats and dogs who enter U.S. animal shelters every single year.  Sure, you can buy one at a pet store, but pet stores sell animals for profit and most of those animals are bred in a breeding mill, as if they were products and not living, breathing creatures. They are shipped to the stores in cramped containers where they may arrive malnourished, sick, or injured. We refused to support that. It was never an option.

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We found a few local rescues and I researched each of them. Friends and family gave raving reviews about Big Dog Ranch Rescue, so that was our first stop. The day after Christmas, we surprised the girls and they couldn’t have been more excited.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern United States.  Their mission is to be a leader in the national animal welfare movement, through compassionate, innovative rescue practices and transformative educational programs. Their goal is to give the gift of life to as many dogs as humanly possible, enrich the lives of those who adopt them, and in doing so, help create a better world.

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Arriving at the ranch, we were totally blown away. Their new 33-acre, cage-free campus is designed to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome.  Over the past 13 years, Big Dog Ranch Rescue has saved over 25,000 dogs. Impressive, to say the least.  We were given a quick run down and filled out an online application on the spot. We walked into the first building and I fell in love with a gorgeous brown dog named Skip. Skip checked all of the boxes on our list and he was absolutely gorgeous, with bright, light brown eyes. I was imagining our future almost immediately.

While we waited patiently for the staff to finish feeding Skip so that we could meet him, a small dog, in the same room, named Sheba, stole my daughters’ hearts. They couldn’t stop pointing at her and talking about how cute she was. I kept my focus on Skip, thinking that he was the perfect dog. He was the right gender, the right size, the right breed and the right age. But about 5 minutes into our meet and greet, we realized that Skip wasn’t the one for us. He was considered a flight risk, was so skittish and couldn’t stop shaking. He just didn’t warm up to us no matter what we tried and it didn’t feel right. We asked the girls if they wanted to meet another dog and all three unanimously begged to meet Sheba.

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Sheba is a Chinese Shar-Pei mix and although she was exactly the opposite of everything we thought we wanted, we quickly found out that she was the missing piece to our family puzzle. She was rescued from Puerto Rico in November with her 4 brothers and sisters (who we’d love to find). We must have spent about 20 minutes with her and when it was time to say goodbye, we knew we couldn’t leave her. Everyone that passed by, stopped to pet her. There was something about her that was so special, and everyone knew it. We knew it.

They say a dog chooses you and I would definitely agree. She bonded with all five of us and it just felt right. I must have asked the girls a handful of times if they were sure they didn’t want to meet other dogs before making a decision. After all, she was in the first building, first room and we didn’t check out any of the others. But all three girls agreed (which rarely happens). Before we knew it, we were filling out paperwork, paying the adoption fee and welcoming the newest addition to our family.

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Seeing her in the backseat with the girls completely melted my heart. Anyone that doesn’t believe in love at first sight, should have watched them on the way home. They went out of their way to make sure she was comfortable. They were protecting her. It was so sweet. When we got home, they couldn’t wait to show her around, introduce her to our neighbors and get her things all set up. They volunteered to take on different tasks, to make her transition smooth. Our youngest even cleaned up her room, in record time, to make sure there was nothing on the floor for the puppy to chew on.

They even agreed on a new name for her… Elle. 

Aside from the one nervous accident she had, minutes after we got home, she has not had one in the last week. She was given to us on a schedule and we kept her on that schedule. For a 6 month old puppy, she’s been absolutely amazing. It’s like bringing home a newborn who is potty trained, can walk and talk and feed itself.

We are planning to take her to puppy classes. We want her to learn how to be around other dogs. We have taught her to “sit”, but have so many other things we want her to learn. She’s so protective and sits at our feet at every opportunity. She loves to run and take walks. She’s such a love bug!

We can’t wait to share our experience with our new rescue dog. We hope that if you are considering getting a pet, that you go to a rescue as well. Do you have any pets? Comment below! We’d love to hear about them!

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When we decided to get a dog, we had a list of what we wanted. At the top of the list was one thing that we weren't willing to compromise on... the dog had to be a rescue.

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  • Catalina
    May 29, 2019

    Oh My Goodness! How cute and sweet is this puppy! He has such a sweet and good eyes!

    • Heather
      May 29, 2019

      Thanks! She’s a girl ?

  • Elizabeth O
    May 3, 2019

    I believe that most of the sweetest dog are from rescues. We can give them the care that they deserve. Congratulations on the new member of the family!

  • Thuy
    May 2, 2019

    If I get my own house one day with my boyfriend I want us to get a rescue. It’s jus the right and most compassionate thing to do especially since some of the sweetest dogs I know have been rescues

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    May 2, 2019

    I am so happy you did this. Rescue is one of my biggest passions in life.

  • Vanessa Delia
    May 2, 2019

    The only way i get my animals is through rescuing. I would love to go and adopt a sweet fur baby.

  • emman damian
    May 2, 2019

    It’s really a nice initiative to take care of a rescued dog. It gives you more responsibility.

  • Elizabeth | Tiredmom Supermom
    May 1, 2019

    So great to rescue a dog! We did that one time, unfortunately, the healthcare paperwork was all wrong for the pup and we had to put her down within 2 months of getting her as she was in too much pain! But we would do it again in a heartbeat

  • Swathi
    May 1, 2019

    Congrats to new member of your family. She is really cute, kids love her that is what you want. Looking forward to more post about Elle.

  • Jessica Hughes
    May 1, 2019

    Love that you chose a rescue dog! So cute!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc
    May 1, 2019

    You did the right thing. Adopting a rescue dog instead of getting one from a pet shop is the best option when you are ready to have a pet. Our dog is a “rescue dog.” He was given to us because my friend’s daughter does not want him anymore. Poor doggy. But now he has a new home and is happily spoiled with us. 🙂

  • Nikka Shae
    May 1, 2019

    Aww! That’s so nice that your have Ella now! I’m also glad this place is not a kill shelter.

  • Rachel
    May 1, 2019

    You got yourself a cutie. I can see so many different breeds in her face. I firmly believe in rescuing from a good agency.

  • Subhashish Roy
    May 1, 2019

    I loved your logic of not buying a dog from the store and instead go in for a rescued one. And she looks so cute & Elle is such a lovely name.

  • KeshiaRichmond
    May 1, 2019

    This is an interesting story that many people will find beneficial.

  • Melissa
    May 1, 2019

    I think rescuing a dog is a great idea. It is not for everyone. For us we had to get a dog that was low allergen and didn’t shed so finding a reputable breeder was the way for us to go. What matters to me is the love you provide your dog once you have it home.

  • Ruth I
    May 1, 2019

    This is so inspiring! I would love to adopt a rescue dog too if given a chance. Our space is so little right now.

  • Snehal
    May 1, 2019

    Sheba is so cute! If I were there I would have asked to play with sheba. Elle is a beautiful name too. 🙂

  • Lynndee
    May 1, 2019

    What a cutie. And I love the name Elle. Such a girly name. 🙂 Congrats on the new dog.

  • PIA BERNALDO
    April 30, 2019

    Awwww! Thank you for rescuing this cutie! So much love for you guys!

  • CherishingFlo
    April 30, 2019

    This is awesome. Dogs and cats from pet stores are in no danger and are often breeded. Rescue animals need that love and often go through so much. And it’s sweet you got the kids involved

  • Terri Steffes
    April 30, 2019

    We are big fans of rescue dogs. We have two right now! There are some special considerations, but they bring us complete joy.

  • Liz Mays
    April 30, 2019

    Aww, it’s great that she bonded so well with your family. It’s really wonderful when rescues are able to find loving homes.

  • Jenn@Engineermommy
    April 30, 2019

    I love that adorable Shar-Pei face. Elle is so beautiful and lucky to have been rescued by you guys!

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    April 30, 2019

    It can help to get a rescue animal from a good centre like the one you used. Sheba / Elle is such a cutie and it sounds like she was the right choice after all even though she wasn’t what you had initially expected to get.

  • Colleen
    April 30, 2019

    That is one sweet looking pooch. I’ve always believed that rescue dogs are the best pets anyone will ever have. Bless your heart for rescuing and not buying.

  • Stacie
    April 30, 2019

    What a cutie pie! It always makes my heart happy to see dogs rescued rather than bought. There are so many pooches out there who need a good home.

  • robin rue
    April 30, 2019

    First off, I LOVE that you rescued a puppy, so congrats on being awesome for that. Also, YAY for the new pup!

  • Melissa Chapman
    April 30, 2019

    Having two rescues and volunteering at a rescue for many years has shown me the value of adopting a great pet this way. Your dog does look so good and your family really seems to love her, good luck.

  • cait
    April 30, 2019

    well this certainly made my morning seeing this cute pooch up on your blog today- im sharing it with a few friends who are in the area!

  • Binge on Basics
    January 7, 2019

    This is the cutest post that I have seen today. You did a great job by rescuing the adorable puppy

  • Beth Eaton
    January 7, 2019

    What a beautiful addition to your family!!

  • AnythingRad.Com
    January 7, 2019

    Ohhh such an adorable puppy!!! It’s so great to see that you and your family accepted a rescue dog. Such an adorable dog with all his details! I love his picture sticking out a tongue!

  • Courtney
    January 6, 2019

    Awwww what a cute fur baby!!!!! We tried to rescue a puppy last year but it was so hard to find one that was adorable with a cat in the home!!! Glad you found a great pup!!!

  • Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins
    January 6, 2019

    Awe, what a sweetheart! So glad you found the right dog for your family.

  • Katrina
    January 6, 2019

    Congrats on your new puppy! I think it’s so admirable what you do!

  • Terri Beavers
    January 6, 2019

    That’s the best looking rescue center I’ve ever seen. I can tell they love their animals. I too rescued my last dog.

  • Grace
    January 5, 2019

    I love that you picked a rescue dog! Elle is adorable and I’m so glad she blended into your family right away!

  • Cecilia Elise Wallin
    January 5, 2019

    Oh, Elle looks so adorable. Great of you to save her from the rescue home! <3

  • Waren Jean Go
    January 4, 2019

    This is the reason why I would rather adopt than shop since there are a lot of dogs that needs a family. You did the right thing and the dog looks cute!

  • Amanda
    January 4, 2019

    Aw rescue dogs are seriously the best! We rescued our little guy about 5 years ago and best decision we have ever made

  • Aleah W
    January 4, 2019

    I loved reading your story about your rescue skip. I rescued my cat over three years ago and she still with me today and I love her so much.

  • Dhemz
    January 4, 2019

    wow, how inspiring and a wonderful way to show an example to the kids. Sounds like you got a perfect choice for the whole family. Thanks for sharing!

  • Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    January 4, 2019

    Awww, this makes me so happy. She’s such a cutie! And that looks like a great rescue to support. Congrats on your new puppy!

  • Katie McNally
    January 4, 2019

    What a sweet pup! I love reading about sucessful rescue adoptions. We’re a few years out from being ready for a dog, but we will definitely adopt a rescue!

  • Brittany Vantrease
    January 4, 2019

    Every animal that I’ve ever had has been a rescue and you’re so right, the dog chooses the owner. We love our rescue dogs and we wouldn’t have them any other way. 🙂

  • Ashley
    January 4, 2019

    Your pup is such a cutie. We rescued our kittens over the Summer.

  • http://www.thefoodroot.com/
    January 4, 2019

    This is so cute. I just rescued a dog from shelter and he’s such a wonderful blessing to our family.

  • Terri Steffes
    January 4, 2019

    I have two rescue dogs right now. They chose us, too, and I know that we are a much better family with them in our lives.

  • Sundeep
    January 4, 2019

    Congrats for adding new member in your family. To rescue a dog is an outstanding thing one can do. Good to know about your story. She is adorable.

  • Summer Mitch Ryan
    January 4, 2019

    This is really so kind of you. I see your point of having a rescue dog over the ones in pet shops. She is so adorable.

  • Krizzia
    January 4, 2019

    You have a big heart for choosing to rescue and puppy!! You brought so many good vibes and an inspiration to many!

  • Gervin Khan
    January 4, 2019

    Oh I love this kind of post, it’s very touching and really nice of you to do this kind of stuff. Rescuing something is really a great feeling and it’s the best. Thank you for sharing this and be an inspiration to all of us.

  • leah
    January 4, 2019

    your mama heart is just so good! I love seeing older pups rescued!

  • Ricci
    January 3, 2019

    Choosing to rescue a dog is such an amazing thing!! I love everything about this post!!

  • Cathy Mini
    January 3, 2019

    You really made a great choice. I love adopting dogs, they are so cute and sweet. As of now we have new puppy too so happy to have her.

  • leah
    January 3, 2019

    aww this is such an important message to send to our kiddos and community! so many animals in need!

  • Ivan Jose
    January 3, 2019

    What an adorable dog she is. I think you made a good choice in getting her because she is gorgeous.

  • Beth
    January 3, 2019

    I love that you chose to adopt a dog, and Elle is so adorable. When my sons and I went to the shelter 5 years ago, they had the same reaction to our dog Theo. They didn’t even want to meet any other dogs. I took them to another shelter with puppies just to be sure, and they barely looked at the puppies. They knew that Theo was the dog for us. I’m looking forward to reading more about Elle!

  • Leigh Suznovich
    January 3, 2019

    Oh my, she is the sweetest!! I love a great rescue story, this was so uplifting to read. Long life and health to Sheba as a wonderful addition to your family.

  • Pam
    January 3, 2019

    We have a rescue dog and wouldn’t have it any other way. So many dogs need good, safe homes.

  • Alexandra
    January 3, 2019

    Those statistics are frightening – I had no idea that many animals were put in shelters!!
    I think adopting is so lovely 🙂 And what a gorgeous dog!

  • Kelly Stilwell
    January 3, 2019

    Congrats on your new family member. He’s adorable. I think rescues always make the best pets.

  • Sarah Bailey
    January 3, 2019

    Oh she is absolutely adorable! A huge welcome to your new addition, it is great you spent so much time thinking about where was the right place to get your dog from.

  • Marina
    January 3, 2019

    OM she is so beautiful. Wish you all a beautiful life together <3

  • Tasheena
    January 3, 2019

    I love your story behind getting your rescue fur baby. Our last dog was a rescue dog as well.

  • Melanie
    January 3, 2019

    Oh my goodness! She is the absolute sweetest! And Big Dog Rescue Ranch seems so amazing; what an great concept for rescue pups!! Enjoy your new, sweet member of the fam 🙂

  • Joan
    January 3, 2019

    Such a touching story, she is beautiful. I am not a pet owner but I do understand how precious they are.

  • Jess
    January 3, 2019

    This heartwarming and your story pulls at heart strings. Elle is lucky to have landed with such kind souls!

  • Explore The 6
    January 3, 2019

    Awwww the cutest post. I love that you rescued a dog from a dog ranch. Happy New Year

  • Melissa Chapman
    January 3, 2019

    That dog is so cute and this is a cuase so dear to my heart. He looks like a perfect match and another good rescue home.

  • Tamara
    January 3, 2019

    Oh my, what a precious story. Our last dog was a rescued boxer and we couldn’t have been happier. He was perfect for us. I have only had boxers in my lifetime and I didn’t want to go through the puppy thing again and we choose a local boxer rescue. I know your family will forever love this precious pup.

  • Amber Myers
    January 3, 2019

    I think getting a rescue is so important! Your new doggy is too cute. We just have cats, and they are both rescues. I hope the puppy classes go well!

  • Jeanette
    January 3, 2019

    We did the same thing this year. Although we didn’t go to a rescue. Someone needed to rehome their dog and it was definitely the best decision we ever made.

  • Tomi C
    January 3, 2019

    Our doggy is a rescue. He’s been with us for nearly 14 years. Can’t imagine our lives without him. He’s family.

  • Natalie
    January 3, 2019

    Yay! So happy for you, your family, and your new doggo! One of my dogs was rescued from a shelter and he’s such a wonderful blessing to my family. Good luck with your new pup!

  • Marilyn
    January 3, 2019

    ?! Congrats on Elle joining your family. Rescued animals are the best. We have a rescue as well, got him in bad condition though, nearly dead as a bait dog. He’s huge now, and we absolutely love him of course. Great info on rescuing one from a ranch.

  • Candy
    January 3, 2019

    We have rescued many dogs and cats from shelters over the years. We have never been disappointed

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