Journey toward happiness

March 21, 2010

My Week

Filed under: animals, Fun, Handmade, recipes — Tara @ 11:05 am

We have had an absolutely beautiful and hectic week in NC. The sun has been shining and the temperature reached 76 degrees yesterday.

We have been very busy working on the new garden in the back yard; taking 150 square feet and turning it into 2500 square feet. The area will have a veggie garden, flower garden, and fire pit. It looks like total chaos right now but,  the pay-off will be worth all the hard work!  Here is a little sneak peek of one of the miniature garden areas that we completed on Monday. We took old 4×4 posts and tree branches and cut them down for the edging. The little tree is a Rose of Sharon and that is surrounded by lilies.

Tuesday was the first soccer game of the season for NC Man’s nephew. He is so cute!

Then Wednesday, St. Patrick’s Day, was Zeke’s third birthday. I made him a doggie cake and he wore a hat as we sang “Happy Birthday”.

He really loves this cake! I make him one every year! The recipe is actually for cookies but, I just bake it all together for the cake. Here is the super easy recipe:

Baby Food Doggie Cookies

3 jars baby food, meat, beef, strained — *see Note

1/4 cup cream of wheat — *see Note
1/4 cup dry milk
Combine ingredients in bowl and mix well. Roll into small balls and
place on well-greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in
preheated 350 degree oven for 15 min. until brown.
Cool on wire racks and STORE IN REFRIGERATOR. Also freezes well.
NOTE: Carrot, Chicken or Beef baby food. substituting wheat germ for
cream of wheat.


The rest of the week, we have been  in the garden. We are slowly getting all the weeds and roots out.

I hope everyone else had a fun-filled week!




  1. Wow…that’s going to be quite the garden!!!

    The nails looks awesome 🙂

    Comment by Memories for Life Scrapbooks — March 21, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

  2. Can’t wait to see the garden when its finished.
    I’m hoping to get a house this year. Then I’d love to be able to make a garden too.
    This apartment life is getting old. My family (me and dad) has never owned a house.
    So when me and the boyfriend get one I’ll be super excited!

    Looks like Zeke had a great birthday.

    Comment by LizsWares — March 21, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

  3. sounds like a busy week! Congrats on the backyard – good for you! And the doggie birthday hat is TOO cute! {:-D

    Comment by storybeader — March 21, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

  4. great garden! Make sure you show us as the season progresses.
    pretty nails!
    cute #5’s back!
    happy birthday, Zeke! yummy cake!

    Comment by Splendid Little Stars — March 21, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

    • Great comment Splendid! You are always so sweet!

      Comment by Tara — March 21, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

  5. I love the way the garden is shaping up 🙂

    Comment by Tilt — March 22, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

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