The Domestic Soldier

A humourous account of the transition from Soldier to Wife

World Ovarian Cancer Day! May 8, 2013

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Warm Weather Has Arrived!!!! May 5, 2013

I am sorry that I haven’t been on to post as much as of late, but that’s all changing moving forward! I have been taking a course for work which was occupying much of my time but I have now written the exam (no results for a few weeks yet) and am ready to get back to the blogging world!

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I have been scouting out Pinterest and other sites online for new craft ideas, decorating ideas and recipe ideas to check out and share with all of you! Also have been getting things prepped for our upcoming Charity Dinner for the Expedition of Hope and purchasing more and more of the gear that we need for the climb so there are sure to be some updates on that coming up!

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The pups are excited by this warmer weather and we’ve even already pulled out the kiddie pool for them to play! We’ll be scouting out the dog friendly beaches before we know it! Looking forward to summer fun!

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Expedition of Hope Banner April 25, 2013

Expedition of Hope Banner

This is a banner I painted for the Expedition of Hope. Leading up to the actual trip in September we will get as many people as we can to sign the banner, symbolic of climbing with us.

This climb is my way of showing that Ovarian Cancer can’t keep me down…. Nothing will keep us from finding a cure… We will win… No mountain is too high!!!!

 

Nails How To – Take 1 April 15, 2013

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Ok so I did something fun with my nails for a recent girls weekend and decided I needed to share a little how to… Mainly because I got a ton of compliments and they were SOOO super easy!

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All you need is:

  • 2 colours of nail polish of your choice
  • Glitter (just the regular craft store stuff is fine)
  • Top coat
  • Scotch tape

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Step 1 – Paint your nails fully with colour number one. I used the teal colour.

Step 2 – Take a piece of scotch tape and place it across your nail covering up the part you want to keep the original colour. Where you place the tape is going to depend on how much of the second colour you want. I went pretty much 50/50 with mine.

Step 3 – Paint the second colour ontop of the exposed part of the nail. The scotch tape will give you a nice clean line. Sprinkle a bit of glitter into the nail polish while still wet.

Step 4 – Allow the polish to dry. Carefully remove the tape from each nail leaving a clean edge.

Step 5 – A couple coats of your favourite top coat to make it last (and keep the glitter on our nails lol)

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Hope this works great for everyone! Super simple to do and looks great for a fancier occasion 🙂

 

Soft Paws… Lets Give Em A Try! April 4, 2013

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I love all our pets, I do… However we all have things our pets do that drive us a little batty. One thing about Jinx is her need to shred my couch! No matter how many times we have tried to teach that cat its wrong, she’s determined to do it anyway!

Now I don’t believe in declawing, not one bit, so in doing a bit of research online I came across Soft Paws! We ordered in a set for each cat, but started just with Jinx to see how she handles them…

Putting them on wasn’t hard. I would say if your cat will let you trim their nails, then your cat will let you put them on. She adjusted REALLY quickly, and within 20 min was running around with Pippen again happy as could be as if she didn’t even notice.

I will make sure to post an update as time goes on, but as far as Day 1 goes… Love em!

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Happy Easter! March 30, 2013

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Happy Easter!

Hope you have a great Easter weekend, from our family to yours!

 

Tuna Treats March 24, 2013

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Ok, so we’ve all heard the news recently. Dog treats are being recalled left right and centre, and there’s no telling what brand will be next! The amount of recalls recently has me, among many pet owners, reluctant to trust the store bought treats any longer. SO…. Why not take into our hands and make our own?

My first hold up was that it would be difficult or super time consuming. However when I was introduced to this recipe I realized it doesn’t have to be either… infact it can be super simple! Here’s the recipe:

Tuna Treats

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2 6oz cans of tuna (or salmon but make sure you get the salmon with the bones already removed)

1 – 1 1/2 cups of flour (pending consistancy)

2 eggs

1. Place your tuna into a blender or food processor. DO NOT DRAIN. Liquify the tuna to the best of your ability. You may have to add water to get it down to a liquid state, and that is ok!

2. Blend the liquified tuna with the flour and eggs in a bowl. This will create a cake batter type blend. Spread this into your pan. The thickness to make it depends largely on the thickness of treat you prefer. I personally purchased some tinfoil cookie trays from the local dollar store and kept my treats fairly thin so make small ‘training treat’ size treats. (This is the stage where my goofballs love to lick the spoon that I have used to mix/spread the treats lol)

3. Place it in the oven at 350F for 15-20 min. The cooking time may very pending on the thickness of your treat, but just like a human cake you can test if its ready with a toothpick.

4. Let the pan stand to cool, then cut into treats!

5. Share them with your furkid(s)!

I hope that this helps some of you pet owners out there to take control of what your little (or not so little) one is eating! Please feel free to share your feedback and let us know who out there is enjoying these fishy goodies!