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We began our blog January 2011, and it is co-written by both of us. It uniquely offers both a male and female perspective. We post about our everyday life which includes topics such as home improvement, vegetable and flower gardening, cooking, decorating, and family events.  You can read more about our story on our About page.

Since its inception, we have established a very loyal following. We consider our readers our family, and we enjoy the personal relationships we’ve established with them. Our blog has over 20, ooo page views per month and increases each month.   We have grown to over 1500 followers between email subscribers, Facebook friends, and fans.  We update our blog at least 3-4 times a week.

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    I have always loved animals and have lived with many wonderful pets in
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    Maine Coon Cat, Mufasa (or Moofy for short), who was born on the day I
    married my husband, John, in 2003 (we didn’t know that until after we
    adopted him). Our wonderful Golden Retriever, Marley, passed away about
    a year ago.

    Even though I am an artist and pet lover, I never considered painting
    pet portraits until this past Christmas, when I decided to paint some
    portraits for my soon to be daughter-in-law, Amy. Amy works for the Humane Society at their national headquarters in Washington, DC. She and my son, Josh, have several adopted critters and I painted their dogs, Amelia and Nubbins, for Christmas.

    I had so much fun painting them, and loved the way the paintings turned
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    My page is still under construction, but is starting to come together.
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