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Happy Friday Everyone!

I have some exciting news to share with you!  Tomorrow is my 11th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Holy cow, can you believe that…11 years?  I received a very nice email from Rett Christensen who works at the home office;  more than 6 years ago, he was assigned as my coach in the Demonstrator Business Development Program and he just about the sweetest person ever! It is always nice to get an email checking in once in a while form him.

SU Anniversary

Last week Sidney turned 10 years old and I made her some homemade treats.  Not sure how that nose knew what I was doing, but she would not leave my side and even guarded the jar on the counter.  She makes me so happy just by wagging her tail or snuggling close.  I am always loving on her, I can’t help it, she is my fur-baby and i love her so much!

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Sidney 11

Sidney 13

She wasn’t too interested in her new baby that we got her, it was just all about the food!

Sidney 12

Here is the recipe that I made for her and I found it on Pinterest, gotta love that site for a ton of recipe ideas.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 large eggs
2/3 cup pumpkin purée, canned or fresh
3 tbsps peanut butter

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place all ingredients in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium for about a minute or until the dough looks like a bunch of little dough balls. If you pinch a piece and it crumbles, add a little water. If it’s really sticky, it’s too wet and you’ll need to add a little flour. Gather the dough together and form into a ball. Place on a lightly floured work surface and roll it out to about 1/4-inch thickness. You can either use a cookie cutter to cut out cute shapes or use a knife to cut squares or strips. I am pretty sure the dog doesn’t care, but I rather prefer the cute shapes. I gather the scraps together and roll them out again and again until I’ve used up the dough. Place the cookies on a baking sheet. They can be crowded pretty close together since they don’t expand much. Bake 15-20 minutes for softer treats or 30 minutes for hard treats. Let cool completely. Makes 100+ 1-inch heart-shaped dog treats.

Soft treats will last no more than a few days on the counter, perhaps a week in the refrigerator. You can try freezing them for longer storage.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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