Camping, Contests, and Princess Cheese: It’s Friday I’m in Love…

New friend I made this week: PRINCESS CHEESE! Oh, my, goodness.

For eight months I have been missing my first dog-love, Puck, so very much. So on Sunday, to celebrate our sixth anniversary, Carleton, Scarlet, and I went to the animal shelter in search of a new four legged friend. And we found her! And then also Scarlet gave her a very, umm, special name. Meet Princess Cheese (full name Princess Cheese Aurora Chocolate, ahem).

Many thanks to my dreamy hubs for making our anniversary extra special.

Now to battle away a lingering kennel cough and some pesky dimodectic mange. She’s on a bunch of meds, but any helpful tips are welcome. Shelter dogs may be a little worse for wear, but she sure knows where her home is now. She’s one happy mutt and just a perfect little scruffins.

Recipe I tried (and loved): Thanks to all of your wonderful advice on Facebook (so many good ideas in the comments on that link, thx), I prepped for our camping trip this weekend by making and freezing 20 “Campurritos” a la this recipe from Ninth and Bird. Now on Sunday morning I can just open one eye and point my husband toward the cooler while mumbling something like “heat…fire…go…” before rolling over and covering my head with a pillow. Win.

Happiest place on earth: Still, Disneyland!

Cause that caught my attention: My friend had Hodgkins Lymphoma. That blew. But she’s better now, which is good. So much better, in fact, that despite being sort of not-so-athletic on the regular, she’s decided to do a triathlon (along with two friends – she’s the swimmer) to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If this cause means anything to you, give them a pledge! P.S. I love their team name – “the TRY team.”

THING YOU WANT TO WIN: Have you started planning your entries to our contest to win a Brother PE500 Embroidery Machine? Get the deets here and start crafting. We can’t wait to see your entries!

PHOTO CONTEST FUNTIME:Jacinda and I have become obsessed with Instragram since signing up a couple weeks ago, so we want to play with you there (Follow us @prudentjaime and @prudentjacinda. Each week we are going to do a silly photo contest with a theme. Upload your pics on instagram and hashtag them #thisweekonprudentbaby, along with the week’s theme. We will pick a winner based on no discernible criteria, and post the pic and instagram handle here in this column next Friday. So this week’s theme is #CraftyKids. Here’s my entry…




I already ladored you guys, but love you even more for rescuing your sweet Princess Cheese. Thank you so much for saving this pup and for being such a great example to your blog followers.

Merry Miller Moon

That is your husband? OMG! he’s hot! The doggie is cute and your daughter is adorable!! But, please more pics of your hubby! đŸ™‚


Yowza, your husband is sexy!!
Also- Princess cheese is adorable. As a mama to two shelter dogs I salute you for giving her a new home. Hope you have a nice weekend!


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