Christmas Time

December 18, 2014 4:50 am - No Comments


I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by and that it is now Christmas time.

We put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving. It didn’t take us long to pick out the perfect tree at the tree farm. I picked the tree this year. I picked a short and chubby one. We usually get a really tall tree and have to cut it twice before it would fit, not this year, I made sure of it! See the Instagram photo below. Mikayla is now a little bit taller then me at 5’1, which is really weird!


We got our Christmas shopping done last week. We have also started our Christmas baking. So far we have made Chex Mix and No Bake Cookies. We are on our 3rd batch of No Bake Cookies cause the first two didn’t set, which was very disappointing.

Putting the tree up. Got a short one this year. :)

A photo posted by Tonaka Duncan (@tonaka) on

Can’t wait until Christmas next week!

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Recently on Instagram

October 29, 2014 10:52 am - No Comments

Pumpkin Spice Oreo

I really love these! One of my new fall favorites!

Mikayla with the Furbabies

These furbabies love Mikayla. I catch them like this all the time.

OS X Yosemite

Upgraded my iMac to Yosemite the day it was released. Really loving it! Its beautiful plus I love getting my phone calls through my Mac.

McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte

I first tried the pumpkin spice latte from McDonalds last year. I was instantly hooked!

Mikayla will read anywhere

This girl will read anywhere.


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Country Girl

October 14, 2014 10:03 am - No Comments

Country Girl

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I Heart Faces – Beautiful Eyes

September 9, 2014 2:37 am - Comments (4)


Photo Challenge Submission

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Meet TaTa

September 4, 2014 11:33 am - No Comments

We have a new furbaby. Her name is TaTa, I think, she doesn’t seem to answer to it. Maybe I’m saying it wrong?


Anyway, last Friday while browsing my Facebook feed I see a post that the animal shelter had a female chihuahua. When I first saw her she was hiding and shaking in her cell. I don’t think the two huge dogs in cells next to her, that would not stop barking, was helping her nerves a bit. She was also in a cell with some other type of dog, which I think was a poodle or something close to it. This dog had come in with her. They said that the reason they were in there is because the owner rented and the landlord wouldn’t allow them to keep the dogs anymore.

When we finally got her out I held her for about ten minutes. At first she was very scared but seemed to calm down. The animal shelter workers informed me that she would need some work as she was very shy and skittish.

We were not able to bring home at the time of adoption due to being spayed and chipped. I was told that it would be Tuesday before she would come home with me. I was surprised when they called me about four hours later to pick her up the next morning.

As of today she seems not to be so skittish. She is getting over her shyness more and more every day. She is leash trained. She does not like being outside without a leash on her. I tried not using a leash and she just runs back to the front door and sits there wanting back inside. Hence why the photo above is in front of my front door. As we live in the county we do not put a leash on our dogs. Walking a dog on a leash is new to me. I have never had one to cooperate on one. Every dog I have had would just stand there looking very confused.

TaTa demands attention ALL.THE.TIME. unless she is asleep. If you are not giving her attention she will whine. I have figured out that the pointing of a finger and a stern hush will quiet her down for about ten minutes. I do feel that she was a very spoiled dog with her previous owners.

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