IPSY; The Littlest Bloodhound

Hounds are true love. There is something in my soul that looks in to the eyes of a hound and just feels the friendship and forever companion. God gave them long ears to hear our needs, big eyes to see the world like a forever adventure, and a “hound song” to proclaim loudly how wonderful life is!

When puppy fever hits…. it hits you hard with some fierceness! Last summer I was on a mission to add a new hound love to the Sloan household. I searched and searched…..  I originally had my heart set on finding a Bluetick Coonhound and naming her Daisy. I had it all planned out down to the name!

But then a thing happened………

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:Marriage: Our Adventure Begins

Summer 2009…… We met at Arkansas Tech University (Fisheries & Wildlife Majors).

February 14, 2016…..We got engaged after picking up cans to recycle.

September 17, 2016….. Our Adventure Begins.

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Sew your life together: Memories

We all have women in our lives that we look up to: mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, friends, mother-in-laws, sisters, the little old lady at church…. These are women who have strength and grace, “piss and vinegar”, compassion and understanding, or motivation that inspires us in some shape or fashion.  We surround ourselves with this “tribe” of women and it sculpts us into who we are today. We are given opportunities to share memories and  learn “old ways” and “new ways” of doing things that allow us to make it through life. I’m talking …… Granny Hacks!

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Chickens and Jesus


You wake up after your alarm, late to work again. You almost hit a chicken crossing the road. You had a bad dream the night before. You failed a test you studied so hard for. You find out your mother has terminal cancer. You wreck your car. You pop off and say something ugly to someone you love. You are a hardworking husband who can’t spend much time at home because you have to work to provide.You barely make a deadline at work. You have overly anxious moments that leave you feeling helpless. You lose your job and stress about how to pay your bills. You were raped. You have been diagnosed with a disease that no one can treat. You lose your wife of 30 years and wasn’t ready to see her go. You are an overworked mother whose kids are currently running laps around the house. You are a senior in high school who isn’t sure what you are “going to do when you grow up”. You’ve lost a child.

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