4th of July Picnic

Hi sweet friends!

We are home from our #roberdspilgrimage with all of our big dreams and we've been so busy trying to find time to make them all a reality! We have so much in the works and we can't wait to share it all with you. BUT FIRST, we are so excited to finally have our own website and domain name! There is so much more to come here, but we wanted to start with the launch of our blog. What better way to celebrate than with a July 4th puppy-friendly picnic complete with homemade dog biscuits?! We couldn't agree more! A few ideas to make your 4th of July weekend a little sweeter and a lot more dog loveable.

The dog biscuits were so simple and easy and pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself. All I did was mix together:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 ripe banana, mashed
A drizzle of honey
1/2 cup of Peanut Butter
Bind together with an egg until dough forms
Add some flour, roll out, cut into doggy bone shapes, and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until brown.

For the dog-friendly frosting on top:
12 ounces nonfat cream cheese, room temperature
2 teaspoons of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 teaspoons of cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat with a mixer until fluffy. Frost cookies and add food coloring if you want! I just drizzled red and blue on top.

That's it! And Cooper can't get enough.

They're so good, he couldn't wait any longer!

The human food was just as good and cute. White chocolate covered pretzels and oreo pops are just as yummy as they sound. And so fun, quick, and easy to decorate in all things patriotic!

With the extra colored white chocolate left over, I just drizzled it over some white popcorn!

Happy 4th of July weekend, sweet friends! Ours will be spent up north in a cabin with a bunch of friends. Hope yours is filled with love, laughter, and lots of yummy treats!

With fingers permanently colored red, white, and blue,
Joshua, Ashleigh, and Cooper