Foster Homes Needed ASAP

Grand Stand Golden Retriever Rescue needs foster homes!

Bad situation in Conway, SC. Owner has no electricity or phone and is keeping 9 golden/lab puppies and 3 adult Goldens and labs warm with a borrowed grill and propane tank.

We have offered to take the puppies into our rescue and fix the parents for him. Turns out he had 1 and rescued 2 others and has asked us to find homes for all of them.

We are still working out the details, but will need 11 or 12 foster homes for these babies.

Can you foster 1 or know anyone who can?

Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe


1/2 cup butter $
1 1/2 (1-oz.) sqs. unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar $
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon milk $
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 9-inch pie crust
Garnish: whipped cream

Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat; set aside.

Combine sugars, eggs, milk, flour and vanilla in a medium bowl. Gradually add chocolate mixture, beating constantly. Pour into unbaked pie crust; bake at 325° for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool before serving. Garnish, if desired.

‘Letting People Go’ Quote


Love this.

Have been doing this for the first time in my life this year. It is VERY difficult to let some people go, especially the ones you really love. Especially when you share DNA.

You get to a point where you can finally love yourself and you’re going to put your happiness first – no matter what.

Cut the dock lines and set sail my friends. You will be free.

Nutella-Stuffed Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Making these tonight!


Holy, motherload. My life has changed. Because of a cookie. This cookie.

It was gloomy, I was beyond lazy, and I had one thing on my mind… I wanted to bake something. I really shouldn’t restrict myself from baking… I just go crazy.

I  had seen this recipe published on Tastespotting earlier in the week and I bookmarked it because I knew I couldn’t live another week without baking it. Not an exaggeration.  In my humble opinion, bookmarking is a pretty big deal now that I have Pinterest to pin the thousands of recipes I’m “going to try.” If I bookmark something, there is no possible way I will forget about it… Not like you could pay me forget about cookies with browned butter, but you get the idea.

This recipe literally sang to me. Browned butter has never let me down, but for some reason I’ve never really tried sprinkling…

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What you can Learn From Hiring a Veteran

Social Health

What you can Learn From Hiring a Veteran

‘Hiring a vet’ is not an act of charity. Organizations that claim they ‘hire veterans’ in the same way they claim they are ‘going green’ are missing the point, and here is why:

They value service before self

Forget customer service training, serving members were trained in a form of service unparalleled in the civilian world. Right from day one, the military instills the true value of service in its members and it is often put to the test in life or death situations.

In the military, ‘service’ means commitment to a larger moral/ collective cause. It’s not just what customer-service representatives do for the purpose of increasing corporate profits. Profits are merely a by-product of this commitment. In an age where the ‘call of duty’ has turned into a videogame, and ‘loyalty’ has been replaced by ‘brand loyalty’, civilian employers can learn from the military’s version of ‘service’.


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