Monday, July 26, 2010

Bulldog Bike Ride!

I have always wanted to get my Bulldog a pull behind the bike child carrier. She enjoys rides in the Buick, Truck, camper, 4wheeler, snowmobile so why not a bike trailer?  My husband thought I was nuts and every time I said I want one of those for Diesel he would say " An who is gonna pull her" I guess I never really thought that one threw, besides if she fits in it why shouldn't I be able to pull her in it-right? -wrong!

So Friday my husband comes home and says "I can't believe That you didn't see that bike trailer on the side? of the road?" I was like where and why didn't you grab it!?" So he continues to tell me where it is and I take his work truck down the road to the house where this bike trailer is sitting and such a bonus for free! 

I get it home and ask my son to help me get it down and to the garage-there it would have to sit until we got home from camping!

As I was trying to get caught up on my SITS #31DBBB Challenge my son comes in and tells me he needs my help, and I should bring Diesel. I  reluctantly  make my way outside to find that he has hooked the bike trailer up to my bike and was waiting for Diesel to board.  I go and get some treats from the camper and try and cox's her in.  It took about 1/2 the bag but we finally got her in and all secured for her maiden voyage -she's kinda big only 92 pounds and all muscle! 



So I give her one more treat and off they go!  They went down the driveway and back a few times.  She was a little scared at first but seemed to warm up to it.

Tonight I asked Diesel if she wanted to go for a bike ride and she got all excited just like she gets when you ask her if she wants to go for a ride or to get some ice cream!  My Son said if I could get her out there and all hooked up that he would give her another ride. 

So Diesel and I went out to the bike trailer and she hoped in and out, then went to play with Moose-our other dog.  She has this ritual that when she does something she rewards herself with attacking Moose. 

I got her all excited and calmed down and we did this in and out of the trailer about 10 times, until finally she got in and sat down.  We secured her and Tyler took off.  This time they went to the end of the driveway and back and did a few circles in the yard.  She had a huge smile on her face.  She loves it. 

Tyler thinks that we need to make a few modifications to the bike trailer so it won't drag and it will be easier to pull.  Once Tyler has that done I will post a follow up video. 

Check it out!  Bet you never saw a Bully in a Bike Carrier!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

My 7 Followers

Today I wish to thank all of my new followers.

My first follower is Clear Focus Marketing: I work freelance for this company as their website guru, social media junkie and other fun marketing things.  You can visit Mary and her Company @ http://www.clearfocusmarketing.com/

 My second follower came to my blog unknown after a post I wrote about making soap.  Debbie has 2 blogs, you can find her @ http://castlefreaks-kingdom.blogspot.com/ and http://being-aunt-debbie.blogspot.com/

My 3rd-7th followers have come to me thru the SITS #31DBB challenge. 

# 3 is Tomica has 2 blogs also.  You can find her @ http://www.truthfulspeaking.blogspot.com/ and http://joyofgivingbirth.com/

Follower 4 is Dana, she publishes 3 blogs http://shortsproutphotography.blogspot.com/ http://ghostlywritings.blogspot.com/ and http://southerncomfortsbydana.blogspot.com/

Terry is my 5th follower you can view her blog @ http://twinfinity.org/

# 6 is Cameron or Ingenue Mom.  You can visit her blog here: http://www.ingenuemom.com/

and Lucky # 7 is  JEM  or Basement Conor Office http://www.basementcorneroffice.blogspot.com/

I love that I have connected with such wonderful woman that all have such wonderful things to blog about.   I  look forward to sharing with these wonderful woman over over the next 31 days and building a relationship with them in the years to come!

Welcome lady's to One Girl Ideas-hold on Its gonna be one heck of a ride!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

This is what they do for FUN in Wisconsin!

Sunday we went to Grantsburg WI. Home of the famous Snowmobile Watercross! Yes you heard right, there in Wisconsin they do things a little differently but if you’re a snowmobiler like I am you can understand the need to take your sled out in the middle of summer on a 88 degree day. After you have put your baby away for the winter any SLEDHEAD would want to take their machine for a summer ride. Maybe not like they do in Wisconsin ,but hey it makes for good entertainment.

If your thinking to yourself right now, how in the do they get a snowmobile to float, or why in the would you want to drive your snowmobile into a pond? Well to answer your question one must really understand snowmobiler, we really are a different bread and if you really love the sport you drive no matter the weather!

I have to say I was skeptical at first, just like the first time I saw Jay Quwinlein back flip a snowmobile. I wonder also just how they could get that heavy thing to float. I have done my share of water skipping so know that it can be one, I just wondered how you could take 5 laps around the pond and not sink?

My son’s were impressed and fit right in at Paul Thackers Trailer.


Check out the video’s below and see for yourself how snowmobile float!

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  Let me know what you think?

3 Things Every Girl/Mom Needs!

1. Cell Phone: Every Girl/Mom needs a reliable cell phone. From CNT these are the Top 5: 
2. Reliable Transportation: I think every Girl/Mom should get to drive what she wants not what she has to. If I got to drive what I wanted it would be a International CXT. I know not what your average mom would drive but who said I was the average mom. This baby would get me wherever I wanted to go. I could drop my son off at football and carry all of his gear, haul my sled or 4 wheeler, and get thru any Snow Storm that Minnesota throws at me!



3. Support: This has to be the biggest. From family, friends, or online groups like SITS. Every Girl/Mom needs someone or something to get you thru life. Thanks to all my family friend and fellow SISTS for all you do and have done for me. I would not be the person I am without any of you!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SITS Girls/ Pro Blogger 31 Day Challenge

SITS Girls is a community of lady bloggers who support each other, share tips, tricks...essentially, blogging love.

They are doing the ProBlogger 31 days to a build a better blog challenge, starting on July 19. Why don't you join in?  If your new to blogging or just need a blog boost like me then come join new for the challenge.  There are over 250 woman bloggers already signed up.  You can even enter to win the book for free.
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