There’s a gang of little girls that roam around our neighborhood, giggling and shrieking and chattering a million miles a minute. If you cross paths with them, they’ll start a conversation but if something more interesting comes along (like a dog on a leash), then you’re old news and they’re off in a flash.
The other day they informed me that I have two cats: one is a calico, and the other one is shy.
So true! With the amount of time the cats spend out on the porch, these girls have them all figured out.
On June 13 we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary… time flies!
Cora joined our family a couple weeks after the wedding, an itty bitty kitten. Tali came along about a year later, and she was 2-3 years old when we took her home from the Humane Society. Even though Tali hasn’t been around quite as long, she’s ahead of the age game, so I’m calling it even & sharing six fun facts about the kitcats.
Here are Six Things You Didn’t Know About…
(1.) talks to hubby all the time, but she refuses to respond to me. I don’t know why!
(2.) enjoys talking to the birds from the window. She started chirping to the birds in San Francisco and continues here in TN…. I have no idea if she wants to be friends with the birds or eat them. Maybe both!
(3.) runs outside every time the door is left open too long, but never runs far and always waits for you to bring her back inside.
(4.) has been stuck in a tree, inside a neighbor’s locked house, and caught by animal control… all in the first couple years of her life.
(5.) sports 2 symmetrical white marks by her ears due to some ear mite medicine that changed the color of her fur where it was applied.
(6.) loves the leftover milk or yogurt from my breakfast each morning.
(1.) loves cat toys, and rarely plays with household items… she prefers tennis balls!
(2.) is very suspicious of people food and is never interested in table scraps.
(3.) has always been skittish, but in the past year or so has finally allowed us to pick her up. Lately I’ve been instigating more cuddling and I think she’s finally coming around!
(4.) appears black, but in the sunlight her fur is actually dark brown.
(5.) ran away for 10 days once… I hardly recognized her when she was finally caught by animal control, but I’m so glad we were reunited!
(6.) begs (loudly) for her meals… starting an hour or so before meal time, twice daily on the dot!
I know it’s obvious but… love my two kitties!
Today’s throwback is actually a bit of an update on an old post. Since we’ve been travelling a lot lately, I’ve been throwing my makeup into a bag quite regularly for overnight, road trips, and plane rides. Even though I like to experiment with fun new makeup (thanks, Birchbox!), I stick to my tried-and-true basics on a daily basis. Over 2 years ago – April 2013! – I wrote about my favorite products.
How about a little Now and Then action?
1. Moisturizer – Cerave AM
2. Foundation – Clinique Acne Solutions liquid foundation in Fresh Alabaster
3. Cream Powder – Too Faced Flawless Foundation with SPF in Warm Vanilla
4. Blush – Too Faced bronzer in Snow Bunny
5. Eyeshadow – Clinique quad (I use the Lucky Penny and Dark Plum shades the most often)
6. Eye liner – Maybelline Define-a-Line eye liner in Black
7. Mascara – Maybelline Great Lash or L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes (not pictured, but a frequent pick if it’s on sale)
8. Lipstick – Clinque Almost Lipstick in Black Honey or Maybelline Color Sensation lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon
Happy Throwback Thursday!
The month of mayhem that was May is over, and this past weekend was the first in quite a while where we didn’t have anywhere to be, anywhere to drive, or anything in particular to do. It was great! I got to catch up on a few house projects, spend some time with my sewing machine (finally!), but most of all… I got some quality time with the kit-cats.
Here’s a sample of what our fascinating conversations are like:
Me: Tali, what are your hopes and dreams?
Me: Cora, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I can tell they’re happy we’re home again for some one-on-one time!
Happy Memorial Day! We’re driving home today from visiting hubby’s family for the weekend. I don’t have any new pics of the cats, so let’s flashback to last year and the year before to see what the kitties were up to on past Memorial Days…
Two years ago… the cats had a very busy day planned in San Francisco!
Watch the sunrise
Take a nap
Take a bath
Take a nap
Lay out in the sun
Take a nap
Catch up on laundry
Take a nap
Play hide and seek
Take a nap
Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!
More #catsofinstagram for you! This batch hails from October, when the weather was still nice but starting to drift toward the holidays. (Wow, I need to actually finish up that quilt…) Lots of Timehop action this week, of course!
I love my little bedside table, and all the little things on it.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we? I’ve linked to a few older posts if you’re interested in reading more.
1 – “Be the day short, or be the day long, at last it weareth to evening song.” I designed this cross stitch sampler myself, when I was going through a really hard year and needed to remind myself that this too would pass. (Via Anne Shirley, of course!)
2 – Embroidered Wedding Sampler. Of course this sampler is special too… I started stitching my senior year in college while I was engaged… and finished it up after almost two years of marriage.
3 – Reading Material. Of course I have a few books to read!
4 – 10 Year Journal. I’ve been writing nearly every day in this journal since the start of the year – with just a few lines for each day, it’s easy to keep up and the idea of looking back on what I wrote 10 years from now is so much fun!
5 – Bedside table. I found this pair of bedside tables at Cozy Cat Consignment Furniture – by far my favorite furniture store in the area! I love perusing this store every so often for great finds, and so far I’ve brought home a dining room table and coffee table too!
It’s comforting to have a few of my favorite things at my bedside every night… and once I started taking a closer look, it was quite the trip down memory lane!