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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cats Are The Spawn Of Satan

That is a bit harsh, but not too much.

All my life I've heard people describe themselves as either a "cat person" or a "dog person". I've never really heard anyone call themselves both. You know why? Because it is illogical. You can't be both. (I think Josh might be, but for my purposes here, we'll say he is strictly a dog person.)

My story starts here:

This beautiful mama rabbit is crying tears of terror during this photo. She is weeping her big black eyes out all over the lawn.
One awful, awful, Friday evening a few weeks ago, I was in the house opening all the windows because it was gloriously beautiful outside. It takes a good minute to open them up, and while I was moving from room to room I would pick something up that needed to be put away elsewhere. So I'm minding my own business when I start hearing this cawing. I listened because I had never heard anything like it before. I walked to the window and saw four gigantic crows fighting one another over a baby rabbit. Right then, I may or may not have screamed.

I saw the baby rabbit get away and run its heart out over to our brick planter. I ran outside because I was going to help it...only to realize that I couldn't find it. It's mama was sitting in the side yard, so I thought that if I went inside she would hop on over and pick it up.

No such luck.

So in the mean time, Megan comes over (Don't worry, I'm getting to the evil cat part) and I tell her about the horrible crows and how much I hate them, and how much I may or may not have cried for mama rabbit. (I'm fairly certain that Mama Rabbit is the same rabbit I named Hal a few weeks ago. Fitting though that a female rabbit have a male name in our house.)

So Meg and I are sitting on the couch talking and start to hear this horrid squeal. At first we thought it was a bird, but it kept getting closer, and louder, so I got up and looked out the window. So did Amico. We both saw, at the same time that the Devil Cat next door was running across the yard with baby rabbit in its dirty little mouth. Hal was just running along side of them, helpless. I felt so bad for her. So Amico flips out. I mean flips out, flips out. He started his "I'm going to EAT YOU NOW" freaking out. Megan had never seen Amico flip out at a cat before, so she started flipping out. It was a freaking mess.

I ordered Amico into his cage, and me and Meg sat on the couch and cried for ten minutes.

I'm kidding.

It was fifteen.

My story ends with Devil Cat. The next morning I woke up to this. He's after my birds now.

This. Is. War.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dog Tease

I think this is hilarious.

Monday, June 13, 2011

So Adorable

Saw this at work today and had to share.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Hack Has A Home

You remember a few weeks ago when I made screens, right? I bought this, my first ever hack saw. Since I'm not typically a handy lady I don't have a toolbox, workbench, or any of that manual labor related stuff. I usually borrow everything from my dad, but decided I was going to buy this.
Back on topic, I don't have a home for this thing. I don't have one of those cool peg boards where everything has its own outline. So I went out into the garage, found an empty nail, and called it a day.
Perhaps someday I'll add other components of a do it yourself lifestyle and they can all live together on the wall in the garage.

Planting Plants

 I have no idea what this is, but I love it. I don't even know why, I just do. The other day I was hanging out and my mom called and asked me to go to Sam's Club to check out some plants they had for sale. So I did and found this. I love it. Sadly, someone in line told me that its a one time thing and won't come  up again next year.
 I got these bushes. They're called Weigela Wine and Roses. Supposedly they're going to flower, and get gigantic. Like 5 ft x 5 ft. I made sure they had enough room to grow.
 This is once I had them in. It was much more difficult to plant with the weed carpet down, but I made it work.
 Consider this the official before. If you look real close you can see the four of them. Two on the outside corners of the big window. And one on each side of those, equally spaced away. I'll post in a few weeks to check the progress.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Appetizer Night

Earlier in the week, Meg and I were discussing our weekend plans and decided to do a dinner club on Saturday. It originally started out as a Mexican Night, then changed to a Dip Night, and finally ended up being an Appetizer Night. We love to eat, what can I say?

Skinny Girl Margaritas. I thought this was extremely bitter, so we added the strawberries. Meg drank hers, but I ended up pouring mine out and going for the good stuff.
Megan's famous Fruit Salsa
Edamame. My newest favorite snack.
Crab Ceviche - fantastic. I wish I had used real limes instead of the juice I had in the fridge. I skipped the peppers, but it was still delicious. As is anything that contains cilantro.
Guacamole. Premade.
Today for lunch - ceviche taco w/guac. I love leftovers.


My mom got me this compost container last year, but I never got around to setting it up.
So last week I set it up, but left it on the patio because I couldn't decide where I wanted to put it. Today Josh suggested just putting it where the old pile is and it sounded like a good idea. I wanted it closer to the house, but with one pile already existing, it just seemed easier to go with it.

Do you compost?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Face Time

About a year ago, I started asking you all for opinions about face care (like this and this). I can honestly say, until about a year ago, I can't think of a time I had ever had a really bad breakout. My face was super clear and healthy, and much to the dismay of a certain LancĂ´me clerk, I only washed it with regular bar soap. Like just whatever we happened to have in the house. For real.

So like I said, about a year ago, I started breaking out pretty bad for me. Having never dealt with it before, I had no idea what to do. My eyebrow magician tried to give me some cheaper products to use, but in the end said "you know, you may just have to suck it up and splurge a little for the higher end face wash" (those may not be her exact words, but it was along that line). So I did. And I can't be sure whether my body just decided to finally give me a break, or if it was just the face wash, or a mixture of both, but I'm much happier now.

This is what I use now:
This is the Eminence Organics website. I know if you Google this product you can buy it online, but not directly from the company. I buy mine from my eyebrow magician, and one tiny bottle is a three month supply. There is no water at all in the product, so you only use an amount the size of a pea. It is much gentler and kinder to my skin. Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

Breakfast with the Guys

Joshua and I went to Dunkin' with my brothers and dad yesterday.
I love their hair short.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Young House Love

I am absolutely obsessed with this blog. Young House Love is amazing. Every time I read it, I see something else I want to do to my own house.

My most recent project I'm determined to do is "wallpaper" the hallway with frames. Check out their posts about it here and here.
Per their disclaimer: All photos are owned by Young House Love. If you use any of these, credit it back to them.

As someone who previously had no idea what in the world you were supposed to do with a hallway, I'm so excited to see a project like this. I love everything they have in it, and cannot wait to put my own stuff up in our hallway. We won't have room for a table, but we have a chair rail that runs down our hallway.

I cannot wait to update you all with pictures from this project!

A New 'Do

Al got her hair cut...she actually looks like a rabbit now.
But you still can't see her eyes.

Oh, What A Life.

I love summer.

This beautiful flower came right off of my peony bush and straight into the vase...as soon as I got the bugs off.

My kitchen: home of my favorite Tequila Sunrise. Yum.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I'm Not Sure Words Are Needed

I'm not the only fan of peonies. I was so stinkin' excited when I saw this, and even more excited that it didn't fly away immediately.

I'm gonna have to print this one.

What The Hex? Part Deux.

A couple days ago I posted about this bracelet I made. I thought it was awesome, but I didn't like the leather string I used. I wanted something thinner, and easier to move. Yesterday Megan and I went to Hobby Lobby and I got this black twine. I cut the bolts (I like to call them beads but Megan makes fun of me for it) off of the leather one and reused them for this one...which I like much better.


What do you think?

Happy Birthday

to Marky Mark.
Somehow this has turned into a tradition. I read the site Dlisted and they update every day with birthdays. I'm not like a super stalker who remembers.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Oh No She Didn't

You cannot be serious.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wildlife Week

At the lake this weekend we saw this mama bird protecting her nest. She built it right by the main walkway. It may not have been smart, but she was really watching us. She has Easter basket grass all in her nest. Very resourceful if you ask me.
When we got home, Hal, Al's cousin was hanging out in the yard.
Betty drank too much again and passed out outside her house...upside down.
Amico loves the windows being open. It really maximizes his potential as neighborhood watchdog.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's Peony Time

My favorite time of year is when the peonies bloom. They are by far my favorite flower (as can be seen in the flowers from our wedding).
The house came with a pink bush. I have some bulbs that I'm hoping are different colors. I love every shade that peonies come in.

This one I swapped the color with the red of my Jeep.
This is the color of the hideous dumpster sitting in our driveway. I rented it to clean, and need to finish filling it and have it picked up.

What is your favorite flower?


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