Monday, February 25, 2013

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Addition to the family

Matthew and I have been talking about getting a cat for awhile now. After looking a various adoption centers and we didn't have any luck. So I started looking at craigslist, and we found a cat that fit our criteria. Welcome the newest member of our family, Walter!

He is eight months old, up to date on his shots, neutered and declawed in his front paws. His owner had a busy work schedule and felt like he wasn't getting the attention he deserved. We're happy to take him.

Walter is adjusting well to our house. He is very much a lap cat and though he is curious about the dogs, he still doesn't want the dogs near him. But as I am writing this, he is stalking Angelina around the house and Angelina is freaking out about it (of course).

Walter also likes to talk, a lot.

But I sort of have forgotten what it is like to own a cat. He woke me up this morning staring at me and the dogs from my bedside table.

And then there is the typical cat...sitting on my laptop while trying to post this.

He ended up deleting a lot of the post and adding his own flare. Thank goodness for the undo button. 
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Our first Valentines as Mr and Mrs

This Valentines day Matthew and I agreed to not spend much money on it. We bought some bowls that goes with our china as our gifts, so I wasn't expecting much. But Matthew being the amazing man he is had other plans.

When I woke up I found chocolate in various spots around the house. This was next to my purse.

Then I got into my car and there was a bag of Valentine goodies in it, including these oreos that Matthew made into heart shapes. Talk about feeling loved!

Then when he came home he surprised me yet again! He made the 'bouquet' for me at work!

For dinner we make some Italian baked chicken with cauliflower and tomato basil risotto.

And I surprised him with some cheesecake that looked like those conversation candy hearts for dessert. It was so yummy that Matthew and I ate it before I could take a picture of it. But if you really want to see what it sort of looked like you can look at the blog I got the idea from
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Monday, February 11, 2013

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Sick puppy

My poor Milton was sick yesterday. He spent most of Sunday in the following manner:

stealing the covers, curled up in a ball.

Angelina was not happy that Milton was taking all of the blanket, so she laid on me. 

She also kept looking at Milton like he was going to explode. It's not like he threw up on her, but she kept her distance.

But by evening he was feeling better, yay!

And he wore himself out playing. Look at that face!
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Monday, February 4, 2013

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Cross and infinity lariat

So I saw this cross and infinity lariat on etsy and I fell in love with it. I love crosses and I love infinity. So I then thought "I could make that". My mom happens to have lots of tools for jewelry making and I had the items I needed for the lariat, so why not?

Here are the starting products, the cross was a Christmas gift from my mom actually.

First was to take off the fastenings on the necklace. I used that chain that the cross was on for the lariat.

Next I used these little guys to fasten the cross and infinity to the chain.


Now to take of the pesky little loop on the other side of the infinity.

These cutters had a warning printed on them to wear proper safety glasses when using them. I'm a rebel, I didn't use safety glasses.

And the finished product!

Just slip the cross through the infinity loop.

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