Happy birthday to MEOW!

Today is Sugar the Cat’s FIRST birthday! When I adopted her last April, the shelter told me that she was the only girl born on February 11th, 2018. 😀 I celebrated her birthday this past Saturday by having a great big bash with all her friends.

Here is Sugar the day she came home – almost a year ago! Almost grown into those ears!
Party animal – doesn’t she look thrilled 😉
Party time! Even Hello Kitty made an appearance!

I decorated (guess how long that sweets garland lasted for? SIGH!), baked cupcakes, blew up balloons, and had a loong conversation with a cashier at the party store about my daughters first birthday plans (she IS my daughter – just a bit furrier than usual!)

Presents were found (much more fun wrapped!)

In case you’re curious too, she ended up getting an Ikea cat tube from my brother. Yes, it fit in that tiny little package!

She only had a tiny nibble of frosting – wasn’t really interested in PEOPLE food. Blegh!

Cake was SMASHED!

The cat’s IN the bag!

A great time was had by all! 🙂

It’s always a great time to throw a party! Whether it’s for your human friends or your pet friends.

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Monday MOTIVATION! Travel to the colourful candy coated worlds of PIP AND POP!

Outside my window is ridiculously, no good, oh so freezing, why do I live here – COLD!!! Everybody is daydreaming about getting away to a hot sandy beach far far away to escape the cold. Me, I’m not such a big fan of hot either – but a trip to a magical land of CANDY is much more my thing!

One of my favourite artists and a big sweet-toothed inspiration of mine is the installation artist PIP AND POP. Pip and Pop (also known as Australian artist Tanya Schultz) creates entire worlds filled with candy, sparkly rainbow sugar, and complete and utter HAPPINESS that transport you back to the carefree days of your childhood when your teeth just ACHED from FAR TOO MANY SWEETS and there was endless possibility!

You can’t help but wanting to build a little house on the foot of a towering glittering sugar sweet mountain! Let’s GO!

You can explore and drool over her worlds here on Instagram or Facebook!

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Things I’m Loving Thursday!… I HEART IT!

What better thing than to remember and share what makes you the HAPPIEST! Then you can look back on it on the days that feel the gloomiest and look back at what makes life truly great. 😀 So each and every Thursday I’m going to share a few of my LOVES!

So the first instance of things I love should probably be something I really love…. HEARTS!!! <3

I was talking with people at work who were complaining a bit about how there is Valentines stuff out in stores already (I saw stuff on Boxing Day already haha)! But I LOVE IT! Even though I’m perpetually happily single, hearts fill me with warmth and happiness. Second to my Hello Kitty collection is my collection of HEART things so I look forward to Valentines season to increase my love of love!

Measure my love…
Sprinkle some love…
Wear your love!
And of course my great LOVE also loves the heart garland!


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I dream of spring…ie!

This was a looong week! Maybe because it was the first full week back at work, or just the seemingly endless winterness, or just a case of the grumpies for some unknown reason, but it REALLY got to me!

My craft a day-ness suffered a bit because of it. There were a couple of days that I wasn’t able to do anything but knit a few stitches or glue a couple of pompoms and then did a proper hibernation and climbed into my cave at like 7 pm! Was just super sleepy!

But as soon as I escaped from work on Friday, I cranked up the heat in my house and threw on my most flowery dress and dreamed of green, flowers, and sunshine and I was BACK! This weekends’ accomplishments: bedazzled some photo frames, am relatively confident in doing a running stitch in sewing, made a LOT of new felt friends, organized my craft room (it was chaos and I kept losing Sugar in the mess!), polished off most of the remaining Christmas cookies (it had to be done :D), and walked a TON (to burn off the cookies and unwind)!

I was craving strawberries during my spring daydreams, so I made these guys out of felt!

Just have to keep remembering, sunnier days to come! 🙂 xoxo

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Day 29 of the 30 day blog challenge!

Day 29 – A Confession

Yesterday was a bit of a crazy day for me!! I ended up catching the earlier bus to work and I was pretty excited that I was starting off the work year off so motivated… and then… my bus got in a crash! Nothing bad and I’m completely okay – as was everyone on the bus and the driver of the other car. I was extra awake after that and even walked the rest of the way to work (bonus fitness!)!

Also my parents are also in town for a few days so I was hanging out with them in the evening – hurray for yummy parent cooked meals! Although finding time to fit in my craft a day is going to be a bit more of a challenge than I thought. I was up past my bedtime last night hardcore glue-gunning pompoms to barrettes, but I’m really determined and loving it! Never felt so relaxed!

Second to last day of the 30 day blog challenge today – A CONFESSION!!! This was the day I was most dreading writing about, because what in the world can I possibly confess?!?! Something deep and dark and mysterious about myself?! Well there’s not much of that!! My whole blog has really been a confession so far!

I guess I could confess that I REALLY embrace being a bit of a weirdo! I really tried for a looong time to fit in with people and just wanted to be invisible, and it felt so dishonest and draining. It took me a long time to get to this place. So I’m very happy now living my bright pink, twirly, ruffly, oh so silly, cat hair covered life and I’m so excited about being like this when I’m 85! Be yourself, it’s the most fun! 😀


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