Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cat Thursday: Peek-a-boo!

Cat Thursday
Welcome to Cat Thursday, hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict! Cat Thursday is a way to share fun pictures, tidbits, and news of all things cat related!

It's been a couple of weeks now without the foster kittens and things are definitely calmer around here, but also a little boring. As much as I love my dog, she's not half as entertaining as the kittens were!

The kittens liked to play while I was online, but I'd turn around periodically for a headcount. Sometimes it took awhile before I could find them all because they liked to hide. And sometimes it was like they were playing peek-a-boo with me. Too funny!

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Houdini loved that box!

Monday, August 24, 2015

A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr. Kate #BookReview

A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr. Kate Book ReviewTitle:  A Hot Glue Gun Mess
Author:  Mr. Kate
Release Date:  June 16, 2015
Publisher:  William Morrow Paperbacks
Source:  review copy received from the publisher

In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects - woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes.

My Review:

While I'm not what you'd call a crafty person, I do have aspirations of craftiness. Unfortunately, they don't really extend beyond pinning projects on Pinterest. 

After reading the synopsis of this book, I had high hopes that I could finally unleash my inner Craft Goddess! Sadly, she remains leashed for the moment as none of Mr. Kate's projects really appealed to me. I do want to try her nail polish suggestions, but that's about it. At least I have a fun new blog to follow!

Most of the projects in this book are a little too quirky or young for my taste (a doily skirt? metal studs on your boot heels?), but I did love Kate's stories. Part memoir and part DIY, the stories were my favorite part of this book!

Growing up in LA with a hippie-inspired mother and a father show business big wig, Kate's childhood sounds much more exciting then mine! I know that I never got to have dinner with Tom Hanks or meet Michael J Fox on a movie set. Then she grows up to marry a real-life rock star? Granted, he's a member of a boy band I've never heard of, but still!  

Kate seems like a fun, charismatic person and I loved reading her stories! While the crafts she choose to highlight in this book weren't for me, I'm sure that they'll appeal to her target audience and that they'll love the book!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cat Thursday: Tortitude

Cat Thursday
Welcome to Cat Thursday, hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict! Cat Thursday is a way to share fun pictures, tidbits, and news of all things cat related!

The first time I picked the foster kittens up from the vet after a check-up, one of the vet techs mentioned that Tortellini was a handful and hissed during the entire exam. I was surprised, as I'd never heard anything out of her except purrs, chirps, and meows.

This was the first time I'd ever heard of tortitude.

You looking at me?

Tortitude - Among cat owners there is considerable talk about tortoiseshell cats having a personality set apart from other colorations. This is referred to as "tortitude". Tortoiseshell cats are said to be strong-willed, fiercely independent, hot-tempered and very possessive of their owners. They are also said to be more vocal and likely to hiss, meow loudly or purr strongly to make their needs known. (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Another Day book review

Another Day, a companion piece to Every DayTitle:  Another Day
Author:  David Levithan
Release Date:  August 25, 2015
Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young Readers
Source:  NetGalley

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day - a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all. (Goodreads)

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