Thursday, March 31, 2011

Damn Rosalina Sale, Makes Money Fly Out of My Wallet...

Today was the first day of the semi annual Rosalina sale. I had just about forgotten about it until a friend called yesterday to see if I was going. Thanks so much Melissa, I really would have been better off with out the reminder! :)
Even though little one didn't really need anything, I thought we would just go and window shop...
Here is little one showing off a new dress.
Cute red and white polka dots with green smocked design. Thought it could make a cute holiday season dress for next year but it is not so festive that it can't be worn now.
 Could not pass up this cute top and pants for this summer.
 Love the precious flower embroidery!
 There was no way I was leaving this dress on the rack.  Little one loves it too!
 LOVE the little octopus and the pink polka dots!
 I was in the middle of checking out when I turned around and saw this dress. It is so different from the usual smocked things that I had to have it too.  Who doesn't love butterfly and flower fabric?
 I also bought the little one two super cute outfits for her dolls. She is getting old enough now that she likes to change her baby doll clothes so for 2 bucks an outfit it was something cute to keep her entertained while I shopped.
Somehow my intention of looking and not buying didn't happen, damn you Rosalina for having such cute stuff this time. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Poor Kitty and Springtime Fun...

I will start this post with an introduction of my one my outdoor kitties.
Introducing #Two aka TuTu.
 Tutu is one of the three outdoor kitties that reside in my yard. He is a sweet but skittish kitty whom over the last 4 years of living here has become one of my favorites. Since trapping him and having him neutered he has slowly come around and will even let little one hug and pet him as long as there is no attempt made to pick him up. That is a big no no. There originally were 5 kitties outside, which is why his name is #Two. At the time I couldn't be bothered coming up with that many names for cats we didn't really own.  Now that the three are members of the family I have unfortunately taken over their medical care. Can you hear Hubby cursing about the bills for cat food and the vet?
Unfortunately Tutu required a short trip to the vet yesterday. When he came round the evening before I noticed a gaping hole in his side that did not look great.  So off to the vet he went first thing yesterday morning. Taking Tutu to the vet is an experience in and of itself. When I had him neutered I wasn't even sure which cat he was I scooped up the first cat that came for breakfast and threw him in the carrier. When it came time to get him out to do the surgery he flipped out and it took 4 people and a huge comforter to get him confined for anesthesia. Lesson learned for sure. Now he gets dumped directly out of the carrier straight into the induction chamber (fish tank used to gas down a kitty) works great!
Poor guy was really pissed when he woke up and realized he looked like this...
 He was shaved that much to make sure that he didn't have more than one hole. I was worried about it being a possible bite would from our friendly opossum or raccoon that stop by on occasion. He is now the laughing stock of the neighborhood with his cool alternative haircut and almost 48 hours later the other 2 kitties are still hissing at him. Poor guy!

Spring has sprung at our house so last weekend I planted a few things.
I still feel like we may get one more cold snap so I haven't gone hog wild yet.
The little one helped me.
I caught her drinking the drops of water out of the flowers after watering.
Silly girl!
Here she proudly shows off her favorite!
I hope that Spring has found it's way to all of your houses!

My kid's happy and she knows it...

Especially when she thinks no one is watching...


Monday, March 7, 2011

Heels, Hearts and The Death of the Ch-Ch-Ch- Chia...

Had fun doing these cookies for a friend last week.
It was a bridal shower for a bride who loves shoes.  
Happy red heels.
A little added romance -cute red and purple hearts.
It was the first time I have had a chance to use my new little heart cookie cutter. I had intended on making valentine's cookies with them but unfortunately the day came and went without the time to bake them.  I think they turned out really well. I will have to plan a little better for valentine's next year.

I am finally saying goodbye to any and all hope that I may have had that my Chia Kitty
was going to grow as advertised. If you look close you can see the MOLD!
I'm not sure where I went wrong other than forgetting twice to water it I followed the instructions exactly. Such a sad Kitty.
On the upside I think it will make a great addtion to my yard.We have several kitties that hang out so why not one more?  At least this one won't pee and poop in the shrubs.