Monday, January 31, 2011

Puppy Love

I've received these words many times through e-mail, and just happened upon them in a nice graphic.

Words to live by.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Bunday!

Phew! A day full of wedding planning! (I know, I know- I'll post about it soon!)

Meanwhile, Daisy continues to live the easy life, sittin' pretty:

'Til next time!

Happy Belated Caturday

Well, life picked up again and here we are... but only a day late!

Just a little reminder that the princess...

(Her rightful place, as the only female cat)

has spunk!

(Somebody's gotta keep that bunny in line!)

'Til next time!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Fotos on Friday again- woohoo! You know the drill- these are my favorites, go here to pick yours!

Sadness can be so beautiful

And I didn't know surfing is one of the fastest growing sports in Britain (!)

This picture makes me feel like there's a rock in my chest.
Look at the faces on those boys. Big, heavy sigh.

The work demeans humans and animals

Another chest-tightening picture

Here's hoping for a happier collection next week!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Bunday!

Lucky for all of us, Daisy didn't have quite as an exciting week as last week. ;)

She did, however, remain unquestionably cute, with a touch of evil:

Hope you had a happy Bunday!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wedding Decisions: The Dress

Well, my planned tradition of showing you three choices for each wedding decision is going to have to be suspended for this one. You weren't really expecting photos of my actual dress, were you?! The groom reads this blog occasionally, y'know...

But I MUST say that the women at Sweet Elegance Bridal were wonderful and amazing. After a few trips to a wedding dress show, an unsuccessful attempt to go to Bride Beautiful (though I hear they are beastly here. And closed on Wednesdays? Random!), and a near-buy at Bridal Sense, SEB is what I had been looking for and didn't even know it.

They don't let you look at the gown until it is on and you are in front of a mirror, on a pedestal, in a flatteringly-lit area. Thought this was a little bossy, but actually turned out to be a great way to first judge the gown. They had a great sitting area for my mom, and were genuinely nice. They also have crazy, right-off-the-runway dresses, which were just plain fun to try on:

Kinda like this :)

(Quick advice to other brides: Don't judge a bridal shop by its website or even location and building appearance. Go in.)

And without further ado...

here is a picture...


Me eating fries after finding the perfect dress! :)

Can't wait for you all to see on May 14, 2011... :)

Happy Caturday!

RightHand loves when he can capture all of our furkids in one shot:

(Royal's ears, Daisy under futon, Gatsby on futon, and Latte to the right)

But he'll settle for photos involving just the 3 kitties:

But imagine his delight when the other day, he was literally sitting next to a pile of cats, caught on (digital) film:

Pile o' kitties
(and tongue action from Gatsby)

Must have been cold for all the siblings to get this close

Royal's waking...

Latte's on to me

Just too cozy
(Okay, are you tired of this yet? ;)

The proud papa

Proof they love him the best (dammit!)

'Til next time... cuddle up!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Fotos

Friday Fotos on Friday? AGAIN? (Oh, how could you tell I was supposed to be (re)studying for the Bar? :-p)

You know the deal- here are my faves, go here to pick yours.

Okay, humans should no longer be allowed to touch animals. Ever. Seriously.
Do you think this is really what the patron saint of animals had in mind?

Okay, humans should also never be allowed to touch children. My God.

Oh, I cannot resist these colors!

Protests make me so uncomfortable, no matter what they're for.
How many people will have to suffer before governments start using common sense and compassion?

There have been so many stories of loyal animals in the past few weeks.
Okay, I guess SOME humans can be allowed to have animals... And love love love them.

'Til next week!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sledding, Pt. 2

Thank goodness this didn't happen (what a crazy GIF):

Georgia Sledding

As promised, here are some videos of our snow antics:

I went down this same hill, though not on video, and I learned that I'm old (it terrified me and made my bum hurt! Meanwhile, the kids did it for hours...):

One of the girls I nanny for, demonstrating an icy driveway:

And, you SO knew this was coming, when RightHand came to pick me up, I told him the sledding was fun and made him do it (also, notice how the girl goes down the driveway using nothing but HERSELF. Are you understanding our ice situation now?):

RightHand's second and final go. I hate to ruin the ending but... he lives. Barely. :)

Upcoming Review

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up that I soon be doing a review for CSN Stores.

I had never heard of the company until they contacted me, but in looking over their website I discovered that they have a huge selection and variety of products, including tons of wall art and decor. As a young, newly-living-together couple, you know we need just about everything. Or, at least, things that look cohesive. :)

RightHand and I will be picking a product soon- stay tuned!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Trivial Matters

Just a quick study break to post this interesting map. (Be sure to mouse over the image and click to enlarge).

Thoughts? Surprises?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy Bunday!

Oh, my sweet little girl...

She had quite an adventure yesterday. Because she has been so naughty when we try to clip her nails, we took her to the North Georgia Chapter of the House Rabbit Society for a nail trimming and brushing.

We cannot say enough good things about this organization!! Everyone was so friendly and SO knowledgeable. You would not belive how much confusion and misinformation is in the rabbit world, and these folks knew their stuff. We were especially convinced when the main volunteer tucked Daisy under her arm and calmly had her nails trimmed in about 2 seconds flat. Plus they have a Hop Shop (to purchase supplies) and a "Hopline" (to call for advice), which is just too darn cute!

Never one to be content with 1, 2, 3, or even 4 animals, we have been toying with the idea of getting a friend for Daisy. Well, the main reason is that everything we've read and everyone we've talked to has emphasized the need for a bunny to be in a "bonded pair". They hang out together, groom each other, and even mourn the other's death (though that just sounds sad...) :(

You can read much more about the fascinating introduction process here, but you can tell within about the first five minutes if two bunnies are going to bond or not.

Since we were already at the Society, we decided to let Daisy meet some suitors (at her age, she can only safely bond with males. You know how females are! ;)

First up: Braveheart-

(Photo courtesy of the NGHRS Facebook page)

RightHand was already in love with him due to his name, RightHand's favorite movie. Daisy? Not so much. Braveheart generally chased her around the pen while she thumped, and he was eventually held off by a volunteer with a broom. Not Mr. Right!

Second up was the suitor chosen by me, S'mores. He is a Rex breed, meaning he has insanely soft fur- like velvet.

Isn't he a cutie?
(Photo courtesy of the NGHRS Facebook page)

Well, things went well, at least for S'mores...

We couldn't get him to stop humping Daisy!!! He had been neutered the day before, so they thought his hormones probably hadn't calmed down yet. For her part, Daisy didn't seem to hat him, since she didn't turn around and bite him, though she eventually jumped in the volunteer's lap for safety. I thought RightHand was going to have a protective father heart attack!!

So, we didn't find her Mr. Right, but we all certainly learned A LOT! Because we don't really know her background, we're not even sure if Daisy has ever seen another bunny! So this was probably extra huge for her.

The lovely lady spent the first hour back home hiding, but she's out and about and back to normal now.

Perhaps in a few months, WHEN I have a job gosh darnit, and when we're in a place that allows more pets (you know, since we're 2 above the max. allowed right now...), we'll go back, and find Ms. Daisy's true love.

'Til next time!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Caturday!

So during the holidays, we had my sister Jenny and her husband (so weird to say!) Paul over for dinner one night. And the cats performed splendidly...

What do we spy?

Only the cutest cuddlers ever!

Gatsby can sense their alone time is ending...

Looking at Aunt Jenny

Being properly fawned over

Hope you had a warm and cozy Caturday!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Fotos

I know, I know- I'm setting my own blogging records left and right! Guess that's what a snowy week does for ya.

Some tragic photos this week, but here are my favorites (go here to pick yours):

Cute little lady, I'm glad she was rescued (obviously).
I can just hear her worrying about her appearance/being in her "house dress" ;)

Such a strange, senseless happening.
What really grabbed me in this photo was her pantyhose. Yes, her pantyhose. It's always the mundane, normal things that strike me in photos of emergency.
Then I start thinking about the object and there person's interaction with it. The congresswoman put those pantyhose on this morning, never imagining they'd be touching a stretcher. It's all so surreal.

Love the little girl singing her heart out. She's really feelin' it!

The caption says that her son was born 24 hours after she learned of her husband's death.
That makes my heart stop.

'Til next week...

Favorite Things: Calendars

I never knew that I cared too much about what a calendar looks like, but the ladies at Style Lush did it again- made me want things I never knew I wanted. You have been warned!

They presented tons of beauties in this and this post, but here are my favorites:

Mustache 2011 Desktop Calendar by Ruff House Art {14 USD}
(Don't you just wanna pick one up and hold it to your face?!)

2011 Around the World Calendar by P.S. Paper Goods {15 USD}
(Would be great for kids, expanding minds and all of that)

Minimalist Modern by Sure As Blue {11.99 USD}
(Just love it)

Black & White 2011 Desk Calendar by JPress Designs {15 USD}
(Depending on my mood, I can really love black and white)

2011 Evolution of a Tree Calendar by The Rasilisk {17.50 USD}
(Probably my very favorite- though I'd have to display it just like this!)

Forestify 2011 Calendars by Sure As Blue {11.99 USD}
(Love all things nature)

Love this as a hanging idea, so you can see all the lovely pages at once
(Calendar is
Illustrated Owl Calendar by Gingibear {21 USD})

Desk Calendar for Dog Lovers by letterhappy {15 USD}
(Different breed each month!)

Romantic Silhouette Desktop Calendar by Le Papier Studio {9 USD}
(Gorgeous/adorable couple silhouettes every month)

Desktop Calendar by Sweet Bella Cards {18.50 USD}
(Adorable graphics)

Winifred Studios Calendar by Winifred Studios {24 USD}
(Oh, the precious graphics make my heart sing!)

Sustainable Desk Calendar by Girl in Gear Studio {25 USD}
(Sustainable! You can plant the pages! And adorable!)

Mini Desk Calendar by Paper Source {7.95 USD}
(Check out all the pages- bold colors- gorgeous! And cool stand)

Perhaps I'll choose my calendars with a more discerning eye in the future.

And here's to this year being worth recording! :)