Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What happened to Spring?

It's officially Spring, yet it feels like the first day of Winter.  Can someone please remind the weather to keep up with the calendar?  If it weren't for the blooming flowers, I would've thought it were January. 

Instead of blooming flowers, we have sad fields of...weeds.

Enjoy the creepy pose
This is one of my favorite winter coats.  It's from Kohl's, Candie's brand.  I love the ruffles and bow-style band in the back.

I can't wait for the warmer weather and for fields of blooming flowers.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday's Best: March 27, 2011

I found this adorable mug on ModCloth this week.  Unfortunately, the price isn't too cute.  Curse you Mod Cloth and your over priced Mugs!

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, I would check out your local Asian store.  They always have cute knick knacks for a reasonable price.  My boyfriend and I found the mug below at a local Asian Specialty store.  Too cute to pass up!

I have an obsession with  It is the guaranteed website that I refer to when I want to giggle uncontrollably.  The photos on this website are amazingly terrible, but what I love most are the captions.  I have laughed so hard that I have actually cried! I demand you stop what you are doing at this moment, and head on to Awkward Family Photos.  Enjoy the awkwardness.  

Who doesn't love a good typo mistake?  It may be juvenile and immature but I still laugh at poop, especially poopped rice!  Thank you, engrish typos, you make my day! 

The last thing on this Sunday's Best, is Red Riding Hood

Like most kids, I heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Even though the story I heard and read was mildly tame compared to some of the Grimm Fairy Tales, I always felt a teeny bit bad for the wolf.  He's just hungry, and Red is just conveniently there!  Plus, how dense is Red that she can't tell there's a furry creature cross-dressing as her grandmother?  Seriously, Red. Open your damn eyes!

Fascinated by the timeless story, I saw Red Riding Hood.  Judging by the trailer, you will notice that the target audience are teenage girls.  This is not a sappy movie, but you can definitely tell it is meant for a younger audience.  The movie itself gives the tale of Little Red Riding Hood a totally different spin.  Unfortuantely, I cannot provide you with a more detail summary, without giving some of the plot away!  
I did not find the film scary, but instead it was suspenseful and full of mystery.  I enjoyed paranoia and suspicion of the townsfolk, it almost reminded me of The Crucible. The wolf was not terrifying but also not cheesy.  I was content with it.  Overall, I would suggest the movie.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Apothica Coupon

Apothica Friends and Family, enjoy 20% off purchases this month with the below coupon:

Coupon Code: MARCH20
 coupon expires March 31, 2011

  Check out Apothica here

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday's Best: March 20, 2011

In an effort to ensure I am updating my neglected blog, I have decided to create a theme: Sunday's Best.  If all goes according to plan, Sunday's Best posts will feature favorite products, videos, images, and anything else I may find during the week that I really enjoyed and want to share!

Although, I will be updating each week with Sunday's Best, I encourage you to send and share anything cool that you may have discovered during the week!  I <3 sharing (especially cute cat pics and vids).

I have become enthralled with baking blogs and one blog that I really enjoy reading is Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.  Her creations always looks delicious, but what I love most are the hilarious entries that Kristan combines with each recipe.  They're hilarious!


Now for some favorite products

1.  EOS lipbalms are the bomb!  They smell great and glide across chapped lips easily! I have both Summer Fruit and HoneydewSummer Fruit is by far the yummiest! It's like being seduced by mango and peach!

2.  OPI's Black Shatter nail polish is a fun and fast way to spice up boring nails. Just one swipe on top of any color nail polish and you will magically watch the black "shatter" before your eyes!

3.  Bath and Body Work's Carried Away shimmer lotion and gel.  This is a must for all the glitter crack heads.  SO SHIMMERY! What is amazing about this product is that you, as the user can select how much lotion and how much shimmer you want in each pump.  The top part of the bottle rotates and allows you to pick if you want more lotion, or less glitter in each pump.

4.  Bath and Body Work's Carried Away Spray.  It smells floral and flirty, perfect for the Spring season.

5.  OPI's Katy Perry collection Not like the Movies, I thought was going to hate this color but to my surprise it is very pretty and completely different from my other polishes!  It relects light green and pale pink, from a first glance it can appear silver, but upon closer look you can see the beautiful mix of green and pink.

6.  Lastly, Seche Vite topcoat is awesome.  I know this top coat is expensive ($9) but it's totally worth it.  It dries your nails in top speed and add a beautiful gloss to any polish.

Hope you enjoyed, until next week!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Greenies Pill Pockets for cats: Amazing or Evil?

Having an older cat can be a bit challenging, especially when it comes to medicine.  Every pet owner will agree with me when I say, medicine time is torture.  It's torture for both you, the pet owner and for your lovable pet.  The vet always makes it look super easy.

"It's easy! Just stick your finger deep into his mouth.  Don't mind the razor sharp talons, or the sharp, meat tearing teeth.  He'll get use to it!"

Say what?! What about me?! Will I get use to possibly losing my finger, or getting my face scratched off?
This could be the fate of your hand, if you attempt to hand feed medicine.

This past weekend, I discovered Greenies Pill Pockets ($6.99) at my local Petsmart.  At first I couldn't believe that the product existed, then I cursed myself for not knowing about it.  Next I became skeptical.  Is this product safe?  Will my cat be okay?  Will my cat discover the secret?

My questions have not been fully answered.  However, I have done some research and discovered that Greenies has had a rough patch in the past.  It seems the regular treats for dogs have been an issue for some dog owners, see here for an example.  Naturally, issues like these worry me.  However, my cat has had Greenies treats before without a problem.  I will continue to monitor his behavior and health during these first weeks to ensure the treat is not bothering him. 

On the positive side, medicine time has become a minimal task.  Spotty now takes his medicine willingly and almost looks forward to it!  He has no clue, that I cleverly disguised his pill in the pill pocket! Ha! I win!

If you're wondering what is a pill's just a soft chewy treat with a semi hole in the middle that allows you to place your pet's medicine inside.  The instructions read that you should place the pill in the middle and use your fingers to close the open end.  Once you've done that you will have a mini capsule shaped treat.  You are pretty much coating the pill with a treat.  It's genius, why didn't think of this?!

 Again, I am stressing that I will continue to monitor my cat's health and behavior. As usual, please use caution when buying treats, or new pet food.  It's always best to research brands and recalls prior to any purchase and to monitor pets when new food is administered.   

I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that Spotty will continue to react well to the pill pockets.  It shouldn't be an issue since he's eaten greenies before...but you never know.  

Monday, March 7, 2011

April's Giveaway

My friend April is having a blog giveaway.  Raise your hand if you like free stuff.

Now go check it out, here!

April's YT Channel

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fatal Attraction to Cuteness

One of my favorite stores is TJ Maxx.  It always has a great variety of spontaneous items.  I know walking in that whatever I find today, may not be available in two weeks.  Knowing that makes shopping at the store almost like a mini adventure.

In my last adventure to TJ Maxx I purchased a small Harajuku Lovers bag for $25. 

I've always wanted a Harajuku Lovers bag because the prints are super adorable.  I picked up the Lollipop doodle design print.  This print features the cuties (Gwen, Love, Angel, Music, Baby) and doodles like soda pop, cats and hearts.  The color of the bag is a pale, soft pink, but the strap is hot pink with "Harajuku" stitched on the front.  The bag I purchased also came with a blue Gwen key chain.

This is a small bag but it still has tiny cute details like the heart shaped velcro snaps above.  Also note, the inside lining for the pocket on the front.  The main inside lining is also the same as the one pictured above.

This bag is so cute, I can't stop staring at it.  I will consider it a successful find!Thank you, TJ Maxx for your awesome goodies.

Share your amazing finds with me!