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A Troublesome Cat and a Great Vacuum

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Hello everyone and happy weekend to you!  We have plans to do some gardening and attend a friend’s wedding, the weather should be perfect!  But first, please allow me to share a recent phenomenon in our household and then tell you how we deal with it.

Our youngest member of the family is Coco the kitten and she is very mischievous and her latest fascination is with toilet paper.  Is this a common thing with cats?  I don’t know, but it never fails when friends come over, she engages in her latest wily maneuver which is a full blown attack on a roll of toilet paper.  We laugh, but I haven’t been able to keep the stuff on the holders or nicely stacked in baskets for weeks for fear of inevitable destruction.

Charmin is like catnip and it sends Coco into a tizzy and it’s typical for her to drag a roll across the house, bat it around like a mouse, and then attack it with frenzied claws.  When caught, she always has this look on her face.

cat and tp

 

Hold that image in your head while I fill you in on our vacuum situation.  The vacuum we’ve had for ten years is great, but it’s a beast – not a fun one to work with for the sole reason it weighs a ton and hurts my back to lift it.  Since we have a lot of carpet upstairs and several area rugs downstairs, I confess I procrastinate in my vacuuming duties and always ask Matt if he can help me with the chore.  One time it literally ate the edge of an area rug and I’ve been bitter ever since.

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Decorative Pillow Giveaway!

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Greetings all and happy Memorial Day Weekend, yahoo!  Hope you all have something fun on your agenda that includes some rest, relaxation, and good times.  This weekend’s giveaway is brought to you Pillows by Dezign, a home décor company specializing in designer pillows, and all of them sewn in the USA.  They offer pillows from a collection of designer fabrics that includes Kravet, Duralee, Robert Allen and Schumacher among others.

How about an opportunity to win some pillows for your home?  This weekend, two lucky winners will receive a $100 shop credit to Pillows by Dezign, plus free shipping!

pillowsbydezign giveaway

Eligibility to win one of two $100 shop credits to Pillows by Dezign:

1) Visit Pillows by Dezign and select your favorite among their collection, then name it in a comment on this post.

2)  For a second chance to win, share this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter and leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday May 28th at 8 p.m. PST, two winners chosen at random, US and Canada only.  By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry, good luck!

Giveaway closed.

Winners: #207 Lara Izant and #858 Monica

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