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Engagement Photos!

The rest of our engagement photos came in and I am so incredibly thrilled!

I am only going to post a couple of my favorites but if you are ever in the San Antonio area, you really need to call up Jennifer at Full Bloom Studios and book a session. She is a great person, fun to work with and works very hard to make sure you are comfortable and having a good time.

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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Life, Wedding Stuff

 
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Home is where the Tachikoma is

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Wordless Wednesday

 

Sweet Pea Loves Windows

The new house has a TON of windows!  I went around and counted. We have 22 floor to ceiling windows!  ALL THE LIGHT!

Of course, of those 22, only 7 open. How odd but hey, I’ll take it! Our last place only had 6 and they were the standard windows so this is very much an upgrade.

Sweet Pea has taken to sitting at one of the windows in the morning light and just staring out.  I finally caught him in one of his reflective moments. This was taken right before the cat tree was put in but he still finds a window sill for his daily sunbathing.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Life, Sweet Pea

 

No Crafting Week

I had all these plans!  I was going to sand and prime a bookshelf. I was going to sew sleeves and buttons on a doublet. I was going to organize my bedroom.

ALL THE THINGS!

And then I ended up in the hospital with a cough so bad, it was getting increasingly harder to breathe.

So needless to say, not much got done last week. This week is going to be a whirlwind of activity getting ready for an event this weekend so I may not be able to get much done until next week.

Alas, I am going through crafting withdrawals!

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Wedding Bliss – Invitations

With the sudden move, there hasn’t been much in the way of wedding work being done.

However, since our friend Kellie has offered to do our wedding invitations for us, we did sit down with her last week and discuss the overall feel we would like in regard to colors and design. Pretty much just a brainstorming session but we should see a rough draft in the next week or so.

I am pretty excited!

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Wedding Stuff

 
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Wordless Wednesday – Knock Knock

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2014 in Wordless Wednesday

 

Adventures in Cat Trees

With the old place, we were constantly fighting with the cats using everything to sharpen their claws (well, Layla and Vincent. The others are declawed.  Yes, I know, they came to us that way.)

So we decided it was time to get them a cat tree to focus their shredding of all the things! And of course because this is me we are talking about, there was no way I was going to get one of those rinky dink base and post type trees. I wanted a CAT TREE. So off I go to shop around.

PetSmart and PetCo had some but they were kinda meh. Over $100 for ones that were barely, if at all, taller than I am and kinda unsturdy. That wasn’t going to work so off I go to Amazon and various online vendors. After doing a day of comparing, I finally decided on the Go Pet Club Cat Tree. I loved the look of it and the color was awesome. In reading the comments (I’m a HUGE comment reader), I was slightly concerned about the assembly but decided to take a chance. It was actually the only one that had the best rating despite all the negative remarks.

Thanks to Amazon Prime, 48 hours later, a HUGE box shows up at my door. I was so excited! But first, we needed to clear a space!

So we took to the living room (I’ll discuss that room in a later post) and reorganized things a bit so we could clear a space in corner for the tree.

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We decided the corner of the living room by the window would be best because they could not only see outside but also see the rest of the house from an elevated spot. And the two walls would give the cat tree that much more support on the off chance that it wasn’t very sturdy.

With that out of the way, we started unpacking!  One of the main complaints was how nothing was labeled and it was very confusing to identify pieces so we addressed that by labeling them ourselves and sorting them out.

The various bolts and brackets

The various bolts and brackets

Labeled all the flat pieces

Labeled all the flat pieces

Identified all the posts and sorted by length

Identified all the posts and sorted by length

The cat houses were pretty easy to identify so we just used those as a table initially.

The cat houses were pretty easy to identify so we just used those as a table initially.

Meanwhile, Sadie supervises.

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And now, the assembly begins!  I was in charge of handing pieces over and keeping morale up. It was at this point where I was getting really nervous. What piece wasn’t going to fit? What piece was going to be broken?

Legs being screwed into the first cat house.

Legs being screwed into the first cat house.

The second floor being attached to the base.

The second floor being attached to the base.

Second floor complete!

Second floor complete!

Third floor and second cat house attached!

Third floor and second cat house attached!

When it was done, I could harldly believe it!  No issues whatsoever!  Now we could slide it into place! Yay!

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The first cat to come out and see what all the fuss was about was Vincent so I picked him up and placed him up on the top tier.

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Yeah, we pretty much figured that was going to happen so before we got started, we moved the plant that was on that ledge. But as far as assembly goes, from start to finish, the whole thing took less than 45 minutes! As long as you take the time to identify your pieces and ensure you have everything, it should go pretty smoothly. So if you are looking for a cat tree, I highly recommend this one!

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Felines, Life

 
 
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