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Fun Finds Friday #100

Furniture for cats and humans; such a neat idea!

An affordable t-shirt dress. (+35% off right now!)

These are too cool!!!

+ I've been thinking about adding in a little lavender/pink at my next hair appointment...
+ John Stewart is the best! He's turning his farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals.
+ Not even sure what to say about this.
+ Borders are pretty cool to look at.
+ Can I please stay at this hotel?
+ These photos are a little ridiculous. (Probably NSFW)
+ Who else here was a fan of Wishbone? Ha!
+ While we're on the subject of dogs...

Happy Friday!!!

Closet Evolution

One of the best things about working in a kitchen is not having to think about what to wear every day - my uniform consists of black pants, a solid colored t-shirt, and non-slip shoes. I throw my hair up into a bun, and getting dressed for work takes me less than five minutes. But this also means that I have a closet full of clothes at home that are just sitting there, rarely being worn. When I worked at Anthropologie, I spent so much time thinking about what to wear; and between the outfit, the hair, and makeup, I would spend over an hour getting ready for work every day! Inevitably, I also bought a lot of clothing on a whim, just because I could and because I was around it all the time. I've since muddled down my closet and have been working towards building my staple wardrobe. I've been:

- Gradually downsizing my closet. When you rarely get to wear things, you realize which pieces you tend to gravitate towards. So I've been removing all the excess pieces that don't …

Happy Birthday, Lloyd!

Today marks two years since we brought Lloyd home!
Last year's birthday post says it all.

Happy birthday, little bear! We love you so much!!

Project 365, 194-206

I am a week behind on these, so here's two weeks worth of photos. The delay is because I couldn't get my phone to sync with my computer last week. I have been uploading things via wi-fi using AirDroid, but we moved our router recently and it stopped working for me. So I decided to plug my charger cord into the computer instead... something I hadn't done since I initially got the phone over a year ago and had subsequently found out they wouldn't sync. Well, lo-and-behold, with all the system updates since then, the phone connected to the computer without any trouble. So, there's that.

Also! I finally purchased, so update your feed readers! It should automatically re-direct you regardless, but I thought I should make an announcement nonetheless... it has been a long time since I've had a proper domain name, but Pictures & Paragraphs is here to stay for a while, so it's only appropriate that I give this blog the home it deserve…

Fun Finds Friday #99

This cactus pincushion DIY is too cute!!

The coolest dinosaur skeleton necklace I've seen.

I only have one non-gauged ear piercing, so a stud dome would be mighty handy.

+ An awesome map for Philly dwellers, or visitors.
+ The ten benefits of having a cat.
+ Comedians talk about the greatest jokes ever told.
+ A good reminder for us all.
+ This time lapse video reminds me how inconsequential most of life is and that we should appreciate this beautiful planet we inhabit.
+ The OCD in me shudders at this.
+ I want to go to a fox village!!

Happy Friday!!!


So.... things have been quiet on the blog this week because I can't seem to upload my photos onto my computer! We switched the location of our wireless router and now my phone won't sync up with my computer anymore. And my computer doesn't recognize it when it's plugged in, so.... yeah. I'll figure something out. In the mean time, here's what I've been up to lately.

Sightseers - I had come across the trailer for this some time last year, and then it was brought to my attention more recently when I saw it mentioned by another blogger... then I found out it was on Netflix so Shawn and I settled in to watch it on our last day off together. It had a slow start and the story was quite awkward, but that seems to be the case with most independent films. I would say it's worth a watch though!
The One That I Love - After the aforementioned movie, I told Shawn about this one, which I had watched by myself months ago. Netflix has it listed as a comedy, but…

Fun Finds Friday #98

I fell in love with the light in this house.

Madewell is having a huge sale right now and I kind of love this top... (that whole outfit, actually!)

The perfect blend of simple and statement.

+ LEGO is making the switch to using more sustainable materials.
+ Do you need ridiculous cat-themed gear? Don't we all?!
+ Stupid food packaging. I can't stand any of those things!
+ French words and phrases that we need in English. So true.
+ A cute reminder that sometimes less is more.
+ The brain science behind why people do yoga is pretty interesting.
+ I discovered this blog today, and I can't stop going through the archives!

Happy Friday!!!

The Cat Life - Inner Artist

When my parents most recently came to visit, my mother sent me home with some of my (very) early artwork that she had recently come across at my grandparents' house. She figured I would have fun going through it. I started to pick through it at home the next day... I placed the first painting on the ground, looked away to see the next one, and when I looked back a few seconds later, Lloyd was laying on the first painting. He stayed there for a few hours that day, and would have stayed there longer if Sylvester hadn't come up and tromped all over the painting to settle in next to him. Sylvester isn't as skilled in the delicacies of being a gentle walker. But hey! My childhood artwork is cat-approved!

Project 365, 187-193

187/365: I've been playing around with different hairstyles, but I can't see the results since we only have one mirror. Apparently, it's also quite difficult to take photos of the back of your own head!

188/365: When in doubt, cat.

189/365: Making (cheater) brownies, and waking up to cats hanging out in places where they shouldn't be...

190/365: Someone told me that bachelorette parties call for erotic cookies, so I appeased the American masses.

191/365: "I see bags... are you leaving us for the weekend?!"

192/365: We didn't do any of that crazy bachelorette party stuff... just rented a lake house, visited a few wineries, did a little shopping, walked on the beach, went to the zoo, and watched romantic comedies. The house we stayed at was beautiful! The weekend wasn't long enough to fully enjoy everything it had to offer. Oh, and Amy snapped a great photo of me. Do not be deceived, those rocks were slippery.

193/365: Leaving vacation is always bitters…

Fun Finds Friday #97

I think these need to replace my go-to black heels.

Love these! But they're sold out :(

The cutest pj set!!

+ Don't drink and buy. Um, #8 sounds like me.
+ A husky raised by cats! Super cute.
+ And another cute thing...
+ Here is why every state flag is wrong.
+ I think Lloyd and Sylvester would love to have a catio.
+ There's a cat cafe in San Francisco!

Happy Friday!!!