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Blog Maintenance

Just quickly popping in to let you guys know that some images on the blog may not be working for a bit... for the past 8+ years I've been using Photobucket to host any of my non-photo images (pretty much all the blog design stuff, and anything for the Fun Finds Friday posts, Netflix posts, etc), but Photobucket suddenly decided to stop hosting 3rd party photos unless you pay them an absurd fee. So I'm in the process of migrating everything over to my Flickr account, and then I have to go through each individual post and change each link. I have 700+ posts. Yeah, it's a process. I'm not happy about it. So bear with me while I switch everything over! Thank you!

Also, I've been thinking about switching the blog over to Wordpress for a while now, and I think this may be the push I need. So before I get too involved in moving photos, do any other bloggers have tips or good references for how to make the Blogger >>> Wordpress switch? I'd really appreciate i…

Summer Bucket List

Go hiking & visit a waterfall. - When Shawn and I first moved out here (8 years ago...) we were so excited to visit nearby parks and go hiking. And yet, here we are, years later, and we haven't gone on a single hike (out here anyway - we were more proactive that year we lived in NJ...) I keep coming across a post about all the waterfalls in Pennsylvania, and I've been meaning to get to one. So that's a goal - by the end of this summer we will have gone on (at least) one hike and seen a waterfall!

Visit Centralia, PA. - Speaking of visiting things, we've been talking about checking out this old mining town for a few years now as well. It's now a ghost town, after an underground fire forced most of the population out of town. It's one of those off-the-beaten-track tourist attractions, and I'm determined to make it there this summer!

Bike 25 miles. There's a trail that runs through the suburbs and into center city Philly, and a friend and I have been bik…

Currently...

Watching: Hulu. I signed up a free 30-day trial and we decided to stay subscribed. Shawn was getting tired of Netflix and wants me to cancel it, but I like some of the things Netflix has to offer that Hulu doesn't! I won't lie though, I have been thoroughly enjoying catching up on the latest season of New Girl, and having every single episode of Seinfeld at my fingertips. We also had an Arnold day recently and watched The 6th Day and Terminator Genisys. And, we've been watching Fargo, the tv show... I've only seen four episodes, but Shawn has been breezing through it. I like it so far though!

Listening: To the rain tapping against the windows. We've had the most summery summer weather lately - mid day rain storms and then the sun rolls back in. I love it, but I don't love the humidity that comes with it. We're trying our hardest not to buy an A/C this summer, but the constant rain & humidity are making this très difficile.

Eating: All the summer vegetable…

Happy Sly-iversary!

Today marks three years since we brought Sylvester into our family! He's still just as handsome, chatty, and cuddly as ever. I thought I'd celebrate by posting some ridiculous photos of him. Enjoy!







That last one is my favorite - it looks like he's sticking his tongue out at the world. Or trying to catch a fly buzzing around him ;) Happy anniversary, Sylvester- this little family certainly wouldn't be the same without you!

Cats Overload

Holy smokes, I haven't done a cat post since January! I guess I owe y'all one! (Well, and apparently I hadn't uploaded any photos to my computer since early April... where the hell have I been?!) Here's a selection of photos from January through today. If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen a few of these already. And if you don't follow me on Instagram... why the heck not?! It's the mecca of Lloyd photos over there, for real! I could do the cat blogger thing and create a separate Instagram for them, but then I'd have nothing to post on my regular one ;)

















June marks two things around here - one year since Lloyd's dental surgery, and halfway through the month, three years with Sylvester! Lloyd has had zero teeth issues since the surgery - yay! (Knock on wood... I still can't believe the whirlwind that was last June; here's hoping that this year June will be less intense for all of us!) The boys have been getting along so well late…

Fun Finds Friday #141

Does anyone else think a typewriter keyboard is super awesome?!?!?!I really enjoy this poem. Self love is the most important love.How to plan a wedding in five days. Because, seriously, who needs all that other wedding B.S.? (Not us!)As someone who only uses soap & moisturizer every day, I can agree with this post.I like shirts with food on them.Apparently, cats are nice. Well, duh.This is the kind of art I can appreciate. (Anything that makes me smile.)Small house dreams. Because we all have them! No? Just me? Okay.Annnnnd on that note.... the end of that article made me think of that show Hoarders, and how people spiral into a weird emotional state concerning stuff when they lose someone. I like my stuff because it makes me smile and because it's pretty, but I'm not opposed to getting rid of it, especially if it's not serving a purpose. But I also like having quirky things displayed around our home. Does that mean I'm emotionally invested in it? I don't happe…

More Brain Blabber

I'm currently procrastinating on doing the dishes. Maybe it's too early to claim this, seeing as this is only the second post in this "series", but it seems like every time I do one of these posts I have something in the oven. Today it's granola. I ran out about two weeks ago and had every intention of making some last week, but with temperatures in the 80's, there was no (f-ing) way I was turning on the oven for 40 minutes. So I pushed off the reminder on my phone every day for another 24 hours. Well, today's the day! I had to run to Whole Foods to grab some honey because it's the only thing I forgot to grab initially. Of course, a trip to Whole Foods never ends up being cheap - you go in there for one or two things and walk out with a bag full of stuff... I know I can't be the only one who continuously finds myself in this predicament. Today I went in for celery and honey, and walked out with those things, plus four yogurts, mayonnaise, dijon mu…

Fun Finds Friday #140

I kinda love this language chart.These cacti are the cutest!!Some really neat blackout blinds that I wouldn't mind putting in our apartment.This pin has two of my favorite things.
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Invest in yourself.I hate this question.Book covers matched with people!OMG, lego tape!!!I love love love how Lloyd & Sylvester smell.I'll have one Krusty burger, please.This is impressive.Good job.
Happy Friday!!!!

Netflix Lately

My last Netflix post got an insane amount of views, so I took that as a sign that I should post some Netflix-faves more often! Judging by this list, you would think that we spend all of our free time watching Netflix, but let's be real... we're really just binge-watchers. If something catches our attention, we'll spend a whole afternoon getting through each and every episode. I'm sure we're not alone in this! Anyways, here's a rundown of the best of 'em.


Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made of - A must-see if you are/were a Backstreet Boys fan. It covers the history of their rise to fame, and it follows the members in present-day as they revisit some parts of their past. I actually teared up a little - and then followed it up with a BSB dance party. Just sayin'.

Better Call Saul - Shawn and I had been impatiently waiting for season 2 for over year... and it's finally here!!! If you were a Breaking Bad fan, do yourself a favor and watch t…

Smoked Gouda, Bacon, Spinach, & Red Pepper Quiche

Around here, we really love quiche. It's just one of those things that's super quick and easy to throw together, and even easier to heat up later in the week when you don't feel like putting any effort into cooking. I'm actually surprised I don't have more quiche recipes here... but it's probably because I use the same base each time and just toss in whatever ingredients I have laying around. I'm going to try to post more of the combinations though - just because the base is the same, doesn't mean you guys won't appreciate a new combination!

This particular one came together Saturday afternoon. I made and baked the crust in the morning, chopped up some bacon I had cooked earlier in the week, and then filled and baked the quiche later in the day, after running errands. Prepping everything ahead of time made it come together really quickly, and then dinner was ready in a jiffy. I used to buy frozen crusts from the store, but I'm kicking myself fo…

Fun Finds Friday #139

I haven't had a good raincoat in years! Love the yellow.Caroline's closet tour makes me wish the closets in our apartment weren't so annoyingly tiny.This pouch is the cat's meow.Joy posted this recipe the night after I used up the last of our sausage for a sub-par dinner :(
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Who wants to stay at this airbnb in Paris with me?!I've been having trouble getting enough sleep lately... you too?I always laugh and call myself selfish, but seriously, choose yourself.Snap(chats). Get it? Chat is French for cat.Speaking of cats, I'm really curious about this litter box.Things I wish I had been taught in school.Grandmas are funny.Well, this is definitely the weirdest thing I've seen in a while. Yet, oddly soothing.
Happy Friday!!!

Snapshots

I've been slightly M.I.A. on the blog lately, but that's okay. (Funny, that's how my last snapshots post started too.) Honestly, I've been having a difficult time putting my thoughts into words lately - there's a lot I want to say but I want to do myself justice and say it like I mean it. So for now, a few photos from the past few months will have to do. My last snapshots post was in December... I haven't taken many photos since then. Mostly photos of Lloyd, as you can see. Something tells me y'all don't mind that though...

Lately...
I graduated yoga teacher training! Approximately one month ago, and I've taught five classes since December. It's actually part of the reason I'm having a hard time focusing on the blog... I feel like I'm in a new chapter in my life and until I can find the right words to put the whole thing down on paper, I don't want to focus on writing much else. It's a work in progress. I'm a work in progress.…

Fun Finds Friday #138

The most amazing cat bed, that they'll never use.We need a new needle for our record player... or just a new record player...I've made this recipe twice already in the past week!I've always wanted my bedroom to be a literal bedroom.
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Speaking of cat furniture...A few ways to invite delight into your life. See also: zen things.I found the most amazing tumblr.Animals dropping albums.I can't decide if this is amazing or awful.How do you eat your fries? I've never been much of a ketchup girl.This video has me cracking up.

The Anthropologie Black Hole

The Anthropologie catalog came in the mail yesterday... I can usually flip through it pretty quickly and get on with my day, but their spring line up is pretty tight this year. I couldn't help myself, and spent a little a lot of time browsing their website this afternoon. Since I haven't done an Anthro round-up in a while, I thought I'd procrastinate today and show you a few things that caught my eye...

This jacket is amazing. I could see it pairing well with most of my dresses. And everything else in my closet.A skirt that's also not-so-secretly pants? So ridiculous, I can't help but love it.Of course a striped sweater caught my eye. 80% of my shirts have dolman sleeves.Wide leg cropped trousers are so hot right now, and I can't help but wonder if I could pull them off...
Red? Check. Stripes? Check. Asymmetrical? Check. This dress? Check.I'm on a jumpsuit kick right now. The colors in this one are on point.I want to do yoga in this. It looks so freaking comf…