The Coolest Mom

My mom has always been really creative with gifts, and I was really stressing last weekend because I'm moving into a new apartment (by myself), and there is just a lot of stuff that I don't have. I needed help getting organized, and I was also getting wary about how much it was going to cost to buy boring cleaning supplies! So mom made me the best "birthday cake" ever out of apartment supplies. Voila!

Isn't this the cutest thing? I think it's such a good idea for friends moving into a new place! It's certainly a big weight off my shoulders. Click to download the "recipe." 

Happy 20th Birthday Squirty!

Well, yesterday was a big day for my first baby Squirty. She turned 20! My family adopted her when I was 5, and we’ve been best friends ever since. She’s lived in my parents house for the last 10 years, and I just recently moved her to my apartment. She transitioned swimmingly and is loving her grown-up house. Here she is enjoying the sun and wind on her birthday.


And here she is trying to eat some mousse cake I made. I mean there were candles…and I was singing to her…so I can see why she thought it was her cake. Her cat-cake was a can of tuna and some special cheesy cat food.


It’s amazing what a blessing animals can be in our lives. Here’s to another 20 years together!


How unbearably cute is she here?!