Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Unboxing November's CatLadyBox

The theme of November's CatLadyBox was Baked to's what was inside!

Featured Cat Lady Artist: "Morning Loaf" by Jamie Shelman, owner of The Dancing Cat and author of How to Land on Your Feet: Life Lessons from My Cat.

Mod Cats Melamine Bowl Set: I plan to stack these in a corner of my kitchen shelf for decoration. I can't imagine dirtying them up with food!

Cat Potholders Set: I've been known to hang decorative potholders. They're just too cute to risk singeing and staining!

Cat Head Jar Gripper: Not only practical but I adore the plum color.

Catnip Pie Cat Toy: It's about time a kitty with a "pie" name got a pie toy!

Furrrench Bread Catnip Kicker Toy: The hang tag on this toy just killed me, featuring a black cat wearing a French beret. It shows the attention to detail on all CatLadyBox products.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

November Retro Country Rewind #MewsicMovesMe

Earlier this year we premiered our new mewsic feature "Retro Country Rewind," a look back at favorite songs that hit #1 during that month from 30, 35, 40 plus years ago. We were so happy that you guys seemed to enjoy it! Now let's take a look at November for this freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop...

50 Years Ago - 1969, To See An Angel Cry, Conway Twitty

This song was Conway's 3rd (of 55) #1 record on the country charts. His next #1 would be Hello Darlin' in June 1970...the song that catapulted him to superstardom.

45 Years Ago - 1974, Back Home Again, John Denver

40 Years Ago - 1979, You Decorated My Life, Kenny Rogers

35 Years Ago - 1984, I've Been Around Enough to Know, John Schneider

And lastly, in honor of Veterans Day...

We hope you enjoy our choices this week! 
Do you have a favorite?

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Game Time #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Mommy helped me snap my selfie right after we woke up yesterday morning. Bet everyone wishes they looked this good first thing in the morning!

Now let's play a little game...who can spot the photo bomb by you-know-who (aka Conway) in this week's selfie? Boy he's sneaky!!!

We're joining our friends at The Cat On My Head for the Sunday Selfies blog hop!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Snow Globe #CaturdayArt

Visit more artsy kitties at Athena's Caturday Art blog hop!

And now our weekly answers for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

Mommy's answers:

1. Whenever I shop in crowded stores, I get extremely anxious. I start to feel like everyone is closing in on me. It's almost like the people make me feel claustrophobic, not the space.

2. Therefore, the upcoming Christmas shopping season is not going to be fun.

Mudpie's answers:

3. Good things come to those who are ridiculously adorable. Which pretty much guarantees that I get anything I ask for.

4. Closed doors and windows make me grumpy. The season of lounging in open, sunny doors and windows is officially over and I'm not happy about it. Although cuddle season is here, so there's that...

Friday, November 8, 2019

Tickle That Tummy!

Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is:

Post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute).

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Highlight of Our Halloween

Meows from Mudpie!

If you read our blog over the weekend you know we didn't have the greatest Halloween at our house. There was a huge bright spot though when we learned earlier in the week that we had won a pawsome giveaway from our dear friends at the Four-Legged Furballs.

The package arrived right on Halloween and was the highlight of our day. We received a darling cat o'lantern pillow handmade by the Furballs' incredibly talented grandma, a bookmark drawn by their equally talented mom, and Mommy nearly had a fit over a notebook featuring a tortie in a scene straight out of an Edgar Allen Poe story. (Did you remember that Poe had a tortie named Cattarina?) For a mystery lover like Mommy this was just the icing on the cake.

She also received some candy, and I got a catnip candy corn and Yeowww! pumpkin, which may have left me in such a state that I missed most of the flooded basement drama that was to come as the evening wore on.

We can't thank the Four-Legged Furballs and their wonderful humans enough for the extra special giveaway. They knew exactly what would make Mommy and I purrfectly happy!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Candy, Cats, Christmas & Conway #MewsicMovesMe

It's a freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blop hop and we decided to build a playlist around songs with the word "candy" in the title in honor of National Candy Day, which is today. Hope your sweet tooth is ready!

You probably think I choose topics with a Conway song already in mind. 
You wouldn't be wrong.

As soon as the calendar turns to November it's officially the Christmas season at our house.
This is one of my favorite Christmas songs from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas soundtrack.

Do you have a favorite candy song? Or a favorite candy?

Let us know!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Embarrassing #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

I am SO embarrassed by my selfie this week!!! Mommy snapped it while I was snacking on some treats in bed. I begged her to wait and use it for our next blooper post, but she said it made her smile, she needed something to make her smile after this past week, and maybe some of our friends need it too.

Whatever it takes to make you all happy...

We're joining our friends at The Cat On My Head for the Sunday Selfies blog hop!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Our Eventful Halloween #CaturdayArt

Meows from Mudpie!

Holy Cod, our Halloween night was absolutely crazy!!! A freak storm passed through and we ended up with nearly 4 inches of rain...a record breaker for our area. Needless to say, our leak prone basement might be dry again by Christmas. We've never had so much water seep in. Mommy even tried to use the wet vac for the first time but couldn't get it to work right and finally had to admit defeat. The sump pump ran every 10 minutes all night long and even now it goes off every half hour or so.

We didn't go to bed until 3 AM because the wind was so bad Mommy feared we'd lose power. We didn't (thank Cod) but our Internet went out for awhile on Friday so she couldn't work from home as she'd planned. The whole thing sure put a damper (HA!) on our Halloween, but made it a very memorable one.

Visit more artsy kitties at Athena's Caturday Art blog hop!

And now our weekly answers for the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs!

Mommy's answers:

1. I never read science fiction or fantasy.

2. I mainly read anything that predominantly features cats.

Mudpie's answers:

3. The beginning of a new month is just like any other day for a kitty.

4. Catnip makes me feel silly. I got some pawsome new toys for Halloween (we'll tell you about them next week) and let's just say I overindulged!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Fun Feline Finds: Day of the Dead Decor

Meows from Mudpie!

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican ancestry. The multi-day holiday (October 31-November 2) focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Colorful Day of the Dead statues can be easily found alongside Halloween decorations on store shelves, and over the past few years we've been adding many festive cat statues to add to our holiday decor. We thought you might like to see the pieces from our collection that are on display as part of our Truffles memorial area...

And this is our cluttered Halloween table, predominantly Yankee Candles (from Nordstrom), cat ladies and Lemax Halloween village...

We hope you had a fun Halloween! Now how many days until Christmas???