Monday, December 9, 2019

Muppets #MewsicMovesMe

The theme of the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop for the month of December is Christmas music. I'm going to shock you a bit this week by making a brief diversion from my classic country tunes to focus on the soundtrack of my all-time favorite Christmas movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol.

I'm a huge Dickens and A Christmas Carol fan anyways, but the Muppets version is the one closest to my heart. I still remember seeing it in the theater when it first came out in 1992 and being completely entranced by it. I still am, and the movie is a must-watch for me every Christmas season.

These are some of my favorite songs from the soundtrack...

Are you a Muppet Christmas Carol fan?
What's your favorite holiday movie?

Sunday, December 8, 2019

I'm All Ears #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Mommy always comments on how I'm the happiest cat she's ever known, yet in most selfies I look like I'm irritated or upset by something. Usually I have no reason to look disgruntled but when this selfie was taken I did. She had a squeezie (Delectables Squeeze Up...this is not an ad) in her hand and was withholding it while sticking a camera in my face!!! 

Hand over the squeezie and no one gets hurt!

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

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Winter Window #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!

Mudpie's answers:

1. I look forward to seeing Mommy's pretty decorations at the holidays. This year she left part of a table empty so I can jump up and sit on it and she loves the way the Christmas lights sparkle in my eyes. We're trying to get a good picture of it.

2. I can see a birdhouse directly outside my bedroom window. Mommy has always kept one there to entertain her cats through the years.

Mommy's answers:

3. Christmas music always puts me in a festive mood. The Prime Country station on Sirius radio just switched to Country Christmas and I'm loving it! (How cute are the two C's as horseshoes???)

4. My favorite holiday tradition is watching Muppet Christmas Carol. I can't imagine the season without it!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Custom Holiday Pet Cards for a Good Cause

Meows from Mudpie!

Today I wanted to show off the cool new Christmas art Mommy had made for me.

Our friend Debbie Schneller cares for lots of feral kitties on her farm in Iowa. She frequently runs auctions and other fundraisers to help pay for their expenses via her Facebook group For the Love of Amanda - A Place for Feral Cats to Call Home.

For the holidays Debbie's talented daughter Rebecca is creating adorable graphics that put your cat in the center of a wreath for a small $5 donation. You have free rein to choose all the colors, fonts and words that go on your graphic which can then be put on card stock to mail to family and friends or used digitally any way you'd like.

We just love how Rebecca purrfectly captured my nose smudge, the diamond-shaped "necklace" on my chest, even the peanut butter markings on my toesies!

Click here for all the details on how to order your own Custom Holiday Pet Card! Tell them Mudpie sent you.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Tortie Lovers

For the past few years I've created gift guides for tortie lovers which have ended up being some of our most viewed posts ever! Seems there are lots of tortie fanatics out there like me upset by the lack of our favorite cats on wearables, jewelry and home decor.

Since I'm always on the hunt for anything tortie-related I decided to make a holiday gift guide exclusively for tortie lovers an annual tradition to help make your shopping a little easier. I hope you find something that will make that special tortie-holic in your life purr (or to treat yourself with!)

Do you have any tortie lovers on your shopping list this year?

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Monday, December 2, 2019

December Retro Country Rewind #MewsicMovesMe

December is all about Christmas in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop, but we wanted to start out the month with our "Retro Country Rewind" feature, a look back at favorite songs that hit #1 during that month from 30, 35, 40 plus years ago...

40 Years Ago - 1979, Happy Birthday Darlin', Conway Twitty

Happy Birthday Darlin' was a huge record for Conway 40 years ago this month, staying at the top of the charts for the final 3 weeks of the year. What I love about this song is that he sings the chorus but speaks the verses. Call me crazy but I find his speaking voice to be just a dreamy as his singing voice. People have often said Conway could've sung the phone book and made it sound good, but to me he also could've just *read* the phone book out loud and I would've been in heaven.

45 Years Ago - 1974, She Called Me Baby, Charlie Rich

Sometimes I feel like I choose Charlie Rich songs for this feature nearly as frequently as Conway, but I really do love his voice. 

35 Years Ago - 1984, Your Heart's Not In It, Janie Fricke

Janie was one of the most popular female country singers of the 1980s. Her career started singing background vocals on records for many big name artists (including Conway) before her unique voice finally got the attention it deserved. 

30 Years Ago - 1989, If Tomorrow Never Comes, Garth Brooks

I'm going to be perfectly honest and say I'm not a Garth Brooks fan. In my personal opinion he was the start of the drastic changes in country music back in the '90s that have only gotten worse as time goes by, leading it to become unrecognizable. That being said, his debut record was a beauty. 

We hope you enjoyed our picks this week!

Let us know if you have a favorite!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Caption Me #SundaySelfie

Meows from Mudpie!

Mommy says I was giving her a good stare down while taking my selfie this week.

What do you think I was saying to her? Caption me!

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