Smart Cat Facts to Utilize as a Saavy Cat Owner

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

shopcat captivated

I’m not just someone who “owns” a cat (no one can “own” a cat but that’s another discussion), I’m someone who loves animals (especially cats). Because of this, I’m never content to just do the basics. I like to do research like the nerd I am. I get excited about new ways to engage Shopcat (again, I’m a nerd). And when I saw this cool comic from The Oatmeal about cat facts, I was inspired to write this post.

Amazing Hearing

I’d always assumed that dogs could hear better than cats, because that’s what people always say. But my research says that cats hear better because their inner-ears are more evolved than a dogs.  Cats can actually hear higher frequencies than a dog can. When Shopcat pretends not to hear me, she’s just ignoring me! A cats’ hearing stops at 65 kilohertz and a humans’ stops at 20. I may not know much about kilohertz’s, but the numbers give me a pretty good idea about the sensitivity of a cats ears vs. mine.

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Copy this Smart Look from 30 Rock’s Jenna Maroney

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

black vests for women

Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) on 30 Rock wore a really cute ensemble in the episode Secret Santa. Jenna no longer has a muffin top to sing about, she looked super cute! I love how outlandish Jenna is, and I wish I had to guts to ever act as nutzo as she does. It has to be fun to be Jenna, you know? Anyway, THE OUTFIT. I love vests because they make you seem all professional-ish, no matter what you do or who you are. Because I write, I feel like I should wear vests like this all the time! Jenna paired this with a white blouse, black pants, and one of those trendy statement multi-chain necklaces. The necklace is what makes it ‘Jenna’ – very fashion forward and fun. Otherwise when you saw her you’d probably ask her if she got stuck with Jury duty or something.

Because I’ve already covered multi-chain necklaces I liked not just once, but twice – ... Read More

Free ‘The Office’ E-cards for Christmas!

Friday, December 11th, 2009

the office christmas ep

Celebrate Christmas with free E-cards from NBC, featuring The Office. I should probably be listening to Christmas music over here but I’m listening to Pandora Radio on the Justin Timberlake station. 😛 Kelly Kapoor would approve! Christmas E-Cards

Do yourself a favor and win yourself something nifty for Christmas. The odds of winning are still in your favor!

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My Enchanting & Artful View from Over Here

Friday, December 11th, 2009

berry tree

I decided I should share a bit more of my life with you via pictures. So here are pictures of what I see when I go on a local walk. It’s so restorative to really take time to look around instead of just walkwalkwalk. You never know what you’re missing. Take a camera on a walk with you, whether you’re alone or with kids. Kids will especially help you discover tiny wonders. It’s a great free idea to do for a memorable afternoon.

On this particular walk (where I took the pictures) the sky was vibrant blue in patches, and red berries were busy arranging themselves in rows over my head. A birds nest hung in a lonely sky view. Those birds have vacated even their designer, posh homes and I miss them already. Grand tree branches curved in a waltz, and I tread over the sidewalk with a sway below. When a a star burst of gold dye began to appear over the hills, I made my way home to Shopcat and a familar mug of Chai Tea.

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Smart Shopping at the Grocery Store

Friday, December 11th, 2009

campbells select harvest soup

In the effort to always shop smart, I’m going to share with you guys some stuff I’ve recently bought at the Grocery store. Some of the stuff I’d never had before, and am glad I bought. Other stuff? Oh man. Gag much? Ugh. And I wish I had NOT spent the money on those things. But again, most of it was good. I have good intuition, maybe? Recommendations on anything are good because we don’t want anyone to waste money on something bad (like I did, WAH). And while we usually focus on beauty, fashion, and home decor rec’s, I’m making an exception this time.

Powerade: Powerade Zero in Mixed Berry gets a MAJOR thumbs up from me. I loved the flavor, and yea – I like diet drinks. It’s a “Zero calorie sports drink”. My daily sports include uh…power shopping…but I do need energy for that! I also bought a bottle of Powerade in Fruit Punch and I did not like that one at all. I think the pretty red color lured me in. Ironically I thought I’d like the Fruit Punch one and dislike the Zero one.

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Things that make ME feel Confident

Friday, December 11th, 2009

glass straws

Reese Witherspoon says "YEAAAAH!"

The above picture of Reese Witherspoon really conveys a sense of confidence, and who among us doesn’t need more of that? I know that I do. Like, heaps of it. Heaps upon heaps! But we all have things that make us feel more confident. I’m going to share with you things that make me feel a little bit more strong.

1. One Angry Dwarf and Five Solemn Faces

The Ben Folds Five song One Angry Dwarf and Five Solemn Faces from the Whatever and Ever Amen CD. The lyrics are empowering when you sing them loudly in the shower. Just sayin’. Singing in general makes me feel more empowered.

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Meet the Kritures from Portugal!

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

funny gifts

When I saw these, I couldn’t pass up how eat-them-up-so-smooshy-omg-ahhh cute they were. They are Kritures, and you can more at the Kriture website. The animated creatures on the site are adorable, and I think they should have their own web-series. If you’d like to buy a Kriture, or a Kriture keychain/pin/etc there is a Kriture Etsy shop to visit. What’s so great as a bonus is that all of the Kriture’s have personalities you can read about. For instance, Glanell (the blue Kriture) “is a sweet tooth kriture, he can find good pollen and a very small specie of berries.”

These would make great gifts for guys or gals. Made by a creative woman in Portugal, I think the prices for shipping to the USA are very reasonable ($6). The Kriture’s themselves are also very reasonable, and these definitley are something you would call a unique gift.  Let someone know you understand their sense of humor by getting them something that is quirky and sweet. It’s so much easier than renting a sing ... Read More

Thomas Pink iPod Tie (Your Man Will Love it!)

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

ipod tie

Thomas Pink has created a tie where the back has a snug pocket for your iPod nano, and even a little loop to keep your headphones from getting tangled. I think this is perfect for guys who are going corporate, but still don’t wanna grow up (’cause… they’re a TOYS “R” US kid!). I can totally see Marshall Eriksen and Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) wanting these for work at the bank! We know that Stinson loves his suits.

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Things I Don’t Need But Still Want to Buy

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

rain showerhead

I'm not sure it's true, but it's a fun sentiment to mull over for a bit. Photo from

There are certain things that I’d love to have, but know they’re pretty damn impractical. While I may never buy these things in my lifetime, it doesn’t hurt to at least LOOK. So look I shall. And look you shall…do, also!

Christian Louboutin Boots: So pretty, but so not really in my price range at all.  ... Read More

The Most Perfect, Cute, Cheaptastic Stocking Stuffers!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

hello kitty dolls

I was innocently devouring the Toys “R” Us gift catalog thingy (that is the technical term, yes) earlier today when I came across something that is perfect for stocking stuffers. It’s under $10, and I think gals of most all ages would love them. I’m not sure how you resist Hello Kitty in any form, of course! Yes, it’s the Hello Kitty  3 3/4″ Designer Collectible 2-pk.

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