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Bejeweled and Fabulous!

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Bejeweled and fabulous! — because Tabs wouldn’t have it any other way.

Please note the sassy front paw action. It’s his new signature move.


The bling is the Kristin Perry Audrey Necklace.

It’s actually made for people, but as you can see, it also looks quite fetching on cats. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


And in Today’s Episode of “Adventures of a Crazy Cat Lady…”

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I spent my morning break drinking hot tea and tum-scratching this adorable kitty lady.

Isn’t she dainty and cute!? I’m a little obsessed with her whisker pads…

She lives in my neighborhood and stops by every few days to say hi. I named her a while back (since I don’t know her real name), but apparently that name didn’t take because I can’t remember it, LOL!

So now I’ve started calling her “Sunshine”, because every time I see her she’s bright, happy and chatty.

El Hub says that I am NOT to seduce her with treats and love (he knows me too well), because even though she doesn’t wear a collar, she looks well cared for and fed, but ya know…if she decides to follow me home one day and never wants to leave, I won’t stop her. :)

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sunshine the cat 1

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An Afternoon in Yountville

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youngville gourds

Before this cold totally took me out last weekend and put me on the train to Sniffles-ville (achoo!), I squeezed in one fun afternoon with my in-laws while they were visiting. We drove up to the Napa County town of Yountville in Wine Country to have dinner at one of my mom-in-law’s favorite places to eat. It was for her birthday, so it was kind of a special treat. The place is called Bistro Jeanty, and they serve fancy French comfort food (pricey but delicious). She’s all about their beef stew.

We had some time before our reservation, so we walked around Yountville a bit, and that’s when I bumped into these interesting pumpkins and this HUGE zucchini.

No, seriously, the thing was half my size!

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Because it was about 100 degrees that day, I got a very sour, lemony Italian tonic water from the deli in the Napa Style store. I, of course, loved it (pregnancy does funny things to your taste buds, I swear), but El Hub said it was just about the absolute worst thing he’d ever tasted…

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Right across the street from the Napa Style style is a place called Bouchon Bakery, which I always try to visit when we go to Yountville because I love their macarons.

There’s almost always a line out the door, but because this was a slow Thursday afternoon, I walked right in and straight to the maracons. I got four — pistachio, hazelnut, fig and salted caramel, my favorite macaron flavor in the world.


Honestly, I don’t even know why I bother with the others. I should just cut the B.S. next time and get an entire box of the salted caramels.

After I got my cookies, it was time for dinner! My father-in-law and I ordered the scallops with pasta, while El Hub and my mom-in-law got the beef stew…

beef stew

Not shown: the massive amount of bread and butter we also had.

scallops and pasta

All and all, it was a great afternoon!

And now, of course, I’m craving more of those macarons…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



Your Nephew Says Meow

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He spent the better part of the day yesterday relaxing at the spa (also known as the bathroom sink), and if it weren’t for the irresistible allure of the Feline Greenies bag shaking, he probably would have stayed there all day.


He goes batsh*t cray for those things! If he had his way, he’d eat the whole Value-Size bag in one sitting.


Tabs must have had a case of the kitty Mondays yesterday, because he didn’t do a lot of kitty modeling, but he did find time to strike a pose or two…



Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Saw a video yesterday and thought you might like it. It stars Tresor, one of the six MAC MACnificent Me collection winners.

One of the things that touched me was when he said, “Don’t let go of your hope because it really is the most powerful thing you have.”

What a wonderful lesson. :) I hope that’s something I can teach Baby Girl someday.

Speaking of MAC and magnificence, the MAC MACnificent Me collection is available now online if you’re interested (here’s my review from a few days ago). Have you tried to chase anything down?

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