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“Who? Who?” the owl asked outside my window today. “Mrrrrrowwwwww!” answered the interested tabby on the windowsill.


Rise and shine, morning glory! Happy Caturday!

So…Tabs has been all about his new employee’s Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym lately, even though I keep shooing him away from it because I don’t want him tearing it apart.

He’ll reluctantly walk away only to sneak back a few minutes later. It could be the only thing in the middle of the floor, and of all the places to plop down, he’ll plop down right there.



What are you up to this weekend? Do you have any plans? I’m getting a haircut this afternoon, and I’m very excited about it! Whatever you’re doing, I hope you’re doing something fun.


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  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:

    • What’s your favorite cat-themed accessory?
    • Best quality makeup brand for the money (best value)?
    • Do you SCUBA?
    • Have you ever walked a runway?
    • Did you have braces?
    • Do you know any men who wear makeup?
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. Kathy C says:

    Hey, your ideas brought back a memory from long ago. When I was 4 or 5 I walked in our towns”s spring fashion show. Still remember the dress. Not exactly New York fashion week but in the little town in SD it was a fashion show. Have a great weekend.

  2. Alix says:

    I had braces for a few years, yeah!

  3. Savannah says:

    I’m heading down to spend the week with my boyfriend, it’s his birthday on Monday!

  4. susan says:

    I’ve always been very happy with Almay products.

  5. Christina says:

    I didn’t have braces!

  6. Teresa Luong says:

    I had braces, hurt a lot but now my teeth are straight.

  7. Joni M says:

    Hi karen, hope you and baby girl are doing well here recently. I hope tabs is adjusting well to baby. I’ve never had braces, thankfully! Me and my fiance just celebrated 9 years together, getting married next year for our 10th!

  8. Nicole Anderson says:

    Sleek makeup or colorpop definitely best bang for a budget……it’s my birthday on Friday I’m going to be the big 37 and I still rock blue lipstick matte royal by mac haha xoxo

  9. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    I had braces and am very thankful I did!

  10. Gita says:

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!

  11. Allison says:

    I’m having a dinner party which means cleaning the house more thoroughly than usual. Not fun, but it’s always satisfying when it’s done. And of course after the cleaning is done, I get to spend time with my friends, which is always awesome (and I just got a Sephora shipment, so new makeup to play with for the evening)

  12. Jaclyn levy says:

    Happy Saturday! I don’t personally know any guys who wear makeup but I follow a few male MUAs on Instagram and I find them hugely inspirational. I think they are helping to expand the perceived box of what makeup can do and I hope they are the beginning of a new generation that embraces makeup as universal. My favorite male makeup lovers on IG are Patrick Starrr, Alex Faction and MannyMUA. They are beautiful, talented people using the medium and expression of makeup to change the world. It’s awesome!

  13. Hil says:

    I’ve been loving NYX lately for affordable but quality products. I also always find the value in drugstore mascaras, especially since I replace them every 3 months.

  14. Nicole says:

    I had braces when I was in grade 7. I hated them. Luckily, my teeth weren’t that bad so I only had them for 9 months.
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  15. Kendra Miller says:

    Regarding cat themed accessories: I’m dying for a pair of Marc Jacobs shoes/sneakers that have a cat face on them. I saw them online and love them.

  16. Elin says:

    I had braces back in junior high. Got them removed a week after I started high school. It was confusing for my classmates 😜

  17. Jessica says:

    I had braces now I’m paying for my daughter’s braces.

    I cry.
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  18. Justine says:

    Ooh, love the feeling of a new haircut!

  19. Kausalya says:

    I loweeee Colourpop! It’s my latest addiction! During their recent sale, I managed to buy nearly 20 eyeshadows 😬 and I can’t wait to see them in person! They are great, especially for the price they offer!

  20. Katrina says:

    Favorite nail polish line at the moment – Julep. And it’s good for my nails!

  21. Maria says:

    Tabs looks so comfy in the Fisher Price gym :)I have a cat key chain that I love.

  22. buckycatt says:

    K,T & CC – Still searching for purple cosmetics & accessories, I just rediscovered MAC Cyber! Such a gorgeous shade! Don’t you love when you reconnect w an old friend? Happy Weekend!

  23. JackieC says:

    I’ve walked the runway a few times, but only for small talent show affairs or department store shows. It was a ton of fun and would love to do it again.

  24. Dawn says:

    Colourpop is a really good value.

  25. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I never had braces.

  26. Janetta says:

    I love Hello Kitty!

  27. Trillina Palemi says:

    I didn’t have braces!

  28. Sylvia says:

    I had braces, but wasn’t as good about wearing my retainer as I should have.

  29. Lisa Brown says:

    Yes, I had braces for two years as a teen.

  30. Amy says:

    I’ve never had to have braces!

  31. Michelle L says:

    I used to have braces.

  32. Susan T. says:

    I had braces and it was horrible. Lets not talk about it! Lol! I got my hair cut two days ago and it was glorious. I got about 5 inches taken off so now it’s above my shoulders. Feels great!

  33. Melissa says:

    Hi Karen,
    Ya know I have always loved kitty cats, and I feel in L😻VE with Tabs and that made me go adopt now 4 precious kitty’s over the last year!! Hehe!! My birthday was yesterday May 13th and My Kitty’s help made it fun!! I adore these fur balls!! Have a great weekend and enjoy your hair cut! And hug Lil Princess for Me!! She gets more beautiful every picture you show us! Thanks for letting us into your life! I so enjoy your blog! Love, Melissa 😻😽😻

  34. Kris says:

    My makeup favorites this week include the It Supersize mascara, Boujour Healthy Mix foundation, Mary Louminizer highlight, NYX summer peach blush, Jordanna modern matte lipstick in Matte Bare topped with Neotrogena moisture smooth color stick in Raspberry.

  35. Jessica Gallardo says:

    I never had braces (thank heavens!!!!), but I do know a guy who wears makeup. He does so to even out his skin and to conceal under his eyes.

  36. Maria says:

    How is Tabs to resist the call of the wild? πŸ˜€

  37. BJW says:

    I didn’t have braces, but I had Invisalign–roughly ten years ago. They worked but were a bit inconvenient and I wore them for a while–nearly two years. It would have been better to have had braces earlier in my life.

  38. jeanie says:

    happy weekend everyone!

  39. Kim Henrichs says:

    I have a silver ring that has kitty ears.

  40. Mickey says:

    I had an interesting braces experience. I got braces in middle school and unlike most people, while in the process, because my teeth were so compacted and interestingly enough my wisdom teeth were also growing too. So, in middle school (8th grade) I got my wisdom teeth pulled. Needless to say, the braces appointment right after this had to be the most painful mouth work ever done…. Had braces, interesting and painful experience. Hey… At least I got my chipmunk face out of the way early! 😁

  41. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I’m scuba certified! And right now, I’m impressed with IT Cosmetics for their affordable price & quality…

    • Sandy Pincombe says:

      Forgot you were scuba certified! You need to move to a state that will give you a chance to use it. I also love IT cosmetics. Just ordered celebration illumination foundation today.

  42. Mary W says:

    I wore braces and other stuff in my mouth for over 6 years. That was a long time ago and procedures are way better today. I do have beautiful teeth and it was worth it all.

  43. Emily says:

    I think Milani makes some of the best makeup for the price πŸ™‚

  44. shelly peterson says:

    I have never had braces! Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Ambritt says:

    I actually think that wet n wild is a great brand for the money. The good products that they do have are great quality for an extremely low price.

  46. Sophie says:

    I must say that Tabs looks like he really belongs in the Rain Forest. He looks right at home!!

  47. Amanda says:

    I never had braces.

  48. Nicole says:

    I don’t know any men who wear makeup.

  49. Amy Z. says:

    I’m jealous that men don’t have to wear makeup.

  50. ann b says:

    I’ve worn braces and walked a few runways. (not at the same time)

  51. Isabella says:

    In my opinion Rimmel London has the best quality for the money. It’s the most affordable brand I can think of that has something in every category that I like! In my everyday makeup bag I have a Rimmel bronzer, mascara and concealer at the moment

  52. Lydia B. says:

    I had braces a long time ago, but am suddenly wondering how well Invisalign works. Wear your retainers, kids! (:

  53. Icequeen81.ma says:

    What’s your favorite cat-themed accessory?
    my black cat silhouette earrings
    Best quality makeup brand for the money (best value)?

    • Icequeen81.ma says:

      My weekend so far, we went to buy some things we needed adm we also went to see the prices of diapers, we were thinking it will save us a lot of money if we buy in a big box instead of retail ,

  54. Nadi says:

    Happy weekend to everyone. I have a hello kitty gold earrings since I was 10. I’m 47
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  55. Andrea says:

    Best quality makeup brand for the money (best value)? MAC

    Have a good weekend!

  56. Jamie says:

    I think NYX is really great quality for the price.

  57. Chelsea says:

    Awww, Tabs!!

    I never had braces. My current dentist asks if I’ve thought about them, because my bottom teeth are a bit crooked, but they don’t cause me any problems. My brother had braces twice though.

  58. CatG says:

    I’ve been thinking about the best makeup brand for the quality AND the price and I can’t come up with any definite answer. I love Makeup Geek, but some of their products are definitely misses. Maybe ColourPop would be my choice right now because I have been happy with the different products I’ve tried from them.

  59. Sarah W says:

    I was lucky enough to avoid the braces! My sister had all the orthodontic stuff big time, though…

  60. Sandy says:

    Hi Karen, I like a lot of makeup brands so that’s a hard one to answer. I really enjoy my Girlactik bronzer and Natural Face Glow because they are so subtle as well as the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light & Mood Light but then I just purchased MAC’s Lightscape Powder and that is very comparable and lovely for a great price. Hard to choose! Hope you and baby are doing well.

  61. Andrea T says:

    I had braces in 7th grade but was lucky enough to only have them for 2 years. I actually loved having braces, even though most people dread them!

  62. Heather L. says:

    My favorite budget-friendly brand is NYX. Very high quality for a drug store brand. The only men I know that wear makeup are two men at my local Ulta and one at my local Sephora. They all look great, and are all better at doing their makeup than I am!


    I had braces almost 20 years ago and now I need braces againg πŸ˜›

  64. Lindsay says:

    i have an awesome spooky black cat purse that i don’t wear a ton but it’s a great statement piece when i do

  65. Becky says:

    On cat themed accessories – if you’re ever in the UK, there’s An entire shop dedicated to all cat err’thang in York (which is just beautiful to visit anyway, as it happens). I’m talking cat clocks, rugs, ornaments, necklaces, earrings, doorbells…!

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  66. Lynn T. says:

    I love cat them accessories for the head. Like hats and hoodies.Gimme them ears!

  67. Susan P. says:

    Your Tabs looks like my Caboodle!

  68. maria says:

    I hope you have a great weekend!!

  69. Lulu says:

    I didn’t have braces as a teenager but I am thinking of having them now)

  70. Sarah Sq. says:

    I totally had braces!

  71. Tracy says:

    Have a great weekend❀️

  72. Laura says:

    I had braces.

  73. judyo says:

    i have always been happy with nyx products–and have been hoping that walgreens will carry them. thanks for this chance

  74. Our cats love that gym mat too, when Colin was a baby and we left it out all the time they’d often chase each other through it at all hours. There’s a lot of little claw holes in it. And if they got really fired up, they’d dive under it. Cats and baby stuff, seriously. Right now one of them is hanging out in the bottom of the exersaucer. No plans for me except maybe I can arrange a trip to Ulta to return some things. Erik had another bad night, up every 30-45 minutes from 7pm-1:30am, then up at 3am and 5am. At least it was the weekend so Sean could get Colin up and I slept until 8:30am, but all told only got about 5.5 hours and when it’s broken up over so many small sleep periods it leaves me feeling pretty wrecked. If we gathered all my weekly comments on these posts, it would provide some interesting insight into his sleep, I gather. Hah!
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  75. Lulubelle says:

    I’ve had good luck with Essence products the few times I’ve tried them. Very reasonably priced and good quality!

  76. Deanna says:

    I had braces for like 2 years. It was awful.

  77. Lisa says:

    Wet n wild and NYC products are two I’ve been happy with

  78. Stephanie says:

    I wore braces for two years, from 9th grade to 11th grade, complete with rubber bands. It wasn’t fun but I’m so thankful my mom insisted on them. I had 8 teeth pulled (4 wisdom teeth and 4 eye teeth), I don’t have those pointy fang teeth. After that I had a spacer on the roof of my mouth to widen my bite and when that come out I got braces. It was a long painful process but so totally worth it.

  79. I love the antics of cats! I always laugh when I play with mine. I think Wet n Wild has some great products for cheap. Milani has really stepped up their game as well!

  80. Mysty says:

    Hmmm … tough question! For best value, I like Sephora brand for high end (though I also want to say Benefit!), and E.L.F for drugstore.
    No braces (though I maybe should have had them!), No runway, No scuba. But I do have one male friend who wears foundation πŸ™‚

  81. Rachel R, says:

    My favorite cat accessory is my Betsey Johnson Macy’s Exclusive Cat Cosmetics Case. It’s actually big and nice enough I use it as a wristlet/clutch purse.

  82. Kirsten says:

    You may have to buy another Rainforest for Tabs.

    What’s your favorite cat-themed accessory? Cat charm on my pandora bracelet.

    Best quality makeup brand for the money (best value)? I think now that the Mac pro pans have lowered their price, that item wins hands down, but for an entire brand? Perhaps Sleek or Zoeva?

    Do you SCUBA? I tried Snuba once, didn’t like the regulator pushing air into me.

    Have you ever walked a runway? Nope.

    Did you have braces? Nope.

    Do you know any men who wear makeup? Nope.

  83. Jessie C. says:

    I have never walked a runway.

  84. Ren says:

    I never had braces as my teeth were cosmetically pretty straight. As a kid I thought I was lucky because I made it through middle school and high school without them. Now as an adult with jaw and bite issues, I totally regret not getting them. Sigh…Maybe someday I’ll end up with adult braces to fix it.

  85. Lisa Foster says:

    I don’t have any cat themed accessories, but I have a few dog themed accessories. I have a necklace that says “dog mom”, a heart shaped necklace with a dog paw, a german shepherd pin, and a phone case with pictures of my dogs on it.

  86. Krystle says:

    I don’t scuba but I love to snorkel

  87. Erin O'Donnell says:

    I am relaxing because I start my DREAM JOB on Monday!

  88. Zedimar says:

    I never had braces.

  89. Laisha says:

    I think the best quality makeup for the money is Nyx, or mark from Avon- I haven’t purchased mark in a long time, but it was always some of my favorite makeup!

  90. Kimm says:

    How’s Connor? How are you? I don’t know about makeup, but i have recently been super excited and happy w Neutrogena products. I have been using Philosophy for the last 10 years and just don’t want to shell out the money any more. I’m super happy w Neutrogena and think I’m gonna stick w them!

  91. LaTanya says:

    yes, I had braces

  92. Catrice is by far the best budget makeup brand!
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  93. Wendy says:

    I did not have braces but am really considering them now even though I feel too old to have them now!

  94. Mallory says:

    The best quality for value makeup brand has goooooooot to be Colourpop. Their matte and satin matte lipsticks are so flipping amazing and their eye shadows (though they do take some working with) are out of this world beautiful and pigmented. All for drugstore prices!

  95. Maren says:

    I have a hooded sweatshirt I ordered from Japan. It’s called the Mewgaroo (I think), & has a big fuzzy pouch in front for carrying a real live furry friend. It also has cat ears on the hood & thumb holes on the cuffs, which have paw pads on them. Have only been able to get a cat to stay in the pouch pretty briefly, thought my dog is stoked to be there when she wants to be extra warm & cuddly. I think next time I get a kitten, I’ll start training it young, so I can carry it around in there all the time.

  96. Lyse Davitt says:

    I have SCUBAd but not for a long time. I actually miss it.

  97. Nancy Tipton says:

    My favorite cat-themed accessory is actually a my “RAWR” tank top! It’s all black with a black cat’s face shaded onto the front and says RAWR over the kitty’s head. Adorable, but I have to wear it over a fuller coverage tank. Got it at Hot Topic around 5 years ago.

  98. Maddie says:

    My favorite cat-themed accessory at the moment is a Pusheen umbrella I just got. =^..^=

  99. Charlotte says:

    I am getting my eyes examined this month! It’s been 20 years since my last eye exam, so I am a little overdue for another examination and a prescription upgrade.

  100. Winnie says:

    My boyfriend has lovely lush lashes, he doesn’t wear make up, but I always wonder how long and sexy they’d look with mascara!

  101. Karen says:

    I actually took SCUBA lessons and went all the way up to the test portion but ended up not doing it cause I wasn’t sure when I’d use SCUBA again and didn’t want to pay for it and not use it…

    Anyway…Connor Claire is absolutely adorable. You’re so lucky!

  102. Rachel says:

    I am SCUBA certified and have gone diving in Monterrey Bay, San Diego, and Jamaica.

  103. Sherry P says:

    There was a newscaster in my old town who shall remain nameless, who owned and wore more makeup than I did. EVEN WHEN NOT ON AIR! LOL. Although I have to say he gave great brand and makeup tips. Hmmmm. I’m pretty sure his wife was a makeup minimalist. Balance ladies balance.β˜†

  104. Tracy Robertson says:

    Now I can’t think if the name of the site but they sell all kinds of cute pet themed stuff and they donate to feed animals in shelters. I bought my friend the cutest long sleeved cat shirt for her birthday from them last year. She loves cats, so I knew she’d appreciate the shirt and the good cause part of it too. I knew a few guys who wore black eye liner when I was in high school in the 80’s. It was a thing then.

  105. Susan says:

    My MAC Swarovski crystal Hello Kitty compact that I bought years ago!

  106. Tatiana says:

    I never had braces and it shows when I smile, but I don’t care. I seriously need a haircut. Instead of booking an appointment for today, I drove out north of Sacramento to visit my horse. I miss her so much, but it’s too expensive to board a non-working horse in the Bay Area.

  107. Donna Pruitt says:

    Quiet weekend resting up after a bad fall. Never took scuba lessons and never had braces though I needed some. Absolutely loving Bravon Beauty makeup right now!

  108. alice says:

    Yup had the braces through high school thing. It wasn’t as bad as other folks had them, but I had a hard time with the retainers so I could use another round of braces.

  109. AmyBS says:

    I have never Scuba’d – I’m terrified of sea life!

  110. Chris says:

    Yep – braces. Got ’em on in 2nd grade, off in 6th, and a retainer until the wisdom teeth came out sometime in college. I seriously hope that orthodontics have evolved since the 80s!

  111. Jennifer Pham says:

    High quality makeup products for price? Nyx, Colourpop, Palladio, Milani, and Wet N Wild πŸ˜›

  112. Andrea Darst says:

    I walked a runway in a charity event in a wedding gown years and years ago!

  113. Kecia S. says:

    I wore braces on my upper teeth only for 16 months while in high school.

    I walked the runway for 11 years in my church’s annual luncheon & fashion show, & I coordinated the show in my last year.

  114. Michelle Y says:

    I like BECCA

  115. mrsshukra says:

    Never wore braces but maybe I should have!

  116. Laura says:

    Exhausted! I’m on week one of a full-condo reno with crew of one determined woman. I’ve forgotten just how exhausting it is! I’ve never scuba’d.

  117. India says:

    I walked a runway before as a Macy’s model lol not the glamorous life it’s amped up to be πŸ˜‰

  118. Heather G says:

    I’m waiting for my Invisalign trays to come in!!

  119. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday,

    I have never worn braces , but as a kid I always wanted to. I use to pretend by putting foil on my teeth lol.

  120. MelodyJ says:

    I still have spring cleaning to do.

  121. Tracy says:

    When I was 13 all the boys I had crushes on had braces. I thought they were cute.
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  122. Lorraine says:

    I live in San Francisco, so makeup for men(and jewelry and handbags to make you jealous) is pretty commonplace. My daughter’s former dance teacher really rocked the guy-liner.

  123. Jordi says:

    Braces – twice! Once as a teen and then again as an adult when my should-have-been-removed-earlier wisdom teeth had caused some alignment problems. Happy with the result but once should have been enough.

  124. XO, Noelle says:

    ColourPop is a great brand for your buck! The quality is pretty fab!

  125. Jennifer says:

    HaHa! Cats always want to go where you don’t want them to be. It’s a special talent they have.

  126. Georgia says:

    NYX,Essence,and Hard Candy are all great budget brands! The Sephora Collection brand has also impressed me πŸ™‚ It’s def more costly than drugstore m/u,but less than the other brands sold at Sephora.

  127. Tania G says:

    I had my haircut this afternoon as well. First time in 7 months. So happy now. Have a great weekend!

  128. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  129. Marta says:

    I was 20 and I walked in a fashion show in my hometown!

  130. Pamela Haddad says:

    I tried to scuba once but got so freaked out that I had to resurface. Then I cried for 40 mins cuz I whimped out.I want to try it again someday.

  131. Lori P says:

    Best bang for your buck? My vote goes to Colourpop!

  132. Tashia T says:

    I don’t have braces anymore but I had them in second grade and then all of high school. Thank goodness that is over!

  133. Kalli says:

    It rained for most of today, so I went out quick for groceries and then I’ve been inside for the rest of today. I have to go to an event tomorrow for work so there goes the rest of my weekend :/
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  134. Rosemary says:

    The only guy I know who wears makeup is the counter manager for Clarins at my Nordstrom.

  135. Emily L says:

    I LOVE my kitten toe black ballet flats from torrid http://www.torrid.com/product/kitten-toe-flats-wide-width/10391370.html. So comfy and cute!

  136. Ashley says:

    I used to have braces, but my teeth have shifted a lot since then. I’d like to try Invisalign at some point, if it isn’t too expensive.

    This is probably a pretty obvious answer, but ELF is very good for both price and quality. I like their brushes a lot.

  137. Susan Christy says:

    Hope you’re having a great weekend! Lots of graduation parties this weekend – I’m not the graduate.

  138. Gabi says:

    I had to use several types of braces when I was a teenager but I hated and now I regret it because I have a problem on my chin that could’ve been corrected with the braces had I used them correctly. Now the only way to solve the problem is through surgery πŸ™

  139. Emily says:

    Hmm, there’s a cute brand that sells cat accessories but I don’t remember what it is!!

    Here! http://jetoyusa.com/collections/all

  140. Dee says:

    I had braces. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  141. Michelle says:

    I have one male friend who wears makeup and he’s definitely bolder than me, even if I do regularly use the purple and nearly-black lipsticks in my arsenal!

  142. Miradan says:

    I had braces as a teenager. The results have mostly lasted, except two front teeth overlap a little. Considering getting them fixed if/when my kids ever need braces — that way they know I feel their pain!

  143. Colleen P. says:

    I had braces, which also went along with jaw surgery.

  144. Donna W says:

    I had braces as an adult and was wearing them for my wedding. My parents couldn’t afford them and I really needed them. Having my teeth straightened out gave me a lot of self confidence and the ability to smile freely.

  145. Kristen says:

    I got braces when I was eight

  146. Kara says:

    My favorite cat themed accessory is anything Hello Kitty

  147. I am Scuba certified, even though I havent had the chance to dive much in the last three years due to the two pregnancies. Only about five times.
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  148. Clemence says:

    I don’t wear braces πŸ™‚

  149. Debbie says:

    I had braces and they were the worst.

  150. Aimen Abbasi says:

    My favorite cat themed accessory has to be cat ears! Although I did see a girl with cat flats so cute! 😍

  151. jonirae says:

    Oh!! I thought I had an owl myself the other day!! I *swore* something was hooting outside my window in the wee morning hours, (a bit too wee, it was not quite 5! 😴) but when I excitedly reported said hooting the next day, I was not so gently let down by my mother. (she laughed at me.) she provided information (and later, proof) that I did not, in fact, have an owl, but I *did* have several very enthusiastic mourning doves. oh well!!

    hope you have a great weekend, I NEED a haircut as well… I keep putting it off for my wallet’s sake, but it’s become a definite necessity. it’s been raining here for two weeks straight and I can’t handle one more day of insane frizz! πŸ™‚

  152. Nina says:

    Hello! My favorite cat themed accessory is my Hello Kitty double-sided compact mirror πŸ™‚

  153. Aurelie Red says:

    The best quality for value makeup brand is Bite ! Love the lipsticks !
    They’re not sold in France so I have to buy them in the US !

  154. Tori says:

    I wore three different types of braces and had four teeth out! My teeth were a mess, could have had another brace to fix a bit of an overbite but I was fed up by then!

  155. Anastasia T. says:

    I never had braces. πŸ™‚

  156. My favorite cat-themed accessory never made it to my jewelry collection πŸ™ I spotted these suuuuuuuperfunny grumpy cat earrings in a little shop in Japan and I was really set on buying them, but then my man said they looked tacky and because I was being stubborn I refused to buy them. Ended up buying a set of popsicle earrings instead. Also cute, but man, I wish I had also bought the kitty earrings!
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  157. Mira says:

    They may be dorky, but I’m fond of cat-eye sunglasses.

  158. Rhoda K says:

    I used to have braces as a teen and I’m so so glad I did!

  159. Laurinha says:

    Hi MBB family!
    Hv a nice weekend

  160. Gina Bullard says:

    HI Karen,
    It is so precious that Tabs has taken a liking to the babies new play toy!

  161. Kris says:

    I was in a department store prom fashion show my senior year – super fun!

  162. sheila ressel says:

    My favorite cat-themed accessory is a pair of sterling silver cat earrings that I received as a gift for my birthday 20 years ago.

  163. Elizabeth says:

    My cat stud earrings!! πŸ™‚

  164. Becca says:

    Thankful i had braces…. I had a mouth-full of teeth growing on top of teeth, etc. so painful. Lol.

  165. Natalie says:

    It has been too many years since I went scuba diving! I’m hoping to get out there this year.

  166. Kristine says:

    I’ve been loving Kiko’s recent launch! The blush and bronzer powders smells so good, a light vanilla scent! And I did have braces, in junior high!

  167. Aury says:

    I used to have cat earrings, with little jeweled eyes. Sadly, they both broke.

  168. Anita says:

    I had braces,and then when my wisdom teeth came down they pushed my teeth back almost to where they were before, and now I need to get them again someday. Ouch!

    My fave cat accessory is a par of black gloves that have a glow in the dark cat face on the hand part and 4 paws on the finger tips.

  169. Wren says:

    My favorite cat-themed accessory is the cat hair I wear every day…..

  170. Tiffany says:

    I love ColourPop for inexpensive makeup that’s amazing. Their eye shadows are just so fun and last all day. I also like NYX for some eyeshadow and lip colors and Wet N’ Wild’s matte lipsticks are kind of amazing. Really bright colors that I can’t wear every day, but still fun!

  171. Liz says:

    I never had braces; I’ve just always had straight, white teeth.

  172. Sarah says:

    I have four sisters, and all of us had braces.

  173. Stephanie says:

    I love ZOEVA eyeshadow palettes and brushes. They are affordable but very good quality! I wore braces for three years but it was so worth it! My confidence really boosted once my teeth were straight.

  174. Deborah says:

    I never had braces, but my sister has them now as an adult, and just went through jaw surgery too.

  175. Mel. B. says:

    I have cat ears attached to a headband. They look so cute! I wear them when I feel like being a cat (or at Halloween).

  176. hanna says:

    I’ve been working on my garden this weekend
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  177. Cindy says:

    Never had braces!

  178. Terri says:

    My cats also like to sit/lie exactly where I don’t want them to. This is especially true when I have to dry a sweater flat on a bed. Even though it is damp, one of my cats will invariably lie on it for hours (and get fur all over it in the process).

  179. Paula K says:

    Hope Everyone is having a Great weekend! We were supposed to go to a Graduation and did get up and got all dressed up drove there and decided while we were in the parking lot that since there were so many people there that we wouldn’t be missed and decided to blow it off. So since we looked so good we went out to lunch and just had an adventure day. Yes, I know “How irresponsible!” But, in our own defense, I’m 49 & hubby is 62 so we are “responsible” all the time!! LOL!! We both felt like teenagers again. It was great fun and I would recommend it to everyone!

  180. BooBooNinja says:

    I don’t know any men who wear makeup.
    That is, I don’t know any men who wear *detectable* makeup.
    Who knows!

  181. Estefania says:

    Cute cat! I love them.
    I used to have braces when I was in high school i think that was a good idea because when I went to college my smile was perfect , or I least I though so haha

  182. TrippyPixie says:

    I have walked a runway! It was for a local fashion show, and it was a pretty interesting experience.

  183. Pauline says:

    I have never had to have braces

  184. Cathy says:

    I had braces from Freshman year all the way through my Junior year-I finally got them off the summer before my Senior year. Unfortunately for the last ten years I am back to wearing a retainer at night.

  185. Cristina says:

    Happy weekend! Beautiful warm day for an afternoon swim!

  186. illy junus says:

    My budget and affordable drugstore is Wet and Wild or NYX. Yes I walked a runway when I was in my middle school

  187. Lindsey says:

    I had braces in jr. high and high school and then a permanent retainer through college (until I knocked it out eating an apple… Oops!)

  188. Karen says:

    I got SCUBA certified many years ago when I was in college. I enjoyed many fun dives but have not done so in quite a long time. Snorkling is all I’ve done recently, but still a good time.

  189. Mitzi says:

    Happy Sunday!
    Aww, Tabs looks fab lounging on the baby gym. He reminds me of when my kitties attempted to take over my son’s gym way back when. πŸ™‚
    As for cat-themed accessories…..hrm, do Hello Kitty stuffed animals count? Right now I’ve got 5 of them(!) sitting on my computer monitor and desk. I also have Hello Kitty luggage tags. Yes, I do get odd looks, but who cares? I can easily find my luggage! LOL

  190. Sanam says:

    I had braces.

  191. Judy says:

    Exciting weekend in sports! Go raptors!! Go Jays!!!

  192. Kara Thomas says:

    I think makeup can enhance a man. I sometimes use concealer, primers, and translucent powders on my husband when he wants to look his best, and no one would ever know! So yes I know a man who wears makeup, my hubby! Only on occasion tho!

  193. Elena says:

    I’m lounging like your cat this weekend!

  194. Mardi says:

    I have nothing to say… Happy Monday!

  195. Kayla says:

    Favorite budget friendly brand that is great in quality is definitely Colourpop. Personally, I have yet to be disappointed with a product!

  196. Aw cute Tabs! I just went to Target today. Got some new tea to try out tomorrow. Ooo can’t wait to see the haircut!
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  197. Emily Woods says:

    I’ve got a tee that looks like it has polka dots on it but it actually has little cat silhouettes πŸ™‚

  198. natasha lamoreux says:

    I did wear braces but I hated my retainer because it made me talk with a lisp. Now my teeth are not as straight as they should be πŸ™

  199. Analy Rodriguez says:

    I never had braces, just one wisdom tooth removed.

  200. Lisa says:

    i usually answer a question, but this time i’ll just wish everyone a wonderful, peaceful, happy week – of course including Karen and Connor Claire! xo

  201. Aarti says:

    I think Milani kills it at the drugstore. They do have some misses, but far more hits and the pigmentation on their blushes rivals (and in some cases surpasses!) my high end blushes.

  202. Sakura says:

    I walked on the runway for my friend’s final presentation when she graduated from design school. The “model” who was supposed to walk got sick and I was the right size although shorter than the model. It worked out OK. But she owed me big because some of the designs were completely sheer and I had to wear like 3 inch heels!

    Hope that your weekend was great and you got a great hair cut!

  203. Deb says:

    Never had braces as a kid but, at 39 I’m seriously considering getting them.

  204. Jennifer says:

    I had braces for four years and as an adult I am so thankful I did.

  205. Amber says:

    Best quality for the price is definitely NYX for me! Milani is right up there too.

  206. Lydia M Bennett says:

    My favorite quality makeup brand for the money is MAC!

  207. Brian says:

    I love any accessory that is Hello Kitty themed.

  208. bin du says:

    I’d say the best quality for the price is the sephora collection makeup. I haven’t tried all that much from the brand but I’ve been impressed by their blush, baked sculpting trio, liquid lipstick, and concealer. Great colour range and variety of products

  209. Leslie Kiley says:

    My daughter has a rainbow kitty t shirt that has a kiity/unicorn on it saying I hate you! Love it!

  210. Sara says:

    I wore braces for a year; fun stuff πŸ˜›

  211. em says:

    i’ve always wanted to get braces. odd right. just can’t afford them even with my benefits

  212. Hillary says:

    Nope I’ve never had braces or walked a runway. I don’t have any cat themed accessories either but my sister does. She has two cats and I always make sure to let her know when I see anything cat themed!

  213. Stephanie says:

    I had braces from 12-14 – so glad that I got it over with when I was a teen and my teeth are straight now.

  214. Tammy Whitecloud says:

    Had braces for YEARS! Wish I hadn’t lost my retainer…they are still pretty straight. :-/

  215. Toan tran says:

    Yes, had braces for 4 years. Thought it would be cool. It was just painful.

  216. Barbara B says:

    I know two guys who wear makeup. One is a MAC makeup artist and the other is a musician.

  217. Aenea says:

    Yes, i had braces when i was in high school. It was painful but so worth it in the end.

  218. Laura says:

    Braces in middle school and then Invisalign as an adult! Not fun.

  219. Zoey says:

    Yes, I had braces as a child.

  220. Ester says:

    In college, we suspected one guy to wear powder and lipstick thus the gay rumors. The word metro sexual does not exist yet during those times. He is married now with two kids.

  221. Jessica says:

    What’s your favorite cat-themed accessory? I have a cat ear hoodie from the early 2000’s that has matching cat paw mittens
    Best quality makeup brand for the money (best value)? NYX
    Do you SCUBA? Never have, but not against trying it!
    Have you ever walked a runway? I haven’t.
    Did you have braces? I didn’t, but I needed them. Now I’m too old to be taken seriously with braces.
    Do you know any men who wear makeup? Just the guys who work at Sephora!

  222. Kate says:

    I had braces and love Milani for high quality, affordable makeup. Thanks for the giveaway.

  223. Kalli Melis says:

    Best quality makeup for an affordable price, Sleek makeup. I love their blushes and eyeshadow palettes. I would love to gather up some more courage and get their contouring kit!

  224. y. says:

    urbacn decay, nyx

    braces for 8, we’re twins karen πŸ˜‰

  225. The only men I know that wear makeup are the news anchors on the Nightly News (both local and national news).
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  226. Agata says:

    I love Hourglass, all their makeup is amazing and def worth the money!

    Hope you had a good weekend, Karen!
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  227. Trysh says:

    It’s so funny. I was just thinking about my brief, and failed, time wearing braces just last night. I only had them for 7 months and within a couple of years, my teeth were right back where they had been before. They’re not bad, but I wish the braces had worked!

  228. Irene says:

    I used to get these waterproof eyeliners at rite aid from the brand nyc New York color. Their other makeup products were not great, but the eyeliners were even better quality than makeup forever waterproof eyeliners, and they were 3.99! Last time I got one the price had gone up, and now I can’t find them anywhere

  229. Vidya says:

    I had braces – one tooth on the bottom has since shifted a bit – I wish I had been better about wearing my retainer consistently!

  230. Angela W. says:

    The best quality makeup for its price is Colourpop! They have affordable and high quality products. I can’t stop ordering them.

  231. Kwmechelle says:

    232 comments in, I might as well be commenter number 233, because, why not? ☺️ Yes, I’ve walked a runway before. I did some lite modeling when I lived in the Atl. The experience was okay but I quickly realized that the modeling world isn’t for me. It kinda felt like a plastic, competitive, Barbie doll world & I didn’t quite fit that mold. Hope you loved your cut. I’m getting a good friend of mine to trim my ends on Friday, though I think it’ll be more like a cut because my ends are raggedy πŸ˜‰

  232. Nataya says:

    Greetings to big brother Tabs.
    I do think i need braces, but i’ve never had. Would like Invisalign if only i can afford it. Have a wonderful week ahead!

  233. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    A hundred years ago when I was in high school we had a beauty and beau review much like many schools have today. The difference in then and now is when I was in school the student body voted on who would be in the review rather than anyone who wants to enters today. And I was honored enough to be one of the chosen ones to be in the review and walked a runway. It wasn’t a very long runway but it was a run way.
    I hope you have a great day and thanks so much.

  234. Andrea says:

    Never had braces though my dentist keeps asking me if I had. Compliment I suppose. πŸ˜‰

  235. Trude says:

    Awww silly Tabs! Hope you had a good weekend!
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  236. Regina Sevshek says:

    I have a ridiculously RAD pair of cat socks that I can’t live without!

  237. Prachi says:

    Yay I also got a hair cut last weekend…happy about it:)
    On a different note, I am suddenly facing loads of acnes…gonna try some vitamin c for the marks now!

    Have a wonderful week.

  238. Cheyanne says:

    Happy Monday!
    My favorite cat-themed accessory = Charlotte Olympia Kitty flags
    My opinion of the best quality makeup brand for the money = BECCA
    Do I scuba? No, but my husband does – and I snorkel πŸ˜€
    Have I ever walked a runway? Not professionally – just for fun!
    Did I have braces? Never.
    Do I know any men who wear makeup? Of course! All the best Queens do!

  239. AllieL says:

    No brace, no runway experience…. I’m currently dabbling in “natural” makeup! πŸ™‚

  240. Rina says:

    Miss being able to scuba, snorkel….

  241. Kayla Han says:

    I had braces when I was younger. My teeth are shifting and I had to get retainers again in order for my teeth to not needing braces again.

  242. Swati says:

    I had braces in middle school and high school πŸ™‚

  243. Jenny says:

    I never wore braces but I always kind of wanted to. Everyone at school was wearing them so I wanted too. When the time where everyone starting getting them removed or had them removed, they are shocked I never needed them and mentioned how lucky I am.

  244. Brittany says:

    i need a new perfume!

  245. Gail says:

    i wore braces – i love my kitty like you love Tabs – such a nice love letter!

  246. I once worked with a guy who felt that all men could benefit from a little eyeshadow, but I don’t know if I ever noticed him wearing it himself.

  247. Oli says:

    YSL has the best quality makeup brand for the money (best value)

  248. Denise S says:

    I don’t know any guys who wear makeup, but I do have a few co-workers who wear a manbun.

  249. Grace says:

    Happy Monday!

  250. Kate K says:

    Had braces for a few years as a teen, like so many. I have never tried enough products from one brand to say which is the best bang for your buck, but if I were to do that experiment I’d probably start with Nyx.

  251. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve never scuba before, but would love to learn someday and discover a Spanish galleon full of gold coins and become a millionaire. Ha ha!

  252. Efrain says:

    In real life appart from me just one guy who wears translucent powder, and the guys at Sephora and MAC.

  253. Susan C. says:

    I had braces for several years in junior high, and a retainer for a few more. The worst, though, was the headgear that I had to wear overnight. Awkward, ugly and uncomfortable are the words that come to mind. No wonder I never had a date in high school!

  254. Diane says:

    My friend Andy wears makeup. His specialties are perfect dewy foundation and a perfect cat eye. πŸ™‚

  255. Jen G says:

    As much as it pains me to buy it – my cle de peau concealer hands down is my MUST piece of makeup

  256. Astrild says:

    I don’t know any guys who wear makeup but some of my friends are more conscious than me about skincare .

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