Busy Summer, Easy Snacking – Yoplait Mix-Ins

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Yoplait Mix-Ins Mix It Up
Summer may not be over yet, but it certainly feels like it’s flown by!  We’ve been all over the place, from Michigan to North Carolina, St. Louis and back again.  We’ve added to our family (a hedgehog named Louie), we’ve camped, we’ve been to the beach, we’ve been to museums, zoos and aquariums.  We’ve done all the things.  We’ve also worked, a lot.  Of all the different venues, activities and time zones, the one constant… someone is always hungry!

On The Go With Yoplait Mix-Ins
We are admittedly not the best planners.  We don’t always know exactly where we’re going when we leave the house, or even how long we’ll be there.  One thing we never do is leave without snacks.  Have cooler, will travel.  You could call that our summer slogan!  We always have water, fruits and veggies and most often Yoplait Mix-Ins (available at Walmart).  Yoplait Mix-Ins come in a variety of flavors, making them an “easy to please everyone” snack time solution.

Swimming in Lake Michigan
One of our favorite stops this summer was Lake Michigan.  We were still trying to get moved into our house last summer and didn’t get out to enjoy as many of Michigan’s hot spots as we would’ve like to.  One of the first requests I heard this summer was “beach!”.  My son’s plan for the day was swim, play in the sand and eat Yoplait Mix-Ins Mint Chocolate Delight.  Rinse and repeat.

Be Free with Yoplait Mix-Ins
My daughter, much like her mama, is a sucker for the Salted Caramel Pretzel flavor.  It’s the perfect late night snack, whether you’re enjoying it on your couch or by a camp fire.  It’s covers the sweet, salty, creamy and crunchy cravings.  All of the Yoplait Mix-In flavors, available at your local Walmart, are delicious and truly portable.

Camp Fire
When we weren’t snuggled up around a camp fire or off frolicking in the surf, I was huddled up in my office and the kids were off at summer camp.  Several times a week, both enjoyed Yoplait Mix-Ins as a part of their lunch.  We kept several flavors in the fridge, allowing each kiddo to chose whichever flavor tickled their fancy. I practically have to drag them away from the yogurt aisle at Walmart every time we go shopping.

Yoplait Mix-Ins at Work
My colleagues are no stranger to Yoplait Mix-Ins.  They’ve been seeing Cherry Chocolate Almond and Key Lime Crunch in the break room fridge for a while.  Long after summer ends, I’ll still be mixing it up with Yoplait Mix-Ins.

Snacking on Yoplait Mix-Ins Coconut Chocolate
On the beach, on the couch or in the office, Yoplait Mix-Ins are the perfect portable snack!  There are six great flavors to choose from:

Very Berry Crisp // Mint Chocolate Delight // Salted Caramel Pretzel //Key Lime Crunch // Coconut Chocolate Almond // Cherry Chocolate Almond

All of these delicious flavors are available at Walmart in the yogurt section.  Check them out, then tell me where you’ll mix it up this summer.

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Bringing Home A Hedgehog – A Basic Shopping List

 

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Hedgehog Supplies Guide
We’ve been proud hedgehog owners for three weeks now.  Yes, only three weeks and here I am, writing an “essentials” list!  Craziness, right?  Maybe or maybe not.  Bringing a hedgehog into our family wasn’t a decision made quickly or lightly.  Tons and tons of research went into our decision (ok, my husband would say this was my decision) to bring home a hedgie.

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First, hedgehogs are climbers and this is important to take into consideration when buying a habitat.  One thing I learned in my research is that many people don’t buy traditional pet habitats at all, but actually use Sterilite totes!  Hedgies need a lot of floor space (as compared to similar sized pets), so you can’t just grab any old tote.  You want something large, like the tote below.  In this particular case, you can get a much better deal on a tote at Walmart, Target or Meijer than on Amazon.  And your tote needs to be clear, not colored, so your hedgehog can see outside of his space.

Sterilite Tote (Clear 116 Qt) –

Hedgehogs are very temperature sensitive, so it is extremely important to have a good heat set up.  Hedgies need a maintained temperature of 72-80 degrees.  A heat set up should consist of a reflector dome, a ceramic heat emitter bulb (CHE), a thermostat, and a thermometer.  The CHE bulb and dome create the heat, the thermostat controls when the heat is on and the thermometer allows you to monitor the temperature.  A cold hedgie could attempt hibernation, which can be fatal.

Zilla Temperature Controller (Thermostat)

Zilla Reflector Dome –

Zoo Med Digital Thermometer

BYB Ceramic Heat Emitter Buld (CHE)

Poop Boots.  It’s a phrase hedgehog owners are familiar with.  Our little guys/gals tend to get messy from time to time, and you need a super soft brush for cleaning.  A toothbrush fits the bill perfectly.

Colgate Extra Soft Toothbrush

Depending on your hedgie’s preferences, you’ll either need 1 bowl (food) and a water bottle or two bowls (food and water).  We tried a bottle with my guy, but he wasn’t having it.  He prefers the refreshing ability to dip his toes in while he drinks.  Whatever makes you happy, little guy!

Kaytee Stoneware Bowl

Changes in weight are important indicators of health, and hedgies are weighed in grams.  Most people (at least in the US) don’t have a gram scale just lying around.  This model is easy to use and inexpensive.

Etekcity Digital Gram Scale

There are tons of options for “hides” out there, and no matter which hide you choose, it is important to give your hedgie somewhere to escape to.  I like this one because it’s plastic (read: can be easily cleaned) and it’s inexpensive.

Kaytee Igloo Hideout

Snuggle sacks are great for shorter trips, but when you’re going to be in the car for a while or you’re traveling solo, a pet carrier is a must!  I love this one because it doesn’t allow for climbing like the kind with side/front swing doors and the clear door on the top allows me to peek in at my little guy without disturbing him.

Favorite Top Load Portable Small Pet Carrier

Lots of hedgie owners let their little potatoes run around the house, uncontained.  However, we have cats and that makes free-ranging a bad idea.  We grab this super inexpensive playpen for floor time in the living room and outside in the yard.  It lets Louie have a little freedom, but keeps him contained too.

Prevue Pet Playpen

Last, but not least, you need a wheel.  I’m not recommending a wheel yet, as I am still deciding how I feel about the wheel I purchased.  What I can say is that a smooth wheel is best and you should thoroughly research wheels, including appropriate size, before buying one.  A wheel is a super important purchase, as most hedgehogs run several miles per night.

If you thought the most expensive part of getting a hedgehog would be paying for the hedgehog…surprise!  That being said, it’s all worth it!  My spikey little lap cactus brightens my mood every evening.  We even fall asleep on the couch together sometimes.  I’ll have more on Louie, other hedgehog related topics (like fleece bedding patterns), and hedgie themed shopping soon.

If you’re a hedgie owner and think of something you think I should add to the list, let me know.  In the meantime, I’ll be over here… snuggling with my cactus.

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Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Hand Pies


Busch's Fresh Food Market
The family and I headed out yesterday to check out the new Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Brighton, Michigan.  Busch’s is a locally owned chain, with 17 stores throughout Michigan.  They just opened the Brighton location this week and have been having a gran opening celebration all week.  As part of their grand opening celebration, shoppers have the chance to win free groceries for a year.

Busch's Fresh Food Market Brighton

The atmosphere in the store is overwhelmingly inviting, with free samples everywhere!  They even had sushi available to sample.  Best samples ever!  I love being able to try new things before committing, because let’s face it, everyone has different tastes.

While Busch’s has all of the typical staples, they clearly focus on fresh foods.  The produce section was huge and had a nice variety, with as many items as possible being grown locally.  My daughter was in love with the prickly melons.  She said they reminded her of our hedgehog, Louie!

Busch's Fresh Food Market Prickly Melon

Just like the produce sections, the meat department, deli and cheese selections were massive!  Their selection of meats for grilling was amazing and we decided that each of us could choose our own “main course” for dinner.  My husband and I went with garlic pepper steak kebobs, my daughter choose a sirloin steak and my son decided on a hamburger.

Busch's Fresh Food Market Meat Counter

While not relevant to the quality of the store, Busch’s did have this amazing cheese carving displayed in the cheese section.  Both kids were enamored with it.  It really was quite impressive and I’m happy that my son didn’t try to eat it before we finished shopping.

Busch's Fresh Food Market Cheese

While we were shopping, my daughter and I picked up the ingredients for Strawberry-Banana Cheesecake Hand Pies.  She loves getting involved in the kitchen and hand pies are easy enough that I could let her do a lot of the work. While I did choose to make a homemade crust, you could pick up pre-made refrigerated crust to use and that would work fine.  Homemade crust is just less expensive and you have less waste.

Homemade Pie Crust

I recommend working with small sections of dough at a time to make your crusts.  We rolled ours out and used a small plate as a stencil for cutting nice, even circles.  We also used a storage bag, snipping the corner, to pipe in our cream cheese filling.  It’s much easier than trying to spread it on the thin crusts.

Hand Pie Assembly

Preparing the crust is the hardest part of the entire process, even still, these only take about 40 minutes, start to finish.  Clean up is pretty easy, as mist everything can be rinsed with hot water, then wiped down with dish soap quick.  I had clean up finished before the hand pies came out of the oven.

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Hand Pies

Grab the recipe for Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Hand Pies below, and be sure to check out Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Brighton, Michigan.  Don’t forget about that free grocery giveaway too!

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Hand Pies

Yield: 8-10 hand paies

Ingredients

    For The Crust
  • 2-1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Butter (cut into small cubes & very cold)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Ice Water (roughly 4-8 Tablespoons)
  • For The Filling
  • 2 blocks Cream Cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Banana
  • Optional Crust Finish
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
  3. Using a pastry cutter or sturdy fork, cut the butter into the flour.
  4. Once butter and flour mixture has small pea sized ball texture, slowly add water 1-2 Tablespoons at a time, until the mixture forms a cohesive dough. Mixing is best done with a spatula to keep the mixture as cold as possible.
  5. Once the dough has formed a ball, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. To make the cheesecake flavored filling, mix together the cream cheese, vanilla and 1/2 Cup sugar using a stand or hand mixer.
  7. Transfer the mixture into a piping bag or a freezer bag, pushing the mixture down into the corner.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Lightly flour your countertop or work surface.
  10. Using small sections of dough, roll out your crusts to desired size. You can use a small dessert plate as a template to trim edges and achieve uniform crusts.
  11. Repeat until you've used all of the dough.
  12. Just to the side of center, pipe the cream cheese mixture into each crust. Leave 1/4 inch on each side to allow room to close the pies.
  13. On top of the cream cheese mixture, arrange a layer of strawberry and banana slices.
  14. Lightly moisten the edge of each crust with water.
  15. Fold the crust in half, forming a semi circle, and seal the crust edges using a fork.
  16. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  17. Optional: Lightly moisten the top of each hand pie with milk, then sprinkle with sugar.
  18. Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  19. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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Simple Chicken Marinade

simple chicken marinate marinated grilled chickenIf you love to cook, you’re inevitably looking for ways to jazz up chicken.  Chicken is awesome in that it’s so versatile, but it’s also easy to get into a flavorless chicken rut.  I am always looking for easy ways to flavor chicken while still keeping it healthy.  After all, being a low fat, high protein option is one of the big perks of chicken.

While I use a lot of dry rubs, I also love a good liquid marinade, especially if I’m grilling.  I find that dry rubs tend to get a little “crispy” on the grill, and I’m not a huge fan of that.  What I do love is anything that can be thrown together with my pantry and fridge staples.  The ingredients in this marinade are things that I always have on hand.  Bonus, I can quickly mix this up while I’m cleaning up tonight’s dinner mess, toss it and my chicken in the fridge and I’ll be ready to go when I get home tomorrow.

Just slice some fresh veggies, toss those on the grill with the marinaded chicken and dinner is done.  No hot house, no pile of dishes to clean up.  Just a quick, low-stress, low-fat, filling meal.

Simple Chicken Marinade

Simple Chicken Marinade

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • Parsley, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a bag or dish with cover.
  2. Mix together all marinade ingredients and pour over the chicken. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. When ready, preheat the grill until hot.
  4. Add the chicken directly to the grill to get those beautiful grill marks.
  5. Cook for about 7 minutes on each side, until the chicken turns nicely (it shouldn't stick to the grill).
  6. Cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F
  7. Serve with an optional garnish of parsley, or a smear of Dijon mustard or drizzle of honey.
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Tie Dye Frozen Daiquiris

Tie Dye Frozen DaiquirisIt’s been a while, right?  Well, I’m making a comeback, just like tie dye, Beanie Babies and pretty much everything from the 90s.  Yes, I know tie dye isn’t from the 90s.  Tie Dye has been making a comeback in recent years (this might be comeback #2?).  You can find it on everything from clothing to home decor, and sometimes even your food!  The whole “unicorn-everything” trend is really nothing more than a pastel tie dye simulation… that’s not to say that it isn’t cute or totally delicious, it’s just not something new.  But, whether new or old, tie dye is back and I don’t see it leaving us any time soon.

Tie Dye Daiquiri DrinksThe whole concept behind the Unicorn Frappuccino (and others like it) is blending various flavors to create a unique experience.  You might get a little of this flavor or a little of that flavor, or the two might mix and give you an exciting new flavor combo all it’s own.  That’s the concept behind this Tie Dye Frozen Daiquiri.  Blend it up, sit back in the sun (or shade, if that’s your thing) and take in all of the flavor possibilities…

Tie Dye Frozen Daiquiris

Yield: 4 Drinks

Tie Dye Frozen Daiquiris

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar, to taste
  • 1 cup white rum or tequila
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tray ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen raspberries, 2 Tablespoons of sugar, 1/3 cup of rum and 1 Tablespoon of lime juice in a high powered smoothie blender. Add 4 ice cubes, or to your personal preference.
  2. Puree until the ice cubes are broken down into a slushy texture.
  3. Divide the raspberry mixture into 4 glasses, and then repeat with the mangoes and then the peaches, carefully spooning each over top of the previous layer, or pouring the mixture over the back of a spoon to keep those pretty layers.
  4. Take your spoon and give each glass a slight swirl to give the tops of the drinks a tie-dye affect.
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Strawberry Peach White Wine Sangria

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Sangria.  The nectar of the Gods.  Or, at least the over-worked, over-stressed mom.  Serve it in a stemless wineglass or a solo cup, we don’t care!  The paper straws are a cute touch though.

I love sangria.  It’s cool, refreshing and perfect for any occasion.  It even has fruit, so technically it could be good for you?  Sure.  Let’s go with that.  I’ve never been one for red wine, at least not often, so I adapted a recipe from a friend and made my perfect Strawberry Peach White Wine Sangria!

white wine sangria ingredients 1Take 1/2 cup granulated sugar, add one can of lemon-lime soda (and don’t forget to recycle the can!) and the juice of 3-4 limes.  You can heat your limes in the microwave for about 20 seconds to help them let go of their juice.

white wine sangria process 1It’s all fizzy, limey, sugary yumminess.  Just give it a good stir.  Add your wine.  Pinot Grigio.  The whole bottle.  (Don’t forget to recycle that too!)

white wine sangria process 3

Stir a little more…  You can grab a great glass pitcher like I use on Amazon.

Add I like to use a white grape / peach blend.  Brand isn’t important, just get some no sugar added / 100% juice.  Add 1 cup of that and stir.

 white wine sangria process 4Now for the fruit… I use frozen whole strawberries and sliced peaches.  You could add more fruit or different fruit all together.  It’s really what you want.  I like the pink color that the strawberries give to the sangria and the peaches are a nice compliment to the white grape / peach juice.

Let it sit for at least an hour or two so the sugar has a chance to fully dissolve and fruit can lend it’s flavor to the mix.

White-wine-sangria-7A variation for the 4th of July would be to add blueberries instead of peaches for a red, white and blue sangria!  You really can’t go wrong with most any fruit though.

While I like the red variety too, white wine sangria will always be my favorite!  Do you like sangria?  What do you like to sip it along side of?

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Strawberry Peach White Wine Sangria!

Strawberry Peach White Wine Sangria!

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Bottle (750 ml) Pinot Grigio
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 4 Limes, Juiced
  • 1 Cup White Grape/Peach Juice Blend
  • 1 Can Lemon-Lime Soda
  • 1 Cup Whole Strawberries
  • 1 Cup Sliced Peaches

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, combined the lime juice, grape/peach juice blend and lemon-lime soda.
  2. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
  3. Pour wine into the juice/sugar mixture and mix well.
  4. Add strawberries and peaches.
  5. This can be made ahead, however do not add the fruit until near time to serve, otherwise the fruit loses it's texture.
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How I Stop Headaches From Stopping Me (Plus a DIY Cold Compress Tutorial)

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cold-compress-tutorialSome people look at their days and think “wow, today was such a waste.”  I may have been one of those people a few years ago, but things have changed.  If you’ve been around for awhile, you know that I’ve gone through some major life changes in the last few years.  Each of those changes has affected me in multiple ways, but the one thing they’ve collectively taught me is that every moment of my life is meaningful.  I might not see the meaning immediately, but it’s there.  I’ve learned to make the most of time with my family and friends and soak up all that I can from my experiences.  The last thing I’m going to do is let a headache stop me.

I am a regular headache sufferer and I know just how easy it is for a headache to not only get in the way of everyday life, but to really put a damper on special moments.  There have been times, as recently as a few weeks ago, where things as simple as a grocery trip or dinner with my husband were jeopardized by a headache.  It’s not just the pain that slows me down, it’s the loss of focus and general feeling of poor health.

My headaches are often tension headaches, mostly brought on by stress.  I work a very demanding job, one that often requires long hours.  Add to that my 50 mile each way commute, and you have the perfect recipe for a tension headache.  When I feel one coming on, I reach for Excedrin® Tension Headache (for tension type headaches and aspirin-free).  Excedrin® Tension Headache offers Aspirin-free headache relief and can really help save the day!

excedrin-tensionI know a trip to the grocery store may not seem like one of life’s big moments, but for me it is.  I try to do the bulk of my shopping in one trip each month.  I will make smaller trips as necessary to fill in, but doing most of my shopping in one big trip allows me to spend more of my free time with my family throughout the month.  We all know how long grocery trips can be, so avoiding that as a weekly activity gives me a few extra hours with my family.  A few weeks ago, I had my big trip planned for Sunday afternoon.  We finished lunch, watched a little TV together, and I worked on wrapping up my massive shopping list.  It wasn’t long before I could feel a headache coming on.  I had two options: stop it or let it stop me.  I never chose option 2.

I have a pretty set routine for knocking out a headache.  First, I need to grab the appropriate Excedrin® product (Excedrin® Tension Headache and Excedrin® Extra Strength (for everyday headaches) are my go-to choices).  Next, I grab a cold compress from the freezer to cover my forehead and eyes (directions below on how to make your own!).  Last, I find a quiet place to lay down for 20-30 minutes.  Thankfully, this works for me almost every time.  I was able to get up, get moving and knock out my shopping trip as planned, making it back home in plenty of time for a nice dinner off the grill and to watch our favorite tv shows together before bed.

diy-cold-compressA cold compress is my Excedrin® sidekick.  They are ridiculously easy to make too!  You only need a few supplies (and you probably have them all already):

1 Freezer Bag (I prefer gallon size)

1 Large Bottle of Liquid Dish Soap

Dish Towel

Needle and Thread

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  1. Fill your freezer bag with liquid dish soap.  Seal tightly.  Remove as much air as possible.
  2. Cut your dish towel to size.  For height, take the height of your bag and add ½”.  For the width, do the same.
  3. Fold the short edge to short edge and sew along the side and bottom.
  4. Turn right side out.
  5. Fold your bag in half and insert it into the pouch you’ve created.
  6. Roll in the edges of the pouch and sew shut.
  7. Pop your cold pack in the freezer and let it chill.

cold-compress-diy-freezer-packYou could certainly do all of the sewing with a sewing machine, however I think this project is so simple that you’ll spend more time pulling out your sewing machine than you will just taking care of things by hand.  These cold packs are great for headache relief and sore muscles. Liquid dish soap will not freeze solid, so the compress can mold around whatever you place it on.

You can trust Excedrin® products to deliver fast relief for different types of headaches.  Below are the Excedrin® products you can find at your local Walmart:

excedrin-at-walmartExcedrin® Tension Headache is Aspirin-free and the perfect solution for your tension headaches.

Excedrin® Extra Strength is made for fast headache relief.  For some, relief starts in just 15 minutes.

Excedrin® PM Headache gives you nighttime headache relief to help you sleep with its triple action formula, including two pain fighters and a sleep aid.

**Please remember to use all products as directed.

How do you battle headache pain?  Join the conversation by posting a comment below, or on our Facebook page.

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Simple Spring DIY Home Decor

simple-spring-diy-home-decorIt’s been a long Winter.  While all the Michigan natives tell me this was a very mild year, it feels like Spring just won’t come!  Even with a late Easter, it doesn’t feel like Spring just yet.  My son and I spent the morning cutting up pallets for summer campfire fuel, but I saved a few for future crafty endeavors.  Whether or not it feels like Spring outside, you can celebrate the season indoors with these cute home decor ideas:

  1. DIY Easter Wreath from Clever Pink Pirate
  2. Flower Power Eggs from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
  3. Easy DIY Easter Wreath from The Shady Lane
  4. Twine Wrapped Eggs from Coupon Closet
  5. Easy DIY Burlap Bunny Wall Art from Gym Craft Laundry
  6. Easter Egg Succulent Planter from Ribbons and Glue
  7. Spring Wreath from Happy Deal Happy Day
  8. Burlap Bunny Sign from Ribbons and Glue
  9. Spring Topiaries from Happy Deal Happy Day

What is your favorite way to make your home feel like Spring?

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March Stitch Fix Unboxing Video

I tried Stitch  Fix for the first time back in 2014.  If you’re not familiar, it’s basically a personal shopper service.  I hate shopping (crowds, dressing rooms, malls) so Stitch Fix has been a great way for me to gradually add pieces to my wardrobe.  I won’t make you read too much, rather I’m going to share the Facebook Live video I did last week, unboxing my March Stitch Fix.  I don’t get paid to share Stitch Fix with you as a blogger, but I do participate in their referral program, which is open to everyone who uses Stitch Fix.  Watch the video, check out my referral link and let me know what you think in the comments – or hop over to the video on Facebook and leave your comments there!

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Purrfectly Pawsome Gifts For The Crazy Cat Lady

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I only own two cats.  That doesn’t make me a crazy cat lady, does it?  Perhaps not, but then again, actually owning cats is only the first step.  Do you need your cat’s affection?  Do you treat your cat like a child?  Do you try to buy their love with toys, treats and expensive kitty towers?  Maybe that’s just me.

Regardless of how you classify your affinity for the feline species, we’ve all got a little bit of “crazy cat lady” in us.  And that little bit of crazy, it deserves some purrfectly pawsome gifts and accessories to go with it.

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Ready to shop?  Check out these purrfectly pawsome gifts you can pick up for yourself or the crazy cat lady in your life on Amazon.

1.  “I have plans with my cat” t-shirt

2.  Kitty Pencil Pouches

3.  Fuzzy Kitty Bedroom Slippers

4.  Silver Cat Wine Stopper

5.  Adorable Kitten Apron

6.  Pastel Cat Socks

7.  Three Kitty Wallet

8.  “Show Me Your Kitties” Phone Case

9.  Black Cat Grater

10.  “Best Cat Mom Ever” Mug

11.  Kitten Sticky Note Holder

12.  Cat Lady Notebook

13.  Silver Kitten Band

14.  Kitty Travel Water Bottle

15.  Kissing Cats Salt and Pepper Shakers

16.  “I Work Hard” Cat Décor

17.  “You Had Me At Meow” Kitchen Towel

18.  Sophisticated Cat Umbrella

19. “Namast-ay Home With My Cat” Tank Top

20.  “Yo” Cat Throw Pillow

21.  Sleek Cat Mug

22.  “I <3 Cats” Toe Socks

So, what’s your favorite?  Share it with us on Facebook or in the comments below!  Personally, I’m a big fan of the umbrella and the “Yo” Cat Throw Pillow (bonus – it matches my accent colors!)

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