Monthly Archives: March 2016

It’s My Birthday!

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Today, I have decided to take a blogging day off because it is MY BIRTHDAY!  I plan to indulge in delicious food, cake and alcohol, get my hair blown out and shop.  #BESTDAYEVER

Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!  xo

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Good morning loves and happy Monday!  It’s raining in NYC but I am trying to look on the bright side and appreciate that it is not snow.  This weekend was a fun mix of adventure, errands, cleaning and eating delicious things.  I detailed a bunch of it on my new Snapchat account!

This is my second foray into Snapchatting.  I started my account a while back but I did not like it right away so I didn’t give it a real chance.  I had lunch with a girlfriend last week and she explained the benefits to me and I felt like I should try again. 

I am starting to get the hang of it and I like that it is organic content and you get a real peek into someone’s life.  I love Instagram but sometimes it feels a bit overly curated.  

If you have a Snapchat and you want to follow me, here is my info:

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Please leave your information in the comments so I can follow you as well!  xo

 

Happy Weekend!

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Woo Hoo!  Happy Friday ladies and gents!  I am SUPER excited for some time off.  I am EXHAUSTED lately.  Tomorrow I have to get up at 6 am to take Taylor to a soccer tournament but Sunday is MY DAY.  I am going to sleep late, eat delicious foods and luxuriate.  I cant wait!

Today, I am linking up with AprilAmanda and Della for my Friday Favorites!  Let’s jump right into them…

1. Cadbury Creme Egg Cookies.  Oh Em Gee.  I have been trying to eat better but I am going to pick up a pack of these the next time I am in Target FO SHO.  I have a total Cadbury Creme Egg obsession.  I hope these don’t disappoint!

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2. The Lake House by Kate Morton.  I have been listening to the audio book of this and it is sooooo good.  It makes me look forward to my commute.  I cant wait to find out how it ends!

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3. Tieks.  I need a comfortable pair of ballet flats and I have been considering buying a pair.  The price is high though.  I don’t mind spending $175 on ballet flats if they are amazingly comfortable but I need to hear it from someone that actually owns them before I pull the trigger.  Does anyone have them and are they worth it?  

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4. Patio Sets.  I had been debating over which patio set to buy for my balcony and I think this may be the winner.  What do you guys think of this one with all the accessories?  

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5. Bette Middler Owning Kim K.  In case you missed the drama from this week, please allow me to recap:

Kim Kardashian posted an extremely classy picture of herself on Twitter that showcases her obviously all natural body…

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Bette Midler posted a joke that was pretty hilarious.

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Kim got butt-hurt about it and tried to insult Bette.

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Bette came back with the best response ever and won the internet.  #boom #dropsmic

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Hehe!  I love the Twitter drama.  Okay loves, have a great weekend and I will see you all back here next week!

DIY Ribbon Wand Cat Toy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias. All opinions are mine alone.  Thanks for supporting the brands that support A Little Glitter.  #IAMSCat #CollectiveBias

DIY Ribbon Wand Cat Toy #IAMSCats As anyone who has spoken to me for more than five minutes can tell you – I am totally obsessed with my cats.  I got my first kitty, Jeter, a year and a half ago.  You can read more about that here.  He was such a wonderful addition to our family that I decided to adopt his baby brother for my daughter last Christmas.  She was desperate for a kitten that was “hers” and I knew having a brother around would be good for Jeter as well.  Enter, Nico:

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Nico is hilarious.  He is a kitten in every sense of the word.  He has tons of energy and he loves to play.  Sometimes, I come home to surprises that he has left for me (claw marks in my new curtains or a chewed up package) or I catch him perched on top of the refrigerator.  He can be so devious that I have taken to calling him Sneak-o.  I can’t stay annoyed with him for long though because he is such a little love bug.

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Since Nico is so playful and fond of chasing things, I decided recently to make him a ribbon wand.  (He had a similar toy with a feather but he destroyed it.)   I had so much material that I made him two of them and I still have plenty left over.


 Materials Needed:

  • 12 Inch Wooden Dowel
  • Screw Eye Hook (I used 15/16 Inch)
  • 10 mm Jump Ring 
  • Duct Tape or Washi Tape
  • Ribbons
  • Bells

Step 1: Screw the screw eye hook into one side of the wooden dowel.  

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Step 2:  Attach a bell to the screw eye hook using one of the jump rings.

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Step 3:  Thread your ribbons through the jump ring and tie securely.  I chose to use three skinny ribbons.

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Step 4:  Cover the dowel.  I used white Duct Tape for a clean look but you can use twine, ribbon, washi tape, fabric or whatever else strikes your fancy.

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Step 5:  Play with your kitty!

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Neeks worked up quite an appetite kittening around with his new toy so right afterwards he decided to take a break to nosh on his favorite IAMS™ cat food.

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I have been feeding my boys IAMS™ dry food for a while now.  They recently reformulated their food so that you can customize your cat’s nutrition based on their specific needs.  There have dry food, wet food and treats that target specific dietary needs: hairball care, digestive health, and oral care.  (With long-haired cats I cant tell you how happy I am to use their hairball care line.  It has made quite a difference in my household.)  

I love that they now make treats and that I can grab a mega bag from one of my many monthly trips to Walmart so that I have plenty on hand for my cats.  

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At the end of the day their health and happiness means everything to me.

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Hello Weekend!

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Happy Friday Chicas!  I love writing these posts every week!  They get me so pumped for the weekend.  Even if I am not doing anything – I am still excited about not working, sleeping late and hanging with my daughter.  I don’t have too many things planned for this one.  It will mostly consist of blog stuff, shopping and getting my nails done with T.  I cant wait! 

Today, I am linking up with AprilAmanda and Della for my Friday Favorites!  Let’s jump right into them…

1. How To Be Single.  I saw this last weekend during my trip out to Long Island and it was HILARIOUS!  I was afraid that they wasted the funny scenes on the trailer but my friends and I laughed the entire time.  I am a big fan of Leslie Mann (I feel like we should definitely be friends in real life) and she was great in this.  I highly recommend How To Be Single for a night out with your girls!

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2. Healthy Salmon Quinoa Burgers.  Skinnytaste is one of my favorite websites lately!  All of her food pictures  as so beautifully shot and I have made a few of her recipes and they were fabulous.  These look delicious and I must say that I never would have thought of salmon burgers but they taste good. 

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3. Threshold Marble Tray.  I just scored this beauty on clearance at Target!  (Saving money made me love it even more!)  It is currently living on my dresser as a perfume tray.  

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4. The Carrier.  I love Sophie Hannah and her creepy stories.  Her writing is very similar to that of Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn.  The Carrier is truly odd and I cant put it down.  I am dying to see how it ends.

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5. Ghostbusters.  I was REALLY against a reboot of Ghostbusters.  Those movies are some of my favorites from my childhood.  It felt wrong to me to learn that they were doing yet another remake.  Sidenote – why is this such a big trend lately?  I find it SUPER irritating and I wish that Hollywood would try to be creative and think of new movies instead of remaking old ones.  That being said, the trailer for this actually looks pretty funny.  I am cautiously optimistic and that it will be well done and not tarnish my memory of the old ones.  I may even take Taylor to see it.

Okay dolls – have a fabulous weekend!  xx