Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Handbag Haul!

Charming Charlie was having a sale on handbags (plus free shipping over $50), and I had a $20-off-$60-order coupon, so I went a little crazy and bought NINE bags for $43! Granted, they're small/medium-sized bags, but still!


  1. Joplyn Studded Crossbody in Dark Brown - embossed faux leather saddle bag with gold and diamond studs and attachable long strap - $25.00 $8.97 $6.00
  2. Mini Colorblock Lockbox Crossbody in Dark Purple - purple/tan handbag with metallic lock accent and attachable long strap - $29.00 $10.77 $7.20
  3. Cloe Flap Crossbody Bag in Light Turquoise - structured crossbody with inside top zipper - $22.00 $8.97 $5.99
  4. Striped Canteen Crossbody in Dark Blue - cute, round, blue/light blue crossbody - $25.00 $8.97 - $6.00
  5. Striped Canteen Crossbody in Light Purple - cute, round, purple/pink crossbody - $25.00 $5.37 $3.59
  6. Fefe Crossbody Wristlet in Dark Red - shiny, red, snake skin (looks like dragon hide!) wallet/wristlet with attachable long strap - $29.00 $3.57 $2.39
  7. Over the Moon Clutch in Dark Wine - fold-over clutch with shiny, multicolored floral design, moon-shaped metallic handles, and magnet buttons - $19.00 $6.57 $4.39
I got the pretty purple bag and lovely leather bag for myself. I chose the turquoise and pink crossbody bags for R, and she liked them and accepted them for future use. M really liked and picked the pretty moon clutch and the cute blue canteen bag, which she used right away. Mom doesn't use small bags, but she liked the red dragon wristlet. I bought 3 of them because it was a great deal and it helped me get to $60, so we'll probably gift them at some point.

I'm so happy with my haul! ^^

Friday, May 5, 2017

Kitties: 2Y, 10M, 1W Old

Serendipity (~10 months old) had her surgery to be spayed a few weeks ago and seemed to be doing well (but hating the cone collar to prevent her licking her wound), but then later, R noticed her belly was swollen and so took her to the vet. Turns out, her incision had become infected because of a rare bad reaction to the sutures material! So they removed the old ones, put new ones, and kept her at the office for a few days for observation. Poor thing had to wear the darn cone for another two weeks, but thankfully, she is now fully healed, recovered, rid of the cone, and happy. <3

 
 getting cuter and bigger
like a mini-Ping XD
 
Oreo cookie~
 
Pinky looks so cute here! <3
 
 Georgie & Pinky groom each other ^_^
 

 

 
 i made the series of photos into an animated gif! =D
 
Georgie sniffs the AC air & photobombs behind Serendipity ;)
 
then Oreo jumps up onto the wall window to photobomb Serendipity, too XD
   
 and then Ping jumps up to photobomb Oreo & Serendipity! XD 3 black cats~
 
 Pinky~
 
 Serendipity & Oreo

 Georgie (is she losing weight?)
 

Friday, April 28, 2017

April Birthday Treats

R brought Mom these lovely little treats from Just Cupcakin' Around. We chose 1 of every flavor (except Boston Cream).

Row 1: Chocolate (not pictured; eaten XD), Carrot Cake, Raspberry Lemonade, Peanut Butter Cup.
Row 2: Chocolate Cheesecake, Key Lime Cheesecake, Chocolate Raspberry, Cinnamon Bun.
Row 3: 2 Pistachio (to replace Boston Cream), Mandarin Orange Pineapple, Banana Split.

These mini cupcakes are excellent! Most cupcakes are half dry cake, half gritty, sugary icing. These, however, have moist, flavorful cakes, usually filled with some pudding surprise, capped with yummy, light, creamy topping (possibly a whipped frosting with cream, pudding, and/or cream cheese). And they did each flavor justice, not a bad one among the bunch. Sure, it's a bit pricey, but these are the best cupcakes we've ever had!

R also tried these big White Chocolate Macadamia, Strawberry Cheesecake, & Oatmeal Raisin cookies, which were very good, too, but just like Subway's cookies. And last but not least, Mini Turtle Cheesecake (Mom's favorite chocolate candy), which was, like most turtle cheesecakes, good but too sweet.

A week later, R and I went out to Pistilli's Bistro & Pizzeria to celebrate M's birthday. Had to have noodles, so we ordered their signature Spaghetti a la Pistilli baked pasta with meatballs & sausages, served with a side (Greek) salad and fresh garlic knots. We also ordered our usual Stromboli (Calzone with more toppings) with spinach, onions, & olives, and marinara sauce. Yum!

Edit: Two weeks later, we celebrated Mom's birthday! I got this carrot cake from Aldi, on sale (after Easter), marked down $4 (50% off)! The carrot cake and cream cheese frosting were soft and delicious. ^_^ I want more!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sunset Highway

 on the way to the airport...

Kitties: 2Y, 9M, 2W Old

 Adorable Oreo~
 

 
Georgie loafing on a cookbook on the wall window between the living rooms. XD

 

 

 Pudgy Pinky still loves to lie on R's shoes ^^;