Just Like a Day at the Beach

A while ago, I purchased a groupon to Picaboo. It’s an online site where you can make photo books. I haven’t used it yet and I thought making a book with our latest vacation pictures would be cute.

I sat down and worked on it for a few hours. While I was sorting photos and picking layout and backgrounds, I lit a new candle I just bought at Target. It’s from Yankee Candle and its called “Beach Party”. It smells just like sunscreen! I also lit a candle that I’ve had forever named  “Ocean Water”.

I must be having beach withdraws! I adorned my little candle jumble with a few rocks I got at Pier One a while back. I had a coupon for $10 off a $10 or more purchase! I usually avoid Pier One because they are a little pricey, but free is free! 🙂

It really reminded me of the beach. I can’t wait until we can go back and hopefully stay longer.

Anyhow, has anyone ever used Picaboo before? Oh my goodness! They have choices on top of choices to make your books. You can totally customize everything. You can pick the backgrounds, layouts, the colors, you can even lighten/darken your photos and there are a ton of fonts for captions. It can be a bit overwhelming.  I have about 5 pages done. I like the jumble layouts where you can add a lot of pictures. I also included a few pages with minimal pictures and room to write about the trip. This is the first photo book I’ve ever made and it’s a lot of fun so far. I did get into scrapbooking for a while, but it was time-consuming, and right now I am only up to the beginning of last summer when we went to New Orleans. I think that once I (hopefully) get caught up with my scrapbook, I will start orgainizing my pictures into books online and ordering them.

Where is your favorite place to vacation??

 I wasn’t perked in any way to do this post. The thoughts on Picabo are totally my own from my own experience. 🙂


The Fighter

Today we had to make a trip to the vet because Rusty decided to get in a fight and come home with no fur on his back foot, a scrape on his chin and bruises under his eyes. Yep, I said bruises. My cat has two black eyes. Poor baby.

"You should have seen the other guy."

This adds on to a recent string of fighting related injuries. Just a few weeks ago he came back home with his ear bleeding and now he is missing a chunk of it. It doesn’t seem to bother him. We told him it adds character.

My little once-a-runt-and-we-didn’t- even-know-if-he-would-make-it kitty has turned into somewhat of a badass.

"You talkin' to me??"

Today the vet asked, “He’s 9, right?” 

I stopped for a split second to think. He is nine years old. Oh my goodness, I thought to myself, my little kitty is nine!!! Time goes by so fast. 

I started to miss Reggie, the first pet Jason and I adopted together. He has been gone about a month now. They were the best of friends. Seriously, you couldn’t find one without the other.

"Nice to meet you, brother!"

Best buds

It made me realize that time goes by so fast, that we have to learn to love and live in every moment. Someday the little things I stress about won’t really matter, but the moments I loved will always make me smile.

Sometimes you have to stop and smell the flowers

Rusty is going to be just fine, he has some antibiotics to take, and a few hugs and cuddles to look forward to.

Question for today: Do you have cats? Do they ever bring you “gifts”?

Rusty loves bringing us “gifts”. Some times they are dead, and other times they are alive.. :-/