Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Happy Tummy Tuesday from Fleece-Peaches


Happy Tummy Tuesday.  My human wanted to post all christmassy stuff, but I insisted on celebrating in the "traditional manner." You see she bought me this FLEECE blanket as a holiday gift which exactly matches my coloring.  what's a girl to do?  Last nigt I was cavorting around on the new blanket, hoping she would get the idea....looks like I scored! Happy Tummy Tuesday to all this holiday week.


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Wishing you light and love for the holidays



This is not our current card (that's coming next week) but it is true favorite of all! We are wishing you a peaceful holiday season of love and light.  Carol, Peaches & Paprika

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Luxuriating in Lemon...Lemon Cupcake Day


I bet you thought we were going to do holiday things, like knocking over Christmas trees or interfering with shopping. Well we WERE going to do those things but then we found out it was NATIONAL LEMON CUPCAKE DAY! Well that was just it!  We'll get back to errands soon. Meanwhile, we'll luxuriate in LEMON! Or is this a dream?  Whatever it is Happy Caturday!

Today we joining Athena and Marie's Caturday art hop!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Card Interference by Peaches



This week it was our human's turn to send out cards.. I  tried to tell her I was interested in helping but did I get an invitation?  NO....!

Unlike my sisfur Paprika who walks gracefully amongst cards & Papers, leaving them as is, I, Peaches just get right down in the middle of them as you can see! Which is as it should be I think.

We first posted this picture a couple of years ago...but some things never change!

-- Peaches the Cat

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Poinsettia Peaches


Poinsettia Peaches!  That's my new name at least as of today.  Very few people know this (shhhh..) but I found out today is POINSETTIA DAY in honor of the red Christmas flower named after Joel Poinsett who discovered it in 1828.  Poinsettia Peaches. This fun frame is from Imikimi. You can read all about the holiday by following the link above if you ant to know more.

Poinsettia Peaches...Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?  MOL....

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Happy Christmas Card Day


Good Morning, Peaches the cat here! Today is official  Christmas Card Day  The way to celebrate it is obvious! But a little history first...did you know the first Christmas cards were sent in London & commissioned by Sir Henry Cole? But we digress!
Since we haven't received many cards yet, having just missed the Xmas card exchange, we decided to celebrate  by fond memories of last years cards. I can't begin to tell you the our fun re-arranging all the cards!

I found the cards mesmerizing, and moved to my cat condo where I had a better view!

A sudden urge came over me...

I then heard a soft meow
in the distance offering assistance...


Paprika seemed pretty sure of herself
Well let me tell you...I could hardly wait for the action!
Then Paprika arrived and showed me how it's done..gracefully!

Paprika managed to walk through all the cards while leaving them in place.  If it was me I would have knocked them all over. I was so impressed!

Watching her delicate steps required extreme concentration however, and I soon found a better occupation!

Well, if you managed to get his far into our Christmas  card foragings, we congratulate you and wish you and yours a wonderful December. 

We're joining Cat On My Head's Sunday hop too!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Faux Fur Friday


Good morning, Peaches here! Faux Fur Friday, celebrated the first Friday of December, is an irresistible holiday to celebrate for cats and humans! Faux fur clothing first got started in 1929 and in the 1970's was at its heyday.

Both I (above) and Paprika (below) are firm believers in this holiday.

First of all, humans can wear it & look pretty instead of REAL fur from animals, as was so popular in years past.



The real benefit of course is to us cats.  Just check out how happy Paprika and I are on this zebra fleece fur.  Our human buys them on sale at Joanne's Fabrics just to give us a thrill!


Speaking of thrills, you can see how I am enjoying this leopard print which is one of the Faux Fur fleece throws on which to luxuriate.



As you can see I could not resist a little "frolic" on same!
Lest you think we are completely nutty cats, we now present "Exhibit A" - featuring our human Carol.  Humans are far from immune to Faux Furs. As you can see, Carol is wearing a tiger sweater & TRYING to look like US!

We don't really think she succeeded but applaud her efforts.


Whenever possible we seek out articles of clothing to "hang out on" and protect. Here, for example, is Carol's "Tiger Hat" which makes a great foot warmer or pillow for myself or Paprika (below)

Paprika and Tiger Hat Pillow


I personally like to watch over this particular tiger hat and "protect" it so it will not fall into the wrong Paws."

When my human wears this hat out and about, I am always quick to pounce on it and "secure" it upon her return.

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We hope you have enjoyed our Faux Fur celebration and that you always use FAUX fur in your sewing and gadabout activities!


Love, Peaches and sis-fur Paprika


Sunday, December 2, 2018

4th Annual Bloggers Holiday Slideshow



We would love bloggers from last year or new bloggers to be in our holiday slideshow again.  To purr-ticipate please do the following (will help to paste and copy the easy things to include:

1) Send a picture of your holiday post to Carollowbeer@comcast.net
2) You must include the worlds "2018 Bloggers Holiday Slideshow"in the title of your email
3) also include:
a) Blog Name
b) Blog Web Address
c) Name of your cats
d) Your Name
e) Your email.

Deadline is December 14 so there is time!  

I thought it would be better to send this out a little later this time, so that some people would already have their posts ready and can just send them over.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Carol
PS: If you are not able to make or have a holiday blog graphic, not to worry, we will create one out of the picture you send.

PS: We thank Ann of Zoolatry who has again made a lovely graphic for our slideshow announcement.

We are joining Cat on My Head's blog hop today!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Keeping My Human Warm - by Peaches



 I know I prance around strutting my stuff but I bet you didn't know I have a Winter Job!  Some have summer jobs, but mine starts with the chill of winter  It's MY daily responsibility to keep my human warm and toasty for the season.  This is not as easy as it sounds.  Her face gets cold so I have to make sure my ear is warming everything up!

I am a very responsible cat. Why sometimes I'll sprawl all the way across her shoulder to make sure everything is warmed up properly.  Sometimes I slide off but I give it my all.  Of course my human complains that my ear,as velvety and soft as it is, is blocking her view of the television. Can you imagine! Try as I might you can't please humans all the time. But I'm in there pitching every night!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday for Cats!


Good morning, Peaches here! I believe my sis-fur Paprika may have a "criminal" streak! She dragged me out of my warm bed at 4AM, blindfolded me, and when I opened my eyes, she told me we were in a place called "MALL." She said  humans go there to get things for cats the day after Thanksgiving.  "We'll get our OWN things," she told me, since humans never get us enough good catnip.

Toy Mice, Wands, Fish, Cheap Thrills Catnip, we got it all!

No one noticed as we slinked out of the mall...but will we get arrested?  -- Peaches the cat

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving to our Furrriends


Wishing all of our furrriends a blessed day, spent with friends, family or however you like.  In this crazy world of ours, we have a lot for which to be thankful...!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Decorating Thanksgiving room with OUR pictures!


We were given the RARE opportunity to decorate the Thanksgiving room early today! Such a thrrrrrill. Main question is, how do you like the WALL PAINTINGS I selected?  See anyone you know?   -- Peaches the cat


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Paprika-Peach Pie Recipe - Thanksgiving

We have to be honest, it's REALLY  called Paprika Peach Pie.  I objected to Paprika being named first but was not given a choice! It's a wonderful pie though! We posted the recipe last year from The Table blog, and it was so yummy we hope you will not mind seeing it again!  Cooking is really a good deal, since we get to taste once in a while and wear fetching caps! - Peaches the cat

PAPRIKA-PEACH PIE from "THE TABLE" BLOG (used with permission)

Ingredients
         For the crust
         2 1/2 cups flour
         1 tbs. sugar
         1 tsp. salt
         2 sticks (1 cup) butter, very cold
         1/2 cup ice water
         
         For the pie filling
         6 peaches, sliced (about 5 cups)
         2 tbs. lemon juice
         1/3 -2/3 cups sugar (to taste)
         1/4 cup brown sugar
         3 tbs. potato starch
         1 tbs. sweet paprika
         1/3 tsp. white pepper
         1/4 tsp. allspice
         1/4 tsp. ginger
         1/4 tsp. salt
         2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
         1 tbs. cream

         turbinado sugar, for dusting

Instructions
1  Make the pie dough: Whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the cold butter until just blended. Add the ice water, and then fold the ingredients together with a spatula until they're just moistened. Be sure not to overwork the dough. Divide the dough in half, and form each half into a disc. Wrap the discs tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour but up to two days.
To make the pie: Take out a disc of the dough and roll it out in a circle to fit the pie pan. (I always roll out the dough between two sheets of wax paper because it's easier to transfer from the counter to the pan). Lightly press the 1  dough in the bottom of the pie pan, and then refrigerate the pan and the crust.

2  Peel and slice the peaches. Toss them with the lemon juice, 1/3 cup of sugar, brown sugar, potato starch, sweet paprika, pepper, allspice, ginger, and salt. If you think the filling needs to be sweeter, add additional sugar. Add the ingredients to the pie pan, and then return the pie to the refrigerator.
3  Roll out the second disc of dough to make the top crust. Lay the crust across the pan and crimp the edges. Return the pie to the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is cold.
Preheat the oven to 425. Brush the top of the pie with the cream, and then sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, and then lower the heat to 375. Continue baking for an additional 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden and the filling is bubbling. Enjoy!

- from Thetableblog.com 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy National Button Day


Our human advised us last night we were in for another "dress for success" event as it is National Button Day today, November 16.  She found some amazing outfits for us.    All we had to do was sit there, and look cute while she dressed us up with her computer software!  Our human says buttons are really useful for decorative crafts and getting our clothes to stay  on.  All we can say is...as cats we couldn't care less about keeping our clothes on, though.  Happy button day to all you crafters! 

Today we're joining Comedy Plus' Feline Friday and of course the beloved Cat Blogosphere.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Taking Up All the Space - by Peaches the cat

 Now that winter's here, I searched for and found a wonderful new place to hang out. Unfortunately there was COMPETITION!


I exchanged points of view with "my competition!"


 I had no choice but to pretend to "cooperate" while not moving at all!
I couldn't really stay there though and I found a new place but my human wasn't happy with the new location either!
This little story has a happy ending...my human was so happy to have the "lump" (me) out from under her covers that she let me hang out here a while in my chosen place after all!  Don't know how long I''ll get to stay here though...




Monday, November 12, 2018

National Happy Hour Day - Celebrate!


We learned through the "grapevine" there is a day called "National Happy Hour Day." And it is NOW!  Although our human is not much into drinking, the least we could do was investigate....






Friday, November 9, 2018

CHAOS NEVER DIES DAY


"CHAOS NEVER DIES" DAY- Another fine day MADE for cats! We awoke this morning to find that, to our delight, our human had decided (AGAIN) to reorganize the den! 

I Recused this box just in time from being carried to the BASEMENT! - Paprika the Cat
We lost no time in taking part in the task by selecting an appropriate box, of which there were dozens. Don't YOU think that Chaos Day provides a purrr-fect napping opportunity for cats?

The premise of ""CHAOS NEVER DIES" day is that chaos is in all our lives for the long haul, so we may as well lean back and enjoy it a little...

Today we're joining Feline Friday's hop hosted by Comedy Plus blog.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Day U.S.A.


Paprika is all excited about there being a Ballot BOX and she insisted we head right over there to warm it up.  Will she get out if a REAL voter arrives?  I'll take care of THAT! Hoping everyone in our U.S. gets out to vote today.