Sunday, March 25, 2018

Our 3rd Blogoversary!

Can't believe that time has gone by and we've now reached our third Blogoversary.  Holy Cow.  We've really enjoyed it and for old time's sake would like to tell you a little more about us & for old time sakes, share our favorite pix from the past year!





From Carol:

How we started this blog:  I stumbled across The Cat on My Head's Sunday Blog Hop. It sounded wonderful...but you had to have a blog to be in it. So....since I had two feisty calicos chasing each other around the house I thought, Gotta do it! that was in March 2015.

What I like most about it:  Meeting new & old friends. I marvelous at the amazing creativity and warm hearts of so many wonderful bloggers. 

What I did this past year:  Celebrated a lot more holidays that we should have (you'll see below), built up my Facebook page to where we have a nice little Facebook community. It's fun.  Made a blog book and a Facebook printed book for each  year.

Next Year: Also working on a new look for my blog. I retired this year so hope to go through the  gazillion Peaches & Paprika photos from last 5 years.



2017-18 Retrospective: Without further ado, here are my favorite pics from the past year (if you don't have time to look at them all, I'll  understand, believe me, long posts are not my usual style!


From March 2017 posts

Peaches was featured in Debra Barnes book Makin' Biscuits because of her nightly "Welcome Ceremony" of putting my hats on, so I featured quite a few Peaches with Hat pix. 



And then there was getting ready for St Patrick's Day...

April

We started out April in the traditional way:

Easter came soon thereafter and as usual Paprika went into hiding!
We then did a REALLY fun Easter Parade video for our Facebook friends, giving all participants their own hat! Here is us in ours!

There were a lot of really cool April holidays after that, Earth Day and  National Arbor Day:  Peaches couldn't get enough of hugging trees, earth and what not!


I couldn't stop her, folks, she's like that!


May

A traditional start:


And the next one, Cinquo de Mayo we got to wear sunglasses!- Peaches the cat

Soon we had to say goodbye to our dear orange friend Flynn from www.twodevoncats.com. We miss him so much! - Paprika

Then Came Mother's day (we called it Kitty-Mom's Day)



June


Donuts cannot be ignored. But Peaches had to get herself entangled with a donut and Paprika, going in to save her got caught herself!

Clutses!



And then we read about Cat Domination Day also in June--need we say more?

July


There was almost an embarrassment of totally cool holidays in July:




Peaches and Paprika both vied for attention ...



As if that weren't enough, PEACH ice cream day came right on it's heels!





as if THAT weren't enough the Bloggers' Catriotic Slideshow we made came hot on its heels AND then we had our July kitchen renovation!
Badge by Ann of Zoolatry



We were NOT happy during the mid-July renovation...









Finally a really cool holiday called International Tiger day arrived where Paprika could finally strut her stuff!
slideshow just for TORTIES

August

In August we got luck and got to do a cool MEOWBOX Product Review...and it had a Camping Season theme!


Paprika is NEVER casual about catnip!




















August ended with Kiss and Make Up Day! We do that all the time so we're really experienced at it!

September

Summer now almost a memory, a day at the beach was called for!


And we put together a  Slideshow JUST FOR TORTIES and some calicos! That's Melissa's Mudpie in the banner!

October

In October we got to put on our horns and carry our pitchforks!  This felt Natural to us!

AND
we put together our combo Facebook & Bloggers' scary  Black Cats Spooktacular Slideshow for Halloween...black cats only!

November

In November we celebrated the fallen leaves AND were asked to appear in Cat Vogue & Glamour Kitty publications...I had never heard of these



Paprika-Peach Pie Recipe (for real!)
We did a lot of research before thanksgiving and found this bonafide recipe which we posted!

And of course we had to wish all a happy T-Day!

December

Well the first thing we did in December was receive an amazing gift: We're the proud owner of a 2 family house! We both fit into it!
We arrived in these carriers!




And the second thing was to celebrate our Gotcha Day.  5 years we've been at Chez Carol. We've done good!  The house is a lot more comfy than those carriers we came in!


THEN we sent out Christmas cards & participated in Secret Paws!

And THEN, our human got really busy and made TWO holiday slideshows: one for our Facebook friends and another for our Blogger friends. Whew.  

Would you say we need a good long rest after that?

January

The first thing to take care of in January was to finish enjoying our secret paws gifts from Friends Furever blog. A certain cat got a little carried away!


And then there was the little matter of someone trying to be a drama queen with one of the gifts,  a red & white fleece blanket.


Our human also learned from the Blogging Cats calendar published by Sweet Purrfections that Jan 21 was National Hugging Day. Sheesh we couldn't let that go by!


It seemed to snow would never end...

February

February was VERY exciting cuz we got our first job, announcing for the Super Bowl. Can you believe?  Paprika almost loused it up!

This was closely followed by Valentines Day, where we were given a pink cadillac and our human made a "love shack video" just for US!
This über-exciting event was followed by a "Love Your Pet" day so...you can surmise the rest.

Our last creative effort for February was a total fantasy...Paprika got it in her head that we had to become tooth fairies since it was National Tooth Fairy Day. Okay so it wasn't the worst idea in the world and I did like the idea of flying and wearing a crown!

On that totally unrealistic note, we will bid you goodbye, but if you've made it this far without falling asleep we want to thank you for being our furrriends, for being supportive and kind and for giving us the opportunity to visit your cool kitties!

We're joining Cat On My Head's Sunday hop today. It's all their fault we got started blogging back in 2015...MOL...!


53 comments:

  1. OOH so we blame the Kitties Blue eh? * grins *

    Happy third blogoversary!!

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  2. Hehehehe The Kitties Blue sure have created a world of good and great opportunities in this world. You guys have given us such joy too! Happy Third Blogoversary!
    Toodle pips and purrs
    Erin

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  3. Happy third blogoversary! You all certainly have been busy in the past year, and we always enjoy seeing what you're up to :)

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    1. Thank you, we always love your visits (and your blog) and thanks for visiting today!

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  4. What a fun retrospective! We think you have the cutest graphics! Happy Blogoversary...and here's to many more years of blogging!

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    1. Thank U for visiting and for your wonderful observations all the past year! We treasure your friendship!

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  5. Dang, y'all sure have been busy. Happy Blogoversary from all of us!

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    1. Thank U for stopping by and all the fun blogging things YOU do!

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  6. Happy Blogaversary! Time to celebrate......we love all the photos of this year's batch of memories. It's nice to look BACKWARD but also nice to look FORWARD and we hope it's a banner year for you.

    Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

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    1. Thank U guys, that is a very sweet comment. We tried to restrain our human from posting all those pictures but she was indecisive as to what not to post. We so enjoy knowing you and your always thoughtful comments!

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  7. Happy 3rd Blogoversary!! I enjoyed all these past photos. XO

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    1. Thank you for such a nice comment, Ms. Pilch!

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  8. What a pawsome retrospective ! Happy Blogoversary ! We're glad to have Kitties Blues to blame for it *wink *wink ! We wish you many many more ! Purrs

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    1. Yeah, it's all Kitties Blues fault! MOL. Thanks for visiting and the compliment!

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  9. Happy third blogoversary! We remember when you began blogging and we are glad you did! :) We enjoyed walking down memory lane with you!

    Kiss and make up day should be a mandatory celebration world-wide. Think of the potentially peace-worthy consequences! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. Thank you for visiting, LP. You must have read down pretty far to see THAT one! love to you and your beloved outdoors-loving furry family!

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  10. Happy 3rd blogoversary and we're so glad you're part of our kitty community! I love your girls so much - they remind me of my sweet angel, Harley, and I'm so honored to have them featured in Makin' Biscuits! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Deb. Yeah, Harley was one special extra special cat I have admired her on your blog many times in the past!

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  11. Happy 3rd blogoversary, Peaches, Paprika and Mom Carol! We sure are glad you happened across the Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfies Blog Hop way back when. We love that you are part of the Cat Blogging community, and wish you many, many more blogoversaries yet to come, HUGS!

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    1. Aw what a nice thing to say. We SO appreciate your visiting and the words you shared with us!

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    1. Thank U so much for your visit and comment!

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  13. Happy 3rd Blogoversary! Thank you for including the picture with Flynn. I saved it into my "Special Photos" folder when you sent it to me.

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    1. Aw....sure! It's funny what a sixth sense our kitties have! Blessings to you and thanks for visiting!

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  14. What a great Blogoversary posty. Happy Blogoversary and here's to many many more. We're glad ya'll started bloggin' and became our furiends. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  15. Hi Guys! We LOVE your blog (Your pictures are so imaginative) and we don't comment often (Mom's work schedule keeps her really busy). But today we are here to tell you to keep up all the great work! Your blog posts brighten our day!
    Now, I Marvelous, shall sing you the song!
    ♫♪♥♥♥♥♫♪Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary Dear Peaches, Paprika and Mom!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    Purrs
    Marv

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  16. O what a sweet post! We got many congrats today but not many compliments on our boo g itself so that great comment you made with all the reassurance was so nice to hear!!!!!
    For real!

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  17. Congratulations on your blogoversary - and many more ! What a lovely show of memories !

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    1. Thank U so much, MM. Memories are a wonderful thing!

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  18. Happy Blogoversary, Peaches & Paprika! You've been SUPER busy and SUPER creative this year! Enjoy your very special day. Best wishes for more and more wonderful blogging years.

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    1. A heartfelt thanks!!!! We tried to restrain our human from getting too creative & posting so many pix but she was impossible to restrain!

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  19. Happy happy blogoversary Peaches and Paprika! You are both so beautiful and your names are beautiful too.

    Emma and Buster

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    1. Emma and Buster we really appurrreciate your thoughtful comments. *Blush* - we have always liked our names too! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  20. We just had to pounce over to your blog and wish you two a very happy 3rd Blogoversary! How cool is that. You've been very creative with your special days of the year. We also did something for Earth day and like you, Jimmy hugged the earth. After all, it needs a lot of lovin' right?

    We hope you go from strength to strength with many more blogoversaries to come. You and Kitties Blue were one of the first bloggers we stumbled upon when we first started blogging and thought you are two sweet gals.

    Hi Paw from the Chirpies xx

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    1. From one Earth-hugger to another, thank you so much for these O so sweet comments! Hugs, Peaches
      (Paprika isn't into hugging)

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  21. What an accomplishment! The happiest blogoversary to you, Peaches and Paprika, you lovely ladies!

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    1. Thank U! Aren't you glad you weren't us this week, having to pick out yer favorite pix?

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  22. Oh what splendid photos, ALL OF THEM! I luv that you celebrate so many holidays and special days of the year in pictures! You are such creative kitties (and so is your momma)! I'm so glad we are furr-iends. Hugs & Purrs! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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    1. Thank U for such a nice compliment, we kept telling our human "less is more" when it comes to pictures but she would not listen! Hug and purrs to you and Val also!

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  23. Lovely photos!

    Happy Blogoversary!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. Thank U much. We sure do enjoy our Caturday Arts with U!

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  24. Happy Belated 3rd Blogoversary you young whippersnappers!!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Well the nerve! And here we thought we were "old ladies." Hahaha, seriously thanx fur visiting and your good wishes.

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  25. Wooo Hooo Peaches & Paprika, many many congrats on your 3rd Blogoversary, so sorry we're late to this epic pawty but our interwebs connection went on the fritz late Friday :(

    But anyhoo we bring Niptini's and nip cupcakes fur mew to enjoy and we're just loving effurything that's happening here right now!

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox

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    1. You're the best! thank U again for that amazing Nip 'n Katzenminze and your visit today! We are so happy for your furrriendship!

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  26. Pawkisses for a Happy third Blogiversary🐾😚😻

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