Thanksgiving Giveaway

Hi everyone! I had forgotten that I bought a catnip turkey for a giveaway. Joanie is posing with the prizes. A turkey print catnip mat, a stuffed catnip turkey and a crocheted drumstick.*

*Joanie does not approve of this post. She is hoping The Trout Towne Tabbies forgive her for posing with turkeys.

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post by Thursday at 9PM (EST)-winner will be announced on Friday. Sorry this one is only open to USA residents, you can still enter if you are from another country and choose a friend in the USA to claim the prize.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Be There 2Day Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

We are also joining XMAS Dolly’s Show Off Tuesday! It is a blog hop with all giveaways, you should check it out.

Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Trouble is thankful that we now know it was Sammy that knocked the haunted house down. She did get caught on top of the grandfather clock though which explain why it is running fast.

I am thankful to all who have purchased my book, reviewed it , shared it, etc. All your support means the world to me.

Dezi and Raena are currently hosting a giveaway for a copy of Prancie’s Prayer. Click here.

And don’t forget that I have a giveaway on Goodreads too that goes until October 29th.

 

We are skipping the poetry today out of respect for The Trout Towne Tabbies because it is bird themed. Actually, as many know I am superstitious and birds in the house are bad luck so I have taken it to an extreme and don’t want a bird photo on my blog. Yes, I am crazy- you had to have figured that out by now 🙂

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and our co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.
1. My favorite font is___________________.
 
2. October is perfect for _________________.
 
3. Where I live, _________.
4. I feel very _________ this time of year.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Prancie's Prayer by Ellen J. Pilch

Prancie’s Prayer

by Ellen J. Pilch

Giveaway ends October 29, 2018.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Sunday Selfies

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.

If you follow me on Facebook then you saw this yesterday.

This is what she did to the haunted House scratcher. I wonder what will happen to the Christmas Tree this year as it will be her first Christmas with us.

In her defense, Sammy decided to take a wall out, not realizing it was load bearing.

Next Sunday we will start our Tocktober selfies.

I am having a giveaway on Goodreads for Prancie’s Prayer. Thank you to all who have done reviews and helped spread the word, I truly appreciate all your help.

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Prancie's Prayer by Ellen J. Pilch

Prancie's Prayer

by Ellen J. Pilch

Giveaway ends October 29, 2018.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

 

Sunday Selfies with Gremmie

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop. Joanie thanks you all for giving her some ideas to protect Grammie’s early when he skateboards.

The bowl is too small.The socks were too big.

And the bubble wrap is just right.

Last Sunday, we said we were going to start a giveaway for our book and then we forgot to do it. So here it is: To enter just say “count me in ” in the comment section of today’s post. The giveaway will close Tuesday at 9PM (EST) and we will announce the winner on Wednesday’s post. It is open to everyone. If you live in a country that requires you prove a skill to enter like Canada. Then please tell us the answer to  1 +1=

And thank you to all who have purchased our book. And to all that have written reviews on Amazon. I appreciate your help immensely.

 

 

The Hundred Story Home

We are joining McGuffy’s Reader’s Sparks (even though she is on hiatus), Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? 

The Hundred Story Home by Kathy Izard is a touching memoir of one woman’s quest to make the world a better place.

*Disclosure: I received this book for free as part of The Book Look Bloggers book review program. I am not required to write a positive review, all opinions are my own.

Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, happily married with four daughters when she felt what she described as an “insistent whisper”. At the time, she was volunteering at a local soup kitchen in Charlotte, NC. One day, while working at the soup kitchen she meets a man who was formerly homeless and later became a famous author, Denver Moore. He asks her one simple question that changes the course of her life. “Where are the beds? ”

Prior to that , Kathy thought the soup kitchen was doing a great job serving the homeless of Charlotte. She had never given a thought to where they go after they eat. This one question inspires her to quit her job so she can find a way to create homes for the homeless.It takes a lot of work, prayer and donations, but she finds a way.

Throughout the memoir, she revisits her childhood. Until she was six, she had a fairly normal life with two sisters and her parents. Eventually, her mother’s bipolar disorder takes her away from the family for years.The author realizes now how easily her family could have become homeless because of this. So not only does she provide homes for the homeless, she finds a way to keep them stable once there through medical and psychological care.

Unfortunately, her focus on helping the homeless takes her away from her family and even when she is with them, she is not giving her all. It takes finding a letter of despair her college aged daughter wrote to make her realize this. Eventually, she finds a happy medium between work and family, but it takes a lot of effort.

I highly recommend this book as an inspiration to anyone that feels they are not living the life they were meant to live. Kathy Izard says, ” I wrote The Hundred Story Home not to convince you to help solve the homelessness in your community but to help solve the homelessness in you. ”

This book also has a reader’s guide and FAQ from readers at the end. I think it would be perfect for church groups or book clubs. It would also be a great gift for a friend that needs a little push to living their dreams.

I am going to spread the joy and give this book away so if you are interested, just tell me in the comment section. We will announce the winner on Wednesday’s post. I can only afford to mail it in the USA though, sorry, but books are heavy.

 

I review for BookLook Bloggers

 

Cat It All Review and Giveaway

Hi everyone!  This is a wordy Wednesday. We have some fun products to tell you about today along with a giveaway for one of them.

*Disclaimer -we received 4 items from CatItAll in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are our own.

CatItAll.com is an online store that has everything you can think of for your cat as well as cat themed items for you too. They have toys, grooming products, carriers and more for your kitty. And for you they have jewelry, posters and so much more. Their prices are great and everything includes free shipping.

The interactive rotating butterfly toy was a big hit. It is only $8.15 and ships for free. To order your own, click here.

Did you know you can massage a cat? I was not sure about this item ,but it is a cat massage roller. .

Sammy loves it. There is a cute video from catitall’s website that shows another cat enjoying it as well. To see it, click here.

We also got some catnip sticks and balls with bells. I only let them use those items with supervision.

Now for the giveaway part, sorry, they only ship to the US, but if you are not from the US, you can still enter. If you win, you can choose a friend in the US. All you need to do to enter is comment on today’s post. You have until Saturday night, 9PM (EST) to enter. We will announce the winner on Sunday.

We are joining XMAS Dolly’s Show Off Tuesday Blog Hop. It is a blog hop for giveaways, you should check it out.

Comedy Plus’ Wordless Wednesday

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Trouble’s First Selfie

Hi everyone! We are joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop. This is my first selfie, I am wearing the hat my mom crocheted for me. I think it is a little plain, it needs a bow or something- don’t you agree?

I also get to announce the 2 winners of our A-Z Challenge giveaway. And the winners are- Marvelous Marv and Valentine (Noir Kitty News).

 

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

Phoebe’s favorite day of the year was Cinco de Mayo. Her Dad always gave her $5 for pole dancing and for the past few years, Grammie did too. Last year I knew in my heart it would be her last Cinco de Mayo, but I didn’t want to believe it. I used Lunapic to add a frame to her photo from last year.

Here are links to her past Cinco de Mayo celebrations:

2015

2016

2017

If you haven’t already entered our giveaway for The A-Z toys, be sure to visit yesterday’s post and leave a comment on your favorite. Giveaway closes at 9 PM (EST) winners will be announced on Sunday’s post.

The A-Z Giveaway

Hi everyone! We are joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus, Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and XMAS Dolly’s Show Off Tuesday which features many giveaways, you should check it out.

Avocado, baseball, coal, Dr. Seuss hat, eyeball, fish, ghost, hedgehog, icicle, jalapeno, kippa, lemon and minion.

necktie, ornament, peanut, Q-tip, raspberry beret, golden snitch, toast, urchin, vase, worm, xeranthemum, yellow submarine and zero, the dog from Nightmare Before Christmas.

I am not sure if I will divide the 2 prizes like this or do every other letter. To enter the giveaway, just tell me in the comments which one of these is your favorite. The giveaway will close on Saturday at 9 PM ( EST) and the winners will be announced on Sunday’s post. These are pretty light for shipping so the giveaway is open to all.

Trouble is bright-eyed and bushy tailed.

Penny’s Tips Volume 13

Hi everyone! I have an unusual tip, more of a question actually. Mom made these book vases and she thinks they look to plain. I suggested she decorate them with pennies, but she doesn’t want to.

Any better suggestions of how to perk them up?

Millie is modeling Mom’s A-Z Challenge , C creation- coal , she makes these for naughty kitties at Christmas.

Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post to enter the giveaway for this catnip mat and socks ( Joanie is not included). Giveaway closes at 10 PM ( EST) April 3rd.