Friendly Fill-Ins Week 106

Hi everyone! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link here or at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. You can also answer in the comment section.

1. It is __________________.
2.The best part of last week was ____________________.
3. Every summer, I _________.
4. Once upon a time, _________.
My answers:
1. It is scary when a cat doesn’t want to eat. I took Emmy back to the vet for an antibiotic shot, I hope that helps or we will be back there again this weekend.
2. The best part of last week was taking a big step toward getting a children’s book published-more details soon.
3. Every summer, I enjoy fresh zucchini from our garden. I make stir fries, bread, muffins and casseroles with it.
4. Once Upon a time, is a tv show I have never seen, but plan to binge watch someday.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus. And here are our Pet Photo Fails.
Poor Joanie endured many costume changes for this photo shoot with The Great One.
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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.

Wordless Wednesday

Hi everyone! Today is J day for The A-Z Blogging Challenge.

Brody is posing with a Jalapeno pepper.Last year I made a Jack O’ Lantern.

Comedy Plus Wordless Wednesday

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday

#WW Curious as a Cathy

Create with Joy Wordless Wednesday


Penny’s Tips Volume 4

Hi everyone! Welcome to my latest installment of Penny’s Tips. This is sort of a shared post with mom, it is her idea, but I improved on it.

She made an Advent calendar for us using a mini muffin pan that has 24 slots. Dad cut out the circles from scrapbook paper and she numbered them. She puts treats in for us for each day of December up until Christmas.

I think I will clean out the first slot while I am posing 🙂 She makes this for us because the only Advent calendars around here have a piece of chocolate for every day.

If you want to make one for a child, but don’t want to have candy in all the slots, you can add stickers or PENNIES! ( see slot 2). And that is my tip for today.

We are joining Create with Joy’s Inspire me Monday’s Blog Hop. There are already over 200 holiday ideas linked up so be sure to check it out.

Is It Too Early For Apples?

Hi everyone! Mom has been destroying books again! Do you remember last year she made pumpkins? If not, click here.

  I didn’t want to get too close, that spray paint smells.

  Here are some of the finished apples, if you look close, you will see a worm in one of them.

All you do is take the cover off an old paperback, cut an apple shape out of the book. Then you fold the book back and glue the spine. You can also add drops of glue at the top of each page ( mom didn’t, she is lazy). Some of the books ended up with built-in stems that she painted green ( I think she should have painted them brown). And others, she added a piece of a pussy willow branch. Then she added ribbons and a worm in one 🙂

She is going to donate these to the senior center to put on tables at their monthly birthday dinner then they can give them away, but she said I could take one for a giveaway.

  I am having a giveaway of this book apple and this beautiful apple print catnip mat. Just leave a comment on today’s post before Wednesday 9PM (EST). I will announce the winner on Thursday. Feel free to tell me how beautiful I am, I don’t mind.

We are joining Create-with-Joy’s Inspire me Monday Blog Hop ( Yes, I know it is Tuesday). There are almost 200 links on this hop with lots of crafts and recipes.

PS: I hope Grammie visits me soon, I love her so very much.



We Have Spiders!!!!!

Hi everyone! Today we are skipping the book blog hop because Mom hasn’t had time to read much. I want to tell you about our spiders.

100_4989 Here are some of their webs, I helped Mom make them.

After Halloween, Mom bought a spider kit on clearance at Michael’s. Have you ever heard of The Legend of the Christmas Spider? If not, click here to read about it.


Her kit came with the black pipe cleaners already cut and 2 sizes of pompoms. You just twist 4 pipe cleaners together, then glue a small pompom onto a big one then glue that onto the pipe cleaners. A spider needs a web though so Mom bought some silver pipe cleaners and had Dad cut them in half for her.


She made a plus sign out of 2 pipe cleaners and an x with 2 more then wound some gold yarn around them. Then she twisted the yarn around each piece going in a circle two times. 100_5028 She copied the story onto Christmas paper and will give these out as party favors on Christmas Eve so everyone can have a spider in their Christmas tree.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww…Mondays and Create with Joy’s Inspire Me Monday.

Inspire Me Monday

PS: I love my Grammie very much, I can’t wait to see her soon.


Monday Hops

Hi everyone! Today we are joining 3 hops: Comedy Plus’ Aww….Mondays, Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading? And Create With Joy’s Inspire Me Monday.

100_9902-2 KaTwo is posing with The Lion in The Living Room by Abigail Tucker. I wish I could say I was enjoying this book, but unfortunately, I find it to be a little boring. It reads like a History text book and tells about bad things that were done to cats centuries ago which was very disturbing.

100_9904 Prancie is posing with a turkey decoration for Thanksgiving. I made it with an old light bulb that I painted brown. Then I added feet cut out of foam and googly eyes and feathers. They are breakable though so you have to be careful.


Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy

Mondays Are Good For Hopping

Hi everyone! Sorry if I squeeze so many hops into one post, but I love to hop and don’t want to miss any. Today we are joining one that I have only hopped in once before. Create with Joy’s Inspire me Monday is filled with great recipes and craft ideas. I thought it would be a great place to share button art.

DSCF2425DSCF2070  Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy

Some of these are on canvas, but I also used blank cards for some too. This is a fun way to make Halloween cards. I drew a ghost on the black cards with chalk and then covered it over with white buttons and some pearls. For the pumpkins, I traced a circle on a white card and glued orange buttons over it. I didn’t have green buttons so I used turquoise.


This photo of Joanie with my books of the week is for Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

I actually read 2 books about cats this week. One was awful , A Cat Called Hope by Oliver Clarke. I thought it was a true rescue story, but it was fiction about a man who abuses his family and the cat. I am glad it wasn’t a true story, but I found the descriptions disturbing and I am sure similar things do happen.

Peter The White Cat of Trenarren by Alfred Lestie Rowe published in 1974 is a great book that the author wrote about a beloved cat he had back in the 1950’s. Finding books like this are why I go to book sales.

One more book worth telling you about doesn’t include a cat, but it really makes one think. Unfinished Business by Lee Kravitz is about the author trying to right any wrongs of his past. At the end of the book is a toolkit to help you identify and unfinished business you may have. I just finished the book and I plan to use the toolkit.

And last, but not least is P.S.Annie’s 19-Somethin. The question of the day is When did you have your first microwave in your home and were you afraid it would make you sick?I don’t remember the exact year we got a microwave, but I know it was the early 1980’s and I was not afraid of it.

Thank you for reading all this.