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Playful Cat Lady - Definitely Not Crazy

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Cat lady has a bad press for being crazy people. Nope, definitely not. We love them. It is totes adorbs to have an amazing bond between humans and their caterrific feline companions. This human-pet duo relationship is brilliantly celebrated through the blog / website Girls and The Cat - photographer - Brooklyn based fashion photographer Brianne Wills.

Brianne has photographed and interviewed over 200 cat ladies along with their cats across the United States. The stories are heart warming, as many of the meows were found through rescue and adoption. The posts are super sweet and also give us a glimpse into the decor and bond; cats, humans and decor - love! Here are some of our favourite interviews and cat poses ( the movements of cats have been beautifully captured by Brianne ).

Find out more about Girls and Their Cats on the website https://girlsandtheircats.com

Illustrator Catherine and Cat Edgar, New York

Illustrator Catherine and Cat Edgar, New York

Art gallery manager Liz and Cat Junebug, Philadelphia

Art gallery manager Liz and Cat Junebug, Philadelphia

Graphic designer Ali Kasper and Cat Senator Milk Mann, Portland

Graphic designer Ali Kasper and Cat Senator Milk Mann, Portland

Art Director Gabrielle and Cat Fievel, New York

Art Director Gabrielle and Cat Fievel, New York

Journalist / Editor Jessica and Janetta, New York

Journalist / Editor Jessica and Janetta, New York

Photos courtesy of Girls and Their Cats

Valentine's Galentine's Stay In Date DIY (Part 1)

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Whether it is Valentine's or a Galentine's that you are celebrating this weekend, if your plan is to stay at home, have some fun and snuggle in for some tv and movies we have the perfect stay in food and soda pop DIY project for it. Yay! Eyes see love, so let's celebrate L-O-V-E 💘😍

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This DIY post will be a 2 part blog post. Part 1 we will run through how to make our "Eyes See Love, Snacks Cones". Yes! We are in love with eye patterns - we have illustrated some googly eyes and hearts 👀❤️ for this paper cone pattern - C-U-T-E-ness. Part 2 of the tutorial, we will be making some matching "SODArling , SODAteable SODA pop" DIY fizzy drinks labels. So, love, here we go!

1. Tools and Ingredients

  • Scissors
  • Prepared snacks such as microwave pop corn ( we chose pop corn, other alternative snacks such as fries, nuts, crisps, fish fingers, chicken nuggets are all good alternatives too - #nom 🍿🍟🍪🍫😋 )
  • Stapler
  • A4 paper to print "Eyes See Love Snack Cones" sheet which can be downloaded via this link 
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2. Print "Eyes See Love Snack Cones" sheet from the downloaded file. Each sheet yields 2 cones. However, if you decide to "supersize me" it, it's also possible to upsize and use one sheet per cone. 

3. Trim away the white boarders, and fold the sheet in half.  

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4. Using the scissors, cut the sheets to 2 equal halves.

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5. Roll sheet up to form a paper cone. 

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6. Staple to close the edge of the folds to form a cone.

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7. Repeat step 5-6 to make more paper cones.

8. Fill the paper cones with your prepared snacks.

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9. Tickety boo! Food done ✔️. The snack cones are now ready to roll with the stay-in date.

As it is a stay in date, ( we love stay in dates especially during the cold winters ) so that we can be in our pjs and completely be in the most chilled out state.  We definitely love to have a movie on 🤓🎬 here's our top picks for this Valentine's / Galentine's :

  • Leap Year  ( this year is a leap year so may be an apt film to watch )
  • The Artist
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • P.S. I love you
  • Zoolander
  • I Give it A Year
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Ta-ra for now. More tomorrow , on Part 2 of this blog post for the soda pop for this weekend's Valentine's / Galentine's stay in date. 😊💕🎉

OM Sweetie Pie. It's the season of love.

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OM Sweetie Pie .. stands for Oh My Sweetie Pie! Bit cheeky here.

3 weeks to Valentine's Day and our red and pink pencils from our themed Sweetie Pie I Love You Pencils are ready to be delivered to all the sweetie pies out there.

If you love it, say it. #loveitsayit . We have designed the pencils for extra butterflies in the tummy and je ne sais quoi we have included love sayings in french and italian too imprinted on to pencils in gold foiling. Ooh la la! Baci! 

Gift sweetie pie pencils this Valentine's Day, your love, kisses and smile will be filled in sketches and writing. We have animated our sweetie pie pencils with cutie pie red and pink love hearts too.

Oh yay! Offer time too. Order by 3rd February 2015, when you enter code "SweetiePie20" at check out you will get 20% off too.