Weekly Wanderings #39 – Red Bay

We made it to Red Bay where we will be here a few weeks for RV repairs. Jessica passed away this week, so I know you will understand if I am unable to write more in this edition. Current location: Allegro Campground, Red Bay, Alabama. Photo credit: RV Wanderlust Save … [Read more...]

J’adore #66 – Cat Crazy Edition

I don't consider myself a crazy cat lady. I have Jessica and she has been a wonderful cat to have for the last fourteen plus years, but I wouldn't say I'd have another after her.  I am more of a dog person.  But, having said that, I have lately seen the most adorable cat products and I am beginning to question my sanity.  I guess it's meow or never.... Kitten Rain What I like about this … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #137

Well hello 2015! The last Saturday Six I did was about a month ago, time to get the ball rolling again.  I hate to miss an opportunity to share the fabulous work of other bloggers, so let's hit it! [1] I think bloggers are an excellent source of guides of things to do in their own backyards.  They eat, breathe and experience the towns/regions they live in. And more often than not, they can give … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #131

I am warning you now, this week's edition of Saturday Six seems to have a food theme to it.  I am not sure if it is because Mr. Misadventures is in India and so I am fending for myself in the kitchen, or if it's because it is autumn and that just feels like the best time of year for cooking, but I have food on the brain! You might want to have a snack next to you before diving in! [1] … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #215 – Jessica Update

Last time I wrote about Jessica it was the night before her second surgery. I have mainly been posting photos to Instagram which I sometimes share to Facebook and Twitter, but I thought I would just do a brief update here as well. Jessica had her surgery two weeks ago and she is supposed to have a new cast/bandage every week. It's been two weeks and she has had four! (Shown in the collage … [Read more...]

Misadventures in Being a Cat Mommy

Jessica. This girl. [Sorry, this is a personal post that has nothing to do with travel or food, but everything to do with my life. I rarely write about personal stuff, so come back tomorrow if it bothers you.] I am not mother material and I am child-free by choice.  But somehow I ended up with Jessica, a cat that came into my life at 5 weeks of age.  And for thirteen years she has … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #199 – Kyoto Window Cats

I am working on my posts for Kyoto and Osaka, seriously, I could have posts for months! In the meantime I wanted to share this photo from Kyoto that I found to be very whimsical. Mr. Misadventures and I were strolling through the neighborhood outside of Kyomizadera Temple when we spotted a little street of shops that were just starting to open up for the day. I spotted these cats that were … [Read more...]

Sunday Buffet

Lots of stuff going on around these parts and with a few friends, so I thought I would just go for buffer style for today! I am participating in two giveaways right now: > Partnering with Ma Nouvelle Mode on a $50 Sephora / $15 Starbucks gift card giveaway.  Ends March 23rd. > Partnering with Oh so Amelia on a $500 Cash giveaway. Ends April 15th. The AFAR Catch competition is still going … [Read more...]

French Friday on Sunday – Poisson D’Avril (April Fool's Day)

If you check out the origins of April Fool's Day on Wikipedia there are several disputed origins, but being a devoted francophile, I like the French one the best...bien sûr! The story goes that in 1564 King Charles the XIV changed the calendar to start on January 1st instead of April 1st. Without the telegram, cell phone or newspapers there really was only word-of-mouth to get news from town to … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #138: Are you going to blog AGAIN?

Jessica got fed up with me posting food photos for Wordless Wednesday so she insisted she be the star this week! Okay, not really, it is actually my entry in The Paper Mama's Pet Photo Challenge, but Jessica would be thrilled if she won! In case you love cats and Jessica has captured your heart, you can check out her album on Flickr. … [Read more...]