While we all couldn’t love Charly more around here, our girls are also kitten-lovers. For the past 6 months, we talked about getting a cat. We’d go to the pet store or shelters and friends’ homes and our girls would cling to the kitties. So when my sister had one kitten left in the litter her cat just had, a beautiful cream one dipped paws and blue eyes, we couldn’t help but bring him home for a little trial run after he was old enough.
Unfortunately, the trial run didn’t go so great. The cat was really good at getting a rise out of Charly–lots of hissing and clawing leading to lots of barking. However, I’ve never seen Charly so sprite! And active! I really think she just wanted to play and I think the kitten was scared. We heard it could take a few days for them to get used to each other, but then, the worst thing happened…
Both girls started getting hives on their faces and arms and their eyes were all puffy. We suspected they might be allergic to cats after Greta would come home from a friend’s house that had cats “feeling itchy” but it’s never been very extended visits so I guess it never got this bad. We were sad to return the kitten to my sister (maybe no one more than me) but we still love the idea of getting a playmate for Charly–even if it can’t be a cat. Ironically, we got Charly to be a playmate for Greta years ago.
Other fun things this week!
If you’ve been following along on Instagram Stories, you know we finished up the wardrobes Wednesday afternoon and they look fantastic. A surprising perfect finishing touch were these faux marble knobs from Target. They look so expensive but weren’t at 2 for under $12. Target is having a big sale on home items this weekend (up to 25% off), PLUS, you can get an additional 10% off online using the code FALLHOME.
Did you see our stair railing arrived just in time?!
There’s so much to say here, about everything, so we’re saving it for a full post next week. Enjoy the sneak peek and if you have any questions, you can let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to tackle them all next week!
While the 20 designers in the One Room Challenge don’t get paid to participate, there are 20 brands that Linda has arranged for us to work closely with on choosing the perfect pieces for our spaces. It’s fun and it’s definitely a huge perk. So I was really excited when I saw that ATGstores is giving all the ORC watchers (if you’re reading this, that’s you!) a huge perk too. You can get $100 off your total of $199 or more at www.ATGstores.com using the code ONEROOM100. How awesome is that? We ordered most of the major accessories for the girls room from them and I know you’ll find something you love too.
Speaking of the One Room Challenge, I love checking out all the guest participants as much as the headliners! Sarah from Making Joy & Pretty Things, a guest participant, mixed natural brick and cement tile in the prettiest way–it stopped me in my tracks this week. Can’t wait to see how that room evolves. Definitely one to check out.
I couldn’t not order these cute socks for the girls. We’re taking our family Christmas pictures in the next couple weeks and I think these will be a darling touch!
Hope you have a great weekend! We’ll be partying tomorrow night and I’m so anxious for it to start because that means the house and food will be ready. Hahaha.