Thursday, July 9, 2009

Meet Pixie

Okay you all, I promised the "scoop" on this sweet kitten! My good friend and next door neighbor's kids found her wandering up our street meowing. They took care of her, and when we got back a few days later, asked us if we would like to keep her. (They already have two cats, three bunnies, five hens, one rat, one hamster, and two fish.) I said we would at least take care of her while we waited to see if anyone responded to her "cat found" ads. She said we should wait at least a month before calling her "ours"...I just keep hoping no one calls. Then again, what does that say if no one does? One of my other friends said she could have been dropped off at the side of the road because someone didn't want to deal with her. I am not going to think about that too much because it just makes me really angry, and hopefully it's not the case.

She's such a sweetie! She's even completely litter-boxed trained, which is wonderful.

Can you see her sleeping here on Gracie's bed? Gracie introduced each of her kitten animals to our new guest, and she (the kitten) fell asleep with them!

We couldn't help ourselves and named her Pixie, because she really does look like one! :) I just hope we get to keep her, because we are all so attached! :)

Okay, and I just want to share one other thing, because I am SO EXCITED that I can hardly contain myself! As you know, we are redoing our kitchen and had planned on installing laminate countertops. I like the kind we chose to order~ we have that exact one in our hall bath and it looks really nice. It is also affordable, which is important when your budget for counters is in the hundreds, not thousands. The problem is that I found a certain undermount sink that I would like and it's in our budget, but you can't install those with laminate. You have to use solid surfacing, such as granite or quartz~ all very expensive options. Then I remembered reading an article about a woman who poured her own concrete countertops. I actually couldn't remember what they looked like, but as I was picturing a grey, rough, sidewalk like surface, I was very surprised at what I saw on Do It Yourself Network. I'm talking beautiful, colorful, smooth countertops with a wonderful sheen to them! And the amazing thing is, they don't have to look modern. They can easily fit into a vintage kitchen! It is not an easy do it yourself job, but it's the type that if you are meticulous and pay attention to detail, you can do it! The best part? It is affordable! We are now seriously considering this route, and I am so excited. This is my kind of project. I'm already thinking of who I can help to do this (who would like new counters) if I should be successful in our attempt! I mean, the more I researched concrete, the more I started to think about my bathroom, our front porch, our garden...the possibilities are endless. Of course, there is always the possibility that we'll decide it's too laborious...but I sure hope not! That cute undermount sink has my name on it! :)

So, the weekend's almost here! Do you have any fun plans? The best part of our weekend is that we don't have to go anywhere except church on Sunday! I sure do "love me" a lazy weekend! :)

Have a good night, and I will back tomorrow with some more pictures of our beach trip I wanted to show you! :)


Olive Tree said...

Hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

About Southern Belle said...

Oh, Pixie is so cute! I hope all goes well and you are able to keep her. Your idea of cement countertops sounds really interesting...I can't wait to see the amazing results!

Tracey said...

Pixie looks right at home there, hope you get to keep her.
Can't wait to see the concrete counters, pleases do it!

Unknown said...

aha, no best finds on today, a friday? well i suppose your too eager to start this new project you forgot about it, hahaha!
have a relaxing weekend!!

Lauren said...

love the new kitty! we just watched an episode of "this old house" last night where a woman had concrete countertops installed - they were sooooo beautiful! husband and i looked at each other and said, "oooooh - i like that!" :o) can't wait to hear/see how it turns out!

Scrappy Girl said...

Good luck with that countertop!

This weekend hubby and I are getting away for our anniversary. Lots of shopping and FUN!

That kitten is adorable!

Amy said...

Pixie is adorable! I love that picture of her sleeping with all the stuffed animals!
It sounds like she'll be better behaved than my Pixie who ate mint gum, a pine cone, potato skin, and was running around with a bag of M&Ms in her mouth last night.

Unknown said...

oh pixie is too cute!

Can't wait to see your counters

the octopus are pretty easy if you have patience I will post the directions this week.

Anonymous said...

Pixie is so cute! I love the picture of her asleep on the stuffed animals!

I watch ALOT of HGTV and concrete countertops are very popular. They are so pretty too! I think you should go for it!