Cats & Cupcakes

Just a few little peeks at the past few days, including a few of my favorite things, cats and cupcakes! On Friday morning, as I was about to head out the door, I spied Lily relaxing on the window sill in the bathroom. Of course I had to take a few pictures.

Cold weather is officially here (it hailed on Friday!) so it's time to break out the space heater, since the actual heater in our place has been broken since we started living here, unfortunately. Hopefully we'll be getting that and our badly clogged sink taken care of soon. Sweeney always likes a front row seat for the heater.

Caught up with my favorite reanimated damsel. Also watched the Kenneth Branagh version of Frankenstein, for an altogether different and slightly disturbing experience. Yikes.

My mom has been out of town for the past week, and on her way back, she picked up some cupcakes to bring back and share, yay! I dropped by yesterday after she got home, and we split all six flavors.

Tart Cranberry Chardonnay

Chocolate Maple Marshmallow


Chocolate Malt French Fry

Lemon Cream Pie

Chocolate Blackberry Syrah

I think my favorite would be Tart Cranberry Chardonnay; I loved the sugared cranberry on top, and cranberry filling. The Chocolate Malt French Fry was so good too, the tiny salty french fries on top were such a nice addition. They were all so delicious though, I have yet to try an Enjoy cupcake I didn't care for.

Today was a bit of a lazy day, since my neck and shoulder pain is still sticking around, with a headache thrown in for good measure. However, I did manage to do a commissioned painting for Jose's colleague's birthday. Also, I forgot to share that I received the super-spiffy premiere issue of Rock N Roll Bride Magazine, it's so pretty!

Lily and Kat's kitty Henry look so much alike, I had to take a picture of Lily reading the magazine. I think he would like it, if he knew how to read. Speaking of Lily, Jill of The Dapper Toad has created the most adorable cat charms for her Shop. She offers pre-designed cat charms, or you can order custom charms! I want one of Lily soooo badly! I would want one of Sweeney too if he wasn't such a jerk, haha.

Jill is generously hosting a giveaway where you can win one of her kitty charms, and I am crossing my fingers, toes, and whatever else I can cross, to win a teeny tiny Lily to carry around with me like the crazy cat lady that I am. I know I'm not the only cat lady around here!


  1. Ahh wasn't Kenneth's version of Frankenstein really interesting? I thought it was good that they tried to stay true to the book, but I felt overall, it was rather over the top. I think the ending with Helena Bonham Carter was incredible though!

    Those cupcakes look divine, and the cat charms are too cute!

  2. Cats and cupcakes, two of my favorite things. I love your kitties, they are so cute. I love how your one kitty is standing in front of the space heater, warmth hog! So cute. I love the kitty behind the magazine too, adorable overload.

    These cupcakes look so good, I really love blackberries and rarely see them used in recipes.

    Oh the Bride of Frankenstein! I haven't seen Kenneth Branagh version, I will have to check it out.

    Great post.


  3. Kailey - Yes, interesting is definitely a word for it. It is so much like the book, it made me pretty queasy at some points. Kenneth usually rubs me a little bit of the wrong way, but I loved Helena in it, she is always wonderful. And Tom Hulce too, I love him!

    Honeysuckelle - Thank you! I think out cats get away with a lot on account of being really cute, haha.
    The blackberry cupcake is their signature treat so they always have it... it actually really tastes and smells so much like wine.

  4. These are awesome! all of the photo's remind me of breakfast at tiffany's. Holly golightly and the cat with no name :)
    love it!!!

  5. Oh my gosh Snickerdoodle cupcake?! Perfect to warm you up from the gross gross hail.

    This post is stellar, makes me happy.

  6. your kitties are so hilarious. i especially love sweeney in front of the heater.

    cupcakes... oooh i wish i could have some cupcakes right now, but my tummy is sick this week. grrr.

  7. Oooooh my god. I need to eat those. All of those. I am dying over here. Need cupcakes.

    strawberry freckleface

  8. lily sure is charming --- what a sweetie.

    and those cupcakes... WOW, your mom is the BEST! enjoy cupcakes? they all look so good, but the chocolate blackberry syrah cupcake is making my mouth water. YUM.

  9. Your cat pics are so cute, you tux cat is identical to mine. Distant relatives? x

  10. My Grandpa grew up in Hollywood and he was an extra in a bunch of movies when he was a kid. He was one of the angry townsfolk mob in Bride of Frankenstein!!! He's a pretty cool cat in my book!

    PS. Now I want cupcakes!!!!