Sunroom Update – Hiding The Litter Box

The Lettered Cottage | Cat Room To Hide Litter Box

Raise your hand if your dog likes to get into your cat’s food bowl and/or litter box? Ours sure does. We’ve had that gate in front of “Kit-Cat’s closet” for the past year, but I’ve been determined to figure something else out. Something a little less… That closet also houses our tools, craft supplies, random “stuff”, vacuum cleaner, […]

Spring Houses

Yellow Cottage

“The spring came suddenly; the rains stopped, the days grew noticeably longer, and the afternoon light felt powdery, as if it might blow away.” -Jane Mendelsohn ***** Yesterday afternoon was beauuuuutiful. Sunny, blue sky and a cool, spring breeze…ahhhh! Spring is definitely my favorite season. *achoo!* 😉 A friend invited me to go house hunting […]

Farmhouse Bench

Tuxedo Cat Window Bench

Remember that farmhouse stool I told you I was going to paint and sell at The Chapel Market? I think Kit-Cat has other plans in mind. 😉 Kevin and I spent the week working on our “presto change-o” virtual room makeover class for, so we’re really looking forward to spending some time outside this […]

Kitchen Window Sign

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Snapped this yesterday… I guess he thinks our new sign is for him since it’s hanging on one of his favorite windows. Birds, and lizards, and bugs- mmmm!

Black and Tan and Tuxedo

Black and Tan Chihuahua

We’re headed to St. Louis today. That’s about the halfway point to where we’re going in Minnesota. I’m hoping our pets don’t give our house-sitters too much trouble while we’re gone. Something tells me everything will be just fine though. 😉 PS- Know any must-stop-for flea markets between southern Alabama and St. Louis? Sure would […]

Pretty On My Porch


Thanks to a cold-that-won’t-quit, I’m still kickin’ it on the couch. It has been sort of fun just (new) neighborhood watching out the window though. Yesterday, this pretty little bird kept me entertained, just as the sun was starting to set… It sat there for soooo long. I started to wonder if it was going to […]

Kit-Cat the Cuddle-Upper


“Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic.”  ~Lillian Jackson Braun “The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.”  ~Jules Reynard Kevin and I photographed some Thanksgiving-themed place card ideas for this week, and even though I had just started pulling things together in that last pic, I just had to snap a […]

The Cat In The House

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Afternoons are my favorite time of day here in the new house. Sun spots dance across the walls and floors, and seeing birds swooping in and through the front porch makes me feel eight years old again. Yesterday, Kevin and I spent the afternoon working on Halloween projects for articles scheduled to come out later this […]

Instagram Anstagram’s


We joined Instagram a few months back and we’ve really had fun using it. Neither of our Mom’s are on Twitter though, so I thought I’d blog about some of our favorite “an-stagrams” (animal Instagrams) for them here today. You know- so they could keep up with their grandpets. (Hi, Moms! Instagram is a free photo-sharing […]

Cottage Style Trim


Brian finished the closet baseboards (they match our existing baseboards, yay!) and the trim around the doors and cubby holes yesterday… He brought the cutest little helper with him too… He was a little less camera shy than his Dad, so I went all paparazzi on him for a minute. He just giggled alot…. …and blew […]

Kit-Cat the Crazy


The other day I caught Kit-Cat doing something…weird. It involved Kevin’s bathroom sink… …and a full bladder… …but absolutely no flushing when he was done. #gross I caught him in the act a couple more times since that first time, and Kevin may or may not have been greeted by a….semi-solid surprise (ahem) in there […]

iPhone Pics & Pinterest Prose


iPhone pics + a quote that struck a chord = I used to think I was the strangest person pet in the world. But then, I thought, there are so many people pets in the world… …there must be one just like me. …who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine […]

Kit-Cat the Adventurer


3 things I love about Kit-Cat: 1. His sense of adventure. Unfortunately I’m forced to interrupt the adventure from time to time, but I usually can’t resist snapping a photo of him first. 2. His paws. I could rub them for hours. Literally. Because he lets me. (I love that about him too.) If you’ve […]

Priceless Pets

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Neutering and leg pin removal surgery for Kit-Cat: $360. Bladder stone surgery for Maximus: $1370. Seeing them recovering together in a sun spot on our bed: Priceless.  

Ruff and Tumble


Most of the time, Max and Kit-Cat just lounge around the house… But lately, they’ve started to meet up for body slamming sessions between naps… (click the play button to watch the completely quiet/action-packed video below) I guess this means Max is over the whole, “who is this weird little dude and why is he […]