Unboxing: Meowbox (July 2017)

The next unboxing is here!

Sorry for the tiny delay in getting this one done. It was intended to go up faster but you know, time and schedule is always an issue. Point is: its here! This month’s Meowbox is very much summery and my cat is loving it so far.

Let’s check it out!

That’s it for the Meowbox!
Thanks so much for watching!

Unboxing: Meowbox [April 2017]

Welcome everyone!

Finally, the next unboxing is here! Its going to be really slow in the unboxing department this year. I only have two quarterly subscriptions left with Meowbox and FabFitFun! Today is the arrival of the April 2017 Meowbox and there’s quite a few goodies and one particularly rather interesting item. Followed by some play time with my cat at the end of the footage. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Thanks for watching! 🙂

Holiday Marathon: A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale (2015)

This holiday marathon is going at an exceptionally snail pace but don’t you worry. I am trying to get my Christmas/winter/holidays stuff up here, even if it isn’t holiday movies. To be honest, I kind of just want to go back to the classics and not linger too much on these other movies. However, A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale looks cute to say the least. I mean, pets are always welcome for festival season or any season at that.

A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale (2015)

A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale

Director: Letia Clouston

Cast: Lexi Giovagnolia, Jonathan Bennett, Dina Meyer, Patrick Muldoon, Jennifer Joseph, Timeca M. Seretti, Tim Hess

When spoiled, 21-year old college student Luce Lockhart is forced to take a job over the holidays walking a rich developer’s dog, she is thrilled to discover they are going to build a salon and spa over the quaint local dog park nearby. But when Luce meets Dean, an irritating yet handsome dogwalker actively trying to stop them, Luce is forced to question what the park means to her newfound friends, and whether she can put aside her selfish ways to help save the park before Christmas. – IMDB

 I remember the first time seeing A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale pop up on my Netflix page and wondered what would make a movie like this appealing. Sure, there is the above factors I mentioned. Dogs are always a welcoming addition to any movie. Then the second reason popped up and that is Jonathan Bennett, probably most widely known for his role as the boy in Mean Girls. I love Mean Girls and surprisingly, I have seen a few other movies after Mean Girls of Jonathan Bennett. He’s not my favorite actor but I like his roles and his work. There’s a genuine feeling about him, whether it was in Love Wrecked with Amanda Byne (review) or Christmas Crush with Rachel Boston (review). Adding into a simple story in A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale, it all seems to work out. Actually, regardless of how some parts seem rather contrived at parts, there is still a lot of heartwarming and fun moments.

A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale

A lot of the story’s charm goes to Jonathan Bennett playing as Dean and our main character, Luce who we realize has everything and doesn’t quite understand the need of the dog park. As the story continues, we as the experienced viewers already know that she’s going to be the one that will somehow save the dog park, or at least take it upon her to do it and realize the worth of it by the end. However, the merit of this movie that gives it a lot of feel good points is the journey to get there. The interaction and dialogue and chemistry that builds between her and Dean and even her growing love for these furry friends all play into this. Luce is a flawed character but only these characters can grow, regardless of how predictable it is and actually, this movie focuses on how she yearns for “substance” in her personality and we realize that she does have a lot when she doesn’t only care about shopping but puts her traits to good use. Lessons, message, feel-good, heartwarming and a little romance gives this story a nice little boost.

A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale

Of course, we can’t leave this movie without Missy, played by Dina Meyer who is the employer of Luce and her and her husband, played by Patrick Muldoon, plan on building the spa in the dog park area. The friction is here and the dilemma for Luce starts here as she eventually becomes torn on finding the balance between pleasing her employer as they have powerful positions in society and possibly her future and doing the right thing. But we’re here to talk about Missy Paxton and Dina Meyer does a fine job at giving a lot of enthusiasm and charisma to this character.

Overall, A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale really does need to be taken apart. Its supposed to be just watched as a heartwarming little movie with the best intentions. There are some fun performances and some nice interactions and a little chemistry and lots of furry little pets. As predictable as this all is, the feel-good heartwarming element that a Christmas movie needs is exactly what I needed and liked about this one.

Unboxing: Meowbox [July 2016]

Welcome to the unboxing of Meowbox! I did one roughly three months ago HERE.  Back then, I had debated whether to get another one but the people at Meowbox were fantastic and helped me out a lot to get a plan that worked for me and they offered the quarterly plan and that is perfect. I love my cat and her being entertained is fantastic but I also don’t want my floors to be littered with her toys because she just has too many choices. Between you and me, the last box still has a few toys I haven’t used yet. However, its always fun to do these unboxing.

This was supposed to be an unboxing video but there was a technical issue that I’m working to do some research to now use as a test to learn a new editing skill. Hopefully next time, the setup will work better.

Let’s check out the Meowbox Unboxing! And of course, if you don’t care about the unboxing, there are some fun pics of my cat playing with her new toys! 🙂

Meowbox [July 2016]

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For those of you who didn’t see the last unboxing, Meowbox actually also customizes the box to your own little feline friends.

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Now for the goodies!

World Friendship Day Card

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Meowbox Cat Toy

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Simple as it is, Meowbox’s little cat toy is made really well. The first toy my cat took from the Meowbox was this one and its found all over the house here and there. She’ll play with it whenever she feels like it.

Jellyfish Cat Toy by Angel Kitty  Toys [Exclusive]

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I thought it was an Octopus until I was putting this together now and realized that it doesn’t have eight tentacles but rather its obviously a jellyfish. Minor details, right? My cat found a fondness for this as you will see at the bottom. These toys so far are all filled with catnip (I guess) because she just falls in love with it.

Nine Lives Can Cover

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Nine Lives Can Cover is for a promotion for an upcoming movie called Nine Lives with Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken. On the flip side of the card, there is actually a link to go see if there’s an advanced screening available in the area, which I do in Montreal. Luckily it doesn’t collide with any Fantasia Festival movies so I’m going to go check it out! 🙂  As for the can cover, my cat doesn’t eat wet cat food so I’m going to be giving that my in-laws for their kitty’s special treats.

Felt Snake by le Sharma Eco-friendly Pet Toys

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As you can already see, curiosity already got my cat here. The felted snake hasn’t been sent out to its death yet but I have a feeling when it does, its not going to be pretty.

Baldi Mouse by Bavarian Cat Toys

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The cat toy that caught my attention was this one. Baldi Mouse is filled with German Valerian Root and Spelt. Its interesting to me because for humans normally Valerian Root helps sleep but in this case, for cats, it has a Valerian Effect that “encourages cats to play”. I think that’s a pretty cool thing and also makes me want to look into Valerian root and just what different types they are and all that fun stuff.

Jambalaya Snapz by FeelGood Treats [Exclusive]

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Last in the box is some cat treats by FeelGood Treats called Jambalaya Snapz. Its an all natural gourmet baked treats for cats.

Kitty Play Time!

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Overall, this month’s Meowbox was cool. It has some fun items. It is still a lot of toys but at least its all stuff that my cat does like. She’s having lots of fun with it right now.

That is it for the unboxing! Hope you enjoyed!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

This week, share your photographs that have captured motion, and tell us the stories behind the images. – The Daily Post

Motion

Its not really clear but the motion of my cats tail swaying as she watched the birds and squirrels moving about in the front yard through the bay window 🙂

Its been a busy week, so this is all I got for this challenge!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

Hey WPC, are you pulling out those fancy words on me? Its probably just I’m not well-versed with fancy vocabulary.

After searching up the definition, ephemeral means lasting for a very short time, in other words, a fleeting moment 😉 I’ve done 3 other fleeting moments up to today.  I’ll link it up at the bottom in case you’re interested in checking out more.

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Game time with my cat in the evening is always a quick thing.  For one, to catch her still enough for me to grab my camera and snap a pic is almost impossible.  Somehow, I managed it the other night with a lot of help from my elastic.  Who says cats needs toys? She can play with a ball of paper or steal all my hair elastics.  Trust me, I find more and more on the floor everyday.  We have barriers now because I had to re-buy too many times.

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How about a candle? Thats a pretty brief moment of calm beauty before it descends into darkness 😉

If you’d like to check out other entries in Weekly Photo Challenge, head over HERE!

If you want to check out some of my other fleeting moment entries, you can find them here, here and here.

Pinterest Therapy!

Its been a while since I’ve had Pinterest Therapy.

Today has been a horrible day completely out of proportion.  Maybe its because NaNoWriMo has really killed me.  I apparently don’t get inspired till about 11pm at night and even after 2 hours of writing, then its 1am and then sleeping only a little bit and heading to work is kind of crazy.  Along with that, work has been a basketful (more like a shipping container full) of crazy. I’m ready for vacation right now, but already used those up.  Well, with nothing much else to do about it.  I figured a Pinterest Therapy session would be good.  Especially since I’ve been spending a lot of time there of late 🙂

1) Ultimate Cuteness Overload

Cute animals

Nothing starts off a good Pinterest session like some cute animals and this is oodles of it 🙂 I’m already smiling a lot just going “Awwww…” over and over again.

2) Tulips in a Vase

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Did I just blow your mind with this? I love pretty flowers.  Spring bulbs are absolutely fantastic.  I’m thinking about spring while autumn is here because it gets me a step closer to warmer weather next year.  Imagine planting bulbs inside? That idea makes me excited 🙂 Plus, I just bought a bunch of ’em and couldn’t find enough space in the garden to plant them all. Next project idea 🙂

3) Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Its a pity that the link for this doesn’t work anymore.  But still, thats a pretty awesome idea.  I’d use spaghetti squash as actual pasta replacement but vermicelli is actually noodles of sorts so spaghetti squash is a great choice to replace it.  Maybe I’ll try it out one day 🙂 First things first, let me attempt to make a normal pad thai first.

Whats a little pinterest with some food, right?

And you know whats coming up next, do ya?

4) North Pole Cupcakes

North Pole Cupcakes

You got it! Whats dinner without dessert?  I’m  compiling my Christmas baking stuff.  I seriously miss baking A LOT! I haven’t baked in so long.  I’m starting to question my baking capabilities when I look at a recipe.  But its my absolute peace of mind.  When I bake, everything vanishes.  All my problems just go poof! Life is just so beautiful.

What are your must-have Christmas baked goods?

5) DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

A new home means a lot of new stuff.  Sure, we got a lot of hand me downs. But my boyfriend and I are massive Christmas people.  We love the holiday and we’re getting into the mood by already purchasing our Christmas tree 2 weeks ago. With a big tree, we got very little hand me down ornaments so I’m on a mission to make all my decorations.  I bought a lot of plain baubles to decorate. I’ve done it as two gifts for family.  Now its time to do it for my own home. Pinterest has lots of cute ideas and I’m pretty excited to start working on it 🙂

6) Quotes: Fairy Tales & Creating our sunshine

Fairy Tales

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Nothing like ending Pinterest with some inspirational quotes.  Fairy tales, love them!

Second quote reminds me of this post.  This is one of my ways of creating my own sunshine 🙂

I’m definitely feeling oodles better now!

What are you pinning? 

Happy Wednesday, my lovelies! 🙂