Moving, Weddings, And a Cat’s Stupid Adventure

I’m long overdue for a post. The reason I’ve been away for so long is because….

Grizz and I bought a house! It finally happened. We waited a long time to get this house, but we’re finally in.
We’ve been busy getting things in order and it’s coming along. I have things I want to blog about, and I’m really excited because I have a studio now, so I’ll have room to shoot photos for things. It’s my goal now that I have the extra shooting space to plan more Outfit of the Day things. I even may do the holiday look book again, although I may try and do it a little differently. The wig collection is something I’m finally going to be able to get started on.

We were also busy with his sister’s wedding. Which was incredibly cool to be a part of it. It even ended up making the news! They got married on a moving “L” train in Chicago. It caught fire with the news, the even went on live TV!
Here’s one of the articles and the interview with Windy City Live is at the bottom of it.

I’m like, hey, I know them! ^_^

We threw a couple of parties here already, which is so exciting now that we have the room for it. Grizz’s birthday is coming up and we’ve been having an unseasonably warm fall, so we’re having another party that hopefully we’ll get to have a fire. 🙂

We have a few things we’re not used to having to do all the time, like double checking our doors. Last night our back door was not only unlocked, but as Grizz discovered when he got up for work this morning, it wasn’t even latched. The door was wide open for who knows how long. My first instinct was to jump up and look for Demon, our cat, who’s been obsessed with trying to sneak out whenever the door is open. As I expected, he was nowhere to be found. Grizz was already looking outside for him. I went down the block but didn’t see him. I was so heartbroken, and I remember shutting off the lights in the kitchen but I didn’t check the door so naturally I was blaming myself. And I was so worried about him. He’s so dark so he’d be hard for people driving in cars to see…
As we were admitting defeat and heading inside, something told me to ask Grizz to shine his flashlight under the deck. When he did, there was a set of glowing eyes looking at us. Luckily for us, he’s very food driven. So opening his can of cat food was all we needed to do to coax him out.

Stupid cat. Scared the shit out of me. I’m really glad that he didn’t get that far. I suppose if anything this whole experience will make me obsessed with checking to make sure the doors are locked.
I don’t even like cats… how did this little jerk claw his way into my heart?  It’s also been a small challenge trying to get him to get along with our dog, Eva. She’s used to cats because she’s lived with them almost her whole life. So she really doesn’t care at all about Demon. Like, she’s far to busy begging people to throw her ball and climbing into everyone’s lap even though she is far too big to be a lap dog. Demon, however, has never seen a dog. So, he took a bit longer to adjust. He’s still not a huge fan of her, but they coexist. And they’ll both snuggle me, so that’s all I wanted out of the whole arrangement.

Yay!

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So that’s what’s been going on lately.

I want to get back on track blogging-wise so I’m trying to plan simple things I can do for right now.
I think the next thing I do will be a makeup thing. I ordered an eyeshadow palette that was a collaboration with Morphe and KathleenLights on YouTube. I’ve been wanting to buy a YouTube collab, but this was the first one that was affordable so I went for it. It should be here Friday so I think I’m going to do a first impression or something like that over the weekend.  I literally just found out (like, I’m watching her October favorites right now and she JUST said) it’s sold out already. It released a week ago and it’s limited edition and it’s already gone. I’m glad I got it right away. It’s kind of the reason I want to do a lookbook again because I’m already thinking of cute holiday makeup looks.

Anyway, I think that’s it for me. I’ll talk again soon. 🙂
Hopefully everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!

What did you dress up as?

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♥J

PhotoSHOP Diary: Pepper

That’s right I added a new “series.” I bought myself a drawing tablet with some of my Christmas money so I’ve been doing a lot of Photoshop practice just to get the hang of it. So I’ve  basically been going through my old photos and messing around with them.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may know I’ve been obsessed with the game Neko Atsume. In case you don’t know what it is, it’s a game where you have a yard and you put out food and toys so cats will come visit. When they do, you take a picture of them and add them to your album. Your goal is to collect every cat in the game and the momentos they leave behind when they visit often enough. It’s a ridiculous game for me to play because I don’t even really like cats all that much, but it’s addictive nonetheless. My favorite cat is a cat named Pepper. He has odd colored eyes.

 

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Image was from a Google Search

So I pulled up an image of our cat Bramble, and transformed him into Pepper. Not my best work, but just having some fun practicing with my new toy.

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Meh. Little bit of color loss happened when I flattened the image.

Just for a little reference, here’s a picture of what our actually derpy cat looks like.

This is easily the best picture I have of him. It makes me laugh and pretty much describes his personailty.

This is easily the best picture I have of him. It makes me laugh and pretty much describes his personality.

So yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing with my time. As for my upcoming posts: I will start shooting my wig collection soon. It’s going to take some time. I’m waiting for a couple camera things at the moment, and I do have one more wig on the way. For the most part, the draft is written up so really all I need to do is shoot it. And then there’s the life update post I’ve been hinting at, and I’m waiting to hear some more things before I do that. And of course anything interesting I do/learn in Photoshop and photography, I’ll share along the way!

Til then.

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