Blogging, Cats, Cute, Family, Feline Friday

Feline Friday #28 – A New Cat Tree!

Our old cat tree was getting a bit ragged (as is very possible with four kitties shredding it up every day), so we decided to buy a new one. Here it is!

Blogging, Books, Children's Books, Poetry, Reviews

‘Ivy in Bloom’ Book Review

This children's book focuses on a young girl and her weariness over a long, dreary winter. She longs to see the bright greens and yellows of spring, dotting fields of beautiful flowers. Follow Ivy as the season changes to spring, aided by the words of the author and famous poets.

Blogging, Gratitude, Holidays, Honor, Memorial Day, Special Occasions

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, a somewhat somber occasion. It's a time to honor and mourn those who have died while serving in the military and protecting us citizens. These brave, courageous people sacrificed themselves in order to protect others. They fought for a cause they believed in. They're amazing and truly deserve to be honored for all they have done.

Beauty, Blogging, Inspiration, Monday Motivation, Motivational, Positivity

Monday Motivation #28

Always be true to yourself, who you are as a person. The people who really care about you will appreciate you for who you are, no matter what. So feel free to stay true to yourself and flaunt how amazing you are.

Haiku, Micropoetry, Poetry, Poetry Comparisons, Tanka, Writing

Crimson Gate (Version 1 and 2)

For today, I have two slightly different versions of the same poem! The first version is a haiku, while the second is a tanka poem. As such, they are of differing length, and phrases/words have been added and rearranged in each poem. However, I wrote both based on the same theme and ideas.

Blogging, Cats, Family, Feline Friday, Love

Feline Friday #27 – Zen’s Story!

I talked a bit about Zen's background in my introductory Feline Friday post, but I didn't really go in depth with all that she went through. So today, I want to share Zen's story, and all that she's overcome throughout the years.

Blogging, Hope, Inspiration, Monday Motivation, Motivational, Positivity

Monday Motivation #27

Strive for the impossible, because believing is the first step to achieving. Chase your dreams until you catch them; determination and persistence can do amazing things. Overall, don't give up on the aspects of life that are seemingly unachievable. You never know what you can accomplish until you try.

Blogging, CIB Sunday, Entertainment, Nintendo, Video Games

CIB Sunday #6 – ‘Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days’

'Kingdom Hearts' is the type of series that manages to inspire hope, kindness, and positivity, even when you're an adult. There truly is a magic to these games, one that implants itself deep into your heart and never completely fades. As a child, I remember being so mystified by the wholesome innocence of these games, and their prevailing message of hope. For me, '358/2 Days' was no different.

Animals, Blogging, Cats, Cute, Family, Feline Friday

Feline Friday #26 – Something Special!

It's just a great feeling to see your children (furry or otherwise) grow up and develop, acquiring new skills along the way. And these days never last long, so we must treasure them while they do.

Blogging, Family, Holidays, Mother's Day, Special Occasions

The Women I’m Celebrating Today

I've been so blessed to have some wonderful maternal figures in my life. They've taught me many lessons over the years, like how to be strong, and how to stick up for myself. Those same women have nurtured me with endless love and care, molding me into the person I am today.

Blogging, Family, Haiku, Holidays, Mother's Day, Poetry, Special Occasions

Mother

Smile bright like sunlight Since birth, you've held me with love I adore you, Mom

Animals, Blogging, Cats, Cute, Family, Feline Friday

Feline Friday #25 – The Chair That Will Not Be Used for Gaming!

So, I recently bought a new chair for my bedroom. I got it with the intention that it would be good for gaming, but somehow, I don't think I'll be doing much sitting in it at all. I've only had the chair for a few days now, and in typical cat fashion, it's already been taken over.

Blogging, Hope, Inspiration, Monday Motivation, Motivational, Positivity

Monday Motivation #25

There are still so many parts of life to treasure and appreciate. So, please, don't give up. Hold onto the normal things you still have, and wait for better times to come. This will not be out forever.

Blogging, CIB Sunday, Entertainment, Nintendo, Video Games

CIB Sunday #5 – ‘Story of Seasons’

Overall, 'Story of Seasons' makes for a fun, relaxing game to play whenever. With a cast of fascinating characters, accessible gameplay, a light soundtrack, and adorable animals, it isn't a video game to be missed.

Animals, Blogging, Cats, Family, Feline Friday

Feline Friday #24 – The Girls!

Today, I wanted to dedicate a Feline Friday post to my two female kitties, Zen and Bell. These girls are both so unique, with their own endearing personalities and characteristics. From the way they sleep to the way they eat, there are also many differences between them. And I love getting to see those little traits every single day. I'm so glad to have Zen and Bell in my life; they truly enrich it.

Emotions, Freestyle, Love, Poetry, Writing

Hidden Cruelty

You keep showing me kindness after kindness, A bittersweet realization that more Will never be within my reach The kindness that glimmers In your bright eyes and serene smile, Is really just a hidden cruelty

Blogging, Inspiration, Monday Motivation, Motivational, Self Care

Monday Motivation #24

Remember, you are important too. Please, take care of yourself. There's only one of you in the world, and the world needs you.

Animals, Blogging, Cats, Feline Friday, Inspiration

Feline Friday #23 – Cats and the Bright Side!

I'm incredibly grateful to have my cats. They're so adorable and constantly brighten my day with their precious personalities. Just seeing my kitties wander around the house warms my heart. I love falling asleep or waking up with them cuddled beside me. Regardless of the current situation, those parts of life remain. There are still countless things to treasure and look forward to.

Blogging, Books, Graphic Novel, Reviews, YA

‘Magic 7’ Volume 1 Review

At its core, 'Magic 7' is a fun, fast-paced story about three kids with special powers trying to go about their lives and help their friends.

Blogging, Inspiration, Monday Motivation, Motivational, Self Care

Monday Motivation #23

Learn a new language, acquire a new skill, make a fun craft, etc. But, it's okay if you don't feel up to doing any of that. It's fine to just want to rest and relax. You don't have to focus solely on being productive or creative. This is your time, and you should use it however you want to.

Blogging, CIB Sunday, Horror, Nintendo, Video Games

CIB Sunday #4 – ‘Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir’

As some of you may know, I'm quite a fan of the 'Fatal Frame' video game series. Well, 'Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir' is a spin-off of the main series, made exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. It was designed to be compatible with the console's 3D cameras and sensors. The game even includes an AR (Augmented Reality) booklet, which the player uses to progress the story.

Animals, Blogging, Cats, Cute, Feline Friday

Feline Friday #22 – The Best of Friends!

I've always found the bond between animals to be incredibly sweet and endearing. You hear stories about cats and dogs becoming the best of friends, dogs fostering little kittens and vice-versa, and the list goes on. All around us, there are precious animals banding together and helping one another despite overwhelming odds.