Saturday, April 28, 2012

As a follow-up to my last post, dear Caspar found a great home!  A wonderfully friendly woman that I know through Publix (she's the reason I cook - those Aprons recipes are great for us "non-chef" types) wanted a cat that would sit in her lap, and be friends with her husband, her little dog named Ginger, and her.  She came to Petsmart last Saturday, held Caspar, and knew right away that this sweet cat was the perfect choice for their home.  We connected later that afternoon, and I'm happy to report that Caspar is getting along just fine with everyone, although he and Ginger aren't BFF's quite yet - hehehehe!  Give them time and they will be!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Caspar - in need of a good home . . .

A neighbor of mine has a beautiful cat named Caspar that she is trying to find a home for . . . he's four years old, neutered, current on all his vaccinations, and negative for FeLV/FIV. He's a sweet-natured cat that is good with other cats and dogs, and he'd like to live with a family, couple, or individual that can give him the attention that he deserves. He went to Petsmart in Cumming (GA) yesterday for the first time so potential adopters could get to know him, and he did very well for his first adventure to Petsmart. Many people talked to him, children petted him, and he was admired for his beautiful good looks, lustrious coat, and bright green eyes. But, alas, no new home. If you're interested in adopting Caspar, please go to the website for Humane Society of Blue Ridge, and make an inquiry through the email feature and I'll get in touch with you quickly. Caspar's adoption fee is $55.00 (for adult cats over two years), and he can also be seen again this weekend at Petsmart in Cumming (GA), GA400 North, Exit 14.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February - shopping those late winter sales!

I don't believe that I've ever promoted a shopping experience on my blog, but I had to share this with you. Last Friday, I went to J. Jill to buy a "hibiscus" colored long-sleeved T-shirt; something dressy that I could wear to work and in a beautiful new color! It was a little boxy - square through the midriff, but had a nice neckline (scoop) and 3/4 sleeves (love those!). I came home, happy with my purchase, and feeling like Spring was just around the corner!

When I opened my email that night, there was a sales promotion from Talbots - all of their full-priced cardigans were on sale at 25% off - even the new stuff! Being ever so practical, I searched for a similar type of t-shirt like I had just bought at J. Jill to see if I could "pair" the t-shirt with a sale cardigan for a "sweater set" look. Of course, it was easy to find the ballet-neck t-shirt, 3/4 sleeve that I absolutely love and live in - in plum (see the color above) and indigo ink, which matched the cardigans perfectly (like this plum beauty).

So Saturday, I returned the J. Jill t-shirt (at $49.50 - way too much for a t-shirt, but it WAS the color I craved), and bought an indigo ink cardigan (at the store in my size), and order the matching t-shirt and another cardigan in plum, with a matching t-shirt. They arrived tonight, and I couldn't be happier! Last year, I shopped Talbots after the holidays (in January or February) and got three beautiful cardigans and matching soft knit turtlenecks for HALF the price - and they came in handy as we had a really cold winter!

Don't get me wrong - I love J. Jill wearever crop pants, and their ballet-neck t-shirts, too, but - did I mention the price of the Talbots t-shirt - ONLY $29.50 - $20.00 less than J. Jill, and a better fit, too. Talbots has brought those ballet-neck t-shirts back "by popular demand" just as they have their crop pants in the cotton sateen - always good sellers for Talbots! Go to their website - and just see what they have on sale, and also what's new - I think you'll be impressed!