Christmas Wishes & Gratitude

Christmas Butterfly - My Tree Topper

Christmas Butterfly – My Tree Topper


I know it is past Christmas for most people, but for me, in one of the last few places in the world to be so, there is still about 15 minutes of Christmas left here on the West Coast. So, whew, made it in under the wire. The above image is our tree topper for this year. There is too much going on to have been able to get a real, normal sized tree like I would normally like to do, so we opted for a mini, artificial tree, for now. We could not find any nice mini angel tree toppers, which was our preference, so we picked up this beautiful butterfly. I am really glad we did, I love how it looks with the lights behind it. Being one of my favorite things also helps. I like to think of butterflies as almost miniature angels of the animal/insect kingdom.

Anyway, I basically wanted to send out my heartfelt wishes for a Merry Christmas, for anyone that does still read here. =)

We had a nice evening at J’s brother’s house. I am feeling gratitude for my new extended family, and for the warmth of love around me for the holidays again. There was a time when I did not have that. 

And I wish to send out into the universe wishes to my now deceased Mom and Dad, and also to P. I love you three more than there are enough words for. I wish more than anything I could think of in heaven or earth, that I could have been sharing this holiday with all three of you. I hope somehow, someway, your heart can receive my love and wishes.


While I have not gotten to do all that I wanted, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to get the content done I would like to do, or at least most of it, improve how much I do, and come up with some sort of content schedule. Rome was not built in a day, and neither will the meat of my blog, or the core of me. But I hope anyone who has joined me, or stuck around, continues to do so, as I put effort into building up and improving. =)

What inspires me today is love and family. I would love to know what inspires you. I hope your Christmas has been filled with both abundantly!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, in blogland, a goodnight! 😉

With gratitude and best wishes,

Kat :@



P.S. Stay tuned, I have plans for some varied content to come out in the next week or so. I honestly feel its going to be a great new year and I have some wonderful plans. I hope it will be exciting for us all. I have a few nifty ideas I cannot wait to share with you!

Site Update Today, New Background and Header



I am proud to present today, my new blog background, and new header.  I am trying to get to a point where I make everything myself, even one day, {{gulp}} my own theme files and css coding. But for now, until I learn the coding, I am going to work toward doing all else myself. The images all use my photography, right down to the pumpkin and leaves, tweaked using my graphic designing skills, however rusty they might be, and even having my Milo adding something to it as well.

The leaves I found out in the yard, the fall scene was taken right out toward the street, and even the pumpkin was sitting right outside. Milo is always quite hammy enough to allow me to snap lots of shots of him, looking content as usual.

I am quite happy with how this turned out, save for one thing I need to ponder. I am thinking his image in the background repeats too often, and distracts the eye. But I need to live with it a day or so, then decide and adjust from there.

It speaks of my love for fall, my never-ending love for my precious kitty boy, adoration for all things purple, and hopefully blends those all well.

I hope you like it, and always welcome thoughts and comments as long as it stays positive and constructive. 


Wishing all a great week!


~Kat  :@