Meet Dexter.


This is our adorable new kitten Dexter. He is SO TINY, much tinier than when we got Aria, so it’s crazy getting used to such a tiny little munchkin of a kitten! He has all adorable brothers & sisters so it was kinda hard to pick one out, but Dexter literally ran out and started meowing at us as soon as we got there!!! It was like he was choosing us! haha too precious! :]





Now Charles & Aria finally have the third friend they’ve been waiting for…. :]


R.I.P. Sims

Sadly, today we had to put down our kitty Sims. He was the big brother to Charles and little kitten sister Aria. He loved to play and snuggle with Aria, mess around with Charles, eat tons of meat, drink lots of milk, and most of all, he LOVED to be around people. Whatever room in the house we were in, he just always HAD to be around us. He was so loving and caring. We miss you already so much Simmybutt. We love you.

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He was sick and in pain, and meow he’s in a better place. Kitty and doggy heaven. I’m sure it’s the most adorable place in heaven. And King Sims will keep spreading his love.

mary elyse

My Oh So Classy Lil Life

Soooooooooo this past week I have been battling some insane insomnia. Not sleeping at all. I finally decided to do something about it, and what else came to mind but… wine night. With some instant mac & cheese. Why not? I am just THAT. CLASSY. Yuuuuuuuuuup.

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Since I have been organizing my butt off, I get excited for little things like pretty piles of colored paper…..

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anddddddddd my the best lil kitty Aria helping me organize all my shiz-nit….. and playing with adorable lil balls of yarn… how stereotypical of my kitty….

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and finally on a completely different side-note, I have just created the best sandwich possible. Thank you, Target, for your wonderfully cheap, delicious, and unique meat section that makes me oh so happy :]


that right there is perfection. nom nom nom.

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

One Sad Kitty

This morning we took Aria to get spayed…. I was a nervous wreck. I know she’s only a kitty, but she was my first own pet that I’m responsible for, and of course I am completely obsessed with her and her happiness, so hearing her cry all day has been so sad….. but she’s doing a lil better meow & currently sleeping on my lap :]



spay1 spay2Needless to say from these pictures with shock/terror/anger in her cute little face, she was NOT HAPPY on the way to the vet this morning. On another note, doesn’t the snow in the trees look awesome? We drove past these trees for a while, so pretty :]

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

aaaaand there goes the day

I AM SO TERRIBLE AT BEING PRODUCTIVE AND GETTING MY PROJECTS STARTED!!!!! I am the world’s best procrastinator. I should probably win an award. However, I do blame Downton Abbey for my lack of eagerness to start my cleaning projects today though. That show is ADDICTING. I can say that about a lot of my favorite shows, but WOW. This show is phenomenal. It is so emotional and I feel so connected to the characters, I just love love love it already! Last night, on a whim, I started watching the first episode just to see what all the fuss was about, and of course, 7 hours later around 3:30am, I was done with the first season. Yes, THAT GOOD.

Anyway, today I DID manage to do a couple productive things, aka go to a job interview, do a couple loads of laundry, get ready & dressed up (which is a big step for me because if I could, I would wear comfy tee’s everyday and wouldn’t wear pants….. how I wish I could live in a world where that was acceptable).

The rest of my day consisted of a little bit of this & a little bit of that…..

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The last dark creepy grainy picture is my current state of bliss….. Watching the Blackhawks game (we’re kicking ass of course!!!!), eatin some grapes, playin with Aria, and layin in my comfy bed while Michael takes a nappy before he leaves for work in an hour.


all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Wonderful Grocery Shopping Adventure

Soooo Michael & I decided to finally check out Trader Joe’s and see what it was all about…. I, of course, fell in love instantly. The prices, easy selection, amazing health foods galore, it was all just so wonderful! Per usual when the two of us go shopping together, we grabbed a small cart, thinking we wouldn’t even be filling that one, and by the time we were through with approximately 3 asiles, our cart was already overflowing. Ooooops. We got so many amazing goodies that I cannot WAIT to try, it’s been hard to try and sit and wait for the next meal when I just wanna snack on it all right now! I already completely devoured the salmon dip. I couldn’t help myself. It was completely & utterly amazing. Also, those slices of watermelon never stood a chance. I ate all those pieces in record time. I’m excited to bake a pizza together, we got all the ingredients for a fabulous homemade pizza, can’t wait to try that! Here are most of my favorites we got:

we already ate the delicious french toast for breckie today :] made it cinnamon toast!

we already ate the delicious french toast for breckie today :] made it cinnamon toast!

of course we had to try the cookies

of course we had to try the cookies

these dressings are SO GOOD it's unbelievable.

these dressings are SO GOOD it’s unbelievable.

already killed the salsa too... oooops haha

already killed the salsa too… oooops haha

used the pasta sauce for lunch yesterday.... amazing :]

used the pasta sauce for lunch yesterday…. amazing :]

that salmon dip... nom nom nom. and look at the adorable 3 kittys on the tuna can!!! just like my 3 :]

that salmon dip… nom nom nom. and look at the adorable 3 kittys on the tuna can!!! just like my 3 :]

I know this isn’t particularly that glamorous to be posting pictures of my groceries, BUUUUUUUT I loveeee food so much and it would just be a shame if I didn’t document all the wonderful finds we bought on our very first trip to Trader Joe’s :]

Also, I STILL can’t get over how my lil precious Aria sleeps. She is suuuuch a strange lil kitty :]

my lil precious monster

my lil precious monster


all love & smiles :]

 mary elyse