Get the cephalopod love started early :) Instead of teaching a toddler C is for Cat, I much prefer C is for Cephalopod! Here is a collection of cute greeting cards featuring some of the ocean's beautiful head-feet creatures, inspired by Monterey Bay Aquarium's and NPR's Science Friday Cephalopod Week celebrations.
"Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole."
-- Oscar Wilde
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Happy National Donut Day!
Om nom nom :)
This red panda GIF perfectly captures how I am feeling after a Tuesday at work after the long weekend...
It is definitely one of those days -- but nothing like 27 more red panda GIFs to brighten the day :)
And some adorable red panda knick knacks don't hurt either.
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Just the other day, we filled our hummingbird feeder full of nectar and it is now hanging in our backyard, full of delicious sweetness. I am hoping that hummingbirds will soon discover the new feeding spot and come hovering by in large numbers. These tiny birds are adorable to watch, as they flap their wings and dart forwards, backwards and even upside down! Even though watching hummingbirds fly is mesmerizing, my absolute favorite thing to see is a hummingbird take a break from flapping its tiny wings to finally rest on a tiny branch. They are so mini and cute!
Interesting hummingbird fact...
The smallest living bird is the bee hummingbird, measuring in at just about 5 centimeters long and weighing less than a penny!
I love a patterned pant as much as the next gal / guy, but the weather is finally starting to get warm and pants will soon become a thing of the past -- at least for a few months that is. It is the perfect time to don a pair of flowered shorts instead, to celebrate the buzzing bees and blooming gardens. Flower power fashion :) Happy Spring!
It's National Pancake Day! Eat a short stack -- breakfast, lunch and / or dinner to celebrate :) I love eating pancakes on a lazy weekend morning, but nothing beats "breakfast for dinner" -- one of my favorite meals on a weeknight -- and what better way to celebrate! Blueberries, strawberries, syrup, whipped cream, bananas, nutella -- what are your favorite pancake toppings? I'll take a side of everything, please.
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"While the threats to wildlife are great, we can reduce them through our collective efforts. On this inaugural World Wildlife Day, I urge all sectors of society to end illegal wildlife trafficking and commit to trading and using wild plants and animals sustainably and equitably"
In other words, March 3, 2014 is the first annual World Wildlife Day recognized by the United Nations -- go out and hug a tree and smooch a pup; love and cherish our precious planet and all that she has to offer :) This rubber stamp collection features just a minuscule selection of the beautiful and unique fauna of our wonderful world.
The LEGO Movie might be an animated action comedy geared towards a younger audience, but the crowd at the theater -- including myself -- on Friday evening did not seem to know or care. The theater was full of adults without any kiddos in tow, and every seat was filled with happiness and laughter. And ever since I watched the movie, I have not been able to stop singing "Everything Is AWESOME!!!"
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A colorful tribute to the official start of Sochi Winter Olympics :) Go for the Gold!
You think your significant other is the cat's pajamas. You think he / she is the cat's meow. How do you tell that special someone that they are purr-fect for you? Here are some unique Valentine's Day gift ideas for the cat lover in your life to show them that you "knead" them :)