Monday, August 25, 2008

Oh my!

So yesterday started off a bit scary...Pixie came running down the stairs with something in her mouth as fast as she could. Both Bob and I tried to corner her under the table to get it from her, it looked like she had a used dryer sheet in her mouth. Just as one of us was about to reach for it *sluuuuurrp*, she sucked it right down and swallowed it! Pixie has been known to steal her share of scrapping scraps and nibble on them (as much as I try to stop her, pull them from her mouth etc.), but this really had me worried as I didn't know if it would hurt her :( The vet suggested hydrogen peroxide to get her to throw it up but that didn't work so to the vet we went...they couldn't get her to throw it up either so the remedy we came home with is...



I will let you all use your immagination for the rest of the story...anywho, she is snoozing away happy as can be and has even had the nerve to come nibbling around my paper scraps last night. I don't know why the words "cat lax" make me giggle, but they do.

On a happier note, here are some goodies I have picked up here recently.




A typewriter!!! Yay, I have been searching for one for a while and found one in a local antique store with a big ol' sale tag on it so of course I scooped it right up. It works great, but if someone has any info on where I can get ribbons it would be greatly appreciated :)

I also found a cute scale at the same shop



Some old patterns and vintage party favor cups



I went to Michaels to check out the new Martha Stewart Halloween stuff and came home with this cool metal sign...not MS but cool none the less.



The uber talented Holly gave me this pretty cool award...



Here are the rules:
(1) The winner can put the logo on their blog.
(2) Link the person you received your award from.
(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
(4) Put links of those on yours.
(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.

Here are my nominees:

Sarah, she has some major scrappy mojo going latley and makes me laugh...a lot!
Kara, the most talented 16 yo scrapper ever :)
Susie because she rocks the fabric like no one's business!
Jo my Anthro loving, Target shopping insanely talented friend
KA, where else can I go that I can read about okra, British cars named after her and the Olson Twins :)
Jenny because she has had the best Olympic coverage with her Domo plush and she has a pug.
ShellyHer blog is always a happy fun place.

23 comments:

Sasha said...

Glad it all turned out okay .. nice typewrite .. just go right on ahead and send it to me ...

Cricket said...

Sorry to hear about Pixie, but sure glad that she is doing well!

Love all your new finds!!

smiles,

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Your typewriter is way cool!

Cassie said...

I had no idea there was such a thing as cat lax! That is fantastic!!
I hope Pixie is doing better now. Those patterns are fabulous!!!

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

Glad that Pixie is getting into the papers again.... :)

OH! There was a person at our crop that found the place to get the ribbons in Chicago! Will have to find that name for you.

Btw - I learned on a typewriter like YOURS! lol.

Holly said...

Oooooh...a typewriter! I'm jealous. I've been looking for one FOREVER. The ones I find either don't work, or are freakin' EXPENSIVE! Bummer. Love those party favor cups too! You found some good finds!

Callista said...

That is scary... glad to hear Pixie is doing ok. Funny! I got that same sign at Michael's over the weekend. Lovin the typewriter.

MeganK said...

Maybe my cat and Pixie should be friends. My cat eats all my paper scraps, hair ties, shoelaces, etc.

KhrisW said...

Cat Lax. Good grief! That must have been quite a day for you and Pixie! I'm glad she's okay : )

Hugo (my dog) takes no interest in paper but if you walk by his food bowl, he'll hover over it until you've left. I don't know how many times I tell him "Dude, I don't want your dog water...."

Sarah Moore said...

ooh! sorry about your poopy pixie! and thanks for the tag... this means I have to blog again I suppose.

Sarah Moore said...

oh... and I am totally jealous of your awesome typewriter.

metrochic said...

your goodies made me swoon, which - SURPRISE SURPRISE - sounds dirty.

i'm glad the pix is good...and cat lax IS funny. although i'm glad i didn't visit you the last few days. eww. "this one time, at stinky martha's house..."

Jo said...

Poor little pixie! bet that hurt!!!!

I adore those scales...so so so cute Martha!!!!

Thanks for the Blog award :).....I am having anthro/martha withdrawal :(

dawn m. said...

wow, your blog is quite fun. i've just found it.
the cat lax made me giggle. once my cat ate the used-up tape from inside a tape runner. i had to pull 40 feet of tape out of her! glad your pixie is ok. she's adorable.

Nevis said...

Hope everything turns out fabulous with Pixie. Neat typewriter! I used to have one like that.

Diana Graham said...

Hi I'm from your area and wondered what shop you went to, you got some great stuff! Hope Pixie is better.Who knew someone made cat-lax!

Martha Bonneau said...

Diana, I went to Colonial Antique mall in Woodstock :)

Tanya said...

I got a Royal typewriter this past year and I, too was searching for ribbons. I took the old one out (if you have one) and went to Staples, where they have a universal ribbon that will probably work. As long as the disks match in size, you should be ok. BTW, stay away from ribbons with white out on them, whatta mess! You also might find one from the Royal website.

Also, I am out in Boston, not Chicago, but for those looking for a typewriter...if you have Craigslist, hop on there and do a search for typewriters. When I was looking, there was a ton!

Laina Lamb said...

my pug frank can only be in 2 rooms in our house, the kitchen and family room. he will eat anything and my boys have way too many legos.

TracyP said...

Cat lax makes me giggle too:):) I really hope she is doing better now, that can be scary!
I think you did very well vintage shopping, Jealous of the typewriter and scale;)

and BTW...I purchased that exact same sign at Michaels! LOL and I thought of you when I did it too:)

shelly b said...

thanks girl...I have to do this soon! sorry about your sweetie having to have cat lax.

Jill Deiling said...

cat lax makes me laugh too, haha. im glad your doggy is okay! I looove your vintagey signs, and cool halloween sign! :D I hope you have a great weekend!

Elaine said...

so i loved your layouts, i loved your SIS, now i love your blog! What's a girl to do with so much creativity sucking her in?

haha