Style & Home | Making a Cat Look Easy

I know you never thought you'd see me blogging about a litter box, but y'all... this is a blog-worthy litter box.  Just hang with me. ;) 

You all know that I have four kids.  Four.  Enough to keep me busy. So, when this little kitty purred her way into my heart and circumstances forced us to make her an inside cat, I had think about what having an inside cat meant for my workload.  I know it sounds silly, but when I'm schooling kids, cleaning a home, cooking, wiping bottoms, laundry (mountains of laundry), and trying to run an at-home business I need to make sure that I don't add anything that requires too much of me.  

The part I was most concerned about was the litter box process.  I have a toddler.  I don't want to clean up a litter box, too.  When I say this litter box revolutionizes having an inside cat- I totally mean it.  The Litter*Robot is an amazing litter box that cleans itself.  Seriously... you set the timer and it spins and dumps the dirty litter in the filtered drawer below.  If your cat is 5 lbs, the Litter*Robot will sense the cat and empty the litter box once the cat leaves the Open Air.  That means that your house doesn't smell, you don't have to clean a box every day, AND your cat isn't walking in a dirty box and then trotting across the floor that your toddler eats off of.  Ahhhh!!!!

Another thing I was concerned about was having a litter box where it could be seen.  The Litter*Robot tucks away in the corner and the litter is covered, so it isn't such an eye sore.  I am one happy cat-mama and Brownie is one happy cat.  

We have the Open Air Litter*Robot and it has all of the features one could want.  If you have a cat and want a "hands free" approach to keeping your cat happy, I'd highly suggest checking it out.  Use this link to grab $25 off of your own Litter*Robot.  Let me know if you snag one!!!  I'd love to know what you think of it (I am sure you will love it, though). :)

Style & Home | Shop Small this Christmas

I love Target as much as the next person.  Seriously, I can't go in that store without coming out with an entire house worth of goodies.  With that said, when it comes to gifts and filling my home, I find that shopping small is always the best policy.  It's a simple way to help another family out and get gifts that are made with exceptional attention to detail.  I love handmade shops so, so much and I decided to carry on my tradition of sharing a few of my favorites from this past year to help inspire you with your Christmas shopping.

Mel and her father-in-law create amazing and beautiful pieces together in their spare time.  Mel is the mama to 3 little ones that she homeschools.  I love anything with natural elements and W+B's products are so creative and well made.  If you have a hostess or kitchen dweller in your inner circle, these products will be loved and cherished.

Ruby, and sweet teen, runs her etsy shop and offers all kinds of macrame goodness.  I have several of her macrame planters and they are THE. BEST.  I have bought other holders and they do not compare.  She also creates wall hangings and necklaces with her macrame skills. 

Krista is a maker-mama who spends hours perfecting her wooden art.  When I first saw her pieces, I instantly fell in love and wanted a piece in my own home.  Actually, I want a piece in every room in my home.  She has goods of all sizes and I love that they are a minimalist, yet beautiful focal point in a room.

It's true, I love the southwestern flare that animal prints can add to a home.  My home is bright and white and I was needing the perfect pieces to warm it up a bit.  When I commissioned Rachel Ottmann about creating a few pieces for me, I was blown away by the result.  Pictures do not do her prints justice- at all.  She is a mama who does photography on the side and you will love her cattle and horse prints. 

This roundup wouldn't be complete without some Vol25 art.  I have almost wallpapered my home in Jessica's art.  It is beautiful and creative and I love the splash of texture her prints add to our home.  I first saw the Vol25 art last fall and quickly put two hangings on my Christmas list with exclamation points following them because I wanted them so badly.  Luckily, they were under the tree and my obsession has only grown for this handmade shop.  Check her out and let me know what you grab from her shop!

My babes hang out in their jammies far too often.  Here's why... jammies are comfy and cozy.  When I saw Mallory's rompers, I knew Julia needed to have one for Christmas.  r/r has tons of soft, cozy jammies, dresses, leggings, and rompers for little of all ages.  Make sure you dress your kiddos in r/r style this winter. 

I hope you enjoyed this handmade round-up.  I know I'm pretty quiet on here, but if you like knowing what shops/products I'm loving, let me know and I will do more of these posts.  :)  If there's something else you are wanting me to feature in a post, comment and I will do my best to blog it for you. Happy Thanksgiving!!