Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Do you ever just wonder why? Why would a little unweaned 5 week old kitten  just appear in your tree with no signs of a momma cat around?

I've been trying to  solve that mystery for the past week now and have  decided that I will never know exactly how he ended up here. It doesn't seem reasonable that he traveled here on his own, since he wasn't even weaned yet. In fact, I found him crying at the top of his lungs last Tuesday in a small tree in my front yard.

He wouldn't let me near him, of course, as he was scared to death. He cried all day and night then into the next morning and afternoon. Finally, I was able to gain his trust a little by tossing some canned white tuna over his way. By this time the little guy was about ready to perish as he was getting very weak. The temperature that day was around 100 degrees with a 120 degree heat index. I knew if he was to survive that I would have to get him to take some more food and water.

He gobbled down the tuna with starving growls, then ran to hide again. Later in the evening I found him crying in a tree in the back yard. So, I took more tuna out and left it in the tree where he could reach it. He was still scared of me, but finally let me barely pet his head while he was gobbling his tuna down. He was so hungry.

Around 10 pm that night as I was walking across the yard from my brother's house next door, I began to hear a strong cry. But it wasn't coming from my yard, it was coming from way back by our garden in my brother's yard.

Evidently, the little fellow had spotted me walking over to my brother's house a couple of hours earier so came over to find me.(lol)  I took my flashlight and spotted him. Then I said, " Come on little guy, let's go home to get some milk", and he followed me across the yard to my back door.

I fed him some nice organic whole milk and a little more tuna, petted him for awhile as he purred happily, then went inside to bed.

The next morning he was sitting under my car then quickly scaled my wooden ledge and darted to my front door ready for more food and love.

I had decided that I would try to find his mother in the neighborhood so she could carry on her duties of feeding, but I wasn't able to find any such creature.(lol) He could barely drink the milk and couldn't eat cat food yet. I knew he shouldn't continue the tuna diet any longer, so I broke his cat food up into  small pieces and commenced feeding it to him a little piece at a time. Then I gave him the milk again every couple of hours.

By the next day he was chewing the cat food pretty well, drinking water and milk pretty good, but still looking to nurse. It took a couple more days, but he is now totally weaned. He's playing happily on my front porch and hasn't cried  when I come in now for a couple days.

I figure he's about 6 weeks old by now so I guess a vet visit is in the near future. I have another orphan cat that I've had for about four years now who isn't happy about this whole situation. I really didn't want another cat in my life, but it looks like I've got one alrighty!(lol) He has made his way into the house now at night, but wants to be out during the day.

That is okay for now, but we live close to the street and I'm sure he will be starting to feel safe in wandering out there in the near future. So now I will have to get him his shots, get rid of his ear mites and fleas before he can come inside for good. This will be expensive....but what am I to do? Attachment starts pretty quickly(lol).

I haven't named him yet, so I'm asking everyone to give me some great ideas for a name...

Thanks everyone..............Deb


I have finally launched my COOKIE FILLED GIFT TINS. Please visit: www.etsy.com/shop/uniquecozytreasures to see what I have available. I will be adding new items daily.

Here are just a few of the cookies and tins that I will be having available for purchase.

Gourmet Chocolate with Dark chocolate chips & walnuts; Chocolate with raspberry icing; pecan sandies; chocolate with white chips; classic oatmeal with vanilla icing; chunky peanut butter; chunky peanut butter with dark or semi-sweet chips; dark or semi-sweet chocolate chip; dark chocolate & semi-sweet chips & walnuts; snickerdoodles; raisin filled cookies; classic oatmeal.......................and more....

Gourmet Cinnamon Snickerdoodle

Gourmet Dark Chocolate Chip

Gourmet Chunky Peanut Butter


Wednesday, July 20, 2011


It's been overwhelmingly hot here in the upper Midwest the past 1 1/2 weeks with no relief in sight. I began painting the exterior of my house  two weeks ago, then came to an abrupt halt after deciding that it was just too hot to paint this week. So I scrapped  that idea and on to the next  project.

I have so many things to get done this summer that I may not have any time to repurpose anything! Just painting the exterior of my house will take most of the summer as I dart the heat, rain and whatever else mother nature throws her way. I was talking to another Promotional Frenzy Team member last evening about the heat, when she commented that she was so cold as it is winter in her hemisphere. Suddenly, the a blast of cold sounded refreshingly wonderful (lol).  Then...it quickly reminded me of all the outside projects that I must get done before the inevidable long lasting cold strikes again.

Since I am not one to waste a lot of time lounging around wasting time, I decided that if I couldn't work outside this week, then I must get something done inside where it is cool and if I must pay for this air -conditioning, I might as well enjoy it. So, I have used the time to work on my cookie(s) project, get cookies baked, take pictures and start listing the fabulous cookies that I will be making available in  my etsy shop,  www.etsy.com/uniquecozytreasures .

Take a look at just one of the delicous cookies that I will be offering in gift tins:

Gourmet Pecan Sandies

These decadent Pecan Sandies will melt in your mouth as your senses are enriched with the taste of creamy lemon frosting that surrounds these temptuous jewels! They will soon be available for purchase in a variety of beautiful cookie tins for gift giving or for giving to yourself!

Here are a just two of the many cookie tins that you will have to choose from:

I really need to get back to the cookie project after, of course, I read all of your blog posts. I am having some problems posting comments on Blogger, so if you don't receive a comment from me that is why. I will still have stumbled, facebooked, and tweeted you.

I'm seriously thinking of going over to Wordpress, as Blogger has been having so many issue lately. I even have a hard time just getting into my blog to post anything. How do you Wordpress users like Wordpress?


A Link to try, IF You Would like to try Blog Hopping.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Vintage Ice Creams, Heirloom Recipes" Now Available!

The full color version of my eBook, "Vintage Ice Creams, Heirloom Recipes," has launched and is now available in my etsy shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/uniquecozytreasures

It's summertime, time to enjoy fresh homemade ice cream. Making homemade ice cream with fresh ingredients is fun, easy and more healthy than the mass produced ice creams found at the supermarket!
We all want to feed our family only the best, so please stop by my etsy shop to purchase a copy of my eBook. No shipping charges or waiting for shipping-- it arrives within a few minutes by email.

My blog post Weds. June 22 entitled, "Hot Summer Nights"  features my eBook which outlines the valuable information that is presented in it. I'm sure you will find it beneficial to read. You can do so by clicking on the left side of this page under "archives".
Later this week I will be launching my  newest items for sale in my shop,  fabulous homemade cookies. My cookies will available in colorful and charming gift tins ready for giving or sending directly to your loved one with an appropriate card for the occasion. I will also be making my cookies available  without the gift tins for those that want them that way.

I've been making cookies  for 51 years, so I've really got one  this down.... Your mouth will simply water and they are addictive!

I've been looking forward to getting my cookie sales going, so please stop in to look later this week!

Look for them later this week in my shop:


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