This week I received a wonderful personalized cat ring from the funky cool Etsy shop, HausOfAriella.  The shop's owner happens to be a cat person, which worked out in my favor when I saw this pair of customizable cat earrings that she makes in her shop.  What a cool idea - send in the photo of your cat, and get a cute pair of earrings in your mailbox with your cat's adorable face on them! 

I like wearing fun rings, so was able to buy a custom cat ring instead of earrings.  The day the ring showed up in my mailbox I couldn't open the envelope & box fast enough!  Mr. M's cute/silly face now gets to look up at me every time I wear the ring (somehow this helps make the days go by faster and even happier!)  I showed him the ring, but he just kind of sniffed it and was all "wow human, that's really terribly exciting... I'm so glad you showed me that *yawn*".  Whatever furry purry, you don't even have fingers long enough to wear rings on, so I wouldn't expect you to realize how cool thing ring actually is!  And then we had a cuddle nap-fest, and all was forgiven.
Photo of orange tabby cat
Who wouldn't want their cat's adorable face on a ring?!
Other cool stuff happening... The weather!  Fall fairs are revving up, people are putting pumpkins on their stoops and gathering Halloween costume ideas... and the apple cider doughnuts, apple cider, pumpkin pie, and seasonal coffee creamer flavors are all showing their faces once again (note: I don't drink coffee, but if I did I'm sure a little pumpkin spice creamer would be delicious in it).  Just this morning, I even gave in to the urge to eat an apple cider doughnut.  It's my second of the month from the same place... a very commercialized doughnut shop.  My next one will be from the fabulous homemade doughnut shop relatively near my home.  OR the next one will be from an orchard's store, where they bake them by hand and you can tell that they are made with love (and extra deliciousness, I think!)  Not saying the doughnuts I've had from the commercial establishment were bad, but I know that handmade cider doughnuts taste way better when extra time was spend in making them. 
Picture of leaf cat toy
Autumn maple leaf catnip toy!
This week I haven't been able to do much with my shop other than keep up with emails & forums, so over the weekend I was planning on evaluating where I'm at: I have a few toys to make & ship out to make some kitties happy, and want to start prepping for Christmas by putting the ideas in my head into action finally.  I still have a handful of Halloween cat toys in draft waiting to be listed, and a few items that are coming due for renewal.  September has been quiet so far, the kitties must be studying hard at school =^-^=  Still have half the month left, though!  My back to school cat toys are up and running, and I wish a happy school year to all the furry purry students out there!
Picture of autumn cat toys
Grouping of autumn catnip toys
Upcoming (so that I don't forget!): working on Christmas items; coming soon: cloth labels to include with each of our items; eat another cider doughnut; and create/ship the orders that are pending.  Also need to follow up with tracking shipments and leaving feedback.  A couple items are on their way to Canada at the moment, which sometimes takes a while for delivery.  Our paws are crossed that all deliveries will arrive smoothly and without delay! 
9/16/2012 05:25:18 am

Ohhhhhh Mom is dying over those customizable earrings!!! She wants a pair of me and of my sheltie brother (dakota) ohhhhh they are just great!!

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9/16/2012 06:02:04 am

Caren - I don't have a pair of the earrings, but I can tell you that I am very pleased with the ring! Go for the earrings, they're so fun!

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9/16/2012 05:42:12 am

Thank you for giving me the idea of making rings with kitty photos! I'm really happy you like yours :) I love the new autumn toys and can't wait to see the Christmas ones. I know what my kitties will be getting in their stocking this year :D

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9/16/2012 06:04:48 am

That's so exciting that the rings are doing well for you!

Now I have to make sure to come up with cool stuff for Christmas! :)

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Amber
9/17/2012 12:09:43 pm

Mr. Miyagi is drop dead cutness in that photo. I need to squeeze him!!!

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9/17/2012 12:22:30 pm

Thanks, Amber! He is such a delightful handful :)

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10/3/2012 04:42:17 pm

The catnip toys are such a cute idea for stocking stuffers for cats!

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10/3/2012 11:43:56 pm

Thanks, Creme Brulee! Winter fabric catnip toys are in the works!

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