Let’s talk about cats

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If you are not a cat person: What’s wrong with you (just kidding) You may want to skip this post We are moms of the cutest ever little white lion. He is the cutest little thing I have ever seen. We all know cats are very independent, but apparently that memo was never given to our baby boy because he is certainly very dependant. By very I actually mean extremely. He sleeps on our bed  – more precisely on our pillows – although lately he prefers sleeping on Dustyn’s head. In the mornings he is anxious for me to wake up and play with him as I am the early […] more…


Smile to yucky blah days

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I don’t like like yucky blah days (as my nephew would say)… winter is depressing, it gets cold, I don’t want to get out of the bed, and it gets dark before 5pm – at least here in NY. To add more to the equation, winter is long in NY.  So options are to whine about it and be sad during the 5 months winter lasts, or put a smile on your face and make the best of it. In other words, suck it up and get out of that whiny mood, smile, be happy, think about the cute snow falling on the ground, the trees covered with white snow, […] more…


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Today we woke up to a snowy day in the city. Our 5 year old nephew’s birthday party got moved to Sunday so we decided to take him on a snowboarding adventure, first time for him. However, he wasn’t that much into the snowboarding so we quickly switched to a fun snow tubing adventure. We took him to Campgaw Mountain (in Mahway, NJ) and he had a lot of fun. What did you do on this snowy day?   more…


What Keeps You Going

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What helps you get out of the bed every morning? What makes you smile when you are having a terrible day? How do you shake that negative energy after a fight? How do you make your day better? Life is full of ups and downs, for some more of the latter than others. Whatever your situation is, it is always up to you to make it better or to succumb to the oppressive claws of the misery. I am guilty as charged: I used to be that person always looking for something bad around me, creating all this bad energy around myself, attracting all these bad things towards me. I […] more…


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All Pretty Little Things (APLT) is about the things that makes us smile  the little details that inspire us, and pictures that put a smile on our faces when we are a little down. Sometimes these are grand ideas about what makes us happy overall, but sometimes a picture of a favorite food will do the trick. Sometimes we don’t realize how lucky we are, maybe because someone we know has more than us (or we think that), or because we don’t have what we want right now. We focus on the stuff, the job, or the relationships we don’t have, rather than focusing on what we do have and […] more…