Sunday, March 25, 2018

Our 3rd Blogoversary!

Good morning, Peaches here! Can't believe we've reached our 3rd Blogoversary and that so much time went by since we started blogging.  Holy Cat.  We've really enjoyed it and for old time's sake would like to tell you a little more about us and share our favorite photos & events from the past year!









How we started this blog

One day our human stumbled across The Cat on My Head's Sunday Blog Hop. It sounded wonderful...but you had to have a blog. she looked at me chasing Paprika around the living room & decided to immortalize us!  He He.


What Carol likes most about blogging:  

Apparently OUR friendship is not enough for her and she's told us she just loves reading the stories and seeing the photos of all those OTHER cats. We don't understand that but that's what she says. We did manage to acquire a few virtual boyfriends along the way. Orange cats are our preference.



Update on the past year:  


We celebrated a lot more "fun" holidays,  (you'll see below), created several slideshows & built up our Facebook page to where we have a nice little Facebook community.  We feel greatly beloved!


Next Year: Our human is also working on a new blog look. She retired this year and hopes to go through all our photos so she can share even MORE funny pictures of us. (Yay!)

2017-18 Retrospective: Without further ado, here are our favorite pictures from the past year (if you don't have time to look at them all, we'll understand. Believe me, our human usually doesn't let us go on and on this much!)


March 2017 posts

I, Peaches, was featured in Debra Barnes book, Makin' Biscuits because of my nightly "Welcome Ceremony."  I greet my arriving human at the door and then seize whatever hat she is wearing.  That's how I got to be featured in a picture series AND a video!



And then there was getting ready for St Patrick's Day...

April

We started out April in the traditional way:

Easter came soon thereafter and as usual Paprika went into hiding!

We then did a REALLY fun Easter Parade video for our Facebook friends, giving all participants their own hat! Here is us in ours!

Earth Day and Arbor Day

There were a lot of really cool April holidays after that, Earth Day and  National Arbor Day! I couldn't get enough of hugging trees, earth and what not!  That snippy Paprika gave me a hard time over my devotion though!



May

A traditional start:


And in the next post, Cinquo de Mayo we got to wear sunglasses!

Soon we had to say goodbye to our dear orange friend Flynn from www.twodevoncats.com. Paprika was a great fan of his & miss himes so much! 


Then Came Mother's day (we called it Kitty-Mom's Day)


June


Donuts cannot be ignored. We both got ourselves entangled with them.

Clutses!







Then we read about Cat Domination Day also in June--need I say more?


July


There was almost an embarrassment of totally cool holidays in July:







We both vied for attention ...




As if that weren't enough, PEACH ice cream day occurred before I could catch my breath!



On top of it all the Bloggers' Catriotic Slideshow our human made came hot on its heels. 
Badge by Ann of Zoolatry



Then we had our July kitchen renovation!
We were NOT happy during this time.


Finally a really cool holiday called International Tiger day arrived where Paprika could finally strut her stuff!


August

In August we got lucky and got to do a cool MEOWBOX Product Review...and it had a Camping Season theme!


Paprika is NEVER casual about catnip!






















August ended with Kiss and Make Up Day! We do that all the time so we're really experienced at it!


September

Summer now almost a memory, called for a day at the beach!


And we put together a  Slideshow JUST FOR TORTIES and some calicos! That's Melissa's Mudpie in the banner!

October

In October we got to put on our horns and carry our pitchforks!  This felt Natural to us!



AND
we put together our combo Facebook & Bloggers' scary  Black Cats Spooktacular Slideshow for Halloween...black cats only!


November

In November we celebrated the fallen leaves AND were asked to appear in Cat Vogue and Glamour Kitty publications...I had never heard of these before....



Paprika-Peach Pie Recipe (for real!)
We did a lot of research before thanksgiving and found this bonafide recipe which we posted!


And of course we had to wish all a happy T-Day!

December

Our 2-family House
Well the first thing we did in December was receive an amazing gift: We're now the proud owner of a 2 family house! We both fit into it!
We arrived in these carriers!


And the second thing was to celebrate our Gotcha Day.  5 years we've been at Chez Carol. We've done good!  The house is a lot more comfy than those carriers we came in!


THEN we sent out Christmas cards & participated in Secret Paws!

Our human got really busy and made TWO holiday slideshows: one for our Facebook friends and another for our Blogger friends. We helped all the way! Whew.  

Would you say we need a good long rest after that?

January

The first thing to take care of in January was to finish enjoying our secret paws gifts from Friends Furever blog. A certain cat in this picture got a little carried away!


And then there was the little matter of "someone" trying to be a drama queen with one of the gifts,  a red & white fleece blanket.


Our human also learned from the Blogging Cats calendar published by Sweet Purrfections that Jan 21 was National Hugging Day. Sheesh we couldn't let that go by!



It seemed the snow would never end...

February

February was VERY exciting cuz we got our first job, announcing for the Super Bowl. Can you believe?  Paprika almost loused it up!


Our Super Bowl adventure was closely followed by Valentines Day, where we were given a pink cadillac and our human made a "love shack video" just for US!



This über-exciting event was followed by a "Love Your Pet" day so...you can surmise the rest.


Our last creative effort for February was a total fantasy...Paprika got it in her head that we had to become tooth fairies since it was National Tooth Fairy Day. Okay so it wasn't the worst idea in the world and I did like the idea of flying and wearing a crown!



On that totally unrealistic note, we  bid you goodbye. If you've made it this far without falling asleep we want to thank you for being our furrriends, for being supportive & kind and for giving our human the opportunity to visit your cool kitties!

We're joining The Cat On My Head's Sunday hop today. It's all their fault we got started blogging back in 2015...MOL...!


53 comments:

Dash Kitten said...

OOH so we blame the Kitties Blue eh? * grins *

Happy third blogoversary!!

Erin the Cat said...

Hehehehe The Kitties Blue sure have created a world of good and great opportunities in this world. You guys have given us such joy too! Happy Third Blogoversary!
Toodle pips and purrs
Erin

Roby Sweet said...

Happy third blogoversary! You all certainly have been busy in the past year, and we always enjoy seeing what you're up to :)

The Island Cats said...

What a fun retrospective! We think you have the cutest graphics! Happy Blogoversary...and here's to many more years of blogging!

Brian said...

Dang, y'all sure have been busy. Happy Blogoversary from all of us!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary! Time to celebrate......we love all the photos of this year's batch of memories. It's nice to look BACKWARD but also nice to look FORWARD and we hope it's a banner year for you.

Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U guys, that is a very sweet comment. We tried to restrain our human from posting all those pictures but she was indecisive as to what not to post. We so enjoy knowing you and your always thoughtful comments!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U for visiting and for your wonderful observations all the past year! We treasure your friendship!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U for stopping by and all the fun blogging things YOU do!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Yes it is all their fault! MOL....

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U, those are Verrry sweet comments!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy 3rd Blogoversary!! I enjoyed all these past photos. XO

The Swiss Cats said...

What a pawsome retrospective ! Happy Blogoversary ! We're glad to have Kitties Blues to blame for it *wink *wink ! We wish you many many more ! Purrs

LP said...

Happy third blogoversary! We remember when you began blogging and we are glad you did! :) We enjoyed walking down memory lane with you!

Kiss and make up day should be a mandatory celebration world-wide. Think of the potentially peace-worthy consequences! :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Deb Barnes said...

Happy 3rd blogoversary and we're so glad you're part of our kitty community! I love your girls so much - they remind me of my sweet angel, Harley, and I'm so honored to have them featured in Makin' Biscuits! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank you for such a nice comment, Ms. Pilch!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank you for visiting, LP. You must have read down pretty far to see THAT one! love to you and your beloved outdoors-loving furry family!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy 3rd blogoversary, Peaches, Paprika and Mom Carol! We sure are glad you happened across the Cat on My Head's Sunday Selfies Blog Hop way back when. We love that you are part of the Cat Blogging community, and wish you many, many more blogoversaries yet to come, HUGS!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thanks for visiting, Deb. Yeah, Harley was one special extra special cat I have admired her on your blog many times in the past!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Yeah, it's all Kitties Blues fault! MOL. Thanks for visiting and the compliment!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank you, we always love your visits (and your blog) and thanks for visiting today!

Lily said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy 3rd Blogoversary! Thank you for including the picture with Flynn. I saved it into my "Special Photos" folder when you sent it to me.

Anonymous said...

What a great Blogoversary posty. Happy Blogoversary and here's to many many more. We're glad ya'll started bloggin' and became our furiends. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U so much for your visit and comment!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Aw what a nice thing to say. We SO appreciate your visiting and the words you shared with us!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Aw....sure! It's funny what a sixth sense our kitties have! Blessings to you and thanks for visiting!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Hugs to U too, Dezi and Raena, thank U!!!

Marv Marvelous said...

Hi Guys! We LOVE your blog (Your pictures are so imaginative) and we don't comment often (Mom's work schedule keeps her really busy). But today we are here to tell you to keep up all the great work! Your blog posts brighten our day!
Now, I Marvelous, shall sing you the song!
♫♪♥♥♥♥♫♪Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary Dear Peaches, Paprika and Mom!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
Purrs
Marv

Peaches and Paprika said...

O what a sweet post! We got many congrats today but not many compliments on our boo g itself so that great comment you made with all the reassurance was so nice to hear!!!!!
For real!

Mary McNeil said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary - and many more ! What a lovely show of memories !

GLOGIRLY said...

Happy Blogoversary, Peaches & Paprika! You've been SUPER busy and SUPER creative this year! Enjoy your very special day. Best wishes for more and more wonderful blogging years.

Photo Cache said...

Happy happy blogoversary Peaches and Paprika! You are both so beautiful and your names are beautiful too.

Emma and Buster

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Happy blogoversary, ladies! Wishing you many, many more!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U so much, MM. Memories are a wonderful thing!

Peaches and Paprika said...

A heartfelt thanks!!!! We tried to restrain our human from getting too creative & posting so many pix but she was impossible to restrain!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Aw thank you M and M!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Emma and Buster we really appurrreciate your thoughtful comments. *Blush* - we have always liked our names too! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Chirpycats said...

We just had to pounce over to your blog and wish you two a very happy 3rd Blogoversary! How cool is that. You've been very creative with your special days of the year. We also did something for Earth day and like you, Jimmy hugged the earth. After all, it needs a lot of lovin' right?

We hope you go from strength to strength with many more blogoversaries to come. You and Kitties Blue were one of the first bloggers we stumbled upon when we first started blogging and thought you are two sweet gals.

Hi Paw from the Chirpies xx

Peaches and Paprika said...

From one Earth-hugger to another, thank you so much for these O so sweet comments! Hugs, Peaches
(Paprika isn't into hugging)

The Menagerie Mom said...

What an accomplishment! The happiest blogoversary to you, Peaches and Paprika, you lovely ladies!

Kerry Barbero said...

Oh what splendid photos, ALL OF THEM! I luv that you celebrate so many holidays and special days of the year in pictures! You are such creative kitties (and so is your momma)! I'm so glad we are furr-iends. Hugs & Purrs! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

Marie Symeou said...

Lovely photos!

Happy Blogoversary!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Belated 3rd Blogoversary you young whippersnappers!!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

Bionic Basil said...

Wooo Hooo Peaches & Paprika, many many congrats on your 3rd Blogoversary, so sorry we're late to this epic pawty but our interwebs connection went on the fritz late Friday :(

But anyhoo we bring Niptini's and nip cupcakes fur mew to enjoy and we're just loving effurything that's happening here right now!

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U very much!

Peaches and Paprika said...

You're the best! thank U again for that amazing Nip 'n Katzenminze and your visit today! We are so happy for your furrriendship!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Well the nerve! And here we thought we were "old ladies." Hahaha, seriously thanx fur visiting and your good wishes.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U much. We sure do enjoy our Caturday Arts with U!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U for such a nice compliment, we kept telling our human "less is more" when it comes to pictures but she would not listen! Hug and purrs to you and Val also!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U! Aren't you glad you weren't us this week, having to pick out yer favorite pix?

Little Binky and Granny said...

Pawkisses for a Happy third Blogiversary🐾😚😻