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What to Feed the Cat Who Hates Everything!

Grumpy Cat birthday party food ideas |

If you've been reading our blog, you know that we've been brought on by Friskies Party Mix to help plan Grumpy Cat's 2nd birthday, which is being held in NYC on April 29th. We racked our brains trying to come up with foods she might like. Now we need your help in deciding what to send to her big birthday bash!

1.) Yarn Cake Balls

What cat doesn't like to play with a ball of yarn, especially one you can eat! We made these cake balls out of pound cake, white frosting, and colored fondant (tutorial on our blog next week). Do they look like fun?

Yarn cake balls for Grumpy Cat |

Yarn cake balls |

2) Grumpy Goldfish Cookies

We thought we'd throw a little unhappiness right back at Grumpy Cat with our grumpy fish cookies! These cookies were made using our basic sugar cookie recipe, store-bought cookie icing (colored neon orange), candy eyes, and an edible black marker. Aren't they  angry-looking?

Grumpy goldfish sugar cookies for Grumpy Cat |

Grumpy goldfish sugar cookies for Grumpy Cat |

2.) Cheese Wedge Mice

Almost too cute to eat, but I'm not sure a cat could resist. These cheese mice were made out of Laughing Cow cheese, pumpkin seeds, dried blueberries, dried apricots, and chives (tutorial on the blog next week). We wanted to add a little savory to cut the sweet, thought Grumpy Cat might appreciate that.

Wedge cheese mice for Grumpy Cat |

Wedge cheese mice for Grumpy Cat |

So which do you think Grumpy Cat would like best?

Please add your vote at the bottom of this blog post, or on Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook. We will randomly select one person who leaves a comment to win a Friskies Party Mix Party Pack!

And remember, if you upload a photo of your cat's best frown to the 1 million frowns challenge (#1MMGrumpyFrowns), on the Friskies Party Mix site or on Instagram, using the hashtag #1MMGrumpyFrowns, you will be entered to win some great prizes! 

This post is sponsored by Friskies Party Mix. All fun and recipes are by us!

{DIY} Yarned Wrapped Christmas Trees

This is seriously one of the easiest DIYs I've ever done, and I can't get over how amazing they turned out!


  • Cardboard or Styrofoam cone
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

Put a dot of hot glue on the base of the cone.

Attach the yarn.

For the first wrap of yarn only I usually add a few more dots of hot glue to the base of the cone to secure the yarn.

Continue to wrap cone with yarn.

For the candy cane tree, I did six rings of yarn per color. For the green and red one I eyeballed about two inches per layer.

Cut yarn. Secure it with another drop of hot glue. Add another dot of hot glue next to where you ended the last color.  Attach the new color and keep going.

I found the cardboard cones to be a little easier to use than the Styrofoam cones because the yarn can stick to the Styrofoam when you're working with it.

I used these yarn trees to style my Cookies and Cocoa dessert table. I thought they added a lot of warmth and color. Don't ya think?

{DIY} How to Make a Yarn Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter

I love ombre. So when I thought about making something easy and pretty to decorate my daughter's room, I knew I wanted pink (for her) and ombre (for me).

I used yarn  in 3 different shade of pink to give me my ombre effect, these Martha Stewart embellishments, and a wooden letter "L "(for Lainey) I found at Michael's.

I only applied glue to the backside, the top, and bottom of the letter. I would glue about three inches, then start wrapping, then add more glue as I moved up. I left the ends of the yarn long until the whole thing had dried. Then I trimmed them.

I added my embellishments, which have sticky tape on the back, and I was done!

The whole thing probably took about an hour and the longest part was waiting for the glue to dry.

I'm going to lean this up against her window on her dresser to add a little warmth and "girly" sweetness to her room. But how great would this look as decoration at a baby shower!



DIY: How to Make a Yarn Wrapped Bottle Vase

I found this tutorial on Inside My Hideaway and I just love the way the stripes look on the bottle. Isn't it cool how something so simple can be so pretty? And wouldn't this look great as part of a centerpiece or on a mantle?

Here it is filled with beaded flowers. Just lovely!

Check out the whole tutorial here.

DIY TUTORIAL: How to Make a Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath

Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs makes some beautiful crafts. I love this fall wreath she created with chunky yarn, felt, and an old sweater.

How wonderful would this look at your Thanksgiving celebration or even decorating your front door. It's so warm and cozy and the little pinwheel flowers are just too sweet.




Check out this simple tutorial to make your own. Thank you, Jo-Anna!

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