Idle Paws

You know what they say, “idle paws are the devil’s workshop.”  M and I like to keep the girl busy …. otherwise she starts coming up with ridiculous ideas… like vacuuming!

Checking out Pinterest, we’ve come across a number of ideas for painting ugly furniture and mod-podging all manner of things…. and we got to thinking… we could use another place to nap!  So we showed the girl our idea and sent her to Home Depot (we are not allowed outside, so we have to make lists for her) and then we set her to work on fixing up this ugly old end table we found.

She used one can of RustOleum primer spray paint to cover it first….. then a whole can of RustOleum Ultra Cover 2x in a nice turquoise that we think coordinates nicely with the grey in our fur.

Once that dried she took a St Louis Sectional Chart (expired… we like to up-cycle old charts) and a Kansas City Chart (because the table was just a bit too big for one chart) and lined it up so our airport was on the table.  She cut the edges off so it fit perfectly and then used mod-podge to glue it to the table.  After the first layer of mod-podge dried she painted over the top of it too.  We noticed it seemed to bubble up…. not sure if she wasn’t paying attention or if that is just something that happens… when it was all dry the bubbles went away.

Lastly we had her coat the top with a clear spray paint sealer, just to make sure it would hold up to wear and tear.

We’re pretty happy with the way it turned out… the fluffy pillow inside is just the best ever!

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– M&M

Birthday Food!

Mischief and I are in charge of Airport Security and Hospitality…. so that means we get to throw people out AND throw parties!  Parties are my favorite!

Yesterday was one of our favorite human’s birthday, so M & I decided to throw him a surprise birthday party.  We had the girl send out an email to invite all of our friends and then we sent her home with a long grocery list and a directions to make chili and cookies (because that is what humans like to eat….. M & I prefer ice cream).

All of our friends came and our pal was super surprised by the party.  M & I tried to help set everything up, but the girl didn’t like how we wanted to arrange everything.  She suggested we go take a nap in our office… we were pretty worn out from all the setting up we had to do….

Apparently the girl made some pretty good cookies, because when we woke up from our nap they were all gone…. so here is her recipe.  If you make them, maybe you could save one or two for us?

We want to send a Meow-Out to our pal, Jeff… Happy Birthday, buddy!

– M&M

Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix – Strawberry works really well too!
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Add cake mix, and stir until well blended. Roll into 1inch balls and roll the balls in the confectioners’ sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/gooey-butter-cookies/