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Marvelous Monday Link Party # 81

Marvelous Monday Linky Party

Welcome to Marvelous Monday!

First of all I would like to apologize for being absent this past week.  It was been an incredibly difficult week and as a result my blog was left to fend for itself.

Late on Monday night we suddenly lost our beautiful Buffy.  It was a complete shock to us, we didn’t even know she was sick, let alone coming to the end of her life.  As you can imagine the emotions of a 7 month pregnant lady are not great at the best of times, so add this into the mix and I was completely all over the place.

Buffy normally sits with me when I work, so this is the first time since Monday that I have attempted anything on the blog and…..she is absent.  I can’t even begin to tell you how strange that feels…and not in a good way!

So please bear with me, as I get back on track.  Remember to give your pets and extra big squeeze when you next see them!

Buffy Collage 2

In case you missed it last week, this is what we were up to.

Simple Christmas Cookies For The Kids:

This collection of simple Christmas cookies will have you in the kitchen with the kids quick smart. Cute, easy & delicious, they are perfect for Christmas.

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats Styled As Presents:

Easy Christmas Present Rice Krispie Treats

Thanks to all of you that shared last week.  I really appreciate the time you take to link up here.  

Here are the top 3 clicked links for the week.

Pure Sweet Joy {Advent Calendar DIY printable}

Christmas Advent Calendar

Raia’s Recipe’s {The Ultimate Gluten Free Thanksgiving Feast}

Fudge Pecan Pie

 Treat Yourself Sweeter (3 Ingredient Protein Packed Cookies}

Choc protein cookies

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17 Responses to Marvelous Monday Link Party # 81

  1. Latisha November 30, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    Hi Catherine,

    I’m very sorry to hear about your lost, and the gap you must be feeling right now. I do understand what you mean about the emotions of a pregnant lady.

    Thank you so much for hosting this link-up, despite your loss. Blessings to you and I hope you feel better soon.

    • Catherine Holt December 1, 2015 at 10:17 am #

      Thank you for your kind words Latisha. It does feel very strange not having her around the house, but we have beautiful memories to concentrate on.

      Thanks for joining us at the party this week 🙂

  2. Pili November 30, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    So sorry for your loss, Catherine. Pets are part of our families and they make us love them so much…
    I didn’t know you were pregnant, congratulations! A loss will soon be replaced by joy.
    Thanks fo the party.

    • Catherine Holt December 1, 2015 at 10:17 am #

      Thanks Pili. Our pets make up part of the family, and they are like children, so it’s very hard when we loose them.

      Yes, I am 7 1/2 months, but it feels like I am ready to pop already…lol. We do have a lot of exciting things to look forward to, so it is nice to have that to concentrate on. Thanks for your wishes 🙂

  3. November 30, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Hi Catherine! I’m so sorry about your cat Buffy…. I hope you have a better week …thank you for hosting.

    • Catherine Holt December 1, 2015 at 10:15 am #

      Thanks Katrin 🙂 It’s been a very difficult week, and hoping that the next one is a lot more uneventful!

  4. Jan November 30, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear about Buffy 🙁 As a mom of 2 kitties, my heart goes out to you! Thanks for hosting this week!

    • Catherine Holt December 1, 2015 at 10:14 am #

      Thanks Jan. Our precious pets are really part of the family aren’t they, and it’s absolutely devastating when we loose them. I guess it just goes to show just how much love they give us when they are around 🙂

  5. Raia November 30, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

    Thanks for featuring my Thanksgiving round-up! 🙂

    • Catherine Holt December 1, 2015 at 10:13 am #

      Your very welcome Raia. Thanks for partying with us 🙂

  6. Kirsten @ Treat Yourself Sweeter December 1, 2015 at 7:06 am #

    Sending you much love for your loss… pets definitely become part of the family and losing them is just as hard as losing another family member. Thinking of you all xo Thanks for the feature too… I hope you have a nice week… so something special for yourself!

    • Catherine Holt December 11, 2015 at 11:28 am #

      Thanks Kirsten. I’m still not used to not having her around, the house feels quite empty without her. It’s amazing how much we miss our fur bundles 🙁

  7. Jess December 1, 2015 at 7:49 am #

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers! -Jess

  8. Denise/DIY Crush December 1, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    I am so very sorry to hear about your sweet cat!! So sad that she passed unexpected!! Blessings!! Thank you for hosting this party today!! Hope your week will turn out better than expected!

    • Catherine Holt December 1, 2015 at 10:12 am #

      Thanks Denise. It has been a very sad week, so hopefully this week will be a lot better 🙂


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