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Another plea for help

A week ago I blogged about a stray kitty that has been holed up in my bathroom while we try and find her a new home. Unfortunately we have yet to find a home for her and she's still locked up in my bathroom. Since my last post I had someone email me who sounded very interested, but I haven't heard from them since Tuesday. I guess they changed their minds. :( One other person has offered to take her in, but this person lives a 6 hour drive away and I really don't want to put the poor cat through that long of a car ride. So far, that's all I've got. The good news is she was at the vets on Friday (for a checkup and her first vaccinations) and was tested for all those nasty feline diseases that typically get passed around to strays...she is thankfully in perfect health. The vet thinks she is about 2 years old. She's in heat right now which is alot of fun (OMG the howling...hilarious because my husband says it sounds like she's yelling out "HELLO!"). She has an appointment to be spayed in a week. 
Again, if anyone out there thinks they could provide this cat a forever home (and lives in or near Ottawa), please email me @
Help. Please. 


Just plain pretty

We've featured Jake Curtis' photography before but I stumbled across his site again today and was struck by just how pretty these shots are. Lovely faded, slightly shabby, other worldly and dusty girly. Perfect for a drag your feet sort of Monday.


Joseph De Leo encore

Like a arrow straight to the bullseye. Like a hot knife through a chocolate cake. Straight to it. Cut through it. Great photos have a job to do. Convey the message, sell the dream, record the moment, capture the beauty. Here's more of a master at his craft. Joseph De Leo. (Original post here.)

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Design Crew

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don't know what to do? You're not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you .... that's you lot ... the readers! This week's problem comes from Christa. (And I must say what a lovely home you have Christa!)

I have a design dilemma and was wondering if you would mind asking your savvy readers their opinion on what color to use for refinishing my kitchen cabinets? Stain or paint, and what color? The wood is not in good shape as you can see from the detail photo, so I need to clean them up and I can't really leave them unstained because I have to disguise the chips. The wood is Honduras mahogany.

I could stain them a darker semi-solid, or paint. New stainless dishwasher and fridge are on their way, and I would like to get the cabinets freshened up at the same time. Right now the floors are natural red oak, the fir ceilings are stained Cabot Sandstone (taupe) and the fir beams are Cabot Cordovan (chocolate with violet/taupe tone). Thoughts? I'm open to ideas.