persnickety cats: How I Know I’m a Crazy Cat Lady


Meet Charlie and Ray, brothers, and my first born babies. To celebrate their 11th birthday (today!), I’m going to compile some of the ways I’ve realized I’m a crazy cat lady.

First off, I know & celebrate my cats birthday. They are my first born children and very important to me. I may not throw a party every year, but I do remember and acknowledge their birthdays. Usually with photo shoots & memes.
How I Know I'm a Crazy Cat Lady | Persnickety Plates #NutrishZeroGrain

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A festive Easter egg sugar cookie fruit "pizza" with strawberry cream cheese frosting. You can make it super simple with a sugar cookie mix or make it from scratch. | Persnickety Plates

Easter Egg Fruit Pizza

A festive Easter egg sugar cookie fruit “pizza” with strawberry cream cheese frosting. You can make it super simple with a sugar cookie mix or make it from scratch. Easter is going to come and go so quickly this year. It’s sandwiched between Baby Girl’s birthday and my birthday, on top of us trying to…

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Italian Shrimp Stir Fry | Persnickety Plates #SamsClubSeafood

Italian Shrimp Stir Fry

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsClubSeafood #CollectiveBias Five ingredients and 15 minutes and you have a quick and healthy Italian marinated Shrimp Stir Fry dinner with seafood from Sam’s Club. This past Friday, my little baby girl had her first birthday. Can you…

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Chicken Spinach & Orzo Skillet | Persnickety Plates

Chicken Spinach & Orzo Skillet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Harvestland by Perdue. All opinions are 100% mine. Chicken, spinach, orzo, tomatoes, and feta come together to create a full meal in one skillet! You guys know I love a good skillet meal (See Southwest Chicken Skillet, Cheesy Chicken Pasta Skillet, or Mexican Turkey…

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Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pretzel Bites | Persnickety Plates

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pretzel Bites

Peanut Butter. Cream Cheese. Pretzels. Chocolate. Sprinkles. Pretty much all my favorite things packaged into a perfect little bite. I have exciting news! Do you read Juggling Act Mama? I’ve been “blog friends” with Ang for quite awhile and I’m honored to be contributing posts to her site every once in awhile. Head over to…

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3 Ingredient Spicy Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken | Persnickety Plates

Three Ingredient Spicy Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken

Spicy Ranch Chicken is healthy, has only three ingredients, and is made in the slow cooker – perfect! We closed on our new house! yayayayay So, we’ve been spending a lot of time browsing hardware stores and furniture shopping (do you have a couch you love, btw? I’d love a recommendation!). My kitchen is finally…

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One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta Skillet | Persnickety Plates

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Skillet

One pot cheesy chicken pasta skillet comes together in just about 30 minutes! First, let’s talk about all that I’m thinking about lately. We close on our new house TOMORROW. This has been a crazy, stressful period of our lives and I don’t really see it slowing down anytime soon. Now we have to pick…

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries | Persnickety Plates

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

One of my favorite side dishes/snacks – baked sweet potato fries with a little kick of chili powder!

Capturing Memories - Weeks 9-16 | Persnickety Plates

Persnickety Baby: Capturing the First Year

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Similac® StrongMoms®. All opinions are 100% mine. I can’t even believe that my itty bitty baby is nearly 10 months old. Before I had a baby, I never (ever, ever) thought I would miss having a newborn. I used to think I didn’t even…

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Making cilantro lime rice at home is nearly as easy as ordering it at your favorite Mexican restaurant! | Persnickety Plates

Cilantro Lime Rice

 Making cilantro lime rice at home is nearly as easy as ordering it at your favorite Mexican restaurant!

Taco Bell copycat Mexican Pizza made with ground turkey and refried black beans! | Persnickety Plates

Mexican Pizza

Copycat Mexican Pizza made with ground turkey and refried black beans! Do you like Taco Bell? Personally, I’m not much of a fan. If anything, I usually get nachos & cheese (lame), but my husband loves it. I consider most fast food mystery meat (no offense. ha) so I try to avoid it but when…

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4 ingredient shortbread cookies perfect for cutting out shapes then dipping in dark chocolate. A Trader Joe's copycat! | Persnickety Plates

Dark Chocolate Stars

Simple shortbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate and topped with sprinkles. A Trader Joe’s copycat! Let’s pretend that these don’t have Christmas colored sprinkles on them. Let’s ignore the fact that I made them before Christmas and had every intention of sharing them before Christmas, but got so busy that I didn’t get around to it….

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I rounded up your favorites, now here are MY favorite posts of 2014 | Persnickety Plates

My Top 10 Favorite Posts of 2014

Yesterday I gave you YOUR top 10 favorite posts (most clicked) but today I’m going to give you MY favorite posts from 2014.

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