I turned my bookshelf into a cat-approved climbing tree

For years I've wanted a bookcase that incorporates a cat tree. I think it's really important for my cats to have a designated place to scratch that isn't the furniture and a way to be the tallest thing in the room without knocking over breakable stuff I care about. BUT I hate the look of cat trees. Hence, the cat tree bookcase.


How on earth do you move with an outdoor cat?

I was wondering how on earth you move with an outdoor cat. In our current home, we leave the window open and she comes and goes as she pleases. However, we're looking to move to an apartment about four hours away. She doesn't adapt to change well (was hoping to somehow have her asleep during the drive), but I know that a lot of outdoor cats try and find their way back to their old home. We were thinking of transitioning her to an indoor cat, at least for a while, but she's never even used a litter box before. When, if ever, will it be okay to let her out again?


The pros and cons of cedar kitty litter

About five months ago the hubby and I made a big switch for our fur-babies we had been contemplating for a while: from clay to cedar litter. We have discovered many things in this switch-up, and we would love to share some pros and cons with ya! Hope this helps any of you contemplating a switch to a more natural litter option.


My favorite holiday-time purchases made by YOU

I did a whole bunch of gift guides right around the time y'all were shopping for everyone on your list. Through the magic of our affiliate accounts, when you purchased something that you found on Amazon via Offbeat Home, we got to see those and all the other things you purchased along with it! And you guys were knocking my socks off with your funky finds. 'm talking octopodes, alligators, and time bombs for your kitchen, fort-making tools for kids, Hello Kitty for your face, and underwear for both you and your partner… at the same time. Let's have a peak…