Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Snape statue

The quality behind this awesome little statue is just great. Fantastic details, in fact you can even see lines on his face and his eyebrows. I really like it. You can paint it or leave it natural. Put it in a shadow box or display it on a shelf. Buy a full set at a super awesome deal.. a set includes Dumbledore, Snape, Voldermort, and Harry (although I think it looks more like Ron). Four of the most iconic people in one of the most iconic book and movie series of all time.  For the time being I have mine in a mini display case and have left it white but I do plan to paint it.

Snape is very important to Harry Potter. You see most people hated him because he came off as cold and cruel at time. In reality he honestly cared for Harry. He loved Harry's mother. This is a huge part of my childhood. I really owe a lot to the Harry Potter series and to Snape. He showed me that people are not always what they seem to be.

This little statue is a great way to help me remember that I don't need to judge a book by it's cover. That people can change and that they are not as they appear.

The artist behind the statue is very friendly The shipping is fantastic. This little gem is wrapped nicely in bubble wrap.

You can also get this as a Christmas ornament.


Don't like Potter??? Thats ok. You can get Star Wars too.

Light weight and made of plaster. This will look lovely in any nerds room.

They even have fun things for kids. Shaped soaps Owls Monstars Inc and Madagascar.


You can get candles and key clips How cool is that?


I highly recomend this shop to help you geek out.  (photos to come)


https://www.etsy.com/shop/SempraStudios

Thursday, February 4, 2016

FOOTBALL

Hello everyone. It's getting time for something called the Super Bowl. I got a fun box from Pet Gift Box.

This month was FOOTBALL themed.

I got 2 great treats, a bowl shaped like a football, a toy football, and a doggy beer.


This stuff was sooo good.

The treats. Well one looked like little bottles and happened to be really soft and yummy. They were made from used grains that got helped make beer for people. This is my favorite treat that I have ever had. Its so good. I almost bit my mamas hand off.

The other treat looked like little crunchy hamburgers and was OH so yummy. I liked it but not as much as the other one. This treat gets 3 out of 4 paws up.

The football bowl is cool and my buddy Lennon loves eating from it. I like this bowl looks just like they sawed a football in half.


He also LOVED the toy football and wanted to play. I really liked that because hes cool, cute, and funny with that ball. He tosses it around. I think he may be the next quarterback for the Panthers.


Now as for my beer I really enjoyed it. It wasn't like people beer so It wouldnt make a dog sick but it was SO TASTY. I guzzled the WHOLE thing then belched. I loved this and think any dog would too.

Careful though the humans may just try and drink it themselves.


www.petgiftbox.com













Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Potter Power

Hello Potterheads. I have some great things to tell you all about.


This cool shop has 4 different Harry Potter themed products (more to come) and they even do customs.

I went with an ALWAYS design that matches my shirt. I also got a M.o.M badge. Now any Harry Potter fan knows that, this stands from the Ministry of Magic. While not the most reliable people in the magical world they are the governing body.

This shop has so much more than Harry Potter and are a dream to work with. Wonderful customer service and such a friendly crafter.

I love the fact that you can get your products in 2 different button sizes, 2 magnet sizes.. (I didn't get a magnet but I wish I had one now just because of the great quality), or even as a keychain.

The the prices are very fair so this is a great way to stock up on little gifts. Fantastic for a birthday party hand out. Prizes for a teacher to give students for a job well done. Or just something to jazz up your outfits.

I personally use my keychain as a backpack pull.


This is one shop that you will just love.





Stay tuned for an update I am in talks with the owner about a give away.


www.etsy.com/shop/DizzyBeeButtons?ref=l2-shopheader-name


Friday, January 29, 2016

Rockin Etched Glass

Hello I just have to tell you about the most awesome glass that I got a few days ago. This glass is oh so cool.

It looks like a can but it's made from glass. I love that it has the crest from the Slytherin House in Harry Potter. You see I got sourted into Slytherin a few years ago and I love all things with the house crest on it..

This glass is very well done. Costomer service is fantastic.

The people behind this are very friendly and professional and there are so many things to choose from.

Can glasses
mugs
Shot Glasses
pint glasses

They have it all. Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Pokemon and so so much more. If you can name it I bet they can do it.


Now if glass isn't your thing they also make little figures from something called Perler beads. I can't vouch for this or the other items to tell you about because I  haven't tried any of them but I bet they all look awesome and are of great quality.

Canvas paintings of some favorites like Mario. So cute.

Dictionary prints.

And even vinyl decals. I wish I had a silver decal of my name REBECCA done vertically with the A as the Deathly Hallows. If that is as good as the work on the glass that I recieved then you won't be disapointed.


Only thing this glass is missing is a nice cold Butterbeer.


ACCIO BUTTERBEER.






https://www.etsy.com/shop/Chicos8bitDesigns?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Yummies for human tummies

I have to tell you all about some fantastic Olive oil and vinegar. 

First I will start with the olive oil. This is first cold pressed, unrefined, and unfiltered olive oil. 
Basically the best of the best. 

Now olive oil is heart healthy, tasty, and it's good for the hair, skin and nails. Plus it tastes really yummy too.

Some basic information to help understand what cold pressed means.  

 “Cold” refers to the olives being kept no higher than 81.9 °F, and “pressed” refers to the method of extraction. This method indicates that no heat or chemical additives were used to extract the oil from the olives, which can alter and destroy the flavors and aromas of the olive oil. Without adding heat to the processing, the olive oil also retains its full nutritional value.

This olive oil is ExtraVirgin which basically means the first pressing and the purest taste.


Unrefined and unfiltered olive oils are a much truer flavor and actually are slightly better for you than the filtered oils. I prefer this to the filtered ones.

As for the flavor from this oil I need to break it down into two catagries.

Herb infused- This oil has a wonderful taste. Its great drizzled on a salad or a sandwich. This oil reminds me of a pizza sauce except theres no tomato. It tastes wonderful and I even enjoy dipping nice crusty bread into it.

Pure oil-The pure Spanish olive oil is a much truer taste. I love the fruity-ness of this oil. I haven't had the chance to do it yet but this would make a fantastic oil to use in home made pesto sauce. You could then toss that in pasta, use it on a pizza or even in a sandwich. I happen to like a bit of pesto mixed into mashed potatoes.




Vinegar 


The vinegar that I tasted are really amazing. I tried a great balsamic and a wine vinegar. They are good to use in salad dressings, marinades, and dips.

The Apple Balsamic is really good, There is the slight tang like most vinegars but also it is slightly sweet. There is just a slight hint of apple to this that is really amazing.This would be a fantastic reduction to drizzle over meats. Believe it or not this is even good lightly drizzled on fresh fruits or even cheeses. 

This was great to mix with some herbs and dip veggies into. It is very tasty and offers more depth than most of the other balsamics that you can find on the market.

I highly encourage you to try it. I happen to like it a bit more than the wine vinegar but I enjoy a balsamic over any other vinegar option.


Cabernet Sauvignon is a very bright full red wine vinegar that I love for how tangy it is. This of course is made from the very same grapes as the full bodied red wine of the same name. It even embodies the same smooth taste.  I personally would use this on steamed veggies, in salad dressings that you want to have a bit more bold taste than a balsamic or in a marinade it has a very great flavor that foodies will love.

















Friday, January 15, 2016

Wash boots belts or a leash

Hello everyone. Its Daisy-Mae and I'm here to bark all about some fantastic saddle soap. You see this stuff works wonders. My leash was getting all icky and gross. So was my boys belt and boots. We dampened a cloth wiped the dirt off the leather and got a new cloth that was really damp. Rub a dubbed it onto the jar of soap and then into the leather using tiny itys bitsy circles. once it was allll over it we buffed them dry. What do you know. The stuff looked almost as good as when it was brand spanking new. How about that.

It smells really great too. Now the boy didnt take many pictures of his belt or boots but my girl took lots of my leash.

With this soap a tiny bit really does go a long way. We have enough left to do tons of cleanings.

This little $10 jar of goodness has two great smells. I love how they pack it into a mason jar because when it's all empty your humans can use it to store small things like keys or even change to buy you more yummy treats with. The fact that this doesn't cost a lot..lasts a really long time I don't understand how they make any money.

If you have a horsey friend, a human that wears boots or leather boots or even you have leather collars or leashes you need to check this stuff out.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/256845533/homemade-saddle-soap?ref=shop_home_active_2




Thursday, January 14, 2016

Slither into my cup


Today was a very sad day for Harry Potter fans. We wish to dedicate this post to the wonderfully talented Alan Rickman. He played Prof. Snape the head of Slytherin House in Harry Potter. He was also the Potions Master. We raise our wands to you Sir.






My mama got this cup a few days ago and has tested it by having things like soup in it,tea, and even ice cream. While it is not microwave safe, it is top rack dishwasher safe. We do highly recommend that you hand wash this.

This cup is very cool because it has a nice Slytherin Crest on it. We really like how this cup is clear because it allows you to see everything with ease and that's so neat. The art work is fantastic and customer service provided by this seller is amazing. They are very easy to work with. Slytherin not your cup of tea?? They have the other houses too. Want a shot glass well you can find that there as well. They have non Potter products so I'm sure you will find something you just adore.

They pack it in lots of bubbley wrap so that it will not break while being sent through OWL post. Thats the mail to all you muggles.

This is a fantastic company to work with and I highly recommend them.

My mama has used this at least 6 times and washed it between each use and due to the sealing on the artwork this design will really last.

(photos to come)


 https://www.etsy.com/shop/BoosTinyBits