Tag: animals

Science Diet Gets Louise Every Time

I signed up for package delivery notifications about a year ago. Basically, when those big brown trucks are moving your boxes across the world, you get updates on where your package is and when i’ll be delivered. Imagine my surprise when I got an unexpected notice that a 13-lb package was coming my way. And it was going to be delivered a day early too. What could it be?

The anticipation was killing me so I ripped into the box as soon as I got home. Paper streamers in red, white and blue came tumbling out and I realized that this package was hardly for me. It was for Louise, from the nice folks at Science Diet.
Louise was going gluten-free, just like her mama. Doesn’t she look excited? Yeah, I know. Well, the good news is there was more to it than that. While the box did include a bag of grain free dry food and some treats too, Louise was most excited about the box, the paper and, of course the included  laser pointer. She didn’t even know what to do with herself.
But, just look at her. That’s not a face that turns down food. The food is a hit with Louise and I feel good about giving her a healthier option. Winning all around.

I was given this free product because I am a Klout Influencer. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company. All opinions are my own.


Super-Sizing Gets Me Every Time


When I last updated you on the shop, I mentioned a huge Toyidermy project. Well, that project had me searching high and low for the perfect toy animals. And that searching left me with some unique finds—like these larger than life animal “statues.” Ranging anywhere from 6 to 12 inches in both height and length, they’re huge. And I think they’re going to be a huge hit too. Check them out in the shop.

I’ve also finally got tons of new animal business card holders in the shop—hippos, coyotes, gorillas, bears and more, like animal wine stoppers. They’re ready to be customized in your favorite color. Or they’re perfect little birthday gifts for bosses, coworkers, siblings or any animal lover.

To celebrate this full shop of goods, I want to give my blog readers a little something extra. All January long, get 10% off any order. I know, I know, it’s not much. But a small Etsy shop can’t give away the (animal) farm. Simply use code GMET10JAN when you check out.

Customization Gets Me Every Time


So, part of the reason I’ve been MIA is because of a big order I received through my Etsy shop. Since finishing that 500-piece order, I’ve begun to stock the shop with ready to customize business card holders. Basically, these guys are all ready to go. You just pick a color and order. Any time you see the colored border, like on the horse above, it means you can choose the color.


There are a few horses, plus some more unusual creatures. Like, for instance, this friendly squirrel, shown in metallic copper.


Or this otter, shown in metallic light gold. He’d look great in any color though, right?


Or this blue bunny—like the ice cream. So, if you choose the color shown, your animal will ship right away. But, you can customize as you please, of course. There is also one lion left! And don’t forget about that raccoon, below. Plus, more animals to come. Pigs, hippos, bulls and more. Stay tuned.


PS! You still have a little bit of time left (US friends) to order for Christmas. Check out the shop for full details!

Catober Gets Me Every Time


• taking more pictures…

• more pictures of something other than tacos.

• being more open with you guys, dear readers.

• seeing new places.

• keeping in touch with friends.

• using the crockpot.

• & organization.

(And Louise thinks it’s also a month for more gratuitous cat photos, but really, I think we have enough of those. Louise is resolving to be nicer this October. Those are our goals. What about you?)


It’s Alive.

Toyidermy.com is finally here.

Custom Toyidermy business card holders.

Custom Toyidermy wall plaques.

No need to sign up for Etsy. (though you still should, it’s wonderful, really) Simply pay through PayPal.

Any animal. Any color. Any time.

I’d love it if you stopped by. And please, share the love with tweets, if you so dare.

PS. A huge thank you for all the online & offline support. I’m so excited about this project and I couldn’t do it without everyone’s help!