A new-ish addition to my Etsy shop are Catnip Knots - they come with a 1/4 pound bag of the most powerful catnip known to man (or cat).
I decided to break my own rule and test this product on animals and I think the results are pretty good.
"Ma ... why is the room spinning?"
Hunter is such a great little guy .. he's one of those happy go lucky cats that doesn't need much but is so appreciative when he's given something nice. He played with that catnip-infused cloth knot (yes, that white thing he's laying on) for about 45 minutes straight.
This product is really special to me as I donate the entire sale to It's Meow or Never Animal Rescue & Sanctuary. So, not only do you make your own kitties really happy with a new toy, you'll be helping to provide the essentials for kitties that have lived pretty tough lives prior to being saved by my favorite animal rescue organization.
Each of us have a special cause that we feel a calling to and mine happens to be animals. What's your special cause and what do you do each day to help out?
As I mentioned a couple of blog postings ago, I won the March challenge at Etsy for Charity. Today, another of my winnings arrived.
First of all, do you know what this is?
If you answered "standard brown paper lunch bag" you're right. I nearly had to grab one and breathe into it when I saw this:
This bears explaining. When I won, I was invited by Valerie over at Valerie's Gallery to select an item from her shop. "An" ... meaning "one". But ... why were there two packages??
Begin extreme squeal sequence.
When I unwrapped both packages, I discovered that the very wonderfully sweet Valerie included a bonus pair of hand knitted hand warmer muffy things - deliciously soft fingerless gloves that match perfectly to the beautiful pale pink scarf I selected as my prize.
Valerie?? How did you know?? I have been looking (drooling uncontrollably) for a pair of these for so long! I work on the computer A LOT and my hands are always cold. I think I love you. You are my new B.F.F.
How do they look? Fabulous, you say? Yes, I think so too!
In all seriousness, I want to send a great big hug to my new friend Valerie all the way in New York. You have seriously made my day and I couldn't be more thrilled with this lovely surprise in the mail today. Your work is *beautiful*!
If you happen to be surfing around and doing some virtual shopping, please make a point to stop by Valerie's Gallery - in addition to hand knitted items she has beautiful felted bowls and vases in a variety of colors. She's got clever iPod and knitting needle covers too!
I recently won the Etsy for Charity March giveaway with my Lime bath bomb entry. I won several really fantastic prizes and the first arrived today.
Mae Bee's pretty little silver bracelet came so sweetly packaged that I had to get a shot of everything so you could experience it too. Every detail is perfect and ready for gift-giving! Please take a moment to check out the rest of her items on Etsy - you won't be disappointed. And considering that she's part of Etsy for Charity, you'll know that you're supporting a very good cause with your purchases.
I don't know which is nicer .. the packaging or the bracelet! I'll let you be the judge!
I'm always amazed by the textures of various living/organic things. Can you guess what all of these are?
The challenge ends at 7pm PST on April 3rd. The first person to post the correct answer for every photo in order, in one posting will win. If multiple individuals get the right answer, the individual who posts first will win. You may post multiple times until you feel you have the correct sequence. Please be sure to either leave a way for me to get in touch with you if you win OR come back on April 3rd to see if you've won!
The winner of this week's challenge will receive their choice of any two bath bombs or 1/4 pound of tea from my shop!
Have fun and remember to share this with your friends!
I'm so excited! My lime bath bomb was the winner in the Etsy for Charity March Challenge - "Green"! I owe a lot of people a big *thank you* for voting on my submission to the "Green" challenge. I don't think I could have made this bath bomb any more green!
Dad - I love you... tell "the guys" thanks from me.
I'm so excited - May 2nd is just around the corner and I'm organizing a craft fair to raise funds for It's Meow or Never Animal Rescue & Sanctuary! It'll take place at the Sammamish Valley Grange in Woodinville.
With over 25 vendors, the Paws for a Cause Craft Fair will be great fun! And just a week before Mother's Day - come by and pick up a great, unique gift for Mom!
If you're a vendor and interested in booth space, please contact me at email@example.com. The cutoff for vendor applications is April 10th - hurry!
The answer is: "The half eaten apple was still white." Solve the following:
Shadow arrived at the hospital to find that Sam Slug, who had been in a coma, died moments ago while under police custody. Officer Bob Slack, who was assigned to guard the door, swore that no one had entered the room since a nurse had last checked in on him some two hours earlier. Aside from an autopsy, Shadow ordered that the hospital room be combed for clues.
The only unusual thing found was a waste can containing crumpled pieces of paper, a tongue depressor, a half eaten apple, and an empty cigarette pack. Other than that, everything seemed normal.
After the search, Shadow suggested to Officer Slack that he was lying, and that someone had indeed been in the room in the last half hour.
What caused Shadow to draw such a conclusion?
The challenge ends at 7pm PST on March 20th. The first person to post the correct answer will win. If multiple individuals get the right answer, the individual who posts first will win. Please be sure to either leave a way for me to get in touch with you if you win OR come back on March 20th to see if you've won!
The winner of this week's challenge will receive a sample of delicious, loose leaf *chocolate* tea!
Have fun and remember to share this week's challenge with your friends!
My Pineapple Coconut Soap was featured in a wonderful Etsy treasury by "tomdesign". I'm featured frequently but this is probably one of my favorites - the colors are fantastic!
One of the things I love about being featured in treasuries is "meeting" the curator of the treasury and seeing what goodies they have available for sale. This time, I really hit the jackpot because tomdesign's shop is fully of lovelies! Just take a look at these great items:
The Challenge There is a word in the English language that contains ten different words without rearranging any of its letters. What's the word and the ten words it contains?
The Rules The challenge ends at 7pm PST on March 13th. The first person to post the correct word *and* the ten words it contains will win. If multiple individuals get the right answer, the individual who posts first will win. Please be sure to either leave a way for me to get in touch with you if you win OR come back on March 13th to see if you've won!
I'm so excited about my new Easter Egg bath bombs - I tried several different methods of making them and I like these ones the best. An assortment of lavender, orange and lemon - they all smell so good!
Now available in my shop for $4.50 for a bag of 5!
The winning entry was "exophthalmoses" which is a protrusion of the eyeballs. I imagine we have a few more people with the condition after all the hard work on this challenge!
Congratulations Stephanie! Please visit my shop to choose your prize - a bar of vegan soap or two bath bombs - go ahead and check out but don't pay!
Stay tuned for another fun puzzler ... coming soon!
This week's contest is a definite melon-scratcher. I hope you have fun with it!
The Challenge Find the biggest point value word in the Scrabble letters below and post your winning answer via a comment to *this* blog posting.
The Rules The challenge ends at 7pm PST on March 6th. The word with the largest point value will win. The word must be a real word and come up in a search result at Dictionary.com. If multiple individuals post the same word or words that are equal in value, the individual who posts first will win. Please be sure to either leave a way for me to get in touch with you if you win OR come back on March 6 to see if you've won!
The Prize The winner will have their choice of any one bar of Vegan soap or 2 bath bombs from my Etsy shop!
Share the love - tell your friends about this fun giveaway contest too!