April 21, 2015

Packing For Your Pet

Every person loves a great vacation. Traveling to awesome locations and soaking in all the fun. However, planning for every vacation may not always be the same. There are some occasions where guests with four legs may want to join in on the fun and why not? Every family member should get to enjoy them selves, even those with fur. So now I hand it over to my furry pal Nicholas, who will share with you his travel essentials.

To the creature zombies enjoy and to the human zombies.....get packing !!




And now a word from zombie Nicholas.

I love to take my humans traveling whenever I can. Which is why I have grown into a slight expert when it comes to packing the perfect pet suitcase. Here are a few of the things that I absolutely need and am never without. 



The contents are always changing slightly  because I love a good pet smart shopping spree. Yet, everything is put to good use and works hand in hand....



Did you catch the change? Treats for those who did.



My favorite squeaks. Im never caught without them. I think I like Sven best.



I get quite parched, especially on long trips. Which is why I have a least two frozen water bottles and my favorite travel bowl.



For the cold trips.....and who doesn't love a great flannel???


For those who don't know my name and for walks when I'm with the humans.



Awesome treats. My humans baked these and I loved them. I think their called  apple crumble yummies. ( and their gluten free for those with sensitive tummies) Check out her blog again next week for the recipe :)


Being outside all day does take a toll on my just groomed fur. I like to carry this to stay lovely and clean. It smells like ocean water and peppermints. 


These are just a few of the things that I need whenever I travel. What do you like to take on long journeys?




Later,
Nicholas

April 16, 2015

Glitter Zombies Subscription Service





I love exploring new ideas when it comes to my product lines. Which is why I thought we should give the beauty box idea a little go. Having a few special bits and bobs packaged sweetly and waiting for you every month ala glitter zombies, why not.

You can check out all of the products featured in our etsy shop. In the boxes subscribers will receive the following:


2 mini flower crowns

2 large flower crowns

1 jeweled hair accessory 

1 surprise gift



Other options will become available in the coming summer months. Check out the shop for more info and current pricing.



Later,
Mari

April 6, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Guide


     Mother's Day is coming really soon. Which means there isn't a lot of time to figure out what your getting mom for the special occasion. There are loads of shops and over the top restaurants available to those who wish to purchase something that everyone else will have. Yet, if you really stop and truly think about what your mom loves, that usually doesn't come with an extravagant price tag....usually. I speak of my own experiences when I say that my mom has always loved the handmade gifts that her children create. Special gifts that are tailored to the person and the occasion. I too love handmade things and any opportunity to craft these types of treasures. So, I thought that it would be a really cool idea to make a guide of sorts, that will showcase my fave projects. 
  
   
   This project is perfect for the younger readers to try out. It's super sweet and really easy. It's also something that I'm sure your mom will get to use on a daily basis. I call it simply "The Pen Boquet." You can use either pens or pencils (or a mixture of both) for the project.


Have fun and get crafting !!!!!!





Pens or pencils for the win. Also there's no need to keep stem colors at a natural tone. Use whatever types of ink pens or pencils you want




Glitter or glitter pens for the decorative grass within the mini vase.




Glue gun with loads of glue sticks as per usual.




Use flowers left over from other projects if you have them. If the flower supply is low, faux flowers can be purchased at most craft stores for as little as $1.99




For the base your going to need a glass container and rice for grass. I used an old candle holder. You use whatever seems right and ultimately something that your mom will love.




This is the step where glitter is introduced. I chose green to create the effect of a planted arrangement. It also adds a nice glitz.




Remove the bottoms of the flowers so that the pens can slide through. If the pens don't fit, cut a slightly larger hole.






This is how the pen should look attached to the plastic bit of the flower.




Add a tiny smidge of green paint if the glitter didn't deliver a bold enough color.







Attach the flowers to the bottoms of the pens. Don't attach to the ends with caps or where ink pen is exposed.




Attach flat flowers to the fronts of pens or  pencils.




Feel free to add a night sky in any color of your choosing. The painting doesn't have to be perfect. You want a swirled or striped effect.




 All done and now this cute little craft is ready to be gifted.




Now.......wasn't that easy ??



Later,
Mari

April 3, 2015

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Having a party? Well, here's a delicious favor. A super quick and easy drink brew perfect for any size gathering.


Ingredients

Lemonade
Sprite or Club Soda
Chopped strawberries
Blueberries 


Now follow the electric visuals to your libation destination.



















Easy right ?


Later,
Mari




March 30, 2015

Six Spice Parmesan Toast

So, here i have for you a super quick and easy recipe. Great to accompany your favorite soups or awesome all by its lonesome.


Ingredients

Italian bread
Parmesan cheese (grated)
Thyme
Oregano
Marjoram
Rosemary
Basil
Sage
1/4 cup melted butter


Blend herbs and parmesan cheese into melted butter. Spread mixture sparingly onto sliced pieces of bread. Toast in oven until golden brown. Next........enjoy.




Later,
Mari

March 22, 2015

One Last Thing - By Rebecca St. James and Nancy N. Rue

    I love reading whenever possible and discovering new books and authors. Taking in the wonderful ideas that are available in literature is always a fun yet winding journey. That being said I recently read a story that was both captivating and uniquely presented. It was called One Last Thing By Rebecca St. James and Nancy N. Rue.
  
    This story is first and foremost about the characters. We are made to know them on a level as if they are our own friends. It speaks about topics that are prevalent in society today which helps to make their experiences real.
    
      To me one last thing is a story of self discovery and honesty. Tara Faulkner believes that she knows what she wants and thinks that all is good in her life. Yet, she is soon tested to her limit by one person that she loves very dearly. We read of her self doubt and uncertainty about what steps to take next upon the new findings. It's quite a decadent maze of emotions to be honest.

     So, if you love a great story about love and self discovery, this is definitely your next read. It's a versatile work that I believe many will enjoy. Go ahead now and pick up your copy at local bookstores or on Amazon.com








Later,
Mari
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