Friday, February 27, 2015

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

REVIEW: EweGirl Circular and DPN Needle Case

EweGirl Circular and DPN Needle Case

Where to Find: EweGirl


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Have you heard about EweGirl, the sassy new line of storage solutions for today's hip knitters and crocheters? 

2014-11-16_12-03-45EweGirl is a new brand from the folks at della Q, who we all know and love for their beautiful, high quality bags (stay tuned for my review of della Q's Willa bag just in time for spring).  While I'm not certain, I would have to guess the EweGirl line was created to attract younger crafters, as well as to provide a less expensive storage option - the needle holders, bags and pouches are all 80% cotton, 20% polyester, making them both affordable and durable.

Currently the EweGirl collection consists of a small, lightweight tote bag, a zippered notions pouch, and two needle cases (one for straight & DPN's, one for circular and DPN's), as well as an 11oz mug.  All of the items feature the super cute EweGirl logo on the front and back.  And seriously, how can you not smile and get that warm and fuzzy feeling when you see their back logo?

I received the EweGirl Circular and DPN Needle Case for review (note: yes, I put some straight needles in it for the photo, but as you can see, this case in particular is not meant for straights)

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This tri-fold needle case features two rows of pockets for DPN's (up to 8" tall) and five rows of pockets for circular needles.  It also has a zippered pocket on the right-hand side for notions, which I think is pure brilliancy!  The case measures 13.75" high x 16.5" wide when opened, and rolls up with a tie-closure to 9.75" high x 6.5" wide.  Not only is it a great storage option for at home, but it fits nicely in most knitting bags as well.

Check out the whole line of EweGirl products - either for yourself or to gift to your favorite knitter or crocheter.  With such a happy logo, they make great gifts!

Disclosure: EweGirl sent a Circular and DPN Needle Case to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Did you know today is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day?   It's even listed on our Casey Jones Bones calendar.  Of course, the Lapdogs think every day should be about the appreciation of treats.

In honor of IDBAD and the Bruins pulling out a win in Chicago yesterday, I thought I'd share these pics from last month.  During one of Lola's adventures, we had stopped at a favorite doggie boutique for special treats and brought home these cool B's cookies to share. 

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Tut showing his support for @bruinshockey and Bergeron in the All Star Game! #dogstagram #instadog #bostonbruins #bruins #dogtreat #happydog #rescued #coonhoundmix #adoptdontshop 
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Sophie's routing for #Bergeron in the All Star Game! @nhlbruins #GoBs #bostonbruins #Bruins #dogtreat #dogstagram #instadog #rescued #houndmix
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Lola, my sweet baby girl who I miss so very much.
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Make sure you give your pups an extra treat today... in Lola's honor.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Black & White Sunday: Start Your Engines

We hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, and ready for the Daytona 500 later today.  Sophie has been prepping for racing season by doing laps on her very own cold, white track...

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As always, we'll be pulling for our favorite guys, Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman, today.  

I'll be missing my favorite couch cuddling buddy today, but I'm sure her brother Tut will do a nice job filling in (he's been trying really hard these past few weeks). 

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Lola, showing her love of NASCAR ~ circa 2007

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: We've Had Enough

Dear Mother Nature,
Seriously... enough already.
Signed, New England

Zeus heard there was more #snow coming. #dogstagram #instadog #winterwontend #newengland #seniordog #ilovemyseniordog #ilovebigmutts

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Sophie's favorite thing when we're buried in snow? Running along the snow wall!! I wish it weren't so bitterly cold... We could snow shoe in our backyard. #dogstagram #instadog #snow #winterwonderland

This little thank you gift of comfort is long overdue to it's recipient... Hope she likes it. #knitstagram #KnittingTherapy #instaknit #SnowStormKnitting #handknit

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Got Icicles? #newengland #newhampshire #winterwontend #ice #icicles #603 #IceIceBaby #winterwonderland #winter

Sophie's looking for Spring... Have you seen it?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Honest Kitchen Ice Pups

The Honest Kitchen Ice Pups

Where to Find: Chewy.com


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As you may have guessed, we're going to be playing a little bit of catch up with reviews in the coming weeks.  First up is our January yum-yum from those awesome folks over at Chewy.com.

Having the winter blues and looking for some comfort, I chose The Honest Kitchen Ice Pups.  We were already familiar with some of the other items from The Honest Kitchen and are big fans.  When I read about Ice Pups, I knew we had to try them.

You're probably saying to yourself "Why the heck would she want her dogs to try something icy in the middle of winter?," right?  That's where the coolness (okay, pun intended) of this unique treat comes into play.  Ice Pups can be served three ways:
  1. In the spring/summer, serve as a refreshing, chilled beverage
  2. During those icky, sticky dog days of summer, freeze the liquid and create tasty ice cube treats for your pets
  3. In the winter, serve as a warm, soothing broth aka Steamy Pups
Obviously, we chose option #3 for this review. 

The single serve packets are convenient and easy to use.  Simply empty into a mug...

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Add warm water and stir...

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The Lapdogs absolutely loved the tasty broth.  I wish I had actually gotten some photos of them licking it up... especially my sweet Lola, who couldn't get enough of the soothing broth.  This was her last review item and she did a stellar job!  Of course, that means we can't not give Ice Pups the Lapdogs' official 16 Paws Up seal of approval

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While the broth looks almost good enough for humans to enjoy, Ice Pups are for cats and dogs.  Which means this is a tasty option for mixed-furry-race households - both your cats and dogs can happily share together! Additionally, Ice Pups are ideal for all life stages.  Grain and gluten free, the formula is also good for those with sensitive stomachs.  What I love best, is it's made in a human food facility with 100% human-grade, recognizable ingredients: dehydrated chicken, turkey, whey, dandelion, asparagus, watercress, honey and parsley.

With the bitter cold temps still slamming the Northeast, as well as many other parts of the country, now is the time to order some Ice Pups for your pack!  With Chewy's free 1-2 day shipping on orders of $49 or more, you might as well stock up for the summer

Disclosure: Chewy.com sent a box of The Honest Kitchen Ice Pups to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.