Travel the world once again with everyone’s favorite zoo animals! In Dreamworks’ newest Release, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, and the gang take a wild trip from Africa back home to New York. They head up a circus act to hide from a crazed animal collector who relentlessly seeks Alex’s head (quite literally!) This movie is funny, very feel-good, vibrantly colored, and I was drawn in right from the beginning. Being the climactic film of the series, it brings the whole saga right back home quite well too. It’s one to see again and again and a great family film! Although I noticed at least one piece of dialogue near the end that could be concerning for the guardians of young viewers. Russian language and heritage are taken advantage of as the tiger expresses distain for a troubling situation. The reference is quite obvious. Other than that, the show goes on with much entertainment and runs about as long as the other movies—action and fun packed into an hour and twenty minutes. From Africa to America, Madagascar 3 is the best of the bunch!
In many well-known Disney movies, we see inanimate objects living with human qualities. In Beauty and the Beast, the dishware comes together for an elaborate musical number. In the Toy Story series, Andy’s possessions learn to accept life and live with each other. Maybe it’s a good thing our stuff doesn’t live and act out like that, but there’s one item that exudes its own life. That would be a seat from Happy Chair, a unique, soul stirring, heartwarming furniture company designed to create happiness!
Happy Chairs are brightly colored and printed seats designed by NASCAR racer Shawna Robinson. Offered styles include wingback chairs, Victorian style, and arm chairs. Her interests in color, art, animals, and boldness are incorporated into each piece she creates. If you want to embrace fun and formality, these are the perfect furnishings to have! For the interested customer, there are retail places in and around Charlotte, North Carolina. They are in the process of setting up purchasing capabilities on their website-it should be working at the end of the month- but select chairs are sold online in their ETSY shop. (Click the ETSY icon on the shawnarobinson.com website.) Also, a couple sales are coming up in a few weeks on Onekingslane.com and TheFoundry.com.
They won’t literally dance around the place, but products from Happy Chair invite you to “Be our guest” in their own way. Although they may make the other furniture jealous, like Woody was of Buzz Lightyear. Their cheerful patterns will liven up the mood of any room! Happy Chair will be the best seat in the house!
When we desire good night’s sleep, we consider what kind of bedding will be most comfortable for us. Much thought and effort are given when thinking about the quality of the mattress we lay on, the choice of pillow we want, and the fabric that makes up the sheets. Do we give that much deliberation to what the pet sleeps on? P.L.A.Y (Pet Lifestyle and You) does. Their animal bedding and products are designed with characteristics that are most comforting to Felix and Fido.
P.L.A.Y’s pet bedding and products are machine washable and made of 100% cotton along with recycled products. They are fashionably patterned to match the style of your living space and custom made so that a pet of any size can rest cozily. The largest dog beds cost nearly $200 before mailing fees. To meet a more simplistic style, there are brightly colored “chill pads”- pet tailored spot rugs ideal for the crate or the backseat of the car. These are the cheapest items, costing $29 to $95 depending on the desired size. For the playful pet, there are mesh tunnels for a price up to $109. P.L.A.Y offers online purchasing, and even sells from various store locations.
P.L.A.Y believes your furry friend deserves a nice place to rest as much as you do. Give your pooch the best seat in the house with a bed, mat, or cushion from this company. See for yourself just how much your pet will enjoy it at petplay.com.
Think about the shirt you are wearing. Could you ever imagine it providing a month of education for somebody? Or planting trees in a reforestation endeavor? Or protect animals from dying in the pound? Your shirt does that if it came from This Shirt Helps. One purchase from this company helps a worthy cause.
This Shirt Helps runs a basic line of apparel, but their profits benefit any major charity. Plus, it’s your choice as to which cause the sale supports. You can choose whether save an animal, plant three trees, fund a month of school, or give a year’s supply of clean water. A few highlighted organizations that This Shirt Helps supports are Pencils of Promise, ASPCA, Plant with Purpose, Waves 4 Water, and the Lange Foundation. A basic shirt from this company costs $20 to $40 pre-S&H, but that means it’s a good quality product. It’s a good product that helps too! To buy a shirt from This Shirt Helps, visit Thisshirthelps.com. You can buy online, or search for stores that carry This Shirt Helps apparel (but there are only a small handful of states and locations that do).
Have you ever imagined a simple t-shirt positively impacting a life or the environment? This Shirt Helps creates that reality. They provide funding and awareness to their charity partners from the shirt you buy. Their partners, in turn, use the funding to provide a meaningful impact where its needed; and This Shirt Helps works directly with the organization so you can see how your purchase helped. You get a new shirt to wear, and an animal lives to see another day. Or a village in Haiti or Africa has clean water to drink. Or a school is built in a third-world country. Who would have thought a t-shirt could do so much?
Tis’ the season to begin looking at greeting cards, and as always, we see the same round and frosty snowman or jolly Saint Nick with his reindeer and sleigh. Once in awhile we’ll see the serene nativity scene wishing us a merry holiday, but what if we want something a little less traditional and a little more creative?
Wrenay Gomez Charlton obviously saw the need for something new and provides a breath of fresh air to the greeting card world with her unique prints, cards, and calendars. Each one contains the silhouette of an animal, and within the animal is a road map from the state the animal is indigenous to. Maps have been used as décor for quite some time, but never before have they been displayed in such a way. Each card is beautifully imaginative and would be a wonderful way to say Happy Holidays, Happy Birthday, or even to just let someone know you’re thinking of them. Just checkout the Wrenmade online shop for more information and inspiration!
You may or may not have heard about the new craze in pet fashion, KO Couture. This doggy clothing line was started in 2009 by a dog owner named Kelly Owens who was going through some hard times and desperately needed some creative outlet. She never imagined that just two years later her little hobby would take off earning her the title “pet fashion expert.”
The clothes and items carried by KO Couture are beautiful and great quality items ranging in price from $4 to $700 depending on the size of the item and the amount of detail. The clothes are both elegant and functional, and are guaranteed to make any pet feel like a superstar. The clothes are mainly created for dogs but judging by some of the pictures of the items, some can also be worn by cats or young children (mainly the hats).
KO Couture is definitely worth checking out, especially if you have a special canine in your life. The items can be bought on esty at www.kocouture.com/etsy. If you have any questions check out the f.a.q. at www.kocouture.com/faq.