I was on the phone to my literary agent yesterday (I’m mainly saying that to show off the fact that I have a literary agent) and right after she asked how my week had gone, her voice lowered and softened. She was about to say something important. I sat down and waited to hear what she had to say. In the calming voice of a psychiatric orderly, she enquired whether she could ask about Cuddles’ poop.
The poop is normal. Cuddles is pooping out normal poop. It’s a thing of beauty.
In honour of Cuddles and the ordeal we all (including you) went through last week this month’s sponsor post revolves around all things chicken.
Not into chickens? Don’t worry … keep reading. Because a few of the chicken associations are somewhat … esoteric. That’s right. I’m breaking out the big words.
Thanks as always to my sponsors and everyone who takes a look at what they have to offer.
Disposable Art Shop
The animal for “K”, is most appropriately, a chicken.
Downloadable art for peanuts a print.
From Cement Tile Shop.
For those among us who can appreciate a chicken who looks like an amoeba.
Rooster triptych tea light holder from Cattails
I hate to say it’s almost fall but … it’s almost fall.
And this candle holder just feels like fall to me.
One of Cuddles’ favourite treats.
Fargo yellow pear tomatoes from Cubits.
Get them now for next season because most of Laura’s great tomato seeds sell out.
Printable art from Art & Jelly.
No matter what, sick chicken, sick parent, sick child.
… it’s the only thing you can do. Just Ride it Out.
Do not give up.
Embroidered Mola style Rooster tea towel from Diamond Dust Studio.
This screams 1976 to me and I love it.
Secondhand quilted Chanel coin pouch.
From Lab Consignment’s GREAT online shop.
What’s the relation to chickens?
Tori Spelling has a Silkie Bantam chicken named Coco Chanel.
(I love that this coin purse is brown and not the standard black!)
I had a really stressful, anxiety filled, sleepless week when my pet chicken Cuddles got sick last week.
Without really knowing why, I was constantly using a lavender moisturizer I keep on my desk. I’d rub it in then smell my hands. As it turns out, lavender is scientifically proven to have calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled.
Noelle of Ellenoire can scent almost anything in her shop to lavender for you. Moisturizers, lotions, body oils and of course, bathtub fizz.
Yogurt isn’t only good for human bellies it’s good for chicken bellies (in moderation) too.
Daniella of Curious Citizen posted this really interesting fact about the surge in yogourt popularity along with a recipe for a yogourt parfait!
And finally, 2 of these linen shower curtains would be the perfect gift for anyone who has gone through a horrible, stressful time.
From Rough Linen.
It’s hard to believe I’m mentioning fall. But I am. There’s a certain feeling come around the middle of August. The crickets are louder, the sun is lower in the sky and my lower intestines are *just* getting rid of the last of the zucchini. Which is good because they’re making way for the squash and potatoes. And the beef strew, the turkey, gravy, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and gingerbread cookies. Moments later followed by champagne and hors d’oeuvres.
Then of course, in no time at all … I’ll be back to a stomach filled with zucchini.