After a crazy holiday season, I took a little break from designing new pieces for the Bubby & Bean Artshop in order to give full attention to work for the blog and freelance gigs. Truthfully, I was also feeling a little burned out, and just couldn’t find that spark of motivation to fit it into the small amount of free time I had. Then earlier this month, out of nowhere, I got a sudden burst of inspiration and spent several work days doing nothing but creating new card designs. I had so much fun, and it fueled my desire to devote more time to the shop in the coming months. So in celebration of this new collection of cards (we’ll just call it the ‘summer collection’ since any excuse to celebrate summer is a good one in my eyes), I’m giving away $ 50 to spend on cards, or card sets, or art prints, or whatever you choose!
Use the form below, and/or, because the main methods of entering this giveaway (worth the most points) involve Instagram, you can also enter directly on IG, right here. There are several options for extra entries as well, both on this form and on Instagram (@bubbyandbean).
This giveaway will run through June 3, 2015 and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined, and a winner will be randomly chosen via Random.org shortly after the end of the giveaway, then posted here and on IG. Thank you for being the best readers and customers in the world. Good luck!
Tennis/Roland-Garros – Les Français en lice demain
Les Français en lice demain lors de la troisième journée du tournoi de Roland-Garros : Simple messieurs : Quentin Halys – Rafael Nadal (ESP/N.6) ; Richard Gasquet (N.20) – Germain Gigounon (BEL) ; Jeremy Chardy – Michael Berrer (GER) ; Jerzy Janowicz … Read more on L’Aisne Nouvelle
Lice Removal Company Makes Annual Donation to the Children's Aid Foundation
INNISFIL, ON, May 6, 2015 /CNW/ – Canada's leading head lice removal company made a donation from proceeds raised from the sale of its popular Premium Nit Kit™ to the Children's Aid Foundation April 30th at their head office location in Toronto. Read more on Canada NewsWire (press release)
Finally, warm weather has arrived! As many of you know, I have a thing for summer clothes, and having to pack my cut-offs and gauzy dresses back up in April – after getting to wear them for two weeks in March while I was in Arizona – was practically tear-inducing. May isn’t summer in Chicago by any means, but we’ve had enough days in the high 70s and low 80s recently to move my favorite pieces of clothing back to the front of the closet – pieces that I’ve showcased above for this month’s edition of What I’m Wearing Now. (If you’re a new reader, you can read more about the motivation behind why I started this series by checking out the past editions, right here.)
There has been a lot of light fabric layering happening this month, and although the weather has been more full-length jean appropriate, I have been able to bust out my beloved denim cut-off shorts on several occasions. Quite of few of the pieces I wore in Arizona in March are back on rotation as well, like the wide-legged pants (# 7) and the sort-of-Birkenstockish-but-much-cheaper Target white footbed sandals (#5). My trusty denim jacket made lots of appearances as well, but I spared you guys putting it into the collage yet again this time around. And yes, once again, there is a kimono. I may be a little kimono obsessed these days (my husband calls me ‘Mrs. Roper’ despite repeated explanations of how they’re not muumuus), but there honestly isn’t any other garment I’ve found that can pull an outfit together while simultaneously being this comfortable. I have several of them, and they each get plenty of wear. I’ve also been carrying around this insanely gorgeous tote bag from TOMS almost everyday. It’s beautiful and practical, and even better, it makes a difference – with every bag purchased, TOMS will help provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need. Pretty awesome.
What type of clothing and accessory pieces have you been wearing most this month?
Flea Beetles and Cutworms on Canola Flea beetles will chew small holes in canola seedlings in the spring, and pods, leaves and stems in the fall. The economic threshold of flea beetle damage is when 25 per cent of the cotyledon is destroyed and flea beetles are present and continue to feed. Read more on Southwest Booster
/It's flea and tick season! Make sure your pets' summer doesn't bite! Visit …
New and Used Vertical Pianos – ALL ABOUT PIANOS – Belgrade, MT – (406) 254-7000 · Get-it; /Shepherd Huntley Animal Care; /It's flea and tick season! Make sure your pets' summer doesn't bite! Visit Shepherd Huntley Animal Care today! Read more on Billings Gazette
Creature Feature DR. DAN MEAKIN Getting to know the flea
To help improve your flea fighting skills, let's look at the flea and its life cycle. Fleas are parasites that feed off their host's blood. When a flea bites its victim's skin it injects a minute amount of flea antigen. Pets vary in their reactions to … Read more on The Clermont Sun
As spring and summer approach, many people begin tending to their lawns and gardens. Many will consider using cocoa bean mulch as a natural, chemical-free fertilizer.
This mulch is made from the shells of spent cocoa beans used in chocolate production. It degrades into an organic fertilizer which naturally deters slugs, snails and other pests, while giving gardens a very attractive rich color and appealing chocolate smell.
Unfortunately these same characteristics may make it appealing to dogs, who can be easily poisoned from its toxic effects. Cocoa bean shells and mulch contain the stimulants theobromine and caffeine; methylxanthines which are both toxic to dogs.
Dogs are highly sensitive to methylxanthines and low doses can cause gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Higher doses can cause rapid heart rate, muscle tremors, seizures and even death.
Riverside Intermediate accepting bids on student built dog house
PLYMOUTH, Mich.— In April, we brought you the story of a mentoring group at Riverside Intermediate in Plymouth who was building a dog house to raise money. On Tuesday we received an update on the project. The dog house is now completely finished, … Read more on WNDU-TV
Help Your Kids Prevent Dog Bites
When children meet a friendly dog for the first time- teach them to offer an outstretched fist for the dog to sniff before you pet him, and always pet under the chin– patting a dog on top of the head could be seen as a sign of aggression. "If you … Read more on OzarksFirst.com
REVIEW: 'Unfriended' is topical, current and smart
Without ever feeling like a stunt – a story in service of a device rather than vice versa – Unfriended tells a cautionary tale that's topical, current and smart. Five high school friends mindlessly Skype on the anniversary of their friend Laura's … Read more on WBCO
Topical BioMedics to Host Pain Management Webinar May 12
The May Pain Management webinar hosted by Topical BioMedics Inc, a Certified B corp headquartered in Rhinebeck, NY, will focus on the topic, “What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia.” The free seminar will stream live on Tuesday, May 12, from 12 pm … Read more on Physical Therapy Products