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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick

Perfect for filling that giant empty corner of the kid's Easter basket.


Vat19 touts themselves as purveyors of curiously awesome products and this giant candy is no exception. After watching the curiously awesome video accompanying the product, I'm hooked! I know CheesePuff would love getting one of these in her basket from Mr. Cottontail on the morning of April 12, 2009.

Vat19 also has other curiously awesome products that I never knew I needed until scanning the files. A coffee mug with a picture of Vincent Van Gogh whose ear disappears when the mug is filled with hot liquid? Curious! Adhesive bandages with Batman-style ka-POW! statements? Awesome!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest

Get your Peeps, Bunnies, and hot glue guns ready!

Found on Flickr

Each year several newspapers hold contests to see who can do the craziest thing with Marshmallow Peeps within the confines of a shoe box.

My lovely Auntie sends me the clipping from the St. Paul Pioneer Press in hopes that I will secretly submit an entry and somehow win the contest. Last year I had a pretty good idea and I still have it tucked away, for now. If the urge strikes me, I may follow through and finally send in an entry.

This year, I see the Pioneer Press is making it harder for me. They are allowing video. I can't quite tell from the article if that means two contests or if the videos will be judged against the still photos.

Entries are not yet viewable but will be available some time in the near future at .

I'll let you know if I win.
Visit the Marshmallow Peeps where they live at Just Born. Join contests, join the Fan Club (you do get stuff, but it's not free), or just enjoy the cute.

Oh, and by the way, most Peeps are Gluten-Free, but be sure to check the label (I noticed the Peppermint Stars at Christmas time were not Gluten-Free).