Everything is better with Bacon....
This neat little app is courtesy of Bacolicio.us. Go check them out and add some bacon to your favorite website today.
It might be too late to buy your pampered pooch a holiday present online but face it, your dog doesn't know Xmas/Hannukah from President's Day. Either way, I bet your doggie knows when he's stylin' and I found some out of the ordinary skull collars, leashes and stuff at Muttropolis.com.
We've probably all seen article's like MSN's "The 20 Worst Mall Foods in America" but it's still an eye-opener. Check out #1 - Quizno's
Large Tuna Melt Club which contains as much fat as 49 strips of bacon.
Still searching for that perfect gift as the holidays swiftly approach? Here's something that you can pretty much guarantee no one already has....
5 Oz. of luxurious bath crystals that smell like BACON.
Not for vegetarians, these bath salts contain actual bacon product. (Safe for bath drains.)
For only $5.00 on Etsy, this really is a perfect stocking stuffer or grab bag gift for the office. However, if you come out of the bath smelling like bacon, you may want to stay out of the forest, unless you plan on being human bait.
Need a last minute present? If it wasn't for the crystal Skull Remote, I probably wouldn't give this Indiana Jones toy a second look. But the remote is really cool and I'm sure some kids would love to terrorize their siblings with Giant remote-control ant that scurries and moves like the real thing and features a scissor-action mandible. Plus it's on clearance at JC Penny for $19.99.
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I don't get out to toy stores much but I really should make a point of it. If I had, I surely would have picked up this Play-Doh Breakfast Time Set while it was still readily available. Bacon Play-Doh mold! You can still find it on Amazon but the sellers want anywhere from $34.95 to $99.99 for it. Still $34.95 doesn't seem too terrible to be able to squeeze out some Play-Doh bacon with the family.
Another amazing Play-Doh set that is now hard to come by is Play-Doh Operation. How morbidly wonderful is this?
Seems like this was mainly available in the UK and you can still find it online if you search hard enough. Someone needs to keep me up to date on these things.
Company Kids® has some great skull items that would make terrific gifts for any little boy or girl that's into skulls. They did an especially nice job on the girls stuff because 1) it's in purple, my favorite color and 2) the boys items are pirate-y which is not my favorite skull motif. Plus, it's always great to see pretty skull things that little girls can use as I don't think there was anything like it when I was a kid. From what I can remember, when I was young, skulls were reserved for bikers and metal heads. I'm happy to see times have changed.
Explorer Rolling Duffle (Heart Skull)
Explorer Backpacks (Heart Skull)
Explorer Lunch Bag (Heart Skull)
Heart Skulls Flannel Nightgown
Skulls & Hearts Beach Towel
Skull Hearts and Tattoo Heart Bean Bag Covers - clearance $12.99
Skull and Crossbones Fleece Robe
Skull and Cross Bones Rug
Most of the Company Kids® stuff is monogrammable and there's more than what I've posted here. If you do a search for skull on their website you'll see more goodies.
Notice the spiffy new Skull and Bacon Crossbones logo at the top of the page? How awesome is it? TS Rogers from Teaessare Illustration and Design is an amazing artist and I can't thank him enough for finally giving me a logo I'm proud to post on this blog!
He also pointed me to this awesome Death Gnome riding a pig that he created and was recently featured over at Skull-A-Day.
Death Gnome shirts are available from Spreadshirts. You know that person in your family that it's impossible to buy presents for? This is the perfect solution. "I didn't know what to get you so I got you this Death Gnome shirt." Works for me!
Anyhow, thanks again TS, it's much appreciated and I'll be keeping an eye on your designs!
Not sure what to get the ultimate bacon lover in your life this holiday season? When a regular package of supermarket bacon shoved in a stocking just won't do, The Ultimate Bacon Lovers Gift Guide from MrBaconPants.com is gonna be your go-to guide.
Whatever bacony goodness you decide to gift this year, make sure to wrap the package with some Bacon Gift Wrap to seal the deal.
Click on over to the Minnesota Public Radio site where you can read (or listen to!) a great piece by Nikki Tundel on the popularity of bacon. Skulls and Bacon and a bunch of my brethren - Bacon Of The Month Club, Bacon Unwrapped, Bacon Freak, Bacon Today, Mr. Bacon Pants and I Heart Bacon are mentioned.
Sometimes though, I wish bacon wasn't seen as the latest trend. It's kind of like when your favorite band gets popular and everyone likes them, you tend to lose some of that feeling that you have *this thing* all to yourself to cherish. Hopefully that will never happen with bacon, or else we'll be walking around saying things like, "Oh yeah, well I was eating bacon cinnamon rolls before you were ever born, son."