Happy Dog Box is a company that will deliver a surprise box of doggies goodies for your pets. They even do it monthlyif you'd like, so you and your dogs can have something to look forward to. Each box has a changing variety of the latest and best in healthy toys, treats, and care products. When ordering, they ask about the size of your dog, so they can find the best and safest sizes of toys and treats.
I was lucky enough to get a box for review and mine had:
Organic Chicken Treats
Peppermint and Tea Tree Between-Bath Spritz
Wigzi Tasties baked Grain-Free Treats
Doggies Clean Up Supplies
Candy Cane Toy
This box really did make for some Happy Dogs! They loved the all the different flavorful treats and had a great time with the squeaky candy cane. I'm a big fan of the Bath Spritz (even though my dogs cringe at the sound) because it helps freshen them up a bit....and it is good for dry, itchy skin.
I really think this idea of a monthly gift box for your doggies is so fun. It would also be a great present for a friend!
The Chinese Lantern festival represents the end of the New Year celebrations and, as you would guess, also involves a whole lot of lanterns!! I made a Lantern out of Hong Bao (the traditional red envelope for presents) paper and into the shape of a Goldfish:
I found the tutorial online with the help of YouTube. You should try it! Though, prepare yourself for a whole lot of pausing. Go HERE for the video.
Here are some other views of my Goldfish:
He's a pretty cute little guy. If you want to buy Hong Bao paper, I found mine on Amazon. There is paper for New Year and paper packets for wedding presents....turns out I used the wedding type without knowing and this got a few laughs from my Chinese friends.
Why are fish so prominent in Chinese culture, you might be wondering?
The word for fish:鱼yú
Sounds like these words:
裕yù abundant (imagine many fish swimming)
腴 yú fertile; rich (fish have many offspring; a full net of fish = rich)
煜 yù brilliant; glorious (like shimmering scales)
玉 yù jade (because it’s brilliant)
慾 yù desire; wish (for some fish, or some jade)
矞 yù grand; elegant (getting further away from the original meaning, but someone wearing jade looks elegant)
誉 yù reputation
伃 yú handsome
And the word for goldfish: 金鱼jīnyú literally starts with the character for gold / money.