Dec 20 2014

New Company Offers Cool Pillowcases

Our friend Tracy Pendergast of Teewii sent us a note to let us know about her latest endeavor, Plush Design LA. We’ll let her tell you about it:

GLAMP pillow from Plush Design LA Mr. Outdoors and Mrs. Adventure pillow set from Plush Design LA
Recently my best friend and I started a pillowcase company. We have a ton of new designs launching after the new year- but we just got 2 designs in that are perfect gifts for the holidays. We have the Adventurer Set and the Adventur-ish case.
The GLAMP pillowcase is $12 and the Mr. Outdoors/Mrs. Adventure set is $20.

Not bad prices, right? And the designs are cute. As Tracy tells us, more designs are coming soon. We’ll let you know about those as well.

Here are links to buy the pillowcases at Etsy, plus all the social media pages the kids are into — The Facebooks, the Twitters, all that cool stuff.

Happy Whatever-Holiday-Or-Holidays You Happen To Celebrate! And go buy some pillowcases!

PlushDesignLA on Etsy

PlushDesignLA on Facebook

PlushDesignLA on Twitter

PlushDesignLA on Instagram


Nov 27 2013

New Essential James Taylor CD – Great Thanksgivukkah Gift

This new James Taylor double CD set is a great Chanukah / Thanksgivukkah gift. Or a gift for one of those other holidays. Christmas, I think they call it? It doesn’t get much attention from the media but I think it’s still sort of a big deal to a few people. You know. Like hockey.

Full disclosure: DaddyTips received a review copy of the new double CD, The Essential James Taylor. That said, receiving the press release announcing the new collection caused us to go on a bit of a JT shopping spree. Seriously. We took a picture. Look.

James Taylor CDs

What can we say? We like James Taylor.

As for the item in question, it happens to be a great collection of JT’s music.

Even if you already own copies of “Never Die Young”, et al, you could do worse than to pop in this well-selected collection of great songs. As for gift giving, get “The Essential James Taylor” is a perfect fit for anyone on your list. (We’re assuming your list consists of people who like great music.)

Some reviewers on Amazon take issue with the “Essential” title, saying that they would have preferred one song over another. This is one of those dopey arguments that occurs with any collection from any musical artist. I happen to have a soft spot for “New Moon Shine“. Was I bothered by the fact that “Essential” doesn’t include the song The Frozen Man?
Lord have mercy, of course not. (See what I did there? If not,  Frozen happens to be a tune that I particularly love; I have fond memories of seeing JT do it live when he was on tour after “New Moon Shine” came out.

But once you start down that road, the one marked “Why Didn’t They Put (Fill In Song Title Here) On This 2 CD Set?”, you’ve kind of gone off the rails.

Bottom line: After listening to both discs, all I can say is that there isn’t a single bad track. How often can you say that about any collection of music?

Buy The Essential James Taylor at

Dec 16 2010

Sling Shot Under Five Bucks [DaddyShop]

Looking for something to get the kids for Christmas that will drive your wife nuts? How about this sling shot for under five bucks?

The SE Wrist-Sling Shot is currently selling for $4.90 at Amazon. Gina Trapani at Smarterware suggests pairing it with some plush Angry Birds. Which we admit sounds like fun. But, you know. Rocks. Those are fun too. But don’t tell mom.

SE Wrist-Sling Shot, $4.90 at Amazon