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


Oct 15 2014

Oops! Sears Pulls Swastika Rings

Item: Sears Pulls Swastika Rings from their marketplace website.

Oopsie! Are Swastikas still offensive? Sheesh, can’t you people get OVER it already?

To be fair, these rings showed up in the “Sears Marketplace”, which I believe is not officially Sears. Consumerist also reports that the rings were “briefly” on as well.

The item’s description, according to the Consumerist article, is quite something:

“This gothic jewelry item in particular features a Swastika ring that’s made of .925 Thai silver,” the item description read. “Not for Neo Nazi or any Nazi implication. These jewelry items are going to make you look beautiful at your next dinner date.”

So if, as the song says, you don’t know you’re beautiful…

perhaps one of these rings can help? I doubt it.

Sears Apologizes For Selling Swastika Rings In Online Marketplace – Consumerist.

May 27 2014

inFAMOUS: Second Son PS4 Amazon Lightning Deal

An Amazon Lightning Deal on the PS4 video game inFAMOUS: Second Son. Order quick because they do sell out of these. Basically you get the game for 40% less than the regular price. Details:

inFAMOUS: Second Son PS4 Amazon Deal

List Price:$59.99
You Save:$24.00 (40%)

Not bad, eh? Grab it… son. (Or daughter. Or neither.) inFAMOUS: Second Son Standard Edition PlayStation 4: Video Games. (Amazon Lightning Deal, may expire at any time)

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Apr 29 2014

Game Of Thrones 3-Eyed Raven Plush Is Creepy

Arguably the creepiest character in Game of Thrones is the 3-eyed raven. (Note: Game of Thrones refers to the TV show. The books are called A Song of Ice and Fire. Geek Gold Card, folks.) So naturally someone decided to make a plush toy out of the thing.


 Why Shop Midtown Comics • Big Savings with Advance Previews • Free Shipping on Qualified Orders • Testimonials  Game Of Thrones 3-Eyed Raven Plush

I don’t know what it is about the 3-eyed raven that creeps me out. Ravens, of course, are inherently creepy thanks to Edgar Allan Poe.

1848 Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe at 39, a...

But this particular bird, even in the George R.R. Martin novels, gives me a serious case of the heebie-jeebies. Which is apparently the title of a song by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five. Who knew? Here it is from YouTube:

Anyway, the bird creeps me out and there’s no way I would ever buy this toy, especially not for a kid. Although I suppose this is meant as a “collectible”. But… it’s a plush toy… of a… 3-eyed raven.

I don’t know why it bothers me. But it does. I’m sorry. If you want it, here’s a link to buy it at Midtown Comics.

Game Of Thrones 3-Eyed Raven Plush – Midtown Comics.

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Mar 28 2014

Britax Boulevard Convertible Car Seat Lightning Deal

Again, act fast if you want this one – a Britax Boulevard Convertible 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat for $203.99, a 36% savings, from’s Lightning Deals. That price is only good for as long as the deal lasts. Hence the “act fast” admonition. Consume! Mass! Quantities!

Britax Boulevard Convertible 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat Britax Boulevard 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat Seat, Onyx: Baby.

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Aug 22 2011

Tip: Get Good Socks [DaddyTips]


Today’s DaddyTip — get good socks. Having good socks may not sound like it has anything to do with parenting. But it does. Read more »

Jun 16 2011

A New Twist on Bubbles [Toys]

Super Miracle Bubbles Premium Plus Laser Bubble Blaster

Bubbles are fun. Kids love bubbles, dad loves bubbles — well, this one does. If you’re bored with the same ol’ plastic wand and sick of cheap bottles that spill everywhere, Imperial Toys has a new twist on bubbles.

The company was kind enough to send us a few samples to try out. We’re fans. Here’s what we… I mean the kids… played with. Read more »