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Where does one find overalls now?

Where does one find overalls now?
Seems like we're in the market for a good pair of overalls.  In addition to all the other irons we have in the fire we decided to add worm farming to the mix.  We love our gardens and in the summer we have quite a large vegetable garden as well as various other flowers gardens.  Our prize plants are tropical giant elephant ears and castor beans which we got to 12' last season!  We figure we'd try worm farming to make better soil which will hopefully result in larger yields with better fruits and veggies.  We can't wait for the warm weather so we can get started planting.  Looks like soon we'll have to start our seeds inside in anticipation.

Chopping down that cherry tree

Heading out to run errands the other day took us to Costco.  After the holidays, shopping there is a delight. Wandering around the aisles leisurely, getting samples of all sorts of yummy goodies makes it a pleasure.  Sometimes you walk by a sample table though where you just know that person isn't going to interact with anyone. I wonder if those assignments are punitive.  Anyway, we wandered by a table where cherry juice was up for grabs.  We walked on by.  Three steps past the table and I thought to myself, let's hear this one out.  We backed up and a lovely senior who we shall call "Betty" was running the table.  Considering the shipping season has gone from "insane chaos" down to the much more manageable "hectic" I had some time so I chatted her up which is something I enjoy doing....that's meeting and talking to new people.

Betty pitched the cherry juice.  Now, I like cherries, and cherry is the best flavor of any hard candy, freeze pop, soft chew....whatever.  But cherry juice was not something I had much confidence in. I picked up the little Dixie cup and kicked it back at which point Betty said "That's the same face I made when I first started drinking it!".  Whew....tart! While talking Betty told me how she started drinking the cherry juice solely because of recommendations from her peers. She has no computer and knew nothing about it but went on blind faith, then one day while at a friends house, used the friends computer to look it up and found all the benefits to it. She said she starts every day with a 3oz or so shot of cherry juice and it's helped tremendously with her arthritis, showing me her hands, her sleeping, and all sorts of other ailments plaguing her.  The box holding the three bottles had all sorts of claims about things the juice was capable of so with the hard sell, we bought it to see what happens.  Each night before bed we pour ourselves what looks like it might be three ounces, kick it back, and shake our heads as our facial muscles cramp up from twisting due to the tartness.  We're determined to see it through.  We can't yet tell if there's been any benefits to it, but it's only been a few days.

Does anyone else out there use cherry juice? What about any other natural remedies? What does everyone swear by to help them with all the body aches and issues that creep up as we get older?

Who saw that bus?

Christmas came upon us quickly and now it's passed.  It was absolute mayhem here trying to get everyone their items before Christmas. We'd made a resolution last year to not allow the Christmas rush to keep us from enjoying all the things about the season that we normally would with our children and this year we did a better job being aware than we did last year. 

We had real problems with getting resupplied in a timely manner this season which put a lot of stress on the operation. We've learned some things and hopefully our suppliers used the opportunity to learn some things as well so that next season we don't have a repeat of these issues. It limited our business but we're looking forward to next year to see how things can shape up when the wrinkles are ironed out.

We really need to look into better ways to manage inventory across different platforms.  Hours each day from late October to late December are dedicated to just reconciling inventory across all the platforms we have products available on. We're confident that there's a better way to do things but we just aren't aware of what it could be yet. If any of you have some suggestions for software or other solutions, by all means make contact and let us know because we something has got to give.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We're looking forward to what the new year will bring. We'll say again, we're determined to update this blog with more regularity than we have. Let's see what happens!

New Breeds Available for Socks

New Breeds Available for Socks
We've just added two new dog breeds to our American made sock selection.  Catahoula Leopard Dog and Saluki.  Make sure you check them out.  The holiday season is ramping up and things will be tough to keep in stock.  If there's something you're thinking of getting it would be best to act quickly.

It happened again.

Well here we are, another year passing after having resolved to keep the blog updated and current...without a single post.  Tsk tsk tsk.  This time we're REALLY going to try harder to keep things going.  Since fresh content is key with regards to organic search result placement with search engines and there's only so much we could really talk about with new products coming in and out, we're going to make this blog random, including all sorts of topics from business related to daily life.

However, in the meantime we do have some business related news that we can share.  Our drink coasters have been unexpectedly popular and as a result getting resupplied has proven to be a great challenge. We have a resupply due in soon but they will likely sell out quickly and what's worse, we don't think it's reasonable to expect that we will get resupplied again before Christmas.  

If you're waiting for them to come back in stock, please keep a sharp eye and act quickly when they finally arrive.

That's it for now. Let's see if we can keep up with our expectation on blog posts from this day forth!

Is it really?

Wow, has an entire season gone by since we last put out a blog post?  Seems like summer went by in the blink of an eye and here we are almost done with September already.  We'll have to be better about updating everyone on things that are going on.

We'll start off this new resolution by letting you know we expanded a bit into other things besides items that relate to your pets.  In this particular instance, we've got what we're confident most people would consider the next best thing to their furry friends....wine stuff!  We have added socks in our product line with cool wine designs on them and as the socks are listed alphabetically, you should be able to find them on the last page of the novelty socks heading.

The other wine related products we've brought in are decals for your car windows or any other smooth surface you'd like which have witty quotes.  We've only started adding these to our inventory so as time progresses we expect our selection of decals to grow as well.

Hope everyone had a great summer and are looking forward to a beautiful fall.

Updating on new items

Updating on new items

Well, it's been quite some time since we were able to find a moment to write so we're making it a point to do so right now.  So much has happened since we got through the holidays so we'll take things one step at a time.  We wanted to introduce a new product line to everyone.  Our wooden plaques featuring artwork by Dean Russo have been so well received that we now offer his artwork on magnets.  These magnets are designed to be used indoors and will stick to anything steel in your house.  Perfect for your fridge or to give as gifts.  Make sure you check them out.

https://doggystylegifts.com/collections/dean-russo-magnets

Whew!!

Whew!  What a week so far.  We've returned from our expedition to source new products and we're happy to say that we were able to find some new items and we are excited to get them in.  In fact, some of them should be here this week.  We'll keep everyone updated as new lines become available.

Christmas is almost here and we are still struggling to keep items in stock.  It's a daily thing so far with items selling out, then getting back in as we receive fresh shipments. According to the USPS, we can be reasonably certain that orders should arrive to you in time for Christmas as long as they are shipped out by 20December.  You still have time to get what you need!

Yule Boutique this weekend and a pause in shipping

Hello everyone.  We wanted to let you know that we will be attending the Yule Boutique event being held on Saturday 3Dec16 at the YWCA in New Britain.  If you'd like to stop by and say hello we'd love to see you there.  Or you can shop and pickup your purchases on site and save yourself the shipping while also checking out the many other vendors.

In our never ending efforts to source more products to offer you, immediately after the fair we will be traveling out of state to a show to hopefully find some new items.  Unfortunately, we intend on being away until Wednesday 7Dec16 and won't be shipping any orders placed until that afternoon.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Time To Pick A Tree

Thanksgiving is done and was early this year which is awesome because that leaves us more time to enjoy our Christmas tree!  In keeping with family traditions, we headed out to a local farm to pick out our tree the day after Thanksgiving with the help of our pups.  We took our time walking the acreage to find the perfect tree and cut it down.  After a little time, we found what we wanted and began to cut it down.  Unbeknownst to us, under the tree was the entrance a bunch of chipmunks were using to get into their home.  Once we started cutting, they bolted and naturally, their scent was enough to get the beagle wound up.  She began braying loudly, which seemed to carry throughout the entire farm, with her nose glued to the ground.  She spooked them out from under another tree and they bolted again, this time with the beagle in pursuit....dragging our daughter behind her.  LOL between the beagle braying and our daughter yelling for help, it was quite the fiasco.  Eventually though we got everything squared away and the dogs loaded back into the car with the tree mounted on the roof.

molly chase lida dog christmas tree

Once we got home the tree went up and of course other critters in the house had to get some play time with the tree while we began decorating.

Everything is all settled finally and we're gearing up for Christmas.  The ornaments are flying out the door and it's harder than ever to keep things from going out of stock.  In addition, we have more socks due in tomorrow and have expanded the selection to a bunch of new breeds.  Make sure you check back on the site soon to see what's new and what's back in stock.