Hail to the Sweet Tooth!

 

President’s Day

President’s Day celebrates the birthday of George Washington. The celebration was originally implemented as an Act of Congress in 1879.

A great place to visit on President’s Day, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a massive sculpture carved into Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Completed under the direction of Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum from 1927–1941, the sculpture’s roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Gutzon Borglum selected these four presidents because from his perspective, they represented the most important events in the history of the United States.

George Washington: Born 1732, died 1799. Washington led the colonists in the American Revolutionary War to win independence from Great Britain. He was the father of the new country and laid the foundation of American democracy. Because of his importance, Borglum chose Washington to be the most prominent figure on the mountain and represent the birth of the United States.

Thomas Jefferson: Born 1743, died 1826. Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, a document which inspires democracies around the world. He also purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 which doubled the size of our country, adding all or part of fifteen present-day states. Gutzon Borglum chose Jefferson to represent the growth of the United States.

Theodore Roosevelt: Born 1858, died 1919. Roosevelt provided leadership when America experienced rapid economic growth as it entered the 20th Century. He was instrumental in negotiating the construction of the Panama Canal, linking the east and the west. He was known as the “trust buster” for his work to end large corporate monopolies and ensure the rights of the common working man. Borglum chose Roosevelt to represent the development of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln: Born 1809, died 1865. Lincoln held the nation together during its greatest trial, the Civil War. Lincoln believed his most sacred duty was the preservation of the union. It was his firm conviction that slavery must be abolished. Gutzon Borglum chose Lincoln to represent the preservation of the United States.

Hail to the Sweet Tooth!

It turns out that most presidents had a taste for sweet (and savory) treats.  We like to think our Sweet Scented Pets would have been a match for a few of the former presidents.

Thomas Jefferson enjoyed Vanilla Ice Cream. Perhaps he might have enjoyed snuggling with PupCake, a vanilla scented cupcake. Grover Cleveland was also a fan of white cake with yummy vanilla frosting.

Franklin D Roosevelt liked fruitcake. We wonder if he would have liked the fruity smell of Gummi Pup?

Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush both enjoy chocolate chip cookies which would mean Cookie Pup might have presidential friends for life.

George H.W. Bush liked fresh popcorn. We bet our Popcorn Panda would be a winner in his house.

JFK enjoyed frozen strawberry flavored treats so Strawberry Milkshake Cow might have been a delightful match.

You don’t need to be a president to enjoy the new Pillow Pets Sweet Scented Pets. We have a flavor to delight almost anyone’s favorites whether it’s sticky sweet cotton candy or a fresh out of the oven scented blueberry muffins.  Select your treat here: Sweet Scented Pillow Pets

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…..

Roses are Red, violets are blue, Sweet Scented Pets say I love you!

Sure you can give someone a dozen roses for Valentine’s Day but a Sweet Scented Pillow Pet will last longer. But, since flowers are traditional, we decided to take a look at the rose color spectrum to see what each one signifies.

A colorful significance:

  • The Red Rose represents true love.
  • Yellow Roses are a symbol of friendship, joy, or send a get well message. The vibrant yellow color and its association with the sun make this a way to brighten anyone’s day.
  • Purple is traditionally the color of royalty so a purple rose is one way to let the woman in your life know she is queen.
  • A pink rose is elegant signifying a graciousness and respect.  The darker pink shade is a perfect way to send with a note of appreciation. A lighter shade can show admiration or sympathy.
  • The white rose is a traditional wedding flower symbolizing unity and pureness. They also bestow honor and reverence which makes them a perfect way to memorialize someone.
  • An orange rose is somewhere between friendship and love.  A great way to tell someone you are interested without over committing.

Why a dozen roses?

When we think of roses, we think of either one single rose or a dozen.  The number 12 is a significant number in many aspects of life, the zodiac with 12-months, or the 12-hours of a clock.  One way or another it may be time to give the one you love a dozen roses (and be sure to add a Sweet Scented Pet to go with them).

A few additional fun facts:

  • Roses are only native to the United States.
  • Roses are the national floral emblem.
  • June is National Rose Month
  • Rose is the state flower for Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota and the District of Columbia

The scent of a rose:

The scent patches on Sweet Scented Pets are made from natural pulp fibers. The scent on a roses comes from glands on the lower petal surfaces, and its amount is limited by both the variety of the rose and by climatic conditions. Sun and warmth are needed for maximum production. Roses are never as fragrant on a cloudy day as on a sunny one.

The blooming cost of love:

A dozen roses cost around $73.00 which is a lot of money for something that lasts less than a week.  You can get the delicious smell of Cotton Candy, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Vanilla Cupcakes, Gummy Bears, Popcorn, Orange Ice Pops, Blueberry Muffins, Strawberry Milkshakes and Watermelon all in a $19.99 Sweet Scented Pillow Pet. Now that’s an inexpensive, long-lasting way to tell someone you love them! Get your Sweet Scented Pets Here: Sweet Scented Pillow Pets

Showing your Love:

Show your love to a family fighting cancer this year.  Purchase any Pillow Pet product and add a donation or round-up at checkout.  Pillow Pets will match your donation.  Family Reach is our long-term charity partner and provides a financial lifeline to families facing a cancer diagnosis.  See what they do: http://familyreach.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Shimmer and Shine are here!

We are so excited to introduce Shimmer and Shine from Nickelodeon’s hit series, Shimmer and Shine.  Twins Shimmer and Shine are genies-in-training who grant wishes for their best friend, Leah. The wishes don’t always go as smoothly as they plan, though — after all, they’re still in training — and the girls must clean up the magical mess that results from the issues. When Shimmer, Shine and Leah work together they are able to solve the problems that arise and make things right. Trying to correct their mistakes helps to teach young viewers about learning from mistakes and doing better next time.

Let’s meet these adorable genies to find out more about their unique characteristics:

Shimmer (voiced by Eva Bella) is an optimistic genie with blue eyes and pink hair. She is enthusiastic and encouraging. She loves cleaning, glitter, and collecting genie bottles.

Shine (voiced by Isabella Cramp) is a courageous genie with purple eyes and blue hair. She is an animal lover and is often hungry. Due to her love of animals she is very knowledgeable about various animals and magical creatures native to Zahramay Falls such as Zoomicorns and dragons. Unlike her sister, she dislikes cleaning. She has a habit saying “It’s like I always say…” only to humorously reveal she have just made up the saying when Shimmer points out she had never heard it before. In Season 2, she is shown to be a skilled Zoomicorn Toss player.

Tala (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is Shimmer’s pet gibbon monkey. She has green eyes and wears white pearls, like Shimmer does. Tala is shown to be a talented dancer in both “Happy Wishaversary” (when she plays a dancing video game with Zac) and in “Untamed Talent” (where she dances at the Zahramay Falls Pet Talent Show).

Nahal (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is Shine’s white Bengal tiger cub. She wears pink jewels and a gold circlet, like Shine does. In “Untamed Talent” it is revealed that Nahal has a talent for playing the keyboard. Humorously she is shown to be better at playing the keyboard when she was distracted by a magical feather that Zeta tried to use in an attempt to distract her and ruin her performance.

The Shimmer and Shine Pillow Pets are the ideal gift for your child. The detail on each Pillow Pet brings out the playfulness, individuality and fun of each character.  Un-do the hook and loop enclosure on the belly and it turns from a stuffed animal for imaginative play, into a pillow for bed time.

Shimmer and Shine Pillow Pets are great for nap, travel and bedtime.  Also an ideal way to make sure your preschooler will rest at school. The Pillow Pets are perfect for slumber parties, birthday gifts, holiday gifts and more.

Use as décor for a Shimmer and Shine birthday themed party.  Add to the gift table, snack table, and use as prizes for games.  The beautiful colors will add style and creativity to any themed party.

Purchase your Shimmer and Shine now.  Visit Pillow Pets and make your selection.

#NationalSnackMonth

 

February is #nationalsnackmonth after an informal office poll, we are split on sweet or savory snacks. Most of love something sweet, but a few insisted that a salty snack like popcorn was the perfect treat. Of course this “holiday” was created by the snack-devils from the National Snack Association and the National Potato Association to sell more snacks.  But since snacks are here today, eaten tomorrow, we at Pillow Pets have created a way for you to have your snacks and snuggle too. By combining your favorite Pillow Pets with some of your favorite sweet and savory snacks, you can have a Pillow Pet to sniff and cuddle. I know, what will we think of next?!

According to USA Today, in the last 30-days people in the US snacked on the following foods. Over 62% say that they snack to satisfy a craving.

  • 63% Potato chips
  • 59% Chocolate
  • 58% Cheese
  • 56% Cookies
  • 55% Fruit
  • 48% Bread
  • 48% Crackers

Fun Snack Facts:

  • York County Pennsylvania is named the Snack Food Capital of the World and celebrates this title on a regular basis. York County is home to many of snack food factories including Martin’s Chips, Snyders of Hanover and Ultz Snacks. The area is also near Herr’s Snack Food Factory. York County offers a “Sweet Treats and Salty Eats” trail to the public annually. This trail includes a tour of the many snack food factories in the area.
  • During the month of February, sales representatives and retailers compete to win a cash prize for the best snack food display. The competition is open to members of the Snack Food Association. We always wondered why those displays looked amazing – I guess it is the combination of a prize reward and Super Bowl that makes these displays so enticing.
  • Illinois designated popcorn as the national state food in 2003. There are over 300 farms in Illinois that grow corn.
  • Some snack companies employee hundreds of scientists to make sure that the snack has just the right amount of crunch and flavoring per bite to keep you coming back for more.
  • The average American eats more than 70 quarts of popcorn per year.
  • Vending machines were developed in the United Kingdom in the 1880s and were used to sell gum at train stations in New York. By 1926, there was one vending machine for every 100 people in America.
  • Around 11.2 million pounds of potato chips are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.

Sweet Scented Pets are available in these snack-a-licious flavors:

  • Gummi Pup – gummi bears
  • Cotton Candy Unicorn- cotton candy
  • Cookie Pup – homemade chocolate chip cookies
  • PupCake – vanilla frosted cupcakes
  • Popcorn Panda – fresh popped, buttery popcorn
  • Blueberry Muffin Bear – just baked blueberry muffin
  • Ice Pop Penguin – delicious orange flavored ice pop
  • Watermelon Ladybug – sweet, fresh picked watermelon

So, where can you find these delicious Sweet Scented Pets? How about on our website at www.PillowPets.com Receive free shipping on orders of $30.00+ by using the code HEART. Hurry, this expires February 15th.

You can also send some love to our charity partner, Family Reach. Family Reach provides a financial lifeline to families facing a cancer diagnosis. Add a donation or round-up at checkout and we will match your donation.  Pillow Pets has been a long-time charity partner with Family Reach providing in-kind and monetary donations.  We hope you’ll help!