Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday Wag Out!

Recycled Bracelet

I bet you don't know what this bracelet is made from. Go ahead, take a guess. Give up? It's made from a 55-gallon metal oil drum. What a great way to recycle something that would otherwise just litter the country where this beautiful bracelet comes from.

Made by the people of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, local artisians take what is available to them and turn it into a true work of art. Fairly traded, each bracelet is a unique one of a kind creation. Haiti has been in our prayers since the devasting earthquake a couple of weeks ago. The people of Haiti need us know more than ever and by purchasing their handicrafts, we show not only that we support them but that we believe in them. Head on over to http://www.threestonesteps.com/ to get your 2-inch metal bracelet today.

BoGoLight

It somewhat of a coincidence that purchasing this next product will help the people of Haiti. I was originally scheduled to post this earlier in the month before the earthquake, but I'm glad I waited until this week because it's needed now more than ever.

This is the Mini BoGoLight. It's a solar powered handheld flashlight that incorporates a solar panel, an LED light, a rechargeable battery, and an electronic managment system. Completely waterproof, the battery will last over 6 hours on a single charge. This may be the only flashlight you'll ever need.

Is anypug wondering why this flashlight is called the BoGoLight? I wondered this myself when I first came across it and then I figured it out. BoGo means buy one get one. Duh Stubby! When you purchase a BoGoLight, the company will donate a flashlight to an organization in need. How cool is that? You get a light to use and so does someone who really needs one but can't afford one. And those that really need lights today are the people of Haiti.

BoGoLight is participating in the Light Haiti Project so for every light you buy, one gets donated to someone in Haiti. There's never been a time to light up your world and the world of someone else so check out BoGoLight at http://www.bogolight.com/ and help light the way for the people of Haiti.

Coasters

I loved these coasters the second I found them. Every home needs coasters and most homes have the material these coasters are made from.

This is just another example of one man's trash is another man's treasure. These cool coasters are made from orange peels. Who thinks of these things? The peels are dried, heated, and then molded into shape as coasters. Each coaster is unique due to the color variations of oranges.

These coasters are a great conversation starter and the perfect, usable gift for the person who has everything. Don't tell Mom, but I'm thinking about getting her a set for Mother's Day. Get a set to keep or give at http://www.urbanecologie.com/.

14 comments:

THE PUGLET said...

The coasty thingys -- orange peels? Really? Your mom finds the best stuff.

No wonder you knew about Popeyes!

Pearl said...

Stubby sweetie,
You always find the most amazing stuff! Next time momma needs to buy a gift for someone, she is going to come shop on your Wednesday Wag Out posts!!!

xoxo
Pearly

dw said...

Those are cool products...especially the ones that can help Haiti.

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

Gosh, your momma comes across the coolest things. Mom says the orange peel coasters might not be good around this house!

Snorts,
Stella, Gunther and Betty

Stubby said...

Hi Puglet! Mom doesn't find all this stuff. It's all me; I'm the brains behind this operation.

Speaking of Popeyes, Dad and I had some on Sunday during the football game. Yummy!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Pearly Poo! I'm so glad that your momma is going to come shop the Wednesday Wag Out shop. Hey - I should open up a real shop! I guess that's not really a good idea because it would interfere with my napping!

Stubby xoxo

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Stubby said...

Hi dw! I need to find some cool puggie products for Rainy. I'm sure you'll spend lots of time in the near future shopping for her.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Stella, Gunther & Betty! You guys wouldn't really mess with the orange peel coasters, would you? I find that so hard to believe. Stella wouldn't mess with them because she is busy with Gumby. Gunther wouldn't mess with them because he is busy with the newspaper. My sweet Betty wouldn't mess with them because she knows better. Hmmm. I think they would be safe in your house.

Stubby xoxo

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Stubby,

Luv that bracelet! Very exotic and what a creative way of using old metal.

Thanks for sharing.

Luv,
Riley and star.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stubby!
oh my gosh! what a fabulous post!
we love all of these items and are off to go and check them out!
you are the best!
xoxoxo
m & e

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! Mom loves everything I come up with but she realizes she can't buy it all. I'm so glad more companies are coming up with innovative uses for everyday materials.

Stubby xoxo

Apollo said...

My Mommy loves the jewelry and that it can be a 3 fold gift, since it's recycling and helping people in poverty. My Mommy gave many people bracelets from Beads for Life, which is similar.

Btw, I'm trying to catch up a little, by popping in and out of some of my friends' blogs. Mommy wants to know if your Mommy has tried combos with your pills. My canine sister has to take a couple pills too, and she got REALLY wise. She won't fall for marshmallows, peanut butter, cheese, kong paste, soft food, real meat, etc. BUT the combos have been working for months! By stuffing the pills inside, it sticks to the cheese and provides a sort of coating. And the crunchy outside keeps her from detecting the pill. Even if the combo breaks and falls into pieces on the ground, the pill clings to the cheese and cracker pieces, and she eats them up not knowing the difference. Mommy uses a pill cutter to make the pills fit.

Stubby said...

Hi Apollo! It's so good to hear from you! I miss you so much!

The Combos idea is brilliant! Mom and Dad have never tried them before but it sounds like they would work. I'll have Dad go get some tonight because I'm having trouble motoring around the house.

Stubby xoxo