Thursday, November 6, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I am thrilled beyond words to announce that Corn Bag Critters was selected as a winner in Country Living Magazines' Pitch Your Product Event! Corn Bag Critters will be featured in the November issue of the magazine, pick one up and see Quackers, Petunia and Bella! This is a dream come true!
Monday, October 6, 2008
I am so excited to welcome two new critters to our family, Igor the Monster and Rex the dinosaur. Both are crafted from the softest 100% cotton chenille and retail for $19.99. In addition to the critter family, I have added a new designer fabric line for men and women. You can choose from a large selection of beautiful prints from Amy Butler, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry and more. Corn Bags make great gifts since they all are under $20.00 and everyone has at least one ache or pain!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Recently, I gave my mother's friend a corn bag for her daughter who has suffered from Fibromyalgia for several years. Her feedback was that it really helps relieve her pains, and even requested a larger version! I cannot speak from experience as I do not suffer from Fibromyalgia, but for those of you that do...try a corn bag critter on your aches and pains. If you have a success story, please e-mail me. I would love to hear that my "critters" have helped give you relief.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I thought I should give a write up to this great site! I am a little biased being that part of this fabulous duo is my mother. Montana Mountain Woodcrafters products are made in the USA (yeah!) from pine trees cut on their property. They are then milled and taken to the shop where all items are carefully assembled, painted and sanded to create a lightly distressed look. Two of my favorites are the french country carrier and the pine star sconce. Any yes, I own both and they are proudly displayed! If you get a chance check out their site.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
As I was sorting through my children's toys, I decided to see where they were made. To my surprise, I would say that 95% of the toys, (they have an abnormal amount, my uncle brings a carload every time he visits) are from China. This really is a concern , after all the press regarding China and the unsafe lead levels in toys. So I continued on in the house looking at things I never thought about: toothbrushes, nail polish, kid friendly plastic spoons and bowls, plastic freezer bags, shampoos, lotions, pens, pencils and the list goes on and on. Yes, there are some things that are still made in the USA, however most things are made in China. even some of the plastic freezer bags! Then I got to thinking, what kind of chemicals are my children ingesting from these plastics, nail polishes, pencils, etc. Yes, this sent me into a panic mode. I know I cannot stop my children from playing with all their beloved toys, but yes, I can control where the rest of the things in my household are from. I am going to make a conscious effort, even down to the freezer bags to make sure I am buying natural products that do not harm the environment and that will not harm my children. That is why I love my corn bag critters so much. They are natural, earth friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable...who can ask for more....oh and yes, made in the USA!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I have fond memories as a child of getting up Easter morning and running to look at my basket. Since my mother is a chocoholic, most of my chocolates were missing parts...sometimes an ear, sometimes a head.......none the less I loved my basket. I have just finished putting together baskets for my children...and yes, all chocolate parts are in tact, however my mom is visiting so my childrens baskets may end up as mine did....we will have to wait until morning for the verdict!!!!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Well first things first.....What is a corn bag critter you ask? Corn Bags are a “homeopathic” or natural alternative to the electric heating pad. They are filled with whole kernel deer corn, not popcorn. The actual corn bag is covered with the critter cover. You place them in the microwave for 1 minute and they retain heat for 1-2 hours or longer. Corn bags can be used to soothe and relieve earaches, toothaches, growing pains, general muscle/joint pains,cramps, backaches, shoulder/neck tension and basically any other ache and pain you can think of. As an added bonus, Corn Bag Critters are wonderful in bed to warm up those cold feet or snuggle up to on a cold winter night. As a side note...my both children are soooo in love with their corn bag critters that they sleep with them every night.