I got a delightful invitation the other day From Handmade Men, a fun website/blog that features products for men that are all HandMade (hence the appropriate name of the site). It is fun to discover niche blogs that have such a fun vibe. You can tell so much attention and intention has gone into carefully selecting the best of the Handmade items to share.
From everything you need to care for a beard to handmade wallets to Rooster Juice (yep, really) to natural deodorants.
Read a bit here…
Handmade Men is a passionate project that helps connect the best artisans, teachers, and curators with the men who seek their work. Handmade, DIY, one-of-a-kind, and one-off pieces are quickly becoming the trend in every market. Men all over the world are stepping out of big box stores and away from import designers in favor of real artisans who create with their hands, their hearts, and their dedication.
Handmade Men finds creative and magnetic ways to present handmade, one-of-a-kind, natural, sustainable, and one-off items to the male market through a diligent process of hand selection and artist/studio interviews. We speak in advance with every artist we feature, and never feature products without first talking to their creator(s).
As time goes on, the HM prediction is that more and more people will start investing their support and money with local and handmade artisans – and we want to be there while it happens. The handmade revolution is real – and the implications of putting our resources back in the hands and in the workshops of real people who are working hard to make a difference in the world one stitch, turn, word, nail, line, and sound at a time.
If you’re an artist who creates for men, a man who loves being the only guy on the block with the one of a kind handmade piece you own, or someone who loves men’s style and finding great gifts for guys, this site is for you! Throughout each week we spotlight artists, works, products, and specials from across the artisan world – and we share lots of great information about grooming, health, abundance, wisdom, and laughter along the way.
Be part of the Handmade Men revolution… A one-of-a-kind lifestyle!
The Blissful Dog Gift Pack is featured in the way, cool, awesome Handmade Men Blog! Please share with any men (or women) you know who may be interested.
Check it out here.
Bloodhound Dry Nose ?
A customer called the other day and asked if I had a Bloodhound label, I told him I did not, and he decided upon the Just A Nose. When I hung up, I realized the Bloodhound has the MOST famous nose in all of dog-dom, so there absolutely had to be a Nose Butter label for them! So, Tah-Dah here it is. Below are some fun facts about this ancient, interesting breed…enjoy! Bloodhound dry nose has to be banished now!
Bloodhound Blissful Bits
- The Bloodhound was first used by law enforcement agencies in England in 1805 to track thieves and poachers.
- In the U.S Judicial System, evidence gathered with the help of a Bloodhound is admissible – the only breed of dog the court recognizes.
- The St Hubert was first bred 1000 AD by monks at the Saint-Hubert Monastery in Belgium.
- Charles IX (1550-1574), preferred the larger Chiens-gris, and wrote “the St Huberts were suitable for people with gout to follow, but not for those who wished to shorten the life of the hunted animal.”
Bloodhounds in the Movies
- A bloodhound appears when Big Daddy goes outside while changing the porch light in the 1958 classic film, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
- The bloodhound is seen in the 2009 film, Hotel for Dogs.
- A pack of bloodhounds track down Paul Newman’s character in Cool Hand Luke.
- A bloodhound is seen while Lennie and Eli are tracking down the title character in the 1991 film, Bingo.
- A bloodhound is seen as part of the dog pack in Secondhand Lions.
- The bloodhound is seen in The Borrowers (1997 film).
- Lightning the bloodhound is seen in Racing Stripes, voiced by Snoop Dogg.
- A pack of bloodhounds search for Tim Robbins character, Andy Dufresne, after he escapes prison in The Shawshank Redemption.
- Doug Heffernan briefly adopts a bloodhound in the King of Queens episode Ruff Goin’.
- Hubert is the name of Harlan Pepper’s (Christopher Guest) bloodhound in the cult comedy Best in Show (2000 film)
- In the animated show King of the Hill, Hank Hill’s beloved dog Ladybird is a bloodhound
- The abilities of bloodhounds were put to the test in two episodes of Mythbusters.
- The bloodhound face is used as a logo for the main antagonist “Elite Hunting Club” in Hostel (2005 film), Hostel: Part II, and Hostel: Part III respectively.
- “Mcgruff” The Crime Dog was a notable animated bloodhound.
3 for $9 Nose Butter – Your Breed Choice
On January 27th the USPS had a pretty dramatic price increase, especially for international shipping. I am fully aware that my ancestors would have been thrilled to be able to send a package back to Scotland or Ireland for $7 and have it get there in days. But I wanted to make sure I was doing all that I could to take care of my customers. Stay with me, there is a thought process in play. It really bugged me to think of some dog lover in Australia paying $8 to ship a $4 tube of NOSE BUTTER. Thus, the 3 for $9 Nose Butter new price was conceived.
The three .15 (think chapstick) sized NOSE BUTTERS are popped into an organza bag (color may vary) and on to you. This is a great item to donate to rescue auctions or do the old, keep one, give one. That way, when the package comes you can tell your SO (significant other) or yourself, if you have that type of conversation, that you were actually buying a gift and are just keeping one. Good rationalization.
Breeds in this pricing structure are Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Chihuahuas, French Bulldogs, Japanese Chins, Just A Nose, Pekingese and Pugs. If you want this special in any other breed, just email or contact me and ask.