Thursday, July 19, 2018

Build-a-Bear Pay Your Age Day

Hey everyone, did you hear about Build-a-Bear's Pay Your Age Day last week? Apparently you could get any bear in the store and would only have to pay your age (my mom says it would not be worth it for her.) Well, it was so popular that they had to close the lines early because of overcrowding!

You might be wondering if I took part in this since I do love Build-a-Bear clothes, but after my recent iPhone X and Black Friday shopping experiences, I decided to stay home.

Did anyone go to Build-a-Bear for this?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Art Contest Winner

Hey everyone! I received some fantastic entries for the Art Contest for Humans. Let's check them out, then select a winner at the end.

Untitled poem by Little Fox

Little Fox in the woods
Hiking as no one could
Be sure to bring lots of food

Is that Lox that this Little Fox brought?

Is that cheese that he brought?
Please oh please have it be cheddar cheese.

No, it's beer that Little Fox brought
Cheers to Little Fox and his beer!

 "Reflections of Home, Winter Edition" by Reindeer

Droopy by Droopy's Human
Polymer clay

Cocoa and Chestnut in Their Halloween Best
Colored pencil

Wow, all the entries are beary creative and all look great! I wish everyone could get a prize, but my mom says we only have one prize to give away this time.



Congratulations! Thanks for entering this contest - keep up your creative talents!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Art contest reminder!

Just a reminder that there's one week remaining to enter the art contest! Some nice entries have been received so far!

See details here:

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Miniature food kit

Hey everyone! Today I am going to show you how to make miniature food with this cool kit.

I'll first set out all the supplies.

Now let's flip over the box to read the instructions. Hey... wait! All the instructions are in Japanese!

I can't read Japanese! Oh no, what am I going to do?

Well, I am just going to keep on going and do my best. From the pictures on the box, it looks like I am supposed to add some water to this red pouch...

...then mix it up and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes.

From another picture, it looks like I'm supposed to mix the white pouch of powder with more water...

...and shape the dough into 3 small balls, like this.

I am really winging it here, folks. Okay, now I am going to make the fish-shaped cookies. I put the mixture into a mold. Then I put it in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Is this right? I'm really not sure, but I am a fearless blogger! Okay, now I'm going to mix up the chocolate that goes in between the cookies.

Let me taste it a little bit. Yeah, it tastes like chocolate!

Next, I'm going to start arranging the food onto a plate. Presentation is everything, you know. Some of the white dough is stretched out and I add a dollop of chocolate on top.

Remember the red thing we put in the freezer? Well, now it's time to take it out and flip it over. It's a strawberry mold! The three small balls are skewered onto a small stick, and then I add a caramel syrup on top.

There's also a miniature cup and a final pouch that I add water to. It's a blue fizzy soda!

All things considering, this project turned out pretty good I think!

Here's a video if you want to take a closer look!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Art contest for humans

Be sure you sketch my good side, okay?

And can you make my tummy look not so --- HEY! Can't you at least knock around here?

Well, while you're here, I guess I'll make the announcement.

Today I am pleased to announce an art contest... for HUMANS! Yes, that's right. You, the stuffie, will be the model while your human draws, paints, or sculpts your likeness.

Contest rules:
1) Your human can use any medium he/she chooses - pencils, paint, markers, crayons, clay, anything! Be creative!
2) Send your photo entries to ajdinthebosnianbear (at) gmail (dot) com OR lifeisbearygood (at) gmail (dot) com.
3) Entries must be received by Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.
4) One (1) entry per stuffie.
5) One winner will be randomly selected and will receive a prize.
6) Have fun!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Stuffie Spotlight: Jerry and Ben

What is your name and where do you live?

Jerry & Ben Bear, and we live in cold and wintery Antarctica..."What a minute, says Ben, we DO NOT live in Antartica, we live in the upper midwest, mostly in MinneSOta." Ok, that's true, we just had a beary harsh and beary LONG winter this year.

Tell us about how you got started blogging/writing.

We started blogging because we thought it would be beary fun to share stories of our travels and the fun adventures that we have. The very first stuffy we found was Hammie (Hi Hammie!); until then we thought we were the only stuffies who blogged. Then of course we found Sullivan Pig, Beanie Mouse, Bob T. Bear & Dilly, since they were already friends with Hammie. A bit later, another bear from Canada found us, Sandy! We think we are probably distant cousins with Sandy. because we do look very much alike. Now we have even more stuffie pals like Ajdin, Little Fox, and Droopy!

What other pursuits do you have?

We enjoy traveling, watching movies, taking long hikes, and working in the garden. Ben is practicing French, and he likes to cook and bake. Jerry likes to draw (he hasn't done that in a while, but you can see some of his drawings on the blog), and he likes to help out in the kitchen as the official taste-tester. Of course, we also enjoy following the fun adventures of of blog pals.

What is your favorite food and favorite thing to do?

Our favorite foods are honey, salmon, Ben's cookies, and hot chocolate. "That's just for starters" adds Jerry, "I'll send you the 50-page list sometime next week."

We do enjoy traveling, but it's also nice to relax at home and have a picnic in the back yard (only in the summer of course). Our humans do a fairly good job of finding fun things to do, but luckily there are stuffies around to keep things organized, otherwise it might be chaos.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sea turtle conservation

Ooogie asked me to share this article about a sea turtle conservation project. Check it out! He also tells me he has a special project in the works... hmm... what could it be?