4th of July Party Planning

4th of July Party PlanningThere is not a day of the year that I adore more than the 4th of July! The red, white and blue, fireworks and great food all draw me in. It is the perfect day for a party! And the best part is with a little creativity a 4th of July party really comes together on a budget! Let me show you my favorite tips for 4th of July party planning!  Continue reading 4th of July Party Planning

You Can Have Good Hair in Texas

There are quite a few stereotypes about Texas girls. One of those is that we love big hair! While that stereotype is true try having hair up to the heavens in humid Houston weather.  It is not a feat for amateurs that is for sure! But you can have good hair in Texas! You just need a little help! 

Day after day I curl my hair before going out and about. Unfortunately, the moment I step outside it generally falls into a sad state leaving me left with the feeling that I did all of that work in vain. I have tried product after product to get my curls to stay. Most didn’t hold up to their promises. And then came Kenra into my life! 

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Dolly is Such a Character

Caricatures are such a fun piece of artwork.  Above all the subject of the drawing always has their features completely exaggerated and become a character of themselves. Little quirks or larger features become magnified, but most of all they are a whimsical cartoon version of a person.  This week our Yes Please! item is an exaggeration on our lovely queen. Dolly is such a character already that there is no doubt a play on her features would be over the top!  Behold the Dolly Parton Celebrity Caricature from Don Howard Studios! 

Dolly is Such a Character
All the Details

The Dolly Parton Celebrity Caricature is limited to only 5000 copies! Each print arrives with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The one featured here is printed on 8X10 inch cardstock, however, larger versions can be purchased on Don Howard’s full site here. This item is made in the United States, but can be shipped worldwide! For more info or to order a Dolly Caricature of your own check out Don Howard Studios on Etsy here

This One is For the Fur Babies

Those of you who follow Channelling Dolly, especially on Instagram, know my obsession with my little man Barkley.  I find no greater joy than that of spoiling the boy with toys, vacations and products for dogs. Recently I had the opportunity to team up with Pet Magasin to learn about their heated dog beds! This one is for all the fur babies out there! 

This One is For the Fur Babies

Not only does Barkley have diabetes, but he is also 13 years old. While he still gets around like a young pup at times his little joints hurt him. He loves warm blankets and I know that must help to ease his joint pain a bit. I have been looking for something to provide warmth for him that was safe for dogs. Thankfully that wish has been granted with the help of Pet Magasin! 

This One is For the Fur Babies Pet Magasin is a small company that specializes in quality and affordable pet products. They pride themselves with creating safe products for pets as well as their owners. 

This One is For the Fur Babies

The Pet Magasin Self-Heated Dog Bed package comes with two mats. They use a layer or mylar,  the same super-insulating material used in spacesuits, to create the self-heating technology that will keep your fur baby cozy!  This technology helps to absorb, hold and reflect your pet’s own body heat and keep them warm.  The underside of the bed is rubberized so that it will stay exactly where you place it and will not be a slipping hazard for you or your pet. The bed is not only warm and made to stay put, but it is very comfy. At first glance, it seems thin, but the velvety cover and padded foam provide a good level of softness. 

Barkley often sits with me while writing blog posts, but I think he quite enjoyed getting to play a bigger role in this one. Especially when it meant getting a new spot to nap! This One is For the Fur Babies The product’s size is perfect for Barkley who weighs in at 14 pounds but would also work for a larger dog as well. The bed is also handy because you can easily move it when your pet wants to rest in another room. The Pet Magasin heated dog bed will surely be taking road trips with us soon so Barkley will have all the comforts of home in hotel rooms as well!This One is For the Fur Babies

All the Details 

For more info on Pet Magasin’s Heated Dog Bed check out Pet Magasin and their site on Amazon. Channelling Dolly readers can also get your pets in on the fun! Visit either of the two links and you will receive 30% off your purchase of a Pet Magasin Heated Dog Bed by using code: 5F2WSQO4

*This post was sponsored by BrandBacker, but all opinions are that of my own. 

When You Just Can’t Choose Just One Dolly Parton Item

When Channelling Dolly first started last summer I wanted to start the Yes Please! feature as a way to bring Dolly inspired items to my readers. At that time I reached out to Kayci Wheatley and she was gracious enough to be the first feature with her Dolly umbrella! Back then Kayci was selling her groovy things on Etsy. However, she has now branched out to her very own website and you guys it is so good! I tried to pick just one item to show you today, but this is what happens when you can’t choose just one Dolly Parton item! 

Dolly Parton, When You Can't Choose Just One

Dolly Pillow Case

When You Can't Choose Just One Dolly Parton Item

Dolly Parton Leggings

When You Can't Choose Just One Dolly Parton Item

Makeup Bag

When You Can't Choose Just One Dolly Parton Item

Baby BodysuitWhen You Can't Choose Just One Dolly Parton Item

Shower Curtain

When You Can't Choose Just One Dolly Parton Item

Pleated Skirt

 

When You Can't Choose Just One Dolly Parton Item

Dolly Tee

Kayci’s items have been featured in top publications such as the New York Times, Essence, Cosmopolitan and many more. Now though she is right here for all of you who will truly appreciate all the Dolly she is bringing here on Channelling Dolly! Plus it is fitting these darling items come to us from my favorite Texas city, Austin. I love supporting my fellow Texans! 

Whether you need Dolly items for yourself, your little ones, your home or for gifts Kayci’s shop is sure to deliver. Also, note there are finds featuring other celebs such as Prince and David Bowie and others. For more info check out Kayci Wheatley.com

Atomicrocketpoplab

When scouring the internet for items for the weekly Yes Please! feature I look for shops that speak my language. Of course, here on Channelling Dolly there needs to be a Dolly item, but also something else to catch my eye. This week’s shop Atomicrocketpoplab got my attention by transporting me back to my youth. 

Shop owner Rocket Hulsey has created a set of six Dolly Parton magnets showing off our favorite lady in different looks. Not only does Atomicrocketpoplab have Dolly though! Rocket mixes in his love of classic pop culture in a way that by looking at the shop online you feel as if you have walked into a cool vintage record store! Think notebooks with the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Motley Crue. Pins with different artists including the one who my heart still mourns for, Prince. It is like a fantastic blast from the past this shop! 

Atomicrocketpoplab

All the Details 

The custom Dolly 1.5 inch square fridge magnets can be found by clicking here! They are made in the United States and are available to ship worldwide! Not only are these beauties perfect for the fridge, but wouldn’t Dolly look great in a cube helping you smile at your 9 to 5. Or more up to today’s standards your 7 to 6! Either way, head over to Atomicrocketpoplab and give the shop a hello from Channelling Dolly!