Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! Did you do anything to celebrate?

In honor of the day here is a beautiful fox:
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How does this picture relate to Earth Day? Well, it is a wild creature which we should help preserve and it is curled up in a round shape like the Earth! Yeah, that is it. Who needs an excuse to post such a cute picture anyways?

Also, don’t forget that if you go to see Disneynature’s Bears this week Disney will donate money in your honor to the National Park Foundation!

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I saw Bears and it was really good! Brown Bears are powerful creatures and Disney does a great job of story telling even with wild subjects. The footage during the credits showing some of how the film makers do their work is well worth watching as well.

Disneynature’s next movie in theaters in time for next years Earth Day will be Monkey Kingdom. A movie about a troupe of monkeys which live in ancient ruins in the jungles of South Asia.

Pokemon Easter Eggs

Do you decorate Easter eggs? There are so many different ways to do so, some much more simple than others depending on what you really want. My human has not decorated eggs while I have been around, but I don’t think she really likes them.

How much effort do you put into your designs?

Take a look at these Pokemon Easter Eggs:
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These are so awesome! I cannot imagine how much time it took to make them.

- Cola

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful day!

Time to kick back and relax a bit, like this bunny in bunny slippers:
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So cute! The bunny does not seem to be enjoying his slippers or maybe he is just contemplating the ridiculousness, in any event, I think the photo op was worth it.

- Cola

Disneynature Bears

Disneynature’s new movie Bears is out in theaters today!

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The movie follows a mother brown bear and her two cubs as the cubs experience life in Alaska outside their den for the first time.

If you see Bears opening week Disney will make a donation to the National Park Foundation to help protect wildlife and the places they call home. This corresponds with Earth Day, which is next week Tuesday.

Here are a couple more images from the movie:
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You can see even more pictures and read more about the movie at nature.disney.com.

Go see Bears this week and help support our National Parks!

-Fizz

Easter Nail Art

Nail art is all the rage these days! Well, at least if you have been following that trend on the internet. Some of the designs that people come up with are very intricate and require advanced skills. Don’t know anyone that skilled at painting both hands, (maybe most don’t or have someone to help paint the other hand?) so here are some cute beginner designs for Easter/Spring. Good luck!

A couple tips:
1. Make sure your base layer(s) are dry before adding details.
2. Use dotting tools, nail art pens, or thin detail brushes to add details. Some people create designs with brushes and acrylic paint instead of nail polish.
3. Depending on design you may have to let some portions dry before moving on to make sure you don’t smear or rub off tiny details.
4. Always apply a top coat to protect your design!

Bunny Designs

Chocolate Bunny or a bunny from the back:
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The Ten Colorful Nails blog even added a tutorial image on how to paint this bunny:
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(Ten Colorful Nails)

Bunny Faces:
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These are cute and easy, look great in multiple colors, and have very simple eyes and ears.

Here is a tutorial on this kind of face:
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Another similar bunny face with larger ears:
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Chick Designs

How to paint your entire nail as a chick:
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This is pretty simple! Nail all one color, then you just have to paint on the eyes, beak, and feet.

Here is a video from MissJJan showing this process and how to make Easter eggs:

Chick with egg shell:
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This adds another layer to the design, a bit more intricate and interesting. It would be cute to have a mix of chicks – two shells, one shell half, no shell at all.

Sheep:
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I think this is a great example of how to paint a sheep on your nail, something a little different but still very related to Easter!

Of course, for those who can have more advanced bunny painting skills:
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Just look at that bunny!
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(Kawaii Nail Art)

Hope you guys give it a try, I know my human is going to. Silly though, because everyone knows that guinea pigs are far superior to rabbits!
- Fizz

Wednesday Woof – Dog Tricks

Another week, another Wednesday.

How well trained is your dog? Does your dog pray before they eat or return the bowl to you when done?

Take a look at these dogs:

My favorite is the one that keeps looking up to see if he is done with the trick yet! Also, they wait with so much patience while the woman prepares their food. I think I need to learn more about dog training because this is awesome!

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- Fizz

The Butter End Cakery

I recently saw a few of the The Butter End Cakery’s creations and wanted to feature the business in a post!

The Butter End creates amazing unique cakes and chocolate sculptures (plus a lot more)! You may have heard of this bakery before, they have done a couple high profile cakes for celebrities. The company specializes in high end cakes and desserts, using only the finest ingredients like cage free eggs and real vanilla bean extract. Cake flavors range from Vanilla to Blueberry Walnut, and some can even come gluten free or vegan. Custom cake prices start at $250 and sculpted cakes start at $500. They are located in Santa Monica CA, if you are in the area and are in need of cake or dessert for a special occasion check them out.

Little dragon birthday cake:
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A pug gets a chance to help celebrate:
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Such a neat way to include your dog! This is funny and minimal. You can have an elegant cake that does not only feature your dog, but still includes them for your special day!

Chocolate Mammoth sculpture:
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Here is the full sculpture, not necessarily cute but definitely amazing:
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Another chocolate sculpture of dinosaurs:
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(all above pictures from thebutterend on Instagram)

Kermit the Frog:
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This is a groom’s cake and the body is all edible cake.

Baby elephant shower cake:
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(The Butter End)
The little elephant looks like a real stuffed animal!

White dragon wedding cake:
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(The Butter End)
This beautiful white dragon is made of 9 and a half pounds of white modeling chocolate! Even the lace wings are edible. This cake is so elegant and charming even with it being a dragon on a wedding cake! You can see a video of the cakes creation here.

A little different angle, with different lighting:
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You can see all the little details in the scales and face.

To learn ever more The Butter End Cakery, or to inquire about getting a cake, please see their website here.

Well Trained

Monday again! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

To help you have a good week, try and have the determination of this dog:
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How much must this dog want that bacon? But he waits until get gets the okay. Never had this much luck keeping a dog away from people food.

Just a little of that determination and I could get so much done this week!

-Fizz