Archive for November, 2019

Ok, what better fun can you possibly have on a road trip to grandmother’s house on Thanksgiving Day than to play Mad Libs with the family? There isn’t anything more fun than that. And if you hurry, with same day delivery from Amazon you can still get you very own copy of Gobble Gobble Mad Libs in time.

About Gobble Gobble Mad Libs:

“Gobble Gobble Mad Libs features 21 original stories all about the yummiest holiday–Thanksgiving! Featuring hilarious stories about preparing and eating dinner, Thanksgiving traditions, and Black Friday shopping, it’s sure to keep kids laughing for hours. Gobble Gobble Mad Libs is 48 pages of fun.”

Gobble Gobble Mad Libs is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.


Another week and I have found another quality bag to obsess over – the Kessler Large Duffle I found from the fine folks at Leatherology.

About the Kessler Large Duffle from Leatherology:

“Our Kessler Large Duffle has style, form and function. Chic yet durable, this leather duffle is the perfect size for overnight or extended trips. The exterior has a personalized easy-access pocket that can be stamped with your initials and is perfect for storing tickets and itineraries. A roomy zippered interior pocket can securely store larger items, while two additional interior wall pockets are designed to hold a phone and other essentials. When you’re on the go, the Kessler Large Duffle can be carried using the attached handles or the detachable shoulder strap.”

Find the Kessler Large Duffle from Leatherology here.

Visit Leatherology online here.

I don’t have any terrariums (or is it terraria?), I don’t have anything against them but just haven’t jumped on the trend yet. But I have to say I am totally obsessed with the terrarium figurine collection I found from the fine folks at Chive. The figurines are fun and whimsical and make me want to find any possible use for them – terrarium-wise or otherwise.

About the terrarium figurines from Chive:

“Are you looking for a fun and cute way to spruce up your otherwise low-key glass terrarium? Chive offers a variety of unique terrarium figurines for sale. These small decorations are the perfect accent for your mini-glass terrarium and are definitely a conversation starter. Choose from a selection of models including Animals, People, and Woodland Scenics depending on your specific taste. Our miniature terrarium figures make the perfect addition to any glass terrarium or potted plant. Arrange and place them in various spaces throughout your arrangement to create a unique scenery unlike any other. If you are looking for a way to turn your regular terrarium into an amusing one, consider adding these terrarium figurines, suitable for any small-scale glass arrangement.”

Explore the terrarium figurines from Chive here.

Visit Chive online here.

While out for a walk today on what was a spectacular, crisp, sunny, late autumn day – I spotted a splash of color in the otherwise sepia-toned late fall foliage. These little red berry made me happy and I was thinking they may be holly berries? Who know, but it was the perfect illustration of fall turning into the winter holiday season right before Thanksgiving.

Les than a week until Thanksgiving and I have found the perfect spirit to usher in the holiday season – the 2019 Holiday Edition Kansas City Whiskey from Jacob Rieger & Co.

About the 2019 Holiday Edition Kansas City Whiskey from J. Rieger:

“Designed in collaboration with Charlie Hustle, we proudly present our 2019 Holiday Edition Kansas City Whiskey, our signature blend of Straight Bourbon, Straight Rye & Light Corn Whiskeys, with just a hint of Sherry. This third annual limited edition label draws inspiration from the 1912 Rieger’s “Holiday Offer”, a festive advertisement that promised “good cheer” and “yule-tide happiness” in every bottle of Rieger.”

Here’s the pic I snapped when I found the Kansas City Whiskey on my local spirit purveyor’s shelf:

Learn more about the 2019 Holiday Edition Kansas City Whiskey from J. Rieger here.

Visit Jacob Rieger & Co. online here.

I love a piece of art that makes a statement and is functional. Take the Labrador Chair by artist Katie Kimmel I found from the fine folks at The Future Perfect – just the thing to design a room around.

About the Labrador Chair by Katie Kimmel from The Future Perfect:

“A lumpy labrador trying to sit like a person. Katie Kimmel is an artist working in The Mojave Desert, California. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 where she studied ceramics, video and painting. Katie enjoys writing biographies in the third person.”

About the Labrador Chair by Katie Kimmel from The Future Perfect.

Visit The Future Perfect online here.

It is crazy to think about it, but yeah, Thanksgiving is a week from tomorrow. Like I said, crazy! But there is still plenty of time to find a new pie recipe to show off to your friends and family. Where can you find such a recipe? In the perfectly timed and titled Easy Thanksgiving Pie Recipes: 25+ Simple & Delicious Pie Recipes for the Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert by Hanna Brown.

About Easy Thanksgiving Pie Recipes by Hanna Brown:

“This book is full of delicious, simple Thanksgiving desserts to make your holiday meal a breeze. Inside you’ll find a variety of Thanksgiving pie recipes easy enough for the beginner cook, but tasty enough to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate. From no-bakes to double-crusted pies, this cookbook covers it all.”

Easy Thanksgiving Pie Recipes by Hanna Brown is available in multiple formats from Amazon and other fine booksellers.

One of the many ongoing searches Lost Cowboy readers are all too aware of is my search for the perfect bench. I should have come right to the fine folks at Lumens first as they have an amazing collection of benches – some really cool modern and traditional designs. But I have fallen in love with the Spindle Bench by Ethnicraft they offer..

About the Spindle Bench by Ethnicraft available from Lumens:

“With its 10th-century source material, the Spindle Bench by Ethnicraft offers a revolutionary new take on modern bench seating. This concept piece revolves around its wood frame, reminiscent of a spinning wheel. The spokes of its interior on the back are made accented for some slight back support. The Spindle Bench spins antiquated source material into sheer elegance, with different wooden finishes that spark excitement in bench seating. Place pillows or cushions on the bench to provide more comfort and style. Nathan Yong adds a colorful and contemporary touch to this piece, while using timeless designs in modern furniture forms.”

Find the Spindle Bench by Ethnicraft from Lumens here.

See the amazing collection of benches offered by Lumens here.

Visit Lumens online here.

I just discovered the work of folk artist Paul Flack and I am wondering why it took so long for him to come to my attention. I love his pop-art sensibility and technique which combines media and process to create “a permanence that juxtaposes its source in the fleeting world of digital images.” Something I think we need more of.

About Paul Flack:

“Paul Flack is best known as one of the leaders of the Who Ha Da-Da movement of contemporary American folk artists.  (But he’s a Yankee and despite his 30 year residency in the South he still talks funny.) His art fuses urban, suburban and rural influences and combines them with spiritual overtones to create images that are approachable, whimsical and promise possibility in spite of challenging circumstances. His work is a mash up of Warhol and Howard Finster. Flack’s artistic style entirely reflects his mosaic-like life story.”

Learn more about Paul Flack and see a portfolio of his work here: