Friday, December 21, 2012

March of the Coffee Mugs

First up, congrats on surviving the apocalypse, everyone! Well done, well done.

I was just checking out my Google Analytics stats for the month, and an absurd number of people seem to have ended up at my site lately by searching for things like "penguin cookie jar" and "penguin mug" and such. That made me start thinking about a) Penguins are pretty frickin' cute, and b) I could realllly use a 2nd cup of coffee, but it is too cold to get out of bed again. c) Maybe I should just give the people what they want.

So I hopped on the ol' internets and did some penguin hunting!

First up, for those of you with the overwhelming urge to stick your cookies in an arctic bird (Pro Tip: I suggest sticking em in your mouth, instead, but to each their own, I guess...)

Ceramic Penguin/Glass Belly Cookie Jar $35
This is totally NOT what came to mind when I thought penguin cookie jar, but I am kind of in love with it! I love that Mr. Penguin (it's the males that sit on the babies to keep them warm, right?) is just like, hangin' out. He would look a little weird once he's stuffed with Chips Ahoy, given that his rotund belly is transparent, but still, SUPER CUTE.

 Penguin Cookie Jar $20
I'm a fan of this little guy's festive hat and scarf. I like that he's pictured next to milk and cookies and kitchen stuff, as if he's saying "Check it out, I am TOTALLY qualified for this job. I have experience with cookie stuff."

Boston Warehouse Penguin Party Hinged Jar - $8.99
This cute little dude comes in on the more budget-friendly end of the price range, but there's that kind of awkward thing going on where he looks like he's maybe suffered a recent encounter with some whiplash. I'd feel a little awkward having to decapitate him every time I wanted a cookie.

And, a topic near and dear to my heart, coffee mugs!  (Seriously you guys, I will pay someone to go make me some coffee. It's 32 degrees, I am not moving from this bed.)

Animals Globetrotter Penguin Mug [Set of 2] $21.56
I was kind of surprised there weren't more cute penguin mugs available on Amazon! I think this is my favorite, though. I like the random green fish!

Mugzie® brand 16-Ounce Travel Mug with Insulated Wetsuit Cover - Penguin Christmas Tree
Okay, so this is more a travel mug than a coffee mug, but it's cute!

And let's round things off with some random penguin goodness for your kitchen!
(BTW, as I'm typing up this blog post, my cats knocked over the Christmas tree. Not just some ornaments, the ENTIRE 6' tree. They do nothing halfway!)

Lekue Slim Penguin Ice Cube Tray, Blue $7.95
I love this! I do wish it was made of silicone instead of rubber, but otherwise it's pretty rad! And they come in all kinds of shapes like stars and apples and hearts, too!

Penguin Pop-Up Laundry Hamper - Round $14.20
Ummm, yeah, I think I might need this. I kinda love him. I am a little creeped out by his staring, stalkery face, though. He looks like the kind of laundry hamper that would really enjoy watching you undress. But still... pretty awesome.

Boston Warehouse Frozen Friends Ice Cream Scoop, Penguin Design $9.99
This little dude can scoop my Ben & Jerry's any day! (Hahaha, just kidding, I eat it out of the carton like everyone else.)

Norpro Pete the Penguin Cocktail Shaker $29.67
This looks like the kind of barware you'd see in the evil lair of a Bond villain or something. And for some reason it keeps making me think of the Maltese Falcoln. Also: I love his little FEET!

Are there any penguins in your kitchen? And hey, did anyone else play Sims 2 and if so, are you now thinking about that little penguin from Seasons who would wander into your house and leave behind puddles, or make conversation with your snowman? I am!

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