Professor Penguin

Professor Penguin – Equanimity

I have way too many TV shows to watch! One show that I am caught up on is Vikings. What a fabulous cast and scenery! I cannot wait for it to return!!

I don’t expect to see penguins in this show unless it’s some kind of psychedelic dream sequence, so I have to get a plug in where I can. This king, King Ecbert, was praying and said, “Lord, you know me for a sinner, and I think you have already decided to cast me out into the darkness—like a fallen angel, to suffer in Purgatory or the fires of Hell for all eternity. Think you, Lord, that I could look upon such scenes with equanimity? That I do not dream in the dead of night of returning to your light and the promises of Heaven? Am I not a man, like other men?” That word! It sounded so awesome, I had to know what it meant!

e·qua·nim·i·ty
ˌekwəˈnimədē/
noun
noun: equanimity
  1. mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
Professor Penguin teaches Equanimity
Professor Penguin teaches Equanimity

I have already used this new-to-me word in everyday life! Love it!

Now, when shit starts to hit the fan I just think about how much equanimity I can exude! I think the key is not to go too far and show off your best “deer in the headlight” look.

This is an important life skill, y’all! Something that must be learned and performed! To show chill in the face of chaos! Learn it now!

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Penguin Hodgepodge

How was your weekend? I had a great time moving my daughter into her sorority house for her junior year of college and getting my son ready for his sophomore year of high school!

I also did a little planning for the remaining August days of Fat Mum Slim’s photo a day. It’s been great fun posing penguins according to the daily prompt! I think for September I’ll plan my own little penguin photo a day. We’ll see how that goes.

I had my evening all planned out in my cute little To-do list notebook I got at Target.

To Do from Target

But of course I forgot about all the homework parents have on the first day of school. I’ll have to improvise a little to fit everything in. Need steps for my Fitbit challenges, gotta fill in all that paperwork for the school, have to make the yummy Blue Apron recipe (Chilled Chicken Ramen, even Cody’s excited about that one!), and of course the normal daily chores! Time is going to fly tonight!

I think I forgot to talk about penguins. Here’s my latest Instagram! Follow me!

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Penguin Hodgepodge

Penguin Hodgepodge and a New Blog!

Hodge’n and Podge’n

I’m on the bus headed home trying to think about things to write about. Crazy thought, maybe a post about penguins! The problem is I’m in the very back of the bus and the lady next to me has plenty of room to scoot over, but apparently she wants to sit close to me and lean the other way. It’s like she’s ready to fart in my direction. Unsettling really, so how do I continue writing? I guess the blog must go on!

Photo a Day

I hope y’all are all following and enjoying the Fat Mum Slim Photo a day challenge that I’m doing this month. If not, get on over to my Instagram and follow me! I’m having a blast creating photos based on the daily prompts! This is my favorite so far:

Shadowy penguin * Photo a day * Day 3 * Shadow * #fmsphotoaday #shadow #penguin #penguinstagram

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Coming Up

Since I have all the penguin species in place, I’ve been trying to think about new segments to feature in the blog. I was thinking about a somehow-penguin-related home decorating segment. I will have to be sure that there are penguins in each project of course, but I think it would be fun!

I’m also thinking about revisiting penguin crafting in some way. Especially with Christmas just around the corner. Penguins love Christmas! Most penguins love cold in general, so maybe I should knit some penguin hats. Anyone want to come over and teach me how to knit?

A New Blog

My niece sent me a link to her new blog! She, along with her friend Kim, has started a mom blog of sorts! Check it out at www.ikeptthekidsalivetoday.com. Yes, that is “I kept the kids alive today” all mushed together. Hahahahaha! They are funny girls, so I’m sure their blog will do well! I’ve added a sidebar with their blog, and I’ll be adding all the penguin blogs I read!

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A Quick Penguin Hodgepodge

Penguin Hodgepodge

I ordered these Quincy carry-alls and they are bigger than I expected! The quality is very good too. My daughter and I were clothes shopping over the weekend, and we saw some bags with terrible plastic tacky looking zippers. The zippers on these bags are so sturdy and cute at the same time!

Quincy on some carry-alls!
Quincy on some carry-alls!
Zipper on a Carry-all
Zipper on a Carry-all
Quincy in a carry-all!
Quincy in a carry-all!

Get your own Quincy carry-all at my Society6 store!

It’s my birthday week y’all! Celebrating all week! Woot!!

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Something About Penguins

Something about Penguins

Something About Penguins

Hello! How are y’all doing? My placeholder title for this post was “Something About Penguins” and it got me to thinking about the movie There’s Something About Mary. So, I started watching it and realized I have only ever seen it on TV with commercials and editing. Could not believe they actually showed the frank and beans!!

Now I’m watching it and hopefully will see a penguin, so I can share it with y’all on Thursday’s Penguins on the Set!

Today the postman dropped off a few packages of goodies I ordered from my Society6 store. I wanted to take a look at the items in person. It felt weird selling things I’ve never seen up close. The items I got are so cute and great quality! I don’t know why, but I thought these mugs were made of plastic when they are actually a very beautiful ceramic!

Group of Penguins Mug
Group of Penguins Mug
Group of Penguins Mug
Group of Penguins Mug

The Oslo pillow is so cute! You can order these pillows with or without the pillow insert. I can’t wait to design more for different seasons! Then I can just switch out the cases! Awesome!

Oslo Penguin Pillow
Oslo Penguin Pillow

And the tote bag is totally cute too! The quality is so nice, and I can’t wait to fill it up and carry it to work tomorrow! Love it!

Frenchie Penguin Tote Bag
Frenchie Penguin Tote Bag

Group of Penguins Mug // Oslo the Penguin Pillow // Frenchie the Penguin Tote Bag

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Penguin Hodgepodge

Penguin Hodgepodge

Penguin Hodgepodge

Here’s a look at what’s coming up soon!

Penguin of the Week

I have three more Penguins of the Week to go. After those are done, I’m going to make a Penguin Species page and link all of those posts to that page. That way they will be easy to locate. I’m working on an infographic that shows all the different kinds of penguins. Then I’m going to rotate back through and add more details each week.

Penguin Goodies

Judy the Penguin and Sprite the Penguin both look pretty cute on all the items in my Society6 shop. Take a peek!

Judy the Penguin
Judy the Penguin

 

Sprite the Penguin
Sprite the Penguin

This week on Penguins in the House, I’ll be working on a piece that I hope to put over my couch in my den. I have amazing vintage panelling which makes the room dark and cozy, so I need something with a lot of white to brighten up the room.

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Penguin Hodgepodge

Penguin Hodgepodge

(Not to be confused with Mod Podge, which I do use to craft magnets!)

I made a few magnets over the weekend! There are a few new ones, that include Frenchie and Oslo.

Penguin Magnets
Penguin Magnets
Aslan helping show off the magnets
Aslan helping show off the magnets
Frenchie is in this group!
Frenchie is in this group!
Oslo looks cute on a magnet!
Oslo looks cute on a magnet!

Penguin Goodies

Frenchie looks really cute on pretty much every item I put her on! Check her out!

Frenchie-Society6
Frenchie-Society6
Frenchie-Redbubble
Frenchie-Redbubble
Frenchie-Zazzle
Frenchie-Zazzle

Too cute!

Penguin Book of the Week

 

As always, feel free to send me feedback and penguin ideas, pics, etc. I love hearing from y’all!

Have a great week!

Penguin Hodgepodge

Penguin Craft…or Some New Penguin Topic

Penguin Hodgepodge?

Last month I posted about my worries for this fledgling little penguin blog. Will it grow? Will y’all like it? Will I continue? The answer to all of these questions is YES!

So excited to think about the direction KelliLikesPenguins is headed. Readership has grown, sales are up, and I have great segments planned for the future.

Hello, New People!

Email subscriptions are up this month. Have you subbed yet? So many fun things are coming up that you don’t want to miss! Sign up for blog posts via email!

KelliLikesPenguins’s Facebook page hit 200 likes over the weekend! Twitter rose above 600, and Instagram is almost to 125! I’m really enjoying sharing penguin posts and photos with you. I hope you are enjoying them too!

Penguin Goodies

My handmade penguin plushies have started selling on Amazon!

Penguin Plushie on Amazon

So excited to be busy making more! They get cuter with every one I make, so round and fluffy!

I sold some magnets on Etsy, but I’m moving them over to Amazon as well.

Magnets on Amazon

As far as handmade items go, the plushies and magnets will be it, and they will only be on Amazon. Trying to consolidate for simplicity’s sake!

A few other products that are doing well and you may like are the iPhone cases and tote bags!

Penguin Phone Cases
Penguin Phone Cases

 

Penguin Tote Bags
Penguin Tote Bags

Too cute!

Future Penguin Ideas

Since I’m going to be focusing my crafting on the two items, Penguin Craft as a weekly Monday segment doesn’t seem like it’s going to work. I have some segments that I can rotate in, so I think I may call Monday’s posts Penguin Hodgepodge. Here are the floater ideas, a few which have even been used once or twice:

  • Proverbial Penguin – A new penguin every now and then with an old adage of some sort:

    Proverbial Penguin - p1
    Proverbial Penguin
  • Penguins from the Past – The Throwback Thursday of Penguins

    Penguins from the Past
    Penguins from the Past
  • Penguin Book of the Week – A penguin book that I may or may not have read.
  • Penguin Goodies – New Products, fun pics, or whatever else penguin crosses my desk!

As always, feel free to send me feedback and penguin ideas, pics, etc. I love hearing from y’all!

Have a great week!