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Penguins in the House – Birthday Edition

Yesterday I was told by my baby girl that I may want to postpone the penguin in the house segment for this week. So I did, and I’m glad I did!

Today is my birthday, so i got to sleep in a bit. Woot! After I woke up the kids presented me with presents! They are so sweet.

Birthday Goodies
Birthday Goodies

I got a cute penguin birthday card. Kayleigh has been holding on to it for almost a year. She bought it last fall semester!

Cute Penguin Birthday Card
Cute Penguin Birthday Card

She also bought me a stackable ty beanie baby penguin. I didn’t even know these existed. I have seen the Disney baby stackables, but not any other kinds. So cute, I may have to get eight more. Hahahaha!

Stacking Penguin
Stacking Penguin

Cody got me an Espurr. My favorite Pokemon aside from Piplup. Totally unexpected, I really thought I was going to pull another penguin out of the bag. I saw the purple fur and I was all, huh? Espurr is adorable!

Espurr
Espurr

Tonight I’m having purple glittery liqueur and my favorite pizza, SHRIMP PESTO PIZZA! I may throw a penguin in the pic and post it on Instagram, so make sure you follow me!

Penguin birthday gift from my baby girl! 😀❤️🐧

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**Feature image at top of post, Happy Birthday cupcake box for a Penguin lover, by Kristin Ausk on Flickr.**

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Penguin on the Moon

Penguin in the House

This week’s penguin in the house was inspired by National Moon Day. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. So, I present Neil the Penguin!

Neil the Penguin
Neil the Penguin

Neil is a TY Beanie Ball and I think we got him at Target. He is so cute and round. I actually have two Neils, one that my co-worker gave me as a birthday gift, and one that my son got me for Mother’s Day one year. I’ve used Neil in a couple of different posts, but he wasn’t named until today. I love when things fall into place. The moon lamp Neil is sitting on is actually flat. I laid it on a black fluffy blanket and sat him up top. The moon lamp does the phases and is really nice. I got it from Amazon, Uncle Milton’s Moon in my Room.

Proverbial Penguin - p1
Proverbial Penguin – p1
Monday Penguin
Monday Penguin

Neil is #29 and #30 in the Penguin in the House series. He is available on a variety of goodies at my Society6 shop:

Neil the Penguin Society6
1  //  2  //  3  //  4  //  5  //  6  //  7  //  8  //  9

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Penguin in tha Yard

Penguin #27 – Penguins in tha House

This week’s penguin in tha house could not be contained. He wanted to do his photo shoot in the beautiful and hot Texas sun. As seems to be the norm, I do not remember where I got this cutie. He is soft and cuddly! He is also tall and skinny, so I’m naming him Thomas the tall penguin!

Thomas the tall penguin
Thomas the tall penguin
Thomas the tall penguin hanging out in the backyard
Thomas the tall penguin hanging out in the backyard
Thomas the tall penguin in front of a painting
Thomas the tall penguin in front of a painting
Aslan the penguin protector
Aslan the penguin protector

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Vote for Quincy

Which Quincy the “Quilted” Penguin Should I Get?

Penguin in tha House  – #26

This week’s Penguin in tha House was acquired sometime after 1985. How do I know this? Because it’s printed on the bottom.

Quincy the Penguin
Kimple Mold Corp 1985

I probably got him at one of the previously mentioned festivals in Marshall, TX where I spent my teenage years. He is very cute. I named him Quincy because he looks kind of quilted, so I wanted him to have a ‘Q’ name.

Quincy the Penguin
Quincy the Penguin
Quincy the Penguin
Quincy the Penguin

So I made him black and white and posted him up at Society6. He is only available as an art print now, but I’ll be working on putting him on goodies later tonight. I wanted to do a mock-up of what he may look like on a print above my couch in the den.

Quincy the Penguin
Quincy the Penguin

 

QuincyPrints
A / B / C / D

A is the Canvas Print which is 24″ x 16″

B is the Pecan framed art print 38″ x 26″

C is the Large art print 28″ x 20″

D is the Metal art print (which I didn’t even know they had until today!) 30″ x 20″

Which one do y’all like? Let me know in the comments!

Sprite the Penguin in tha House

This week’s penguin in the house comes to you from Burger King circa 2007.

via GIPHY

Very cute little guy that flaps his wings when you roll him forward. He is #25 in our Penguin in tha House series.

 

Have a good one!

Fire Ant Penguin in tha House!

Penguin in tha House

Ok, there’s no such thing as a fire ant penguin. You see, what happened is, this little lovely was obtained at the world famous Fire Ant Festival in Marshall, TX.

Judy the Penguin
Judy the Penguin

She is very cute and is holding a little heart. When I was cleaning her up for the photo shoot, I noticed that the artist had signed her name on the front.

Judy the Penguin
Judy the Penguin

That being said, I present Judy!

Judy the Penguin
Judy the Penguin

Marshall, TX has three big events throughout the year. The Fireant Festival, Stagecoach Days (which, sadly, looks like has been cancelled), and the Wonderland of Lights. Each event hosts a craft show which is where I picked up Judy.

She will be on mugs and shirts before you know it!

Judy the Penguin
Judy the Penguin

p.s. Judy is penguin #24!

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Frenchie in tha House

Frenchie in tha House

The Dish

Are you a wing-it cook or do you follow recipes to a tee? For the most part, I follow recipes and meals turn out okay. Sometimes I wing it and I’m left with a big blob of inedible yuck. Sometimes I wing it and I am Julia Child incarnate. I feel like this week’s penguin in tha house turned into a pretty good dish!

The Lineup

I have plenty of penguins lined up for this segment of the blog. And when I say that, please know that they are actually lined up in my bedroom. Each week I pick one out of the penguin lineup and get to work on their little photo shoot. After I’m done photographing them, they go into a new line in my office. It’s my way of keeping them in order and not double posting!

The Choice

When I picked out the very soft grey and white penguin, she didn’t have a name yet. I took her around rooms with different lighting and tried to take pics from different angles. I started in my office on the piano,

Frenchie the Penguin, #23
Frenchie the Penguin, #23

moved to the laundry room,

Frenchie the Penguin, #23
Frenchie the Penguin, #23

moved to the foyer.

Frenchie the Penguin, #23
Frenchie the Penguin, #23

Somewhere along the line, I picked up the cute pink rose ball. Then I decided to use the lightbox I got a few months ago. It was a cheapy I got off Amazon, but it fits my needs just fine. At first, I had the white background, and when I switched to black she just popped!

Frenchie the Penguin, #23
Frenchie the Penguin, #23

She looks so cute with that backdrop!

The Name

I needed to name her, and the pink rose ball was my inspiration. That, and Kayleigh and I just watched Grease Live on Netflix the other day. Frenchie is what came to mind, so I present Frenchie the Penguin! Coming soon to a mug and shirt near you!

Frenchies
Frenchy – Grease (1978) / Frenchy – Grease Live! (2016) / Frenchie – KelliLikesPenguins (2016)

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Oslo the penguin in the house

Oslo in tha House!

This week’s penguin in the house traveled here all the way from Germany!

A few years ago my daughter took a trip to Europe with her German club at school. She had a great time and brought me home a mini Eiffel Tower and this cute penguin!

Oslo the Penguin, #22
Oslo the Penguin, #22

We’ve named him Oslo, and he is adorable!

If you look closely, you can see Kayleigh’s coat and hair standing behind Oslo.

Oslo and Kayleigh
Hi, Kayleigh! 🙂

 

Oslo the Penguin
Oslo the Penguin

 

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Kevin the Penguin

Where is Kevin the Carved Penguin Going to Stay?

We are mid-week, y’all! I hope you are doing well! I am on the bus and kind of drawing a blank about how to introduce this week’s Penguin in tha House. I guess I’ll just go with the flow and if you don’t like it you can leave me some feedback. 😋

Since I’m going to be artfully editing the photos in order to put them on merchandise, I thought it would be fun to name the penguins as I introduce them to you. The penguin this week was carved in Peru, I wanted something that went with the K sound in carved, so I chose Kevin. This must have been a subconscious choice because later I realized why Kevin was a name in my head. My brother passed away last week, and the funeral home was providing us with a slideshow to play at his memorial. Well, when I opened up the preview that the gal sent over, it showed my brother’s photo, but not his name…it said, “Kevin”. What?!? We all started laughing, so I guess it did provide some comic relief. There was plenty of time to correct it, but you can bet no haha’s would have been heard if that happened at the actual service!

So, this cute penguin made by E&G Creatives in Peru is now named Kevin.

Kevin the Penguin #21
Kevin the Penguin #21

I’ve had him a long time and it was fun taking pics of him all over the house. I don’t know what shelf he is going to end up on.

kevin the penguin
kevin the penguin

He will be available as all kinds of goodies later on tonight!

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kevin the penguin 21

Now I’m off to crop and resize his pics!

kevin the penguin 2
kevin the penguin 21

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😀❤️

 

Waddles Photoshoot

Penguin Waddling Through My House

Penguins in tha House!

Penguin number 20 in the house is this very cute wind-up waddling penguin.

Watch him as he goes!

Waddling Penguin
Waddling Penguin

I’m not sure when I got him, but he is part of my not world-record-breaking collection. I’ve started lining them up on a little shelf behind my desk. Gotta make KelliLikesPenguins headquarters fit the bill!

Waddles the Penguin
Waddles the Penguin – #20

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House of Lloyd Penguin

Penguin in tha House of Lloyd

I am nowhere near the 11,000+ penguins the World’s Largest Penguin Collection, but here is #19! This little guy has “House of Lloyd” carved into his backside, so that tells me I acquired him in the early 90s when my sister was a House of Lloyd representative. Think of Mary Kay parties but for Christmas ornaments and cute little gifts. House of Lloyd went bankrupt in 2002, but there are a lot of items still around on Amazon and Ebay. I think I even saw some on Etsy. I love his little green hat. So cute!

House of Lloyd Penguin 2
House of Lloyd Penguin #19

 

House of Lloyd Penguin 3
House of Lloyd Penguin #19

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Blue Penguin Mug

Penguin Mug Shot – #18

Penguins in tha House!

This is a cute little mug that sits on my desk and hold pens and misc things. His santa hat is chipped, but he’s still great! Looking at the bottom of the mug tells me I bought him at Target in 2008. Be Merry! 🙂

Penguin Mug
Penguin Mug #18

 

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penguins house

Penguins in tha House

Penguins in tha House!

These are some really cute glass penguins that I’ve had for a long time. The momma penguin has been broken a few times, but superglue saves the day!

Penguin Pair
Penguin Pair #s 16 & 17

 

I found a couple of momma/ baby combos on Amazon — this one looks like a penguin and a baby seal and this one is going on my wish list! Being a Swarovski crystal penguin and being priced at $133.58, that probably won’t happen, but a girl can dream!

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Tiny Glass Penguin

Penguin in tha House!

This week’s penguin in tha house is a little glass penguin that (again) I’ve had forever. I present penguin #15!

Penguin on a monitor
Penguin on a monitor #15

Here he is sitting on my piano that has finally been painted! I love this green!

Penguin on a piano
Penguin on a piano

And since Minnie got in on last week’s “Penguin in tha House”, I thought I would include a pic with Aslan in the background. Very ferocious!

Penguin in front of ferocious cat
Penguin in front of ferocious cat

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Brass Monkey… I mean Penguin!

Penguin in tha House!

This week’s Penguin in tha House is a very cute brass penguin paperweight that I’ve had forever.

Paperweight
Brass Penguin #14

While taking pictures, Minnie decided to join in the fun.

Cat Penguin
Minnie climbing up to see what’s going on.

She was not amused. What a face!!

MinniePenguin
Minnie looks possessed.

 

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The weekend’s almost here!

 

You’ll Find These Penguins Attractive!

Because they’re magnets!

Welcome to this week’s penguins in tha house! I hope you liked my punny title! Monday was all about my newest PenguinCraft, cute little magnets! I declared this week Penguin Magnet Week! Have you sent me your penguin magnet pictures? Send them in and I’ll feature them on Penguins in the Wild!

I have no idea when I got these cute little magnets, but they have been on my fridge for years. For cataloging purposes, these are numbers 10, 11, 12, and 13.

Penguin Magnets
Fridge Magnets #10, 11, 12, 13

I also mentioned that I ordered some clear beads. I got them yesterday, and they are so much better! I’ll be gluing these together and posting them on Etsy soon!

Bead Magnets
Better Beads

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Penguin in tha House #9 – Waterford Crystal

Here we have Penguin in tha House number nine! This is a Waterford Crystal penguin that I’ve had forever it seems. He has a little chip in his nose, so his value probably plummeted from what shows on Ebay. Not that I would ever sell him, but it’s interesting to know what things are worth. I couldn’t decide on which pictures to use, so here they all are. Enjoy!

Waterford Crystal Penguin
So majestic!
Waterford Fluff Penguin
Penguin in the fluffy snow
Waterford Penguin Profile
Is this my good side?

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Penguin in tha House – Penguin Surprise!

Welcome to Penguin in tha house!

This week’s penguin was a little trinket I got at Christmastime. He’s so cute all on his own, but then you open him up…

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Penguin #8

 

…there’s a cute little necklace! I haven’t found the right occasion to wear this, and maybe I never will. But it is a penguin and it is in my house. IMG_1809

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Happy Wednesday, y’all!

This Week There are 2 Penguins in tha House!

Maybe I should call this one Penguins in tha Yard? Nah, I walked these penguins out to the backyard and took pics of them. I actually wasn’t planning on using them for this week’s segment, but as I was making more wall hangings I figured I would kill two birds with one stone. (Not penguins!)

Eraser Penguin

This first little guy is an eraser. I also have one at my desk at work, but this one was given to me by my great-niece. I do not use them to actually erase things.

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Eraser Penguin – 5

Knick-knack Penguin

This one I have had since middle school. I do not remember where I got him, but he has been around a long time! So cute even with his chipped nose!

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Knick-Knack Penguin – 6

Wall Hangings

I was searching the web for pics of penguins to use for my little wall hangings. Then I realized that I am writing a blog about liking penguins, so I must have a few around the house! Voila! I cut the pics into circles and transferred them to wood. Now they just need some Mod Podge and they can go up on my Etsy store!

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And that’s penguins 5 and 6! Tune in next week for penguin 7…and maybe 8?

Penguin Timer

Keeping Time

Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away

-LINKIN PARK, “In the End”, Hybrid Theory

Well, this penguin isn’t a pendulum, but he will ding at you when your time is up! Welcome to this week’s “Penguins in da house”!

I bought this penguin sometime last year. He is so cute and loves watching me cook. I don’t actually use him for timing meals, because my oven has a gajillion timers on it, soooo. I may use him to time other things, like my time on the Gazelle. I do need to get on that thing. This penguin timer is #4 in my cataloguing of penguins in my house!

timer
Penguin Timer – 4

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Penguins in da house!

Y’all are awesome! I hope that I can provide some good content on this blog. Nothing too deep, nothing political, nothing radical…just some nice pictures, crafts, jokes, etc. that have to do with penguins. Something that will make you smile. 🙂

I’d like to introduce my next weekly segment called “Penguins in da house!” This will feature a penguin that is in my house. I may even number them, so I can eventually know how many there are. It will also serve as a way to preserve my memories of these little guys, because honestly some of them are ready for the trash. They have been stored too long in three different garages, and are ready to be put to pasture. Not before they are documented though! Cody told me I’m going to run out of penguins. Y’all know what that means! I’ll have to shop for more penguins!

Penguins one, two and three are a package deal because they were crafted by my children. Kayleigh and Cody created these gems for my birthday last year. They are so cute! (kids and penguins!)

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Kayleigh painting on canvas – Penguins 1,2,3
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Cody bendaroo sculpture – Penguins 1,2,3
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Minnie helping take pictures

And I know I said “nothing too deep”, but omg this picture y’all. Such meaning, such emotion!

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Penguin with cat butt in background

Have a great weekend!