YEARLY ROUNDUP 2016!

I’m back y’all! Let the penguin blogging resume! 🙂

#10 Penguin in Church Window

#9 Penguin in the Wild – Door Nametag

#8 Oslo the Penguin in the House

#7 Penguin Craft #3

#6 OH!

#5 Penguin Hodgepodge

#4 Penguin in the Wild – Polk Edition

#3 Father’s Day Penguin Gear

#2 Penguin Roundup within a Roundup

#1 Penguin Explodes on set of The Flash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delicate Penguins Drinking from Plushie Teacups

“Strike that! Reverse it!” Growing up I watched Gene Wilder’s version of Willy Wonka whenever I saw it pop up in the TV guide. It is such a good movie and that quote is one I still use all the time. I’m always saying things backwards and switching up phrases, so when I catch myself I’m all, “Strike that. Reverse it.” Gene Wilder was amazing!

Last month I participated in Fat Mum Slim’s August photo a day. Every single day! Read More

Penguin in Manhattan

Penguins on the Set – Maid In Manhattan

I was just telling a coworker today that I have not had any time to watch TV. My focus has been on other things in the evenings and TV is not one of them.

One of the things I’ve been doing it getting my steps in on my Fitbit Alta. I can’t make my step goals if I’m sitting around watching TV!! I’ve had five 15k+ step days in the last week!! The pounds are coming off too, woot!!

Kayleigh and I did manage to watch Maid in Manhattan a few weeks ago. This movie came out in 2002 and stars Jennifer Lopez. It also stars Voldemort which I did not expect. Looking at his IMDB page, Volde… Ralph Fiennes has been in a ton of stuff! He’s mainly a villain, so this was quite refreshing!

He meets JLo at the hotel where she works thinking she is a guest staying there. She’s actually just trying on clothes that do not belong to her. It’s all good though, they go to a bunch of places together and fall in love, yay happy times! In the midst of it all they go to the zoo where they see some really cute penguins!! Click a pic to open the slideshow!

So cute!

If you’ve spotted a penguin in a show or movie let me know! I would love to feature you and your find on the blog!!

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Penguin Best of August 16

Monthly Roundup

Best of KelliLikesPenguins August’16

Top Posts for August

I did not post much in August, mainly roundups and a few hodgepodges (another word for roundup?). So, I’ll just put them here:

Penguin Hodgepodge and a New Blog!
Penguin Hodgepodge
Merch Monday

I have some fun posts planned for September along with a continuation of the Photo a day!

Favorite News Stories for August

PICK A NAME FOR SANCCOB EASTERN CAPE’S NEWEST RESIDENT PENGUIN
South African Oil Spill Puts Endangered Penguins in Peril
Helping the African penguin

Top Instagrams in August

See my Instagram here!

In August I participated in FatMumSlim’s Photo a day fun.

The most liked post was on Day 15 – Delicate:

Here are the top 8 for August!

Photo A Day - August '16
Photo A Day – August ’16

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Penguin Carry-alls

Merch Monday

Merch Monday

I hope you all had a great weekend! Most of the kiddos are back in school or will be starting soon! They’ll need all kinds of bags to carry their stuff in, and I have some penguin ones available! These carry-alls are really great quality. You can read all about the Quincy ones I featured a few weeks ago. I currently have 13 designs available, here are just a few:

Penguin Carry Alls
Left Column: Sprite, Neil, Quincy  //  Right Column: Waddles, Oslo, Herbie, Group

Pick out your favorite in my Society6 shop!

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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!

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penguin roundup

Penguin Roundup

This week at KelliLikesPenguins

I decided to participate in Fat Mum Slim’s August Photo A Day. Here are the photos from week three!

Photo a day Week 3
Kitchen  /  Delicate  /  Writing  /  I’m obsessed with…  /  Early  /  Late  /  Bridge

 

Kitchen – We has a little “stay-cation” and this was the kitchenette in our room.
Delicate  – I thought I had some doilies in a drawer in the dining room, but I couldn’t find them. Improvised with a quick tea party!
Writing  – Wrote the word penguin with a colored pencil and then drew in some thickness. 🙂
I’m obsessed with… – This day was a gimme! Didn’t have to think about what I’m obsessed with. We all know the answer to that!
Early  – Taking a shower early in the morn.
Late  – Had some ideas for this, but I didn’t know how to implement them. Just posted a weird angle of my penguin filled credenza. 🙂
Bridge – Headed over to the park this morning before the rain came in. This is also the park where we catch a lot of Pokemon. 🙂

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Posts This Week

Penguin Hodgepodge and a New Blog!
Updated Chinstrap Penguin Page!

Penguins in the News This Week

Helping the African penguin
Comings & Goings: Le Penguin Opens Monday
Video: Penguin Seeks Refuge from Attacking Orcas
Surf’s Up 2’s Trailer Confirms The Best WWE Penguin Movie Ever Made
2nd king penguin chick hatches at Calgary Zoo to ‘unattached’ mother Erika Tucker By Erika Tucker

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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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Happy Birthday Penguin Cupcakes

Birthday Penguins in the House!

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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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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Penguins on the Set

Penguins on the Set – 50 First Dates

Penguins on the Set – 50 First Dates

I’ve been watching a lot of shows y’all! I have found some pretty cool penguins in the coolest places! But, not every show has a penguin, and I do like some shows that I will probably never spot a penguin in. The Vikings are pretty much staying north of the equator, so unless one of them hallucinates a penguin, it’s not going to happen. So, I searched around on the internet and came across a very informative site www.humanehollywood.org. This organization ensures that animal actors are being treated humanely. When you have a minute read all about their great work!

I searched for “penguin” on their site and found a ton of movies with penguins in them! They will be my filler posts when I haven’t been able to spot a penguin in any TV shows! The first movie on the list is 50 First Dates and is so cute! It has Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler and is a cute little romantic comedy that I have seen numerous times. Here’s an excerpt from the website on the penguin star:

Willie the Penguin

The penguin star of this movie belongs to the marine park’s bird show and is crate trained and handled often. After Jocko throws up on Alexa, Willie the penguin laughs heartily from the sidelines. For this sequence, trainers brought the bird over in a crate and released him to walk over to his mark. Willie looked around for a few moments until trainers called the penguin back over to his crate. As a safety precaution, crew members fenced off the walrus pool so that the animal could not escape into it, and the walrus was kept away from Willie.

HumaneHollywood.org / 50 First Dates

50 First Dates Penguin
50 First Dates Penguin
50 First Dates Penguin
50 First Dates Penguin
50 First Dates Penguin
50 First Dates Penguin
50 First Dates Penguin
50 First Dates Penguin
50 First Dates Penguin
50 First Dates Penguin

How cute is that sundae? Mashed potatoes and anchovies anyone?

Check out some of my favorite “Penguins on the Set” from the past:

Transparent Penguin

Watch Penguins on the Set Explode – The Flash

Penguins on the Set – Humans

The first one didn’t even have a feature image! Oops!

New Feature

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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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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 Fight Club

Penguin Fight Club

My friend reminded me that there is a penguin in Fight Club. Since, “the first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club”, I’m just going to leave this here…

Fight Club Penguin
Fight Club Penguin

I will say that Fight Club is available on Amazon. 🙂

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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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Yellow-eyed Penguins

Yellow-eyed Penguin, Megadyptes antipodes

Yellow-eyed Penguin
(Megadyptes antipodes
)

Stats

Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Megadyptes– there are two species in this genus, the Yellow-eyed penguin and the extinct Waitaha penguin
Species – antipodes
Size – 24-31 inches tall
Weight – 12-18 pounds
Diet – Fish and squid
Conservation Status – Endangered

Habitat

Pic

worldtour_4911.JPG


Yellow-eyed penguin, Dunedin, New Zealand

**Feature image up top New Zealand Yellow Eyed Penguin by Ben Tubby on Flickr**

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Best of KelliLikesPenguins June ’16

Best of KelliLikesPenguins June ’16

Top Posts for June

Favorite News Stories for June

Top Instagrams in June

See my Instagram here!

Judy was the most popular in June!

Judy the Penguin #penguin #penguins #penguinstagram #newblogpost {link in bio} 😀❤️🐧

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And these were pretty well received too!

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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!

Western Rockhopper

Western Rockhopper Penguin

Western Rockhopper Penguin
(Eudyptes chrysocome 
chrysocome)

Rockhoppers are classified as Northern or Southern. Southern rockhoppers are then further identified as Eastern or Western. This post is all about the Western Rockhopper Penguin.

Stats

Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Eudyptes – all crested penguins are this genus – (Fiordland penguin, Snares penguinErect-crested penguin, Eastern rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Northern rockhopper penguinRoyal penguin, Macaroni penguin)
Species – E. chrysocome
Subspecies – E. chrysocome chrysocome
Size – ~18-23 inches tall
Weight – ~5-7 pounds
Diet – Krill and small crustaceans
Conservation Status – Vulnerable

Habitat

Pic


By Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=122709

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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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Penguins at the Polk Pick-It-Up

Penguins in the Wild

Wild penguin spotted at the Polk Pick-It-Up in Diboll, TX!

A few months ago, on a trip to pick up Kayleigh in Nacogdoches, Cody and I stopped at Polk Pick-It-Up in Diboll, TX. Cody spotted this penguin! So cute!

Penguin in the Wild
Penguin in the Wild

So wild! This is the same penguin that was featured in the Mother’s Day gift post.

Penguin in the Wild
Penguin in the Wild

It is still available on Amazon too! Look at him shine!

(Reminder to my children that my birthday is in July. Just sayin’.)

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Penguins on the Set

This Penguin is Hung!

Penguins on the Set

Love penguin spotting when I’m watching TV! This week’s penguin in the house was a HUGE surprise.

I have voiced my concern about not finding penguins in my shows. So worried that I’ll go the whole season of a show without seeing one. Which sucks, because there are shows I really want to talk about! Man in the High Castle does not have a penguin in season one. 🙁 Maybe next season.

Well, I started watching Hung and wasn’t even thinking penguins when 33 seconds into the opening credits there is an ice cream shop with a big penguin on the side! What?! Awesome!

HUNG Penguin
HUNG Penguin

Burk’s Igloo is a cute little ice cream shop in Hamtramck, Michigan!

Hung was a show on HBO from 2009-11. It seems like a pretty good show so far, but I’m only one episode in. If I spot any more penguins in future episodes, I’ll be sure to let y’all know!

See a penguin on a TV show you’re watching? Send it to me!

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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.

 

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Snares Penguin

Snares Penguin
(Eudyptes robustus)

Stats

Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Eudyptes – all crested penguins are this genus – (Fiordland penguin, Snares penguin, Erect-crested penguin, Eastern rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Northern rockhopper penguinRoyal penguin, Macaroni penguin)
Species – E. robustus
Size – 19-27 inches tall
Weight – 5-9 pounds
Diet – Krill, squid, and fish
Conservation Status – Vulnerable

Habitat

Pics

Snares Islands covered by Snares Crested Penguins

Snares Crested Penguin

*Feature Image Up Top by lin padgham on Flickr. So cute! *

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Penguins and Beavers in the Wild!

Penguins in the Wild

As always, a reminder that for this segment “in the wild” means not in my house. This week’s wild penguin is a reader submission! Big thank you to Tyler, who found these mini Frenchies (along with purple penguins and some other ones) at Buc-ee’s in Bastrop, TX!

Penguins @ Buc-ee's
Penguins @ Buc-ee’s

If you’re ever traveling around Texas and need to make a pitstop, find a Buc-ee’s! Cleanest restrooms ever!

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Penguins on the Set of Bosch

Penguins on the Set

I’m not that far into Bosch, but I found a penguin! Pretty early, but not first episode early! Bosch is a police drama starring Titus Welliver. Hottie!

Titus Welliver in Bosch
Titus Welliver in Bosch

I like the show so far, and good news, there is a Season 2! So, that must be a good sign. This penguin is in season 1, episode 3:

 

Bosch Penguin
Bosch Penguin

Bosch is called in to the DA’s office, and lo and behold there is a Christmas card with penguins on it! So cute!

 

Bosch Penguin
Bosch Penguin

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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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Royal Penguins

Royal Penguin

Royal Penguin
(Eudyptes schlegeli)

Stats

Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Eudyptes – all crested penguins are this genus – (Fiordland penguin, Snares penguin, Erect-crested penguin, Eastern rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Northern rockhopper penguin, Royal penguin, Macaroni penguin)
Species – E. schlegeli
Size – ~28 inches tall
Weight – 6-17 pounds
Diet – Krill and fish
Conservation Status – Near Threatened

Habitat

Pics

Royal Penguin Close up
Royal Penguin
Royal penguins sparring at The Nuggets
Royal Penguin


*Feature Image Up Top by Su Yin Khoo on Flickr. So cute! *

 

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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!

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Penguin on the Set

Bring it on Little Penguin!

Bring It On (2000)

What a fun movie! If you’ve never seen Bring It On starring Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Bradford, and Eliza Dushku, you need to check it out! (Eliza is also in another show called Banshee, which aired its final episode on May 20, 2016, so of course, it’s on my watchlist now.)

Here we see Torrance at Missy’s house, and apparently Missy likes Sanrio’s Badtz-Maru! So cute!

Bring It On - Badtz-Maru
Bring It On – Badtz-Maru
Bring It On - Badtz-Maru
Bring It On – Badtz-Maru
Bring It On - Badtz-Maru
Bring It On – Badtz-Maru

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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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Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Northern Rockhopper Penguin
(Eudyptes moseleyi)

Rockhoppers are classified as Northern or Southern. Southern rockhoppers are then further identified as Eastern or Western. This post is all about the Northern Rockhopper Penguin.

Stats

Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Eudyptes – all crested penguins are this genus – (Fiordland penguin, Snares penguin, Erect-crested penguin, Eastern rockhopper penguin, Western rockhopper penguin, Northern rockhopper penguin, Royal penguin, Macaroni penguin)
Species – E. moseleyi
Size – ~23 inches tall
Weight – ~7 pounds
Diet – Krill and small crustaceans
Conservation Status – Endangered

Habitat

On the screen

Cody Maverick, in the 2007 film Surf’s Up.

2007 Surf’s Up

Pic

London Zoo 11-03-2013
Rockhopper Penguin at London Zoo by Karen Roe

*Feature Image Up Top by Brian Gratwicke on Flickr. Please view this gorgeous pic as large as you can, it’s stunning! *

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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:

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    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!

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Father's Day Penguin Gear

9 Penguin Gifts for Dear Ol’ Dad

Father’s Day is coming up fast! Here are some penguin-themed gift ideas!

Father's Day Penguin Goodies
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  1. This is a very cute penguin phone case! It is available for a variety of phones with a variety of penguin photos!
  2. Pittsburgh Penguin Hat!! The Penguins take on the Sharks for the Stanley Cup! Not to be confused with PenguinShark:

    sharkpenguin
    PenguinShark
  3. Awesome Oslo the Penguin tie! Dad will love it!
  4. I don’t know anything about guitars, but it has a little penguin on it, soooo. 🙂
  5. Waddles the Penguin looks great on t-shirts! Remember him from a few weeks ago?
  6. Dad doesn’t have to mull over what to dress as for Halloween this year. You’ve got it all planned for him!
  7. Dress him in Penguin shirts! So cool!
  8. He’ll need a guitar pick for that Gretsch White Penguin above!
  9.  Fancy Schmancy penguin cufflinks!

Shop sooner than later! Father’s Day will be here before you know it!

p.s. I like how the guitar kind of looks like the guy’s head in the main photo. 🙂

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Penguins in the Wild – Take me to Church!

Penguin at Church

A few weeks ago we held a memorial service for my brother at my childhood church. While walking from one building to another, I spotted this penguin in the window of the nursery! I asked my niece, Staci, to take a picture and voila! Penguin in the Wild!* I know it’s a little hard to see, so let me just make some adjustments and turn him around a bit…

Penguin in Church Window
Penguin in Church Window

…much better! He is a cute baby toy!

Melissa & Doug Penguin Stacker

 

*If you’re new here “penguin in the wild” refers to any penguin not in my house. 🙂

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Penguins on the Set – Group Hug!

Home

Turning this week’s “Penguins on the Set” into “on the Screen” again with the 2015 computer-animated Dreamworks movie Home.

This movie follows an alien Boov named Oh. The Boovs have all come to planet Earth to escape an enemy of theirs. Oh gets in trouble and dreams of going to Antarctica…

Home1

…to hide from those he’s angered. In his daydream, he gets a group hug!!Home2

So cute!

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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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Best of May '16

Best of KelliLikesPenguins May ’16

Top Posts for May

 

Favorite News Stories for May

I don’t really have the data to find the top penguin news stories for the month, so I just picked my favorites!

Top Instagrams in May

See my Instagram here!

Bruce was a big hit on Instagram this month!

http://www.kellilikespenguins.com/ #penguin #ThankfulThursday via @RiplApp

A post shared by Kelli (@kellilikespenguins) on

And these lovelies rounded out the top seven!


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Penguin Nametag Travis

Penguins in the Wild – Door Nametag

Penguins in the Wild – aka Kayleigh the Penguin-spotter

Just to let you know, Kayleigh has essentially provided half of the wild penguins for this segment. This week she is providing another along with the backstory…

My friend and I were walking around campus out of boredom when we decided we would drop by one of the freshman dorms to say hi to some of our friends. While waiting for a text back to see if they were in their room we waited around like awkward college students do in the lobby and that’s when I saw it: an office-esque looking door with a lot of name tags on it.

Door penguin

 

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I have no idea who Travis is, I don’t know what he does, but I do know that one of his name tags was a penguin. I did what I always do when I see a penguin with my friends in public. I took out my phone and took a picture while they looked very confused.

 

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hUMANS PENGUINS

Penguins on the Set – Humans

Humans

My next three weeks of Penguins on the Set are all set! I got a couple of reader/daughter submissions, and I was also pleasantly surprised to spot a penguin on a show that I’m only two episodes into!

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant that’s so similar to a real human it’s transforming the way we live.

-IMDb

Even though I’m early in the series, I am very impressed with this show! The mom looks very familiar although I can’t say I’ve seen anything she’s listed in on IMDb.

Katherine Parkinson
Katherine Parkinson

The dad I know from Mr. Selfridge,

Tom Goodman-Hill
Tom Goodman-Hill

and I also spotted Merlin!

Colin Morgan
Colin Morgan

The premise is familiar, robots helping us with our lives, but things go wrong. I can’t wait to see more episodes! So, I’m watching the show and my daughter comes in, sits down and starts watching as well.  Within a few minutes of her joining me, I do my OMG-I-THINK-I-SAW-A-PENGUIN thing where I get all giddy and quickly rewind. Confusion falls upon my daughter until she realizes that I have found another one!

Humans S1 E2
Humans S1 E2

I was pretty sure that it was a penguin ‘H’, but I Googled it anyway… sure enough! My specific search for “animal letters penguin H” brought up this set on Amazon, Djeco Animal Wooden Letter – H – penguins! So cute! Also, so glad that Kayleigh has an H in it! She may be 21 soon, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get her some cute animal letters for her door! 🙂

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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!

kevin the penguin 4
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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Magellanic penguin, Spheniscus magellanicus

Magellanic Penguin
(Spheniscus magellanicus)

Stats

Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family

Genus – Spheniscus – The banded penguins – African penguin, Galápagos penguin, Humboldt penguin, Magellanic penguin

Species – S. magellanicus  – Magellanic Penguin

Size – 24 to 30″ tall

Weight – 6 to 14 pounds

Diet – Small fish, krill, and squid

Conservation Status – Near Threatened

Habitat

Pics

Magellanic Penguins


Magellanic Penguin

Feature image up top Magellanic Penguin by Don Faulkner, on Flickr

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Penguin Shops

Penguin Craft & Shops & PSA’s

Well, I guess I’ll call this Penguin Craft. As I begin this post on the bus ride home, I have no idea what I’m going to talk about. Not sure how to jump back into penguin blogging after the events from the weekend. I can say that I did no crafting at all, although I did talk about my handmade goods and my printed merchandise a little. I think I’ll use this space to chat with you about that and also introduce a fun new floater feature!

Handmade Items

Penguin Plushie
Penguin Plushie

I feel like the shopping outlets I have set up now are pretty good. My handmade stuffed animal penguin is currently available on Amazon and Etsy. I guess I have a little internal contest going to see which platform will sell first. I like both websites, but I’m rooting for Etsy because it just seems more personal. I shop at Amazon weekly, and I think of it as a big box store. My picture on Amazon is kind of unnerving!

Print-on-demand Shops

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The other stores I have set up are RedBubble, Society6, and Zazzle. I have just discovered these print-on-demand shops and I’m loving them! My geek girl spirit loves chopping pictures into all the various sizes needed for all the different merchandise available. When I decide on a photo for the week, I can’t wait to see it on all the different things! So why do I have three of these types of shops? Well, they don’t all have the same goods. I like RedBubble’s stickers and spiral notebooks. I like the duvets and shower curtains on Society6. And, I like the mousepads and flasks on Zazzle. So many cute items to put penguins on! If you see a design you like and want it on a thing, let me know and I will size it and get it on there for you!

Proverbial Penguin

You may have seen Proverbial Penguin at the end of The Flash post a couple of weeks ago. This will be a segment that will pop up now and then, so you’d better subscribe now so you don’t miss it!

Proverbial Penguin - p1
Proverbial Penguin – p1

 

PSA’s

So, that’s it for penguin talk today. A couple of PSA’s:

Visit with your siblings before it’s too late!

Quit smoking!

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