Friday, in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Princess Nagger’s school had the kids dress up as their favorite book character.  While everyone else opted for The Cat In The Hat mode (as evidenced by the sea of red and white striped hats filling the windows of the bus), Princess Nagger decided to think outside the box.  Or in this case, outside the hat:

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Princess Nagger dressed up as Scourge from her newest favorite book series Warrior Cats.  I was lucky I found a black cat costume on eBay (and it has a tail in the back which I totally forgot to have her show off), and found the cool cat mask (with sound) on Amazon.  Of course the snout and inside the ears were white, so I had to paint them black (per Princess Nagger’s orders, since Scourge is black all over except one white paw).

Speaking of the one white paw, pretend you’re looking in a mirror and that it’s her right paw that’s white instead of her left paw.  She left the wrong cat paw glove on the counter so when I painted it, I didn’t notice it was the wrong paw.  She was a bit perturbed that I got it wrong, and volunteered me to paint over the white paint with black, and paint the other one white (close to bedtime the night before).  I told her to do it.  She didn’t.

Have you heard of Diamond Candles?  I discovered them just before Christmas and bought myself one for my birthday.  Princess Nagger has laid claim on the diamond ring she’s impatiently waiting to access (we’re not diggers – we’ll let the candle burn down until it frees the ring).  She’s hoping she scores a $5000 ring, though the odds of that are very slim, but she can dream, right?  She actually doesn’t care what the value is, because it’s a real diamond – that’s what counts.

Since I promised she could have the first ring, I decided the other day I needed to get another candle so I could I could be impatiently waiting for the ring reveal, too.  If you’ve ever wanted to get one, now’s your chance with $5 off just because I ordered one.  Just use this link.  This isn’t sponsored, just so you know.  I just think they’re cool soy candles and smell really good.  

I found this online the other day and had to get it:

Yes, it’s Wine-Opoly – just like Monopoly, only better.  Here’s the description:

Pop the cork off any gathering with WINEOPOLY. Players buy favorite wines, collect bunch of grapes and trade them in for decanters. Sounds easy enough but add import taxes and serving faux pas and it becomes a little more difficult and a lot more fun. Learn while you play. Each deed back contains wine descriptors and fun facts about each wine. It’s all fun and games until you’re sent to the wine cellar to age and then you’re out of the game for three turns. So choose your token (wine bottle, cork, wine glass, cheese, grapes, or a carafe) and advance to cheers.

Doesn’t that sound like fun?  Who wants to come over to play and drink wine?

Oh, and here’s something else I picked up I know Michele would appreciate (because she’s a hot librarian who loves chocolate and wine):

It’s chocolate made especially to eat whilst drinking wine.  No lie.  It comes in a container that looks like a book, see the spine and wax seal?

It has four different types of chocolate, and even has the wine pairings that are recommended for each one.  Princess Nagger wanted me to break it open immediately upon arrival since she was craving chocolate, but I’m saving it for a special occasion.  Like a Wine-Opoly Wine Tasting and Chocolate party.  Could happen.

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Note: None of this post – in whole or in part – was sponsored in any way.  I just got really excited about some cool things I picked up, paid for with my own money with no compensation.  No requests for any shameless plugs of any kind were requested. Of course I’m always happy to entertain future offers for similar items, or you know, things on my Bucket List like touring the Wine Country in Italy.  I’m just sayin’.

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  1. I am totally going to get Jude onto that Warrior Cats series as soon as he finishes the 39 Clues thing he’s on. PN is so cute in her little Scourge costume – white paw on the right or the left. Good luck with the diamond rings! I’ve gotta get that wine chocolate for Jimmy! He would love it!
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  2. I’m not much of a wine drinker (although I will on occasion indulde in some) but I’d be more than happy to bring over the Jagermerister and play a few games while eating that neat looking chocolate. Princess Nagger looks like a “cool cat” in her costume. I actually reviewed a Diamond Candle for my blog and also received one for my birthday. Neither rings were real but it was neat to do the reveal and the candles smell good. Have you heard of Cookies & Corks? I’ll be doing a review in a couple weeks on my blog but they are different flavored cookies that are crafted to pair with wines.
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  3. That game looks great.. I would love it, and so would my hubby.. that would be if his older bratty brother didn’t ruin game playing for him when he was a little boy… sigh… scarred for life
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  4. Wow! MY mom would love that game Wineopoly! I’ve never seen that before!
    Your daughter looks too cute! I love it. It’s always great when one thinks outside the box! I love that she can march to the beat of her own drum!
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  5. I finally set up a Linky Follow account this morning and added it to my site. I tried to sign on under yours, but got an error. Hopefully next time, it’ll let me join.

    I’m curious about the Diamond candles, but since I don’t burn candles then I’d have to dig the ring out and I really don’t want to do that. Some of the rings look pretty, though, but I’m sure they’ll all be too big for me. I have small hands. However, I’m going to check out your link you’ve enclosed.

    Thanks for hosting!
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  6. With your Diamond candles, Wineopoly and chocolate specifically made for eating with wine, you are officially the coolest blogger I’ve visited today. I feel a little insecure…
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  7. Great costume for bookweek! I love it.
    How about that game eh…a wine-opoly tasting chocolate party….gosh, if only we were neighbours! I’d be there for sure.
    I love the idea of the chocolate in the book, great gift idea!
    Have a lovely week.
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  8. Wine-opoly? SHUT UP! That looks AWESOME! I have to find that for my next GNO. We would have so much fun!

    I love the costumes for the good Dr.’s birthday!

    Thanks for the link up with us! We heart you!

  9. AN adult drinking game, we have evolved sine quarters haven’t we!

    I have bottles of wine dipped in chocolate at a local gourmet chocolate shop and bring those to parties as hostess gets. Pop the cork, pull the stings to “peel” the chocolate off and enjoy!

    Great costume, those books were Peanuts favorites until she moved on to teen-fiction. I miss those innocent books!

  10. Oh I would hate to wait for the ring to come out 🙂 But it would be a fun wait and see game for it to finally be revealed.
    I love how Princess Nagger decided to be original with her costume!
    The chocolate looks super yummy.
    Hope you’re having a great day!
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  11. Oh my gosh, I NEED Wineopoly. Need. And I love the idea of Brix since I love chocolate and LOVE wine, but I haven’t been able to determine if it’s ethical chocolate yet. Either way, great idea.

    Just let me know when that tasting party is.
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  12. No Way! I obviously need that chocolate as I am planning a wine/chocolate/cheese tasting party for my mother’s retirement!

    Good luck with the diamonds!
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  13. Love your blog….and you Funny Personality! You are so CUTE!
    I’m very interested in the diamond candles now…..sound very cool!

    Loooooooove the wineopoly game and the chocolates to eat with wine!
    Both are awesome!
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  14. Love her character choice! And I can’t believe you wouldn’t re-paint the paws for her!

    Also, I have heard of the diamond candles, but I totally forgot about them until now!

    I hope you get a freaking awesome diamond ring!
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  15. I have heard of the diamond candles. But I have YET to see what the diamond looks like. You will have to share a pic.

    Great look on on little Miss.— how fun!

  16. How did I miss this in my reader? You’re right, I do enjoy chocolate with my wine but really who doesn’t? Seriously, is there someone who doesn’t? They must be crazy!

  17. Princess Nagger really looks cute with the costume. I like the Wine-opoly…I used to play Monopoly when I was young but this Wine-opoly seems very interesting plus I like to learn about wine and the best way to learn is to learn while playing. Thanks.

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