Are you looking for some great piggy Christmas gifts for those you hold dear to your heart? It is always a difficult task to find unique and usable gifts for everyone within your budget. They will squeal with delight when they find these special gifts under the tree this year and best of all, these pink piggy finds are all under $10.00.
Normally priced at $12.00, this attractive set features a Pewter flying pig ornament adorned with pink glitter wings and the hand silk-screened message that reads “When pigs fly” and a matching flying pig necklace with earring set. Made in the USA of high quality Pewter, this adorable set offers a great value and is sure to stir up some stimulating conversation at any Christmas celebration. Surprisingly, this boutique quality item can be found at Kmart.
Anyone on your Christmas list would benefit from one of these Hand Held LED Flash Lights. Perfect for children or adults, these are not only brightly colored but the light these little pigs provide is pretty bright too. These little Flash Lights will come in handy all year long and are the perfect size to hang from your purse or key ring. These little piggies will offer lots of help to the loved ones on your Christmas list.
Joie Piggy Wiggy Timer $8.13
Perfect for anyone who loves to cook or bake, this little Joie Piggy Wiggy Timer will help prevent overcooking those special Holiday dishes. Just a simple twist of this piggy’s round body will set him to go off when the time is right. Available at Amazon, you can easily personalize this gift by adding some cookie mix and beater with a festive bow attached.
This adorable eight piece Charcoal Companion Pig Corn Holders will add some serious fun any night you serve some corn on the cob. Each set of two corn holders equals four helpful little pigs, making the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who adores piggies. Made of poly-resin and stainless steel, the prongs will easily attach to the cob so you can enjoy your corn with lots of butter. These little pigs will certainly add to the dinner conversation.
Want a unique Christmas gift that your loved one can put to use immediately? This adorable little piggy will keep all the Holiday beverages safe while you party the night away. Made of iron, the Bobblehead Pig Bottle Stopper will add fun and function for a combination that equals a truly awesome Christmas gift idea. This gift will make an even bigger splash when you give this bottle stopper with a great bottle of wine. Who wouldn’t want to invite this cute little piggy to a fun Holiday party?
Flying Pig Mug $6.48
This Flying Pig Mug from Pier1 Imports is an adorable find for anyone who loves pink piggies and at this price, consider purchasing several to fill with Christmas candies or gourmet coffee and tea varieties for a truly festive gift. Tie a Christmas bow around the goodies and place in this dishwasher safe mug. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive such an awesome gift?
Rubber Pig Coin Purse $4.75
The Rubber Pig Coin Purse from Claire’s has to be one of the cutest ways to store change that I have ever seen. This little pink piggy offers the perfect solution for all of that spare change lying around in the bottom of your purse or in the car. This adorable little change purse is perfect for any age and will make Holiday giving a much simpler task.
Anyone who travels will recognize what a great help this Cute Pink Pig Rainbow Stripes Luggage Tag could be during Holiday travel. All luggage sets can look the same when traveling via bus or plane, making it difficult to spot your suitcase in a crowd. This brightly colored piggy will protect your personal belongings to help prevent them from being lost. Personalize these however you like and give them to the travelers on your Christmas list. Holidays without lost luggage are the best ones of all!
If you carry an Apple iPhone 4 or 4s, you are in luck because this Fosmon 3D Pink Pig Silicone Protector Case is super cheap and oh so cute! This handy rubber case will protect your phone from damage and give you something to smile about. This is the perfect Christmas gift for the iPhone owner on your piggy loving Christmas list.
This adorable sixteen inch PIG Crystal Necklace is as delightful as the adorable Piggy in a Dress Gift Box it will arrive in. Perfect for any young lady on your Christmas list, this whimsical set will bring much joy and laughter to its new owner as she discovers the love of this pink piggy.
Of course, this precious pig should be at the top of our list. She’s beautiful, glamorous, popular, world-wise and knows exactly what she wants in life. She is a prima-donna who oozes grace, charm, and beauty… and we never see her with hardly a hair out of place. She also reeks of talent: singing, dancing, acting, speaking French, and even knows karate! What we love about her most is that she isn’t afraid to follow her heart even if it means breaking the rules… falling in love with a little green frog for example. If the love of her life steps out of line, she has the spunk and character to let him know it too!
Taco night is always a favorite dinner ritual for many families, and is a quick and easy meal solution that everybody can enjoy. While surfing the net, we found a spectacular way to have taco night with a twist that any pork-lover is sure to appreciate – with bacon taco shells. Having your taco shell made completely out of crispy, delicious bacon strips a unique way to have your tacos and integrate your love for bacon simultaneously!
There are a few ways to successfully craft a bacon taco shell; however the method shared on Dude Foods yields a nicely defined taco shell that’s actually shaped like the traditional shells. The shell consists of a simple technique where approximately 10 to 12 pieces of bacon are overlapped using a “weave” style technique.
No, this title is not a misprint, folks. Johnston Memorial Hospital found an interesting way last year to make their fundraisers a bit more fun, and they did it with a man dressed up as a pig mascot… who then got arrested. While the arrest was kind of a joke, the fundraiser was not, as they hospital raised more than $33,000 with the mascot’s help to benefit their Mountain States Foundation and improve care for people in and around the hospital.
Plus, overall, the campaign raised a whopping $209,000 – not only their most successful campaign to date, but something that proves that pigs can really bring in the bacon and fry it in the pan! Ok, bad pun. Sorry. Read more »
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We pigged out on pork rinds, juicy BBQ, and listened to live music at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival. The admission tickets were only $10 for two people if you bought the deal on Groupon. If you didn’t get a chance to go, there’s always next year. Oink oink!
Down in Florida right now, a city council is considering an amendment that involves figuring out pig weights, and determining whether people can keep pigs as pets. Among other issues, the proposed law is re-considering whether people can have pigs as pets if they weigh over a certain weight, and if they meet other requirements.
You can read about it here, but basically, a big hubbub has come out of some people holding pigs as pets, paying their annual domestic licensures, and other people seeing people not as pets, but as farm animals. That’s not new, of course, and these sorts of issues periodically pop up in various other states around laws when people question whether pigs are even allowed to be pets.
Georgia’s pigs as pets rule is a little bit difficult to decipher (read all about it in its original format here), but it appears that you are allowed to have “livestock,” including swine, so long as they have proper vaccinations and veterinary permits attached and required, as released and approved by the State Veterinarian.
There are all kinds of strange contests being held all over the world. Some of them can be pretty outrageous like the smelliest shoes or the longest spit, the loudest burp and quite a few other strange ideas, so it only makes sense that there would be a pig squealing contest too.
Every year a bunch of people in France meet up and get dressed in pig costumes in order to get into character. Their performance is not only based on their squealing abilities, but also on how well they can imitate every single thing that pigs normally do. Including how they eat, how they roll and how they interact with each other. There are many who dress up in very funny ways and even kids have participated in the squealing and the entire event is very family oriented. Some of these people travel from all over France just to make it to the festival.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the better part of the last few months, you’ve missed the cultural train wreck – er, phenomenon – that is Honey Boo Boo Child.
That’s right. The little girl from Toddlers in Tiaras who was born and raised in small town, down-home Georgia has been given her own spin-off show and lives it up doing all sorts of redneck stuff around the city.
Truth be told, the girl has a pretty funny personality, and she doesn’t seem as dumb as the cameras make her out to be, but you definitely get the feeling that you are watching complete trailer trash when you enjoy that show.
What’s more, it feels to me like I am losing some brain cells when it comes to watching her on television, too, since she surely isn’t stimulating any sort of conversation or interaction with me!
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I’m sure that if you have visited a Chinese restaurant, you have seen Moo Shu Pork or Mu Shu Pork on the menu. I would call it the original stir-fry wrap. It is meat (specifically pork), scrambled eggs, and vegetables rolled up in a mandarin style pancake.
This traditional Chinese dish was introduced to America in the 1960’s and has been a staple ever since. The origin of the words Mu Shu or Moo Shu is a descriptive term for the Sweet Osmanthus, an ornamental tree that produces small and fragrant yellow and white blossoms. The blossoms look like the scambled eggs used in the recipe.
The traditional mu shu was served on a Mandarin pancake, but many North American Chinese restaurants now substitute Mexican style flour tortillas as the wrap. And so am I.
One of the other ingredients used in a mu shu pork wrap was day lily buds.Those are pretty hard to come by. We are substituting sliced cabbage. I bought a pack of cole-slaw ingredients to use in this recipe. Chinese restaurants also use sliced cabbage in this recipe.
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This is a simple recipe that I made up from watching several cooking programs on the Food Channel and PBS. Full disclosure, I watch them all the time to get cooking information and ideas. The famous chef, Jacque Pepin assembled a PLT on his PBS program with aioli as a spread on the bread. On her cooking program, The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten assembled a BLT with avocado. However, I will use avocado guacamole in this recipe.
You ask yourself what is the P in the PLT. It’s prosciutto, of course. Prosciutto is a thinly sliced, dry-cured ham from Italy. It’s also called Parma ham. When prosciutto is served uncooked it is called prosciutto crudo. Prosciutto that has been cooked is called prosciutto cotto. I will be using prosciutto cotto in this recipe. When cooked, the prosciutto tastes a lot like country ham. Delicious!
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Recent news has shocked the world of pork lovers, as well as the members and fans of MyPigMeUp.com, regarding a new trend in pig feeding. According to Eatocracy.cnn.com a local longtime vendor at Seattle’s Pike Place market known as Bucking Boars Ranch has started to sell meat from pigs that have been plumped with marijuana plants.
The explanation coming from Bucking Boars Ranch explained that since pot is legal in Washington State, medicinal marijuana farmers don’t know what to do with the parts of marijuana that aren’t good for pot. Hence, the pork purveyor has come up with the idea to start feeding their hogs on pot: “It turns out that all those useless stems, root bulbs and oversized leaves are great feed for pigs”.
I have heard of many interesting ideas for wedding themes, but the latest one has blown my mind. It is original, funny, cute and it really shows love-mostly love for bacon. That’s right, newest inspiration for your wedding comes straight from San Diego where couple got married and celebrated their love for each other and for bacon as well.
The wedding had it all. The carpet on the wedding was done in bacon print which honestly looks amazing. You know that tradition to throw rice on the bride and groom? Well; it has changed, at least for the bacon themed weddings, because people were throwing bacon bits. Cake was inspired by bacon as well. Instead of the colorful sprinkles on top of the cake, there was… Guess what? That’s right, bacon sprinkles.
You guys remember National Lampoon’s European Vacation? You know the one – the familiar clan is back and they are taking a trip, but this time, they head out all over Europe? It was made in 1985 (which makes me feel so old!) but it is still hilarious today!
One of the things that they do – and after all, the reason why I’m bringing it up today on the blog – is that they compete in a game show during the movie called Pig in a Poke. Basically, the entire family dresses up in pig costumes to play this game show within the movie itself.
And since it’s Chevy Chase in the 1980s, before he got un-funny, as you can imagine it is pretty funny and enjoyable to watch!
Here’s a clip of the game itself in the movie, as you can see the kids aren’t too excited about dressing up as pigs – and nobody in the family seems to know anything about geography, or Hungarian cabinet-making!
As you might expect, the game goes pretty badly for the family as they go through Europe in this comedy of errors. And the pig suits… well, that just was what people considered stylish back in the 1980s, I guess!