Dangerously Cheesy: Cheeteau by Chester is no joke…unfortunately

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It’s April Fool’s Day, yet the crazy cats at Cheetos headquarters, Frito-Lay and Demeter Fragrance Library weren’t kidding around when they released Cheeteau by Chester today as a limited edition eau du oh-no. The funky fragrance appears to be a marketing campaign, encouraging those curious to smell the stink to follow Chester on Facebook and upload #CheesySelfie on twitter @ChesterCheetah for a chance to win one of 100 bottles up for grabs. With 1,287,673 likes on Facebook and more than 8400 cheesy followers and counting it appears to be working.  The taglines are quirky and the video has just the right amount of camp, but I think it might be best to leave the Cheetos odor in the bag.

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Happy Cheesy New Year from The House Mouse!

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May the new year bring you great cheese, fun reads, and new friends! Stay Cheesy! Love, The House Mouse.

Oh, and maybe just a little nostalgia.

Old Micky Mouse New Year's Ad

Old Micky Mouse New Year’s Ad

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Cheese board from Tasty n Sons in Portland, Oregon. Baley Hazen Bleu from Cellars of Jasper Hill in Greensboro, VT, Mt. Zion from Fern’s Edge Goat Dairy in Lowell, OR, and Brazos Select from Brazos Valley Cheese in Waco, TX

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December 29, 2013 · 12:34 pm

Happy Cheesy Holidays from The House Mouse

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December 26, 2013 · 4:04 am

Cheesy Gift Guide From The House Mouse Part 4 – Cheese Knives & Boards

Mice Cheese Knife Set from first Christmas with The Hubby's family

Mice Cheese Knife Set from first Christmas with The Hubby’s family

My very first Christmas with The Hubby and his family, I received a bunch of cheese-centric gifts from just about everyone and was touched by their thoughtfulness. I loved each item and the person who took the time and care to find them for me. It had nothing to do with how much they cost, or where they came from, it was all about the heart and love that went into the gift. I was the new girl, the crazy cheese-loving stranger in their home who they didn’t know from anyone, yet they knew one thing: I loved cheese. And they love cheese too, which made finding gifts a bit easier. So what is an easy gift for that cheese lover on the list? The one thing no fromage freak can ever have too much of? Cheese knives and boards! I know it’s getting late for Christmas shopping and the weather outside is pretty darn frightful, but these suggestions are easy and probably available right in that neighborhood gift shop you’ve walked by a dozen or so times and never stopped in. Well, why not stop in today? Continue reading

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Cheesy Gift Guide From The House Mouse Part 3 – Gadgets

mice and cheese light courtesy of the Birmingham Mail

mice and cheese light courtesy of the Birmingham Mail

It’s December 15th, which means ten days until Christmas (it also means Psych: the Musical is on tonight at 9pm on the USA Network, but that’s a whole different kind of cheese and I digress) so shopping for that cheese lover just kicked in to overdrive. Have no fear, because The House Mouse is here with Cheesy Gift Guide #3 which has some pretty cool gadgets. As most readers know, I prefer to shop local, keeping dollars within the community, however time is of the essence so I will be including prices and links here to sites that have expedited shipping, although I make no promises for holiday miracles. Should timing become an issue, I suggest a House Mouse tradition of placing a picture of the gift inside a box and then putting that box inside another box and so on and so on and so on. Include a note letting the recipient know their gift is en route to their home, which may be appreciated even more if the gadget is particularly large or heavy. And away we go!

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Cheesy Gift Guide From The House Mouse Part 2 – Books

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Books have always been a huge part of my life – my parents encouraging my reading with trips to the library and bookstore on a weekly basis. I’ll never forget the time my mom got an angry call from my fourth grade teacher complaining about my refusal to participate in recess activities in order to sit under a tree with my new copy of I, Trissy by Norma Fox Mazer. My mother didn’t even respond. She just hung up the phone, came right up to the school (only four blocks away), sat down under the tree with me with her own book, glared up at the teacher and then proceeded to read right along with me. I thought my teacher was going to spit nails, but she just crossed her arms and stomped off. A great memory for sure, and yet another reason books have always been one of my favorite gifts to receive. Cheese books have become a particular passion now that I’m older and can appreciate them, and this year’s batch of fromage reads is pretty snazzy. I will admit to only owning one on my list of book gifts so should anyone wish to play secret cheesy Santa.

Okay, here we go for Cheesy Gift Guide Part 2 – Books: 

A quick note: all titles are available on both amazon.com and bn.com, however I encourage everyone to seek out local bookstores or click on the links to the websites and purchase directly from the author or the link. Shop local and support the community. If you want to buy big box and use a discount, head out to your local Barnes & Noble brick and mortar and save a job like mine. Alright, preaching done. Here we go!

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