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Competition

Style Spotlight Competition Winner Announced!

We’re happy to announce the winner of our latest Facebook Style Spotlight Competition is Beccles D R Jones! We picked a winner at random using our random generator and the winner’s design of choice was our organic Moustache t-shirt!

Big thank-you to everyone that entered! Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest for more Dusty Paw competitions!

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We hope you like your new organic Dusty Paw t-shirt Beccles D R Jones and don’t forget to send us your moustache selfies!

Easy April Fools Day Pranks

Easy April Fools Day Pranks

In honour of April fools day – we’ve searched high and low for these easy April fools day pranks! Or for just everyday tricks for the serial prankers amongst us!

  • An unsolvable word search

    Easy April Fools Day PranksKnow somoeone competitive? Challenge someone to literally the world’s hardest (well, impossible) puzzle – find it here.

  • If your subject has a sweet tooth…

    Easy April Fools Day Pranks

  • There’s no getting round this one

    Easy April Fools Day PranksFill them up too, obvs and make sure you work your way out of the room or the jokes on you.

  • Know someone who doesn’t answer to numbers they don’t know?

    Easy April Fools Day Pranks

  • Here’s one for the office/ college/ uni/ any room of people

    In honour of April fools day - we've searched high and low for these easy April fools day pranks!

    • Toffee apple anyone?

      In honour of April fools day - we've searched high and low for these easy April fools day pranks!Coat onions in toffee/caramel & then dish them out!

    • Switch the opener on top of a can round for a super easy one


      Easy April Fools Day PranksJust sit back & watch the frustration build as they try to open it, mwahahahaha.

    • Bring your favourite people some tasty Brown E’s

      Easy April Fools Day Pranks

    • Freeze some cereal over night

      In honour of April fools day - we've searched high and low for these easy April fools day pranks!Dish up in the morning & sit back to enjoy the show!

    • Fill some hollow chocolate with sauce

      Easy April Fools Day Pranks

You can find all our pranks & some other cool stuff over on our Pinterest too:

Follow Dusty Paw’s board Easy April Fools Pranks on Pinterest.

Competition

Win a T-Shirt from our Style Spotlight!

We’ve been featuring our Dusty Paw designs in our Style Spotlight blog and now we’re giving you the chance to win your favourite Dusty Paw organic t-shirt!

The styles up for grabs this time are Moustache, Bastet, Delphini and Triangle.

There is no purchase required for entry, all you need to do is head over to our Facebook and follow the instructions in our recent post!

win a t-shirt

Organic Moustache T-Shirt

Win a T-Shirt

Organic Bastet T-Shirt

Win a T-Shirt

Organic Delphini T-Shirt

Win a T-Shirt

Organic Triangle T-Shirt

Enter via Facebook and make sure you like the page too so you can keep up to date with who wins! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates there too.

Good luck!

7 Tips on how to Keep your Resolutions

Are you struggling to stay away from sweets and booze but managing perfectly fine to stay away from the gym? We recently read that only 8% of people manage to keep their resolutions, so here’s our top tips on how to keep your resolutions and make 2015 the year you complete them!

1. Make them realistic
An unrealistic goal will set you up for a fall! Don’t resolve to NEVER eat your favourite guilty pleasure ever ever again, instead, set a goal that is realistic – such as avoiding said guilty pleasure more often – everything is OK in small doses, right?

2. Have a plan
Have a back up plan on what to do when temptation comes knocking, because unless your in the minor 8% that see this through – your gonna have some temptations! Practice positive thinking or have a visual reminder of how your resolution breaking will effect your goal!

3. Pros vs Cons
It might help you stick to your resolutions if you see a list of items. Develop this list and keep it with you – type it up on your phone, screenshot it and make it your background if you must! Just remind yourself why your doing this, and what will happen when you don’t…

4. Tell people about it
Best case scenario is someone has the same goals, and you can motivate each other.

5. Reward Yourself
We don’t mean reward yourself with a cake if you’ve managed to eat healthy for the week. Instead, reward yourself with something that you enjoy but doesn’t contradict your resolution! (We know the perfect independent clothing range to reward yourself with too ;))

6. Track Progress
Keep track of your success, short-term goals are easier to keep and seeing yourself progress will keep you motivated! Tie this in with point 5, and give yourself a small reward for each small goal you reach! This will give you something to work for too.

7. Stick to It
Most resolutions can’t be completed over night and experts say it takes 21 days for a new activity to become habit, and 6 months for it to become part of your personality – so be persistent and don’t be hard on yourself if you slip.

Don’t give up if you do slip, start over again and reconsider your steps to achieving your goals!

Good luck and here’s to 2015!

Above & Beyond Competition winner announced!

It is nearing the end of music month at Dusty Paw, and this morning, thanks to the help of a randomiser, we announced our winner of our Above & Beyond competition – congratulations to Nadine Ryrie! A big thank you to everyone who entered!

Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond have recently became the first British DJ’s to sell out and headline the iconic Madison Square Gardens in New York! So we’re giving Nadine two tickets to see them at their sold out gig at the O2 Academy in Brixton next April!

Keep your eyes peeled over at our Facebook for more competitions in the New Year!

Keeping with our music theme, if you haven’t all ready, check out our top 10 Christmas Songs to get you feeling festive!

Dusty Paw’s top 10 Christmas Songs

It’s Dusty Paw’s music month AND Christmas is only 16 DAYS away. So we had the tough job at Dusty Paw HQ to come up with our top 10 Christmas songs, with so many to choose from, we could easily have made a top 50. However, we have managed to whittle it down to our all time favourite top 10 Christmas songs, enjoy….

10. Wizzard – I wish it could be Christmas Everyday

To kick any Christmas music session off, Wizzard is the obvious choice. Despite being beaten to the number one spot for five consecutive weeks by Slade with Merry Xmas Everybody, we love it.

9. Chris Rea – Driving Home for Christmas

On its first release in 1988, Driving Home For Christmas reached a mere 53 in the UK chart, only slightly bettering this 19 years later in 2007 when it reached 33.

However, no Christmas play list is complete without it.

8. Dean Martin – Let it Snow!

Fact: Let It Snow marks the festive season with its cheery lyrics, there is actually no mention of Christmas at any point.

7. Mel & Kim – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Brenda Lee’s original 1958 version of this is a cracker (sorry, couldn’t help it) but Mel & Kim’s 1987 Comic Relief version comes in at no. 7 for us…

6. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby

There are roughly one million covers of this song, but for us Eartha did it best!

5. Wham! – Last Christmas

4. Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody

ITS CHRIIIIIISTMMMMMAAAAASSSSSSSSS…

3. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You

Nothing quite says Christmas like Mariah rolling about in the snow in a red snowsuit obvs…

2. Bing Crosby – White Christmas

White Christmas is an absolute classic so it’s not surprising it has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Bette Midler. Bing is the one for us though!

1. The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

It was a tough decision, but in the end, The Pogues win hands down!

Merry Christmas from the team at Dusty Paw!

Dusty Paw does SpringFlare

“We are culturally many, but Spiritually One”

In honour of music month at Dusty Paw, we’re reminiscing of when our beaut model Sophie escaped our chilly climes and headed over to Australia for SpringFlare – the festival of colours.

We were pretty damn jealous when we received this pic of her and friends living it up..

Spring Flare

Quite the transformation from our earlier shoot..
spring flare

So we decided to find out what SpringFlare is all about and what’s with all the colour?

SpringFlare is inspired by the ancient Indian festival called Holi. During spring, when the whole forest was in bloom, the villagers held a grand celebration. Amidst the dance, music and feasting – they threw flower petals, scented juices, and colourful powders everywhere in the first ever colour festival. This is the story of Vraja – The Colour Kingdom.

Holi is still celebrated today throughout South-East Asia where young and old, rich and poor, man and woman, all take to the streets to throw colours in an act of unity and to celebrate life together.

SpringFlare celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Brisbane, Australia by showcasing multicultural groups and performances. Drawing upon the principles of Holi, SpringFlare recognises that “we are Culturally Many but Spiritually One”.

We think that is a pretty cool principle to base a festival on, just take us with you next time Sophie!

Above & Beyond “We are all we need” Competition!

Competition Time!

Today marks not only the start of December, but it is music month here at Dusty Paw. So to kick it all off, we are giving you the chance to win two tickets to see Above & Beyond’s SOLD OUT gig at the O2 Academy, Brixton – London in April 2015!

The DJ trio will return to whip the crowds into a frenzy with their first stand-along gig in the UK since their 2013 Alexandra Palace concert. Above & Beyond have recently became the first British DJ’s to sell out and headline the iconic Madison Square Gardens in New York, the concert was in celebration of their 100th episode of their radio show – Group Therapy. The event saw Above & Beyond live broadcast their 100th episode across the world.

The “We are all we need” tour kicks off in the UK in April next year, following the much anticipated release of their new album on January 19th. Their latest album features 16 new tracks with collaborations with Andrew Bayer who helped produce the record and vocals from Alex Vargas and Zoe Johnston.

As expected, the UK tour is almost sold out, meaning you will get some serious brownie points from your friend if you win these gold-dust tickets.

Above & Beyond

To enter the competition, head over to our Facebook, where all you need to do is like the post and tag who you would take with the extra ticket!

The event is for over 18’s only – so please make sure you and your friend are 18+ and able to attend the concert in London. We will choose a winner at random on 19th December and post it on our Facebook page, so make sure you give us a like in order to keep up to date with the results!

Good Luck!