Pro Harmonica Case by Harmo


 

Well the wife has been on my butt to find a better way to stow all this new harmonica gear. I was starting to get afraid it was going to start disappearing so I went looking for a new bag. I found this

Pro Harmonica Case by Harmo on Amazon and gave it a try. So far I love it. It holds everything I have so far, most things are adjustable, seems to be built of good quality, and isn’t as huge and some of the other cases that hold the same number of harmonicas.

 

The case is made by HARMO and holds 14 diatonic harmonicas and one chromatic harmonica or microphone in the bottom part. Come with a shoulder strap and has an outside pocket for cables or tools. All in all it’s a pretty great bag, and I would definitely recommend it. It is also available at Harmonica Land if you prefer to buy it there, as the guys there are fantastic to work with.

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Mini Harmonica and Key Label Stickers


So I bought this little harmonica off of Amazon as a novelty because I thought it would be a cool keychain. I was very surprised that it is actually a tiny working harmonica! You can see the tiny little reeds and everything! It’s so neat!

Now I have my doubts that you are going to play your next gig with it, but it’s still cool as all get out! The keychain itself is heavy duty a well, and has a nice clip that does not feel like it’s going to fall apart in my hands if I use it (Big guy problems). I am pretty sure I am going to have to buy my kid one now for his backpack, or rather buy me another one as I’m sure he is going to take this one! I am sure his preschool teacher will love that. Either her or the poor bus driver. Anyway a great item, that I would recommend.

I also bought these stickers and they are just awesome. I have made my own for a while by cutting up address labels, but this is sooo much better. They come off easy and stick really well. There are plenty of everything so they should last for a while and can handle a large collection. For the price and how many I got, I am very happy. Also would definitely recommend.

Both products are made by  Harmo, and can be found on their site here Mini-mo and here Key Label Stickers. They can also be purchased from Harmonica Land, and can be found on their site HERE.

New Harmo Polar Harmonica!!


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So I have been wanting a harmonica for a while now, but never could decide on what to buy. I finally decided to buy a Harmo Polar Harmonica from Amazon. So far I absolutely love it! The harmonica comes with a nice fitting case with a zipper, which is great for carrying it around. The harmonica itself is gorgeous, and could be used as a display piece. It seems to be very well built. It seems good and sturdy, and has a good weight in the hands. The best feature though is the sound! It has an amazingly rich sound, that I wasn’t expecting just from hearing my friends play. It is also quite loud, and the sound fills the whole room. It sounds fantastic when you play it in the woods at night; It reminds me of a rich bluegrass band sound.

 

The harmonica also comes with a very detailed instruction sheet showing you the basics of how to play and care for the harmonica, which was handy since I had no idea. It also comes with a two year warranty which is awsome as well. Learning to okay is going to be an experience, but when I can pull out my harmonica and play during out next group camping trip it will be well worth it!

 

Check out my unboxing video here: https://youtu.be/lF4bSiyp_gE

 

Here is the harmonica I bought on Amazon Harmo Polar Harmonica

 

Here is their website Harmo.com Polar Harmonica

 

Here is the link to Harmonica Land as well Harmonica Land

Dog Park Etiquette


 

Everyone loves taking their dog to the dog park. Watching the dogs run and play really brings out the joy that we have for our animals. The exercise and socialization impacts the dogs as well, improving the behavior and their general attitudes. However, so many dogs and owners coming together in this public forum requires a certain form or etiquette. A set of do’s and don’ts that everyone needs to go by so that everyone can have a fun and safe time.

First and foremost, never bring your dog to the dog park if they are sick or have not been vaccinated.

Any communal area is a hot spot for illness to spread, and that goes for our K9 counterparts as well. All sorts of bodily fluids get mixed and tossed around as the dogs play. It is up to you to make sure your dog is protected and up to date on his shots. It is also up to you to make sure you don’t take a chance on getting other dogs sick if your pupper is under the weather. It is good practice to bring your dog a bowl and water, and prevent them from drinking from the public bowls and fountains, to help lower the chance of illness.

Clean up after your dog.

This should be common sense, but I have seen so many dog owners just watch their dogs drop trowel and sprint off and never move a muscle. Noone wants to be covered in poo because their dog ran through your dogs poop and then jumped on them. Please clean up behind your dog. If you don’t have a poop bag, I am sure everyone else there does, just ask.

Leave other people’s dogs be

Very few instances I can think of where I would call down someone else’s dog, and that is pretty much to prevent escape or injury. If another dog is not playing nice or is behaving badly, leave it to their owners to deal with. If needed, call your dog to you and get them out of the situation. If further attention is required, tell the owner about the issue and ask them to correct it. It is not your place to correct someone else’s dog.

Don’t bring treats to a dog park

You know how in school, your teacher would always say “Well did you bring enough for everybody?” One of the most common causes for aggression in dogs is food. They may not have an issue on a normal basis, but when you pull out a treat and all the other dogs come running, your pooch may behave differently towards his new competition.

Know the difference between play and aggression, especially in large dogs

This is a big one for me. My dog is rather large and when she is playing with a group of other large dogs it sounds like they are killing a gazelle. But of course, it is normal play behavior. I have seen many dog owners who get frustrated either at their own dog, or someone else’s, for displaying signs they took as aggressive, when it was completely benign.

The end result for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time. Follow these rules and enjoy your K9 friend to the fullest. Don’t forget to be social and talk to the other owners if they are sitting in a group. I have learned so much from sitting at a table at the park talking with other owners. Dog people always seem to be talkers in my opinion, so jump in there and have a good time as well.

Have any other etiquette tips or pet peeves from the dog park? Comment below and let us know!

One Pot Garlic Parmesan Fettuccini


Had to share this recipe. This stuff is fantastic. The sauce is thick and rich, and  is perfectly seasoned. We usually serve it with grilled chicken and cheesy breadsticks. You can use any pasta you like, but we prefer fettuccini. Enjoy.

 

Garlic Parmesan One Pot Pasta

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 cloves of garlic

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup milk plus a little more

2 tablespoons of butter

8 oz fettuccine

¼ cup parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Add olive oil to pot with garlic cloves. Brown garlic. Add chicken broth, milk, butter, and pasta to pot. Go ahead and add salt and pepper also. Bring to boil, then lower heat until pasta is done. Stir often. You can add more milk if you need to. Keep covered with lid unless stirring. Takes about 18 to 20 minutes to cook pasta. Once pasta is done, remove from heat and mix in parmesan cheese until well combined. Can garnish with grilled chicken, broccoli or even more parmesan cheese. Enjoy.