What wonderful weather we've been having lately! It finally feels like summer is thinking about being here - and to be honest, it is more than overdue! Winter hung on for far too long in my opinion! Since getting back from Weymouth I have been a little busy not least because on the weekend it was my birthday which was fun.
Last month I was sent a hoodie from Zazzle for review, and during the tail-end of winter and the tentative start to spring and summer I put it through its paces. I say, "put it through its paces," but essentially that boils down to, "I wore it a bit when it was chilly."
I should start though with a bit of background. I know regular readers of my blog will know that I am a dog owner, and that my little dog has a special place in my heart. For those who aren't so regular, I'm the proud owner of a yorkie-poo.
|Shortie in the daffodils|
I've had Shortie in my life now for three years and it feels like he's always been a part of my family. I adopted him up from the Bath's Cats and Dogs home after he'd been brought in aged 9. After staying with me in Bath for a couple of years we both moved to the Midlands where I now live in Kidderminster. When I moved here I knew very few people, but owning Shortie meant that I bumped into people in the street and in the parks and started making friends.
I know you might be thinking, "Why is she telling us that story?" but I assure you, it is relevant.
Shortie is a Yorkie-Poo, which is a Yorkshire Terrier/Poodle cross breed. Its not a breed you usually see things for; often people make signs and keyrings and so on for (it seems) every breed, but not Shortie's.
I think while I was entering some competitions online I happened upon Zazzle's website. When I saw that they had t-shirts and things that mentioned Yorkie-Poos, I knew I had to have one. I went and started browsing the site; originally I was going to have a top that had "I HEART my Yorkie-poo!" on it, but then saw that they did hoodies with "I rescued a Yorkie-Poo and he returned the favor" on them, and that was it. (And that is why the story, because whilst I rescued him he also helped me to meet people and get out and about).
Additionally Zazzle allow for some customization on the message (so you can do things like add the name of your dog - and so on) and choose the colour of the hoodie and text. I made my hoodie more special by adding Shortie's name to it underneath the slogan.
Using the website to find, select and customize the hoodie was fairly simple. Confession time: I did pick a man's hoodie - partly because of size, but partly because they didn't really have many hoodies in this style in the ladies' selection. Saying that though, hoodies are pretty much unisex so it's not that big of a thing.
The hoodie itself is wonderful. The printing is crisp, clear and smartly done. It looks lovely! The material is nice and soft on the outside (I'd say similar to T-Shirt material, like, good T-Shirt material) while inside the hoodie the material is really soft, fleecy and very warm. Just the thing during those tail-end-of-winter days. (And, those early spring/summer days where it's a little too warm to wear a coat, but a little too cold to just wear a T-Shirt).
|The fleecy lining inside|
The whole process from selecting the product, finding the right size (which was fairly easy with their guides for measuring and working out the correct size) and customizing the hoodie by choosing colours and adding Shortie's name was quick and painless. Once the order was placed, it wasn't long before it was delivered and I was wearing it. I have nothing but praise for their customer service.
The hoodie has been washed a few time and still keeps its shape. The colours and printing are as good and as clear as ever.
I have been really happy with this, and I feel more than happy to recommend Zazzle to others looking for something a little special; be it for themselves, or for a custom present for a friend or relation.
|I love my amazing hoodie!|
To get your own hoodie, t-shirt or other goodies check out Zazzle. They have such a huge range of products and designs to choose from there is something for everyone.
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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for the purposes of this post. All opinions are my own.