Thursday, May 14, 2015

June and July Summer Gift Market

We will be at the June Dallas and July Atlanta Market again this summer and we will finally be debuting our Back to School Chalk Calendar! It will come with our ButterStix™ and this size is great for your command wall on the main corridor of your house. The size is 24x 35 inch. Plan, organize and attack! Come see us at Cathy & Co showroom  1st floor #1600 at the Dallas Market Center (not in the World Trade Bldg), and at the Temps in Atlanta in the Tabletop/Decor booth #303 Bldg 2, Floor 3.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Egg Marking!

This is #3 battery cage eggs sold at the USA market here in Germany, it is unlawful in Germany to sell these eggs, but USA approves it in their commissaries!

Easter is upon us, and you can't get around the subject of new birth, eggs and spring! As a Christian, we call this Resurrection Day because it's the day Jesus rose again!

Did you know in Europe they are serious about their labeling their eggs unlike USA?

Here is the low-down: Egg marking is a form of egg labeling that includes an egg code stamped on the egg itself. In the EU there is a producer code regulated by law since 2004. It allows consumers to distinguish free range eggs and organic farming eggs from the industrial caged hen production. (USA doesn't have labeling requirements)
The European Union has defined an egg code that consists of:
  • a number indicating the method of production
  • a two letter code for the country of origin
  • a registration number indicating the hen laying establishment
The egg stamp is required in the EU on all class A eggs unless these are sold directly on the farm.
The first number of the egg code defines four levels of production quality in decreasing order - the requirements on organic farming eggs extend on the requirements of free range eggs.
0 = organic egg production
1 = free-range eggs
2 = deep litter indoor housing
3 = battery cage farming
In the European Union these levels have strict minimum requirements. In Germany, they don't sell anything below a 2! But in countries like Denmark, UK and even USA's commissaries, they are allowed to carry #3 eggs! 

Easter Eggs!

Easter is coming up and we love using our ButterStix with Easter eggs. Did you know in Germany, they categorize their eggs by quality from 0-4? Stay tune on my next post!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Chalk A Doodle Doo!

A great post from one of our readers via Instagram! :) We love how our customers get passionate about our products! Here is a great image of our Chalk A Doodle Books! It has 8 pages, comes with 4 pcs of ButterStix, and is our top sellers right now.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

IHA 2015 International Housewares

The International Housewares show in Chicago was another successful show for Jaq Jaq Bird, our second year here. We met up with amazing buyers and media. This year we debuted some new products for IHA, still in the works: Calendar, and White ButterStix! We have another new product coming out that I am super excited to share, but just can't let the cat out of the bag, but in due time, hopefully it will be ready to show in June/July shows. Here is beautiful Susan at the show.

Friday, March 6, 2015

For Every House Hold...

Every house has pens. Every house has pencils. Every house should have ButterStix. It is a must if you are creative. It is a must if you have children. It is a must if you hate the feel of chalks. It is a must if you hate dust. However, if you love dust, if you love the feel of chalks, then don't buy ButterStix.