Articles by " Jill"
20 Apr
2015

It’s 420 and here’s the part of you that should be getting high

And on 420 many moons ago, long before any of us were born, Gaia leaned down and took our collective face in her big beautiful hands and leaned slowly toward our lips. As we parted them ready to take her into us, she blew a floral gloriously dank smoke from her mouth into ours and then smiled at us.  And as Mother Earth created the first shotgun we felt it. We got stoned off that maryjane ready to take on the world or at least watch Netflix with a bag of Chex Mix Bold by our side.The actual roots of 420 have more to do with a group of kids in San Rafael California in the 70s named the Waldos, Grateful Dead subculture and the magazine High Times BUT for the purpose of this let's stick with shotgunning mother earth origin story shall we? 

Weed, bud, marijuana, maryjane. She goes by many names but we all know her. I have a lot of thoughts and feels about this lady. We've been going steady for about a decade now and its been one of the healthiest relationships I've ever had with anybody or anything. I'm not here to clear my main girl's name though, I'm here to tell you about another way to indulge.

Wait for it. Are you ready? Weed lube.

Sometime last summer I heard about this new product in California called Foria. It was "the first marijuana infused personal lubricant designed for female pleasure". HOLD UP. I CAN GET MY PU**Y HIGH?? I watched the promo video and then needed to watch it again because it was like watching softcore porn set to a sound machine. I needed to experience this immediately but alas, I don't have a medical card nor do I live in California. My dream of getting my vahina high,  though deferred was not dead.

Like any good stoner, science lover,  lesbian or in my case all three,  my second thought was wait a sec I could probably make my own weed lube! What a great DIY rainy day weekend project!

So the adventure began. Foria is essentially coconut oil infused with cannabis. Coconut oil on its own is great for your lady pocket. It's antifungal which means it can help you fight off yeasties, its great for your skin and  even when there isn't cannabis in it, its a wonderful sexy lubricant better for you than the ones you can buy at the store full of chemicals. And it tastes good....So I started doing some research and it hit me. Anyone who does any special baking has been infusing coconut oil with cannabis since the dawn of time! I did extensive research, compared recipes for weed infused coconut oil and found there were a few main ways people do it and lots of different dosage suggestions.

On a rainy Saturday with some cheesecloth, baking twin, 1/8 of high quality bud, a cup of coconut oil and a double boiling set up I made my product. I include a recipe for you to use on your own later.

Lets skip to using it though. So weed lube is not like lube you use in the act. You put it on beforehand and like edibles it might take a while to kick in. About 30 minutes after putting some all over and in my bits I became very aware that my bits existed. It felt like my vag was turned on by itself. It felt really relaxed  and naturally lubricated and ready to go. So I took her on a solo sesh and things were good. Not blow your mind all over your face change your life good but just enhanced. My orgasm was a bit fuller and easier reached. I just felt good all around.  I tried this with my main biddy too and we agreed: good but not like the product reviews we read.

Honestly, I was cheap and I didn't use enough weed. I wanted to see if I got any results before I threw $100 worth of weed into my DIY project.  I would say to get the desired effect to use at least 1/4 of weed to every one cup of coconut oil.

I will say this though. The great thing about infusing shit tons of coconut oil with weed is if you decide it isn't for you in the sex department you can bake with it! I made some really delicious chocolate chocolate chip vegan pot cookies from the coconut oil I didn't use on my vag and they were delicious and did the trick. If you want some ideas on delicious things to cook or bake with coconut oil I know we have some not-yo-mamas recipe books at the store.

So go out and enjoy the green however you can my loves, its what Mother Nature wants you to do.

 

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26 Jun
2012

Iced Tea Month Means Hydration and Happiness

There are a few things people think of when they think of summer. Swimming. BBQs. Bare feet. Freckles. Grass. Ladybugs. Shorts. And Tea.

iced tea

Iced tea is one of the most versatile cold beverages on our sweet earth planet.  Think about how many different teas you've seen in your life. How they warm your heart and soul during cold winter months. Then just add some ice and BAM you've got iced tea goodness taking you to your happy, refreshed, summer place. There are a few ways one can make iced tea. We're going to teach you how to make some sun tea. Sun tea is EZPZ and we think, one of the most delicious ways to make iced tea. 

 

What you'll need!

  • a glass container, pitcher, jar.
  • your favorite tea
  • the sun
  • patience
  • ice
So here's the deal. Fill your sun tea jar with water. Then depending on the size of your jar load her up full of the tea bags.

For a container that holds about 8 cups of water you're going to want form 4-6 tea bags. If your jar doesn't come with its own keep closed, stay out mechanism otherwise known as a top then you're going to want to saran wrap the s.h.i.t. out of it to keep critters out. Find a nice sunny place - your porch, a window, fire escape YOU NAME IT and plop her there to get some sun. The sun will steep your tea slow and steady. Some people say this kind of steaping you get the most flavor out of your tea. The kicker: This could take 3-5 hours. Keep an eye on the color. When your tea has reached the color it gets when you brew it with hot water it means it's done! Voila! Then just add some ice and you're golden.

Like we said before you can brew any tea. You can even get creative and start combining flavors or adding fresh ingredients like mint or basil. nom nom nom. I highly suggest getting one of our rooibos blends and adding lemon, lavender or apple juice to it. TO DIE FOR. After you're done if you feel like you want to sweeten it you can add some honey, lemon, sugar, simple syrup, whatever floats your boat. Then just sit back and enjoy.
If sun tea isn't a method that gets you all hot and bothered and you want to do it a bit more conventionally we've got everything you need for less labor intensive iced tea experience.

Instant Gratification Tastes Good

 

So kick back, relax and drink some iced tea. It tastes like summer. It tastes like happiness steeped in love.  Mmmmm.

 

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15 Jun
2012

Get Your Dad Something Shiny For Father’s Day!

So we showed you some cool stuff for Father's Day so that you didn't have to get your Dad a BORING gift. Now we have even more things! Shiny things! Fancy things! Check them out!

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12 Jun
2012

Father’s Day Gift List Bonanza!

Sometimes Father's Day doesn't get quite as much hype as Mother's Day. People go kind of blank when it comes time to buy dad a gift. There's the long running  joke that every holiday dad open's up his gifts only to find a new tie. Though we do have awesome ties to consider we like to help you get a little more creative with your dad's day gifts! Per usual we have some ideas to get your noggin knockin'. Gift list number one is good for unique, goofy yet useful presents. Take a peak!

 

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Next gift list will be full of pretty, shiny, gifts for dad so keep an eye peeled. SPOILER ALERT: these aren't your grandfather's cuff links and shaving kits....well unless you decide to buy them for gramps!

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24 May
2012

Don’t Panic!

May 25th is Towel Day!

For those of you not familiar with it, Towel Day is a tribute to Douglas Adams, author of the irreverent, witty, and downright hilarious Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Douglas Adams passed away May 11th, 2001. Two weeks later, Towel Day was born. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love of the the books and of Adams himself.

'But, why a towel?' you may ask. Good question. This excerpt from the book may help explain it:

'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it around your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a brush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough. More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.'

How can you NOT love this!?! If you liked this excerpt, I highly suggest you pick up the book. Kards Unlimited has two books... We have the 25th Anniversary edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which contains artwork and recollections of Adams' friends. We also have The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide, which contains all 5 books. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. So on the 25th, wear your towel and wear it with pride. Who knows, maybe you'll be picked up by an interstellar spaceship.

 We miss you, Douglas Adams. So long and thanks for all the fish.

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17 May
2012

Drink Up Yinz, It’s Craft Beer Week!

American Craft Beer Week started the 14th and runs through the 20th! Obviously you can support your beer independence all year long by drinking craft beer, but this week is a true celebration of it! Beer is a lot easier to make than you think. Last time I went home I found out that my dad had turned my old room into a brewery that he referred to as "the nursery". Not only is it a cool skill to learn but it's a skill that wields delicious results! We're big fans of DIY drinking (and maybe drinking in general) at KU and of supporting the little guy so Craft Beer really floats our boat! Check out some of the goods we've got to help you get into the spirit. Get it? See what I did there?

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12 May
2012

Last Minute Mom Gifts!

So tomorrow is the big day! Whether you are looking to add a few more things to your Mother's Day gift or you're just starting, we've got one more  last minute gift list for you! Books, bath, booze and candles! Really there are few other things anyone needs!

 

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8 May
2012

Whats Cookin’ Good Lookin’- Mother’s Day Edition!

There are those who might think that getting someone a kitchen related gift for Mother's Day is stereotypical and boringville. I used to be one of these people UNTIL I started working at KU and saw our incredible cookbook section. Then, last Mother's Day we received aprons that were so beautiful I gave serious thought to buying a couple and turning them into dresses. My no-cookbooks and aprons for Mother's Day grinchy heart grew three sizes that day! Now all I want to do is buy cookbooks for everyone  including myself! If food is love our cookbook selection would be ...a mix of every romantic movie ever made and some erotic fiction thrown in there because it's THAT DARN GOOD. So check out our slideshow and remember - this is only a sampling of our smorgasbord.

 

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