Saturday, January 24, 2015

Baby Hattie's Birthday Party!!!

...Today we headed over to the Faust Park Carousel for Baby Hattie's birthday party!!! AR was so excited about this, asking all day if it was time to go yet and then while we were there, asking if Baby Hattie would play with her. AR loved riding the carousel, especially the deer one (real antlers!)-Daddy is proud of her!

Cheeseburger for the camera!

AR found a new bestie with Ms. Merri! I love this smile of hers.

And she was excited to see her friend, Eleanor!

Even MORE excited for a cupcake (and fruit and Chex Mix!)

She loved watching Baby Hattie eat her cupcake and would run back to me, giving me updates!

See, I was there, too!!! Here's proof in the mirror!

Oh the warm sun on a chilly January day!

Overall, she had a blast!!! Happy birthday, Hattie!!! Thanks for letting us share in your celebration!

Stewart Dental Treats Review...

...A package came in the mail for the furbabies! It was Stewart Dental Treats, mint flavored! These are supposed to promote oral care which our stinky-breathed dogs need. They come in three different flavors: cheese, mint, or blueberry. I don't think that flavor really mattered for our pups because they scarfed them down! They're wheat and gluten free which makes me feel good about feeding it to them. Their only complaint was that they were on the small size for our 60 and 100 lb furbabies, but taste-wise they loved it and as an owner I loved giving them a healthy, delicious treat!

Dental Treats- Just in time for Dental Month!
Pro-Treat® Dental Treats  are a delicious, low fat way to help promote oral care.  Formulated to help control plaque buildup, stimulate gums and freshen breath as your dog chews!  Pro-Treat Dental Treats are the perfect reward as well as a part of your dogs oral health solution.
 
Benefits:
Wheat and gluten free
Low fat, low calorie treat
Textured to help scrape plaque and stimulate gums
Three flavors that dogs love
Perfectly sized for a quick reward right from your pocket
Great value – up to 200 treats per container

 Available in four delicious varieties:
  • Cheese
    Mint
    Blueberry
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Time with My Girl...

...It was a nice long weekend! I had a book signing in Cape (more on that later) and then I was off on Monday with AR. Sunday we woke up at my dad's who cooked us a delicious breakfast!

My stepbro and I went from being the oldest (him) and youngest (me) to the middle kids so we snapped a pic so no one would forget about us since we're #middlekids.

Then on Monday, AR actually slept in...almost until 8! It was glorious! When she woke up, we played Candyland... I'm a little OCD to play with a two-year-old but hey, we had a good time. Then she insisted on wearing her flip flops... it was pretty nice out. Later in the day, I painted her nails and toenails. In return, she painted one of my feet...and most of the toes too!

We made a Fruit Loop birdfeeder. Despite yelling at the birds to come eat, they didn't and she was bummed, but she didn't mind polishing off the leftovers.

Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself!

After Candyland and birdfeeders, we ran a few errands. On our way home, we passed Barnes & Noble, her favorite hangout. She requested we stop "for just a little bit" and I agreed. After this video, I'm so glad we did! #lovemyAR

Sure, I get to spend most weekends with my girl, but there's just something about spending a weekday with her. Maybe because it's a special day so I try to plan more fun things for us to do. Maybe it's because I get some extra love and cuddles. Or maybe it's because I see what I'm missing out on. It's always tough to go back to work after a long weekend, but it's even harder when I've spent that free day with my girl. We make the best of it though and on Monday, we finished our day with ice cream sandwiches. It doesn't get much better than this...

40 Chalkboard Labels with Liquid Chalk Marker Review...

...If you haven't been on Pinterest lately then you've missed the Chalkboard Labels. Seriously, it's the simplest idea ever. I found a set of 40 chalkboard labels that came with a liquid chalk marker and decided to buy some. The first event we used them for was my SIL's wedding. She had mason jars and put the chalkboard labels on each jar so people could write their names on their cup. Ingenious idea and it worked out fantastically. Of course, not everyone understood the purpose and a couple jars became the home of a couple of frogs, but no worries, they had their names on the jar! I loved the set of labels I found because 1. it came with a marker so no search to find something compatible and 2. they're reusable!

  • COMPLETE Chalkboard Labels BUNDLE: Pack of 40 Large Chalkboard Labels (8 Designs) + a Liquid Chalk Marker (that looks and feels like bright white chalk! Works on chalkboard stickers or any non-porous surface) + a Complete Digital Guide "Original and Inspiring ideas for using Chalkboard Labels" + Lifetime Guarantee! Not to mention, The satisfaction of an organised life, home and office.
  • 8 UNIQUE DESIGNS : Pack of 40 Stylish Chalkboard Decals made from Superior VINYL! You get attractive results in 3 EASY steps: Write, Peel and Stick. Endlessly REUSABLE - you can switch contents for your jars whenever you need - Effortless Wipe Off the writing, Peel and Re-stick. Their fineness makes them REMOVABLE with No Mess. Write on with traditional chalk or use the Liquid Chalk Pen and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • WIDE RANGE OF USE: Works great for: pint mason Jar, cookie, canning, biscotti or jelly jars, spice jars, spray bottle, water or shaker Bottle, home-made lotion bottle, wine Glass, coffee or tea tin boxes, canisters, baskets, folders, office supplies, toy beans. The Kitchen Supreme Chalkboard Stickers are decorating and organising your cupboards, pantry storage, garage, containers, office, parties, bakeries, coffee shop, craft projects, walls and kids bedrooms.
  • PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT: Choosing the Kitchen Supreme Chalkboard Stickers for jars means protection for your investment - LIFETIME GUARANTEE ! You will receive the innovative LIQUID CHALK MARKER + a Complete Digital-format Guide with authentic ideas and instructions! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: We have thousands of happy customers and over 100 - positive reviews! Our customers say that we have a 5 Star Customer Service (check the reviews)! PERFECT GIFT!
  • PREMIUM QUALITY, NOTHING LESS ! Matte texture with a crisp clean uniform dye cut shape; The surface is not shiny or slippery; STRONG and DURABLE for an appealing look; These are VINYL stickers - Unlike contact paper, these Premium Chalkboard Labels allows regular chalk or any liquid chalk maker to write on. The ink dries quickly and it doesn't flake off; Dishwasher and refrigerator safe; REUSABLE and self-adhesive; VERSATILE ! Use these Custom Stickers with chalk pen on everything from Jars to Bottles and from Folders to Casseroles.

  • I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



    Monday, January 19, 2015

    MeasuPro DCT350 Instant Read Programmable Digital Cooking Thermometer with Stainless Steel Probe...

    ...I'm super freaky about not eating/serving raw meat. For instance, we love chicken at our house, but inevitably, I always end up serving it all cut up because I'm constantly cutting it open to see if it's cooked. My husband got tired of that so he bought me the MeasuPro DCT350 Instant Read Programmable Digital Cooking Thermometer with Stainless Steel Probe. So far, it's worked out fabulously because it's easy to set for each kind of meat, the screen is easy to read, and best of all, I don't serve dinner pre-cut! Wish it came with a battery but for the most part, easy to use!



  • Features - The MeasuPro DCT350 Digital Cooking Thermometer offers a list of meats programmed with the min. cooking temp according to the USDA recommendations.
  • Functions - You can select between Celsius and Fahrenheit modes. Features a long 36 inch oven-safe probe. Readings are ultra-fast and accurate.
  • Setting - Temperatures are programmable according to preference or select from the programmed meat options with pre-set temps. Also has 4 options of meat doneness.
  • Includes - A list of foods with the USDA recommended min. temp. Has a magnetic back and LCD display. This electronic thermometer will beep when food hits the set temp.
  • Power - Uses 1 AAA battery. The measuring range is from 32°F to a very high heat of 392°F / 0°C to 200°C. Compact flip-top display. Great for commercial, professional use.

  • I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    Paracord Survival Bracelet Review...

    ...My husband is the hardest person to shop for. He's an outdoors man so everything he wants is super particular. I wanted to get him something that would REALLY surprise him. He's been watching some show on TV where people are dropped in the wilderness and have to survive. When I found this paracord survival bracelet, I thought this was something that he would enjoy and actually use. When unraveled, it has sixteen feet of rope, a fire starter, and a small saw. When my husband inspected it, he was actually shocked and he approved. I mean, I don't think we'd be surviving long periods of time, but if worse came to worse then we'd be okay. We didn't unravel it but the saw and fire starter work and it fit both his and my wrist.

  • Survival tools: Rope, Saw, and Fire Starter
  • Adjusts Easily to Fit Wrist Sizes 7.5 - 10.5 Inches, Or Attach to Any Belt-Loop, Strap, etc..
  • Offers 16 Feet of Strong, Durable Rope When Fully Unravelled
  • 100% Lifetime Money Back Guarantee

  • I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



    Pet Handheld Massaging Mitt Review...


    ...Seriously, my dog sheds like CRAZY. She just has clumps of hair and there's no other way to say it but I just want to pluck it all out! I've used almost every product out there and have yet to find something that doesn't make her jump around like crazy. I found the Pet Handheld Massaging Mitt and figured I'd give it a try. I was super pumped because my dog loves to be pet but hates to be brushed so this seemed like the best of both worlds. I didn't have the package open for a minute before I was in the backyard trying it out. Finally, my dog didn't jump around, she just took a seat and let me get to loving. I wish the tips were deeper so I didn't have to clean it out so frequently and the Velcro was a little loose on the handle but overall, it got the job done.


    • PREMIUM QUALITY: The mitt will deliver great grooming results just through stroking your pet. Flexible rubber tips penetrate the coat for complete grooming and gentle massaging. Nylon mesh outer keeps the hand cool and allows for easy cleaning. Designed with soft rubber tips to gently massage the skin, remove dead hair and control and eliminate nasty tangles and mats while removing dirt and dust from the coat.
    • GENTLE ON PETS AND THEIR OWNERS: The high quality grooming glove was designed to be gentle on your pets and is perfect for all coat types. Use the same motion as when you pet them except now they feel like they are at the spa. This one-size-fits-all grooming mitt provides pets with extra attention and closeness while giving owners the satisfaction of a cleaner dog. Use the brush while pet is dry or wet. Your choice!
    • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: When you purchase from CLD Brands TM your satisfaction is guaranteed. No HASSLE, No QUESTIONS. It's that simple! If for any reason you are unhappy with any product by CLD Brands TM please do not hesitate to contact us. We take full ownership and responsibility for the quality of our products and will do our very best to solve your problem quickly and efficiently!
    • BONUS: With your shipment confirmation email you will receive an eBook with tips for grooming your pet and a coupon code to buy a second or share with friends and family.
    • MULTI-FUNCTION: Imagine having multiple grooming tools in one. The grooming glove fits comfortably around your hand and has a universal fit. It fits right and left-handed owners. The mesh allows water to flow through and facilitates quicker drying. The rubber side can be used either wet or dry and has tiny brush-like parts that can groom, scrub and massage along with picking up loose hair. This versatile mitt also picks up hair left behind on furniture, fabrics, and carpets. It helps keep pets healthy, clean, happy and smelling great while providing for day-to-day grooming needs.
    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.