7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.


1. Enjoyed an over night visit with friends.
2. Had to decline an offer to attend an exciting Hollywood press trip, due to bad timing.
3. Baked yummy Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
4. Had our carpets and furniture cleaned.
5. Gave our dog a bath at a do-it-yourself grooming place.
6. Cleaned out and organized our linen closet.
7. Pulled our Christmas tree and decorations out of the attic.

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews & $25 Visa Card giveaway

Our basset hound (Foxy Roxy) is more than just a pet, she’s part of our family. So, it’s important to us to keep her both happy and healthy.

I’ve recently blogged our experience of receiving the new Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews. These chews were developed to transform at-home dental care for dogs. Not only is Roxy enjoying them, but she is brushing her own teeth, everyday, just like the rest of the family.


About Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews:

  • When fed daily, Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews are clinically proven to be as effective as brushing your dog’s teeth twice per week based on the reduction of tartar build-up and bad breath.
  • Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews feature a specially designed 75 degree twist that helps the brushing nubs reach down to the gum line, even cleaning hard-to-reach back teeth.
  • Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews are clinically proven to reduce tartar build-up, as well as freshen your dog’s breath, bringing you and your dog closer together.
  • Are so effective that they have earned the trusted Veterinary Oral Health Council’s (VOHC) Seal of Acceptance, similar to the American Dental Association (ADA) seal seen on human dental products.

One of the great things about giving Roxy Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews is how much she enjoys them! Now when I say “time to brush your teeth” she comes running, happily. No more hiding!


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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win (2) boxes of Milk-Bone Brushing Chews and a $25 Visa gift card!

Enter to win by leaving on a comment on this blog post sharing what steps you take to keep your dog healthy.

One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on May 28th. Must be 18+ and live within the U.S. to win.

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FTC Disclosure: The Milk-Bone® dog products, information and VISA gift cards have been provided by the Milk-Bone® brand. Opinions expressed are honest and my own. Prizing is handled by sponsor.

Late Night Photos with Foxy Roxy

Last month after a few nights of not being able to sleep, I shared some late night photos of my shenanigans with Roxy.

My latest bout of insomnia has me sharing a couple of late night photos of my sweet girl.

So pretty…


I think this is her, if I stop looking at the camera maybe she’ll let me go to bed pose…


It was after 1:00 am. With the alarm set for 5:15 am, I guess one of us had to show some sense and put an end to this photo shoot.

Late Night Shenanigans with Roxy

This is what happens at my house when everyone else is in bed, and I can’t sleep.

Roxy, let’s see how long you can keep this pony on your head.


Really mom, why ???


A full hour later, the pony was still in place. Roxy was not amused.


A few minutes after that Roxy rolled over. Down went the pony.

Purina One Beyond Dog Food Deal @ Target

Purina One Beyond Dog Food 31/2 lb bag – price $6.99
Clip and use the $4 Purina One Beyond Dry Dog Food coupon found in the 10/9/2011 Smart Source Insert.
Also, stack it with the $1 Purina One Beyond Target Store coupon found here.
Final cost = $1.99

Kibbles ‘n Bits Bistro #ILoveMyDog

When it comes to Roxy’s food I try to mix it up every once in a while to give her some variety. No hound wants to eat just boring dry kibble everyday. Some times the food I come with is hit with her and some times it’s not. One Roxy’s favorites over the years has been Kibbles ‘n Bits. When I poor it into her bowl, I can see why. Lot’s of soft meaty bits and a variety of crunchy bits, all in one meal. When I heard about Kibbles ‘n Bits new Bistro Meals I just knew it was going to make her hit list! After reading the nutritional label and then seeing the great low price, it fast became a hit for this doggy mama too!

You can watch my Whrrl story below on my trip to Walmart for Roxy’s first bag of Kibbles ‘n Bits Bistro.

More check-ins at Walmart Supercenter #2912
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I am being compensated by Collective Bias for this shop.

EcostoreUSA Review

The nice people at Ecostore USA contacted me a while back and asked if I’d like to try some of their eco-friendly products to review on my blog.
All of their products are made from plant-and mineral-based ingredients, free of toxic chemicals. Of course I jumped at the opportunity and I am really glad that I did.

I have been using Ecostore USA Laundry liquid:

Ecostore USA uses 100% Certified Organic Eucalyptus oil and plant-based ingredients, making it ideal for washing your children’s clothing. Conventional laundry liquids often leave chemical residue on bedding, clothes and even skin. This product is a wonderful, healthy alternative. (16 fluid ounces)

Having a three year old and an eleven year old in the house, there is no such thing as being caught up on the laundry. I love that Ecostore laundry liquid goes a very long way. One small cap full has cleaned even our messiest, toughest stains.

I have also been putting Ecostore USA’s Dog Wash to the test:

Our Herbal Fresh Shampoo is expertly designed to penetrate safely into the skin where it is most effective. Mild enough for frequent use. Safe for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens over 6 weeks of age.

Owning a Basset Hound who thinks she is a lap dog this is a product I use a lot of. As cute as she is, we are always fighting that “houndy” smell she tends to get when it’s hot outside.

So far, I am pretty impressed with both products.
I love the fact Ecostore USA’s products do their job just as good if not better then other products on the market and with out any nasty, harmful chemicals to worry about.

More about Ecostore USA:

Ecostore NZ was founded more than 15 years ago by Melanie and Malcolm Rands from their home in an eco village in New Zealand.

Ecostore USA also now has a full Manufacturing Facilities in Michigan.

Ecostore recently announced the availability of its line of household cleaning products exclusively in all 185 Meijer supercenters in five states.

Ecostore USA has formulated its products without toxic petrochemicals, phosphates, nitrates, chlorine, ammonia, enzymes, synthetic perfumes, coloring or dyes, optical whiteners/brighteners or chemical preservatives.
Instead, Ecostore USA uses sustainable ingredients derived from plants and minerals, producing safer products that work equally as effectively as those that are chemical-based.

Ecostore USA guarantees its products:

• are plant- and/or mineral-based and free of nasty chemicals (No nasty chemicals™)
• use safer ingredients from renewable resources
• are formulated with your health in mind
• are safely super-concentrated
• meet the highest environmental standards
• have not been tested on animals
• are GE free (free of genetically-engineered products)
• are packaged in recyclable packaging

Visit Ecostore USA online to learn more and to shop their products.

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