Neater Feeder Pet Bowls Review & Giveaway

I recently received a Neater Feeder feeding system for Roxy to review. Neater Feeder is the first on the market that manages mess by containing and separating spilled food from spilled water.

Roxy was more than willing to help me open the box, and set up her new feeding system. As you can see, she was very excited.


I don’t blame her, the Neater Feeder is a nice set up. Looks great!


BUT, can it handle our Foxy, but sloppy basset hound’s habits. Like… spilling and spreading water across our kitchen floor.


This has been happening daily, for years. In-fact, if I had a dollar for every time my husband has slipped and said ” this dog is trying to kill me with her water”, or our daughter complained about her socks getting wet while walking to the fridge, I’d be rich!

So, this review is not just for Roxy, but for our whole family.


It’s been three weeks and I’m happy to say the Neater Feeder has made a great improvement in Roxy’s habits. Though we’re still seeing a little water on the floor, thanks to our girl holding water in her jowls as she turns to walk away, but the big puddles that had us slipping and sliding are gone. It’s nice to not have to clean the floor three or four times a day. The Neater Feeder is also the perfect height for Roxy. Elevated just enough to improve digestion, and reducing neck and joint strain. Being a basset hound, these are important issues for her.

Things that make Neater Feeder so unique:

1. The Only Mess Proof Feeder.
2. Comfortable for Your Pet.
3. Protects floors from the stains, mold and damage.
4. 100% made in the USA.
5. Is available in a variety of sizes for cats and dogs.

You can purchase a Neater Feeder for you pets (dogs or cats) by shopping online or at select retailers.

You also have the chance to win one here on Five Dollar Shake!

Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at One winner will be chose at random and contacted by email on May 2nd. Must have a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No P.O. boxes please.

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FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review. This blog post contains no affiliate links.

Target Pharmacy Makes My Life Easier #TargetSponsored $50 Target Giveaway

I’m a Target shopper, have been for years. It’s my go to store to purchase household items, gifts, and even groceries. I’m happy to share that Target is now my family pharmacy. Being a working mom, my time is often limited, so I appreciate being able to cross so many things of my to-do list with one stop at Target.


Here are some examples of how Target Pharmacy makes my life easier:

Flip the Script
You can transfer to a Target Pharmacy in-store, online or from your phone.

Text Alerts
Get a text as soon as your prescription is ready.

$4 Generics

Brand-name equivalent prescriptions are available for less.

No appointments required to get the shots you need.

Target Pharmacy stocks many pet prescriptions!

Pharmacy Rewards
Enjoy 5% off a day of Target shopping after filling five eligible prescriptions. Access online tools to track your progress and view rewards. You can even add other people to your account to accrue rewards faster.


I recently transferred and filled our daughter’s monthly prescription to our local Target Pharmacy. I did it using my cell phone, and it was super easy! The script was ready for me in less than thirty minutes. Which was plenty of time for me to walk through the store and shop for the things on my list. The pharmacy tech was pleasant, efficient, and took the time to ask me if I had any questions. I didn’t this time, but it’s sure nice to know that in the future, I have someone willing to take the time if and when I do have questions.


Are you a Target shopper?

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a $50 eGiftCard! eGiftCards can be used in-store or online. Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on April 18th. Must be 18+ and have a valid email address to win.

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Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own.

St. Ives Fresh Hydration Spray Lotion Review


St. Ives Naturally Fresh Hydration Lotion soothes, hydrates and protects dry, damaged skin. Each contain 100% natural moisturizers, and minerals which are known to soothe dry skin. High in vitamins A, E, and F adding rich moisture to parched skin without feeling heavy. Glycerin adds another layer of nourishment so skin looks and feels soft and supple. Dispensing evenly with one all-over, 360 degree spray.

I recently received the above variety of St. Ives Fresh Hydration Spray Lotion to review. The spray on effect makes applying lotion quick and easy, especially those hard to reach areas, like the back of my legs and thighs. The lotion sprays on pretty evenly as claimed, and leaves a light weight lotion with a very nice scent. Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract being my favorite.

I’ve been using it daily for three weeks, and have noticed a good amount of improvement in my skin. It’s definitely helped in my battle against this year’s long and cold winter. Though my hands still seem to be loosing the battle.

You can purchase St. Ives Fresh Hydration Spray Lotion online, or where most lotions are sold.

St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion Spray, Coconut Milk and Orchid Extract, 6.5 Ounce sells for $5.99 on Amazon!

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked or influenced to write a favorable review. All photos used and opinions expressed are my own and honest. This blog post contains an affiliate link.

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture™ Review #RaiseYourArms


I recently received the above Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture™ for review.

New Dove® Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant Deodorant delivers 48-hour odor and wetness protection plus NutriumMoisture™ and an elegant floral scent for the ultimate care after every shave. – Dove.US

First of all I should mention that I’ve been a fan of Dove products for over ten years. I use their bar soap and several other products on a regular basis. Which is what makes my review of this product so disappointing.

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture™ feels great on my underarms, using it daily for over two weeks has definitely improved the quality and softness of my skin. But, as far as an anti-Perspirant goes, I found it to be a let down. It doesn’t give me the protection I need through out my day. I should also point out that this product left white marks on darker colored clothing more than once. So, nope, it’s not invisible.

I will continue to be a fan of Dove products, and this experience wont stop me from trying new Dove products in the future, but I wont be purchasing Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture™ for myself.


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We’re planning ahead for retirement

With my husband and I both in our mid 40′s we’ve started thinking and planning ahead for retirement. Even though we’re still years away from it, we feel it’s never too early to make plans. There are just so many things to consider, like choosing between staying at home and moving to assisted living.

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