5 tips on litter training & Fresh Step Total Control with the Power of Febreze

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #yougottabekittenme #CollectiveBias Our family includes two beautiful rescued cats. Raphael, and Harley may look a lot alike, but their personalities couldn't be more different. Raphael came to us from a shelter, and is playful, silly, and easy going. Harley, was rescued from a home full of … [Read more...]

An update on Roxy, and our holistic approach to cancer

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A few months ago we found out that our sweet basset hound, Roxy, a.k.a Foxy Roxy has cancer. She has at-least five tumors, two of them have been pretty fast growing. Due to her age (11), breed and one of the larger tumors being unable to be removed, we made the hard decision to not put her through surgery or any other harsh treatments. It would just feel wrong, and selfish at this point in her … [Read more...]

Are Home Products making the Air Toxic in your home? #sp

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Having two beautiful cats, and one princess of a basset hound as part of our family I tend to use a lot of cleaning products and air fresheners to be sure our house always looks, feels and smells clean. Until recently I had no idea what "clean" really meant, and I was definitely uneducated about the toxins I have been putting into the air of our home. Read the informative infographic below, … [Read more...]

My favorite blog posts of 2015

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Looking through my 2015 archives brings back a lot of great memories. There are so many things that I enjoyed sharing with my readers. Below is a list of fifteen of my favorite blog posts of 2015. Exclusive Paul Bettany & James Spader interview #AvengersEvent Being a longtime James Spader fan, he was everything I had hope for. Friendly, talkative, and really cool. First official movie … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Baked a dozen blueberry muffins with the help of our eight year old granddaughter. Finished season four of Longmire on Netflix. In our opinion, it was the best season since the first. Enjoyed a much needed evening of visiting and laughing with family. Had dinner at our local Mexican Restaurant that goes all out for Halloween. So much fun! Made … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Have had a sinus headache for three out of the past seven days. Made my first big pot of chili of the season. Stayed awake way too late after watching American Horror Story. Stopped at a thrift store with our teenager,and ended up buying her a nice winter coat. Enjoyed having my parents over for dinner. Tripped and feel over our dog and threw my … [Read more...]

Beat the Stains with New Stainmaster products, and save with mPerks @Meijer #spon

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Having carpet and having pets (1 dog, 2 cats) in the house means we do a lot of extra cleaning. We work hard to keep our home as odor free and clean as possible. Scheduling regular carpet and furniture cleanings is nice, but it can also be costly. So, in-between cleanings, we spot clean as needed. Which is often. I recently received a bottle of New Stainmaster, Carpet Pet Stain Remover … [Read more...]

Do you know an extraordinary man with a cat? #MenAndCatsContest

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Purina Pro Plan is shredding perceptions of both traditional cat food and who typically loves cats by launching the Purina Pro Plan #MenAndCatsContest to celebrate the new Savor Shredded Blend. Purina Pro Plan is working to change the perception of dry cat food by introducing Savor Shredded Blend, an all-new mealtime experience that combines crunchy kibble and tender meaty shreds to … [Read more...]

Five facts about America’s four legged heroes & #Max movie review #FandangoFamily

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Max, is a film about a dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan, returned to the U.S. and was adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience. Max is a reminder that it's not just two-legged members of the military who suffer the devastating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — military dogs are susceptible as well. The cast is lead by Josh Wiggins, … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Bought and arranged new flowers in our front yard. 02. Made plans to visit the Smokey Mountains on Labor Day weekend. 03. Was awake way too late on a weeknight watching a Mike & Molly marathon. 04. Enjoyed an evening with my parents and our granddaughters. 05. Took the girls to the park. 06. Had a great time visiting and having … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Cleaned behind and underneath our kitchen appliances. Ew! How does it get so bad, so fast? 02. After three weeks of working past 11pm every night, I'm finally ready to slow it down a little. At least for a day or two. 03. Took our basset hound to a do-it-yourself grooming facility. I prefer to drop her off and pick her up clean, but … [Read more...]

Get ready for Nat Geo WILD’s “Barkfest”

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It’s May! And that means it’s time for Nat Geo WILD’s inaugural BARKFEST, a full weekend of programming that celebrates man’s best friend, airing May 15-17. Friday, May 15: World’s Greatest Dogs - Friday, May 15 at 8 PM ET/PT These are the stories of extraordinary dogs: a surfing therapy dog, a bionic dog, a dog with the world record in scootering, and many more. We’ll meet these … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Added another camping trip to our summer calender. 02. Found cat poop in our tub! 03. Enjoyed a fun Marvel Avengers Movie Night as a family. 04. Tried a new bran muffin recipe that turned out horrible. 05. Slept in until 10 am. This never happens. 06. Shopped for spring and summer clothes. 07. Spent a few much needed hours with one … [Read more...]

Two exciting March premieres on Nat Geo WILD and Enter to win a $25 PETCO GC & Garden Tool Set

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You can always count on Nat Geo WILD for great family entertainment. Next week Nat Geo WILD brings two exciting premieres that you wont want to miss. Aloha Vet Premieres Saturday, March 21, 9 PM ET/PT Island hop with one of Hawaii’s best-known veterinarians, Dr. Scott Sims, as he treats animals on the go. Unlike most vets, Dr. Sims sees both wild and domestic animals, large and small, and … [Read more...]

Cesar 911 & Unlikely Animal Friends premiering on Nat Geo WILD #Giveaway

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I'm excited to announce that I have partnered with with Nat Geo Channel, as part of their Bloggers Gone Wild program. Moving forward I will be sharing exciting news about upcoming programming, events and more fun stuff happening at Nat Geo WILD. It's going to be wildly fun for the whole family! We currently have two cool black cats, and one spoiled princess of a basset hound as part of the … [Read more...]

7 things on Sunday: ways to pass the time while home sick

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Since I've been sick for the past three weeks with a pretty bad case of pneumonia, I thought I would list seven ways to pass the time while home sick. 1. Movies! Thank goodness we have the Xfinity X1 Platform with On Demand, it literally has thousands of movies to chose from. 2. Sleep. And lot's of it. 3. Read. If you can! I started a book this week, but then the infection moved … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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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 … [Read more...]

Cozy Cat Furniture review, A purrrfect gift for any cat owner

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I recently received a Discount Window Cat Perch with Cradle to review for our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. The perch sits 31 inches high to give cats a nice view out most windows. If you have cats, you already know this is as good as it gets in the way of entertainment for these playful pets. Our two cats, Harley and Raphael love this perch and sit, sleep and play on it … [Read more...]

Purina Beyond natural pet food Review & Coupon Giveaway

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Purina has launched its newest line of cat and dog food – Beyond. Available at Mejer. Purina Beyond natural pet food Beyond starts with natural ingredients. Real meat, poultry or fish is the #1 ingredient, but that’s only the beginning. We’re selective about what goes into our food. But we also say no to corn, wheat and soy, added artificial colors, flavors and preservatives and … [Read more...]

Just in-time for fall, Febreze Home Harvest Collection Review @Walmart @SheSpeaksUp #FebrezeFall

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart, SheSpeaks and Febreze. All opinions expressed and photos used are 100% honest and my own. Fall is by far my favorite season. Here in Michigan fall brings crisp, cooler temps, and a lot of beautiful color change. Each year I look forward to celebrating the delicious rich flavors and scents associated with fall, like pumpkin, vanilla and … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I did over the past seven days. 1. Enjoyed a fun evening with Maleficent. Becca is in-love with this costume. 2. Stayed up way too late binge watching Grey's Anatomy with my teenage daughter. 3. Dealt with a headache five out of the last six days. Still throbbing. 4. Took our dog Roxy camping and to the beach for the first time. She loved it. 5. Got by brows waxed at my … [Read more...]

Target Pharmacy, smart for the whole family! #TargetSponsored

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Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. Being someone who is always short on time, I love a one stop shop. Only thing I love even more is a good bargain, so it makes total sense that Target is my go-to store for just about everything. I recently shared my family's experience with switching to Target Pharmacy, and to this day I am so glad that … [Read more...]

Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck Tour

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We love to spoil our Basset Hound, Foxy Roxy with all kinds of tasty treats. Already, a fan of Milo's Kitchen products we were super excited to hear about Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck Tour and that it will be making a stop here in the Detroit area. Each stop on the tour is filled with fun activities like: Free samples Family portraits Personalized giveaways Enjoy our … [Read more...]