Seven things on Sunday

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


1. Enjoyed having my sister and her family over for dinner.
2. Scored $134 worth of groceries for $87, by using coupons.
3. Was disappointed by the season finale of Suits. (I love Harvey and Scotty together)
4. Firmed up travel dates for a movie set visit next month. (The Best of Me by Nicolas Sparks)
5. Enjoyed dinner and a celebrity impersonators show with my mom and step dad.
6. Gave Foxy Roxy a bath.
7. Enjoyed dinner and a board game with husband’s uncle and aunt.

Feeling really blessed to have enjoyed family at the beginning, during, and at the end of my week. What a nice reminder of how lucky I am.

$100 Petmate giveaway


Welcome to the $100 Walk In The Park Petmate Giveaway!

Jenns Blah Blah Blog and her super awesome blogging buddies bring you a chance to win an awesome prize package valued at $100 for your furry friend!  Super thank you to Petmate, without them we wouldn’t be able to have this giveaway!

One lucky person will win a prize package for their pet, valued at $100 thanks to our amazing sponsors at Petmate.  To learn more about the prize pack read Six Things To Think About Before Taking Your Dog Camping.  You will have the opportunity to read about each of the products, which are valued at $100 and TOTALLY AWESOME!

  • Chuckit! Kick Cube™Petmate®
  • Travel Pop-Up Tent
  • Petmate Collapsible Travel Bowl
  • Petmate Palm Retractable Leash
  • Petmate Clean Response® Bone Waste Bag Dispenser

patemate prize packageIf you are not familiar with Petmate, your dog will love you for swinging by their website!  They have everything you need to be sure your pup is happy, healthy, and don’t forget the toys! 

About the giveaway  

One lucky person will win the Petmate prize package valued at $100 from Petmate.  This giveaway is open to the US, must be 18 years or older to enter, and use the below giveaway widget.  Good Luck Everyone! was compensated either by free product or payment. I have not been compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions, or to have your product featured on Jenns Blah Blah Blog you can Email Jenn at

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.

New! Milk-Bone Brushing Chews Review & Digital Coupon

I recently received this nice package of New Milk-Bone Brushing Chews for my Foxy Roxy to review.


Roxy knew before I even opened the box that there was something tasty inside for her. She knows the brand Milk-Bones when she hears it.


What she doesn’t know is that these new Milk-Bone Brushing chews are a new dog treat to help create a daily dental care regimen. They’re clinically proven as effective as brushing – the nubs and ridges are designed to clean like bristles on a toothbrush, and they even get the hard to reach back teeth and down to the gum line.


Knowing that Roxy will do ANYTHING to have us NOT brush her teeth, including running, hiding and pulling away with all of her weight, these have been a real blessing.

She loved them. Roxy gets so happy when I say it’s time for your night time treat and pull out a Milk-Bone Brushing Chew.

While these chews look, smell and taste like treats to her, they’re really just as much of a treat for us. Because, this doggy mom has had her fill of the running, hiding and pulling.

Save with mPerks Digital Coupons

Save $1 on Milk-Bone Brushing Chews with Meijer’s digital coupon program mPerks, valid now thru April 12.


FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Meijer. Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own. This blog post contains no affiliate links.

New Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle Multi-Purpose Cleaner Review #MrCleanMorePower @SheSpeaksUp

Cleaning; it’s a never ending task for most families. Ours is no different. I have to admit, I really love a clean house, but living with kids and three pets it can sometimes be a real challenge. Being a mom that works outside of the home, there just never seems to be enough time. I guess that’s why I hold such high standards to the products I chose to clean with. I need to know they’re going to work – the first time. I don’t want to look back and feel the need to redo the same task. No one has time for that!


I recently received the above Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle Multi-Purpose Cleaner Blogger Kit for Review. Don’t let the fun display box fool you, this product means business!

One of my biggest challenges is keeping our kitchen floor and back door landing clean. It’s a high traffic area for our dog, tracking in dirt and grime every time she is let in from being outside. One small bucket of Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle Multi-Purpose suds cleaned the entire area, leaving behind the nice clean scent of Frebreeze. This is a huge bonus for us. Because our basset hound may be pretty, but she sure doesn’t always smell that way.


Who’s ready to spring clean? Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle Multi-Purpose also did a great job on our kitchen appliances, and my least favorite place to clean – our base boards. Cutting through dust, and build-up with very little effort. This is now my go-to product!


What about you?

Where does dirt and grime live in your home? Feel free to share any interesting techniques to prevent or clean these messes in the comments.

Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle is available in 16 and 30 oz. bottles at Walmart nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.74 and $4.97 respectively.

Learn more about Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure: I was provided samples of Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle Multi-Purpose Cleaner and a gift card for this sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Mr. Clean. All photos and opinions are my own.

Happy Dog Box Review & 50% Off Deal

This winter has been hard on all of us, even Roxy. Feeling the lack of walks and trips to the park, I think she’s been battling a case of the winter blues.


Enter !

About Happy Dog Box:’s goal is to make your dog happier and healthier while saving you time and money. A monthly subscription that will surprise you with the most amazing box of hand-selected, all natural dog treats and toys picked by their experts with love and care. Each box is filled with 4-6 healthy, gourmet dog treats, toys and other products conveniently delivered to your door.


With no signs of spring anywhere in sight, this review could not have come at a better time. Roxy perked up the minute her Happy Dog Box was delivered. Which makes me really happy because I LOVE to spoil my hound.


Being a scent hound, there is no stopping Roxy’s super smeller! I placed the box on the floor to let her sniff out what yummy treat to try first. Her choice was the all natural Bully Stick (one of her all time favorites).

Packed with fun, and low-fat, healthy treats it’s clear that the box was put together by someone that knows the needs of her breed. Like Jump Your Bones Roo Jerky, a super low-fat jerky, and Dynamo Dog Treats (Bacon and Cheese Flavor) which includes glucosamine for healthy hips and joints, plus specially selected fruits, vegetables to keep your dog feeling their best. Dynamo Dog Functional Treats are grain free, gluten free, and are made in the USA with the freshest ingredients.

Impressed by the high quality of toys and treats, I’m happy to say that I would recommend Happy Dog Box as a great find or gift for any family that includes a dog. I know our Roxy sure agrees!


Roxy would like to send out a great big “AARRHOOO “(that’s thank you in basset hound) to for sending her such a tasty and fun selection to review! would also like to extend a big thank you to my readers by offering a great deal. Just visit them by using this link to score 50% off your first box!


Stay social with Happy Dog Box by following on Facebook & Twitter!

Happy Dog Box is committed to the happiness of dogs everywhere! Visit their charity page to read more..

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