Thursday, January 28, 2016

January's Pet Guide Feature

Well here is the first real post in my Monthly Pet Guide.  I am very excited that I am able to create this awesome Pet Guide for all my readers and any new visitors that might come to take a look.  I am also very proud that all of these awesome Pet product companies are joining in and letting me review their products for all of you.

Well enough of all the chit chat and on to the first product review that I have for you all.  Here we go.........


If you never heard of " Your Pet Chef" then let me introduce them to you.  They are a company that personalizes meals for our dogs.  They do only use 100% USA human grade ingredients, they prepare the individual packaged meals for your pet.  If your pet is over loved like mine are and got alot of treats, then these are great for your dog.  The last thing is that they carry a wide variety of meals, o your dog does not get bored with it.  

My Heart Beets For You

A simple, hand prepared treat to celebrate 2 events during February. First up, Heart Health Awareness Month. This goes for dogs too. Many breed suffer from chronic heart conditions and simple changes to diet and exercise can help improve their quality of life (just like people). Second is Valentine's Day. This special treat is red in color and perfect to share with your 4 legged sweet heart.

We use ground chicken, beets, and apple in these treats.  Like all of our products, these ingredients are 100% USA human grade. We get them freeze dried at a local supplier that is USDA approved (daily inspections!)

I was very surprised when I opened the sample package up.  I have 2 dogs and 1 is a small dog and the other one is a big dog.  I read all the information they sent me on their products.  I broke one in half and off to the dogs for testing.  This was definitely something that they never had before.  My big dog of course took it and ate it right up.  My little dog took it and carried it to the room (like he always does) and chomped on it.  So I take they LOVED this product.  The feeling was exactly like a dried product.  It really was amazing. 


These treats are made the same way as their food protein meals.  These treats are great for training or rewards.  These are very easy to make into smaller treats or rewards if that is what you want to do.  I do that so I can make them last longer.  

These are truly food, not just a treat.They simply dehydrate these bars so these are still technically raw.

I personally break them up and both of my dogs love it.

Now this is the best sampler pack that you can get for your fur babies.    This is a pack of all their products in one place.  Their are four different flavors and types of raw food bars.

These are also very easy to break, they are dried raw food bars.  These are very nutritional for our dogs.  

Your dog needs to have nutrition in their diets and this is the best way.  I found that out when I had the opportunity to test and review these great products form Your Pet Chef.

The other great part of this is that you are able to get is this really awesome Your Pet Chef insulated bag.  It is very light-weight, brightness in color and can actually fit quite a bit.  

  As you can see that the insulated bag is very roomy.  I found that it does it job really well.  It had kept our soda, water (for the dogs) and food cold when we went hiking through the nature trails with our fur babies.  

So just ask yourself one thing.  Are your dogs a serious part of your family?  if you answer yes then head on over to, Your Pet Chef, and grab them some of these very nutritional treats for them atleast.  Watch on how these will make your dogs act more nutritional.  They will love it and you will too.


Bringing a new puppy into your home?

Puppies will grow up very quickly. Know how to train them right and they will become a good natured and well-mannered adult dog.
Before you get a new puppy, make sure you know exactly what kind of puppy to look for and how to raise and train him.

Deciding Which Type of Puppy 

The breed, type, size, activity level, hair color, hair length, and gender of your prospective puppy are personal choices and best left entirely up to you and your family. You will probably have read lots of well-meaning advice from pet professionals that advise you, for example, not to get certain breeds if you have children, not to get large dogs if you live in an apartment, and not to get active dogs in the city. In reality, all breeds and types of dogs can be wonderful or problematic with children. It very much depends on whether or not the puppy was trained how to act around children and the children were taught how to act around the puppy. Because of their lower activity levels, large dogs adapt more quickly to apartment living than little dogs. Big dogs just take up more space. And active dogs can live in cities just as active people live in cities. In fact, city dogs tend to be walked and exercised more than suburban dogs. In the long run, it will be you who will be living with your puppy and teaching it to adjust to your lifestyle and living arrangement.

Selecting Your Individual Puppy 

It is vital however, in your puppy search that you know how to evaluate whether your prospective puppy is physically and mentally healthy. Research your prospective puppy's lineage to confirm that his grandparents and great-grandparents all lived to a ripe old age, and to check how many of his doggy family suffered from breed-specific problems. Long life is the best indicator of overall physical and behavioral health and the best predictor that your puppy will have a long life expectancy. Research well and most of all, please take your decision to get a puppy seriously. Each year, several million dogs are abandoned, given to shelters and are euthanize, almost entirely because easily preventable and utterly predictable puppy problems were allowed to develop into much more difficult to resolve adult behavior, training and temperament problems. Train your new puppy and you will have a well behaved, lovable, forever family member!



Meet my big dog, Jasmine.  She is a lovable, caring watch dog.  She is very protective of me and that is why I wanted to get her.  She is half German Shepard and half Black Lab.  As of right now she is one year and 3 months old.

Now here is my mall dog, Brownie.  He has been with me for almost 5 years now.  He literally has been through everything with me.  Brownie is really seriously just like my baby.  Yes, I did that.  He is half Chihuahua and half Shitzu. 

Now this is the end of January's monthly Pet Guide Post.  It is just starting out and lots more to come each and every month.  So I am hoping you will come back and check out the new reviews and articles that are posted each month.

I would love to try something for next month since it will be February.  I would love to do a Valentine photo collage.  Yes you read it right.  We all love to dress up our pets in cute little things, well I do.  Since it will be Valentine's Day, dress up your pet (any pet you have, does not only have to be dogs), snap that cute picture and email to here:  before 2/17/16.
** Include in subject line: V-day picture.  In the email include the pet's name and age.**
I am looking forward to seeing some cute pictures.  If this works out good I will be holding a photo contests with prizes for your pets.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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Lugz Footwear

#Snowwhitecollection from #Lugz

Lugz introduces its "Snow White" collection! Whether the real "white" stuff touches down by you or not, you can still look fashionable and be comfortable this winter! Since 1993 Lugz has been making great footwear for the entire family, but it just keeps getting better and better. Treat yourself and be ready for whatever weather comes your way. Go to and use Code SWC30 for 30% off! (excludes sale items and cannot be combined with other coupons). 

For current special offers: 

If you want to stay update on all the new items at Lugz just come and follow these links.

Don't miss out!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Target Dove Dry Spray VoxBox

#TryDry #Target

           I obtained the #TryDry Voxbox from Influenster about a few days ago. In it were 2 containers of the new Dove Dry Implement. 1 for men and 1 for ladies. Normally I’ve been using the one for ladies since I got it and I must say that I really like it.  As much as I dislike to confess, I’m a person who starts sweating quickly. The more and faster I work depends on when I start perspiring. I’ve gone through lots of unique deodorants and antiperspirants and none really seem to do the job. That’s not the situation with the Dove Dry Implement. It’s a breeze to make use of. Just get ready and spray. Immediately it seems to dry right on you. The First day I tried it, I genuinely believed it wouldn't work. I was at my step aerobics and I began to experience my underarms feeling wet and knew I would be showing everyone my perspiring underarms.. I patiently waited a few moments before going to the bathroom to confirm. I raised up my hands and saw that my clothing was not wet. Stunned in the mirror that  my armpits and was not experiencing any moisture at all!  
          I did periodic assessments throughout the day and still nothing! I am beyond satisfied with this item. It definitely surpassed my objectives. I’ve had my spouse try out the men’s edition and he also confirms that it actually performs. They say that it gives Two days of security. I am uncertain if that applies because I have not examined how long it continues. I just cannot go Two days without reapplying. I do know it at least continues through an day.
          There are also many different fragrances to select from. The fragrances available in your location are different. My regional Focus on only has 3 different fragrances. Amazon, has all 8.  
          If you would like some for yourself you can select some up at Focus on for about $5.47. That are different based on in your location.You can also purchase from Amazon for a similar cost by simply clicking here. As of this composing, there is also a $1 off voucher you can video on Amazon to use on this item as well. If you have never used their lower price coupons, it is very simple. Under the cost, it will have a natural box that says “Clip $1 off voucher.” Basically simply click that box and the lower price will be used at examine out.

 #TryDry #Target

I received these products for free for testing purposes.

I received these products complimentary for testing purposes.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

30 Day Blogging Challenge - day 1

I anted to take a minute to make up my Introduction page for this great 30 day blogging challenge.  I have wanted to join something like this for awhile now and now I am going to be a part of this great challenge. I will receive a email with specific tasks and how to's so my blogging experience will go to the next level.  This is going to be the greatest experience for me.  Why don't you give this a try?

Now this is the introduction post because that is what was in the day 1 email.  all the information to become a great blogger.  I would love to share with you the great Facebook group page you can check out and hey join in if you would like to.  So If you would like check it out just click HERE.

Stay tuned and be on the lookout for the next 29 days.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Deb's Food Journal

I wanted to create a food journal for a few months now.  I finally got everything together that I needed to make this post come alive.  We all love food and of course we need it to survive, but we are all afraid to try something unusual or something we never tasted before.  Well with this great, ongoing food journal post I can help with those situations and more.

In this post I will share reviews of food, links on where to buy it, share some recipes and even some food articles that I will write up.  The articles will be a vary of topics as I see fit for the post.  You will need to come back constantly to read up on all the new things that I will be posting weekly.  I will separate and date each of the posts that are inside this great "Deb's Food Journal" post.

I also would like to say if you need advice on food, a recipe or anything that needs to go along with food then leave me it and I will address it as best as I can.



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Simple Loose Leaf

The perfect partner in your pursuit of a happier and healthier you, Simple Loose Leaf is like having a personal Tea Somalia. Each month, a box of savory loose leaf teas is shipped right to your door for just $17. Each box has 4-5 loose leaf teas, 2 re-usable muslin tea bags and a beautiful card detailing your month's tea selection. Try each tea and order more from our store with a 50% member's only discount! Get 25% off your membership (Gift & Ongoing) at Simple Loose Leaf. It's the perfect box for the tea lover in your life, especially if that tea lover is you! Visit

My readers get to save! 25% off Gift Membership or Ongoing Subscription signup - Use code: 25HOLIDAY .@usfg

I personally had a chance to try one of their boxes of tea through the usfamilyguide website.  This is in my own words though

I am back with my opinion of this product!

Here is my box of goodness!

I have to say that Simple Loose leaf is a subscription.  So that means every month you will receive between 4 - 6 different teas.  If you love tea and love trying new teas then this i definitely for you.  I personally love tea and I enjoying trying new kinds.  Each and every tea that comes in this box comes with their own resealable pouch.  

Now this is the benefits you get with the Simple Loose Leaf Tea Subscription Box:

  • Members get to explore the world of tea with the turn of every month.
  • Discover old loves and find new passions every month.
  • Get everything you need to start brewing in every single Tea Box
  • Don't fill your cupboard with teas you don't love. Try it all and only buy what you love.
  • When you find teas you love buy more at a huge, member's only 50% discount.

 Irish Breakfast Tea 0.35 oz.

This is the Irish Breakfast Tea and this is my favorite.  I never had tried any flavorful teas before.  I always just used Lipton Tea Bags or just Green Tea.  So this was a different kind of treat for me.  A classic tea like Irish breakfast tea is always appreciated! I like the descriptions on the front of the teas. This one says, “Enjoy the spicy and jammy aroma while brewing this tea.”

Now having this subscription to Simple Loose Leaf Tea is awesome.  The best way to actually say it is like having a personal Tea Somalia.  Each month, a box of savory loose leaf 
teas is shipped right to your door for just $17. Each box has 4-5 loose leaf teas, 2 re-usable muslin tea bags and a beautiful card detailing your month’s tea selection. Try each tea and order more from our store with a 50% member’s only discount! 

Come and grab yourself a subscription to Simple Loose Leaf!! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Celebrate National Hat Day .......

Come and celebrate National Hat Day!

 January 15th

National Hat Day is set aside to wear and enjoy a hat of your choice and style. Isn't it great that hats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles? There's one to fit every size head and personality. Often, hats are used to make a statement, or to promote a cause or a product.
Oh yeah... hats have logical uses, too. Some hats (Aka helmets), offer safety protection. Some hats keep your head warm, or the sun out of your boring.
National Hat Day is not intended to just keep your noggin warm. Its a chance to make a statement and to display you favorite headgear. We suggest you wear a number of different hats over the course of the day.

Hats have been the style statement since the early 1800’s. It was known that, people who wore hats were the gentlemen or rather the elite people of the society. For all those of you who want to feel like you are one among the elite people this is for you. You can try being that old fashioned gentleman on January 15th. This date is considered to be the official National Hat Day.
People wear hats on this day just so that they can experience the old elegance of those days. Hats are in a way really cool to have. When we come across a person who is wearing a hat we instantly have a positive impression on them. Hats give a kind of sophistication to your attire. This is one of the main reasons why people were judged by the kind of hat they wore in olden days. We all remember some of the famous personalities like Abraham Lincoln for his famous hat. There are many other people in the contemporary time who have again started the trend of wearing a hat. Michael Jackson for example has revolutionized fashion my introducing a hat to a normal jeans and plain shirt. He used a hat as a prop in most of his dances and created a path breaking style in dance.

To celebrate this day you simply have to wear a hat whenever you are going out. You can keep changing your hat all day. Some people rent a hat so that they can live a day like the cowboy they have imagined to be when they were kids.  Hats change your  appearance completely and make you look more handsome and intelligent.  So what hat  or hats will you be wearing?

Now i want to make this very interesting.  I know maybe a lot of people don't celebrate this like holidays or many didn't know about this.  I personally heard about it off and on over many years.  I did some research the other night and found the date.  I figured I wanted to write up a fun post and have a little fun with this.  So I would like every person that reads this post to share a pic with the hat they chose for this day. If you don't have the hat leave a comment of what it would be.

Make sure you share I would love to see or read what your weirdest hat would be!  I will share a few pics of me and my hats that I have around the house.  Have fun!

Well there is all my HATS for HAT DAY!  I hope you enjoyed and maybe got a chuckle out of some of them.  I love celebrating, doing crazy things, sharing and of course taking pics.

Now it's your turn........Come and share in the comments!

Friday, January 8, 2016


I wanted to make this post to let you know what a great website this is.  It has so many different products you can imagine.  Of course there is a lot of great stuff for Christmas, but they have things for every day.  That is why they have "and more" in the title.

Now I want to share with you the three products I picked out from them and let you know exactly what I think.  I am going to start with my first favorite one out of the three.

Incandescent Light Curtain


Incandescent Light Curtain with 150 clear lights. This set is 6' x 5'. Each set contains fifteen drops with 10 bulbs. There is 4"" spacing between drops and 6"" spacing between each bulb in each drop. There is a 12"" lead from the plug to the first drop & 4"" tail after last drop.


I have to say that these curtain lights are really awesome.  I have them up on one side of my patio.  I have a little table and chairs and a few other things and these lights just completes the look.  I am going to purchase three more sets so I can have them all around the sides. They actually hang down like a curtain and the lights are jut the right size.  They aren't too bright or to dim, but perfect to set the mood of the night.  They are very easy to put up and very durable.  I love them and I know you would too.

 5 Poinsettia Flowers in a Pot



Take this pot filled with five poinsettia flowers and add that touch of color to any decoration. Bring in the elegance of the poinsettia flower to accent a home or business. Also know as the 'Christmas Star', let the flower bring that Christmas cheer to any place!


This poinsettia flowers are the perfect touch to a table inside or out.  I personally have mine still sitting on the little table I have on the patio.  It is the right size and of course will last forever.  They are very beautiful flowers.

15.7" Red Velvet Bow


Put the finishing touch on your larger Christmas present or top off your Christmas tree with this festive 15.7"" red velvet bow. Great for decorating both around the home and in commercial areas.


This is a real delicate red bow.  I like the feeling of it. The velvet is really smooth and I love it.  There are thousands of things you could use this Red Bow for.  If you have  imagination then you are all set.  I had put mine on a wreath I was making for my front door.  You could put it on the Poinsettia  flowers or a huge gift to make it stand out more.  Like I said these bows are great for just about anything and everything.  They don't just need to be used for Christmas.

Well just make sure you come and top by and look around  "All things Christmas and more"  to see what I am talking about.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Trade-in Unwanted Gifts at Gazelle!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**

Whether it's a wacky White Elephant gift or a present that just doesn't suit your needs, it can be confusing to know what to do with an unwanted gift. The first rule is that you absolutely should not talk about the unwanted gift to the giver. The only thing they should hear is that it's wonderful and something you've always wanted. And please, please send a thank you letter. Even for gifts you really don't want.

Second, there are definitely tactful and appropriate ways to dispose of said gifts, including:
  1. Re-Gifting It - Most likely there's another White Elephant gift exchange in your future. Store your unwanted gift in the garage or closet and give it as a gift next year. Think of the time and money you'll save!

  2. Donating It - As the saying goes, someone's trash is someone else's treasure. No matter how useless or outdated that unwanted gift item may seem to you, it could be the one item that someone else has been looking years to find at a great price.

  3. Selling It - Did Santa bring you a new iPhone, iPad or MacBook? Most likely these are notunwanted gifts. However, they might make your existing device suddenly unnecessary. When it comes to devices, the best thing to do is trade them in to Gazelle for cash. It's super simple. Just select the make and model, and send it off to Gazelle for a guaranteed amount. Gazelle even provides free shipping, so your sale is pure profit.

  4. Also, don't forget that Gazelle is still running their iPhone 5 sale! While supplies last, you can save up to $50 off on select Gazelle Certified iPhone 5 models!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Healthy Hair Tips from Madison Reed!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**

Keep Your Hair Healthy and Happy the Whole Year Through!

Welcome to a brand new year! Have a New Year's resolution to get strong, be healthy, and have gorgeous hair this year? Here are a few tips that will get you to your goal:

Stay Active 

No one is saying you have to start living at the gym. Heck, you don't even need a gym membership! The key is to move as much as you can as often as possible. Go dancing. Take the stairs. Take your dogs for daily walks (ideally two times a day). Take a yoga class. Transition to a standing desk. Keep your muscles and joints moving and get your blood pumping. That will go a LONG way to getting and staying healthy, which will also show up in the quality of your hair. 

Color with Healthier Hair Color

You knew this was one of the tips, right? There's nothing wrong with adding some oomph to your hair color. Just make sure to choose a product that will help your hair rather than harm it. Enter,Madison Reed home hair color. Madison Reed's hair color not only looks rich and vibrant, but also skips the harsh chemicals found in conventional dyes. This hair color formula is enhanced with a Triple Care Complex of keratin, argan oil, and ginseng root, which strengthens, repairs, and brings out your hair’s natural shine.

Get your Gloss On

Color Reviving Gloss is a magical product that will give your hair color a boost, gently. Pros know that the secret is to alternate all-over permanent hair coloring with gloss to revive tone on lackluster locks (and using permanent color to touch up roots that have grown in). It’s easier than you think, and it’ll take your look to the next level.

Get your Zzzz's 

From winter to summer, your one routine should be getting a good night's rest. Target eight hours of sleep per night — a little more or a little less is okay too as the perfect amount is different for each person. 

Come and grab your product to give your hair the best as the year 2016 is just starting out.  You will be quite amazed at what these product could do for your hair.  I know you will love them as much a I do.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

*** Debbie Meyer Products ***

I am going to take a minute to tell you about the best two products that I have ever owned. Now introducing the  Debbie Meyer's Products.  So just keep reading and you will be able to see and read about these two awesome products.

Debbie Meyer UltraLite GreenBoxes

About the product:

Fruits, Vegetables & Baked Goods Stay Fresh Longer!
This incredibly innovative storage system is shown in independent laboratory tests to help extend the life of all types of fresh produce, baked goods
and snacks.

Debbie Meyer UltraLite GreenBoxes™ offer the convenience of hard sided storage in a thin gauge version. Perfect for school and office lunches, picnics, tailgating, camping, boating and more! Convenient sizes fit easily into lunch bags and coolers. They also stack and store neatly, making Debbie Meyer UltraLite GreenBoxes™ ideal to keep the kitchen, fridge and pantry organized and looking great!

Debbie Meyer UltraLite GreenBoxes™:
• Independent laboratory tested and shown to extend the life of fresh produce, baked goods and snacks
• Store wherever you would normally store the food - in the refrigerator or on the countertop
• Made with a proprietary combination of all-natural minerals
• BPA Free
• Each box is re-usable indefinitely
• Microwave Safe
• Dishwasher Safe (top rack)
• Stackable
• Proudly Made in the USA

My Review:

I do have to say that this is the first time ever using this product or anything like this.  I have used different containers and storage bags and of course my fruits and vegetables never stayed fresh.  I was throwing away alot of good food for just not having this product.  Well now I do have these GreenBoxes and I am loving them.  I have received different sizes, so that is pretty awesome.  I keep my grapes, strawberries, lettuce and cucs and they are lasting longer and fresh.  I do highly recommend these containers you will not be disappointed in them at all.  The lid seals really tight on them so no air can get in at all. 

Debbie Meyer® GreenBags®

About The Product:

Fruits, vegetables and flowers release ethylene gases during the natural ripening process after harvest. Exposure of the produce to these gases accelerates aging and deterioration. Independent laboratory testing shows that Debbie Meyer® GreenBags® help extend the life and freshness of fruits, vegetables and fresh cut flowers by creating a  beneficial storage environment, giving you more time to enjoy your produce, and That Saves You Money! Simply store your fruits, vegetables and cut flowers where you normally would (either the countertop or refrigerator) and watch how the Debbie Meyer® GreenBags® actively work to keep their contents fresh, extending their usable life. BPA free.
Debbie Meyer® GreenBags®:

• Independent laboratory tested and shown to extend the life of fruits and vegetables
• Follow easy Instructions – included, or download below
• Store wherever you would normally store the food - in the refrigerator or on the counter-top
• Made of a natural mineral and food grade polyethylene
• BPA Free
• Each bag is reusable 8 to 10 times
• Bags are gusseted for maximum capacity
• Easy Care - Rinse with clear water (no soap), allow to dry
• Medium Bags are ½ gallon and measure 15” x 6” x 4”
• Large Bags are 1 gallon and measure 17” x 7” x 5”
• X-Large Bags are 1½ gallons and measure 21’’ x 9’’ x 6.5’’
• Proudly Made in the USA

My Review:

I found these GreenBags are truly the best for food in your frig.  I have found that these bags keep your veggie's crisper that the storage bins in your refrigerator.  These GreenBags save me a lot of money and they will for you to.  With me having these green bags, I don't feel the need or the worry to hurry up and make something before it spoils.  I do need to buy more of these bags.

I want to leave you with this thought.  If you seen something you liked through this post, then these are for you.  Just stop by HERE and see what other products they have.