Remembering 9/11

NOTE: I originally wrote this post five years ago, at the time of the 10th aniversary of 9/11, but never published it. Every year I re-read it and think I should edit it and publish, but the thought overwhelms me. So this year, the 15th anniversary of 9/11/01, I decided I will go ahead and hit … [Read more...]

Wood Cutting Board Cleaning and Care

While cleaning your cutting board is probably not at the top of the list of chores you enjoy doing, it is an important one that should be done. With regular care your cutting board will stay in good condition, lasting longer and keeping your food safe. Wooden cutting boards need to be cared for and … [Read more...]

Workout Fashion on a Budget

What helps motivate you to work out? Is it the goal of being more healthy? Working toward fitting into a now-too-tight pair of jeans? Big goals are great for motivation, but I often find that little things help me get going and get my sweat on. One thing that always gives me a boost is fabulous … [Read more...]

Celebrating Mom AND Crabfest at Red Lobster

#HungryForCrab #CollectiveBias My mom is a super special lady. She is always caring about us and helping us - whether it's cat-sitting when we're on vacation, making us yummy treats, or helping us how to take care of plants in our yard. So, we love when we are able to do something to make HER feel … [Read more...]

Petco Grooming De-shedding Treatment Makes a Happy Dog and Owner! + Reader Giveaway

#PetcoGrooming #MM In our family, our big sweet baby is our dog, Toby. While strangers coming to the door uninvited are rightfully scared by his ferocious barking and lunging at the door, friends and family who are invited in know that he is the biggest, sweetest and silliest guy there is. And … [Read more...]

7 Summer Beauty Hacks

Hooray for summer!! The evening BBQs in the yard and weekend days by the pool and beach that seemed like a dream back in January are actually here!. By far, summer is my favorite season. Sure, I will complain when the days get too hot and humid, but I like them more than snow and ice any … [Read more...]

Beneful 2016 Dream Dog Park Project + Reader Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Beneful. All opinions are 100% mine. My Toby LOVES to play. When it comes to choosing between play time and treat time - play wins EVERY time. I'm happy that he loves to play because all that exercise keeps him happy and healthy. While he has … [Read more...]

Million Meow Mission: Help Save Shelter Cats

Every year 3.4 million cats enter shelters. Our cat, Lucky, was almost one of those cats. One Thanksgiving Day over 10 years ago, when my husband and I had traveled from New Jersey (where we lived at the time), to my Mom's house in Minnesota, we kept hearing a meow in the woods during our visit. … [Read more...]

Window Blinds Safety for Cats and Kids

My cat Sammy does a lot of things that are not only crazy and rambunctious, but only dangerous. He's just that kind of cat. But, you wouldn't believe how shocked I was when ten minutes before I sat down to write this post about window treatment safety for cats and kids and Sammy did … [Read more...]

Dynatrap #GuardYourYard Twitter Party – Join Us!

It seems like it has been taking forever for summer (or even spring) to get here! I look forward to the warm weather finally sticking around for good. That means it will be time for spending time outdoors, playing in the yard with the dog and summer barbecues! What I'm not looking forward to are the … [Read more...]




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