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12 gifts your dogs will love this holiday season!

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The other morning while attempting to drink my coffee and watch the Harry show,  as I try to do daily, I had a dog jump on my lap.  Immediately another dog jumped after him causing him to run away.  The next thing I know I am  holding on to my coffee for dear life as I become the race track for the sheltie boys . 

At the same time, Dolly, the baby girl sheltie, is yipping in her baby voice and trying to join in.  Then there is Cleo- lying on the ottoman beside me – sleeping like nothing is going on.  Maybe she can’t hear what is going on, over the snoring. 

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Needless to say that my coffee is cold before it is finished.  Harry is backing it up and the dogs are still going.

  Finally I am able to look over at John and say:  “Our house would sure be boring without them”.  And he agreed.

They keep the house alive and keep us on our toes.  They make us laugh and yes, sometimes it feels like they are getting on our last nerve.  But I wouldn’t change a thing.  Yes, 4 dogs is our comfortable number.  While I would love to bring in 4 more, we know our limit. 

While sometimes it does stretch us we want our dogs to feel important in our family.  We want them not only to be warm inside on a cold day, not only fed – but also loved.  We want to earn the devotion that each one offers us..  We want to give back that unconditional love that each one offers.

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That is why during this busy holiday season I have came up with a Amazon wish list for my furbabies.  I add things to the list and then in between busy holiday preparations and shopping, I can offer them a treat they love.  I also like to use this list to maybe buy for friends dogs. 

While doing a lot of my Christmas shopping online this year, I have searched the web for ideas.  I have came around several lists of gift ideas for her, for him, for kids and teens, techies and bakers.  I have yet find one for dogs – or as I call them, my furbabies.  So I have decided to share my list of

12 gifts your dogs will love this holiday season!

1.  Bully Sticks

I received some for review one time.  I wrote about them here.  My dogs love them.  Downside is that they are a little costly. 

2.  rawhide sticks

We buy around 200 of these a month!  We found out our dogs live the Dingo ones more then just the plain ones.  Dingo sticks are white with red twists.  We found out later there is real chicken in the center.  I think that is why our dogs love them so much.

3.  Rope toys

While I love to buy cute toys, my dogs love ropes!  They love them all shapes and sizes.  They are perfect to play catch and fetch or just to lay with and chew on.

4.  Balls

My dogs love balls, but when playing in doors they lose them under the couch and other furniture.  They are better for outside.

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5.  Dog Food

While this isn’t a treat but a need- I like to add this to my wish list.  I know it would also be a great gift to me if someone gifted it to me.

6.  Dry Dog shampoo

Anyone that has ever belonged to a dog will know about the lovely smells they sometimes carry in on them.  We don’t always have time to bathe them.  Dry dog shampoo is something we discovered and want to keep on hand.  It really work, if all it does is provide deodorant!

5.  Dog Brush

There is a variety of these out there.  Depending on the dog you have will determine what you need.  We have a regular brush with 2 sides and deshedding brush that works great

6.  pet feeder & or waterer

These are wonderful to have!  We have one for our cats hard food and then we have one for just water that the dogs and cats share.  It seems I am always filling it up and have decided with 4 dogs and 5 cats that we really need a 2nd one!  having the one really has saved me a lot of steps.

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7.  Retractable Dog Leash

These are what you need when training a dog.  Foxy & Cleo neither one need leashes at home.  Wolfie still has not been trustworthy about coming inside every time we tell him to and because of that we use a leash 8 out of 10 times.  With a retractable leash you have control on how far to let them go.  It also is perfect for letting them go the length and teaching them to come back to you.  Dolly is only about 11 weeks now.  I still use a leash with her because she is so fast.  John takes her out without one.  Either way, they are perfect to have, especially the nicer ones.  Going to vet, petsmart or just out in public requires a leash for all our dogs. 

8.  interactive toy 

I don’t own any of these yet.  But I would love to see how the “kids” would react with one!  They love toys and I think they would be a lot of fun.

9.  Agility toys

These make a fun workout for you and your dog!  It will keep you both busy while outside.  Right now we don’t own any specific toys such as these, but I do work with them to jump over things in the yard.  I think it would be nice to set up a space for something like this if for nothing else then to let them get their energy out while outside.

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10.  Dog bed

I would love to have a cute princess looking bed for Dolly!  Our only problems to date with dog beds is chewing.  A couple of our dogs enjoy chewing until they get to the stuffing.  I haven’t found a solution for this yet.  I am sure there is one out there.  If you know of any- let me know!

11.  Thunder Jacket

This is another thing that I don’t own but would love to have one for all 4 of my dogs.  They are all lions at home until they hear thunder, then they are on my lap.  As a dogowner I would love to receive these as gifts for Christmas and I am sure the dog owners or as I normally say, people owned by dogs, would love them as well. 

12.  Tennis Balls and Ball launcher

This would be soooo fun for outside!  When I am out a lone with all 4 of the furbabies, sometimes 2 arms can’t throw fast enough.  This would be a perfect solution!

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There is so many options when it comes to gifts for dogs and their owners!  The above list is just a few.  If you are looking for last minute gifts then I would suggest anything on mine for  the petowners in your life!  You are welcome to view my list here on Amazon

Feel Free to add to my gift list!  List some of your favorites in the comments below!  

Pokeball

 

Are you still chasing those Pokemon?  Take a break and play with a Pokeball.  The PokeBall is a soft plush ball.  It is about the size of a baseball.  Perfect for small hands to play with while you use your cell phone to chase Pokemon!

On the top of the ball is a beaded keychain.  This would make it perfect to attach to you purse or a key of some kind.

My puppy Dolly has taken over mine!  Of course it does have stuffing so I limit her to playing with it only when she is on my lap.  But she has a ball with it!

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While some of the seams on it are not perfect, it is very well put together.  If a 9 week old puppy can play with it and it stay together, then it is durable.

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This would make the perfect stocking stuffer for young and old alike. 

Disclaimer:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours. 

 

Wonder Grill Silicone Burger Press

This post is for all the foodies out there.

While I love all types of foods, one thing that I think I will never grow tired of is one of Americas favorite food.  That all American Hamburger.  And while many places can make a mean burger.  There is times I rather just make my own at home.

So, not sure if it is a Kentucky thing, but most of the time we just grab a bunch out of the pack and make our own patties.  Sometimes this results in huge too thick burgers or just a plate of awkward burgers.  It also means some is larger then others, some is raw or some is burnt. 

While there is other burger presses on the market.  My favorite to date is one I got for review.  It is a silicone one from wonder grill.  Along with this silicone press they even include a food umbrella that is perfect for cook outs.

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While I haven’t cooked out in a while now, I do like to have burgers pressed out and ready to grab.  Sure, you can buy frozen hamburger patties but do you always know what your getting with those?  With this easy to use press, I can put whatever type of meat I want in there.  Turkey burger, lean or fat.  I am in control and I like that!

I have been using mine and it works good.  I press out the patties, throw wax paper in between them, put them in the freezer bag and freeze them.  They are easy to get apart.  The press itself is easy to use and easy to clean.  It is available on Amazon

  • BEST VALUE: 7 burger patties in 1 tray AND a Pop-up mesh food cover tent to keep food clean and fly free.Press and stuff 7 quarter pound burger slider at a time (each container holds approx. 2 pounds)
  • SUPERIOR QUALITY: Our non stick burger patty press is FDA approved, BPA free silicone container, Dishwasher and Oven safe up to 400 F. The Best of the Hamburger presses and petty makers.

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  • MULTI PURPOSE: For baking cookies, Healthy hash browns, Individual Quiches or use it as food container and Freeze Hamburger sliders,Stuffed burgers,Chili,Meat Sauces or any soft foods to portion out
  • BUILT-IN GRILL MARKS: Your hamburger sliders will have a great authentic look,will stay flat and cook evenly. Each burger patty individually seals to prevent freezer burn.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY: Guarantee that you are fully satisfied with Wonder burger patty maker and food container or get your money back, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.100% RISK FREE. Buy it now while in stock

 

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DISCLAIMER:  I received the item discussed in this posting in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

This headlamp is perfect for walking the dog!

The past month or so has been an adventure around our home.  It all started when one morning, John came in and placed an adorable black sheltie on my lap.  Wolfie is 2 years old and half brother to Foxy, our other sheltie.  I am not sure how long he was in the rescue, but it had to be a big blow on him.  Being taken away from what you know to something you don’t know.  Then when he got used to the rescue, along came John.

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The day after he came, I left for a week.  So in that week he bonded with John.  Imagine my surprise (and his) when I showed up.  He didn’t want me here.  He felt I was the intruder.  He was adjusting.  It took him time to accept me and I am glad to say that he is actually happy when I walk in the room now.

Building trust was only the first thing we had to do with him.  We soon discovered that he didn’t know any of the basic commands.  We also learned wee wee pads and housebreaking was to also be included in this black furballs package. 

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He also loves to bark at anything that he doesn’t know.  He has an attitude and if he isn’t on the leash when outside, he will meet the neighbors dog half way and stand there having a barking challenge.  This is the main reason we decided to leash him when outside.  Having to use a leash makes extra work on us.  During the day it isn’t so bad.  It is after dark that really can get tricky.  Have you ever carried a flash light and tried to control a hard headed dog on a leash?

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It just so happened that I had a chance to review a special light.  In fact the light is a head lamp.  You just slide the elastic over your head and push a button.  There is 2 level brightness and also can make it blink red.  While I am sure they never thought about pets when they made this light, that is what I have been using it for!  Now both hands are free while we walk and I can go just about anywhere in the yard since the light works really well.

This is the one headlamp you will need for any situation: running, jogging, hiking, backpacking, camping, caving, hunting, fishing, reading, work under the sink, in the attic, for construction works, just name it! And it also makes a great gift!

It is from luxuriously smart and it is the luxo lite cree head lamp.  Available in blue or yellow on Amazon

Disclaimer:  I received the item discussed in this posting in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

mens leather watch

Do you still wear watches or have you given up on them and just use your phone for the time and date? 

Call me old fashioned, but I still love my watches!  I have a couple that is more special to me then others, then some I have are different colors and sizes so I can use them to match my outfits. 

I have encountered some great watches since I started this website.  Watches that are nice watches at affordable prices.  Like this waterproof black leather band watch.

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This watch is available on Amazon.  Would you believe it only costs $15.99?  It comes in a nice box that would make it very giftable.  It keeps time perfect.  It looks like a high end watch.  The roman numerals are very readable.  John loves it. 

Here is more about it:

  • CLASSIC DESIGN: Simplicity white dial, black leather band, a perfect combination, this analog watch brings you steady,professional shows for business occasion.This minimalistic piece proves that simple does not necessarily mean boring.For yourself or as a gift for anyone you care.
  • LEATHER BAND: Soft PU leather strap fits great and was comfortable to wear,the inside band that lays against your skin is very soft, comfortable and doesn’t irritate the skin at all.(Band length:24cm Band width:2cm)
  • DIAL: With calendar build in, the watch for mens comes in very handy in your busy life.(Case diameter:4.2cm Case thickness:1.2cm)
  • Water resistant to 30 m (99 ft): In general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming.

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DISCLAIMER:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Ripley’s Believe it Or Not – Unlock The Weird

Weird, Strange, different.  Those words have different meanings and they can all be taken good or bad.  I tend to like them and I don’t mind when someone calls me unique. 

Well at least I thought I was considered weird until I seen the book “Ripley’s Believe it Or Not – Unlock The Weird”. 

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Unlock the Weird is the latest addition to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! bestselling annual series.

All true, 100% ALL NEW, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Unlock the Weird! 2017 will amaze and astound readers from the first to the last page. Hair-raising photographs, incredible stories, and the mind-blowing facts Ripley’s is famous for promise hours of entertainment for every Ripley fan! With thousands of stories—including submissions from readers around the world—you’ll discover something new each time you read it!

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While the book looks yellow in the picture, it is in reality a large hardback neon green book.  A book full of pictures and stories.  It is full of several different things that truly is unbelievable.

With over 250 pages of graphics and topics it will keep anyone entertained.

This would be perfect for your home or to donate to your child’s school.  In my opinion it is well worth the purchase. 

DISCLAIMER:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

Bouchard Chocolate Napolitains

Let’s talk chocolate!

As I have gotten older, my savory tooth is still there, but my sweet tooth is growing.  Give me snack cakes and cookies, pies or cakes- the possibilities are endless!  But then there is times I just crave candy. 

My favorite is normally milk chocolate.  I have never been much of a fan of the dark chocolate.  John loves it.  I have tried to get  used to it, especially knowing it is much healthier for me. 

I guess it really depends on the dark chocolate brand and where it comes from.  I have found a dark chocolate that I approve of.  It is from Belgium.  They are known for their great chocolates.  The ones I had a chance to try is the, napolitains from Bouchard Chocolate.

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I liked these because they didn’t leave me with a bitter after taste that a lot of dark chocolate leaves.  It is unbelievable that it doesn’t leave that taste since it is made with 72% cacao which means less sugar!

For the people that isn’t sure what cacao is, it is just bean type things that cocoa and chocolate is usually made with.  Cacao is known for numerous health benefits.

I still love my milk chocolate but am not disappointed in this chocolate at all.  It would be great enough to give as a gift to yourself or a loved on this holiday season!

DISCLAIMER:  I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

My favorite Dog Training Collar

I have talked a few times about training collars for dogs.  I have tried a few and each one has their own pros and cons.  I wanted to share one one of my favorite ones with you. 

I like this one because there is no shocking involved at all.  It works only with sound and vibrations.  No shock, no static shock.  It is the Our K9 Mint Bark collar

This is a really nice collar that will fit xs- small dogs, the ones that tend to bark the most!  As I said before, I don’t mind mine barking at all.  Mine are very vocal.  I just want them to know when I say enough, it is enough.  This collar gives them their freedom to bark a few times before it does it’s thing. 

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  • ✔ • PAIN FREE DESIGN – Uses Sound First then Vibration to provide safe training cues. This Collar Comes Fully Assembled. It has a Built in Change Battery Alarm which is a CONTINUOUS BEEP. The Collar CANNOT be set off by another dog, It works off Air pressure and NOT Sound. This is a Training Collar to assist you in Training Your Dog that Excessive Barking will Not be Tolerated.
  • ✔ • ALL Our K9 No Bark Collars come with Comprehensive Users E-Manuals + Instructional and Training Videos. Your User E-Manual will be sent to you by E Mail. This will allow for Translation, enlarging font size, movement between phone, tablet and laptop. We do not put instructions in the box. This is a Training Collar to assist you in controlling your dogs excess barking.
  • ✔ • ALLOWS NORMAL DOG BEHAVIOUR – All Our K9 Anti-Bark Collars allow your dog to bark but NOT excessively. The first 2 Barks a Warning Sound is issued. The 3rd Bark, Correction is then issued. If you want your dog to be Silent do not buy an Our K9 Collar. THIS IS A SOUND AND VIBRATION COLLAR IT IS NOT A SHOCK COLLAR
  • ✔ • CHOOSE THE CORRECT BARK COLLAR – Our K9 has 9 (nine) different Anti Bark Collars ranging from Toy (4 lbs.) to Large (100 lbs.) to ensure they fit and are correctly suitable for your particular dog needs. SORRY BUT THIS COLLAR IS NOT SUITABLE FOR A HAVANESE, DACHSHUNDS OR POMERANIAN.

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Disclaimer:  I was sent the item discussed in this posting in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it..  ALl opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

How to Get the Best Deal When Shopping Online

 

The following  is a sponsored post.

How to Get the Best Deal When Shopping Online

 

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No one wants to pay too much for something. Of course, most individuals realize that they are not going to be able to get the items they want for free, but they are interested in paying a fair price for it. The Internet has really allowed individuals to get the best deal on all kinds of different things. The following tips can help you to be sure that the next time you shop online you get the best deal.

The very first thing that you want to do is comparison shop. You do not want to waste a lot of time searching around tons of different websites. However, if you take a little bit of time, you can check some of the major auction sites and major retailers just to see what prices are available. It is a good idea to look at items that are new and used, depending on the thing that you are searching for. It is also a good idea to look at the manufacturer’s website. This will help you to get a good idea of what a fair price is for the items you would like to purchase.
The next thing you want to do is look around for sales and ways to save money. Certain websites are going to offer sales, while others may have coupons. It may be possible for you to wait until you know a major sale will be going on, like on Black Friday.

 

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Don’t forget about shipping. Depending on the item you would like to purchase, shipping can cost just as much as the item or more. Many websites will offer free shipping or will tell you about ways that you can get free shipping.

Shopping around can take a little bit of time. However, it is worth it no matter if you are purchasing Amelia Jane London stockist items or if you are purchasing electronic items. It is good to balance how much time you will spend trying to find a good deal with the amount of time that you can spend working. This is especially the case if you work for yourself and have the ability to earn extra money. If you are going to spend hours and hours looking around for ideal, it might be a good idea for you to spend just 15 or 20 minutes looking around for something and then spend the other time making a little bit of money in order to make up whatever you had to pay extra.

Disclaimer:   I received compensation in exchange for posting the above.

 

Works of Ahhh Fairy Garden

Are you wanting to create a Masterpiece?

It really is possible!  In fact anybody can!!!!  How is it possible?  Masterpieces make it possible!!!  Create Army man, Army tank, Bird house, fairy garden, gnome, jewelry box and several other things. 

I had the pleasure of receiving works of ahhh fairy garden.  This is perfect for the young or the young at heart.  Inside you will find instructions and decorating ideas.  Follow their suggestions or go your own way.

 

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Inside this kit you will find:

1 wooden fairy house, 1 wooden picket fence, 1 wooden mushroom, 2 artist-quality paintbrushes, 5 non-toxic acrylic paint tubs, 1 non-toxic varnish, 12 gem stones, 1 sticker sheet, and 1 instruction sheet.

This would be something fun for school, for parties, just for fun.  I think that it would make a great gift to give someone that liked to do art or to decorate one and give the finished product as a gift.  A gift from the heart, You can’t beat that!

Find out more about this at the WORKS OF AHH website

Or buy one directly from Amazon:

DISCLAIMER:  I received the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

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