Sunday, December 31, 2017

Chewy.com December Pick: Victor Lamb & Rice Formula Canned Dog Food

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

Chewy.com is your one-stop shop for all things cat and dog! One of the fantastic products you can find at Chewy.com is from Victor:


Victor Lamb and Rice Formula Canned Dog Food brings a delicious dose of flavor to your dog’s mealtime. This tasty, natural dog food has added vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients to keep your four-legged friend in peak health. And it packs a wholesome blend of ingredients, with an impressive top three—lamb, vegetable broth and lamb liver. Plus ingredients like egg, brown rice and barley contribute to everything from improved digestion and enhanced bowel function to muscle health and more. Spoil your dog at every mealtime with Victor Lamb and Rice Formula Canned Dog Food.

I love that this natural, wholesome recipe with added vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients keeps my pups in peak health.  Victor always uses premium ingredients, so I know my dogs are getting quality food.  They both devour this canned food, so it must be pretty tasty!

You can find Victor canned food at Chewy.com.  A case of 12 13.2-oz cans is just $28.99.





Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Chewy.com December Pick: True Chews Premium Grillers with Real Steak Dog Treats

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Chewy.com is your one-stop shop for all things cat and dog! One of the fantastic products you can find at Chewy.com is from True Chews:


Reward your furry friend with the fresh-off-the-grill flavor of True Chews Premium Grillers with Real Steak Dog Treats. They’re made with U.S.-sourced beef for a high-protein jerky treat that satisfies and nourishes in every bite. Since they contain zero corn, wheat, soy or anything artificial, you can truly feel good about treating your pal every day. Make your canine companion’s journey a little better each day with a delicious, premium-quality treat you can trust because it’s made right here in the USA using only the finest natural ingredients.


I love that these treats are made from 100% U.S.-sourced beef, including sirloin steak and that is the very first ingredient in this high-protein snack.  These treats are soft and make a perfect snack any time as well as an ideal training treat when broken into smaller pieces.  The bag is resealable helping to keep these treats fresh.  Both pups love them! 


You can find True Chews Premium Grillers at Chewy.com.  A 10 oz bag is just $14.99.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Great Books for Middle Grade Readers from Scholastic!

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 Did you know about one-third of U.S. children read books for fun 5-7 days a week; however, 41% of kids need help finding books to read for fun? How can you help? Why not give the gift of reading this holiday season?


Experts at Scholastic have provided a holiday gift guide checklist to find the perfect book for all ages (0-17) based on research on what kids want in books from the latest Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report: 6th Edition. This gift guide also features 8 titles from School Library Journal’s recently released “Best of 2017” books.

 Designed for parents, caregivers, family members and friends, the gift guide highlights:

·         The top five things kids want in books are: “a good story,” “books that make me laugh,” “explore pace I have never been,” “make think and feel” and “inspire me to do something good”
·         5 book picks for each age group including: ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-17.
·         Top titles include: Pig the Pug, Princess Truly, Harry Potter (Illustrated Edition) and more.


We were able to check out a few great books for middle grade readers and the kiddos loved them all!

Swing It, Sunny

Summer's over and it's time for Sunny Lewin to enter the strange and unfriendly hallways of... middle school. When her Gramps calls her from Florida to ask how she's doing, she always tells him she's fine. But the truth? Sunny is NOT having the best time. Not only is the whole middle school thing confusing... but life at home is confusing, too. Sunny misses her brother Dale, who's been sent to boarding school. But when Dale comes back, she STILL misses him... because he's changed. Luckily Sunny's got her best friend and a mysterious new neighbor on her side... because she is NOT going let all this confusion get her down. Instead, she's going to remain Sunny-side up!

 I Survived the American Revolution, 1776

British soldiers were everywhere. There was no escape. Nathaniel Fox never imagined he'd find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his life. He was only eleven years old! He'd barely paid attention to the troubles between America and England. How could he, while being worked to the bone by his cruel uncle, Uriah Storch? But when his uncle's rage forces him to flee the only home he knows, Nate is suddenly propelled toward a thrilling and dangerous journey into the heart of the Revolutionary War. He finds himself in New York City on the brink of what will be the biggest battle yet.

The Apprentice Witch

Arianwyn fluffs her witch’s assessment. Awarded the dull bronze disc of an apprentice – to the glee of her arch-rival, Gimma – she’s sent to protect the remote, dreary town of Lull. But her new life is far from boring. Turns out Gimma is the pompous mayor’s favourite niece – and worse, she opens a magical rift in the nearby forest. As Arianwyn struggles with her spells, it’s soon clear there’s much more than her pride at stake...

Me and Marvin Gardens

The first middle-grade novel from Printz Honor-winning author Amy Sarig (A. S.) King! Washington Post Best Book of the Year A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids A Texas Bluebonnet Master List selection Obe Devlin has problems. His family's farmland has been taken over by developers. His best friend Tommy has abandoned him. And he keeps getting nosebleeds, because of that thing he doesn't like to talk about. So Obe hangs out at the nearby creek, in the last wild patch left, picking up trash and looking for animal tracks. One day, he sees a creature that looks kind of like a large dog. And as he watches it, he realizes it eats plastic. Only plastic. Water bottles, shopping bags... No one has seen a creature like this before. The animal--Marvin Gardens--becomes Obe's best friend and biggest secret. But to keep him safe from the developers and Tommy and his friends, Obe must make a decision that might change everything.

Scholastic is our favorite place to find amazing deals on books that our kiddos are sure to devour!





Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Fun Family Game Night with Utter Nonsense!

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One of our favorite family card games would make a great gift this holiday season.  Check out Utter Nonsense!


You don’t have to be good at accents and the combinations don’t need to make sense. In fact, players are encouraged to improvise and make the phrases their own. With each successive round, watch as even your most mild-mannered friends and family become improv masters.



Utter Nonsense contains 50 Accent Cards and 450 Phrase Cards which players combine and act out.  Your family will have a blast trying out an array of accents on some seriously funny phrases.  Utter Nonsense even has a holiday pack add-on to get you in the holiday spirit.


This game would be a great gift and so much fun to play at your holiday gatherings this winter!


You can buy Utter Nonsense at Target stores nationwide!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Parragon's Top Gifts for Readers of all Ages!

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We love gifting books and Parragon makes it easy to give great books at affordable price points for all ages!


 Parragon is one of the largest illustrated publishers in the world. From great selections of Disney, Barbie, Monster High, Ever After High, Discovery Kids, Dora, TMNT, Sponge Bob to in-house favorites including Little Learners, Pinkabella, Dino Supersaurus, Glitterbelle, Life Canvas, Love Food and more, they make books affordable and accessible to readers all around the globe.  They also feature several fun book kits for all ages.

Check out some of our holiday favorites:


Little Learners
 Snuggle up with polar bear and friends to get ready for Christmas together with Hello Christmas! Explore your way through the peek-a-boo holes with your baby or toddler in this seasonal addition to the bestselling Little Learners range. Bright artwork and an interactive format are perfect for encouraging your little one to interact with the book. At Parragon we know that babies and toddlers learn best when they are playing, especially when big people share in the fun, too! Developed by experts, tested by children and trusted by parents, we designed the Little Learners collection to help grow your little one's curiosity about life and language. Play together, learn together with the Little Learners range of books for babies and toddlers!


So much fun for the little ones on your list!  Here is another one of our favorites for tiny tots with their eyes all aglow:


Read and play together with the Friendly Little Snowman! Wiggle the cute plush snowman finger puppet, as you join in the festive fun in the snow. Bright artwork and sweet rhyming text make this finger puppet book the perfect gift for your little one this Christmas.


This interactive book is sure to be a hit with your little one.

If you have older readers check out these two options:


Up by the cold North Pole, far, far away from you, Santa Claus is doing things you won't believe are true! Find out where Santa's rosy cheeks and big belly REALLY come from in this funny, festive and silly look at Santa's biggest secrets. With a traditional heartwarming ending, this picture book is perfect to share at Christmas. Things You Never Knew About Santa Claus is written by Giles Paley-Phillips and illustrated by Rowan Martin.


A funny tale your picture book readers are sure to enjoy.  If they are the crafty sort, they might enjoy this one:


This Christmas-themed tin is packed with tons of Holly Jolly goodness! Get into the holiday spirit by reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Then use the four markers inside to color pages and pages of Santa, Rudolph, and the North Pole gang and to complete the super-cute activity pad. Plus there are two sticker sheets and a "Santa, Stop Here" poster with a cool "Countdown to Christmas" calendar on the back, making this a wonderful ho-ho-holiday gift for any kid to enjoy.


This collectible tin is full of awesome goodies!


It would be great for road trippin' to grandma's or when the kiddos are forced inside due to inclement weather during holiday break.


This tin is overflowing with coloring activities, stickers, posters, a book 


Even an advent calendar to help count down till Christmas!


Loads of fun in this awesome collectible tin!


Finally, we have a few options for the adults on your gift giving list:


Do you like to fill your spare time with a puzzle or two? Then stop here for Marvelous Mixed Puzzles with a jumbo collection of both word and number puzzles. This book is packed full of puzzles in a handy format that you can take with you anywhere. Including over 300 puzzles to keep you entertained and challenged, this collection is a real treat for anyone who loves logic puzzles. Are you ready to rise to a brilliant mixed puzzle challenge?


Keep your brain in tip-top shape with these mindbenders!


Hundreds of puzzle to keep them busy all year!

Got a wine lover on your list?


The Wine Gift & Book Set is the perfect companion for wine lovers. Inside the comprehensive book you'll discover a detailed introduction to the regional styles and varieties of vineyards and grapes from around the globe. This set also includes a handy wine pourer for expertly poured wine and 4 beautifully designed coasters. So pour yourself a glass of red or white from your new favorite region and savor the taste.


A book about wine AND wine gifts!  All you have to do is throw in a bottle of their favorite vino and you are good to go with this awesome set!


Parragon has all of these and so many more amazing gift ideas for everyone on you list this holiday season.

Find out more at Parragon!




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Keep Your Pup Cozy with a Bed from PetLinks!

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Our pups love to snuggle now that the weather has gotten a little cooler and the Soothing Escape Gel Memory Foam dog bed from Petlinks is their cozy go-to spot these days:


Let your pal lounge, nap or snooze in cool comfort with the Petlinks Soothing Escape Gel Memory Foam Dog & Cat Bed. This premium nest-style bed is built with advanced, eco-sourced memory foam that conforms to your pet's body contours to support joints and relieve pressure points, and has gel beads that keep your pal cool throughout the night. Since it gently supports and distributes your furry one’s weight evenly, it helps soothe aches, sore muscles and joint discomfort. The corduroy-lined bolster sides makes the bed look as cozy as it feels. Plus, keeping it clean is super easy thanks to the removable zippered cover that’s machine-washable.


I love that the memory foam is sourced from shredded leftovers from foam manufacturing so it’s eco-friendly and reduces waste.  The zippered cover is removable and machine-washable so cleaning it is easy and mess-free...another huge bonus!


This bed is deep enough for our 60 pound pups to sink into and the wall goes all the way around to provide snuggly comfort in all positions.


Both pups really love this bed, but since Jessie is older, she always gets dibs :)

The Soothing Escape Gel Memory Foam bed would make a lovely gift for you pup this holiday season! 




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Holiday Gift Guide: Crafty Gifts that Give Back from Yoobi!

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We get two of our favorite things in one with gifts from Yoobi...Crafts and gifts that give back all year round!


 Yoobi creates colorful vibrant supplies for school, home or office that give back. For every Yoobi item you buy, a Yoobi item is donated to a U.S. classroom in need. Since it's launch, Yoobi has impacted the lives of 3 million kids across the U.S… and they’re just getting started!


Check out a few of our favorite crafty gifts from Yoobi:


This all-in-one set includes everything imaginable for a successful stencil party. With 16 paint brush pens that keep all the paint in each bottle, including classic and neon colors, 8 stencil sheets with themes from outer space, to the ocean and all creatures in between, it has never been easier to create a one of a kind masterpiece. All you need is this set and paper, so throw those messy bottles, jars and old brushes away and step into a world free of mess and full of creation.


Pick a bead, any bead, and watch your design turn into a brand-new necklace, keychain or pin! This kit comes with everything you need to turn little beads into colorful food and creative masterpieces - all you need is an iron (and a grown-up helper!) to complete your melty bead magic.


We all need a place to store our hard-earned money, so why not create it on your own? This DIY Piggy Bank comes with everything you need to design a beautiful sanctuary for your silver dollars. 


Add some 3D shine to your school or DIY project with six shades of glitter glue madness! Create some epic sparkle art or just use it like regular glue, with a bit of POP. In case of an uh-oh, don't panic, it's washable and non-toxic!



The best of both worlds is now here for you to color and create. With only 6 pencils, you get 12 awesome colors using half the space! Not only do you have more space for all your Yoobi goodies, but you can color away with color opposites when you feel like LOLing in dark green or BooHooing in light green.


For everything you need for ANY arts and crafts activity you could ever dream of, look no further than the Yoobi Craft Chest! This awesome toolbox is chock full of foam, felt, and fun! With over 140 items included in this kit, you'll be in crafting overload mode! 

Our kiddos LOVE art supplies and they really enjoyed crafting with Yoobi goodies.  Yoobi as something at every price point, from stocking stuffers to all inclusive kits.  If you have crafty kiddos, be sure to check out Yoobi this holiday gifting season!

These super fun items are available on Yoobi.com and at Target stores nationwide.





Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.