4 Fabulous Gifts For Every Queen In Your Life

Shopping for unique gifts for the women in your life can seem impossible, especially when they seem to have it all. Here are some great ideas for gift giving that are thoughtful and perfect for any queen in your life.

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Three CBD Products Everyone Should Try

Three CBD Products Everyone Should Try
Three CBD Products Everyone Should Try
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CBD is a fairly new ingredient being added to all sorts of products. I had the chance to review three CBD products that everyone should try at least once.

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How To Prepare For A New Pet Part 3: Pet And Household Needs

Adding a new pet to your home takes so much responsibility! They can add so much love and teach patience! Since adding the dog to our household, it forced me to upgrade our carpet shampooer! I used to try to deep clean our carpet at least once a month, but now that we have a dog, I try to do it more often than that! Let’s discuss how to prepare for a new pet part 3: pet and household needs! 

How To Prepare For A New Pet Part 3: Pet And Household Needs
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Ginger Cat Appreciation Day: Meet My Cheeto-Boy

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day -- Cheeto

Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day. Some have called me a crazy cat lady due to always having multiple cats in my home. Well, I’ll take it. It ain’t the worst thing I’ve ever been called. LOL

My whole life has been populated by pets, I can’t imagine my life without them. Much the same as my children have been very loved and cherished, so too have my cats and dogs.

And my horses, ducks, and chickens. And the rat my son asked to have after a teacher sent her class pet rats home with a student for the summer and the males breached the divide from their section of the cage to the female side and had a little too much fun. And the fish my daughter was obsessed with for a few years before she moved out on her own. And the hermit crab we brought back from vacation when the kids were younger. And the little aquarium frog my husband and I had when we were first married — many a moon ago.

Since pets’ lifespans are much shorter than human ones, these loveable creatures come, stay a while, and then cross the Rainbow Bridge. I like to think that every pet I’ve ever had the pleasure to share my life with are all together over there, having the time of their afterlives — playing in rays of sunshine, napping on fluffy beds, swimming in cloud-ponds, and generally just getting all the rewards they deserve for all the joy they brought to us during their life times.

My daughter has moved on from fish (too much work for her to keep up with to her satisfaction). But, she is definitely following in my Crazy Cat Lady footsteps with her three little kitty-children that she loves and dotes on. We have a standing agreement that should anything ever happen to either of us, the other will absolutely adopt the other’s pets. It sounds weird to say (or write) that, but it’s important to make arrangements for the important things in life (children, pets, property and assets) in case the worst should happen, right?

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day -- Cheeto

This little guy, Cheeto, gave us quite the scare last year. He wanted to go outside so bad. We live in a semi-rural area and his big sister cats would go out and play in the yard, chasing birds up trees and squirrels into the woods. We decided to start letting him outside, even though I was worried that he might be inclined to wander unlike his sisters who stick near the house pretty well.

The first few forays into the outside world when well enough. Until my worst fear came true and he didn’t come home one afternoon.

What followed were 12 days of hell — posting flyers, visiting nearby houses asking if anyone had seen him, driving the neighborhood with the windows down calling his name, asking for help in neighborhood lost pet groups online, checking – rechecking – and checking again with local vets and pet shelters, leaving one of the litter boxes outside alongside bowls of food and water and one of my shirts draped over a chair on the deck hoping the scent would lure him home.

I went outside at all hours of the day and night calling his name hoping he was wandering around looking for the way back home and wasn’t hurt or dead somewhere.

Finally, after twelve long days and nights, less than 20 minutes after one of my outdoor calling sessions he showed up back at the house. He was missing his collar, much skinnier, afraid and clingy, but with only a small wound on the base of his tail. He ate like there was no tomorrow. And once he settled down a bit, he purred so loudly and cuddled like he thought he’d never see me again. He didn’t even try to go back outside for months.

I was so relieved. And angry — with myself for not getting him microchipped before allowing him to wander outdoors. We did a well-check visit to the vet and got that microchipping issue taken care of immediately after his return. I just felt so bad that he’d been on his own for so long, but a little proud that he had figured out some way to get food and survive and find his way home.

He’s finally started going outdoors again a little bit. And, so far (fingers crossed) he’s stayed close to the house and comes when he’s called. But, he’s still a boy. And cat or no, boys will be boys, so I still worry he might wander off again. I hope not, so I just do what I can and enjoy him, love him, and spoil him rotten for as long as I can — and hope it’s enough to keep him safe in this big old world.

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day -- Cheeto

So, this is my long-winded way of expressing my deep love and appreciation for my little ginger boy, Cheeto. He makes every day better!

Check out my Cheeto Boy in his Unicorn Zoo Snood. He was pretty cute, though not as adorable in it as our Callie Girl was. Zoo Snoods have some pretty awesome hand-knit headwear for cats and dogs.

Tell us all about your favorite ginger-colored feline friend! What is your favorite memory with him or her?

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Get Ready – Halloween Is Happening

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Are you ready for Halloween? I am usually don’t decorate but now more than ever I want to. I saw a few cute decorations that caught my eye. In the meantime, I am going to create a little fairy garden that is Halloween themed! While it is a seasonal theme, I plan on keeping it on my porch year round! 

Celebrate Halloween Quarantine Style

Halloween has been a big topic of conversation lately – and it’s not only about costumes and candy! As our country continues to see COVID-19 cases, families across the U.S. are trying to figure out how to celebrate Halloween safely without giving up this incredibly fun season. Some are even asking if – *gasp* – Halloween is canceled.

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3 Favorite Camping Tips Plus A Free Camp Recipe Printable!

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Solar powered twinkle lights, propane lanterns & stunning bonfires. The night time portion of camping seems magical at times and it’s actually our favorite part of the camping experience.

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Must Have Unscented Skin Care Line Up for 2020

Having a sensitivity to fragrances can feel like a bummer sometimes. But the wellness of your skin is far more important than smelling like a wildflower field. We rounded up some of our favorite unscented skin care products to keep your skin looking and feeling its best!

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A Teenager’s Guide To Healthy Skin in 3 Simple Steps

My beautiful teenager is entering a whole new phase in her life. Everything about her is changing from her personality, her taste in clothing and of course her maturing appearance. She has beautiful skin, but that doesnt mean the hormonal changes that is occuring in her body won’t change that.

Introducing and teaching your teenager about skin health and maintenance is really important. You want your child to not only have good hygiene habits, but also confidence in their own skin. To help ease the stress, here are some simple tips to help your teenager develop great habits that can last them a lifetime.

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Keeping Your Puppy Busy

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New puppies are tons of fun, but they are also little balls of energy. Keeping your puppy busy is so important for your puppies growing mind and body. Keep reading to find out any this fun new box that is sure to get your puppies tail a-wagging!

We got our little maltipoo named Arthas back in July. He’s now a 12-week old ball of energy! I’ve noticed after having many dogs growing up when puppies get bored they get destructive. Our little guy is no exception to this rule. That’s when I decided to start looking for the perfect subscription box. After searching I found the KONG Box.

Keeping Your Puppy Busy

Kong Squeaker Toys

The KONG Box is a great choice for any type of pup that you have. I love that there are 7 different types of boxes from separation anxiety to boredom, there is something for all your furry pal’s needs. All items that go in your new box are hand-picked to make sure all the items are just what you’re looking for. Keeping your puppy busy has never been easier!

With the Bored Dog Solution Box We got some fun new toys, a couple to hide treats, ( and included 3 tasty treats inside ) and his favorite toy a tiny squeaky bear perfect for his tiny teeth to pick up and play with. KONG takes the time to get to know your dog so that they can make sure their items fit all their needs. I love that they invest in getting to know your dog.

Kong Box Toys

In your box you also get a fun new recipe for a treat your do is sure to love. A easy and healthy idea made for your dog to help support healthy habits and lots of fun when put into the Kong toy for mental stimulation. Keeping your pup’s brain sharp will also help in keeping your puppy busy.

I was surprised when I opened my box to find something special just for me. KONG Box included a cloth face mask. I love that they care not only about their puppy friends but their owners as well and making sure they are healthy. In this crazy COVID time right now everyone needs a little bit more compassion.

Kong Face Mask

The KONG Box is a great option for your dog no matter what they need. Keeping your dog happy and healthy. For more information or to get yours visit their Website, Facebook, or Instagram.

For another great box be sure to check out this blog, Beating The Dog Days Of Summer.

Amazing Supplements To Start Your Day Right!

Honestly, I am rather new to introducing supplements into my daily regimen. I started at the beginning of this crazy year with protein shakes to really help boost my weight loss game. The more I began to do research, the more I realized what I was missing out in regards to adding more wellness into my life. Recently I began expanding past basic protein shakes and started adding more superfoods and collagen in my routine, and it has been by far the best step towards wellness I could have ever made.

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