Friday, December 28, 2018

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites: Promote Healthy Skin & Coat!

When choosing treats for your pups, sometimes it's important to choose special formulas.  Since our dogs are large breeds, we often choose dog treats that promote healthy hips and joints.  We also give them peanut oil to ensure they have healthy skin and a shiny coat as well.

I am fortunate enough to be a Chewy Influencer and in exchange for my honest reviews, my three spoiled furry children get special food and treats, delivered right to our door, every month!  Zena (English Mastiff), Thor (Great Dane/Mastiff), and Hercules (Neapolitan/English Mastiff) are some really lucky dogs!  When they see the blue box being delivered, it's almost like they know it's for them!

One of the special dog treats they got to enjoy this month was the Earthborn Holistic EarthBites moist dog treats; Skin & Coat formula.  We live in North Idaho where the winters are cold, so it's important for us to maintain our pups skin and fur.


Zena, Thor, and Hercules thought these moist dog treats were something special!  They are perfect for dogs of all ages and sizes.  These treats can easily be broken into smaller pieces for small dogs or puppy training too!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Earn Big Cash Back on your Christmas Shopping

As we quickly approach Christmas, Swagbucks knows you still have lots of shopping to do, and they're offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! 

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Treat Your Pets This Christmas: Bones & Chews All-Natural Chicken Recipe Freeze Dried Dog Treats

Do you wrap Christmas presents for your furry friends?  Treats and toys make the perfect gifts for your pets.  I know that my dogs are always super excited to get them! 

I am fortunate enough to be a Chewy Influencer and in exchange for my honest reviews, my three spoiled furry children get special food and treats, delivered right to our door, every month!  Zena (English Mastiff), Thor (Great Dane/Mastiff), and Hercules (Neapolitan/English Mastiff) are some really lucky dogs!  When they see the blue box being delivered, it's almost like they know it's for them!

This month, just in time for Christmas, our lucky canines got to have Bones & Chews All-Natural Chicken Recipe Freeze Dried Dog Treats.  These also come in a beef recipe.  No matter what recipe you choose, your dog is going to thank-you for it!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Educational Board Games for Kids ~ The Perfect Christmas Gift!


As a mom, aunt, and teacher --- I love games that combine fun and learning!

Rooster Race and Monkeys Up are award-winning, simple-to-learn, fun to play, and provide educational value. These educational board games are fun for the whole family but will also help kids practice memory, logic, addition, subtraction, logic and motor skills. 


When playing Monkeys Up, you compete to get the highest set of three monkeys. Each monkey has a value hidden under its feet that is only revealed when flipped. Players take turns rolling a cube and completing the action; switch, steal, or flip.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero (Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway)

Based on an incredible true story, the heartwarming, family-friendly animated adventure, Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero deploys on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand December 11, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

This is the perfect gift to give a child in your life this Christmas - in fact - this is a gift that the entire family will love!  The critically acclaimed animated family film, is based on a true story, and has been lauded by critics and received the Dove Foundation’s “All Ages” Seal of Approval and Parents’ Choice Gold Award! 

Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero depicts the little-known true story of the unbreakable bond between a young soldier and a stray dog on the brink of America’s entry into World War I. For his valorous feats, Stubby is still recognized today as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army and the most decorated dog in American history.  He is also widely considered the forerunner to the U.S. Army’s working dog program. The delightful animated film shows the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest places.

Beyond his military exploits, Stubby’s status as an adopted stray has resulted in nearly a century of recognition by animal rescues and welfare organizations. As part of the film’s theatrical release, Fun Academy partnered with more than 90 regional and national animal organizations across all 50 states – including the Humane Society of the United States and the Westminster Kennel Club – to shine a light on the human-animal bond and the amazing things adopted animals can do when given a chance in life.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide Children’s Book Giveaway: Mother Earth’s Lullaby & If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur!

I have always encouraged my children to look at books and read, even when they were toddlers.  Books let their imaginations run free and take them to places unknown.  Books also fill their minds with knowledge and facts that will fuel them for life!

I give my children, nieces, and nephews books for their Birthday and Christmas every year! You're never too old to receive a book. 

Even as an adult, I enjoy reading and looking through children's books.  I remember how much I loved reading to my kids when they were young, and now I get the pleasure of doing the same with my niece and nephew!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Earn BIG with Coupons!

We're all looking for ways to save big at the register. Well, I've found a way to make every coupon I use at my local grocery store worth an extra 25¢!


How you ask? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1) Sign up at - it's FREE to Join!
2) Head over to the Grocery Coupons page and start clipping coupons for your upcoming shopping trip 
3) Use the coupons the next time you shop at your local grocery store. You'll earn 25 points (25¢) for every coupon you use

That's it! 

But, that's not all... now through Monday, December 10th, you can earn 2 points (2¢) for every coupon you print, up to 50 prints per day. That's an extra dollar every day just for printing coupons that will save you a ton on your next grocery store haul!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Don't Lose Your FSA Funds ~ Order Your Discount Contacts or Glasses Now!

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As the year rounds itself out and is quickly coming to an end... it's important to make sure that you take full advantage of all of your health care benefits.  With many insurances, some  yearly benefits expire at the end of the year and you have to start over.  Nobody wants to "lose" any valuable savings or benefits, so now is the perfect time to double-check your coverage and spend those FSA funds.

You've spent the entire year saving money to help your cover out-of-pocket medical costs, so don't forget to use your FSA funds before year's end. Everything from prescription sunglasses to eyeglasses and even select eyewear accessories are covered under most FSA accounts.

If someone in our household wears glasses or contact lenses, start the New Year off with a fresh new look!  Now is the perfect time to take full advantage of your yearly health insurance benefits and utilize any available funds in your FSA!