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May 6, 2016

Fashionable Accessories That You Can Pair Up With Your Dog

If you are a dog owner then you know the incredible bond between you and your pet pooch, as dogs are more than just best friends they’re family. Dog accessories are now becoming more and more fashionable especially nowadays where owners want to showcase their love and admiration for their pets with matching outfits and accessories. Those owners who want to make a bold impression with their pet while out and about can with all sorts of different accessories.

Co-Ordinate Outfits

An easy way you and your dog can step out onto the streets with matching accessories is to match your dog’s collar and lead with your own outfit and style. Dog leashes can also help build the bond between owner and dog, as with a leash, owners and dog are literally connected during a walk which can help your pooch feel like you are a unit. There are now countless styles of dog collars Urban Pup provide, so if you have certain look whether that’s more punk with skulls and roses or more traditional and cute with floral retro prints they have everything to suit all trends and tastes. Dog collars can also identify your pets own personality as well, so even if you don’t exactly want to match your dog to your style it can help showcase their own style.

Matching Bling

If you like to accessorise with jewellery then you’re in luck as you can now add bling to your pet’s collar as well. There are subtle ways you can add a bit of sparkle to your pet pooch’s collar with diamante personalised dog collars, not only will these add some bling, you and your pet can be a matching duo but as these can be personalised they are also completely unique depending on your preferences. Another easy way to add some sparkle is by adding a collar charm, these also come in an array of colours and styles an can be found in popular pet shops as well as many websites dedicated to dog accessories. If there is a special occasion or you want to go all out and spoil your dog you can get crystal dog necklace which are rather similar to collars but can’t be worn at all times or used instead of a collar.

All In The Shoes

Dog owners may have heard about shoes and socks for dogs, and although it may sound slightly strange they can actually protect your dog’s feet. Certain elements can actually hurt your dog’s feet including ice, snow, hot weather, and other chemicals that may be on pavements that can damage paws and make it hard for your pet to walk or run. Dog shoes and socks can also help protect your dog’s paws especially if they have had an operation and if you have a slippery floor at home it could help them keep their balance. Always remember to find shoes and socks that are a comfortable fit for your pet. If you’re an owner who likes to match and co-ordinate with your pup then you can easily find matching trainers or socks to go with your own pair of shoes, perfect when you both step out for morning walks, or daily runs.

February 9, 2016

Centrum MultiGummies {Review}

It's a new year, a new you and Centrum wants you to know they have your back!  The new Centrum MultiGummies are designed to support your health, energy, immunity and metabolism.
This year I am committing to a healthier me!  I am working out more, keeping active, and as always, continuing to keep up with the daily life grind of a family of six.  I try to start each day off right with a good workout, a healthy protein shake, and of course my new Centrum MultiGummies.  
These new gummy vitamins are great-tasting, easy-to-take, and provide key nutrients that help support your energy, immunity, and metabolism.  What more could you ask for?
I love that the Centrum MultiGummies include great ingredients such as essential nutrients and Vitamins B12, D, and E. Those key ingredients are there to help support your overall health and well-being.
Centrum MultiGummies also have no artificial flavors or sweeteners.  Instead, they contain three natural flavors: Berry, Cherry, and Orange.  Overall, I have just been really happy with these gummy multivitamins.  They taste great and make me feel great knowing they support my health.
A big THANK YOU to Centrum and Smiley360 for providing me with free MultiGummies  to review.  I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

December 15, 2015

What Matters Most #WaterWipes

“I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for WaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

You know the days when you just want to throw in the towel and call it quits? Well, today was almost one of those days. I had piles of laundry to do, my kids would not stop fighting and then my daughter decided it was a good idea to draw on her face... twice! 

Amidst all the craziness, I took a deep breath (more than once!), stayed positive, and looked for those special moments during the day, that make being a mom totally worth it.  When I cling to the things that matter most, like the precious moments I have with my children, it's easier to get through the tough days. 

Although there was plenty of fighting, seeing my kids sitting and reading books together just made my heart burst today, and made cleaning up my daughter's artistically painted face with WaterWipes chemical free wipes completely worth it! 

I actually enjoyed our time together as I washed the marker off her face. I asked her why she colored all over her cheek and she just said "eh eh eh" and pointed to the WaterWipes on the bed. 

She is only 1 1/2 years old and if she could talk I know what she would say! She would say thank you for loving her no matter what mistakes she makes, and for helping her get the marker off her sweet little cheeks. She would tell me how much she loved me and that she loves when I read and play with her. She would say thank you for being her mom! 

Being a mom can be hard, but these sweet moments, the moments that matter the most for us and our kids is what makes being a parent the most rewarding job!

As a WaterWipes ambassador, I was able to contribute to this wonderful video. Being a mom can be messy, and hard but WaterWipes are here to help. Find a store near you: http://goic.io/iv7I1P

November 26, 2015

Enjoy a Winter Wonderland with the 2015 HOLIDAY BARBIE™ DOLL {Review}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mattel. However, the opinions are my own.

When I think of the holiday season, the first thing I think of are the tips of our trees covered in snow with a warm fire crackling in the fireplace, and, of course, cuddling on the sofa with a hot cup of tea! I love this season and the love and joy it brings into our home and to our neighborhood. There is something special about this time of year, and I love it!

Being able to capture the wonderful holiday feelings of peace, joy and love in a doll can be a difficult challenge, but somehow Mattel has captured it with their 2015 Holiday Barbie™ Doll. When we opened our package, we were all speechless.



Dressed in an elegant fluffy red holiday gown with silvery trim accents and dangling earrings, Barbie™ is stunning and ready for a winter wonderland.

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My daughters have had so much fun playing with her! My second oldest just got her ears pierced not too long ago, and she has been captivated by her Barbie™ doll's earrings.

My girls have played with their new Holiday Barbie™ doll for hours, and I love sneaking into their room and listening to them play. They are so imaginative and come up with the most creative things while playing. They have even begun building their Barbie™ doll her own home!


I have the best memories of playing with Barbie™ dolls that were also my mom's from when she was a little girl. I would play with them for hours, and I had all my Barbie™ accessories stored in a cute little carrying case that turned into a dressing room with little miniature hangers to hang their clothes. I remember my imagination running wild, and I relished the fact that I was able to be whoever I wanted to be!

What memories do you have of playing with Barbie™?


Purchase a 2015 Holiday Barbie ™ DOLL at WalmartTargetAmazon, and Toys “R” Us.

October 22, 2015

Chemicals Are Scary, Use WaterWipes {Review} #WaterWipes

Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for WaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

My kids love fall, especially Halloween and I don't blame them. There is such a fun feeling in the air right now with the beautiful changing color leaves and the changing temperatures. Fall is here and we are soaking it all up! 

With fall comes Halloween, lots of parties, treats, and just plain out fun–including, messes and sticky fingers. 

When my kids get messy, which is always, I use WaterWipes to clean them up. WaterWipes are a premium European brand baby wipe that are chemical free. They contain only two ingredients: 99.9% purified Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.

I am all about having a chemical free home and Halloween is the perfect time to have these on hand for the messy cleanups. I have these in my home, car and of course in my purse at all times! I seriously don't go anywhere without my WaterWipes.

To share my excitement about finding chemical free baby wipes, I was able to host a fun Halloween WaterWipes party.

The kids had so much fun playing and of course we enjoyed some delicious treats!

My guests were then sent home with their own WaterWipes sample packs and have loved using them! It surprises me that we often look past the ingredients in baby wipes and just assume that because they are made for babies that they are safe. I love that WaterWipes have made a product that is not only safe but is also extremely effective. They are super moist and hold up to all the dirty jobs that they have been used for. 

If you wold like more information about WaterWipes, visit WaterWipes Homepage to find out more about their Chemical Free wipes! 

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