What’s With The Green Love?

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If you’ve got a garden, it’s likely that you’ve already tried over a weekend to buy some lovely flowers from your local garden centre and make of most of the colors to create a bright and exciting view. For a lot of amateur gardeners, even something as simple as planting flowers can turn into a nightmare. But that’s no reason why it should stop you. In fact, you might start to develop an understanding of the needs of your garden and research the best fertilizer to use for your flower bed or your tomato plants. And suddenly, you enter a new community of people, a community that looks after the plants and protects the nature. You might even find yourself surfing the net to find other ways in which you could spread the green love From plant lover to planet savior Eco-friendly is a thing According to a recent global survey by Nielsen, Millennials are a green generation. Young adults place sustainability as a priority when shopping products. The research of sustainable solution … [Read more...]

Short Weeks & Being Domestic= not been blogging so much!

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Hey Everyone I pretty much knew that I would not be blogging very much until up into January after the big rush with my gift guide/trip reviews/gift guide part 2 but I thought I might miss it a little more than I have lol. It seems like January is just that kind of that way for me usually :) I have been having a ton of relaxing fun with David and the Fur folks (and David had a few short weeks with Christmas and the New years)  watching tons of random tv (my story, and I just got Hulu back after a long time) Then I have been trying to make the guest room into a office but I haven't quite got everything in there the way I want it just yet - and I would love to pick up a few random things to stick in there so I'm happy to have a fun little "project" so to speak. I have hung out in there a few times and I like the way it feels in there :) I have also been cleaning out in my big closet a bit again and just enjoying life offline for the most part! I need to get me a good balance … [Read more...]

Can You Afford Another Furry Family Member?

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image credit Pets are another part of the family. They come into your life full of love, and you watch them grow and become ingrained in your home that the panting, purring or pining becomes as familiar as sitting on the couch. So adding another, and then another seems only natural. You want to spread the love as much as possible and bring in many extra siblings for your pet. But pets cost money, and as much of an animal lover you might be, you still need to have the ability to afford to care for and look after it properly. We all remember those adverts from animal shelters over the festive period; a dog (or cat, or rabbit, or anything else) is for life, not just for Christmas, and so when thinking about getting another pet, you need to consider if you can afford it. MONEY Food, vet bills, toys, lead and collar and grooming and everything else will build up eventually. You don’t want to be caught in a situation whereby your family, or your pet is suffering due to a lack of … [Read more...]

Paws For Thought: Caring For Your Elderly Dog

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Image Credit When we welcome a new puppy into our home, the thought of their twilight years doesn’t enter our head. We are too wrapped up in the fur ball that is running around with endless energy bringing so much joy into our humble abode. As you get to know your pup, you immediately fall in love with his cheeky personality and his hilarious antics. However, there will be a time when your beloved pooch will begin to lose his vigour, start to feel his age and need a lot more care and attention. As dogs grow older, there are some common ailments that they share and some more breed specific examples. Take a look at how you can care for your elderly dog in the most effective way possible. Watching Their Weight Like with human beings, as soon as your dog gets to a certain age it can be harder to maintain their waistlines. This is because they will inevitably slow down, become a little less active and possibly eat a little more. It’s vital that you nip their potential slip … [Read more...]

January Swago with Spin & Win (US)

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This post contains affiliate links which means if you click them and sign up, I may receive incentives such as monetary payment, gift cards, or other perks/incentives. The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their January "Swago" promotion starting Monday, January 8th at 9am PT and running until Monday, January 15th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips: Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores! Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action … [Read more...]

Unexpected Ways Owning A Dog Enriches Your Life

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There are many things in life that you can never fully prepare for. No matter how much someone tells you about their experience, whether it be going to college, becoming a parent or getting a pet, all experiences can be a little different. However, particularly when it comes to the latter, there are some experiences that will remain the same. Different time, place, owner, and dog, but still the same overall experience. Animals can enrich our lives in so many ways, plenty that we wouldn’t have even thought possible. So if you’re thinking about getting a pet dog, then this post is for you. Here is all that you can expect when it comes to being a dog owner. image You Don’t Expect To Feel So Loved From the first time that you see and get your new dog, it can feel like love at first sight; it just helps that they are so utterly adorable, right? But those feelings will be returned to you. No questions asked or judgement. Had a terrible day at school or at the office? Your dog … [Read more...]