Saturday, January 19, 2019

Bullet Loves His Small Breed Canned Food By Halo!

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Recently, Bullet had the opportunity to try some can food that is specific for small breeds by Halo, thanks to Chewy.com and it was a big hit!

First, let me tell you a little about the food itself. It's a grain free formula, which is perfect for him because he tends to have tummy issues with certain grains, and it's holistic! Bullet is like my kid, I treat him as if he is my child, so naturally I want to give him food that is good for him. Sometimes, just like humans, dogs don't exactly like the flavor of food that is good for them, so I was wanting to put this to the test!

I loved how the lid was an easy open pull tab, it made it very convenient to quickly get his food together for him. Let's face it, chihuahua's aren't always the most patient :) There was no excessive juice in the can which is great because there was no mess or strong dog food odor!


Not only is it grain free, but it is also made with real meat and non-GMO peas and carrots! This provides your pooch with the vitamins and fiber they need without any artificial colors or hormones etc.

I must say I was impressed with the product and what it had to offer Bullet. I was even more impressed when he gobbled it up as if it was a tasty treat! If you are looking for a healthy can food for your pup, look no further! I would recommend this to even the finickiest of eaters.

Be sure to check out Chewy.com for all of the great products they offer!

Bullet is a satisfied pup!






Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Excellent Enhancements to Make Your Home More Spacious

It is true that all homeowners want to live in a place that feel homely, yet spacious. When you’re stuck in
a tiny apartment that is filled with unnecessary items it can start to feel quite overwhelming and
unwelcoming. When it comes to home projects you are always looking for new things to get stuck into,
so you’re ready to create more space in your house. No matter what kind of budget you are working
with, you can be sure that your living environment always feels calming, roomy and relaxing. If you’re not
quite sure where to begin, here’s a few helping hands to get you started.


Start Expanding


If you truly have a small and squashed living space, then the only way to improve this is by getting an
extension. Completely remodelling your home will give you the freedom to make all of the right decision
for you, instead of having to settle with the house you bought all those years ago. Get in touch with
home additions contractor, Action Builders and you will be able to start exploring your options. From
basement remodels to rear extensions there are endless possibilities that you might want to think about.
There will be no project too big or small, so don’t be afraid to share your visions with a professional and
get the process started right now.




Declutter


Before you jump straight into your home remodel, you should definitely consider decluttering your
home first. You might find that you have been hoarding a whole host of belongings without even
realizing. Once you have cleansed your home of all the unwanted junk, you will be able to start
considering your options for extensions and remodelling.


Go Neutral


Whatever route you choose to follow, you should always remember that neutral tones will always make
your space seem bigger. If you’re choosing dark shades and busy patterns it is going to completely close
off a lot of the areas in your home. This is definitely something to consider when revamping and
remodelling your home.


Use Mirrors to Your Advantage


There are many ways that you can enhance your home using mirrors; luckily they can be used in a
variety of different ways to give the illusion of space. Placing a large mirror opposite a window or
doorway is one of the best methods for opening up a poky room.

You don’t have to settle for a tiny house when there will always be options to make it bigger. Over time
you will soon be able to find innovative methods to create the illusion of space. If you have a bigger
budget you might even be able to get an extension. This will truly create more space within your home
your mind to the whole host of possibilities that are out there and you will soon have a home that feel
larger than life in no time.

Using Yoga And Diet To Preserve Your Mental And Physical Health


Photo by geralt from Pixabay


We live in a day and age where there is greater understanding that looking after your
mental as much as your physical health is better understood than possible ever before, but certainly in
the western world more so than recent centuries. That process of looking after yourself can mean many
things, and so we are going to take a look at some of the ways you can improve your all round health.


Some of these ideas you may be familiar with and others may require more research, but bear in mind
throughout the process of caring for yourself that you can always learn more.


Yoga


The first aspect of looking after yourself that we are going to discuss is centred around the theme of
exercise being good for your mind and body. However, our aim here is to be more specific and for that
purpose, we are going to discuss yoga from the different styles to their many benefits. While yoga is a
physical activity, it also looks at other aspects of your being such as spirituality and mental wellbeing. If
you are someone interested in the practice of the 8th chakra, for example, then you will be all too familiar
with the spiritual benefits of yoga. But that doesn’t mean you must be spiritually minded to take part in
yoga, no there are many benefits to this practice that we will look at now by breaking down the different
types.


First of all, for those of you interested in yoga these are some of the benefits:


  • increased flexibility
  • improved respiration, energy and
  • Cardio and circulatory health improvements
  • Muscle, strength and tone.
  • Weight reduction


But finding the right routine for you might be the hardest part of getting started in the yoga world. Here
are some of the most popular styles that are practiced around the world.


  1. Vinyasa Flow
Vinyasa can be customized to suit your level and encourages your body to get moving and heart
pumping. This style is considered to be a faster paced type that has a fluid format and includes
other popular styles such as Ashtanga Yoga and Power Yoga.


  1. Hatha Yoga
A beginner might find Hatha Yoga better because it focuses more on the stretches and their
effects. Similar to the above style, Hatha is a combination of several styles of yoga. However,  
Hatha is considered to be the opposite of Vinyasa in so far as it is a slower style which chooses to focus on holding a pose rather than quick transitions.


  1. Restorative Yoga
In a similar way to Hatha style, Restorative Yoga tends to focus more on holding a pose. But, due
to the nature of helping the body rebuild, this style often comes with props to support your
movements. It also attempts to pay more attention to stretches that many find relaxing which
work to aid the restoration processes in the body.


These are just three types of yoga that you can practice, either as part of a group or in a private setting.
All have different benefits, but are centered on a premise of improving your body and mind.



Photo by silviarita from Pixabay


Diet


Getting your body moving is fantastic for your mental and physical health, but so too is engaging in a
comprehensive diet plan. What we mean when we say this phrase is that your diet should consist of the
major food groups and meet your nutritional needs. Included in this are the
six important dietary elements that you require:


  • Carbohydrates - The body’s major source of energy that are found in whole grains, fruits and
  • vegetables.

  • Protein - Also energy source, but more than that aids your body in water and pH balance and
  • assists your immune system. Protein is found in nuts, milk products, and meats.
  • Fat - A natural body insulator and energy provider that can be found in nuts, seeds and oil. Far
  • from the bad guy of the dietary world it has been made out to be, fat has useful properties for your
  • nutrition.

  • Vitamins - These help your body grow and develop. Vitamins is a broad term that covers a lot of
  • different types. You should ensure you have a good intake of fruits and vegetables to meet your
  • body’s requirements.
  • Minerals - These perform a similar role to vitamins but are divided into major and trace minerals.
Water - Not only does this keep you from dehydrating but your body requires it to keep all of your joints and major organs functional.

Monday, January 14, 2019

No More Stinky Litter Boxes!

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Cats can be fun, cute and cuddly. Their litter boxes, on the other hand, can really smell up your house. Nobody wants to walk in and smell a cat box, so it's important to maintain and clean it regulary. It's also important to have a litter that can help control that odor in between cleaning out the litter boxes.

Recently, I tried the Tidy Cats Clumping Litter with glade!




I have to say that I love the jug style that it comes in, it makes pouring it easy and there is no dust whatsoever! It's convenient to carry and comes with a cap so that if you don't use it all at once, you can seal it up and put it away.

It came in the mail from Chewy.com and I was excited to give it a try. It promised that it clumped easily, had a Tidylock technology that neutralized ammonia, urine and cat feces odor so that it would leave a fresh scent smelling after the cats used their litter box.

I was ready to put it to the test! And so were my cats!


The first thing I noticed was how easy it clumped, and solid too! It made scooping simple and there was no mess! The second "test" was to see how it held up with any lingering "cat odor".

After a few days of my normal scooping I didn't notice any cat litter box odor whatsoever! It was amazing. I have 2 male cats in the house so you know it's important to keep that smell under wraps. This stuff worked great! My cats had no problem using it and I had no problem with them using it! Clean up was a snap!

If you're looking for a great cat litter to help keep odors down, I would seriously check this out! It's available to be shipped to your door from Chewy.com and it will keep your house from smelling like that stinky litterbox!

After all, cats have more sneaky things to do than worry about their litter box. Like stealing the chihuahua's bed, even if he doesn't fit :)

Friday, January 11, 2019

3 Ways You Can Use DIY To Save Money On Home Projects



DIY is one of the best hobbies you can have. Not only does it help you learn some valuable skills, but it
can also save you a lot of money around the home. Especially when it comes to home projects.

There are countless home projects out there that cost a fortune to do if you don’t implement a little DIY.
So, keeping that in mind, here are a few ways you can use your DIY skills to save some serious
amounts of cash:

Assemble your furniture

Aside from actually knocking down walls and paying to have things constructed, buying new furniture is the most expensive aspect of most home renovation projects. As such, it helps when you use your DIY skills to assemble the pieces yourself.

There are two options here:

  • Build furniture from scratch
  • Buy furniture that you need to fit together yourself

With the first option, you can easily build things like wooden tables, chairs, stools, and other small items. In fact, I’ll leave a video below this that shows you how to make your own piece of furniture from scratch! This saves the most money, but you’re restricted by your talents. With the second option, you can save money on furniture that’s not already assembled. If you read Sofamania reviews here, you will see that you can get your hands on sofas that are easy to set up on your own. It’s beneficial as the company doesn’t have to pay people to assemble the furniture, and delivery is cheaper. So, this option is great as you still have a bit of DIY involved.





Do all the painting

Personally, I think paying painters to come to your house is a waste of money. There’s no need as it’s the easiest DIY skill to practice. All you have to do is find some paint, get the right tools, and you’re on your way to greatness. It’ll save a lot of money, and you will get the painting done in your own time as well. Again, I’ve left a video below that can provide you with a few expert tips.




Build your own stuff

Last but not least, you can save money by building some things yourself. We’ve already touched upon the idea of making furniture from scratch, but there are other things you can do as well. For example, if
you want to add some more space to your home, then build a shed to sit in your garden. It’s a simple
home project, and you save on actually going out to buy a shed! The same goes for little things like
ornaments or photo frames; make them yourself to cut the costs of decorating your home.


The more you do yourself, the more money you’ll save; it’s not rocket science! I know, different people
have different DIY skill levels. As a result, some things might not be achievable for you - like building
sheds. But, there are some simple ideas - like assembling furniture or painting your walls - which pretty
much everyone can do! There are no excuses; use DIY to save money on home projects.

Change Your Life From Home

If you are looking for a change of career or to start something new in your life but you are not able to do
so away from home, maybe due to family commitments or something else then there are still options out
there for you. Here are a few tips to help you get the career you want while in the comfort of your own
home.




Focus on your dreams


If you dream of starting a new career and having a fresh start at life, for instance, becoming a teacher or counselor then don’t be deterred by the task of starting this new path. If you set yourself goals for the
career you want to start and stick to them then it becomes very manageable. If you set small goals that
are easy to hit it makes the overall long term goal seem more achievable, so set yourself easy to hit
goals and just keep hitting them till you get to the end goal of the career path you want.


Put a plan of action into place


If you are serious about the start of a new career then you need to put an action plan into place of what
you need to do to get to the career you want. The first thing you are going to need to do is to see what
qualifications you need for the career path you want to go down. There are lots of courses and degrees
you can do online these days to make it more flexible and manageable while you are at home. There are
courses out there like school counseling masters online courses and other teaching courses you can do
online too. You can basically do a degree in most things online with online universities or you can do
specialist courses in specific fields that take less time.


Be motivated


Staying motivated is key when you are studying from home. Due to the distractions of being at home, such as things going on at home and the general distractions of the TV it can be hard to maintain
concentration and that will not help with your studies. If you are getting distracted or the studying is
becoming difficult which is leading to you getting demotivated then just take a moment to think why you
are doing this and what the bigger picture is. When you stop and think about this it will help you realize
the main goal and allow you to keep going forward and getting to your end goal.

Changing your career at any time of your life can be a daunting time especially if you are starting afresh
with your career, but it doesn’t have to be as long as you manage the change correctly and allow yourself
time to get it done. It isn’t something that will happen overnight so be patient and keep yourself
motivated and you will be well underway to get to your new career path with these tips.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

How To Keep Your Cat Healthy







If you’re a cat lover, then you’ll know just how stubborn cats can be when it comes to taking care of their
health.  


After all, they are known for being fickle at the best of times but when it comes to administering
cat medicine, for instance, you are likely to  find a more belligerent side to your feline friend than you
knew existed.  The challenge is that you can try your best to get medication down your cat, and prevent
the dreaded pilling (where you have to open your cat’s mouth and pop the pill down their throat) which
causes a fair amount of stress for both parties - but, unlike a dog, cats don’t seem to be quite as
collaborative in their effort to  work with you as a team.


You can crush up their medication in their favourite food to find them meticulously licking around the
medicine, no matter how finely crushed it is introduced, or syringe the medicine along with a little cat
milk into their mouth to have them spit it back out.  


These are just some of the challenges of keeping your cat healthy, as they tend to work against you,
rather than with you - even when you’re acting in their best interest.


In this article, we’re going to take a look at three core ways to keep your cat healthy:


1. AFFECTION & ENGAGEMENT
Cats are known for being fiercely independent yet they also have a strong emotional need for stability
and affection.  Cat’s don’t tend to respond well to sudden change as they value routine.  Just like a child
they need to know they have a warm, safe, and comfortable home environment to come back to after
their little adventures out on the prowl; and a large part of this comes down to having a reliable source of
comfort and tactile affection.


Cats unlike dogs, tend to want affection when they feel like it, and tend to require you to come to them
rather than them to come to you… but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate a good cuddle and
stroking session.


2. DIET AND NUTRITION
With such a wide array of cat food options the most important advice is to look beyond the marketing
hype and focus on the ingredient list; as this way you can determine the nutritional value of the product.
Cats have specific nutritional requirements as they are “obligate carnivores”, unlike dogs that don’t
require meat to function, cats NEED animal proteins to stay healthy.  It’s therefore important their diet is
comprised predominantly of meat proteins.


Equally important to food is hydration - your cats need water - they might not lap it up in the same way
as a dog does, but it’s vitally important you supply them with a fresh supply of clean water each day.  Of
course, some cats will be thirstier than others and if your cat doesn’t tend to drink much fresh water it’s
important to remember they are consuming water within their food (if it’s wet food) and therefore don’t
require so much.


3. FLEA TREATMENT
The most obvious sign that your cat has fleas is when they start itching a lot.  If you have a flea infestation in your home, whether this is from a cat or a dog, neither you or your pet will be happy in your home environment.  Prevention is, of course, much better than cure when it comes to fleas, as treating an infestation, particularly if the fleas start hatching within your home can be a nightmare.