Friday, April 14, 2017

Bailey's 30 Day Challenge Update!

You might remember my first post on Bailey's 30 day challenge with Chewy.com regarding the Tylee's Human Grade Food. If not, you can read it here.

I wanted to update you on how it's going!



When I opened the bag Bailey was excited! I was happy that I could see the vegetables! There were no tiny pieces, plain as day there they were! 


It was extremely easy to make for her. I just defrosted the food for her, that's it! She got human grade food without me having to cook it! Also, I didn't have to worry about any "dog food" smell, actually I couldn't smell anything at all!

Bailey seems to have more energy and (TMI) her stool is more regimented. The food seems to keep her going normally, no diarrhea or loose stool. 


Stay tuned for my final thoughts on this food and any other benefits I notice!

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fresh Step Extreme Odor Control Hawaiin Aloha Scent Cat Litter Keeps Your House Smelling Fresh!

It's hard keeping your house smelling fresh and clean when you have litter boxes! It seems that no matter how many times you clean them, even fresh litter can sometimes have a chemical smell. That's why I was so happy when Chewy.com sent me Fresh Step Extreme Odor Control Hawaiin Aloha Scent Cat Litter.



I tend to use air fresheners (sprays) in the room that I have their litter boxes in because I don't want to smell "litter", even when the boxes are clean! I love the fact that this is all in one! When I opened the box it actually smelled good! It didn't smell like litter at all! It also uses Febreze to eliminate odors your cat my "deposit" in the box.



It clumped very well which made cleanup easy. When I first put it in the box, there wasn't a lot of dust like some litters and that was a plus.  I would highly recommend this especially in a multi-cat house.

You can order this easy from Chewy.com and have it shipped to your house in two days! 

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Ozeri Graviti Pro Electric Pepper Grinder


The Ozeri pepper grinder is amazing. Not only does it look fancy on your table but it is easy to use! I love that you can use it with one hand, it's so user friendly! It's gravity fed so it makes it easy for you.

I like the fact that you can see through it, so that you know when you need to refill.


It has an easy grip surface so it doesn't slip easily. Great addition to any Holiday dinner/entertaining.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Chewy 30 Day Challenge: Bailey Is Going To Be Trying Out Tylee's Human-Grade Dog Food

As you know, Bailey is our English Mastiff. She is a big girl who loves to cuddle. We enjoy how sweet she is and feel even better about giving her foods that she enjoys when we know it's good for her. So, when we were asked if Bailey wanted to take part in the Chewy.com 30 day challenge for Tylee's Human-Grade Dog Food I was super excited for her!

The package came, and as usual it was packed cautiously and well sealed. Shipping is lightening fast with Chewy.com and it came in two days!

Here is what was inside:


The challenge will consist of three blog posts:

1- My initial thought on the product (this post)
2- How it's going so far
3- Final thoughts and results

I love that the bag itself is resealable, that makes it extremely convenient for me. I was impressed with the design of the packaging and was eager to read more about it on the back.

Tylee's is a new addition to Chewy.com and is made of human-grade ingredients! The bag is to be kept in the refrigerator so whenever I feed her I can just reseal it and put it back in the freezer. No mess, no fuss! Since it's a Chewy.com exclusive product, I know that when I order it, it will get here fast and secure. I order a lot of products from them and I couldn't be happier with the service.

I know there are some people who cook for their dogs, mostly chicken and rice. I have done this before for Bailey when she hasn't felt well, at a recommendation from the vet. But, what else can she have that would be good for her that isn't just for when her tummy is upset?  This is what I've been looking to give her!

I was pleased to read that there are no artificial flavors or additives, after all, I want her to eat healthy! Some of the key benefits I read are:

contain no antioxidants 
grain free
promotes a healthy coat
no meat by-products

It's made in the USA and I'm sure Bailey will love it!


Stay tuned for the next post!


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Friday, April 7, 2017

Lost & Found Book Review

Lost and Found
















Kendra Fletcher writes on faith and education for a variety of publications, including her blog. She is also a frequent speaker at homeschooling conventions, but she spends most of her time with her very large family. The Fletchers reside in California, where they play in the Pacific Ocean as often as possible.

The “right” homeschooling philosophy. The “right” brand of theology. The “right” meal-planning, home-managing, keep-it-all-together parenting. 
Kendra Fletcher, homeschooling mom of eight, had it all “right,” until it all fell apart. In the course of eighteen months, Kendra found her baby in a coma, ran over her five-year-old, and nearly lost her eight-year-old to a septic ruptured appendix. Lost and Found is the story of how God used those events to transform her family’s self-righteous religion into freedom in Christ.
Fletcher’s debut book is the gripping true story of how God used suffering to save her family from empty religion. As wave after wave of crisis hit, the Fletchers discovered that getting religion “right” wasn’t a good substitute for a living relationship with a loving God. Through their suffering, they learned about misplaced identities and false hope, and they threw themselves wholly into the arms of Jesus—where they found the grace they needed.
Fletcher, a well-known writer and conference speaker in Christian homeschooling circles, addresses the quiet legalism that so easily infiltrates Christian communities and exposes the dangers of focusing our hopes on the “right” ways of worship, work, and family life. More than a memoir, Lost and Found invites all of us to give up the things that hold us in bondage and find our value, worth, significance, hope, and identity in Christ alone.

My thoughts:
I love that this book is written based on personal experience. The family dynamic/concept is amazing and helps us as readers all relate. It's not an extremely long book, it's actually rather short compared to the most average books but it's a good read. It's enlightening and makes you understand the feelings of the author as she tells her story. 

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