St. Patrick Day Bows using the Bowdabra

So I have another bow tutorial for you guys today. I really like bows. But this tutorial is a little different, because it uses a bow maker, instead of me trying to do it all by hand. About a week and a half ago I was given a mini Bowdabra bow making kit, and it pretty much changed the way I make bows. Once and a while I will probably still sew a bow or just try something new to see if I can, but for no-sew bows, a bow maker is the way to go. It’s fast, easy, and gives you a polished look that hot glue just doesn’t seem to do.

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Pumpkin Oat Dog Treats

I know pumpkin season is pretty much over, and that makes me sad, but the good side is that stores are putting their left over stock on great sales. While at Target last week I found 20oz cans on sale for $1.41, and I had to buy a few. Not only does my family love pumpkin, but so does my dog. Now I’m left with too many ideas on what to do with all this pumpkin. Of course pie, bread, and cake make the cut, but I can’t leave my Max out of the deliciousness. With Valentine’s day coming up tomorrow I thought it would be a great time to make some heart shaped treats and try out a new recipe.

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5 Reasons Why Aquariums are Great for Kids – guest post

Aquariums are growing in popularity and why wouldn’t they be? They are relaxing, nice to look at, plus you get to have some interesting and beautiful aquatic pets. However aquariums aren’t just for you, they can be great for your kids too. We know that an aquarium may not seem like the best gift to get for your kids right at this moment, but your views might just change after you hear what we have to say.

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Wordless Wednesday – Gus Peeking

This post is part of the Blogpaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop. Don’t forget to check out the other awesome pet bloggers contributing today.   I woke up on Saturday to see this little face peeking at me. I tried to talk to my husband about what the plan for the day, but I couldn’t stop laughing.   […]

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Two Step DIY Pine Bedding

So the other day I took my younger daughter to the park. We go every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but this time we just happened to go after a few days of heavy wind. We played just like normal and then got ready to go home.  One the way out though, Aubrey saw this huge stick, a small branch really, and had to pick it up. I really can’t say anything about my kids picking stuff up off the ground, because I still do it all the time. So we each picked up a small branch and carried them back to the car.

Originally I was thinking I could clean these branches up and use them as a climbing structure, but I soon noticed that the wood was very soft so I made bedding instead. Pine bedding is a great substrate for just many reptiles. If you need a humid environment, it holds moisture well, and if you need a dry one pine is nice and soft (great for burrowing). So here’s how we made it

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DIY Dried Fruit Bird Treats

The other day I was in the pet store, just browsing, because I tend to do that. Going to the pet store is hardly ever a quick trip for me. I get distracted with all the new pet products and foods, and the animals themselves of course. Anyway,  I was looking at bird food. I […]

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Frozen Yogurt for Small Mammals

I love ice cream, and I love sharing ice cream with my pets. The only problem is most ice cream is too sugary for animals, especially small mammals, and even I have to admit that sometimes loving your pets means not sharing… almost. What it really means is that you make a pet healthy alternative […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Unexpected Love Notes

This post is part of the blogpaws Wordless Wednesday blog hop. Don’t forget to check out some of the other great pet bloggers participating today!

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Cheddar and Tuna Cat Treats

If you’ve been here for long, I’m sure you’ve heard about Gus. He’s my cat; a super sweet, kind of shy, always hungry, sensitive tummy boy. It’s the always hungry, sensitive tummy part that pushed me to make my own cat treats.  Gus currently eats three cans of food a day, but he still meows […]

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Four ways to include your pets this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Have you gotten your pet a gift yet? I’ll be honest, if I weren’t blogging this, I’d be putting mine together on the 13th, but luckily blogging keeps me from procrastinating… sometimes. I’ll be honest, I’ve never gotten into the sweetheart part of Valentine’s Day, I even faked […]

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