Monday, December 11, 2017

Dog Safety tips for the Holidays

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 The Holiday Season is fast approaching. As we get ready for the celebrations, presents and family coming over we need to remember our furry friends. Though this time can be fun and memorable your pets might have a different view of the Holiday Season. Enjoy some safety tips to keep your dog happy and healthy!
1. Remember to keep your pets in mind when decorating! I found that having glass ornaments never end well in our house. While they are pretty to look at they are not so nice to sweep, vacuum and chase your dog down once they have them. We have completely switched to plastic and or dog friendly homemade ornaments.
2. Did you know holly, mistletoe, and poinsettia plants are poisonous to dogs or cats? I stopped buying them altogether because I don't want to run the risk of our animals getting them. My mother just places them in areas her animals can't reach which is another option.

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3. Gift them something to encourage a healthy lifestyle. While our little fur-babies stomachs are on the soft side I have to watch what we give them. I want to spoil my pets but I also do not want them getting sick from treats! I recently introduced them to the Icelandic+™ line of products.  While they feel they are getting a treat I can be assured they won't be getting sick from unknown ingredients!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Our thoughts on planning for College

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A few months back, I shared our plans for setting our son up with a 529 College Saving Plan. Today, I want to share some of our experiences we had in this process. I figured the Holiday Season would be a great time to share our investment strategies. We all are getting ready for the new year and planning budgets. You might want to also consider including your child's college fund. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

10 Holiday Baby Gift Hacks

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Christmas is such a hectic time of year for parents. We are running around trying to decorate, buy gifts and make Christmas parties. I remember when these things used to be so enjoyable and easy to do. Somehow with little one's in tow things start to feel more like a chore rather than the "happiest time of the year"! Here are some great Holiday Baby Gift Hacks to help you get through this busy time of the year. From gift ideas to ways to save money I think you will find a little something for everyone.

Monday, December 4, 2017

12 Reasons Netflix makes the Best Holiday Gift

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I did this last year and think it is such a great idea I wanted to do it again this year! 12 reasons, I think, Netflix makes the best holiday gift for everyone on your Shopping list.
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12. To those parents who travel enjoy 25 Tips on Surviving Long Road trips with Kids.
11. Are you sick of the snow?? Try my 15 Shows to get you through Winter
10. Have a guy who needs new shows to watch?? 10 Shows for the Man Cave

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Spaghetti Balinese Recipe

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  Not even going to pretend I made this without help. I enjoy watching Youtube videos and I came across this particular one. I have added and taken things out of the original recipe to accommodate my families taste! It is SUPER easy to make, with savory flavors that is sure to be a hit.
What you need:
1 pd of ground turkey or hamburger (I used turkey)
3 cloves of garlic (diced)
1 Small onion (diced)
Olive oil (about a tablespoon)
1-2 Can of tomatoes (diced) or you can use fresh
1 can of tomato sauce
2 packets of  gravy mix
2 teaspoons of chilli flakes
Spaghetti ( I used angel hair)
Small glass red wine