Paw Choice Naturals Shampoo Review

I have had the opportunity to work with a product that smells like a fruit basket and makes your dog smell great. It’s a Dry Shampoo with Mango and Pomegranate Scent that requires no rinsing for your pup from Paw Choice.IMG_20150828_130549481

I have a 15 year old dog that really can start stinking because of her age and even though I bath her at least once a week, she usually has a funk (she loves rolling in the dirt and grass still).

This Dry shampoo is a easy way to keep her smelling clean and fresh and feeling soft without agitating her already sensitive old skin.

I love that thisIMG_20150828_130203932 shampoo can be used for all pups because of the natural ingredients that are in it, and my hands even smell and feel great after using it.

There is no measuring or sorting out how much to use, just pump and rub the foam into their coat in within a few minutes they are dry and smell wonderful

IMG_20150828_125943023[1]I like using Paw Choice Naturals Because:
– Requires No Water or Rinsing
– Cleans Skin and Coat, Removes Odor
– Fresh Mango and Pomegranate Scent
– Mild, Natural Coconut Derived Formula
– For All Fur Types and Sensitive Skin

A very close friend fosters puppies and a bath isn’t always convenient or an option, and when she gets them they get baths but quickly start smelling again. We used Paw Choice on her foster puppy who was a black lab, her long hair wiener and her short hair dog. It was so easy to get all three dogs smelling and feeling clean in less time that it KINDLE_CAMERA_1436028064000takes to clean one dog.

Be sure to check out Paw Choice and see for yourself their great line of products on and connect with them on Facebook



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Clean Out Your Kids Closet There’s $$ in There!

I absolutely love, love, love  ThreadUp WHY? When you share Threadup with a friend you can give your friend $20 and you get $20 when they use their $20! But now I get to make some money on the clothes my kids have outgrown!

You know you have clothes with the tags still on them that you never used on your kids or that they grew out of before you finished putting it on them so why not make a little money on them or better yet turn it in for something they CAN wear! Just think of the money you can save on Christmas clothes! :) Saving and making money makes me just giddy!

Check out the deal (below) I snagged for $1.44!  The back of the package said, “gently loved” then inside the package was the clothing set I ordered wrapped in tissue with the word, “enjoy” written on it! It’s silly but I do feel loved by this hand touch!

In addition, I also received a, “clean out” envelope with a mailer bag inside. A bag I get to use to send in my gently used clothes to receive cash in! Best of all I did not have to pay the $4.99 bag deposit (that gets returned when your bag ships back). So not only did I score a great outfit for under $2 but now I get to make money! YEY!

Browse ThreadUp and if you don’t see any items in the size your looking for yet, check back because their stock is ever changing as new clothes are sent in daily!

Now you can even get Women’s Clothing Shoes and Accessories on ThreadUp, so get your closets clean and snag some fabulous new clothes.

Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: this post is merely for sharing purposes I am not working with ThreadUp or getting compensated by them in any way for this post. This post does contain a referral link.

Smart Weigh Review

For several years I have used a run down old scale to weigh myself that has the old dial and is off by 2lbs or so. It works but its  so hard to read exactly what my weight is and now that I am pregnant and watching more closely how fast I put the pounds on its even harder to read.

That is before I found this amazing scale from Smart Weigh. First things first it comes with a 2 year warrenty and 4 AAA batteries are included (in this house that is a big thing because everything takes batteries here)! This scale can remember up to eight different users all just by stepping on it , no programming needed. My son who weighs 65lbs right now can step on the scale and the next time he steps on it will show him is old weight and his new weight on the easy to read digital screen.


The scale blinks blue three times while its reading your weight and then shows you in green what your weight is. It will light up in red if you gained weight. In the bottom left hand of the screen it shows your assigned user number and -lbs lost number in the center. I am U1 my son is U2 my older son is U3 and dad is U4 and it really does a great job of knowing just by stepping on our difference in weight.

As I already mentioned for my pregnancy this is a great thing, I tend to fluctuate my weight all the time. Now I can see how many lbs I am fluctuating exactly instead of guessing and I don’t have to try and remember what my weight was when I last used it, thank goodness because I have enough things to remember.

If your looking for a new scale I would highly recommend this one its beautiful, lightweight, and easy to work and read.  Be sure to check it out on amazon and save it in your wishlist for later!

 Disclaimer: I received the product mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post contains affiliate links.

Sail Away with Bluefoot Pirate Adventures

There is never a shortage of fun family things to do here in Florida and one that looks incredibly fun is to take a ride on a Pirate Ship with the whole gang. That is Just what you can do with Bluefoot Pirate Adventures. So what is it? Well it’s a fun cruise where the those who are on board can experience what sailing like a Pirate was really like.

Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures is located right here in South Florida in Fort Lauderdale.

Come on a Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures voyage as we take everyone into a world of treasure hunts and battles on the high seas!

Special Discount Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Buy one ticket get a 2nd Ticket at 50% off! Offer Not Valid on Holidays.

Staples Teacher Appreciation Week Aug 2-8th

I have many Teachers in my life that deserve the up most appreciation. One of my good friends is a 1st grade teacher, my aunt teaches and I have several other friends that teach. I even went to school to teach special education, but that is a story for another time.

Thankfully there are stores like Staples that are willing to make sure that our great Teachers who typically spend $400 plus a year of their own money in their classrooms don’t go unnoticed. During Staples’ Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers can get an exclusive coupon that provides 40 percent back in Staples® Teacher Rewards on popular items including school supplies, teaching and art supplies as well as cleaning and supplies for the classroom from brands teachers love such as Sharpie, 3M and Crayola.

The discount applies to in-store purchases only, made from Sunday, August 2 through Saturday, August 8, and excludes technology, Staples Less List & Extreme Deal offers.   The Refer a Fellow Teacher offer extends the savings to other educators.

Teachers GET 40% back in rewards this week!

Save on your classroom needs – this year and next. Stock up in store 8/2/15–8/8/15, so you can make more happen for your students every day.

For this week only (August 2 through 8), Staples Teacher Rewards members can purchase a customizable Staples brand teacher planner for only $24.99 (regularly $39.99) with discount code, online only.


To sign up for free Staples Rewards membership or for more information about the Teacher Rewards program, please visit

End Summer with an ICE CREAM Party!!

As summer is winding down I am looking for a few last minute ways to get my kids to embrace the back to school life that is just a few weeks away for us, August 17, to be exact. Image result for ice cream clipart

There is no better way to keep the last of the good times rolling this summer with Blue Bunny! Ice cream parties are easy to do and loved by kids of all ages.  I have a few Ice Cream brands I like but one of my favorite has to be Blue Bunny especially the Bunny Tacks. The ice cream is made in Le Mars, Iowa, uses fresh milk  from local dairy farms and can be found at most grocery stores across the 50 States

I have also heard that local newspapers are having a special Blue Bunny offer on ice cream cartons, cones, sandwiches and bars redeemable at your local retailer. in this Sunday’s Paper August 2, 2015 so it’s the absolute perfect time for me to grab all the Blue Bunny flavors and Ice Cream bars I can get my hands on.

Whether your looking for the signature Bunny Tracks, classic Simply Vanilla ice cream sandwiches or irresistibly fun Mini Swirls, ice cream aficionados  throughout all 50 states can choose from tantalizingly tasty Blue Bunny ice cream flavors and a delectable collection of cones, sandwiches and bars.

Ice Cream Sandwiches are perfect for making Super Easy Ice Cream Cakes too, nothing beats and ice cream cake just look at this Blue Bunny 7 Layer Birthday Bars Cake Recipe.


Be sure to check out all the products, recipes, coupons and other ideas from Blue Bunny by visiting,

Label Daddy has you covered for Back To School

As summer winds down the inevitable is pushed into reality. Getting the kids ready to go back to school. For many of us this means all new gear because lets face it last years stuff is either broke, smashed, ripped, colored on or just too small. There is nothing more annoying than getting all the stuff you need for your kids only to have them misplace it during the first week of school.

Luckily Label Daddy has a variety of options for you to use to label all your kids stuff. From clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are great for adults too! — Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.

Label Daddy labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels — they’re washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant!

You design your own labels! So no more cheesy looking labels, you pick your colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, sports team logos, and more.

These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

SavyGreenSaver Readers can Save 20% on your entire Label Daddy order !

Just use Use code USFAMILY20 at checkout

Check Out AdoramaPix

If your like me then you love to collect photo books with all your digital pictures of your family vacations, Birthdays and more.  That is why every chance I get I make sure to take advantage of coupons on digital photo books. Allow me to introduce you to…

AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their custom photo books display your captured memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Thick, durable, professional grade photo paper resists fading and ensures that your photos will be just as colorful for future generations. The binding is lay-flat, so even panoramic images can splash across two pages without any separation. Your memories deserve to live in a stylish, archival home with AdoramaPix photo books.

These books make wonderful gifts and you can find all the fun gift ideas HERE:

Plus 25% off our square photo books (6×6,8×8,10×10,12×12).

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UpCycle Food Jars and Coffee Cans!

The possibilities for these Containers are endless, Vases for Flowers, Toy canisters, etc. Simply Clean and save your empty cans, or jars and then let the magic begin!!

We made Personal Piggy Banks from Pickle Jars like the one below! Mine with flowers and my son had a blast making his to match his Space Themed room!! Jars will need a strong cutter to get a slit at the top if you want one, but I just leave them with no hole. 
The plastic containers and Oatmeal containers are PERFECT if you want a hole at the top because they are easier to cut. The paint will look different depending on what container you use, the plastic works best with permanent marker and the paper oatmeal containers are great for little ones because you can use crayons or paint.

You can even gather items like shells, pictures, pom poms and more to hot glue/tacky glue to the container. 

Smaller Salsa Jars make GREAT crayon holders you can paint them, put a paper around it to decorate or leave it like I did so it’s easy to see your crayons.
Or what about a treat jar? this Old Salsa Jar is what I use I haven’t even bothered to decorate it but, it helps me limit the amount of Candy the kids keep around the house, if it does not fit in the jar then it does not stay. (I do have a small hidden collection from Easter leftovers to refill but typically if it does not fit it goes)
The funny thing is you would think since they see it all day they would be asking for candy all the time but it’s quite the opposite :) They never ask!!
My son likes to keep his Legos in an Old Coffee Can!


What do you Save and reuse at home!!

Breaking Emotional Eating Habits

Eating is a part of life.  Your body gets its nutrients from food.  Sometimes we can go overboard with our eating habits and it can result in gaining weight.  One issue with food is emotional eating.

The problem of emotional eating may end with the scale but it begins in the mind.  Stress takes its toll on your life.  When your defenses are compromised your health takes a hit and so do your emotions.

Everyone has good days and bad days.  How we deal with the bad ones brings emotional eating into play.  You look for comfort for your hurts.  People who turn to food for comfort find a coping mechanism that won’t judge them, hurt them or tell them “no.” To complicate the issue, eating pleasurable foods can stimulate the release of endorphins just like exercise.  So, after you eat, you feel better.

Emotional eaters use food to relieve stress.  They hide behind the food instead of seeking solutions to the problems.  This is not uncommon when the stressor is something horrible such as physical abuse or a death.

But, how do you know you are using food in this way?  The first sign is obvious.  You will gain weight if you eat too much.  In light of the weight gain, examine other areas of your life:

* Have you been under stress lately at work or at home?
* Has anything traumatic happened in the last year?
* Are you dealing with a problem but haven’t found a solution?

Answering “yes” to any of these questions could mean that you are an emotional eater.  You eat but you are not necessarily hungry at the time.  The foods that you choose are what we term “comfort foods”:

* High fat foods like French fries, fried foods
* High carb foods like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes
* Sugary foods like ice cream, donuts, cookies, cake

There is help for emotional eaters.  The first step is recognizing that you have a problem.  You’ll experience feelings of helplessness and guilt.  The guilt is over potentially ruining your health and the helplessness lies in the fact that you don’t see a way out.

Secondly, seek counseling.  There are many types of counselors out there that can meet your need.  Emotional eating has nothing to do with dieting or changing your eating habits but gaining control over your emotions.

A counselor might suggest things like visualization, practicing problem solving skills, relaxation techniques and family support.  Visualization helps you to see your problems in a realistic way and not blown out of proportion.  You will also learn to see food as nutrition for the body and not an emotional crutch.

Thirdly, your family can learn your triggers for stress and be on the lookout for changes in your eating habits.  They can help you be aware of the foods you are eating, assist you in making healthy food choices and exercise along with you.  Proper diet and exercise increases immunity, blood flow and positive thinking.  Yoga enhances the mind/body connection so you don’t eat when you aren’t hungry.

Finding new ways to solve your problems and deal with stress will push food out of the equation.  You’ll feel good about finding solutions which will replace the dependence on food.