Our 30 Day Nutro Ultra Dog Food Adventure…Halfway Through And Loving The Results

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As you all know by now, I am trying out Nutro Ultra dog food, courtesty of Chew.com,  with my senior dog Hermes and I thought I’d check in with all of you and let you know how we’ve been doing.

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You’ll all remember this handsome face…I mean…how could you not?  Hermes is my old dude that needed a little TLC in his life.  We embarked on a 30 day adventure trying out Nutro Ultra Senior Dry Dog Food and Nutro Ultra Senior Wet Dog Food a couple weeks ago and so far I am loving the results I’ve seen.  I did mention in the first post that the switch initially made him gassy, but after a few days that subsided and we started to see some major improvements in Hermes.

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Nutro seems to have reversed the signs of aging a bit which can be a difficult task for any product on a 13 year old dog.  The dander that Hermes was afflicted by has nearly vanished, and he seems to be much more comfortable with flake and itch free skin.  My family and I have also noticed a new-found level of energy that we hadn’t seen from Hermes and we’ve been thoroughly enjoying playing with this old man like he were a puppy…it’s one of the most adorable things you’ll ever see!  It also appears that when Hermes is settling in for a nap he is much more comfortable and gets to sleep much easier.  In the past, Hermes has had some trouble getting comfy for a nap and would roll around in the bed and make noises that I call his “old man groans” until he finally found a comfy position to lay in.  These days Hermes is having a blast playing around and getting right to sleep when he climbs into one of his dog beds.  It appears that my old man is living a better quality of life and it’s all thanks to Nutro!

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to the generosity of Chewy.com and Nutro, you have a chance to try out the Nutro formula of your choice!

One lucky winner will be able to chose the formula they’d like to try and have it shipped to them courtesy of Chewy.com!  Giveaway will begin 04/02/17 at 4 PM EST and will end 04/30/17 at 11:59:59 PM EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Nutro dog food giveaway!!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Our 30 Day Nutro Ultra Dog Food Adventure…First Thoughts and Hopeful Expectations #Review #Giveaway

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I’m sure all of you know by now that I am an animal lover, and have a house full of furkids.  When Chewy.com offered me the chance to try out Nutro dog food for 30 days I was absolutely ecstatic!  I have a recently adopted senior pet that could really benefit from Nutro Ultra Senior dog food and I’m super excited to share this little experiment with you all.

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If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, I’m sure you’ll remember back in January when we added a new furbaby to our family.  When a local “rescue” was closed down by the county, there were 200 dogs needing immediate homes which is a big task to accomplish especially in our little tiny town.  I just knew that we had to help out, and although we could only adopt one, at least it was something.  I sought out the senior dogs as they are the most overlooked in adoption situations, sadly.  After my husband, myself, and my three children spent a couple hours meeting all of the dogs, we knew that “kennel #52” was our dog.  No dog should live without a name so before we even signed the adoption paperwork we named him Hermes…the perfect compliment to our other dog, Venus.  This sweet 13 year old has quickly become a great family dog, but I just haven’t been able to find a good food for him.

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I’m sure you can imagine that at 13 years old, there are a few issues with our handsome guy.  He’s got dander, he can’t see too great anymore, and he has a hard time going to the bathroom sometimes.  I can’t wait to see how the next 30 days go using Nutro Ultra Senior Dry Dog Food and Nutro Ultra Senior Wet Dog Food.

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I am pretty impressed with the quality of ingredients in Nutro Ultra Senior Dry Dog Food.  REAL CHICKEN is the first ingredient…what dog or pet-parent wouldn’t appreciate that?  This Nutro Ultra Holistic Superfood Blend contains the perfect mix of premium lean proteins, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy oils to help your dog be at his/her best.  Combined protein sources from high-quality natural and holistic ingredients ensure optimal Amino Acid levels and great taste for your dog.

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It should be no surprise that the Nutro Ultra Senior Wet Food is full of greatness as well.  Nutro’s natural wet dog food tastes great and helps provide the nutrients every senior dog needs.  You can clearly see the whole vegetables in the wet food which means you know exactly what your dog is getting.

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Hermes loves his wet and dry food served up to him mixed together and doesn’t like change much, so I decided that I will keep with his routine and mix the wet and dry together.  You can see that the new food went over really well with Hermes…he even licked the bowl clean which he never does, he lets my other dog do for him.

Today is day 2 on the Nutro Ultra Senior food and so far, so good.  Hermes is a little gassy today, but that’s something any pet parent should anticipate with a diet change.  I’m pretty confident that his gut will adjust in the next couple days and hopefully we’ll start seeing some benefits from the new food.

Key Benefits of Nutro Ultra Senior Food

  • Three lean animal proteins from farm-raised chicken, pasture-fed lamb and salmon provide unique and complementary Amino Acids that work together to promote strong, lean muscles. Precisely formulated with targeted levels of protein and fat to support the high energy levels of large breed puppies. Whole grains are nutrient-dense foods that nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption.
  • Premium natural diet made for senior dogs which contains just the right amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates. This product is also formulated to promote joint health while also helping maintain a lustrous coat and healthy skin.
  • This is a specially made natural diet made for senior dogs. Naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin, the nutritional building blocks of healthy cartilage, helps keep joints healthy. The right fiber balance from whole ingredients promotes an ideal digestive environment to help absorb available nutrients.
  • Made with absolutely no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This is a high quality product that is produced in the manufacturer’s own facilities to ensure safety and quality.
  • Nutro’s dedicated team of experts tailor their formulas to your pet’s life stage and health condition. They only use natural ingredients that they directly buy and can trace back to their suppliers.

Chewy.com has also been generous enough to offer a giveaway as well!  The giveaway will run through the end of the month so you can follow along with our journey and have new chances to enter to win!

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Thanks to Chewy.com, one of you will have a chance to win a bag of Nutro dog food in your choice of formula.  One lucky winner will be able to chose the formula they’d like to try and have it shipped to them courtesy of Chewy.com!  Giveaway will begin 04/02/17 at 4 PM EST and will end 04/30/17 at 11:59:59 PM EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Nutro dog food giveaway!!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Easter Gifts Every Girl With Adore From TownleyGirl

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If you’ve followed my blog for even just a short bit, I’m sure you’ve come to realize that my daughter has quickly fallen in love with TownleyGirl.  Since 1952, TownleyGirl has been bringing great products to the market and has become the leader in children’s cosmetics and hair accessories.  TownleyGirl works with some of the biggest, top-notch brands like Disney, Universal and DreamWorks to bring little girls imagination to life.  They not only create great products, but also some of the safest ones on the market.  With products like sheer lip gloss and peelable nail polish, kids will have a fantastic time dressing up as their favorite characters, and parents will have an easy clean up when they are all done.

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This Easter is a great time to spoil that lucky little princess in your life with TownleyGirl gifts.  With so many sweet treats, it’s nice having gift options that don’t send your little one on a sugar crazed rocket to candy town.

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This Beauty and the Beast Hair Accessories Kit is something every little girl will want to get their hands on.  This kit includes the ultimate dress up tools including a tiara, hair bows, and hair clips…all inspired by Belle!  My daughter loves putting on the tiara and pretending to be a real princess.

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I am a girl who is totally nail obsessed and my daughter has absolutely picked up on that and become a nail obsessed girl as well.  The Minnie Mouse Nail Art Collection is a great gift for any little girl that loves changing her manicure up often.  There’s a fun assortment of 5 nail polishes, 2 toe spacers, and a nail file for nail perfection.  The nail polish is bubble gum scented, and comes in yellow, pink, blue, orange, and lavender.

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What little girl doesn’t love a great lip gloss?  The Minnie Mouse 4 Pack Lip Gloss Set With Sequin Pouch is perfect for the girl on-the-go.  Lip gloss flavors and colors include: purple grape, fuchsia fruit punch, pink green apple, blue blueberry.  Each is themed with Minnie and her friends, and all four fit in the included sparkling, Minnie cosmetic bag.

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There can never be enough hair brushes in this house.  My daughter loves brushing her hair, the only problem is she can’t remember where she set the brush!  The look of delight on my daughter’s face when I gave her this Frozen Glitter Shaker Brush was classic!  She didn’t know what to like better, the glitter, or her favorite Frozen characters.

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Have you guys seen the Disney Tsum Tsums?  This Tsum Tsum Hair Brush set is adorable beyond words!  Now your little one’s hair will look well-groomed around the clock.  The brush and hair ties are adorned with her favorite cuddly cuties, and are perfect to use everyday.

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If you’re looking for a gift that will thrill your Disney Princess lover, this Disney Princess 4 Pack Lip Stick with 3D Mirror is definitely the way to go.  Your little one will turn heads with these Disney Princess– inspired lip sticks that’ll add some dazzling color to her look.  And a hand mirror is included, perfect for beautifying on the go!  Lip stick shades and flavors  include: blue blueberry, purple grape, magenta strawberry and orange bubble gum.

Thanks to the generosity of TownleyGirl, two (2) lucky winners will win a Disney Princess 4 Pack Lip Stick with 3D Mirror!

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TownelyGirl has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!  Two lucky winners will each receive one Disney Princess 4 Pack Lip Stick with 3D Mirror.  Giveaway will begin 03/22/17 at 11 PM EST and will end 03/29/17 at 11 PM EST.  Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  This giveaway is hosted by Stephany’s Sweet Life and TownleyGirl and as such participants may receive emails and exclusive offers from TownleyGirl.  Click the link below to enter:

Click Here To Enter The TownleyGirl Giveaway!!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Enter To Win A Gourmet Girlfriends Getaway!

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You can enter to win a gourmet girlfriends getaway just in time for Gal-entine’s Day!  From now until February 9, 2017 you can enter to win a sweet escape for four!

Decadent chocolate meets seaside luxury as island wellness destination, the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa and Southern California’s premier artisan chocolatier, Chuao Chocolatier partner for a Gourmet Girlfriend Getaway.  One grand prize winner and three of their friends will receive a year’s supply of Chuao Chocolates, a two-night stay at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa in an oversized two-bedroom Cottage, rejuvenating 50-minute spa treatment at the award-winning Spa at Coronado Island, plus champagne upon arrival and breakfast for four each day. Additionally, three weekly winners will be selected and will receive a one-night weekend stay and a Grand Chocolate Bar Tower.

Click here to enter this awesome giveaway and make sure to share with your friends!

Celebrate Galentine’s Day with SpacePOP #Sweepstakes

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can enter this exciting sweepstakes!  The SpacePOP Galentine’s Day Sweepstakes offer is open until 1/31/2017 and is packed with fabulous prizes!
The prize pack is worth over $500 and includes:
  • One (1) SpacePOP Galactic Glam Board Game

  • One (1) SpacePOP Jigsaw Puzzle in Lunch Box Tin (100-Piece)

  • One (1) SpacePOP Sketch pad Portfolio

  • One (1) SpacePOP Cosmic Beauty Set

  • One (1) SpacePOP 6PC Lip Balm Tin Set

  • One (1) SpacePOP 5PK Character Socks

  • One (1) SpacePOP “Takes Off” DVD

  • One (1) SpacePOP Light Up Candy Spinner

  • One (1) SpacePOP 3PK Lollipop Rings

  • One (1) Set of SpacePOP Dolls (5 dolls)

  • One (1) each of SpacePOP Book I & II

  • One (1) Girl’s Life Magazine 1 year subscription

  • One (1) Karaoke Machine.

Click here or visit http://www.spacepopgirls.com/galentinessweepstakes and enter to win.

Kick Off The New Year In Style With Lugz #Review #Giveaway

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What better way to welcome a new year than with a fresh new pair of kicks?  When it came time to get my son some new shoes (his feet just won’t stop growing!) you all should know by now, Lugz was our first choice in footwear.  The durability of Lugz has been unrivaled by any other brand of shoe we’ve bought for our children and that’s something a mom-of-3 like myself can REALLY appreciate.  There’s no need to keep buying shoes due to damage, mostly just when their feet grow…what a welcome change!

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During the colder months, tennis shoes just won’t cut it.  We may live in Arizona, but we live in a high elevation area with lots of cold, ice, sleet, and snow all winter long.  A durable shoe that is versatile enough to wear every day and handle our local terrain can be very hard to find.  The Lugz Flank shoe is a really great footwear option that worked out surprisingly well for my son.  The style is eye-catching and the performance of the shoe is outstanding.  These shoes are great for trail enthusiasts or just someone who lives in difficult terrain like myself and my family do.  The compression molded foam core midsole is great at providing both flex and cushion while the flexastride memory foam insole provides comfort and stability.  The slip resistant sole is a really nice added touch!  My son always had problems walking into the school building after being outside when it was wet but not now!  The grip on the sole is impressive and the durability is incredible.

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Durabrush upper
  • Compression molded midsole
  • Flexastride molded memory foam insole
  • Padded collar
  • Rubber outsole

No matter who you’re shopping for, Lugz has TONS of shoe styles in various colors so you can find the one that’s just perfect.  I can’t think of a better gift to give this Valentine’s Day than the comfort of a new pair of Lugz.

***GIVEAWAY***

Lugz has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a pair of Lugz Flank shoes in your choice of size and color!  Giveaway will begin 01/15/17 at 7 pm EST and will end 01/22/17 7 pm EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Lugz Flank shoes giveaway!!

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Protect Important Information With The Fellowes Powershred M-12C #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

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I’m sure Fellowes is a name that all of us recognize.  For almost 100 years now Fellowes has been bringing superior products to the market that are incredibly useful and life-changing to say the least.

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I have been a victim of identity theft and I can’t stress to you how important it is to shred documents rather than toss them.  I don’t know exactly how my identity was stolen, but it was used for a very long time and I have gotten into the habit of destroying anything that can give any sort of clue to my identity.  I was SO excited when I got the change to try out this Fellowes Powershred M-12C.  There are a few convenient features on the M-12C model that I absolutely couldn’t wait to try out!

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Isn’t this shredder quite good looking?  I love the black, it fits in well to the existing furniture in my office area.  Fellowes really thought of everything when they were creating this unit!  The feature that I was probably most excited to test out is the SafeSense technology.  This feature will stop shredding when hands touch the paper opening.  I have a curious little 5 year old and this feature works incredibly well and gives me peace of mind.  As soon as my hand slightly touched the paper opening the shredding stopped and wouldn’t resume until my hand was gone.  I love that I can leave the shredder plugged in without worrying about my daughter hurting herself.  You’ll spend less time shredding with the Fellowes M-12C unit’s ability to hand up to 12 sheets of paper per pass.  You don’t have to worry about removing staples or paperclips either!  The M-12C can handle those too and just keep on going.  The slim design help it fit into any space and the 4 gallon capacity ensures that you won’t have to empty over and over again.

There is truly nothing left to be desired with this Fellowes M-12C Shredder, but don’t just take my word for it!  Fellowes has also been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!

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Fellowes has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a Fellowes M-12C Shredder of their own!  Giveaway will begin 12/15/16 at 5 PM EST and will end 12/22/16 5 PM EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Fellowes M-12C Shredder giveaway!!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***