Wednesday, June 1, 2011

#DogCollarCharms Giveaway

I was recently honored to be a part of trying out the awesome new Dog Collar Charms from The customized charms were so easy to order and came so fast by mail...within a few days Jayda had her new personalized collar charm hanging from her collar and she was able to show off her new bling :)

As some of you know, I work at a big dog facility, Barking Babys Bathhouse. It is a self serve dog wash and a grooming salon also. I see so many dogs coming in and out the facility I wanted to do something different for one of my giveaways. I spoke with Mike from Dog Collar Charms and discussed it with him and we came up with this nice idea :) I made one of my charms for my coworker (who's dog is at the facility all the time with us as well as my Jayda ). Both Jayda and Zena are like little mascots there :) So showing off there new personalized collar charms to alot of dog owners is very easy. The other charm was made of the logo of the facility which I presented that one to the owner of the place. I also had asked for extra brochures and put them up on display for everyone to see as they check out off the self serve dog wash or the grooming shop. I had an extra one of my own, so I displayed that one as well for an example so everyone could see :)

As you can see here in the pictures... the displays are right on the counters where everyone can see them and check them out :) We have had alot of people ask about them already :)

The giveaways were a success. veryone there loved them :) I presented my first giveway to Nikky Speicher, who is a full time professional groomer here at the facility. She has a Husky/ Rottweiler mix puppy who is about the same age as my Jayda. Zena is 5 1/2 months old, as Jasda is 4 1/2 months.. They are the best of friends :) She first saw Jayda walking in with her charm and said right away "That charm is so cute... where did you get it?" Well after I heard that..I thought to myself, Perfect!  At that time she had no clue she was about to get one for her own dog also :) As she was fussing over Jayda's charm, I got out the charm I had made for her. Her reaction was "These are awesome... I love it so much... Thank you Thank you :)". Nikky was so thrilled that she had one for her own dog and quickly put it right on Zena's collar. She said this was so nice for the puppy to have a family picture of her and her daughter.

My second giveaway was presented to the owner of the facility, Kathy Hallstrom. She came over and was wondering what we were all fussing So I gave her hers which was the charm with her business logo. She was also very excited and said " These charms are so nice and creative" As she was looking at hers she also said " I wonder if we could sell these for this company?" I told her that I had talked to Mike and had told him I would set them up in the facility to promote them :) Kathy was very pleased, and was happy to have one with her very own business logo to show everyone that comes in to bathe their pets.

I have to say the charms so far have been the highlight here at Barking Babys Bathhouse and Grooming. Both my giveways were a success and by displaying the charms at my place of work, where most of our business are pet owners, I hope it is a great way to put the word out and that it helps DogCollarCharms with lots of successful sales :) I know I love my charm alot and love to show it off to everyone.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are 100% my own.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Do you love your pets? I love mine so very much :) I buy alot of things for my pets. I have 5 adult Chihuahuas(Cosmoe, Fudge, Tinker Bell, Fancy, and Precious) , a Black Lab/ Blue Heeler puppy (Jayda), and a Persian cat (Ava). We recently had 2 beautiful baby Chihuahua girls born last Friday :) All my chihuahuas have their own wardrobes! Jayda has lots of toys but no clothes lol... I spoil my 4 legged babies rotten!

I recently was honored to be working with through Social Fabric. DogCollarCharms have this really cool charm for your pet. I was able to try it out and I really love it. You can personalize this charm with a personal picture of your family or whatever else you want to use. I chose Jayda for this one because she is bigger and if I did one for 1 Chihuahua...I would have to make 4 more for the

I love this charm so much. I take Jayda everywhere I go including work. She goes around and shows off her charm. Everyone has commented on this awesome looking unique charm. I definately recomend this to everyone.

Here is my "ThisMoment"... I hope you enjoy it and it also shows each step on how to make your own charm and of course also shows off my beautiful Jayda :)

This is a picture of Jayda with her new Charm on her collar. Doesnt she just look so cute? I recomend this charm to everyone who has a pet. These charms are personable and really nice. It is also a great gift idea for anyone who loves to spoil their pets :)

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kibbles 'n Bits Coupon.

Kibbles 'n Bits Bistro is a great food for your dog. Check out this great $3.00 off coupon. Go to the top right corner of the blog and click on the will direct you to fill out your information and print your own coupon. Also please go check out this wonderful site I love my dog. You can also come see all the recomendations on Whrrl in the I love my dog society.

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Cold, Cough, and Flu Season

Out with the with the new :)
Getting ready for the cold, cough, and flu season.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DiGiorno Game Time!! #digiornogt

     Choosing a pizza with "great taste" can sometimes become frustrating especially with a wide variety of choices. Many brands... but do they live up to our standards with taste and satisfaction? As a Collective Bias member I got chosen to do a DiGiorno shop #digiornogt to taste one of the most popular pizzas in the frozen food section. And boy did it put a smile on my face!! I love pizza!! Yum! Yum!

     We celebrated the AFC Championship game with DiGiorno pizza which was a huge success. As we prepped our trip to Walmart everyone was excited!! What we didn't know was that there were going to be soo many varieties of DiGiorno pizzas to choose from. Other brands only have the usually selection to choose from while DiGiorno has many more like the limited edition game time "Bacon Blitz" and  the "Buffalo Style Chicken." Both looked extremely delicious. So of course we had to get them :) :). We also chose the Rising Crust Pepperoni and the Rising Crust Supreme. Which looked just as appetitizing and appealing. With the great price of $3.98 we were able to feed everyone at the party for under $5.00 a person. Other brands ranged from around that price also but none presented themselves as well as DiGiorno did.

     We went home and started preparing all of the pizzas for our Game Time DiGiorno pizza party. As the oven was preheating I noticed the packaging was easy and simple to open. The pizza itself looked very satisfying and exactly as the picture on the box, unlike many other brands. Each pizza took about 20 mins to cook. It looked very yummy coming out of the oven and smelled delicious.

     We enjoyed watching the Steelers become AFC champions as much as sampling all of the different varieties of pizzas we had bought. It was a big success with all of the kids as much as the adults. Everyone invited couldn't believe it wasn't delivery!! The snacks were also a hit but they didn't tackle our taste buds as well as the pizza did. Every bite was full of play to play action!! We can't wait to celebrate the Superbowl with more DiGiorno pizzas. They will definately be on the menu for our Superbowl party.

     Besides the great tasting Rising Crust DiGiorno, other tasty selections to choose from are the Garlic Bread Pizza,  the Crispy Flatbread Pizza and the Personal For One Pizza. As the saying goes... It's not delivery, it's DiGiorno!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kibbles 'n Bits Bistro dog food #ilovemydog

Today I went to Walmart to shop for a new dog food for my 4 Chihuahuas. I was shopping for Kibble 'n Bits Bistro dog food, one of the new varieties of  Kibbles 'n Bits. I was selected by Collective Bias and #ilovemydog to do a shop for the dog food. I always like to try new dog food and my dogs enjoy the changes once in a while.

As we went to Walmart, we went to the pet section. We noticed a huge variety of different brands of dog food, some higher priced then others. There were different flavors of all types. We got a bag of the Kibbles 'n Bits Bistro. A 16 lbs bag was $11.48, a very good price I thought.

I thought the bag was very appealing on both the front and the back. I noticed right away the 4 circles with the different nutrients in the food. 100% complete and balanced nutrition, antioxidents rich for a healthy immune system, high quality protein for strong muscles, and bursting oven roasted beef flavors and goodness with lots of vitamins and minerals. I also liked the easy zip closing to keep the food fresh. I noticed on the side the was a chart with a guide of the amounts per pound to feed your dog! The front of the bag showed an actual picture of the size of the kibble so I wasn't surprised when I opened the new bag.  I loved the fact that there was soft and hard kibbles in the bag and also loved the variety of each kibble.

We came home and put the new dog food to the test. Out of my 4 chihuahuas, my 2 boys are always ready to eat :), the 2 girls are a little more picky and not as eager but they actually ate some and seemed to enjoy it...although they are more camera shy. It was hard to take pictures of them eating...but I had no problem with the boys :) They are always happy to eat especially when its a new variety to try.
I was very happy to see that all my dogs were happy and seemed to be very satisfied with this new brand of dog food. Taste is obviously a big success with them and the good nutrition is a big success with me. 

I wanted to add that as I was doing my blog, Brian was going through this weeks coupons and found a $2.00 off coupon for the Kibbles 'n Bits Bistro dog food!!! Thats too bad we just saw it now but I guess I will use it next time :)
This will teach me to look at all the coupons before I go shopping next time!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

A Fresh Start To Our New Year! #31Days

   The beginning of the year can sometimes lead us to making unhealthy choices so... we've decided to make healthy eating our 2011 New Year Resolution. I got the opportunity to do a shop with Collective Bias on Lean Cuisine dinners and The Skinny Cow desserts #31days. I thought this would be a great start to our year. My family and I went to Walmart to purchase the products and found there were so many to choose from... a nice variety for everyday eating. The Lean Cuisine was at really great price of $1.98 and the Skinny Cow was a little more at $3.98 but still within the competitors prices. 
I found that all the meals had a good source of fiber, were low in fat, and the calories were low for each meal. For example with Lean Cuisine... My son Tyler chose the Shrimp Alfredo. In that meal there are 250 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 3 grams of fiber per serving. I chose the Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Broccoli. In that meal there are 300 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 3 grams of fiber. And for The Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches each are 140 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 3 grams of fiber. I personally thought this was very healthy.

Everything was very easy and convinient to cook. A very quick and healthy dinner for our busy family. I find it hard to cook homemade healthy meals on busy activity days, by the time I get home from work its already almost time for all the after school activities. We would always, in the past, eat unhealthy on all those days. This will definitelly be a great new way to eating quick and also eating healthy.

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The meals were a success with my family and I feel this will be our way of staying on track from now on with our way of eating healthy. 

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