Nellie’s All Natural: Dryer Balls, Wash Soda and Melon Soap Review + Giveaway
When I shop for products one of the first things that I look for is packaging. This past year my father went to the fair and picked up the cutest tin’s that were filled with laundry supplies.
The packaging was lighter colors, and the one I saw was shaped like a washing machine. The tin had a slit at the top, which makes the item the perfect piggy bank once the product inside is used.
I was interested in what the company was, and how in this disposable world, they decided to use tin packaging. The company was Nellie’s All-Natural and they were generous to send us a couple items for review.
As I have mentioned many times, we are going through a metamorphosis in our house that involves more home cooking and less eating out.
Ever since I started this blog I have loved not only trying new things, but also using my new-found tools and skills to cook at home. The most amazing thing is that we have discovered that we love our own home cooking better than most restaurants.
The biggest problem that I have as an amateur home chef is consistency in my cuts, and thus this affects the consistency of heating. When I received an email about the Vidalia Chop Wizard I began to think that this is the way I can finally gain that consistency I am needing in my home cooking.
There are many chores as adults that we have to do, whether we like it or not. The great thing is that everybody has their own chore they dislike. For me, laundry is that dreaded chore, and it is not a new dislike.
The biggest problem with household chores is the chemical element. Since we have two cats, we try to make every surface in our house safe for hands and paws. Due to this, I am always on the search for healthy alternatives. When I discovered Charlie’s Soap and read the previous reviews, I knew that I wanted to give this a try for my home!
Pet Treater Monthly Subscription Box Review – November 2016
There are few things that I remember loving when I was a child as much as I loved animals. I always thought it would be great to be a vet! As I have gotten older it became clear to me that I would be in a position that I would become attached to the animals that I was saving, and that would be the best quality for a vet. Despite my early career aspirations not coming to fruition I knew that the quality that made Vet Medicine not a correct choice, would make me a great Guardian.
Each day I strive to be the best Guardian and “sister” to all pets in my life, and I am attached to Meadow as if she was my own. I want the best for her, and I love spending time with her.
When I saw this months Pet Treater and the theme “Eat, Sleep and Be Thankful“, it reminded me of how thankful I was that I have a dog like Meadow I can spend time with and have special moments with, despite her living in a separate home. Continue reading →
Pet Treater Monthly Subscription Box Review – October 2016
It is official – Meadow is 1 year old!
Since her birthday just passed I feel it appropriate to commemorate the last year of her life. In the past year she has seen the vet a couple times, she has recently discovered the dog park and other “doodles” just like her! She loves my father and my father sure does love her, and it is reflective each time I see the two of them interaction.
My favorite thing about Meadow is that she has learned that I am her human sister and when I call I always get a bark! When I saw this months Pet Treater and the theme “Barktober Fest“, it seemed appropriate with her one year of life. Continue reading →
Pet Treater Monthly Subscription Box Review – September 2016
As shocking as it seems, we are creeping closer to Meadow’s first birthday and she has grown leaps and bounds since her arrival into our lives.
Each time I see her she has such a excitement to see me, and I feel like it is the first time she is seeing me. When I call my father, I also must say the obligatory hello to Meadow. This past month when we went over to see her, she got some good run time from her human brother-in-law. I had not seen her interact with someone who would give her a good fight, and it was nice to see the teeth bare and the growl present.
Despite the tough demeanor, Meadow remained her sweet self and reminded me that she is “Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog” which happened to be this months Pet Treater theme.
Cave Tools: Salad Spinner & Large Serving Bowl Set Review + Giveaway
When you start making meals at home, there are certain tools that make the job easier. There are the obvious time savers like knives, and chopping and frying.
On the flip side there are the tools that will make life easier, but as beginning home chefs these items are unknown to us. Since we are cooking at home more we are adding salads and fruits to our meals as a side note to the protein.
When I was re-approached by Cave Tools with an opportunity to review their new items, I was interested since I have had the chance to review other products of theirs. When I discovered it was a Salad Spinner & Large Serving Bowl Set I was excited, as we needed one. Continue reading →
Pet Treater Monthly Subscription Box Review – August 2016
We are embarking on Miss Meadow’s first birthday, and as the year has progressed as has her looks. Meadow is pure bred combination of Australian Labrador and Standard Poodle, and she carries the standard traits that this breed of dog shares. Laberdoodles are known to be energetic, happy and friendly dogs and this could not describe her more.
Jason had not seen Meadow since she was a couple of month’s old, so this visit was welcome on dog and human side. As I see her personality blossom, I keep thinking her future is in the doggy model industry. As for coloring her red is coming through with curly soft fur.
This months Pet Treater theme was “Best in Show” which made me think of Meadow’s fine lineage and how much of a show dog she could potentially be.
As I have mentioned in the past, I am embarking on the adventure and challenge of home cooking.
The biggest problem that I have encountered since I began cooking is the application of heat and heat distribution. It was discovered that since I did not have a way of measuring internal temperature on roasts and meats, I was loosing a lot of juice and internal moisture, which altered the taste on the meats I was making.
Pet Treater Monthly Subscription Box Review – July 2016
As we embark on Meadow’s first summer, it has not been without a couple little bumps along the way. Luckily she has been cleared of any serious illness at this time, but the path to discover this has been paved with stress, worry and nothing less than utter concern.
It started when she was about 4 months old, and it was because she was not eating. As it turns out she was just being moody. The next visit was due to inappropriate chewing (yes the same as in the previous Pet Treater review) and the swallowing of the chewed item. Luckily she passed the items she needed to and rebounded. This last visit was more stressful than the others and the outcome more important. As regular readers know, Meadow’s best furry friend -bff is Noodles, and she stopped caring when Noodles came to visit. This was coupled with lack of eating and a sense of lethargy. Despite the potential negative result, she was tested for the serious of canine illnesses.
After a stressful couple days all tests turned out negative, and it turns out Meadow is just a moody dog. When I heard that this months Pet Treater theme was “Dog Days of Summer”, it seemed appropriate because I think this is going to be a long summer with our dear moody Meadow.