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Chalkboard Dogs are Neat!

Hey Neighbors! I received this really neat Chalkboard Dog .  It is a silhouette of a Sheltie!  I LOVE it!  We hung it on the hallway wall, near the basement door.  When I say hung, I guess maybe I should say placed.  The Chalkboard Dog comes with and adhesive backing, so you can place it anywhere you have room.  And that's not all!  They are repositionable, so you can move them if you like.  You can place them on a wall, refrigerator, freezer, any other flat, smooth surface.  Oh and they are from Steadfast Friends ! Isn't this nice! And no, it is not on pegboard, that is flowers on the wall. You can write on Chalkboard Dogs with regular chalk, or you can use Chalk Ink .  The Chalkboard Dog is easy to clean with a chalkboard eraser or a damp cloth.  I really like the Chalk Ink that I received with my Chalkboard Dog. The material used for ChalkboardDogs! ™ is an eco friendly chalkboard film coated with a repositionable, removable adhesive. The grainy texture, s

Superbook Summer is Here!

Hey Neighbors! I am getting the chance to check out Superbook!  Unfortunately I have not yet received my DVDs, but I wanted to let you know that you and your family can make it a Superbook Summer. Now, I realize that all my neighbors come from different backgrounds, but for those interested Superbook will be airing on ABC July 1st-July 5th at 9:30 am ET.  You can find out more information HERE . Below is the schedule: ABC Family Airings – 9:30 a.m. EDT:           July 1st – In the Beginning: Adam and Eve           July 2nd – Let My People Go: Moses           July 3rd – The First Christmas           July 4th – He Is Risen: the Resurrection of Jesus           July 5th – Revelation Your child can join Chris, Joy and Gizmo, their robot as they are allowed to travel through time and actually be there at the Biblical accounts; like David and Goliath, The Fiery Furnace with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  Adam and Eve and many others. Superbook first appeared in 19

Update to the 3 - $5 Gift Card Giveaway!

Hey neighbors, Since I think everyone figured out that the first $5 gift card is for McDonalds, we are going to move on to the second.  Also, I think we will call this the Beat the Heat Gift Card Giveaway.  How's that sound. Hint #1-Think a great place with something creamy to eat to help you cool off in the summer heat. Now, I know that is not a big clue yet, but I can't make it too easy to start with.  Newest method of entry: give your best guess as to which place this is.  You can find the original post HERE . I of course won't be telling until next week.  ;)  So keep coming back! See you soon At the Fence!

Going Somewhere? Leave the Dog with a Boarding Service

Hey Neighbors! Having a dog comes with its own unique anxieties and issues. You have to feed and care for it. You have to make sure it gets enough attention and affection each day. You have to see to its medical needs and general health concerns. There are problems with curbing bad behavior and potty training on top of all that. While a person may become habituated to these daily trials that come with pet ownership, one of the hardest things you’ll have to do is leave your pet behind for a few days on a business trip or a vacation. You may stress out, wondering which of your friends you should ask to take time out of every day to feed, walk, and play with your dog for a few hours while you’re out of town. You may wonder how big of a favor you’ll have to do in return. You can avoid these sorts of worries. You can rest assured that you won’t have to mow your friend’s yard or let him borrow your power tools in exchange for dog sitting. Instead, you can let your dog have a relaxing s

Laser Bleaching Brightens Your Smile

Hi Neighbors! One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. If you are self-conscious about your smile because your teeth are yellow or discolored, it can be hard to interact in social situations, and it can hurt your self-confidence. If you have used at-home whitening solutions, you may not have been able to achieve the results you desire. As an alternative, you may want to ask your dentist about laser bleaching. Laser bleaching in Oklahoma City is a process that your dentist can use to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile. The process only takes an hour or two, and results can last for 1–2 years. If you want to have a more confident smile, whitening your teeth can make a big difference. What Is Bleaching? When you have your teeth bleached, your dentist will apply a peroxide solution to your teeth, and then use a laser to enhance the whitening process. Bleaching is not painful, and you will not need to perform any follow-up treatments at home. Some

Recovering After Dental Implant Surgery

Hey Neighbors! Dental implants can greatly improve one's confidence, providing them with a newfound sense of vitality and carefreeness. However, recovering from the dental implant surgery can be difficult. Proper recovery is necessary to ensure that the implant procedure was a success. Patients interested in a dental implant in Raleigh should talk extensively with their oral surgeon to make sure they know exactly what to expect after the surgery and what recovery time realistically looks like. Get Your Rest Dental implants may be considered a cosmetic surgical procedure by some, but it is still a surgical procedure. When your body is subjected to the trauma of surgery you need to give yourself the proper amount of time to heal. Do not go back to work the next day. Talk with your doctor about what is a reasonable amount of time to devote to rest. Use the Pain Medication You may not think you will need the pain medication prescribed to you by your dentist, but you wi

Picking the Best Mattress at Mattress Stores

Hello Neighbors! Something that everyone has in common is that everyone sleeps. Everyone needs sleep, no matter who they are. Some may feel that they don’t need very much sleep, regular sleep, or even consistent sleep, but they still sleep. Sleep is essential to your body being able to do all that it is needed to do throughout each day, so making sure you get quality sleep each night becomes a priority. A huge factor of whether you get a good night’s rest is dependent on the mattress that you have. Picking the right mattress can be time consuming and a little pricey at times, but it is worth every penny and every minute spent. Visiting mattress stores in Milwaukee, WI, is a great idea when looking for a mattress, as you are able to personally lie on each mattress and test it out before actually purchasing it. The Staff An essential part to picking a mattress when looking at different stores is the staff. It is so nice when you are taking so much time to pick something l

Basic Facts about Cataract Surgery

Hi Neighbors! A cataract is cloudiness in the lens of the eye that is caused from a buildup of protein. The cloudiness keeps light from going through the lens, which can cause loss of vision. Cataracts are often a result of aging, but can also be caused by infection, injury, diabetes, drugs, radiation, or trauma to the eye. Cataract surgery in Cary can easily take care of this problem and restore vision once again. Surgery Preparation In preparation for this surgery, the patient may be asked to stop taking certain medications, especially those that may cause extra bleeding. Tests will be performed in order to determine the right lens that will be implanted. The procedure itself is rather quick. Eye drops will be used to dilate the eye, and local anesthetics will numb the area. If necessary, sedatives can be given to help the patient relax. The patient is awake throughout the procedure, which usually takes an hour or less. Phacoemulsification This procedure is what brea

What You Should Know about Dentures

Hi neighbors! Getting the best smile is a goal for many individuals. Genetics, diet, injuries, and disease can significantly damage a bite and smile. Many people have cosmetic concerns about their mouths, but functional issues are important as well. For those who are struggling to maintain a healthy mouth, dentures in San Jose may be a viable option. Missing teeth cannot only be unsightly but can also cause problems with eating and speaking as well, not to mention the shifting and movement of other teeth. Benefits of Dentures Dentures often have negative connotations because they are usually associated with very elderly individuals who have deteriorating health. However, individuals of all ages have found dentures to be a benefit his or her oral health. With continual advances in medicine and technology, there have been significant improvements in all dental appliances. There are a variety of options so each patient is usually able to find a solution that works. In additio

How Mobile Advertising Goes Beyond Traditional Advertising

Hi Neighbors! Finding new ways to market your company can be challenging. One way to start marketing properly is by using OrangeSoda mobile advertising. This form of advertising stretches past traditional marketing efforts as your company is able to engage customer’s right on their phone. Small business owners are finding that the local customers can be one of the greatest allies to a company. Thanks to mobile efforts, you can target your customers on their mobile device. This is a powerful way to boost sales and increase your website traffic. Targeting Customers How many print marketing pieces have you mailed, only to get a small response? It is important to look at your marketing options if you want to find something that will work. Turning to mobile advertising has been able to boost sales in a timely manner for many companies. This is because you are directly interacting with the customer. One of the benefits to smartphones, is how they allow you to create video and other

Three Advantages of a Water Softener

Hello Neighbors! Hard water contains extra minerals and metals that make life problematic for about 85 percent of Americans, the Virginia Cooperative Extension estimates. It’s no wonder so many homeowners have turned to water softeners to eliminate these difficulties. Water softeners dilute mineral concentrations in water, which offer the following three advantages. If you like what you see, you may consider seeking out a water softener in Youngstown. 1. Cleaner Dishes One of the great downfalls of hard water is what it does to your cleaning efforts. Clothes and dishes cleaned in hard water sport white streaks, spots, and a soapy residue that can lead to poor taste. Water softeners decrease mineral content in water, allowing for cleaner dishes and softer clothes. This also holds true in bathrooms, where hard water leaves a soapy deposit that requires more frequent cleaning. 2. Faster Water Heating If you’re getting tired of waiting for the water to heat up in the

Radz is Having a Ball!

Hi Neighbors! I am sure you remember Radz !  I have reviewed several of them and now I have the chance to review the Radz Sports series.  Radz is having a ball, a sports ball! A baseball named Homer, a basketball named Hoops, a soccer ball named PK and of course they have a sports fan named Jaxon. Now, if you have a young athlete in your home, what a perfect little gift for them to carry around with them to practice this summer.  Maybe even the games!  Or perhaps they would make a great gift for the whole team.  They could have their own mascots!  Or, if your child isn't on the team, but likes to watch games, then Jaxon the Sports Fan would be the perfect match.  They can watch games together. And the nice thing is, with Radz the fun doesn't end when the game does.  You can still enjoy the candy anywhere and each Radz character comes with a code so you can play some games on your computer when you get home.  Just enter your special code and then explore

Three Rabbit Health Issues Requiring Veterinarians’ Attention

Hi neighbors! Rabbits are a great first pet for you or your child. Comparatively low maintenance and quiet, rabbits don’t offer the same kinds of challenges as cats and dogs. However, rabbits still have health concerns that may warrant a veterinarian’s attention. If your rabbit displays any of the following health issues, start seeking out qualified Dallas veterinarians right away. 1. Gastrointestinal Stasis One common issue among pet rabbits is gastrointestinal stasis. Rabbits with this condition stop eating and drinking because their gastrointestinal tract has shut down. If left untreated, rabbits will starve to death. Contact a vet if your rabbit doesn’t eat or drink anything for four to six hours, or if your rabbit displays any abnormal eating patterns. 2. Head Tilt Some rabbits get what is called “head tilt.” If you notice your rabbit’s head tilting to the left or right, contact a vet immediately. This could be indicative of an inner ear infection or

How Your Orthodontist Wants You to Floss with Braces

Hey Neighbors! If you have braces, it is vitally important that you floss daily, but many people leave flossing out of their dental hygiene regimen because they don’t know how to do it. Rather than allow decay and gum disease to plague your teeth, here is the way your orthodontists in San Antonio recommend that you floss your teeth. Floss Threader If you were to floss your teeth without a floss threader, the floss would only reach the bottom of your braces. You would completely leave out your gums, one of the most important parts of flossing. A floss threader is a tool that allows you to get the floss above your braces to that you can floss correctly. Your orthodontist should have provided you with a floss threader when you first got your braces. If you lost the threader, your orthodontist can provide you with another or it can be purchased over-the-counter as well. Flossing To floss, all you have to do is insert your floss into the open loop of the floss thre

Nonni's THINaddictives

Hey Neighbors! With summer upon us, many people are beginning to think about losing weight, exercising, looking better and eating better.  When it comes time for a snack are you looking for something that is tasty yet good for you?  How about Nonni's THINaddictives.  I recently received three different flavors of THINaddictives for review . Pistachio Almond Thins Cranberry Almond Thins Cinnamon Raisin Almond Thins Both the Cinnamon Raisin and the Cranberry are made with real fruit!  Each box of THINaddictives comes with six prepackaged packets of almond thins in 100 calorie portions.  Grab a pack as you head out the door for a healthy snack later in the day.  Suggested Retail price is $3.29 and you can find them at local retailers. THINaddictives : *Delicious, yet healthy, everyday snack to satisfy cravings *Convenient packaging contains six pre-portioned 100 calorie packs in each box, freshness guaranteed *Low-fat and 0 grams of trans fat * Made fro

Shelties At the Fence!

Hi Neighbors! We decided to try and get some pictures of the Shelties today since it was such a nice day out.  One problem though....these are active Shelties and they wanted to enjoy the day.  Just look! These last four pictures are after they settled down and were tired! Pansy Webster ? Grace We believe Grace is expecting puppies soon!  She would not even join in on the fun.  She just sat on the deck in the shade. See you soon At the Fence!

Have You Tried PhotoPad?

Hi Neighbors! I am really hoping my week is slowing down a little bit.  I have had some time to actually get on my Facebook page recently.  I took the opportunity to use PhotoPad.  I am really enjoying spending time designing photo books. I am working on one right now with our baby bunnies and Sheltie puppies.  The PhotoPad App is really easy to use.  You can choose pictures from your computer, Facebook, Flickr or an URL.  You can automatically add pictures and it will fill the photo book for you, or you can do what I do and select them individually.  By doing this, I move them around, resize them, change the order, just basically keep designing and redesigning until I have what I want.  I add photos, remove photos, move them around on the page, add text, change your text, rotate or angle pictures or text.  Then you can add stickers and shapes.  I added a crown to one of the puppy's heads.  I am going to start one of our travel pictures and one of the children playing games.