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Spring Fun!! Giveaway!!

Hey neighbors!! Happy Spring!!  My husband has offered to do a giveaway for a $10 GC.  The winner can choose Culvers, McDonalds, Taco Bell, or Wendy's.  We are celebrating nicer weather here!! SO help us celebrate by entering this giveaway! Use it for yourself, give it to a family member or friend.  You decide!

Five Ways To Make A Dramatic Change To Your Home

There are certain times of the year that we like to make changes to our home, it might be the new year, just before the winter months, or more popular at this time of year when the season is changing to Spring . A lot of people like the idea of making some change to their home, and they search for some of the ways they can do it. So I thought I would share with you five of the more popular ways that you can make a dramatic change to your home. I hope it gives you some inspiration to make some changes. Image source Remodel some of the rooms in your home One of the first things many people consider would be the remodeling of their home, or more specifically certain rooms in their home. Two rooms in particular can add real value to your home when making changes, these would be the kitchen and the bathroom. However, in this situation it would always be advisable to consider getting the help of a remodeling contractor to keep things working smoothly. You may also want to take on

Spin-a-Bone by Bullibone

Hey neighbors!! This is one of the chew toys that really gets our toy Aussies going.  It is the Spin-a-Bone by Bullibone .  It is super tough, so even our toughest chewers can play with this toy for quite awhile before destroying it in any way. It is made of a super, tough, nylon. The dogs love to chase it across the floor. It is designed to spin and it slides quite easily on tile and linoleum.  As your dog chews on this toy, small bristle like pieces will start to appear, and these will help to clean his teeth.  As with any item given to your dog, be sure to watch and make sure they are not biting off larger pieces.  This could be harmful to your pet. The Spin-a-Bone is bacon flavored.  Real bacon flavor throughout the entire toy.  This of course makes the chew toy more appealing, even though I have one that would chew it anyway. Bobbie and our newest little guy love to chase the spinner all over the room.  We do have to rescue it occasionally as it goes flying under f

IVS Quick Bath Wipes

Hi neighbors! I know today seems pleasant here, but we have been having some really rough, rainy, weather.  Along with that cold, has been some snow.  Snow and rain mean wet, sometimes dirty dogs running in and out of your home.   IVS Quick Bath Wipes help with that situation.  They are perfect for a quick cleanup when a full bath is not necessary or convenient. How many times has one of your dogs come running in with wet or muddy paws and everyone starts yelling, down or off?  It happens at our home regularly.  So, a quick and easy solution is to keep the Quick Bath Wipes right by the door.  That way when a pup with muddy paws runs in, just grab one of the wipes and clean him/her up before they make it further than the door.  We have one pup, who thinks it is his job to run in and leap on the couch.  Fortunately it is vinyl, and will wipe clean, but it is much nicer to catch him before he leaps for the couch. These Quick Wipes are also perfect for a litter of pups.  We h

Cleo Madison Makes an Appearance in Key West!

Hey, Neighbors! Today I want to tell you about a modest clothing company called  Cleo Madison -  they contacted me regarding featuring a product on At the Fence, and I jumped at the chance.  Their motto is "Modest and stylish clothing at affordable prices", and they definitely deliver.  Before choosing an item I browsed their website and was pleasantly surprised at the variety of styles available.  All dresses have sleeves, higher necklines, and are at least knee length (many longer as well), and guess what?  Some even have pockets!  I'll never understand why designers think women shouldn't have pockets too.  Haha.  After debating several, I went with the Floral Veronica dress.  The dress is very comfortable and lightweight, which was perfect for wandering FL.  It's almost a t-shirt material and has a little stretch to it.  I love that it can easily be dressed up or down!  I tend to wear mainly neutrals (a lot of black) and very basic/simple (my fa

Burt's Bees Natural Makeup For Natural Beauty #MyBurtsBees

#Sponosred If you've ever wondered exactly what chemicals are in the makeup you're using, or just how safe or natural your favorite beauty product is, you are not alone. Recently I saw a commercial for a Burt's Bees makeup product called Goodness Glows Liquid Makeup, and it intrigued me. I am familiar with the Burt's Bees brand, and use a lot of their skin care, lip balm, etc but had never even realized they also did makeup until seeing that commercial! Of course, I was thrilled when they agreed to send me a couple of their makeup products for review. I enlisted my sister's help in choosing the right shade because quite simply, I'm terrible with things like that. She was able to determine which shade would best match my skin, and I must say, she did a great job. I was leaning towards a shade lighter but when the products arrived, I realized she was right-I'm glad I followed her advice! I received the Goodness Glows Liquid Makeup and the Mattifyin

Talkspace: Therapy Made Easy

Our interactions with one another have been completely reformulated with the use of smart phones. The persistent connection that people have to the world could possibly be making individuals very unhappy. A study has been conducted in South Korea suggesting that over 10 percent of teenagers are likely to suffer from depression due to the usage of the internet. This has resulted in services such as Talkspace, which allows individuals to seek out help from mental health professionals online. Rather than traveling to a therapist's office, one may simply use their smart phone to seek help. Talkspace offers alternatives such as Skype video and phone calls to a texting platform. Talkspace has recently signed a deal with Magellan Health. Magellan Health clients are expected to be able to access psychotherapy, which will be provided through Talkspace, through their individual assistance program. This means Talkspace could be a part of individual healthcare plans. Talkspace likes

Making It Last: The Power Of Repair Over Replacement

( Image Source ) If you have any older relatives in your family, you’ve probably heard the idea that people used to make things last longer, and that today’s society is obsessed with throwing things away. Today with items often being incredibly cheap and easy to access, it can seem more sensible to replace a lot of the items around your home when they have issues. In reality, though, this is often a big waste, and it wouldn’t take much to bring your place up to standard again. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the biggest parts of your home, along with the tools you can use to repair them when they start to have issues. First, though, it’s a good idea to understand why you would want to do this. There are two main reasons here, with the first being cost. In most cases, repairing something will be a fraction of the price associated with buying a new one entirely. This makes it a no brainer to anyone trying to save a little bit of money , especially in area

Spring - How To Make Your New Yard Yours

Image If you've just moved into your new home , this is a very exciting time as it's the beginning of a very big chapter with many more to come. Once you've finally finished unpacking and you're getting used to your surroundings, you can start making the new place yours. And while focusing all your attention on the interior design, a lot of people often forget about the outdoors - the yard. A yard needs just as much love, if not more, because the more you leave it, the more it will change and grow and end up a chaotic mess of greenery, so it's important that you maintain it properly, as well as making it your very own safe haven. Here's how. Pixabay Remove the weeds. This is as boring as it sounds, but that doesn't make it any less essential. Weeds multiply and multiply until your garden is full of them, and they end up making everything look a cluttered mess. While there are many different chemicals to kill them, these can also damage any other greenery yo

5 Simple Tips for Moving into a New Home

Moving into new spaces and changing your current living situation is a stressful time. A lot can go wrong if you don’t organize yourself well. From your furniture to your smaller, more personal belongings, taking everything to your new home is a methodological process not many have aced. For the less organized, the moving process can take several weeks and instead of being a delightful process, can be a nightmare. Here are a few tips to help you avoid the stress and seamlessly move into your new place: 1. Keep an Inventory It is easy to lose things when the entire house is littered with cartons and suitcases. Those who have moved houses know how that feels. It is an especially nerve wracking moment when you need something specific and have a stack of cartons to go through just to find it. By the time you do, it’s not even worth it anymore. This is why keeping an inventory is really important. Download inventory management apps, get a notebook or a lined sticky note to p

Tear Drop Banner Flags - Distinctive Marketing Displays

What Makes Teardrop Banner Flags Different? Teardrop banner flags are marketing showstoppers, perfect for promoting businesses, products, exhibition booths, special sales, and all sorts of events—tournaments, concerts, and food festivals. The teardrop shape makes these banners stick out in a crowd, attracting potential customers whether on the street or in places with high-volume traffic such as trade shows and shopping malls. Their distinctive arch also allows them to be fully open 100% of the time and prevents them from fluttering or moving around. Teardrop Banner Flags Deliver Branded Messages Teardrop banner flags can be purchased in various sizes and designed to deliver a branded message, complete with a logo, a small amount of text and specific Pantone colors. You can even print on both sides of teardrop banner flags , so your message can be seen from 2 directions. Typically, this saves costs as it reduces the number of banners required. How to Display Teardrop Banner Flags

Find a Hobby That Refreshes You

Finding a hobby that makes you feel refreshed and relaxed can go a long way in helping you to get rid of some of the stress in your life and to take time for yourself. This is going to benefit you in your professional life, in your family life, and in many other ways. Depending on the hobby you choose, it is likely going to help you to feel like you have accomplished something as well. How do you determine the right hobby for you? If you have spent much of your life trying to earn money to take care of your family or doing all of the things that were necessary for you to care for your family in the home and raise your children, you may have never had time to pursue a hobby because you never had any free time. It may be challenging for you to decide on a hobby that is right for you. If you are throwing around ideas for a new hobby, take time to research different things online. Ask individuals about the hobbies they have and get the details about what their hobby involves and how

Identifying Common Allergies and Dealing With Them

We’ve almost all experienced the symptoms allergies at some point in our lives or another. It really isn’t all too pleasant. Depending on the cause, the symptoms can often vary, but generally, you will feel itchy, have a blocked nose, or watery and itchy eyes. There are steps that you can take to reduce the impact that allergies have on you and your ability to engage with day to day life. For some, you can take steps towards eliminating the source of the allergy from your life. Others are caused by irritants that are relatively unavoidable, but the symptoms can be alleviated with special practices or treatments. Here are a few of the most common allergies and how best to deal with them. Image Source Pet Hair If you notice that you start sneezing or have a runny nose or eyes after you’ve been playing with a cat or dog, chances are that you have some sort of pet hair allergy. While you can take antihistamines, or make use of nasal sprays and bronchodilators to reduce the discomfort of sy

Swago Spring Edition!! (US)

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their "Swago: Spring Edition" promotion, which runs from now through Monday, March 12th at 9am PT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:  Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!   Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.   You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, March 12th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.   Be mindful of the patterns

$3 When You Sign Up With Swagbucks in March (US)

Want some extra boost for your budget this month?  If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral in March. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, or PayPal cash.  When you sign up through me, you can earn an additional $3 bonus! Here's how:  1.  Sign up using this link   2. Earn 300 SB total before 4/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!  3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.   That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned loads of Amazon gift cards.  This makes birthday and