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Choosing A Boarding Kennel For Your Dog

Are you planning on going away on vacation for the holidays? Perhaps you have an upcoming business trip? No matter why you are planning on leaving your hometown, if you have any pets, you will need to ensure they are looked after while you are away. Generally, you have two options at your disposal, either pet sitting or pet boarding. Read on to discover why the latter is advised, as well as some tips on choosing the best pet boarding kennel. https://pixabay.com/en/doberman-dog-animal-world-animal-1334497/ What are the benefits of pet boarding? Nowadays, the images that we once conjured up of depressing boarding facilities with steel cages are long gone. In fact, a lot of people describe boarding kennels as ‘pet hotels’ – they’re that plush. The people who work there love animals and have a large degree of training while the facilities they offer are impressive, including pet grooming and even pet training services. You are offered real value for money when you go down this route.  Ju

Preparing For Christmas To Avoid The January Low

Christmas is depicted in the popular culture as a season of festivities and happiness. We all share the idyllic image of a snowy Christmas day and depending on where you live in the country, you might indeed have your wish of a white Christmas granted –, a cozy cup of hot cocoa, and a relaxing day with the family. For most households, despite the stress that precedes Christmas, American families do their best to enjoy the holiday together and in the best of spirits. And then comes January. Did you know that according to doctors, January is the month of the year when you’re the most likely to struggle with seasonal affective disorders? Indeed, once the Christmas high is over, it’s not uncommon to experience a period of depression, health issues, and financial stress. However, while it’s a frequent occurrence, it is by no means an inevitable situation. On the contrary, you can take preventive measures now to avoid the traditional January hit.  Can you manage Christmas?  No Overspendin

Cozy Phones Make a Wonderful Gift!

Hey neighbors!! My family really loves Cozy Phones .  They are the best headphones I have found for children, and one of my older daughters uses her Wired Contoured set for jogging and when she goes on the Southern Gospel cruise with her sisters each year.  She actually wears them to take a quick nap in the room while her sisters are getting prepared for the afternoon. Cozy Phones are actually headband headphones.  They are so comfortable and easy to wear.  There are many reason we like Cozy Phones, so I am going to create a little list here. 1.  They are comfortable. 2. Easy for children to wear. (Not hard plastic on their ears.) 3. You can adjust the speakers in the children's headbands. 4. You can remove the speakers and wash the headband. (Follow instructions) 5. You can sleep in them. (My older daughter has.) 6. They stay in place. 7. Kid's headphones are limited to 85 decibels. 8. Perfect for travel. 9. Cozy Phones work with most devices. 10. Cozy Phone

Beloved Devotional for Young Women

Hey neighbors!! If you are looking for an extra gift or stocking stuffer for the young lady in your life, consider Beloved 365 Devotions for Young Women .  This devotional is written by Lindsay A. Franklin and is published by Zondervan.   This is a hardback book with a beautiful cover design.  There is a ribbon to mark your place. The 365 devotions, are numbered, not dated (Jan.1), so you can begin the book anytime of the year.  Each devotional has a scripture, and a paragraph or two of thoughts to encourage and inspire you in your walk with the Lord.  It covers present day pressures and changes that young women are facing today.  Below the actual devotion you will find 4 lines on which to place your own thoughts. Make sure you take a moment to enter the giveaway! Disclosure: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive

Instant Glam Styling Head Dolls

Hey neighbors!! Do you have a young hairdresser or designer in your home?  If so, Instant Glam Styling Head Dolls would be the perfect holiday gift.  I learned about these dolls at ChiTAG and really enjoyed talking to the creator.  She started designing these dolls for her nieces to play with years ago and just recently decided to go ahead and market the doll.  Her two nieces were also there and explained how much fun they had playing with them. These dolls are basically the neck up and then you have the arms from about the elbow to the fingertips set on a platform.  The arms move slightly.  The hair on the head can be removed and replaced with the hairpieces included, or you can purchase extra hair swatches to use.  When you remove the doll's hair, you will see the special system for attaching other hair pieces.  The dolls come in different ethnicities as well as the hair pieces come in a variety of styles and colors.  And of course you can always add clips and barr

Are Any Clicformers Under Your Tree?

Hey neighbors!! Have any of you seen the Clicformers from Magformers ?  We received two sets of Clicformers and they are so much fun!!  You don't need extra tools or skill to build with this toy.  They do come with a small tool to pop them apart if necessary, but most of the ones I used easily snapped together and apart. Our first set is the Clicformers Speedwheel set which has 34 pieces.  Obviously there are four large wheels included as awell as two clear pieces to use as a windshield.  There are 22 of the building blocks.  This set is designed for the capabilities of a child ages 4-12.  Girls will enjoy the opportunity to build with Clicformers too.  We used this set to build the little vehicle pictured below.  MSRP- $29.99 The second Clicformers set is the Truck Set with 28 pieces. This set has 4 smaller wheels.  Depending on the stocking size, this might make a good stocking stuffer.  MSRP- $9.99 You can of course mix and match these sets, to b

Brain Blox for the Holidays!

Hey neighbors! Boys and girls will both love receiving a set of Brain Blox ! This is a box filled with, yep, you guessed it!  Wooden planks!  The set we received has 200 of these 100 percent natural, New Zealand pine, planks of wood.  They are extremely smooth, chemical free and non toxic. Brain Blox will help your child be creative, problem solve and even teaches math, physics and engineering concepts.  Help your child get some hands-on time with a toy that allows them to think.  Give them the gift of screen free play time. I love that the set comes with a small folded booklet with ideas to create that tells you how many planks you need for each project.  Of course the best fun will come from just exploring your own ideas while building and creating.  We built the table and benches above. This set of Brain Blox comes with a bright, red, drawstring backpack to carry your wooden blocks in.  Convenient for taking them on trips or to grandma's house for the holidays!

Medieval Times Schaumburg Castle

Neighbors!! I have a fun place to share with you!! Medieval Times of Schaumburg is a great place to visit.  We went while we were in Chicago for the Chicago Toy and Game Fair.  My husband and one of my daughters was able to go to this dinner show as well. The minute you enter the castle, you enter a realm of knights, a princess, and some of the most amazing horses ever.  If you decide to go, plan to arrive a little early, so you can see the shops, the horses and perhaps visit the dungeon.  Everyone receives a crown to cheer on their knight, but you can upgrade your ticket to purchase extra benefits. After the knighting ceremony and announcements you will enter the great hall, surrounding the arena.  Serfs and wenches will see you to your seating and shortly thereafter the show will begin.  While the outstanding performance is going on, you will be fed a delicious meal.  You do have to eat with your hands, but it is all fun. Now, the meal is fantastic, but

Milk + Sass for the Holidays!!

Hi Neighbors!! Look at this really useful item from Milk + Sass !  I received their Macaron for Hair Detangling hairbrush.  It comes in a convenient little compact, that also includes a mirror.  Along with the brush, we received the Sugar Twists.  I am just going to tell you here, that I love both products!! The Macaron Hairbrush is designed like a compact.  You pull it apart and one side is the hairbrush, and the other contains a mirror.  This is really nice, if like me, you carry your brush in your purse.  I get so tired of pulling out my brush along with fifteen other items that have been tangled in the bristles.  The Macaron brush keeps this from happening.  It is so handy to have the mirror too!  The brush fits nicely in the hand, which makes brushing your hair so easy.  The compact size also makes it perfect for traveling.  This compact brush comes in an assortment of colors too!! The Sugar Twists are for pulling your hair back into a ponytail.  The