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Family-Friendly DIY Dog Toys

We get it --every time you’re at the pet store, your kids beg to buy more toys for the pup. As you make a beeline for the pet food, you wonder if you can create better versions of those fancy, expensive, and often flimsy toys. Not only can you improve on the originals, you can have fun while you’re at it! #1 Good Squeaky Fun Have a pair of denim jeans you no longer wear? Put them to good use by creating your own squeaky toy! You’ll need the squeaker from an old toy, or a replacement squeaker (sold in multipacks by Kong). Cut both layers of the back pockets out of the pants, and place them back-to-back with the squeaker in between. Use a loop stitch and a tough needle to sew the pockets together, and let your pet chew to their heart’s delight! #2 Ball Toss Wrap a t-shirt around a tennis ball, and seal off one edge with tight rubber bands. Then, cut the section that hangs off to create a fringe. Perfect to toss and play with, on repeat! #3 Tough-Enough Rope Pe

Prepare Your Bedroom for the Upcoming Winter

Even though winter doesn’t officially start until December 21 st , the moment Thanksgiving is over we find ourselves thinking of Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve. We take time and carefully plan our holidays, family trips to visit friends and grandparents, and Christmas dinners, and we take time to decorate our homes, but we seldom focus on bedrooms. Bedroom is like a sanctuary and an oasis of peace, and just as you prepare your garden and your house for the winter, you should also prepare your bedroom. Warm your bed You know the drill: you get inside and you wish for nothing else than to curl underneath your blankets until you feel warm and cozy. If you’re always cold and would like nothing else than to walk around in a fluffy onesie and warm PJs, you could fulfill your need for warmth by bringing an electric blanket in your bedroom. This will keep you nice and warm when you’re watching a movie in your bed, but it will not be as massive as a big space heater. If you don’

Get Your Last Minute Gifts At Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

If your looking for some amazing last minute gifts then look no further! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has gifts for anyone left on your list! They carry such a wide variety of treats you will never run out of ideas! They even carry the most delicious candy apples I have ever eaten in my life! Here is the amazing variety I have been nibbling on this holiday season! And here is some fascinating information about the company! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is an international franchisor, confectionery manufacturer and retail operator in the United States, Canada, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. The Company is based in the charming historical town of Durango located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. From its 53,000 square foot factory, the Company manufactures an extensive line of premium chocolate candies and other confectionery products to supply its many franchise locations, delivered

PUR attitude Love Your Body Gift Set

PUR attitude is wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season in a big way this year! Each product in the PUR attitude line is dermatologist tested and approved, backed by independent clinical studies, and follows the brand’s standards for “Safe Beauty,” avoiding harsh chemicals, parabens, PEG’s, glycols, sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes. PUR attitude products contain only safe beauty ingredients and are not diluted with water . More than 1,300 chemicals have been banned from the company’s lab, which adheres to strict EU standards. All formulations for the brand were developed by David Pollock, a beauty innovation chemist with more than 20 years of experience formulating products for some of the most recognized names in the industry. (Featured above: PUR attitude Love Your Body Gift Set —includes: Caviar Anti-Aging Hair Shampoo, Caviar Anti-Aging Hair Conditioner, Foaming Bamboo Almond Scrub) #purattitude #puregoodness

The Top 3 Tips to Taking Care of Your Sewing Scissors

Sewing is a lifetime skill which can be valuable at home or at work. Wouldn’t it be nice if the tools of your craft could serve you for a long, long time, maybe even for a lifetime? For sewing enthusiasts, a good pair of sewing scissors would be the next most important possession to the sewing machine. The Embroidery Machine Reviews can give you the best guide to sewing scissors that are available online. There are many types to choose from, which suit the needs of a dressmaker or tailor or any crafter. A good pair of fabric scissors can be an expensive investment in your craft, but when handled properly and kept well-maintained can last for many years. Here are three tips to guide you in caring for your sewing scissors to be ready for use at all times. 1.  Use it for fabrics only. If you want to keep your sewing scissors, sharp and always in tip-top shape, then use it only for the purpose it was bought. Use it exclusively on fabrics. Cutting other materials other than fabri

Home Insurance: Everything That You Should Know

When you purchase a home of your own , whether this is something that you do fresh out of college or slightly later in life once you have started a family, it is important that you take steps to protect it. A house is the biggest investment that you will ever make, which is why putting adequate precautions in place to protect it and your financial investment, is so important. With that in mind, below is a guide to home insurance and everything that you should know about it. Read on for an in-depth look at the ins and outs of home insurance and what it is crucial that you know about it. Image source Every home needs a policy There is a common misconception that insurance is not always necessary. However this is not the case. A lot of homeowners ask is homeowners insurance mandatory? The answer is that while it is not mandatory, it is something that every homeowner should have in place. Otherwise, should the worst happen, the cost of home repairs may not be affordable, wh

How To Make Your Castle Unattractive To Burglars

Image There’s a saying that goes ‘a home is a man’s castle’ - but without the drawbridge, patrolling guards and moat. Your home isn’t built like a fortress, but you still need to make it an impenetrable building to intruders. By intruders we mean burglars. And by impenetrable we mean completely unattractive without making your home look ugly. You want to feel safe in your home , no matter what time of year it is, or even if you’re in the country. So, how do you do it? Camera, Lights, Action! Light up the area around your house like it’s a Broadway musical, with the burglar alarm ready to belt out the opening number, and the security camera set to broadcast the performance of bumbling thief to cops everywhere. And don’t be shy about it. If your security measures are easily visible, then any potential thief is going to think thrice before making an attempt on your home. Surprise! You know that odd neighbour that pops round with a ‘cooee’ and a lasagne at random points

Here’s What You Can Do to Beat Holiday Stress

The holidays are nearly here, and for anyone with kids or family, this can potentially be the most stressful time of the year. You’ve got parties to plan, gifts to buy and budgets to handle, just to name a few. If you’re already stressed out about the holidays, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve tested out a few tips and tricks to help you beat the holiday stress and really enjoy the season with your family. 1.     Don’t Push Yourself Too Hard It can be terribly tempting to overcommit and try to do everything at once during the holidays. This is especially true if you don’t delegate well or you don’t have anyone you trust to help you with the holiday preparations. Don’t push yourself too hard. The holidays don’t have to be a nightmare of preparation and running around like a headless chicken. Feel free to say no to holiday parties, social obligations or anything else you feel is too stressful or simply too much for you to handle. You don’t need to feel bad abo

Swago: Holiday Shopping Edition is Back!

The holidays are close and the online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save while you spend.  Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly. Click here to get started ! Here’s what you need to know to get your 50 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern): Shop Swago will begin on Monday, December 20th at 9am PT/12pm ET , make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. Once you complet

The Top 5 Benefits Of Individual Sports For Kids

Most people, when talking about sports, only refer to team sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and so on. They swear by the benefits of team sports and they are not wrong to do so; after all, team sports can help an individual learn when to follow, when to lead, and how to work well with others to achieve the same objective. However, the benefits of individual sports such as badminton, lawn tennis, bowling, cycling, golf, figure skating, snowboarding, martial arts, and boxing also shouldn't be overlooked. Without beating about the bush any further, here are the top 5 benefits of individual sports for kids. Helps your child become self-reliant Individual sports require the player to be self-reliant. Athletes are entirely and solely responsible for their success. If an athlete wants to achieve victory, he/she cannot rely on anyone else to carry them through to victory. And, if he or she loses, he or she won't be able to blame anyone for his or her failure. Indi

Cheap and Easy Ways to Winterize Your Garden

Your garden is a wonderful investment of your time, energy and money, and as such, it should be protected at all costs. This means that it’s absolutely necessary to button up your plants for the winter so that they don’t get damaged by the cold and you pave the path to a healthy blooming season next year. And it is super cheap if you use your resources properly. Here are some simple tips on winterizing your garden and you can find more maintenance tips from Loomis Ca tree experts ! Clear and clean This is the first step in winterizing and it absolutely cannot be avoided. It’s not just cleaning out the weeds – you need to get rid of any dead vegetation, blackened stems, rotten fruit, etc. This way you avoid the risk of insect eggs and diseases invading your plants during their nap. Also, it’s crucial to examine all plants carefully and get rid of the ones that are diseased – basically, get rid of anything that you wouldn’t want there during growing season. Now is the time. Mo