Friday, August 15, 2014

Miss June Bug Wins Best In Show!

Photo Property of Jacqueline Griebel

That's my sweet dog June Bug and my little guy Josh in the picture above. Miss June Bug competed in a local pet show/parade at the Tionesta Indian Festival. We were not sure how well she would do considering she is a Bulldog/Boxer mix dog and most of the dogs in the competition were pure bred. I thought she might have a small chance of winning the cutest category and possibly the best behaved category so I was surprised when she was named the winner of Best In Show.

June Bug is maybe not what some people would consider a "pretty" dog because of her build. However she is very special, the most gentle and loving dog I have ever known. We adopted this sweetie from Tri-County Animal Rescue Center last year after we lost our beagle. She was rescued from an animal hoarding situation along with ten other dogs by Tri-County and was waiting for us when we went looking for a dog to love.

I had several people at the pet show ask me about June Bug's collar, some thought it was actually a TuTu. Miss June Bug is modeling the Jr. Prom Rrruffler, I was searching for clothes and accessories for large dogs and discovered the Rrruffler company and had to order her the Jr. Prom collar, it is so pretty just like June Bug!

For me June Bug's win was a win for mixed breeds and shelter dogs everywhere; it is proof that good dogs can come from shelters and that a dog does not have to be pure bred to be a winner. We are so proud of her!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Yum Earth Organics Fruit Snacks

Photo Property of Jacqueline Griebel

The folks at Yummy Earth Organics provided me with a 10 pack of their fruit snacks to review just in time for back-to-school. In recent days I have noticed many posts on Facebook about back to school snacks and lunch ideas. Yummy Earth Organics fruit snacks are at the top of my list for a healthy snack for the kids. In addition to fruit snacks Yummy Earth also offers lollipops, gummy bears, and sour beans. All Yummy Earth certified organic, gluten free, all natural, and contain real fruit extracts.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back To College Shopping Just Got Easier With Gillette

Photo Property of Jacqueline Griebel

My son John, pictured above, will be 21 years old next week. At the end of August he will be headed back to Westminster College to complete his senior year. I have been stocking up on items for him to start the year off with and one thing I am able to check off the list is razor blades thanks to Gillette. Gillette now has a razor blade subscription service that is great for guys in college. You simply select what type of blade you need, which retailer you want to use, how many blades and how often you want them delivered and then you wait for them to arrive at your dorm or college address. The best part of this subscription service is you can get your blades for AS LITTLE AS $1. A MONTH!!  As my five year old would say "Super Duper Easy Peasy!" The past year when John would come home he usually had stubble and a scruffy look; he attends college in an area that is surrounded by an Amish community and it is about 25 miles to the closest store to buy his Gillette blades which is very inconvenient for him, so we were very pleased to hear of this subscription service and couldn't wait to sign him up.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Award Winning Charity Bake Sale Kit For Kids Now Available From Bizainy

Photo Credit: Bizainy

Bizainy has announced another great addition to their line of award winning toys and kits, the Charity Bake Sale Kit. The Charity Bake Sale Kit which retails for $30.00 has everything kids need to set up and run their own bake sale to benefit charity! Kit contents include:  Colorful Bake Sale Banner, sign to spin, decorate-your-own cause sign, donor stickers, donations pad, decorate-your-own money box, donations sticker to adhere to a jelly jar, and an information-packed 24 page book with how to pick and support your cause, recipes, marketing plan, budget, volunteer lists, sales strategies, and more!
The Charity Bake Sale Kit was recently named the Gold Seal Award recipient from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, an independent consumer review group. Bizainy toys strive to create financial literacy, fun, self-reliance and creativity and the Charity Bake Sale Kit is one of the many great products they offer for kids and teens. You can follow Bizainy on Facebook and Twitter for new products, discounts, upcoming camps and seminars, and company news.

Disclosure: I did not receive compensation in any form for this post. My views and opinions remain my own and I endorse this product.