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Readers Vote on the Next Giveaway

Since I have the best readers in the world, I thought it might be fun to have everyone vote on the next giveaway. What kind of prize would you like to see offered? I’m happy to oblige (within reason!). The most popular prize is always a gift card, followed by beauty products. Either of those are fine, with other suggestions welcomed.

I can’t wait to see all of the creative ideas you guys come up with. 🙂

Vegan Dog Treats Giveaway

To say that my pups are spoiled is a bit of an understatement. Not a day goes by that these little angels don’t beg for treats, and most of the time, I indulge them. While I love to make them happy, I don’t like to feed them the inferior junky stuff that most treats contain (scary ingredients like fillers, chemicals, and preservatives).

Leela Ryan offers an all-natural, organic, and vegan option that contains no wheat, no corn, and no soy. For dogs that have a meat allergy and/or a sensitive stomach, a plant-based option can be a lifesaver. Plus, the treats are not only healthy, but also tasty to animals.

This luxury pet brand was created by a wonderful lady named Vanessa for her special Pekinese-Poodle mix. She is committed to producing a high quality product that contains real fruit and veggies, evidenced by these awesome flavors: Banana Pudding, Wild Berry Scones, and Tartes Aux Pommes.

You can probably tell from the packaging that these treats are upscale, like the kind sold at fancy dog boutiques. A lot of attention has been given to the look and taste. I find the pastel colors super cute. As for the insides, my guy LOVED every bite of these gourmet treats. Notice how his little eyes are closed, savoring the delicious crunchy goodness.

Tartes Aux Pomme which has oats, apples, and cinnamon was his favorite. He could’ve easily eaten the entire bag if I hadn’t rationed. Leela Ryan definitely lives up to their motto, “For the Well Treated Dog.”

Do you have a dog that would enjoy a tasty treat? Enter to win this giveaway and 9 bags of gourmet goodies could be yours (3 of each flavor). Entries will be open thru 3/15. Good luck!

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Natural Healthy Hair Care Giveaway

During the winter, my hair is extra stressed. The extreme cold temperatures combined with very low moisture in the air causes dryness, flyaways, brittleness, and tons of static!

Many hair care products only add to the misery. I need gentle ones that can make my hair behave and look nice without using harsh chemicals. Natural Healthy Hair offers a wide range of options that will help every hair type from stick-straight (like mine) to extra curly.

Natural Healthy Hair is organic, PH Balanced, and never tested on animals. Here are a few of my favorite products:

Beautifying Anti-Frizz Lustri Serum

Specially formulated to make hair more manageable, silky and shiny, plus it contains Vitamin E for better hair elasticity and smoothness. A little goes a long way; 4 drops was enough to cover all my hair and make it much less frizzy.

Deep Conditioning Protein Treatment

Did you know that 90% of hair is made of protein? The 11 natural ingredients in this treatment leave hair soft and silky while protecting against radicals and humidity. It also helps to repair hair that has been damaged from coloring, bleaching, and excessive heat styling. It only took a single use to see improvement and I plan to use it regularly, every 2 weeks.

Hydrating Protein Shampoo

A Sodium Chloride and Sulfate-Free shampoo that infuses keratin as it gently cleans. Because it does not contain sulfates, this shampoo is great for colored hair and doesn’t cause fading.

Enriching Protein Conditioner

Best used along with the shampoo, this conditioner nourishes and detangles. It didn’t weigh my hair down, like many conditioners do, but still left it feeling very moist.

All of these products worked beautifully on my hair! I also tried the Bamboo hair brush and it’s super nice. Large paddle brushes work really well for long hair, helping to prevent snags that smaller ones tend to cause. Everyone who orders from Natural Healthy Hair will receive a FREE brush by using code TJL12 at checkout.

One lucky winner will receive these products from Natural Healthy Hair. The giveaway will be open thru 1/31/18. Good luck to all!


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$150.00 Gift Card Giveaway

One of the things that I worry about most when traveling is who will care for my pets. This is a common problem that pet parents face. So many of us are working long hours, commuting, and/or away from home overnight, which makes safe and reliable care extremely important.

Boarding pets in a traditional kennel can be problematic for many reasons: other animals in the facility, possible illnesses of those animals, and no one-on-one care available. I know that my Chihuahua, Charlie, is particularly anxious in group settings. We only tried a kennel once and he returned in a bad mood and seemed full of frustration, chewing on things and generally not his sweet self. While he clearly wasn’t mistreated, he did not receive the individual attention that he thrives on at home.

We’ve tried private dog walkers/sitters on occasion as well and while that worked, they can be hard to find and are not always available on short notice. Rover provides a much better option.

Rover is a website and app that helps connect pet owners with pet sitters and dog walkers in their local neighborhood. Founded in 2011, it is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet care professionals—all of whom have had background checks and are insured, providing the safety and security that cherished fur babies deserve.

What does Rover offer?

  • Dog Boarding 
  • House Sitting
  • Dog Walking 
  • Doggy Day Care 
  • Drop-In Visits 

The process of using the site is very simple. It’s free to set up an account. From there, registered users can locate sitter/walkers by searching their city and the dates that care is needed. Each profile will include pictures, pay rates, a description of themselves and their qualifications. If you find someone you like, set up a time and let them meet your pet in person.

If the right connection is there, you can then book and pay electronically. There is no cash exchanged, and Rover provides 24/7 customer support should an issue arise. With over 92% of the population living within a short drive of one of the 65,000 sitters who’ve listed their services, it’s easy to find someone you and your pet will love.

New customers can receive $25.00 off their first booking and one lucky winner will receive a $150.00 credit! This giveaway will be open until 1/7/2018. Good luck!

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