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With International Cat Day happening on August 8, and Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address the 'cat in the room'—and that's your feline friend's diet.
I'll also take this time to introduce a little Tiger kitty that showed up in my yard and clearly isn't leaving. In fact, she seems to love Dan and the kids. I am still in denial that we have a new pet, so I call her Nope. Yes, her name is Nope. As in Nopesauce.
Anyway, we have a new friend, and yes, we have been feeding her. How can we say no to that face and hungry, teeny little meow? We want to give Nope, along with our existing kitties, only the best food possible.
I'll be the first to admit my own cat's diet isn't 'purr'fect. My indoor kitties can be a picky eaters, or ignore their water bowl even when it's placed right next to their food. I struggled to understand how I could address these issues. But then I realized I wasn't alone—my cats were just experiencing one of the three most common cat concerns: picky eating, weight gain, and urinary tract issues.
I learned about the Big 3 by partnering with Weruva [http://www.weruva.com/]—a luxurious, natural pet food dubbed "people food for cats" which is launching a full line of gluten, grain, and carrageenan-free cat food in honor of International Cat Day. It's called B.F.F. OMG! (that stands for Best Feline Friend, Oh My Gravy), and it's all about preventing these Big 3 Cat Concerns.
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Regardless of the stench, we still love them. We just clean our litter boxes religiously, invest in home fragrance products, cross our fingers, and hope that the house doesn't smell like a barnyard when we walk through the door. Usually, we're good. Sometimes, though....? Yuck. Just yuck.
The struggle is real, folks. Can you cat lovers out there give me an "Amen". You get what I'm saying.
Anyway, one way I combat the kitty stench is by choosing an effective, low less, multi-cat litter than can stand up to use by multiple cats. I don't really care for a lot of the traditional clay litters, as they kick up a lot of dust and leave a dusty residue on things.
Lately, I've been loving a corn based, eco-friendly litter that packs a powerful punch:
World's Best Cat Litter™ . World's Best Cat Litter recently launched a brand new, advanced line of litters, and we couldn't wait to check it out.
Neither could Pringles, my Calico, either....She was quite curious about this new formulation, herself!
Zero Mess is the multiple-cat-strength litter that combines the concentrated power of corn with super-absorbent plant fibers that quickly trap liquids in tight clumps so you scoop once and you’re done.
The end result is a litter that helps pet parents use less and get more while avoiding the chiseling, scraping and crumbling that comes with traditional litters.
And let's face it: NO ONE looks forward to scraping and chiseling away at soiled cat litter. It's definitely not the high point of my day, so the cleaner the job, the better.
What does this mean for kitty parents? With World's Best Cat Litter, they will USE LESS & GET MORE.
The Advanced Series line delivers the brand’s hallmark concentrated power to help cat owners do more with less litter, but adds unique ingredient combinations that address the top issues facing today’s pet parents.
-More powerful odor control
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Zero Mess™ combines the concentrated power of corn with super-absorbent plant fibers that quickly trap liquids in tight clumps, so you scoop once and you’re done. The end result is a litter that promises no chiseling, no scraping and no crumbling.
We've had a very good experience so far with this awesome new litter. For one, I like the fact that a little bit of litter goes a very long way. Even with multiple cats, a small bag has lasted more than a week so far in one of our litter boxes. And it doesn't reek to high heaven, either.
I also like the fact that this litter clumps amazingly well. It forms nice, firm "Pee patties" or "Poo Patties" that don't break apart of become permanently adhered to the material of the litter box. No chiseling or scraping waste loose. Just give it a little scoop and be done.
Where Can You Get Your Own Zero Mess™ Cat Litter?
Zero Mess™ is available in 6, 12 and 24 lb bags and available in two formulas: regular and pine-scented. It can be found in pet-specialty stores and select online retailers.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of World's Best Cat Litter™. The opinions and text are all mine.
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See that gorgeous young man standing beside me? That’s my 17 year old son, Kyle. Kyle is not only easy on the eyes and a pro when it comes to liquid liner application, he’s also completely, totally, and fabulously gay. (You can read more about him and how being his Mom saved me HERE. It’s a good read. Promise.) He is colorful, he is flamboyant, and he is a bit of a diva. I wouldn't change him for all the riches in the world.
Anyway, Kyle is going to be a Senior in High School this year.
I’m not entirely sure how that even happened, or where the time has gone.
It seems like only yesterday, I was kissing his boo-boos and snuggling with him while we watched movies or read a book. Now this young man, who used to fit perfectly nestled in my lap, is a good foot taller than me. And he comes with a heart that is 2 sizes too big for his 6 foot tall body.
You see, Kyle is a kid...Oops, young man...that is going places. He is going to change the world one day, and he's overcome many obstacles to achieve the things he has so far in life. He is a consistent, High Honor Roll Student, a Rotary Scholar, a member of his school's Gay Straight Alliance, and also part of an anti-bullying group, STAND.
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I don't know what it's like where you live, but here in the Cleveland, OH area, it's been H-O-T. Sauna-like, even. During the summer, I take extra care to make sure that my family stays in tip top shape, despite the nasty, oppressive summer temperatures. Thankfully, the folks at Superior Source also has some awesome supplements to help you beat the heat!
The best part about these microlingual tablets is that they don't have to be swallowed. This is a good thing for a few reasons: For one, a lot of folks, like my husband, have a hard time swallowing even the tiniest of pills.
Also, since these tablets dissolve under the tongue, they retain their potency. When swallowing traditional supplements, their potency can be greatly reduced due to the acrid environment in the stomach. The folks at Superior Source have bypassed this common issue, ensuring that their products live up to their name.
Here are some great supplements designed specifically to keep you looking and feeling your best, from the inside-out....Even during oppressive, summer heat!
About a month ago, we decided to try Therabis™, a hemp-based line of supplements for pets. You see, my Yorkie, Trouble, suffers from both itchy skin and skittishness, both occurring a lot during the summer months. Something about fireworks and freshly cut grass simply don't agree with her.
How do Therabis' products work? Simple! It's all about the benefits of hemp!
Cannabidiol (or CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in hemp that’s classified as a cannabinoid. Like all other cannabinoids, CBD interacts with your pet’s endocannabinoid system—the central regulatory system known to affect bodily processes such as digestion, mood and sleep.
Despite common misconceptions, hemp is not another euphemism for marijuana. In fact, hemp and marijuana are two very different plants. Unlike THC (which comes from marijuana), the hemp-derived ingredients in Therabis Supplements do not create a psychoactive effect.
Hemp has been bred to fulfill industrial applications like fiber, paper and nutrition, and contains less than .3% THC by law, which is why neither people nor dogs experience a high when they consume hemp-derived products.
In the realm of veterinary science, cannabinoids are one of the most exciting and promising therapies being studied today. Backed by 25 years of veterinary expertise and powered by hemp-derived ingredients, Therabis™ offers products are designed to address the specific areas that challenge your pet.
Hemp wellness products to help your dog with itching, anxiety and joint mobility. Therabis’ founder, veterinary expert, Dr. Stephen M. Katz, has spent a lifetime researching, developing and perfecting our natural formulations, resulting in unparalleled and specific products.
We tried out Therabis' Stop the Itch Supplement. Trouble sometimes gets itchy, dry skin, which leaves her scratching and super uncomfortable. This can be amplified during the summer months, when we spend a lot of time outside as a family. Her skin can become pretty irritated. This was easy to use, as the product comes in perfectly dosed envelopes. All I had to do was sprinkle this over Trouble's food, walk away, and wait for her to devour it.
Devour it she did, too. She actually seems to really enjoy the flavor. She ate it up with no hesitation.
Therabis' products are actually specifically designed to pass the Pooch Taste Test. Not only was this powder palatable for my pup, she actually seemed to enjoy the addition to her food dish! Score!
Therabis’ Stop the Itch leverages natural cannabinoids from hemp at the core of its veterinarian-developed formula to soothe your dog’s itchy skin. This unique combination of whole-plant cannabinoids and terpenes, paired with bromelain (from pineapple) and quercetin, protects cells from oxidative stress and helps ease the torment of itching, scratching and hotspots.
Stop The Itch is formulated with naturally-occurring cannabiniods from hemp, enzymes and a comprehensive vitamin blend. It was developed and refined for more than 10 years by lifelong veterinarian Dr. Stephen M. Katz, who’s driven by his passion to improve animals’ quality of life.
Anyway, we couldn't wait to see if this helped with Trouble's itchy, irritated skin she seems to combat during summer months. She loves coming outside and hanging with the fam, but sometimes the itching can be too much to bear for her, and she ends up itching herself and whining. It's pretty pitiful.
Trouble has been using Stop The Itch for over a month now, and we have had ZERO...That's right, ZERO itch attacks or flares. There has been a lot less licking and a lot less whining. Definitely a win for my pooch, and for the family that loves her!
We also relied on Therabis Calm and Quiet for the 4th of July festivities. In my town, there are fireworks set off ALL WEEK LONG. This makes poor Trouble skittish and uncomfortable. She becomes quite fearful, and isn't quite herself.
Trouble's nerves were much less shot thanks to this wonderful supplement. She wasn't nearly as fearful, and she didn't hide in corners and whimper or shake. Yes, she was still aware of the fireworks, but she wasn't anywhere near as bothered by the loud booms and bangs.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Therabis™. The opinions and text are all mine.
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
The year was 2015 and Oregon momptrepreneurs Taya Geiger and Leah Tutin were in the Shark Tank to pitch Scratch & Grain Baking Company, their highly innovative line of baking kits featuring individually-packaged and measured gourmet ingredients with such easy-to-use numbered and color coding, even children could feel like pastry chefs.
Passing acquaintances before starting their business, the two women were now firmly united in the pursuit of two equally daunting but decidedly thrilling goals: to walk out of the Tank with a Shark in their corner, and to parlay their extraordinary television debut into a brand that would at long last redefine the baking mix category and make homemade baking for the entire family easier, tastier and healthier than ever before.
As fans of Shark Tank and Scratch & Grain know well, Taya and Leah not only struck a deal with Barbara Corcoran (entailing a $150K line of credit for 20% equity) and were later featured on Beyond The Tank, but have indeed taken their all-natural and organic line of cookie, brownie, cupcake, cornbread, muffin
and pumpkin kits to amazing heights in little more than two short years. Today, in fact, what began with two baking-challenged Moms asking the question that's led to so many entrepreneurial breakthroughs over time–Couldn't we do this better?–is now a beloved, rapidly-growing brand sold online as well as in more 5,000 stores nationwide.
As Taya (who now runs the company on her own as CEO) recalled recently,
"Being a lifelong foodies, Leah and I had very high standards for everything we ate and served our kids. We thought that each dish or dessert should be amazing and have a true wow! factor. If we couldn't get a reaction along the lines of thats the BEST chocolate chip cookie I've ever had, then it wasn't good enough for us. Fortunately, Barbara Corcoran supported our vision, and I'll be forever grateful to her, the entire Shark Tank team and all of the loyal consumers who ve taken us so far, so fast!"
I have SUPER exciting news for all my gamers out there!
AtGames recently announced pricing for its Fall 2017 lineup of classic gaming hardware including new premium HD versions of their classic gaming consoles: the Atari Flashback 8 Gold ($79.99) and the Sega Genesis Flashback ($79.99). Each console includes an amazing selection of built-in Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis 16-bit games, respectively, as well as an impressive range of innovative features, including wireless controllers.
These consoles along with additional products, including the Atari Flashback Portable Game Player ($59.99) and the Sega Ultimate Portable Game Player ($59.99) will be available at all major retailers in Fall 2017.
Pre-orders for the Atari Flashback 8 Gold and Sega Genesis Flashback will be available via the websites of major retailers including Target, Best Buy and GameStop starting on July 28.
New products include:
- The all-new Atari Flashback® 8 Gold ($79.99) features 120 built-in all-time favorites. Games include legends like Activision’s Pitfall! and Taito’s Space Invaders, as well as many other all-time Atari 2600 classics like Kaboom!™, River Raid™, Centipede™, and Millipede™. Two all new, high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired joysticks or paddles. Other all new features for the Atari Flashback® 8 Gold include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every game.
- The Atari Flashback® 8 Classic Game Console ($59.99) returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 105 all-time favorites. Amazing new additions to the game line-up include Activision legends like Pitfall!™, Kaboom!™, and River Raid™. Two wired controllers, styled after the Atari 2600 originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired joysticks or paddles.
- The Atari Flashback® Portable Game Player ($59.99) features an amazing selection of 70 built-in games, including the legendary BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment arcade hit, PAC-MAN™. Other blockbuster games include Dig Dug™, Pitfall!™, and Frogger™, and you can even add your own games with an optional SD card. A built-in, rechargeable battery, means the on-the-go fun never has to end. Games can be played on the portable’s built-in, high resolution 2.8” display, or on a TV via optional cable.
- The all-new Sega Genesis Flashback ($79.99) has a stunning new design, reminiscent of the original console, and features 85 built-in games as well as an integrated cartridge port that plays almost all of your favorite Sega Genesis and Mega Drive original cartridges. Built-in all-time favorites include the Sonic™ series, Mortal Kombat ™series, Phantasy Star™ series, and Shining Force™ series games. Two new high performance 2.4ghz wireless controllers, styled after the Sega Genesis originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired gamepads. Other new features for the Sega Genesis Flashback include 720p HDMI output, scan line filtering, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every game.
- The Classic Game Console ($59.99) returns in a new value-priced edition, complete with 81 all-time favorites. Amazing new additions to the game line-up include role-playing and strategy legends, Shining Force™, Shining Force II™, and Shining in the Darkness™. Two wired controllers, styled after the Sega Genesis originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports to add your own optional wired controllers.
- The Ultimate Portable Game Player ($59.99) returns with an enhanced selection of 85 built-in 16-bit Sega Genesis and Mega Drive classic games. The selection of blockbuster games include new additions PAC-PANIC™ and Splatterhouse 2™, as well as many more surprises. You can even add your own games with an optional SD card! Returning for 2017 is save game support for the included Phantasy Star™ series role-playing games. A built-in, rechargeable battery, means the on-the-go fun never has to end. Games can be played on the portable’s built-in, high resolution 2.8” display, or on a TV via optional cable.
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
July is National Ice Cream Month, and Thirty-One Gifts is celebrating with a newly released ice cream print available on several products, as well as ice cream bowls and special ice cream cone and popsicle personalization, available only in July.
The new ice cream print, Sweet Sprinkles, is offered in three products – their best-selling Large Utility Tote, the Double Duty Caddy, and Oh-Snap Bin. The ice cream cone and popsicle embroidery may be put on most products, along with text such as a name, phrase, or meaningful message for gift-giving. When combined with the new Get the Scoop Bowl Set, customers are ready for entertaining in sweet summer style.
We received a fantastic variety of these new products, and decided to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in style. Well, that and the fact that my 17 year old got a job today at the local mall food court. LOTS of reason to celebrate here, and Thirty-One Gifts makes it all the more festive!
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