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DIY Dog Toys * Easy as 123

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Nature’s Recipe® has been around for 35 years. Their pet foods are full of premium ingredients and now you can buy them at Smith's and other Kroger stores!

We are trying a new dog food for Harrison. It's the Nature's Recipe grain free Real Salmon. I chose the salmon flavor because he is always wanting to try the cat's fish flavored food. And guess what he loves it! I also bought him a couple of the Grain Free Ocean Fish & Tuna Recipe In Broth and the Chicken & Turkey Recipe In Broth to try.

Nature’s Recipe promises that it has no corn or wheat, nothing artificial, high-quality protein source as the number 1 ingredient. I'm happy to know that my pup is getting good quality food. I love my pup and want to give him the best. He is the sweetest dog who is there to love us and greet us when we come home. It's a pleasure to treat him and so something nice for him too.

As a nice way to show how much I love him, I came up with this easy DIY dog toy.  Harrison loves toys. It's a super easy no-sew dog toy. Really anyone can make it. It's as easy as 123! 

First, gather your supplies. You will need a water bottle with the lid removed, a pair of fun colored socks, and that it's it!

Put the empty water bottle into the sock top first. Then tie a knot in the end. Easy as can be!

Harrison loves the knot on the end and the crinkly noise it makes when he bites it.

Harrison loves it! We took him to a park up in the mountains to play and he loved running and fetching it. When we got it home he brought it to his toy basket behind the sofa. He likes to have his favorite things in his little hiding place back there. It's the cutest.

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You can now get Nature's Recipe at Smith's, Krogers or any of the Kroger banner stores. (Fred Meyer, King Soopers, QFC, Ralph’s, Jay-C, Fry’s) It's super easy to find in the pet aisle. When I went shopping this week they had these flags in the aisle with this cute dog on them. 

Have you tried Nature's Recipe for your sweet pup? You should! Tell us what your dog thinks of it.

Learn more about the premium ingredients and dog foods from Nature’s Recipe.

Max Your Tax Cash * Movie Night Craft

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #YourTaxCash #CollectiveBias

How do you max your tax cash? We decided to use the Walmart Family Mobile plan to get the most out of our tax return. With the leftover money, we were able to spend some extra money on family time including some travel and regular movie nights at home will tons of snack, treats and drinks.

We are loving the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan and the Samsung Galaxy On5 phone we got for it. My college kids are loving it too. They have been texting me regularly and taking advantage of the 10GB of data (includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G.). My daughter and I Snapchat each other regularly, pin to our Pinterest boards and play games too.

Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan and the Samsung Galaxy On5 phone are such a great value. The price of the phone is so affordable. The mobile PLUS plan not only gives us great coverage in our area it provides hours of data for only $49.88 per month, per line. The Samsung Galaxy On5 is at the the Rollback price of $69 (see below.) 

A few things to know about the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan

  • Unlimited* Talk, Text, & Data which *includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE then 2G and a free movie credit on VUDU every month ($7 value) for $49.88 per month, per line.
  • Plan includes a free VUDU movie credit every month, $7 value (same as a new release rental) per line
  • Just pick a phone or Bring Your Own, and get your SIM Kit for only $19.88.

Let's talk about Movie Nights!

With our free movie rental at VUDU and the money we saved from using the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan, we are hosting regular movie nights each week at our house.  We stream our movies with our Chromecast. With everyone on the sofa, chairs and floor watching the movies spills tend to happen so I came up with this fun idea for everyone who joins us.  It's a Movie Snack Caddy to hold your drink, popcorn and snacks! 

  • 1 new plastic (cleaning supply) caddy per person
  • 1 plastic popcorn box per person
  • craft glue (super glue works great)
  • assorted gems, stickers and other embellishments
  • all the drinks, snacks and treats you want!

This could be a fun activity before the movie. Everyone can decorate their own movie snack caddy. Simply glue your embellishments to the caddy and plastic popcorn box. Allow the glue to dry. If you have older kids like me we used super glue which dries in seconds. 

 The great thing about the Movie Snack Caddy is that you can use them every time you have a movie night.

What are you planning to do with your extra cash and your free movie rental?

Be sure to go check out the Walmart Family Moble section at your local Walmart for plans, phones and more.

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/7e-jr or your local Walmart for current pricing.

How to Refinish a Table

Remember when .....
I have been thinking about refinishing my kitchen table for a while now a couple of years. I couldn't decide what to do. Should I tile it? Stain it? I decided to paint it. Plain old white wouldn't do. I chose this amazing green apple color. I love it! My kitchen is very basic white, wood and chrome. I wanted the color to come from the fruits in the baskets, the dishes, the plants, the rugs etc. It is the perfect setting for a beautiful bright green table.

The color inspiration came from my favorite apron. It's the one on the table above. Every time I wear the apron it makes me happy. This new table color makes me happy too. When the table is set the green frames the settings and food like a beautiful picture frame. It becomes the accent each place setting.

Back to 2017...

 Well, this table is now my work table where I craft and prep for blog posts and work often.  Although I love that beautiful apple green color it just isn't working for me anymore. It's time to go more neutral and I'm thinking of shades of gray. It would have to be a lighter gray but definitely not white white.

Which gray do you like best? I will be posting a vote on my Facebook feed.

I also think I will keep the legs a natural wood color. OR do you think I should stain them darker?