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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample from Pet Treater for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post contains affiliate links.

Pet Treater is a monthly subscription service just for dogs! They offered personalized boxes filled with treats, toys, and accessories designed to pamper your pooch. This month’s box didn’t have a specific theme but it contained items perfect for summer adventures.

Pet Treater June

This month’s box was pretty full!  My daughter immediately went for the toys.

This Multipet Chicken Sandwich squeaker toy ($7.99) got Zoe’s attention right away.  One squeak and she came running.  It also crinkles and Zoe really seemed to like it.

This Ice Cream Cone Freezable Dog Toy by fouFIT ($14.84) is really neat!  You can soak it in water and freeze it for refreshing playtime fun.  It also floats so you can use it in the pool or lake.

This Nylabone Fun’N’Fit Vanilla Infused Small Dog Treat Toy ($5.89) mixes fun with treat time.

You can stuff it with treats, dog food, or peanut butter.  It has rubber ridges that massage the gums and help clean teeth.  Zoe stays in her crate when we’re not home and this is a great way to help keep her occupied and happy during that time.

The June box included this card about one of the items :

I’m really glad they included the Mount Everlasting Himalayan Chew ($11.14).   It’s organic with no preservatives, and made with 100% natural ingredients.  I’ve mentioned before that Zoe is a very hard chewer.  Most toys and bones don’t last more than 24 hours with her.  This everlasting chew, on the other hand, has been fantastic!  She has had it for a week now and has chewed it everyday and she still has half of it.  I’m super impressed wit it and plan to get m

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I also received another treat from Emmy’s Gourmet Canine Creations ($1.50).  These treats are common in the Pet Treater boxes and like usual, Zoe loved it.

Summer can be filled with day trips or getaways and if you take your dog with you, it can be a hassle to lug food along.  This OutBar Meal Replacement Bar from The Great Outdogs ($3) is the perfect solution.

It contains no grains, soy, added sugar, or artificial preservatives and includes a generous portion of real animal protein.  It is all natural with added vitamins and minerals and is interchangeable with your dog’s daily food.  It can also be broken up into snack size bites as well.

These Strawberry Flavored LickOrish Chews from Exclusively Dog ($4.59) were also a hit with Zoe.  They contain no added sugars, wheat, soy or corn and are made in the USA.

We know how important dental health is for dogs so I appreciated this pack of Arm & Hammer Gum Hugging Finger Brushes ($9.99).

They’re designed to cover the whole tooth to gumline and make it easier to get into all the spaces in your dog’s mouth.  Zoe tolerated it pretty well.

My kids’ favorite item this month was the Outward Hound Pal Pak Harness ($12.87).

This neat harness features a zippered pouch with a pick-up bag dispenser so you can easily clean up after your dog when nature calls.  The second pouch can be used for other items.  We put a few treats in it when we went for a walk.  It was easy to put on and worked well!

The Human Treat for this month was a Wrist Wallet by Sportline ($13.88).

It’s lightweight and comfortable.  It features a pocket with velcro closer that’s perfect for holding cash, credit card, ID, or any other item you need but don;t want to have to carry.  It’s great for jogs or hikes.

This month;s box was one of my favorites!  It had a ton of great items and at a value of $85.69, it’s also one of the highest value boxes I’ve received.  A month-to-month Pet Treater subscription is only $24.99 so it’s definitely a great value. To get more info or sign up for a subscription, head over to PetTreater.com. Make sure to use the code FREE-PTBED to get a free pet bed with either the 3, 6 or 12 month subscription!

 

 

 

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Every time I hear about a robbery, I think about the security of our home.  I have definitely considered a home monitoring system, but we’ve been turned off by both the price tag and the lengthy contract periods.  But now there’s a new player in town and it’s got us seriously considering a home monitoring system for the first time!

Vivint is a new concept.  It provides a 24/7 home monitoring system, but without the contract.

Vivint home monitoring system #ad

This home monitoring system is AMAZING! It does everything from one intuitive app.  Want to turn lights off? Check the temperature of your home? Open or close the garage?  Give someone an access code to open your front door?  See who just rang your bell while your home is empty?  You can do ALL of that and more via the app.

Vivint home monitoring system #ad

Here is what the website has to say:

When you purchase a Best Buy Smart Home package along with security monitoring, Vivint will handle your product installation and any monitoring of your home. If your alarm is triggered, Vivint will contact you and dispatch police, fire or medical personnel.

  • The most comprehensive smart home experience available, anywhere
  • Award-winning 24/7/365 monitoring for fire, police and medical
  • 24/7 customer and technical support
  • Highest-rated smart home app

I’ve not used the Vivint home monitoring system, but based on the demo I saw, it is the one that will get us to cross the bridge and buy one.  I was very impressed by how easy the app was to use and how many products we could get to truly fit our needs and/or customize our home.   You can do as much, or as little, as you’d like.  Having 5 kids, we are very interested in the garage door, front door and temperature controlling.  I loved that the front door lock could have a key code.  And while hundreds of miles away, if one of our kids was locked out, I could send them a key code to open the front door.  Also, no more giving a key to neighbors when they feed your dog or cat.  Just use a key code and allow it to work only during the time you are gone.

Vivint is available through Best Buy.  Check your local store and take advantage of the informative in-store demo.

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample from Peaches and Petals for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post contains affiliate links.

Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that delivers beauty/lifestyle boxes each month right to your door. Subscriptions are only $19.99 a month with free shipping! The theme of the May box was “Vacation All I Ever Wanted”.

It was filled with items perfect for summer relaxation.

This pretty She Believed She Could So She Did magnetic board ($18) from Umbra is 15″x15 1/2″ and comes with six round magnets. It would be great for posting your goals or pictures of summer adventures.

This Spungee Neck Support Travel Pillow ($11.45) is super soft and conforms to your neck.  I envision using it while lounging by the pool or during roadtrips.  It’s very lightweight and the fabric is nice and soft.

I am a candle fanatic so I was excited to find this Sara Beth wooden wick’d candle in Seaside ($14), in the May box.  Not only does it smell amazing, it also features a wick that crackels when lit.  It’s so soothing and makes me think of a crackling campfire.

peaches and petals

I also received 2 packs of gud Natural Cleansing Wipes from Burt’s Bees ($4.99 each).  The Pearanormal Activity, pear and aca berry smelled really good but the Red Ruby Groovy, grapefruit and thyme smelled amazing!  They provide a quick and easy way to freshen up after a workout or time outdoors.

Lastly, we have this hope-to-go Travel kit from Soapbox ($7.99).  This kit includes four of Soapbox’s best selling restorative Argan products, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion.  It’s perfect for those weekend getaways but the best part of this kit is that it gives back.  For every travel kit purchased, Soapboa donates a month of clean water to a community in need.  How awesome is that?!

I was really happy with everything in the May box.  I’m especially excited about the pillow and the candle.  The total value of the box was approximately $61.42 so it was a great deal considering a subscription is $20 a month.  If you’d like to sign up, just visit PeachesandPetals.com and use the coupon code PEACH10% to save 10% off your first order.

 

 

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda

Disclosure: I am sharing this post, but did not receive any compensation of any kind.

Refresh2Go Excursion Water Bottle Giveaway!! #2017Spring (ends 6/7)

Many thanks to Refresh2GO for joining our Spring Product Guide & Sponsoring this fun giveaway!!

Refresh2go® is healthy hydration, purely fresh and tasting great. Whether you’re rocking heels in a boardroom or boots on a mountain, our reusable, multi-functional water bottles are as multi-dimensional as you.

We are excited to share with you their new bottle, the 32oz stainless steel Excursion bottle!!

Stay Hydrated with the Refresh2Go Excursion Water Bottle this Summer!! #2017Spring

  • Double wall vacuum sealed insulation which eliminates condensation and keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours
  • Made from durable 18/8 Pro-Grade Stainless Steel construction
  • BPA-Free and Phthalate Free
  • Multi-functional bottle with a built in filter option
  • Unique comfort style cap with large carrying loop handle

Refresh2go 32oz bottles are super affordable!!  They retail at only $24.99 (or $19.98 at select Walmart stores) – and available on Amazon

If this sounds like something you’d love, then read the following review and enter below for YOUR chance to win! Good luck!!!

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Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen