Don’t Forget Your Dog this Holiday!

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Holiday season has begun, and most of us are trying to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. During this time of giving, don’t forget the doggy in the family. Here are some gift ideas to bring some cheer and tail-wagging to the doggy in your life. There are lots of fun gifts available to fit any budget.

A doggy stocking is always a fun gift. This stocking has lots of toys for your pup at a small price. You can also go crazy and get this Jumbo Stocking filled to the brim with doggy delights.

Treat baskets are also a great gift for your favorite canine. You can get this smaller Pawprint Christmas Pet Treat Box . There are also medium sized gift baskets like this All About Your Pooch!  One. To really spoil your pet, get this extra-large Welcome to the Jungle basket.

If you live where it is cold, you might want to get your dog some booties. From sneakers to cute booties, there are almost as many styles to choose from as human shoes!

You may also want some cute outfits for your dog. This jumpsuit with antlers would make a great picture for your holiday cards. You may also like this Santa outfit. A sweater is always a good idea, and this reindeer one is just adorable.

This doggy light is a great gift for your pup or to give to a friend. It clips on the collar or leash and gives you a light for those nighttime excursions. This is great to be safe at night or just to see what your dog is looking at in the backyard at night.

There are a lot of balls and toys to play with our pets outside and let them run around for exercise. This Skrubal Football toy is cute and durable. If you have a pup that is rough on balls, try the Kong Extreme ball. If your fur baby likes to chase tennis ball, try this launcher for hours of fun!

While this is a busy time of year, don’t forget to put your favorite pup’s name on you holiday shopping list. Your dog gives you so much joy all year, so it is time to treat them to something special, too. Share the holiday spirit with your canine companion this holiday season.


Shopping Tips for Black Friday

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Whether you are a seasoned Pro or a beginner when it comes to Black Friday shopping, you will want to plan out your excursion carefully. You may think of crowds and craziness, but you can take some steps to minimize the hassle and maximize the savings and deals.

You used to have to look hard to find info about Black Friday sales, but not anymore. There are several websites that give you a sneak peek, so you can do some early planning. Check out deal newsBlack Friday Info,  or Bfads.

This year you may even be able to snag deals before Thanksgiving. Some Black Friday deals will start on Wednesday, or even Thursday evening. There might be fewer crowds since it is not a traditional time for the great deals.

Make sure the price is really a deal. There are many shopping comparison sites out there. You want to double check that you are getting a really low price. Check out websites such as PriceWatch , Price Grabber , or Shop Advisor .

Even though you can see ads online, don’t discard the newspaper. Sometimes there are coupons that are exclusive to print ads. Read the fine print to make sure you don’t have to mail in a rebate or jump through any other hoops to score the deal.

Make sure you get some rest before shopping and bring water with you. You want to be hydrated and have energy to keep up with the crowds. Bring a protein bar or other snack with you just in case. You don’t want to feel lightheaded during Black Friday madness.

Start out with a budget in mind, and stick to it. Just because you find a great deal, if it wasn’t planned or you can’t really afford it, don’t buy it. Paying with a credit card gives you some safety, but some people like to have just enough cash and not spend more than what was budgeted. Just figure out what will work best for you.

The best advice is to have a plan, do your research and let the games begin!

Today is Chaos Never Dies Day

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November 9th is “Chaos Never Dies Day”

Everyday live can be full of craziness and chaos, and this holiday embraces that reality.

Take today to realize that life is messy, and you can’t control everything. You can, however, pick one area of your life and try to bring some order to it. At least it will last a little while!


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October is National Pizza Month

24 Pizza Recipes

October is National Pizza month, but don’t settle for the same old pizza? Here are 24 mouth-watering pizza recipes that will give you something different to choose from. Surprise your family with one of these delicious pizzas in October.

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Healthy Chicken Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Margarita Pizza

Vegan Pepperoni White Bean Pizza

Pizza on the Grill


Pizza Kabobs

Apple Gouda Pecan Pizza

Easy Pizza Ring

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Antipasto Veggie Pizza

Broccoli Flatbread Pizza

30 minute French Bread Pizza

Mexican Pizza

Pizza Bagel Bites

Jack-O-Lantern Pizza

Easy Pizza Cups

Swiss Chard and Toasted Walnut Pizza 

Hawaiian Chicken Grilled Pizza

Veggie Hummus Pita Pizza

Mediterranean Pizza

Homemade Pizza Dough

Mini BBQ Chicken Pizzas

Chicken Pepperoni Pizza Panini