A Healthier Life For Your Dog With K9-GH

Our chocolate lab Benny is the first dog I’ve ever had.  After getting over those months of “puppy love” I’ll call them (ex.:  peeing in the house, pooping in the house, getting into the garbage – oh wait, he still does that) we’re discovering that there are certain traits attributed to Labradors.  It’s not just their patience, like with a child who thinks of you as their incredibly large stuffed animal, or who lays on you like you’re an overstuffed pillow.  No, Labradors have issues with their hips as they get older and they need supplements to help alleviate the discomfort.  The brand K9-GH, a development leader in anti-aging for canines, offers relief for your dog and more.

Our boy Benny is a very large, long chocolate lab and we started noticing that it was difficult for him to get up after sitting and he seemed to struggle to jump into our family van.  For the past 3 months we’ve given Benny his daily vitamins and have found him to be walking a little easier and leaping into the van with less struggle.

The dosage is 4 pills a day, and the fact that they’re beef flavor I’m sure adds to the excited look he gets when we reach for the bottle.  You can purchase by clicking this link:  K9-GH.  They offer a money-back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied.  I am so happy that we found these supplements.  It’s worth it to see a big, brown happy boy in our life.

(*Disclaimer:  I was given K9-GH Anti-Aging Supplement for review.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

6 Tips For Hassle-Free Holiday Returns

Not every gift is going to endear the recipient like you hoped it would.  I’ve learned not to take it to heart when I don’t see a smile on a particular person’s face after all these years.  I tried.  I know it’s going back.  Oh well.  Hopefully these tips will help “this person” ;-> and you if you are in the same situation.
 
According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation, 83.1 percent of retailers indicated their return policies wouldn’t change much during the holiday season. In fact, over 10 percent of stores said they’d make it easier for shoppers and ill-received gift recipients to return unwanted merchandise.

Whether it’s a return or exchange you have to handle, these six tips will help make the process less of a hassle.

1. Review Return Policies
First things first: take stock of the items you don’t want and review return policies for the stores from whence they came. If it’s an online return, be sure the original packaging isn’t tossed out with crumpled gift wrap. Ideally, you can get all your returns knocked out in one day as soon after Christmas as possible.

2.  Card Protection
If you’re missing receipts or attempting to return past a limited-time period, call your credit card company. Many cards offer extended return protection and other helpful return options for purchases made with the card. You will likely need to send the merchandise directly to the credit card issuer, but they will usually cover shipping costs. Just make sure the goods are in like-new condition.

3. Organize Receipts
The best way to ensure hassle-free returns is to have your gift receipt or purchase confirmation handy. For quick access, download the OneReceipt app to digitally store all your receipts. If you’re returning something you purchased yourself, some stores like Banana Republic keep transaction histories which they can reference in lieu of a receipt.

4. Return to Store
If possible, try to dodge return shipping fees by returning an item in store. While this option is obviously not available for online-only purchases, most top retailers like Target, Walmart and Best Buy will accept merchandise returns for items purchased online. If you are doomed to ship the merchandise back to the online store, avoid long lines at the post office on January 3; this is historically the busiest day to return unwanted gifts by mail.

5.  Exchange Cards for Cash
Since 81 percent of shoppers intend to buy a gift card during the holidays, it stands to reason a few of these will miss the mark. Happily, unsatisfied gift card recipients can exchange their card for cash on the aptly-named Gift Card Exchange Day scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 26. Gift cards can be sold for up to 92-percent of their value, or in exchange for an Amazon gift card.

6. Exchange Plus
Returning something is never a fun task, but it’s certainly more bearable when you’re exchanging it for something you like more. If that’s the case, be sure to stretch your returned dollars with coupons. You can expect an abundance of end-of-year sales and promotions from your favorite stores, so hit the shops early for the best inventory.

(*Information shared with permission by Andrea Woroch.  Andrea is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who helps consumers live on less without radically changing their lifestyles.)

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas From Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

As the holiday shopping days get fewer and fewer, you might be scrambling for ideas for those that just seem to “have everything”.  Here’s a cute stocking stuffer that is sure to please someone who loves scent and favors products that are earth-friendly.

Recently I discovered the product line Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day.  These products are hardworking, using naturally occurring ingredients and essential oils that are tough on dirt, yet gentle on your home and earth.  (Their detergent is the best!  I don’t need to use Oxi Clean any more, just sayin’.)  A delightful addition to their cleaning products are Holiday Tins that would be a sweet, little gift or stocking stuffer.

ORANGE CLOVE SCENTED SOY TIN CANDLE

Fill the home with holiday cheer with a Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Orange Clove Scented Soy Candle. Whole oranges, embellished with cloves, give off a warm and spicy citrus scent.

 

IOWA PINE SCENTED SOY TIN CANDLE

Crisp Iowa Pine, with a touch of clove and cedar, give this soy-based candle a scent that’s as fresh as a just-cut Christmas tree.

Both candles come in a reusable tin — perfect for cleaning and organizing.  The price is around $2.99 for each tin.  You can find these candles at Target, Whole Foods, Kroger stores and online at www.mrsmeyers.com.

Still Deals To Be Had During Last Sleigh Days!

Now that Free Shipping Day has come and gone, you might be feeling the pressure to pay extra delivery charges if you’re shopping online for last-minute gifts. Happily, there’s still time to take advantage of a few deals offered by popular retailers in the days leading up to Christmas.

With both shopping options and time dwindling away, keeping track of shipping deadlines and special offers from favorite retailers is paramount. Luckily, LastSleighDays.com does all of the work for us! This site is the premier resource for my fellow online shoppers in need of a quick reference for this important information. It features a comprehensive listing of retailer shipping deadlines along with available discounts and codes for extra savings.

Developed by the creators of FreeShipping.org, LastSleighDays saves shoppers time by organizing promo codes and shipping deadlines in one place, eliminating the need to search several sites for the best deals and delivery options.

The following is a selection of shipping deadlines and special offers from top online retailers. (For a more comprehensive list, visit LastSleighDays.com.)

Best Buy – Dec. 19 at 1pm EST:  Enjoy free shipping on all orders.

 JCrew – Dec. 20 at 11:50pm EST:  Through Dec. 20, get free shipping on orders over $100 plus 30% off with promo code.

Cabela’s – Dec. 19 at 9:59pm EST:  Get a free express shipping upgrade on orders over $100 through Dec. 19 with coupon code.

Adidas – Dec. 20 at 11am EST:  Get free shipping on all orders through Dec. 20 when you select “€œholiday shipping”€ at checkout.

PacSun – Dec. 20 at 7:30am PST:  Enjoy free 2-day shipping on all orders through Dec. 24.

Blue Nile – Dec. 21 at 6pm EST:  Get free FedEx 2-day shipping on all orders.

Life is Good – Dec. 21 at 12pm EST:  Get free upgraded shipping on all orders.

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See's Chocolates – Win A Years Worth!

A holiday tradition of mine is visiting See’s Candy and finding some special treats for my family.  Actually, a part of my mall shopping experience any time of the year includes a visit to See’s Candy!  This goes back generations for me.  My grandmother Ruth enjoyed what See’s calls “pastels” and my mother loves their chocolate covered almonds. Now I get to share this delicious tradition with my daughters.  Every time I say I’m visiting the mall, and ask if they want to go with me, they ask “Can we visit See’s”  But of course!

I found some very cute holiday gift boxes that I know my girls are going to love!

Winter Wonderland Box:  Scotchmallow®, Butterscotch Squares and Milk Chocolate Foil Balls are nestled inside for a sweet gift. 

Polar Bear Box:  Sugar Sticks, Milk Chocolate Foil Balls, Lollypops and Chocolate Santa’s. Each item is individually wrapped to ensure freshness. 
The illustrations are so cute and with the price under $7.00 these are a wonderful treat for the little ones in your family, or any one that loves delicious chocolates.
Here’s a your chance to win a year’s worth of delectable See’s Candies!  Visit http://www.sees.com/ and check out See’s Candies Countdown to Christmas.  Enter your e-mail address and you’re on your way.  Also, you will have the chance to be one of 1007 daily winners who have the opportunity to earn a $5 to $100 See’s Gift Card!

Enjoy your holiday season and here’s to making it as sweet as can be!

Great Idea For Family Game Night


All of the “family friendly” shows and situation comedies cannot generate the kind of fun and laughter our family has when we gather together for our weekly Game Night.   In the beginning it wasn’t easy trying to pry our children away from the computer and personal game players but now they look forward to a night of friendly competition, with a cup of hot cocoa on the side.
When it comes to board games I feel it’s good to keep in mind the personalities of your children to make for a more pleasant evening.  In our household our children have two very different personalities when it comes to competition.  One child gets stressed very easily, so I’ve learned not to choose games with timers.  And our other child isn’t comfortable with their drawing ability so, in order to avoid a lot of whining, no Pictionary for us.  (Which is a shame, because I love that game.)
One game that has fit the age range of our children, and has been highly entertaining for us all, is The Logo Board Game.   
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This game is noted to be appropriate for the ages of 9 & Up, however I feel younger children would do just fine in this game as well.  The Logo Board Game is very good at sharpening your observational skills.  And, with our average play time ranging from 45 minutes to an hour-and-fifteen minutes, this suits our children’s involvement level just right.
I’ll never forget the first Game Night where we had to stop the game because I was laughing so hard.  My husband is very funny, I do believe, and while we were playing Mad Gab he thought his team could understand him better if he talked like a robot, a hilarious mono-tone that had me crying with laughter.  We brought that game out for Thanksgiving and shared my husband’s “secret” to a quicker team win.  Not only did it work, I’m sure the hysterical laughter helped create a very memorable Holiday.  Games help make fun family memories, and there’s no time like the present to start a family game night of your own.

Holiday Party Hosting Tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and that means a busy schedule full of holiday parties with friends, families, coworkers and neighbors. Here are tips on how to host for less:

*Find Your Go-To Dish

Some of your party invitation may include the option of “potluck-style”. It’s best to have an arsenal of quick go-to dishes to bring along. Skip the store-bought cookie platter in favor of homemade fare, like these easy holiday appetizers from Better Homes and Gardens.

*Become Betty Crocker

Since pre-made treats are marked up nearly 300 percent at supermarkets and bakeries, skip store-bought in favor of treat mixes or even no-bake desserts. Your wallet and your taste buds will thank you.

*Low-Price Punch

No holiday party is complete without a festive punch, but drink concoctions laden with every flavor of liqueur can get pricey. Instead, mix seasonal fruit juices with a splash of rum, or add champagne to your favorite juice cocktail. You can typically find liquor for 30-percent less at warehouse liquor stores, so keep that in mind as you stock up on spirits.

*Dollar Store

Though the holidays represents the one time you bring out the fine china for guests, it’s not the most practical approach when hosting an informal dinner party in your home. Instead, head to your dollar store for disposable (but festive!) serving ware for a frugal approach to supplies — and super easy cleanup.

I hope these tips help you with a lovely holiday party!

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Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Review and Giveaway! $99 Value!

The Holidays are a warm, wonderful, busy time of year.  If you are ready to move some of the holiday focus away from doing things for others and spend a little precious “me time” I have information on Obagi Skincare’s ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum and a lovely giveaway!

I’m in my mid-40’s and I’m constantly looking for products that will help maintain a healthy, natural look.  I’ve tried enough products to know that there’s no such thing as a quick fix however, there are products that will provide some assistance in the “let’s smooth this/let’s plump that” area.

 Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum ($99.00 SRP): Formulated with the patented Bi-mineral Complex that works to replenish elastin and support collagen, the ELASTIderm Eye Collection improves the elasticity of the delicate skin around the eyes while visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines.
I’ve been using ELASTIderm for 3 weeks and I’m happy to report that there is a smoothing of the fine lines around the outer part of my eyes.  By applying the cool-to-the-skin roller ball under and around the eye area you help decrease under-eye puffiness.   Have you ever placed chilled teaspoons on your eyes to get rid of puffiness?  That’s what this roller ball feels like.  After my first use I realized that a little goes a long way, so watching the instructional video is a must.  (Instructional video)
 
ELASTIderm Eye Products are only available through your skin care professional because they contain powerful, yet gentle ingredients:
  • Bi-mineral complex: Includes zinc and copper to help restore elasticity and build collagen
  • Malonic acid: Patent-pending Obagi formulation that helps stimulate the production of skin cells
  • Blueberry extract: Provides antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals
  • Penetrating Therapeutics™: An Obagi technology that helps drive the ingredients deep into the skin

Please visit their website for more information on Obagi and the ELASTIderm product line.

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