Homemade Dog Treats

I have 2 adorable fur babies – which you may already know about – Layla and Macy

Layla

Macy

 And they LOVE treats :) So thought I would test out a few recipes that are roaming around the net unleashed. 

First treat: Peanut and Banana Biscuits from Sandra on Allrecipes 

Peanut butter biscuits

I love allrecipes because all the comments where people say if the recipe was good or not, things they added or deleted, etc. So this recipe I did make changes based on those comments. Recipe calls for 1/2 cup banana – I used 2 because they were so overripe. I didn’t measure the peanut butter but I would guess at least a half cup. Instead of wheat germ I used rolled oats. I left out the honey as well. And I added bacon bits to part of the giant bar cookie. Yeah too lazy to drop them lol. The pups LOVED them anyway.

Peanut butter nibbles

The other cookie, I mean treat, I made is from dogtreatkitchen - Peanut butter and Jam treats. I made a few changes – it calls for water and chicken broth….so I used all chicken broth. And I did not add jam. And…..they love these too. Amazing!  Next time I will add some bacon bits too :)

nom nom treats sitting pretty

Hope you treat yourself today :)

Thanks for reading, Millie

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Pet rocks!

Hey everyone! It is ART DAY! YAY!!!! We made… pet rocks! YAY!!!! haha, we had lots of fun.

 Step one is to go on a walk and find some nice rocks! You can see them here. One was small and flat round, like a river rock and the other one was much bigger but still rounded. Thankfully they each found their favorite so there was no fighting! Always a plus.

 

Step 2: Paint! We painted the tops and sides and let dry fully then went back and painted the “tummy.”

 

 

 

 Step 3: Decorate! Bob had much more fun decorating I think. He used a googly eye and some pom poms to decorate. Rami painted some spooky red eyes and gave hers a collar.

 

 

It was amazing how quickly they became emotionally attached to these rocks. Be warned, if you let them paint rocks expect them to keep them! Cycrock (cyclops rock) has even gone on car trips with us now. And ghost rock has been cuddled with, don’t ask me how you can cuddle with a rock. Anyways! They had lots of fun, hope you do too! Thanks for reading.

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Thirty-One Gifts for Ronald McDonald foundation

Hey everyone! Last year we did a fun give away for 31 Bags. Our lovely host Lilly Klatt emailed us to let us know about a charity drive she is doing and I wanted to share with you all.

Lilly filled us in on her plan to support the Ronald McDonald House:  “The Ronald McDonald House is Thirty-One’s newest partner and is such a great organization.  My goal is to donate at least 10 Thermal Totes, filled with items from their wish list.

To help, all you have to do is go to http://www.mythirtyone.com/shop/catalog.aspx?eventId=E4398159&from=DIRECTLINK and purchase a Thermal Tote in Red Wave. (Personalization is up to you.) 

That bag will be delivered to me and I will use my commission (and then some) to fill it with items listed on their wish list. I will fill some with snacks for the family for their long days at the hospital, a couple with small toys for the siblings, and a few with items that are needed for the house.

For every Thermal Tote in Red Wave sold – not only will you be giving a family a gift, Thirty-One Gifts will also donate 31 cents to a local Ronald McDonald House!

You can also visit their website at https://ronaldhouseoc.org

Lilly Klatt
Thirty-One Gifts
Independent Senior Consultant

Lets all help Lilly make this a successful drive! Order a tote today and spread some love to the Ronald McDonald House and the visiting families. 

Disclaimer: We are in no way compensated for this post.

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Snickerdoodle Sunday with Nearly Handmade

Welcome everyone to Snickerdoodle Sunday!! We are so glad you made it and brought your fab posts to share :)

You may have noticed we posted this a day later than usual. Starting this week we are running Snickerdoodle from 8pm ET Sunday to 8pm ET Tuesday. 

We announced another change last week about how we were switching to one featured blogger. The plan is to showcase their blog, social media and a few of their latest and greatest posts. Kristina and I hope you will take the time to connect with this featured blogger as well as connect with those that have linked up to the party!

We will also give the featured blogger the option to co-host the next week’s party and pick that weeks feature! 

Our Featured Blogger & Co-host this week is: Janice from Nearly Handmade

“I’m Janice from Nearly Handmade! I’m a stay at home momma of two with another little mouth to feed coming in June!  I’m married to the most wonderful man in the world who puts up with my crazy ideas on how I want to make our home nearly handmade on a budget.  I’m not afraid to pick up a saw, drill, or a paint roller to make my day dreams a reality and with a little help, I know you can do it, too!”
You can follow Janice here: Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Bloglovin’

Last week she linked up her So Simple Pinwheel Wreath

You might not know but Kristina and I LOVE wreaths and we both felt this was an original and unique design. Appropriate as well for April which is Child Abuse Awareness/Prevention month and the pinwheel serves as the national symbol for child abuse prevention. 

Janice has so many great projects on her blog, we picked a few to showcase here:

Too neat growth chart

Awesome Swing set!!

Soak in Style!

Congrats Janice! Thanks for such an awesome blog! 

2 Crochet Hooks

On to the Party!! 

A Few Simple Rules – not required but appreciated!

  • Link up your family friendly posts (up to 3)
  • Visit a few other blogs, leave some comment love, pin, etc.
  • Share the love everyone! 
  • Add our button to your page or post, it’s the nice thing to do :)
2 Crochet Hooks
  • Spread the word! The more people linking up great posts the more fun we have!

After the party check out our Snickerdoodle Pinterest page as we will post the favorites! All posts will be pinned to one of our boards. Thanks so much for coming and have a good week!

Let’s Get our Groove on!!


Top 12 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Thanks for stopping in! If you came to link up to our Snickerdoodle Sunday we have changed the hours for our link up party. We will now start at 8pm ET on Sunday and close at 8pm ET on Tuesday. Kristina and I hope you will come back tomorrow and link up your totally awesome posts!!

In case you want to hang around, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the fun egg decorating links shared on our Snickerdoodle Sunday the last several weeks, so get ready for some eggciting fun!!

Top 12 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

For a fun twist on the traditional dyed eggs:

Guest post on MaMade Diaries

You know I love tie dye! From Modern Christian Homemaker:

Hey forget the mess – just use a Sharpie!!

Golden Eggs from Delineate  your Dwelling:

Fun colors and designs from Mom.Me

Hello Kitty from Living Frugal with Ericka

How about a little paint? Art Club Blog shared these cool eggs:

Let’s go out there and try some different crafting methods and materials!

Google eyes, seeds and some dirt from Feathers in the Woods

How about using a book? Juggling act Momma’s Book page Easter egg:

Have any pipe cleaners and like Dr. Seuss?  Mommiez on a mission shared: 

Moola Savings Mom used floss! 

And no collection would be complete with Crochet Eggs!!

Snapshots and Snippets bunny and chick cozies

Treasures Made From Yarn‘s awesome Chevron Egg!

And the final egg in our eggtastic bakers dozen:

Maz Kwok’s Eggy Bunny!!

Hope you have fun with your Easter eggs!

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5 Reasons Footed PJ’s are Still Cool – Guest Post

Hello everyone!! Our very first Guest Post is by Adam R @ Fun Kids Pajamas! Hope you give him a warm welcome. :)

Here’s Adam!

 

Every mom has spent that time at the store debating on the perfect pajamas for their child, one that both of them can agree on. Never fear, because kids footed pajamas can be the answer to that common question, “What do you want to wear to bed tonight?” While some may think footed PJs are outdated and others couldn’t think of the benefits of owning a pair, here are 5 reasons footed pajamas are still cool!

1.  Make mornings fun- no more cranky tantrums and stressful beginnings to the day. Footed pajamas keep kids snug while they wear their favorite characters and watch them on tv in their favorite cartoons.  They also keep your little ones comfy while they munch toast at the breakfast table and help mom pick out an outfit for the day making mornings even easier. 

2.  Laundry becomes a breeze- no mom likes to do laundry, and frequently a lot of time is spent hunting for the matching top or bottom to a favorite pair of pajamas. With footed pajamas, the mystery of lost bottoms vanishes along with the hassle of folding extra articles of clothing.  Teary nights spent looking for that perfect match turn into happy evenings of bedtime stories and lights out on time.

3.  It’s the perfect reason to buy yourself a pair- You may not remember when you were a kid and had your own pair of footed pajamas, but try some on and you’ll quickly remember they’re the comfiest thing to sleep in. By buying a matching set of footed pajamas for every member of the family, especially your little one, you can relive that cozy childhood feeling and create a bonding moment and fun family photos.  Kids also like to imitate their parents and if they see you in your matching set, it may help to make getting ready for bed even easier. 

4.  They never go out of style and save you money – feel free to recycle a child’s footed pajamas on a younger brother or sister, because no matter the pattern, they’ll still be in style.  Whether it’s plastered with superheroes or is a single fun and vibrant color, each child will love a pair of these pajamas as much as the one before, saving you time and money on future clothes shopping trips.

 

5. They come in all shapes and sizes- from cartoon characters to animal prints, footed pajamas cater to every boy and girl’s specific tastes.  The styles are endless as well; grippy feet, hoods, and even animal tails for kids who have wild imaginations. Bedtime becomes fun when your child puts on these pajamas and transforms him or herself into characters from a favorite TV show or a playtime alter-ego.

Footed pajamas are the coolest type of bedtime gear; they come in all colors and shapes, never go out of style, and give you a chance to match your whole family to create a bond and fun family memories.  Try a pair and see for yourself the magic that comes with these PJs!

 

 

 

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