Monday, November 24, 2014

No Mischief Possible

Mama is suffering intense pain from her RA so we will not be getting in to any mischief at all...we must stay by her side!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Optimism is a Strategy

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.

Noam Chomsky

          Joining the Black n White Sunday Blog Hop with Dachshund Nola and Sugar!

Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Snow Play!!

Sepia Saturday

Friday, November 21, 2014

The New Drinking Fountain!! #PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda

I was so excited when PetSafe contacted me to let me know that I was the winner in their Pinterest Drinkwell Contest!  

I had checked out that fountain and the color, Himalayan Blue, happens to be THE perfect color to match my entire cottage decor!!

It will take a little bit of training for Chloe and LadyBug to understand that this is truly for THEM.

At the moment, we are all enjoying the tranquil sound that the fountain makes!

Chloe has tasted the water and seems to like it, but she doesn't go to the Drinkwell first...she is used to her old water dish.  I need to remove the old one and put this pretty new one in its place...she will love it! 

I am sure of it!!

Isn't it pretty?????

Just for the record, I am NOT being compensated for writing about this PetSafe Drinkwell Fountain....I am just sharing that we won the contest!  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

#Shutterfly 40% Off Everything!! ALL Customers!!

**This post does contain affiliate links and should you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I make a small commission.**

This is IT guys!  This is the Shutterfly BIG SALE of the YEAR!!  You cannot beat the prices at 40% OFF EVERYTHING!!

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Only good though 11/24 so SHOP NOW

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This is a perfect opportunity to consider making an ornament for Grandma with a memory of this past year.  It's a perfectly personal holiday gift I guarantee she will LOVE!!  How about ordering a sleek iPhone case for the man in your life?  The Shutterfly iPhone cases are customizable in a BUNCH of different styles!  The possibilities are endless!!   

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BlogPaws WW: the Frigid Edition

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Superman Beef Casserole: Jackpot's Fave!

My friend, Vicki cooks for her dog too...and she passed along this fabulous recipe for us!

Superman Beef Casserole

3 pounds ground beef
2 cups brown rice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced raw carrots
1/4 cup chopped fresh kale
1/4 cup diced celery
1 cup chopped cooked green beans

Brown the meat in the olive oil.  Remove meat from pot with a slotted spoon.  Use paper towels to press any remaining grease out of the meat.  Prepare brown rice according to package directions.  Do not use instant rice.

Once rice has cooked, stir in all of the other ingredients and replace lid on pot.  Let it sit until the pot cools off.

Yield:  16 cups

Keeps in the fridge for 3 days and the freezer for 3 months

Monday, November 17, 2014

#Shaggy Chic Apparel...GIVEAWAY for a 6 MONTH T-Shirt of the Month Club!

**Disclosure:  I was provided a gift certificate in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions are my own and Shaggy Chic Apparel is not responsible for the content of this post.**

Shaggy Chic Apparel wants to make a difference!!  That's why a portion of ALL sales go back to animal rescue groups. They want to make history by helping to put an end to animal cruelty, hunger and abandonment. It takes money and it takes teamwork.  And that's where YOU come in...check out the Shaggy Chic Apparel website today!!

Adopting a rescue pet fills your home with love and also giving these incredible animals a new ‘leash’ on life!!  Express how you feel with these fabulous tees and show your support!!

There are many different styles to choose from on the website:

Here are just a few examples of the many cool designs you have to choose from!  

In perusing the Shaggy Chic website, I came across a story that they had written detailing their mission.  Check it out...I think you will admire what they are hoping to accomplish!

"We aren’t rock stars, but we think rescue animals and the people that rescue them are indeed just that.  At Shaggy Chic, we want to change the world. That's why a portion of ALL sales go back to animal rescue groups. 
You may ask, “Why t-shirts?" It’s simple. Who doesn’t love a great t-shirt? And, who doesn’t love a great t-shirt that promotes a cause they are passionate about?  Our goal with Shaggy Chic is to create unique and fun t-shirts people are proud to wear. There are so many worthy rescue groups that are 100% volunteer driven. Those are the rescues that face the most challenges in fundraising ... when the majority of their expenses are paid out of their very own pockets!!  Through the compassion of friends, family, local businesses and vets, they receive some assistance but the reality is – it takes a LOT of money to rescue and to foster.
The Shaggy Chic team works alongside rescue groups helping to create fundraising campaigns with a minium amount of effort. Whether it’s a custom campaign directed at their support base or an online sale that benefits their group, Shaggy Chic can help them meet their fundraising goals AND use their profits to save more animals!! 
Shaggy Chic's goal is to make history by helping to put an end to animal cruelty, hunger and abandonment.  By purchasing from Shaggy Chic, YOU can help to make the world a better place for us all – one t-shirt at a time!!
Shaggy Chic Apparel would like to introduce you to a purr-fectly fun and fashionable gift idea for animal lovers … our woofalicious and kittytastic tees for pet lovers.  A portion of all sales during this holiday season will benefit Don’t Forget to Feed Me, a Texas-based non-profit Pet Food Pantry. 

Only available online at, you won’t find these designs in big, box department stores, which means gift recipients will receive a howling unique gift.  Now, that’s something to bark about!

In addition to individual tees, Shaggy Chic also offers a T-Shirt-of the-Month Club in both six-month and 12-month subscriptions.  Plus, customers can opt for free gift wrapping in a fun animal motif.

For more information on fundraising opportunities or auction item donations, drop Valentino a line at  
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 FOR A LIMITED TIME, use the code VALENTINO at checkout for free shipping within the contiguous United States. Free shipping will be Standard Shipping.  This does not apply to expedited or international shipping.  Code must redeemed upon checkout for free shipping to apply. 
Check out the GIVEAWAY for a SIX Month T-Shirt of the Month!!

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