2021 Spring Trend-Statement Pieces Are The New Fashion

Springtime fashion in 2021 has a new definition–statement pieces. These days, the best way to make an impression is with something that stands out and grabs your attention. Statement pieces are easy to find this season, but you’ll have to get creative if you want one of these statement-making trends for yourself! 

“Springtime fashion in 2021 is all about the statement. You need to be loud and proud, but not too much so that you’re a walking meme.”

PANTS

Oh, thank goodness. We are in the midst of an excellent trouser revolution! From now on, you’ll be going from your comfy sweatpants to wearing stylish oversized trousers that will make you look and feel like an adult with all the comforts of those old slacks we’ve wanted for years anyway. I like to wear oversized trousers because they are comfy and I can move around easily.

SCARVES 

2021 Spring Trend- Scarves

The Parisian glamour of headscarves is in full swing, and it’s here to stay. Rihanna and Bella Hadid have been rocking them lately- but now they’re more popular than ever! Headscarves are no longer just a fashion accessory; instead, women wear them as powerful symbols representing their heritage or faith while also highlighting the beauty surrounding diversity.

SWEATER

The new trend in sweaters is clingy and lightweight – perfect for the spring season. According to designers, clothes should fit “tight-to-the skin” using a light material that hugs your body without being too tight or uncomfortable. One of the best things about sweaters is you can wear them all year round. They’re also great for fashion and come in a wide variety of shapes, shades, sizes, and designs.

JEWELRY

Gold jewelry has been a staple accessory for many years. Whether it’s your mom’s wedding ring or your grandma’s gold chain from way back that you can usually find at least one piece of this precious metal in most people’s jewelry collections. But unlike the elaborate pieces that were more ceremonial than anything else, these days are changing, and gold is taking over in an exciting twist; statement bracelets with bold hoop earrings seem to be popping up everywhere!

SHOES 

2021 Spring Trend-White Sneakers

White sneakers are an excellent choice for spring when it’s not quite hot enough for sandals but too warm for booties. With white sneaks, you can add some freshness to your look that’ll make the transition from winter to summer even more enjoyable! When they inevitably get dirty on those early-spring walks in nature with all of its mud and puddles, throw them into the washing machine; just like new again!

JACKET 

Spring is coming! But if you are like me and want to be prepared for the unpredictable shifts in weather that it brings with its arrival, then a light jacket will do. A trench coat or cashmere cardigan worn around your waist can provide an extra layer of protection from April showers or even cool spring days. This way, when rain strikes unexpectedly, there isn’t any worry about getting soaked because your option was already on hand!

PURSE 

The spring season is a great time to buy new purses. They’re not only stylish and fashionable, but they also help keep your most essential belongings safe! Speaking of purses, you need a purse for every season! Springtime is the perfect opportunity to get a fun bag that matches your new spring outfit. Purses are a great accessory to have as there are many different styles, and they come in all sorts of shapes.

2021 Spring Trend- Bold purses

One of our favorite places to find purses is ili New York, they have all kinds of sizes, colors, and something for everyone!  Check out the BOLD SPRING collection to get that perfect bag for the SPRING! 

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and the trends reflect that. This year we see statement pieces of all shapes and sizes as the main focus in fashion–trousers, scarves, sweaters, jewelry, shoes, purses, and jackets! 

In this blog post, we discussed how to start incorporating these trend ideas into your wardrobe, starting with one piece at a time. Tell us which trend was your favorite? And if there’s anything else from our list you want to see more of, just let us know by commenting below!

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Gift Ideas For The Creative Woman In Your Life!

It’s that time of the year to think about GIFTS!! I want to share with you some gifts that the creative woman in your life will absolutely LOVE!

Being a creative woman myself I absolutely LOVE each of these gifts so let me share with you what gift ideas I’m talking about it.

AFRO Glam Coffee Mug collection by Alicia Boateng Designs

Can I just drool a bit over this mug- OMG when I opened this package my jaw dropped and then excitement came over because I fell in love. Now I won’t be using this mug for coffee or tea (which of course it is made for that) but it is going on my desk so I can admire this beauty every day.

These mugs are part of a collection that was created to motivate and empower women of all colors, all over the world- YES! Please check out their Holiday Bundle– so worth it!

ABOUT ALICIA BOATENG DESIGNS

  • They offer beautifully handmade 16oz, bistro cups, the Classic 22oz. Acrylic Tumbler, the 12oz. Wine Tumbler and the 30oz. Stainless Steel Tumbler.
  • Their purpose is to make women feel beautiful, courageous, and confident while drinking out of our cups
  • The price range is $27-$55
  • BIPOC owned

Please check out Alicia Boateng Designs and let me know in thecomments what is your favorite item.

GET CREATIVE WITH FIMO CLAY!

When we received our amazing box filled with everything we need to CREATE beautiful clay crafts we were so excited! So many options and ideas flowing through our minds. We plan to create holiday gifts for our family and friends.

STAEDTLER-Mars North America, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of creative products, recently launched an exciting new addition to the FIMO clay family in the USA called Leather-Effect, which can be used to produce crafts that look and feel similar to leather. Just think about the opportunities for creating different items. Earrings, bracelets, plant holders, keychains, oh my list can go on and on!

With 12 colors, FIMO Leather-Effect (Online and instore at Michaels) is available in block form retailing USD 3.49 per block but also in DIY sets that are perfect as a stocking stuffer or a fun activity to do on a weekend. The DIY sets can be used to create tassels to bookmarks and retail for USD 11.99 each.

Here is one project that my daughter and I are doing for holiday gifts- FIMO leather-effect key ring or bag pendant with tassel and beads.

WOOHAT– Get Ready For The Holiday Season!

Now you might not think this fits into the CREATIVE WOMAN section but yes it does. Creative women love all things that make them smile and I’m sorry when I opened this package OMG I smiled a lot.

I want winter to be here now (in some parts of the country it is but here in CALIFORNIA not yet)! I love to get set that have everything matching- hat, scarf, and gloves. I have never had gloves that are so cute but also fashionable.

This set comes in many colors- Black, Khaki, Purple, Red, and of course my favorite PINK! Please check out the READY FOR WINTER SET HERE and make sure the women in your life are WARM.

Alright, I gave you a few suggestions on gifts for the creative woman or buy them for yourself (I would). Please make sure to check out our Holiday Gift Guide too. Happy Holidays and even better HAPPY SHOPPING!

4 Reasons Why I LOVE My Dog!

My dog makes me happy every morning. I get up, and Harley is looking at me with his big brown eyes and wagging tail.

The main reason why we got a dog is that every family needs a dog. However, when I was 5 years old, someone shot my dog in front of me, so that has been a traumatic experience that stopped me from having another pet until Harley came into our life. But my kids didn’t experience that, so I needed to let go of that trauma and start over with my family; it only took 45 years!

The kids begged for many years, and I finally said yes 3 years ago, and it has been the best thing for ME!  I got the dog for the kids, not me, but I fell in love the moment I saw him! 

We (oh I mean I did) named our dog Harley.  What is funny about this situation is the kids wanted a dog so bad, but after like 3 days, they were over him and really didn’t help much with him anyway, which is fine because Harley is my dog!  Three years later, everyone in the house is JEALOUS of Harley!  

Let me explain why I love my dog so much!

4 Reasons Why I LOVE My Dog!

Happiness

My dog makes me happy every morning. I get up, and Harley is looking at me with his big brown eyes and wagging tail.  He is super excited to see me!  No one is awake when I get up, so Harley loves to spend this time with me. I smile every morning because of my dog, Harley. 

Protection 

My Harley is a dog who barks very loud and can scare the neighbors when they walk by. But he is the biggest cuddle monster when he gets to know you.  He protects our home better than a surveillance camera. He can either hear or smell something different within minutes.

It amazes me every time he does that; when someone is at our gate, he will notify us even before he sees the person. He even knows certain vehicle sounds- like our friends will pull up, and he will start barking like hey look who is here. He sure does know when the UPS driver is in our area.  I feel safe in my home knowing I have my dog, Harley. 

Unconditional Love

My dog doesn’t care what type of mood I am in either; he wants to be near me. I don’t mind that either he is my comfort zone.  He can tell when I’m sad and will try to make me feel better by snuggling up or licking me to death.  By the way, I am the only one who loves his licks! 

Therapeutic

Which leads me to this reason- having a dog is very therapeutic for me.  I can take him for a walk to clear my mind or throw the ball to him while thinking about things.  Ever since getting Harley, my mental health has been a lot better.

When I feel I need to balance myself, I will sit down and pet Harley.  Now don’t laugh. I also sit and talk to him.  He sits there and listens- no interruptions or excuses like I get from the kids. I can honestly say Harley is one of my best friends.  

How I show Harley LOVE

Since he shows me so much LOVE, I also show him ways I love him like his food- NO grocery store bulk food for him! Only the best for my dog- well within my budget.  I want to share a pet food company with you that is so amazing- PORTLAND PET FOOD COMPANY.  

We were able to try out samples of their fully cooked, ready to eat Homestyle Dog Meals.  Their motto is Crafted by humans and loved by dogs, which are PERFECT for this company.

  • They use all-natural and local meats, vegetables, and grains. 
  • Human Grade.
  • USA Sourced. 
  • No preservatives. 
  • No added hormones. 
  • No meat by-products.
  • No rendered meats. Ever.

My dog feasted on Hopkins’ Pork N’ Potato Grain, Rosie’s Beef N’ Rice, Tuxedo’s Chicken & Yams, Grandma Ada’s Turkey & Yams Grain, and then his favorite was Wally’s Salmon N’ Rice.  

4 Reasons Why I LOVE My Dog!  Plus how I show him love- Portland Pet Food Company

I highly recommend buying the Meal Variety Pack for $34.95 and guess what they even have a code – Enter TRYPPFC at checkout for 40% off your purchase of one (1) trial pack to test out all 5 of our ready to eat 100% Natural Human-Grade meals. Discount limited to one (1) use per customer.

If you really want to spoil your dog- heat the pouch in the microwave!  Oh yes- Harley enjoyed a hot meal when we did too. I already make him food, so having these pouches helped me when I was low on food or wanted something different. The pouches have a two-year shelf life- which is amazing! 

Now let’s talk TREATS! 

Their treats are 100% sourced and made in the USA. The dog biscuits are sustainable, natural, and delicious. My dog gets so excited when I bring out these special treats. All the biscuits are twice-baked in the oven to create a light, crunchy texture that’s easy to chew or break into smaller pieces.  Grain and Gluten-Free options are also available.  

Harley’s favorite treat is Brew Biscuits with Bacon Dog!  He goes crazy when I bring out these special treats. I feel good giving him these treats and will buy MORE! 

4 Reasons Why I LOVE My Dog!  Plus how I show him love- Portland Pet Food Company- Treats

Portland Pet Food Company is 100% Natural Human Grade Pet Food and Treats that we have tried and love.  Oh yeah, they also GIVE BACK- 5% of the net profit is donated to local non-profit animal shelters and programs. 

The best part is I don’t have to live in Portland to get this yummy food for Harley – I can go to my local Whole Foods! However, Portland Pet Food Company usually has deals going on for its customers so I would check there first!

I hope you check out Beauty Brite’s Holiday Gift Guide– so many amazing gift ideas- even for the PETS!

3 Products To Have On Hand When You Go Shopping!

Beauty Brite Disclosure

Nowadays you need certain products on hand when you leave the house, especially when you go shopping! Pretty much all stores around us require a mask, so we have several on hand. We want to share with you some products we love and have on hand all the time.

MASKS are #1 Product You Need When You Go Shopping

My daughter and I go out all the time together, and we love to wear matching masks! Mommy and Me Masks are so much fun to wear. The other day we had to get items from Home Depot, and here in California, it is MANDATORY to wear masks in public and places of businesses.

Better to be safe than sorry! Wearing a mask can be a nuisance, BUT it is a must! My family doesn’t want to get sick or get others sick, so this is our way to protect everyone around us- Plus with these masks, we are looking CUTE!

Products To Have On Hand When You Go Shopping! The Leotard Boutique- Mom and Me Matching Face Masks - 2 pack

The Leotard Boutique- Mom and Me Matching Face Masks – 2 pack

The mask isn’t medical-grade, and they aren’t virus-proof, but they are for practicing social distancing. However, there is a pocket for a filter insert, which is excellent in case we want to add a filter. I love the fit, and as I said, we look cute!

BTW For every mask sold, they donate $2 to the NHCF Community Crisis Action Fund.

Another set of MASKS we use is from Uppitees Fashions and Tie Dye

Products To Have On Hand When You Go Shopping! MASKS we use is from Uppitees Fashions and Tie Dye

If you love tie-dye, then you need to get yourself a few of these! They are comfortable to wear plus fun! We get so many compliments when we go out wearing our TIE DYE Masks!

STORAGE for MASKS is a MUST-HAVE!

Products To Have On Hand When You Go Shopping! The Side Pocket

The one thing I found out is I lose masks because I don’t have anything to put them in beside my purse, but I don’t like them in my purse. I came across this cool SIDE POCKET, which is a custom pouch which fixed my problem- wear to put my mask- or the extra one! I love having the side pocket when I go shopping, so I have my mask and hand sanitizer on hand!

Check out this video to know more about the SIDE POCKET

I also use this when I walk the dog- put in dog treats, poop bags, and my hand sanitizer. I know when places open up more, I will be using the Side Pocket more. BTW this will make a great GIFT for the holidays- just putting that out there since the holidays are fast approaching, and this is a must-have product.

Hand Sanitizer is very important product to have on hand when you go shopping!

There are so many hand sanitizers out there, but I use the doTERRA On Guard Sanitizing Mist, and I love it. I have one in my car, purse and the house. They are under $10, so it is worth it for me!

I use this spray on the cart, products I pick up, and after I leave the store. I love the smell- not a CLEANER smell like other hand sanitizes. Also, if I need to use the restroom when I am shopping, I spray this all over the toilet and faucet.

Products To Have On Hand When You Go Shopping!   On Guard

These days it is all about protecting ourselves in this crazy world we are living in! So make sure you have these products when you go out shopping!

Also, make sure you check out my last post- 2 Tools To Help With Your Kid’s Hair

2 Tools To Help With Your Kid’s Hair

Beauty Brite Disclosure

I didn’t know being a mom meant I had to be a beautician too. Always on the hunt for tools for my kid’s hair. I’m always asking myself what the heck can I do with kid’s hair! Most moms wing it, I know I did until they became teenagers. That is when I wanted to pull my hair out!

First Tool For Kid’s Hair- Wave Glyder

My son kept talking about WAVES. What the heck are waves? I had no clue and couldn’t help the kid. I watched a couple of videos and gave up. I told him to brush his hair forward, but we both were lost.

As a mom, I felt like I let him down a bit because he wanted to look good, and I had to know idea how to help him. I took him to the barber hoping to get help there, but I was just talked down too, but that is okay I was on a mission. Knowing my son, he wasn’t going to give up, so I did more research, and I found a product that might just work- the WAVE GLYDER!

Wave Glyder Tools for Kids Hair

The Wave Glyder is the ultimate hair smoother. It is designed to lay down your hair & accentuate your wave pattern, not replace the brush. When we got the Wave Glyder, it seems very simple to use, and my son was on a mission to get waves. He had his Wave Glyder with him everywhere he went!

I can see how this tool would help out any parent get the look of WAVES their kid might want! The Wave Glyder is for any age, but it is a tool for moms to help with their kid’s hair.

Check out this video- it explains EVERYTHING you need to know about the Wave Glyder Kit-

Second Tool For Kid’s Hair- Curl Peace

Now onto my daughter! WOW now, this was harder for me. I couldn’t just comb her hair into a ponytail and on with our day. Nope! She wanted defined curls, and she was on a mission. My daughter, as she got older, took it upon herself to learn how to do her hair- thank goodness because I barely had time to do my hair.

But one of the issues we had was the right product that would work with her hair. We have gone through so many products and tools for her hair and didn’t get the result she wanted. Then I came across Curl Peace from Just For Me hair products.

Curl Peace is a fantastic tool for Kid's Hair

OMG…I hit the motherload of products that came in handy! Every product in this collection is fantastic! My daughter uses Curl Peace every day to style her hair. She was able to get the curls she wanted, the softness she also wanted, and her hair is not one big FRIZZ BALL (her words)! Her natural hair was so beautiful, and I loved how she embraced her hair and made it what she wanted.

Tools for Kids Hair

Thank goodness for Curl Peace, and I highly recommend this for moms who need help take the stress out of styling-tug resistant, tender-heads can get back to the fun and games. The products are formulated with gentle ingredients like Shea Butter, Raw Honey, and Marshmallow Root Extract, Curl Peace™ leaves kid’s kinks, coils, and curls tangle-free, moisturized and soft.

Make sure to get your tools to help with your kid’s hair- it will make your life easier, especially on picture day at school!  

Check out this post- Pamper Yourself Skin With These Products

Week 8 #CampWarnerBros Talent Show- Do The Urkel

WOOHOO and BOOHOO- Last week of CAMP! This week in camp it’s time to do the URKEL!!!

I have partnered with Warner Bros. for 8 weeks of summer camp- and we will receive products in exchange for sharing my honest opinion and this information. #campwarnerbros

Family Matters- Week 8
Family Matters: The Complete Series is now available to own on Digital 

Campers, it’s time to strut your stuff with our first-ever Camp Warner Bros. Talent Show! Let’s celebrate the last week of camp, and allow our campers (and even our Camp Directors) to stand out, feel great, and showcase their best dance moves in support of the Digital release of Family Matters: Season 1 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  

FAMILY MATTERS- TV SHOW

OMG- I remember every Friday night we would on the coach ready to watch Family Matters at 8 pm! Now, remember this sitcom was one of the best 90’s sitcoms – a global phenomenon. Everyone was watching!

The sitcom lasted nine seasons, and I watched every episode. My daughter and I watched a couple shows from the 1st series this week, and she loved it. She laughed so hard one time she had run to the bathroom.

Now I don’t know about you, but URKEL was my favorite character on the show. He was the neighbor that irked the Winslow’s, but families worldwide adored him! He also had a “thing” for the daughter.

CAMP ASSIGNMENT- Do the Urkel

So for the last week of camp – we figured we would bring back America’s favorite geek – and show how cool it can be  – always to be yourself! I think a lot of us forget that! It’s cool to be YOU!

Week 8 Talent Show- do the Urkel

THIS WEEK- Grab your cameras to record your campers, and help us make this iconic dance video go viral! Now, remember, practice makes perfect!

To enter the Talent Show, all you have to do is watch this video clip from the series below, copy Steve Urkel’s epic dance moves, and upload your videos to your TikToks, Facebooks, Instagrams, and Twitters –  and don’t forget to hashtag #CampWarnerBros to share the fun!

Viral dances define moments in history and leave them etched in our brains forever. Our goal is to get fans across the world to spontaneously break out their best Urkel moves – and we need you and your campers to start the trend!

Please share your videos!- Tag us @beautybrite and make sure to use the hashtag #CampWarnerBros!

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Thank you for following along with #CAMPWARNERBROS this summer!

Week 7 #CampWarnerBros -Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry

Welcome to WEEK 7 of Camp Warner Bros! Tom & Jerry

I have partnered with Warner Bros. for 8 weeks of summer camp- and we will receive products in exchange for sharing my honest opinion and this information. #campwarnerbros

OMG…who doesn’t love Tom & Jerry! I’m over 50 yrs old and will stop whatever I’m doing to watch Tom & Jerry chase after each other. Can’t help laughing every time I watch those two!

MOVIE: Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry

Okay, let’s get back to CAMP stuff- the movie this week is Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry. Now this movie may be an oldie, but it sure is a GOODIE! Now, remember this is a CARTOON, and it’s humor. I know all the campers had fun this week because laughter is the best activity we can do!

About Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry

Tom and Jerry enter an extreme car race competition called the “Super Race” in order to win the grand prize of a beautiful, dream mansion! Driving suped-up hot rods that can adapt to any environment (land, sea or air), they compete in this wild race around the world, encountering famous landmarks along the way and leaving chaos in their wake.

Campers, this week’s camp activity is creating a DIY CARDBOARD CAR!

Tom and Jerry personalized their cars, too. The had so many adventures and saw landmarks that are worth seeing. You won’t stop laughing!

One of my favorite thing to do with my parents back in the day was to go to the DRIVE-IN movie theater. We all would have our blankets, pillows, and snacks! So many beautiful memories!

What about you? I wish we had one near us now- that would be a perfect family fun day. Well, for now, you can do it at HOME- create your drive-in theater and watch Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry.

Create this experience for your kids- easy and inexpensive- a Mom’s Dream Activity! Also, each kid can customize their car. The campers will love to play in these cars for weeks to come!

Click Here- to get printable instructions. You can print or make your own- It’s all about creativity.

We highly recommend the whole family to watch Tom & Jerry Movie: The Fast & The Furry, which is is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD. This movie is GREAT for all AGES!

Here are the previous movie and crafts- #CampWarnerBros

Thank YOU! Please show us your CARS!!!

Week 6 #CampWarnerBros -Alex & Me Goal Chart and Family Workout

I have partnered with Warner Bros. for 8 weeks of summer camp- and we will receive products in exchange for sharing my honest opinion and this information. #campwarnerbros

During this weird time, it’s hard to keep on track and set goals, but we try to do it every day. My daughter being out of school and unable to hang out with friends; we try to take the time to get out and workout. Working out is not my favorite thing to do, but I will do it for my daughter! The movie this week is Alex & Me.

Week 6- Alex & Me Movie

This week’s Camp Warner Bros movie Alex & Me taught my daughter that DEDICATION to something would take you a long way. Alex Morgan is a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination, and self-worth to make all your dreams come true.

Alex & Me CD Cover Week 6 #campwarnerbros

About Alex & Me:

Teenager Reagan Willis has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life, and everything changes!

Summer is a great time for campers to think of their goals – be it short term or long term! In Alex & Me, Reagan (played by Siena Agudong (“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” and “Star Falls”) uses a chart to keep track of her daily soccer drills as she progresses towards her goals.

Track Goals

Here is the CHART you can print out yourself- Alex & Me Goal Chart

Alex & Me Week 6 #campwarnerbros chart

Campers can hold themselves accountable, and mark off each item on their list as they are completed! My daughter enjoyed writing her goals down for the week, and her goal was not soccer but ARTWORK. She wanted to paint a pair of shoes, so she created a daily task to get it done, and she finished the shoes in 3 days.

Family Workout

Another goal that we both made is to work out every day for five days- we go for a walk for two days and workout in our backyard for three days. I needed this far more than she did, but we had fun and will continue. I like how my daughter looked forward to working out.

So here you go our backyard workout with the BodyGym- we do 15 minutes each on the bar and then stretches.

Working out as a family Week 6 Alex & Me #campwarnerbros

In soccer, developing strength enables a player to control his or her body better when they are striking or heading the ball, making a save in a goal, or changing directions abruptly on the field. Participating in group physical activity can be fun, elevate your mood, and strengthen your body, and bond with your team all at the same time. Print this activity sheet HERE.

Week 6 #Campwarnerbros Alex & Me Activity Sheet

Same with any physical activity – it is super important to teach these tricks early. Getting kids off the video games and TV is so important right now. Yes, it is summertime, but it’s not time to VEG OUT! I saw a big difference in my daughter’s attitude and mood when she got more exercise, and outside time so this is something we will continue. Thank you, ALEX, for teaching my daughter about goals!

We highly recommend the whole family to watch Alex & Me, which is is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD.

Here are the previous movie and crafts- #CampWarnerBros

Thank YOU! Please let us know what your family is doing to keep on track and how you are staying active!

Happy Dog Happy Life!

My Harley is everything to me; he is family! I treat him like he is one of my kids; he follows me around just like them.  I couldn’t see life without my Harley.  He makes me happy, and I want to make him happy.  Here are some easy ways to have a happy dog! 

Our Harley has been with us 3 years- we love him!

Happy Dog Happy Life- with my pit Harley

Weight Control

Food is super important- don’t give dogs cheap filler food and be careful with human food.  Do your research!  One thing I was very unclear when it came to feeding my dog is HOW MUCH, and I’m sure I fed him too much for the first year or so.  But now OMG I have it easy with the Portion Paw.

Happy Dog- Portion Paw helps with portion control!
  • They all have a different portion size, and I wanted to make it easy to feed them every day.
  • With three sizes in 1, the Portion Paw allows me to give our family the right portion…every time!
  • To make it even easier, the Portion Paw clips right to your bag of pet food.
  • Over 55% of dogs and cats are overweight… help out your furry family members!

I love this gadget!  Mainly because I’m not going through bags of food like I was- I’m going to assume I was feeding him too much.  His vet did say he was gaining weight every month, and we needed to walk him more.  But his last vet visit- we got GOOD BOY comment that he hasn’t gained any more weight and was exactly where he needed to be on the scale of his age.  Woohoo! 

I highly recommend the Portion Paw for all dogs! Plus, the price is under $6! 

TREATS always make a Happy Dog! 

Oh my gosh- Harley goes crazy when it comes to TREATS.  We love to try new treats to give to him, and we were gifted these amazing snacks! 

Cooper’s Treats -meat-based, frozen dog treat mix that’s easy and fun to make at home, plus it’s great for your pup! All you have to do is add water to the mix, freeze, and give to your dog. These treats are the perfect summer activity for any dog-owning family, and the Starter Kit makes a great gift. We highly recommend Cooper’s Treats!

Happy Dog- Pupsicle Starter Kit contains everything you need to whip up easy, homemade frozen treats for your dog!

Pupsicle Starter Kit contains everything you need to whip up easy, homemade frozen treats for your dog! They are so much fun to make too.  My daughter has made herself in charge of making Harley’s PUPSICLES.  With the starter kit, you get one jar of Turkey and Cinnamon Treat Mix and one jar of Beef and Cheddar Treat Mix, two silicone treat mold trays, and a tablespoon scoop. The kit makes 48 treats!  Wow!  This is a product we will buy again and again! Easy to make, and Harley loves the taste and the coldness. 

Cooper’s Treats mixes are great for your pup – they are:

  • Made with real turkey and beef
  • Packed with protein
  • Non-GMO
  • Full of nutrients to promote healthy joints and a beautiful coat!

How about Doggie Desserts? 

Introducing the Barkaron – the first-ever handcrafted doggie dessert that is decadent, safety-tested, super healthy, plus it comes in an elegant, eco-friendly gift box made with handcrafted paper.  My Harley LOVES these- mainly because he is a CHEWER!  

Happy Dog - Barkaron – the first-ever handcrafted doggie dessert that is decadent

We were able to try the Barkaron® Superfood Blend with Camel Cheese (16 pc dog macaron gift box) and OMG I was like Camel Cheese Ewwww- but Harley he won’t stop jumping until I give him one- so he must love this flavor-(Camel Cheese: Dogs as Chocolate: Humans).

This box is for Skin & Coat plus Joint & Mobility Support.  Very healthy and pure ingredients and under $25 (which I feel is so worth it), these are special treats and given to Harley when he does something special! 

How about FARM FRESH INGREDIENTS for your doggie?  

Now, who wouldn’t want to give your pup amazing treats that were tasty but also healthier.  My Harley gets treats daily for nothing- I know some people only give treats for things the dog does, but I give treats because I LOVE HIM! 

I feel so good giving him treats that aren’t bought at the local grocery but come from a company that makes their treats from 100% farm-fresh ingredients and are completely free of antibiotics, hormones, chemicals, and pesticides.

Farm Hounds are a MUST on the Dog Treat list- they have so many treats, gifts, toppers, box subscriptions, plus monthly deals! We highly recommend the Variety Pack w/ Hide Box, which has a little bit of everything they offer. 

Happy Dog- Farm Hounds are a MUST on the Dog Treat list- they have so many treats, gifts, toppers, box subscriptions, plus monthly deals!

Each Variety Pack Box comes with the following: $50 per month!  (worth $70) 

  • One bag of Jerky (3.5oz)
  • One bag of Beef Organ (4.5oz)
  • One pack of breakable Treats (4.5oz)
  • One pack of Gizzard Sticks (4.5oz)
  • 1 Beef Hide Roll (Small Box – 6″ Roll / Large Box – 10″ Roll)

My Harley goes crazy every time I pull a Farm Hound bag out of his drawer- he is so excited to get such a yummy TREAT.  

More HAPPY DOG products you need in your life, and you might not know it! 

Why not a PILLOW?  

Yep, I did say a pillow.  I love pillows, and my bed is full of them.  They don’t even match each other (now that is another post-HAHA), but I love pillows.  So does my doggie-Harley. Since we both love pillows, why not get a pillow with HARLEY on it!  Yes, that is exactly what I got! 

Happy Dog- LifeLike Pillows is the world's first 100% custom-shaped pillow that allows you to turn your favorite images into a double-sided, ultra-soft, realistic pillow.

LifeLike Pillows is the world’s first 100% custom-shaped pillow that allows you to turn your favorite images into a double-sided, ultra-soft, realistic pillow.

That’s right: you can create a pillow that looks exactly like your pet = extra snuggles & take them just about anywhere.

  • 100% soft-velvet polyester fabric (so comfortable!)
  • Handmade with environmentally-safe, high-quality materials
  • Machine wash/dry safe
  • Celeb-approved: Eminem, Paris Hilton, Snoop Dog, Pauly D, and more
  • Made in USA (Chicago, IL)
  • Available at http://allaboutvibe.com/

OMG, I love my Harley Pillow, but as you can tell, it is a different color than my Harley, but that was my fault.  I sent them a picture of Harley that I put through a filter- duh, so yes, the color is off, but it’s him, and I love it!  I think any pet owner would love this as a gift!  Remember, the holidays are creeping upon us! 

Keep the FLEAS away! 

This is one thing for sure that will help you have a happy dog- keep fleas and ticks away. My doggie got fleas so bad last summer; it was CRAZY, and I felt so bad for him.  It took us a bit to get rid of them; I felt I was in a vicious circle. He kept getting them, even after we got rid of them in the house.  So we knew this year we had to do something but nothing toxic or dangerous that would hurt Harley or the family. 

HAPPY DOG-First Saturday Lime-

Well, we found out about First Saturday Lime- (btw they were on Shark Tank) and knew right away this is what we needed!  

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed.  Eco-Friendly.  Patent-pending.
  • Just pour around the base of your home once a month for insect control. One 20lb bag goes around an average 2,000 sq foot home.
  • Safe for children, pets, animals and organic farming
  • Treats ants, fleas, ticks, lice, mites, aphids, small hive beetles, mosquitoes in water, and more.
  • No respiratory hazards nor silica compared to diatomaceous earth.
  • Control algae growth in water bowls, pans, troughs, birdbaths, and more.
  • An eco-friendly barrier with multiple uses that include chicken coops, stables, barns, kennels, gardens, sheds, and more.
  • Use as a limewash for walls, crafts, coops, fruit, and trees.

Besides having a dog, we also have a garden that we are always having issues with aphids, so this was a no brainer for us.  This summer, Harley is FLEA FREE, and that makes him a very happy dog!

Do you have any products that fall in the HAPPY DOG HAPPY LIFE zone?

We also have more doggie items on this post- Beating The Dog Days Of Summer

Week 5 – Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans Character Banks #CampWarnerBros

I have partnered with Warner Bros. for 8 weeks of summer camp- and we will receive products in exchange for sharing my honest opinion and this information. #campwarnerbros

Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans. This week, when the forces of evil unite from across time and dimensions, it’ll take the combined efforts of distinctly different, yet similar Super Hero teams to keep the universe secure in the action-packed animated mash-up movie.

Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans DVD Cover

About Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans:

In Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They’ll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that’s right, Santa!), and time itself in order to save the universe.

If your kids are into TEEN TITANS (which a lot of kids are) then great news- is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD

OUR THOUGHTS~ Ok, I will admit- I have never seen a Teen Titan or Teen Titan Go show, so watching it from a newbie perspective- it was quite funny. Now yes, the humor is a hit and miss, but kids will love it! I do feel that this movie was far more based on the younger version- The Teen Titan Go’s, so just know that if you are Teen Titan OG fan. But there is a lot of ACTION, and that is what you want, so yes, we give this movie TWO THUMBS UP!

Are you ready for the CRAFT of the week!

TEEN TITAN GO VS TEEN TITAN CHARACTER BANK!

TEEN TITAN GO VS TEEN TITAN CHARACTER BANK! DIY for kids

Step One- Print Out the LOGO and the character you want to use HERE– cut them out and put aside.

Step Two- Next spray paint the mason jar OUTSIDE! (well in our area pretty much all the spray paints have been taken off shelves-we had some protesting in this area that caused a lot of damage) but thank goodness we had some at the house. Phew because after going to 2 Targets and 1 Walmart- I was done shopping and wanted to get home. Let dry- we did the night before, so it had plenty of time to dry.

Step Three- Grab the Mod Podge and paint it on the back of the character then put it where you want it on to the jar. Then paint over the image on the jar. Do the same thing with the logo.

Steps to create a Teen Titan Bank

Let dry and BAM you have a BANK! Now what, well kids love to earn money- right? So why not try this summer to give them money for simple chores around the house. Make sure to do chores according to age; here are some great examples.

Giving them personal chores like- making the bed, personal upkeep, thank you notes, and cleaning their room will help them in the long run. Don’t be a parent like I was, and now my 18 year old can’t do anything on his own- still asks me to clean his room.

Oh, I learned my lesson the 2nd time around with my daughter- she helps around the house every day and makes her bed. Now her room needs help, but I’m just grateful she is willing to help her parents out with chores.

My daughter had so much fun painting this piggy bank that she looked around the house for more jars to spray paint. She now has a collection of orange jars. She did say I can use one for flowers. Aww, what a sweetie she is, but I love how she found this craft fun and wanted to do more.

Remember to put a whole in the top- we asked DAD! Teen Titan Bank

Here is the PDF-INSTRUCTIONS to make your own Teen Titan Banks

Here are the previous movie and crafts-

Thank you and look forward to WEEK SIX next week!