Don't Forget the Furry Family Members!

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The holidays are upon us! It really happened very fast, it seemed as though the day after Halloween was the start of the Holidays. I'm ready for the holidays, I have been listening to the music, watching the movies and even scouring magazines for gift ideas. As I make my list and check it twice, I've realized that one of the family members that are often overlooked are our four legged furry family members. In our family, our pets are family and they are loved, so not only do I need to buy our dog, Toby a gift, but what about his dog cousins? Haha! I told you our pets are family. 

I love when inspiration sparks while shopping, especially at Walmart, because I can pick up everything I need in one stop. While shopping for dog food, I noticed the treat section and thought I would stock up on some treats for Toby. I found the PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX® Beef Flavor and thought he could use some help in the breath department, so those would be perfect. Then it dawned on me that all dogs probably have stinky breath and I could buy all of our dog family members treats. 
I also found the PEDIGREE® Jumbone and they are HUGE! These are perfect for the holiday parties. Our dogs can open up their gift and be happily distracted. So, you know, less begging for holiday party food, smelling our guests and barking at the knocks on the door. 
All I needed now was to craft some fun package for the puppsters treats. Luckily Walmart already has holiday gifts and decorations out so I was able to find the perfect Santa Dog gift bag. I really wanted to personalize the gift bags, so I brought out my puffy paint and glitter and wrote out some of our dog family member's names on them. It really was that easy! Even the kiddos can do this. 

How cute are these?! Since I bought the big bag of PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX® Beef Flavor for Toby, I had plenty to share with our dog family members. I wrapped up a few PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX® Beef Flavor and a PEDIGREE® Jumbone in some tissue paper and stuffed their personalized Santa Dog bags. I am going to have some happy furry family members this Christmas for sure. 

Although technically Toby didn't help much, we will sign the card from Toby. I think he was just as happy to be giving gifts to his furry cousins because he knew he couldn't finish that big bag of PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX® Beef Flavor all on his own. 

The next time you are out shopping at Walmart, don't forget the furry family members and check out the dog treat aisle. If you want more inspiration you can check out more pet gift ideas here. Tell me do you have a favorite puppster that you need to shop for?

Father's Day Gift Idea #TheGiftOfClean

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Father's day is just around the corner and I don't know about you, but I always have the hardest time shopping for my dad. He is the kinda guy who has everything. I can buy him another shirt with his favorite team on it, but he has plenty. Now that I have my little ones, Father's day has become more of Papa's day for my Dad. This Father's day I have combined two of my daughter's favorite things to do for a gift idea for their Papa: A giant homemade Father's Day card and a Car Care Gift Pack from Armor All®

One of my daughter's favorite things to do with their Papa is helping him wash his car, so of course this gift is perfect! Of course to go along with this perfect gift, we had to give him something handmade. See: the giant Father's Day card above. The girls drew a picture of them helping their Papa wash his car, these will be some of their favorite memories when they grow up. They included everything important in their card, themselves and their Papa, Toby our dog, Papa's boat (car) and the tree that's in the front of our house. I know my Dad will keep his this giant card forever, it may even find a new home up in his office. 

Whenever my dad washes his car, which is pretty often, like a few times a week, my girls run outside to help. I love to watch them because, as precious as my Dad's car is to him, he still lets them help... a little. Mostly, they play with the bubbles and the water hose and chase each other around while my dad makes his car nice and shiny.

It's fun for me to see my girls spend this time with their Papa, my Dad. I remember the day my Dad came home with this car. It was so big to me, I called it a boat. I still refer to it as the boat and my dad as the skipper, he kinda hates that. Haha! When the car was new I remember taking trips to Las Vegas and Palm Springs in that car. We would sing the theme songs to some of our favorite childhood TV shows like 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Saved by the Bell and play road trip games with my sister while in the backseat.

Can you see the pride? He loves his car and I think he loves his big bucket of car goodies. He probably loves it the most because it was from his granddaughters and now washing his car means spending time with them.

So how do you wash your car? This is how we wash ours:

  • Park your car in a shaded area and rinse the loose dirt with water.
  • Empty all products out of the wash bucket and put aside.
  • Pour 1 oz of the Armor All Ultra Shine Wash and Wax per gallon of water. Use your judgement based on the size of your car.
  • Dip your sponge in the bubbly water and wash the surface of your car.
  • Rinse the soapy water with water and use the Armor All Towel to dry.
  • Use the Armor All Glass Wipes to clean the windows and mirrors.
  • For the interior of the car you can use the Armor All Cleaning Wipes or Armor All Original Pump to make the inside of your car nice and shiny! I like the wipes a lot! They make this task go easier.
  • Next use the Armor All Extreme Tire Shine to make the black on your tires even blacker.
  • We always save the wheels for last, Armor All Quick Silver Wheel & Tire Cleaner make both the wheels and caps shine bright.. like a diamond.. haha!
  • Stand back and admire your car in all of it's shiny glory. Cars always feel better when they are nice and clean. Take it for a spin and enjoy!

Check out this bucket of fun! Well, not as much fun for me, but this is such a fun gift for Dads. Look at all of the products you get inside a new wash bucket. 

Father's Day Buckets include following products:

Armor All Orange Bucket with Lid

Armor All Extreme Tire Shine

Armor All Original Pump 10oz

Armor All Ultra Shine Wash & Wax

Armor All Cleaning Wipes

Armor All Glass Wipes

Armor All Quick Silver Wheel & Tire Cleaner

Armor All Towel

Armor All Pro Tips Booklet

Sponge

The value of the bucket and the products are valued at more than $30, which at the current cost, is a little more than 42% savings at Walmart. And I have a coupon to share with you too! Save $2 here! (while supplies last.)

If the Dad in your life loves his car then this is such a great gift at an even better value. Armor All products help people preserve and protect the value and appearance of their cars. From interior products like Armor All®

Protectant Wipes to exterior items like Armor All Wash & Wax, Armor All products go beyond simply washing to help maintain the appearance of a car for the long term.

Such a fun gift idea right? It's such a great deal at Walmart especially with the coupon. Go out and pick one up for the Dad in your life. 

Finding the Perfect Gift Just for Mom with Don Roberto Jewelers

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Gosh! Can you believe it's already almost May? The year is flying by and you know what is just around the corner? This year, Mother's Day or Dia de las Madres falls on May 10th, now you can't say you haven't been warned. 

Since becoming a mother myself, I have loved being able to celebrate Mother's day. I love the little gifts that my girls make at school, especially the homemade cards with their little hand prints. But I must admit, every year I look forward to the big gift that my husband picks out. This year, I'm dropping hints, because I could use some new jewelry. My girls are not babies anymore, I can wear earrings without being in fear of an infant yanking them out or putting my necklace in their mouth.

You can't go wrong with a nice new rose gold watch or gold and pearl stud earrings that you can find at Don Roberto Jewelers. These would make such subtle but beautiful additions to your jewelry collection. Of course, you can't forget your own mama on Mother's Day, check out the beautiful "Mama" rose charm necklace, I know my Mama would love that. 

As a gift to my lucky readers Don Roberto Jewelers is offering a 25% off discount code to any online purchase when you enter BP25FP at checkout.

 How amazing is that? 

So make sure to head over to Don Roberto Jewelers and check out their Spring catalog. They have such beautiful pieces that any Mama would feel so blessed to receive this Mother's Day.

You can also visit the new Don Roberto Jewelers in Whittier.

13502 Whittier Blvd. Suite IB

(562) 309-4194

Tell me: Did you visit Don Roberto Jewelers online yet? What was your favorite piece?