Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Waffles Wednesday: Jealous Big Sis

I think that Waffles is a little jealous of the foster kittens. I still can't let them be in the same room unless the foster kittens are in their cage because Waffles might accidentally hurt them. She just wants to play, but they're still so tiny and I'm afraid someone will get hurt.

If I fits, I sits

How Waffles managed to get into the kitten carrier, much less turn around and lie down, I'll never know! She didn't want to come out either!

My towel!

Waffles has five beds and two blankets of her own, so why she felt the need to claim the kitten's towel as well....well, guess she's a little jealous. It took her over ten minutes to arrange the towel to her satisfaction and get it "just right". It just annoys her when I try to help her arrange her blanket, so I left her to it and grabbed my camera! Silly doggie!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Flea Circus - July 2015 BarkBox

The July BarkBox theme is Flea Circus and all of the items have to do with the circus in one way or the other. Waffles was pleased with her box!

Flea Circus - July 2015 BarkBoxCan I play with my stuff now?

BarkBox is, literally, for the dogs. Their goal is to make dogs happy. BarkBoxes contain all-natural treats and other the coolest pup products in each box - things you can't find at the typical big-box pet store. Each monthly box contains a combination of 4-6 treats, toys, and hygiene products that have been hand selected and approved by Scout, head product tester for BarkBox. (website)

Flea Circus - July 2015 BarkBox
July goodies!

The info card
The info card. A large fold-out card this month

Lucky Dog Grain Free Roast Duck Treats
Lucky Dog Grain-Free Roast Duck Treats
We haven't tried these yet, but they look to be a good size

Pet Qwerks Pawpcorn plush toy
Pet Qwerks Pawpcorn plush toy
I put this toy in reserve so Waffles has another new toy towards the end of the month, so she hasn't played with this one yet. Seems to be a crinkly toy instead of a squeaky one so not sure how Waffles will like this one. We'll see.

My Doggy Cheesy Cookies
My Doggy Cheesy Cookies
Not too soft, not too hard, Waffles loves these cookies!

Etta Says Duck Chew
Etta Says Duck Chew
Waffles loves the Etta Says chews, but I cut this one in half because it's so big!

BarkMade Circus Elephant
BarkMade Circus Elephant
A squeaky plush toy! Waffles loves squeaky plush toys!

She loves her squeaky toys!

Do you get BarkBox for your dog? Would love to hear what they received this month!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Joy nail polish by Julep

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Two coats of Joy nail polish by Julep with clear base coat, no top coat. 
Described as a smoky mauve creme, I liked this shade better than expected!

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Julep It Girl Box + add-ons for July 2015

Julep It Girl Box + add-ons for July 2015
My July box 

add ons
Ilsa (bonus polish for ordering 3 add ons)
Queen Anne
It's Fun to Exfoliate sponge

It Girl box

I usually skip each month because I have a ton of unused nail polish, but I finally had enough Jules for a free box and the It Girl this month had fun, summer colors.

A little disappointed that I received Ilsa as my bonus polish as I don't wear dark colors like this, especially dark inky blues. Will try to trade this one, but I don't have much luck with trading lately.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mail Call 6/6/15

mail call

Having signed up for so many samples and entered so many contests, decided that I needed a place to share the goodies that have started coming in the mail!

Fortune Cookie Soap
Ordered some wax tarts and shower steamers from Fortune Cookie Soap company.

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant
Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Adventures in Fostering: Introductions

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I was warned not to name them.

That naming the kittens would make it harder for me to give them up.

But how could I not name them? What, I was supposed to call them "hey you" the entire time they were here?

Actually, I wish I had had more time before naming them so I could get to know their personalities better, but the shelter called me for names the Monday after I brought them home. She was updating their records and needed names.

So may I present the foster kitties:

Buster, the only boy in the bunch. He's quickly turning into a lapcat and loves to snuggle! I think he's adorable and will have no trouble finding his furever home!

This is Houdini. She managed to escape the cage several times the first few days and has a tendency to disappear when it's time to go back into the cage at night. She's a clever one!

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This is Tortellini. She loves to play with toys, but also loves to snuggle. This girl plays and she plays hard! She always makes me laugh with her silly antics!

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Katniss, the fearless one. She was the first one out of the carrier when I brought the kittens home and loves to explore! She's developing lapcat tendencies along with Buster, but still loves to explore!

Waffles & the kittens
My dog Waffles, saying hello to the kitties. 

Still getting to know the kittens, but they're so much fun and so full of love! Will be hard to say goodbye to these cuties, but know they'll have no trouble finding their forever homes.

Previous adventures - The Kittens Come Home

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sample Challenge 7/5/15

In one of the Facebook groups I belong to, one of the ladies came up with a genius idea:  a sample challenge! The challenge is pretty straightforward, just use three or more of the samples received in various subscription boxes. Simple, right? But so many of us just toss the samples into a drawer and forget about them, so we really needed this!

Sadly, this is just a small portion of my samples.

This week is a pain reliever and 2 makeup remover wipes. 

The Samples:

This week's samples

Experience our best face wipes for all skin types. Remove make-up, cleanse and tone in one easy step. Infused with vitamin-rich White Tea, calming Cucumber plus soothing Aloe, pamper yourself with our make-up remover wipes. Thanks to our handy natural facial cleansing towelettes you can give your skin the care it needs no matter where you are. 

Advil PM caplets
Advil® PM caplets combine the trusted pain relieving power of Advil® with a gentle sleep aid to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Pond's wet cleansing towelettes
Perfectly clean & fresh in an instant. No other leading towelette is better at removing impurities and gently lifting away makeup than these soft, textured cleansing cloths. Infused with Vitamin E and a Triple Anti-Oxidant complex, they revitalize skin while leaving it perfectly clean and makeup free.

My Thoughts:

While the Burt's Bees towelettes were effective, they weren't as moist as I'm used to and felt a little rough. Overall, I didn't care for these towelettes and would not buy them.

The Advil PM caplets worked, as I seemed to go to sleep quicker than usual that night. The downside is that I felt groggy the next morning and it took me a long time to shake that feeling. I did not like how I felt the next day and will not be using these again.

I really liked the Pond's towelettes and these were my favorite samples from this batch! The towelettes were moist and removed my makeup with no problem. No roughness, but rather the smooth clean feeling I've come to associate with Pond's. Will definitely buy these next time I need cleansing towelettes!

Not a bad start, but I need to dive back in and start using my samples again!