Keep Your Dog On Trend This Spring With Designer Dog Scarves from Dog’s Best Trend

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everybody! As you can see, Daisy is ready to celebrate in style with her super CUTE dog scarf from Dog’s Best Trend. As we’ve mentioned before, DBT offers designs suitable for both girl dogs and boy dogs. Each month they partner with independent designers as well as a different dog charity to support.

Get a dog scarf whenever the mood strikes OR sign up for a subscription. Decide for yourself by checking out the DBT website here.

This month was really a tough choice because all three Saint Patrick’s Day designs were super cute! There was a Plaid pattern, a Celtic design and the Shamrock dog bandana that Daisy is wearing.

A portion of sales from this month’s dog scarves go to support Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue, a nonprofit and all volunteer rescue organization. Just as we look forward to each new month’s scarf designs, we also really enjoy learning about and supporting different dog rescue groups across the country!

You can drop by the Dog’s Best Trend website to learn more, browse plans and designs to get one for your dog in time for Spring and Easter.

$5 Amazon Promo Code with Voice Shopping: Alexa, Reorder Dog Poop Bags!

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If you are an Amazon Prime Member then you are in for a treat because you can snag a FREE $5 Amazon Code for doing what you probably already do anyway…shop on Amazon for pet supplies or other frequent repeat-purchase items. It’s super easy, and I just tried it! Here’s the scoop:

Now through March 20, 2017, you can reorder any physical product over $5 with Alexa Voice Shopping and you’ll get a $5 Amazon Promo Code. Just ask Alexa to reorder a product you’ve previously purchased on Amazon. Your promo code will be emailed to you within about seven days of purchase.

Need some inspiration on what to reorder? Check out Your Order History or Buy It Again to find items you have previously purchased. Common items for us include dish soap, paper towels, dog treats and snack foods.

I ordered using our Amazon Echo, but this also works if you have an Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV, or Fire tablet device.

I checked my past orders to see what I needed and decided to grab a 120-count pack of Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags for $6.99 including Free Prime Shipping. I’d already enabled voice shopping in my Amazon settings so I just went to the living room and said, “Alexa, reorder Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags” and she confirmed the price and placed the order for me. In a few days, I’ll have a free $5 Amazon promo code to spend on whatever else we need next time I order anything from Amazon. Super cool!

Have you tried voice reordering yet? What items do you find yourself reordering from Amazon? Visit this page for help getting started and snag a free $5 to spend when you try a reorder!

Not yet an Amazon Prime Member? Try a FREE 30-Day Trial Membership and see what you’re missing!

Balance by bistroMD: Healthy Meals Delivered To Your Door (Because Pet Parents Should Eat Well Too!)

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Ever feel like you take better care of your fur kids than you do of yourself? You’re not alone! Whether you are too busy, or just tired of adulting, home food delivery has become a popular alternative to cooking. Woof Woof Papa and I love to cook but often get tired of meal planning, shopping and the prep-work that goes into making healthy meals. And our schedules mean that we don’t always have time to cook and eat at the same time. Sometimes it just seems easier to grab takeout or order delivery, and that isn’t the healthiest or most economical way to eat.

We were recently invited to try the meals from Balance by bistroMD. It’s the first meal delivery service to offer chef-prepared meals a-la-carte, without the constraint of minimums, memberships, or recurring orders. The top-rated diet delivery and weight loss program, bistroMD, created this subscription-free service to provide healthy meals with convenience and flexibility.

Balance by bistroMD fits health-conscious lifestyles, whether you’re trying to lose weight, adhere to a specialty diet such as gluten free, or just want to eat healthy without the struggle. When we went to their website to place our first order, we were impressed with the wide variety of over 100 meals and snacks available, and prices start at just $5.95.

The ordering process is super easy…the only hard part was deciding which meals to get, because they all looked so good! To narrow down the choices, you can filter meals by diet type, including Low Sodium, Heart Healthy, Gluten Free, Diabetic Meals and other options. We ordered a few breakfast items, because we are trying to do better at not skipping breakfast. And we also ordered a variety of lunches and dinners, too. Everything arrived within a few days, shipped in an insulated cooler packed with dry ice. Even though the box sat out on our porch in the South Florida heat for most of the morning, all the meals were still frozen when I unpacked everything.

In addition to doing the cooking and delivering your meals straight to your door, the folks at Balance by bistroMD also send the instructions and info you need to make the most of your food delivery. For example, although you can microwave the meals straight from the freezer, they recommend you move your upcoming day of meals to the fridge the night before to thaw for more even reheating. They also suggest that you place your entree on a plate because visualization is an important part of dining.

This was my attempt to plate the Ham and Cheese Frittata. It came with a side of peaches with a tasty whole grain granola crumble. I added avocado slices because I cannot go a day without eating avocado! Although I can see the logic in their suggestion to plate the meals to make the dining experience more enjoyable, most times we opted for convenience over aesthetics, and just ate our meals straight out of the BPA-free microwavable trays they came in. Less dishes to wash!

Overall, we were impressed with our order and happy to have a week of no meal planning or prep. The nice thing about the service is that there is no commitment or subscription required. You can order when you feel like you need a break from cooking, or need a little extra help with eating healthy. It’s also a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member, and would be great as a Housewarming present or Mother’s Day gift, too!

Balance by bistroMD Coupon Code

Right now is a great time to try it because you can get 20% OFF with Balance by bistroMD coupon code: SAVE20 at checkout. You also get Free Shipping on orders of $99+. Head on over to balance.bistromd.com to learn more about how it works and try it for yourself. Less time spent cooking means more time (and energy) to play with the fur kids!

Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save the World One Goat At A Time

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If you love cute animals and spend any time on the internet, then you’ve probably seen Goats of Anarchy. If not, stop what you are doing and watch this adorable video to see the story of one of the rescue goats in her duck costume (she wears it like a dog wears a ThunderShirt, to calm her anxiety):

Too cute, right?!? Anyway, there’s a new Goats of Anarchy book being released in a few days and it’s available to order NOW. It should ship out on March 15th, but may sell out quickly, as popular internet sensations are known to do. As with all Amazon book orders, it comes with the pre-release guarantee. Order now and if the price decreases before it is released, you only pay the lower price.

Order: Goats of Anarchy: One Woman’s Quest to Save the World One Goat At A Time. Hardcover; March 15, 2017.

From the publisher: Get ready to party—the goats are back in town! Based on the popular Instagram account, Goats of Anarchy takes you on a tour of Leanne’s goat rescue farm, a place where special-needs goats can heal, grow, and butt heads to their hearts’ content.

Join Pocket, Ella, Chibs, Lyla, Prospect and Polly–the goat who took the Internet by storm with her adorable duck costume–as they rumble, snuggle, pig out, dress up, and even teach you a few goat yoga moves to loosen your haunches. Whether they’re learning to walk or just romping around the farm, these horned and hooved heartbreakers will have you grinning ear to ear as they chew the scenery—literally!

About the author: Also known as “Goat Mama,” Leanne Lauricella is the founder of Goats of Anarchy, a non-profit organization that aims to rescue and rehabilitate baby goats with special needs. As a former city girl with a passion and compassion for animals, Leanne has developed a wildly popular and Webby award-winning Instagram account and continues to provide goats a happy and loving forever home at her sanctuary. When she left New York City for the wilds of New Jersey in 2011, Leanne Lauricella knew nothing about animal sanctuaries. She started her Instagram account, @goatsofanarchy, shortly after getting her first two goats, Jax and Opie. Today, Leanne’s Instagram has over 400,000 followers, and is the winner of the 2016 People’s Voice Webby Award for Animal-Based Social Media Account. [Read more…]