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FREE Pet Sample: 100% Natural California Carrots Supplement for Dogs

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Pet parents, head on over to Powder 4 Paws and request a FREE Sample of their 100% Natural California Carrots Supplement for Dogs. Just fill out the form here and they will mail your free sample (limit one per household).

This natural dog food supplement assists your pet with digestion and any dog diarrhea problems they may have. California Carrots is:

  • 100% dehydrated carrots
  • Grown & Made in America
  • Excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, trace elements and pro-vitamin A carotenes
  • Compliments all dog food types (kibble, canned or raw)
  • Average cost is less than $0.10 per serving

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Important Update on MetLife TRICARE Dental #MetLifeTDP #sponsored #IC

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One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get and stay more organized this year. Part of that includes managing our household budget, and keeping up with changes to costs of things like our cable bill, cell phone charges and health insurance so we’re not caught off guard by.

If you are a military family enrolled in the MetLife TRICARE Dental Plan (TDP), it’s important for you to take a few minutes to review and familiarize yourself with changes to 2015 premiums that go into effect on February 1st. Even if this doesn’t affect you directly, please be sure to share this with any military moms and dads you know…military family life can be hectic, and they will appreciate the update.

Premiums vary depending on the number of members enrolled and the sponsor’s status (Active Duty, Selected Reserve, Individual Ready Reserve). See the chart below for the MetLife TRICARE 2015 Dental Premiums:

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MetLife TRICARE premiums information: http://tricare.mil/tdp-premiums

In addition to reviewing costs, it’s also equally important to make sure you are aware of all the benefits of your health and dental plans. The MetLife TRICARE Facebook Page is a great place to start. Several times a week, they post fun facts and info in the form of trivia questions. I learn something new each time I visit. For example, with TDP, family members are covered regardless of a sponsor’s change in status to and from active duty. How great is that!?!

Highlights and benefits also include:

  • Access to one of the largest civilian dental networks – over 250,000 dental locations
  • No annual deductible
  • Cost savings when a MetLife TDP participating dentist is used
  • 2 dental cleanings and exams in a 12-month period + additional 3rd cleaning for pregnant women
  • Worldwide dental coverage (CONUS and OCONUS)

Not yet enrolled? Enrolling is a 12-month commitment, but after completing the 12-month minimum enrollment period, you can continue on a month-to-month basis. To learn about dental plan benefits for military families, or to enroll, visit the MetLife TRICARE website.

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This $2 Gadget Will Stop Your Dog From Eating Too Fast

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Everyone knows it’s impossible to go shopping at Target without making at least one impulse purchase…it’s a scientific fact. Well, over the weekend I went to buy a few things for reorganizing my home office area and ended up in the pet aisle (of course).

I found this awesome $2 gadget (it was on sale for $1.69 but I don’t know for how long). Anyway, it’s the Boots & Barkley Slow Feed Accessory Plug and you can find it at your local Target store or buy it online here.

It fits in just about any bowl, and has a suction cup on the back so it sticks in place, but spins around as your dog eats.

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Daisy has several different types of slow feeders and interactive feeders, and we rotate between them, but sometimes it’s just easier to use her bowl. We worry about her eating her food too quickly because it can be unhealthy and even dangerous for dogs to eat too fast, so I’m super happy to have discovered this cheap little gadget and thought I’d share!

More ways to keep your pet from eating too fast:

Also, be sure to read our posts and reviews of the Green Feeder, the Aikiou Interactive Feeder and the KONG Wobbler for more ideas on ways to stop your dog from eating too fast. And check out this list of Top Interactive Feeders and Treat Toys for pets.

Curious about what pet food Daisy eats? Read: What’s in Daisy’s Bowl!

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Planning Ahead for Your Family’s 2015 Dental Care #MetLifeTDP #IC #sponsored

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It’s hard to believe that before the end of this week, it will be 2015 already…but it’s true! And the end of the year is the perfect time to do a little bit of preparation and planning for a healthy and happy New Year. I like to take advantage of this time to do a little bit of cleaning and organizing: out with the old and in with the new! I got a super CUTE new 2015 calendar and am already filling it with all our appointments and other important plans. That way when we ring in the new year and I make my annual resolution to ‘be more organized’ I’ll already be a step ahead!

The end of the year is a great time to review your dental benefits, schedule appointments, and plan your family budget for 2015. The TRICARE Dental Program is ideal for military families because it is a convenient and cost effective way for families to have continuous dental coverage despite changes in life events, geographical locations, or military status. The MetLife TRICARE Dental Program provides low cost monthly premiums and offers a cost share for a variety of dental procedures. I suggest you bookmark the TRICARE Dental Care Premiums page so you’ll have fast access to costs and coverage whenever you need it.

In addition to providing low cost coverage, the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program is also dedicated to educating members about dental health and important dental care practices. Connecting with TRICARE’s Facebook page and signing up for Dental HealthMatters Newsletter are two great ways to stay in the know with TRICARE. You’ll find information about TRICARE Dental benefits, updates and announcements, tips to keep teeth healthy, and more helpful advice throughout the year.

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The MetLife TRICARE Dental Program is part of the TRICARE Health Plan for military families. However, you must enroll separately in the TRICARE Dental Program to obtain dental coverage for your family. To learn more and enroll, visit metlife.com/tricare.
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Organic and Natural Gifts Under $25 + FREE Shipping on Everything!

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Santa’s helpers stopped by and gave me some awesome suggestions I think you’ll love! 

Check out these great ideas for Organic and Natural Gifts Under $25 + FREE Shipping on everything at AbesMarket.com!


Foot Care Candy Mint Foot Polish
By: Deep Steep
$7.01

Canal Street Daisy Nail Polish
By: Scotch Naturals
$15.00

Small Herbal Healing Kit
By: Elemental Herbs
$24.00

Chocolate Bar Variety Gift Set
By: Wild Ophelia
$10.25

Spice Tin Gift Box
By: Sauce Goddess Gourmet
$24.00

Small Change Pink/Vanilla Burp & Bib Set
By: Kee-Ka Organics
$25.00

Eco-dough
By: eco-kids
$19.99


Wool Felt Jewelry Kit
By: Artterro
$22.00

Guaranteed Christmas delivery on all purchases placed before December 17, 2014. Don’t forget to check the  Natural & Organic Pet Care department, too!

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Celebrating Military Family Appreciation Month #sponsored #MetLifeTDP

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Did you know that November is National Military Family Appreciation Month? If you know a friend, neighbor or relative in the military, this is a great time to let them know how thankful you are for their service as well how much you appreciate the service and sacrifices of their whole family.

Woof Woof Papa served in the US Army and did 2 active duty deployments, so as the wife of an Army veteran, I can tell you that a day doesn’t go by without me taking time to be thankful for his safe return. It was a difficult time having him away, and there was lots to worry about with his safety, and taking care of things at home while he was gone.

One thing that I really appreciate NOT to have to stress out about during those tough times was health care. That’s because active duty service members AND their families are eligible for a special program called the TRICARE Health Plan, which also includes the opportunity to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program.

About MetLife TRICARE Dental for Military Families

MetLife TRICARE Dental provides dental benefits to spouses and children of Active Duty personnel and National Guard and Reserve members and their families. It’s ideal for military families because it is a convenient and cost effective way for families to have continuous dental coverage despite changes in life events, geographical locations, or military status. Regardless of where a military family is located, coverage can be accessed from the large network of dental providers worldwide.

Families enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program are eligible for low cost premiums, free annual exams, and discounts on orthodontist services. As I’m sure you do, I place a high value on my families health and well-being, so I think you’ll really appreciate how cost effective, flexible, and easily accessible the program is.

Learn More about TRICARE Dental

To learn more enroll your military family, visit: www.metlife.com/tricare

You can also connect with them and other military families on the MetLife TDP Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MetLifeTDP

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