Molly Mutt DIY Dog Bed Review + Giveaway

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Dog Bed Review Molly Mutt

Making your own dog bed with Molly Mutt is super easy…in fact the only hard part for us was deciding which of their 25+ beautiful and stylish designs to choose!

If you haven’t already heard about Molly Mutt, you might be wondering exactly what this DIY Dog Bed is and why you’d want one. Daisy and I will explain.

How Molly Mutt works
  • Molly Mutt makes individual components that you can buy separately and use together to create your own dog bed, or cover an old one to give it a brand new look! These include: the Molly Mutt 100% Cotton Duvet Cover, the Mesh Stuff Sack, and the Armor Water-Resistant Liner.

DIY Dog Bed Kit

If you’re looking to just cover an old dog bed, you can skip the Stuff Sack, but if you want to truly create your own dog bed, you can use old t-shirts, pillows, towels, coats, blankets, pajamas…basically anything that you have lying around taking up space that you want to get rid of, and stuff it all into the mesh Stuff Sack to hold all your stuff together and create a custom dog bed for your fur kid. It also makes it super easy to wash since you can just throw the whole sack in the wash!

I did a full KonMari when we moved last year, so I didn’t have a ton of stuff to stuff in the sack, but I did have some extra pillows and a knitted blanket that was all snagged up thanks to Daisy’s claws!

stuff sack

We need some new towels, so as soon as we get them, some of the old ones will get added to Daisy’s new Molly Mutt bed to make it just a little bit firmer. That’s what I love about it: not only do you get to re-use old stuff and reduce waste that would end up in landfills, but you also have complete control in customizing the firmness of your dog’s bed. Daisy likes her bed kind of medium, but you can make your dog bed squishy or firm, or whatever your pup likes!

The armor lining goes over the mesh stuff sack, and then the duvet cover goes over that. Everything zips up and fits nicely…super quick and easy, like changing a pillow case.

liner and duvet

The other really neat part is that it’s also super easy to clean. You just zip off the duvet cover and cold water wash, tumble dry low. And, as long as whatever you’ve stuffed your sack with is machine washable, you can throw all that in the wash as well. Using the Armor inner liner helps keep the stuffing dry and clean, and is also great for older dogs and those prone to accidents. We’re using Daisy’s new bed both inside and out on our patio, so it’s great having the water-resistant liner for the bed. Even though it’s a covered patio, stuff can still get damp when it rains…which happens a lot this time of year in South Florida! If you like using your dog’s bed outdoors then we highly recommend you get the Armor liner.

Daisy Molly Mutt

Molly Mutt dog beds come in 4 sizes: petite under 15 lbs, small 15 – 30 lbs, med/large 30 – 70 lbs, and huge over 70 lbs. As I mentioned, the hardest part is choosing which design…they are all so gorgeous. Visit mollymutt.com to see them all and choose a style that fits your home decor and your dog’s unique personality!

Molly Mutt Dog Bed Giveaway

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Win The Battle Against Pet Messes with Simple Solution Stain and Odor Removers

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Simple Solution Pet Stain Odor Remover

Having pets makes life better, that’s for sure! But pets can also make life a little messier….and smellier. As pet parents it’s our job to clean up after the fur kids, and we want products that are both safe and effective.

There’s a line of stain and odor products for homes with pets called Simple Solution, and it’s not only super tough on pet messes, but is also safe for use around pets and children. These products are designed to meet every type of pet-related cleaning need, including hard-to-remove lingering odors. The folks over at Simple Solution are the pet stain and odor experts, with more than 30 years of innovative solutions for effective and super-convenient cleaning. They’re also a new sponsor of the blog, and we’re excited to help spread the word about their products which have been designed to make the lives of pet parents a bit easier AND less messy!

Many of you are probably already fans of Simple Solution cleaning products and you’ll be happy to know that they’ve recently added some powerful new items to the Simple Solution best-selling line of stain and odor products:

Simple Solution 3 New

  • Simple Solution Urine Destroyer Stain & Odor Remover, which breaks down urine proteins hidden in carpets to permanently remove urine smells and stains, helps prevent repeat markings and neutralizes tough odors fast.
  • Simple Solution Spring Breeze Extreme Stain & Odor Remover. Three times more concentrated than the original, the latest stain and odor remover harnesses a unique blend of Pro-Bacteria™ and enzymes to organically remove the toughest pet messes while removing odors, leaving rooms smelling of the new scent, Spring Breeze.
  • Orange Oxy Charged Stain & Odor Remover. The triple-Oxy formula quickly removes the toughest stains, such as urine, feces, blood, vomit, grass and wine and leaves the room/area smelling of the fresh and clean citrus Orange scent.

In addition to being safe around pets and kids, these Simple Solution products are also safe to use on carpets, upholstery, hard surfaces, cement and other water-safe surfaces.

Find Simple Solution products at PetSmart.com and SimpleSolution.com.

Simple Solutions Giveaway

Simple Solution Giveaway

Because we want to help YOU win the battle against pet messes, we’re giving our readers the chance to try some of these new solutions yourselves with a giveaway and there will be 5 lucky winners!!!

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Dog and Puppy Themed Bookends for Dog Lovers

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dogs bookends

Bookends can be a great way to add some style and personality to your bookshelves, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Even though I love my Kindle, there’s nothing quite like having “real” books…favorite books I like to display, and usually a big TBR (to be read) stack as well. If you are a book hound who is also a dog lover, then this list of dog-themed bookends is especially for you!

pug dog bookends

White Pug Bookends How CUTE is this little guy?!? A great hostess, birthday or house warming gift for your favorite pug enthusiast. Full of personality from head to tail, he’s handcrafted from polished resin and measures 9″W x 5″D x 8.25″H.

westie dog bookends

Westie Puppy Dog High Bookends The only thing cuter than one westie pup is two! Shhh…this pair of westies are busy reading and do not want to be disturbed. These adorable dog bookends are 7″ high and can also be used individually as home decor accent pieces.

retriever dog bookends

Retriever Dog Bookends This pair of retriever bookends have a faux bronze finish and would look great on any table or shelf.Each bookend is 6-3/4-inch long by 3-3/4-inch wide and 6-1/2-inch tall. This pair of pups would be right at home in any office, den or reading nook.

Snoopy bookends

“Happiness is a Warm Puppy” Snoopy Bookend Every list for dog lovers should include Snoopy and this adorable Snoopy Bookend is perfect for kids and adults alike! Colorful and whimsical, it measures 5.75″ W x 6.75″ H x 5″ D. You can complete the pair with this additional Snoopy bookend.

dachshund dog bookends

Dachshund Dog Bookends This little hot dog is almost too cool for school…but I think he’d make a great gift for your favorite teacher, librarian or other book lover. He comes complete with a little metal dog tag shaped like a bone and measures 8″ long x 5-3/4″ tall when put together front to back.

dog themed bookends

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Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner $150 OFF

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Dyson Animal Vacuum

I think many people would agree that a Dyson is the dream machine of vacuums and it’s especially dreamy that they make one specifically designed for homes with pets. As pet parents we all need help keeping our floors, furniture and homes free from shedding fur and dirty paws, but many regular vacuums just aren’t up to the task and get clogged or don’t do a good job!

The only problem with Dyson vacuums is that they can be pricey. That’s why I was super excited to spot this amazing deal on the Dyson DC50 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner for $150 OFF plus FREE Shipping.

This is a brand new unit, not a refurbished model (refurbs are great and can be a cost-effective way to snag a deal on a Dyson). It comes with a 5 year warranty on parts and labor.

  • Most advanced cleaner head technology from Dyson, engineered for increased dirt pick-up
  • Cleaner head self-adjusts for optimal contact on every floor type
  • 2 Tier Radial cyclones capture more microscopic particle, no bag, no loss of suction
  • Ultra-lightweight and durable, weighs just 11.6 lbs. Cord Length = 25 ft.
  • Latest Ball technology, turns on the spot and steers more easily into difficult spaces
  • Dyson vacuum cleaners don’t need bags, so no extra costs to worry about
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As with all great deals, this one is subject to change quickly and sell-out without warning, so if it’s always been your dream to get a Dyson then don’t wait. Head on over here to read customer reviews, compare models and snag one today!

Target $5 Free Gift Card w/ 2 Household or Pet Items + 10% OFF Store Pickup

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Target Pet Deal

Just spotted a new deal over at Target.com when you shop today or tomorrow!

target deal free gift card

Get a free $5 Target Gift Card when you purchase 2 eligible pet products or household and cleaning items.

This includes popular brands like Tidy Cat, Purina, Cascade, Tide, Charmin and more.

You can also get an additional 10% OFF when you order online and choose in-store pick up.

All eligible items are clearly marked like this:

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Head on over to Target.com and stock up on pet supplies and household goods to take advantage of this deal!