Deal + Review: Dyson V6 Top Dog Handheld Cordless Vacuum for Pet Homes

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Dyson Deal Alert! Just spotted the Dyson V6 Top Dog Vacuum on sale for $179 ($50 OFF) with FREE Shipping included. As with all deals, this one can change quickly, so head on over HERE to snag it while you can.

Pet parents (and people with allergies) need all the help we can get when it comes to cleaning, and we LOVE our Dyson Top Dog handheld vacuum for daily jobs of all sorts & sizes. It’s super handy at sucking up crumbs, dirt and especially dog hair. I also love using it to clean corners that the regular vacuum cleaner doesn’t quite reach. It’s cord-free with an easy empty bin and max power mode.

You can read our full Dyson Top Dog Vaccuum Review HERE for lots more details and photos.

Bonus Tip: If you are getting the Dyson V6, be sure to also grab this inexpensive Dyson Wall Mount Bracket and Docking Station. It’s super easy to install on any wall near a plug and keeps your Dyson and attachment tools handy and ready to use at all times!

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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We Review the NEW Dyson V6 Top Dog Cordless Vacuum for Pet Homes

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Dyson V6 Top Dog

Thanks to the folks over at Dyson, we got our paws on their brand new Dyson V6 Top Dog handheld vacuum cleaner. It’s just launched for sale, but they sent it to us early so that we could test it out and share our experiences with you!

#DogHairEverywhere

Pet parents know that the cleaning battle against pet hair is real, and not to be taken lightly. Keeping the fuzz factor under control takes constant vigilance and the best tools you can find. Even for a short-haired dog, Daisy sure does shed a lot, and every time I turn around there is a new pile of fur on some piece of furniture, throw pillow, rug or floor.

Although we vacuum a few times a week, and I run our Roomba almost daily (especially helpful for under the beds, night stands and dresser, I’m constantly finding NEW Daisy hair wherever I go. I could make a Daisy clone with the amount of fur she sheds in an average week! Having a cordless handheld pet vacuum has really been a game changer. No more having to pull out the upright vac and attachments for small jobs…I just grab my Dyson handheld, pull the trigger, and zap the spot.

Being cordless makes it super fast and hassle-free to clean up a corner, her dog bed, and our patio furniture. And being so easy means I’m much more likely to clean up little messes before they turn into big ones!

I’m impressed with how much time I’m saving on routine chores like vacuuming Daisy’s dog bed. Doing it weekly, it now only takes about 2-3 minutes to really remove all the fur she’s shed since the last time I did it. The speed is due to how powerful the suction is as well as the design of the mini motorized tool. The bin holds more than other hand vacs I’ve tried, which is also a time saver because there’s no stopping to empty it or clear the filter. Here’s a shot with a full bin from doing her dog bed today.

Dyson V6 Full Capacity

For clean hands and convenience, the vacuum is designed with a quick release button to empty the bin while holding it over the trash. I also really like that the filter is washable and meant to last a lifetime. That saves on waste and extra costs since I’ll never need to buy replacement filters.

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3 Things You Might Not Know About BarkBox + How to Get a FREE Box for Your Dog

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September BarkBox Collage

If you’ve been thinking about getting a BarkBox mystery box of goodies for your dog, or as a gift for another special pup in your life, you’re in luck because there is still time to order the October BarkBox. Considering that most of the monthly boxes are each built around a unique theme, we are hoping for some paw-some SPOOKY fun in time for HOWLoween! Take a look at a previous Halloween BarkBox.

Bedtime Story BarkBox

The theme of Daisy’s most recent BarkBox was Bedtime Story. The box included super dreamy toys and treats including a ChuckIt! Max Glow Ball that lights up in the dark, an adorable Shooting Star squeaky toy, Organic Chamomile treats for sweet dreams and more great stuff I’ve put away for later.

That’s one of the things we love about getting a monthly box of goodies from BarkBox. Because each delivery includes 4-6 high-quality, full-size items customized for your dog’s size, there is always enough to put away and save for later, keeping the fun going all month long until the next box arrives!

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Daisy has had a BarkBox subscription since 2012, so we are pretty much experts at all things BarkBox-related. If you are new to BarkBox or are thinking about getting a plan for your dog, there are a few things you might not know but probably want to!

3 Things You Might Not Know About BarkBox:

1)BarkBox Scout’s Honor Guarantee: If your pup doesn’t like at a treat or toy they’ve received, if it’s faulty or completely the wrong size for your dog, BarkBox will replace it for free. Just email happy@barkbox.com and they will help make sure your dog is 100% happy!

2)BarkBox is Allergy-Friendly:  Every BarkBox is wheat, corn and soy free, so if your pup has those allergies you are all set! They also have a special allergy-friendly BarkBox for pups who are allergic to beef, chicken and turkey. The edible goodies in this BarkBox will not contain any of the above ingredients to help keep your pup’s sensitive tummy happy. You can specify that your dog has allergies in your BarkBox profile and email happy@barkbox.com with questions.

3)Every BarkBox order helps support Pet Shelters and Rescue Groups: 10% of all profits go to shelters and together with their BarkGood program, BarkBox works with over 3,000 shelters and rescues around the U.S. and Canada!

Coupon Code for FREE BarkBox

Know a pup who deserves a FREE BarkBox of goodies, toys and treats for dogs?

Add a free box to any plan (1, 3, 6 or 12-months) when you GO HERE to order and use BarkBox promo code WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout.

Every BarkBox comes with FREE Shipping in the US ($5/BarkBox shipping applies outside the contiguous 48 states).

Ready or almost ready to get BarkBox? Visit BarkBox.com for more info and to start customizing your own mystery box of dog toys, treats and surprises for your fur kid!

Coffee Break with Gourmesso — Super Affordable Nespresso Compatible Capsules

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coffee break

Are you in need of a coffee break? I sure am! People who know me will tell you that two things I really love, besides Woof Woof Papa & Daisy of course, are: a)finding great deals and b)coffee. Well, I’ve managed to combine the two by discovering Gourmesso, super affordable coffee capsules that are compatible with my Nespresso machine. It’s gourmet coffee without the gourmet price.

If you’ve got a Nespresso machine, or are thinking about getting one, you probably know that the coffee capsules can get a bit pricey. Gourmesso is a company offering quality coffee priced 30% less than Nespresso. With 20 blends, they’ve got a large variety of capsules, many of which are Fair-Trade certified.

gourmesso

My particular favorite right now is the Bolivia Pura Mezzo, which is certified Fairtrade International coffee. That means the beans used in this blend are grown and harvested in accordance with standards designed to increase sustainable development throughout the world. Made from 100% Arabica beans grown at an altitude of 6,000 feet in the Bolivian province of Caranavi, this blend is mildly aromatic, low in acidity and features a subtle note of chocolate.

Gourmesso Promo: Right now when you buy 10 sleeves of capsules you get a sleeve for FREE!


The Gourmesso selection ranges from dark roast espressos, to medium and light roast options, including single-origin blends, and four different 100% Arabica blends. On top of that they also have three lungo espressos, a decaf blend, and six uniquely flavored blends including chocolate, vanilla, almond, and even coconut…can’t wait to try that one! All this info and more can be found in their coffee capsules shop so be sure to stop by and take a coffee break for yourself.

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