Christmas in July: Plan Your Holiday Photo Cards Now

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Every year I say I’m going to plan ahead and NOT wait til the last minute to order my winter holiday cards, but things come up…I get busy and forget. I’m sure you can relate!

This year, our newest blog sponsor, Basic Invite, is here to help us all do better, with a Christmas in July reminder: Summer is a great time to plan out and capture your family and pet photos for your Christmas cards and holiday cards.

They are also offering a 30% OFF discount to our readers so read on to learn more!

You might be thinking. “How can I do holiday photos when all my Christmas decorations are packed away?!?”

It’s easier than you think. All you need is a few simple props, like some Santa hats and mini trees from Michaels or the Dollar Store. Walgreens still has Red Noses for sale at many locations (check by the registers).

Any string of fairy lights will help set the scene, or take the photos you love and add some sparkly touches with filters in your favorite photo app or software.

Look around for items you already have that might work. This is a GREAT excuse to get some matching pajamas for your family and pets!

Your Christmas cards don’t even have to have a holiday theme. Summertime is beach, pool and vacation time, so remember to take a few nice shots with the family (and pets, of course) so that you can share your memories with friends and family when you send out your cards this winter. Any great family photos YOU love will make the perfect images for your cards.

There are tons of themes and templates to choose from, so it’s almost a no-brainer once you have your favorite digital photos picked out!

Basic Invite is one of the few card websites with almost unlimited color options and instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what really sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company.

And if you have a business, or are in charge of ordering business Christmas cards this year, now is the time to get it done. You can get really creative with cards that fit the personality and tone of your business!

Whether you are ordering cards and invites for business or family, you want to make sure your cards look their very best, right?

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you the ability to order a printed custom sample of your actual card or invitation so you can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you ever have to place your final order.

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Hopefully all this has motivated you to get started on Christmas and holiday cards, invites and more, now rather than waiting til the last minute.

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May Super Chewer Box Review + Coupon for Serious Toy Destroyers

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Dog lovers, we’re back with this month’s review of the Super Chewer Box by Bark. It’s a dog subscription box designed especially for pups who are extreme chewers and toy destroyers. What could be better than a monthly mystery box with the most durable dog toys and more meaty chews, plus a new and exciting theme each time!

Each Super Chewer Box can be customized for your dog’s size (S, M, L) and food sensitivities, and includes FREE US Shipping and FREE Toy Replacement.

Every Super Chewer BarkBox includes $50+ worth of dog stuff:

  • 2 Extremely durable dog toys (plus free toy replacement)
  • 2 Full-size bags of natural dog treats (made in USA)
  • 2 long-lasting meat chews (made in USA)
  • Free US Shipping
  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Extra Goodies depending on theme

Every month’s Super Chewer BarkBox has a different theme, and this month’s theme is Sniffs From The Abyss. It’s full of fun toys and tasty treats, all with a Deep Sea Adventure vibe.

Read on to see what was in this month’s Super Chewer BarkBox and then use our exclusive Super Chewer Box coupon: WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE extra month added to any plan!

Here’s a look at what was in the May Super Chewer BarkBox along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately.

May Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Toys

Going Deep Madden Fish Dog Toy ($14 retail value) This football shaped dog toy is actually a glow in the dark sea creature! He’s super rough and tough, but still very cute! Here he is in the dark…

Treat Lock Hermit Crab Dog Toy ($14 retail value) We love treat dispensing and puzzle toys, and are super excited to add this one to our collection. It twists apart so that you can fit one of the lock treats inside (also included in this month’s box).

 

May Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Treats

Peanut Butter and Banana Tastes from the Deep Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Daisy loves banana and peanut butter so these were a HUGE hit! Made in the USA (like all BarkBox treats) and free from any of the bad stuff we avoid(wheat, corn, soy, etc).

Deep Clean Dental Chew for Dogs ($3 retail value) Dental chews are a great way to supplement your dog’s oral hygiene routine. This fun and tasty treat is made with a limited number of ingredients, all super wholesome. Check it out.

Jones Natural Chews Pork Dog Chew ($4 retail value) Meaty, chewy, oven-baked pork. Big enough to break in half to save some for later!

Super Chewer Treat Lock Treats ($10 retail value) These peanut flavored toys are designed to fit perfectly into this month’s treat toy, as well as a few other Super Chewer dog toys mentioned on the box…this is the second treat lock toy we’ve received so far and hope more will arrive in future boxes!

It’s worth mentioning again that every Super Chewer BarkBox includes free toy replacement and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can feel completely confident that you and your dog will be totally happy with every item you receive.

Super Chewer Box Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox Super Chewer edition had $53 worth of dog toys, treats and chews if you were to purchase them all separately. That’s makes a subscription a real bargain when you consider that plans starts as low as $29/month with free US shipping included.

And as a pet parent, you just can’t put a price on the fun and excitement that come with each month’s delivery of a new Super Chewer Box.

Super Chewer BarkBox Coupon Code

If you’d like to learn more and try BarkBox Super Chewer edition for your toy destroyer, visit this link and use Super Chewer coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.

May BarkBox Review + Coupon (Glow In The Dark Deep Sea Edition)

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Dog lovers, dive into this month’s BarkBox review, where Daisy and I give you an insider’s look at all the dog toys, treats and surprises that come with the world’s most popular dog subscription box!

Each month’s theme is different, and this month the BarkBox theme is Sniffs From The Abyss. It’s a trippy, glow-in-the-dark array of colorful dog toys and tasty treats, all with a deep sea theme. Follow your brave Ocean-dographer as we get ready to meet some strange new creatures and sample some spectacular treats!

As with each month’s dog subscription box from BarkBox, this one included 2 fun toys inspired by the theme, plus 2 full-size bags of dog treats and a tasty meat chew. You can expect a value of $40-$50 worth of dog toys and treats in each month’s BarkBox, for as low as $21/month including Free US Shipping. Read on to see what we thought of this month’s BarkBox.

Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown in our BarkBox reviews, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats in appropriate sizes. Treats are also customized based on whether you specify food allergies in your dog’s BarkBox profile.

We hope you’ll stay for our BarkBox review but if you are just here for the BarkBox coupon, code WOOFWOOFMAMA will get you a FREE extra month added to any order of 1-month or more at BarkBox.com/woofwoofmama.

Note that this is the Classic BarkBox edition which usually includes plush toys. If your dog is a real toy destroyer then check out the BarkBox Super Chewer edition instead.

May BarkBox Dog Toys

Eddie the Yeti Crab Dog Toy ($14 retail value) A rope toy, plush toy, and squeaky toy all in one. Plus, he also glows in the dark!

Roger Flopper Fish Dog Toy ($10 retail value) This guy is also super colorful and glows in the dark, too. He’s got a textured plush exterior and is stuffed with a big squeaky ball and crinkle material for lots of fun play.

Here’s a look at how these deep sea dog toy creatures glow in the dark.

BarkBox dog toys are always super cute, colorful and original. This month was no exception…in fact, this month might just be the most fun yet but it’s hard to say because the BarkBox folks never fail to surprise and delight us with something new in each month’s box. Not every dog gets the same toys in their BarkBox, so here’s a look at some of the variations.

May BarkBox Dog Treats

Duck and Sweet Potato Tastes from the Deep Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Although we were hoping for some fish treats in this Deep Sea BarkBox, Daisy never turns down a duck treat! We have to give them credit for being fish-shaped and super tasty!

Peanut Butter and Banana Tastes from the Deep Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Daisy loves banana and peanut butter so these were a HUGE hit! Made in the USA (like all BarkBox treats) and free from any of the bad stuff we avoid(wheat, corn, soy, etc).

Deep Clean Dental Chew for Dogs ($3 retail value) Dental chews are a great way to supplement your dog’s oral hygiene routine. This fun and tasty treat is made with a limited number of ingredients, all super wholesome. Check it out.

Daisy really had to exert some serious will power to pose with this delicious dental chew.

Once again we were super happy with this month’s BarkBox goodies, but know that if you ever receive a toy or treat that doesn’t make you happy or that isn’t suitable for your dog, BarkBox will send you a FREE replacement with no questions asked. You don’t even have to send back the unwanted item. They encourage you to donate or share it, and will send you a replacement more to your dog’s liking! It’s part of their Scout’s Honor Satisfaction Guarantee that comes with every delivery.

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $43 worth of dog toys and  treats if you were to purchase them all separately.

That’s a great value when you consider that subscription prices start at $21/month with free US Shipping.

In addition to saving money, we also love the WOW-factor and excitement of getting a new delivery of surprises each month. It’s a chance to discover new dog treats and toys that we might not have known about otherwise. And the BarkBox toys are really Instagram-worthy, making them the perfect photo props in addition to some amazing dog toys.

BarkBox Coupon
  • Want a FREE BarkBox? Use coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout to add a free extra month to any order of 1 month or longer.

All BarkBox plans include FREE Shipping for US orders!

To learn more about Classic and Super Chewer BarkBox, visit our BarkBox Coupon and Review Page for BarkBox coupon codes, reviews and photos.

Do Your Civic Doody With These PUNtastic Dog Poop Bags

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While picking up your dog’s poop is usually no laughing matter, we’ve found a fun way to add some levity to the situation. It’s these new Poopaganda Dog Poop Bags from Bark Essentials, the same fold behind the popular dog subscription box service, BarkBox.

Each box includes 300 unscented, leak-proof dog waste bags, each with a punny poop-related quote guaranteed to make any dog lover smile — even while scooping that poop.

These silly dog poop bags are no joke — they are thick, sustainably-made with EPI technology, 100% oxo-biodegradable, convenient, easy-to-tear, and are backed with a leak-proof/money-back guarantee.

We think they’d make a great gift for your favorite dog lover, pet sitter, or dog walker. Each box contains 20 standard size rolls of dog poop bags and you can pick some up for yourself from Bark Essentials.

Choose from two irreverent box themes: Poopaganda and Pug Life at $10.99 per box, eligible for Free Shipping HERE.

BarkBox Review + Coupon Code for Extra Month FREE

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Dog lovers, if you read yesterday’s review of the April Super Chewer Box then you already know that the theme this month is Shakespeare in the Dog Park. The Classic BarkBox usually follows the same theme, and this month is no exception.

As with each month’s dog subscription box from BarkBox, this one included 2 fun toys inspired by the theme, plus 2 full-size bags of dog treats and a tasty meat chew. You can expect a value of $40-$50 worth of dog toys and treats in each month’s BarkBox, for as low as $21/month including free shipping for US orders.

Every dog’s BarkBox can be customized for their size and food sensitivities. If you want a deal, use our BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA at BarkBox.com to get a FREE month when you order 1 month or longer.

Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown in our BarkBox reviews, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats in appropriate sizes.

Read on for more info and to see what was inside this month’s BarkBox.

April BarkBox Dog Toys

 

Bark Anthony’s Scroll Dog Toy ($12 retail value) A dog’s take on the famous line from Mark Anthony in the play Julius Caesar. This crinkly mat dog toy has two large disc squeakers and comes with two loops of soft and stretchy t-shirt rope for an epic game of tug.
Hamlet Prince of Denbark Dog Toy ($8 retail value) Remember the skull scene from Hamlet? In keeping with the Shakespeare theme of this month’s BarkBox, this plush dog toy is holding poor Yorick’s skull and looking pretty sad. He’s a classic example of the type of cute and funny plush character dog toys you can expect to get with BarkBox (as compared with the Super Chewer Box and the rubber toys you get there).

He’s also got stuffing and a squeaker inside. Here’s another view so you can see his big fluffy tail. Daisy loves chewing him and dragging him around.

April BarkBox Dog Treats

Berry Wives of Windsor Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Peanut butter and blueberry are what’s in these tasty treats — one of Daisy’s favorite combinations! As with all BarkBox dog treats, these are made in the USA with high-quality ingredients. No wheat, soy or corn included…just the way we prefer our dog treats.

Love’s Labour’s Lamb Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Confession: I had to look this one up to get the reference. Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of William Shakespeare’s early comedies. These lamb treats are made with calming Passionflower and Omega-3 rich Flaxseed.

Jones Natural Chews Lamb Link Dog Chew ($4 retail value) Meaty, chewy lamb meat and lung in a collagen casing. Big enough to break in half to save some for later!

In addition to the amazing dog toys and treats, BarkBox usually includes some extra bonus items or other surprises depending on the theme of the month. This month we got a super cute fashion accessory to accompany the Shakespearean theme. A Ruff Collar!

This is extra clever because the reason why dog cones are called E-Collars is because they are named after Elizabethan Collars (the collars Queen Elizabeth wore) which were also called Ruffs. Here’s Daisy wearing hers.

As usual, this month’s Barkbox also included an info card with details on what’s in the box, and a fun little activity.

Barkbox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $40 worth of dog toys, treats and chews if you were to purchase them all separately. That’s makes a subscription a real bargain when you consider that plans starts as low as $21/month with free US shipping included.

BarkBox Coupon Code

If you’d like to learn more and try BarkBox for your lucky pup, visit this link and use BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.