DIY Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself

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Looking for a great gift book for cat lovers or want to treat your own fancy feline to a new abode? Grab a copy of DIY Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself and learn how to build homemade habitats with easy instructions and common materials.

Shoeboxes and paper bags are fine for other cats. But your favorite felines deserve luxurious living spaces! This DIY construction guide includes fun and easy instructions for making cardboard trains, ships, food trucks, rockets, and other hideouts. Also included are tips for making cat climbing towers and scratching pads that they can use to stay sharp.


All twenty projects are quick to assemble and require inexpensive and easy-to-find materials. You can customize them to match your cat’s wildest desires.
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Help Your Pet-Loving Tween or Teen Explore a Veterinary Career with Vet Set Go!

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Do you have a child or grandchild who wants to be a veterinarian? If so, you’ll want to make sure they know about Vet Set Go. It’s the first and only online community dedicated to helping aspiring veterinarians explore their passion. It’s free to join, and your tween or teen will get access to all kinds of resources, including videos, games, articles and more. I’ve spent the last week or so exploring the site and am SO impressed with everything. Here are some of the highlights from my tour:

Vet Learning Games

Super fun and interactive learning games to help future veterinarians explore everything from dog breeds to animal anatomy. Don’t let the cute illustrations fool you…these games are challenging! I scored 7 out of 10 on my first anatomy quiz and learned quite a bit. And I’ve become somewhat obsessed with the blood works game…super cool sound effects, too!


The Meet the Vet video series features all sorts of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of different types of veterinarians and the work they do. This is a great way for interested kiddos to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Zoo Veterinarian, a Shelter Vet, a Veterinary Oncologist, Sea Turtle Specialist and more. Who knew there were so many interesting and exciting career options for animal lovers!?!

Vet Camp for Kids

One of my favorite features of Vet Set Go is their large database of activities including Vet Camps, Zoo Camps, Hospital and Vet Office Tours, Volunteer opportunities and more. You can search by type of activity and location. I was pleased to learn about several opportunities in our area including Zoo Miami’s Conservation Teen Scientist program for high school students seeking to learn more about environmental conservation, wildlife biology, zoo operations, and public engagement.

Vet Set Go Book

The Moms Choice Award winning Vet Set Go! Book is written for 9-14 year olds interested in becoming a veterinarian. Includes tips and advice on how get animal experience, volunteer, learn animal science, meet veterinarians, and connect with other aspiring veterinarians. Full of color photographs and graphics on every page offering checklists, case studies and action plans to help your kid turn their dream of becoming a vet into a reality.

To preview the book, explore the free online community resources and connect with other aspiring veterinarians, visit Also be sure to follow with the Vet Set Go Facebook page and Instagram for news, updates and photos.

Daisy’s Cute New Photo Book + Make Your Own with 40% OFF from Shutterfly!

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Daisy photo book from Shutterfly

One of my favorite gifts this year is actually one that I made myself. It’s a photo book from made with some of my favorite photos of Daisy and her Papa! It was super easy to make and I wish I’d done it sooner since now I see what great keepsakes they are. You just choose the style, theme and layout you like and then either let it automatically fill in the pages, or do them one by one yourself.

Daisy shutterfly book

I kept mine simple, but you can also add captions or text to tell a story, or even upload recipes and photos of your favorite family dishes and create a cookbook! A photo book would also make a great wedding present or baby book! You can use photos from Facebook too, and I really took advantage of that.

If you want to make your own photo book, now it a great time since Shutterfly is offering up to 40% Off! Just click here to get started making yours. You can save your project as you go and come back to it later so it’s super-easy to play around with and see how you like it before ordering. Mine came out exactly the way I previewed it and I love it!

Be sure to use Shutterfly Promo Code BOOK40 when you order by 12/31 to:

  • Save 40% on 12×12 photo books
  • Save 25% on 8×8 and 8×11 photo books
  • Save 15% on 7×9 and 5×7 photo books


*HOT Deal* Canine Couture: 25 Projects for Designer Dogs $9 ($23 reg)!

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Canine Couture: 25 Projects: Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories for Designer Dogs

Looking for some new DIY Pet Projects for your fur kids, or a crafty gift idea? Check out the deal I just spotted on this PAW-tastic book Canine Couture: 25 Projects: Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories for Designer Dogs. Regular price is $22.95 but it’s on sale for just $9.18 (60% OFF) and is eligible for free Super Save or Amazon Prime Shipping. If you’re not already a member of Amazon Prime, you can signup for a FREE 1-Month Trial and get FREE 2-Day Shipping on just about any purchase, no matter how small!

pet projects to make for your dog

If you’ve got a fancy canine or just like making stuff, be sure to check out this book for 25 great projects you can make yourself! Divided into five sections–“Everyday Essentials,” “Whatever the Weather,” “High Days and Holidays,” “Jet-Setting Kit,” and “Bed and Bath”–the projects include tweed coats, party outfits for special occasions, cozy beds for lazy days, and even a personalized towel and flannel set for bath time. Visit for more info and to snag the deal price while it lasts!

25% OFF Blurb Photo Books Made with Your Facebook or Instagram Photos!

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Blurb photo book


Today through Monday, 12/3 create the perfect personalized gift and get 25% Off with Blurb when you use promo code HOLIDAYTHANKS. Blurb books are a great way to make thoughtful gifts for friends and family.

Also, don’t forget, with Blurb you can now create a photo book in just 1 night by uploading your Instagram and Facebook images. Do something special with all your favorite pet or family photos! To receive your Blurb Book by Christmas, using ground shipping, the deadline is 12/10! Don’t miss out on these great savings and create your Blurb book today!