How to Make Cake Toppers That Look Like Your Dog + KitchenAid Giveaway

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Dog lovers, are you planning to stay in this weekend and cuddle with the fur kids instead of braving the post-Thanksgiving store sales and crowds? We are too!

I was searching for a new dog-related DIY project I could start this weekend and found this super cute Dog Cake Toppers Lesson on Craftsy.

Bring your furry friends to life as adorable canine cake toppers!

Whether they’re posing for a treat or adorning a cake, dogs bring a smile and sense of joy that’s always worth celebrating. Join the award-winning “Cake Dutchess” and learn to make edible canine cake toppers along with some fun accessories such as bones, bandanas and more. Using basic shapes and easy-to-follow techniques, you’ll be able to recreate your favorite doggos for any occasion.

Online Class Includes:

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and design templates
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Click to preview this class

I’ve done Craftsy’s online knitting classes before, and know how fun and easy to use their online craft classes are, so I’m excited about this new one. Every class comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so there is nothing to lose. In addition to a great weekend activity with kids, this craft lesson would also make a great gift for your favorite crafty dog lover.

When you buy the course here for $9.99 you own it forever and can access it on any computer, tablet or smartphone with internet. You also get a FREE month of access to unlimited online classes from the whole library with categories including online photography lessons, paper craft classes, jewelry making, plus lots more great DIY projects.

Visit their website here to check it all out.

Now that you are on your way to making adorable cake toppers, be sure to enter our latest giveaway for the chance to win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Quality kitchen tools and appliances make all the difference and this one is at the top of every baker’s holiday wish list!

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer Giveaway

Use the Rafflecopter contest widget below to enter. Giveaway is open worldwide and ends 12/4/18 at 11:59pm ET. Winner outside of the United States will receive the cash equivalent of $250 via Paypal. Model and color may vary. Good Luck everybody!
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Haunted Hounds Halloween Giveaway

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Halloween will be here before you know it so we’ve scared up a fun and spooky Halloween Giveaway to get you in the spirit!

Check out these fun Haunted Hound Halloween gift ideas for dogs and then enter our giveaway below.

The prize is $50 PayPal cash to help you and your pets throw your own Boo Bash!

Halloween $50 Paypal Giveaway! 

This giveaway is open worldwide and ends on October 23rd at 11:59pm ET. Use the contest widget below to choose as many of the entry methods as you wish.

Good luck everybody!
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Pet-Themed Coloring Set for Kids with Washi Tape, Stencils + More

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Super CUTE gift idea for your pet-loving kiddos! This Kids Coloring Set from Hot Focus includes: a Pet-Themed Carrying Case with Passcode Lock, Erasable Coloring Pencils, Washi Tape, Blank Card Set, Stencil, Stickers, Booklet and more.

The carrying case makes it perfect for travel, sleepovers, playdates, and also just keeps everything neat and organized. It’s recommended for ages 5-12 but I want one for myself!

Right now there is a $1 OFF coupon, making this whole kit only $13.99. It’s also eligible for free Prime shipping. Go HERE to check it out.

Furbo Dog Camera $139 ($249 reg) #PrimeDay Pet Deal

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Dog lovers, it’s Christmas in July, because the Furbo Dog Camera is $110 OFF for Amazon Prime Day! That makes it only $139 ($249 reg) with free Prime Shipping included.

  • Fun TREAT TOSSING: Toss a treat to your dogs via the free Furbo iOS/Android app.
  • Fill it with over 100 pieces of your dogs’ favorite treats & play a game of catch.
  • 1080p Camera & Night Vision: livestream video to monitor your pet with a 160º wide-angle view, day and night.
  • 2-Way Chat & BARKING ALERT: Furbo’s BARKING SENSOR is MADE FOR DOGS.
  • Push notifications to your smartphone when it detects barking.
  • Know what’s going on at home and talk to calm them down via the app.
  • Comes with a Free Smart Dog Alerts Trial: Know exactly what your dog is doing.
  • Furbo uses DOG RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY to send you Dog Activity Alert, Person Alert & Dog Selfie Alert
  • Easy 3-Step Setup: 1) plug in to a power outlet using its USB cord 2) download the Furbo app 3) connect to your home wifi.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa. Learn more…

Visit the Furbo Dog Camera Prime Deal page to get more info and be quick if you want to snag one for yourself or as a gift for your favorite dog parent.

Secret Restaurant Menus for Dogs + More Pet Stories from Around the Web

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Stuck indoors this weekend, or just looking for some quick and easy reads? Catch up on the latest animal news, pet advice and fun dog facts with these great stories from around the web.

ICYMI, news broke just before the holidays that Ikea launched a new Pet Furniture Collection, and we want it ALL! The collection is currently being rolled out in stores across the US, Canada, France and Japan.

Dogs can’t speak human. Here’s the tech that could change that. Scientists are finally working on something we’ve always dreamed about but could never imagine becoming a reality — the ability to have a chat with our fur kids. Yes it’s true, scientists are working on a pet translator, and it could mean that you might finally be able to actually understand what your dog is trying to say.

If your dog could talk, they would tell you that Starbucks has a Puppuccino for dogs (this is one of Daisy’s favorite things), but did you know that some of your other favorite spots offer yummy, unpublicized treats just for four-legged patrons? Check out these Restaurants with Secret Menus for Dogs compiled by Modern Dog Magazine, and an even bigger list of businesses that cater to pets put together by our friends over at BarkPost.

Recent weather has been pretty crazy. Many pet owners are aware of the dangers to dogs and cats in extreme heat, but the risks can be even greater during a cold spell. The folks over at NPR ask pet experts How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets? According to Daisy, anything below 50 degrees fahrenheit is too cold for a Florida dog like her!

Weird animal question of the week: Why Dogs Pee in Their Bowls and and other odd pet behaviors explained by the animal experts over at National Geographic.

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