Instant Canopy Pet Bed and Quik Shade for Outdoor Family Fun!

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canopy pet bed with daisy

It’s getting pretty hot down here this time of year but we still love getting outdoors for a hike and a picnic with Daisy whenever we can! It’s been raining every day for almost 2 weeks, and we’ve already had our first tropical storm of the season, but yesterday was finally a nice sunny day so we decided to head out to the park and test out some shade canopies we received from Quik Shade recently.

Quik Shade makes awesome instant canopy and chair sets for humans, and has also started making instant canopy pet beds that are super easy to carry, quick to set up and offer shade and comfy ventilation on a hot day. In addition to great features to keep Daisy cool and sheltered on a hot day, I also love that the canopy bed  folds up into an easy to store and carry tote bag with shoulder strap. We don’t have much room for storage, but it fits perfectly in the closet and doesn’t take up much room in my car’s trunk either!

Daisy and her pet canopy bed from Quik Shade

With temps reaching the high 80’s and low 90’s already in many regions, we pet parents need to be careful to keep the fur kids cool and hydrated when out for a day at the park or beach. Pets can get easily overheated and dehydrated so it’s super great to have a handy instant canopy for her AND for us when we go for a family fun day. This pet canopy would also be perfect for hanging out together in the backyard or on the patio!

Quik Shade instant canopy and chair set

Daisy isn’t the only one who needs shade on a hot, sunny day…luckily, Quik Shade also invited us to test out the instant canopy and chair combo set, too! The whole set fits in a handy backpack that takes up less than a foot of cubic space, and is super fast to set up and take down. The backpack is perfect for hand-free carrying, as you can Woof Woof Papa modeling it above for us. What I love about both the pet canopy and the Quik Shade combo set for people is that their portability makes it easy to get off the beaten path and find the perfect spot away from the crowds, and not be limited to where there are shade trees or picnic shelters…we just make our own shade wherever we want! We’ll definitely be taking these to the beach and out for plenty more fun summer picnics with Daisy and her pals!

Pet Shade:

Quik Shade Go Canopy:

  • $149; Backpack Canopy with two fold up chairs
  • $79; Just the backpack and canopy
  • Colors vary; available at 

We received product samples so that we could try them out for ourselves and give you our honest opinions. We were not obligated to write a review nor were we told what to say. All opinions are 100% our own.

It’s National Picnic Month – Save on Supplies with Printable Coupons!

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white lab, cute dog, dog picnic, picnic bench, national picnic month

Did you know that August is National Picnic Month? Me neither! But I do now, and it got me thinking about taking Daisy and her papa on a picnic soon. Daisy LOVES hanging out at the park and packing HER picnic basket is easy: a few treats, her travel water bottle and some toys. Preparing picnic supplies for the humans takes a bit of planning, especially if you are a thrifty mama. I’ve done some of the leg work for you…here’s a roundup of printable coupons perfect planning your family’s next picnic. Now pack up your basket and enjoy!

Be sure to visit to browse all the free printable coupons and don’t forget to enter their iPad-a-Day Giveaway each day for chances to Win a New iPad now thru August 9th!

Custom Photo Blanket for Beach, Park and Home – Just $19.99 ($20 OFF)!

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custom beach blanket

Design and order your own custom blanket complete with your favorite pet or family photos and text! You can choose from a very large selection of colors and designs to create one that fits your mood and personality.

The blanket is 40X60 inches poly-fiber fleece and would be a creative and unique gift idea for a student going away to college, a military service member away from home, a kid’s room, or make one for you and your dog to use at home, the park or beach!

Regular price is 39.99 but you can get a custom blanket for just $19.99 when you use InkGarden Promo Code BLANKET20 ($20 Off) on your order. The customization, design templates, printing and text are included in the price, but you do pay Standard Shipping: $6.99 for 1st blanket, $4.03 for the second blanket, $2.99 for each additional blanket.

Custom Fleece Blankets - Just $19.99 - Save $20!

Giveaway: Win a European Quartet Picnic Cooler with Blanket and Service for 4!

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Summer is almost here, and it’s the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors with your family, fur kids and friends! Enter now to WIN this fun and stylish picnic cooler.

The Sutherland European Quartet Picnic Cooler is compact in size, but comes packed with everything you’ll need for picnic including: set of 4 stainless steel knives, forks and spoons with plastic handles, 4 9″ dinner plates, 4 plastic wine glasses, 4 cotton napkins. 1 salt & pepper shaker set, 1 cheese knife, 1 plastic cutting board, 1 waiter style corkscrew and 1 soft water-resistant picnic blanket (45″ x 52″)!

Just fill it with your favorite foods and you’re ready to go! Remember to pack some healthy snacks for your four-legged family members, too! Don’t miss your chance to win – enter the Picnic Cooler Giveaway now! Giveaway ends July 6, 2012.