Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Dog Park #dogcollarcharms

I ordered Dog Collar Charms for my dog and two more to giveaway at my local dog park. I went to Idlewild Park in Burlington, Kentucky.

When I arrived I went straight to the dog play areas. There was a area for small dogs and large. I went to the large area because thats always where I take my dog Biscuit.

I had two adorable Dog Collar Charms to give away that say "I love my dog."
I was immediately greeted by a 6 year old white fluffy dog named Jasper with his owner James. He was very friendly and even let me put the dog collar charm on him. I gave him a card with the Dog Collar Charms information so he could spread the word also.

The second dog I saw was a German Shepherd Mix that was very nervous and come to find out was his first time to the dog park. I got the feeling he was overwhelmed buy the crowd. I gave the owner Aja his charm and she put it on him. She was very interested in how I got them and how much they cost. I gave her a card with the website information and a few extra for friends.

When I left the park I went home without anymore cards. I hope that spreading the word more animals will have there own personalized dog collar charm.

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Dog Collar Charms #dogcollarcharms

I've always wanted a personalized Dog Collar Charm for my dog Biscuit. I went to Dog Collar Charms to order one dog collar charm for my dog and two others to give away at my local dog park.
For my dog I decided to personalize it with a picture of my son Damien and her napping on the couch one afternoon after a long walk.


I decided that the two I wanted to give away needed to be more plain since I would be handing them out to complete strangers. Just a saying or design was what I had in mind. I went with "I love my dog."


The order process was easy after deciding what pictures I wanted to use on the charms. I uploaded the photos and was able to edit them if needed. Then I even got to choose a border color. I decided I wanted Biscuit's to be green and the two that I'm giving away to be red. Then it was time to checkout!


After I checked out it was four days later I received the charms in my mailbox.


Look how great it turned out! The quality is amazing and now all I can think about is telling my friends and family members about Dog Collar Charms. I've had several people ask me where I found something like this and where they could get one for themselves. I'm doing what I can to spread the word about these gorgeous charms and would love to hear what you think about them.


I can't wait to share these with some other people who love their pets as much as I love mine.


The day I got the charms I instantly put it on Biscuit. Looking at it on her just feels right. Damien and Biscuit are the best of friends and he gets really excited every time he sees it on her.

I'm very satisfied with how quick and smooth the process was and encourage all my fellow dog lovers to do the same!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Review: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs & Dinner! #weeknightmeals #couchcritics

Tonight my son Damien & I watched Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. I loved hearing him giggle and laugh while I was in the kitchen making Italian Chicken Packets. This is a very family friendly movie and is great for little imaginations. The graphics were unbelievable compared to other children's movies.

I really like how Flint thought his inventing career was over when It really had just begun.

I rented the movie at my local Redbox that is in Krogers.

Being that Meatballs are Italian I decided to make Italian Chicken Packets for two.
I got this recipe from Give Every Night new Flavor.


  • 2 cups frozen broccoli cuts
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 breasts = 10 oz)1/4 cup light Italian
  • dressing1/2 cup (1/2 of 14.5-oz can) drained Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes

Nutrition Information*

Serving Size2 servings (1 breast and 1 cup vegetables each)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine broccoli, drained tomatoes and dressing in medium bowl.
  2. For each packet, lay two 20x12-inch sheets of regular foil on top of each other.
  3. Place 1 chicken breast on each foil packet. Spoon broccoli and tomato mixture equally over each chicken breast. Bring up short sides of each foil packet and double fold top. Double fold both ends to seal each packet, leaving space for steam to gather.
  4. Place packets on baking sheet; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers (165°F). Carefully open ends of packets to allow steam to escape before fully opening.

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