Foreyy Harness and Leash Combo {Review} #HolidayGiftGuide2016

Disclosure: I received the following item for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the company. This post may contain affiliate links and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through them.

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My pup, Rocco, is my world! I never realized just how big he was going to get when we first got him, but I wouldn’t trade him for anything in this world! He’s fun to play with and an even better companion. He truly lights up my day… until it’s walking time! You see, Rocco is 61 pounds and he is super strong! He enjoys walks, but it’s more like he walks me instead of the other way around.  I’ve been looking for a stylish harness that helps contain his pulling, but many fell short on those expectations. Luckily, this set is unlike any other we’ve tried. It arrived quickly and was well packaged.

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The orange and black coloring is stylish and easily seen. The harness easily adjusts to provide a perfect fit for your pup and is easy to put on as well. It only took me a few seconds to slide it over his head, adjust it, and snap it closed on both sides. The snap closure is strong and durable, yet easy to use. It won’t pop open when walking- even if your pup tries to pull. There’s a sturdy and durable ring at the top for leash attachment. There’s also a thick handle so that you can easily grab your pup during an emergency with total control. This also comes in handy when you are leash training a pup as well.

The sizing is accurate and easy to adjust as well. Based on the size chart provided, I ordered the Large for my pup and it fits perfectly! It’s secure and comfortable for him, while still giving him room to grow as well. The leash matches the harness perfectly and provides the perfect amount of space for your pet to roam, while still providing you with complete control. The leash features a large swivel hook, which rotates and allows your pet to move around without tangling up. The handle on the leash is well padded and easy to grip. The middle of the leash also features a bungee so that your pup doesn’t pull when walking. This is a huge plus for me!

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Rocco seems to enjoy this harness and doesn’t chew on it nor does he try to escape it while walking. I’ve tried several different harness and leash sets and have never been so impressed! Rocco walked wonderfully with this set and didn’t pull a single time. I was able to control him, while still allowing him free range of movement and roaming room. Overall, I am very happy with this harness set and would definitely purchase it again.

Highlights:
*affordable
*durable
*well made
* easy to put on your pup
*helps with pups that tend to pull
*no irritations
*secure and comfortable fit
* accurate sizing
* hook swivels on leash
* fully adjustable
*leash features a bungee center
*handle on harness for emergencies
*high quality
*very well made

Purchase it!

Hurry on over to Amazon where you can snag your very own Harness and Leash set! This set is currently priced at $28.99.l Remember that Amazon pricing is subject to change at any time with or without notice.

Greater: Dream BIG Dreams And Reach For The Stars!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. I have been provided with a  $25 giftcard to keep as well as 1 to giveaway to an influential person. We chose my daughter’s teacher because she has already made a huge impact  this year and is super amazing!

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School has just started back and my daughter couldn’t be more thrilled about 2nd grade! We’ve landed an amazing teacher and she’s super excited to see all of her friends again.  With school comes homework-tons and tons of homework (at least that’s how my daughter sees the few pages she brings home every night).  Some nights homework is a breeze for her and she doesn’t need help or explaining. Those nights I cherish the simple things and enjoy the ride.

Some nights, however, are a total F5 tornado covering the USA! On those nights, I want to run and hide under a rock with a couple bottles of wine ! Yes, I know that’s not what a mom is supposed to do. We’re supposed to stay strong and face the storm with total patience and gratitude.  Ok, so I can’t exactly run, but usually when I see her getting frustrated, I take a step back and call for a break. After a break of about 30 minutes we dive back in and give it another try.

You see, at the very beginning of this year my daughter and I both set some important goals for this year and we talked about the things we would do to achieve those goals.

Goal #1– Never give up! Sometimes homework (or classwork) will be easy. Sometimes it will be hard. Either way we always want to give our all and do our very best. We can take a step back to reevaluate or even take a short break to give our brains a few minutes to rest, but we never give up.

Goal #2– Patience is key!  It’s normal to get frustrated from time to time. That’s why those short breaks are so important. We have to learn to be patient and know our limits.  Being patient and taking a step back will often result in a new perspective that will lead us to an answer. Give yourself time to really think it through.

Goal #3– Ask for help.  If all else fails and we still haven’t made progress- it’s time to ask for help. That could be from a teacher, coach, friend, or parent. It really doesn’t matter who you ask, but know when to ask. Having a good support team is always useful!

You see, if my daughter (or anyone else) utilizes these goals to the best of her ability- she will never fail!  She’s armed with the tools and knowledge that will help her make it to the finish line and eventually reach her dream of being a vet.  Sometimes it takes a village and sometimes  it takes your own inner will to push you there. Either way, as long as you know your dream, set your goals, and give your all- you’ll always make it! Each day allows for progress and it’s what you make out of it! Brandon Burlsworth learned that the hard way and it made him a better person for it! You can check out his story in the new movie, GREATER, which releases August 26, 2016! This movie shows us the true definition that any dream is possible if we reach high enough and try harder every day!

 

 

GREATER is an inspirational movie based on the life of Brandon Burlsworth. Brandon had one dream – to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Unfortunately, Brandon was a clumsy player who lacked the physical prowess to make the team.  He was written off by coaches and teased by his fellow teammates.  Undeterred, Brandon continued to show-up for practice.  He woke up before anyone else and worked harder than anyone else, until his determination paid off.  Not only was he given an opportunity to walk-on and play football – he became one of the greatest players on the field, and was drafted to the Indianapolis Colts.

 

To Learn more about Greater check out the Greater Movie website and the Greater facebook page.

 

 

 

 

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God Gave Us Thankful Hearts By Lisa Tawn Bergren {Book Review}

Disclosure: I received the following book for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the author and publisher.

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Synopsis

“Adventurous Lil Pup is bummed that hibernating season will soon be coming to the Great North Woods. Why should so many of his friends have to go in for the winter and leave Lil Pup without pals? Mama reminds her little wolf that not all animals hibernate, and how he can be grateful for the beautiful autumn season – for jumping in leaf piles, eating apple treats, and celebrating the wonders of fall with his forest friends.  And she points out…

“I think the trick to having a thankful heart is thinking about the things that make us happy, rather than the things that don’t.”

As Mama and Lil Pup explore, she reminds him that God is the giver of all good things. Lil Pup learns that even when something fun comes to an end; his heart can be thankful when he sets his mind on the best things in his life.”

My Thoughts!

It’s hard being a parent. We try to raise our kids to be welcoming, understanding, trustworthy, honest, strong, hardworking adults. However, getting to that point takes a ton of hard work and dedication on our part- and we still don’t have complete control of the outcome. We just try our best and hope for the best possible outcome. Instilling  traits and characteristics that are desirable is different for each kid.  I find that if I spend time reading books and watching movies that show the characteristics of a “good person” my daughter picks up on those traits and utilizes them.  This book offers a strong sense of thankfulness. It’s one of those traits you really need to have- even when it’s hard to see the light at the end of that long dark tunnel.

My daughter found this book to be fun and easy to read. She understood it well and even talked about some of the things she’s thankful for that make her different from others. It’s well written and the illustrations are beautiful.. I definitely recommend this book to others and think that younger kids would really enjoy it.

Purchase It!

Hurry on over to Amazon to pre-order this book! It is set to release on 8/23/16. *Remember that Amazon pricing is subject to change at any time with or without notice.  Please double check pricing before purchasing.

About The Author!

Lisa Tawn Bergren

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 40 books, with over 3 million copies sold. Lisa’s time is split between managing her home base, writing, and working on ducks with her husband, Tim . They have three kids and live  in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

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Giveaway Winners!

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Thank you to everyone that entered to win the following giveaway(s).
Congrats to the following winner(s)!

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Underdogs: Brandy R.
$25 Target Gift card: Tiffany K.

 

 

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch {Book Review}

Disclosure: I received the following book for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the author and publisher

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Synopsis

 

“Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of. ~PRH

My Thoughts!

The author really has a way with words. He keeps the book interesting while winding down a path of self discovery. The characters were well thought out and distinguished. I felt like I could relate to the characters and felt a ton of emotion while reading this book.

I mean, we all wonder what life would be like had we made different decisions. What if I had went to a different college or chose a different career path? What if I moved to a different state? What if I married someone else? What if I never had kids? What if I had asked her to marry me? What if I ran the opposite way? There’s literally thousands of what ifs that we could ask ourselves daily and I believe many of them would have changed our lives as we know it….or would they. I guess it depends on if you believe in fate or not. You see, I believe in fate. I believe that we are all destined to be something, to do something, to make a difference. I just think that some roads lead us down a path that take us a little longer to get there.

 

This book really takes you deep down into the scary “what if” alter life that we all think of from time to time. You’ll experience so many emotions as you get to know the main character, Jason,  and face his struggles. Can you really go back to your normal day to day life after experiencing the other side of the what ifs we all ask ourselves?

After reading this book I am definitely excited to read more from Blake Crouch. He has such a wonderful way with words and offers a talent that is rarely seen anymore! Amazing read!

Purchase It!

Hurry on over to Amazon where you can preview and purchase this book- currently as low as $12.99! Remember amazon pricing is subject to change with or without notice at any time. Please remember to verify the price before purchasing.

About The Author!

Blake Crouch

Photo: © Jesse Giddings

Blake Crouch is best known for the Wayward Pines trilogy, which has sold more than a million copies and was adapted into a prime-time event series on FOX. He lives in Colorado. ~PRH

 

WELCOME TO MONSTER HIGH: One Day Screening Event!

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The Ghouls from Monster High are at it again! Fathom Events, Mattel and the Women’s Forum are partnering again to bring WELCOME TO MONSTER HIGH™ to select theaters nationwide on Saturday, August, 27!

WELCOME TO MONSTER HIGH™ features Draculaura, the daughter of Dracula, and her best ghoulfriend Frankie Stein, daughter of Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster, in an epic adventure! Dreaming of a school where everyone is accepted, Draculaura and Frankie Stein set out on a journey to recruit new students and bring them to Monster High™, which celebrates uniqueness.

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The full Monster High™ screening experience will include a behind-the-scenes look into the partnership between Monster High™ and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and an exciting “Dance the Fright Away” pre-show featuring a monsterfied dance tutorial by YouTube superstar choreographer Matt Steffanina.

 

 

Find a Theater Near Me & Purchase Tickets!

Monster High™ fans can visit FathomEvents.com to purchase tickets and find the nearest theater.