Monday, April 25, 2011

Choosing the right pet stroller...

There are some important things to think about when you're choosing a pet stroller. 

size: make sure you measure the interior space available for your pet, and make sure your pet is going to fit comfortably inside. Make sure they have room to lie down, but not too much room or it won't be safe for them. 

Intent: what do you plan to do with your pet and their stroller? Leisurely strolls around the block, or active running, jogging and biking? 

If you're going for the leisurely stroll one of the classic 3 or 4 wheeled pink pet strollers ~ or any color for that matter will be a great option. 

If you're going to be more active you'll need a sturdier, more rugged pet stroller. You can find great jogging strollers as well as pet bike trailers that will convert into a jogging stroller. These are perfect for more vigorous use. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Keeping Your Dog Healthy

One of the best ways to keep your dog healthy is to get them plenty of exercise. Including them in outings with the family is a great way to show your dog just how much you love them and get them exercise. If you're going on a bike ride, get a pet bike trailer and take your dog with you. The Burley Tail Wagon is perfect for large dogs like a Golden Retreiver or a Labrador. There are of course smaller versions of bike trailers for your dog if you have a smaller pet. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Great Gift Ideas for the Kids in Your Life

A Ride On Toy:

Last year my daughter recevied the John Deere Ride On Gator. While I wasn't super keen on her getting a ride on toy, it's turned into one of her most prized possessions. She not only rides it around the yard, but she helps with gardening, and cleaning up the yard. It's great that she has a way to feel helpful, and it's great that now she drives weeds to the burn pile instead of me having to push them over in the wheel barrow.

A savings account:

This may not seem like a real gift, but what better way to begin preparing your child for the real world, than to get them started understanding money and how it works. Getting kids started working with and saving money from a young age will help them throughout their entire adult life. It will be a skill that will serve them well.


This isn't that unique, but it is certainly a great gift. You can always make it unique by setting up a treasure hunt, and each book that is found gives a clue to the next one. You could also set them up with a book of the month club or something similar, so each month they get a new book to read.

Hopefully that will give you some ideas for creative, learning gifts for your kiddo. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Birthday Gift Ideas

Hanna's turning 5 next month, so I've already started thinking about what to get her for her birthday.

She has already told me many "Barbie" toys she wants, especially the Barbie pool, so all her Barbies can go swimming. 

I have already picked up a bunch of books from Scholastic this month (that will be put back for next month)

Last year she got a John Deere Ride On Gator... not sure we're going to be able to top that this year... but I have been thinking about a trampoline. We have a mini tramp and she loves to jump on it. 

What about you? What are your favorite gift ideas for a 5 year old? 

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Flip Books and Learning to Read

Hanna is way into rhyming these days. I was looking around for something to help her learn more about rhyming and to help her learn to read.In that search I found flip books. I was totally clueless... so I looked into it some more, and here we are figuring out how to make flip books and learning to read. 

Pet Strollers for the Fellas

I bet when you think of pet strollers, once you stop laughing, you think of girls with little dogs, in pretty pink strollers. That's IS the way you usually see strollers but there are a few more manly options when it comes to dog strollers. There are some nice blue ones, red ones and there is even a camo pet stroller and carseat! Who would of thought... and no it's regular camo, not pink. :) (although they make those too, for the tougher girlie dogs.