Thursday, October 23, 2014

REVIEW & COUPON: Righteous Hound Dog Breed Apparel

Righteous Hound Dog Breed Apparel

Where to Find: RighteousHound.com


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What dog Mom doesn't love to sport a great tee, showing off her love of all things dog - whether it be breed, cause, or some other 4-legged cuteness (and yes, this goes for doggy Dads too)?  I know I sure have a vast collection!  So, when the folks at Righteous Hound offered one of their tees for review, I was thrilled! 

The majority of Righteous Hound's designs are breed specific and listed in alphabetical order, however they also have quite a few non-breed designs as well.  As a Mom of four rescued mutts, I tend to lean towards those non-breed specific designs, but when I spotted the Women's Rescue Pit Bull tee, I had to have it.  I love how it is just the silhouette of a bully breed looking dog, without the "label."  And, of course, the "RESCUE" part is right up my alley!  

2014-10-23_10-47-19There are a few of the non-breed designs that I loved, however they are currently only available on white shirts... and if you know me at all, you know that I am clumsy not a white-tee wearing girl!  If the folks at Righteous Hound are paying attention, please, please, please offer the 100% Mutt and #ADOPT Women's tees in another color.  Oh, and while you're at it, how about offering the Rescued By A Dog style in women's sizing?  I'd love to add all of these to my collection... most especially that #ADOPT tee!

One of the first things I noticed when my tee arrived was the tag indicating the shirt was Made in the USA by American Apparel.  It's hard to find clothing made in the USA, and even more so when it comes to fun companies like Righteous Hound.  A big, big kudos to the company on this one!  

The women's tee does run on the small side, which is well noted on their website (another big kudos).  I opted to order a couple sizes up on this one and am happy with the fit.  

Check out Righteous Hound for loads of fun designs!  They offer free shipping on all USA orders, which is a rarity with smaller companies.  And, as if made in the USA doggy tees and free shipping weren't enough to get you in the mood to shop -whether for yourself or for those dog lovers on your holiday list this year - they are allowing me to share a special discount offer with you, my readers.  Just enter coupon code Lapdog15 at check out for 15% off your entire order - but hurry, this offer is only good through November, 9, 2014!

Disclosure: Righteous Hound sent one ladies t-shirt to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Dogs, Highlands and Leaves... Oh My!

Is it really October 22nd already?  Time sure seems to fly when you're having lots of fun playing in the leaves...

Zeus says Good Morning and TGIF! #dogstagram #seniordog #fall #leaves #ilovebigmutts #ilovemyseniordog #megaesophagus #mybaby #love #instadog

#MilesSmithFarm #FarmDay #fall #newhampshire #Highlander #cow #farmanimals #newengland #foliage

Happy Sunday... #dogstagram #instadog #snuggles #coonhoundmix #lazySundayMorning #coffee #happydog

#MilesSmithFarm #FarmDay #Highlander #babyanimals #cow #farmanimals #fall #foliage #leaves #newhampshire

Lola says Good Morning IG! #dogstagram #rescued #dobermanmix #seniordog #ilovebigmutts #ilovemyseniordog #ilovemydogs #dobiemix #instadog

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Our other dogs would do anything for a ride... Sophie has a melt down, drools and wishes REALLY hard to be at home. #dogstagram #instadog #rescued #houndmix #adoptdontshop #notsohappydog

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Zeus says Good Morning... After breakfast sitting with a little help from Lola. #dogstagram #photobomb #instadog #ilovemyseniordog #megaesophagus #ilovebigmutts #love #mybabies #bigdog #seniordog #ilovemydogs

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Tut & Sophie say Good Morning IG! #dogstagram #houndmix #rescued #adoptdontshop #ilovemydogs #coonhoundmix #nofilter #happydog #smile

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

REVIEW: Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels

Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels

Where to Find: Chewy.com


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Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels used to be a staple in our house back when Zeus & Lola were youngsters.  I'm not really sure why they've fallen off our radar, but when I saw them as an option for treats to review from our pals over at Chewy.com this month, I knew we had to get them.

And, I'm pretty sure my seniors remembered the vibrant garlic smell as soon as I tore open the bag!  What do you think?

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Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels are exactly as the name implies.  A hard, crunchy bagel shaped dog treat, with a very distinct garlic flavor (seriously, these smell almost good enough to toast and cover in cream cheese).  These vegetarian bagels are made with spelt wheat, barley, pumpernickel and real garlic.  The bagels are quite large in size, as you can see from the photos, however they can easily be crunched up into smaller bites.

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As I mentioned, we used to buy these treats all the time.  We were first turned onto them during a sampling event at one of our local pet food stores.  As a doggy parent, I loved that they were made in the USA with only the finest quality ingredients (Solid Gold was one of the first pet food companies in the United States to use all-natural ingredients in their products).  The fact that Solid Gold puts dried bay leaves inside the bag to help keep the bagels fresh was just icing on the cake.  As taste testers, Zeus and Lola both instantly loved the garlic-y goodness.  And now, Sophie and Tut are enjoying them as well.
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IMG_20141013_131113_389-1We'll definitely be adding Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels back into our treat rotation! They come in 14.4oz re-sealable bags that stay fresh for quite awhile.  Check them out over at Chewy.com, where 1-2 day shipping is always free on orders of $49 or more! We just stocked up on our canned food and I have to say, free shipping on a box that heavy, plus having it arrive on our doorstep within just a couple of days, is truly wonderful!  Thank you Chewy!  Zeus thanks you too, after all it was his favorite canned food that just arrived.  He thinks all of the doggies in blog-land deserve some Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels!

Disclosure: Chewy.com sent a bag of Solid Gold Garlic Doggie Bagels to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

GIVEAWAY WINNER! Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree

Thank you to everyone who enter to win a copy of Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree!

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A winner has been chosen by random number generator.  Congrats to Heather.  I can't wait to hear what you think of the book and hope you'll continue to follow the blog and our Facebook page!

Stay tuned for some more great upcoming reviews and giveaways, including How to Knit, How to Crochet, Solid Gold Doggie Bagels, Holiday Hats for Babies, Righteous Hounds shirts, and more!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fiber Arts Friday: Instant Gratification

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!  And, hey look, a finished object.  Although, this was a really quick one and I actually finished it three weeks ago (I'm a little behind in the blogging)...
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Pattern: Split-Brim Toddler Hat (freebie on Ravelry)

Yarn: Berroco Boboli Quick in colorway 7368.  This yarn was a joy to work with and I absolutely love the Boboli colorways.  It's a wool/acrylic/rayon mix, making it a nice option for little ones. 

Verdict: Cute pattern + bulky yarn + toddler size = Instant Gratification!  This was a fast, fun knit and I will definitely make more in the future.  If you're like me, you know the pain of little ones outgrowing our hand-knits faster than we can cast on, right?  Well, how genius is this pattern?!?  It was designed for a growing toddler, ages 18 months - 3 years... love!   My only modification to the pattern was that I opted to leave the pom-pom off.

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What's on your needles?  I could start showing you what's on mine, but we'd be here all day... so instead I'll finish by reminding all of my happy hooker friends out there to check out my review of Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree -- you can enter to win a copy!  Also, if you caught my Wordless Wednesday post this week, you might have noticed a slew of knit & crochet books (I like to call it "knitting book season")... stay tuned for more reviews and giveaways!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014