• All Posts,  Lifestyle,  Product Reviews

    Why I’m Kissing the Nail Salon Goodbye, FOREVER!

    I love having my nails done. Correction, I love when my nails are polished. I do not, in fact enjoy the actual process of having my nails done. The problems that I have with going to the salon to get my nails done… It’s expensive. $75 + a tip every two weeks. That’s two extra riding lessons that I could be taking every month. I don’t have the time for it. Finding even an hour of free time, during business hours is almost impossible with my crazy schedule. It’s gross. I don’t know if y’all have ever really looked around a nail salon … but they aren’t the cleanest places…

  • All Posts,  Dog,  Product Reviews

    The Subscription Box Your Dog Will REALly Love!

    I’ve tried a lot of dog subscription boxes out there. Barkbox, ( gross. ) Pupbox, ( pretty good, we like it ) Bully Make, ( good, but our dogs don’t chew that heavily ) and Pupjoy ( another pretty good one. ) I’ve recently started “raw” feeding my cat, and know that once Ward finishes his rehab, I will likely switch him to a raw or partial raw diet as well. Through all of my raw feeding research, I found a company called Real Dog Box. Real Dog Box is a curated, monthly subscription box of air dried, raw, single ingredient treats and chews for your dog. They offer a…

  • Product Reviews,  What's Up with West?

    Sweet Itch From Hell – What Worked

    Early – mid summer, I noticed West started rubbing his tail. Usually when this happens, it just means he needs to be wormed. Usually a de-wormer + a good, conditioning wash does the trick. Not this time. We even did the power pack de-wormer. Shortly after the tail, the mane started itching. Which never happens by the way. He rubbed out the entire bottom portion of his mane, and then was born the roach. RIP. Then the forelock, ears, and face started itching and losing hair. Then the back. Then the chest and the stomach. Then his manly area. It was getting worse and worse by the day. He looked…

  • All Posts,  Dog,  Product Reviews

    Show Groom : One Product – MANY Functions!

    I have recently added Mr. Groom’s Show Groom to my lineup of go to dog cosmetic products. Mr. Groom has been around since 1960, and has quite the reputation among dog groomers and show dog owners. Whether you’re a pet owner, you show dogs, or you hunt with your dogs – you can use this product! Coat Shine : Whether in the ring or just around the house, I like my dogs to be shiny. Of course, shine comes from the inside and is produced by a premium diet, but if I can add more – I want to. Most shine products on the market today either don’t give me…

  • Dog,  Product Reviews

    Keep Your Dog Safe & Comfortable with K9 Ballistics

    Just like every other new puppy owner, I’ve been going through the lovely stages of crate training with Ward for the last few months. One of the biggest reasons for crate training is safety, so today we’re talking about how to keep your dog safe and comfortable INSIDE of his crate! Beds are essential. You can’t expect a puppy to enjoy his crate and look forward to crate time when he’s not comfortable. However, beds can be extremely dangerous – especially for puppies. If you’ve ever had a puppy or been through crate training, you know that they’re destructive, especially when they’re unhappy (aka – crate training.) Beds are easy…

  • Emily's Opinions,  Product Reviews

    Brooke Legacy Base Layer

    A serious new favorite of mine! For summer AND winter! This shirt is advertised as a “baselayer” but I wouldn’t really call it that. It has more of a sunshirt fit! It’s looser (major plus) and much thinner and softer than other baselayers I own. The shirt is made out of soft, lightweight, bamboo fabric – and you can tell! One of the softest shirts I own, for real! It features moisture wicking, breathable, and quick dry technology to keep you cool in the winter. It’s the perfect shirt to wear under layers in the winter. When they say “moisture wicking” they mean it! I can attest. I was wearing…

  • All Posts,  Lifestyle,  Product Reviews

    Breathe Better, Breathe Healthier – Intellipure

    I haven’t told many people, mostly because I’m not super excited about it – but I will be having a complete nasal reconstruction next year. A nose job, yes – but more importantly, the reconstruction will really be of what’s on the inside of my nose. I have a few major problems that have been seriously affecting my breathing for years now. I have a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, nasal collapse, and my nostrils are entirely too small. Although all these problems cause a lot of other problems – the biggest side effect ( other than having an especially hard time breathing through my nose) has been headaches. Due to…

  • All Posts,  Dog,  Product Reviews

    Diamonds Are Forever – Diamagroove Review

    No, seriously – stop buying sandpaper bits over and over for your Dremel. If you want to purchase a better bit, and one that will last – this post is for you. The Diamagroove bit is all the rage among professional groomers, dog show exhibitors, and owners who are nutty about nails. I finally got my hands on one … and let me tell you …. GAME. CHANGER. Like a knife to butter. No joke. Okay, okay .. if you have no idea what I’m talking about – this post is all about the Diamagroove Bit attachment for a Dremel – the tool that you use to file a dog’s…

  • All Posts,  Dog,  Product Reviews

    No Tricks, Just ZIWI Treats!

    Happy Halloween! I hope you have a bucket of candy ready for your dog! Just kidding! Candy isn’t safe for your precious pooch! I have a great alternative for you though – Ziwi Good Dog Rewards, for your GREAT dog! First, we must back track. Have you heard of Ziwi? Ziwi Peak is a family owned, premium pet food company, based out of New Zealand. They offer full lines of dry food, wet food, and treats for dogs and cats, all sourced directly from their home country. Straight from Ziwi, their mission statement is .. ” Our Ziwi story starts in the green, free-range farms and blue, pristine Southern oceans of…

  • All Posts,  Product Reviews

    Aqua Paw Equine Bathing Tool – Review

    If you find giving your horse a bath as much of a chore as I do .. this post is for you! West, like most, loves to be dirty. The more dirt and mud, the better. I try to at least “quick bathe” him ( bathe the sweatiest and dirtiest parts ) once a week, with a real bath once every two or three weeks. A 17.2 hand horse who isn’t the most fond of the water hose poses some bath time problems. I have a lot of horse to cover, and have a difficult time doing it – at least from the shoulder up. Aquapaw was designed to help!…