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Make Fetch Happen This Spring with Chuckit!

April 1, 2019

This post is sponsored by Chuckit! but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.It’s officially my birthday month (any fellow April babies out there?) and my favorite time of the year: SPRING! I don’t know about you but there’s just something about springtime that makes me happy. The amazing weather, the beautiful flowers blooming, it’s definitely one of my favorite seasons!

Speaking of spring weather, it seems like spring has finally hit Chicago. The weather has been in the high 50s and 60s consistently, which means, Loki gets extra outside play time!

Even though Loki does enjoy the wintertime (mostly because he loves jumping and playing in the snow), he’s definitely a spring dog! One of my favorite things to do with Loki when the weather is nice is to get out and enjoy the fresh air by playing fetch. Loki loves fetch (and no, that’s not a Mean Girls reference!). 

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Celebrating Galentine’s Day with Michelob ULTRA

February 11, 2019

This post is sponsored by Michelob ULTRA but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.Celebrating Galentine's Day with Michelob ULTRAIf you’ve been following this blog for a while then you already know that I’m a HUGE holiday person. Seriously, there’s just something about celebrations in general that make me so happy. And one of my favorite “holidays” just so happens to be coming up this week! I’ll give you a hint: It’s all about love, friendship and sisterhood?! Did you guess it?

It’s Galentine’s Day!

What’s Galentine’s Day you might ask? Galentine’s Day is a holiday created by Leslie Knope, aka Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character, that occurs every February 13. Basically, it’s just like Valentine’s Day but it’s meant to be a celebration between you and your gal pals instead of your significant other.

If you’re new to Galetine’s Day, or are just looking for another excuse to celebrate with your girlfriends, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Here’s three tips for planning the perfect Galentine’s Day get together!

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Four Cold-Weather Hacks for Keeping Warm

November 9, 2018

This post is sponsored by Cuddl Duds but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.It’s that time of year again. You know, the one where the sun sets before 5pm. No really, yesterday here in Chicago the sun set at 4:45pm! And then today, for like 15 minutes, it snowed! SNOWED! The first snow of the season. I guess fall and winter really is upon us!

(Loki’s super happy though, he loves snow and so do I!).

I love Chicago with all my heart, cold weather and all! I grew up here and so over the years I’ve become used to the fall and winter weather. Personally, I prefer the cold weather. Crazy right? (You all know about my dislike for summer, team cold weather all the way!). But I know everyone isn’t like me and they’d prefer to stay warm all year round.

Here’s four simple hacks for staying warm during the fall and winter:

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Three Simple Ways to Save Money on Dog Food

September 19, 2018

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaONEPets #CollectiveBias

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I am ALL about budgeting! (How else do you think I’m able to travel so often?). I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to sacrifice the “finer things in life,” you just need to know how to budget and save for the things you really want! But what about the things you NEED, like food? When it comes to my dog Loki, my number one priority is making sure that he’s getting the right kinds of food that will ensure that he’s living a happy and healthy life. 

Although it can get costly, it doesn’t have too!

If you have dogs or pets, it is important to include them in your monthly budget. There can be various expenses, like food, treats, toys, vet bills, etc., and those things can definitely add up quickly. That’s why I try my hardest to find different ways to save money on Loki’s essentials. 

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Celebrate the #ULTRADAD in Your Life with Michelob ULTRA

June 7, 2018

This post is sponsored by Michelob Ultra but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.Michelob ULTRA
It’s June, which means Father’s Day is right around the corner. Whether it’s your brother, friend or your own father, let’s toast to the #ULTRADAD who inspires us to live full lives and make better choices. 

Although I was raised by a single mom, I had two amazing father figures in my life: my granddad (who is sadly no longer with us) and my uncle. Growing up, we would always barbecue to celebrate Father’s Day. I have so many vivid memories of waiting by the grill while my grandad flipped the burgers and hotdogs.

My granddad would always let me help make the potato salad for the Father’s Day BBQ. He said I was the only one he trusted with the “special ingredient.” (Even though everyone in the family knew it!).

In fact, to this day, whenever I barbecue I always think back to those moments with my granddad! 

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