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Showing posts from June, 2012

The Honeymoon Suite

This past Christmas my daughter, Dacey, requested a bedroom make-over as her gift.  Not ones to disappoint, my husband and I took extreme measures to bling her room out to the standards of a teenage girl.  The transformation was amazing and left our three sons wanting a retreat of their own.

Around March it was their turn.  Over two thousand glow in the dark stars later, their bedroom reeks of cosmic coolness.

Having satisfied the children's requests for the most awesome bedrooms ever, Tommy and I decided it was time to gift ourselves with an equally dramatic make-over.

Our bedroom had last been painted about five years ago when it belonged to my three sons.  We had done a race car theme in their room at that time and the walls and trim were painted with hues of blues and bright orange.  We felt we deserved a peaceful, yet romantic, room where we too could hide from the world and rest.  The end result surpassed our expectations.

Working on a strict budget, we wanted a room that w…

King of Dog Toys - KONG

We have long been a fan of KONG brand dog toys and were ecstatic when they asked us to review a few of their new products.

Scarlet danced with delight when the package arrived:

Ohno couldn't wait to get his paws on the goodies:

Mom was quick to test out the Kong Zoom Groom.  We goldens tend to shed a lot and leave lots of fur all over the house.  Mom was pleasantly surprised at how quickly and easily this handy tool pulled loose fur from our coats.  The fur clung to the Zoom Groom like a magnet rather than floating off into the unknown for mom to clean up later.

Once mom had finished her experiment, it was time to PLAY!!  We dogs were most excited by the Kong Tails.

Tug, toss, and squeak??  Are you kidding us!!  That's our favorite combination.

I was quick to claim this toy as mine and mine alone:

Too bad the rest of the pack wasn't as keen on that idea.

Next up was the Kong Safestix.  Mom wasn't too sure about this until she checked out more details at Kong's website. …