10 Household Poisons for Cats

Check out 10 poisonous household items to cats

This is a non-sponsored post by Dr. Eva Evans, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a pet insurance company for dogs and cats. Many common items found in or around the house can make cats very ill, and some are even toxic for felines. Pet owners can help keep their cats safe by keeping them away […]

Hop to the Music with Disney–Giveaway

Get ready to Hop to the Music with your favorite Disney Albums and enter the giveaway

I received the Hop to the Music pack as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links. The way I figure it, somewhere, someone has finally discovered that kickass music used in a movie or tv show […]

World Water Day is March 22

#WorldWaterDay #Giveaway #WaterNow #WaterEffect

photo: Water is one of the most important necessities of life; and in order to emphasize this, World Vision is asking everyone to share and celebrate March 22 as World Water Day. Water is essential for healthy living, yet 748 million people lack access to clean water – that’s the equivalent of nearly two and a half […]

LBNC15-5 Reasons to Return Next Year

Lifestyle Bloggers Conference, Los Angeles CA #LBNC15

The Lifestyle Bloggers Network Conference in downtown Los Angeles is over for 2015; and I’ve spent the last week or so, reviewing my notes, instagram photos and tweets from #LBNC15. If you were following along…PHEW, you know what I mean!  LBNC15 was such a great experience and so much fun that I thought I’d share my reasons for […]

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

I think it’s safe to say that everyone has felt the power of touch at some point in their life; from a simple squeeze of the hand to a full-body hug. One simple touch can open a floodgate of emotions, bring a sense of calm, a feeling of serenity or a surge of strength, in times […]

Valentine’s Day has gone to the Dogs


We all know what February 14th is (even if some of us choose to ignore it)–yes, it’s Valentine’s Day. Those of us who do celebrate, will go out and buy cards, treats and gifts for our friends and loved ones; but does that include our dogs? What about our favorite fur-babies? Have you ever thought about… […]

3 Tips to Make Blogging Easier

3 tips to make blogging easier

If you’re a blogger or a writer–whether you’re just starting out or have been at it for a while, I bet you’re looking for tips, tricks and hacks to make blogging easier. Don’t feel bad about that; the way life is today–any time we can find a way to make things easier, it’s good! So I sat […]

Knott’s Berry Farm Goes Pink for the Cure

#KnottsPink Logo

For the second year in a row, Knott’s Berry Farm and Susan G. Komen Orange County are working together to raise money for breast cancer awareness, services and research. I was recently invited to attend a special event to help Knott’s go Pink for the Cure, and hear my inspirational, genuine and strong-beyond-words friend–Jaime Jenkins from Polka […]

Del Taco Turkey Tacos–Contest is Closed

turkey from Jennie O

Are you tired of the lunchtime burger-go-round? Where do you want to go to lunch today? If you hang out with me, you’ll know that as much as I like burgers, they get old. Hello Del Taco! I’ve talked about them and their menu options before; and I’m doing it again today. But with a twist. Just […]

My Resolution for 2015–Reboot

Resolution-Ann About Town

With the start of every new year, the tradition of creating resolutions begins; to review the past, to see what has worked and what needs work, and to put pen to paper and create a path for the coming year. Making Resolutions The whole idea of making resolutions goes along with the definition of the word […]

Bruschetta in Minutes

bruschetta dinner

Are you looking for a fast, easy side to go with your spaghetti? Or a quick snack to put together for a party? This home-made bruschetta recipe will have your kitchen smelling delicious in no time. And take it from me, thank goodness it’s fast and easy–because you’ll be making it all the time once everyone has tried […]

Tips for Finding a New Normal

finding a new normal

How is your day going so far? Is it a normal day? Have you ever thought about what that means–normal? What about when you’re out of sorts? If you’re like me, then all you can think about is getting back to normal (whatever that may be to you). Where’s My Normal? If you’ve been around me […]

Live on Purpose and Pay it Forward

Shannon & Omi

The following is a guest post by Shannon Higgins. I hope you’ll take a minute to read what she has to say, and consider the request that she’s making. Please let us know how you Pay It Forward in the comments below, when you’re finished. Thanks! Education has always been a high priority and a […]

Just Right by Purina


Please note that this post is part of a Brand Ambassadorship with Just Right by Purina. All opinions written here are my own. #JustRightbyPurina As a pet owner in general, and a dog owner in particular, I have always made it a point to find the best, healthiest dog food I can for my furmaly. […]

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!-Closed

give away

Can you believe that Christmas is less than 2 months away?? This year has flown by for me, and I have not even begun to think about shopping yet! One thing I do know, however, is that I will be doing most of it on amazon.com. I do practically all of my gift shopping on […]