Friday, November 17, 2017

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Kitten Food served from a Golden Spoon



Hey Guys! Foster mom, Nesca here. I got to try out some Blue Buffalo kitten food this week along with some super cute vintage looking golden spoons. I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to integrate both of them together for use.



The Blue Buffalo food came in as a donation. It's the only chance for me to try specialty stuff like this or getting a free sample. At $7 a box it's a bit pricey for 6 tiny cans of kitten food. I have opened up many different types of cat food and this one has no fishy/tuna smell to it. It's grain-free which is nice. I can tell you that as soon as this can of food goes down on a plate it disappears very quickly.

Here's some important info for you on what's inside the cans

Nutritional Info
Ingredients
Chicken: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Salmon Oil (Source Of Dha-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Potatoes, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed (Source Of Omega 3 And 6 Fatty Acids), Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Mixed Tocopherols, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).

Salmon: Salmon, Chicken, Fish Broth, Chicken Liver, Peas, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Flaxseed (Source Of Omega 3 And 6 Fatty Acids), Fish Oil (Source Of Dha- Docosahexaenoic Acid), Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Dried Potato, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).

Caloric Content
Chicken: 1,483 kcal/kg, 126 kcal/can; Salmon: 1,340 kcal/kg, 113 kcal/can


You can find the Blue Buffalo here on Chewy: https://www.chewy.com/blue-buffalo-wilderness-pate-kitten/dp/141469




These mini spoons were the perfect partner to this sampling. They are meant for drinks or dessert but why deny the special treatment for my furbabies? The spoons are scalloped at the end which give it great detailing. You can use them as decor but I think they're pretty handy for feeding purposes. They are sturdy and adorable!

You can buy your own set of 8 mini golden spoons here on Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076VZL788

World's Best Litter is the World's Worst Litter



Hey guys! I'm Vanessa and I have been fostering kitties for a year now. I'm here to tell you that World's Best Cat Litter really is the most terrible litter I have ever tried in my life. Some people love it but I have noticed that the majority of people hate it. I'm not going to take long so let me tell you why I don't like it.



I want to tell you that I have tried the regular stuff and the lavender scented one. The lavender one is the worst offender. It doesn't even really smell like lavender. I don't even mind that part. I actually really do like when you first pour it in your litter box. The first day is beautiful. The second day and on is where it starts to get bad. The third day the litter turns into literal poop/pee dust. This stuff will stain your cats paws even if they are black cats. It will stain the carpet. It will dust off on your clothing when you pick up your cats. It will stain your couch , bed or where ever your cat decides to walk.



The foster kitties didn't mind this litter at all. I did not dare try it with my already finicky house cat. He probably would have turned his nose up at the scent and/or texture on his paws. Now they claim it's easy to scoop but I have to disagree. The waste disintegrates into crumbles so unless you have a really fine metal scooper its not going to work very well.

I scoop my boxes countless times every single day. It didn't even matter. Outstanding odor control? Yeah right! My room smelled like a barn. I foster from my computer room and I have two litter boxes in here next to me. Not even scented candles could mask the odor emanating throughout the whole room.

The litter is dust free when you pour it in for sure. But I could see the dust when scooping it up and the dust it turns into after a couple of days. Okay, so it's planet friendly. That's good but let me tell you I dumped it in my yard and the rain did not wash it away. I had to mix it with the dirt in the yard to hide it until it blends through eventually and hopefully.


Enough was enough. I emptied both my litter boxes and went back to my cheap bottles of Petsmart branded clay litter. When I walked back up to the foster room after emptying the second box I swear the barn smell that was flowing through my room had diminished completely. It was the breath of fresh air I was longing for before trying this horrendous litter. I cleansed my room of the evil litter and I'm so much happier now.

Don't waste your money because World's Best Litter is expensive for no reason. I switch between the cheap stuff and Arm & Hammer Slide. Arm & Hammer has consistently been affordable and high quality. I feel sorry for the sucker who thinks they want to try this stuff out because its new/interesting. I regret ever thinking to do so. Good Luck and hope my opinion has helped out.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Giveaway 


October is not only Halloween month, but it's also Bullying Prevention Month and Spookley the Square Pumpkin teaches children that it's okay to be different. Frequently aired on Disney Junior, Spookley the Square Pumpkin has finally been released on Blu-ray + Dvd combo, and to celebrate the release of the movie, as well as show awareness for Bullying Prevention Month, Simply Nerdy Mom is hosting a Spookley giveaway!

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Spookley is the national spokesperson for National Bully Prevention Month. Spookley presents an easily understood format that delivers a message to young children on tolerance and the importance of being kind. The movie has been one of our favorite October movies. Not only are the characters adorable, and the story is not only fun, but has an important message attached. 



Everybody’s favorite square pumpkin is now the “Pick of the Patch” this Halloween season. For the first time ever, SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN can be yours to own in High Definition – available in a new Blu-ray Combo pack and on Digital HD from Cinedigm. 

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN, written and created by Joe Troiano, tells the story of a square pumpkin living in a round pumpkin patch on Holiday Hill Farm. Although Spookley initially faces ridicule from his fellow patch-mates, he goes on to save the day during a terrible storm. As a result, all the pumpkins in the patch learn that the things that make you different make you special.

The animated television special, based on the bestselling Spookley book series, has been a long time Halloween tradition for families, and will once again be broadcast this October on Disney Junior.



This year, Spookley the Square Pumpkin also returns as the "Official Spokes-Pumpkin" of National Bullying Prevention Month through a partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. PACER, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.  For more information on Spookley’s activities with PACER, visit: www.PACER.org/Bullying/

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS
In a world where the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins, Spookley is teased because of his square shape. Shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders, who convince him that, square or not, he has a right to be the Pick of the Patch. But Big Tom and Little Tom, the pumpkin bullies in the patch, continue to tease and taunt Spookley. Encouraged by kindly Jack Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, Spookley tries his best, but he isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm. When the storm blows the round pumpkins across the patch towards the raging river, Spookley realizes it is up to him and his square shape to save the day.
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE 5 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PICTURE BOOKS*:
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
The Legend of Beacon the Bright Little Firefly
The Legend of JellyBean and the Unbreakable Egg
The Legend of Lyla the Lovesick Ladybug
The Legend of Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens
*not available in HD



SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Blu-ray+DVD Combo Amazon purchase link:

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Official Website:

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*Disclosure: This product was received as a sample in exchange for an honest, unbiased, review. The reviews and or opinions on this blog are 100% my own. No monitory compensation was received and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lunch Box Must Haves HTML


Last week was National School Lunch Week (October 9-13). To celebrate, I've compiled a quick list of must have lunch box items that both children and parents will love, plus, you can enter to win a prize pack featuring some of these great brands for your little scholar's school lunch box. 


This post and giveaway has been sponsored by the brands listed below. 
My children love Aquaball water beverages. Not only do they come in great flavors like fruit punch, grape, strawberry lemonade, and berry, but they are naturally flavored and have zero sugar. Children will also love seeing their favorite Disney and Marvel characters on the bottles. We purchase cases of Aquaball all the time for playdates, kid parties, and even Easter baskets. It's a refreshing beverage with flavors your children will enjoy, and you can feel refreshed that your children are staying hydrated without all the artificial flavoring, colors, or high sugar drinks. Not only are these the perfect size for lunch boxes, but they are also great for small coolers to take to sports games. 


Welch's recently came out with fruit rolls. They are strips of rolled fruit and are loved by my children. They currently come in strawberry, berry, and tropical punch flavors. The tropical punch is my personal favorite, but they are all delicious. Each flavor is made with real fruit, natural colors and flavors, and are gluten free. They also happen to be a great source of vitamins C, A, and E. They have a natural sweetness to them, and fun to eat. 




Speaking of snacks with a natural sweetness, Go Organically Fruit Snacks are 100% organic and made with real fruit. Go Organicaly Fruit Snacks come in fruit medley, mixed berry, and my personal favorite: tropical. My children love fruit snacks, and we have tried a variety of them through the years. Typically I hate fruit snacks and think they are gross, but these ones I love myself, so if I like them, I have no problem giving them to my children. Go Organically is also gluten free, and a good source of Vitamin C with no preservatives. 



Popcorn has always been a healthier alternative to greasy, sodium drenched potato chips. The Little Kernel Mini Popcorn is not only healthy and delicious, it's adorable! These bags of mini popcorn come in flavors like white cheddar, truffle sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, sweet and salty, naked, and butter. Popped in 100% olive oil, these tiny snacks are going to be a huge hit with the kiddos. 



Want to win a few of these products for your kiddos? 
Enter below for your chance to win
1 case of AquaBall
 2 boxes of Welch’s Fruit Rolls
 1 box of Go Organically



Lunch Box Must-Haves

*Disclosure: This product was received as a sample in exchange for an honest, unbiased, review. The reviews and or opinions on this blog are 100% my own. No monitory compensation was received and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Making a Pikachu Origami with Craft Haven Origami Paper



I don't make Origami often but when I do I try to make something simple. I'm a beginner. You can do more things with Origami paper though if you like to do just general paper crafting. You don't necessarily need to fold and you can definitely cut out shapes for poster board projects with the kids.

I wanted to try something easy so I went online to look for a Pikachu origami tutorial and stumbled upon a quick video on this page here ---> http://www.redtedart.com/easy-pikachu-craft-for-pokemon-lovers/

It takes no time at all and here's how my pikachu head came out.



The Origami paper I used is called Craft Haven Origami Paper which you can buy a box on Amazon for $13.99 ---> https://www.amazon.com/Craft-Haven-Double-Sided-Assorted-Tutorials/dp/B018DBC1UY/

Some of the paper is double sided and some of them have the one colored and one white side. I found it very easy to work with and durable. It wasn't too thin which I hate folding because that kind of paper can easily rip. Good stuff!


You can look up so many simple projects online. I made a simple small envelope with one piece and a goblin head with another. Have fun with it!