“I swear mom I did not make the mess with my food! ” Ruger says with his German Shorthaired Pointer eyes.
It is so frustrating to find this mess every single day. As I walk through past my dining table I step in water and slip on dog food pebbles all from my dogs’ dishes. Every time they eat or drink some falls out of their mouth. Plus if I don’t clean up the area fast enough they are walking around the area and the dogs end up making more of a mess by scattering it all over! The only way I would be able to clean the mess up would be to constantly follow them around with a broom when they go over to have a drink or eat.
See this! The mess of the dry dog food mixed with the water is an open invitation for ants. I have been completely fed up and at my whits end trying to find an easy way to prevent this from happening.
I started doing some research to find different products that would help keep my house ant free, my feet dry and my dog’s dishes not a mess. I found this AWESOME “Neater Feeder” with a unique design that keeps the mess off the floor.
Check out the design it appears similar to any other dog feeder.
The Award Winning
- Keeps feeding area clean & neat
- Protects your floors & walls
- Spill-proof, mess-proof – even kick-proof
- Reduces clean-up time
Even my dog loves her new feeder!
The Neater Feeders come in many different sizes for your pet.
One Size for your Cat (any breed)
Small Dogs (For small dogs up to 9″ at shoulder, 3 to 18 pounds) Great for Yorkies, Maltese, etc..
Medium And Large Dogs. Over 9″ at shoulder, 18 to 100 pounds. Great for Beagles, Labs, etc..
I have two dogs a Beagle and a German Shorthaired Pointer that share the same food and water dishes, the Express Medium worked the best for my family.
Be on the lookout for the upcoming giveaway taking place from 5/23-5/30 where one lucky winner will have one of these for their precious pets!
This past weekend in my area was trash day, I decided to see what I could find to make some new products!
Find #1 Rain Barrel: $106 Savings
Watering my large garden is such a chore each time it gets dry, because we have to pull the hose from my house which is about 200 feet away. Plus when it’s really dry out we don’t want to run our well dry just from watering the plants.
When I found this old barrel on the side of the road with no holes I was thilled! I brought it home, cleaned it out and with a $3.97 can of spray paint that I bought at Lowe’s along with some left over brown paint I had my very own rain barrel. Because we don’t have any rain gutters we placed our rain barrel near our garden with an open top sot that it would collect more rain.
A comparable Sterling 156501 Rain Wizard 50, Oak (as seen below) is compared at $110
Find #2: $19.99 Savings
While I was out I found 4 of these landscape fencing that were being thrown away. These, Master Mark Plastics 38534 Cape Cod Decorative Landscape Fencing-4/33-Inch Sections, were priced at $19.99. Using a can of spray paint I made them good as new and now I have them in front of my mailbox to help hold up my top heavy plants.
Find #3: Wooden Fencing $156.16 in savings
The next was my favorite find of the day Six sections of 3-1/2 x 8′ Wooden Picket Fence! We have been trying to figure out some sort of fencing to keep our kids, our pets and the other rodents out of our garden so they will not eat any of your produce! The pieces of fence that we found had chipping paint and some pieces had a few pieces missing.
After I sanded down the fence, bought replacement pieces at $1.68 each (I needed five pieces to fix all the pieces) and repainted the fence, it was ready to be installed.
Doing this project I would have paid $156.16 plus the cost of paint. By re-doing it old items I paid NOTHING-except for the paint
Check your clearance at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Jay K or any other hardware stores. When I was out I found miss tinted paint to pay $5 compared to $38.97 a gallon
Check garage sales
I hope that by showing you some of the things that I have done that it will give you some confidence to do some DIY projects yourself. I am not a pro at this but I really enjoy doing this kinds of projects.
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Thomas & Friends Toys Sale + Free Engine: Thomas The Tank Blue Mountain Bridge Trackmaster Set $15 (Reg $59.99), or The Great Quarry Climb $10 (Reg $39.99) + Free Store Pick-Up At Kmart
Thomas & Friends Toys: Thomas The Tank Blue Mountain Bridge Trackmaster Set $15, or The Great Quarry Climb $10 + Free Store Pick-Up At Kmart. You will also get a Free Special Edition Engine with purchase ($9.99 Value).
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I made this cake for my family about a week ago and it was a HUGE hit, the cake is so moist! Enjoy!
Oreo Cheesecake Cake (adapted from Erin’s Food Files)
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
7 coarsely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder)
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used expeller pressed coconut oil)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. instant coffee granules (optional)
6 oz. white chocolate (I used Baker’s Premium White Chocolate)
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 cups powdered sugar
1/4-1/3 cup heavy cream or milk
6-8 additional crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, for assembly
Mini oreos for garnish, optional
Preheat oven to 325°. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese on medium until fluffy, scraping down side of bowl. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract and salt. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down side of bowl after each addition. Beat in sour cream. Fold in crushed Oreos.
Cut parchment paper in a circle and line the bottom of a 9″ springform pan. Pour batter into the pan, smoothing the top. Bake until just set in center, about 45 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes. Run a paring knife around edge; let cool completely. Remove outer ring of cheesecake pan, but leave metal bottom.
Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans.
Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. If using coffee granules, dissolve them in the boiling water. Stir water or coffee into batter. (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
Place white chocolate in double boiler over pot of simmering water just until it begins to melt. Stir to fully melt, remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile, cream butter. Once chocolate has cooled, beat in with butter. Continue to mix at low to medium speed while adding vanilla. Gradually add in cream/milk and powdered sugar, alternating until frosting reaches desired consistency.
Place one layer of cake on cake stand. Frost top with a thin layer of frosting, and a sprinkle of crushed Oreos. Remove cheesecake from freezer, unwrap, and remove metal bottom of the pan, then peel off parchment paper. Place cheesecake layer on top of the cake. If the cheesecake is wider than the cake, and it is necessary to to trim it, wait approximately 5-10 minutes for the cheesecake to soften, then trim it with a knife. Frost top with a thin layer of frosting, and a sprinkle of crushed Oreos. Place top layer of cake on top of the cheesecake, and coat entire cake with a layer frosting to act as the crumb coat. Be careful not to get any crumbs in the bowl of frosting! Refrigerate approximately 30 minutes, then frost with as much of the remaining frosting as necessary. Top with mini Oreos, crushed Oreos, or any decoration of your choosing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Here is the finished product
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Why shop at Target?
One of my favorite places to shop online is Target. I can get anything I want at the lowest prices and what great is the wide variety! From grocery items to furnishings I don’t have to worry, Target has them all.
Not only can you shop online from Target but they will help you find a store near you by using their store search feature. Suppose you want your prescription filled, or you want to develop your photos? Target has all that. You can even get your flu shots done at Target as well, isn’t that awesome! Whatever your need Target has a store to fill it.
Sometimes when we shop online we worry about the quality of our purchase and many times we have good reason to. With Target you can rest assured you will get the best quality for your money. Target features the best brands for the most reasonable cost.
Featured Brands include:
- Hanes, C9 by Champion, Converse One Star, Denizen for men and boys
- Merona, Mossimo, C9 BY Champuon, Labworks and Liz Lang Maternity (women)
- Bay brands include Chicco, Graco, ZUTANOBLUE and more
- Apple, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Samsung and much more for electronics
According to CBSNews.com there are four things you must buy at Target. These are some of the hottest selling items with the lowest prices.
- The Kindle: Target is the online walk-in store which carries the Kindle. This way you can check it out and compare to others before you buy.
- Green Cleaning Products: Target was the first retailer to bring you brands like Method which has 100% natural ingredients. They also stock other natural brands such as J.R. Watkins Apothecary, Mrs. Meyer’s, and Seventh Generation.
- Groceries: You have to walk into a Target’s to see the wide variety of green produce and meats on offer. According to the news article Target’s grocery items are around 10 – 2-% less than the typical grocery store.
- Cosmetics: The article also states that recently Target has gained more customer confidence by bringing in high quality brands such as Napoleon Perdis, Petra Strand, Iman Cosmetics, U.K.’s Boots beauty products and Jemma Kidd.
Among the lowest price both online and in their brick and mortar stores you just can’t resist their deals and promotions. There is always a giveaway, discount or a sale going on so don’t be left out.
There are many ways to save when you shop at Target and here are a few including holiday deals:
- Target promo code can be found on their online store and these come in a variety of savings for many of the products found in their stores.
- Every day there is a deal going on at Target. Save anywhere from a dollar to up to 50 – 60% off selected items.
- The Weekly ad displays a list of products which are on discounts for that particular week. Every week a new ad will run with a new set of products.
- The Cartwheel lets you decide which item you want to apply your discount on.
- Get a red card otherwise known as the Target debit card and save 5% everyday along with free shipping so long as you use your card when you shop.
- Black Friday is a great way to get in early on Christmas shopping. This is usually the day after Thanksgiving and many things go on clearance to make way for new stock.
- Clearance deals happen quite often and Target is always on target when it comes to clearance sales. Most of their items hit rock bottom prices as they get rid of old stock to make way for new.
- Other seasonal deals include
- Thanksgiving specials
- New Year
- Back to school
- Spring Clearance
- Summer specials
So just in case you were wondering why you should shop at Target, you have more than enough reasons to.
Do you belong to the Price Chopper Baby Club? My baby is three years old now but, I can still enjoy the coupons! These new coupons are Price Chopper coupons that you can stack with one manufacturer coupon for even more savings.
Buy 1 b-leve Shampoo or Conditioner get one free
$1 off ANY Top Care product
$1 off Any Aveeno baby item 5-8oz
$2 off any Huggie’s baby wipes 184-216ct
$1.50 off ANY Aquaphor item
50c off any Baby Magic Item
Coupons expire 6/15