Wednesday, October 7, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

Don't forget the family pet this Christmas! We've found some great places to get gifts for your pet or for the animal-lover in your life this holiday season. We've rounded up a few great ideas that include the following:

Pet-Pro Bowl by Remarkabowl-

Remarkabowl's 'Pet-Pro' patented sports themed designs make for the perfect pet bowl for every sports fanatic and are the only pet bowls with the look, feel and texture of a real sports ball! Pet-Pro was named "One of the Top 10 Coolest New Products" by The I Love site and their All-Star quality scores with owners and pets alike. Made of 100% BPA and toxin free polypropylene, these non-tip, non-spill, sports bowls are completely safe, come in 3 sizes for animals large and small, meet the highest quality control standards, have easy to handle thumb holes and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Your pet will "Halve a Ball" with a Pet-Pro Bowl by Remarkabowl

Twigo Tags -

We must protect our pets we love! A Twigo Tag is one of the simplest tags on the market - simply write, boil and wear. The tags self-attach and are completely silent, ideal for those who dislike the jingling noise. Twigo Tags are stylish, unique and provide our pets with the safety they deserve! Great Stocking Stuffer for any dog or cat on your list. Learn more about Twigo Pet ID Tag.  So many styles to choose from for $10! 

Ultra Calmer by Pet Acoustics-

Thousands of pet owners struggle with their pet's anxiety, which can be heartbreaking to witness. Pet Acoustics has developed the Ultra Calmer collar device, which is a pet owner’s tool to aid canine anxious behaviors. Dogs that suffer from acute anxiety triggered by sounds will find stress relief during thunderstorms, fireworks, and environmental noises with the Ultra Calmer.
Pet parents may use Ultra Calmer at the first sign of agitation. Simply turn on the music and adjust the volume level according to your dog’s size and hearing comfort. After a few minutes, you will see your dog rest in a state of calm, diminishing behaviors of shaking, pacing, and panting. Ultra Calmer fits onto any collar size, is water resistant, and plays the Flash drive pre-loaded frequency-modified music continuously for up to three hours.
Small, Medium or Large  $69.99

Kaleb's Organics Dog Treats-

Kaleb’s Organics recently launched their new line of dog treats that will not only satisfy Fido’s taste buds, but will provide healthy benefits and give pet owners great peace of mind. Kaleb’s offers wholesome ingredients, great taste, and are USDA Certified Organic. You can even eat them yourself! Made in the USA, these treats are freshly baked in Vermont using all natural ingredients and no preservatives. Pet owners have the option to choose from 5 flavors; all of which are kosher, vegan, as well as wheat, corn and soy free. Kaleb’s Organics flavors include: Banana Oatmeal, Blueberry Pie, Cranberry Coconut Cookie, Peanut Butter Crunch, and Pizza Fusion.  
Available on for $8.99

Jelly Wellies-

The Jelly Wellies collection features all-weather protection including stylish boots and rain coats.The collection comes in six fun bright colors: firey red, brite pink, vibrant yellow, classic green, crystal blue and dewberry, which mix and match with the camouflage, racing strip and solid style, wrap-around belly band rain coat. These deluxe fleece lined rain coats are not only durable but fashion forward too!  
Available on for $20

Hachiko Smart Collar Sensor and Mobile App-

Today, dog parents are more determined than ever to provide fur babies with a happy and healthy life. The launch of Hachiko’s revolutionary Smart Collar Sensor and Mobile App will help owners stay connected to their canine companions and monitor their activity and overall well-being each and every day. Hachiko is a sensor that simply attaches to any harness or collar and measures a dog’s activity using Bluetooth technology that connects to an iPhone 5 phone or higher. Made of tough poly-carbonate plastic shell, Hachiko is 100% waterproof. There’s no need for owners to remove and recharge. The sensors are available in a variety of fun bright colors and pet parents can choose a Hachiko that best fits their dog’s style and personality.
Learn more at:  
Retailing for only $39.99

Doggie BackPack from A Pet With Paws-

A Pet with Paws Backpack is the “paw-fect” accessory to provide your dog with during their daycare adventures. Not only will the backpack look stylish and adorable, but your pup will feel like he’s helping out by carrying his own supplies, just like one of the kids. Instead of books, rulers and pencils however, this doggie backpack will conveniently hold your pup’s pet waste bags, a necessity for four-legged everyday living! This fashionable and beneficial backpack comes from a unique and inspiring company: The Underground Chic. Known for its designer style eco-conscious handbags has taken the same styling and concept and established a new division A Pet with Paws, a line of sophisticated eco-friendly pet carriers and accessories. Imparting a sense of humor, at first glance you think the backpack is made of leather; however upon closer examination you realize your eye has been tricked and what you are seeing is a fashionable designer style bag with a printed image on fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. Available in blue and pink, poop bags included. 

Piddle Place: The Ultimate Indoor Dog Potty Grass Pad-

New puppy?  Long hours at work?  Elderly dog?  Pet Friendly Travel?  Allow your pet the comfort and dignity of an indoor potty. If you’re looking for the best indoor potty turf patch for dogs, cats, mini pigs and rabbits, you found it.  At Piddle Place we are dedicated to removing the barriers to pet companionship, supporting shelters, and manufacturing in the USA.Invented by a nurse, Piddle Place™ is not another pet potty turf patch box or puppy pad holder. Piddle Place™ pet relief system is the #1 dog potty grass pad available using porous turf, quick drain, artificial turf, valve drain system, eliminating odor, mess, and contact with pet waste, while complimenting the look of your home. 

Purchase the Piddle Place for $99.99

** Watch this spot for more great gift giving pet ideas.

Change More Than Diapers This Holiday Season

World Vision has some amazing gifts that are perfect for parents who want to make a difference this year.  You will feel good by doing good, and  can even get the kids involved picking out gifts.  Gifts such as:

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Kids

When it comes to holiday gift giving, it's the children’s gifts that are the most fun. Seeing the joy on the kids face as they unwrap their holiday gifts, is often times even better than receiving a gift of your very own.

Check out this year's gift ideas for children, in our Gift Guide below:

Lil Pro sets by Remarkabowl-

Lil Pro sets by Remarkabowl encourage kids to get off the sidelines and participate in the fun of sports. Our textured bowls and bright colored die cut plates will bring your child the feel of being in the game, while teaching them the basics of their favorite sport. Whether it's scoring the game winning goal, hoop or touchdown, your Lil Pro will never look at meal time the same way again!

All Remarkabowl products are tested and approved to meet the highest quality standards. They are BPA and toxin free, Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.

** Watch this spot for more gift giving ideas for Kids!

RV's, 5th Wheel and Camping- Must Have's

Gerry and I love to travel. Whenever we can, you will find us in our RV traveling from one place to another. It's actual hard for us to stay put here during the winter months, but we don't like to leave our dog Jake in the winter at the kennels, so we usually stay home from October- March. Itching to get out again.

This upcoming Fall, we are hoping to start on Snow birding. Gerry is retiring soon and this is what we've been planning on doing for quite some time. Of course, before we can go on Snow birding, we need to make sure that we have planned everything accordingly. Our home should be secure. Our stuff needs to be stored. And we have a budget that we will stick to while on the road.
Your RV or 5th Wheel is like your second home though and you want to have it all equipped. 

 StarKist -

Part of traveling means stocking up on delicious, convenient, portable foods packed with protein to keep your energy level going. Check out StarKist’s new flavored tuna pouches which are healthy and easy to eat right out of the pouch with no mixing or draining required. These pouches are low in calories, high in protein and a great source of  Omega-3 fatty acids.
If you love wild caught salmon, StarKist has you covered with their new Salmon Creations pouch featuring both Lemon Dill and Mango Chipotle flavors.

Hot sauce lovers, now is your time to rejoice because StarKist has released a new Hot Buffalo Style Tuna Creations pouch seasoned with hot and spicy buffalo sauce, making it easy to satisfy your spicy cravings.
In addition StarKist has also released Kid’s Creations pouches to encourage kids to eat more fish and look forward to meal time. These pouches come in delicious flavors including Bacon Ranch and Honey BBQ that contain plenty of DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain development.

Carefree’s Dura-Mat-

The Strongest, most durable Mat Available!  Dirt and Water just filters right through!

Carefree’s Dura-Mats are the most rugged and beautiful mats on the market today.  Colored vinyl strands and reinforcement fibers are loomed into a woven fabric then compacted and bonded for exceptional strength and durability.  They are hemmed all around and the design allows for dirt and water to filter right through the mat.  They also come with reinforced brass grommets for staking the mat to the ground and after use they go into their very own storage bag so they are easy to transport and store.  Available in 4 color options; Gray, Brown, Blue or Bordeaux.  All mats are 8’ deep in widths of 8’, 10’, 12’, 14’, 16’, 18’, and 20’.

Buena Vista + Room-

Lightweight, convenient and easy to setup.  Nearly doubles your living space!  Just attach it to your awning and you are done! 

Setting up the Buena Vista is quick and easy.  The door can be mounted on the left or right side along with the easy to use wall seal, stakes and a one-piece skirt.  Clear weather-view zippered panels on the outside keep rain out, and the zippered panels on the inside offer privacy.    For odd-sized rooms, there is an extension panel to ensure a tight fit.  Ideal for picnics and relaxation outside without worrying about the elements.  When you are ready to hit the road again, it goes back into an easy to use storage bag.  It fits all brand of traditional and 12V Awnings with vertical arms in 10’-21’ and also fits Carefree’s Campout and Freedom Awnings from 3-5 meters.

Durable, Easy to Use, Canopy Protection-

These durable clamps mount to your Carefree, A&E or Faulkner patio awning rafter arm and easily fold out when needed. Soft rubber protects your canopy from flapping in the breeze and ensures the canopy is taut when the awning is fully extended. Since they are permanently mounted to your awning there is never a chance of misplacing them and they fold into the arm so they can remain attached when the awning is open or closed. The installation process is very easy and they are available in Black and White color options.  Please note, these clamps will not work on curved arm applications.

Starter Ladder for RV’s-

Get a leg up on climbing your coach's ladder to access your roof top maintenance with our 48" ladder.  The hardware secures our starter ladder to your coach's exterior ladder so it cannot get knocked off.  This ladder will support up to 300 lbs at a 12° angle.

Extend A Line Clothes Dryer-

The Extend-A-Line is designed to be mounted to 1” or 1 ½” exterior ladders with 9 5/8” - 10 1/8” spacing between upright tubing.
·         Six independent arms can carry towels, suits, or clothes on hangers
·         Supports 10 lbs per arm, 60 lbs maximum load when evenly spaced
·         18’ of line space
·         Actual wire arms are 42” long
·         Wall mounted bracket provided for home use, or RVs without ladders
·         Chrome plated arms and a plastic body resist rust

TRICO RV wiper blades-

With a full line of windshield wiper blades, refills and arms, TRICO has the wiper products for virtually all of your Recreational Vehicle (RV) needs. TRICO® blades and refills feature durable metal construction and a heavy duty natural rubber wiping element for quality performance under demanding conditions. Class C RVs are typically built on a van chassis and require conventional automotive blades like TRICO Exact Fit® blades.

Solvit PupSTEP Wood Pet Stairs - (from 1-800 Pet Meds)-

Solvit PupSTEP Wood Pet Stairs provides a safe and stylish way for pets to ascend and descend. The solid wood construction folds flat for easy storage and transport. The stairs require no assembly and can be placed against beds, chairs, sofa, tables or any desired area. The pet steps are perfect for small pets, aging pets and pets with joint issues. Perfect for the RV and 5th wheel for our furry friends!

For: Dogs and Cats

Renogy 200W Monocrystalline Starter Kit-

The Starter Kits are a great introduction for people who have just started getting into solar—a combination of being great on budget, and easy to get set up and running without too much effort. The Starter Kit provides the convenience of having the essential components of a solar system in one kit and because the items are bundled together, you save more than if you were to buy the items separately. Of course, as with having any solar system, the ability to have renewable energy on hand while off-grid is more than a little helpful, even if just to help provide lighting or charging your devices. With our Starter Kit, all the items included are under warranty: the accessories for a year and the panels for twenty-five years. 

If you ever have any questions, our team is more than happy to help assist you and can be reached via phone at 1-800-330-8678 or via

Orion Bear Deterrent-

Orion Safety Products introduces its new non-lethal sight and sound Bear Deterrent.  The product produces a loud “gunshot” sound, a bright dynamic flash and smoke, and it is designed to scare bears away before they are close enough to be in attack mode.  Field tests in Alaska have demonstrated Orion Bear Deterrent can be effective at 300 feet.  

Though lethal bear attacks are rare, there has been an increase in bear attacks and maulings as more people live in or visit bear habitats according to a 2014 article in National Geographic.  The report also suggests that people who live in or visit areas where bear and other large animals live, can educate themselves and take precautions to reduce risk of an attack.  Bear deterrent products are recommended for hunters, campers, hikers or anyone living in rural areas frequented by bears.    
Orion Bear Deterrent is an excellent, long-distance alternative to bear pepper sprays and other deterrent products available.   “Bear spray products and other deterrent products do not work at longer ranges, and they may not work in all weather conditions,” explained Jay McLaughlin, President Orion Safety Products, “When bears are close enough to use some of these other products, it can be a terrifying and dangerous situation.  Protecting yourself and your family is critical.  Orion Bear Deterrent works at distances as great as 300 feet with both a visual and sound signal to frighten bears away.”     

Orion Bear Deterrent offers additional advantages over currently available alternatives.  It is non-lethal and a safe alternative to weapons, traps and poisons.   While bear sprays may not work in wind, rain or other weather conditions, Orion Bear Deterrent works in all weather conditions with no risk of fire.  It is lightweight (launcher and 4 shells weigh only 6 ounces), waterproof, and compact – a holster is available, so you may quickly access it when needed.  Orion Bear Deterrent produces a loud “gunshot” sound, over 120db and is louder than most audio bear deterrents, and it produces a bright, dynamic flash (over 11,000 candela) and smoke.  This multi-sensory device gives the user a better chance of deterring a bear than a product that only produces a sound, visual alert, or chemical deterrent.  The product is also less expensive than most bear deterent sprays.  
Orion Bear Deterrent is ideal for use when hunting, fishing, hiking, or camping in remote areas.  It is also great for people who live in wilderness areas and other areas where bears may dwell.  Orion Bear Deterrent may also be used to ward off other large animals including dogs.   It can also be used as an emergency signal allowing rescuers to hone in on your location if you are lost or injured.  The product comes with a launcher “gun” and four Orion Bear Deterrent shells.  Replacement shells, launcher holsters, shell holders and other accessories are available separately.    

About Orion Safety Products

Orion Safety Products, Easton, MD, is the nation’s largest manufacturer of highway and U.S. Coast Guard Approved signals.  They have manufacturing facilities in Easton, MD, Peru, IN and Bristol, PA.  For more information, visit Orion Bear Deterrent is available at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Gander Mountain and other outdoor, camping and hunting equipment retailers or call 1-800-637-7807. In Canada the best way to find this product is by contacting the Orion Customer service department at


Homcom Torque Multiplier Wrench Set -

This Homcom Torque Multiplier Wrench Set uses gear reduction to help you loosen and remove lug nuts by hand. It is compatible with nearly every heavy duty vehicle, including semi-trucks, RVs, tractors, buses and more. It is capable of generating up to 4800 lbs of torque, allowing you to remove lug nuts without the use of power tools. A perfect companion for emergencies on RV road trips or just for completing some DIY maintenance.
Package includes:
    ·         4 x sockets: 41 mm (1-5/8"), 38 mm (1-1/2"), 33 mm (1-5/16") 6 point sockets and a 21 mm (13/16") - 4 point socket; 75 mm tall
    ·         1 x storage case
    ·         1 x wrench
    ·         1 x speed handle bar
    ·         1 x long bar

*** Gerry has one of these- tried it out on our RV and with minimal effort, was able to remove all wheel nuts. Highly recommended!

and to go with this torque is the  One -Inch Male To  Half Inch Female Socket Adapter by Cheater Wrench-

"Once you've broken a tough lug nut loose with your torque multiplier, you don't want to keep using that tool to fully remove the nut. It takes 58 revolutions of the input shaft to turn the output shaft just once. And removing the nuts by hands can be a bother and take time as well. If you use a 1" male to 1/2" female socket adapter, you can keep your socket on the lug nut and attach that adapter to a 1/2" impact gun. Then you can use the impact gun to very quickly run off the lug nuts. Break each one loose first, then take them off in no time with this adapter."

The Drive 4G-M

Staying connected is essential for all people, but even more so for those on the go. The Drive 4G-M allows people to have a strong reliable signal even where it is extremely weak. The Drive 4G-M  is simple to install and works with all U.S. carriers. Simply install it in the RV, run the antenna to the roof and it immediately starts boosting signal with the RV. The Drive 4G-M gives you faster download speeds and improves battery life. It’s a must for anyone traveling long distances in an RV.

Honeywell HeatBud Ceramic Personal Heater-

The Honeywell HeatBud Ceramic Personal Heater is a portable, energy efficient solution that provides just the right amount of heat for you. This unit is perfect for all personal spaces and can be implemented in home, at school or in the office. Designed with ceramic technology that provides fast, even heating, it is energy efficient and uses only 250 watts. Offered in four fun colors, it has a modern, compact design that fits anywhere. Use on and/or underneath desks, tables and work spaces. With one button manual controls, it is simple to use. It's a great way to keep your space cozy and warm.

ObusForme  1.5” Memory Foam Mattress Topper-

·      This memory foam mattress topper conforms to your body shape to enhance your sleep.
·      No need to worry about mattress creaks or squeaks as memory foam changes shape when you move providing support throughout the night.
·      It reduces pressure points at your shoulders, hips and legs, and also improves your blood circulation causing relaxation.
·      This mattress topper will provide added comfort to an existing mattress without having to spend the price of a new mattress. 
·     It is a quick and affordable solution for a better night’s rest.
      The plush velour cover is also machine washable for ease of use and can also be spot cleaned for your convenience.  

The Bedlocker Electric tonneau from Pace Edwards-

RVers with fifth wheels know just how valuable every inch of storage space is. That’s why the motorized Bedlocker Electric pickup bed cover from Pace Edwards is a must have. It’s built to accommodate your fifth when traveling, and is incredibly easy to use – open and close it with a keychain fob. Park your trailer, then close the Bedlocker Electric to add extra, secure storage capacity. The cover can be opened to any position on the pickup, and when not in use, this hard tonneau conveniently retracts into a canister at the front of the truck bed.

Starfrit's Lock &  Lock Classic containers-

Since 1997, Lock& Lock has revolutionized food storage containers which always seem to have one recurring problem: leaking. With its 4-locking mechanism and a resilient silicone seal, food is kept fresh longer without having to worry about leakage. Containers are offered in two types of plastic: the original version in polypropylene and a transparent version, the Krystal line (no BPA). To its plastic collection, Lock & Lock has added the Glass Lock & Lock and the Ceramic Lock & Lock product lines. All great practical solutions for bringing your lunch, storing your leftovers, storing dry food, organizing your kitchen pantry, cooking meals (Glass) and so much more. 

Lock &  Lock Classic (Plastic)
Lock & Lock Classic containers, the original 100% air and liquid tight containers, are essential when it comes to storing and re-heating your food. Each freezer and dishwasher safe piece (container and lid) is also microwave reheatable. They are the perfect practical solution for bringing your lunch, storing your leftovers, storing dry food and so much more. 

This LED lighting solution from provides both decorative multi-color and white outdoor lighting for your RV awning area.  The waterproof RGB LED light strip kit comes with everything needed to install the LED lighting system using either 12VDC or 110VAC power.  

The 16' LED strip is backed by strong 3M tape to enable it to stick to any clean surface and can be cut to length. Two options for wireless remote control are provided, RF and infrared. The RF wireless remote is capable of controlling the strip through walls and without direct line of sight to the controller. The remote controls can select from up to 16 different colors including white and you can control the brightness by dimming the light output. supplies a range of innovative electronics products for your RV including Tire Pressure Monitoring, Holding Tank Level  Monitoring and Centralized Tire Inflation/Deflation Systems. 

Mr. Heater-The Portable Buddy-

North America's Most Popular Portable Propane Heater! This patented radiant 4,000-9,000 BTU Liquid Propane heater connects directly to a 1 lb. cylinder and is the perfect solution for heating enclosed spaces like RVs or Campers up to 200 sq. ft. The expertly engineered size to BTU ratio is augmented with a fold down handle to give this heater maximum output while retaining a minimalistic footprint. To light the unit, simply rotate the knob to pilot and push. Then the integrated Piezo sparking mechanism will take care of the rest. With the Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) and accidental tip-over safety shut-off you can be sure that you will enjoy years of comfortable indoor safe heat.”

We'll need this locking device for our tow dolly- as we wouldnt be without taking our SUV as a second vehicle. We've traveled before with just the RV and you really need the second vehicle to get to those smaller spots where an RV just wont go.

The Master Lock No. 379DAT features a universal trailer coupler lock, designed to fit 1-7/8in (48mm), 2in (51mm) and most 2-5/16in (59mm) couplers. The advanced locking mechanism provides resistance to picking and prying. Resists rust and corrosion! And the Limited Lifetime Warranty provides peace of mind from a brand you can trust.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

October is National Cookie Month

Did you know that October is National Cookie Month? This is great news for all the cookie lovers out there. And a good reason to celebrate October, with all the delicious variety of cookies that you can choose from.

There is a huge selection of cookie flavors. You can get everything from chocolate chip to sugar cookies and many more in between. Cookies can be purchased in packages, or you can make your own from a mix if you like.

And who doesn’t like cookies? They are a great dessert to enjoy anytime. So it is really nice that October is dedicated to cookies, with National Cookie Month! 

Our friends below would love to tell you about what their brand is offering up for National Cookie Month:

Krusteaz Cookie Mixes-

Who says cookies are only for special occasions? Krusteaz Cookie Mixes make it easier than ever to whip up a homemade batch any day of the week. New in 2015, Krusteaz is adding new and improved cookie mixes to its assortment of fan favorites, each of which offers a sweet twist on Krusteaz’s classically delicious cookies. What better way to celebrate National Cookie Month, than to enjoy some delicious Krusteaz cookies!

** Watch this spot for more great cookies!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Our Review: Canada Pooch

Our "doggy models" today: Jakey and Be
Owners: Me and Erika

Can't say how much a fan Gerry and I are of outerwear we have for Jakey, through Canada Pooch.

Jakey has no undercoat so is always cold. Once the weather turns, he has a hoodie and a winter coat for colder weather. He had another rain jacket from another company but we have honestly found it too thin and more of a windbreaker than a rain coat that he needs. Although he hates to get wet, he still enjoys going out for his "routine walks".  He just doesnt always realize it's raining or sprinkling til he gets outside! We wanted to have something for him that would keep him warm AND dry and he loves his new Canada Pooch Torrential Tracker Jacket. 

If I would have to promote one brand whole heartedly, it would be Canada Pooch for doggie clothing. They are truly #1.

Although Canada Pooch sells high quality and functional pet outerwear, they also sell accessories and travel beds...which Erika had "Be" review for us. 

Erika says : "Be" loves her new Rugged Rest "Go" Travel Bed from Canada Pooch!! It has a dig, chew & water resistant shell while still being comfortable. The bed also includes a non-slip bottom, perfect for our vehicle. The material is also easy to clean and the bed itself has a velcro roll up feature for easy storage. The Rugged Rest "Go" Travel Bed is a must for any dog who loves to travel and Be loves even using it in our condo, when we're not on the road traveling to visit family!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Today's Winner!

Today's Giveaway:
and our winner:

calgarian65 said...
I love M&M Meats shop deals...great quality at a great price -

**winner has been contacted and has 7 days to reply before a new winner will be selected.
Thank you to all whoe took time to enter!