Tips and Tricks

  1. Celebrating Your Best Friend

    Celebrating Your Best Friend
    That little fuzzy face is there day in and day out - ready to greet you and make any bad day better. I am sure you have a similar look waiting for you when you get home from a long day - or even just home from a trip to the mail box! My furbaby, Rowlf, wandered into my life 11 years ago. He was a little fluffy ball full of energy who loved the cats, ran in circles and looked at me for constant approval - with big eyes...
  2. Make Creative Puppy Party Favors With Dog-Shaped Cut Outs

    Our partner site, WhenPoochComesToShove.com, styled an adorable pooch party using a few key Girl Puppy party supplies and our new dog-shaped cut outs. With creative puppy party ideas for both the people guests and puppy guests, this dog party is certainly YOU-nique. See the do it yourself party favor tutorial below then dream up all the different way to use it at your puppy party. The party trainers at WhenPoochComesToShove.com used it on rawhide bones but it would be perfect on rock candy, candy sticks, bubble tubes - any party...
  3. Top 10 Cake Smash Photo Ideas: You Haven’t Seen This List on BuzzFeed!

    The first birthday party smash cake photo is an absolute must-have. We have collected our favorite customer-submitted smash cake photos to inspire you as you plan your baby's first birthday party. The smash cake photo session can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish - make it you-nique and you will have treasured photos for years to come! pssst ... click here for more first birthday party planning tips and tricks. 1. Breakfast with Tiffany - This adorable smash cake photo puts a mini Audrey Hepburn among Tiffany...
  4. Real Parties: Chevron Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas

    I just turned the big 3-0 and instead of mourning my 20's being over with a drab, dark "Over The Hill" themed party, I wanted to celebrate starting my 30's with a colorful "Over The Rainbow" party! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have a special place in my heart and {more often} my stomach for donuts so they made a few appearances too. I started with lots of goodies from the Chevron Rainbow birthday party theme. The table decoration kit came in super handy in a...
  5. Worth a Thousand Words: Personalized Photo Party Supplies

    Make any celebration YOU-nique with the addition of personalized photo party supplies. Parties are about a special person so why not put them front and center? Photo garland banners have room for 12 special photos, and photo birth announcements and photo party invitations highlight 3 favorite photos. Photo banners are perfect for birthday parties and baby showers. Show off the last 12 months when you celebrate a special birthday or make Mommy-To-Be's baby bump the center of attention with 12 favorite photos. After the party is over, photo garland banners...
  6. Cool Dog in the Hot Summer

    Already this summer in Wisconsin it is HUMID and I can’t stand it. I feel so bad for our old little fur ball, Lulu! The kids and I were with Lulu outside this weekend trying to enjoy the weather but unfortunately, Lulu looked sad and miserable. Seeing her so uncomfortable got me wondering about what I could do to help her out with the heat. I read a few articles and googled a few things and I learned a lot! Did you know that early signs of heat stroke in...
  7. Tips for Dogs and Kids

    Tips for Dogs and Kids
    Most children want a pet. Most of those pets they want are dogs. You’d think they would go together perfect but they don’t always. In order to get a great relationship, it takes time, training, and patience.  My oldest daughter is 3 years old and she can sometimes be rough or unaware she might hurt our dog. Our dog Lulu is very small and old...so even though they are comfortable with each other, my daughter still shouldn’t carry her like a baby or get too rough just in case of...
  8. Dog Training: Tips, Tricks, Best Breeds and Physical Effects

    Dog Training: Tips, Tricks, Best Breeds and Physical Effects
    Don't you ever wonder what your pooch is thinking on the twenty-third time you are tossing his ball while playing fetch? This infographic may not reveal your pup's thoughts, but it does tell you exactly what is going on in his brain! Training actually stimulates sections of his brain, both releases and reduces different chemicals, and makes him physically addicted to listening to you. (Now if I could only figure out a way to do that with my kids!) This great reference really drew me in with all of their...
  9. 5 Reasons To Celebrate With A Dog Party

    5 Reasons To Celebrate With A Dog Party
    We are happy to host Brandi Elliott, author of Death by Chocolate Lab, with her reasons to celebrate with a dog party. We all love a good party, and this includes our pups.  While we may be happy just throwing a birthday party for our best friends, the fun doesn’t have to stop there.  Here is a list of 5 more reasons to celebrate with our favorite four-legged friends.  1.  Any Human Holiday Having a 4th of July party for friends--why not invite their dogs too?  Wouldn’t it be great...
  10. Dog Training Treat Options and Recipes

    Dog Training Treat Options and Recipes
    artolog / Foter / CC BY-NCGiving your dog different food treat rewards for good behavior is a fun and effective way of training. Using a variety of treats will also help keep your dog from getting bored, and keep him interested in training. Training treats are best if they are tempting and delicious, small or easy to break into small pieces, easy to carry, and healthy. It is also good to have some that mean less to your pup (like his dog food) and more valuable treats (like meat) so...

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