Dogs Like Familiarity ( Momimhar posted on January 30th, 2016 )

Whether you’ve been a dog owner for a short time or for many years, you’ve probably noticed that your dog seems to have a built-in clock that lets them know when it’s feeding time, when it’s time for family members to come home and when other regular daily activities are to occur. They also seem to have a way of knowing whether the ride you offer them is going to be a fun adventure or something they’d rather not participate in. Using smell as their guide, they know if the walk from the car is going to lead to the vet, a dog-friendly cafe or some other familiar destination. By observing your dog, you will probably discover that familiarity is important to them.

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Grooming

If your dog requires professional grooming and you take them to the same location each time, they will soon become familiar with the groomers and with the sounds and smells associated with the grooming facility. It can be helpful to your dog, if you select a facility that offers a variety of services such as grooming, boarding and daycare.

Daycare

A trip to doggie day care michigan can be a fun experience for your dog. Finding a doggie day care facility that you are comfortable with involves visiting the facility, asking pertinent questions regarding staff qualifications, finding out about required pet vaccines and making a trial visit with your dog to determine how comfortable it is with other dogs. Day care visits should be a treat for your dog. It could be that you reserve day care visits for times when your dog would have to be alone for more than 8 hours. When the weather is not conducive for long walks, dog park adventures or outdoor playtime, a day at doggie daycare can provide your pet with an outlet for expending some energy.

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Consistency

Following a routine at home is a good way to support your dog’s desire for consistency and familiarity. Being consistent with meal time and potty time is beneficial to your dog. Keeping its leash, toys, beds and other items in the same location also supports your dog’s desire for consistency. Your dog will look forward to riding opportunities once it realizes that something fun is going to happen. It’s also important that everyone in your home be consistent in enforcing the rules that apply to your dog.

Free Birthday Stuff? We Sure Want That! ( Momimhar posted on January 25th, 2016 )

Oh dear my birthday is just a few days a way.  What am I gonna do for my birthday?  I will just have dinner in a very nice restaurant with family and friends.  To be honesty, I thinking of a get-together here at my house but the house is not ready for that.  The last time we had a big crowd here at home was on my darling daughter’s 1st birthday.  It was a big celebration. My husband’s family and my friends, together with their children came to celebrate DD’s birthday.  It was a blast.  Thanks to my cousin Emz for helping me with the birthday decorations.

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Speaking of birthdays, have you received free stuff on your birthday such as free treats or free meals at restaurants?  Well, I think you might like to know how to get them for free.  I mean free meal on your birthday or anniversary, who wouldn’t like that kind of free birthday stuff? I already received mine – a free appetizer at Carrabbas on my birthday.  I am waiting for IHOP’s next.  This is the first time I am trying these offers, so I am excited.

See this full list of over 100 places to get free birthday stuff on your special day.  And don’t forget to sign up.  It’s free.  Kind of exciting, isn’t it?  Let me know which ones you picked.

Does The Amber Teething Necklace Comfort Your Child? ( Momimhar posted on January 25th, 2016 )

Baltic Teething Beads Necklace For Infants

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace For Infants

I wish I learned about this Baltic Amber Teething Necklace five years ago. I just found out about it when one of my friends who had a new baby few months ago bought one of these for her little girl.  It says it soothes an infant’s teething discomfort just by wearing the necklace or wearing it as a bracelet.  The natural succinic acid contained on the amber helps sooth the discomfort of teething.  But how?

I thought the baby has to stick the necklace in the mouth like the other teethers to sooth the swelling gums, but NO.  Silly me.  It doesn’t work like that.  The amber works wonders, I think.  Any how, this is an ideal gift for Christening and souvenir, too.

Remember that using this product should be under adult supervision.  Never let baby sleep with this necklace on.

How about you?  Did you or someone you know have used or are using Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for their teething babies?

*I got this item for free from Amazon.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Create A Satisfying Meal That Your Family Would Enjoy #OreIDaTotchos #Review ( Momimhar posted on January 25th, 2016 )

To be honest, I didn’t like tater tots.  It’s like hush browns. I tried eating hush browns few years back but it didn’t impress me.  My husband said it’s like tater tots.  So they were never my favorite.  Well I guess I didn’t give myself a chance to create meals with tater tots.  Their shredded potatoes made into small chunks packed in a bag and frozen.  Actually, I just discovered that there are recipes you can try cooking with tater tots.

This time I did my own recipe called Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup.  You can check it out here.  I use Ore-Ida Tater Tots as key ingredient for my soup recipe.

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Ore-Ida Tater Tots

Made with 100% real potatoes, Ore-Ida Tots are crunchy when baked and tastes fine in a soup.  Although they are made in perfect bite size pieces, I like them crumbled into tidbits in my soup.  Like me, my darling daughter wasn’t a fan of tater tots as well, but when she tried them with the soup, she said it’s yummy.

I just realize that to make a delicious meal with Ore-Ida Tots, you have to be associate your favorite ingredients with it to be able to create a satisfying meal that your family would enjoy.  So Tater Tots are not a boring frozen potatoes after all.

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*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup Recipe Featuring Ore-Ida Totchos #OreIdaTotchos #Contest ( Momimhar posted on January 24th, 2016 )

After three weeks of planning, I finally created a soup recipe.  Yes I am very proud about this. *wink*  Well, you know, I don’t cook a lot.  I get a lot of help from my dear husband when it comes to cooking for the family.  But I am not giving up learning because it is one of my responsibilities as a wife and mom.

With the help of the Internet, we can easily find recipe inspirations to follow.  Especially if you are like me who doesn’t like complicated recipes with so many ingredients.  Do you have a favorite recipe website?  I don’t have one yet but I am getting there.  For now, the recipe inspiration for my soup recipe was from Kraft Recipes Totchos Hub . Using Ore-Ida Tater Tots as key ingredients in my soup recipe, I say this is a very good tasting soup that can be prepared in every day meal and great to warm you up during the cold winter days.  I call it Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup.  This is the very first time I am trying the Ore-Ida Tater Tots really.  I’m glad that I was given the opportunity try it together with the other free products in the #JingleVoxBox I received from #Influenster.  And as a part of the #OreIdaTotchos movement, I am sharing with you my simple recipe.

Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup

Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup

So here it is:

EASY TIDBITS TOTCHOS SOUP

Serves:  3

Ingredients:

1 cup Ore-Ida Tater Tots

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 stalk of green onion, chopped (for garnish, you can also use fresh parsley)

2 pieces of bacon, crumbled into tidbits

1/2 cup evaporated milk

3 cups water

1 tbsp olive oil

salt

pepper

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Directions:

  • In a medium-sized soup pot, heat olive oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
  • Add carrots and saute for two minutes.
  • Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the evaporated milk. Wait for it to boil again.  Milk boils quickly and can overflow so watch out.
  • Add the Ore-Ida Tater Tots, then salt and pepper to taste.
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir and adjust the taste according to your preference. (I discovered that I like the Ore-Ida Tater Tots broken into tidbits in the soup.)
  • Remove from heat.  Serve hot. Garnish with bacon and green onions.
  • Enjoy.

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The soup came out really good. It smells good as well.  I suggest to add minimal salt because the bacon is already salty.

For more recipe inspirations and Ore-Ida Tater Tots product updates and promotions, you can follow them on social:

Facebook – OreIdaPotatoes

Instagram – @oreida

Pinterest – oreidapotatoes

I hope you liked my easy soup recipe.  Feel free to try it.  Let me know in the comments below when you do.

*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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