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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Going to the Dog Park with #DogCollarCharms

I had such a great time giving my dog a new charm from Dog Collar Charms I couldn't help but to go the dog park and try to give out a couple of them to other friendly 'puppies'.
I went, with my dog to a local (well, not too local but it was a nice day for a drive anyway) dog park and we went looking for some friends. You know, I was surprised how many people didn't have their dogs on collars and leashes at the dog park, but then again, I guess that's the idea, right? This was my first time at a dog park so it was all new to me.
This dog, a Rottweiller, was the sweetest dog ever. My little dog was totally afraid of him but he was such a sweet heart. I was able to get this picture of him before he ran off to play frisbee with another dog, but boy, he was gorgeous! I didn't even have time to talk to his owner about giving a charm.
Then there was this Australian Shepard. Oh my gosh she was a beauty, as you can see. She was one of the very few dogs (along with mine) that actually had collar and leash on. I talked to her owner for a bit and asked if she wanted a Dog Collar Charm. She thought they were so pretty, and she happened to be a Texas Rangers fan so it all worked out great. She didn't want to put it on then and there though because she was about to leave. Of course, I didn't push the matter.
We walked around some more to find Jazzy, this energetic little Jack Russell Terrier. Talk about a bundle of energy. She and my dog got along great so they played ball and tug of war for a while so I was able to talk to her owner for a little while. I showed her the Dog Collar Charm and she thought it was so cute. She gladly accepted it but wanted to pay me for it. It took some convincing for her to just take it as a gift (people just don't do that kind of thing anymore I guess) for her dog but she did.
After Jazzy was done playing in the dirt she even put it on her collar so I could take a quick picture of it. I wish I had a better picture of her too with it on, but, let me tell you, trying to get a Jack Russell to sit still for more than 5 seconds straight isn't the easiest thing to do.
Here is the picture before it went on the charm.
It was a great day at the park and I was able to tell a lot of people about the Dog Collar Charms because they heard me talking to Jazzy's owner. I think I wrote down the website address at least 15 times. I really think they, at least most of them, will take a look at the website and order their little doggies their own charm. One woman actually said she had a big cat at home that she was going to buy one for. Who knows, maybe Cat Collar Charms is next?

Oh, and check out my video review of this that I posted on
I was compensated for this purchase of the dog charms by Collective Bias but all the opinions are my own.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My lucky dog got a new #DogCollarCharms

I was very lucky recently to participate a shop to spread the word about something called Dog Collar Charms. Now, I had never heard of these before so I was very interested to find out what new little blingy thing I could get for one of my four legged family members.
The first thing I did was go to the website and check it out. Very cute. Very interesting. Very complicated? Not at all.
I went on the website and read about what I had to do. It was easy. I just had to pick a picture I liked to put on the charm for my dog, upload the picture from my computer, pick a border color and click....order. It's almost silly how easy it is.

And this is what I got in the mail less than a week later. Aren't they cute? You know I had to pick something with the Texas Rangers on it. In the picture of my dog, Sophie, there is my son and Derek Holland, his favorite Texas Rangers pitcher.
To say the least, I love these and would highly recommend them for anyone who has a dog of their own or has someone on their gift list that they never know what to buy for, but they have a dog. I know I would love it if someone bought one of these for one of my dogs. Head on over the Dog Collar Charms and check it out.

Here is a detailed look at my shop for the #DogCollarCharms if you want to take a look.

Buying #DogCollarCharms for my lucky dog by Lisa Harris

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shopping for Elations at Walmart #healthyjoints

Ok, as a lot of people do, I have problems with my knees. I've never really done anything about it, contributing it to age (42), weight (too much) and whatever else. I was given the opportunity recently, by Collective Bias, to look for a product called Elations at Walmart. It is a drink used for healthier joints. To be honest, I've never even looked for this kind of thing before so I had to go online to the Elations website to see what I was looking for. Now that I know what it looks like I've seen it everywhere.
At Walmart it was on the bottom shelf but at my local grocery store it was on the top shelf in the healthcare aisle (the top shelf is actually my eye level too).
Of course, the first thing I always do is check my coupon binder for coupons. I had some for other products like the Elations but there were none for Elations, which was a bummer.
They were not hard to find at Walmart. It was on the bottom shelf though, which, in my opinion, makes it harder to find things because you never tend to look on the bottom shelf much.
When I brought it home, the Elations packets, I mixed a packet with a 20oz bottle of water. It was very, very sweet so I might try it with a bigger glass or bottle of water next time to dilute it a bit more.
It has Condroiton and Glucosamine in it, which is great for joint health. My mother used to take the pills for her hip before she had hip replacement surgery so this would have been great for her.
I will continue to use it, I think to see if it does help my knee. My son also has problems with his knees so I might see if he wants to try some too.

Click below to see what I saw when I went to Walmart looking for Elations.

I was compensated for my shopping trip by Collective Bias but all the pictures and opinions are completely my own.