Alicia is a freelance writer who covers everything from pets to cocktails, with cocktails being her favorite. Her loves in life include cheap wine, overpriced lattes, and avoiding exercise at all costs, all while trying to stay slim. She has a passion for giving back which typically involves weekends spent with sick children or a home filled with homeless pets. Follow along on her personal blog Giving the Good Lifeor on Facebook.
Etsy is an online marketplace where hundreds of thousands of creative people from more than 150 countries sell their handmade crafty goodness. Each week, we're featuring a handful of our favorite items in our Etsy Roundup. On the menu this week: yard accessories.Read Full Story
The 4th of July is known for barbeques, fireworks and celebrations -- but it is also the one day out of the year when dogs are likely to escape their yards and potentially get lost or hurt. Besides the fear of fireworks, here are some other things you should keep in mind to keep your pets safe this July 4th.Read Full Story
Depending on where you live, summer is either a great opportunity to spend more time outdoors enjoying the weather or the time when you try to stay in air-conditioned spaces at all costs. If you fall into the latter category, this can mean a major decline in your activity levels. Whether the temperature is too hot or you just want to try something new, these exercise routines will help keep you and your pet active throughout the season.Read Full Story
Nothing sounds better on a hot summer day than an ice-cold drink or a big scoop of ice cream. The cold sensation is refreshing and one of the best ways to beat the heat. Your pets will appreciate a refreshing treat just as much as you -- don’t let them miss out on the treats of summer! Let them indulge in some frozen treats too.Read Full Story
Aside from the common and obvious things to avoid in the summer -- like hot cars or hot pavement -- there are some other safety concerns that are equally as important for your pets. As activities change and routines differ, make sure you use caution when involving your pets in your family’s summer fun.Read Full Story
Do you remember the sugary, crystallized candy from your youth, also known as rock candy? With just three ingredients, you are on your way to making your very own version at home. Grab the kids, this recipe is part science experiment, part tasty treat.Read Full Story
Much like humans, dogs rely on high-quality sources of nutrition to live healthy lives. Since most people feed their dog the same kibble, day in and day out, it’s even more important to ensure that the one you choose has all the nutrients your dog needs.Read Full Story
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