Stay Connected with Your Pets at Home with Samsung SmartCam HD Plus + Reader Giveaway

Samsung SmartCam HD Plus Pets

My son Alex no longer lives at home. But, my Chihuahua Chase does. I never know what I’m going to come home to when it’s necessary to leave him alone for the day. Did I mention he happens to be going through his “terrible twos” stage? I’ve never had a dog that loves to chew as much as he does. The stories I could tell!

Samsung’s SmartCam HD Plus to the rescue! It looks like the perfect solution to keep track of him while I’m away. Not only can I keep track of his sneaky behaviors, but I can also monitor to make sure he is safe and secure. The camera is loaded with great features and is available at a very affordable price.

Samsung SmartCam HD Plus

Android and iOS Friendly

As you can probably guess, you need to download an app to use the camera virtually. It’s available at no charge for both Android and iOS users. That means I can watch a live video stream of Chase on my brand-new cell phone. How cool is that?

This nifty little camera, which is available in black or white, doesn’t take up much space. It fits nicely on any small space, such as on my TV stand next to the TV. Since Chase spends a lot of time in the living room (at least when someone is home) it seems like the perfect location.

Great View and Night-Vision Capable

I love the fact that the Samsung SmartCam HD Plus features a 130° field of view, 4x digital zoom and pan/tilt ability. Chase would need to be the world’s sneakiest Chihuahua to get something past this camera lens.

Night vision is another great feature. Even if the room is pitch black the camera provides you with a clear picture of what is happening in the room.

Sound and Motion Detection

Motion detection is a must with any security camera. This one allows you to choose up to three different areas of your room to monitor… think windows and doors. If sound and/or movement is detected, you’ll be the first to know. You have the option of recording continuously or when movement is detected. It’s easy to save the video on a micro SD card, which must be purchased separately.

The SmartCam HD, by Samsung, comes with a built-in speaker and mic. In the event I needed to speak with Chase, while I am away, all I have to do is press the mic button on the app. And, yes, I talk to my dog more than I care to admit. He’s not just a d-o-g. He’s a little person with fur!

The Samsung SmartCam HD Plus is a great option for any pet owner. The peace of mind I get knowing everything and everyone is safe at home is well worth the investment. After all, you can never be too careful when it comes to the people and spoiled Chihuahua you love!

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Come Take The Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge #ad #spon

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox about Purina One available at Sams Club. All opinions are my own.


If you read my blog, you know that we have one little dog named, Ruger! He is such a spoiled little dog, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. He is six years old now, and healthy as can be. I feel like he is still super healthy because we really care about the food and treats he gets. I think buying food that is packed full of nutrition is key to having a healthy happy dog! Ruger still acts like a puppy a lot, he loves to play all the time, and of course take his naps to gain that energy for another round of fetch later in the day!

Purina ONE 28-day Challenge

I am not sure if you have heard about the Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge, if you haven’t you might want to try it out for your four legged friend! Purina ONE is made with real meat and includes vitamins essential to help your dog be as healthy as he/she can be. In the 28-Day challenge you switch your current dog food over to Purina ONE. Then in that 28-Day Challenge you will be able to see the benefits that come with the new switch of food.

Benefits of the Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge:
Bright Eyes: Your dog’s eyes are the window to his health
Dental Health: Great nutrition and crunchy kibble support strong teeth and healthy gums
Energy: An optimal blend of ingredients provides the energy your dog needs
Digestibility: Highly digestible food helps more nutrition go to work inside your dog
Taste: When your dog loves the taste of his food, it can make all the difference
Skin & Coat: Balanced nutrients support a beautiful coat and healthy skin
Purina ONE is made with real meat and includes vitamins essential to your dog’s health
Purina ONEI mean first off look at that food, you can see the nice big chunks of meat, Ruger went crazy for this food. He absolutely loves it, and we got the chicken and rice formula, which is nice and sensitive on his tummy. He tends to have a sensitive stomach when it comes to food and so far he has been doing amazing with this food! He hasn’t had any troubles, which is really nice!
Purina ONE Look at his shiny coat, you can really tell he eats really well for how good he looks! They say having a food that gives them the nutrients they need will leave them with a nice shiny coat, they will have energy, and just look and feel good! I really believe that for sure, cause Ruger fits all of those!
Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge
So if you want to take a chance and try the 28-Day Challenge, I think you will see lots of benefits from it!  head to Sam’s Club to pick up Purina ONE and take the 28-day challenge. Visit to learn more about the benefits of the 28-day challenge! You can see real dogs and real results, to see what others are saying about taking the challenge!
Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge Would you want to take the Purina ONE 28-Day Challenge for your four-legged friend?! 



No-Sew Dog Rope Tutorial + Valentine Gift Basket #TreatThePups

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TreatThePups #CollectiveBias

Valentine's Day Dog Gift BasketI can’t believe Valentine’s Day is almost here! I feel like we flew through January, and I blinked and it was gone! I thought I would get a little head start on a Valentine Gift Basket for our little doggy, Ruger! He is a part of our family, and I will be honest he truly gets spoiled with toys, treats, and lots and lots of attention!

I thought it would be fun to create this cute Valentine’s Day Doggy Basket, and I made a fun No-Sew Dog Rope for his play time! It is super easy to make, and you can use any fabric you want! I had some red and white fabric, and since I wanted it to be Valentine’s theme, I thought it was a perfect time to use it up!

Want to see how easy it is to make this No-Sew Dog Rope Tutorial?! Then keep reading! It only takes like 10 minutes to make, it is that quick! Plus you don’t need anything more than fabric, scissors, and your hands to tie and braid!

Dog Rope Tutorial

First off you want to cut up some fabric. Again you can use old t-shirts, or old fabric you have laying around, or go out and buy some. Anything will do! Now, Ruger is a really small dog, he weighs only 12 pounds and is full grown. So I knew going in I didn’t have to have to long of a rope. So I just grabbed my ruler, and cut up some strips of fabric. Because you braid and tie off the fabric, cut it a bit longer than what you are wanting. I used three strips of the white, and six strips of the red fabric.

Dog Rope Tutorial

Next you want to tie the end together on one end. Its a little awkward to get tied but again it doesn’t have to be perfect, just as long as it is knotted well, so it won’t come apart when your doggy is tugging on it!

Dog Rope Tutorial

Then you simply want to braid the rope, and tie the other end off once your braid is done! That is it, you are done, and ready for your little pooch to begin playing!! 


Now I wanted to go and do a bit more for Valentine’s Day for our little Ruger! So I hit up our local Walmart and got some tasty dog treats that he loves!

#TreatYourPupsI got some Pup-Peroni in original beef and bacon flavors, and picked up some Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers! Those are his absolute favorite treats to munch on!

Big Heart Pet Treats

I tossed all the items into a basket, and wrapped this cute heart I made that says Free Kisses around his neck to make him pose for the camera!! Ruger, is not a fan of getting his picture taken when he knows he has a toy right next to him and tasty treats, but hey I got a few of him! Isn’t he just adorable?!

Big Heart Pet Treats Look at that yearning for his treat in this picture! I barely got to snap the picture before he demolished it! That is one thing I can say, he love love loves his treats!


So don’t forget your little dog (s) this Valentine’s Day. Stop in to your local Walmart and pick up some tasty treats at great prices, like I did! And if you are feeling like a DIY, create the fun rope above! It is really easy to do and takes only 10 minutes!

Do you have a pet you will be spoiling this Valentine’s Day?! 

Tuggo Dog Toy: Exercise Dog Toy with Rope

I received this item as a promotional item. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Tuggo Toy

As you all know if you follow my blog, I have a dog named Ruger! He is such a sweet loving dog, and he loves his toys! Recently we got two Tuggo Dog Toys for him to try out. The Tuggo is a new one-of-a-kind dog toy that uses weight to provide tension for dogs while they play. The balls are hollow plastic, that you can fill with water. Do a little bit or fill it all the way up, totally your choice. Then the rope slides through the ball, so they can tug away pulling the ball around, and keeping them busy!

Tuggo ball

Ruger really loves this ball. It keeps him buys for a long time. He gets a little upset cause he wants to bite the ball and carry it around, but it is way to big for that. The water sloshing around in it, keeps him interested, as he tugs away at the rope! From the moment we got these, he fell in love with them, and enjoys playing. The green one is more his size, so he plays with that one the most.

Tuggo Toy When completely full of water, the Tuggo weighs approximately 20 pounds. This weight provides the tension that helps promote exercise and build muscle. I can see how this would give them a good workout! They are great quality, I am very impressed!!


If you or someone who has a dog would be interested, you can shop online! They have different colors and sizes to choose from! They are a little bit of money, but worth investing in, because they will last a lifetime I am sure!

Would your dog enjoy using one of these? Or know a dog who would?! 

Flossies – A Grain-Free Dental Chew That Cleans and Freshens Breath

Merrick Flossies

As you all know I talk about Ruger often on my site. He sure does love trying out new treats, and toys to play with! Well a few weeks back, I got a bag of Merrick Flossies for him to try out! They are grain-free dental chews for dogs. They are an all-natural dental chew that cleans teeth and helps freshen their breath.


When I said he got something in the mail, he automatically rolled over on his belly trying to looks ever so cute, to get one of his new treats! They are a good size, so he was able to munch on it for awhile. It has little grips on each end of the chew, which makes it easier for him to hold on to it. As for freshening his breath, I didn’t notice it changed anything, it still had a dog smell to it, but that is okay.

Merrick Flossies He has really clean teeth and when we took him to the vet and did an annual check out, the vet said how nice his teeth are and their is no build up and such. I think it is because he has lots of raw hides and treats like these Flossies to help keep his teeth clean. He is always playing or chewing on something!


I got these Flossies from, I have talked about this site numerous times on my blog. They carry tons of pet treats and food, where you can order online and have the items shipped directly to your front door! Very easy, and they have reasonable prices!!

If you have a dog do you think they would enjoy these treats?