Pets

  1. Modernize Your Home With D.I.Y. Concrete Designs

    Modern home design has taken a different view by using durable materials that are immensely satisfying, stylish and simple.

    While “gorgeous” is not a term used when it comes to concrete, there are some project ideas that can be done with concrete as the primary material that adds a level of sophistication to your D.I.Y. projects.

    When people think of concrete, they might imagine cement mixers in the middle of construction sites, associating this material by building a house, a barn or securing a fence. But working with concrete is much simpler than it sounds. Their beauty lies in the raw, textured touch and modern appeal suitable for edgy interior designs and more.

    After finishing a project, look at these ideas for ways to use the leftover concrete that can transform the house into a modern indust

  2. Are You A Responsible Pet Owner?

    Is that tiny, adorable, wiggly ball of fluff that you found under the Christmas tree turning into the size of a small pony?

    Is your itty-bitty kitty using your curtains as a scratching post? What about potty training?

    February is Responsible Pet Ownership Month, which means it’s the perfect time to highlight what makes a good pet parent.

    There are myriad lists that outline specific ways to be a responsible pet owner, but here’s a shorter list of some important rules to live by.

    Shelter. Make him part of the family. Unlike children, pets never really grow up.

    They count on their person to make the best decisions on their behalf.

    Dogs are pack creatures and need warmth and love that comes with living indoors.  A comfortable bed, fresh water and

  3. Healthy Dried Treats

    Many people are looking for homemade, low calorie, healthier treats for their pets, especially if they have weight issues.  Many treats on the markets can be high in fat, salt and sugar.  Using dehydrated fruits and vegetables are not only healthy but tend to be chewy and can aid in dental care.  Homemade treats also have the advantage of not containing any artificial preservatives or sulfites to preserve color.

    Fruits and vegetable can be dried in an oven or with a commercial dehydrator. Oven drying can be done by setting the temperature between 140-150°F. Higher temperatures may harden the surface of the fruit or vegetable and prevent dehydration. The oven door should be left open a few inches to allow moisture to escape. 

    Fruits that work well include: