Pet Winery Winner!

Thanks to all who entered our fun give-away!!!! (Pssst: if you didn’t win, Cody is having a give-away for Pet Winery this Friday so stop by!)

Now it’s time to announce the lucky winner! Huge congratulations to:

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Woooo hooo you are gonna have a FUN holiday for sure!!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

 

Winner! Pet Memorial Jewelry by My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads

Thanks to all who entered our give-away!

Congratulations to the

lucky winner listed below!

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The lucky winner also has a blog!

WAG ‘N WOOF PETS

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Honor Your Pet With Pet Memorial Jewelry by My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads- World-Wide Give-Away!

Disclosure:We were compensated by My Flowers Forever/Bellabeads in product and a review fee,  to share info with YOU our readers.  As you know, we ONLY share information about products that we currently use, have used, that we would LOVE to use, and that would be of interest and value to YOU.

When I was contacted by My Flowers Forever/Bellabeads asking if I would be interested in featuring their Pet Memorial Jewelry, the timing could not have been more perfect. As many of you know who follow our blog, we have another blog that is dedicated to the memory of my “soul kitty”, Bobo. July 2nd marked the 10th anniversary of my beloved Bobo’s passing, and I felt that featuring this special jewelry on his blog and Dakota’s  would be yet another wonderful way of honoring him.  In case you missed the give-away that Cody did on HIS blog, you are in luck! Today we are offering you yet another chance  to win a custom-made piece of jewelry that will honor YOUR beloved pet, and IT IS A WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY! 

ABOUT BELLABEADS/MY FLOWERS FOREVER.COM

Bellabeads, which began under the name Flowers Forever, was started in 1994 by the current owner, Cristina Segarra. What started out as a small business with just one employee, offering clients exceptional service and high quality designs, has flourished into a fully staffed memorial jewelry and flower preservation business, available to customers worldwide.  As Bellabeads continues to expand its services and product lines, we remain dedicated to providing customers with only the highest quality finished products. Every product sold is hand-made on location, with the utmost attention to detail. This ensures that your custom piece is not only one of a kind, but also perfect.

We are a company that makes memorial jewelry from pet ashes, pet fur and flower

petals. We have been in business over 20 years.

We ship worldwide, so it’s no surprise that we have created designs for clients as far away as Japan and from events as prestigious as The Presidential Inaugural Ball.

Photo Courtesy of My Flowers Forever Jewelry–Flower Petal Jewelry, Gates of Charleston Pendant

PET MEMORIAL &  REMEMBRANCE JEWELRY

Our friends at  Flowers Forever, understand that pets are more than just animals. They become your companion, your friend and part of your family. They share your laughs, your tears and your love.

Having to say goodbye to a pet is one of the hardest things to do. It can feel like there’s a hole in your heart that can never be filled. They believe that the only way to move forward is to reflect on the beauty of the life that you were able to share and memorialize this remembrance. 

Photo Courtesy of My Flowers Forever Jewelry–Pet Memorial Oval Pendant

That’s why they create beautiful memorial and remembrance jewelry for you. Each piece is handcrafted with love by their team of artisan jewelers and is one-of-a-kind. They use hair or ashes from your dearly departed pet to create memorial beads and pendants that you can wear, give as gifts, or pass down as treasured heirlooms.

For purposes of Cody’s review and to show you an example on Dakota’s blog, I was presented with the opportunity of having beads made that resembled Bobo’s coloring. I am unusual in the fact that I didn’t want to upset Bobo’s ashes by opening them and sending them, nor did I want to send some of his fur since I have so little of it left. That wasn’t a concern at all. The lovely people at My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads had me send a photo of Bobo that showed his coloring clearly, The picture above was done by Becart and is the photo that I chose. When my items arrived,  I could NOT have been happier with the results!!  They made two different variants of color for me.

Every memorial bead is handcrafted by their team of 5 highly skilled artisan jewelers specifically for each customer.  Each piece is completely different and one of a kind.  

This type of jewelry is made by using freeze-dried petals, which can be combined with a small amount of the ashes of your loved one if desired. This means you can use the petals of your most-loved flower or from the arrangement at their memorial. This can be further personalized by adding their initials or their name. You can pick an artisan piece that lovingly honors and celebrates them as an individual; a heart pendant, or a bracelet that is engraved with their name, an angel wing pendant or a memorial keychain with an engraved monogram. Whichever piece you select will stay with you and hopefully provide you with some comfort in difficult times. You can see more bracelets here. Questions? Visit their FAQ’S page to find answers!

Pictured above is the Double Ring Necklace Pendant which I adore. If you look at the color of the pendant and the bead above, you will see how closely it resembles the color of Bobo’s fur. 

When my jewelry arrived I wanted to cry. Not out of sadness but out of happiness. The items were sent beautifully wrapped/presented, (if you are giving them as a gift they are ready to go). The bead and pendant that I received in honor of Bobo’s 10th Anniversary at The Rainbow Bridge are items that I will wear and cherish forever. They are yet another way of somehow enabling him to still be close to me. I adore my items and you will too!

Photo Courtesy of My Flowers Forever Jewelry–Personalized Dog Bone Pendant

WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY!! YOU are in luck! The kind people at My Flowers Forever & Bellabeads are offering ONE of my readers WHO RESIDES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD a double ring pendant of their own! (An approximate $77 value). Entering is easy! Simply enter on the rafflecopter below and good luck!!!

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Pet People LOVE Animal Hearted: “Apparel and Gifts for Animal Lovers” Give-Away!

Animal Hearted Apparel has sponsored this post, both in product and monetary compensation, but all opinions are my own.


 is a clothing company with a conscience

They are passionate about animals. Not only do they make fun and creative clothing and accessories for animal lovers, they are dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals. They donate 25% of proceeds from every order to a non-profit animal shelter or rescue. They have helped save thousands of shelter pets. When YOU place an order, you will help save thousands more!

Some of the  organizations Animal Hearted has worked with include the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Place Sanctuary, Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue, the North Shore Animal League, SPCA of Solano County, Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue, Yolo County SPCA, and German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California.

 

Animal Hearted Apparel carries an extensive and ever-expanding collection of tee shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, and hats/beanies in unisex, women’s, and youth sizes.

When I was contacted by Animal Hearted founder, Aaron Seminoff, asking if I would be interested in selecting some items and writing about them for both Dakota and Cody’s blog, after reading about all the wonderful things they do for animals and seeing their quirky, fun, sometimes snarky, but full of so much love, products, I jumped at the chance!

As I mentioned, Aaron Seminoff, is the founder of Animal Hearted Apparel. He is a dedicated animal lover, photographer and musician. Aaron shares his life with two rescue dogs (Link and Zelda)

Photo Courtesy of Animal Hearted Apparel

and two rescue cats (Sheba and Abby)! Aaron also plays drums in a band, and loves to take his dogs hiking. With Animal Hearted, Aaron combines his creativity with his passion for animals to provide you with the best source for all of your animal-related products.

The shirt below is one of the dog-themed shirts that I selected for my husband as a special surprise. He LOVES IT!

I also found two more that are on my “wish list!”

The T-shirts that I ordered are  100% cotton  which I LOVE!! Another thing I love? I am rather “fluffy” which is a nice way of saying I am “zaftig” or “chubby”, and Animal Hearted is one of the few sites that has larger sizes that are TRULY LARGER SIZES. They are NOT those T-shirts with a size sticker that isn’t true to size. Animal Hearted T’s ARE TRUE TO SIZE. If you are “fluffy” like me, that is often hard to find and much appreciated!

CRISIS AVERTED!!

Poor Aaron!! When I was perusing the Animal Hearted website looking for dog shirts, I noticed that they have a category where you can purchase a shirt by breed. The breeds are organized alphabetically and I went directly to the letter “S” looking for Shetland Sheepdogs. There were none. That is where “poor Aaron” comes in. I emailed him (in a rather “animated” way), asking why there were no Shetland Sheepdog shirts and he told me they WILL be added at a later date. So why was a crisis averted? Because I noticed that you can make a CUSTOM PET TEE on the Animal Hearted site! I could have Dakota’s photo put on a shirt! My problem was solved!

If you didn’t watch the video, PLEASE DO!!!! Designing my OWN SHIRT with one of my favorite photos of Dakota could NOT have been easier! One of many things I loved about the process, that is reiterated in the video, is that you do NOT need photos that are perfect for them to look great on a shirt. That is rare to find indeed.

Once you have submitted a photo, you will be contacted by the Animal Hearted designers who are super professional, polite and friendly. Below you will see the photo they sent me to approve on the left and on the right is the shirt that I received.

See? I told you the crisis of not having Sheltie shirts was averted! I just made one myself! Now, I have a shirt that is unique, there is no baseball memorabilia that I could purchase, that will have Dakota on it! Now THAT’S special!!

Animal Hearted also has  bandanas, that are intended primarily for dogs, and I selected the one you see below for Dakota, but you just might see Cody make an appearance in it too! It is generously sized and just darling!

Speaking of Cody, if you want to see the cat shirts that I selected (and for EXTRA ENTRIES INTO THE GIVE-AWAY THAT WE WILL BE SHARING BELOW), go and visit his blog, he is having a give-away too!

Looking for A Gift For You

Or An Animal Loving Friend?

Animal Hearted has shirts, and Frisbees for dogs, as well as other animal-themed accessories like tote bags, stickers, phone cases, magnets, and key chains. There is so much to choose from that I am certain you will find the perfect gift for YOU or that special someone!!! And, you will be helping animals at the same time!!! They also have FREE WORLD-WIDE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $49 !!

Shop By Animal

Know someone who has:

  • Birds
  • Chickens
  • Ferrets
  • Fish
  • Frogs
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Horses
  • Rabbits

AND

  • Alpacas
  • Hedgehogs
  • Goats

Yep you read that correctly!!!! You can find items for those people too!

 And….you can

 SHOP BY BREED!! 

  • Bird Breeds
  • Dog Breeds
  • Cat Breeds
  • Goat Breeds
  • Horse Breeds
  • Rabbit Breeds

YOU CAN DO ALL OF YOUR 

ANIMAL LOVER GIFT SHOPPING

IN ONE CONVENIENT PLACE

AND HELP ANIMALS TOO!!

The shirt featured above, is a shirt that Animal Hearted added to my order that was a much appreciated  surprise!

I couldn’t be happier with my entire experience with Animal Hearted! From their superb communication, customer service, attention to detail, their appreciation of my business, and the items that I received, you can rest assured I will be ordering from them in the future.  You should do the same! But in the meantime,  ONE OF YOU will have the chance to try them yourselves!!!

WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY!!

Aaron is generously offering a world-wide give-away where ONE PERSON who is 18 and over will be given a $30 gift card to their site to choose what they would like. Entering is super easy, just enter on the rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!!!! (Be sure to visit Cody’s blog to enter there too!)

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Peace, Love, Paws:Give-Away Winner!!!

Thank you to all who entered our give-away for:

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It is time to announce our

LUCKY WINNER!!!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO:

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Amy has a blog too!

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Put Your #Pet On A Custom Body Pillow! World-Wide Give-Away!

To say I was completely thrilled is an understatement when I was contacted by Custom Body Pillows asking if I would like my own free personal keepsake pillow in exchange for an honest review on my site! I was ecstatic! I had seen them featured on one of my favorite blogs and was honored to be offered the same opportunity!

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