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Is Your Border Collie Cleverer Than You?

Is Your Border Collie Cleverer Than You?

*This post may contain affiliate links* The border collie is the most intelligent breed of dog in the world. They are the Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking of the canine world with their aptitude for understanding human language, responding to the nuances of subtle body […]

7 Ways To Declare Your Undying Love For Your Pet

7 Ways To Declare Your Undying Love For Your Pet

There’s a reason why cat videos and pictures of baby animals always go viral on social media; people love their pets and can’t get enough of their cute little faces. Those who are lucky enough to have a furry friend in their home know how […]

3 Luxury Ways To Treat Yourself – Because You Deserve To!

3 Luxury Ways To Treat Yourself – Because You Deserve To!

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Sometimes, it can pay off to treat ourselves every once in a while. Many of us go through a cycle of work, work, and yep, you guessed it – more work! All in all, this leaves a lot of people with very little time to relax and enjoy themselves, even though we all know the risks of an all work and no play lifestyle. But at the end of the working week, very few of us actually have the energy to go out partying – and as you get older, the idea of doing so becomes less appealing anyway. So, you may find that you reward yourself for your hard work in other ways, that don’t involve spending lots of money on a night you may or may not remember! Here are a few example of ways in which you may want to treat yourself so that you can nail that all-important work/life balance.

A spa day

When you work full-time, you will know just how precious the weekends can be. That’s partially why a lot of us now avoid regular partying on the weekends, just because many people cannot afford to lose a whole day to a dreaded hangover! Why not take that $50 you would have spent on a night on the town and put it towards a relaxing afternoon at the local spa instead? Spa treatments are the kind of luxuries that don’t come along all that often, so a massage or a facial can be a great way to wind down after a hectic week.

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High-end jewelry

They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend – but you’ll only really ever know this if you’ve been lucky enough to own some of your own before! Many of us have ‘magpie syndrome,’ where we are inexplicably attracted to beautiful, shiny gems. In many cases, they are the hallmark of a woman’s femininity and can take an average outfit from drab to fab in a matter of seconds. Therefore, saving up your wages to invest in a quality piece of jewelry can make all that overtime and those late nights worth it. Before you buy, make sure you read things like this Blue Nile Review from YDG. There are a lot of con websites and diamond vendors out there who will try to swindle you out of your hard-earned cash, so learn the warning signs before you go to buy.

A fancy meal

After a long day at the office, the last thing most of us want to do is to get home and slave away over the stove for another two hours. Most of us do feel the pressure to home cook because of its health benefits, but doing so every night can be exhausting. Treat yourself to a mid-week meal out at a restaurant – even if it means going alone! Sitting back in a beautiful setting with some fine food can be a great way to unwind, and can also be an excellent way to break up the week.

Wait…Pets Aren’t People?

Wait…Pets Aren’t People?

*This post may contain affiliate links* Pic Link Don’t get the wrong idea here, we’re not suggesting that pets shouldn’t be loved, adored or cherished. Nor are we suggesting that they shouldn’t be treated like part of the family. They absolutely should and leaving a […]

Makeup Preparation Station: Create The Perfect Space

Makeup Preparation Station: Create The Perfect Space

*This post may contain affiliate links* Makeup can become a bit of a hobby or guilty pleasure for some. Always wanting to try out the latest concealers and foundations, or different techniques you close follow from uploaded Youtube Videos. We can all get a little […]

In the Dog House: How to Prepare Your Home For A New Pooch

In the Dog House: How to Prepare Your Home For A New Pooch

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There is no doubt that after watching hundreds of cute videos on YouTube, getting a dog of your own can seem like the best idea in the world. They are loyal, adorable and will do all kinds of funny things so you may have your own viral sensation on your hands! But before you go rushing off to your local pet store, you need to consider all the practical implications involved in owning a dog. As well as being a pleasure, it is also going to be a huge commitment that you need to make sure that you are prepared for. So, here are a few of the best ways that you can get your home ready for your new arrival.

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Prepare For Your New Responsibilities

Your dogs will need regular care and attention, so you need to make sure that you have fully thought through all the practical implications of your decision. If you have a full-time job, you need to make other arrangements so that someone is there to feed and take your dog out for walks. If you are bringing a dog into your family home, it is important that everyone is fully aware of their responsibilities before he or she actually arrives.

Buy all of the Things You Need

You should make sure that you have all of the things you need before your dog arrives. Make a tick-list of everything he or she will need such as leash, food, bowls, collar, toys and a bed. It is worth reading up on as much information as you can find, so check out BulldogArea.com if this is your dog breed of choice. Make sure you are aware of what kind of food best suits your dog so you don’t have to deal with tummy upsets from the moment they arrive!

Locate Your Nearest Vet

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It is important that you know the location of your nearest vet (or one that has been recommended to you) so you can bring your dog in for annual check-ups. If you are adopting a puppy, they will be able to tell you about what vaccines they require and also offer advice about matters such as neutering. It is also a good idea to have the number of a 24-hour vet in case there is an emergency in the middle of the night.

Dog-Proof Your House

Every dog will react differently to their new environment, so you can never be 100 percent sure of some of the risks. To start off with, if you have any expensive items such as shoes lying around, it may be a wise idea to keep these out of reach! If you have anything that is spillable, try moving this to a higher shelf. Consider taping your electrical cords to baseboards to prevent any hazards from occurring here. It is a good idea to bring your dog back when you have a couple of days off in a row, so you can get them used to their new home when it is fully dog-proofed.  

Boost Your Body Confidence

Boost Your Body Confidence

*This post may contain affiliate links* You sure know a confident woman when you see one, don’t you? She may carry herself in a particular way and just looks incredibly comfortable in her own skin. Almost sure of herself and her ability. Of course, this […]

Can Cats Love?

Can Cats Love?

*This post may contain affiliate links* Credit The stereotype is one so cemented in our thoughts that it sparks multiple internet memes. The two most popular household pets are split into the following category: Dog: thinks you’re amazing, relentlessly seeks your approval and deeply loves […]

Bringing Your Kitten Home: Are You Ready?

Bringing Your Kitten Home: Are You Ready?

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Cats are among the most popular pets in the world, and it’s no surprise. These curious creatures are affectionate and playful, and they can quickly become your best friend. If you’re waiting to bring a kitten home, it’s essential to be prepared. Here are some tips to make sure you’re ready to welcome your new furry friend.

Kitting out your home
If you’re bringing a kitten home, you’ll need to make a few purchases in advance. Cats don’t need a lot of paraphernalia, but there are a few essential items you should have on your list. You’ll need food and water bowls to enable your new pet to feed. If you’re getting a kitten, rather than an adult cat, bear in mind that they’ll be very small, so avoid going for a deep bowl. You’ll also need some bags of cat litter and a couple of litter trays. You can buy various types of litter box, including open and closed boxes. You can buy the most basic models very cheaply. However, if you want to spend a little more in exchange for advanced technology, which will save you time, search online for the best automatic litter box (read reviews here). It’s also a good idea to stock up on toys. Kittens are very playful, and they can also get bored easily. If you don’t want rolls of toilet paper unravelled or your slippers shredded, it’s wise to take a trip to the pet store. Go for smaller toys, to begin with, so they don’t intimidate your kitten. Wind up mice and balls with bells in the centre are a good option. You may also wish to invest in some blankets, a cat mattress, or a radiator bed.

Buying food
Before you bring your kitten home, make sure you have a supply of food ready and waiting. Most vets recommend a combination of dry and wet food. Look out for products that are aimed at kittens rather than adult or senior cats. Kitten food tends to be easier to break down, and some products also have added nutrients to encourage growth. Try to avoid giving your kitten your leftovers, as some foods we eat aren’t suitable for cats.

Organising immunisations
When you’re preparing for a new addition, and you have a date for collection, call your local vet and book your kitten’s immunisations. In most cases, they will have had their first set of injections by the time they leave home, and you’ll need to arrange the second lot. Your vet will also be able to give your kitten a quick check-up when they have their vaccinations.

Taking out insurance
It’s always a good idea to take out pet insurance. Cats can develop health problems out of the blue, and vet fees can be very costly. Search online and compare policies or ask your vet for recommendations.

Before you bring your kitten home, make sure you’ve got everything you need to help them settle in, and your home is ready for a new arrival. Stock up on the essentials, take out insurance, and call your vet and schedule an appointment.


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Heading East: Some Essential Tips for Exploring Asia

Heading East: Some Essential Tips for Exploring Asia

*This post may contain affiliate links* If you are thinking of taking a trip to Asia, you should be aware of some essential tips. This is so that you can get the most out of your visit and come back with good memories. Asia is […]