How To Potty Train a Puppy

With your puppy’s cute face, tail and mannerisms it will be easy for you to fawn over everything it does.

I warn you not to easily give in to your puppy’s charm.

If you do, you practically give your puppy permission to be the “master” of the house. I quickly realized my mistake when my puppy left messes around the house.

Let your puppy know who is in command by the first series of training events—potty time.

A Personal Space for Potty

Puppies love familiarity. This makes it easier for you to designate a potty area in your garden.

Always be on high alert. When your pup makes these sounds, it may be signaling it wants to relieve itself:

  • Crying
  • Scratching the floors
  • Sniffing the floors
  • Circling in one spot

Stop what you’re doing and take your puppy outside immediately. When your puppy smells his or her scent on the grass—from previous sessions—he or she will feel comfortable to relieve itself there.

Knowing how to potty train a puppy will prevent mistakes that could lead to bad habits.

Be prepared: It’s a long process for your puppy to build up this familiarity.


A Feeding Schedule

We, puppy lovers, want them to be well nourished. We may leave a bowl of water and treats out for the whole day.

When your puppy is potty training this may not be the smartest idea. When younger it doesn’t fully grasp the concept that potty time only happens outside.

You must implement a feeding schedule. Feed your puppy at the recommended times according to food portions suited for the age & breed.

After feeding time wait 10-15 minutes and take your puppy outside. The time may vary according to how quick your puppy’s digestive system works.

With time your puppy will think “my tummy and bladder are full let me go outside”. Your puppy will build a tolerance and will not feel pressured to mess inside your home. It will go outside automatically. Remember to leave a door open to prevent any indoor messes.

Once you feel your puppy has built up this tolerance you can leave a bowl of food and water. If your puppy continues to leave messes, remove the food and begin this training again.


Potty Time

I’m sure your puppy will also sleep inside the house.

Remember to take your puppy out every morning and evening before bedtime. This simple gesture that’s repeated daily teaches your puppy to still go outside even if it’s not after feeding time.

Consistency is key!

Once the habit is formed your puppy will go outside after waking up and before bedtime without you guiding it.


Associate Commands with Potty Training

When your puppy grows older you will realize it’s smart and responds well to cues. You can teach your puppy these potty cues. Every time you take him or her outside firmly command “go potty!”


Your puppy will link the command to the action.


This command is practical for when you’re in bed.  You can simply yell the command. Your puppy will go outside without you leading the way.


Give Treats As Rewards

It’s not always easy for your puppy to learn proper mannerisms because it doesn’t understand your wishes from the start. Reward it with a treat when it potties outside.


Your puppy will love the taste and want more. Therefore it will always try to potty outside. If you can’t give treats constantly, an alternative is to shower it with affection. It’s ideal to switch between the two. It teaches your pup not to always expect a treat for having good manners.


It’s a long process for your puppy to be fully potty trained. I never gave up and neither should you. Hard work always pays off. And you will also be happy with a mess free home.

Planning a Birthday Party for Kids

Kids birthdays are exciting because you get to see your kids happy while they enjoy with their friends. However, kid`s birthdays require planning in advance so everything will go smoothly and according the plan. That way you will ensure a perfect birthday that your kids and his friends will remember it forever. Planning a birthday party is easier than you think, you just need to follow a few basic steps and pay attention to some details. The following are some things needed for throwing a great birthday party for your kids.

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First and probably the most important thing is making a birthday budget. Depending on your budget available you will know what you can do. Consider all expenses that will be needed for the party. Set aside enough money for decorating the birthday party venue, making invitations, getting a birthday cake and other food, drinks, gifts, music and other entertainment.

Next you should prepare the birthday party location and make the invitations. A good addition to the invitations would be including some of the popular minions birthday quotes that kids absolutely love these days. They are funny, inspiring and catchy, so the kids will definitely love them. Regarding the location, make sure the party is held on a location where there will be enough space for playing games, running, eating and doing other interesting activities. You can rent a place, but you can also hold the party in your backyard if you live in a house and if the weather is nice.

Choosing a good menu for the birthday party is also important both for kids and their parents. Usual birthday food includes sandwiches, snacks, chips, hot dogs, cookies and ice creams. Barbecue is also great for kids and adults, and do not forget to get a great birthday cake for your kid. If your budget is tight you can make the birthday cake at home.

Another thing that you should pay attention to is choosing an interesting theme for the birthday party. Consider your kid`s interests when choosing the theme, and you can get plenty of ideas if you browse online for some tips about this. The birthday theme can be anything regarding your kid`s interests, such as his/hers favorite cartoon characters, games, sports or something else. You can also involve your kid in this and he or she may give you an idea about what the birthday party theme should be. Choose something simple, but attractive and interesting for all children.

Finally, make a list of games and fun activities for your kids to have fun and enjoy. All children love playing games, so make sure you prepare several games and other interesting activities for their entertainment. If the children are entertained then the birthday will be remembered as one of the most special events that they have ever attended. These were some basic things you need to plan for the birthday party of your child. Go step by step and plan an extraordinary birthday party that your kid will love.

Disney The Lion Guard The Rise Of Scar DVD



Who else loves The Lion Guard. I have watched it over and over with my nephew. Now we have a new one to watch Disney The Lion Guard The Rise Of Scar DVD. I love that this one brings back some of our lion guard favorites.  This great movie will show your kids how important it is to work together.  We had a blast watching this one.

The lion Guard


Disney’s epic adventure The Lion King continues with Simba and Nala’s second-born cub, Kion, and his Lion Guard team as they continue on adventures together throughout the Pride Lands! Follow our group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger, Fuli the cheetah, Beshte the hippo and Ono the egret. Join this heroic band as they use their unique abilities to protect the Pride Lands and maintain the Circle of Life. As King Mufasa said,” Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.”

The Lion Guard

“After using the Roar of the Elders in anger, Kion unwittingly summons the Pride Lands’ greatest villain, Scar. David Oyelowo (“Selma”) guest stars as Scar and Landry Bender (Disney Channel’s “Best Friends Whenever”) guest stars as Makini, Rafiki’s spirited young mandrill apprentice. Christian Slater (Disney XD’s “Milo Murphy’s Law”) recurs as Ushari the snake.”


This new movie is packed with laughs, music, beloved characters and heart, The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar is a must-own for the entire family! Bring home this heroic adventure on Disney DVD January 9th!

Top 5 Concrete Pool Deck Options

Now that the weather has officially cooled, it is time to start thinking about summer.  In fact, having an underground pool installed in your backyard right now ensures that come summertime, you and your family have something to cool off in.


That said, before you jump into having a pool put in, you might want to consider what you are going to do with the surrounding area.  More specifically, which type of concrete pool deck are you going to choose to install so that your pool is not only fun to enjoy, but beautiful to look at.


It’s not enough to learn how to calculate concrete costs when it comes to pool creation.  You must add in the fact that a sizable deck is going to need pouring as well.


So, take a look at the most common concrete pool deck options available so that you have a plan when it comes to installing that waterhole in your backyard.


1. Colored Concrete

This is the most popular option when it comes to concrete pool decks.  It’s an easy way to add a pop of color to your backyard oasis and can be much more cost effective than stone or wood decking.  


Plus, with colored concrete, you can create the impression that your decking is fancier than it really is by making it appear to be stone or wood.


Aim for a lighter color stain since they tend to reflect UV light better and stay cooler during the hot summer months.  You don’t want your kiddos burning their feet when they get out of the pool.


2. Stamped Concrete

Often coming hand-in-hand with colored concrete is stamped concrete.  With stamped concrete, you have the option to have one intricate design stamped in a central location that draws attention and adds personality to your backyard.  

Or, you can have the concrete stamped to mimic natural stones, bricks, or slate.  The benefits of this is that it is cheaper, easier to maintain, and lasts longer than the material you are trying to emulate.


3. Concrete Pavers

Pre-cast concrete pavers are another great way to add texture, color, and shape to your deck.  Since concrete will maintain the shape it is molded into, concrete pavers can be made to look like stone or brick very easily.


In addition, you can have them individually stamped or colored so you can make the space surrounding your pool look fully customized, regardless of the shape.


Concrete pavers are durable, slip resistant (which is a bonus because pools create wet surfaces), and easy to install.


4. Rock Salt Finish

This low cost concrete deck option is perfect for those that want to add a little bit of texture to their deck, maintain the slip resistance that a deck should provide, and implement natural looking hues to complement their backyard.


Pressing grains of rock and salt into freshly poured concrete, this method offers a beautiful speckled finished product that appears to be a part of nature thanks to its subtle texture.


5. Exposed Aggregate

Another popular method many people choose for their concrete pool deck is to expose the aggregate (one of the main components of concrete).  


This highly slip resistant material is perfect for a pool deck.  Plus, with its tiny rock like appearance, that can remain its natural grey color or be stained, you are sure to be proud of your deck and want to have people over all the time to show it off.


In the end, using concrete for your pool decking may not come to mind initially.  However, after learning of the possibilities, you may want to consider taking advantage of this beautiful material so that your summertime backyard is stunning – year round.

So You Want To Be Healthy, But Are You Holistically Healthy?

Young woman running in wood, training and exercising for trail run marathon endurance in morning sunrise. Fitness healthy lifestyle concept. Vintage effect style pictures.


When you want to be healthy, you often tend to think of one thing – food. And what you eat certainly contributes to the ability to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s certainly not the only thing. Although working on an improved diet is definitely a great idea when you want to be a bit healthier, if your goals are to try and lead a healthier lifestyle overall, you’re going to want to look elsewhere. Because your diet is just the start. Instead, you need to start to focus on everything that makes up your lifestyle. Taking a more holistic approach to your health is certainly more important than nailing your nutrition alone. And if you’re not really sure where to start, here are five areas for you to focus on.




We’re going to ease you in with something that you’re likely to love – and that’s sleep. Because we all wish we got more sleep, right? Well, when you’re trying to work on a healthier lifestyle overall, you can grant yourself the sleep you’ve been craving. It’s easy to think that you’re busy, and that has to take priority, but not when you want to improve your health. Instead, you need to think about sleeping better. When you do, your energy levels will improve and your body will generally be in a much better position.




Now it’s onto something that you know – nutrition. But it’s not necessarily going to be the kind of nutrition that you’re used to. Because when it comes to the food that you eat, when you’re trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, you have to focus on food that will fuel your body. It’s okay to indulge every now and again, but if you want to feel better in yourself, you should be focusing on whole grains, lean proteins, and lots of fruits and vegetables.




From here, you’re then going to want to work on the more physical side of things. Because exercise counts. This doesn’t mean you have to join and gym and struggle to attend. But you do need to find a form of exercise that is going to work well for you. From dance to hiking, there’s a lot that you can do to get your blood pumping and improve your physical health.




You should also ensure that you’re making enough time for your medical health too. While this is something we all know we should be doing, it’s easy to overlook. So be sure to book in routine dental appointments with a specialist such as StarBrite Dental and see your doctor for regular checkups. When you do, you’ll be able to catch any issues early, and this always benefits your health.




Of course, you’ve then got your mental health to take care of. And you will have to ensure that you consciously make the effort here. From avoiding stress to taking time out and even trying out mindfulness, anything you can do to take care of your mental health with make sure that your health levels improve overall.

My Little Pony The Movie

I am so excited for My Little Pony The Movie.  This movie was released last month but of course with the holiday shipping I am a little behind.  I remember watching My little Pony as a girl and loved it.  I am so excited that there is now a new movie that my little one can fall in love with too. This is a fun adventure that will help your kids learn about love and friendship.



Discover A New Breed of Hero


The Mane 6 are Joined by Fun New Friends Voiced by an All-Star Cast in this Magical Adventure Arriving on Digital December 19 and Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on January 9from Lionsgate


SANTA MONICA, CA (November 13, 2017) – Join the “truly magical adventure” (Mike Reyes, CinemaBlend) of the Mane 6 and their new friends when My Little Pony: The Movie comes home on Digital December 19 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 9 from Lionsgate. Best friends Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Rarity team up in their most epic adventure yet!  This new installment of the global phenomenon features the Mane 6 voices of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” accompanied by Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Into the Woods, 2015), Primetime Emmy® winner Kristin Chenoweth (Best Supporting Actress, “Pushing Daisies,” 2009), Golden Globe® nominee Liev Schreiber (Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama, “Ray Donovan,” 2017), Michael Peña (The MartianAnt-Man franchise), Sia, Taye Diggs (Chicago, “Private Practice”), Golden Globe® nominee Uzo Aduba (Best Supporting Actress – Television, “Orange Is the New Black,” 2016), and Zoe Saldana (AvatarGuardians of the Galaxy franchise).


When a dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 go on a journey beyond Equestria to save their beloved home and they meet new friends and exciting challenges along the way.


Directed by “My Little Pony” veteran Jayson Thiessen (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”) and including original music and songs performed by Sia, Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth, and Emily Blunt, My Little Pony: The Movie is full of music, fun, and laughter for the whole family. The My Little Pony: The Movie Blu-ray and DVD include all-new special features, including a deleted scene, a music video, three featurettes starring the Mane 6, an exclusive Equestria Girls Short and a Hanazuki short, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.95 and $39.99, respectively.



  • Deleted Scene
  • Equestria Girls Short
  • “Baking with Pinkie Pie” Featurette
  • “Making Magic with the Mane 6 and Their New Friends” Featurette
  • “The Journey Beyond Equestria” Featurette
  • “I’m the Friend You Need” Music Video (Sung by Taye Diggs)
  • “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures” Featurette

P. King Duckling Dvd #Giveaway

My son has loved P. King Duckling for awhile now.  When the new one showed up he was so excited.    These great six episodes will bring you on an awesome adventure with P. King Ducking and his best friends.  My son had a blast watching this and it was fun for the whole family.

ON DECEMBER 12, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – Leap into the awesome adventures of P. King Duckling! He and his pals are coming to DVD in P. King Duckling: Discovery Duck in the U.S. and Canada, on December 12, 2017, from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with UYoung. P. King Duckling: Discovery Duck contains 6 episodes from Season One, along with four fun music videos, and is available for pre-order now and
Brought to you by the award winning Josh Selig (Sesame Street, Wonder Pets!) in collaboration with James Chen Gu, General Manager of UYoung Animation,P. King Duckling encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills in children with his funny, family-friendly adventures. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get quacking- hop in the Hilly-copter and join the fun!
Broadcast in the U.S. on Disney Junior, where the series enjoyed high ratings, the preschool comedy series has a learning-focused curriculum created by media specialist, Dr. Christine Ricci (Dora the Explorer), that centers on overcoming challenges and inspiring creative thinking.
Spend some time in Hilly Hole with your favorite day-seizing duck…P. King Duckling! Along with his two best friends- Chumpkins, the tech-savvy pig, and smart, sensible Wombat- P. King travels the globe in search of excitement and fun…even if they do ruffle a few feathers along the way!
One lucky U.S winner will win their very own copy Good Luck All

P. King Duckling

I got this free in exchange for an honest review

Healthy habits to implement in life

If you wish to get the best of life, then you need to do certain things. Of course, different people have different needs and preferences when it comes to this, but there are still some core essentials that work for most people. And below you will find some more information on a few of these core essential habits that work for most people.

The first most important habit, of course, is to exercise. Exercise has been shown time and time again to be a very powerful factor in the improvement of your health. And if you wish to get the best of life, then you will need to invest heavily in your health. So, what can you do to make the most of exercise? A simple regime of weightlifting for a few times per week might just do the trick. We suggest that if you choose gym work, you should start lifting weights in compound exercises. These are exercises that work your body as a system, and they are going to strengthen your entire body. However, there are bodyweight compound exercises as well – such as the squats, the pullups, the pushups, and many other exercises. If you can implement some of these exercises in your life, then you are sure to experience a tremendous gain when it comes to the improvement of your health, and you will be better able to deal with the challenges of life.

The next thing that you should do is to take care of your diet. The diet has a profound influence on your health, much like that of exercise. So, the best way to go about all of these things is through eating healthily – we suggest that you eat a lot of vegetables on a daily basis. You should strive to eat whole foods, as they are very important in providing your body with the basic nutrients that it needs in order to survive and thrive. And trust us, you will get a big uplift in your psychological health as well. You will feel better, think sharper, and be happier than ever before. So, the food is not to be underestimated if you wish to get healthier than ever before.

The sun is a powerful benefactor of life – we all depend on the sun rays doing their thing. But did you know that they can also damage your skin and eventually lead to skin cancer? Well, if you’re smart enough about all this, then you will invest in purchasing lovemelanotan for better tanning and protection from the damaging UV rays of the sun.

Finally, we would like to tell you to socialize with your close ones and meet new people from all around the world. We humans are social creatures and we thrive in a social environment. So, if you wish to get ahead and advance in life, then we suggest that you give your best in order to socialize with people.

And there you have it – follow this advice of ours, and you are bound to get ahead in life as a happier, more successful person.

Three Hair Care Tips Every Teen Girl Should Know

Has your teenage daughter taken more interest in her hair as of late and has been trying to out a few different styles in hopes of finding that perfect one? It’s quite common for teenage girls to sample a variety of styles before they really find their signature look. While there is nothing wrong with them trying out different looks, the fact is that it can be a little hard on their hair.

With that in mind, here are some hair care tips that can help their hair to stay healthy, and may help them to find their best look a bit faster and easier.

Make Sure They Are Using the Right Kind of Shampoo and Conditioner

One of the first tips you can give them is to make sure they are using the right kind of shampoo and conditioner. Not only that but it may need to be switched up depending on the season. If they have a dry itchy scalp and dry hair, then you want to go for some that imparts moisture back into the hair. If they have oily hair, a deep cleaning shampoo and lightweight conditioner makes more sense. If your teenager has started experimenting with hair color, then you want to be sure no matter the shampoo and conditioner they are using is also color-safe.

Go Easy on the Heat Styling Tools

While heat styling tools such as flat irons, curling wands, and curling irons can provide that perfect salon-look, the problem with them is that they are very hard on the hair. You don’t want to be using these tools on a regular daily basis, and a heat protectant spray or balm should also be applied to the hair before applying any heat to it.

Heat styling tools should only be used on hair that is completely dry, otherwise, you risk damaging the hair. Look for tools that allow you to adjust the temperature, so you don’t have to use it on the highest heat setting.

Get Regular Haircuts and Trims

Even if your teen is currently trying to grow their hair out, it’s important to stress the importance of regular haircuts and trims. This will keep their hair healthy, help prevent split ends, and will encourage growth.

If they are trying to create a specific look, such as the popular Emo look that relies heavily on fringe and lots of choppy layers, then look for ways the style can work on any length of hair rather than them having to wait to grow their hair out. The website is an excellent source of information when it comes to creating the Emo look, regardless of the hair length.

Give Them the Basics to Work With

Each of these tips act as the basics to having healthy, strong, and fabulous looking hair regardless of the type or length. These tips can be used not just in their teenage years, but moving forward from there.

Making the Most of Your New Year with These Ten Steps

With every new year comes a slew of resolutions. You want to accomplish more goals, you want to get fit, you want to be happier, you want to meet the one – most of these resolutions are nothing more than vague wishes. The fact of the matter is that you can change your life no matter what time of year it is, which is why if you want to make this year great, you need to put the work in. You need to change all aspects of your life, and only then will you see the significant improvement that you need to further your goals and to keep your resolutions. Don’t get bogged down by one seemingly unattainable goal, instead, reconfigure your life by following these ten steps:



  • Eat Healthier


It doesn’t matter if you want to lose a few pounds or are perfectly happy with your current weight, eating healthy is important. It’s more than managing your weight, it’s managing your mood, your energy, and your long-term health. Your body needs nutrients to survive, and filling it up with junk food is how you’ll get by, but by no means is how you’ll be at your best. If you want to have the energy and health to follow through with the next steps, you need to improve your diet. Do this by eating more nutrient-filled food, cutting out junk food, and even cutting out or reducing vices like alcohol or smoking.



  • Exercise Without the Gym


Again, regardless of whether you want to lose weight or not, you should aim to be more active. You also don’t need to pay a gym membership to do it. Walk more, go on bike rides, explore, dance, take the stairs at work – these are all activities that can help to keep you active. Exercise is how you’ll keep your cholesterol and blood pressure low. It is also how you can help manage your mood, and how you’ll feel more energized, naturally. To be happy this year, get your heart pumping. Remember, the goal first and foremost is to feel great.



  • See More of Your Friends


Friendships are so important for our mental health. They are there to share our failures and successes, so if you aren’t seeing as much of your friends as you’d like, it’s time to change that. Schedule regular dates to see them, start a group chat and work on being more vocal. Share, and in turn, your friends will share about their lives. Make more dates, and your friends should make more dates. A friendship survives only when the effort is put into it, so work on putting effort into your relationship today.



  • Read More


Reading is important for so many reasons. It can help you learn, it can help you be more verbose and a better speaker, and it can also be a great way to slow down in the hyper-world of the Internet. Read, and you’ll find that you feel better. Read nonfiction, and you’ll learn more than you did yesterday. Read fiction, and you’ll travel to faraway places and leave your own troubles behind. Read more this year, and you’ll be a better you.



  • Make Home More Exciting


If you want to make the most of your year, you’ll need to make the most out of your home as well. Not only is this where you’ll likely spend most of your time, it is also where you go to refuel. Alone time is important, but that doesn’t mean you should be bored. Instead, do your hobby, get a mystery murder subscription, read, binge-watch shows, try out new recipes, and more. There is no reason to be bored at home, instead, work on making it more exciting so that you can better unwind and relax at home.



  • Improve Your Sleep Schedule


Enjoying your home more should include enjoying your sleep more. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is how you train your body to have energy throughout the day. Get a better sleep by staying away from electronics before bed, by using noise machines, or even by taking a warm shower before bed. Whatever gives you a better, deeper sleep, do it.



  • Make Concrete Goals


Goals are meaningless unless you know the steps you need to take to get there. So, sit down, research, and create a draft of the steps that you need to take if you want to achieve your goals. Create long-term and short-term goals, and work towards them!



  • Travel More


Travel is more affordable than ever before, which is why you should get out there more often. Don’t, however, go for the Instagram photos. Go for the experience and for the joy of learning about new cultures, histories, and more.



  • Try New Things


You don’t, however, need to travel to try new things. Take classes, go to new places, meet new people. There is so much that you can do right at home that can make your life so much more exciting and meaningful. You might even make a few new friends along the way!



  • Document Your Life


Memory is frail. That is why this year you should aim to document your life better. Keep a journal, be more honest with your posts, and so on. Create a diary of your life so that when you feel like reminiscing, you can go back and be reminded of what your life really was like.


The new you that you are looking for won’t emerge just because you make a resolution for the new year. In fact, just one resolution won’t get you very far at all, even if you do follow through. Instead, use these ten steps to reinvent yourself and your life. Remember, however, that resolutions need to be built on. Life is, after all, a balance, and if you don’t have that balance then even trying to fix one area of your life won’t go very well. A fulfilled life is a balanced life, and transitioning to this balanced life can be difficult, but stick to it, and you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish.