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New textbooks, dining hall card, cases of ramen noodles… going back to college can definitely drain your wallet, so make sure you get in on this deal from adidas. For a limited time, you can grabadidas 2 Graphic & Ultimate Tees for $30 ! Ultimate Tees feature moisture wicking fabric that makes them perfect for workouts or just layering under clothes for those freezing treks across the quad this winter. adidas Graphic Tees come in styles for both men and women, and bring a bit of old school iconic adidas into your wardrobe. Be sure to hit this sale, save some money and toss some style into that duffel—use promo code: 2TEES at checkout.


Gymboree Labor Day Sale! Everything 40% off!

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If you’ve been waiting on the sales for your kids’ Back-To-School wardrobe shopping, now is the time to get in on some great deals from Gymboree!

40% off everything during the Gymboree Labor Day Sale!

You can save on all kinds of adorable kids’ clothing – anywhere from newborn to Size 12. Need to get a baby shower gift? Want to do some early Christmas shopping for the little ones in your extended family? Now is the time! Don’t miss out on this one!


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The Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck is trekking across the U.S.A.! I want to help celebrate by telling you where you can find it, and giving YOU the opportunity to win a Milo’s Kitchen Prize Pack with three bags of Milo’s Kitchen treats and a $25 prepaid Visa card! You’ll also want to know when the truck is headed your way, because they’re going to be giving stuff away as well!!

As a dog mom and petsitter, I know the importance of food motivation for training. Also, I know of the importance of having quality treats that are made in the U.S.A. Milo’s Kitchen provides both! These soft, delicious (according to my Sebastian!) treats are made in the U.S.A.!!

This Milo's Kitchen burger looks pretty tempting to Sebastian.

This Milo’s Kitchen burger looks pretty tempting to Sebastian.

In early 2014, Milo’s Kitchen announced it was no longer going to include -any- ingredients from China, and have all meat in its treats from the United States. “We’re not bringing the products with ingredients sourced from China back,” said Geoff Tanner, vice president of pet snacks for Milo’s Kitchen. Instead, the company decided to reformulate the products and source 100 percent of its meat from the United States, exiting China completely. “The brand Milo’s Kitchen is a brand that’s grounded in a philosophy that the dog is an equal member of the family and deserves ingredients that are as good as our own food.”

This puts me at ease, as I and any dog owner know of the issues involving pet foods manufactured in China. They listened to consumer concerns and the treats are essentially “homemade.”

My Sebastian LOVES these treats! He can sniff them from the other end of the house and they are very helpful when reinforcing good manners. Check out this video of him waiting very patiently for his treat!

I also love that meat is the first ingredient in all their treats! Sebastian sometimes has horrible reactions to corn-based products, so I try to get him the best products for his needs.

You can experience Milo’s yourself on the Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck tour! The truck has been traveling across the country this summer to hand out product samples, have giveaways and even take family pictures with your special ones! I’m very excited that the Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck is coming to northwest Arkansas! It will be in Fayetteville Friday, August 29 and will be at the Bentonville Bark Park on Saturday, August 30! I can’t wait to see what all they have to offer, and I’ll be back here after my experience to tell you all about it!

And now, the giveaway! You don’t want to miss out on this amazing prize package! To enter, just fill out the form below. Good luck and keep yourself and your furry ones healthy and happy!


adidas Stan Smith sneakers Now Customizable

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The best selling adidas shoe of all time, the adidas Stan Smith defines the word ‘icon’. But even after over 40 years of market domination, it has been missing something. You. 

Introducing the adidas mi Stan Smith, a legend now available for customization.

Available in styles for men and women, in both leather and suede, you select your favorite color for the shoe base, accents, heel patch print, tongue logo, even sign your name or emblaze your motto on the sockliner. Each adidas mi Stan Smith pair comes with two sets of laces (you choose the colors) to really make your style pop. The foundation is still Stan Smith, but the style is all your own.

Ready to sign your name on this legend? Pick up your pair of adidas mi Stan Smith today


Depression sucks. I’m pretty sure any of you who have paid attention to the news in the past week are well aware of this. It can happen to many folks who have many friends and are seen as sweet, funny, entertaining, awesome – you name it.

I have depression. Usually moderate, but that depression has hit in a different way over the past two weeks. The thing about depression is that people think it usually is just this overwhelming fear of sadness – but depression can manifest itself in other ways. One of these ways is apathy toward general, everyday activities.

I call it a funk. You can call it I-don’t-give-a-cluck syndrome. You lose interest in the things that normally should bring you joy. You suddenly don’t care about deadlines, you frequently miss out on opportunities, your work productivity can completely sink. Just like that.

The greater part of the last two weeks has been spent in my bed, usually watching some gawd-awful public domain movie from the 70s on Youtube, completely ignoring everyday tasks, and sleeping. A whole lot of sleeping.

It took about a week to acknowledge that it was depression. Undoubtedly the death of Robin Williams made it that much worse for me. Often depression can be triggered by people who just don’t understand depression, think it’s all a matter of choice, that you can just jump back on that saddle and ride again.

But it’s not that way. And depression isn’t always about crying or sadness; I haven’t really felt sad this month, just apathetic, tired, unproductive. I cried for a couple of days when Williams passed away – not only because he was so beloved, but because I often understand what people who experience depression go through, and how hard it is.

But I don’t want to take a celebrity death and hijack this post with it. I just felt the need to publicly get out the word that sometimes things just aren’t perfect. Sometimes even the most mundane tasks just seem like so much to do. And sometimes this “funk” can just hit you when you are in the midst of high energy and productivity. Kind of a crash-and-burn thing.

The best thing I can recommend is to acknowledge these things, tell a few people you trust that you are experiencing it, and draw on support wherever you can. I go to therapy every month or two to help sort things out.

I am trying to crawl back into the swing of things here on the website so I can continue to be what I am first and foremost: A storyteller. Just bear with me here. Hopefully this will give me a little oomph.

Have you ever experienced The Funk of depression? What do you do to work things out?

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