Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

Good Thursday morning.  I'm linking up with Amanda for some thinking out loud.  I was working on a composed post and it ended up just being random thoughts, so this is the perfect outlet. :)

#1-Barkbox Review-This is the 2nd Barkbox that I received.  I was very pleased with the first one.  Great toys and treats that I would not normally purchase.  This month, I was a little disappointed because I felt like the toys and treats were geared more to medium sized 80 pound pup is anything but medium!
  • Item #1-They sent a stuffed monkey butt (crazy random and funny!!).  My dog would destroy that in less than a minute.  Luckily, my friend just got an adorable 25 pound puppy.  I'm hoping the buns last longer at her house than it would at mine! 
  • Item #2-The Benebone is great for medium to large-ish dogs.  The package said to make sure the dog doesn't try to eat it.  It is bacon of course my dog is trying to eat it!!  I let him chew on it for awhile (the wishbone shape makes it easy for him to hold) and then I make him switch toys...he loves it!!  Bonus-each sale supports animal welfare.
  • Item #3-Beef liver and banana treats.  I haven't given them to the pup yet, so I'm not sure if they are a win yet...they just sound gross!! 
  • Item #4-The Green Bark Gummies are a big win!  All natural and Porter loves the flavor. 

#2-Speaking of dog, our animals are loving the new house.  The cat will sit in the big front window and supervise the neighborhood all day.  The pup wears himself out in the back yard running around!  I'm so thankful to have the additional living space.  It is turning out to be a great new place for our little family!

#3-Julie posted a great recap from one of her sessions at Wanderlust discussing how to "eat the way you want to feel".  Check it out here.  It is worth the read!  She featured a new to me food pyramid from Dr. Weil called the Anti Inflammatory Food Pyramid.  It is a nice update on the grade school pyramid that we all received in health class with more specific foods and servings!  I loved it so much, that I printed it for my refrigerator!!

#4-Who knew there were so many mosquito repellent products??  I went to Target to pick up some stuff to help get rid of mosquitoes for a little party we are throwing on Friday.  Citronella candles, a patio and deck lantern that repels up to a 15x15 radius, pet safe fogger (8 hours of protection), and regular off.  I think I am set!!  If I get bit on Friday, then that is one tough mosquito!!

I hope everyone is having a great Thursday!  What are you thinking out loud about today?


  1. Thanks for sharing that anti inflammatory food pyramid! I'll for sure print it too! I've been toying with the idea of subscribing to Barkbox for a while. And now I'm even more confused ;)

    1. I really liked the first Barkbox that I got, but I was disappointed this round. I canceled because it is not something the pup needs every month. You could always try it out for one month and then cancel. They make it really easy to cancel-no calling...all online!

  2. Love that pyramid! And chocolate is right at the top, so that makes it the most important... right? ;)