5 essentials you need when you have a dog

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Dogs don't come with manuals, but the one place that is sure to be your guide is Pet Supplies Plus. They are a store with knowledgeable employees and low cost pet supplies. For every dog I've had, I have gone to Pet Supplies Plus for their products. I love how I can find everything that I need, the fact that they price match with products online, and that they have a rewards program. BUT before I get into a tangent of why I love Pet Supplies Plus so much, I am going to tell you the 5 essentials I needed for my pups and BONUS- you can find everything you need at my beloved store!

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one | toys

All dogs need something to keep them busy, by either means of chewing or playing. I personally love to buy my dogs squeaky toys and non-rawhide chew bones. WHY? Well, because it's nice to be able to hear what my dog is doing... that way I know they are not getting into trouble.

two | bedding

When you have a dog, there is two choices- let them lay on the bed or don't let them lay on the bed. It's that simple. Either way, you are going to need some type of bedding for your dog. It's nice to have somewhere soft to lay, so why not give your pup the same thing too?

three | cage/crate

Crate training is one thing that I have found to be a great thing for my dogs. It allows them to have a safe place to go when I leave the house and it allows me to have the peace of mind that I am not coming home to a mess. 

four | leash and collar

Ok, having a leash and collar should be a no-brainer, but in case you aren't living somewhere out in the country with a lot of land, you are going to need both. I love the selection that Pet Supplies Plus has. They have all colors and patterns in almost all sizes and they are not pricey at all. 

five | good food

Good food is sometime like finding a needle in a haystack when you are a new dog owner. I personally wanted to find a food that had great nutrition while being great-tasting for my dog and tried a lot of different brands. Finally, I turned to Purina®WHY? Well, because Purina® products are backed by 85+ years of Purina® research from 500+ scientists globally and has 70+ formulas deliver advanced nutrition and outstanding taste. For more details on this, visit Purina.com. For me, digestive health support is important for me and my dog, so I like to feed them Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® Shredded Blend Adult Dog Food – Chicken & Rice

I loved how the Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® brand food has 14 dry formulas with guaranteed live probiotics to support my dog’s digestive health and advanced nutrition with great-tasting formulas to deliver a sensational mealtime experience. If you are interested in trying out the  Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® brand food, check out the link here to learn more about the buy Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® dry, get $10 back* offer *valid through 3/31/19

What are the essentials that you needed for your dog?

Madison Reed Radiant hair color review

About two years ago I finally made the choice to start shopping cruelty-free when it comes to beauty. It just hurts my heart that poor little animals have to go through so much pain so I can look pretty. And with all the technology out there, there is no need for animal testing anymore. But before I get into a tangent, I have to share with you my newest discovery... Madison Reed hair color

Ok, to be frank, I have known about Madison Reed for awhile now, considering that I gave them a shout out when I explained the do's and don't of color care, but this is the first time that I have actually given them a try.


Madison Reed is an at home hair coloring company that gives you salon quality hair color in the privacy of your own home. Their products are cruelty-free, ammonia free, gluten free, paraben free, titanium dioxide free, and ppd free. Also, if you ever think of any other harmful ingredients, then Madison Reed probably does NOT have them. You want to know what they do have? Keratin, honey, 4 different oils, and Ginseng Root Extract. You know, the good stuff. 

Madison Reed offers almost 50 different shades of permanent hair color to fit anyone's personal needs. They also carry shampoo and conditioner, a before color primer, hair styling products, color gloss, and root touchup products. 

where to buy & price

Madison Reed is available online or at Ulta (which has a limited amount of shades), and retails between $19.95-24.95. BUT if you order through this link, you can get $15 off. 

my experience

In short, my experience was a great one; but let me talk you through it.

First of all, the packaging was not like the regular box dyes you find at the store. No, it was more professional looking and what was in the inside... oh man- box dyes do not compare. 

The kit contained not one, but two pairs of latex gloves (the NICE kind), a cap to cover your dying hair, a barrier cream, a cleansing wipe, the hair color and activator, two packets which contained shampoo and conditioner from the brand, and of course, the instruction pamphlet.


Secondly, Madison Reed made it so easy to follow the directions and to dye my hair. 

First, I put the barrier cream on my hair line, then I mixed the dye and activator, then put the dye on my hair, and covered my hair with the cap. After wards, I used the cleansing wipe to wipe off any excess dye, and after the time was up, I showered and washed and conditioned my hair.

my results

 Here's some before and afters --->


And I am IN LOVE with the results!

No, it's not an extreme change, but I do love how my hair looks and feels. It feels healthy and looks pretty! AND I would definitely use it again!

Have you ever tried Madison Reed Radiant hair color?
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links & loves

I really hope that Spring is going to be making its way to the Midwest here soon. I really hate the cold... Thankfully I only have to go out to check on the chickens and take the dogs potty, but other than that, I get to stay warm inside, working on homework. AND of course telling you about the things that I have been loving lately....

I love following Lainey Marie Beauty on Instagram for hair inspo.

Just bought this brush drying rack on Amazon AND I fell in love with this brush cleaner.

My nails are stronger than ever thanks to this little gem.

This bra is a game changer.

I just bought this necklace from Premier Designs and I can't wait to wear it. I also picked up this one, which is great for layering,

These jeggings... oh my!

Tarte just came out with a new line called Sugar Rush and I.am.in.love with everything! Especially this lip butter... it smells like angel food cake!

I have been using this product at night and it has cleared up my face.

I uploaded a new YouTube video and you should go check it out.

I picked up this book from Target and can't wait to start reading it.

This laundry detergent is cruelty-free and my new go-to.

I have been living in these camo leggings from Fabletics. If you want to get 2 leggings for $24, use this link and get yourself some!

This cruelty-free hair dye is now my FAVORITE!

Are you loving anything right now? Tell me in the comments!

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