spring cleaning

Pampering Your Pets

Every now and then our pets deserve a day to be pampered just like us! They are always there for us to listen, love and cuddle with. Here are a few of my favorite ways to show appreciation for your furry friends...

Spa Day

Kick–start your pet-pampering day by taking a trip to the salon for a day of much-needed grooming.  Aside from your daily or weekly brushing, a good grooming will not only have your pet looking and smelling fabulous, but feeling great as well. Not only is it a great treat, but also a necessity that the entire family can appreciate.  Schedule your next appointment at Lucky Dawg Pet Grooming or South Bay Dog Grooming.  If visiting the groomer is too much for your fun-filled day, give your pet the most luxurious bath you can give in your own tub. Dr. McGrath’s and Opie and Dixie are both terrific brands that offer the highest quality, natural ingredients. Here are two of my favorite products:

Dr. McGraths: 100% human-grade, PH balanced products for dogs, cats, & horses; free of sulfates, phosphates, & dyes

Concentrated Conditioning Animal Shampo

Concentrated Conditioning Animal Shampo

Opie & Dixie: All-natural, organic and vegan grooming aids for the holistic care of dogs and cats.

Organic Healing Paw Balm

Organic Healing Paw Balm


A marvelous stay-cation is a must when planning to pamper your pet. Send them to a luxury pet resort like AMG A Pet Resort where they can get walks, group play, special treats, and so much more. If you don’t want to board your pet, plan a trip to the beach or a nice dog park for you and your best furry friend to run around and be carefree for a day. 

Retail Therapy

Showering your pet with gifts is another good way to show your pet just how much you love them. Just like when we feel we have done a job well done buying a nice treat for yourself is a great way to pat yourself on the back.  So whether it is a treat and a toy from Pet Foods Market or a cute outfit from D.O.G Boutique, your pet will definitely enjoy the retail therapy.

An adorable chew toy from D.O.G. Pet Boutique

An adorable chew toy from D.O.G. Pet Boutique

Whether it’s a spa day, a quick road trip or a shopping spree, showing your pet how much you love them by pampering them for a day is a great way to make the bond between you two even stronger. Only you know exactly what your furry friend will enjoy so if all else fails, dedicate the day to your best friend. Sometimes, being with your best friend is all the therapy you need.


Cleaning Your Home Naturally

Spring will be here before we know it, and in honor of this time of year approaching, I'm sharing my top 4 all-natural home cleaning tips as well as a very easy to digest guide on cleaning your home with essential oils!

Declutter and detoxify your home by cleaning and removing stains with things you always keep stocked in your kitchen: baking soda, lemons, vinegar, & coffee filters. By ridding your home of unhealthy, chemical-laden products, you'll pave the way to a healthier, more streamlined household that stays Spring-clean year-round!

Baking soda: Keep all your stainless steel appliances sparkling with baking soda. Simply mix with water and scrub the appliances until they sparkle then rinse with water. 

Citrus: Place lemons in the garbage disposal to get rid of unwanted scents and keep your kitchen smelling citrus clean. 

Salt & Vinegar: Use salt and vinegar to bring stained copper pots back to their former glory. Simply sprinkle salt and scrub with vinegar, then rinse with water to make them look brand new. 

Coffee filters: The best way to keep wine glasses polished for the next dinner party is with coffee filters. Prior to polishing, swirl hot water in the glass, empty, then polish to get the glass crystal clear.