Friday, November 29, 2013

#DreamDogPark Voting Rally

Day-Z and I hosted a fun event at a nearby dog park to encourage people to vote for us in the #DreamDogPark contest.
 We had some dog treats from Beneful,
 Some human treats from Jamba Juice, 

a bit of socializing, 

 and a whole lot of fun!

 Now we just need a bunch of votes!
Please vote for us (Deanna & Day-Z) HERE daily until 12/5.
*Remember only 1 vote per person per day.
Thank you, Daily Herald staff for the photos and article from the event here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


My dog and my double chin were on the news. Check it out here.
We announced a rally we hosted to get people to vote for us because we are finalists in the Beneful #DreamDogPark contest. If we win, our ideas will inspire a $500K dog park makeover in our area (in Utah).
We had lots of goodies for our furry friends and Jamba Juice treats for the humans.
I am extremely thankful to all who attended.
Others can vote for our entry DAILY until 12/5.

*1 vote per person per day.
Thank you for your support! (I've been told voting is open world wide)

Friday, November 22, 2013


Day-Z and I were on the news today to promote our voting rally for the #DreamDogPark contest.
Who else had a segment that day? Gail Halvorsen, also known as the WWII Candy Bomber.
He was there to promote a book signing event tonight at Barnes & Noble. He is such a sweet man. He sang to my dog. He also recognized me when I got to the table to have him sign my copy and he asked why Day-Z wasn't with me at the store. So cute.
Buy his book Christmas From Heaven.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I am trying to encourage myself and others to get out and exercise with your pet.


I am a finalist (top 14 out of over 1000) in the Beneful #DreamDogPark contest. If I win, our ideas can help inspire a $500,000 makeover for a dog park in our area.

 You can VOTE for our video (Deanna & Day-Z) DAILY
until 12/5 at the
Beneful site HERE.


LED Teeth Whitening - GIVEAWAY

I've posted about this before, but one of my most favorite random conversations with a stranger in Europe is this one:

European guy (without me having said a word to them): "You're American."

Me: "How do you know?"
European guy: "Your teeth; you have the dentals."

I suppose it has been mentioned to me several times during my visits around the world. It's true. I've been lucky to not have had to go through the pain of wearing braces. But I have whitened my teeth to make them look a little prettier.

It's the holiday time of year. The time when you need to look your best for annual family photo shoots, Christmas card photos, that special NYE kiss, and so on. 
The LED teeth whitening system by Smile Brilliant is perfect for those who want great tooth whitening results but are on a budget. The LED system is competitively priced when compared to popular whitening strips sold at your local grocer.

It is simple to use.
1. Apply the 22% carbamide peroxide tooth whitening gel with the easy to use gel pen.
2. Turn on the high strength LED light to accelerate the whitening process.
3. Leave on for 20-45 minutes.
4. Rinse.

Not bad, eh? And it works.
Who wants to win your very own teeth whitening kit?
Enter below. Open to US & Canada.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 18, 2013


From the mouths…or writings…of babes:
Too bad that was a real spelling mistake 
and not some cool street slang.
I think I actually get the last laugh on this one.
The joys of babysitting.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Organic Matcha- Green Tea Powder

I don't know about your mall, but mine is full of kiosks selling different green tea packets that you simply add to water. I've tried some of the free samples. I have to be careful because I found (while running races) that caffeine makes my feet cramp.
Anyway, I haven't really been impressed so I haven't purchased any.
Then I was offered this Organic Matcha - Green Tea Powder by KissMe Organics including a free recipe guide. The recipe guide lists it can be used in a variety of ways including lattes, smoothies, and baking. 

*Matcha provides 4 to 6 hours of mild steady energy as it acts as both a stimulant and a relaxant. This is ideal for focusing on whatever the day throws your way.
*Consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body's own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expediter.
*​Scientists have discovered that Matcha Green Tea helps protect the skin from harmful UVrays, while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.
*Antioxidants are essential as you age to boost your body's natural defenses against oxidation. Researchers have found that a high level of dietary antioxidants can prevent many age-related diseases.

I love smoothies, so this was easy for me try out.
It might leave a little after taste in your drink as most powders do, but it isn't bad.
I wasn't as hungry throughout the day.
I noticed a little difference in my energy.
Give Organic Matcha - Green Tea Powder by KissMe Organics a try for yourself.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Focus Hair Building Fibers

My favorite part of the song The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson is this line:
I'd buy you Rogaine 
when you start losing all your hair.

Can it get more romantic that that?!
Well, here is a NEW generation of hair building fiber you might want to buy for your thinning loved one. 
*Completely natural, safe and effective, Focus Hair Fibers will not fade, even under direct sunlight. *Focus is compatible with all hair loss treatments and safe to use after hair transplants.
*Focus fibers can withstand rain, wind, and sweat.
*It can be washed out easily with any shampoo.
*Available in 8 colors (Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Blonde, Medium Blonde, Auburn, and Gray) so you can easily match with your hair color.
*It is super easy and convenient to apply.

The microscopic fibers blend and bond securely with existing hair to produce dramatic density and volume and provide undetectable all-day coverage to thinning and balding areas.

Now you can show your love the kind of devotion Ingrid sings about by passing them some Focus Hair Building Fiber.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Please vote…. HERE

...for us daily to win a $500K #DreamDogPark Makeover?

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Do you have a dog? Want a dog? Have fond memories of owning a dog? LOVE dogs? OR just have 10 seconds and want to help us out?

Please VOTE DAILY (and help spread the word to get your friends to vote) to help us get a $500,000 Beneful #DreamDogPark makeover in Utah.

Super cool, right?! And maybe if we win and you come to the grand opening, you can meet Nate Berkus. BONUS!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


I like photos, but lately with digital images and social media sharing, I'm not very good at getting prints made. So I decided to try something new for Christmas. I am going to give the gift of putting a picture into puzzle. Super cool right? Piczzle Photo Puzzles are fully customizable. That's great because you can choose different styles, sizes, and themes to suit what you or your puzzle recipient likes.  
I love pictures, I love puzzles, so I figure picture puzzles must be awesome!

Piczzle ships as fast as 5 days and you can also ship internationally to your foreign friends.
The puzzle I had made (I'm not showing it because it is a Christmas surprise after all) has fantastic quality. The image is printed with photographic quality ink and so they achieve a life-like picture into puzzle. 
Find out more & follow them:

Friday, November 1, 2013


Looking for a fun place to country dance with great people in Utah County?

11 October at 8:00PM
150 South 100 East Pleasant Grove, Utah