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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

The Weekend IT List


1. Indulge. The National Apple Fest and all the other fall festivals going on in my area this weekend have me craving old-fashioned fall treats like apple cider. Here is a great recipe for homemade apple cider you can make on the stove top without any special equipment. Recipe and image via May I Have That Recipe.


2. Have Fun. I feel so blessed to live where I do. There is no shortage of things to do for the holidays. The city and country is so closely interspersed here in Maryland that I'm a short drive away from any number of farms, petting zoos, and countless festivals and pumpkin patches. This picture was taken at Summer's Farm in Frederick, MD. Check out what your city has to offer. If there aren't big festivals in your area, check with area farms. Privately owned farms ofter offer "pick your own" options or tours of their operations, and will even let kids take part in feeding and caring for the animals.


 

3. Movie Night. Last night my daughters and I watched an 80s classic "Adventures in Babysitting" starring Elizabeth Shue. As a teen, I loved to watch the opening scene where she lip syncs to "Then He Kissed Me." As an adult, I was cracking up as I was reminded that all movies in the 80s and 90s portrayed the suburbs as safe and the city as the most dangerous and scary place known to man. I was also shocked to see that a PG-13 rating from back then was okay with the F-word and very sexually suggestive jokes. My poor 9-year old.


4. Stay Fit. Every year we shed weight for summer only to pack it on again during fall and winter. How can we not? All the food is so yummy! I'm already noticing a little weight creeping up and I'm terrified of going back to my old body when I worked so hard to get back into shape. Kelly at Eat Yourself Skinny shares yummy, skinny versions of our favorite dishes, like her Cranberry-Maple Cinnamon Rolls pictured above. Her philosophy when it comes to health is that with small swap-outs and real ingredients, you can have your cake and eat it too.

5. Get Pretty. The weekend is the perfect time to do a home beauty treatment. Try one of these Three DIY Protien Masks for Dry & Damaged Hair to liven up your locks. If you don't have all the ingredients, simply soak your hair in olive oil and let it set for 30 minutes before shampooing.


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  1. That photo with your little one is precious!

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    1. Thanks, Eve.:) That was when Kylie was little.

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  2. Hoping to get to apple orchard soon, and that the rest of our planned outings are not post-poned by the weather! Great post, Krisztina!

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  3. Apple cider of course is one of life's pleasures. My cousin has an orchard, and turns out some of the crop into cider.

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