Springing Into Spring + Time to get Planting! Garden Hose #Giveaway / #TheHoppingBloggers

Hello there! Hope everyone is well & happy today! I can’t tell you how much I love this time of year. Spring has finally arrived so it’s time to start planting your flower gardens and vegetables and such! We are still very new to gardening and learning. Last year we tried a small attempt at trying to grow my own vegetables and also plant several flowers but that quickly went bad. First let me explain, my husband doesn’t believe we can plant in our yard, parts are rocky and we do not have much level ground as we live up a mountain. We have purchased more property next to us that is a little more level further down so I am hoping next year we can try an actual big garden. In the mean time, we are using buckets which I have learned is quite popular.

Last year I only planted two tomato plants to start with and did not realize the importance of having them braced with the cages, etc. I had a few nice looking tomatoes then as they grew bigger the vines broke and they never really recovered. I had a flimsy little thing in the buckets but that was of no use, the plant overpowered the thing. My flowers last year died within 2 weeks of planting. I did not read the tag and just thought all flowers want sunlight and I was wrong! This year we are better prepared! We have planted tomatoes and cucumbers and are putting the cages up tonight on the tomatoes. I also researched sun loving flowers as where I am placing them is mostly in the sun so I am very excited this year and we are going to be getting chickens soon! I can’t wait!


Do you garden? Any tips for a newbie?

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway below for a chance to win a new gardening hose ($35 Value) for one of my lucky readers! A perfect accessory for Spring!


Product Description:

This expandable garden hose is a great substitution for traditional heavy watering hose, compared with which, it is lightweight, efficient and easy to store. The material of this water hose is well selected to ensure its quality and functionality. It has a compact design, really quick and easy to coil up, taking up minimal storage space unlike conventional hose pipes. Can be used to water plants, wash outer windows, clean the car, clean house or garage. Benefits Compact, lightweight, easy to carry and store. Drains water in seconds by contracting automatically. No leaks, tangles or kinks. Super-strong latex core.

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Try & Review + Wiser Pet 5-in-1 Shampoo For Dogs



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When it comes to my dogs I am very particular, only using products that are safe and healthy. Checking ingredients is one of the first things I do with a product. So let’s see how the Wiser Pet 5-in-1 Luxury Dog Shampoo rates!

Ingredient List:

Contains No MEA or DEA

No Chemicals

No Parabens, Sulfates or Phosphates

Information on Product Container:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable
  • Premium Natural Dog Shampoo
  • Kind to itchy and sensitive skin
  • 5-in-1 + Cleans, Conditions, Freshens, Detangles and Moisturizes
  • For all Breeds & Puppies over 12 Weeks
  • For short or long-haired dogs (and for shedding)
  • It is an animal cruelty free product made in the USA
Diesel is assisting me with the review today!

How To Use:

  1. Wet coat thoroughly
  2. Apply product
  3. Work into a lather for a few minutes
  4. Rinse

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Try & Review:

It has a gel texture that is rather thick

It doesn’t take much product & makes for a rich lather (I hate went a product won’t lather good!)

It has a fantastic light citrus like smell

It did not irritate the skin or eyes

Rinsed out quick and completely from dog’s coat leaving no sticky residue behind

Left coat soft & shiny


My Thoughts:

My little rescue Diesel helped me out with the review today. He is our youngest and the one who usually needs a bath, he gets into everything and wallows in the dirt outside! As I was giving him his bath, I just wanted to mention that he appeared to really like the scent of the shampoo too! I think it did what it says it does and the smell is absolutely the best! I like that it’s gentle & natural yet strong enough to clean my boys! I would for sure continue to use this product!

Dog Tested – Dog Approved!♥


Flea & Ticks Botanical Dog Collar + Arava-Dead Sea Pet Spa / #ProductReview


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