Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Celebrate Pizza Month with Tandoor Chef and Enter your Recipe to WIN!


I have always loved Tandoor Chef. I buy their products all the time. We love the Naan bread, ecpecially with some butter and garlic. This month, Tandoor Chef is giving you the chance to win $1000! Just create a pizza recipe using Naan! 

If you need some inspiration, Tandoor Chef has created their own line of pizza! With flavors like Eggplant and Cilantro Pesto you are sure to find one you love!


The contest is only open for a limited time, so hurry and get your recipe in!

You can submit your recipe on Facebook


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tips for Keeping Your Pet Calm During the Holidays



Just like people, pets require special care during those long winter months to protect them from painful joints, arthritis, and other cold weather ailments. Here are some winter pet tips from Dr. Hillary Cook, a holistic veterinarian who works with NHV Natural Pet Products, makers of veterinarian-approved and formulated plant-based natural supplements from organically grown and wild crafted herbs, to keep your pet safe and happy this winter.

Winter Walks – After walking your dog during the winter months, make sure to towel dry them completely. Take extra care around paw pads. Wipe this area with a wet clean cloth to remove any salt or chemicals from the road. Rub NHV Heal Care Ointment on cleaned paw pads to protect and soothe. Without proper care, pet paw pads can become dry, cracked and very painful. For other pets, like cats, outside time should be limited, since they may seek warmth in unsafe places, such as a car radiator.

Shake Off Those Winter Blues – Most pet owners tend not to take dogs and other pets out for long periods of time during the winter, because it’s understandably too cold even for us humans. However, pets need still need exercise and mental stimulation. A lack of both these needs may cause stress, anxiety, and destructive behaviors. There are plenty of indoor games that can keep pets occupied and out of trouble. Try treat dispensing toys, puzzle toys, tread mills, exercise balls… which can keep dogs occupied for hours; for cats, a motorized mouse would work. To ease restlessness and stress from being indoors, use NHV Lesstress for dogs or NHV Matricalm for cats. These formulas help calm the nerves without affecting moods and personality, and are safe for long term use.

Happy Pets Have Healthy Skin – As the cold weather begins to blow, dogs and cats are prone to dry skin. To improve overall coat condition, and help with skin issues from the inside-out, add omega-3 fatty acids to their diet. Studies show that dogs and cats given omega 3 fatty acids (try NHV PetOmega 3) had improvement in clinical signs of pruitis, self trauma, coat character, and alopecia (loss of hair).

Staying Cozy – Cats and dogs feel the chill of winter extra deep in their bones (just like us people!). Be sure to give them more blankets during the winter months. If taking small dogs outside, dress them in a sweater or jacket as they are unable to generate the heat they need themselves. Larger dogs tend to suffer the effects of stiff joints and arthritic pain, and as they need all their muscles to support their weight, keeping them limber and pain free is important. There are plenty of orthopedic beds for larger dog breeds that will help. In addition, supplement their diet with NHV Yucca and NHV Old Timer, which will aid with joint pain, soothe inflammation, and help pets suffering from arthritis. Remember to keep arthritic dogs and cats moving in the winter especially, if joints are not mobile arthritis is compounded.

Don’t Hold It! In the winter, I see an increase in UTI’s from animals holding in urine because it’s too cold outside. Make sure dogs get enough time outside to do their business. If a UTI develops see your veterinarian. You may also want to try NHV Tripsy, a natural supplement that will help support the health of the kidneys and bladder throughout the winter months.

Watch That Winter Weight: Less exercise means less calories are expended, and is true for any indoor dog who is not going out for their regular walks. Follow recommended feeding guidelines for your dog, but do not over feed. However, if dogs are housed outside, they need more calories. Studies suggest that dogs who are exposed to low temperatures need three times the normal calories as they would need in moderate temperature. Use NHV Multi Essentials, a herbal multivitamin to fill nutritional gaps for outdoor and indoor pets. Both NHV and myself as a veterinary practioners strongly recommend that pets be housed indoors, especially in the winter.


Don’t Get Close To The Heat – In an effort to stay warm, pets may get too close to heat sources, which can be dangerous. Be sure to keep fireplaces gated or closed, and heat sources like baseboard heaters and radiators out of reach from pets. Should pets accidentally burn themselves, take the animal to the vet right away. For after emergency care of burns use NHV All Clear Ointment and NHV Ouch Away Spray to help heal external trauma, fight infections, and reduce inflammation.





Dr. Hillary Cook, NHV's lead holistic vet, is a graduate of Virginia Maryland Regional Veterinary Medical school. She has been practicing holistic and integrative veterinary medicine for fifteen years. She certified in Veterinary acupuncture and is fully qualified in Western and Chinese herbalism. She is the owner of Animal Wellness Center, an integrative veterinary clinic in Crozet, VA.


NVH NATURAL PET PRODUCTS provides veterinarian-formulated supplements derived from natural botanicals to support the health and well-being of pets including dogs, cats and small animals. In addition to the safe and effective manufacture of a full-line of Veterinarian-approved pet supplements that contain organically grown and cultivated herbs and botanicals, NHV also offers vet consultations to provide professional support and guidance for disease prevention and treatment for over 43 conditions. For more tips, visit www.nhvnaturalpetproucts.com.






Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Boozy Creamery by The Curious Creamery




I don't know why no one thought of it before. Ice cream made for adults, with alcohol. Sounds good right? Well, let me tell you, it's DELICIOUS. We whipped up a batch for a girls night, and it was so good, it had all my friends asking where they could get more.

Boozy Creamery is so easy to make. Take the pouch/flavor of your choice, blend with the listed water or milk, and add the alcohol. Freeze for a few hours, and there you go, you have your own alcohilic ice cream, no ice cream maker required!


The flavors available are:

If you are not sure which one you would like to try first, you can buy a sampler pack! 

The Boozy Creamery provides a revolutionary new way to make alcoholic ice cream at home, no ice cream machine required! Just add a chilled liquid (water or milk) and alcohol. Then whisk for 5 minutes, freeze and enjoy. It’s the perfect adult treat for any day or occasion.

You can purchase a single pack, a sampler pack or a 6 pack of 1 flavor here. Be sure to check out the other products for The Curious Creamery, they all look great!


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Get your Halloween Costume from TvStoreOnline.com



Having a teenager has its advantages, and its disadvantages. One disadvantage (for me anyway) is that he isn't into Halloween anymore. Not the trick or treating part which is the BEST part! But now, he goes to Halloween parties and hangs out with his friends. So superhero costumes are OFF the list. When I was SEARCHING online to find something that he and I could agree on, we came across TvStoreOnline.com and found some really cool costumes! 





I love that this site lets me keep it as simple or complex as I want it. I can choose a Charlie Brown T Shirt (shown above) or go all out like we did and get a Ride On Costume. 


Xander chose the Ride on Elephant. He thinks its cool enough to impress friends, but not too child like or scary. The costume comes in regular or plus so a wide variety can fit! It also comes in kid sizes for the whole family!



We think this costume is HILARIOUS and so did some friends who were visiting. Check out the video to see it in action. 




TvStoreOnline.com definitely has a lot of choices in costumes, if you're into superheroes, The Office, or even being a Sumo Wrestler. You can find some unique choices! 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Mommy & Me Halloween Costumes from K-Mart + Giveaway!



 Right now at K-mart you can pick up these super cute Mommy & Me Costumes. Each are sold separately. I think my favorite is the Baker and the Cupcake, imagine walking into a Halloween party with this costume on!


Some of the others to choose from are a Barista and Frappuccino, a Circus Ring Mistress and Lion Cub, and a Hula Girl and a Pineapple!

You can pickup these awesome costumes at K-Mart in store or online, and right now they are on sale for around $8-12! 








Giveaway time! One reader is going to WIN a costume of their choice. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below, and good luck!








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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Paige@7kidsandus.com with any questions.