The first time I entered Lenawee county was via a train ride with the Southern Michigan Railroad from Clinton to Tecumseh on a summer day in 2011. My youngest son was a Thomas the train fan and we were looking for a fun activity.

When the train stopped, I discovered a great small downtown areas reminiscent of the streets of Plymouth or Northville. The Dog House had our food served quickly along with ice cream for dessert. I was also impressed by the Doll Cottage and found a great Thomas set for my son there.

So many years later, when my husband said Tecumseh was an area he would be interested in, I was brought back to this day and this day. In Fall of 2014, we became residents of Tecumseh.

January Stella and Chewy review

My second item I chose for January was another food product for my dogs. I sometimes pick my second item to be a toy or a grooming product but this product stood out with its bright color packaging and looked like something that would be a great choice.

Although intended for small breeds and I didn’t realize when ordering, my large breed dogs golden rerievers really like this too. My dogs like variety in their food selection and who’s to blame them. A meal mixer or topping is a good way to accomplish this.

Stella and Chewy meal mixer superblend thinks of your pets health by using superfoods in their ingredients and also adding probiotics for digestion. These bite sizes would be perfect for the smaller breeds.

Thanks #StellaandChewys for this great product and your continued work in helping pet owners find good quality food with healthy ingredients.

@chewy #chewyinfluencer #chewyboxlove #chewy #healthypetfood #happypetsarehealthypets

January Chewy Blue Buffalo Review

Winter is upon us and Happy New Year to you from Angus and Buddy two Golden Retrievers living in Michigan and our family.

When the January box arrived, we were so very excited to check it out. Despite the cardboard packaging, both dogs easily determined from the smell, that the box belonged to them. One of the items inside was a case of Blue Buffalo Homestyle recipe healthy weight chicken dinner with garden vegetables. Blue Buffalo is a trusted brand that makes good quality products and this one again didn’t disappoint. The flavor combination is a hit with the dogs and when my pets are happy, so am I.

I really like the idea that Blue Buffalo addresses a common dog concern in the product which is maintaining a healthy weight. Keeping a pet at a healthy weight allows them to be more active, live longer and like humans is a generally a good thing. Sometimes things that are better for you aren’t always tasty. This is not the case here. The food smells good, is thick and hearty and uses quality ingredients. Happy dogs and happy dog parent here.

Thank you @bluebuffalo for the product and continuing to create new products with not only my dog in mind but also addressing a common dog health area, maintaining a healthy weight. Thanks to @chewy again for this program and your company which offers so many products delivered to your home and whether your pet has fur, fins or scales. @chewyinfluencer #dogmom #keepingpetshealthy #chewy

December chewy box Purina One Review

In my December Chewy box, I picked some canned food for my dogs as a treat to their usually dry food. They really liked canned food and when cooking my dinner, they usually think all the canned ingredients are theirs.

This time, it was theirs and they get excited by the box and its smells. I chose a case of Purina One Smart Blend Classic Ground Turkey and Barley Entree Adult Wet Dog Food. I immediately noticed when opening the can, it smelled a lot better than some if the brands I have purchased in the past. My dogs loved it also. Thanks for another great option. @chewy @purina #chewyinfluencer #chewyboxlove #chewy @purinaonedog

December chewy review All Kind Tug and Fetch toy

The December chewy box came so I picked the All Kind Tug and Fetch No squeak Dog toy for my puppy Angus and my older golden Buddy. It was an instant hit in my house as both my dogs are big chewers and love games of tug and fetch.

It has a cute red bow design and is quite large for gripping between owner and dog and even two dogs. It is durable and has lasted thru a lot of play. Thanks @chewy for this great toy. As you can see by my pictures and video, my dogs love it. #chewyinfluencer #chewyboxlove #chewy

November Chewy Box

My November Chewy Box selection was a food selection that both my dogs could enjoy. I picked Signature dog food cans. I was immediately impressed at the ingredient list being so easy to read and sounding delicious. With Thanksgiving coming up, the flavor I chose was turkey.

So what did my dogs think of it? They absolutely loved it.

Thanks Chewy for the wonderful product and Signature for making such wholesome natural food for my fur babies. @chewy @chewyinfluencer #chewyinfluencer #signaturedogfood

Finding Inspiration Daily

Somedays it seems harder than most. Overall for me and it seems to be felt by a lot of others, today was one of those where you just shake your head in disbelief at the events of the day or the week. Whether its on a personal front, with friends, health issues, relationships, work or even just doing life, it can be so hard. Its our nature to want things going right or being in control, but it may not be what God wants for us. In the meme this person is grateful the ducks are in the same pond. But maybe they aren’t that day, that month, that season. So what are we to do?

Blast some music, your favorite genre. Phone a friend, catch up on a favorite show, work out, read a book, spend time with a pet, find a devotional or a scripture that calls to you and go forward. Even if its baby steps, keep moving. If you mess up, own it and keep trying.

I have been wanting so hard to wallow in my circumstances where my plans and what I wanted to occur just aren’t happening. The more I tried to fight it, the more exhausted I became and nothing changed.

So today, and going forward, I keep trusting, keep believing and hold faith that this will all make sense one day. Today it just doesn’t. Until that day when my ducks are in the same pond and maybe even in a row.

My son’s first Stitch fix box

I’ve been getting Stitch Fix boxes occasionally for a few years and thought I would use one for back to school new clothes. I answered questions about him, his activities and asked for things to help him feel confident going in the 7th grade. It was a great box reasonably priced at $140 for all 10 items but since a few were duplicates or similar colors, I only kept a few.

The box was a bright color with stickers inside and a bright yellow wrap. The note was extremely personalized and Kim did a great job. If I didn’t have a decent amount of clothes for him, I can see keeping them all. Although he wasn’t a fan of modeling originally, by the end he got his confidence.

I really liked the Diamond Jack Hoodie but being French terry I felt it was more spring like-returned

Tailor Vintage Graphic tee too similar to what in stores-returned

Sovereign Code Pullover slightly too small felt like sizing up would be too big-returned

Tailor vintage Reversible Hoodie-kept my son’s favorite

Tailor Vintage Thermal-return, have something similar

Tailor Vintage Stripe tee- kept, like the color

Lazer Denim-returned lots of jeans

Level 10 top- returned, didnt like the color

DL1961 pants- returned, have similar item

Tailor Vintage pant- love but have similar item

Take a chance open an account, answer some questions and have some fun. Styling fee is $20 and is applied to your purchase. Go on the app or stitchfix.com or use my referrral link https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/christineblair?sod=a&som=c

Thanks @stitchfix #stitchfixkids Tailorvintage.com Sovereigncode.com DL1961Denim

Diamond Jack Edgar Long Sleeve French Terry Pullover Hoodie

With Lazer Fleix Ultra Flex 5 pocket Denim

With the Tailor Vintage Pants
Tailor Vintage Franklin Short Sleeve Rugby Stripe Tee
Sovereign Code Bryson Raglan Crew Neck Pullover with Tailor Vintage Sean Double Knit 5 pocket pant
Tailor Vintage Gerard Reversible Long Sleeve Hoodie with the Tailor Vintage jeans
Tailor Vintage Sean Double Knit 5 pocket pant with Tailor Vintage Jeans
Tailor Vintage David Raglan Dorrito Long Sleeve Graphic tee with DL1961 Brady D 1961 Slim leg knit pant
Tailor Vintage Dean Long Sleeve Thermal Henley Solid with DL1961 pants
Level 10 Langston Roll Rab Collared Woven Shirt with DL 1961 pants

Purina Pro Plan October Review

Oops life happens, my September Chewy email went to so I didn’t get a chance to review any products.

My dogs get bored with their food especially my 10 yr old Golden Retriever so I thought I would pick a food product to review. They love this food and devour it quickly. But who wouldn’t want to eat it with shredded chicken pieces and delicious smell.

Thanks @chewy @purinaproplan @purina for this amazing product