Reader Review: Neater Feeder

Name of product I am reviewing: Neater Feeder My dog’s name:  Ran What I liked about this product:  With five rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds, our floors were constantly wet with regular water…



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Fipronil Litigation Takes Pair of Significant Turns

Fipronil Litigation Takes Pair of Significant Turns
In the “manufacturing process patent” lawsuit filed by BASF in the U.S. District Court, BASF says Makhteshim of North America, Control Solutions and Do It Yourself Pest Control are violating BASF patent rights in the manufacture and sale of fipronil
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BASF's fipronil insecticide added to problem list
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said May 27 that BASF's fipronil poses an “acute risk to honeybees when used as a seed treatment for maize,” citing dust drift in particular. BASF has until June 14 to file a comment on the report with the
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Ban on cards for maize insecticide Fipronil
This proposal follows a scientific risk assessment carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) earlier this year which identified seeds treated with pesticides containing Fipronil pose an 'acute risk' to Europe's honey bee population.
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Fipronil hat Bienensterben in Zäziwil ausgelöst
Fipronil hat Bienensterben in Zäziwil ausgelöst. Gift. Das BASF-Gift Fipronil hat im Kanton Bern zu einem Bienensterben geführt. Die Täter sind bisher unbekannt. 25.07.2014. Fipronil hat Bienensterben in Zäziwil verursacht. Bienen: Die Honigarbeiter
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Lu and Mae’s Sea Voyage

Lu and Mae's Sea Voyage // Bubby and Bean

When photographer Chaz Cruz and event designer/stylist Hannah Shih submitted this adorable shoot, I immediately accepted it for publication. From the creativity behind the set design to the bubbles to the sea-like lighting effects of the photographs, everything about it is fun and unique, and I just had to share it with you guys.

Hannah told me a little bit about the project and the inspiration behind it. “Chaz and I wanted to do a different take on family portraits,” she said. “Instead of shooting the family in the comfort of their own home or at the park, we wanted to create a setting that was just inspired by the kids themselves.” To get a better feel for how to style the shoot, she even met with one of the subjects in advance – a two year old girl named Mae. “She was just a ball of personality. A Brooklyn-born gal who just loved anything and everything ocean and sea creatures. I crafted and built out a set of various vignettes that included fun paper details from a swimming octopus to a fishing boat with surrounding sharks. Lu, Mae’s little sister, tagged along for the sea voyage and their expressions were priceless. Mae was absolutely ecstatic and in love with everything, she couldn’t stop smiling!”

Hannah said that she and Chaz ended up having a wonderful time with the whole experience. “We had so much fun on set with The Jones,” she said. Chaz was really able to capture the kids in their element and we love how Lu and Mae can look back at these photos and be reminded of their interests when they were young. Who knows, Mae might be obsessed with dinosaurs next!

Lu and Mae’s mom, Amanda, also explained her feelings about the shoot and the motivation behind doing something different. “Family and child photography has become ubiquitous and, honestly, pretty boring,” she said.  ”The pictures shared on social media after a family portrait session are typically beautiful and technically perfect, however many times they lack personality. So that’s why we were excited when Hannah and Chaz approached us with a different idea. Mae is obsessed with the ocean and sea creatures, so Hannah came to visit and we talked about what Mae was into, as well as discussed her quirky personality. Mae is sweet, but definitely has a way of getting what she wants and sneakily finds ways to be naughty. She’s a lovable trouble maker and we joke she is the pirate of the family. And my eight-month-old daughter, Lucy? She’s easy. She’s obsessed with everything Mae.”

Like Hannah and Chaz, Amanda and her family had a great time too. “The shoot was fantastic. Hannah and Chaz instantly made the girls feel comfortable. The set was so fun that Mae was engaged the whole time. And, even though Lucy was teething and fussy, Hannah and Chaz were able to make her smile. It was a wonderful experience for our family and the pictures turned out amazing!”

Thank you Hannah, Chaz, and the Jones family for sharing your sweet mock sea voyage with us! You guys can find more of Hannah’s work on her website as well as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. You can find Chaz on his website as well as Facebook, TwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

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Fido’s Freebie Friday Plans for #SuperDogSunday

This week we’ve been busy with the kickoff of the annual #SuperDogSunday Twitter party! Sponsored by Zuke’s natural dog treats, the event is going to be packed with fun and over $ 750 in…



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Plush Bible Collection-NIRV by Zondervan Bibles Review

Plush Bible Collection-NIRV by Zondervan Bibles My rating: 5 of 5 stars Obviously geared for girls from ages 7 to upwards, the Plush NIV Bible collection is a fun plush covered bibles series with colors that are fashionable to own. Using a reader friendly translation, what I really like about the plush cover bible, besides…



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Sunflower Faith

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Happy Headshots

Just because they make me smile.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Ticks on fire!!

Bunch of ticks going into the depths of hell i even saw a flea as it lit up in flames screaming in agony and defeat.

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“Vulture puppy” gets a foster home

A Pit Bull puppy became quite famous in Greensboro, North Carolina when the local paper ran a picture of her tied to her dog house, surrounded by dozens of black vultures in the trees and on the ground around her. Usually vultures are frightened away by dogs so this was a strange situation. Somehow it doesn’t seem as if the little brown and white pup had called a meeting of large flesh-eating birds to discuss…
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The Anatomy of Graying

I recently aged 44 and while I’ve never been one overly preoccupied with age, my chest hair turned gray.  First of all, unlike Geraldo, I spare you a selfie proving it.

But there’s a bigger philosophical if not medical question involved here – why does hair gray differently?

I grayed first in my head hair which jokingly I attributed to my first cross county walk.  My beard came next but now it’s trickled its way down to my chest which I can only blame the PCH for.

But it’s only a few gray hairs which I hope means I still got game.  How and why does hair gray is my question today?
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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Old Dog Takes A Rest

An old dog enjoying a stroller ride during a long walk

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