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What’s in my Dogs’ Camping Bag

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Everywhere I have lived, there have been amazing places to bring my dogs to hike, camp and walk. Now that I live in Central Texas, I get to enjoy the trails along the Brazos River with my pups!

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag

We go on day trips, weekend trips, etc. to explore the great outdoors. If you bring your dog along for an outdoor trip, you need to make sure your bringing the necessities.

The best place to find supplies is at Target. Target has a great cartwheel offer where select Purina products are 20 percent off, so be sure to go take advantage of that for your trip!

Here’s what’s in my dogs’ camping bag:

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag


I always bring a lightweight backpack with me! I put all my personal items near the bottom (pack light), and I put the dogs’ things on top.


To separate my things from my pets, I put a couple of towels on top of my stuff. These are great in case your pet gets wet or dirty.


Dogs are going to get hot outside, so if your not going to a source of drinkable water, be sure to bring tons of extra water! I have a water bottler/waterer for dogs, and I usually pack three more. We normally go to places where water is, so bring more if the situation needs it!


What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag

I got this nifty waterproof travel dog bowl a few years ago, and I always take it with me! You can always bring some plastic bowls as well!


Always make sure you bring dog food and treats with you – and if you’re going on a day trip, make sure you are bringing quality dog food.

I have two very different dogs – Fiona is a puppy, and Schmidt is an older dog. This means I have to get them different food.

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag

Fiona eats Purina One Smartblend® Healthy Puppy Formula. I love this dog food because not only is chicken the first ingredient, but it contains Omega 3s for Fiona’s coat. Having Australian Shepherds means the dog hair problem is real, and I really appreciate it when my dog’s food contributes to coat health. Plus the formula is gentle on her sensitive stomach.

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag


Schmidt eats Beyond® Superfood Blend Salmon, Egg & Pumpkin Recipe Natural Dog Food. He is getting older, so I make sure his dog food is of high quality. I love the Beyond® brand because all of their products lists the meat as the main ingredient with no added artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Plus, this blend is great for his coat and bones!

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag(Also, look how much Schmidt enjoys that food!)

We also bring a couple of Purina DentaLife Daily Oral Care treats to make sure their breath is great! Keep these in a plastic baggie.

Plus, select Purina products are 20 percent off using this Cartwheel offer at Target in March!



Always be considerate to other hikers and bring poop bags! I also bring a plastic bag to be a poop trash can if I am camping! It’s gross, but we got to do it!


My favorite harness is from Target! Never take your dog on a long walk without a harness. They are so much more comfortable for your dog. Ours from Target is like a shirt, so extremely easy to put on!


Most places require your pet to be on a leash, so make sure you bring a sturdy one!

After you are all set, load up and have some fun!

Now that you have seen what’s in my dogs’ camping bag, what’s your favorite thing to do with your pet?

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag

What's in my Dogs' Camping Bag

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REVIEW: HASK Greek Yogurt with Fig & Honey Hydrating Collection

Recently, I got the chance to try out the HASK Greek Yogurt with Fig & Honey Hydrating Collection. The concept is fruit gel and and greek yogurt combine to make a perfect dual-infused product.

My first impression of the product itself was that it was a great idea! The gel and the yogurt is separated until you squeeze it out of the bottle.

For starters, it smells absolutely amazing!

The Fig & Honey is meant for dry, damaged hair – which I definitely have. After using the mask, I noticed my split ends diminished, and my hair seemed way more vibrant!

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What hair products are you loving?

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How to Make a Kitchen Soap Stand

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SoFreshSoFrench #CollectiveBias

It’s been a month since I have been in my house, and I am so obsessed with home decor. I keep creating little parts of my home that make me smile!

Recently, I took my home decor interest and combined it with my real dry skin concern. I created a ceramic white soap stand for my kitchen!


Coming out of the winter and into summer, I have dry, cracked hands. In a effort to bring my hands back to a normal texture, I have made it a rule that I have to lotion after I wash my hands. Also, I have only been using moisturizing soap.

I was sent the new (to the United States) collection from Johnson & Johnson called Le Petit Marseillais™. This brand is popular in France, and the full 17 part collection is available at! You can find it in the specialty bath & body aisle, where loofahs are sold. You can also find the collection online!

Before I was sent the products, my friend had recommended the body wash to me, so I was really excited to give the products a go. She kept raving about the scent of the products.

The products aligned with my dry skin problems so perfectly, and the packaging is so cute. The Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Hand Soap is very moisturizing, and the scent is long lasting.

After drying my hands, I follow through with the Le Petit Marseillais™ Shea Butter, Sweet Almond & Argan Oil Nourishing Body Milk Lotion. This not only smells great, but it keeps my hands from drying out.

The Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Crème Body Wash is like the hand soap, super moisturizing and smells great!

The body washes are paraben-free, phthalate-free, hypoallergenic, pH balanced and dye-free.

soap stand


To create this soap stand, you will need the Le Petit Marseillais™ Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Hand Soap, Le Petit Marseillais™ Shea Butter, Sweet Almond & Argan Oil Nourishing Body Milk Lotion, a white ceramic plate, a white ceramic ramekin (or small bowl), a napkin, craft glue and a sponge.

First, lay the plate with the back facing up. Then, line the bottom of the ramekin with craft glue.

After you are done lining with glue, place the ramekin in the center of the back of the plate. Let the craft glue dry.

Soap Stand

When it is completely dry, flip it over and now you have a cake stand!

Soap Stand

Once the soap stand is complete dry, it is time to decorate it!

I set a burlap napkin down as the base, adding all of my kitchen sink essentials.

I placed the soap stand near my sink. Please excuse the terrible tile, my home is a work in progress right about now!

Soap Stand

If you make a ceramic cake stand, be sure to link to your version below!

What is your favorite hand wash scent?

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Soap Stand


4 Swimsuit Trends You Have to Try This Bikini Season

I always prepare for swimsuit season way before it gets here. I always look at the latest swimsuit trends, start self-tanning and get my work-out on.

This year, my swimsuit style has changed so much because I am loving solid black! I used to go for the crazy prints, but now all I want is a high neck, black two piece.

There were many styles that caught my eye (and my wishlist). When you are picking a new swimsuit this year, be sure to consider these swimsuit trends:

All Black

Whether you want a two piece or a one piece, all black swimsuits are slimming and sexy. As I was hunting down my favorites, I just kept adding solid black pieces to my wishlist. Plus, black looks great on all sizes! It is a timeless color, and it is the most on-trend decision you can make this bikini season!


Stripes have always been nautical, but this year, basics are what I am seeing the most of. I am loving the stripe high necks and the stipe one pieces. This year, there are a lot of simple looks, and I am all for it!

High Necks

I will never buy a bathing suit without a high neck again. As someone with larger boobs, I have always felt self-conscious wearing a triangle top or basically any top because I billow out. Plus, bathing suit tops started having padding in them – great for people who need a boost, but for people like me, a living nightmare.

High necks are flattering for all boob sizes, and I think they are amazing I bought the only one I could find 3 years ago, and I am so happy to see them everywhere this year!


Another big trend I have been seeing is strappy accents! I have seen one pieces with strappy backs and bikinis with straps under the boob area.

Either way, this is a fun way to have a unique swimsuit without getting a crazy print!

What is your favorite swimsuit style?

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5 Steps to Boost your Beauty Routine

Even as a beauty blogger, there are days where I slack off my routine or jump off the wagon all together. Sometimes I am too tired to go through my 10-step night time skincare routine or use all my special hair products to make my hair flawless.

Beauty takes time, and sometimes you just don’t have it. This is why I add basic, easy things to my routine that make it easier to slack off.

Here are my 5 steps to boost your everyday beauty routine:

beauty routine

Put your Beauty Products in Containers

This sounds so dumb, but decanting some of my beauty products really inspires me. It makes my vanity look clean and fresh, and it makes me feel like a delicate bird. I know, I sound ridiculous, but trust me.

I keep my cotton balls, cotton swabs, and face pads in separate glass containers, and I do the same for my bubble bath and Epsom salts.

I also use a soap dispenser and a lotion dispenser.

Switch to Dove Advanced Care Deodorant

beauty routine

Two years ago, I switched to Dove Advanced Care Deodorant, and I have never looked back.

The deodorant offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, plus it has added skincare benefits. The NutriumMoisture in the deodorant creates softer, smoother underarms.

beauty routine

I can feel confident in tank tops because I know that my underarms are smooth. That feels weird to say – but we all know how self-conscious we can become when are underarms are not on point.

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant takes all the worry armpit embarrassment – it is so worth it!

Plus, there are plenty of light, great scents to choose from – and no scent if that is more your style!

Keep Petroleum Jelly on Hand

Petroleum Jelly is like beauty magic sauce.

First – put it on your lips before you go to bed and wake up to nice moisturized lips, ready for a matter lip.

Second – cover your feet in petroleum jelly and then cover them in plastic bags for 30 minutes. When you take the bags off, you are left with soft feet! Plus, you can go about your chores with the bags on.

Third – Put Petroleum Jelly on your knees and elbows before applying self-tanner! It prevents orange spots.

Fourth – This is oddly specific, but I recently had a cracked nose from blowing my nose because of a cold. Two nights with petroleum jelly covering my nose, and the cracks were gone.

There are a ton more uses, but these are the ones that I do!

Incorporate More Oils into Your Beauty Routine

If Petroleum Jelly is beauty magic sauce, oils are beauty water. I use Argan oil, Coconut oil and Olive oil.

First – Use Argan oil as a cuticle oil

Second – Use a light amount of olive oil to the ends of your hair before styling

Third – Use coconut oil to remove eye makeup

Fourth – Use Argan oil as a face moisturizer or face primer

This list can literally go on forever, but you get the point. Keeping oil nearby solves so many problems.

Use a Humidifier

As someone who has dry skin, my humidifier saves my life. I add a few drops of lavender oil, turn it on while I sleep, and wake up to plump, pretty skin!

Bonus, it is also really great if your stopped up or have a sinus headache.

What do you do to make your beauty routine more functional?

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.