Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to Accessorize Your Swimsuit

How to Accessorize Your Swimsuit

Are you an avid swimmer? Sometimes it’s hard to feel fashionable while wearing your swimsuit, but there are ways to look truly chic. If you are creative with accessories such as durable and chic shoes and cover ups you can turn your swimwear into a complete ensemble. With the perfect accessories your swimsuit can take you from the ocean or pool to a date near the water and everywhere else. Here are some ideas to step up your swimwear so that it becomes fashion wear too, even during the fall and winter time:

Start with a Chic Swimsuit and Shoes
Before investing in new accessories, perhaps you need a few new fashionable swimsuits. Find the right swimwear that is designed for a variety of body shapes and sizes and that comes in playful patterns too. A racerback swimsuit in a statement camo-floral print design would be the perfect suit for practicality and fashion combined. What’s more there are other suits that come in trendy colors with flattering styles as well, depending on your preference.

Also, don’t forget men’s and women’s shoes that will work well when you’re at the beach or pool. Keep your feet comfortable whenever you’re on the boat or are about to go for a swim. Essential sandals and other footwear provide arch support, are lightweight, and have a grippy outsole for traction.

Nautical Outfit at a Warm Location
If you live in a warm location that stays at a nice temperature most of the year then a nautical outfit might be a great look for you. Think about what nautical clothing and accessories to add to your swimsuit. For a quick nautical look that’s fancy and gypsy like wear a white tee-shirt over your swimsuit with a pair of cut off shorts. Aviator sunglasses and a rope bracelet will add a mix of glamour to your look. An anchor print bag that you can put your towel inside and other swimming accessories like durable ocean friendly shoes will also complete your nautical ensemble. Now all you need is to meet up with friends or go on a date near the ocean in your nautical silhouette.

Boho Babe Ensemble for a Film Festival
Are a free spirit? Add to your bathing suit with a long maxi skirt or dress and a pair of gladiator sandals. A loose and lovely top or dress is also a great addition. As far as accessories go if you love feathers or bracelets you can wear feather earrings and layered bracelets. This is a great silhouette for a film festival or beach gathering. Enjoy being a trendy bathing suit and your boho chic shoes and other accessories!

Allergy Friendly Dog Food From Only Natural Pet #PawNatural #FarmToBowl

This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the NEW Canine PowerFoodTM, but Sweet Silly Sara only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Only Natural Pet is not responsible for the content of this article.

When it comes to feeding my boys, they are like day and night. Fritz, my Redbone will eat any and everything. He requires no special diet, his fur is always thick, soft and lovely. He always smells  like yummy like cinnamon or maybe even pumpkin pie on occasion {No jokes! He really does smell amazing all of the time!} My beagle, Enos is the complete opposite. He has an allergy to corn, his fur is often greasy looking. He has a smell that reminds you of an old man. I must take great care to feed my Enos Beagle. If he so much as eats a nibble of one of his trigger foods, his skin becomes itchy, red and scaly, he develops bald spots and is generally miserable for the remainder of his flare up. Living in a small town, feeding him healthy foods is not an easy task. Often we must have it delivered to our house, as the selections in the stores here all contain corn.

When I heard we were going to have the chance to sample Only Natural Pet's Poultry Feast, I was excited for my boys! Let me tell you why:

A sample offering awaits discerning palates. 

This dog food is packed with protein, amino acids and essential fatty acids, the PowerFood™ also contains
low-glycemic carbohydrates like garbanzos and lentils (which are sourced from farms in
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sugar) and fruits and vegetables that offer whole food sources of important vitamins and

Each piece of kibble is infused with our proprietary PowerBoost™, a raw, freeze-dried blend of superfoods like green lipped mussels, sea cucumbers, probiotics and pumpkin. Corn, wheat, oat and soy free and made with gluten-free ingredients.

Our Only Natural Pet PowerFood™ was formulated by a holistic vet & Made in the USA. The Barrett Ag Services plant sits on 400 acres of farm land (chickpea, yellow pea & corn crops) with strict testing & quality measures to ensure safety throughout the process.

Only Natural Pet has been in the business of making great pet products for over a decade, with a great love of dogs and the brains of some amazing holistic veterinarians, they have created a healthier dog food that is of the highest quality.

The Pumpkin Pie Puppy Eats Only All Natural From the Palm of a Hand

This food is something both of my boys can eat, but the question is... will they? Enos Beagle, in addition to being sensitive to so many foods is also a food snob. If he hears the word coupon, he refuses to eat anything offered for several hours... again no joke, Enos is a total prince of a puppy. Frugal is not a quality he finds endearing.

I won't tell you what they thought of the food, you will need to come back soon to find that out. I will give you a hint, two tails wagged over this new blend of allergy friendly dog food. I will also let you know that I love my family. The idea of Farm to Table Food appeals to me because I want my family to eat the healthiest and freshest foods possible. This desire for healthy eating includes my dogs and cat with #FarmToBowl.

Something to keep in mind when introducing a new food to your dog is that it takes a little time to transition, for the comfort of your pups tummy. I loved that Only Natural Pet supplied this handy chart to help me make a pleasant change in the diet of my 2 best friends.

Only All Natural Pet Poultry Feast and Just Fish Feast Recipes will be available in just a few days to the delight of dogs and their people. It is available for purchase exclusively on www.onlynaturalpet.comwww.pet360.com, and www.petfooddirect.com - starting October 6th!

Get social with Only Natural Pet to learn about their innovative pet products.

This post is sponsored by Only Natural Pet and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the NEW Canine PowerFoodTM, but Sweet Silly Sara only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Only Natural Pet is not responsible for the content of this article.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pumpkin for Dinner: 5 Ways

As soon as I saw the first advertisement for Pumpkin Spice cappuccino, my heart started fluttering for all things pumpkin! I found some amazing pumpkin dinner recipes to share with you to help you get your pumpkin fix.

Baked Chicken With Pumpkin Rice makes for a hearty and tasty meal that is perfect for a blustery fall day.

Easy Pumpkin Chili is on my must make. This looks like a great meal for the crisp days of October.

Healthy Shrimp Etouffee makes a special dish everyone will adore that is as good for them as it is tasty.

Pumpkin Ravioli and Garlic Butter sounds like a dream come true for pasta lovers.

Black Bean Pumpkin Soup makes for a fantastic meal on a chilly autumn day.

What is your favorite pumpkin for dinner dish? I can't wait to read all about it in a comment.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Safety First Giveaway

One of my best blogging pals has a great giveaway for a safety first car seat going on right now. She asked if I would like to share with my readers and I jumped at the chance. I know I have been neglecting ya'll with giveaways this year and for that I apologize.

To learn more about the Safety First Summit Booster, please head over to Woman of Many Roles. To enter to win the Summit Booster just get busy on the giveaway form!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Special Savings at Staples and a Giveaway #savex3

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.

Do you need HP Toner? There is no better time to buy it at Staples.

What could be better than buying something you need for your printer and getting a free $15 itunes gift card? With my free gift card I am going to take the easy way out. My husband has a birthday in a few weeks and I am going to include the itunes gift card with his gift... which at this rate just might be HP toner from Staples... unless I find a way to add an extra hour onto each day in the meantime.

I am always a sucker for triple dip savings offers like this. In this economy, every little extra savings or reward adds up and can make a big difference.  We aren't completely out of toner yet, but I know I am going to have to buy it at some time in the near future, so it makes sense to buy now and save while I can.

Now through 9/27, savvy Staples shoppers can triple dip on savings when they purchase HP toner!

Here’s How It Works
1. Promotional Offer: Staples is offering a BONUS $15 iTunes gift card with a $75  purchase in HP ink
2. Earn Staples Rewards: Staples offers a loyalty program where customers can earn up to 5% in rewards to use at Staples stores and online.
3. Earn Credit Card Rewards: By using your favorite rewards credit card to purchase gift cards, you can earn points, miles or a percentage back on your purchase. Some credit cards even offer increased rewards for purchases office supply stores!

Let's see how the rewards add up!
1. $15 iTunes card – When you purchase $75 in HP toner.
2. $3.75 in Staples Rewards – If you are a Premier Staples Rewards members earning 5% back on purchases. ($75 x 5% = $3.75).
3. Up to 4x credit card reward points - If your credit card offers increased rewards for office supply purchases.

What will you do with your $15 itunes gift card? Give it to someone special or keep it for yourself?

I know I just gave you good news, but it gets even better! I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a great giveaway!

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