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Felt Dogs (aka the cutest book ever).

Felt DogsFelt Dogs is an adorable craft book that teaches you how to make little dogs from felt. The book is packed full of different breeds to delight any dog lover.

The book teaches a technique called needle felting. There is a list of all the tools and supplies that you will need to make cute dogs. I also loved the step by step photos in the book, which makes it easy for beginners or experts to follow.

And of course, the book is full of such darling photos it’s easy to forget that the book is about crafting. I’ve spent plenty of time just looking at the photos and dreaming about making the cute little dogs.

Sadly I could not find any proper felt (at least not locally). I’m dying to try my hand at making a dog or two, so I’m not giving up. Since I can’t show you one that I have made just yet, be sure to have a look at this fun felt dog making night they had at Chronicle Books!

FeltDogs_3bAren’t they just too cute?

Disclosure: I received a copy of Felt Dogs in exchange for my review.

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How To Have A Very Bad Dog (and a giveaway)!

Bad DogThis is a hilarious little book all about how to ruin your dog! Or as the cover says, how to ruin your pooch deliberately and with skill!

It covers everything, from how to choose your future bad dog, to what types of accessories to get for it. And yes, what it’s really doing is showing you everything NOT to do, while teaching the right things in a hilarious way.

This fun little book comes from one of our favorite sites, Knock Knock. They have a variety of items to help add humor to your life, while also being quiet useful. I especially love their notepads.

One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Knock Knock, so you too can learn ‘How to Have a Very Bad Dog’, and get some other goodies for your home!

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Can’t wait to find out if you won? Use code ’4THELOVE’ for 20% off your order (one time use per customer, expires 9/22/14).

Thanks to Knock Knock for providing the prize for this giveaway, and a copy of the book for my review!

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Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly

Dogs Rule, NonchalantlyHappy National Dog Day friends! Although, if you have a dog you already know that everyday is national dog day!

Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly is a lovely book full of art and words that celebrate everything that is awesome about dogs. Indeed, dogs do rule!

The book was created by renown illustrator Mark Ulriksen, best known for his work for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, with more than 40 magazine covers to his credit.

Mark’s paintings of dogs doing what dogs do best will delight anyone who loves animals. The truths about dogs will also make you smile. One of my favorites was about how dogs are always happy, until you try to leave without them. Boy isn’t that the truth?

I also loved this one, because I have always lived by the belief that dogs do indeed deserve to be quiet spoiled.

Dogs should be spoiled

This is a truly charming book that any dog (or animal lover) will enjoy. Be sure to pre-order your copy of Dogs Rule Nonchalantly now, and maybe pick up a few extras for holiday gift giving too!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. Truly I have fallen in love with it, regardless of getting it for free.

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Create Your Own Money Saving Adventure

You may be wondering, why is there a book review about saving money on a site that is about animals? Well, as most pet parents know, sometimes our pets can be pretty expensive. From vet bills, to toys, to cute clothes, and of course, food, we animal lovers can always find ways to spend on our pets!

That’s why it’s great to have a book that can help you learn to save in other areas in your life, like groceries! Create Your Own Money-Saving Adventure (The Standard Edition) (Volume 1) will help you save on everyday items you need, plus help you learn to find savings for other things as well, like travel and online shopping.

Loads of awesome money saving information is packed into this book. If you have ever been interested in using coupons, or even just wanted to know more about how things are priced in your grocery store, you need to get a copy of this book.

I’ve been trying to put more of the tips to use and have found that we are already saving money. I can’t wait until I can really dive into the book and follow it more closely. Food is one of our biggest expenses, and sadly, not one we can cut much on. Saving on our food will help us have extra money for Baby and her vet bills (she is one expensive, but totally worth it, little girl)!

Disclosure: I received a copy of Create Your Own Money-Saving Adventure (The Standard Edition) (Volume 1) for my review.

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