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Giveaway: a perfect stocking stuffer for pet owners!

We joke all the time about how an outfit isn’t complete without a bit of dog or cat hair on it. If there is one thing all pet parents know, it’s that sometimes our furry friends leave behind hairs on our clothes and furniture. Luckily, we have a great giveaway to help with this! You can win a Heavy Duty Lint Roller Pack and a 2-pack of Jumbo Lint rollers! These work so well, and make such great gifts for all the pet parents in your life.

These lint rollers are high quality, and they do a great job removing lint and pet hair from clothes! They are also great to use on couches, carpet, and even curtains. You don’t have to just use them to pick up after your pets though, they work well for many other quick pick-ups too, like crumbs, pine needs from the Xmas tree, and more.

I have found the little travel roller to be super handy too! And I really love this heavy duty roller because of it’s size. It’s great for going over surfaces quickly (perfect for couches and chairs).

I’ll spare you the nasty after photo, but let me just say that these really do pick up well! So much better than the lint roller we were using before (a wash off kind). I really like this style so much better, and am happy that they are made in the USA too.

OK pet lovers, are you ready for your chance to win? This giveaway is open to those in the USA, and you can enter via the form below. Even if you don’t win, you can find both items on Amazon for yourself, or for gift giving!

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Skoshbox; Japanese Snacks (for humans)

We have shared a few treat boxes with you before, but they have always been for pets! Well today I am happy to share the Japan Box from Skoshbox. Why? Because it’s just for humans!

Skoshbox Japan box

We have tried a few other snack boxes before and were always a bit let down. Skoshbox has been amazing though! We got a subscription to the Dekabox when we started to learn Japanese. It was a fun way to try new treats, but also to help us with our reading skills. So of course when Skoshbox wanted us to try out their newest and biggest box, The Japan Box, we were thrilled!

Why we love this subscription:

  • Full sized treats. These are not samples, but full sized snacks!
  • Comes quickly, usually on the very first day of the month.
  • You can re-order your favorites on their website, and you get discounts based on how long you have subscribed.
  • Treats are all from Japan, so you get to try things we just don’t have in the states.
  • Fun mystery items (non-food).
  • 100% legal food products, and they pay extra to label all of their products with a complete English translated ingredient list (very helpful).
  • Super interesting snacks. This month included pudding flavored puffs, and octopus flavored sticks. Never boring!

The Japan box is great. In fact, I think we are going to have to upgrade our subscription! It comes with the most treats, both food and non-food, of all the boxes. That means you get two more of each kind over the Dekabox (which has more than the smallest Skoshbox). I especially liked the cute little sushi character key chain this month.

If you want to try a plan, we have a special code for you! You can save $2 off with the code: AIMEEROO. To see all the plan options visit the Skoshbox website. You can also connect with them on their social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, and Pinterest.

Skoshbox provided a Japan box to us in exchange for our honest review. As always, our opinions are our own.

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Setting up an aquarium is as easy as 1-2-3 with API fishcare! #APIfish

API logoThis post is sponsored by MARS Fishcare and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about API Perfect Start but 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. MARS Fishcare is not responsible for the content of this article.

I have always loved fish, and have long dreamed of the day when I would have a gigantic tank! You know, like the kind you see in Las Vegas. Well, this might not be a giant freshwater fish tank, but it’s a nice addition to our home. It’s so fun to have a fish again. Do you have fish? API is having a giveaway so be sure to enter for an API aquarium.

We picked out a smaller tank because we knew we wanted to get a betta. The API® 1.5 gallon starter kit was just what we needed.

API fish care at Petsmart

The kit comes with a filter, a light, and several chemicals to help get your tank set up properly. I loved how easy it was to set up too. I really like how nicely the filter system is integrated into the tank. It really helps keep things quiet, and simple to maintain.

Found just the right spot! Now to set it up.
Found just the right spot! Now to set it up.

Like I mentioned, we picked a smaller kit, because we were getting a smaller fish, but they do have larger sizes too! Our kit came with API PERFECT START™ which is 3 envelopes that are clearly marked for each day of use. Day 1 for setting up the aquarium, Day 14 and Day 28 after the aquarium set up. I loved that the system made it simple to get set up quickly. No guess work here! And if you ever do have a question, API is very responsive on their Facebook Page .

Ready and waiting for our new betta!
Ready and waiting for our new betta!

API® Perfect Start™ is also recommended by the aquarium experts at PetSmart. They offer a wide range of products to help you care for your fish.

I do recommend picking up a bottle of dechlorinator when you buy your tank, as you will always need this on hand for water changes. API also has a very helpful website where you can research all of their products to make sure you have what you need for your freshwater fish tank. When you are ready to purchase, be sure to find your local store with the store locator. API is even on Instagram.

We took two trips to Petsmart because I prefer to set the tank up and have it running for 24 hours before adding fish. I was pretty excited when we went back and picked out our betta, as you can see, he has gorgeous colors!

Betta half moon
Our new betta!

He still needs a name actually, we have been hearing some fun suggestions but haven’t settled quiet yet. What do you think we should call him?

Update: We have a name! Our fish is named Sakana, which is Japanese for fish.

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