Monday, November 29, 2010

Look Down To Find Your Worst Enemy

Recently I came across a very interesting article explaining what damage we can do to an already abused part of our body.

Because I have some "foot" issues, I mostly wear Merrells, so I don't pay attention to all those other shoes out there.  I do find myself wondering how so many women can wear those high heels and actually walk in them.

With my ankle problems, all I can see is someone twisting their ankle in these shoes and I feel their pain.

I found this article on: and wanted to share it.

Here is the link:

Maybe it will encourage you to think about the next pair of shoes you buy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

lf All You Need Are New Tires For Your Car, That Is All You Should Buy!

Deciding which brand of tires you want along with which model tire you need is exhausting enough.

Shopping for prices is not as difficult if you don't try to price shop all over the place.

I have bought tires from only 2 tire shops in my area because they do a good job and offer competitive pricing.

After doing my own research to find the best tire for my car, I called the 2 shops to get pricing. They told me that I came up with the best tire choice for my car in the price range I had in mind.  I decided to go with the shop that had a nice waiting room because it was freezing that day and they were willing to meet the price I had.  This particular shop had to get "permission" to do the price match.  I told them nicely that if it was a hassle, I could go to the other shop, but they wanted to do the job.  

Now that we agreed on the price, I am told that I should do an alignment each time I get new tires so that I don't mess them up.  I declined, knowing that if I was going to do this, I would do it at my car dealer.  Besides, I just had an alignment at my last service.
When the car was ready, I paid and left.  Once back home, I noticed that on the receipt there was a notation that my rear shocks were leaking very badly and needed to be replaced.

I called them and asked why they neglected to mention this at the time I paid for my tires?  They said that it was an oversight on their part.  They then asked if I wanted to bring the car back in to replace the rear shocks.  I said that I would have to get back to them.  

Feeling a bit surprised at this news, I called my trusted service contact at my car dealership  and he told me I could look at the shocks myself as long as I could get under the car.

And that is exactly what my husband did along with taking photos of both shocks. What we saw were shocks with dust/dirt and some rust on them.  I sent an email with the photos to the service department.  The service manager said that he could not see any leakage at all and that the shocks looked fine, although one had some rust. At my next big service appointment they will check them, as usual. 

My 2005 Toyota 4-Runner is driving fine with the new tires.  It may be that the money I paid for the tires was just too good a price and that this particular tire shop was looking for a way to make up for the low price by trying to sell me an alignment and new shocks.

You may get a great price somewhere, just make sure you don't pay any more for it!

If you own a Toyota, you may want to have your Toyota serviced at Greentree Toyota in Brookfield, CT.  By the way, they sell cars too!

Where to shop for a car:

Monday, November 8, 2010

Great Hair Care Discounted...Ends Soon

I have shopped here at: many times and want to share this Friends and Family Discount with you.

The offer ends 11/13/10 at 3am EST.  Seems to be such a strange time to end something, but I guess it is good if you can't sleep and need to shop.

The deal:  25% off and Free Shipping if you spend over $50.

The code:  FRIENDS25

Enter code at checkout.


**Free shipping on orders over $50. Valid for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only, includes PO Box and APO/FPO addresses.

*Offer expires 11/13/2010 3:00 AM ET. reserves the right to modify or terminate this promotion and its terms & conditions without notice. Offer cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Excludes CHI appliances.

When you first get to the site, you may see another discount offer.  You don't have to do anything else, other than enter the above code at checkout.  Each deal has a different code and you should get the best one they are offering which is the one for 25% off.

Where to shop:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

ZogoFlex Toys - Watch My Puppy Play

A first, showing something I wrote about in action:  watch Drew try to destroy the ZogoFlex Huck toy!

You can see what I wrote about this at this posting:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What You Need To Know About Rawhide for Dogs

As I always find myself looking for the newest dog toys, I came across an article from Dr. Jon's Pet Advisor newsletter, talking about a Pentapull Squirrel. Dogs love tug-of-war and this toy should do the trick.  More about this toy in another posting because I want to make sure it works.

Since I subscribe to Dr. Jon's newsletter, and you can also at:  I appreciate his take on the many products he touts on his site which he also sells through I have purchased many of them, but to be truthful, I haven't shopped through his site yet because I have found better prices at other sites after adding in the cost of shipping.

While shopping around for the Pentapull Squirrel, I started looking at rawhide chew products because that puppy of mine just finished eating my rug, which is now rolled up and out of the room! The telephone book became the latest object of his desire and the Zogoflex toys I wrote about are great although some diversity may be necessary.

He needs to chew non-stop and when I thought about ordering a rawhide bone, I started to research rawhide to make sure what I would buy would not become problematic.

Here is a link to a site explaining rawhide which had helped me decide which product to purchase:

Not all rawhide is the same and if you are going to give your prized pup anything, you have to make sure it is as safe as possible.  To begin with, buy with products made in the USA! There is much information provided on this site, so start reading soon.

Let your dogs have a way to use up all their energy by chewing on what is fun and safe.