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Archive for July, 2009

Make Time to Relax

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Stress can cause a lot of negative things in our lives, especially when it comes down to how you feel each and every day. As we enter August, remember that you should take time to relax this month, before all of the back to school craziness starts. By doing something nice for yourself, like indulging in a good cup of tea or a warm bath, you’re giving yourself the chance to destress and get focused on what really matters as you enter autumn. If you’ve had a busy summer so far and want to take time out of your packed schedule to pamper and rejuvenate, consider some of these great ideas on how you can treat yourself:

1.Take a hot bath and indulge in some of the body pampering treatments that come in this luxurious Bath Gift Basket from BisketBaskets.com. Filled with lotions, potions, and other deliciously scented delights, this gift is the perfect way to treat yourself to a day at the spa without having to leave your home.

2.Sit down with a new novel in your favorite armchair and make time to actually read and get into it. Turn off the TV and stay focused. This time is for you and your book.

3.Have a movie night that’s dedicated to just popcorn, chocolates, and having a great time with your best girlfriends as you work through your favorite movies of all time.

4.Take time every day to breath from your belly and just clear your thoughts. Use a few minutes to meditate and get yourself back to Earth.

5.Indulge in a great meal at a favorite restaurant. Make a reservation to be sure that you get in and then spend an entire evening that’s dedicated to appreciating the flavors and having a good conversation. Call a babysitter to be sure there’s no time limit.

A Dogs View, With A Side of Aromatherapy

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We came across ADogsView.com, a dog blog written by Dr. Kim Bloomer and Shadrach, her Neo Mastiff. The blog is committed to educating dog owners on proper dog health and nutrition for their dogs. After all, our dogs are our loyal, constant companions, and we want our adorable canine friends to be as healthy as possible!

A Dog’s View also emphasizes using aromatherapy treatments to deter fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and for soothing itchy dog skin, among a myriad of helpful treatments. Check out AspenBloomPetcare.com for information on the soothing aromatherapy treatments!

We believe in ensuring our dogs are naturally healthy, without the use of harsh chemicals. A Dog’s View feels the same, and is a great resource for dog owners. You can tell Dr. Kim cares a great deal about the well-being of our canine friends, and is dedicated to providing readers with dog health information.

Be sure to check out ADogsView.com, and tell the always interesting Dr. Kim we said hello!

Spend Some Time With The Bloggy Doggies

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Reading about dogs and dog-related news is one of our favorite things to do. There’s nothing like seeing the cute photo of a puppy or reading a heart-warming story about a dog rescue or adoption to perk your day up! Bloggy Doggies is a fun dog blog filled with cute dog photos, columns by their resident pooches, and dog news.

Roxy The Fashion Diva’s column is one of our favorites, and is filled with cute posts on pretty dog collars, cute dog clothing, and adorable dog charms. After all, shouldn’t your dog be just as accessorized as you are?

BloggyDoggies.com

Looking for a laugh? Buddy’s Jokes will definitely put a smile on your face. We love their “Basic Rules for Dogs” posts, which cute quips like “HOUSEBREAKING: Housebreaking is very important to humans, so break as much of the house as possible.”

Be sure to check out the great dog resources and light-hearted dog columns on Bloggy Doggies!

We Must Be In Heaven. Poochie Heaven!

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PoochieHeaven.com, and the Poochie Heaven Blog, have all the fun luxury items that you don’t need to spend on your favorite pooch, but oh, it’s so much more fun if you do! The site has everything from luxury dog beds in very pretty styles to jewelry for your dog!

Luxury Dog Accessories

The dogs we know and love adore their dog beds, but it can be sometimes hard to find a cute dog bed that matches the decor and theme of your home. Poochie Heaven has dog beds in tons of styles and colors, and you’re bound to find one that blends into your decor!

Dog Beds

We love dog sites that emphasize the importance of adopting dogs and rescuing dogs, and Poochie Heaven is a great supporter of this initiative! Check out their blog post, “Top 10 Reasons to Rescue a Dog”. This post is inspirational and a great way to encourage more people to adopt dogs!

Be sure to check out the beautiful dog accessories and dog supplies at PoochieHeaven.com, and their always interesting posts at the Poochie Heaven Blog!

For the Green Thumbs On Your Shopping List

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Gardening Gift Basket

Gardeners share a wonderful passion when it comes to cultivating the Earth and making something beautiful grow. Just like gardens, your friendships also need tending and as an occasion approaches, be sure that you’re making time and effort to do something special for a gardener in your life. To gift a green thumb with an upcoming birthday, anniversary, or just because, be sure to consider this Weekend Gardener Gift Basket from BisketBaskets.com. It’s a lovely and thoughtful gift filled with tools and treats that any gardener can appreciate, including a comfortable kneeling pad that can take away some of the strain from the knees while weeding, planting, or watering. This gift basket also includes a trowel, a garden journal for jotting down cultivating secrets, a gardening apron with handy pockets for carrying seeds and tools, a bumblebee flower pot decoration, and two refreshing drink selections – a must-have variety for any gardener you care about.

Fly Your Pet Safely and Comfortably On Pet Airways

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We’re very excited to report that yesterday the inaugural flight from New York to our very own Denver International Airport on Pet Airways took place! This very innovative pet airline is flying pets in the cabin with a trained pet attendant tending to their needs, rather than in the cold and potentially dangerous cargo hold like major airlines do. All of us at BisketBaskets.com applaud Pet Airways, and hope they continue to see only success. Our pets are our family, and it’s about time airlines started treated animals with more respect. Pet Airways even provides a pet carrier for your pet, and your pet is continually tended to! Check out the Pet Airways Blog, Twitter, and Facebook page, too.

Pet Airways

Humans can travel on Pet Airways as well, and it’s a great way for those moving many miles away to locate their pet to their new home, too.

We Spruced Up Our Facebook Business Page!

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We’re always on the lookout for ways we can help improve your shopping experience and interaction with BisketBaskets, and we’ve recently given the BisketBaskets Facebook Page a bit of a facelift! Our Facebook page is now much more attractive, and we hope you like it!

Let us know what you think, and feel free to comment with suggestions for our page and the site, too!

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

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In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared that a special food take the spotlight during the month of July. You scream for it, I scream for it, and we all scream for it. Yes, it’s ice cream!

Enjoyed by 90% of the nation’s population, ice cream is a fun and delicious food that everyone can enjoy this month. In fact, the International Ice Cream Association has chosen Sunday, July 19, 2009 as the official National Ice Cream Day. You know what that means – it’s time to break out the scoops, toppings, and sprinkles for an old fashioned ice cream social, sundae party, or as a special after-dinner treat!

While you build a sundae and give your family some frosty smiles, be sure that you let your dog get in on the action too! BisketBaskets.com offers a great Dog Ice Cream Gift Basket that’s sure to delight your pup, just in time for National Ice Cream Month. Dig in!

We Love Dogs, They Love Dogs…Welcome to iLoveDogs.com!

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We’re quite the canine fans at BisketBaskets.com, they’re our loyal companions and truly part of our family. We’re always on the lookout for interesting dog sites and dog communities, and wandered across iLoveDogs.com, and their Dog Blog. iLoveDogs.com is dedicated to helping dogs and their owners learn more about proper dog nutrition, as well as provide dogs with vitamins and supplements that can actually have an impact on your dog’s overall health.

It’s great to see a site and blog with a mission to educate dog owners on the proper nutrition to help their dogs live a long, healthy and happy life. Check out all their Nutrition Articles to get the facts straight on how you can help your dog. Their Medical Articles help you learn more about common canine ailments, and the recommended treatments. No matter what, get your dog to the vet!

iLoveDogs.com is a wonderful resource for dog owners, and we encourage you to visit their site – your dog will thank you for it!

Two Paws Up For Brown Dog Boutique

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We love Labrador Retrievers here at BisketBaskets.com – they’re just so adorable and friendly! We came across the very lovely Brown Dog Boutique blog, and absolutely adore the creative posts and oh-so-cute photos. The chocolate lab puppies and lab photos on this blog will keep you reading on and coming back to look at it again and again!

We love the post, “How do you choose?”, which raises the very interesting point of ensuring that you choose a puppy that will fit your lifestyle as he or she grows up into an adult dog. All puppies are cute, but they do grow up, and you must be ready to take care of them along the way.

If you’re a dog lover like us, then you must visit the Brown Dog Boutique, the photos of the labs are just adorable, and the posts are interesting and resourceful for both current and future dog owners. The blog is a great find among dog blogs, and once you take a look at the blog, you’ll be reading it every day!

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