Three Best Legit Pet Care Home Based Businesses to Start

Friday, August 31, 2012
You are looking to make money from home and you love animals. We think that is a great combination for a home based venture. Here are our picks for the three best legit pet care home based businesses to start.

1) Pet Grooming - This option to work at home with pets will take the greatest capital and skill, by far. There will be a need for the basic understanding of cutting and grooming animals. You will also be investing quite a bit on a location and the implements of your trade. There will be a certain amount of liability insurance you will need. Be sure to consult the local Chamber of commerce and various governmental agencies for the legal requirements of this type of business. There may be some zoning factors involved with this and the next option. But if you love to create and enjoy working with animals, this might be a good opportunity for you.

2) Pet Sitting - With today's lifestyles and the closeness to family of the pets, many people do not want to leave their animals unattended during the day or while they are out of town. That is where your service meets the needs of your customers. The business will require less layout if you offer the service at the homes of your clients. The animals will be happier in their normal environment as well. You can duplicate the income by providing a location for several clients to drop their animals off. You main service would be safety of the pet, followed closely by feeding, watering, and exercise. You can require the clients provide feed and toys for their pets to keep the cost to you down.

3) Dog Walking - This business would be good to earn extra income and get some exercise at the same time. You will be walking your client's animals at least once per day and maybe more. Keeping the clients closer to home will allow you to services them faster. You might want to get a multi-dog leash to be able to multiply your efforts. As long as all the pets get along; you will be maximizing your time and profits. This would also be a great choice for high school or college aged kids.
Whichever choice you make, these are our recommendations for three best legit pet care home based businesses to start. Your next step will be marketing your new venture and we can help with that.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Whether you just found me today or have been reading this blog for years, you probably guessed that I heart Shaklee!!! One of my favorite things about Shaklee's Get Clean line is that it saves our family hundreds of dollars each year!  (My hubby loves that too, ha!!)

Did you know that they are even less expensive than dollar store cleaners?  Yes...really!!!  It's true!

Amazing, huh? 

I use that extra money I am saving on cleaners to buy my kids the best supplements on the market and feel like it's a WIN WIN for everyone!

If you are asking yourself how do you get a window cleaner for a penny, it's by making your own with Basic H!!  I LOVE Basic H and have been using it for 13 years!

Here is why...

You can clean so many things with Basic H, it's kinda crazy!!

Here are some more comparables for ya...   

If you haven't taken the plunge and ordered your own today, order yours now.  Then let me know how you like them here.

What is your favorite thing about Get Clean? 
Bonnie :)

The power of imagination

Oh, so nice of you to stop by. Do step inside. Come as you are. Come all. But oh do be careful where you step, or you may be too startled by the unexpected things you'll find here. Like what, you may ask... why, like hidden treasures and butterfly wings and dragonfly hair and magical gazing globes and and and... and all the magic you can expect, smothered in fairy dust...

And what did I tell you... Oh my goodness this spot is almost too much of a tease! Why, can you not see it? Is it really what I think it is? Oh yes, the fairies are taking a little tea break again...

A tea party under the giant elephant ears!

How fun... shall we join the fairies? Milk or lemon?

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Let's see: Teacups, tea saucers, a tea pot, a tea party... Alice? But of course, Lewis Carroll’s literary nonsense, “Alice Adventures in Wonderland”! That's precisely what comes to mind.

Oh, I still remember the first time I read “Alice Adventures in Wonderland”. Funny, and strange, how one same thing can convey such an array of diverse feelings in people, don’t you think so? I mean, what was “Alice in Wonderland” to you back then when you read it for the first time? And what sorts of feelings did it stir in you? Did you love it, did you hate it? In your child’s mind, were you Alice? Or maybe did you decide you wanted to be the White Rabbit? Or Dodo, or Bill the Lizard; or even the Hatter? How did the story made you feel then? By the way, I detested the Hatter. I hated that he hated time. Murdering time it really is not a wise thing to do, is it? ;)

For some strange, inexplicably reason, I remember I didn’t care for Alice either; nor I wanted to be the Duchess or the Queen of Hearts or any of the, at times grotesque anthropomorphic creatures in the book… but oh, how very extraordinary and wonderful and remarkable the idea of falling down a rabbit hole… down down tumbling down into this astonishing imaginary world of my own where animals could talk and I could be my very own Alice, in my very own imaginary world. Daydreaming was a marvelous thing then, and it still is...

Imagination it surely is the most extraordinary thing. From that day on my dreams would almost always took the same trail where I'd stumble upon a rabbit hole and down I went straight into all sorts of wonderful and full of light imaginary worlds.

Just like the ‘real’ story, my dreams were also tales devoid of logic; and they played without reason and common sense and they were just as magical; and pure enchantment. I had never stopped dreaming since that day…

And still today… sometimes...

I’m still spinning spinning...

Traveling in time; out in the cosmos... leaving behind the clearing where the Mad Hatter's tea party is taking place... behind is the Queen of Hearts and all the creatures of Wonderland… I’m out out of the garden’s gate into this other strange vast universe…

And again, there are times when dreams become reality and through the magical mirror I happen to be in the loveliest garden I’d ever seen... a real garden, with a real house and a real woman with real twinges and growing pains... still, I chose to see magic all around me!

Magic it really is all around us, and it always be, but our ability to perceive it depends on our willingness to reconnect to our joy and delight in the small things, and enhance our creativity by letting our inner child play! That’s the real secret to magic!

So alas, don't ever stop dreaming!

And hope and hope and hope some more...

Organizing Jewelry

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Hello!! :)  How are you doing today?  How was your weekend.  We went to the city yesterday and had a very much needed family day all day today which included games, food, reading and more!!

Thanks for all your sweet comments about my closet organizing post!!  Today,  I wanted to you how I organized all my jewelry.  I LOVE jewelry but I don't wear it as much as I would like because I am always holding a baby and it doesn't seem practical, ha!

I dedicated drawer into a jewelry drawer!

Here, I took some plastic containers from an old "RISK" game and added some bracelets in them.

I used the tops for some earrings.

I just placed my hoops here.

Here are some more earrings.

Here is some more bracelets. 

I also got the jewelry insert for my real jewelry.

I got these from my Grandma.

I put a lot of my long necklaces on a hanger so I can see them.

I put all my sunglasses in a bowl that I just picked my from a garage sale for 50 cents!  Score!!!

So, there it is, my organized jewelry!

I love my organized accessories!!

How do you organize yours?

Have a great day!

Bonnie :)


Go tell me how you organize your goods!

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Life beyond the garden...

We have just come back from camping in the mountains; in a campground overlooking a crystal clear lake... back from lovely bicycle rides through woodsy trails, and delicious food cooked outside and campfires under serene clear nights with all those zillions of little shinny jewels-like stars crowing the night sky above the spruce trees and pines so tall.

And then, is back to my little Paradise. I love coming back home; coming back to my enchanted garden and to everything I love and cherish.

Last Saturday in the garden, magic took hold of me...

The sky was bathed in sapphires blue and the garden of scents, and the border on the North side against the bedroom window of roses; perfect dark pink roses and snapdragons at their feet swaying in the breezes in a most splendid arrangement of colors; each of them lovely and perfect, and all day, and every hour of every minute I rejoiced in what I saw and what surrounded me; in total perfection.

And then in the house…

From May through the end of August my big square table is a happy big square table. Why, it gets to be embellished by flowers from the garden that’s why!

Roses; particularly roses…

I’m always on the hunt for beautiful flower vases and have collected a few... always finding real treasures and most perfect vases at thrift stores; and always wondering in amazement what makes people give away such treasures. It makes me feel sad in a way to think about these things... think about how these precious vases I collect today had once belonged to some caring soul out there whom, perhaps many moons ago, took her time to enjoy them and filled them up with precious posies from precious gardens so cared and loved by them. Did they ever thought that one day some unknown person whom they'd never get to meet nor ever thought of, would be doing the same?—cherishing that same precious vase they then hold so dear to their heart, filling them up with precious flowers from some other precious gardens? We'll never know who we work for, do we? It's almost like being lost inside of someone else's life.

Like everything if life; we build, we give shape to things and amend hearts and nourish souls; we construct, we make beautiful things with our hands and bestow magic with our thoughts and desires, we create and donate our time without ever knowing who will be enjoying that what we own and so enjoy today, 20+ years later. How you ever thought about these things? I do... all the time.

Who will be enjoying this garden I have created here with such love and faith and tenderness, twenty- thirty years from now? What little girl, born or yet to be born will be cutting my roses and flowers, just as I’m doing today? And who will be worshiping the Creator of all things where I pray every day—under the purple leaves of the smoke bush, under the same brilliant blue sky; among lilies and roses planted and cared of by me?

It’s a scary thought. But that’s how it is with everything under the sun. The end of all is just but a memory in the memory of those who loved us, until finally that memory is no more—vanished we are from the memory of the earth. I take comfort in the thought that we may be forgotten; our name might not be remembered by a living soul; yet, God never forgets. We’re safe in His memory. "Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” Voltaire