Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Win a $15 Amazon Gift Code in the June Come Out & Play Giveaway Hop! #SummerPlay #BTEvents #June


Welcome to June Come Out & Play Giveaway Hop hosted my The Mommy Island & The Kids Did It. I love to enter giveaways and have been winning quite a bit lately and I want to pay it forward to my readers. 

Enter below to win a $15 Amazon Gift Code. Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop for even more chances to win. This event runs 6/8-6/29. Good Luck! 

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Monday, June 5, 2023

🍍 Win $20 PayPal Cash In The Hello Summer Giveaway Hop #HelloSummerHop


Welcome to the Love Is In The Air Giveaway Hop hosted by Review Wire Media. This event runs 6/7 - 6/28.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Win a $15 Visa Gift Card In The Berry Good Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the The Berry Good Giveaway Hop hosted by Mama The Fox. This event runs 6/1/ - 6/15.  Enter below to win a $15 Visa Gift Card! Open to Us/CA. Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop for even more chances to win. Good Luck!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Give Dad The Lugz Men’s Diablo Hi Boots For Father's Day!

Disclosure: Susie's Reviews receives compensation or products from brands in exchange for the posts on this site Our opinions are honest and our own.

Looking for the shoe that’s got everything you need to enjoy your time on and off the trail? Meet the Lugz Men’s Diablo Hi boot. The rugged slip resistant outsole is designed to maximize your traction on rough terrain. With water resistant construction these boots will keep you dry and comfortable no matter what comes your way.

  • Cushioned Insole for added comfort
  • Water resistant synthetic nubuck upper
  • Slip resistant lug rubber outsole, lightweight cushioned EVA midsole
  • Lace-up, speed hook and D-ring closure for an adjustable, secure fit, featuring custom eyelets
  • Fleece lining
  • Padded tongue and collar for a comfortable fit

My husband finds them extremely comfortable and true fit to size. They also have a slip-resistant outsole for good traction and are water-resistant, so he can wear them in wet conditions, and they will keep his feet dry. He highly recommends these boots. The Lugz Diablo Hi is a bold new addition and the purest definition of rugged essential! 

Always an innovator and leader in footwear, Lugz first made a name for itself in October of 1993, bringing its first line of boots to market, with the initial product consisting of two styles of boots, a quilted vest and a pair of jeans. From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting styles beyond boots!

You can also stay current on the latest Lugz styles and great savings by connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Lugz is offering one of our lucky readers their very own pair of Lugz Men’s Diablo Hi Boot For Father's Day! The winner may choose size and color based on in-stock options. This giveaway is open to the Continental US only and will close 6/14. Good Luck!

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Why Every Business Owner Should Know About IP Law

In order to make a true success out of your business, it requires more than just able management and the acquisition of the right talent. You want to make sure that you’re doing what you can to stand out. But, once you do, what’s to stop people from copying the ways in which you stand out? Well, in part, intellectual property law. Here, we’re going to look at some of the aspects of IP law that every business owner should know in order to protect their business from the constant rise of copycats that has always threatened those who have found or made their own success.

What’s unique about your business?

The aspect of the business’s intellectual property that is perhaps the easiest to secure in law are the aspects of it that are truly unique, be they articles or media, such as a logo, branded materials, and so on. Copyrighting your business’s materials means that others cannot use them, outside of the wiggle room allowed by fair use and derivative works, but it stops other businesses from simply copying everything about yours, right down to the logo and advertising materials, for instance. It’s also worth noting that you can actually copyright materials and articles even if you haven’t put them into use, you just have to go through the legal process of copyrighting them as noted by this piece from The Boss Magazine.

Claim your innovations

Sometimes, it’s not super easy to copyright an aspect of your business, even if it is unique. An idea, a piece of technology, a service, or a technique that you have developed in how you do business could be your own distinct creation, but might not be protected by copyright. When it comes to innovating in the business, Zarif Haque has spoken extensively on the importance of using patents to protect what is yours. Technology is, typically, the easiest thing to patent. In cases where another can prove that they independently came up with the thing that you patented, there may be some justification but, otherwise, it’s the patent holder that has control.

Keep your secrets safe

There may be aspects of your business that aren’t exactly wholly unique and aren’t something that you can trademark or patent, but that are still worth protecting. This can include your steps to acquiring and keeping clients, your actual client list, and the like. You may not have a legal right to protect these, as is, but you can make sure that those who would be privy to these trade secrets aren’t able to go around sharing them. One of the key ways to do just that is to have them sign a contract to that effect, such as an NDA. If you have built up knowledge and expertise in an employee, you can also have them sign a non-compete clause so that they can’t take that to a competitor, as well.

IP law is not a perfect protection, you may have to fight to stake your claim on what is yours. But it does provide plenty of tools for businesses to do just that.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Good Shoes Will Take You To A Good Place: Viscata's Barceloneta Herringbone Espadrilles

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Bali is an exotic and popular vacation spot that’s known for its natural beauty and rich culture. To make the most of your vacation in Bali, pack comfortable, breathable clothing. Viscata suggests lightweight cotton dresses and loose-fitting pants. Pair your outfits with their unique and stylish espadrilles. Viscata suggests trying out the Barceloneta herringbone espadrilles. Easy to pack, comfortable and a great way to elevate your vacation look.

Bali's dramatic landscapes, buddhist temples and stunning beaches offer peace and gentle beauty. The Barceloneta Herringbone flats offer casual comfort and style. And they're easy to pack.

The perfect blend of comfort and versatility, these Barceloneta flat canvas espadrilles are just what you've always wished for. The perfect style partner for all your casual combos, these will soon become your best travel buddies. Lightweight, breathable and small enough to slip into your weekend bag, once you put them on you'll never want to take them off.

Lightweight and compact, once you put on these compact casuals, you'll never want to take them off. Slip on a pair of our beautiful Barcelonetas and you'll feel like summer lasts forever.

Handmade with love

  • Recycled canvas
  • 100% natural jute midsole
  • Lovingly handcrafted in Spain

Comfort style

  • Durable rubber sole for added strength
  • Cushioned inner sole for extra comfort
  • Elastic inseam for the perfect fit

Let us know what you think of these beautiful shoes and be sure to follow Viscata on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Keeping Your Dog Safe, Happy and Healthy: 4 Things You Need To Do

Bringing a new dog into your life is a big responsibility; you need to ensure you can give the dog everything they need, as it will be solely reliant on you. Dogs are the most popular pet in the US, with the French Bulldog recently unseating the Labrador Retriever as the most popular dog breed. But regardless of the type of dog you bring into your life and whether or not you buy your new puppy from a breeder or you rescue a pup from a shelter, you need to know exactly what you are getting into to keep your dog safe, happy, and healthy.

On that note, this post looks at some of your responsibilities as a dog owner to ensure your four-legged friend is physically and mentally in their best condition.


You need to train your dog; there is no way around that. And don't let the old saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" put you off if you rescue an older dog; all dogs have it in them to learn new things at any age.

At a minimum, you need to house-train your dog so they don't have toileting accidents. From here, you can teach your dog a whole manner of tricks and training practices to ensure their safety. 

Some of the more popular tricks include sit, down, paw, spin, roll over, and so on. However, there are some things you need to implement with your pup to keep them safe too.

Firstly, teaching them how to settle down and stop and take a break is vital. Use a "place" or "bed" cue to give them a space they can stop and relax in, be it their bed, a crate, or another space in the house. This prevents them from constantly being on the go and becoming stressed because they can switch off. You also need to teach your dog how to walk nicely on a lead so they know how to behave when out in public; threshold training can help you to avoid your dog running out of the house when the door is open and the "leave it" command will be handy for getting your dog to drop anything they have that they shouldn't have like poisonous foods or items they can chew on.

You can train your dog on many other things, and you can implement this using tips online or work with dog trainers to help you and your dog get where you want to be.


There is a dog obesity epidemic right now, and many owners are mistakenly overfeeding their dogs in the name of love. Dogs rely on humans to feed them, and as such, they cannot become overweight on their own unless they are being overfed or food is being left where they can access. 

Giving your dog healthy treats occasionally won't harm them, but consistently giving them extras on top of feeding them can harm their health. Excess weight puts added pressure on their joints and their heart and can put them under stress. You must ensure you are feeding your dog high-quality food with all the nutrition they need. On top of this, you need to use the feeding guides as just this; a guide. Adjust how much you feed your dog based on how active they are, their age, and how many treats they've had that day. Female dogs who have been spayed need fewer calories than non spayed females, while senior dogs will be likely to rest more, meaning they don't need as many calories as younger dogs. Exactly how much food they need is based on their lifestyle, so endure until you find the right amount to keep them satisfied without helping them to pile on the pounds.


Your dog needs both mental and physical stimulation. A half-hour walk twice a day might not be enough stimulation for some dogs, but entirely too much physical exercise for others. While you do need to get your dog out of the house every day if possible, you also need to ensure they are getting enough breed stimulation. For example, beagles love to sniff, so playing sniffing games `man trailing," and scent work can help them to get the mental exercise they need, while labradors and the springer spaniel, as well as the beagle, are gun dogs and are perfect for hunting games. Border collies, on the other hand, are working dogs, and they need to be kept mentally stimulated at all times with games designed to fulfill their best instincts and thrive from plenty of training in both obedience and tricks, as well as physical exercise.

Another way to provide mental stimulation for dogs is to use enrichment toys and chews such as lick mats and long-lasting chews. Chewing and licking are natural actions for dogs, and this is something you need to encourage them to do safely.


Lastly, you need to ensure you know how to identify issues with your dog's health. Taking your pet to a vet at least once a year for a check-up and vaccinations will help you identify potential health concerns and know how healthy they are.

It can also be a good idea to look into breed-specific conditions and ailments your dog might be susceptible to. French Bulldogs, for example, and flat-faced breeds like the pug are susceptible to brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. At the same time, Dachshunds are more likely to suffer from IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease), which is a herniated spinal disc, along with beagles and the labrador too.

You also need to keep on top of a regular worming and flea control program and look into giving them supplements to support their gut health (probiotics are currently popular to help support gut health), joints, fur, skin, and dental health too. 

Don't overlook the importance of good dental health in dogs. You should try to brush your teeth frequently, or failing this, giving your dog chews that can work to clean teeth regularly can help you avoid decay and getting teeth removed.


As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to ensure your dog is always happy, healthy, and safe. It can be a massive responsibility and not one you can shirk if you don't feel up to it. Dogs love unconditionally, and as such, you need to return this love by making sure you are taking care of all of their needs at all times.

Win a $15 Amazon Gift Code in the June Come Out & Play Giveaway Hop! #SummerPlay #BTEvents #June

  Welcome to June Come Out & Play Giveaway Hop hosted my The Mommy Island & The Kids Did It. I love to enter giveaways and have bee...