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28. November 2014 06:24
by jennifer

#OrganicPet Food Win a ONE YEAR SUPPLY from Castor & Pollux

28. November 2014 06:24 by jennifer | 4 Comments

This post is sponsored by Castor & Pollux and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about ORGANIX, but Metamorfit only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Castor & Pollux Pet Works is not responsible for the content of this article.



Earlier this month I shared with you the results of the Organic Pet food survey. Most pet parents agreed that feeding their pet organic food was very important. But more than half did not.

On a recent visit to my local PetSmart, I noticed that an entire end cap was devoted to the Castor and Pollux Organix dog food.

I knew I was going to buy Matthew one of their bags of dry food, but I wasn't sure which one. I put them all out on display and tried to decide (with the help of Ella and Ronin) which one Matthew would enjoy the most.

Ella wanted to get the bag on the left because it had a Husky on the bag, and she loves Husky dogs! Ronin and I both agreed that Matthew would be best served by the Large Breed Dog Food, so that's the one we bought! We also picked up a few cans of food.

He was super excited to try out his new food!

So we didn't waste any time in getting some in his belly!

And let me tell you...HE LOVED IT!

We LOVED that Matthew loved this food so much, and I can totally tell a difference in his overall coat and um....doggy waste. He stools are much less stinky, they are more firm, and the are actually SMALLER than when he eats non-organic food. Even my husband noticed a difference, which says a lot.

Castor & Pollux wants to give one of YOU a YEAR's supply of organic pet food!!


The Giveaway will be live from 11/24 – 12/5/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited. 18+ to enter no purchase necessary. Winner will have 24 hours to respond before prize is forfeited.
Grand Prize is 1 Year of ORGANIX for one Cat or Dog (winner’s choice).
1st Prize is $100 Prize Pack for a Cat or Dog.
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20. November 2014 14:00
by jennifer

Atkins40 for a CrossFit WORKING Mom!!

20. November 2014 14:00 by jennifer | 0 Comments

Last time I wrote I mentioned that I'd tell you more about the Atkins40 plan. Traditionally when you start the Atkins program you start off with 20 net carbohydrates per day, but on the new Atkins40 program you are allowed to eat 40 net carbohydrates per day for the ENTIRE time you are on the diet. On Atkins40 you are supposed to eat roughly: 100 grams protein 40 grams carbohydrates Adequate amounts of healthy fats These are just guidelines for the average adult. You might have to adjust slightly to meet your own dietary needs. This week I returned to work full-time outside of the home. My life has been crazy busy. As I'm working on tweeking my schedule, it's been so nice to be able to just grab a frozen Atkins meal for lunch and be on my merry way! But Atkins was kind enough to send me a weekly meal plan!! Can you guess what I'll be doing this weekend?? YES! That's right! I'll be meal prepping and getting everything all set up for next week! I'm super excited to be back at work, and have adjusted so many aspects of my schedule. Just a few more tweaks and it will all be awesome!!     This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Atkins.   //

15. November 2014 07:36
by jennifer

Haley won an art contest

15. November 2014 07:36 by jennifer | 2 Comments

For lack of a better title, I decided to just cut right to the chase. My 10yo daughter won a pretty big art contest in her little world. About a month ago she came home with a note from her school that they were holding the Lake Myrtle Elementary School yearbook cover contest. The kids were encouraged to draw a photo with the theme "Life Around the Lake." Haley's school mascot is a turtle. The winner of the contest would have their artwork printed on the COVER of EVERY 2014-2015 LMES yearbook. Haley LOVES to draw and doodle, and really wanted to enter this contest. A few weeks went by and I noticed Haley wasn't working on anything. On a Wednesday night in early November I suddenly said to her, "Haley what about that yearbook drawing? I think you might have missed the deadline." She looked at me in a panic and said, "oh no, mama I hope not!!" She found the paper and the artwork was due on FRIDAY! That left her with about 36 hours to come up with an idea, design it, and color it all in. We brainstormed, looked at past years winners, and came up with an idea. This is what she came up with: There was certain criteria that had to be met. The design needed to vertical, it needed to take up most of the page, follow the theme "Life Around the Lake," have the words Lake Myrtle Elementary School on it, as well as her name, and that was IT! She took the school mascot "TURTLE" made it into an acronym and then drew the cutest little turtle with a speech bubble saying the words "Lake Myrtle Elementary School 2014-2015" and then added all the other animals that make up the school. Each grade level is given an animal that represents them: owl, alligator, butterfly, frog, dragonfly, fox. She drew this all freehand on a special paper that the art teacher provided. A very thick, very smooth paper. She turned it in on Friday and we waited for the news. I asked her nearly every single day if she had heard anything. The answer was always NO. But yesterday, yesterday was different. I have lunch with the #TampaTrio every Friday, so this week I showed up just as Haley was walking to recess. She saw me, and this HUGE smile just spread over her face and she started saying "mama mama mama, I WON." I knew immediately what she was talking about and she ran over to hug me. We walked over to where her classmates were waiting and her teacher looked at me and smiled and said "Haley won, and we are all so proud of her. Her design is just perfect, and we all love it." We walked into the cafeteria and people started clapping and saying "that's Haley Hodges, that's the girl that won the yearbook contest." And one of the school secretaries came up to me and said "I have a photo I want to text you. I was there when it was announced that Haley won and I got a photo of her the second it was announced." She's crying tears of joy. She had been chosen to read the school announcements this quarter so she was already in the office when the principal, Mr. Petry came in to read the list of runner ups and the winner. The 9 runner-ups get their artwork featured in a thumbnail on the back cover while the winners work graces the entire front page. Haley listened as the runner-ups were announced. She didn't hear her name and she thought for sure that meant that she was out of the running. She honestly didn't think that she would win. And then Mr. Petry said "and the winner of the 2014-2015 LMES Yearbook Cover Contest is Haley Hodges." As soon as Haley heard the word Haley, she SCREAMED! The mic was on so everyone in the school heard her excitement and then the tears started flowing. I am SO proud of her. Here she is with her assistant principal, Ms. Sarah Border.   Terrific Understandable Resourceful Teachable Logical Extraordinary   That's my Haley.