Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Give your dogs Anxiety Relief from Summer Storms and Fireworks with the Calmz Anxiety Relief System!

Summer months can have some “ruff” moments for the four-legged members of the family. Thunderstorms, fireworks, encounters with strangers, travel, separation, and loud noises can all make for a very anxious pet.  In fact, more than 70 million dogs experience anxiety at some point in their lives, with 24 million suffering regular anxiety issues. Common symptoms include hiding, inappropriate urination, digging, chewing, vocalizing, pinned ears, panting, trembling and more.
We recently learned about the Calmz Anxiety Relief System that provides clinically proven relief to dogs suffering from stressful situations and anxiety. 

--Common Anxiety Triggers --

-Loud Noises/Fireworks
-Other Dogs 
-Vest Visits

-- Common Symptoms of Anxiety --

-Inappropriate Urination
-Pinned Ears

The new Petmate CALMZ® Anxiety Relief System for dogs combines high-tech innovation with acupressure in a revolutionary non-invasive, drug-free treatment that soothes anxiety.  The innovative system comes complete with an adjustable Comfort Fit Vest that cradles a device over specific acupressure points on your dog’s spine. When the device is activated, the clinically proven NeuroSync Technology® takes over. Your dog will hear and feel a therapeutic blend of classical music, tones and vibration that will help to calm and relax them.


We've introduced the Calmz Anxiety Relief System to Whitley and so far she seems to like it. You need to start slow and get your dog accustomed to the sensations and sounds slowly and comfortably before letting them wear it for long periods of time. Lowering anxiety and stress is a process and should be done in the steps directed to help your dog adjust to the new experience of NeuroSync Technology. The system offers 2 vibration settings both high and low and 4 program cycles each with varying duration and repetition cycles. 

With Whitley only just turning a year old and never having experienced fireworks or long periods of travel like we do in the summer this was the perfect time to introduce her to the Calmz Anxiety Relief System!

If your dog suffers stress or anxiety this is definitely something you should check into and even talk to your vet about.


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Friday, June 9, 2017

Our thoughts on the Home Chef meal delivery program + $30 off of your Home Chef order!

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!
A few day ago I talked about a meal delivery program called, Home Chef. At that point I hadn't tried the service, but this week we had a box delivered and I'm so excited to share our meals and experience with you!

Home Chef delivers everything you need to prepare a home cooked meal. The meat, produce, spices, and sauces are all sent in perfect portions so there's nothing to go bad or to waste. The only thing you may have to provide is salt, pepper and oil and then your time for prepping and cooking which is usually around 30 minutes from start to finish. 

Also included are full instructions as well as colored pictures so you'll know exactly how to meal prep and cook the food. The face sheet tells you the meal calories, nutrition information, prep and cook time, spice level and they even rate the difficulty these were both rated 'easy'. 

The first meal we tried was the Al Pastor Pork Tacos with pineapples and chipotle pepper and the second was Fiesta Chicken with fresh salsa, roasted chayote squash and queso fresco. 

I'm not a chef by any means so I was hoping these meals were as 'easy' as the fact sheet labeled them. There were a few ingredients like the chayote squash that I've never heard of or worked with so I was a little nervous. 

I followed the directions for prepping the ingredients like mincing the garlic, taking the seeds out of the squash and jalapeno, chopping the pepita etc and it was all pretty simple even for someone who doesn't normally cook so fancy! 

I was happy the meals only took about a half hour to prep and cook and the end result was delicious. I love trying new things so I was very excited about these meals. My husband is pretty picky, but he tried everything and loved the tacos and chicken. He tried the squash and although he didn't love it, he at least tried it and said it was just okay. I loved it all. There wasn't one thing I didn't like and the fresh salsa for the chicken was amazing and so easy to make that I can now make it again on my own! 

I love the convenience of Home Chef. It saved me so much time this week. Having fresh ingredients delivered right to my doorstep along with recipes and instructions was awesome! I also loved how easy it was to order. You go to the website, choose which meals you'd like for the week and which day you want them delivered and boom it's there within a few days. Home Chef is definitely something I will use more often. 

I'm so excited that you can try it too! Use promo code FAMILY at checkout on the Home Chef website and receive $30 off your order!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pair Sun Joe's Expandable Lightweight Kink-Free Hose with the Aqua Joe One Touch Nozzle for the perfect Father's Day gift this year!

The Jackson Five Family blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!

It's finally starting to warm up and Father's Day is right around the corner. We have some exciting new products that would make a great gift for dad or for anyone with watering needs this spring/summer.

Whether dad needs a great hose for watering the flowers, giving the garden a good shower or washing his car the Sun Joe Aqua Joe 100 ft. Expandable Lightweight Kink-Free Hose is the perfect hose for all of his needs.

My kids call it the worm. It's green and expands when you turn the water on. As soon as it's off it starts to shrivel back to normal size and automatically retract. We love how light weight it is. Some hoses are so heavy to drag around the yard, but this one makes it easy to use and move from one spot to another. 

You can't give dad a new hose without some awesome accessories like the Aqua Joe One Touch Adjustable Hose Nozzle with Smart Throttle Control  plus the Non-Splash Quick Connect Adapters (Jet, Cone, Mist + Off functions). 

My husband loves the easy to use spray nozzle and splashless quick connect adapters. He can easily change the spray with the flick of a thumb! Sun Joe's Smart Throttle High-Pressure Hose Nozzle adjusts from gentle spray to high-pressure stream in one smooth move to ensure maximum water pressure and flow wherever you need it most. Durable, rubberized easy-grip ergonomic handle and nozzle resists damage, rust, leakage, stands up to abuse for years of reliable operation and dependable performance. Includes Splashless Quick Connector adapter to swap hose attachments on the fly without getting soaked - and there's no need to turn off the hose! 


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