June 2019 - Like Honey

How to Protect Your Pups This Summer

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Hellooo, summertime! Now that we've added another furry friend to our family, our summer adventures are looking a little different. We're on a mission to make this summer the smoothest--and safest!--one yet, so I'm excited to partner with Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® to share a few tips for protecting your pups over the summer:


You never want to show up unprepared, so of course we always make sure to have some essentials on hand with us! Some of our must-haves for puppy outings are waste bags, bottled water, and doggie treats.


As important as it is to make sure you have everything you need for your outing, it's equally important to think about prevention! It can get so hot and humid here in the Midwest, so we try to always make sure we prevent overheating with our pups by planning our outings at peak times or in shady areas, keeping coats trim/brushed, and bringing along bottled water for everyone. When everyone has the energy and hydration they need, the outing goes much more smoothly!


If your pup is anything like Hazel, she'll find the most overgrown patch of grass or shrubbery and immediately roll around in it. I love to see her having fun, but also know the dangers that can lurk in those tall grasses and leaves. Since summer is such a busy time, it's great to know I can rely on Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® Flea & Tick Collars to keep pesky parasites at bay for up to 7 months! These collars are so durable; they're water-resistant and sturdy enough to stand up to our outdoor adventures, day or night thanks to the added reflective strip! Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® works by repelling fleas, ticks, flea eggs, and even flea larvae! If you prefer to administer your pup's treatment on your own schedule, Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® also has a topical treatment available.

From prep to protect, your pup will thank you for making your summer adventures carefree! You can visit Hartz.com to learn more about Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® and where to find it. They protect more than 5 million dogs from flea and ticks each year, so you couldn't be putting your pups protection in better hands!


The Perfect Sentimental Father's Day Gift

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Father's Day sort of snuck up on me this year, with vacation and the busy-ness of another summer season at hand. I was thinking about how much I wanted Preston's gift to carry some sentiment this year and then realized Nautica's line of nautical inspired fragrances at Walmart were the perfect Father's Day gift to commemorate our many seaside memories together over the years.

Preston and I have been going to the lake or ocean nearly every year since we met! Looking back at these moments is made extra special by watching our family grow and him become the wonderful father that he is to our babies. It was with these memories in mind that I decided to gift Preston the Nautica Voyage fragrance. I picked it up at Walmart during my regular grocery run, which allowed me to keep it hidden from his ever budget-conscious eyes, along with the affordable price tag! You can shop the fragrance I chose by hovering over the image below and text "NAUTICA" to 79495 to enjoy $5 off your purchase!

Nautica has an appealing range of refreshing, aquatic fragrances for men, but the Voyage was my choice for a couple of reasons. Firstly, its crisp, aquatic scent was a refreshing reminder of those nautical memories we'd made. The green apple top notes are my favorite, but the base notes of musk and woody amber make it manly enough for any father. Secondly, I totally fell for the message and branding behind the fragrance. "Voyage" is the perfect way to describe this journey into fatherhood and just the word I'd use to depict the adventures we've had along the way.

From our early dating days, making plans more than memories, to our recent trip as a family of four, the gift of a Nautica fragrance is more than just a bottle of cologne. It's a trip down memory lane and a chance to show my husband what a wonderful father he has become. I'm so glad I was able to let the kids present their daddy with a simple gift for Father's Day that will carry sentiment for years to come! Do you have a favorite memory with a dad in your life? How about gifting him a bottle of Nautica cologne to commemorate those precious moments together?


A Vintage Yellow Day Dress

Vintage Dress // Tuckernuck Hat // Forever 21 Straw Bag (similar) // Old Loafers (similar)

I can't believe this is my very first true vintage day dress! You might not know that I'm an avid vintage lover and antique hunter. I could spend every weekend at the flea market, scouring for hidden gems and scooping up the latest treasures! On our recent trip to Galveston, I took a quick detour to Houston and got the chance to check out Retropolis: a vintage clothing lover's dream! I had an absolute blast trying on so many pieces of history in that store, but it was this delicate yellow frock that made its way home with me. It's actually from JCPenney! I dated the tag back to the 1960's based on the logo. It's fun to think about the story behind the dress; I can picture the original owner ordering it out of a catalog and waiting anxiously for it to arrive. Was it for a special occasion? A first date, maybe? Whatever its original purpose, I'm excited to breathe new life into it in a new generation!

Vintage Dress // Tuckernuck Hat // Forever 21 Straw Bag (similar) // Old Loafers (similar)

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