How We Keep Our White Sofa Clean (With Pets!)

How to keep a white sofa clean with pets. Care instructions for white couch, how to keep white upholstery clean, plus cleaning hacks for fabric and fabric care tips and tricks

With 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 humans, and countless (outdoor) chickens, people think we’re nuts for having a white sofa. And trust me, up until we got it, I would have agreed with them! But now that we’ve lived with a white sofa for over 2 years, I’m happy to report that I have zero regrets. While it doesn’t look totally brand new, it still looks pretty darn good — especially given how much use it gets! So today I’m sharing how we keep a white sofa clean, including alllllll the cleaning tools I use. Let’s get started.

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My Practical & Complete Guide to Bedding for Pet Owners

My Practical & Complete Guide to the best Bedding for Pet Owners! how to care for bedding, which bedding to choose for pets, how to prevent snags, the difference between linen, percale, and other pet-friendly fabrics and more!

I always love when blog readers request specific topics for blog posts. Not only does it make my job easier, but it always gets my creativity flowing! Recently, I was asked for my recommendations on choose pet-friendly bedding, how to care for the bedding, and anything special that I do and recommend. Such a good idea for a post, right?? So today I am walking you through how we have nice bedding and pets — it is possible!

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Treat Your Furry BFF to These Super-Cute Gifts for Pets

Charming and adordable gift ideas for pets including dogs and cats! #giftguide #giftidea #giftgiving #gifts #presents #christmaspresents #christmasgiftideas #christmasgift #stockingstuffers #affordablegift #budgetfriendlygiftideas

Now that the tiny zoo has expended to include 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 11 chickens, I felt like it was appropriate to do a gift guide for pets! We always get the dogs new toys (and some catnip for the meow) every year, but there are just sooo many cute things out there now! I simply had to share.

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How to Take Good Holiday Photos of Your Pets

Take Good Holiday Photos of Your Pets Like a Pro with These 6 Tips from a photographer! Holiday card inspiration and photo taking tips.

I don’t profess to be a photographer by any means… I love taking photos, but I still have a lot to learn. That being said, I have a few tricks up my sleeves when it comes to pet photography. Probably because we have so many! As I was brainstorming holiday posts for the blog for the holidays, I immediately knew I wanted to share them with you — especially if you’re like us and don’t have kids. Why do the parents get to have all the fun with holiday cards?? We always put our tiny zoo on holiday cards. I hope you find these tips for how to take good holiday photos of your pets helpful!

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Cleaning Tools I Swear By for Puppy Messes

Cleaning tools I swear by to clean up puppy messes! My favorite vacuum recommendation, steam cleaner, pet stain removers, and more.

Oof, puppy life… not exactly the cleanest. Diamond is officially potty trained, but there were some dark days of going outside every two hours, cleaning up so many puppy messes, and living with a steam cleaner on hand at all times. Now that we’re on the other side of potty training, I wanted to share some cleaning tools that helped me clean up after her! This isn’t the sexiest of blog post topics, but it’s definitely a good resource to save in case you adopt a puppy in the future. Also, it’s a great excuse for me to talk about my obsession with a few choice cleaning tools!

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How to Take Care of a Senior Cat (Plus, a Sweepstakes!)

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This past Saturday was basically a national holiday in our house: it was National Take Your Cat to the Vet Month! I’m joking about it being a holiday for us, but given how attentive we are to Georgette’s needs, it might as well be. What can I say — Georgette is my first pet that I adopted as an adult. She has a very special place in my heart. This year, she turned 12, which means she’s officially a senior meow! I teamed up with her favorite food maker, Royal Canin, to share the importance of taking your cat to the vet regularly, a few tips to help you take care of a senior cat, the food she eats now, and the details of a sweepstakes!

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5 Tips for Dog Friendly Camping

5 tips to help you adventure and embrace dog friendly camping! Including everything in my dog first aid kit and everything I pack to take dogs car camping and backpacking #dogs #camping #carcamping #backpacking

I knew last week’s post about how we go car camping would be popular, so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that the next one you guys want is my tips for how to camp with dogs! We don’t always bring our dogs with us because they can be sort of a pain. Noodle is older, so the trips are really hard on him. But Lucy loooooves coming along. For us, it’s a balance of what we plan to do on the trip and what is safest for them. When I go solo camping though, I always bring at least one of the dogs with me for safety. Here are 5 suggestions to help you enjoy dog friendly camping even more this summer!

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