Latest Tick News

Ticks already out in full force in West Michigan this season
"What you don't want to do is rip it off and leave parts of the tick embedded in the skin; and infection can happen and irritation and it kinda festers for a while," said Dr. Houchin. "Usually, we want to put alcohol or peroxide on the tick and let it
Read more on WWMT-TV

Tick Studies Seek To Better Understand Disease-Carrying Populations On The
When asked if ticks are out and biting, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension entomologist Lawrence J. Dapsis's response is simple and direct. “They have been out there all year,” he said. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view this
Read more on CapeNews.net

Posted in Flea Protection Media | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Himalayan Corporation Recalls Specific Ruff Roots Dog Chew Toys

The following recall information can also be found here.

Himalayan Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of specific Ruff Roots All-Natural Dog Chew Toys due to potential metal contamination. While this recall affects all lots of the Ruff Roots Dog Chew Toys sold by PetSmart, no other Himalayan Corporation products are impacted by this issue.

 

Description

UPC

LOT

Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 4″ Sprout Dog Chew Toy

85301200439

All

Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 5″ Stump Dog Chew Toy

85301200440

All

Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 7″ Stalk Dog Chew Toy

85301200441

All

If you are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact a veterinarian immediately.

Please stop using any affected product immediately and bring it to your closest PetSmart store for a full refund. If you have any questions about this voluntary recall, please call the Himalayan Corporation at 425-322-4295 or email info@himalayandogchew.com.


PetsitUSA Blog

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Jacksonville's Don Quixote a superhero or super pest?

Is Jacksonville's Don Quixote a superhero or super pest?
They use such words as pest and petulant and persistent to describe the 1981 New York University School of Law graduate. But they concede this, too: When Lee pursues, he is almost always right, which a collection of later court decisions confirms.
Read more on SFGate

Fruit production integrated pest management clinic to be held in June
MARTINSBURG — Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a comprehensive and environmentally sensitive approach that relies on a combination of methods or tactics to manage pests. IPM programs use current information on weather, life cycles of pests and …
Read more on Hampshire Review

Pest developing resistance to phased out variety of GMO Bt corn, cotton
A new study from North Carolina State University and Clemson University finds the toxin in a widely used genetically modified (GM) crop is having little impact on the crop pest corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) — which is consistent with predictions made …
Read more on Genetic Literacy Project

/Pest Control is All About Prevention, Get a Jump Start with Custom West Pest
Custom West Pest Control is your full-service pest control provider that understands balancing environmental health and safety with eliminating your pest problems. No job is too big or too small. Our knowledgeable staff is licensed and trained by the
Read more on The Missoulian

Posted in Flea Protection Media | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Updated Bedroom Dresser Space + a $100 Snapfish Giveaway!

Our Updated Bedroom Dresser Space + a $  100 Snapfish Giveaway from Bubby and Bean

For whatever reason (maybe because we’re the only ones who really see it?), our bedroom has been the most neglected room in the house when it comes to decor. We’ve slowly been adding bits and pieces (a new comforter here, a picture there), but it’s been a several year process. Things finally started to look finished toward the end of last year, with one exception – the dresser area. Although we’d replaced the two mismatched (and very dated) dressers we’d used for years with a simple black double dresser piece last year, the wall above it was empty and the only ‘decor’ on it was a basket full of Essley’s diapers. A couple of weeks ago I decided that it was finally time to update this space.

Travel is a big part of our life, and I thought it would be cool to incorporate photos from our travels into the redesign. I knew that Snapfish had just launched a new version of their site that offers a ton of different ideas for bringing photos into the home, so I started the project by browsing all of their home decor products. I absolutely loved the look of their canvas prints, and had a vision of getting several canvas prints made from black and white travel photos and using them as the focal point for the space. The next task was choosing which images to use. Robbie and I both hold a special place in our hearts for the southwest, so I decided to use photos from three different Arizona trips we’d taken: one of a Saguaro cactus outside of Scottsdale, one of Sedona, and one of the Grand Canyon.

The new Snapfish site was super easy to use, with user friendly tools that allowed me to be as creative as I wanted. (It’s tablet and smartphone friendly too, so you can create your projects on any device.) It’s also really nice because you have all your photos at your fingertips. You can add and save photos to your Snapfish account from almost anywhere, including Instagram, and then have instant access to them when it’s time to create your projects. And there are tons of Snapfish Home Decor items to choose from, including canvas prints, acrylic prints, wood and aluminum panels, throw pillows, blankets, and more. I ended up choosing a 20″ x 24″ canvas print and two 11″ x 14″ canvas prints.

In just a few days, my photo canvases arrived and it was time to get to work. I wanted these prints to be the main focus in terms of decor, so I started by hanging them. The space instantly looked better. From there I added some stacked books and one of the ‘Free Spirit’ prints from my shop (which went well with the wandelust/traveling theme). I wanted to incorporate some natural elements to complement the photos of nature, so next I added a couple of succulent plants, a small cactus, and some of my favorite crystals. After some rearranging, the project was complete. We both love waking up in the mornings and seeing memories from our southwest travels right in front of us! And the fact that we took the photos ourselves makes it even more special.

And now for the best part! One lucky Bubby and Bean reader is going win a $ 100 gift card to Snapfish to get a home decor item (or items!) of your very own. To enter, just use the form below, then comment with what you would do with your Snapfish Home Decor product!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway runs through June 6th and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. The winner will be randomly chosen then announced here shortly after. Good luck!

P.S. Be sure to join Snapfish Superfans! You can share content, have special opportunities to win
prizes and rewards, and more.


This post was created in partnership with Snapfish. All opinions are my own.

ALSO FIND US HERE: BLOGLOVIN’ // INSTAGRAM // FACEBOOK // TWITTER // PINTEREST



Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s Talk Bauhaus: Our Favorite Chairs

By Home Contributor Paige Ronchetti

Our Favorite Bauhaus Style Chairs // Bubby and Bean
one  //  two  //  three  //  four  //  five  //  six

The last time I was here I waxed poetic about midcentury modern style, and you might be eyeballing the graphic above thinking, “PAIGE, you’re doing a repeat, I’ve seen some of these chairs on Mad Men.” And I’d say, yep, you did, because a lot of these designs were big in the 60s. (Heck, most of them have never really fallen out of favor for people who dig modern styles.) Interestingly though, all of these were first designed and manufactured between 1919 and 1933 as part of the Bauhaus era.

Before I get all googly-eyed and start drawing these chairs all over my notebook like an 8th grader, let me dust off my design school knowledge and tell you a little about the Bauhaus in general. It was an art school in Germany, started as the country was recovering from World War I. The major design philosophy of the movement was very no-frills: the marriage of form and function was an aesthetic choice, but it also helped stimulate the ol’ economy by keeping the pieces affordable for the middle class. Simple shapes made mass-production easier, as did the use of all of that metal tubing. These chairs hit the sweet spot of being well-made, yet wallet-friendly–which makes me jealous because THESE days getting a real one is… not. Thankfully, there are some good knockoffs afoot, because if I spent $ 5,000 on a chair it would be the only thing in the room.

Anyway, now that we’ve used our brains to investigate a major influence on modern design as we know it, let’s look at some eye candy:

How can I teleport into this dining room and claim it as my own? The chairs are obviously wonderful–a great knockoff version is at Restoration Hardware–but I also want to point out the Advanced Texture Mixing. Marble, and caning, and grasscloth, oh my!

I love me a Barcelona chair, which is what this splendid marshmallow is called. (Knockoff is here.) I don’t know where this apartment is, but I’ve decided it’s Paris and that I would spend my afternoons lounging in a sun puddle, maybe reading a book, maybe eating some chips. Whatever. The fancy chair would make me feel chic no matter what.

So, who wants to buy some new chairs? Do you like all of the metal? Which of these is your favorite? – Paige

As always, Paige nailed it with these chairs. #6 especially needs to come live at my house, stat. In addition to writing for Bubby and Bean as our Home Contributor, Paige works as an Interior Designer (check out her biz, The Room Kit) and blogs over at Little Nostalgia. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram

ALSO FIND US HERE: BLOGLOVIN’ // INSTAGRAM // FACEBOOK // TWITTER // PINTEREST


Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Anacor Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

Anacor Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
Anacor's first approved drug, KERYDIN® (tavaborole) topical solution, 5%, is an oxaborole antifungal approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July 2014 for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails. In July 2014, Anacor entered
Read more on MarketWatch

You Asked: Are Self-Tanners Safe?
Both he and Rigel say that compared to the well-established risks of sun exposure, topical self-tanning lotions are a safer option. Friedman agrees, and says his only concern is that some people might have an allergic reaction to DHA or other
Read more on TIME

Western Stage opens with 'You Can't Take It With You'
What: "You Can't Take It With You," George Kaufman and Moss Hart's prize-winning screwball comedy, explores the eccentric Sycamore family's Depression-era life with humor and topical satire. When: May 29-June 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and …
Read more on The Salinas Californian

Posted in Flea Protection Media | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A beeing

137


Canis lupus hominis

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged | Leave a comment

GIVEAWAY // Win a $50 Gift Card to Bubby & Bean Art!

GIVEAWAY // Win a $  50 Gift Card to Bubby & Bean Art!

After a crazy holiday season, I took a little break from designing new pieces for the Bubby & Bean Art shop in order to give full attention to work for the blog and freelance gigs. Truthfully, I was also feeling a little burned out, and just couldn’t find that spark of motivation to fit it into the small amount of free time I had. Then earlier this month, out of nowhere, I got a sudden burst of inspiration and spent several work days doing nothing but creating new card designs. I had so much fun, and it fueled my desire to devote more time to the shop in the coming months. So in celebration of this new collection of cards (we’ll just call it the ‘summer collection’ since any excuse to celebrate summer is a good one in my eyes), I’m giving away $ 50 to spend on cards, or card sets, or art prints, or whatever you choose!


Use the form below, and/or, because the main methods of entering this giveaway (worth the most points) involve Instagram, you can also enter directly on IG, right here. There are several options for extra entries as well, both on this form and on Instagram (@bubbyandbean).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will run through June 3, 2015 and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined, and a winner will be randomly chosen via Random.org shortly after the end of the giveaway, then posted here and on IG. Thank you for being the best readers and customers in the world. Good luck!

ALSO FIND US HERE: BLOGLOVIN’ // INSTAGRAM // FACEBOOK // TWITTER // PINTEREST


Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tennis/Roland-Garros – Les Français en lice demain

Tennis/Roland-Garros – Les Français en lice demain
Les Français en lice demain lors de la troisième journée du tournoi de Roland-Garros : Simple messieurs : Quentin Halys – Rafael Nadal (ESP/N.6) ; Richard Gasquet (N.20) – Germain Gigounon (BEL) ; Jeremy Chardy – Michael Berrer (GER) ; Jerzy Janowicz …
Read more on L’Aisne Nouvelle

Lice Removal Company Makes Annual Donation to the Children's Aid Foundation
INNISFIL, ON, May 6, 2015 /CNW/ – Canada's leading head lice removal company made a donation from proceeds raised from the sale of its popular Premium Nit Kit™ to the Children's Aid Foundation April 30th at their head office location in Toronto.
Read more on Canada NewsWire (press release)

Roland-Garros: Les Français en lice demain
Roland-Garros: Les Français en lice demain. © AFP/TIZIANA FABI. Publié par TennisTemple.com Rédaction, le Lundi 25/05/2015, 16:49. Les Français en lice demain lors de la troisième journée du tournoi de Roland-Garros : Simple messieurs : Quentin …
Read more on Tennis Temple

Posted in Flea Protection Media | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

DR. DONNA ON ADDING CANNED FOOD FOR OPTIMAL PET HEALTH

Halo Pets’ in-house vet, Dr. Donna Spector, recommends that pets eat a combination of dry and canned food every day. Their bodies are made of 75% water.

Some pets rarely drink enough water to support excellent hydration and organ function so she recommends at least 25% of a pet’s daily calories come from canned food.

Watch this video where she explains the importance of adding can food to your pet’s diet.

Click here to learn more about feeding both Halo canned and dry food.

Halo

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment