Rover.com - Find that perfect dog sitter!

Friday, October 24, 2014
I was NOT compensated for this post. I received a FREE code to facilitate this post. All thoughts/opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.

When it comes to finding a place for your pooch to stay while you're on vacation or out of town, you want the best of the best. Instead of putting them in a kennel or leaving them alone is sometimes not an option. Thanks to Rover.com, you can now hire a pet sitter! To receive $20 in Rover credit, enter the promo code EdgeofInsanity20. This would be great if you're going to be leaving your doggy behind this holiday season!


To start hiring (or even becoming a pet sitter), you must first sign up at Rover. Be sure to fill out your profile. Be sure to include little tidbits about yourself, your family, and your dog(s). You can also add photos and videos of your dog(s).

After you're done filling out your profile, you can either search for sitters in your area or you can become a sitter yourself.

So why should you choose Rover? First and foremost, those who submit an application to become a sitter are suspect to a background check. Not only will they check for a criminal history, but your citizenship and other things to make sure that you are a good fit for the Rover community. This is a safety procedure for both the sitter and the person who is paying the sitter. You want to keep your dog safe, right?
Search results for my area of Texas

Okay, now you're ready to hire someone to sit for your dog. When finding someone, you can search by stay location (your home or their home), what kind of dog you have and what someone is willing to sit for, your daily budget, and the dates of drop off or pick up. If you book on Rover, you can even receive FREE premium pet insurance and 24/7 customer service. You are also able to pay your sitter through Rover.

For sitters, after your application is approved, you are able to create a profile describing everything from what you would do in an emergency to what services you offer (like if you know how to groom). Just be sure to check with your local regulations just in case you need a license or something similar.

So if you need to leave your pooch alone for a day or so, be sure to check out Rover.com to find a pet sitter so your 4-legged friend has company!

NOTE: Rates vary from sitter to sitter.

You can also use their Android app, which is also available for iOS.

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Falling Star Release! (And Giveaway)

Drew DiPalma feels like he’s living a lie. He’s had it with his Hollywood persona, the high-maintenance women, and his sleazy agent.  To escape the madness, he flees to a tourist town he’d often visited as a child. He never expected to find love on that little island. Then he stumbles upon Lainey alone on the swing set of a deserted beach.

After a dozen internet dating disasters, Lainey Riccardo has given up on romance—until she meets a West Coast hunk who has no trouble winning her heart.  But Lainey only knows him as Drew, not the Oscar-nominated actor who’s constantly scandalized in the tabloids. When she learns the truth, will the small town Jersey girl be able to accept Drew’s fast-paced life? Or will the truth drive her away forever?
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Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children.  In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the editor of a popular review blog called New Age Mama.  Her works include romantic thrillers, paranormal fiction, contemporary romance, and young adult.
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The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive an amazing prize pack that includes a $25 Amazon GC,
 
A Jersey girl prize pack including a Wildwood Mug, key chain, and statue, jewelry box, and more!



And we saved the best for last. The winner will also receive this gorgeous hand-sculpted "Garden Mother" statue that was created by Sharon Coslop, an amazing artist who inspired one of the characters in Falling Star. This piece is a painted, fired earthenware clay sculpture, 8” wide and 12” high, ready to be hung.  It is durable, but an indoor piece, because constant weather exposure would affect the paint.



To enter this giveaway, simply fill out the giveaway tools form below.   Giveaway is open to the US only.  Ends 11/24/14 at 12pmEST. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply before another winner is selected. Good luck to everyone!


Learn With Homer - Free Trial

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Fall Into A Nature's Sleep Mattress For 50% Off!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Nature's Sleep
Are you enjoying your Fall? It's only a matter of time before the holiday rush begins. Get ready by getting all of the sleep that you deserve NOW! Now only do they have memory foam mattresses for your best night's sleep, they have memory foam toppers, memory foam pillows, and even memory foam for your couch and your feet! They have got your back...down to your toes! Shop now and save. Use code BEARS50 at their website.

Free magnet from Tiny Prints!

Tiny Prints Free Magnet
Enjoy 1 Free magnet from Tiny Prints using the code FREEMAGNET. Offer applies to new customers only and does not include shipping. Offer expires 10/31/14. I

I am so getting one for a stocking stuffer this year! Not sure I'll give it to, though. Grandma could always use a new magnet!

Enter the #FrankenPet PicMonkey Halloween Photo Contest!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
See that cuteness right there? That is our now 5-year-old Siamese when he was a kitten as a witch (with his mother on the other side) and a cute little spider. Why do I show this to you?

PicMonkey and Rover have teamed up to bring you a frightening contest! Enter the #FrankenPet contest and you could be 1 of 6 winners (3 grand prize winners and 3 runners up) in different categories like Creepy Canines, Scaredy Cats, and Other Beasts. The prizes available include GoPro Hero3, gift cards, and a year of PicMonkey Royale!

Pet costumes are optional, as you can see from our furry witch there. But hurry - you only have until Halloween night (October 31st) to submit your photos by using the hashtag "#FrankenPet" on these social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest. You can submit as many as you want! Here is another date you might want to write on your calendar: November 5th. That is when all the winners will be announced.

So, ghoul luck and happy haunting! (That was a terrible pun, I know.)