Keep Your Home Squeaky Clean With Home Right! Review and Giveaway **Closed**

I’m sure you have heard great things, or seen commercials about steam mops. If you are like me you were too afraid to invest the money into a steam mop just to find out that it didn’t work. I found a great company called Home Right that makes a product called a Steam Machine that is not only inexpensive compared to some other steam products, but has multiple functions as well!
What Home Right says about the Steam Machine:

Looking for a quick and easy way to remove wallpaper? The SteamMachine is the absolute fastest and easiest way to remove wallpaper, plus its chemical free! Simply use the steam plate to apply steam and peel the paper away. Get the most out of this multi-purpose steamer by using the attachments to sanitize and clean floors, stovetops, ovens, bathrooms and grills. The SteamMachine leaves behind no chemical residue and kills 99% of all germs and bacteria.
Use the steam mop to sanitize your hard floor surfaces; such as tile, vinyl and linoleum. The high pressurized steam blasts the surface clean and the cleaning pad wipes the surface clean. The canister comes equipped with two wheels to move with the attached floor steam mop as you clean.
The SteamMachine uses pressurized, high temperature, steam to loosen and dissolve dirt, grease, grime and kill bacteria. Its many uses include; kitchen counter tops, ovens, stovetops, bathroom fixtures and barbecue grills


What I think:

I love how much this machine can do! So far I have used it on our stove, our bathroom, our floors, and so much more! We have a lot of places in our house that have caked on dirt or grime that just will not come off! With the Steam Machine all I have to do is spray it down with the machine and wipe away the dirt. It makes cleaning those hard to reach places so much easier!

Before cleaning with the Steam Machine

After

My first plan of attack was my stove. It was never really cleaned before we moved in and for some reason the pieces don’t come off of the stove itself. So there is always oil and grime stuck around the burner. When we first moved in I scrubbed for hours trying to clean them and couldn’t get it all off. The Steam Machine helped remove the majority of the grime with ease! I was very impressed since I knew how hard it was to try to get the little bit that I did get off before by just scrubbing.

The Steam Machine is very easy to set up too! You just add your water, add the attachments you want, turn it on, and within about 8 minutes you are ready to clean! I also love that it has a storage compartment in the front so that you can keep all the little attachments safe and of course in a place you can find them! The only thing I do not enjoy about this machine is that since I clean my parents house on occasion I wanted to be able to use this machine to make the job a little easier. The Steam Machine, at least from what I can tell, does not have a way to wrap the electrical cord or hose around the machine. However, I am very thankful for the built in handle!

After how good it cleaned the stove I decided to take it to the bathroom. Our bathroom is very small so not only is it hard to reach certain areas, but if I am using chemicals I can only clean for so long before I feel like I am going to pass out from the fumes. The Steam Machine does not use chemical to clean! So I can clean the whole bathroom in one go and trust that it is clean and germ-free! and the machine itself is pretty small so I can fit it into the bathroom with me and not feel crowded while trying to clean.

After asking around, I found that some machines either have the spray button on the machine itself or in a very awkward place. This Steam Machine has a trigger button that makes it super easy to use with any of the included attachments. I especially like the trigger when I am using the Steam mop attachment, because it is at the perfect level so that I don’t have to bend down and hurt my back trying to use it.

Another great use for this product is to clean up after pets. Our new kitty can make a mess with his food and his litter box, and I want to make sure that any mess he makes is completely clean and sanitized so that my girls don’t get into it. I love that I can use this machine for those quick clean ups and know that it is actually clean before they get to it. It is nice to know that this machine is easy to turn on and can be used at any time!

Overall I would recommend this product to anyone that would like to have a squeaky clean house without the use of harsh chemicals! I love being able to clean around my children without worrying about them inhaling the harsh chemicals I am using!

You can find Home Right’s Steam Machine on their website here.

Giveaway!!
Thanks to the wonderful people at Home Right, you have a chance to win your very own Steam Machine! Enter to win below! Please make sure to follow the wonderful bloggers helping keep this giveaway going! :)

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Give Your Cat Soft Claws!

When we first got our kitten one of the first questions that we pondered was whether or not to get him declawed. Until recently I never truly knew what that meant. After doing some research about declawing I knew that there was no way I was going to put him through that.
Did you know that when a cat is declawed not only do they remove the nail, but because the nail is adhered to the bone they must remove the first joint attached to every nail. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t be very happy if I was missing my knuckle on my fingers either. Just the thought makes me cringe! Declawing in some countries is illegal because they believe that it is inhumane!
So what are we to do if we have a cat, and don’t want our kids or our furniture scratched? Luckily for us there is a safe alternative to declawing that not only makes your cats paws soft, but can make they have a little colored flare!
SoftClaws for Cats
Soft Claws are little vinyl caps invented by a veterinarian that fit over your cat’s nails so that they cannot scratch you, your kids, or even your furniture! Of course the colors they offer are a major plus (and absolutely adorable!), but what they do is even more amazing. They are easy to put on too! All you do is cut the cap if needed to fit your cats nails, add the included glue, and press onto your cats nails. I did this while he was sleeping and he was perfectly happy! I received clear in the kitten size, and blue in the small size for when he gets bigger. Here is a picture of his paw with Soft Claws!

In my opinion the clear ones look like little LED bulbs. Since I put the Soft Claws on while our kitty was sleeping he didn’t really notice them. On their website they say that each set should last approximately 4-6 weeks, but they also state that it takes a while for some cats to get used to having them on and will pull them off at first. Carbon didn’t really start to pull them off until we went on a 2 day vacation without him, and when we came back he had pulled off 3 of them. Soft Claws says on their website that typically the second box of Soft Claws will last longer than the first as your cat will have gotten acclimated to the Soft Claws.

So what will your cat think of Soft Claws? Soft Claw are painless to your kitty, and are non-toxic! They can also extend and retract their nails like normal. Also when cats shed their nails the caps will just come off, so no extra work on your part to get them off, or worry about their normal shedding. Think of it this way, at least I do, they are very similar to fake nails which for most of us girls do not hurt but they take a little while to get used to. So yes, at first your cat may not be happy or understand why he has caps on his nails but will learn to love them!

I highly recommend Soft Claws to anyone that has cats or kittens, especially with kids around. They make your cats paws soft and gentle and it is amazing! My husband and I have decided that this is one of the few products that will be purchasing for the remainder of the cats life. They are an absolute must in my family!

You can find Soft Claws on their website here. Check them out! You won’t regret it!

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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Make Your Pet LOVE You With WellPet – Giveaway **Closed**

We all think that our pets love us right? One of the ways to my pets hearts is through their food or snacks. I recently was able to let my kitty try some different flavors of the new Signature Selects from WellPet. I can now say with pride that my kitty loves me after eating his food!
About WellPet:
“At Wellness, we do whatever it takes to create the healthiest foods for the pets that depend on us. We believe food feeds their soul, sustains their lives and protects their bodies. For each of our recipes we never compromise – selecting nature’s finest ingredients and combining them with unique super nutrients to help support whole body health and wellbeing. Like you, we know that our pets provide us unconditional love, and providing uncompromising nutrition is one way we can do the same for them.
We do more than make pet food. We create Wellness.”
I love that this company is all about keeping our pets happy and healthy. They offer 3 different styles to fit your cats needs: flaked, chunky, and shredded. WellPet products are gourmet, grain-free products and you can tell just by the names of the unique flavors that your cat will love!
Shredded Entrées:
Shredded White Meat Chicken & Turkey Entrée in Sauce
Shredded White Meat Chicken With Chicken Liver Entrée in Sauce
Shredded White Meat Chicken & Beef Entrée in Sauce
Chunky Entrées:
Chunky Beef & White Meat Chicken Entrée in Sauce
Chunky White Meat Chicken & Wild Salmon Entrée in Sauce
Chunky Turkey & White Meat Chicken Entrée in Sauce
Flaked Entrées: Delicate flakes of real seafood available in two delectable varieties:
Flaked Entrées:
Flaked Skipjack Tuna With Wild Salmon Entrée in Broth
Flaked Skipjack Tuna With Shrimp Entrée in Broth

Some of these varieties sound good even to me, so I knew that my kitten would love them. We had been feeding out kitten Friskies for the month or so prior to receiving WellPet and now our cat won’t touch anything but the WellPet line. I am still amazed in the difference of quality between Friskies and WellPet. Before our new kitten we would always buy what was on sale at the time. Sure the cats would eat what they were given, but they weren’t in love with their food. That and I would always wonder if there was that big of a taste difference for the cats. Now I know that you get what you pay for! 

Wellness Signature Selects
Friskies

As you can see the WellPet line not only sounds good, but looks like it is packed full of flavor! 

To show you that our cat now chooses WellPet over his normal food I created a little video for you. 
 **Giveaway**

Enter below to win 3 cans of Signature Selects cat food!

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.
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Take Care Of Your Pets With PetArmor **Closed**

With our new kitty comes great responsibility! Since he is so little we want to do whatever we can to make sure that he is happy and healthy. PetArmor has all of the products you need to keep your pets healthy and protect them from dragging “little friends” into your home.

PetArmor sent me some of these products to test and share my findings with you. One of the products is what I consider to be one of the most important products to have for your pet, Flea and Tick Repellent. I have been pretty much terrified of another flea infestation since about 4 years ago when I first got my puppy. I will never forget how many fleas there were! Since then I vowed I would do everything in my power to keep them as far away from me as possible. I received PetArmor for Cats/Kittens over 8 weeks old. It even kills ticks! Including the ticks that may transmit lyme disease!

On the box it says keep away from children, which for me is a no brainer. However, I LOVE that the way they are packaged. Not only are the in a box, but they are also in a little plastic container wrapped around the applicator that you have to cut off to open. After getting it open, it was very easy to use. You just snap the end of the applicator and apply to the back of the neck. Once on it is fast acting, and is long lasting so you can trust that it is working. You can also bathe your pet like normal because it is waterproof. Another thing I love is that it does not smell like other similar products. I hate that when I use other similar products that my cat will smell funky for weeks after.

Of course there are other things that you need to worry about when it comes to your pet. PetArmor also makes a line called VetTrust. VetTrust makes tons of great products to keep your pet clean and healthy. One being Medicated Antibacterial Anti-fungal Shampoo. Although the name might look a little scary, the soap is non-irritating and alcohol free! What’s great about this soap is that it cleans and disinfects to help fight against bacterial and fungal infections. This is another product that I was expecting to kill me from the fumes, but all I could smell was a scent of dish soap. I was very happy and surprised with how white my kitty was when he got out of the bath.

VetTrust also has calming chewable tablets for pets. Being a kitten, Carbon will sometimes go nuts for no apparent reason. When he gets in one of his “moods” he will start biting and scratching which is a big no-no around toddlers. So I love the calming tablets because they keep my kids scratch and bite free. Not only do these tablets come in handy for those random times, but they are great for car rides! I know that all of my cats have always hated riding in the car and would always cry the whole time we were driving. These tablets will help keep them calm and comfortable during their car ride. The tablets support relaxation and balanced behavior, they help with motion sickness and tension, and help calm nervousness and hyperactivity.

I was also sent some great vitamins, Skin and Coat Care Soft Chews and Joint Health Soft Chews. The Skin and Coat Care Soft Chews support healthy skin and a soft shiny coat. They contain Omega 3 and 6, and Vitamin E. The Joint Health Soft Chews support healthy joints and mobility. They contain the same levels of glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM as the leasing recommended veterinary brand. Both chews are made with real chicken and are for daily use. Carbon did not enjoy these as much as the calming tablets, but I noticed that if I gave him the chews before his meal he was hungry enough to eat them anyway.

I highly recommend PetArmor and VetTrust products, and I think that everyone with a pet should own at least some of them! You can find PetArmor on their website here.

Check out their Facebook page for $5 off!

**Giveaway**

Enter below to win a 3 month supply of PetArmor and some samples of VetTrust Products!

**Disclaimer** I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.

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John Paul Pet Review and Giveaway **Closed**

As you know we just got a cute little kitten. I never realized how dirty kittens are! They are messy eaters, and if they are litter trained they also get little pieces of litter stuck to them. Yuck! You could give them a bath, but how fun is giving a cat a bath every day? Even with my amazing kitten who is okay with baths, he can only tolerate so much water before he starts getting grumpy. So what do you do?
Carbon after eating and before bath
As you can see, our little kitty eats so fast that his nose and whisker area looks horrible! I find this to be the hardest spot to clean. Sure you can try to use soap, but you will just end up with scratches up and down your arms! Thanks to the John Paul Pet Puppy/Kitten Care pack we can take care of our new furry friends with ease!
The Care Pack includes Tearless Shampoo, Waterless Foam Shampoo, and Full Body and Paw Wipes. So far I have used and needed all three of these great products and I am glad to have them!
I love the scent of the Tearless Shampoo! It does not smell like your typical pet shampoo which is a nice change. I don’t like my pets smelling like chemicals so I try to avoid it when I can. This shampoo is made to be gentle enough to clean your pets face without irritation, and leave them smelling and looking clean. I was surprised that even without the harsh chemical smell that Carbon came out of his bath white as new and smelling great!

Even though the Shampoo works great there was still some residue left on his nose so I decided to try out the Full Body and Paw Wipes to see if they could fix the problem. Carbon really liked being cleaned with the wipes, and loved the extra attention. The great thing about these wipes is that they contain Lanolin which helps keep their paws and skin from cracking. Litter trained cats seem to always have dry paws from digging in their litter designed to absorb moisture. So I think it’s a great idea to use these wipes to help keep their paws in tip top shape.
Last but not least is the Waterless Foam Shampoo. Like I said before, giving baths to Carbon is not as hard as the cats I have had in the past, but after a while he does get annoyed. I can only give him a bath every couple of days otherwise he gets angry. I love that I can use the Waterless Shampoo in between baths to keep him nice and clean and of course happy! 
John Paul Pet Products is owned by John Paul DeJoria, which is a name you may recognize. John Paul DeJoria is a co-founder of Paul Mitchell Systems! He banned animal testing on Paul Mitchell products, and has continued this legacy with John Paul Pet. These pet products are so safe and gentle that they are tested on humans! 
Make sure to support this wonderful company by checking out all they have to offer on their website here. They have lots of products and you are bound to find something perfect for your furry friend!
You can also enter to win your own Puppy/Kitten Care Pack by entering below! Star Focal is the first blog to be able to give away one of John Paul Pet’s box sets so we are very excited to share this with you! Good luck!
**Disclaimer** I was given a Puppy/Kitten Care Pack to review. However, I was in no way paid, or obligated to give a positive review, or a review at all for this company. If you would like to read my full disclaimer for reviews you can find it here.
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Our New Kitty!

After years of begging I finally convinced my husband to let us get a kitty! Luckily for us it was perfect timing for my daughters birthday. 
Here is our little kitty. We decided to name him Carbon. I like to call him Carbonator and so far he has many nicknames like Carbon Footprint, Carbon Fiber, Carbon Dioxide, etc. I thought of naming him things like Ash, Ashes, Oreo and some others but with two babies I have to be careful naming him things that could sound like something else. We know of one pet that is named “Tucker” I’m sure you can guess one of his nicknames! Luckily my girls called him “Sucker” instead. 
I am so in love with this kitty! He is super cuddly and loves the babies. In the morning if Carbon wakes up before the kids he will go and scratch on their doors until they come and say hi. I don’t think I have ever seen such a small kitten (we got him at about 5 weeks, and now is about 8 weeks) not only play with kids but follow them around all day. Carbon even cuddles with our oldest daughter!
Because of this new addition to our family, I will be sharing with you guys some products that I find that I think every cat owner should have. Make sure to keep an eye on our “Our New Kitty” tab for the latest reviews, and we even have some giveaways lined up!
What are your favorite products that you use for your furry friend? Let us know in the comments below! 
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