For the first time in my Christmas-loving life, I am relieved that the holiday is over. I’ve always been obsessed with everything revolving around Christmas. However, 2018 was such a crappy, difficult year, that at this point I’m just ready for 2019 to be here. During the holiday season this year I was on an extremely tight budget and often times I was feeling alone, two things that make Christmas very stressful for people. Although I was almost counting down the days until December 26th, I did end up having a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with very special people in my life. And of course, everything is okay when I have my son 🙂
Let’s be honest – we’re all on a budget, especially during the holidays. Buying gifts, shopping for extra food and spending money on baking ingredients adds up! But now’s the time to truly get into the Christmas spirit, whether you have money to spare or not. Our best canine companions have been with us throughout the year during hardships and happy times, and they deserve some more focus. Now get cozy with your pup and enjoy this list of budget-friendly holiday activities to do with your dog.
Christmas is most fun when you have a precious doggo to share it with. I love shopping for Wynston during the holiday season because it’s a great excuse to buy him lots of extra special goodies! Forget the holiday present ideas for humans – this one’s for the dogs. Presenting the 2018 holiday gift guide for dogs.
After making these delectable DIY christmas cookies for dogs, I feel like I should be on The Great British Baking Show or something. These are the best, prettiest homemade dog treats that I’ve ever made! It’s fitting because Christmas is my favorite holiday and season, so I wanted to create something festive and healthy. The first week in December is National Cookie Cutter Week, and I took the opportunity to use gingerbread and snowflake cookie cutters to make adorable dog treats. This particular recipe for DIY Christmas cookies for dogs is simple and easy – perfect for the hustle and bustle of the season. Enjoy!
For the first year ever Wynston and I are opting outside for Black Friday this year. BUT that doesn’t mean we aren’t participating in the festivities elsewhere! To celebrate the holiday season I’m partnering with several fantastic bloggers to bring you the 2018 Purrs & Paws Holiday Giveaway! Enter to win $500 in prizes that all pet parents are sure to love.