{Wordless Wednesday} Scootie Screams for Ice Cream

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We were super excited to receive our recent PrideBites order just in time to embrace the Summer heat! The Ice Cream toy is one of the most adorable and we’re glad to have it as a part of our PrideBites collection. You can save 20% off your next PrideBites order by clicking through on our custom link below the photo!

SheSpeaksBark is a PrideBites Pawtner. We purchased the Pride Bites ice cream toy with our own money. Any sales made through our affiliate link can result in a portion of commission to SheSpeaksBark. Thank you for supporting brands that make SheSpeaksBark possible. 

Diffusing Essential Oils for Pets

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Recently, my morning routine changed. The first thing I do in the morning, aside from letting the dogs out for a potty break, is to fill up our living room diffuser with an amazing blend to help us get going with our day. I’ve noticed that there’s been a significant impact on how easily we get going in the morning if we get our diffuser up and running first thing.  It’s made such a difference that I am actually willing to get the diffusers going before the morning coffee ;) As I’ve shared with you before, there are three main ways to experience the benefits of Essential Oils: Aromatically, Topically, & Internally. Diffusing essential oils is all about getting those aromatic benefits!


 What to understand about diffusing essential oils:

  • What you breathe in affects your mood.
    • Essential oils can relax, soothe, uplift or invigorate you- all depending on the specific oil or blends you choose to diffuse.
  • Diffusing essential oils is a great way to cleanse and purify the air in your home.
    • It can also increase the oxygenation of the air.


A few notes before beginning with a diffuser:

  • When you choose a diffuser, ensure it is a cool mist diffuser as heat should never be used with essential oils
  • The essential oils you diffuse must be Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade- that’s why I use & advise about doTERRA essential oils
  • Before starting your diffuser, be sure that your pets (mainly cats) have a way to leave the room if the don’t like the scent


SheSpeaksBark’s Favorite Diffuser Blends:

  • Elevation & Wild Orange
  • Serenity & Lime
  • Balance & Wild Orange
  • Lavender, Lemon, Lime
  • Lavender- Both Bear & Scooter’s favorite- they will lay on the bed directly underneath the diffuser when lavender is going 
  • On-Guard
  • Purify

Do you have any questions on how your pets (or yourself!) could most benefit from incorporating essential oils into your life?

Disclaimer: I am a wellness advocate of doTERRA essential oils. I am writing about my personal experiences with doTERRA essential oils only, and cannot recommend the use of any other brand for purity & quality purposes. I advise on the use of doTERRA essential oils because they are Certified Beyond Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) and because doTERRA is the only essential oils company that undergoes a voluntary third-party quality testing that gives me assurance in their product. Any purchases you make through my doTERRA store can result in a portion of commission to SheSpeaksBark. I am using both the Modern Essentials book and the Spoil Your Pets book (both pictured above) to guide my use of the oils for myself and my dogs. 

{Black and White Sunday} Lofted Camping

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Recently we stayed at one of the most well maintained campgrounds I’ve ever seen. We had a lovely time, and shared a campsite with another couple, because it was big enough for two tents. Since we had our dogs with us, we took the lofted campsite, and Scooter begged to perch in the tree.


Soooo happy! He’s on top of the world ;)

Weekend Plans

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We’re currently packing for another weekend of camping, hiking, and exploring with Bear and Scooter. Feeling excited to get out and explore all that Oregon has to offer!


That means there’s a whole lot of this…


and this….


…going on in my life right now! You’d think after years of doing this with us, the boys would know by that that OF COURSE they’re included in all our adventures….yet they still keep a close watch on the supplies pile each and every time we pack up to head out. Do your dogs do the same?


Scooter’s already sooo excited that he’ll be sleeping in a tent this weekend- it’s his absolute favorite!

Wishing you all a great weekend!