The Essentials by WILDINTU

Many of you who know me also know of my obsession with dogs...esp my own bae, Ringo. And with this obsession develops another obsession, photographing the badger himself. He enjoys it too because it either involves the ball or treats! 

On our outings, there's quite a few essentials that we take along. Here are just some of the things we enjoy taking!

F-Stop Gear Brooklyn Sling in Silver Sage: Plenty of space and padding for my DSLR, GoPro (as well as its accessories), extra lens, extra batteries, charger, & lens hood. It also has a pocket on the front of the strap for easy access, an interior back zipper pocket, & front pouch.

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Sojos Simply Turkey Freeze-Dried Treats: Ringo is extremely food motivated...only if we have high value treats he loves. These freeze-dried morsels are his weakness! 

Wolfgang Man & Beast MIZU M8 Gloss White Bottle: Always important to have h20! [10% OFF code HAPPYRINGO]

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Boots & Arrow Black Arrow Dog Poop Bag Holder: Who says it can't be stylish? Love how it's hard to notice that it is a poop bag dispenser! [15% off with code HAPPYRINGO]

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Monkey Mat: portable mat for any outing! Has waterproof bottom with water repellant top, loops for stakes, center loops for other attachments like keys, light for travel, and machine washable for easy cleaning.

Ultimate Ears UE BOOM 2 Portable Wireless and Bluetooth Speaker in Serendipity Blue: portable bluetooth speaker that is rugged enough to handle the outdoors! And it's even waterproof. Amazing sound with a long lasting battery - definitely worth the $$! (For those wondering where I got this specific design, I actually purchased mine from Best Buy)

Are there certain items that you always use or pack on your outings? Comment below if you think we should know about it! 

TrackR // Tech by WILDINTU

We recently received the TrackR Bravo to test out. It's small, lightweight, and water resistant making it great to keep on Ringo like a tag. I enjoy using it when we're outside and I let him off leash temporarily to potty so I'm able to keep track of him. I can also let an alarm noise go off so I can better locate the Ringo when he has it on. I've actually began to train him to return when he hears the sound with treats to make it even more rewarding. I know that it works much better outdoors than indoors for me. I believe the walls of the house can tend to block the Bluetooth signals at times. Also great for using on personal items like keys! This device communicates by Bluetooth and Crowd Technology, but it is an active GPS device. I've enjoyed using this small piece of tech and look forward to using it more. 

 

If you're interested in the TrackR, you can enter now for a chance to win one with a water resistant sleeve. To learn how to enter, go here:  https://instagram.com/p/BS61WiojW47/

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Learn more about TrackR at  https://thetrackr.com/

Been a while by WILDINTU

It's been such a whirlwind these past few months, I've really slacked off on the blog...but I want to change that. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing different photo series with y'all! And if you know me, you know Ringo will more than likely be the main subject. Here's a little taste :)

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Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! 

xoxo

Lexi & Ringo  

Sketchbook by WILDINTU

Hanging out at the playground :) 

Hanging out at the playground :) 

It's funny how much technology I use in order to keep up with all the different ideas, projects, tasks, meetings, live broadcasts, etc - social media is just that. Social media also never sleeps so setting boundaries is a must. Multi-tasking in the digital age can get tricky, but it can be done.

Even with advanced, I still love having my sketcbook to write/doodle/scribble down notes, ideas, & to-do's. Maybe it's that wonderful feeling of having a sketchbook & the art of writing vs typing on the keys. May just be me haha! But I always have my sketchbook. :)

ps - revamped the website! What do you think?!  

 

Let us know what you think of the site and what would be cool to see!  ♥

Let us know what you think of the site and what would be cool to see!  ♥

Badger Shark-nado by WILDINTU

Been quite hectic these past few weeks, but it sure has been fun trying to keep up. The badger shark has been on the prowl once again... 

Elusive Badger Shark

Elusive Badger Shark

Although he can also be very quick in the water, he is also very agile on land...

Run like a badger, sting like a flea. 

Run like a badger, sting like a flea. 

I was able to lure him in with a PawPack...turns out, he can be quite the gentlebadger after all. 

Use code HAPPYRINGO for 10% OFF at PawPack.com

Use code HAPPYRINGO for 10% OFF at PawPack.com

All is well when the badger shark is happy. 

Follow along on Instagram @happy__ringo

Follow along on Instagram @happy__ringo

The Results Are In by WILDINTU

Ringo wins a Kuranda Bed from Hollywood Feed's ”Take Your Dog To Work” Day Photo Contest! 

Ringo wins a Kuranda Bed from Hollywood Feed's ”Take Your Dog To Work” Day Photo Contest! 

Wow! We can't believe it! In honor of “Take Your Dog To Work” Day, we entered in Hollywood Feed's photo contest for a chance to win a Kuranda dog bed. Now these beds are super nice and also super pricey. I couldn't help but to think, “How awesome would it be for Ringo to have one of these beds?” I mean especially since he's entered his senior years and tends to experience sore joints with his age. Spending $100 for a dog bed is a bit steep with my budget, so why not enter this contest and try to win it? I mean, it couldn't hurt...

 

Ringo and I rallied for help all throughout the social network! We asked all our friends for their support. Our family & friends (including our "digital penpals") all worked together to bring us tremendous support throughout this entire contest. From voting to spreading the word, the amount of love from everyone just blew us away!!!! 

 

It's no secret that this could not have been made possible without each of you who helped us - gave us a helping hand (or paw). Our hearts are filled with so much gratitude and love! We are truly thankful & just want each of you to know - THANK YOU!!!! 

 

Ringo is so happy with his new bed! We also topped it with his older one (which is a little big) when we got home, and he hasn't moved a paw. Haha, the ol’ badger. ❤️🐾

 

Much love, 

Lexi & Ringo

Learn more about HW Feed:   http://www.hollywoodfeed.com/

Learn more about HW Feed:  

http://www.hollywoodfeed.com/

Help Ringo Win! by WILDINTU

Ringo actually goes to work with me everyday, so he really is kind of a working dog. In honor of “Take Your Dog To Work” Day, we've entered this photo in a contest to try to win him an amazing new bed:

“It would be pawsome to get your vote!” 

“It would be pawsome to get your vote!” 

Ringo is entered in a contest to win an amazing dog bed! Already developing arthritis, this dog bed would be wonderful for his joints and alleviating his symptoms. To win, we need to have the most votes. Will you help this ol’ senior canine win himself this awesome bed? There's no long sign ups, just a simple click to vote. To vote, go HERE

THANK YOU!!! 

Vote for Ringo | Two by Two Rescue 2016 Photo/Calendar Contest by WILDINTU

Photo Apr 25, 12 10 06 PM Hey fur-riends! I come to you to ask you a favor! Ringo is currently in a contest for Two by Two Animal Rescue to be in their upcoming calendar. In order to win, he needs your votes! To vote, a $1 donation is required per vote. You can donate more to submit more votes. Donations will go to Two by Two to help them give care and love to rescue animals taken under their wings. Please help us win & also raise money for a great rescue organization! THANK YOU to all of you for all your continuous love and support! Opportunities for these rescue babies only happen because of each of you doing what you can to help! To go vote, please click the below. Contest ends May 31st! ‪#‎AdoptDontShop‬ ‪#‎RescueDogsRock‬

Vote for Ringo | Two by Two Rescue 2016 Photo/Calendar Contest.

YSL VoxBox by WILDINTU

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In this VoxBox, I received Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS. Although I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, this review is my own. Processed with VSCOcam with 5 preset

I am not too familiar with all the products from Yves Saint Laurent, but I have used their highlighter and this mascara. Based on the two products I have used, I have grown very fond of this company and the products they produce. Although a bit pricier than other brands, the products are always high quality, and the mascara is no different.

As soon as I pulled out the mascara, I love the feel of the mascara tube and feel confident that it is built to keep the mascara from drying out too quickly once opened. The mascara wand provides a full brush that evenly coats all lashes when applied. I have not encountered any sort of problems when it comes to clumping either. Applying several coats helps to emphasize the lashes in increments based on the look you may want to achieve whether you want a natural or bold lashes. Once applied, it dries fairly quick which leaves little time for smudging and it stays on very well all day. I can easily wash it off with soap and water too. I tend to be sensitive to different beauty products, so I'm glad to inform you that I had no sort of reactions, itchy eyes, watery eyes, etc once I applied this mascara.

I would highly recommend this product to anyone who may have considered trying a different brand of mascara and give it a go to see how it works with you. I will more than likely continue to use this product and even try other new products by YVES Saint Laurent in the future.

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Ruffwear Palisades Pack by WILDINTU

Ruffwear Palisades Pack

Ruffwear Palisades Pack Choosing the best dog gear can be tough with as many different brands and types out there. Trust me, I know - I've had to do my fair amount of research just to find the best gear for my own dog, Ringo. Hiking is a big aspect of my life as well as Ringo's. It's a great way for us to bond and burn some energy while enjoying God's green earth. Because of our love for the outdoors, I found it necessary to find Ringo a pack to carry on our adventures.

I've purchased many different packs in the past. They were usually good deals and cheap, but I found out quickly how not ideal they were for Ringo. Let me explain why. First the cheaper packs never fit snuggly & securely on Ringo. You must be thinking, well that's great! It should give your dog some room! No. The packs would slide around and distribute the weight unevenly causing more strain on Ringo as well as irritation from all the rubbing. After dealing with this and being unhappy, we finally splurged on a more expensive pack.

Ruffwear Palisades Pack

We ended up getting the Ruffwear Palisades Pack, which is more expensive than the previous packs we purchased. However, I will say that it was worth every penny. Not only does it fit better, it functions as a better pack overall to ensure Ringo doesn't acquire an injury or end up in discomfort on our hikes.

Ruffwear Palisade Pack

Now Ruffwear has a few options on packs, so I recommend you looking through and choosing the best one for your pup and what you aim to use it for. I chose the Palisades Pack because it can be converted from a pack into just a harness, which is great for our longer hikes or if we go on a hike and decide not to use the pack itself. The pack is crafted very well and has worked very nicely for us on several of our adventures. If you are looking for quality and function, I highly recommend Ruffwear gear when shopping for your pup.

The Ruffwear Palisades Pack makes multi-day backcountry adventures possible with features like removable saddlebags, two collapsible water bottles, and a load compression system. This fully-featured dog pack uses a modified Web Master™ Harness frame with four points of attachment to ensure load stability and comfortable weight distribution. Please ensure your dog carries no more than 25% of their body weight in their dog pack.

 Free shipping on all orders over $75. Ruffwear performance dog gear. Shop HERE.

Lashes & Lips by WILDINTU

Rimmel London US Received the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara, Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick, & Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Liner to try out from Influenster. The mascara in Extreme Black is wonderful! It doesn't take many coats to really emphasize the lashes & dries fairly quick after application which reduces the chances of it smearing. Also no problems with clumping yet. Great lip liner since it goes on clear and can be worn with any color lipstick. Easily glides on and doesn't chip, break, or “melt” when using. Really love the lipstick, & the color Red Alert is gorgeous! It does take a bit longer than some of my other lipsticks to dry & can have a tendency to smear before it “sets.” But this really isn't a big enough issue to be any sort of deal breaker. Color is vibrant and the red hue is perfect. The best part is the lipstick stays on well throughout the day, & it keeps my lips moisturized & soft - no dry, chapped lips!

H2O by WILDINTU

Refresh with Resource You know those days when you're hitting the gym hard, and it seems like no matter what you drink - you're still thirsty?

Well recently I had a chance to test out some water by Resource, and I can honestly say it made a difference. I was able to push myself further in my workouts just, because I finally felt rehydrated enough to keep going. Maybe it's the electrolytes or maybe it's because they genuinely use sprint water - but you can taste and feel the difference. Refresh with Resource. ;)

Victoria Secret Sport Bra & Knockout Crop Pants by WILDINTU

Victoria Secret Sport Bra and Knockout Crop Pants I never paid attention to comfort, support, and style when it came to my sport bra until now. The Victoria Secret Sport Bra now had given me reasons to look just for that. The sizes are true to size and makes selecting workout gear easy rather than a hassle. I absolute love having a real bra like support but sporty enough that I can wear it for my workouts. Flexible and hugs closely to my curves allowing me to work out to my full potential without compromising my need to feel sexy. Goodbye to my old sport bras! It's a bittersweet #SportBraBreakup. The Knockout Crop workout pants are super comfortable while still giving me the flexibility I need to get in my intense workout. Breathable with plenty of support, smooth seams, & body-wick to keep me cool and dry.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post. Influenster provided me with complimentary Victoria's Secret products to test and review as part of a contest.