Sunday, December 10, 2017

Today's Winner

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Anonymous said...
I have chronic neck pain so I could really use this pillow.
Donna L.

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide For Men

Ready for Christmas  and gift buying? Often we find it hard to buy that special gift for the man in our lives. Whether it is big or small the gift should show how much you care .

We've found some great ideas- like:

Thirty-One Gifts-

Thirty-One Gifts’ Deluxe Utility Tote is a slightly bigger and sturdier version of their best-selling Large Utility Tote. It’s able to hold up to 60 lbs. of groceries, picnic food, camping supplies, sports equipment or whatever else you need to carry. A hard bottom gives the Deluxe Utility Tote stability, while top and side webbed handles add additional strength for heavier contents. The tote also is designed to hold several of Thirty-One’s other totes, thermal bags and file holders. There’s even three exterior pockets for additional storage. Add a Deluxe Top-A-Tote lid to secure contents, and an extra pocket with the Pocket-A-Tote. The tote retails for $50, and the top and pocket are $10 (U.S.). The tote may be personalized with a phrase, initials, icon and many other choices too. To see all eight of the pattern options visit their website.

Xootr Scooters-

Xootr scooters are high quality adult kick scooters, often used for commuting, exercise, and fun riding alongside kids. They have very sturdy construction - many of their customers have owned their Xootrs for 20 years - and a smooth long roll. They can handle over 800 lbs of weight, fold down in seconds, and the wide platform models allow 2 adult feet to ride side by side. They are designed by MIT mechanical engineers and award-winning Lunar Design - Steve Jobs had one! They are also hand assembled in the USA. The MG is their most popular model, and would make a wonderful holiday gift!

Custom Crafted Wines Inspired by Popular Investigation Discovery Shows. Perfect Crime & Wine Holiday Gift Package.
Ages: 21+ | SRP: $65.00


QuietWear Fat Cap is a must for this season.
Its thin and lightweight design make it the perfect pocket afterthought,
easily storing in a jacket or backpack.
Thick, 100% acrylic knit traps heat in and keeps cold weather out
while still remaining breathable and soft.
This cap is his outdoor go-to-cap, whether going for a walk,
on a long hunt, or doing chores outside,
this outdoor accessory is a must!

T-Rex® Tape -

There are some products that all men need in their tool arsenal... and a high-quality, extra-thick, weather-resistant tape, like T-Rex®Tape is one of them!

Perfect for the outdoors man, DIYer or handyman in your life, T-Rex® Tape is the ideal tape for any project – where only the best will suffice. Whether it’s simple, around-the-house fixes, or extreme industrial repairs on a work site, there’s no project too big or too small for this hard-hitting tape. Featuring a double-thick, super-aggressive adhesive allows the tape to offer superior hold on more surfaces than other ordinary tapes – including rougher and dirtier surfaces in a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels.

***Watch this spot for more gift giving ideas.. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

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Review by Cynthia

Everyone knows that I love sending mail to my loved ones and there is no better way to share the spirit of the season than by sending someone a funny holiday card. If there is one time of the year that needs funny and bright it’s Christmas time. Leading the way with funny, one-of-a-kind personalized greeting cards this year is Specializing in funny cards and photo cards, guarantees a smile this holiday season. 

All CardFool cards are printed on premium cardstock. So whether you’re looking for a Christmas photo card of your family or Christmas cartoon folded cards, has the funniest cards to easily personalize with your own photo and message. offers free postage and all folded cards are only $3.99. Photo cards are as low as $1.29 each.

For someone like me who is on the go constantly has the perfect card to match any personality in my family. All of CardFool’s cards can be personalized and sent directly to the recipient. And trust me when I say, they will make you LOL! 

All You Need To Know About Buying Your Teen Their First Car For Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s not much time to find a perfect gift for your teen. So, if you’ve considered treating them to their first ever car, now is the time to kick those plans into top gear. Before you do, though, it’s imperative to weigh up the pros and cons.
A car is far from being the only option, and this gift guide should provide some alternative ideas. Still, if a vehicle is on the agenda, here are the factors that matter most.

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Is Your Teen Ready For The Road?
Receiving a car is sure to produce unrivalled excitement from your teen. However, that enthusiasm may soon fade if they are yet to acquire their license. While having a vehicle may offer an extra impetus, the frustration of not being able to drive may make things even harder.
So, if your son or daughter still needs to learn how to drive, booking lessons may be a better solution. After all, the car will only depreciate in value between now and when they eventually pass. From a financial perspective, it would certainly make more sense to buy once they are a qualified driver. Of course, this can change a little if the vehicle is to be shared.
What Type Of Car Is Best For Your Child?
When buying a car for your teen, there are a number of items to keep on your checklist. Only a vehicle that ticks all the boxes is worth the investment. Here are the items to consider:
Safety – Drivers are more likely to encounter road accidents within the first 12 months of driving. As such, checking the safety rating of potential models is an imperative first step. You cannot put a price on your child’s well-being behind the wheel. Therefore, getting this right will bring major rewards for young motorist and parent alike.

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Cost – The first car is unlikely to stay for too many years. Therefore, it’s imperative to find a model that doesn’t break the bank. It’s not just a case of thinking about the initial outlay, either. Finding the right car coverage can reduce the overall overheads. Meanwhile, choosing a vehicle with a smaller engine size can help keep the running costs down.
Fun – A vehicle’s primary function is to get the driver from A to B. Nonetheless, it certainly helps when your child can enjoy the ride. These cars are deemed suitable and fun for first-time drivers, but there are many others out there. Ensuring that the car boasts the necessary tech, without causing distractions, can have a telling impact too.
You will be required to think about other issues, such as whether the car is suited to your child’s life. A city driver has different requirements compared to one who completes daily off-road travels. There’s still time to sit down and write a list of priorities before buying in time for Christmas. But you’ll want to do it first.
Where Is The Best Place To Buy?
Cars depreciate rapidly, particularly when buying a new vehicle. Besides, your son or daughter will be excited regardless of whether the car is new or used. As such, the used marketplace is often the best solution. If nothing else, this saves the fun of buying a brand new motor for their second car.   
There are hundreds of reputable dealerships across the country. This is why private buying off the internet is ill-advised unless you are a genuine petrol head. Moreover, you’ll need to test drive any vehicle to confirm that it seems right. Likewise, any good dealer will be happy for you to have the car checked by a mechanic.
Many people take another option by purchasing an old vehicle from a friend or relative. This can be a good idea, but you must be careful. If a problem surfaces soon after buying the car, it could lead to some disagreements.
Adding A Little Personality
Of course, if you have a sizeable budget, you may buy a new car with a personalized number plate. For most people, though, the unique tweaks come from smaller gestures. Never fear; these can be equally significant.
Steering wheel covers and little dashboard accessories can work wonders. Just be careful not to block too much of their view through those items. Improving the music system on older cars may be a suitable option too.

Buying a vehicle for your teen is a wonderful thing to do, whether it’s at Christmas or anytime other time. Go the extra mile to get it right, and it’ll go down as the greatest present ever.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Just In Time For The Holidays! Otis Spunkmeyer Now @Your Local Convenience Store!

Otis Spunkmeyer jumps into convenience stores nationwide with their NEW grab-n-no snacks - just in time for the holidays!

Remember those delicious Otis Spunkmeyer cookies you had in your high school cafeteria? Well imagine being able to grab them on-the-go at your neighborhood convenience store. I’m here to tell you that not only is that now possible, but with the introduction of Otis Spunkmeyer’s NEW grab-n-go line, you get to pick from four (yes, you heard right, FOUR) delicious, individually packaged snacks.

Whether you choose the classic Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Iced Lemon Loaf Cake, Cinnamon Crumb Loaf Cake, or Mini Brownie Bites, you’ll be getting a snack with that same great taste you loved as a kid, now with a new “No Funky Stuff” promise.

This promise means that I can feel a little less guilty about having my favorite sweets and more importantly, giving them to my kids. That’s because this new line has NO artificial flavors or coloring, NO high fructose corn syrup, and NO partially hydrogenated oils.

Now, for those of you who look to make the holidays a little less chaotic (myself included), I recommend picking up some of these treats. They make the perfect stocking stuffers, road trip snacks on the way to the in-laws, and a great base for DIY dessert hacks. I even plan to unwrap a few and leave them out for Santa Claus!

You can find all of this Otis Spunkmeyer goodness at your local convenience store. Happy holidays, and more importantly, happy snacking! 

Monday, December 4, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

Don't forget those family pets this Christmas! We've found some great places to get gifts for your pet or for the animal-lover in your life this holiday season. We've rounded up a few great ideas below-

Wet or dry leave on spray excellent for long hair breeds . A leave on conditioning spray that maintains the moisture balance within the hair shaft and prevents the coat from becoming dry, and damaged. Reduces shedding. Does not contain silicone, wax or synthetic polymers. Shines and conditions the coat with a unique formula that combines extracts of avocado and aloe vera. Detangles without the heaviness common in most conditioners. Anti-static and alcohol free.

Interactive cat toy, which has feathers and ribbons that poke in and out of holes in the box, as the toy spins as soft swishing sounds intrigue curious cats.

The purr-fect hideout with feather toy to attract your favorite feline. This space saving solution can easily adjust to fit under chairs. 

HyperNip from Petlinks is an unique mixture of catnip and Silvervine that is more potent than regular catnip, but as natural as can be. The HyperNip Hide & Play is a great solution for crinkly fun and independent play. Collapsable, the Hide &Play can also be used at a bed while you are on the road. 

A premium bolstered bed is made of a unique mix of reclaimed memory foam to relieve achy joints, while the gel beads that cool and comfort. Available in two sizes Med. and Large

A unique line that is available in several fun shapes and all sales have a charitable give back. Developed in conjunction with the One World Play Project™, goDog® RhinoPlay helps to promote play and enhance the human-animal bond. Made from an environmentally safe and non-toxic foam called PopFoam® NT™, goDog® RhinoPlay™ is the perfect pet gift that gives back. 

Using innovative squeaker technology, Hear Doggy!™ squeakers are tuned to a pitch outside the human hearing range leaving all the noisy fun to your furry companions. Hear Doggy!™ is now available in MINI Flatties for tiny chewers and tiny breeds. 

**Watch this spot for more great ideas for pets this holiday season!

What Are Your Options For Making This Holiday Season Even More Memorable?

Most of us have very fond memories of the holiday period, especially from our childhood. We remember that one present that made us feel so happy (at least for the day) and the food that we shared. Most importantly, we remember the people we were with. We remember the games we played, and we treasure those few memories of times spent with family members no longer with us. But what is it that makes those tiny moments so enormously memorable?

There are always going to be moments in your life that you will lean upon during tough times. And there will be others that you treasure because you simply can’t ever recreate them again. Of course, we all have the chance to make every second count. And the holiday period is one of the perfect times to do that. There will be gifts, gathering, and giggles galore. But you can add even more to the mix to make sure this holiday will be the one everyone remembers for a lifetime:

The Senses
To help moments stick in the mind for longer, you need to stimulate all the senses. It’s not known exactly why, but the sense of smell can be a big part of making memorable memories. Smelling an aroma again years later can trigger the memory of something that happened long ago. Consider the scents you want for your home during the holiday period. There are plenty to choose from. You might even have a different one for each room. Why not change them for the different events you have happening at home?

There are plenty of tastes that we only experience at this time of the year. We tend to associate tastes with particular meals we had, and it can help us to remember lots of details about it. We might recall who was there, and even where we sat. Perhaps you associate that flavor with a particular feeling? Your eyes and ears help record experiences, both good and bad. This is why we can recall arguments as well as we recall the first time we saw our newborn baby cry. Fill the day with your favorite festive tunes, and bring out all your decorations to tantalize the eyes.

The Gifts
Each of us remembers unwrapping at least one special gift in our lifetime. To make your gifts extra memorable this year, you might pick something that the recipient most desperately desires. This evokes strong feelings in that person and helps to make the moment more pleasurable and memorable. You might choose to personalize or customize each of the gifts you give this year. Places like can provide holiday-themed options for each member of your family. Themed gifts can also work here. You’ll all remember the year each of you received that same gift.

Gifts that are engaging or likely to be used again and again can help make the holidays even more memorable. Food and drink are often gone on the same day, so we rarely remember those types of gifts. But the iPad we use every day, or the perfume we spray every day helps us to recall the best bits of the day we received them. Think about gifts that are deeply meaningful or personalized or ones they’ll often use in a positive way.

The Event
Turning your holidays into a big event is another way to make them more memorable. Most experiences stay with us. In fact, the more unusual they are compared to a regular day, the better. What can you mix up or change this year? How can you make the day more of an occasion? You might change the order of what happens this year. Or perhaps you will all go to a different venue for the day? Why not add something new to the activities that normally occur? Taking something out of the regular schedule might not have the same effect.

Anything that happens, in the same way, each time can be changed to make it stand out in your mind. It might be a surprise, or it might be something you’ve been talking about for ages. Sometimes it can be something you didn’t even plan, like a big change in the weather or an unexpected guest turns up. Whatever it is, try to make it a positive thing. Negative or unpleasant memories can hang around just as long as the good ones.

The People
The people at your holiday get-together will also be responsible for how memorable the day might become. You might even choose to mix up the group dynamic a bit for that very purpose. Generally speaking, we tend to spend this time with the same people every year. Family and close friends are the most important people in our lives, so these are the people we want to be with. But guests can often become unpredictable. After all, there is usually alcohol and sugary foods around!

Consider inviting a very special guest to the holiday party this year. It should be someone that the other guests have deep feelings for. It might be a celebrity, a rarely seen relative, or an individual with plenty of great stories to tell. Invite someone lonely and encourage all the guests to spend a bit of time with them. Perhaps you’ll hire a chef to cook for everyone? Or maybe a musician to entertain everyone? Why not bring over an interior designer to set up all the decorations?

The Memories

We’re all different, and we all experience our holidays in different ways. We also take different things from the day. Some feel nostalgic, others comforted by the people they’re with. Others (particularly the kids) delight in receiving gifts or eating lots of sweet foods. There are plenty of options for making this holiday period even more memorable than the rest. Which will you choose for this year?

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Today's Winner

Today's winner:
Glogirl said...
My favourite baking category is donuts &muffins.

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