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Five Star Travel Case to Fit iPads/Tablets and Small Laptops, Black (72404)
Five Star Travel Case to Fit iPads/Tablets and Small Laptops, Black (72404)
Price: $14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIKE A SMALL BRIEFCASE, December 15, 2014
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This case is perfect for car travel or for the office. Not only can you put your tablet in this, but it will also hold legal pads, cell phone, pens, a few CDs or anything else you need. It is well padded to protect your valuables.

My GARMIN fits in it nicely along with the accessories. You just don't leave these types of things sitting in your car unattended.

This case is a really nice multipurpose one that holds more than you can imagine. Great for those business meetings, sale calls, or just the casual travel with all of your important items organized in one handy and safe place.

This travel case can be easily carried by hand, tucked under your arm, or placed in a back pack, large purse, or suitcase. There is an exterior zippered pocket on the outside flap for your smaller yet essential items. The case measures 13.5"x10.25"x1" and is very light weight even when stuffed full of items. There is a good velcro closure that will not wear out and keeps your items secure. The entire case is classy looking and will handle your needs well.


Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer, Sweetened Original, 1.5-Liter Pump Bottle (Pack of 2)
Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer, Sweetened Original, 1.5-Liter Pump Bottle (Pack of 2)
Price: $25.68
18 used & new from $25.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YUM, December 14, 2014
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I like my coffee without sugar and cream/milk, but during the afternoon or early evening I like to add a flavored coffee creamer and treat myself. This COFFEE-MATE creamer works for me.

I am the cafeteria manager at an elementary school and we provide a coffee corner for all staff. There are over sixty staff at our building and our coffee urn gets a work out daily. When I brought this product in to school to share, everyone was thrilled. The taste is savory and delicious. For me personally, it adds just enough sweetness in the early afternoon to give my taste buds a treat and give me a much needed boost for the rest of my day. This product is NOT to be stuck in the fridge and it sits on the counter top nicely for all to share and enjoy. The product has sugar added to it which makes it shelf safe and stable for approximately thirty days. No problem -- this stuff will be gone way before the thirty day safe period is anywhere in sight.

If you like your coffee straight or with a little creamer and sweetness added, you would most definitely enjoy this product. It has a great but not overbearing taste with just enough sugary goodness and flavor without dominating your coffee. One friend added this to her hot chocolate and said it was delicious.

For me, this is a win-win product. I know I would never drink all of this myself at home in thirty days, so now we can all enjoy it at school. NESTLE has done a great job, as usual.

As several reviewers have mentioned, the pump seems to create a problem so I decided NOT to use the pump. You can easily and quickly unscrew the top and just pour your personal desired amount into your coffee.

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3-IN-ONE 120025 Dry Lube Drip Oil, 4 oz.
3-IN-ONE 120025 Dry Lube Drip Oil, 4 oz.
Price: $5.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR EVERY HOME, December 14, 2014
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Nice and handy small bottle with a twist open top so there is no cap for my hubby to lose. He finds it so easy to use -- he uses it to lubricate everything that often gets ignored. He has used this oil on our sliding patio door, our car doors, car locks, squeaky house doors, outdoor padlocks, his beard trimmer, and even his WAHL hair clippers.

This oil does the job of lubricating, displaces water in locks, and doesn't leave a greasy mess. Lubricants are dirt magnets but this product is NOT. My husband finds this oil has better staying power than his old stand-by WD-40. Another plus? This product has less odor than other oil products.

Every home and car owner needs a bottle of this stuff!

Conair Infiniti Pro Ceramic Conical Curling Wand
Conair Infiniti Pro Ceramic Conical Curling Wand
Price: $31.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DOESN"T WORK WELL FOR US --, December 9, 2014
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My daughter has shoulder length thick hair that always looks nice. She is a fan of the curling iron [wand] and this seemed to be something that she would use to enable her to give her straight hair some curls and bounce when she felt the need.

Unfortunately, this curling wand seemed to give her some trouble. Now, to be fair, everyone's hair is different texture-wise, length-wise, strength-wise and I believe that tools for the hair give everyone different results. In Kim's case, this curling wand just didn't work. She had plenty of trouble getting her hair to wrap around and stay wrapped around the wand itself. In defense of the CONAIR CURLING WAND, she does use a curling iron with a clamp and she stated that getting this wand to work for her was HER problem and not the problem of the wand itself. Practice will make perfect --

The barrel is flocked and has a soft and velvet feeling which is a nice feature. This flocked barrel prevents hair from tangling which is awesome especially if your hair is longer. It is light weight and easy to hold on to while attempting to curl your hair. Other nice features are you can lower or raise the temperature to suit your needs, there is an off/off button, a safety automatic turn off feature, and a heat protective glove is included.

My daughter was disappointed with this wand only due to the fact she could not get her hair to stay on the wand and in honesty said she just hasn't had the time to play around with it. She is going to keep trying as overall she does like all of the features of this product. However, the purpose is curly hair quickly and easily and so far that just hasn't happened.
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Mrs. Miller's Tomato Jam - 8 oz (6 pack)
Mrs. Miller's Tomato Jam - 8 oz (6 pack)
Offered by Teleported Treasures
Price: $32.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DELICIOUS, WONDERFUL, A DELIGHT!!, December 7, 2014

I love tomato jam/jelly/preserves and apparently I am in the minority since one cannot find this awesome jam in any store in my area of the world. Thank goodness it is available on AMAZON.

When I tell people how much I love tomato jam they get totally grossed out. I can't understand this as tomatoes go on everything and almost anything in many different forms. If people would only try this tasty jam, they would be in for a pleasant surprise.

My favorite way to enjoy this jam is to spread over lightly toasted bread or English muffins with just a tad of butter spread over first. What a taste sensation. I also enjoy this jam on crackers and I even like to put some on a bowl of cottage cheese.

If you love tomatoes, why not give this jam a try? The price is right and you are going to receive six - eight ounce jars of tomato jam. Mrs. Miller's Homemade Jams are made in Fredericksburg, Ohio, in the good old USA. One tablespoon will get you only 50 calories, zero fat, zero sodium, and 12 carbs. Along with these upstanding stats, the taste is just outrageously great!

Thank you!
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Grund B3595-14026 Chevron Series Premium Bathroom Comfort Mat, Medium
Grund B3595-14026 Chevron Series Premium Bathroom Comfort Mat, Medium
Price: $58.94
2 used & new from $49.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPER NICE, December 5, 2014
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This is a plush carpet style bath rug. It is not one of those foam filled types -- it is more like a piece of expensive carpet with a very tough slip resistant rubber back. It is definitely an attractive rug. Our bathroom is done is shades of brown and this rug lights up the room with the vibrant Chevron turquoise color and pattern.

The 24x36 size we received is more than adequate to dry off on. These bathroom comfort mats come in three different sizes -- 21x24 - small ---- 24x36 - medium ---- 24x60 - large. For us, the medium is perfect. Perhaps if you have little ones a larger size would be better suit your needs.

The rug is very thick and feels wonderful with bare feet. It dries in no time and is a very attractive addition to our bathroom.

You can machine wash this on the gentle cycle, but I will definitely line dry it to preserve the back. Dryer heat may break down the rubber back in time. We have used this for a few days now and it looks awesome and is holding up well to wet feet traffic.

This rug is certainly not one of your cheap bathroom rugs, but you get what you pay for. This mat is worth every penny you will spend and the lasting beauty and durability of this rug should last for many, many years.

I highly recommend this bathroom comfort mat -- it is NOT your average bath mat. It screams quality, good looks, lasting workmanship, beauty.

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Wahl 79300-400 Color Pro 20 Piece Complete Haircutting Kit
Wahl 79300-400 Color Pro 20 Piece Complete Haircutting Kit
Price: $17.99
40 used & new from $17.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME !!!, November 29, 2014
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This kit comes with eight color coded guide combs to cut hair from one-eighth inch to one inch long. The cutter blades are very sharp and are self-sharpening. My husband gets a nice, clean, even cutting without any pulling of the hair on his head or his beard. All of these accessories are contained in a light weight plastic case for easy storage.

The kit also included left and right ear taper combs, ear trim guide, brush, comb, and oil.

The instructions that are included is a large fold out ten step pictorial that makes the hair cutting procedures very clear.

My husband is in his sixties and is of the age where his hair has thinned on top. Now he can do his own buzz cut with the number two comb and it looks perfect. He also used the number one comb on his beard and moustache area - both he wears close to his skin, neither is long. Now he can cut his own hair any time he wants to and it only takes him about ten minutes.

This WAHL is a great product -- built right, has every accessory necessary for any type of shaving/trimming/cutting, and the price is right. Add this to the savings of not having to go to the barber shop and being able to trim your hair at your own personal convenience, and you have a win/win situation.

This is an awesome little kit and one that we are glad that we purchased.

Thank you.
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West of Sunset
West of Sunset
by Stewart O'Nan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars BUT I'M NOT DONE, November 27, 2014
This review is from: West of Sunset (Hardcover)
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O'Nan gives readers a first hand sneak peek into the last years in the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. While I appreciate his time, hard work, and all of the effort he put into this book, it was a disappointment for me. Others, however, have enjoyed.

Scott Fitzgerald, was one of the finest novelists of our times. Here, in WEST OF SUNSET, it is the last three years of his life and he has hit rock bottom. His wife, Zelda, is in a mental hospital, he has drinking problems, he is experiencing poor health, and his fabulous writing career is all but over. He decides to head to Hollywood and work as a screen writer.

We travel along with Fitzgerald as he goes about his life, trying to work, traveling back to visit and see Zelda, mingling with the rich and famous in Hollywood. O'Nan portrays Scott well, your heart will practically break regarding his situation and where his life has taken him.

In their love letters to each other, Zelda wrote to Scott -- "Thanks again for saving me. Someday I'll save you too." This was not to be, as evidenced in this book.

O'Nan told Fitzgerald's story well, I love his prose and have enjoyed all of his other books. However, this book, while telling the interesting and sad story of Fitzgerald, seemed dry and tedious. And you know what? This makes ME feel unfaithful to an author I adore and enjoy so much. Sorry, Mr. O'Nan.

Others have loved this book - do not miss out on this if you are into biographical novels, especially concerning the sad and short life of Fitzgerald.

Thank you.
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OXO Good Grips Convertible Plastic Colander
OXO Good Grips Convertible Plastic Colander
Price: $19.95
4 used & new from $19.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OXO KEEPS ON IMPRESSING ME!!!!!!, November 26, 2014
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We love to cook and bake here and are big pasta fans. I use my colanders constantly, but I know that our new OXO colander will get used more than our others.

This baby is wonderful! Constructed out of heavy, stout, high quality plastic, this colander is made to work hard and to last. I cannot foresee it cracking or wearing out and no matter what you dump inside of it, it will withstand and prevail!

The pros --

five quart capacity
dishwasher safe
converts from a regular/traditional colander to an over-the-sink colander [best feature ever!]
non-slip legs extend to 23 inches for use over the sink
the legs fold down for easy storage and for use as a traditional colander
wide spouts for easy pouring
sturdy and durable handles

The cons -- NONE

You are all aware and have experienced the tilting colander syndrome as you are pouring hot pasta into said colander -- it tilts to one side, sometimes dumping out the pasta in the sink and making a mess. This will NOT happen with this OXO GOOD GRIPS CONVERTIBLE PLASTIC COLANDER. It stands sturdy ready to catch and keep its place as you are releasing boiling hot water and hot noodles. This is another great feature!

This colander will be absolutely perfect for those long and wide lasagna noodles. No more problems with the lasagna noodles getting bent out of shape or flip-flopping inside your regular round colander. The five quart capacity will make it super easy to rinse boatloads of strawberries, blueberries, cherries, etc with plenty of room. You can pack in many, many large baking potatoes, this colander will hold pounds of grapes, bulks of tomatoes, and at least a dozen cukes. The ways you can use this OXO colander is unlimited and endless !

After receiving this OXO colander today and washing it, we poured in the cubed potatoes we were boiling. I had cubed six large baking potatoes and after they were dumped in the colander, there was plenty of room to spare.

This colander is well worth every penny you spend on it. What a great addition to your kitchen or to present as a wedding/Christmas/birthday/house warming gift. Get one for yourself too!

OXO has always been a favorite must have kitchen utensil for us. We have many OXO products and use them constantly. We have NEVER had any problems with the OXO brand and look forward to creating many wonderful meals with the help of our new colander. Honestly, this colander is a MUST HAVE for any kitchen.

Thank you.
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Blue Heaven
Blue Heaven
by C. J. Box
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.19
130 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

Two young children are out fishing and witness a brutal murder. The action starts out huge and doesn't quit. Once Annie and William witness this crime, they are on the run -- excepting they don't quite know where to run or who to trust. They are out in the Idaho wilderness, away from home, fearing for their lives, living on their young instincts.

There is a group of former police who have retired to this beautiful and wild country. Are these men loyal and upstanding citizens? Or are these men ones to be feared? Do they have secrets from their past that they need to keep hidden while living the good life? Are they out to help find and bring home young Annie and William? Or are they ruthless killers who will do anything to anybody to keep their past/present lives in the dark?

Enter into the picture many colorful local folks who are also out to help search for the missing Annie and William. Do these local people have the children's best interests at heart or are they simply jumping on the band wagon for their fifteen minutes of fame? At times, this book reads like a soap opera -- albeit an interesting soap opera -- but at times this reader had to chuckle at how characters lives intertwined.

This is a good suspenseful book, one that kind of kept me guessing, but also one that was a tad bit predictable. I enjoyed the story line -- finding the children, discovering murderers, uncovering old crimes, each character becoming involved in the search for Annie and William and adding their two cents to the story.

This book starts out with a bang and doesn't slow down much as you read further. The suspense and thrills are non-stop and the writing is even and balanced. There are plenty of surprises and action. As mentioned, there were events that this reader could see coming but that didn't take away from my overall enjoyment of the book.

This is my first CJ Box book. It was good and one that I enjoyed reading. If you like a book full of action, suspense, both good and bad characters, this is a book you would enjoy.

Thank you.
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