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Instinct Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Meal and Peas Dry Dog Food 4.4 lb Bag
Instinct Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb Meal and Peas Dry Dog Food 4.4 lb Bag
Price: $19.55

4.0 out of 5 stars Not so much flavor, but the dog like it; Lamb meal is the primary and only animal ingredient followed by tapioca and peas, September 14, 2014
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We had previously used the 'Chicken meal' version of this brand of dog food (primarily as supplement / treat with Science diet as the primary food). It is advertised as being grain free, but includes tapioca and pea as main ingredients following lamb meal as the primary ingredient. The pellets themselves are fairly small (like the mini M&Ms) and fit in different toys and feeders we have used such as the Kong feeder. Our dog (70# lab) seems to like it; With any new food, he always smells it, judges it a few seconds, tries a few bites and then gobbles it up if he likes it. With this one our black lab went in to gobbling mode pretty quickly.


OXO Good Grips 6-Piece Plastic Measuring Spoons with added Scraper
OXO Good Grips 6-Piece Plastic Measuring Spoons with added Scraper
Price: $4.99
2 used & new from $4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very convenient snap-together spoon set. Appear to get stained from different ingredients., September 14, 2014
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I have a hard time keeping track of measuring spoons after using them. I have left some in the jars themselves; Some get hidden among other things or get lost in the sink. This snap-together set with a scrapper / leveler (I level with the jar neck or lid usually) is a very useful solution for me. The spoons fan out very nicely so that you can use the one spoon you want and then wash it right away - The 1/2 tbsp spoon does get stuck in the 1 tbsp spoon; So you need to split them a bit before fanning if you want to use one of them. The spoons can be completely separately if you like and re-assembled in any order. For example, I split them in to teaspoon measures vs table spoon measures plus the scrapper for convenience.

This set is dishwasher safe, but does appear to get stained - we noticed it with turmeric and some other food coloring. OXO also has a black colored set where the stains may not show up, but I like the white ones better.


Board Game - Istanbul
Board Game - Istanbul
Offered by Mega_Mega
Price: $47.32
9 used & new from $47.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent strategy game where luck plays very little part; A neat trading game with tons of replayability, September 7, 2014
This review is from: Board Game - Istanbul (Toy)
Obtain gemstones by trading, paying cash, collecting speciality tiles and other means. The first player to get five of them wins the game. Istabul is an awesome stretegy game with very little 'luck' factor involved. This is a 5 player game (2-5 players) which is neat for board game nights.

You build the game board by randomly placing the sixteen rectangular tiles that represent different things in Istanbul (market, fountain, sultan's palace, different merchants etc). You navigate around your merchant and his assistants through the different tiles - just two moves per turn and perform different actions with the goal of ultimately obtaining gem stones. You start with a 'wheel barrow' you place in front of you which has space for spices, fruits, cloth and jewellery. You can fill up the spices, fruits and cloth every time you visit these merchants (you dont have to pay anything for these) and obtain the jewels by trading or the use of dice (one place where some luck is involved). You then visit the market to trade these goods for cash. The cash can be used to upgrade your wheel barrow or purchase gemstones. In the Sultan's palace, the goods themselves can be directly traded for gemstones. The interesting part is the price keeps changing through out the game at each site - usually increases. So, you need to strategize where to go first and what to obtain to get the gemstones quickly.

A complete upgrade of your wheel barrow gets you a gem stone. You can also go to the mosque and get some upgrades using the goods - these are special cards that give you some powers. A couple of upgrades here also give you gemstones. There are also additional spaces where you can get some special power cards for one time use and perform some goods trade. This game is much simpler than 'Settlers of Catan' (which we are a fan of), but the multiple strategies here and less interaction with other players (no messing up with your fellow players in this game) makes this a much faster game. Depending on the board set-up your strategies change every game - meaning tons of replayability.

The board pieces are very nicely made and so are the different playing pieces including the gemstones. The graphics also look very pretty and pleasing.


LeapFrog AlphaPup Toy, Green
LeapFrog AlphaPup Toy, Green
Price: $19.97
14 used & new from $19.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Cute pup toy with a wobbly walk and a wagging tail - responds with dog themed words for each letter and plays three nice songs, September 7, 2014
This review is from: LeapFrog AlphaPup Toy, Green (Toy)
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Cute and lovely pull-along pup toy for toddlers. This strongly built pup measures ~12"L x 6"H x 4"W. There is a string at the front with a cute bone handle for pulling it along. The front wheels are oval giving the pup a wobbly 'walk' which kids love. The tail wags along when the pup is pulled making it very cute overall. In addition, there are ABC buttons all along the pup's body. When pushed, each letter lets out a dog-themed word with some nice sounds; e.g. B - bark, D- dig, I - itch. There are three songs: ABCD, 123 and walk walk walk with me which can be played using the 'music' button or by pulling the pup along. My niece who was visiting (just starting to walk) and my neighbor's 2 yr old son both loved playing with this pup.

The age rating is 12+ (12-36 months). It can definitely be used with younger kids as well who might like to hear a response when they push a button. The only concern might be a string with which you pull the pup toy - this does not appear to be easily removable and might be a hazard for kids less than 12 months old.


KOBI ELECTRIC K2L3 19-watt (100-Watt) A21 LED 5000K (COOL White) Light Bulb, Dimmable
KOBI ELECTRIC K2L3 19-watt (100-Watt) A21 LED 5000K (COOL White) Light Bulb, Dimmable
Offered by WAD Enterprises, LLC
Price: $23.89
5 used & new from $23.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Super bright white light; looks very pretty; but quite heavier than a regular bulb, September 7, 2014
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We replaced the existing CFL bulb on our ikea floor lamp with this LED bulb. While both claim 100w equivalent output, this LED bulb was clearly brighter visually. The nice outer glass cover also makes it look pretty compared to the spiral-looking CFL. The package has a list of 'approved' dimmers, but this worked well with the build-in dimmer on our floor lamp. The light output specification is 5000K meaning it is bright white light - not the yellowish light output you normally get from incandescent or some CFL bulbs.

The only complaint with this bulb is that it's noticeably heavier than the CFL or incandescent bulbs. It was approximately 2-3 times heavier. This might be an issue in some fixtures where the bulb is hanging on a wire with out additional support.


Avanti Greenwood Ivory 4-Piece set
Avanti Greenwood Ivory 4-Piece set
Price: $54.95
2 used & new from $54.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Soft all cotton towels, beautiful embroidery, could be a tad thicker, we use it in the guest bath, August 31, 2014
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Beautiful embroidery, soft all cotton towels. This bath towel (which is large enough for an adult) and the hand towel have large multi-tone/multi-shade embroidery designs which look beautiful. They also have a band of ribbons stitched at one end giving them a nice luxurious look. The wash and finger tip towels also have embriodery, but not the ribbon band. They all look very beautiful and fairly soft.

One issue we have with them is their thickness. They are a tad too thin for use as towels. As soft as they are, their absorbent powers are not that great. The only advantage with them being thin is that they dry fairly quickly. You do want to take care of the ribbon designs while washing - We have not machine washed them at this point, but even with gentle hand washing, it appears that the ribbons can go out of shape - You have to dry them pressed (like dry clean) or hang dry and iron them. So, we are using them in our guest bath (minimal use).


Twinings Chai Latte K-cups for Keurig Brewers, 12 Count
Twinings Chai Latte K-cups for Keurig Brewers, 12 Count
Offered by Coffee & Filters Direct, Inc.
Price: $12.99
2 used & new from $12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not strong, very little flavor that gets masked by the poor tasting cream - So unlike other Twinning tea products, August 31, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
We are fans of chai latte and have one at home nearly every day. We boil tea leaves with cardomum, ginger slices and cloves and then add milk/creamer and sugar if needed. So were excited to have a Keurig version from Twinnings whose other tea powders/pouches we have liked. The major ingredients of Twinnings chai latter K-cups are brown cane sugar, nonfat milk solids, cream and chai tea (meaning tea leaves + the spices).

Unfortunately, the Twinnings chai latte didnt entertain our tea taste buds at all. Even at the smallest brew size, the tea flavor was not strong enough. The flavor appeared to have gotten masked by the poor cream used in the mix and the only flavor we could feel was that of clove and cinnamon. We were happy that it was not too sweet, one reason we were not big fans of oregon chai - their tea latte mix is good, but too sweet; their single serve cups are not upto the mark either. perhaps some drinks are just not suited for quick/instant brewers.


Tide Plus Colorguard HE Liquid Laundry Detergent, 92 Oz
Tide Plus Colorguard HE Liquid Laundry Detergent, 92 Oz

5.0 out of 5 stars Cleans as good as regular Tide and is supposed to keep clothes from fading, August 26, 2014
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Tide has been among our favorite laundry detergents even since we got our high efficiency (HE) washer-dryer pair. This Colorguard detergent cleans as good as the regular Tide detergent and is supposed to protect colors from fading. We have used this just a couple of times now and need to see how the color protection goes. The addition of color guard makes it about two dollars more expensive than regular Tide detergent.


Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Mini-Rewards Chicken Formula Semi-Moist Dog Treat
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Mini-Rewards Chicken Formula Semi-Moist Dog Treat
Price: $12.13
6 used & new from $4.65

4.0 out of 5 stars semi-moist hexagons, flavorful, low calorie treats!, August 23, 2014
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Our 4yr old lab could smell these even before I opened the pack. These are definitely flavorful, soft (moist) and small. The primary ingredient is chicken followed by a bunch of carbs (rice, potatoes etc). The package mentions that each little piece is 5 calories. So, these are best for use as training treats. The pieces are hexagonal and despite being moist do not stick much to each other. They come in a resealable pouch and keeping them dry and close would be a good idea.

We are using these as occasional behavior treats combined with a nice hug and belly rubs.


Zensah Tech+ Compression Socks, Black, Medium
Zensah Tech+ Compression Socks, Black, Medium
Price: $47.38
3 used & new from $47.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice pair of socks, keeps you comfortable during workouts, marked L & R for each leg!, August 23, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
We do lots of indoor (gym) and outdoor (walking, running and cycling) activities and do get muscle injury sometimes. My wife tried these socks (medium size) and immediately felt the difference. Do note that the pair includes a marked sock for each leg (L & R). They have a bit thicker fabric for the toes and heel (labelled 'lightly cushioned') and more importantly have tight ribbing for the feet arch and the ankle to 'hold' the muscles in place from twisting easily. It does appear to help as running is more comfortable with these socks on.

The package mentions 'seamless' technology, but we did notice a slight seam made of loose threads where the black and grey colors meet. It did not cause any discomfort, but was noticable when putting the socks on. The cuffs are really strong and hold the socks in place well. We did notice some initial discomfort due to the tight ribbing, but it soon faded away during the activity.


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