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Jonathan Adler Circles Cover - Pink (Fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle & Kindle Touch)
Jonathan Adler Circles Cover - Pink (Fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle & Kindle Touch)
Price: $29.99
3 used & new from $26.72

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, quality case, April 24, 2014
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I got this case for my adult daughter since she didn't have a case for her Kindle reader. She loves it. The design looks nice and is very cheerful, and the case is well made of quality material. (She particularly liked the stitching detail around the edges and the elastic strap to keep the case closed when not in use.) She had some minor difficulty getting the Kindle into the case because the elastic corner straps fit very snugly, but now that it's in, she's pleased that it keeps her Kindle firmly in place. She's been using it almost daily for several weeks now and so far it shows no signs of wear, even though she folds the cover back when using it. Her one complaint is that the case makes it more difficult to access the button at the bottom of the Kindle that turns the device off and on... but that might well be an issue with cases in general, and it's not a significant drawback.


Paint Brush Set & FREE Zipper Storage Case/Display Stand ***Lifetime Quality Guarantee*** Acrylic, Oil & Watercolour Paintbrush Selection 12-Piece. Wood Handle, Synthetic Brushes. Art Supplies for Kids, Beginner, Student and Professional Artist by Chameleon Art Supplies.
Paint Brush Set & FREE Zipper Storage Case/Display Stand ***Lifetime Quality Guarantee*** Acrylic, Oil & Watercolour Paintbrush Selection 12-Piece. Wood Handle, Synthetic Brushes. Art Supplies for Kids, Beginner, Student and Professional Artist by Chameleon Art Supplies.
Offered by Chameleon Art Supplies
Price: $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Variety and Quality, April 24, 2014
This is an excellent brush set for the beginner to the intermediate artist. The first thing that will impress you is the design of the storage case. The brushes come in a zippered storage case and each brush has it own slot. The brushes are numbered with the even brushes on one side, the odd number brushes on the other side. The storage panels are designed with a pop-up stand - this is quite handy, making it easier to select the proper brush when painting and it also provides a temporary placement with the tip away from any surface. There is also a handy hanging loop for suspending the entire case for drying and airing out the brushes.

This is a 12 brush set that comes in a wide variety of tip shapes and sizes. The brushes are all numbered but the numbers indicate a relative size. The overall length of the brushes ranges from approximately 11" to 13 ˝". The handles are wood with a varnished finish. The brushes are light weight and well balanced. They fit nicely in your hand, have a natural feel and a good grip. They are well made, the bristles retain their shape and are very easy to clean.

The wide range of shapes and sizes will allow you to paint any subject with a variety of styles and techniques using any medium. The paint goes on smoothly and evenly.

These brushes come with a lifetime guarantee. So you should feel very safe with them. They are well manufactured.

For the price, variety in size and shape, case design and guarantee, I believe you would have a difficult time finding a better bargain.

I was provided a product sample for testing and review purposes.


Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money
by Dave Ramsey
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $14.99
66 used & new from $13.88

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child, April 22, 2014
Even though I took high school English many years ago, I still remember our teacher requiring us to memorize many quotes from the books we were required to read. One I still remember was by Virgil, “As the twig is bent, the tree inclines.” I suspect that the first time I read the quote I did not fully appreciate the meaning. It is readily apparent that if a twig is bent in a certain direction, the tree will grow that way. What I failed to see was that the philosopher Virgil was not really talking about trees but about people. The behavior and lessons children are taught early in life, will have a significant impact on their adult lives.

Unfortunately, most people are doing a rather poor job of teaching their children smart money habits. Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze, the authors of Smart Money, Smart Kids have written a very comprehensive guide to help parents teach children smart money habits.

Dave Ramsey is a financial expert, NY Times best selling author and host of the nationally-syndicated Dave Ramsey Show. In the book, Mr. Ramsey shares his path to becoming a financial expert. He actually learned the hard way – by doing a lot of things wrong, going bankrupt and then struggling to get his life back on track. After bankruptcy, one thing that was not on his list was to re-establish credit. He was keenly aware of what got him into financial trouble and equally well aware of how to avoid trouble in the future. He made a commitment to live debt free.

Rachel Cruze had the good fortune to be born right around the time he was emerging from his financial troubles. She got the benefit of being raised according to her fathers newly discovered financial principles. As a child, she was not “given” an allowance. She was allowed to earn money by working, doing chores. She learned the connection between working and money. She was taught how to save and the proper ways to spend money. Part of the smart money education was setting aside a portion of all she earned for giving to others.

There are some extremely good examples of teaching/modeling smart money financial lessons beginning at ages 3-5 and all the way through college. By teaching them while they are young, before they have become a slave to the credit card trap, Mr. Ramsey’s children have started life with no debt – including no student loan debt. This is a very enviable way to start life. Rachel and her father show step by step how it is done. The lessons are simple and straightforward, but they do require discipline.

Mr. Ramsey and Rachel have a strong religious faith that is woven throughout the book. It is not necessary that your share their faith in order to gain the enormous benefits offered throughout the book.

I think most parents have a strong desire to provide a great life for their children. There is probably no better gift you can give your child/children than to teach them about the debt trap. This book is a real how to guide to give your children that gift.

I was provided a review copy of this book.


Total Body Detoxification: The Way To Healthy Aging
Total Body Detoxification: The Way To Healthy Aging
by Robert E. Moroney
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Take Care of Your Body, April 20, 2014
It is rather unfortunate but there are far too many ways for the average person to pollute their own bodies. We know or should know the dangers of introducing certain substances into our bodies. Other substances come in the form of widely accepted food and drink – some of them even labeled “healthy”. But most people are slowly poisoning themselves. If you are ready to learn about the ways we are introducing toxic substances into our bodies and one approach to detoxification, then you should consider this as a possible resource.

Robert Moroney, the author, is an excellent example of the different ways we can poison our bodies. He freely admits to being addicted to cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs – marijuana and cocaine. He was literally on a rapid path to an early grave. But a diagnosis of lung cancer – which was not confirmed by biopsy – got his attention and caused him to start doing serious research on the various ways we introduce toxins into the body, the effect those toxins have on our bodies and the ways we can detoxify our bodies.

Mr. Moroney made a remarkable shift in the way he treated his body. In addition to reversing his own health issues, he went on to become a nutritionists and peak-performance coach. There is no doubt his turn around literally saved his life.

The book traces his lifestyle and all the health related issues he encountered as a result of such careless introductions of toxins into his body. He then shares the results of his studying about the various alternative health approaches and how he employed what he was learning into his own life. His approach worked from him.

If you engage in the most casual study of diet, supplements and alternative medicine, you will find a wide range of opinions on what constitutes best practice. The established medical and drug industries have been extremely reluctant to embrace the alternative medical approaches – and it appears that their reluctance is based in part on their own selfish financial interest. It is unfortunate that there is no unbiased authoritative source that could establish what constitutes good or acceptable practices.

There is certainly a lot of information in this book in support of alternative approaches and the use of supplements to increase ones health. I believe it is imperative that an individual follow the practice of Mr. Moroney and do their own research. This book could certainly be included in any comprehensive study.

I was provided a review copy of this book.


Elevate: The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking
Elevate: The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking
by Rich Horwath
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.31
43 used & new from $15.12

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Key to Your Success, April 20, 2014
If you are at all concerned with identifying and correcting problems in your business, strategic thinking should be on the top of your list. "A study of 1,053 companies showed that strategic blunders are at the root of poor performance 81 percent of the time, making them the number-one cause of lost shareholder value."

Rich Horwath, the author of Elevate - The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking, has written a comprehensive guide that will help any businessperson improve their strategic thinking.

According to Mr. Horwath, there are three disciplines to be mastered - Coalesce meaning to bring together, Compete - in order to perform at a higher level and Champion - the act of defending or championing your strategy.

The book contains a wealth of insights and observations. Mr. Horwath states that lack of clarity is at the heart of most strategy challenges. In order to help managers gain clarity, he has developed the GOST framework. This stands for Goals, Objectives, Strategy and Tactics. Our goal is a target, the objective describes what we are trying to achieve, the strategy is the resource allocation and the tactics are specifically how we will do it. There are very specific gems scattered throughout the book, "Goals are what you are trying to achieve, and strategy is how you are going to get there."

One of the most valuable gems I found in the book was this, "Do fewer things. The vast majority of things are distractions and very few really matter to your success."

Mr. Horwath writes in a very clear and authoritative style. His writing is crisp, clear and insightful. The information is well researched and contains numerous real world examples. At the end of the book is a Notes section that provides an amazing list of research sources. There are plenty of charts, tables, diagrams and other visual aids to help the reader easily understand the concepts being discussed.

One of the most beneficial parts of the book is the lists of questions. There are numerous sets of questions to help the reader apply the information and teachings to their own business. Also at the end of each section is a recap, called the 1,000 foot view.

While the purpose of the book is help the reader improve their strategic thinking, Mr. Horwath also gives some excellent lessons in marketing, positioning and leadership.

This is a valuable resource that you will want to not just read but to study and then implement the concepts. Keep it handy and refer to it often, guard against falling into the status quo trap and becoming stagnant.

I was provided a review copy of this book.


Accelerate to Glory: A to Z Principles to Success in Life and Business
Accelerate to Glory: A to Z Principles to Success in Life and Business
by Emelia Adjei
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.82
11 used & new from $12.81

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Guiding Light, April 17, 2014
Part of being human is the inner drive to grow and achieve. It is part of our nature to strive to find our purpose and achieve it. Far too many people seem to get sidetracked. They don't seem to be able to find the path which will lead them to their goals or their progress is slower than they would like. In short, most people are seeking guidance that will help them find the right path and move forward with sufficient speed.

Emelia Adjei, author of Accelerate to Glory, has written a guide specifically targeted to those who are seeking direct guidance in their lives. Ms. Adjei was born in Ghana and moved to the United States to escape the problems of living in a repressive society. Moving to the United States and establishing a new life was not easy. There were plenty of bumps along the way. But with her strong religious beliefs, strong work ethic and determination, she has achieved amazing success. Now in her writing she shares the lessons she has learned and the principles she followed to achieve her success.

Accelerate to Glory follows a simple format. Emelia has taken two words from each letter of the alphabet and builds a life lesson around those words. The lessons always start with a Bible verse, then she defines that word and how it impacts our lives. The essay ends with a quote appropriate to that lesson.

There are 52 separate essays. You could read the book cover to cover or you could open the book to any page and read lessons at random. Each lesson is a stand alone principle, but taken together, they form a way to live and work that will lead the reader to the path they are seeking.

Ms. Adjei's principles are aligned with her strong religious beliefs. While the principles will be most relevant to fellow Christians, the truths of these concepts will be beneficial to all readers, regardless of religious beliefs. For example, one of the words she has chosen is Determination. You will not really succeed in life unless you approach life with a strong determination. According to Ms. Adjei, "Determination is a positive force within you that rises up to bring out your potential to reach your destiny." She concludes the essay on Determination with a quote from Nelson Mandela, "When people are determined, they can overcome anything."

The book is a combination of inspiration, motivation and solid principles for living a life based on what you were created to do. It is short and easy to read. There are a total of 52 powerful, profound essays that will serve as a guiding light to help you achieve your goals in the fastest and most direct manner. You can use this book as your daily inspirational/motivational guide and if you will incorporate the principles into your daily life, it will transform your life.

I was provided a review copy of this book.


100% 'Anti-Snag Guaranteed' Scarf Hanger / Organizer - The "Green" Scarf / Neck-Tie / Belt Hanger, Wooden Neck-Wrap Storage Holder - Strong, Natural Scarf Rack For Closets - From FSC Certified Sustainable Forestry With 10 Chrome Rings For Multiple Scarf Storage - Environmentally-Friendly Gift Idea - Lifetime Guarantee
100% 'Anti-Snag Guaranteed' Scarf Hanger / Organizer - The "Green" Scarf / Neck-Tie / Belt Hanger, Wooden Neck-Wrap Storage Holder - Strong, Natural Scarf Rack For Closets - From FSC Certified Sustainable Forestry With 10 Chrome Rings For Multiple Scarf Storage - Environmentally-Friendly Gift Idea - Lifetime Guarantee
Offered by Living Concept
Price: $24.95

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Organize your scarves, April 13, 2014
It is a bit difficult to keep scarves and/or neckties organized and properly stored. I have often found ties that fell to the bottom of the closet floor. My wife has scarves stored in a number of different locations and can spend a lot of time searching for a particular scarf.

The "Green" Scarf Hanger should solve those problems. The hanger is very neat and well made. It has a regular hanger at the top so can hang in the closet like any other hanger. Then there are 10 chrome rings - 5 on each side of a wooden block. The block is highly polished and well finished. The chrome ringlets on each side are smooth and highly polished so as not to catch or snag a scarf or tie.

Although the hanger was designed for scarves, I see no reason why it could not be used for neckties also.

The ringlets are about 1 ˝" round so it will hold most spring/summer scarves. I know there are some heavy winter scarves that would not fit on the hanger. Those type scarves are normally folded and placed in drawers, but I just wanted to point out that it will not hold bulky winter scarves.

This should be a excellent tool to keep the scarves in one place, and improve the organization of the closet.

The Scarf Hanger is very reasonably priced and under normal use should never wear out. The manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty.

If you have lots of scarves, this should really come in handy to get them all in one place and store them properly. If you have more than 10 scarves, buy 2 - they are inexpensive.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


Etronic ® Ultra Comfort Massage Travel Neck Pillow - 6 Massage Modes - Headrest Strap - CE Certified [3-Year Warranty]
Etronic ® Ultra Comfort Massage Travel Neck Pillow - 6 Massage Modes - Headrest Strap - CE Certified [3-Year Warranty]
Offered by E Depot Express
Price: $19.99
2 used & new from $14.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Useful Travelling Companion, April 13, 2014
One of the hazards of long trips, either by automobile or airplane, is stiff necks. It is nearly impossible to find a position that does not strain the neck muscles. My wife always takes along some type of pillow, but it has been a long time since she owned one specifically designed for the neck.

When she saw the opportunity to try the Etronic ® Ultra Comfort Massage Travel Neck Pillow she did not hesitate one minute. The pillow is just what she wanted/needed for the occasional long automobile trip we take. She even uses it on shorter trips around town.

The pillow is soft and comfortable, has a snap that holds the pillow in place when a person nods off to sleep. It also has an elastic band that you can use to secure the pillow to a headrest. This is very handy when traveling. Just hook the elastic band around the head rest and when you make a rest stop, just unsnap the pillow and the pillow stays in place.

You would not normally expect a neck pillow in this price range to come with a massage feature. The Etronic neck pillow has a battery operated 6 mode massager - it requires 2 AA batteries which are not included. This can really relax the neck muscles during or after a long trip. The battery compartment is nestled inside the pillow. I had to look very close to find the zippered compartment.

The pillow appears to be well constructed. The top is plush material and the bottom part appears to be a spandex type material. Because it has a massager and a battery, it is not washable. If you spill or stain the fabric, you will need to spot clean it.

I believe this is a real bargain. The neck pillow can really make a difference on how your neck feels at the end of a long trip. Having the ability to give yourself a neck massage is a real plus.

I was provided a sample product for testing/review purposes.


Early Children's Book+Video+Audio:"Magical Toys" a story about organization and taking care of your toys.(Educational Story).: Illustrated Children e-Book for ages 3-8(Bedtime Dreaming pictures Book)
Early Children's Book+Video+Audio:"Magical Toys" a story about organization and taking care of your toys.(Educational Story).: Illustrated Children e-Book for ages 3-8(Bedtime Dreaming pictures Book)
Price: $0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Important Life Lesson, April 12, 2014
One of the toughest tasks for parents is to get children to pick up their toys after they have finished playing with them. And while it is difficult to train this behavior, it is a very important skill for children to develop. It will certainly serve them well as they grow to teenagers and eventually to adults. Said differently, if they do not learn the habit of picking up their toys as children, that behavior will likely follow them throughout their lifetime. They will leave the dirty clothes scattered in their room. They will leave the tools all over the garage.

Magic Toys, by Amos Ordan, is an interesting story about teaching this very important lesson. The book is targeted to the 4 to 6 year old child. It is a typical play date where two boys empty the toy chest and have lots of fun playing but do not take the time to put the toys away when play time is over.

The toys become “magical” – talking about their owner and how he must not love them. Most of the toys suffer in some manner because they were not put away properly. As the toys plot their escape from his neglect, the young boy realizes that he has not been treating his toys with respect and begs for another chance.

There are a couple of other teaching moments in the book. One is about being truthful. The young boy told his mother that he had picked up his room when in fact he had not. He soon realizes that there are consequences to poor behavior.

The book is digital and the illustrations are very nice. However, this book will probably need to be read to the intended audience. But if you buy the book, you get a link to a video of the book being read by a professional reader. I think allowing children to consume the video of the book will probably make a better impression on the child.

The plot line is straightforward. In the video version, the characters come to life and the lesson will have more impact. I have known far too many adults that never learned to “pick up and put away” their toys/tools and other materials after using them. So this is a valuable lesson for young children.

I was provided a review copy of this book.


Million Dollar Launch: How to Kick-start a Successful Consulting Practice in 90 Days
Million Dollar Launch: How to Kick-start a Successful Consulting Practice in 90 Days
Price: $12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Quick Start Guide, April 7, 2014
If you are starting a consulting, coaching, training or any other professional services business, this is a great place to start. The first 90 days will have a real impact on the growth and success of your business. Get off too slowly and you will struggle to survive. On the other hand, if you follow the advice in this book and jump start your business, you will have a much easier time establishing the business you are dreaming of.

Alan Weiss, author of Million Dollar Launch, is a highly successful consultant and prolific author. He is a widely recognized authority on starting and running highly very profitable consulting companies. This book is written specifically for the sole entrepreneur. It is not intended for anyone wishing to start a multi-staff consulting practice.

Mr. Weiss writes in a very conversational style. He shares many of the tips he used when he started his own consulting practice after being terminated. While many people might think a million dollar consulting practice would require a swank office and lots of staff, Mr. Weiss dispels that notion. All those luxuries are overhead. He calculates that he put his children through college on the office rent he saved by using a spare bedroom as his office.

The book is divided into three parts – or three 30 day increments. Mr. Weiss gives a step by step process for what must be done in each 30 day period. The book is full of down to earth tips on what it takes to run a successful consulting business.

One of the most important lessons in the book is that no matter what service you deliver, you must realize that you are in the marketing business. Without effective marketing, you have no clients. Without clients, you have no business. A huge part of marketing is fully understanding your value proposition. “Value propositions are always business outcomes, never inputs.” Far too many professionals want to focus on the method, but the client only cares about the outcomes you achieve for them. If you get no other lesson from this book but how to craft your value proposition, you will be well on your way to a successful practice.

A lesson Mr. Weiss has often repeated is that the first sale is to yourself. If you do not believe in your value proposition, you will never be convince someone else to buy your services.

The book contains plenty of excellent tips on what to do as well as what not to do. There are lots of “Launch Lessons” and “Scripts” in text boxes that highlight important concepts.

Some of the lessons you will probably already know. But having all the material in one place, organized by 30 day launch periods makes this a no-brainer to purchase. Well worth the investment in price and time to read.

I was provided a review copy of this book.


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