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Richard C. Drew "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses." RSS Feed (Oak Lawn, IL USA)
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Luminara Wax Candle, 3.5 by 5-Inch, Ivory
Luminara Wax Candle, 3.5 by 5-Inch, Ivory
Offered by Web Solutions
Price: $23.99
3 used & new from $23.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Looks amazingly reel, smells nice, great quality., June 3, 2015
This is hands-down the most realistic looking, feeling and scented "fake" candle I've seen. Wow am I glas I was sent one free to review! It's a plastic candle coated in around 1/4" of scented wax. The "wick" is a flame shaped piece of white plastic that wobbles. Looks fake when the light is off. Turn on the LED? Wow. Looks totally like a flickering flame, plus there's a matching flicker through the candle - just like the real thing.

The scent does not spread - you really need to be close to smell it, so this candle will provide the look of a real candle, but not the scent.

This is great for so many uses - around children, in low clearance areas (beneath a vanity?), in windy areas and more.

It does take two D cell batteries, but these last an estimated 500 hours.

Sure it's a bit pricey, but once you see it, you'll think it was worth it!


Avber Women Vintage Messenger Bag Satchel Briefcase Handbag Shoulder Bag Green
Avber Women Vintage Messenger Bag Satchel Briefcase Handbag Shoulder Bag Green
Offered by Avber
Price: $129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great looking, perfect for Victorian or Steampunk outfits as well!, June 2, 2015
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I was offered a couple of purses to check out and review for free. When I saw this one I jumped on it. I love shooting cosplay and Steampunk. This is actually a great prop for retro and Steampunk outfits. Sure, it's not real leather - but it looks real until you really look at it. The weathered brass look to the hardware just adds to that look.

The latch is functional and keeps the flap closed. The buckles, while real, are cosmetic. There are magnetic closures behind the buttons beneath the buckles.

My only complaint are the straps sticking out of the buckles - they extend about 2" past the bottom of the purse.


Easysmx Carbon Fiber Selfie Stick 5-In-1 Self-portrait Monopod Extendable Selfie Stick with built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter And Adjustable Grip Holder For and Tripod Stand and Zoom In/Out Button For Samsung, iPhone 6 6 Plus, Android Smartphones (Green)
Easysmx Carbon Fiber Selfie Stick 5-In-1 Self-portrait Monopod Extendable Selfie Stick with built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter And Adjustable Grip Holder For and Tripod Stand and Zoom In/Out Button For Samsung, iPhone 6 6 Plus, Android Smartphones (Green)
Offered by EasySMX
Price: $32.99
4 used & new from $23.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Strong and versatile, lots of combinations!, June 1, 2015
When this item first arrived, I thought it was cheap aluminum. Boy was I wrong. It really is carbon fiber. It's not the same as other selfie sticks. You need to extend all the segments and lock them into place. Each segment is lose and held in by a rubber cap. Remove the cap, turn it upside-down, and the segments fall into place. Pull the last one tight and it stays extended. Once locked, this thing is STRONG.

It's also modular. The part that holds the cell phone, the handle/remote control, the telescoping section, and a tripod base. The phone holder attaches to the end of the telescoping section or into the tripod directly. The telescoping section can attach to the handle OR to the tripod (tripod legs extend for extra stability.) So you essentially have a short tripod, taller tripod, selfie stick AND remote control. The handle/remote can be attached to the telescoping section or kept separate.

I have Android 4.1 and the remote works great and pairs quickly.

It's a cool selfie stick!


UNIFUN® 10400mAh USB External Travel Battery (2Amp In Fast Charging,2.1A /1A Out) IP66 Rugged Water/Dirt/Shockproof Power Bank w/Strong LED Flashlight+Strap Hole Heavy Duty Portable Backup Charger for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5 4S 4 iPad Air Retina Mini ,Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 Note 2 3 4 ,LG G2 G3 G Flex Nexus 6 7 10 ,Bluetooth Speaker GPS ,Smart Watch and other 5V Android /Window Phone Tablet
UNIFUN® 10400mAh USB External Travel Battery (2Amp In Fast Charging,2.1A /1A Out) IP66 Rugged Water/Dirt/Shockproof Power Bank w/Strong LED Flashlight+Strap Hole Heavy Duty Portable Backup Charger for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5 4S 4 iPad Air Retina Mini ,Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 Note 2 3 4 ,LG G2 G3 G Flex Nexus 6 7 10 ,Bluetooth Speaker GPS ,Smart Watch and other 5V Android /Window Phone Tablet
Offered by Unifun
Price: $25.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent capacity, bright light, nice display and "auto" charge., May 31, 2015
For $20 this is a great deal. The flashlight was darn bright and it charged my two smart phones and only dropped one "bar." My one complaint is the silicone bezel. There's a loop for attaching a lanyard (or so I assumed.) When I'm sent a product to test, I put it through it's paces. DON'T attach a lanyard, clip or anything else to the loop. It snagged on a counter and the entire grey bezel and flashlight lens popped off. Impossible to get back on - I tried for over an hour. Now, no bezel or flashlight lens.

The unit is water resistant - and only when sealed up, not when use. I can see it doing OK in the rain for a while, but not a dunking in water. Cool unit for backpacking, as it's protected against drops as well.

I actually wound up mounting this in a weather-proof box I use for doing time lapse photos.


Bosch GLL 2-20 360-Degree Self-Leveling Line and Cross Laser
Bosch GLL 2-20 360-Degree Self-Leveling Line and Cross Laser
Price: Click here to see our price
6 used & new from $189.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Typical superior Bosch quality, bright lasers, nice stability and very compact. Great for the pro or homeowner., May 29, 2015
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We've used the old Black & Decker BDL300S 360 degree laser for years. It's OK, but not really bright - we'd have to close the blinds or on cloudy days. Seriously. When we built out pond, I had it outside at night to make sure all the landscape bricks were level.

*This* laser is SO much brighter. Just for the heck of it, I took it in our yard at night. The yard is over 100'x50 feet. It put a nice, red line across the entire run of fence. I could stand at one end and see the laser at the other. Moved back inside. With all the lights on - bright - in our living room that's 14' by 24', all the lines were clearly visible.

At a distance the line does start to show some distortion. It's still straight, but thicker - has almost a rope look to it.

Comparing this to the higher end Bosch GLL-280 that also has two lasers:

The GLL-280 has movement dampering on the laser and the laser in much brighter. I tested the GLL-280 and this one side by side. Placed them on a tall able. Walking across a wooden floor in front of the lasers, the 280 did not budge. The laser from the 2-20 moved quite a bit, but stabilized quickly. Jumping up and down (and getting strange looks from my GF, wondering if I was doing a cheap imitation of a rave?) both lasers wobbled, but the 280 to a much lesser extent.

For most users, the 2-20 is fine. But if you need extra brightness (considering the 2-20 is twice as bright as laser lines from a few years ago) and extra stability, the 280 may be a better choice. BUT the 280 is way more expensive.

The mount that comes with the 2-20 is really clever - the BM3. It magnetically snaps together and has height adjustment with a knob. Almost 4" of adjustment when clamped to a drop ceiling wall rail. If you use just the bracket/stand part with the magnets, you'll find little feet that rotate out. Now you have a table or floor stand. The magnets will hold this bracket to an I-beam, etc. There's also a hole to hang this from a screw. Lots of versatility.

The laser itself has a 1/4-20 thread in the base. This is the standard tripod thread, so you can use the tripod Bosch sells, or pretty much any camera tripod.

This is an indispensable tool for laying tile, installing tile back-splashes, wallpaper, grid ceilings and more.


Aquafaucet Deck Mount Single Handle Oil Rubbed Centerset Square Widespread Waterfall Bathroom Sink Faucet Single Handle Lavatory Bathtub Mixer Taps Roman Tub Tall Spout Single Hole Discount Unique Designer Plumbing Fixtures Ceramic Valve Includ
Aquafaucet Deck Mount Single Handle Oil Rubbed Centerset Square Widespread Waterfall Bathroom Sink Faucet Single Handle Lavatory Bathtub Mixer Taps Roman Tub Tall Spout Single Hole Discount Unique Designer Plumbing Fixtures Ceramic Valve Includ
Offered by AquaFaucet INC..
Price: $233.99
2 used & new from $69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and easy install, quality faucet, nice finish. Includes mounting hardware and hoses., May 29, 2015
This is one of the coolest faucets I've seen in a long time. I've installed a lot of faucets - our family used to own a couple of three flats, so I maintained six kitchens and six bathrooms. I've installed the $25 cheap faucets and $300 faucets. Quality wise this ranks around the $150 price range.

If you've ever installed a faucet or two, just looking at the parts is enough. There's the faucet, an O-ring that goes in the base to seal it against the counter (slather this in silicone grease before permanently installing it), two hoses and the hardware to secure this to the counter. The hoses each have two O-rings where they connect to the faucet. The faucet connections are inside the faucet body - that's unusual, and to be honest a little strange. It's pretty much impossible to get a wrench in there. BUT, since the hoses are sealed with two o-rings, all you need to do is lube the-rings and do a snug hand-tighten. They don't leak. Just make sure you don't un-thread them when connecting the other end of the hose.

There's a plastic grate in the mouth of the faucet that breaks the water into a nice, even stream. This can't be removed. It's large enough so that calcium or lime build-up should not be a problem. If you do experience some build-up, a pipe cleaner with vinegar should do a good job getting rid of it.

Install took around 30 minutes. I had to loosen it one time to straighten it out. Bu bad - it shifted when I tightened the mounting hardware. I should have had someone hold it for me, or brace it. I wound up bracing it by placing a 2x4 between the faucet and wall.

You'll probably spend more time removing the old faucet and cleaning the spot where it was.

Note that this is designed for a counter with a single opening. If you have multiple openings, you'll need hole plugs. No instructions were included, but there's plenty of install videos on Youtube. If you've never installed a faucet, you'll need to watch a video or two. If you have any experience, it's a no-brainer.

If you're installing in a bathroom, check your medicine cabinet clearance. The faucet is 12" tall - plus an additional two inches when the handle is up. Free sample provided for review.


Outop 6pcs Temporary Fake Slip on Tattoo Arm Sleeves Stockings
Outop 6pcs Temporary Fake Slip on Tattoo Arm Sleeves Stockings
Offered by DuangDuang
Price: $8.99
2 used & new from $8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Most are really nice, decent fit and color., May 29, 2015
The set I received was the same 5 pictured. I have sets from other manufacturers as well, and the build quality is essentially the same. Like thick nylons with a pattern or image printed on it. The image is darkest where there's least stretching - the wrist area. Black is black. Once you're up to the elbow, it looks faded because the sleeve is stretched. This is true of all these sleeves.

The all black tribal design and the far right one with the heart look best. The one with the stripes and mostly "flesh" colored is terrible - I don't know who has skin that color.

From a distance or in dimmer light, these look good. You need to have at least a short sleeved T-shirt. These end mid-bicep and the end is obvious. The wrist part is decent, better on some. I use these on photo shoots, always with short or rolled up shirt sleeves, sometimes with gloves. I've used these over a dozen times with no tearing or damage - but I've been careful.
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#The Best Music Stand Light - BYB E-41 Series Clip-on Super Bright Music Stand Light LED Clip on Book Reading Lamp, Come with USB Cord, Multifunction Clean Cloth, Perfect Portable 4 Lights 2 Head Lights for Musicians, Artists, Crafters and Readers, the Best Choice for Reading Music Score Sheets or Books At Night on Bed, Ideal Accessories for Mixing, Work, Craft, Travel and Desk (4 Leds)
#The Best Music Stand Light - BYB E-41 Series Clip-on Super Bright Music Stand Light LED Clip on Book Reading Lamp, Come with USB Cord, Multifunction Clean Cloth, Perfect Portable 4 Lights 2 Head Lights for Musicians, Artists, Crafters and Readers, the Best Choice for Reading Music Score Sheets or Books At Night on Bed, Ideal Accessories for Mixing, Work, Craft, Travel and Desk (4 Leds)
Offered by byblight
Price: $12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bright, nice, good quality, plenty of uses., May 29, 2015
This is a pretty cool light - I love the two light heads, each with three LED's. They are mounted on goosenecks so can be positioned anywhere and to any angle. The clamp/clip works for objects up to 1.25" thick.

It is decently bright, ideal for music sheets, reading, etc.

Fantastic deal, especially since it's AC (via USB adapter) powered!


ZITRADES Safety first Quality first 50W Ultra Thin Security led Floodlight Cool White for Indoor Outdoor with US 3-Plug
ZITRADES Safety first Quality first 50W Ultra Thin Security led Floodlight Cool White for Indoor Outdoor with US 3-Plug
Offered by zitrades
Price: $65.99
2 used & new from $53.70

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly bright, I'd say 300 watts! Runs pretty cool, easy install., May 29, 2015
Wow. This light is BRIGHT. I can replace three flood lights in the yard with this one light. We have a huge yard. Probably 120x50 feet. This lights up 90% of it! It comes with a cord to plug in an outlet - if you want to hard wire this you'll have to plug this into an outdoor outlet or cut the cable and wire it up.

I'm actually considering making this a light for video - bounce it off the ceiling. It is bright and stark, so for video use you'll need a diffuser or bounce it. But I also want to use it outside. It's so incredibly bright I almost to "waste" it for occasional video use.

It is a little warm, but not hot to the touch. After 12 hours it was not much over room temp.

It's been plugged in for a week, 24x7, and still going strong. And still not running hot!

My one complaint is the bracket and hardware. The bracket could be beefier, and the hardware is not stainless (but almost nobody gives you stainless any more!) I simply cover the hardware in some grease. Problem solved.


Bosch GLL 2-80 Dual Plane Leveling Laser with BM1 Positioning Device
Bosch GLL 2-80 Dual Plane Leveling Laser with BM1 Positioning Device
Price: $399.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent laser level kit with nice extras, identical to the 3-80 except this model has two lasers vs three., May 29, 2015
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This level is identical to the 3-80, except that it has two versus three laser lines. So if you need two lines, get this one. Need three? The 3-80. Accessories, case, etc. are identical. Most of this is from my review of the 3-80.

I own a lot of Bosch products. My three sanders are Bosch. Power planer. A drill, and more. Bosch stuff just seems to last forever, and the attention to detail and quality is first rate. Oh yea - my two laser tape measures are Bosch, and the range and accuracy is amazing. Now Bosch has this new line of laser leveling tools. This tool was a dream a decade ago, and while various makes and models have been available, this is the first I've used that is so darn BRIGHT and accurate.

You not only get the laser tool, there's also a padded bag, laser glasses, laser target, a two part mounting clamp (model BM 1) and even the AA batteries. All this fits inside a rather large, amazingly well made plastic carrying case. Actually (I had to look this up) it's an L-BOXX, a stacking, locking system. It's pretty neat for storage and transporting your tools.

There's also room for other optional accessories.

Use - you can select which individual or combination of beams you want on - why waste batteries projecting two bright lines when all you need is one? The BM 1 can be used as a really short stand for the laser, but a tripod is recommended. Both the laser and BM 1 have dual threads - the 1/4-20 found on camera tripods and many of the Bosch mounts, and the larger one found on commercial surveying tripods, etc. There's a piercing audio alarm that warns if the unit is experiencing leveling problems. You can turn off the leveling feature as well as the alarm. It's BRIGHT - you can see the laser 20 feet away (or more) with the naked eye in a bright room.

This is one of those tools that really needs to be better documented - I found a lot of great information on the web on it's features, etc.

You don't have to carry around the big L-BOXX - almost 6x14x18 inches if all you need is the laser. That's in a 7x6x3" padded case. Since the laser can be connected directly to a tripod, I think that's what most people will use. The BM 1 mount has a lot of features a pro will love.

The BM 1 is a Swiss army knife of mounts. Curved magnetic grip for metal pipes, openings for straps for non-ferrous pipes, clamp for overhead beams, threaded holes for different tripods, extendable feet for standing on a counter-top or floor.

When laying tiles - be it floor, wall or ceiling - or any combination of those - this laser is indispensable.


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