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100 8" Premium Glow Stick Bracelets Mixed Colors (tube of 100)
100 8" Premium Glow Stick Bracelets Mixed Colors (tube of 100)
Offered by USA Toyz
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for bracelets only!, December 26, 2014
Length:: 0:26 Mins

Half the fun of Glow Stick bracelets and necklaces is in the creative process. With the connectors you can make long ones, multi-colored ones, or simple bracelets. You can actually make funky looking patterned ones if you don't "break" the entire inner tubbing. For example, when I was using an orange one, one slide along the tube and I had a great patterned one.

No, these are not just for kids because they are great for adult parties as well. I know that I gave some out for New Year's celebrations last year and they were very much appreciated. Of course the younger set loves them as well and they have been a long-term party hit. They are much less expensive than they used to be for sure.

FEATURES:

► Includes 100 8" Premium Glow Sticks and 100 Connectors (Make Bracelets, Necklaces and More)
► Great for Parties, Halloween, Camping, Special Events, Gifts and More!
► Contains 4 Vibrant Colors: Red, Green, Yellow, Blue
► Non-Toxic, Waterproof and CPSIA Compliant

There are loads of glow stick crafts and creations to be found on the Internet. You don't have to settle simply for bracelets. For example, you can put one in a balloon or even break one into a jar with water. As I explored, I found some really interesting and fun ideas to use them with. Not just for bracelets only!

Sample provided for review.


Capri Tools 40107 8-Inch Heavy Duty Mini Bolt Cutter, Small, Black
Capri Tools 40107 8-Inch Heavy Duty Mini Bolt Cutter, Small, Black
Price: $7.94
3 used & new from $7.70

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice set of mini heavy-duty bolt cutters for a wide variety of jobs ..., December 26, 2014
Length:: 0:31 Mins

For the price my expectations of how well the Capri mini bolt cutters would work was rather iffy. They looked good, they felt good in the hand, but just how well would they perform? Very well, thank you very much! I decided to try them out on one of the first things I could spot and that was a sheet rock screw. A little bit of elbow grease and I had that screw in two pieces rather quickly.

The Capri heavy-duty bolt cutters are ergonomically designed with a rubberized no-slip grip over tubular steel handles. The joint is compound and the steel jaws on the cutter head open up to 3/16" wide, perfect for those small jobs. I have some small wire cutters, but the Capris are an excellent set for a wider variety of jobs. Very surprised at the quality, especially at this price point.

FEATURES:

► Easily cut wire, threaded rod, bolts, chains and more, up to 3/16" wide
► A specialized design allows you to deliver more force with less effort
► Comfortable and cushioned grip is possible thanks to non-tick rubber grips
► Drop-forged, hardened alloy steel jaws allow for more efficient cutting power
► This product comes with a 1-year guarantee by Capri Tools

Sample provided for review.


Capri Tools 10026 Wing Nut Assortment Set, 150-Piece
Capri Tools 10026 Wing Nut Assortment Set, 150-Piece
Offered by eToolscity
Price: $9.99
3 used & new from $9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A decent variety of zinc plated alloy wing nuts with fine and coarse threads ..., December 26, 2014
Length:: 0:28 Mins

If you are setting up your DIY workshop and would like a nice assortment of wing nuts, chances are this Capri assortment will be sufficient. These are made of a zinc-plated alloy so if you are looking for 18-8 stainless, you can take a pass. This is a very nice assortment of common types and chances are if you need few wing nuts, they'll be in this box.

There are actually three different sizes with different size threads, so take a close look at the sizes below. Essentially you have 2/16", 1/4", and 5/16" wing nuts in the box. I do like the flat plastic PVC case, which makes them easy to store. Beneath the case is a pictorial guide as to what's in the box.

FEATURES:

► Designed to easily make frequent adjustments or quick removal for faster repair work
► This 150-piece assortment set includes 6 of the most commonly used sizes of wing nuts
► This is a large set for a large variety of automobile applications
► Each piece is made with a zinc plated alloy to resist rust and corrosion
► The set is packed in a transparent PVC case for easy portability and organization

WHAT'S IN THE BOX:

☼ 30 pieces 10# - 24 (3/16")
☼ 30 pieces 10# - 32 (3/16", fine thread)
☼ 25 pieces 1/4" - 20
☼ 25 pieces 1/4" - 28
☼ 20 pieces 5/16" - 18
☼ 20 5/16" - 24

Sample provided for review.


Capri Tools 10020 Flat and Lock Washers Assortment, Stainless Steel, 350-Piece
Capri Tools 10020 Flat and Lock Washers Assortment, Stainless Steel, 350-Piece
Offered by eToolscity
Price: $9.99
3 used & new from $8.13

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent supply of flat and lock washers for the workshop ..., December 26, 2014
Length:: 0:35 Mins

In our workshop we have a large assortment of flat and lock washers. I really should say a mishmash because that's what we have. Finding the exact washer we might happen to need at the time can be a chore. If you are an every now and then DIYer, you may wish to take a pass. If you are an established one and don't have a wide selection or are setting up a workshop, this assortment is ideal.

There are several things I like about this assortment, not withstanding the nice variety. The case itself can be stacked and when I opened it up I knew it would be instantly easy to find what I might need. The size of the washers is conveniently labeled on the underside of the case. One other essential is that each selection of washers is conveniently housed in a Ziplock-like bag. Ever tried to pick up and sort a pile of washers, nails, or screws that have landed on the floor?

The assortment is great because I see everything I have needed in the past, plus some. The only thing I would have like to have seen would have been the addition of a small pile of the common 1" rubber washers. This isn't the intent of this selection, but just a wish. Awesome collection and I love everything about it ... that is if you can love flat and lock washers.

FEATURES:

► Assortment of quality washers for home, automotive, and shop use
► This set includes six most used sizes for flat and lock washers
► Stainless steel with superior rust resistant galvanized finish to ensure long lasting results
► Includes organizing case to store tools without risk of loss and damage
► This exceptional value set features a massive collection of piece lock and flat washers

WHAT'S IN THE BOX:

Stainless steel

☼ 50 pieces #6 flat washer
☼ 50 pieces #6 lock washer
☼ 40 pieces #8 flat washer
☼ 40 pieces #8 lock washer
☼ 30 pieces #10 flat washer
☼ 30 pieces #10 lock washer
☼ 25 pieces 1/4" flat washer
☼ 25 pieces 1/4" lock washer
☼ 15 pieces 5/16" flat washer
☼ 15 pieces 5/16" lock washer
☼ 15 pieces 3/8" flat washer
☼ 5 pieces 3/8" lock washer

Sample provided for review.


Capri Tools 290-Piece Assortment Set - Organize Home and Workshop
Capri Tools 290-Piece Assortment Set - Organize Home and Workshop
Offered by eToolscity
Price: $9.99
2 used & new from $8.50

5.0 out of 5 stars A little bit of everything the light-duty DIYer will need to have on hand ..., December 26, 2014
Length:: 0:31 Mins

Almost everyone is a DIYer on one level. Many people can tear out an old deck and replace it, but most DIY people I know simply want to hang a picture, put a few hooks in to hang that measuring cup set, or anchor a bookshelf to the wall. It's not expensive to accomplish these types of tasks, but heading to the hardware store each time something is needed can add up.

I do love this small, but essential assortment of hardware. There's everything you need to hang that picture or anchor a bookshelf to the wall. For example, you have two different size picture hangers that will either hold 20 or 50 pound weights. Almost everything is brass plated save things like the fish anchors and eye screws.

If it isn't in this box, you probably won't need it anytime soon. The 8" x 5-3/4" x 1" box can be hung, stacked, or easily tucked away in a drawer or a closet. The set up is much easier for me to seek and find what I need that having to scrounge around my storage cabinets for something. We have everything but the kitchen sink in them, including parts from a sink. Marvelous setup for the light-duty DIYer. Just so you'll know what's in the box, I've listed everything below for your convenience.

FEATURES:

► Easily organize your bedroom, living room, or workshop with this assortment
► 11 of the most commonly used assortments for decorating your beautiful home are included
► Eye screw, chipboard screw, picture hangers, fish, square and cup hooks got your bases covered
► A convenient storage case is included to help keep your assortment organized
► Hang picture frames or create a small keychain holder in your garage with this versatile set

WHAT'S IN THE BOX:

☼ 50 pieces, eye screw Z/P
☼ 1 piece 6 feet wire Z/P
☼ 40 pieces chipboard screw 0.11" x 0.98" (3 x 25mm)
☼ 25 pieces chipboard screw 0.13" x 0.98" (3.5 x 25mm)
☼ 10 pieces chipboard screw 0.15" x 1.57" (4 x 40mm)
☼ 15 pieces picture hanger 20 lb B/P
☼ 5 pieces picture hanger 50 lb B/P
☼ 35 pieces fish anchors E5
☼ 20 pieces fish anchors E6
☼ 10 pieces fish anchors E8
☼ 20 pieces square hook 7/8" B/P
☼ 10 pieces square hook 1-1/4" B/P
☼ 7 pieces cup hook 1-1/4" B/P
☼ 30 pieces pan head nail 1" B/P
☼ 10 pieces pan head nail 1-1/2" B/P

Sample provided for review.


MulchLock HG-16000 1 Count Mulch-Lock, 1.5-Gallon
MulchLock HG-16000 1 Count Mulch-Lock, 1.5-Gallon
Price: $24.97
8 used & new from $20.10

4.0 out of 5 stars The Mulch-Lock works well enough keeping crushed slate from scattering into side grass ..., December 26, 2014
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We don’t have the type of property that needs extensive landscaping, but rather have those spots that need a bit of help now and then. I don’t worry about mulch blowing around because we use so little of it. Just about a handful actually. What I need Mulch-Lock for is to keep my driveway looking a bit better than it does.

After winter passes we have crushed slate all over the place. Once we get it back into place, sometimes driving over it can toss some of it on the grass. Nothing is going to keep it in place during the winter, but during the warmer seasons, application will help tremendously.

FEATURES:

► Locks mulch, pine straw, pebbles, gravel, sand and dirt in place for up to 12 months
► Use around trees, planting beds, slopes, pathways, borders, edging and driveways
► Allows water and nutrients to flow through
► Starts bonding immediately with maximum bond after 24 to 48 hours
► Covers up to 1500 sq. ft.

After raking it all in and straightening it to where we like to see it, a Mulch-Lock application will keep it in line. You don’t just clip the zip ties and spray away. It’s necessary to follow the instructions carefully. For example, the spray does settle and you’ll need to upend the jug and shake. No it won’t cement my crushed slate into place, but with an application I won’t have to be constantly picking out bits of it from my grass.


Artist Paint Brush Set 15 Pc * Ideal for Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil * Premium Value * Handmade Synthetic & Natural Boar Bristle Brushes * Best Variety of Shapes * Free Brush Case set with Long Handled Wood, No-Shed brushes * Art Supplies with 100% Satisfaction Life Time Guarantee.
Artist Paint Brush Set 15 Pc * Ideal for Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil * Premium Value * Handmade Synthetic & Natural Boar Bristle Brushes * Best Variety of Shapes * Free Brush Case set with Long Handled Wood, No-Shed brushes * Art Supplies with 100% Satisfaction Life Time Guarantee.
Offered by Chloe's Online Store
Price: $33.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent set of brushes for all kinds of artists from the beginner to the hobbyist and the pro..., December 26, 2014
Length:: 0:23 Mins

The great thing about this set of brushes is that it can be used by everyone from the beginner, to the hobbyist or the pro. Of course if you are a listed artist, you probably have your favorites and may with to take a pass. These brushes, unlike another set I have, don't have any instructional, but the target audience probably won't need them. They are nicely tucked inside an artist roll, perfect for the on-the-go artist who just may be using them in a class or for things like landscapes.

I like the fact they they are high-quality brushes. There's no synthetic hair or natural boar hair falling out whatsoever and I do like the fact that there's water-soluble glue on the tips to ensure the brushes will arrive in good order. There are a couple of artists in my family, both of whom have sold their work. One does a lot of landscapes and is currently taking a class. A set of brushes such as this one is a perfect one to add to her repertoire.

Both the synthetic and boar hair bristles are very soft (after removing the glue) and will enable any artist to be more precise with their work. The hardwood birch handles have seamless anodized aluminum ferrules that secure the bristles well. I really do like the fact that there are a mix of synthetic and real bristles in this set. They are high-quality brushes that should last for some time.

FEATURES:

► An Assortment of 15 synthetic and boar hair brushes in a black artist's roll
► Suitable to a wide variety of media, including watercolor, oils, acrylic
► Includes liner, rounds, flats, filberts, wide, angle shader, and wash brushes for all your painting needs
► Conveniently housed in an artist's roll for easy transport to class, at home use, or on-the-go needs

WHAT'S IN THE PACKAGE:

☼ 15 D'Artisan Shoppe Synthetic and Boar Hair Student / Professional Grade Artist Brushes

Rounds: #1, #3, #6

Flats: #6, #8, #10

Wash: #11

Angle Shader: #10

Filberts: #2, #4, #8, #9

Liner: #3/0

Wide: #5/4"

Black Artist Roll with Magnetic Clasps

The artist roll has a plastic wrap / flap that covers the brushes, a perfect solution for keeping the brushes from ruining the case or other brushes. This is perfect for the on-the-go artist or one coming back from class. The plastic is in the back and front of them. The rounds, the liner, and the wide each have paint brush tips to keep the bristles from splaying.

Each brush feels quite well-balanced and is comfortable to hold. They are each imprinted with "Maestro Series XV," the type of brush, and number. This is a more expansive version than some of the other brush sets I have and I'm quite pleased with it. Before using the brushes they must be prepared as the have water-soluble glue on the tips (full instructions are included). It's a very nice brush set to purchase for oneself or to give to a student or beginner.

Sample provided for review.


Kitchen Dish Towels with Vintage Design, Super Absorbent 100% Natural Cotton Kitchen Towels (Size: 25.5"x15.5") - 6 Pack Dish Towel Set - Blue, Green and Red Stripes
Kitchen Dish Towels with Vintage Design, Super Absorbent 100% Natural Cotton Kitchen Towels (Size: 25.5"x15.5") - 6 Pack Dish Towel Set - Blue, Green and Red Stripes
Offered by TLC Brands
Price: $12.74
2 used & new from $12.12

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aunti Em's are the perfect dish towels, especially if you love the vintage, nostalgic look ..., December 25, 2014
Length:: 0:28 Mins

I have a house that's a perfect atmosphere for "vintage" anything and I love these Aunti Em's Kitchen dish towels. With the exception of the loops in the corners, these are the types that I'd often seen in one of my grandmother's kitchens. These are working towels, but of course if you'd like they look great with some personalized edging.

With plenty of dishes on hand to practice on they were absorbent enough to tell me that once they were laundered a few times they would be perfect. Right now they are medium soft, but in time they will be ultra-soft. Of course they key is in how you launder them. As with anything, you can blame the product, but the fact of the matter is, is that these towels will be only as good as you make them.

If you want still useless towels that's what you'll get. You will need to make sure you don't use any fabric softener, wash in cold, and use a low-additive soap. For example you can use eco-friendly Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder. I use Dropps on some loads. The less the better, the softer you towels will become.

The look is awesome with stripes on either side. I have the mixed package with red, green, and blue stripes. They can be mixed or matched. For example, with the festivities going on today, I used my red and green Aunti Em's towels. These a definitely a winner and I'll probably be adding these to my wish list to purchase for friends and relatives.

Sample provided for review.


Cesar Home Delights Beef Stew Flavor Wet Food Tray for Small Dogs, 3.5-Ounce, 24-Pack
Cesar Home Delights Beef Stew Flavor Wet Food Tray for Small Dogs, 3.5-Ounce, 24-Pack
Price: $19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Both of my dogs went wild over this "Beef Stew", December 24, 2014
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My dogs are primarily on a hard food diet and the only soft foods they receive are an occasional treat. I’ve given them a couple of samples before, but when I split a can of this beef stew between them, they went wild. Storm would eat anything he could snag, but Liam is a bit more discriminating. Not much, but some. The Cesar Home Beef Stew was a novel treat and a huge hit.

The beef stew really looked like a stew, especially with the addition of potatoes, carrots, and peas. Almost good enough for people food. After the scramble, they had to check out the other dog’s dish and lick it clean (like they hadn’t already cleaned their own). I wouldn’t use this as a steady diet, but I would most certainly consider giving this by mixing now and then. Liam also has meds he needs to take and this would be perfect for when he shuns whatever we are using at the time.

INGREDIENTS:

Sufficient water for processing, chicken, beef, chicken liver, meat by-products, dried potatoes, starch, wheat gluten, minerals (calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, magnesium proteinate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide), dried carrots, dried peas, pea fiber, salt, wheat flour, sodium tripolyphosphate, vitamins (choline chloride, vitamin e supplement, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate [vitamin B-1], vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin [vitamin B-2], vitamin A supplement, vitamin D-3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride), added color, natural flavor, xanthan gum, guar gum.


Better Than Picture Perfect (The Sharp Sisters)
Better Than Picture Perfect (The Sharp Sisters)
by Stephanie Perry Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: $7.43
16 used & new from $3.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the tale of Ansli Sharp, a girl who can’t seem to find herself, a problem many young people can relate to ..., December 24, 2014
Ansli’s father, Stanley Sharp, was running for mayor. All of the Sharp sisters had to look sharp and act sharp. Period. Well, she and her sister, Yuri, weren’t “real” daughters of Sherri and Stanley Sharp because they had been adopted. Their parents had died in a plane crash and because they had been family friends, it was only natural that they would be taken under their wing. Sometimes Ansli thought the “love and affection” they doled out to her was “really pity” in disguise.

The sisters, Shelby, Grace, Sloan, Yuri, and Ansli had been going to private school, but now it was going to have to be public. The best thing about it was the fact that her boyfriend Hugo Green went there. Mr. Lang had given his art students a “project on capturing pain,” but little did Ansli know that her real life was going to dole her out almost more than she could handle. Mr. Brown, one of her father’s opponents, was going to be the first to stick the knife into Ansli and turn the handle.

“How dare you lie to me all of my life,” Ansli shouted at her so-called parents. Brown had told her the real, horrifying facts of why she had ended up with the Sharps. It seriously looked like she was nothing more than a “charity case” after all. Ansli was a talented photographer, she had a great boyfriend, sisters who cared for her, but in reality did she have anything going for her at all? Just when it seemed that nothing more could happen, strike the “great boyfriend” because Hugo broke up with her.

This is the tale of Ansli Sharp, a girl who can’t seem to find herself, a problem many young people can relate to. Ansli, unfortunately, has several problems that seem to smother her all at once. She can’t seem to find where she belongs in the world, but one thing for sure is that she’s talented. Many people like Ansli need to focus less on their problems or weak aspects of their personalities. The key for Ansli was to work on her talents rather than focus on things she couldn’t control, a theme that will resonate with the reader. This is a short tale, particularly targeted toward the reluctant reader, in a new series about the Sharp sisters, Shelby Grace, Sloan, Slade, Ansli, and Yuri.

THE SHARP SISTERS:

#1 Make Something of It
#2 Better Than Picture Perfect
#3 Turn Up for Real
#4 Truth and Nothing But
#5 Icing on the Cake

This book courtesy of the publisher.


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