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The Princess and the Pony
The Princess and the Pony
by Kate Beaton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $8.50
49 used & new from $4.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Birthday Gift Ever, July 30, 2015
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Princess Pinecone wanted a big, strong, fearsome war horse. What she actually got as a birthday gift certainly was not the horse of her dreams. The little pony was short, and round and, frankly, quite silly looking. But, he had the secret weapon that led to her becoming the champion of the battle games.

The little pony had charm and cuteness and by just standing on the sidelines he totally threw the big, rugged brutes off their game. They stopped with the dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs to take a moment away from the battle to admire the delightful and beguiling little pony. They let their soft side out and became pleasant. Maybe the old adage is true: you can kill more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

This is another wonderfully written and illustrated children’s book by Kate Beaton. She’s the winner of several Caldecott medals for previous books. Her ability to tell a story with few words but immersed in wonderfully whimsical and imaginative illustrations makes this book a winner for kids 4 to 8 years old with all levels of reading skills. You’ll laugh along with your kids as you follow the antics of this doe eyed little pony who turns out to be the best birthday gift that a little princess could wish for after all.


Wentop 10M 33FT 100 LED Fairy String Lights Christmas Wedding Party Xmas Decoration White
Wentop 10M 33FT 100 LED Fairy String Lights Christmas Wedding Party Xmas Decoration White
Offered by WenTop
Price: $22.99

3.0 out of 5 stars All white lights are always more dramatic than the colored strings, July 30, 2015
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These light work exactly as described. They have 8 modes of operation and will flash, twinkle, work in waves and several others ways. I see these being used more for craft projects that will get moderate usage as they are not UL approved and the control box is not waterproof.

There are many ways to use twinkle lights. I’ve seen them adorn plants in hanging baskets for a dramatic effect. You can also fill dark bottles with them amassed inside or even fill large jars with balls, greenery or whatever and intertwine the lights and you’ll have an extraordinary looking object d’art piece for the mantel or foyer.

I do think that you will find many uses for these lights but I must advise you to use them with caution. Because they are not UL approved I will only give them 3-stars. Review of complimentary product in exchange for honest review.


Mycroft Holmes
Mycroft Holmes
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $12.86

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Written in the style of the turn-of-the-century mysteries, July 30, 2015
This review is from: Mycroft Holmes (Hardcover)
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There is no way to avoid mentioning that this book is written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It is often forgotten that aside from his career on the court he graduated from UCLA with an English/History major and has had a life-long love affair with Sherlock Holmes. He’s proved his mettle as an author with his previous book contributions as well as being a columnist in Time.

In this book Abdul-Jabbar spotlights Sherlock’s older brother Mycroft. He’s 23, engaged and looking forward to a successful career as at this young age he’s already the secretary to the Secretary of War. He has an uncanny power of observation and deduction that sets him apart from others. His best friend Cyrus Douglas, a Negro tobacconist, tells Mycroft of the current incidents in his homeland of Trinidad. It seems that people are vanishing. Children are said to be found dead, drained of blood and if they have not been baptized “they are condemned to walk the earth forever on little backwards-facing feet”. Holmes reasons this is “an ugly fate….not to say impractical”. The legendary Lougarou and their companion demons the Douen are said to be responsible.

When Mycroft’s fiancé hears this tale she is horrified and decides to return to her birthplace and plantation in Trinidad to pursue the subject. Holmes and Douglas book ocean passage and will also investigate the matter. The Atlantic crossing is filled with murder and mayhem and unfortunately when they arrive in the Port of Spain in Trinidad things go even further downhill. As Mycroft himself laments he’s “assaulted, cut, poisoned and beaten – and drags his closest friend through the thick of it”.

This is a book written in the manner of the popular turn-of-the-century ”who-done-its”. The pace is slow, the reader is inundated with clues, red-herrings, rich descriptions and setting so well described you can almost smell the waterfront pubs. Abdul-Jabbar has done a stellar job in giving us a book that will make the perfect adjunct to the library of any Sherlock Holmes fan. I found it fun and it certainly answered the question of why Sherlock Holmes smarter brother lived the remainer of his life in relative obscurity. A solid 5-stars


#1 Rated Smiling Paws Premium Cat Litter Mat - Extra Large - Superb Quality Litter Catcher W/ 9-TM Trapping System - The Extra Thickness Provides Soft Cushioning For Your Cats Paws - Non Liquid Absorbent - Non Slip - 100% Money Back Guarantee - Environmental Friendly Manufacturing - The Only BPA Free Litter Mat Available
#1 Rated Smiling Paws Premium Cat Litter Mat - Extra Large - Superb Quality Litter Catcher W/ 9-TM Trapping System - The Extra Thickness Provides Soft Cushioning For Your Cats Paws - Non Liquid Absorbent - Non Slip - 100% Money Back Guarantee - Environmental Friendly Manufacturing - The Only BPA Free Litter Mat Available
Offered by Smiling Paws
Price: $35.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Substantial size will stand up to whatever your cat can throw at it., July 29, 2015
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For some reason I’ve always had large messy cats. They loved to kick their litter as far as their little feet could toss it. My job was to clean up after their majesty’s. This litter mat is big enough to take anything they can dish out (literally). It is generous at almost 3-feet by 2-feet. The surface is made from a fibrous woven material (it looks like when PBS shows the underground root system of mushrooms – don’t know how else to describe it). This stops any rolling grit that Kitty can fling and stops it dead. The bottom of the mat is slip proof so it won’t go scooting around the room.

I found that when you want to clean it you can give it a good shaking. Also you can use the garden hose to rinse it off – I sprinkled on a few drops of Spick-N-Span to get some suds going. Let the mat dry in the sun and you’re ready to go again. The main thing I like about this mat – aside from the material - is the substantial size. It’s ready for whatever your cat can throw at it.

Review of complimentary product in exchange for honest evaluation.


Qi Wireless Charging Made of Solid Wood by Wasserstein (TM) for Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge,LG G4, Nexus 6, Sony Xperia Z3v, Samsung, Google, HTC and Other Qi-enabled Phones and Tablets - Wasserstein (TM) Lifetime Warranty
Qi Wireless Charging Made of Solid Wood by Wasserstein (TM) for Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge,LG G4, Nexus 6, Sony Xperia Z3v, Samsung, Google, HTC and Other Qi-enabled Phones and Tablets - Wasserstein (TM) Lifetime Warranty
Offered by Drp Ltd
Price: $19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Attractive and functional, July 29, 2015
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This attractive Charging Pad is very small but it’s one of the easier ones to use. There are no magnets to worry about so you can get your device into the “sweet spot” without a lot of fiddling around. There are more and more devices made with Qi Technology these days – be sure to check the compatibility list provided on the sales information data but it will work for most any you have.

Included in the box is a USB cable but no AC adapter. If you’re like me you now have a drawer full of them. This helps keep the price point so low. There is an LED that displays the charging status. This is a beautiful wood accessory that will look good on your dresser or on the foyer table. Review of complimentary product in exchange for honest review.


550Paracord Parachute Cord Military Survival Bracelets Stainless Steel Shackle Bangles (Marine Camouflage)HW051
550Paracord Parachute Cord Military Survival Bracelets Stainless Steel Shackle Bangles (Marine Camouflage)HW051
Offered by JD Gems

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A length of paracord once saved me from drifting out to sea, July 29, 2015
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I know for a fact that having a length of cord can save your life. I was in Mexico out fishing by myself when the pull cord on my outboard motor pull-starter snapped and the long part flew into the water. The tide was especially strong that day and I could make no progress rowing. I just happened to find a length of thin rope in my tackle box, made a splice and got the boat started again. Boy, did I learn my lesson. I now make sure that I never go camping, boating or hiking without some extra cord in my pack.

This paracord bracelet is the perfect solution plus it looks kind of snazzy. I think it should be standard equipment for any sportsman.


[Sales Promotion]SIM&NAT Multicolor Leaf Durable Rubber Door Stop,Door Secure Stop Wedge,Door Protector,Doorstopper,Finger Protector
[Sales Promotion]SIM&NAT Multicolor Leaf Durable Rubber Door Stop,Door Secure Stop Wedge,Door Protector,Doorstopper,Finger Protector
Offered by Blair Store
Price: $11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and cute, July 29, 2015
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How cute are these leaf design doorstops. If you’re like me you can never find your door stop with you need it and end up grabbing a stack of books off the shelf as a standby substitute. These little multicolored silicone leaves are durable and have a loop to hang on your door so they never get lost.

The solid silicone material grips every surface – carpet, linoleum, wood, anything and stays put. There are 3 stops in each package so they are very economical. These would make the perfect house warming gift for the new neighbor or the couple moving in to their first home. They fit into any décor and the cute little leaf pattern will always get you compliments.


SM Silicone Cutting Board - Flexible, Durable, Dishwasher Safe, Nonslip, Premium, Heat Resistant for Chopping - 2 Pastry Brushes Included - Green
SM Silicone Cutting Board - Flexible, Durable, Dishwasher Safe, Nonslip, Premium, Heat Resistant for Chopping - 2 Pastry Brushes Included - Green
Offered by SM Health Kitchen
Price: $49.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flexible for easy transfer of foods. Silicone for safety., July 29, 2015
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My first impression with this Silicone Cutting Board is that it has a good “heft”. It’s not one of those cheap, flimsy ones that are making the rounds on many infomercials. This board is heavy – and thick – yet is still designed to roll so you can easily transfer your chopped veggies to your salad bowl. This non-slip design won’t scoot around your counter surface either – where you place it – it says.

I like that there are increment markers so you can keep you chops to a conformed size – I wish they’d be in inches but it’s easy to eyeball the size you need and then keep the cuts consistent. The board itself is a good in-between size, it not so small that anything larger than a sandwich won’t fit – and it’s not so large that it takes up the entire counter. It’s about 10” x 14” which puts it in the sweet spot for most of my kitchen cutting needs.

I was very impressed when I received this product. I would suggest that at the reasonable price point it would be a good idea to get several, one for veggies and another for meat products. Review of complimentary product in exchange for evaluation.
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NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer Kit with Trinity ELE Attachment
NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer Kit with Trinity ELE Attachment
Price: $429.00
2 used & new from $429.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get a head start on Mother Nature, July 29, 2015
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This NuFACE facial trainer kit is a quick and easy method to get a head start on Mother Nature when creases and wrinkles start to appear. The technique is easy. You remove your makeup, clean and dry your face, apply the NuFACE gel primer and then use the hand held micro-current device as directed.

You have starting and ending spots for each section of your face you are treating – for example if you are doing your chin line you start right beside you mouth and move the device in a smooth motion to your lower ear area. The device has a built in 5 second timer that will beep when this motion should end. There is also an adjustment so you can set the current flow to a position that is comfortable for you.

In this kit there is both the facial trainer that looks like steel balls and the ELE Wand which is a pronged device especially designed for the lips and eyes. You get one tube of the gel primer so this trainer kit is ready to use as soon as you get it home. It is suggested that for best results you use this regimen regularly 3 to 5 times per week. I found it comfortable to use and had no ill effects from the micro-current. The primer gels are readily available from both NuFACE and other distributors when replacements are needed.


Crest 3D White Brilliance Daily Cleansing Toothpaste and Whitening Gel System, 2.3 oz
Crest 3D White Brilliance Daily Cleansing Toothpaste and Whitening Gel System, 2.3 oz

5.0 out of 5 stars Far better results than I expected., July 29, 2015
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I could absolutely, positively tell the difference in the color of my teeth after the third use. I'm looking forward to the results after 30 days. The best part of this whitening system is that it takes 2-minutes. I've used other whitening gels and methods that took up to 30 minutes. 2 minutes is no to much time out of your day for a more attractive smile. You just squeeze a dab of tube #1, brush, spit but don't rinse. Then you do the same with tube #2: brush, spit but this time you do rinse. The first few time I used this product I'm reluctant to say that what was in the spit was more yellow than I'd care to admit.

This product is not for kids under 12 and there is a warning not to swallow. My only concern is - does it do what it says it will do. Whiten my teeth - yes, so far it is working beyond what I would have expected from an OTC product with no dentist connected to the other side.


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