Monthly Archives: November 2013

Help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

The Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief belt with PreciseFit™ Technology is available in black, white or pink leather, allowing the wearer to show their support of the relief efforts. To order the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief belt simply click on this link:!philippines-typhoon-haiyan-relief/c11vz

Help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Nexbelt has reduced the price of this belt to $40.00 (Regularly Priced at $50.00) and will make a $20.00 donation, from the sale of each belt, directly to The American Red Cross between now and December 12, 2013. You can pay with PayPal and you’ll also receive free shipping.

With Nexbelt, you simply trim the length according to the waist size marked on the back of the belt (from 30″ to 50″). Then, the unique ratcheting system allows you to adjust the belt in 1/4″ increments. Even if you’ve lost or gained weight recently, the Nexbelt will fit your waistline nicely. What you’re left with is a belt that is comfortable & fashionable. For more information about Nexbelt™, visit


2013 Holiday Gift Guide for every member of the family, even the 4-legged ones

There’s the saying that the early bird gets the worm. Well, the early shopping bird can get something just as valuable: A sense of relaxation. 🙂 In the spirit of getting things done early, I’ve completed my 2013 gift suggestions guide for the holiday season – a tad early.

Here it is, in .PDF format:
(Alternate link: It’s the same .PDF file:

There are some good brands in it, such as Lenovo, Hasbro, Android. Well, Android’s not a brand, but you get what I mean. Feel free to download and reshare!

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Wedding Gift Lists For Couples Who Have Everything

In this modern, unconventional day and age, it’s very rare to find a couple who are getting married and don’t already live together and have all the house items they need, many of whom have children too. If you’re one of these people you’ll understand the annoyance of when people ask what to buy you for your wedding gift and you simply can’t give a sensible answer like ‘coordinating hand towels’, ‘novelty knife rack’ or ‘champagne glasses’.

You’ve got the lazy couples that opt for just a cash or cheque donation towards their honeymoon or perhaps some drastic home improvement that they’d never otherwise be able to save up for on their own. You’ve also got well-meaning couples that are a little more selfless and suggest that you give your hard-earned money to a charity of yours or their choice – a nice idea in theory, but wedding guests usually like to be able to physically give something on the big day.

Here are some ideas if you’re stuck for what to suggest to your guests:


A Posh Experience Gift

Think of something unusual that you’ve never done before, something that you’d never actually pay for yourself because of its unnecessary extravagance. Perhaps a cocktail making session, a caviar and Champagne tasting session, or a perfume designing afternoon. Each of these is a great, ‘coupley’ experience that will provide fun as well as an opportunity to make a weekend of it. Book yourselves into a pretty spa hotel and pamper yourselves silly.

An Elegant Keepsake Gift

No longer reserved exclusively for the rich and famous, a beautiful fine bone china set would add a magical touch to your home and is something that can be passed down your family lineage for generations. Just think of when you host your first Christmas dinner as a married couple and you serve up using a stunning array of plates, dishes, cups and pots.

An Active Gift

If you’re always on the hunt for adventure and are the couple who’ve travelled the world and tried out every sport imaginable on your holidays, why not think outside the box and opt for something totally wild? There are loads of options for day and weekend events where you can try out a random activity; learn the secrets of the circus and become a trapeze artist or tightrope walker, or take the plunge on a tandem bungee or skydiving experience.

Unique Artwork

Any creative friends that you have may be able to design a piece just for you, commemorating your time together as a couple, or simply a really funky wedding photo album or memory book that guests can write in on the big day itself. Those who aren’t so arty can actually find websites where they can personalise a gift for you, such as a ‘story of us’ printed and framed poster detailing romantic details of how and where you met, crazy stories from your holidays and memorable calendar dates.


About this guest author: Wendy Lin is a freelance writer and successful entrepreneur. She enjoys traveling with her business and the freedom she has by being her own boss…

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Top Tips For Buying Thoughtful Christmas Gifts

Although Christmas may not quite be just around the corner, this doesn’t mean that it is too early to start brainstorming gift ideas. Many people think that gifts should be perceived only from a material point of view, however, the gifts have another dimension attached to them, and this is their idealistic dimension.

It is all about the idea behind the gift, rather than its worth or purpose. It doesn’t matter if you are purchasing a gift for someone close to you or not, the rule is rather simple: if they are worthy of a Christmas gift, then they are worthy of a thoughtful Christmas gift.

Your Santa List

Instead of going Christmas gift shopping two days before the actual holiday, this year you should adopt a slightly different approach: make your own Santa list. Write down the names of all the people that will get a gift with your name on it, and write down their personal characteristics, traits and hobbies.

This will help you to narrow down your search and choose a gift that will leave them lost for words, but in a positive way, of course. Then, rather than roaming the stores in a quest for the perfect gifts, you should make an online investigation. The internet is the biggest shopping mall on the planet, with a vast selection of everything you can think of.

Shopping Gift Idea for a Best Friend (female)

Christmas shopping on a whim is something that you should avoid, unless you find a gift that is perfect for somebody on your Santa list. The gift should be subtle, yet practical. For instance, if you are shopping for a gift for your best friend, think of something that she might use in the future.

You could buy her a fully equipped bath caddy: an extendable chrome-plated steel rack that comes with holders for a book, a candle and two glasses. Due to the fact that the book, the candle and the glasses won’t be included in the offer, think of a book that she might enjoy. Then, buy her a scented candle, two exceptionally elegant wine glasses and one bottle of her favourite wine. This way, you won’t be giving the gift of a simple bath caddy, but a time of the day when she can relax, enjoy and reload her batteries.

Shopping Gift Idea for a Best Friend (male)

In case your friend appreciates a good wine, then the best gift you could present him with is a stylish bottle holder that suits his home décor. Many people do not own a garden bottle holder, so you can take advantage of this notion and buy a colonial style wine holder that will add a touch of style to any garden décor.

Shopping Gift Idea for a Colleague or Boss

There is a ubiquitous truth about working people and their desks: the busier the people are, the messier their desks are. If you are after a gift idea for your boss or a colleague, you could buy a stylish desk organiser. Something that will not be too big and won’t look cheap. Narrow down your search for desk organisers that are made from a chrome-plated steel and look very stylish.

Shopping Gift Idea for Your Loved Ones

When it comes to shopping for the people you love, giving them a gift card is the worst move you can make. Instead, opt for a personalised gift. Think of anything that they can make use of, like a towel with a special embroidery, a printed teacup or mug, or even a printed canvas that puts your affection on display. A personalised gift will be etched on their hearts forever.

Sarah is an organiser by spirit and, with an incredibly large family, always has to plan ahead when it comes to shopping at Christmas. Gone are the days of having to race around the shops, however. These days, she does the majority of her shopping online, at sites like

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Did you know? CLR has a special jewelry cleaner

CLR gives your home the gift of cleanliness

I wasn’t aware there were other products made by the makers of CLR – you know that gray bottle you buy to remove calcium, lime and rust.

Power Plumber is a pressurized gas that clears the toughest clogs. Rated the #2 best drain cleaner in 2006. Also comes in a kit.

Septic Treatment and Drain Care is a groundbreaking septic product recognized by the EPA for using safer chemistry. Working instantly, it can be used anytime of the day or night, in any sink or drain without waiting. This can also be used as a maintenance product in boats and RV’s.

For the “front of the house”, there’s the Tarn-X line, including the Jewelry Cleaner. In summary, CLR and Tarn-X have been industry leaders in cleaning for nearly 20 years, offering a wide selection of products. A handful are mentioned here, so take a look at the entire family of CLR and Tarn-X products to help you inside and outside your home, garage/shop, etc. To understand how these products can save you hours of preventable hassle, go to: Jelmar’s website then watch the 1-minute video.


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