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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Revell Scooby-Doo BiPlane Model Kit #Holidays2017

Take off into a Scooby-Doo spoooktacular with the Revell Build and Play Scooby-Doo Biplane model kit. You don't have to paint it or glue it. Just snap it together and set out into the clouds! It goes together in a ghostly shadow of the time it takes to build a conventional kit, but still looks totally groovy. 

Kit features pre-decorated pieces, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and Velma figures, spinning prop, functioning wheels, twin machine guns, and easy to apply stickers.

This is a classic for kids of all ages!

Check it all out at Revell USA on Facebook, as well as Revell USA on Twitter.
 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

BaxMAX

Nearly 1 in 3 people suffer from low back pain and are desperate for relief! If you have tried everything (even surgery) and you are still in pain, its time for you to try the BaxMAX with its patented pulley system! Using lightweight, breathable mesh materials, the BaxMAX is the most comfortable, durable, and versatile back support on the market.

How does this back support reduce back pain?
The BaxMAX has a 5X mechanical advantage over any other back support. This means that it will get 5X tighter and reduce compression in the lumbar spine better than any other back support.

Within seconds after putting it on, It provides instant relief for most people with lumbar pain! The BaxMAX Lumbar Support has helped thousands. See how it can work for you! Lightweight, breathable mesh. Gets 5X tighter and offers more abdominal support. Reduces compression in the lumbar spine.

Check it all out at BaxMAX on Facebook.
 

Monday, December 4, 2017

DerbyKiss #Holidays2017

DerbyKiss is a family run company that supplies every derby girl with the essentials! They carry color changing shorts, shirts, spandex shorts, and more! Made in the USA!
I got a very cool DerbyKiss new and improved Color Changing Zippered bag. These unique zippered bags measure 9x6. They are perfect for makeup, money, or anything! They are perfect as a gift or for yourself! They have improved the design of these bags so they are a little bigger to hold all your stuff!

Check it all out at DerbyKiss on Facebook, as well as DerbyKiss on Twitter.
 

MagnetPal #Holidays2017

We found a nifty little product with 101 uses that is perfect for a stocking stuffer, or for the "hard-to-find-something-for" recipients!
Does someone in your household always misplace their key? Do you they spend time looking for their keys every time they want to leave the house? Place a MagnetPAL on their key ring and this problem is solved. MagnetPAL most powerful magnet allows you to hang your keys on the metal screw in the faceplate of the light switch by the door. The keys are there every time.
Use MagnetPAL as a hide a key, or place a spare key under the car. How about those other spares: boat key, bike key, freeze key? MagnetPAL allows you to organize or hide any key. MagnetPAL is remarkably strong and permanent. It will never rust, fail or fall off.

#1 - Hang spare keys on light switch faceplate
#2 - Find studs faster behind paint and drywall
#3 - Put one in your tool belt to hold screws or nails
#4 - Secure blueprints to any metal surface on job site
#5 - Clean up metal shavings in your workshop
For boaters - People drop things overboard. Tools, fishing gear, keys, etc.. Tie a MagnetPAL to a line and retrieve lost items, or even ‘fish’ for others lost items in the port, marina or bay. MagnetPAL is tiny, strong, will never, rust or fail.. It can retrieve items up to 14 lbs. Made from strong ABS plastic with a loop to tie your line. You can use 1 or more MagnetPALs on your rig. When not in use, keep on your key chain as a hide a key or key organizer.

Upstep

Upstep specializes in the design and manufacturer of custom foot orthotics and foot care solutions. They provide the best custom orthotics available and do so at the most affordable price, in the fastest time, with great customer support. Each custom orthotic is designed by a house Professional Podiatrist.
Upstep Everyday are custom designed for daily activities, to relieve your foot pain, and enhance every type of shoe. Upstep Sport is specifically designed for sports. Each orthotic is comprised of materials designed to work with the unique demands of any sport. Customers are supplied with comprehensive exercise and rehabilitation programs which are tailored to individual needs, to improve foot health and capabilities.

Check it all out at Upstep on Facebook, as well as Upstep on Twitter.
 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Saving Christmas #Holidays2017

This holiday season, unwrap the gift of heartwarming family fun and adventure with Saving Christmas, available on DVD and Digital HD from Lionsgate. Emmy Award winner Ed Asner, star of TV’s “Mary Tyler Moore” and the family movie classics Up and Elf, headlines this Christmas-themed movie about a young boy (newcomer Jack Brunault) determined to prove the existence of Santa Claus (Asner). Adding to the cheer is a very merry supporting cast that includes Patrick Muldoon and Brooke Langton, along with pro wrestlers Tommy Dreamer, Mike Bennett, and Maria Kanellis. Written by Tom DeNucci and Kevin DeCristofano, and directed by Tom DeNucci, this family-friendly feature was awarded the DOVE Family Seal of Approval. The Saving Christmas DVD is the perfect stocking-stuffer for movie fans of all ages, and will be available at the suggested retail price of $19.98.

 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Books Are THEE Gift This Year #Holidays2017

The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls contains hundreds of inspiring verses illustrated in detailed, ready-to-color line art created just for girls ages 8-12 so they can reflect on the precious truths of Scripture. The thick, white paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins provides ample space for your own artistic expressions and journaling.
Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women tackles tough topics girls face, from bullying and social media to friendships and dating, all while showing readers how infinitely precious they are in God’s sight.
My Bible Story Coloring Book contains 32 beloved Bible stories with coloring pages to make the Bible come alive for young children.
This retelling of the story of Daniel and the Lions is perfect for children learning to read. Featuring vibrant art from the beloved The Beginner’s Bible, this I Can Read! book will show children how God protected Daniel in the lions’ den.
The NIV God’s Treasure Holy Bible shows children the incredible treasures of God’s Word. Includes Treasure Verses throughout the text and 12 full-color pages of additional content, plus the complete New International Version (NIV) of the Bible.

For these, and more, check out Zondervan.com.
 

Christmas Decor #Holidays2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pumpkin Pie With A Twist #Holidays2017

Did you know pumpkin pie is not just for Thanksgiving? I would eat it year round if it were up to me. We have pumpkin pie on Christmas as well. But, we're gonna spice it up this year!
In this Nocciolata Swirl Pumpkin Pie, a gingersnap crust hosts a traditional pumpkin pie filling that’s swirled with an organic chocolate hazelnut spread.

Nocciolata Swirl Pumpkin Pie
Ingredients:
For the Crust:
1 and 1/2 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
2 Tablespoons sugar
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
For the Filling:
3 large eggs, room temperature
15 ounce can pure pumpkin
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Nocciolata, warmed

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 or 8-inch pie dish with nonstick spray. Set aside. Grind up gingersnap cookies into a fine crumb. Mix with melted butter, and sugar. Press into bottom of prepared pie dish and about halfway up the sides. Bake crust for 10 minutes and cool slightly. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the Nocciolata) and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into pie crust. Drop spoonfuls of warmed Nocciolata onto pie and swirl gently with a knife. Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes or until the filling is set. The center will still look wet but will not "jiggle" too much. Allow to cool completely and serve at room temperature.

Nocciolata is made with organic ingredients completely free of GMO's, preservatives, colors, additives, or artificial sweeteners. It combines hazelnuts, fair trade cocoa and cocoa butter, natural vanilla extract, skimmed milk, and raw cane sugar for a chocolate-hazelnut spread with undeniably superior flavor. It is made with environmentally-responsible cold-pressed sunflower oil. It also contains far less sugar than other brands and is free from hydrogenated fats.

More Great Books For #Holidays2017

Activate your thinking muscles. It’s too easy just to turn on the TV and let the images of the day wash over us, leaving brain cells unchallenged and a bit sad. Keep your brain happy with this mind stretching collection of puzzles. Crosswords, word searches, trivia, logic, and numerical games - these teasers are all designed to inspire and stimulate the mind. So turn off the dreaded box and turn to Mind Stretchers - you’ll be entertained, learn new things, wake up your brain, and it’s definitely more fun than watching the news.
When it comes to smile-fetching sweets you can’t go wrong with cookies! From soft and chewy to crisp and crunchy, the buttery sensations always get thumb-up approval. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth all year with this brand-new, fun-loving collection, Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies! Featuring hundreds of full-color photos, this must-see edition offers after-school snacks, coffee-break bites, classroom treats, bake-sale favorites, and holiday delights that are perfect throughout the year. You’ll even find cookies that celebrate days such as National Potato Chip Day (March 14th), Jelly Bean Day (April 22nd) and National French Toast Day (November 28th). Best of all, a Christmas- Cookies Bonus Section makes this cookbook a home baker’s dream come true!
Whether you're craving chicken noodle, creamy tomato, or loaded potato, a bowl of piping hot soup is always a good idea. Soups, Stews & Breads has over 350 of the most delicious recipes you can imagine, and is filled with photos, tips, and serving ideas, too. Along with all your favorites, you'll find recipes for hearty chowders, satisfying stews, and scrumptious breads to serve with them. They've also included quick-fix and slow-cooker recipes! Soups, Stews & Breads makes it easy to whip up a batch of homemade chicken broth, a party-size crock of spicy chili, quick breads, crackers and croutons...all from one handy cookbook. It's the last soup book you'll ever need!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Dancing Deer Baking Co. For #Holidays2017

Holiday Gifts from Dancing Deer Baking Co. are now available to order! They have a wide variety of gourmet cookie and brownie gifts for all occasions from under $20 to upwards of $130 and everything in between. They even have new Gluten Free gift baskets and for their New Christmas Bakery Gift Plus, they have taken all their best-selling Christmas Bakery Gift Assortments including their award-winning Molasses cookies and brownie and added one of their delicious pound cakes. And the new hamper-style gift box can come filled with lots of delicious treats.
We got the Christmas Bakery Gift - Something for everyone in this charming gift box. Eight soft and chewy Molasses cookies, 4 rich and decadent Chocolate Chunk brownies, along with 10 Chocolate Sea Salt Stars, a bag of 8 festive Snowflake cookies, and 2 hand-decorated Holiday Tree cookies. Needless to say, in our house, these treats did not last long! Yum!



Holiday Gift Ideas From National Geographic Kids Books #Holidays2017

Books make the best gifts - a thoughtfully selected book will hold a child's interest long after the new toys have been tossed aside. National Geographic Kids Books is featuring new titles that are perfect for gift giving. From the big “WOW” books for middle graders, to a wonderfully touching picture book for young readers as well as new and expecting moms, to affordable stocking stuffers, these bright, beautiful titles cater to bookworms and reluctant readers alike. They are fun, visually stunning, totally engrossing, and educational (but don't tell kids that last part!).
The perfect stocking stuffer! Ready for some totally festive facts? Even Christmas can be weird - it's true! Did you know that Santa's reindeer are probably all female? Or that artificial snow can be made from seaweed? Or that "Jingle Bells" was the first Christmas carol sung in space? Every kid will ho ho ho when they unwrap this book that is chocked full of the most random and fascinating facts about their most favorite holiday. 
Attention dinosaur fanatics! This is a big, gift-worthy hardcover that is also the most complete and comprehensive dinosaur reference ever. Although these amazing creatures roamed the Earth ages ago, new dinosaur discoveries are still being made today. The new edition includes favorites, like the fierce T-rex and the gentle Brontosaurus, plus audacious new finds, like the Anzu, Kosmoceratops, and Yi. Every dino profile is colorfully illustrated and features descriptions of when they roamed the Earth, how they lived, what they ate, and more. There are more than 600 dinos featured in all, including 10 profiles of recently discovered dinosaurs and new entries in the Dino Dictionary. Reports from paleontologists present the latest news and insights from the field.
Big, packed with gorgeous photos and illustrations, and guaranteed to keep kids occupied for hours and hours, Bet You Didn’t Know is the perfect holiday gift for the fact-lover or for your kid’s favorite teacher’s classroom. Did you know that the first stop signs were black and white? Or that a litter of kittens is called a kindle? Or that butterflies can see more colors than humans can? Based on a favorite department in Nat Geo Kids magazine, this book is overflowing with fascinating facts, silly stats, and catchy little knowledge nuggets in all kinds of cool categories, from astronomy and sea creatures to revolutions and breakfast. Special features include Extreme Weirdness, Strange Places, Wacky World, and more.
What do you get when you have 1,000 giant jokes and 1,000 funny photos? A stocking stuffer that adds up to some seriously big laughs! If you have a budding stand up comedian on your list this year - this is the perfect book for them. Knock-knocks, puns, riddles, tongue-twisters, photos of silly situations and even the craziest info about the history of funny business - it’s all here!

Friday, November 24, 2017

St. Martins Press For #Holidays2017

When Prince wanted to document his One Nite Alone tour in 2002, he turned to Afshin Shahidi. Again in 2004, he went along on Prince's record breaking Musicology Tour. Afshin met Prince in 1989 and became his cinematographer and later his photographer. He was the photographer closest to Prince for the last fifteen years of Prince's life. Afshin is the only photographer to shoot the legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles that became the most sought after invitations in Hollywood. Prince: A Private View compiles his work into a journey through Prince's extraordinary life. With many never-before-seen photos, this is the ultimate collection of – some intimate, some candid, some in concert – shots of Prince, but all are carefully directed in the artist-as-art style that we associate with him. Deep photo captions are brief, but complete stories about Prince's life at that moment - some are incisive, others are personal and even funny.
About The Author:
Afshin Shahidi, an Iranian-born, American photographer and filmmaker, has worked worldwide on a depth and variety of projects, ranging from films and documentaries, to music videos and commercials. Early in his career, he worked as a camera assistant on Prince’s music video sets in Minnesota. Afshin lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children and continues to create art at any and all cost, in the spirit of his mentor.
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe from New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, is a sweet, sexy, and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy. Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge-funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones - one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family. Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?
About The Author:
Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher’s Weekly, and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages including the Disney Descendants novels, Alex and Eliza, Blue Bloods, and Witches of East End, a one-hour television drama on Lifetime. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author - an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magic, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives…It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world’s population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river - or in the ones you know and love the most. As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive. In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain. The end has come. The beginning comes next.
About The Author:
Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Obsession, The Liar, The Collector, Whiskey Beach, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At sixty-nine, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock ‘n' roller. Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (The Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsey Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars - according to Christine McVie - Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard: How Nicks and Buckingham were asked to join Fleetwood Mac and how they turned the band into stars. The affairs that informed Nicks' greatest songs. Her relationships with the Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh, and with Fleetwood himself. Why Nicks married her best friend's widower. Her dependency on cocaine, drinking, and pot, but how it was a decade-long addiction to Klonopin that almost killed her. Nicks’ successful solo career that has her still performing in venues like Madison Square Garden. The cult of Nicks and its extension to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks.
About The Author:
Stephen Davis is America's preeminent rock journalist and biographer, having written numerous bestsellers on rock bands, including the smash hit Hammer of the Gods. He also collaborated with legendary musicians Levon Helm and Mick Fleetwood on their autobiographies. He lives in Boston.

Time For #Holidays2017 Decorations!

#BlackFriday Luxury Keyboard From AZIO #CyberMonday 30% Off

This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, AZIO will offer a 30% off promo code for its new retro, luxury keyboard, the Retro Classic, which is $189 for the USB version and $219 for the Bluetooth version before the deal.

The code is BFCM2017.

Shoppers can enter that code during checkout or use the link (https://aziocorp.shop/ discount/BFCM2017) in which case the code will automatically be applied. This code/link will only work for RETRO CLASSIC Series of keyboards (BT & USB both).

About the Keyboard:
Inspired by vintage typewriters and crafted with ultramodern features, the AZIO Retro Classic is the perfect amalgam of past, present, and future. A backlit mechanical keyboard with round keycaps that evoke nostalgia of yesteryear complemented with durable Zinc alloy frame and a sumptuous genuine leather surface.

The deal is good from 11/24/17 12:00am to 11/27/17 11:59pm.