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Kitchenaid UltraPower 300W Stand Mixer

Kitchenaid UltraPower 300W Stand Mixer

My three favorite kitchen tools are my knife set, my large cast-iron fry pan, and my KitchenAid Stand Mixer.
I’d been wanting one for years – It’s iconic design and amazing power and versatility makes it one of the most desired kitchen appliances.
I got mine as a gift when I opened my Bed & Breakfast in 2006.  […]

Lampe Berger - the last air freshner you'll ever need.

Lampe Berger – the last air freshner you’ll ever need.

Turns out a device that’s been around for over 100 years is still unknown to so many people.
I was given a basic Lampe Berger for Christmas about 4 years ago.  I’d seen them around but hadn’t used one before.  I figured it was some sort of pretty gimmick – an alternative to a scented candle.  […]

Honeywell 50250-N Permanent True HEPA Round Air Purifier with Germ Reduction

Honeywell 50250-N Permanent True HEPA Round Air Purifier with Germ Reduction

As a lifelong allergy and asthma sufferer, I’d never been able to have a pet, or stay very long in places where dogs or cats reside.  I’d always felt a little deprived because of this and swore that one day I’d find a dog of my own, that would hopefully not trigger my allergies (I […]

Bissell Lift-Off® Revolution® Pet Vacuum

Bissell Lift-Off® Revolution® Pet Vacuum

I bought the Bissell Lift-Off® Revolution® Pet Vacuumalmost 5 years ago, when I opened a Bed & Breakfast – when getting a dog was just a dream for this allergy-sufferer.
It was important that the vacuum have a HEPA filter, both for my own sake, and for that of my B&B guests.
The first time I used it, […]

Mega-Catch Premier Mosquito Trap

Mega-Catch Premier Mosquito Trap

Almost two years ago, we moved into a house that backs onto an often soggy, sports field.  When Spring came, we quickly noticed that we had way more mosquitos than we had at our previous home, only a few blocks away.  We bought this property because it had more land, which we planned to use […]

Cuisinart 4 Four-Slice Toaster with Countdown Timer

Cuisinart 4 Four-Slice Toaster with Countdown Timer

It seems like such a good idea.   Your coffee is ready, the fruit has been cut, your eggs are just right and ‘POP!’  the toast are ready too!  What a great way to start the day.
The Cuisinart 4-Slice Toaster with Countdown Timeris pretty.  The brushed stainless steel looks beautiful on my countertop, along side […]

Umbra Bungee Wallet

Umbra Bungee Wallet

It happens at least once a week.  At a store ready to pay for my purchase, the cashier or someone behind me in line says:  “What a cool wallet! Where did you get that?”
It’s the Umbra Bungee Wallet.
Sometimes the simplest solution is the best solution.  The wallet is basically an alluminium shell with two translucent […]

Tivoli iPAL AM/FM Portable Radio

Tivoli iPAL AM/FM Portable Radio

I bought the Tivoli iPAL about two years ago, so that I could have a small radio in my kitchen that would also play my iPod.   At a little over $200, it was a splurge for a kitchen radio, but I knew it could also be used on the patio, as it is weather-resistant (not […]

Bose Companion 2 Multimedia Speaker System

Bose Companion 2 Multimedia Speaker System

I bought the Bose® Companion® 2 Multimedia Speaker System for my computer a little over 2 years ago – primarily because I knew the Bose brand being known for great sounding speakers and innovative design (like the Wave system and the Sound-dock).
At around $100, they felt like a reasonable price to pay for something I […]

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Orbo with Treat Spot

Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Orbo with Treat Spot

Our six-month old puppy seems to have been teething ever since we brought her home.  That said, it’s been a challenge to find toys she won’t shred within minutes of receiving.  Few toys have passed the test of keeping her attention, while being virtually indestructible.
Everyone writes and recommends the Kong toys, and for good reason […]