Montana June

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Power Squid by Accell


If you are anything like we are, there are never enough outlets for all of your plugs. Power Squid helps solve this problem!

About Power Squid

Unlike a power strip, the power outlet arms can help prevent damage to a power plug of a connected device. In the case of sudden pull force on a connected device’s power cord, the flexible arms bend to the direction of the pull. The flexible power outlet arms bend to accommodate pull force from most any direction. Please note, this model does NOT provide surge protection from electrical spikes or power surges.

Lighted Power Switch with 15 amp circuit breaker

To protect itself from damage, the PowerSquid will turn off if the devices plugged-in malfunction or if the total power drawn exceeds 1875 Watts. Simply remove any connected as needed to be under the 1875 Watt capacity and toggle the power switch to reset the circuit breaker

Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty

Durable and rugged enough to last a lifetime, Accell warrants the PowerSquid to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original purchaser for the life of the product

Wall Mountable

Two-way wall mountable, the PowerSquid can easily mount to a wall to save space, to put out-of-sight or improved accessibility.

  • Five 100% transformer block compatible outlets
  • 3 Foot – 14-gauge power cord
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer warranty
  • Yellow-LED power indicator
  • 15 Amp safety breaker
  • Rugged, drop-tested ABS casing
  • Safety tested to UL 1363 standard
  • Two-way wall mountable

My Thoughts

The Power Squid is a great thing to have on hand. We are forever trying to find enough outlets. The nice thing about the Power Squid is that they are all 3 way plugs! It is ridiculously impossible to find wall outlets with the 3 way capability. This is super cute, too! I know, I know.. it’s an outlet extender, so it’s not supposed to be cute..haha. Seriously, it is, though! I named ours Squidward Tentacles, after the Spongebob character..hahaha!

This works wonderfully, and I love that I can mount it on the wall to keep my floor clear of wires. It is black to it doesn’t stand out to anyone walking into my living room. Since we’ve been using it, there have been zero issues with it not working. In fact, it works perfectly! I plan to get a few more for my boys’ rooms. They are teenagers, and have a million things plugged in at all times.

The Power Squid is definitely a great way to make your power outlet more accommodating!


The New Year Is the Time to Start Your Own Podcast

by Alek Sabin


We live in an era of almost unlimited content, and the reason for this is that there are so many mediums with barriers of entry that make it possible for anyone with a good story to tell to get themselves out there. One such popular medium, nowadays, is podcasts. Podcasts continue to rise in popularity as a form of entertainment, education, or both, together.

If you’ve ever thought about making a podcast, then now is the perfect time to do it. The internet has created a platform to get your message out to anyone, around the planet, and the only thing stopping you is yourself. Here are some tips on how to start your own podcast this year…

Good content is the most important thing

The number one thing that every podcast needs is a good topic. At the end of the day, people don’t tune into a podcast and listen for production values. They want to hear content that speaks to them and their interests.

Nowadays, the internet has gone down a path where it is primarily about the distribution of content, and using that content to attract the most attention. This is why content marketing has exploded, in recent years. That’s the first thing to figure out about any podcast: what is it about, and is it interesting? Is it a topic that can sustain itself across multiple episodes? And, most importantly, are you excited about this topic?

Go out of your way for good equipment

While people may not listen to a podcast for good production value, bad recording habits certainly have the capacity to force listeners to turn your podcast off, no matter how interesting the topic is.

For this reason, you should consider getting a decent microphone that is good at picking up the human voice and its many intonations. If you’re looking for an option that accomplishes this, but won’t break your bank, then something like the Electro-Voice ND46 is a good option, but you could even pick up something like a Bluebird mic from your local Guitar Center.

Consider who your audience is

When you are coming up with your topic, one question that you should constantly be asking yourself is who this podcast is for! Who is your primary audience? For far too many amateurs, the answer to this question is “everyone!” Well, it doesn’t really work that way. When you try to make content for everyone, all you are going to accomplish is making content that is for no one. Universality comes with specificity, not by appealing to the lowest common denominator.

If you want your podcast to thrive and survive, then you need to have a clear picture of who your audience is, and really consider what it is that they expect from your show.

Find a format that works for you

If you listen to successful podcasts, such as This American Life or Welcome to Night Vale, then you’ll begin to notice that all of these shows have a clear format that their episodes follow.

While this format may be stretched or vary, there is a clear structure that enables the audience to latch onto the narrative that the podcast is creating. Listen to a lot of podcasts and think about which ones have formats that you’d be interested in exploring, and then pick a format for your own podcast.

Make it an enjoyable listening experience

Very few podcasts work well and build an audience simply by having one person talk about something. Great podcasts will utilize multiple perspectives, characters, music, transitions, sound effects, and other auditory elements.

You should organize your podcast to take advantage of anything that you have at your disposal to create a more dynamic and enjoyable listening experience for your audience. While your topic might intrigue them, the execution of that topic helps bring them in even further.

Don’t forget about marketing

Lastly, you need to think about how you are going to get your podcast out there. While you shouldn’t make the mistake of overthinking your marketing before you have decent substance on your podcast, you should think about ways that you can potentially get your podcast out there. If you fail to do this, then you’re essentially relegating your podcast, no matter how great, to almost certain obscurity.

Luckily, there are tons of great outlets to get your podcasts out there, such as podcast hosting sites like Lisbyn, PodBean, or plenty of others. Also, don’t forget about the power of merchandising. By using merchandising, such as customized t-shirts or hats, you can create a strong local following that will grow, over time.

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January Degusta Box


It’s that time again! It’s time for another installment of “What’s in this month’s Degusta Box.”

About Degusta Box

At Degustabox we don’t give away free samples, instead, we believe we work on a much more attractive premise and we would like to share that with you.

Degustabox is a monthly subscription service, which, much like other monthly subscription box services, we send out products to our subscribers to test and enjoy. The difference with Degustabox is, we don’t send out sample size items but actual full sized food products – the kind you would normally buy in the supermarket! They may not be free but they have a different types of value, the element of surprise being one of them!

Every month your Degustabox will include a variety of 9 – 14 products from 6 – 10 different brands.

The Degustabox philosophy is very much about the element of surprise. Each month the excitement of not knowing what you are getting in your Degustabox and finding new and exciting products is very popular with our subscribers. Like we already mentioned, we don’t send out small free samples that can’t be sold but instead we work with full sized items, just the kind that you would put in your shopping cart in the supermarket but that might be more of a spontaneous or impulse buy.

My Thoughts

There were a lot of awesome products in the January box! As you will notice in the photo above, the Whisps were opened before taking the photo..haha. Those were the absolute favorite in the box! My second favorite is the Go Organically fruit snacks. I’m not a fruit snack eater, but these are delicious!

My son took over the Boom Chicka Pop snacks, and gobbled them right up! I love that Degusta Box sends me a great variety every month, because it allows me to try out things that I wouldn’t otherwise try. It has really helped broaden my horizons, as far as food and snacks.

The price point is very affordable, at around $20 a month. You get several full size items, and some sample sized items. The value of the box is well beyond the cost of the box. I definitely recommend trying Degusta Box, and I promise you won’t be disappointed!


About The Game

Bring your family and friends together with America’s game®, Wheel of Fortune, and America`s Favorite Quiz Show, Jeopardy!® Now, for the first time in full HD, you can test your reflexes, show off your smarts, and experience the thrill of these classic shows with friends and family at home or with thousands of active players online.



  • Compete with new and veteran players online or locally with these two iconic gameshows.
  • Play authentic Wheel of Fortune® rounds, or get your word-solving fix in a jiff with quick mode.
  • Win special Wheel of Fortune® prizes, like trips to exotic locations and gift cards.
  • Play Jeopardy!® solo, online, or offline with up to two friends to show off your vast knowledge.
  • Flex your encyclopedic brain in three different Jeopardy!® game modes: career, family and quick mode.

My Thoughts

In my house, we love games! We watch both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy quite often. This game from Ubisoft just seemed like a natural choice for us to play for family game night. We are all very competitive, and love challenging each other.

The graphics in this game is amazing, and very realistic. It plays extremely well, without glitching or messing up. Game play is easy to understand, and that is perfect because who wants complicated instructions when you just want to have some fun?

I like that there are different modes to play, so we can choose to have a full length game, or just a quick one. My youngest son doesn’t have a very long attention span, so this is perfect for him.

Overall, this game is a ton of fun, and is sure to be the perfect game for your family game night!



Raw Paws Freeze Dried Complete Chicken Pet Food

Our freeze-dried complete chicken pet food is sourced from USDA inspected, free run chickens raised on family farms. With a ratio of 80% meat, 10% organ and 10% bone, your pet will receive an AAFCO approved, complete and balanced meal. Serve as a meal, snack, treat or “mix-in” with a partial raw diet for added flavor, texture and nutrition. Available in a 16 oz resealable zip-lock bag.

Also great for raw feeders who run out of time – always have a few spare bags! Each 1-pound of freeze dried is equivalent to 3-pounds of frozen raw food. There are 6-7 cups in each 16 oz bag of our freeze dried complete chicken. See below for suggested serving size amounts.

Naturally loaded with phosphorus to provide your dog or cat the energy needed for an active lifestyle. This complete chicken packed with many other essential nutrients such as vitamin B, vitamin K, niacin, potassium, and selenium. All of which promotes healthy growth, development and an overall happier pet!

Raw Paws Compressed Rawhide Bones

Available in 3 lengths for dogs of any size! Our all-natural, long lasting compressed rawhide bones are guaranteed to satisfy your dog’s instinctive urge to chew. Made from layers of beef hide, tightly pressed under extreme pressure, to provide for an extremely dense and safe chew. Available in a 4 inch, 6 inch and 10 inch length.

These single ingredient dog bones are naturally nutritious, high in protein, low in fat – and will provide hours of fun and enjoyment! Since compressed rawhide lasts up to 5 times longer than regular rawhide, these bones are perfect for your aggressive chewer. And their hard, dense texture improves oral health by scraping away tartar and plaque buildup from teeth and gums.

My Thoughts

Raw Paws has some great food and treats for your pets. Their freeze dried food is superior, and very healthy for your pet. I like that it is designed for both dogs and cats. The ingredients are all natural, and doesn’t have fillers in it. These bites are good for either food or can be used as treats. It comes in a handy zipper bag for easy storage. A 16 ounce bag is equal to a 3 pound bag of regular food. It can be a bit pricey, but your pets are worth it!

The rawhide bones were a hit with my dad’s dog, Spike. He loves them! They are supposed to last up to 5 times longer than a regular bone, so hopefully it will last him. We have the 10″ bones for him, because he is a bigger dog. He has completely killed one end of the bone already, and you can see inside of it. These are great for him because he loves to chew on bones and toys! While he is chewing on them, it works to clean his teeth. These are very healthy as well, being high in protein and low in fat.

Overall, Raw Paws is a very good company to get your pet food and treat needs!



Treat your pets right this Christmas!

Caru Natural Treats

At Caru, we’re as passionate about the health and happiness of pets as you. That’s why we start with real poultry or fish as the first ingredient and why these natural recipes are made in the United States. Each bite-sized snack is packed with high quality protein and does not contain any wheat, gluten, corn or soy ingredients (no ingredients from China). Plus, these tasty morsels are carefully prepared in small batches and naturally preserved.

So when you reach for Caru Soft ‘n Tasty cat treats, you know you’re treating your best friend right.

Eazee Deshedding Tool

Key Features & Benefits


  • No sharp metal edges to scratch people or pets


  • Does not pull live hair
  • Gentle enough to use daily

Easier to Use

  • Precisely balanced head and contoured handle for easy deshedding
  • Made of static-free material so hair slides off
  • Handle disconnects for use with Click & Brush accessories

More Effective

  • Removes 100% dead hair, 0% live hair
  • Comes with two durable combs – one for daily grooming, one for more intense grooming
  • Combs are reversible for thin or thick hair

More Stylish

  • Available in 6 vibrant colors

My Thoughts

These are great gifts for your pets. The treats are great, as they have no fillers, and are all natural. I like to feed my kitties the best, and that means Caru Natural Treats. They don’t have wheat or gluten, which is important for me because I have a cat with a sensitive tummy. They gobble them up, and beg for more!

The deshedding tool works wonders! We have 6 kitties, so we have a lot of cat hair. My cats will lay down and let us brush them with this deshedding tool for hours. As soon as we bring it out, we have them all running to us. It works great, and gets more hair off of them than any other brush we’ve tried. It cleans easily with the push of a button, so it doesn’t clog up.


About cubd Collectibles

Our mini travel cloud pillow is the softest pillow on earth! It is super stretchy and you won’t be able to put it down. This 4” 3D pillow in your favorite entertainment characters will amaze you and your friends.

You’ll never find anything like it!

My Thoughts

These are super cute mini pillows. They are fun to play with, not just use for napping. They come in several designs, and only cost around $3 or so.  They make great stocking stuffers!



About The Blanket

“Walk off” the field with an Officially Licensed MLB Micro Raschel Throw by The Northwest Company! These remarkably soft and incredibly vivid throws show off your favorite baseball team’s colors and logos. These 46”x 60” throws have decorative binding around the edges and are always a fan-favorite to bring to the ballpark, on a picnic, use in the bedroom, or cuddle under while watching the game on TV. 100% Polyester. Machine washable.

My Thoughts

This is a very nice throw, and it is very warm. My husband is a huge Yankees fan, so he was over the moon with this! It is a decent size, and works great for snuggling on the couch while watching television. It washes easily, and retains it’s plush feeling. My cats seem to think it’s their blanket, and they love to sleep on it…haha. This is a great gift for the sports fan on your list!


If you have a foodie on your shopping list, you will love these gadgets!!


The Cilio Raclette Set combines sturdy black metal with oak wood, with stainless steel accents on the oak wood handle. The base, which is 7.5 x 3.5 inches, contains three standard tea light candles that gently heat the cheese. The sides of the base fold open or closed for convenient storage and portability.

The Raclette pan has a nonstick coating and features a fold-out wood handle that keeps hands away from the heat. It’s detachable for easy cleaning. The Cilio Cheese Raclette includes the base, pan with detachable handle, scraper, three tea light candles and a user’s guide. It comes gift-boxed. SRP: $19.95.

My thoughts

I am a melted cheese addict! I generally just use a skillet to melt it, but honestly it’s a pain to clean up. This handy raclette is so easy to use, and it doesn’t use electricity! You simply light the tea light candles, add cheese, melt it, and enjoy. It’s easy to clean up, and stores in a small space.

Electric Kettle

Features and Benefits

  • 57 oz. (1.7 L) capacity
  • Illuminated power switch
  • BPA-free plastic body and water level window
  • Boils water faster, safer and more efficiently than any stove top kettle
  • Locking lid
  • Cool-touch handle and drip free pouring design
  • Micro filter spout
  • Concealed low-noise heating element
  • Dry boil protection
  • Safety auto shut-off and thermal cut-off

 How Things Work

The Capresso Electric Water Kettle uses a simple one-switch operation. The water is quickly heated to a rolling boil and then the kettle automatically shuts off. A locking lid and dry boil protection offer added safety while the micro filter spout ensures the purest serving.

My Thoughts

This is the best thing ever! It has an automatic shut off, so I don’t have to worry if I get sidetracked and forget it for a few minutes. It heats up very quickly, and we can enjoy our hot drinks in minutes. The cord winds up on underneath when you aren’t using it, and it’s easy to store on a shelf.


About Cars 3

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers led by arrogant hotshot Jackson Storm, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly sidelined and pushed from the sport he loves. To get back on track, he’ll need the help of eager young racing technician Cruz Ramirez, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected twists and turns of fate. ‘Cause when the rubber finally hits the road, proving that #95 is still in the game will test the courage of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Bring home the high-octane hit that’s fully loaded with unforgettable characters, spectacular animation and turbocharged bonus extras!

Special Features

  • Exclusive New Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool
  • Theatrical Short: Lou
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car that Could
  • Let’s. Get. Crazy.
  • Ready for the Race
  • Cars to Die(Cast) For
  • Generations: The Story of Cars 3
  • My First Car
  • Legendary
  • World’s Fastest Billboard
  • Commentary
  • Cars D’oeuvres
  • Cars 3 Trailers
  • Cars 3 Car Reveals
  • Cars 3 Set Fly-Throughs

This movie is fun to watch! We loved the other Cars movies, and this was just as awesome. It kept us engaged throughout the entire movie, and the graphics were amazing. This is definitely a must-see movie, and your family will love it! Don’t forget to check out the recipes, because they make great snacks while watching!