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Power Squid by Accell

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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!

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January Degusta Box

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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!

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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.

FEATURES

 

  • 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!

 

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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!

 

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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

Safer

  • No sharp metal edges to scratch people or pets

Gentler

  • 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.

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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!

 

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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!

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

Raclette

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.

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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!

 

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These are some great toys for the kiddos on your Christmas list!

Flipzee Girl Zabrina

Kids go crazy for flip zee girls! two dolls in one, unique, soft, and cuddly flip zee girls easily convert from a 12-inch cuddly baby to a stylish 18-inch big girl doll complete with soft, colorful hair and a chic dress that s sure to impress. this toy will quickly become a favorite, providing hours of entertainment and companionship.

My Thoughts

This is seriously one of the cutest dolls I have seen! My niece is going to love it! It is super soft, so there are no hard parts that can hurt. I love how it goes from being a swaddled little baby to a beautiful ballerina! It is made very well, and there are no little parts that can choke. My niece is a toddler, so this is perfect for her!

Flip A Zoo

The charming FlipaZoo toy pillow looks like a sweet unicorn — wait, now it’s a dashing dragon! It’s two buddies in one, and kids will flip for these lovable animal friends! Each fun-stuffed FlipaZoo features two fluffy characters that flip back and forth for two sides of fun. FlipaZoo is simple and easy to maneuver, and it even doubles as a soft pillow. Discover the complete FlipaZoo collection for a variety of characters, colors and sizes that are great for fun on the go or at home. People of all ages will love collecting FlipaZoo friends, one by two! Available in a variety of characters and sizes.

From the best-selling FlipaZoo brand, now comes your favorite Disney characters! Each fun-stuffed FlipaZoo is a smiling, cuddly companion that offers two times the comfort at home or on-the-go! Made of the most huggable, high-quality materials, the adorable new FlipaZoo line features stand-out Disney characters that magically transform from one to another and then easily flip back again! With FlipaZoos one-of-a-kind easy flip designs, little ones can simply hold their favorite Disney friend, flip its soft back, and instantly reveal a totally new Disney character! FlipaZoo is the Toy that Flips for You! Discover the complete collection of Disney characters and collect them all! 14 inch FlipaZoo Disney Pixar Cars 3, Lightning McQueen to Cruz 2 in 1 plush toy.

Flip N Play Friends

Now from the best-selling Flipazoo brand comes Flip N Play Friends. Its not one, but two soft cuddly friends. Cuddle and hold your Monkey, then unfold for a comfy pillow. Turn upside down and inside out for a Lion! Cuddle and hold your Lion, then unfold again. Flip N Play Friends are the perfect best friend for play time and nap time with 4 fun ways to hold and play! Shop our entire collection of Flip N Play Friends.

 

 

My Thoughts

The Flip animals are such fun to play with! I love that it’s two toys in one, giving even more play possibilities. It’s so easy for a child to become bored with a toy, but with these, they always have a different one to play with for a while. They are super soft, and plush. The pillow friend is great for nap time!

They aren’t super expensive, around $20 each, so they can fit into just about any budget. Really it’s a bargain because you are, essentially, getting two toys for that price!

Blind Bags

Two tiny toys in one for two times the fun. Secret character revealed when you flip. You never know, you might find a rare. Collect 101 Tiny Flipazoos and Flipzee Girls. Each sold separately.

My Thoughts

These blind bags are the perfect stocking stuffer! Each bag has 2 toys (because you just flip it for the second toy!), and bring lots of fun and joy!

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