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Monday, December 29, 2008

The Monday Review!!

The WarmMe Warm Mouse. This is a computer mouse that has a warming element built in, so your hand will stay warm. I am the type of person who is always cold, and even when I layer my clothing, my hands still freeze. This neat little mouse was a great remedy for my cold hand problem. This would be great for someone who suffers from Carpel Tunnel or arthritis in the hand or wrist. This is also great for someone who works in front of a computer for long periods of time.
The WarmMe mouse is a two key mouse with a roller ball. It has an ergonomic design that makes is very comfortable to use, and an on/off switch that controls the heating element. Another great feature is that you do not need any additional software to use it, just plug in and go, and it works with any type of computer by plugging in the USB cord. The mouse gives the perfect amount of heat, not too hot, and when you are not using it you can turn it off.
The warming mouse is available for purchase at www.warmmouse.com.

Auntie Anne's Pretzel Kit

I don't know about you, but my favorite mall snack food is the giant Auntie Anne's pretzel. Well, now you can make your very own Auntie Anne's pretzel at home, that's right you don't even have to leave home for that super snack anymore.
The Auntie Anne's Pretzel kit comes with Dough mix, salt, cinnamon sugar, yeast, and baking soda. The only ingredients you need are 4Tbs. of butter, 1tsp. vegetable oil, and non-stick cooking spray. All of the dry ingredients listed above are individually packaged and placed in the box along with the directions and even a template for shaping your pretzel. The pretzels are ready to eat in 45 minutes, and taste oh so yummy.
This is such a fun activity to do with the kids, they can help roll out the pretzels and shape them. When the pretzels come out of the oven, they can even help put the toppings on. The kit comes with salt and cinnamon sugar, but my favorite topping is melted cheese, so I make a little of that for my pretzels. The pretzel kit makes 10 pretzels, and would be neat for a party or to use as home made gifts. The pretzel kits are available for purchase at www.auntieannes.

Audio Recorder 2.0

The Audio Recorder 2.0 is a small device that hooks to your computer and radio at the same time. The audio recorder then converts your old music into digital files that can be enjoyed on a CD and mp3 player. So you can turn you old cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and LP's into digital format. This is a great excuse to finally throw all of those old clunky things away.
The Audio Recorder 2.0 has an easy mode and a more advanced mode. This allows the more experienced users to edit the files, and create exactly what they want.

The VHS to DVD 3.0

This is something that has been very useful for me. I had so many camcorder tapes boxed up, and this was the perfect solution to convert all of those over. This is very similar to the audio recorder, you simply plug it into the VCR and the computer.
Another really great feature about the VHS to DVD is that once you have the files in a digital format you can convert it to use on mobile devices. For the beginner the Easy Wizard mode lets you transfer tapes with just one click. If you are more experienced there is a simple 3 step process. This product is available on www.QVC.com

Wett Giggles Soap

Wett Giggles Soap is a fun handmade natural glycerin soap, created by a Mom who was motivated by her son's dirty fingernails. The glycerin soap is topped with a toy and has a fingernail brush inside of the soap. It comes in several scents, we tried Beatrice (the cow), the Blackberry scent. My children loved it. They wanted to hurry up and take a bath every night so they could play with Beatrice the cow.
I found this to be a very nice, but mild soap. My children have very sensitive skin, so I am very careful about the products that I use on them, but this one was wonderful. There was no irritation and no breakouts on the kids. Wett Giggles is available for purchase at www.wettgiggles.com


This is such a cute idea developed by Ros Guerrero, the mother of a special needs child. She developed Ficklets as a way to add fun and personality to her daughters glasses, without having to purchase a new pair. In today's economy this is definitely a great option.
Ficklets are easy to use, just place on the leg of your glasses and pull the band around to hook. Ficklets come in several different designs, there is something for everyone, and at $7.98 a pair they are an affordable option. Ficklets are available for purchase at ficklets.com.

Creation By Design Bible Trading Cards

I am super impressed with the Creation By Design Bible Trading Cards. They are trading cards that are filled with biblical stories. Each card has a story and fun facts on one side, and beautiful art work on the other side. I think this is such a fun way to reintroduce, or introduce the Bible to children. It is so important to teach our children about the Bible, but sometimes that can be a difficult task if you don't have something that can keep their attention. These trading cards are great because they are something your child can use to put the story with the picture. I would much rather my children learn bible stories from trading cards rather than what they get off of traditional trading cards.
The Creation By Design Trading Cards were created by a parent who wanted to teach their children about the Bible, without feeling like they were in class. These cards do just that. If you would like to check out this new "teaching tool" they are available for purchase at mybiblecards.com


Anonymous said...

I use a warming mouse inside a mouse hand warmer blanket mouse pad. I found the warming mouse kept my hand warm inside but the top of my hand was still exposed and cold. Now, my mouse hand is covered completely. You can see the mouse blanket at IGMproducts.com. Thanks for the great post.

Anonymous said...

Here's a direct link - IGMproducts.com