Archives for the month of: December, 2014

ayl

One of the most important New Year’s Resolutions you can make is to ensure that your home, office and vehicle are all equipped with an emergency flashlight. The AYL 3-in-1 Flashlight for Emergency/ Auto/Work (http://www.amazon.com/LED-Flashlight-Magnetized-Base-AYL%C2%AE/dp/B00PAES5EO/ref=cm_cr-mr-img) is a great choice.

Not only does it offer three different light settings, two of which are bright enough to illuminate an entire room or to read a map or other directions by, it also offers a third option of red emergency lights to draw attention. Lightweight, yet durable, battery operated, with a magnetic end that enables easy attachment to any metallic surface so you can easily store and quickly retrieve this flashlight when needed. And because the lights are LEDs, they will last for more than 100,000 hours of usage.

AYL 3-IN-1 Flashlight for Emergency/Auto/Work – Gotta Love It!

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kontos

We know that you’ve barely had time to scoop up all the Christmas wrapping paper, bows and boxes, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your New Year’s Eve buffet!

Kontos Cocktail Flatbread (www.kontos.com) is a great ingredient to have on hand, because they make entertaining a snap as we usher in another sparkling New Year. Simply offer your guests an array of toppings, ranging from sliced ham and cheeses to fresh tomatoes, avocados and herb cream cheese, caviar, smoked salmon, capers and any other  favorite savories and let them construct their own Kontos Cocktail Flatbread appetizers! Just add champagne, and you have a simple yet delicious way to keep everyone well-fed on New Year’s Eve.

Kontos Cocktail Flatbread — Gotta Love It!

pilotsnpaws

If you are still looking for a great Christmas Stocking Stuffer and love helping dogs, in our opinion the most loyal of creatures, check out the wonderful 2015 Pilots N Paws Calendar (http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/2014/10/pre-order-your-pilots-n-paws-calendar/).

It’s available for a modest $15 donation and helps those wonderful Pilots N Paws (www.pilotsnpaws.org) volunteers who shuttle shelter dogs who might otherwise be euthanized in crowded shelters to other parts of the country using their own private planes in order to find their forever family. This walls calendar serves as a lovely reminder that there are people and dogs who deserve our admiration for the way they make everyone’s life a little better and brighter!

The Pilots N Paws 2015 Calendar – Gotta Love It!

halfpops

There’s a new popcorn snack on the market in time for holiday celebrating that celebrates the intense flavor of the popcorn kernal. HALFPOPS (www.halfpops.com) are gluten-free, partially popped, air popped popcorn available in Carmel & Sea Salt or Chipotle Barbeque flavors.

There are the perfect snack to accompany a holiday cocktail. Savor each HALFPOPS one at a time or pop a handful into your mouth for a curiously crunchy snack experience. The flavors are intense and authentic, with no corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, preservatives or trans fats to gum up the experience. HALFPOPS has taken the art of enjoying popcorn into the 21st century!

HALFPOPS – Gotta Love It!

stdalfour

On a recent shopping excursion to New York City, we were delighted to discover a wonderful alternative to fast food and hurry up sandwiches for lunch at Westerly Market (www.westerlynaturalmarket.com).

St. Dalfour, a family-owned company in Southwestern France (www.stdalfour.us), produces ready to eat lunches called “Gourmet on the Go”, with high quality, high protein fresh foods in their own serving container with an easy to open lid and a serving fork included. Whether you are literally on the run or can find a peaceful haven to enjoy a nourishing meal, these Gourmet on the Go low calorie lunches allow you to enjoy a delicious taste of France, all on your lunch hour. There are half a dozen varieties to choose from, so you can enjoy a different taste sensation Monday through Friday. Comment merveilleux

St. Dalfour Gourmet on the Go – Gotta Love It!

treats

Every dog deserves to have a smile on its face. And if you want to keep that smile there, stuff your pup’s Christmas stocking this year with a variety of “Look Who’s Happy” treats produced right here in the USA by Big Creek Foods in  Gainesville, GA (www.lookwhoshappy.com).

To give you some idea of how delicious Look Who’s Happy Treats are, we had to call in a special team of reviewers, our three dogs. They came back not only for seconds, but also for thirds when we treated them to some Chicken with Carrot Recipe Tempt’n Tenders. No wonder, since the ingredients are high quality protein, cage-free poultry, and garden-raised fruits and veggies, with a fresh aroma and easy to chew consistency. In addition to Tempt’n Tenders, Look Who’s Happy also comes in Happy Wraps and Fetch’n Fillets varieties for a total of 12 different recipes to choose from. You can find a local retailer in your area who carries Look Who’s Happy by plugging in your zip code on their website.

Look Who’s Happy Natural Dog Treats – Gotta Love It!

camera

If there’s a shutterbug on your Christmas gift list, they’ll be delighted to find the Vivitar DVR 787HD Waterproof Camera  (www.vivitar.com) under the tree this year. It’s the perfect way to capture all of the adventures they plan to experience, both outdoors, indoors and even under water, throughout 2015.

This Vivitar model is a very small camera with big benefits and switches easily from taking photographs to videos which can be downloaded right onto your computer. We found this unit easy to use with a touch screen display and the photo quality  is nice and sharp. It also includes a bike/ATV mount along with a waterproof case. The only downside is that it doesn’t come equipped with the battery you need to get started, so plan ahead and make a battery purchase so you or your gift recipient doesn’t have to wait one second longer to start snapping away.

Vivitar DVR 787HD Waterproof Camera – Gotta Love It!

ayl gloves

Removing hot items from the oven, stove or grill, or extremely cold items from your freezer can prove hazardous to your hands! But not if you are wearing the sharp, fire-engine red Silicone Grill Gloves from AYL.(www.shopayl.com).,

Constructed from FDA-approved non-toxic and odorless silicone, these gloves fit securely on your hands to allow the safe transfer of grill racks, pots, pans and other products , up to -40 to 425F. Easy to rinse clean under running water or pop them into your dishwasher. AYL Silicone Grill Gloves are a protective device you’ll rely on year-round, long after BBQ season is over. And they make a great stocking stuffer for the grill-master in your family!

AYL Silicone Grill Gloves  – Gotta Love It!

rdio

Digital Music Service Rdio makes it possible for you to give the gift of music to a family member or friend for less than $10 a month, providing unlimited ad-free web and mobile streaming.

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Rdio (www.rdio.com)  allows you to enjoy your favorite songs and artists anytime and anywhere, on any device, online or off.  Rdio offers an amazing 30 million songs to choose from, including private sessions, bonus tracks, remixes and curated playlists. We were delighted to search for one of the more obscure Neil Diamond songs, The Last Picasso, and were able to enjoy listening  within seconds! Rdio subscriptions start at $9.99, with a new $14.99 family plan. We can’t imagine a day without music and Rdio has the unique ability to bring you all of your favorites.

Rdio – Gotta Love It!

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We came across a great collectible available now at your local newstand and supermarket magazine section that’s perfect for anyone who still loves the original, ground-breaking “Star Trek” television series.

CBS Watch! Magazine (www.CBSWatchMagazine.com)  has premiered  a special Star Trek special collector’s edition this month for $9.99 that features some wonderful never-before-released photographs and an insider’s view to one of the most enduring sci-fi dramas ever to hit the small screen. There are more than 100 pages of photographs, memorabilia and personal interviews in this special issue, making it a fat and juicy stocking stuffer for the Trekkie on your gift list.

CBS Watch! Magazine’s Star Trek Collector’s Edition – Gotta Love It!