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Now You Too Can Have a Mad Men Bed

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Need even more of the Mad Men? Buy Mad Men on DVD and Blu-Ray on Amazon.com!

clubfurniturestore_2070_6200201Tired of the boring old headboard (or lack of) that you have on your bed? When you watch Mad Men are you really staring at Draper’s headboard and thinking, “man that would be great to lean against and read?” Then you, my friend, are in luck.

Now available at ClubFurniture.com is the Tufted Draper bed inspired by the hit TV show Mad Men. I personally would love a Inara style bed inspired by the cult-TV show Firefly, but this one is rather nice and retro.

To ease any uncertainties about purchasing furniture online, clubfurniture.com offers a 30-day in-home trial. If customers are not completely satisfied with their bed or any other piece of furniture, they can contact clubfurniture.com within that time frame to return the piece(s) and receive a refund. Purchasers also receive a full bed frame and workmanship warranty.

So, check it out, and buy one for yourself. Sorry the actual Don Draper is not included.

Who Watches the Watches?

Seiko-Watch-Kinetic-SKA251In this day and age watches are no longer a necessity, but instead, they are a fashion accessory. Since I carry my cellphone everywhere it’s become my new watch. But I still love occasionally wearing my Emily Strange watch because it represents me – black and red, a black cat (like my cat Myboyfriend) and a quirky 13 instead of 12 at the top).

So now I think of watches as personality statements, much like jewelry or shoes. So when I think of buying a watch as a present I want something that represents the person. When Bluedial.com asked me to write about their Seiko Kinetic watches, I had a lot of fun trying to match a watch to a person in my life. I, of course, started thinking birthdays and Christmas. Something timeless to celebrate my grandfather’s birthday perhaps. A beautiful watch to commemorate his years of life and love.

When I think about the time my Grandpa Bill has seen, it’s fairly amazing. He’s gone through a World War, seen the rise and fall of Communism in Russia, gone from listening to the radio for entertainment, to the TV, to the internet. He’s seen phones numbers go from KLondike 5-3247 to calling Jenny at 867-5309. He’s gone from the days where Humphry Bogart was the on screen hero/tough guy to Harrison Ford to “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson.

With all of this, of course a watch would make a perfect present. How about you? What situation or person would you buy a watch for?

Revo Offers Recycled Eyewear Featuring Eco-Friendly Revo Re-Use Technology

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Performance eyewear maker, Revo, has long been recognized for its industry-leading polarized lenses and advanced, lightweight frame materials. Today, Revo continues its legacy of innovation by offering recycled eyewear featuring new Revo Re-Use technology.

At Revo, sustainable and eco-friendly practices are a major initiative. This commitment to the environment is exemplified through Revo Re-Use technology which is incorporated into select frames within the new Revo Polarcast collection. The result is an assortment of unisex sunglasses that are precision molded from 100% recycled pre-consumer nylon plastics. Available in five stylish frames with eleven total colorways, the Revo Re-Use line is one of the largest collections of recycled eyewear on the market.

Designed to have a big impact on the eyes with little impact on the environment, all Revo Re-Use frames feature proprietary Revo Polarcast lens technology which is the result of several optical innovations. It begins with shatter proof lenses made from Serilium(TM), the purest form of polycarbonate available. Every Revo lens receives three coatings – a selective wavelength attenuation coating which allows usable light to pass through the lens while blocking glare from haze, fog or other forms of diffused light; an anti-reflective coating to eliminate light that bounces off the inside of the lens; and Revo’s exclusive Element Shed(TM) coating to ensure dust, sand and water will roll off the surface of the lens. To reduce eyestrain and promote high-grade optical clarity, all Revo lenses are infusion molded into a single layer of material.

In addition to recycled frame material and unparalleled lens polarization, Revo Re-Use(TM) sunglasses are also a step ahead when it comes to fit. A patented Motion Fit(TM) system positions sunglasses to ideal locations on the nose and ears which maximizes comfort by eliminating unwanted pressure points.

To further extend its commitment to sustainability, Revo has partnered with global water advocate, Alexandra Cousteau, and mountaineer, Jimmy Chin. Serving as brand ambassadors, Alexandra and Jimmy represent a new generation of visionaries who are dedicated to making a difference with their involvement in key environmental and social programs around the world.

Throughout the month of August, select Sunglass Hut stores will feature an exclusive advertising campaign featuring Revo brand ambassadors, Alexandra Cousteau and Jimmy Chin. Additionally, Revo Re-Use(TM) sunglasses are now available at all Sunglass Hut locations nationwide. Find out more at www.sunglasshut.com.

Alternative to Expensive Battle Maps to Debut at Gen Con

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Gaming Paper sheets, the latest innovation in role playing and miniatures accessories will make its hobby debut at Gen Con Indy 2009. Its creator, Erik Bauer, is excited to offer this new product to the gaming masses at the year’s biggest hobby event.

“Gaming Paper sheets finally offer a low-cost alternative to expensive battle maps and tile sets,” Bauer explained. “We’re looking forward to offering this inexpensive, reusable, and yet disposable product to gamers.”

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Feed Your Addiction

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So I have an addiction…. Well a few of them!
But today I’m bringing up my terrible addiction to soaps and lotions and things. To be honest, I’m not a big lotion person, but I ADORE soaps and bath bombs and salts. Really anything that will make me smell pretty and will go in the tub or shower. I also love what great gifts these things make!

So with that in mind I wanted to talk a little bit about a few of the places that feed my addiction.

To begin with I heard about this give away today. It looks pretty great and right up my alley. I checked out the store and am really excited about the Sage and Lavender stuff (what a great idea to mix those two smells!). I’ve not tried anything from there yet, but I’m excited to! The prices also look really reasonable, so I’m looking forward to adding this stuff to my usual rotation. I also like that there are sales! Yay for sales. Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

Now I also recently found this place. I just love this stuff. Its local for me but they will deliver anywhere. Again the lavender stuff is amazing (all of it). I also really enjoy the moose (its a thick lotion), and the Red Rocks soap is earthy and wonderful (and totally looks like Red Rocks)! The kitchen soap is fun too, citrus and coffee, awesome idea. There are some great products for moms-to-be and babies. There are also a lot of smaller size (and less expensive) items that make fantastic gifts. I personally enjoy the small soap packs, you get a variety of scents for a pretty good deal! They also have a lot of eco-friendly products worth checking out. Mountain Girl Botanics.

I’ve also been spending some time with Lush. The hair products are really different and fun. I’ve been using the hair mask and WOW! I’m impressed. I also love it for the bath bombs and other fun bath stuff. They have a great online ordering service, and have locations all over. One of the things to note though is that I will often find something I love online only to find they don’t carry it in the store.

And finally for bath enthusiasts check out Melt. They are similar to Lush, but the scents you get are very different. I personally am a big fan of the Maharini Mist. I like that they sell things by scent rather than product, so if you find something you like you can get everything from scrubs to lotions to bath bombs with that scent. Oddly enough, this was a little confusing for me when I went to the store. If you don’t remember the name of the scent you liked it can be a bit daunting to locate it again.

There are a LOT of places out there, and I usually find something special and fun about most of them. I suggest you check out any of these places and find the thing you love about them