Janet Cloninger

2018 Gift Guide – Senior gift ideas

ARTICLE – If you have older parents, grandparents, and friends on your holiday list this year, here are some gift ideas to help you out with your shopping tasks. NurtureWatch Everybody wants their independence, but some people have physical, emotional, mental, or other problems that mean they may need a little extra help maintaining that …

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Roborock S5 Robotic Vacuum and Mop cleaner review

REVIEW – When you have had two total knee replacements and you have a weak back, you could use some help with the housework.  I have a lot of trouble wrangling the upright Dyson we have, but I hadn’t really thought about trying a robot vacuum again because of a bad experience I had with …

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Star Wars Christmas – the saga continues…

NEWS – The Star Wars Christmas tree topper not enough for you?  How about a string of Lightsaber lights for the tree?  These lights are from the folks at ThinkGeek, so you know they’re officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise. The Star Wars Lightsaber String Lights have 20 alternating 3.5″ red and green sabers illuminated by seed …

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That’s not a moon! That’s a Christmas tree topper!

NEWS – I’m not sure how the Death Star equates to the joyous Christmas season, but who am I to question it?  If Star Wars makes all your occasions happier, then you need a Death Star Tree Topper from Hallmark.  This topper measures 6.3″ x 6.3″ x 6.3″ and weighs 14.25 ounces.  It comes with …

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You won’t need an electrician to install a Mr. Beams wireless motion-sensor ceiling light

NEWS – Have a dark closet in your house or a dark garage?  Maybe you could even use a light over your shower, but you don’t want the expense of hiring an electrician to run wiring to install the fixtures you need.  You won’t need to run wiring with the Mr. Beams Wireless UltraBright Motion Sensor …

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Google Home and Nest are better together – and will save you $100!

NEWS – If you’re looking for a time and for products to start building your smart home system, now is your time, and Google Home Hub and Nest are your products!  Nest is now offering the Google Home Hub, and they are offering you $100 savings and free shipping if you buy a Google Home …

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The Evergreen Elf monitors your Christmas tree to keep your family safe

NEWS – Forget the Elf on the Shelf; that little tattletale only makes your kids anxious.  The Evergreen Elf is useful; he will keep your family safe by preventing your real Christmas tree from drying out and becoming a fire hazard. The Evergreen Elf will fit on any live-tree stand on the market now.  He …

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Forget bento lunchboxes! This BentoStack carries your Apple accessories and has a Qi charger, too!

NEWS – The nice thing about bento lunchboxes is that you can pack a lot of stuff in a small, organized container.  That approach has been applied to the Function 101 BentoStack Charge Travel Case with Qi charger.  This Apple accessories organizer has multiple layers that hold USA-type wall chargers, Apple Pencils, Watch bands, and …

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This isn’t a Murphy bed. It’s an Ori Pocket Closet!

NEWS – Just like a Murphy bed, the Ori Pocket Closet is designed to fit a lot of functionality into a small space.  Ori says their “Pocket Closet is the walk-in closet you’ve always wanted, but never had the room for. The first-ever standalone walk-in closet instantly multiplies storage capacity in nearly any space.”  Look …

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This iHome bedside clock has Alexa built-in

NEWS – This may look like an old-fashioned alarm clock, but the iHome iAV14 Bedside Clock is so much more.  The clock has both Bluetooth speakers and Alexa Voice Service (AVS) with Far Field voice capability built-in.  Using Alexa and WiFi, you’ll be able to stream music from a variety of services.  You’ll able able …

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WaterField introduces leather office accessories

NEWS – WaterField usually makes fine leather accessories, wallets, bags, and organizers that you take along with you.  Now they’ve introduced some leather accessories that stay at home on your desk to keep your workspace neat and tidy. The Leather Charging Valet is made of premium, vegetable-tanned leather in brown.  It measures 9.5″ X 7.5″ …

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Restrain your big dog properly in the car with the Big Dog Seat Belt

NEWS – Dwayne Caruth spent 10 years as a firefighter/EMT, and he saw far too many dogs injured or killed because they were improperly restrained during a car accident.  He was inspired to find a better way to protect dogs in the car after an accident he responded to where the driver was alive and in …

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This pour-over coffee filter makes a cup or a pot of coffee

NEWS – This, of course, is not the only pour-over coffee maker on the market, but it is the first I’ve personally seen that doesn’t require a disposable paper filter.  Paper filters add to the waste you produce, especially if you use one paper filter for each cup of coffee you make.  This reusable Pour …

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Albedo100 makes sure you’ll always be seen at night

NEWS – Albedo is a measure of how reflective an object, usually a planet or moon, is – how much of the incident light is reflected by the object.  Despite how bright they are, the Earth’s albedo is only about 0.3, meaning 30% of light is reflected, and our moon when full is only about …

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