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Datacolor ColorReader EZ review – Match and find paint colors in a click

REVIEW – Color is big business. It’s something most of us take for granted, but getting the color right can be quite complicated. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about paint colors, or the space gray of a MacBook Pro; in either case, there’s someone (or many someones) behind getting that exact shade right. It’s …

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Twinkly Flex app-controlled LED light strip review – get creative with your indoor accent lighting

REVIEW – I’m into interesting indoor and outdoor lighting and have written too many reviews of different products to link here.  One of my favorites is the Twinkly series of app-controlled lights, like the Twinkly Strings. Twinkly is back at it, bringing new products to market.  This time, it is indoor lighting with Twinkly Flex.  …

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The perfect gift for the crazy cat person in your life

NEWS – When was the last time you thought about socks for your furniture legs? If your answer was never, you’re probably in the majority. Believe it or not, furniture socks are really a thing, and these furniture socks are designed to protect your floors from scuffs and scratches. Not only that, but they look …

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Use this projector to create washi tape art on your walls

NEWS – If you’re a stationary, bullet journal, or planner nerd, you will know what washi tape is. If you don’t, washi tapes are rolls of decorative low tack tapes that easily stick and restick to paper and now walls. The GrafiTape from Animi Causa is a small wooden projector that will project you or …

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Ludela Gen 2 Candle Review – A candle that is remote controlled

REVIEW – We are starting to get into the holiday season and for me, that is when I am most likely to have candles lit around the house.  I am not a big person for scented candles.  I find most of the scents overwhelming and intrusive.  I do love the soft glow from a real …

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Twinkly Music review – Animates your holiday lights to music

REVIEW – Last holiday season, I had the opportunity to review Twinkly Strings – controllable holiday lights. I really liked them and they became a prominent feature in our holiday display. This year, Twinkly is back with Twinkly Music – a wireless controller for Twinkly lights that adds audio reactivity to your Twinkly lights. Let’s …

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Twinkly Strings 400 LED multi-color lights review

REVIEW – It’s that time of year where we risk life and limb to decorate for the holidays.  For many of us, that involves lights and the requisite swearing that comes from burned-out strings.  LED lights have definitely reduced that, but they’re still just lights, right?  Twinkly says “NO”!  Lights can be more! What is …

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Darice Bowdabra bow maker and craft tool review

REVIEW – Presents are fun.  What makes them more fun?  Bows!  Our family has a long-standing Christmas tradition where if the present you’re opening has a bow, you have to take it off the present and stick it to your head before you can open the present.  You can’t take any bows off until you’re …

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Observe an eclipse every day in your own home with the Eclipse Fixed Sconce

NEWS – I like uniquely designed home furnishings as well as sciencey stuff. The Eclipse Fixed Sconce is both – a unique sconce that looks like an eclipse! This beautiful sconce by Philippe Malouin is made of brass, aluminum, and glass and comes in black chrome, chrome, and polished brass colors. It has a non-dimmable …

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Make an interesting collage of photos instantly for your wall using the Modular Magnet Frame System

NEWS – I see photos of expertly decorated walls using a collage of photos and would love to recreate such designs on my wall but I’m not sure how to go about it. Who’s with me? Well, the Modular Magnetic Frame System by Magnaframe is here to help us out albeit with tiny special sized frames. …

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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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