Saturday, June 25, 2016

Act Now - Turn Your Patios, Decks and/or Porches into "Outdoor Living"! Save Now!!

Does your home, condo or apartment have an under-utilized and unattractive porch, deck and/or patio area? Worse yet - are these places that are intended for you, family and Friends to relax looking weather beaten and ragged? 

The Problem - My porches look like a storage area for used furniture! I have this problem and want to do something about it! I want to do something about it.
What I don't want to do  - Run around shopping for furniture sets and individual pieces hoping to hit a sale and then try to load them into my car or haggle for delivery!
What I want to do - Find a quick, personalized fix that turns these disaster areas into something special where I can take-it-easy and entertain!

The Solution - An online shopping solution crossed my desk that offers: quality, choice, and style for buying coordinated patio, deck and porch furniture sets and accessories.  Equally impressive is that they offer 
Pier 1 Imports - Your website for Special deals on Patio Furniture!
OFF ALL OUTDOOR"! Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more - I'm "All IN" for Pier 1 Imports!!

About Pier 1 - While I have heard about and think been in a Pier 1 store, I really did not realize the size, quality and pricing of their furniture selections - especially for the porch, patio or outdoors! 

Here's what Pier 1 says about themselves, "...we search out the world’s most gifted artisans, find and develop fashion-forward trends, and handcraft exclusive products with you specifically in mind." 

A Pier 1 Review - " of my favorite stores to shop for outdoor furnishings, stylish accessories and some really great entertaining ideas. I’ve been browsing this store for years, and they always come through in the summer with lots of bright colors and fun". By Rhoda at Southern Hospitality

Here's what I suggest:
~ Walk around your your house, condo or apartment
Beautiful patio, porch and deck furniture on SALE!
~ Take a look at the porches, patios and decks 
~ See how they look - Are they an eyesore?
~ Ask yourself if you'd like a comfortable, affordable, designer look that brings the indoors together with the outdoors for yourself, family, and friends?
~ If your answer is YESCLICK HERE, and start shopping! You'll like what you see and the savings found on the Pier 1 website. Even better, experience how great you feel when you SAVE and bring your Patio, Deck or Porch areas back to life! 
~ Relax, Entertain & Enjoy the Months ahead!!!!

Remember - Use when shopping for Personal, Family, Business, and Gifting Needs - You'll find Great Selection and Great - Your online, outlet shopping mall!.

If you have questions or suggestions - Contact Phil -

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Let's Party for the 4th of July - Fun & Food!
Let's Get Ready For A Fun-Filled 4th of July! Be Prepared and Save!

1) For The Grill ChicagoSteak Company - Great Steaks, Chops, Seafood & Desserts? 

      What they say about their own Company & Mission, "At Chicago Steak Company we dedicate ourselves to the highest quality of service. It is with a sense of warmth, pride, and commitment that we sell and Deliver the World's
Finest Beef, Seafood, and Desserts." 
     See what their customers had to say - "This is what quality should be like. Totally impressed with the quality. Even the packaging for shipment was superior to the competition." TrustedPilot by Alex
Select Now - The choices are unbelievable and the taste is even better! What a way to cap off the 4th!! 
2) Need a Grill? - Char-Broil - Wow -- are these popular - For those that love the flavor of Charcoal Grilling or the convenience of Gas! Great Choices at Great Prices!!

     Take a look at the Char-Broil 4-Burner Gas Grill! 
     Here's the review by, "The Char-Broil Classic 4-Burner is a 
powerful, affordable barbecue grill with several features that make it a good choice for your backyard or patio. It generates plenty of heat from its four primary burners and has a lot of cooking space, allowing you to cater to both small and large parties."
Select a Grill Now - The selection of grills is terrific to meet the needs of all  - including commercial grade! 

The 4th of July - Independence Day - is about celebrating our nations birthday! What better way than with Family, Good food and Outdoor Fun!
Shop at and Save!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Making Plans for the July 4th - Independence Day? Don't Forget To Display the American Flag! - Celebrate the 4th of July & Fly the Flag!
It's Time to Fly The Flag! The 4th of July is - and should be - about parades, picnics, fireworks and getting together. The day celebrates the Birth of America! 

Our forefathers took great risk and had incredible foresight in making this day and America possible. 
Let's show our love for this nation - even with its imperfections - by flying or displaying the American Flag. Search the closets or attic and take out the flag. Don't have one? - Buy Now & Save - "Made in America".

Here's's suggestion for buying a US made flag - (See the company review below) - Shop now and enjoy up to a 30% Savings! - Buy an American Flag for the 4th of July and save - made in America!

About July 4, 1776 - "On July 4, 1776, two days after it adopted the Lee Resolution that declared the united colonies’ independence from Great Britain, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), which explains that decision by “declar[ing] the causes which impel them to the separation.” Provided by

How to Celebrate the 4th - John Adams, our 2nd President suggested in a letter to his wife, Abigail, how we should recognize and celebrate the 4th, "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” From 

An interesting fact about the 4th of July and the two above mentioned forefathers - "John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and third presidents of the United States, respectively, die on this day, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Both men had been central in the drafting of the historic document; Jefferson had authored it, and Adams, who was known as the “colossus of the debate,” served on the drafting committee and had argued eloquently for the declaration’s passage." From

Review of - Posted from ResellerRatings
"I chose this flag because of its reported durability for outdoor use and it's price. I am very pleased with how it looks on the flag pole and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a standard-size flag." wishes you a Happy 4th of July!

We wish you a Happy, Safe and Fun-Filled Holiday! Remember - Use for all of your Personal, Business & Gifting Needs!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Is Almost Here - That Means Traveling & Camping - Are You Equipped?

When it comes to planning a trip and camping - if it includes the Great Outdoors - much of the comfort and success will depend on the right clothes and equipment! While I am a seasoned veteran of both the planning and equipping outdoor experiences - both casual and more intense - I have been as guilty as the novice at making these big mistakes:
          ~ Putting price before Quality
          ~ Not sticking to proven Brand Names
          ~ Not planning for changes in weather conditions -                      Wet, Hot, Cold, Wind, etc
          ~ Either over or under packing for the Trip 

Here are two Companies we'd suggest you look at for camping and other outdoor needs:
    Cabela's - 
Cabela's - Your source for outdoor gear & Equipment!
About - A direct marketer and specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, and related outdoor recreation merchandise.

Review - "Great service, fast delivery and excellent products. Love Cabela's!!" By Dena on

    Sierra Trading Post -  
About - They believe everyone can feel the thrill of exploration; they make it easier to explore more by offering incredible savings on the best brands from around the world.
Sierra Trading Post - The place to shop for your camping gear!

Review - "Based on this one purchase I would highly recommend the company. Let me add, I rarely give five stars, but the product being as described and two-day delivery warranted them." By 2mileHi on 

Here is a suggested list of needs - in addition to the proper choices of clothes, shoes, boots, etc. - for camping provided by
  • tent
  • sleeping bags
  • sleeping pads
  • first aid kit
  • lantern
  • flashlights
  • extra batteries
  • small whisk broom
  • tarps
  • wet wipes/paper towels
  • matches
  • bug repellent
  • trash bags
  • plates & utensils
  • cooking supplies
An addition I'd suggest is a table top propane grill - they are affordable and take the hassle out of finding wood and a clean grill! With a name like Weber, you can't go wrong! 

Remember - Use when shopping for Personal, Family, Business, and Gifting Needs - You'll find Great Selection and Great - Your online, outlet shopping mall!.
If you have questions or suggestions - 
Contact Phil -   

Thursday, June 16, 2016

What a Find - The Products! The Company! The Location! A Must Read, See & Shop!!

Wow! This company - Shinola -  is a Great Find! What a Story & Set of Products. Brought to you in part from Detroit!
Shinola -  Fine Watches and more made in Detroit!

Shinola's Products - You really need to visit their website to appreciate the "High-End" goods this company produces. 

What do they offer? While watches are their main stay - assembled in Detroit - they also offer high-end: Leather Goods; Bicycles; Leather Journals; Pet Goods; Knives and other Goods.

Shinola - A great selection of classic watches!
Here's what Shinola has to say about Themselves & Detroit
     About Themselves - "As makers of handcrafted watches, bicycles, leather goods, and journals, we believe products should be built to last. Shinola stands for skill at scale, the preservation of craft and the beauty of industry." Shinola
     Their Detroit Connection & Pledge - "We know there’s not just history in Detroit, there is a future. It’s why we are here. Making an investment in skill, at scale. Creating a community that will thrive through excellence of craft and pride of work. Where we will reclaim the making of things that are made well. And define American luxury through American quality." Shinola
Shinola - Check-out their high-end bicycles!

Shinola Reviews - While many commented that the watches, bicycles, etc. are only "assembled" in Detroit, the reviews were extremely positive! Here's a selection from Ask MetaFilter:
"You visited the factory, and you like the way the watch looks. Buy it." posted by oceanjesse
"My wife and I each have one and are completely delighted and satisfied with them. I have no idea if it is over/under priced and I am fully aware that it is only assembled in Detroit--As far as I am concerned that is more than enough for me. If you purchase it I hope you are as satisfied (practically and emotionally) as we are." posted by rmhsinc

"I bought my husband that watch at Christmas. He has worn it almost every day since and it's still looking great. It's a solid watch an he gets compliments on it daily." posted by polkadot 

Shinola - Proud workers bring you quality watches, bicycles, leather goods and more!
Our Thoughts - While Shinola's Products are not a low-end/low-quality buy, they are a quality buy that can be a conversation piece as well as a time piece, etc! The fact that Shinola provides jobs in Detroit is not lost to We are a Cleveland, Ohio based company that is well aware of the "Rust Belt" struggles! 

Remember - Use when shopping for Personal, Family, Business, and Gifting Needs - You'll find Great Selection and Great - Your online, outlet shopping mall!.

If you have questions or suggestions - 
Contact Phil -   

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mix Business & Pleasure! Are You Single? Enjoy & Experience Traveling Alone - But Get Some Expert Help!

Recently had been asked about travel recommendations. One request stood-out from the rest! 
The question was, "As a single person, where do I go to plan my travels?" With some research we found that there is actually a company that specializes in travel for singles - BestSingles Travel (BST)!
Best Singles Travel - For Your Great Vacations & Travel Experiences!

About BST -  I was pleased to see that they didn't just focus on one age group, type or destination. 
~ Age groups are separated into: 18 - 35, 40s,       50s, 60s+
~ Types of trips include: Site Seeing; Cruises;       Sailing; Skiing; Cooking; Painting; Pilates 
    and All Inclusive
~ Destinations Include: US, Alaska, 
   Caribbean, Europe; Africa and Worldwide   
Remember to check-out their Specials/Sales!

Getting Yourself Started - Having some doubts about traveling on-your-own? The first time around - Most people do!
Hear's what a Fodor'sTravel article had to say, "Like many travelers, I used to never go anywhere alone, but after a few eye-opening, life-changing experiences, I’m hooked on solo travel—and I’m not the only one." He went on to say, "In fact, there’s so much you can do when you travel alone that you’ll wonder how you ever managed to travel with someone else in the past." -- Michael Alan Connelly, July 8, 2015

My Experience - Having traveled to many parts of the world alone, with friends and then family, I can say from experience that traveling alone had some unique advantages. Traveling alone presented a set of dynamics that at first were scary but in the end prove out to be sets of Great Experiences. I'm convinced that Best Singles Travel could have been of tremendous assistance!
Let Best Singles Travel take you on your Holiday or Vacation!

One More Thing To Add - While working on this Blog, I came across the following words to live by for singles -- from Motto (A Time Inc. website) - "My own advice is to take the plunge. Once you land wherever you decide to go, you’ll feel empowered enough that all your concerns about feeling lonely will wash away." Enjoy your travels!
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Make Father's Day Special & Affordable! It Doesn't Need to "Cost an Arm & a Leg" to be Appreciated!!

As we were searching the internet for Father's Day gift opportunities that would actually excite those DADs, found ShoppersChoice w/ Savings of 40% or more!! 
Shop for Father's Day & Savings at ShoppersChoice!

Great Gifts and Great Prices for that Man in your Life! 
Ties & Cologne just don't make it! For GREAT GIFTS and 40% SAVINGS! 
These are name brands at the best prices - Check-out the:
~ Outdoor Cooking/Barbecue Selections
~ Cutlery
~ Outdoor Furniture
~ Home Decor & Furniture
~ Camping Gear
~ Hunting & Fishing Gear
~ and so much more! 
ShoppersChoice for Great Father's Day Steals - 40% or more off!
Click on the ShoppersChoice logo or Click Here to Shop for the Deals & Steals! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! 
Shop on for your Personal, Family, Business & Gifting Needs!

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