We Got A ThermoSpas Hot Tub… Our First Hot Tub Ever!

Jim and I always want to call it "ThermaSpa"(with an "a"), but technically the company name is ThermoSpas (with an "o" and usually plural). Confusing name, but their hot tubs are a supurb quality and we couldn't be happier that we are the proud new owners of a ThermoSpa hot tub. I just thought I'd share a little about how we were introduced to ThermoSpas and why we think they make some of the best hot tubs around.   I'm Not Really The Hot Tub Type By the way, I never thought I … [Read more...]

Hampton Inn Pillows… Worth Every Down-Filled Moment!


One of the craziest things we ever did... (also one of the best things we ever did!) was to purchase 2 sets of down pillows from Hilton Hotels.Yep, they're the same pillows they use in their hotels... plush, and huge, and over-stuffed. Ahhhh!Here's how it all happened...  … [Read more...]

Retrevo: It’s The Ultimate Site For Product Ratings & Reviews

Woah! It's not often that I talk about a new site or idea without having a lot of experience with it. But this one doesn't require a lot of experience & know-how in order to wow and amaze you. Check out Retrevo.com. It's a site that contains reviews, ratings, details, and specs for virtually every product under the sun. Think: online shopping site... on steroids! I like it best for the reviews & ratings. For example, have a look at the prices, reviews & ratings for the Nikon D80 digital … [Read more...]

Why The Little Giant Ladder Is The Best Ladder We’ve Ever Used

Have you ever used a Little Giant ladder before? We did once. We borrowed a friend's Little Giant in order to do our exterior Spring cleaning around the house last year. I've gotta say... it was the best thing we ever did in terms of getting the outside of our house up to par for the summer. And, I was surprised by the number of features and the flexibility of this ladder!   Little Giant Highlights Rated to 250 to 375 lbs (...depending on which ladder you choose) … [Read more...]

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: Creative Uses For These Household Cleaning Blocks That Truly Work Magic!

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Who knew, that I'd first hear about Mr. Clean Magic Erasers at a conference about blogging? It's true. When Glenn Reynolds (a.k.a. "The Instapundit" and godfather of the blogging world) mentioned in passing how much he liked this handy household gadget, I knew it must be great. And when he commented on its ability to work on a wide variety of surfaces, rather than just those stated on the box, I knew this product would be right up my alley. I'm not kidding when I say these Magic Erasers … [Read more...]

Bissell Carpet Cleaners Are The Best… Especially The Bissell Proheat Steam Cleaner!


With two dogs in the house 24/7, we NEED a powerful carpet cleaner more often than we'd like to admit! I can't tell you just how many times I've used our Bissell Pro Heat steam cleaner to clean up even the toughest of pet stains. If you're wondering how it works, and whether or not it's worth the money, consider this... We've used our Bissell Pro Heat steam cleaner to clean up "pet stains" including: blood urine diarrhea vomit mud   … [Read more...]

I’m Not An Expert On Showerheads, But I Stayed At A Holiday Inn Express Last Night!

Of course, it rained on our little spontaneous trip to South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and East Tennessee a couple weekends ago... So we didn't camp (as planned). We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express instead. What's So Great About Holiday Inn Express? One of the first things we noticed was the very modern bathroom & shower! No joke. You could practically LIVE in that bathroom -- it was so spacious, and clean, and there were so many efficiencies. Two of the most obvious:The mini … [Read more...]

World’s Longest Yard Sale… What’s It Like?

Our Review of the World's Longest Yard Sale... The World's Longest Yard Sale takes place each August along U.S. Highway 127 from Gadsden, Alabama... through the state of Tennessee... and up to Covington, Kentucky, just shy of Ohio. They get upwards of 100,000 yard sale shoppers each year. We went to the World's Longest Yard Sale for the first time. So of course, we had to blog this! And of course, you can expect to find the real "inside scoop" here.Read on to see: What … [Read more...]