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This Scrubba Wash Bag has a laundry system engineered inside of a nap sack for campers, trekkers, climbers, boaters and outdoor thrill seekers. The Scrubba has a wash board, of sorts, inside the bag. With just a bit of water, soap and a few squeezes, in less than five minutes the sweat, stink and grimy signs of the day are gone. If you are environmentally conscious, there are a number of bio-washing liquids on the market (often available at camping stores) that are phosphate free. The Scrubba Wash bag is compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It also comes with a clothesline for drying. Users can fit about two days’ worth of clothes inside for washing. The bag also doubles as a flexible knapsack to carry any outdoor gear or tools.
Accident prone? That last tumble you took in your Louboutins was embarrassing enough. But it only gets worse from there. After breaking a foot, next comes that big, black ugly orthopedic boot you have to schlep around in while your broken bones – and your ego – mend. Worse yet, you have a formal social event coming up, and you’re asking yourself, “What would Paris Hilton do?”
Enter Christina Daves who, after breaking her own foot – and on her way to fashionable New York the next day – scoured the internet for something…anything…more stylish than the unattractive transformer-like boot she was forced to wear. Nothing existed, so Davis took matters into her own hands. The result was CastMedic Designs, a line of colorful socks, cuffs, faux-fur wraps, flowers and buttons that take the boot from casual to formal, with styles for children and adults. Daves designed, manufactured and brought her products to market in February 2012 and has partnered with the top sales representatives of the largest manufacturer of orthopedic bracing in the world to establish a national sales force to sell to doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and physicians’ stores and has many celebrities wearing her product.
CastMedic Designs comes in a wide selection and caters to everything, from casual to evening wear. So strap it, sock it, wrap it and wear it! Visit her website at www.castmedicdesigns.com.
They come in gift boxes of 12 or party-size of 60, or if you really want to create a festive atmosphere, present them in an elegant brass plated chocolate cup butler. The brass tree holds up to 12 Chocolate Liqueur Cups and makes the perfect centerpiece to enhance any party.
Astor products are made using the finest premium Belgian chocolate, imported from world-renowned chocolate makers. Order these confectionary delights at www.astorchocolate.com.
This wireless key finder from Brookstone locates your lost keys with just the press of a button. Simply press one of the color-coded pager buttons on the compact wireless transmitter, and the matching key fob attached to your key chain will answer with a loud, clear alarm from anywhere in your house. No more morning panics—just press one of the color-coded buttons and wait for the loud alarm to sound, showing you where to find your keys. The transmitter fits easily and unobtrusively on your countertop, desk or dresser, and will locate keys up to 60 feet away – through floors, walls, even sofa cushions.