Arrived way before delivery date!

Packaging was pretty simple, skirt was in a clear plastic bag that was inside a thick gray plastic bag with the shipping labels on the front. The letter from Hee Grand was very nice and hilarious *with references to Harry Potter*. The skirt is perfect for what I wanted it for. I was looking for a long white skirt to fit my 11 year old daughter who is closer to the size of a 9 year old. This skirt is meant for a petite framed person, my 13 year old could wear it also and it would fit her much like it does the model in the picture *my 13 year old is 5 ft tall and 95 lbs* The waistband is elastic and could easily stretch farther than that…I could probably wear it if I wanted to, though it wouldn’t fit nearly as cute as it does on my girls * I’m 5’2 and a size 7 and the skirt would come down to mid shin on me* I didn’t see any issues with the stitching or seams. The pictures are accurate as to what will be arriving. There are 5 outer layers that are the filmy, soft, netting type material, and underneath those is a thin, satiny slip *which is also the outer material of the elastic waistband* It’s a delicate skirt that I wouldn’t suggest for rough wear…but it’s adorable and will look amazing in the photo sets I plan on taking of my girls at the beach and dressed up as princesses. All in all, it’s exactly as the pictures indicate, it fits my purposes perfectly, the price was outstanding, and it arrived within 2 weeks of ordering even though it wasn’t scheduled to arrive until later in June. Perfect transaction, I look forward to ordering from Hee Grand again.

great shoe, with a catch

first of all lets get the good out of the way. people say the shoe is narrow, but it’s adidas and i actually found mine to fit pretty normal. it feels tight at first and by the time you’re on the second hole you have to tighten it up a little. very comfortable and definitely waterproof. i was in some deepish water during an early round and my feet stayed bone dry. they are also very good looking as a matter of personal preference. they are also very is the bad: they have a different spike lock on the bottom of the shoe than footjoy or nike. you insert the spike and then half twist it. that means you are buying adidas replacements. it also means if you are a big guy (the guy i spoke to about the warranty told me 200+) they will not stay in for very long. after 3 rounds and 2 or 3 range visits the spikes on the outside of my left shoe (where you put pressure when you finish your swing) will come out during my swing. put them back and they will come out again. the bracket itself looks like it may have taken some damage. i was told by the guy servicing my warranty (not taylormade/adidas, but my store rep) that this is a common problem and he’s seen many returns and the re-return when they send them a replacement for the same problem.take it for what it’s worth, but if you are a bigger guy you might want to look elsewhere for a shoe. i don’t want to go too low on the rating because they’re good shoes, just not for me.EDIT* Adidas has replaced the shoe with the newer model. The spike pattern is different, but i’ll put my comments on that shoe’s page. It’s called the adizero one. I am glad adidas remedied the situation.

Finally! A Lit Keyboard I Don’t Hate!

This is, without a doubt, the best backlit keyboard I have owned, and one of the best all-around keyboards I have ever had.First, a little background: As a computer programmer and gamer, my keyboard is essential to my livelihood and entertainment. I have had a few backlit keyboards from other manufacturers in the past, and they have always had something wrong with them–unresponsive, poor lighting, strange key arrangements, or just far too expensive to justify the purchase. I need a full keyboard that would provides clear, sufficient lighting for those late-night gaming/coding sessions, or just when it is a cloudy day and the light is low in my office. I ordered this because it was the only backlit keyboard that was a full, non-compact design that was not outrageously expensive. I was skeptical since it had no reviews and I could find no feedback for AULA’s keyboards online.Buying this keyboard was worth the risk. The keys are sensitive and responsive, with just the right spring-back to let you know they’re there. Typing on this keyboard feels fluid and simple. The keys are arranged well, and I quickly adjusted to the slightly-altered location of the “|” key (which is good for programming, anyway).The backlighting is fantastic. Those pictures are not Photoshopped, people–the keyboard’s lighting really can be that bright and clear. Every key is well-lit and easy to read. You are getting your money’s worth. The lighting can be adjusted between red, blue, and purple, and the light itself can be adjusted to be off, low, high, or slowly pulsing.Awesome.I highly recommend this as a keyboard, and for its backlighting. If you are looking for a well-built keyboard with backlighting that isn’t overpriced and doesn’t feel cheap, then this is what you want.

Cufflinks Make The Perfect Graduation Gift

Do you know a young man that is graduating from high school or embarking on his life after college? Have you been struggling with the question of what to give him? Sure, cash is quick and easy, but years from now are they really going to remember who gave them the $100 they used to put gas in their car? A pair of elegant cuff links will be a treasured gift for years to come.

With the abundance of button cuff shirts on the market today, the number of men sporting cuff links as part of their every day wear is dwindling. Many times a guy never thinks about purchasing a set of cufflinks. Then, suddenly the day comes when is required to don a tuxedo or a suit where they are required. Usually, these are moments in his life that will never be forgotten. Imagine when that special moment comes the young man, instead of facing a nervous panic wondering how in the world he is supposed to hold his sleeves together, remembers that little box he stuck in the back of his dresser drawer. As he opens the tiny box to reveal the engraved cufflinks he received so long ago, he can’t help but smile as he remembers the loving care you took in choosing them.

A pair of classic cufflinks in silver or gold tones is a gift that is sure to never go out of style. Silver tones are currently more popular than gold tones, but a mixing of the two can offer a greater variety of uses. For a more personal touch, you can have the cufflinks engraved with his initial. If your recipient enjoys a little more flair in his style, choose a cufflink that features diamond accents. After all, cufflinks are one of the only pieces of jewelry men are able to wear without appearing gaudy or flashy.

Cufflinks are a perfect graduation gift for any young men. They are sure to become a treasured reminder of your love that can be easily incorporated into many of the defining moments of their life. Choosing a classic style assures the cufflinks will be used again and again.

Cute for sitting still…

I bought this chair for my 1.5 year old son. It’s totally cute and he took to it right away! One of the legs is a bit off giving the chair a slight wobble, but not enough that it’s concerning or unsturdy.This chair is great for sitting, it’s roomy and the seat has a lot of cushioning. The back of the chair has less cushioning than I had imagined but still seems to be comfortable for my son. Now I mentioned that I have a 1.5 year old – boy. This means that we don’t do a lot of sitting still. He likes to run to his chair and plop in – the chair however is pretty light and gets pushed when he does so. To counter this we pushed the chair against the wall, but then he seems to hit his head a lot when he leans back. He is also working on learning to sit properly which means fidgeting, rocking, and climbing, because of the light weight it seems to tip over backwards pretty easily for him. We don’t allow him to jump in the chair or climb on it, and he is supervised while using it, but I find he often pushes on the back to climb in, turn around and get situated. When he does this calmly it’s not a problem, but when he’s got some energy behind him, he tips the chair over. I should note that I am the one who doesn’t like the chair tipping, my son finds it hillariously fun, the result more pushing and rocking.I do like this chair and am keeping it as I know it will be great in the future when my son has learned to sit better but for now it’s in hiding.I would offer caution to parents who have very active children like mine who are still learning to sit properly. I know this will sound silly to some, but I know some of you will understand.* I have purchased a Harmony Kids standard Rocker for my active learner. It’s not as cute but works better for us. The fact that it rocks has kept it from going over backwards it seems. My disclaimer being that I supervise my son and have not allowed him to explore the limits of this chair.

Get generous online discounts to make your online shopping experience even better

For the new generation of shoppers that likes to shop right from their home through the online shopping websites, saving money just got easier. In general, many of the online shopping websites provide products at a cheaper rate when you compare the pricing of the same product with the actual market price. To make your shopping even cheaper, you might look out for online voucher codes.

Availability and applicability

Online discounts are simple to find and easy to use. Most of the online shops have their own voucher system. To acquire those discount vouchers, either you have to be a regular user of the website, be a part of the promotional event of the company, or buy products and use the service of their partner companies. This was your direct vouchers. There are numerous vouchers, which are not brought out by the companies themselves, but are accepted by them. A great thing about these free discount vouchers are that you are not stuck with a single online shop and you can buy whatever you like from the list of shops where the voucher is applicable.

How do these vouchers work?

If you are using discount vouchers with your online shopping, there are numerous ways in which you can put the offers in to action. Two online methods are available for this. Every voucher that is generated online as a specific code attached to it and a URL attached to it. You can add either of them to your cart to put them into consideration when your bill is being processed. If you are using an offline mode of payment for online shopping, then in additional to the above two methods, you would like to consider the printable discount vouchers. These discount vouchers are not only available with the online shopping, but you can also use them for offline shopping. 

Not What I Thought – But still Good!

Check this out! Great deals going on right now at this site and this sweatshirt is one of them!

I followed reviews left on this page and on Alternative Apparel’s page and went up a size. This was a mistake. Not a total mistake, but it is definitely oversized and 100% “slouchy”. I am 5’1″ and 105 pounds. I have a 30DDD bust size, 25″ waist and 35″ hips. This shirt bags on me. If I lean over you’ll be able to see down the neck and into my booble area.As for the color – If you go to Alternative Apparel’s site and look at Tru-Purple you will see a 100% different color. I was expecting a jewel purple that bordered on blue based upon this picture. What I got is a straight up grape colored shirt. It is a beautiful color, but definitely do NOT expect the color listed under “Tru-Purple” on this Amazon page to arrive.As for the quality/material – I love it. It is incredibly soft like other reviewers have stated, and it is surprisingly warm considering how thin it is. This is not a sweatshirt. It fits like a sweatshirt, but the material is not sweatshirt material. With that said, it is cute and if I had ordered the right size this would be something I’d feel comfy wearing to the store. I’ll have to pair it with a tank underneath as a “just-in-case”.I do plan on ordering another one, but this time I will purchase it in a size Small.

Stack planter

I have this pot configured with a 5 gallon bucket at the base. In the bucket is a air stone strip, and a pump. The pump has a 1/2″ hose that goes through the lid, and all the way up the center of the deck of pots, to the top. At the top I have a 360 degree watering head from the sprinkler department. It trickles water in all three top level pots at one time. This is on a timer and waters the plants that are planted my Cocoa Peat, or what others refer to Cocoa Coir. This has made a very economical Hydroponic garden. The pump was $12, the hose was $2.87 for 10 feet, and the air stone strip came from Wally Mart, along with the air pump that drives it. It was very easy to assemble, and I can’t wait to submit pictures, or video of it in operation.To adjust the watering, the pump comes on for as long as it takes for nutrient to travel through each pot and start to accumulate in the base tray. It takes a fine tuning because the first time the pump runs, the Coca Coir will be dry ,and it will take longer to soak through all three pots. Even after the pots are soaked, if the weather gets hot, it may take more frequent watering You can get a more attractive start in Hydroponics, at a lower price. The number of plants depends on what you plant. You can plant way more radishes than pepper plants. You can plant a nice assortment of salad type plants, and get fresh salad all through the spring. In some parts of the country, even in the heat of summer, but no here in South Florida.

Just what I needed for a wired connection with my PS3.

I bought this 25′ cable to use with my PS3 because WiFi wasn’t cutting it when it came to PSN, Home, and online gaming, especially with Killzone 3. My PS3 was in the same room as my Verizon Fios router (20mbs download and 5mbs upload speeds), and the wireless connection STILL wasn’t reliable. Used this cable with my PS3 and router, and PSN’s performance dramatically improved. I went to the network settings internet setup and made a new profile for wired connection. During the internet test everything passed with my NAT type at 2, Download speed was 23mbs, and upload speed was 4.1mbs (on wireless it wasn’t even half those speeds). When playing Killzone 3 on a wireless connection I would lag out and get that annoying “Network Connection” error message, but I played for about an hour with no lag at all. The game icons in the PS store load up almost instantly. I was able get into Home with no network errors, and everyone’s Home avatar loaded up a lot faster. I hope this info helps people who are looking to improve their PSN experience. I have yet to try streaming video media with a program called PS3 Media Server. Read additional info for network tips that I did that may help improve PSN’s performance.Additional Network Tips: If PSN’s performance is poor then read the following tips that I did to improve it.1) Set up a static IP address for your PS3. You can find a step-by-step guide on portforward[DOT]com. On the main page go to “other guides”, then “configuring a static IP address”, then finally choose the one for PS3. During the set up for this you would be able to choose a wired connection and a wireless connection. For the best performance and reliability, I would suggest using a wired connection.2) After you made a static IP address you should use that to forward ports in your router. Go to the same website from step 1, but under “port forwarding” choose “Port Forwarding Guides by Router”. Select your router (not every router in existence is on there) and choose “PlayStation Network” in the next list that comes up (it should be near that top in the second column). Follow the guide and if everything works PSN should work a lot better.I hope this additional info helps you.UPDATE:I watched a movie by streaming it with PS3 Media Server, and it played flawlessly. When I was using a wireless connection it would always stutter, and the playback would just pause for a while because the bit rate would go up to like 40mbs. That poop doesn’t happen anymore and playback is smooth as silk.

Shop All Of The Best Brands At A Discounted Price

Many people are becoming more and more careful about spending their money more wisely. This is also quite important when it comes to shopping for clothing and accessories online. Shopping online is a great way to have access to a much larger selection and one can also find great prices on the merchandise as well. It is always a good idea to shop daily deals that a website may have to offer. This can be a special sale or even a discount code that is designed to save you money. It is important to use these coupons or codes in order to get the most out of your money.

Shopping is something that a lot of folks simply don’t enjoy anymore because the stores may be crowded and the sales staff are pushy. These are great reasons to shop online from the comfort of your own home. You can take your time and will also experience a much larger and better selection. You can make the time to perform price comparisons and truly get the best deal. This is a relaxing way to shop and it is also a bit exciting because of the substantial savings that are out there.

It is also a good idea to join a community of shoppers through a website because they will generally send you an email about special sales and promotions that are currently going on. This will help you to save even more money. Many jobs require that you dress a certain way and it is important to get these clothing items at a reduced price. It is very important to find those special discount coupon codes that will save you a lot of money over time.

Smart shoppers know that shopping online is where the top deals are located and they also know that they will save money on items that they regularly purchase such as clothing and accessories. It is always a good idea to search for money saving coupon codes and deals. You will want to stretch your money as far as possible in order to keep more of it in your pocket.