Taking The Rolex Submariner To The Beach

I always thought that I never would spend a lot of money on a watch, that is until I first saw the Rolex Submariner. Instantly this watch became a must have, especially after I got into ocean diving when I was in college. Once I graduated I ended up with a very good job which allowed me to afford a new Rolex watch. I saved up money and when I got this new Submariner Rolex the first thing I did was go swimming with it on! And yes it performed amazingly well in the water. What a great watch!

definitely keepers

I recently bought two pairs of these capris and am seriously considering buying another 2 or 3 pair because they are such a great value for the price. I have running and yoga capris from Nike, Adidas, and New Balance (all of which I paid at least $40, if not more) and none of them are as comfy as these $15 cotton capris! Unlike the yoga capris I purchased online from Victoria’s Secret, which are so thin they are one step above mesh material and started getting holes after two washings, the capris are made of good quality material. The material is thick enough that you can’t see your butt cheeks if you bend over, but not so thick that it becomes hot and uncomfortable.These capris also hold up really well through lots of sweating. I live in Florida and regularly go to a 90 minute hot yoga class where the classroom temperature is up in the mid to upper 90s, if not higher. I usually lose 1-2 pounds of sweat in that class, and these pants retain their shape REMARKABLY well given they are made of cotton! Naturally, they don’t retain their shape as well as synthetic blends, but I have worn them to class at least 10 times now and I have never had to pull them up because they were slipping off my waist.One reviewer mentioned that the capris she received were itchy along the seams. I noticed a teeny bit of itchiness with the charcoal pair I bought, but not the black pair. After washing the tights, I just put an extra Downy sheet in the dryer…no more itchiness. This may not work for everyone, but it solved the issue for me.To help out with sizing, I am 5’8″ and 130lbs with a 27″ waist and 37.5″ hips. I purchased the mediums because I was afraid the small would be just a bit too tight. Out of the bag, the mediums were just a hair too loose around the thighs and knees, but a very comfortable fit in the waist. I washed them in warm water, put them in the dryer on hot, and they shrank up to the perfect size. After my hot yoga class, they are back to being just a little loose around the thighs, but when I wear them just around the house or out to run errands they keep their shape. I’m glad I didn’t purchase the small because I like to wear my pants a few inches below my waist, and I think the small would have given me the dreaded muffin top!All in all…extraordinarily happy with this purchase and would highly recommend to anyone!

Best Invicta watch

Why should you buy this watch? Well, you could just like watches, or a diver.However, you don’t have to be a “pro-diver” to use one of these watches. I’ve worn these types of watches for more than 25 years and have done little more than dive on coral 15-20 feet down. These watches last.Invicta’s 8926OB (for Original Bezel) is almost a duplicate of a Rolex Sea Master. So much so, Rolex threatened legal action unless parts were changed. The Rolex timepiece will probably last longer, but at $3,000 it should. The Invicta is a working man’s (woman’s) watch. Mine keeps good time and I rarely adjust it. It’s an automatic movement watch — not a quartz watch.That means it is a self-winding watch. And that’s fine. I doubt anybody reading this needs a hyper-precise watch for everyday life. We all like to think of ourselves as underwater demo team members or 21st Century 007s, but that’s not the case.Probably one of the benefits of Invicta is its presentation. The watch comes in an attractive case, and it has a polishing cloth. It practically blinds you with its silver bracelet.There are drawbacks though. Every Invicta watch I’ve got has a delicate crown and stem. The crown also winds the watch, like normal, but when you move it out to the other settings then you REALLY have to be careful opening it. Delicately pop it out to the A or B setting. The first, or A, setting is for changing the date. The second, or B, setting is to move the hands.The crown screws down and is secure. So, you don’t have to worry about it snagging anything.Just a note on the Original Bezel versus the newer 8296 scalloped, or Omega type, bezel: It’s sort of a coin edge, and, to me, it is easier to turn. The scalloped type requires too much pressure and over a few weeks of use it starts to feel like it is wearing out.I use mine to measure elapsed time for exercise and other events. It’s not 100-percent precise like a chronograph, but gives me what I need.Just to recap, this would make a good, inexpensive, gift that definitely looks like it is more of an investment than it is.

Perfect “cart” that looks more like furniture!

I was looking for a cart/stand to place my microwave on but wanted it to look more like a piece of furniture. This was perfect and the price was even better! My husband and I put it together in about an hour. It arrived in perfect condition, no missing parts, no flaws, and the directions were easy to follow. We sort the small parts out in muffin tins before we begin. There are typically a few extras they supply but generally if you ‘ve put it together right there shouldn’t be more than 1-3 pieces of hardware left over. We had to do some tweaking to adjust the doors but that is to be expected. The directions were very clear. The only additional thing I had to do was run a black marker down the exposed edge of the back panel otherwise you could see the 1/8″ raw edge from the side.The drawer had extra support so it won’t bow if you put anything but light weight objects in it. Also there is an adjustable shelf behind the doors. Perfect for containers, cookbooks, baskets, etc.We have purchased many Sauder products before (TV stand, book shelves, computer desk, entertainment center) and have always been please with the quality for the price. If you’re expecting high quality this isn’t it. If you’re looking for function and durability at a reasonable price look for Sauder. I have some Sauder pieces that are more than 10 years old, still look great and function as intended.

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 light.here 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.

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How do these vouchers work?

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