The Weather’s Getting Colder, Make Sure Your Pets are Kept Warm

Petmate 27442 Heated Cat Bed, 15Safe low voltage heating
Dark brown suede with natural berber
Chew resistant power cord
Indoor only
Round shape ideal for cats


Give your pet a nice, large bed to keep warm at night and/or during the cold months of the year, use the Petmate Heated Cat Bed. It offers a steady stream of heat on a round bed with walls that are made of suede and natural Berber. The smaller size and shape of the bed makes it ideal for cats, but will certainly work for tiny dogs as well. The soothing low voltage bed is designed to be used indoors exclusively, and simply plugs in to a standard outlet features a chew resistant power cord safe for your pets. The bed has a 15″ diameter and walls that are 5.5″ high.

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Energy Efficient Cooktop Heats to 450 Degrees Fahrenheit in a Matter Minutes

Total Chef TCIS11BN 450&degF Single Burner Induction Cooktop




  • 60% less energy used than that of a conventional oven
  • Easily stores out of the way when not in use
  • Takes only a few minutes to heat up to 450 degrees
  • Drastically reduces cook time
  • User-friendly touch control panel



How long do your conventional oven burners take to heat up? Several minutes? Longer? With the Total Chef 450 degree Single Burner Induction Cooktop you can drastically cut down on your cooking times as this chef’s aide can heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit in simply a matter of minutes. The induction heating coil is located beneath the tempered glass surface which remains at a steady low temperature as its function is to receive the heat from the pan. Once the pan is placed on the cooktop little energy is wasted as the heat is transferred directly to the pan. Because the Induction Cooktop is able to heat up the pan so quickly and efficiently much less energy is used and when a pan is lifted off the device the zones in use stop heating immediately. A conventional oven stove top can use as much as 60% more energy than an Induction Cooktop. This means that those using conventional stove tops not only have to wait longer for their meal to cook but they also have to pay more for it as a result due to higher electric bills. The 450 degree Single Burner Induction Cooktop is also portable and small enough to easily stash away in a cabinet while not in use. This makes it perfect for those with limited countertop space that don’t need another appliance taking up room when not being used. Because it plugs into wall outlet the user can use it in any room to keep something at a simmer for guests or bring it with them on the go.

Induction Cooktops require the use of induction compatible pots and pans. This includes steel or cast iron, enameled iron, stainless steel and flat-bottom pots and pans. As easy method to determine if your pots or pans are compatible is to put a magnet up to it and see if it sticks. If the magnet does not stick then there is a good chance the pan is not suitable for induction cooking. A list of some non-compatible pots and pans are heat-resistant glass, ceramic containers, copper, aluminum, and rounded-bottom pots and pans.

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Daylight Savings 2011–Fall Back on Sunday, November 6th

Daylight savings ends this weekend, so don’t forget you must set your clocks back 1 hour. That means we will be waking up to darker mornings and ending the day with less sunlight. And of course, we will be essentially gaining an hour of sleep!

Since we will be waking up to darker mornings it may be easy to oversleep a bit. Make sure that you have a good alarm clock to make sure you’re not catching some extra Zzzz’s.

Nanda Home TOCKa Tocky Alarm Clock - Aqua
This alarm rolls Room While Playing Your Favorite Music to Get You Going in the Morning
Sonic Alert SBP100SS Sonic Shaker Portable Vibrator Alarm Clock
Alarm Clock with Wireless Bed Shaker Will Wake Even the Heaviest Sleepers
Verilux VA05WW1 Rise & Shine Natural Wake-Up Light
Wake Up Naturally to the Harmonious Blend of Light and Sound

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Seeing that it will be getting darker earlier, make sure that your home has sufficient lighting so that you’re not coming home to a dark house. Whether it is indoor or outdoor lighting you can set it up so that the lights turn on automatically and you can use solar powered products to make sure it isn’t costing you extra money.

In-LineLinc Relay - INSTEON Motion Sensor Floodlight Kit, White
Increase the Safety of your Home using Motion Sensor Floodlights with INSTEON Control
Solar Halogen Motion Light, Rectangle
Solar-Powered Halogen Light Turns on Automatically When Motion is Detected
AmerTac SLC2BCB3 60W Candelabra Light Control, Bronze (3-Pack)
Automatically Turns Lights On at Dusk and Off at Dawn

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Keeps Water Flowing Freely From Your Hose in Even the Coldest Winter Conditions

K & H Manufacturing 5090 All Season Hose Heater

  • Holds standard garden hoses up to 100 feet long
  • Automatically turns on or off based on outdoor ambient temperature
  • Uses only 70 Watts of power
  • Heavy-duty, UV resistant nylon materials
  • MET Listed

With these hose cover, you’ll always have running water, even in sub-zero temperatures. Three thermostats within the unit monitor internal temperature and ambient outdoor temperature. As the ambient temperature drops, the hose heater automatically turns on to keep the hose warm and water flowing freely. When the outside temperature rises, the heater turns off to save energy. Up to 100 feet of be stored inside the heavy-duty nylon cover. Keeping water running through your hose won’t cause a drastic change in your electricity bill. At only 70 Watts, this hose heater uses less energy than the average light bulb. Read more

Limit the Access of Your Pets to Specific Areas of the Home

Bindaboo Walk Through, Self-Closing Dog and Pet Security Gate, Black
To safely limit the access of your pets, look no further than the Bindaboo Walk Through, Self-Closing Dog and Pet Security Gate. The gate fits most standard doorways and is ideal for other openings in the kitchen and stairway. No tools are necessary, simply attach the tension knobs and adjust them according to your doorway or opening. The pet security gate acts as a fence that will prevent your pets from entering areas that you don’t want them to or roaming your home and getting into trouble. It is even safe enough to be used as a barrier that will protect babies and toddlers from going into dangerous areas where they could possibly be harmed. The gate is not a solid wall, pets will be able to see into other rooms and feel like they are part of the action. Unlike other barriers that require you to step over them once they are in place, you can walk through this gate with a simple one-handed motion to unlock, lift and swing it open in both directions…then just let it automatically close and lock! The Bindaboo Walk Through, Self-Closing Dog and Pet Security Gate is a functional device essential for homes with pets or toddlers.

  • Protect your pets by letting them grow and play in a secure environment
  • Ideal for doorway openings and openings at the top or bottom of a stairway
  • Adjustable width for openings from 28″ – 32″ inches (71cm – 82cm)
  • Allows pets to see through the gate so and be part of activity in the next room
  • No tools required for installation

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Turn Your Car’s Battery into 110 Volt Household AC Power

PowerDrive RPPD300 300 Watt DC to AC Power Inverter
The PowerDrive 300W Compact Power Inverter gives you the power you need whenever you need it. Handy essential lets you harness the power of your vehicle’s battery to charge or power cell phones, laptops, iPods and other mobile electronics. With two AC outlets, it is perfect for professional drivers and a smart idea for family camping or road trips. The sturdy casing stands up to the rigors of life on the road.

You can also use this power inverter to power household items such as lights and phones or medical devices during a black out at your home. Never be left in the dark again.

Operating Indicators

  • Red and green LED Indicators on top of your inverter will show the status of the inverter and alert you to conditions that could cause the inverter to shut down.

Current Overload Protection

  • If the inverter is overloaded, it will shut down to protect itself. The red LED will illuminate to indicate Overload Protect. To restore normal operation, disconnect the excessive load and turn the unit Off and On again using the Power Button.

Low Voltage Protection

  • If the DC input voltage drops below 11 volts, the red LED will light up to indicate Low Voltage Protection, but the unit will continue to operate. If the input voltage drops to 10.5V or less, the inverter will shut down to protect the battery, the red LED will be lit and the alarm will continue. To restore normal operation, return the DC input voltage to at least 12V. The inverter will automatically return to normal operation.

High Voltage Protection

  • If the DC input voltage rises above 15 volts, the inverter will shut down to protect itself, the red LED will light up to indicate a high voltage protection. To restore normal operation, return the DC input voltage to less than 15 volts. The inverter will automatically return to normal operation.

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