Reviews

How an Otter Saved My Kindle Fire

July 4, 2012

I was excited to finally get a Kindle last April, and doubly-so that it was the awesome Kindle Fire–Amazon’s newest entry into the e-reader market. It had a full-color screen, and was a sexy black (compared to the silver hue of the older Kindle models), and was reputed to be better for browsing the web […]

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Earthwise Tiller / Cultivator – A Great Tool for Planting New Grass!

April 27, 2012

I recently decided to buy a tiller / cultivator because I wanted to re-seed my lawn faster. A couple of years of severe water shortages had killed A LOT of my grass, and weeds to grow in its place. A few weeks ago, I begun what turned out to be quite a daunting task: tilling […]

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Problem with Your Fannie May Chocolate? Fannie May Customer Service Review

March 3, 2012

This past Valentine’s Day, a friend sent me Fannie May chocolate tower–a full two pounds of chocolate–as a gift. He mailed the chocolate right to my house–a nice service Fannie May offers for no more than the standard shipping fee. I was really grateful for the gift–a pile of chocolate is a great surprise to […]

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire: Why It’s Cool, and What It’s Missing (A Kindle Fire Review)

October 30, 2011

Benefits of Amazon’s Kindle Fire e-Reader Amazon released its first Kindle model in 2007. Now, four years later, the Kindle Fire is finally here. So what’s so great about it? 1. Full Color Display The most obvious new feature on the Kindle Fire is the first Kindle to sport a full color display. Honestly, it surprised […]

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The Truth About Starbucks VS Target Starbucks Stores – What Every Coffee Lover Should Know | A Starbucks Review

October 18, 2011

We have several Target stores here in Southern Maryland–and there’s a Starbucks in each one. But it turns out these Starbucks stores are not quite like the stand-alone stores. What I found was curious today was that when I stopped by the Starbucks inside my local Target store, they wouldn’t make me a decaf coffee. […]

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Target Customer Service Review | My Complaint About Market Pantry Cookies, and What Complaining Got Me

October 16, 2011
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A few months ago, my son and I were on one of our regular shopping trips to Target when we found a new cookie that looked promising: Target’s Market Pantry Creme Sandwich cookies.  They looked a bit like Oreo Cookies, except that they had a different design and they had chocolate, rather than vanilla, creme […]

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Craving Girl Scout Cookies? This Samoa Substitute is Just as Yummy, but Cheaper | Samoa Copycat Review

October 15, 2011
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We’ve always loved Girl Scout cookies at my house. But the trouble is that Girl Scout cookies are only available for a very short time each year. This means that I end up buying a crazy amount of Girl Scout cookies when they come out–usually a dozen boxes or so–then try to make them last […]

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Returning vs Exchanging Items on Amazon.com — Which is Better? | An Amazon Return Review

October 15, 2011

Let’s face it: once in a while, the stuff we order from Amazon.com might not cut the mustard. Sometimes, we realize we should have bought a different item; other times, the item we ordered is damaged during shipping. In the cases where we purchased the wrong thing, the only option is to return the order […]

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