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– Kathy Huston, editor
Good Sports The Pitch: I wanted to give Eli a hug last night when his older bro Peyton and the Colts put a pounding on him and the Giants! Did you? Awwww…that's just not right, but those Manning brothers are good sports. While we're on that subject, here's a product that makes good sports sense fromCredentialExpress (asi/47204). Item SPEA is an ID armband with elastic strap, which is great for sports reporters, photographers and anyone else who has to have their credentials on display at the big games. Pricing starts at: 100; $6.11-P. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bottom Line: Got ID?
Fleecy Fashionista The Pitch: Fashion divas weigh in! What am I supposed to be wearing? Besides clothes, I mean. Autumn starts this week, but it's still hot around here. Can I still wear sandals, shorts, summer colors? It's tricky, but one thing that is always in style is eco-friendly fabric. Alternative Apparel (asi/34850) has really cool-looking unisex eco-fleece black gym pants. Interestingly, they are knit on outdated machinery to create their retro-heather look with a fluffy, super-soft interior. These snuggly pants are perfect for college co-eds. Item aa9587-C starts at one for $33.75-R. Email: email@example.com or click here: https://wholesale.alternativeapparel.com/. The Bottom Line: Cuddle up.
Fill Me Up, Buttercup The Pitch: Yesterday, I was whining to Steve about our closing the pool this Tuesday and lamenting the end of summer. But then I said I was excited because all my TV shows would start up again this week, to which he sarcastically replied, "I'm happy for you." Hey, you have to see the glass as half full if you want to enjoy life right? Well, you can fill this new glass from Moderne Glass Company Inc. (asi/71920) all the way to the top, because it has a lid (and a matching straw). Actually, it's an acrylic drinking cup and holds 20 ounces and comes in a variety of fun colors for any event. Plus, it's on sale people: 144; $3.99-R. Check it out: http://www.glassamerica.com/ The Bottom Line: Put a lid on it.
Sense of Direction The Pitch: OMG, when I saw this product from KTI Networks Inc. (asi/63776), I thought I have to get this for my husband, who got lost in the state park bicycling this weekend. He rode 22 miles before he stopped to ask for directions (typical male) and was gone for three hours. When he got home, he asked me how long I would have waited before calling the authorities. Um, let me get back to you on that, honey. At any rate, item EL03 is just right for anyone on the go who needs to track their trails. It's a pocket GPS with lanyard.For walking and jogging, it reports distance walked, calories burned and time. For cycling, it can be bike mounted and records speed, distance, calories burned and you can track your path and trail back to your starting point. Pricing starts at: 500; $57.38-R. Click here: http://www.ktipromo.com/. The Bottom Line: Right back where you started from.
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