Indispensible Items from Slingbox, Trudeau, & Blue Lotus!

I have found lately that I have been tossing aside the things in my life that don't work - and simplifying down to just the most essential tools that work for me.

I thought I'd share some of them with you. May 2009 the year that you get rid of the items that are cluttering up your home and get the good stuff that works for you!

Warmest wishes,


Stephanie Dickison
Publisher & Editor - the knack


I live with a television writer who also happens to love computers. So our whole living room is a mess of wires, cables, screen and even keyboards. It can be a little overwhelming at times and it takes a little explaining when someone comes over the first time and they're wondering why our living room looks like Space Station Control.

But the SlingCatcher means that now we can watch our digital media on our TV without having to bring out our laptops, finagle a bunch of USB cables and try to watch the stuff of interest to us. The SlingCatcher's on-screen interface makes it easy to move around and get what you want when you want it, without having to decipher what menus say and then actually mena. And the remote control allows you to enjoy everything right from the couch!


This universal media player for your TV allows you to play internet videos from your PC and anything you've got on your hard drive.

So simplify all that you've got going on with your TV and your computer. Now that we have more to watch then ever, make it easy on yourself with the incredibly amazing and affordable SlingCatcher!

Oh, by the way, you should see our living room now - a sheer dream!

Trudeau Elemental Kitchen Oil and Vinegar Dispenser

This wonderful little beauty is also incredibly smart. All you have to do is fill it with your favourite olive oil and vinegar (balsamic, perhaps?) and it does the rest. Press on the grey button and the liquid travels through a glass pipe, where it stops at that top reservoir, ready to be measured and poured in a thin, controllable stream.

This means that you get what you want, when you want it.

And it's easy to fill, use and clean. And because it's glass and stainless steel, it's made to last.

Which is good, because I have a lot of salads, vegetables, meats and pizzas that need dressing...

Blue Lotus Bamboo Large Produce Bag

Instead of grabbing plastic bags for your produce, get this 100% organic cotton reusable bag for produce and bulk foods. It's 11” x 15,” so you can cram in a bunch of stuff - Produce:
kale, collards, asparagus, carrots, broccoli, lettuces, Bulk foods: beans, grains, sugars, legumes, cereals, pasta, prepared dried mixes and more…

Everyday you make choices that impact the earth. Reduce your use of plastic bags, including those that you get your produce in.

And the bonus is that if you keep the bag moist, your vegetables will stay fresh and crisp.


p.s. There are many sizes to choose from. Get a bunch and you'll never have to resort to plastic bags again!

Stephanie Dickison

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