Monday, December 15, 2008

Great Little Gadgets

Thanks to all of you who visited or left comments on my blog Fri. You are very sweet and I appreciate all of you.

I hope your week is not too frantic with last minute things to do.


I want to share a little gadget that has made my life a whole lot easier at this time of year. It was introduced to me by Ceekay at http://thinkinofhome.blogspot.com/ . Even if it don't have one or can get one this year, you may want to keep it in mind for next year.


I know looking at it, you might say what is it. It is a little plug that goes into your outlet to plug an appliance or a Christmas decoration into. The great thing is, it comes 4 in a package and has a remote control with it. This is what the remote looks like with 4 buttons on it, one for each plug. The pic below shows three of the remotes, meaning I can have twelve things controlled by remote. (I only have ten right now. ) I know --- that sounds like a lot but if you look at my latest posts and see stairs that are lit, Christmas tree, Santas, outside lights, fireplace, etc. you'll see what I mean.

The great thing is I don't have to run all over the house or outside plugging things in. I just pick up the controls and push all the buttons and voila, there is light.

I keep them in a little box on the back staircase. I turn them on for the day or evening and when I go up to bed for the night, I just stop and turn them all off at once. It makes life easier and who's not for that.
You can get them through QVC.

See, I need a plug for each banister, tree, etc.


I know you will just love them.


Charlotte at http://char72.wordpress.com/ has given me this beautiful award for having Christmas spirit.

Thank you Charlotte, I'll try to be deserving of it.
She is so sweet and has a wonderful blog, so be sure to pay her a visit.


Here are the rules for this award:

You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award. The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas. You must link back to the person who gave you the award. You must list 5 things that you love about Christmas. If you can’t limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space! Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It’s up to you! But, you must pass it on to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going! Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment.
The five things I love about Christmas are:

l. The celebration of Christ's birth which was a sacrificial gift to all of us.
2. The family traditions and family gatherings.
3. The programs, plays, & concerts.
4. The Christmas Carols.
5. The wonderful food.

I pass this on to:


See you all in a couple of days. Try to pace yourself and enjoy the season.

13 comments:

char72 said...

I'm glad you're pleased with the award. That plug in gadget at the top of your post looks interesting. I'll have to have Hubby check it out. He's in charge of electrical stuff around here. Thanks for the tip.
Hugs,
Charlotte

ceekay said...

Thank you Rose. I will definately pass that award on. I love those remotes....they are very, very helpful!

Connie said...

I need a few of those remotes for all my things. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. Connie

Shelia said...

Congratulations on your award! I scrolled down and looked at your home and all of your decorations - just beautiful! Oh, to answer your question, Darlene at Darlene's Days had told us a while back where to go to get it and I just followed along like a sheep! I'm sorry I don't know where it was, but I'll bet she can tell you!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I could see using those remotes all year. What a great idea!

Shannon said...

WOW!! How awesome is that! I would love to have one of those. I hate going outside in the freezing weather to turn off my lights. Congrats on the award!

the voice of melody said...

Congratulations on your award!

Ann said...

That gadget is so cool and helpful even after the holidays. Thanks for sharing. And your home is so charming.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thank you for the award!

Your decorations are all very pretty!

Katherine
P.S. - neat gadget, I haven't seen those!

Joy said...

That is an awesome idea with the remotes. Congrats on your award!

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