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November 12th, 2017 No comments

07 Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch and Hook Automation Hub | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 12th, 2017 No comments

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07 Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch and Hook Automation Hubhook-hub

I added these RF remote-control switches to our house a few months ago and been very happy with my choice. They install easily, work well even between rooms with many walls separating them and helped me clean up a lot of clutter that had sort of grown organically in the family room. We had several light switches that were connected, replaced, moved, and hard to access, but these outlets provide a handy remote interface to everything now. You can even connect these outlets to your network and use your phone or Amazon Echo to control them, if you add a wifi-to-rf bridge to the network. That might just be the next step for me.

In fact, using the Hook device below, I can now control any of these outlets via my voice through my Echo Dot, via my iPhone using the Hook app, programmatically via IFTTT or programs I have written myself. Very cool and very useful — Douglas

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05 Moka Pot Stove Top Coffee Maker  | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 10th, 2017 No comments

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05 Moka Pot Stove Top Coffee Maker  | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

After our last trip to visit family in Sicily, I switched over entirely to their style of home coffee making — The Moka Pot. I am sure you have seen these pots in stores everywhere here in the US, too. Their convenience and the quality of coffee they make are worth the fairly low-cost price. There’s no need to invest in espresso machines costing hundreds of dollars if you only want a good cup of coffee in the morning. Even better, it works great on a camp stove, too! — Douglas

05 Moka Pot Stove Top Coffee Maker  | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

  • Produces 6 demitasse (2 ounce) cups of rich, velvety espresso in less than 5 minutes
  • Made of high quality polished aluminum in the classic Bialetti Octagon shape
  • Max Boiler Capacity : 10(fl oz), 300ml
  • Patented safety valve; Easy to clean and disassemble
  • 2 Year Warranty, Designed and Made in Italy

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04 Garden Cloches | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 9th, 2017 No comments

Since so many people order their gifts online and ahead of time, I’ve decided to start my annual Gift Guide fairly early this year. This should allow you to find your favorite gifts — and perhaps recommend a few of your own wish list items to your friends and family — with enough lead time to assure they arrive in time for your holiday celebration, whichever holiday it might be!

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Garden Cloches

Protect your tender garden plants from both cold temperature and pests (like my raccoons and squirrels who want to dig in any freshly planted patch) Choose wire cloches like this for pest protection, plastic cloches for transplant protection or elegant glass cloches for a touch of beauty along with the protection they provide.— Douglas

04 Garden Cloches | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

In the garden, this chicken wire cloche protects prized seedlings, lettuce plants and ripening strawberries from nibbling wildlife and curious cats. Indoors, place it over an arrangement of houseplants, candles or curios to transform them from ordinary to delightful. May also be used as a trellis for small ivies and other vining houseplants. — Amazon


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02 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 7th, 2017 Comments off

Since so many people order their gifts online and ahead of time, I’ve decided to start my annual Gift Guide fairly early this year. This should allow you to find your favorite gifts — and perhaps recommend a few of your own wish list items to your friends and family — with enough lead time to assure they arrive in time for your holiday celebration, whichever holiday it might be!

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Could the positive thinking philosophy that is so popular be the wrong way to approach happiness in life, work and career? Maybe.

I wouldn’t have believed it myself until I read this book. Excellent writing challenges some of our greatest preconceptions about happiness. Read it and share it! — Douglas

02 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life - Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—”not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives. — Amazon

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01 Instant Pot Cooker – Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 6th, 2017 Comments off

Since so many people order their gifts online and ahead of time, I’ve decided to start my annual Gift Guide fairly early this year. This should allow you to find your favorite gifts — and perhaps recommend a few of your own wish list items to your friends and family — with enough lead time to assure they arrive in time for your holiday celebration, whichever holiday it might be!

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01 Instant Pot Cooker

It seems like everyone is talking about Instant Pots these days. This latest take on the pressure comes with a host of automation that makes cooking quick and simple, with a “set it and forget it” advantage for those of us who have trouble finding the time to cook healthy, homemade meals. — Douglas 

01 Instant Pot Cooker - Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Features

  • Duo, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle
  • Features 14 Smart Programs – Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button
  • Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food
  • Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time
  • UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors
  • Accessories include, stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet. To maximize performance of cooker only use genuine Instant Pot accessories


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20% Off Today – Get these Canna Flowers Tops, Mugs, iPhone Cases and More!

November 6th, 2017 Comments off

20% Off Today - Get these Canna Flowers Tops, Mugs, iPhone Cases and More!

20% Off Today – Get these Canna Flowers Tops, Mugs, iPhone Cases and More!

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Chiffon Top Features

  • Front panel is edge-to-edge custom printed just for you
  • Sublimation transfer print technique embeds dye into the fabric allowing it to stay soft and drapey
  • Option of black or white back panel, sleeves and binding
  • Slightly sheer 100% Polyester chiffon with silky handfeel, ideal for wearing as a layering piece with your faithful cami or bralette
  • Loose cropped boxy style fit

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Get these Brugmansia Pillows, Totes, Cards and More!

November 4th, 2017 Comments off

 Get these Brugmansia Pillows, Totes, Cards and More!

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Floor Pillow Features

  • Vibrant double-sided print floor pillows are a versatile seating or lounging option that will update any room
  • Independent designs, custom printed when you order
  • Durable 100% Spun Polyester cushion cover – fills must be purchased separately for this floor pillow
  • Concealed zip opening for a clean look and easy care

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25% Off All Home Decor Including these Stormy Sky Pillows

November 2nd, 2017 Comments off

 25% Off All Home Decor Including these Stormy Sky Pillows

25% Off All Home Decor Including these Stormy Sky Pillows

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Available exclusively from
DouglasEWelch.com/shop
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Floor Pillow Features

  • Vibrant double-sided print floor pillows are a versatile seating or lounging option that will update any room
  • Independent designs, custom printed when you order
  • Durable 100% Spun Polyester cushion cover – fills must be purchased separately for this floor pillow
  • Concealed zip opening for a clean look and easy care

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Stock up on totally original holiday cards from Douglas E. Welch – 20%-30% Discount

November 1st, 2017 Comments off
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