New Technology/Gadgets

Abby loves her geeky gadgets and new nerdy technology and couldn’t let down her people, so here is a special place for the giftedly geeky alike.

Jump On In! Or Don’t

If you are like me, you might not quite be ready to take that leap into the lovely summer uniform we have all come to know and dread as the bathing suit! Or even worse, the BIKINI! However, these suits will have you doing back handsprings as you swan dive ever so elegantly into this years pool of amazing choices!

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The “Grove” Rangers

The Grove in Los Angeles

The “Grove” Rangers

Yesterday, my brother and I traveled to one of LA’s most fun places- “The Grove.”  It boasts a 14-screen movie theatre, my fav department stores, a giant fresh farmers market open year-round, and restaurants & boutiques galore.

One place I had never stepped foot inside, was not so surprisingly, The Nike Runners’ Store at The Grove.  Let me just start out with the fact that I absolutely HATE to run- so this would explain why I never wanted to explore the Nike Town world.  I have really been missing out! I love that place! The staff are so incredibly knowledgeable.

Amazing how a simple search for a sock could yield such valuable information! The Nike employee/Marathon runner informed us of the importance of  wearing “safe” socks when running.  After watching his lips move for a while, I decided to start listening and here is what I basically got out of our ten minute convo about socks: they are really important to runners! Their safest sock to go with comes with a pre-assigned “left” and “right” foot. They are more supportive than a girdle, with full built in support, keeping your foot in the “neutral” position through out the entirety of your run lessening the impact on your joints.  The marathon runner/Nike employee told me that the sock should only rub against the shoe, never your foot. If it is rubbing against your foot, it is basically stopping you “dead in your tracks” causing blisters and friction between the movement of your foot and the shoe. So, bottom line, buy the freaking socks if you invest in a shoe over $100.00- the socks are $8.00 a pair and they have all kinds of different heights and cuts.

Nike Dry-Fit Cushion No Show Running Sock $8.00

  • Dri-FIT fabric wicks away moisture to help keep feet dry and comfortable
  • Rib cuffs
  • Left/right-specific to enhance fit
  • Mesh at ankles for breathability
  • Blister Prevention Technology to help reduce irritation and chafing
  • Cushioned terry foot for comfort and shock absorption
  • Fabric: Dri-FIT 78% polyester/21% nylon/1% spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Imported

Thanks to Mathis, my brother, an avid runner, I have learned about a little running motivational high-tech piece of equipment- The Nike Plus+.  It syncs to your iphone 4, ipod Touch, Polar Nike Plus heart rate monitor, and 5th generation Nano and tracks your progress as you run.  Imagine the most fancy pedometer on the planet.  You can download the data directly onto Nike’s website to keep “track” of every step you take. Just be sure you purchase the extra attachment to plug in to the nano.  I also fell in love with the wrist band- so cute in hot pink and black and white.

Nike Plus+

Polar Wearlink+ Transmitter $69.95

Nike Plus+ Wristband $59.00

Nike Lunarglide+ 2 Womens Running Shoe $100.00

Drawback: You have to wear the Nike Plus shoe with the little insert to get an exact reading of your running progress- no pun intended. Being that I recently had foot surgery, I am not exactly sure how this works out, so I will have to “run” it by my MD.

Nike Runners’ Club Free!

Quite “APP-rospos!”

Check out this really cool app called “Style Book.”  It is the closest thing you will get to having “Cher’s” computerized closet in Clueless.  You take pictures of your shoes, pants, jewelry, belts, ect., and then the app allows you to erase the background leaving only the garment. It categorizes each item and stores it in the phone for all future wardrobe inventory.  You can create outfits and keep a running inventory of what you actually have in your closet. Also gives you a great excuse to clean your closet out!

Another great app for guys:

Bespeak is the personal stylist for men. It totally helps guys to learn what cuts, colors, and patterns work for their body type, height, skin tone, hair color, and eye color.  I downloaded it thinking it was for women and was so impressed I pretended to be a guy just to see how it worked.  That sounded a little weird. I mean I just filled in my info as if I were a guy using the app.  It is so easy to use and immediately after entering your data, the app produces suits, shirts, trouser options and the list goes on and on. Best part; it’s FREE!

New Fav Website : Look Book

This is a site for die-hard fashionistas looking for daily inspiration for new wardrobe ideas. I just love it. Millions of men and women post their “looks” of the day and you can vote on it and follow them if you like their style. It is awesome because you are kept up-to-date on the street styles all over the world! Check it out for yourself!

Great Read: Paul Mckenna’s I Can Make You Thin

This brit has figured it out.  Give us a book we will actually finish and tell us we can eat whatever we want as long as we do it slowly, thoughtfully, only when hungry, and stop when we are full! I love him already!!! It takes about two hours to finish the book and his hypnotic CD is included.  You listen to it everyday for two weeks and practice the four golden rules.  It is really great and makes complete sense. I know it takes will power to give up dieting, but if you try really hard, you can do it!!

Online $12.00 Local book store $23.00

Last but certainly not least: Dailyworth

Great Personal Finance Blog for Women!

I just love the dailyworth low-down! I subscribed and everyday I learn something really easy and applicable to my financial life.  It is for regular people with all of the common personal financial problems and challenges.  Check it out then send me some of the money I helped you save by telling you about this great little blog!

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The Best Part Of Waking Up!

Classic Roast

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Check Out What’s Brewin’!!!

Hey y’all! Just thought I would let you in on a little secret. Next time you are in the car and listening to the radio, if you hear an ad for Folger’s coffee, it is me! Just landed my very first Folger’s jingle and although I never drink coffee, for me it is still “the best part of waking up!” Take a listen here or in the car. Also, check out the cool coffee products I found!

Bodum Mousse Electric Milk Frother

Price $29.95

Create smooth, delicious foamed milk with the Mousse Electric Milk Frother from Bodum. This stylish, compact milk frother is designed to quickly foam milk without heating it. It features a push button on the top to give you full control, and the 5 oz glass beaker provides a clear view of your milk. The Mousse Electric Milk Frother uses a built-in spiral wand to thicken the milk, which can be adjusted to deliver the best foam for different quantities of milk. Simply move it up or down depending on how much milk you’re foaming, and the spiral frothing wand will deliver fast, consistent froth in about 20 seconds. The Bodum Mousse Electric Milk Frother not only froths milk, but it’s also great for dressings, whipped toppings and light mixing. Requires 2 AA batteries, not included.

Bodum Calorius Electric Water Kettle

Price $69.99

The hassle of heating water on the stove is over with the Calorius electric water kettle. Just plug it in and 48 oz. of water will be heated in no time. The gorgeous brushed stainless steel finish and elegant lines make this kettle as aesthetically pleasing as it is useful. The transparent polycarbonate cover is extremely durable and features a whistle indicating when the water has reached boiling temperature. The Calorius also comes in a stovetop version for those who like the old fashioned process. Available with two different polycarbonate lids: clear and orange.

Bodum Eileen Coffee Press

Price $59.99 – $69.99

I love this particular item because it is just so cute. Why not have great coffee and be stylish at the same time? With the Eileen Coffee Press you can!

Keurig B30 Mini Brewer White

Price $89.95

The Keurig Mini B30 single-serve brewing system lets you enjoy brewing away from home. With The Keurig B30 Mini and their patented K-Cups, you can brew fresh, great tasting coffee at your desk, in your dorm room, in your hotel room, in your boat, or just about anywhere. The Mini only takes 3 minutes to heat the water and brew the perfect cup of gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa. To enjoy a great cup of freshly brewed coffee, all you have to do is plug in the Mini, pour in 8 oz of water, insert a K-Cup and push a button. K-cups are pre-measured single-servings of coffee that eliminate the hassle of grinding, tamping, measuring and messy clean-up. And you can choose from over 200 different coffee, tea and hot cocoa varieties from 13 gourmet partners. Better than coffee to go, it’s the coffee machine to go. Also available in black.

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Rollin’ With Abby At The Flea Market

Hey Y’all!
Just wanted to let you know that I went, I saw, and I purchased! You will too, once you see the amazing deals I found at Ellen Lee’s, Dazzle Boutique. She not too far from the Rose Bowl entrance- just take a right and get the goods!
Have fun saving money and your back!!
Abby Fender- Your Bargain Buddy and Personal Shopping Material Girl!

Rollin’ With Abby’s Hautespots! from Abby Fender on Vimeo.

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Really Cool and Different Gifts For Guys and Dolls!

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Gift Ideas great site to help you find gifts for any person any occasion at any age.

Design Your Own Rubber Duckie
The design your own rubber duck is a rubber ducky fit for any party. Complete your ducky river race, or duck pond carnival game with this rubber duck.
Same day shipping!
Home Maintenance Organizer
Home Organizer $19.99
The life altering solution for home maintenance planning. Includes: Pen and 50-sheet pad for project planning, common conversions chart, frequently called numbers for quick reference, handy 30 inch ruler and more.

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Art My Way $14.95 and up!

Personalized Pinup Girl Poster
Personalized Pin-Up Girl Poster $14.95
I'm Nuts About You Key Ring
I'm Nuts About You Key Chain $19.00
He changes your oil every 3,000 miles and your light bulbs every three months. It’s obvious he’s nuts about you. Now, let him know the feeling is mutual. Comes in a gift box hot stamped with the saying I’m nuts about you!
Vacation Photo Collage
Vacation Photo Collage $29.95
Here’s a clever way to display your favorite photos from that once-in-a-lifetime trip or that special vacation spot you return to year after year. We laser engrave any location, up to 9 characters, in a white mat.

The Civilized Butler Awakening Service
The Civilized Butler Awakening Service

This alarm clock wakes you first with the sound of gentle birdsong, then a dicreet cough and comforting words “Good morning, Sir” (or Madam) followed by a charming and amusing message.


Dirt Dog 1100 Indoor-Outdoor Robotic Sweeper Vacuum
Dirt Dog 1100 Indoor-Outdoor Robotic Sweeper Vacuum iRobot

Retractable Dog Leash with Light in Red

Retractable Dog Leash with Light in Red Kito

This friendly-looking retractable leash has a bright white LED torch built right into the leash reel. The strong lead extends to 9 feet and locks at the push of a button.

Compact Emergency Kit

This compact Emergency Kit contains 58 essential items to keep you safe during emergencies. Everything is organized in a deluxe padded case for quick access. Keep one at home and another in the car.

Drink Caddie™ Golfer's Drink Cooler & Dispenser

Battery-operated golf club design dispenses your drink at the touch of a button.Insulated cooler keeps its contents cold and refreshing. Compact size is perfect for the golf course.

Jellyfish Glass Paperweight

Translucent and ethereal in its underwater element; hypnotic and fascinating in this handmade creation. Choose from pink, blue or glow-in-the-dark paperweights.

Personal Clothes Washer

Small, portable, affordable, and so practical you’ll wonder how you lived without it. Perfect for hand washables and travel, this easy to use mini-washer sits on a table or floor and holds about 2 1/2 gallons.


Life Hammer

With a Life Hammer mounted in your car, you can rely on its life-saving ability to free you from your vehicle after an accident. Includes safety mount with luminous marker. In safety orange. $32.95

Photo Restoration on Canvas

It’s amazing what our technicians can do. It’s now possible to take old photos that are cracked, faded, torn and damaged and repair them before we print.

PoGo Instant Mobile Printer

PoGo Instant Mobile Printer Polaroid

Snap a picture with your Bluetooth camera phone, then print it out on the spot using the new portable wireless photo printer. It uses an inkless process to rapidly print your images on adhesive-backed 2″ x 3″ photographs.

Water Purifier Bottle

Water Purifier Bottle
Purify tap water on the go! Save money on bottled water. Portable water bottle filters tap water as you drink. Patented, replaceable filter removes chlorine, odors, lead and mercury and lasts for 300 uses.

Blue Faucet Light

Turn on your faucet and the LED, water-activated, faucet light automatically illuminates your sink and the streaming water with a brilliant blue glow. The running water is the switch. $18.95
Electronic Drink Caddie
The perfectly discreet way to enjoy hot or cold drinks right from your golf bag. It looks like a regulation driver, but its secret is the one-button dispensing pump.

SelfCharge Auto Jumper

If your weak battery needs a jump, just plug the auto jumper into your car’s cigarette lighter. It also doubles as a portable back-up for cell phones, laptops or any other device that can be powered by a cigarette lighter.

$44.95 each

Cobra XRS 9340 Radar/Laser Detector

Cobra XRS 9340 Radar/Laser Detector
The XRS 9340 is designed to provide total protection and peace-of-mind in a value-priced radar/laser detector. This powerful unit features road-proven Xtreme Range Superheterodyne technology that detects 12 radar/laser bands.

Hydrofoil Water Scooter

Hydrofoil Water Scooter

Lightweight hydrofoil frame allows you to skim across water by hopping gently up and down, propelling you as fast as 17 mph.

Floating Planet
The Floating Planet is an inflatable water toy that can be towed by a boat in the open waters. Accommodates up to 400 lbs.

Auto Accident Kit and Organizer

Accidents happen, even to the best drivers. Don’t be caught unprepared! Kit has a safety guide, accident forms, one-use camera with flash, pen, pockets for papers and a flashlight that doubles as a warning signal.

Dirt Dog 1100 Indoor-Outdoor Robotic Sweeper Vacuum

This is the advanced robotic sweeper with two heavy-duty brushes that rotate 1,000 times per minute to pick up woodchips, leaves, nuts, bolts, dirt, and more from indoor or outdoor surfaces.


PowerGorilla Laptop Charger

The PowerGorilla will give you an extra 2-5 hours of power, depending on your laptop’s specification, and over 20 hours on various other electronic devices. Includes worldwide A/C adapter.


Silver Fortune Cookie

You’ll love this delectable keepsake, complete with a special place for you to engrave a “secret” message of wisdom or a personalized fortune.


Slider Maker

The Slider Maker plugs in for fast and easy grilling anywhere. Four molds are included for perfectly shaping four mini burgers, with a drip pan built into the surface for fat to drain off. Includes a burger recipe book!


Fjader Midnight Ballpoint Pen with Stand

Fjader means “feather” in Sweedish and the unique shape resembles a feather. This unique shape is also ergonomic which makes this pen very comfortable to write with.


Pro Electric Paint Roller

Cut down the time on your next painting project with the Pro Electric Paint Roller from Black & Decker. Its’ high-speed motor allows the roller to apply up to 1 gallon of paint in under 10 minutes.


New Orleans Voodoo Doll

This New Orleans Voodoo Doll measures 9″ tall and comes dressed in a colorful outfit. No two dolls are alike. Needles included.


Packable Travel Fins

Perfect for those whose travel includes watery destinations, these compact fins are designed to be packable but are just as powerful as full-size fins. Adult sizes.


Personalized Life Size Standee - Two People

Make a personalized life size standee of yourself or someone you know for the ultimate realistic, life size portrait! A 2-person personalized standup is ideal way to celebrate an anniversary, weddings, or any occasion!


Original Himalayan Singing Bowls with Ohm (Om) Frequency

Our selection of Singing Bowls are hand picked to be sure that the dominant tone is in the Ohm frequency. The Antique “Master Tested” Tibetan Singing Bowls are located in the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet.


Agent Cam HD

Agent Cam HD AROA Marketing
Record critical evidence and capture those incredible moments without ever being suspected. This spy cam is the worlds smallest digital video camera with high resolution image & high speed recording.

SeaLife Reefmaster CL Land & Sea Camera

SeaLife Reefmaster CL Land & Sea Camera
The Reefmaster CL is a fully automatic 35mm camera with built in flash that’s perfect for capturing the beauty and mystery of the underwater world. Easy-to-use, compact and lightweight, it is great for land and water shots.

Cocoa-Latte Machine

Cocoa-Latte Machine

This incredible little machine makes hot cocoa, cappuccino, Chai and other warm winter drinks like you’ve never tasted before, without the trouble or mess of boiling water or milk! Includes a recipe booklet.

Skype Internet USB Phone

Make free PC-to-PC calls or low-rate calls to landlines & mobile phones! Built-in driver, USB 1.1 compatible, No external power required. Complies with H.323, MGCP, SIP protocols.


Personalized Steak Platter

Our serving platters are crafted in Vermont of local hardwoods. These steak platters are the perfect size to fit on your lap outside or use at the table. Serving platters measure 13″L x 9″W x 3/4″H. Hand wash.


1 Acre of Land on Planet Mars

1 Acre of Planet Mars land – $29.99 it is true. You can purchase land on the Mars. 100% real! Mars property is: a great gift, potential prudent investment and an interesting conversation piece. 3 gift packages to choose from.

Piano Wire Bracelets

Wear one, a few, or all at once. Twelve silvery, stretchy bracelets of real piano wire are accented with tiny golden beads. Sold in sets of 12.


Icon Email Signature For Her

We have the perfect digital age gift for the woman who has everything – an icon email signature that looks just like her! Her icon is hand drawn & digitally colored based on a photo & can include personalization items.

Personalized Suedecloth Waste Can

This Personalized Suedecloth Covered Metal Oval Waste Can adds an elegant touch to any home. Measures 13″ high, trimmed with matching no-shrink grosgrain ribbon. Available in 10 assorted colors with diamond style monogram.


Hot Lips Hilda Bird Feeder

This bird feeder will bring style and attitude to your yard! Hot Lips Hilda dispenses gossip, advice, and of course, bird seed to her feathered friends. Made in the USA from high-fired stoneware.


The Civilized Butler Awakening Service

This alarm clock wakes you first with the sound of gentle birdsong, then a dicreet cough and comforting words “Good morning, Sir” (or Madam) followed by a charming and amusing message.


Ultimate Tailgating Cooler with Gas Grill

The ultimate, all-in-one, insulated tailgating cooler with gas grill, three-piece BBQ tools, and fully-removable waterproof cooler section. Propane and Trolley not included.


USB Heating Slippers

USB Heating Slippers
A pair of USB Heating Slippers can help to keep your feet toasty while you are working near the computer under a chilled environment.

Bose Mobile In-Ear Headset

Convenient in-line microphone and answer/end button for one-touch calling for iPhone, Blackberry, and other music smart phones. You don’t have to hold the microphone to be heard clearly.


Lockpick Set with Manual

Fully illustrated 24 page manual written by a locksmith is simple to understand. Includes a beginner’s lockpick set containing 4 picks (hook, diamond, basic and ball rake), plus tension wrench in a leather snap pouch.


Shower Light

Never jump in a cold shower again! LED lights change with water temperature. No batteries required. Installs in minutes.


One-Minute Drink Chiller

This device chills beverages 90 times faster than a refrigerator, and 40 times faster than a freezer, without risk of freezing.


Dart Coat Hooks

Make a playful statement in your wall! Set of three Stainless steel darts with a special wall fixing. A unique hook for hanging your favorite hat or jacket. These are an original design by Anthony Chrisp.


Fiber-optic Starry Sky Umbrella
It’s the world’s most spectacular umbrella. Thanks to sophisticated fi ber-optic technology, the stars really twinkle and glow, turning a classic black brolly into an awesome light display.

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