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Well, if you haven't guessed by now, I happen to really LOOOOOVE Shopping -- especially Comparison Shopping!

And now there's MORE SHOPPING! It's my brand new page! I'm just working on this to create a 'neater' Shopping Page where everything is listed under Special Headings... come see what I've done, so far!

You'll find All Sorts of Stuff -- Financial Stuff, Mortgages, Real Estate, Hot Tubs(!), Jewellery, Sports Stuff, Decorating Stuff, Holiday Stuff .. All sorts of Great Stuff, so pop into the Next Page and have a wee look!


I think I'll just leave some of these banners on the site, for now, since the companies don't change -- just the ads! I add new stuff almost daily, whenever I come across something I think my readers will like or need! Mostly, I'm adding the new stuff to the More Shopping Page, because I'm busy building a new Shopping 'Center', if you will, so that you can find things a lot easier! Ain't that nice?? ha,ha,ha!

If you're looking for a particular product, drop me a line and I'll see if I can find it for you!

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Just sit back and take a 'scroll' through my Shopping can run and get your Credit Card when you find something really cool! Happy Shopping!

On the off-chance that you've never bought anything on-line before, it's really easy and very secure. I buy stuff on-line all the time, and it always works out well!

The Mountains are covered in Snow, again (I can finally see them again -- we have a great Mountain View, but it has been too hazy from the fires to see them for over a month, now, so it's like seeing an old friend, again, when the haze disappears!).

If you love to Ski or Snowboard (or you're lucky enough to live where you can Golf Year-Round...), you'll like this site.





I think that you know me enough, by now, to know that I don't believe in paying more than you have to for anything, and that includes Drugstore Stuff... Check this site out.



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You'll be amazed at all the cool stuff they have for Decorating at Walmart. Here are some direct links to make your 'surfing' a little easier!

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Have you just moved in to a New Home, or haven't gotten around to getting your New Address Labels (me!)? This is the company where I get my Business Cards.

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Look what I just found! A link for Scottish Golf Products from St. Andrews... remember that I'm Scottish, so this is all very exciting for me!

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Well, I spent a good part of today trying to order a copy of East of Eden (John Steinbeck) so I can participate in Oprah's Book Club. You can click on these Banners to get your copy, and I have to go find another one for Canadian Readers -- it's always good to have lots of Choices!

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I just finished East of Eden, and man, what a great book! If you haven't had the pleasure of reading this, yet, or you're looking for a great book to give to someone, this is it. I never have very much time to read, but I found myself stealing as much time as I could to 'get back to the book'! Now I really miss all the Characters, so I must go out and read all the rest of Steinbeck's Work! Some of it I've read already, but I think I got a lot more out of his work, now.

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You won't believe the great stuff you can buy at Hickory Farms! I really love the Fruitful Tower -- that would be fun to get as a gift!

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It's Wedding and Graduation Season, so have a look to see if there's something that appeals to you for a memorable gift for yourself or someone you love!

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I just think these are gorgeous -- this'll be the next ring I (or rather, Dwight!) will add to my collection of pretty things!


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Who doesn't love Hawaii?? We're hoping to take that Cruise around the Hawaiian Islands as soon as Aidan is big enough!

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And now for somewhere nice to wear your fancy new Bikini, or to take the person you bought it for!

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This is cool if you're taking your child on vacation (or your husband! ha,ha! Keeps them busy and out of trouble!).

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Here's something great for the Bride! It's amazing how many photos and Wedding Paraphernalia get away from you when you're in the midst of a Wedding! Great for keeping your Memories in Order, and easy to access when any one at all comes to the door! ha,ha! (Come on, we all know that Wedding and Baby pictures are at the very top of the list of 'Pictures we must share with everyone' ! Ain't nuthin' wrong with that!!)


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I had to search the Internet a few months back to find some Costumes for Cara's School Play. I came across this ad and thought this might help for School Plays and, of course, Hallowe'en or Costume Parties, if you're lucky enough to be invited to one!

Parents are always looking for cool new party ideas, and having a Birthday Costume Party is always fun...girls are endlessly happy with any sort of 'Fairy-Princess-Ballerina' Costumes, and boys love anything to do with Space-Cowboys-Superheroes'!

Hey, I tried to raise Cara in a 'gender-free' way at first (everything in primary colors -- red, yellow and blue -- it was the 80's and this sort of thing was very popular...!), but this stuff is ingrained! I can't believe the difference in raising a girl versus a boy. Aidan is interested in Machines, Trucks, Building, Super Heroes and anything Electronic -- we had to tape up all the Stereos when he was 8 months old, because he was climbing on the units and removing the wires! It's amazing, really!

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Uh, oh! Looks like a little spelling error in the above ad, ('whiles', as in, "I gots me a Botanic Garden Fondue Set whiles I was Shopping with Ailsa..."!!! ha,ha,ha! Hey, who cares if you're getting 65% off!)

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This little Box with the 'x' is actually -- I have no idea why it won't show up as a picture, but it always works! I just bought some Books for my Brother-in-Law in Ontario from them -- always great stuff at great prices.

Hey, did you know that Amazon sells all sorts of Hardware?? Tools, Lights, Outdoor Equipment and Furniture -- and they're linked up with lots of Top Name Stores, now, so you can find pretty much whatever you want through them!

Check this Card out! Is this cool, or what?? It's from The Bank of Scotland (my Homeland!) -- be fun to whip this out at Dinner, huh?? Don't worry if you're not Scottish (how many times does that come up in conversation?!)... Credit Cards are not what they used to be ... everything is sooo International, now! So go ahead and Apply!

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I just thought you might like to look at this girl! I happen to really like Exercise Equipment -- I just got a cool Stepper for Cara (our 15 year old) that is great, and Dwight got me a Total Gym for Mother's Day -- don't worry! I asked him for it for my new Exercise Room! It's an amazing Fitness Tool!

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I just went into this Walmart Site to Check Out the Gym Equipment -- they have a fantastic selection, and I have to say that their prices are incredibly low... they have my favorite Stepper for only $49.95 -- it's the one that is quite small and does not have the Arm Rest, so you'll get a much better work-out, especially if you add Light Hand Weights. Check it out -- you'll be very pleasantly surprised at the cool stuff you can get!

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You know what? Dwight got me the Total Gym from Walmart -- it is one of the best Exercise Machines I have ever used, and takes up relatively little space. It's gentle exercise, in that it uses a Pulley System, so it won't hurt your Back, and it can easily accomodate any fitness level. Good for Men and Women!

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I'm a major Simpsons Fan (I've even written a few Scripts for them -- all I need to do now is sell them to the Simpsons! Hey if you know an Agent, hook me up!), so I always like to add in anything involving them! D'Oh!!


They have all sorts of cool things at this site -- I just got the Lord of the Rings Ring for my daughter, Cara, and she loves it!


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Maybe you're into writing... check out this great site! Lots of cool stuff and great info for writers.

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Ailsa's Favourite Books--once a teacher, always a teacher!

Hey, have a wee look at these books and see if there's some great summer reading for you!

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Dwight just bought himself a new 61" Sony Big Screen TV -- it's huuuuge! Maybe you know someone who would like one, too?? Shipping is waaay easier when you buy on-line!

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I got my Eyes done at the Culver Eye Centre. Check out their site and 'see' (ha, ha,ha!) if this might be right for you!

Hey, you know what would be cool -- to Have a REAL 'Sight-Seeing' Vacation! You could book a 10 day Vacation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada ( Calgary has long been a major center for Eye Surgury -- Cosmetic and Necessary...).

You could 'pop in' and get your Eyes checked to see if you're a good Candidate for the Lasik Procedure (sight correction), with an Appointment, of course... then you could scoot out to the Mountains and check out the gorgeous Hot Springs, take in a little Golf, Swimming, Hiking, Fishing... whatever you like .. then come back and get your Eyes done. You could do your Follow-up Visits with a local Optician.

And don't forget, if you're working with U.S. Dollars, it's like getting 25% off the entire Vacation, including the Eye Surgury! YaaaaHooo! Finally, the Low Canadian Dollar is paying off! ha,ha,ha!


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