Holiday Lights giving you problems? Here is a handy tool to help fix that!

Last year I purchased a 12 foot pre-lite tree on clearance. I didn’t get the tree until after the first of the year so the store could take it down and box it all up for me, ect… Well, of course I wasn’t going to take it out of the box and put it up to test it then, so I waited until I needed the tree actually up. It went up fine, no problems with putting it together. The problem occured when I plugged in the lights. Half of my tree didn’t work. Various strands here and there were out. I sat there and seriously cried because it was a pretty tree if only the lights would work. I was on the phone with my mom later that evening as the snow was falling outside. She told me about this ‘gun’ that she got after my aunt told her about it. She went on and on about how well it worked, blah blah blah so I had my husband gear up to head to Ace Hardware in the middle of the snow storm to find me that ‘gun’!

This is a handy tool has been a life saver…I mean, “Light Saver” the entire lighted holiday season. The “Light Keeper Pro” has a retail value of about $25.00, kind of pricey, but well worth the cost in my book. My husband came home waving the gun in the air as if he just saved the world, yes, my world. Excited to try it out, I took the tree apart and followed the directions on the package and was amazed beyond words that upon the 6th pull of the trigger, the lights mysteriously went on! OMG, yes they did!! As excited as I was, I went around my entire tree and in less than an hour I had all my lights working! Even those that I had in the ‘to throw away’ pile I was able to save!

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You can find this handy little tool at any fine retailer, from Menards, Hobby Lobby, Meijers, to your local Ace Hardware store. Visit their website and take a peek at the various locations and view a complete tutorial on how to work the little red gun! πŸ™‚ Light Keeper Pro Buy it and I can almost guarantee you will love it as much as I do! I am now actively seeking lights to fix! πŸ™‚

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Holiday Gift Guide for Men

Ever find yourself at a loss for what to get your man for the holidays? I have asked around and was pleasantly surprised to find a wide variety of gift ideas. You will be sure to find something for him on this list. I have gathered the top five items for you to pick from in random order.

Sky Caddie

Sky Caddie

Sky Caddie
This gift is for the golf enthusiast without a doubt! You can now acquire distance and other hazards on the course, you can measure the depth and shape of the green from any angle of approach! GPS for the golf course! The SKYCADDIE SG2.5 retails for $259.99. There are three others to choose from that range in price from $299.99 to 399.99 but they are going fast so if you want one of these neat toys, you better act fast!





Grill Charms

Grill Charms

For the men who love to grill, we have the perfect gift for him. Grill Charms– If you like your kids like their steak well done and he likes his medium rare, and you like yours medium well, all you have to do is insert these grill charms into the steak before grilling so that both the grill master and family or guests can find the perfect temperature meat without cutting into several to find the one you want. The Grill Charms are sold in sets of 6 and retail for $19.99. They have three different sets and you can also purchase the charms in a variety of designs starting at $4.00 each.

Oscillating USB Fan

Oscillating USB Fan

x-tremegeek.com– For the man attached to his computer, you might want to get him a Oscillating USB Fan so he can stay cool while typing! How clever is that? You can get these bad boys at x-tremegeek.com for only $15.95! He can take it to the office or leave it at home, either way he will not be overheating! Four levels allow that “just right” amount of air you need to keep cool. Made by SYBA




Coffee Clubs

Coffee Clubs


Club-Offers– Perfect gift for all coffee drinkers would be to sign them up for the coffee of the month program. They will receive coffee samples per month based on the subscription you purchase. They will get to sample dozens of premium, fresh-roasted coffees from award-winning, specialty roasters around the world. With each subscription you will receive 2 varieties of freshly ground or whole bean coffee each month, Free personalized gift announcement and Free shipping every month. Prices start at $25.95 for one month, and goes to 275.40 for 12 months.

Custom Made Nike Shoes

Custom Made Nike Shoes

Nike– Nike offers a great service by being able to customize their products. You can select clothing, shoes, and gear. I personally would opt for clothing or gear unless you can get the correct size for Nike shoes. I would hate to see my husbands face if I got him these really cool, expensive shoes that he can’t even wear! Prices will vary depending on what you choose to customize. Have fun!

I hope this gives you a few creative out of the box ideas for what to give the man in your life this holiday season!