Garden Stake 3D Metal Outdoor Decor Lucky Ladybug Man (32H) (A324) by Regal Gift
From B00183KAFS

This Garden Stake 3D Metal Outdoor Decor Lucky Ladybug Man (32H) (A324) by Regal Gift is fun, unique and whimsical . . . with gorgeous, three dimensional details and rich hand painted colors. This quality stake is NOT your everyday, dollar-store variety. Decorate your garden and home with these perfect gents, ladies, bugs, birds, flowers and what nots! Purchase more than one and get a whole theme going on. An optional stand (if shown it is not included), so you can create a standing display on your patio, porch or indoors, is also available for the larger ones with feet.
Amazon Sales Rank: #577647 in Kitchen & Housewares Brand: Regal Gifts Dimensions: 5.00 pounds

A must for any yard I purchased 2 ladybug stakes for our backyard and they are the talk of all of our guests. They are very well made, hold up to wind and rain and add a smile to our faces when we are sitting in the yard.


Burt's Bees - Garden Tomato Complexion Soap, 4 oz bar
From Burt's Bees

WHY IT WORKS: Its like treating your skin to a healthy salad. This hand milled soap is made to naturally cleanse and balance oily and troubled facial skin. Tomatoes are a natural source of AHAs and lycopene to balance your skins pH. This soap also helps to refine enlarged pores and provides a soothing effect. HOW IT WORKS: Wet face and throat. Lather soap between hands and massage gently over skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and again with a cool rinse. Follow with a toner and your favorite Burt's Bees Creme or lotion. 4 oz.
Amazon Sales Rank: #25017 in Health and Beauty Size: 4 Brand: Burt's Bees Ingredients: Vegetable soap base, fragrance, tomato powder, aloe barbadensis. 96.80% Natural. Dimensions: .30 pounds

Very good product. In the store, the first thing the salesman told me when he noticed I was looking at the Burt's Bees Garden Tomato Complexion Soap was that he's had many a customer come in to purchase it saying their doctor or dermatologist had requested they get it. Now, I can see why. It lathers just like regular soap but is soft on the face, is easily apply and rinse off. It doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or irritated like regular soap or cleansers. But, as for clearing/preventing acne, so far that hasn't happened, and that's one of the main reasons I purchased it. But don't get me wrong, this is a very good product and if you aren't looking for an anti-acne soap, then consider this review a 5/5. Acne no more! I've never had horrible acne, but I've never had completely clear skin either. For the first time in my life (I'm 32) I have clear skin. I am in love with this soap. The ONLY thing that has worked like this. I have loved Burt's Bees for a long time, but just found this soap. If only I had found it sooner... oh well, I have it now. Finally a reprieve from oily skin I have to say the first couple days I was a bit disappointed with the soap. I noticed the eruption of a lot of tiny red pimples, which made me worry that I had just wasted more money hoping for a cure. What I did immediately notice was that it got rid of the oiliness on my face. I have severely oily skin and within a couple hours after showering, my forehead is completely shiny. With this soap, the shininess was gone, all day. I decided that I would be patient and try it a little longer. I have used it about a week and I have noticed an improvement. My pores are smaller, I have fewer pimples, the oil is gone, and my skin feels softer. I had awhile back used Tretinoin and as a result developed bad rosacea on my cheeks. Every other protect I used just aggravated my skin and caused a lot of other problems. If you have problem oily skin, I'd say give the soap two weeks, and see if it can do the same for you. If your skin is really bad, you probably won't see an overnight effect. Also, I'd recommend using the tomato toner in conjunction.


How to Grow Vegetables and Berries
By Sunset Editors


Turbofloorplan Home & Landscape Pro V12

Designing your dream home has never been easier. Choose from one of the sample plans or build your own from scratch with the powerful House Builder Wizard and create your dream home layout to your exact specifications. Customize the interior and outdoor space by quickly adding walls color furniture lighting landscaping or a deck. Experience your dream home in photorealistic 3D and create a virtual walkthrough to show friends and family. Home Design Remodeling Interiors Kitchens & Baths Landscaping Site Planning Cost Estimating and more Design and Visualize your home in Photorealistic 3D Automatic Building and Design Tools like Home Design Wizard Kitchen Design Wizard Deck Design Wizard Shed Design Wizard Material Selector Brand Name Content Color Chooser and more Over 10000 built-in Library Items Material Selector - point-and-click colors for walls floors countertops and more Accurate Measurements & Cost Estimating Over 1000 Sample Home PlansSystem Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 (SP4) XP (SP2) or Vista 500Mhz or higher processor 750MB free hard drive space 512MB RAM (*1 GB RAM Recommended) DVD-ROM drive Video Card with OpenGL driver and 32MB RAM (*64MB RAM Recommended) Color monitor with 1024x768 resolution or higher Windows-compatible mouse Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher to access online features (Optional) *Use these requirements to optimize your software experience. Format: WIN XPVISTA Genre: REFERENCE / LIFESTYLE Age: 730526358162 UPC: 730526358162
Amazon Sales Rank: #1519 in Software Brand: IMSI Released on: 2007-09-04 Platforms: Windows Vista, Windows XP Format: CD-ROM Dimensions: 1.25 pounds

General Design - Nothing To Build From This is a very nice general design software however, I was looking for something that would provide more detail. The software provides for common selections for a given area, probably the area the software designers are from, it didn't come close to the building codes in my area of California. You definitely CANNOT print a set a blue prints from this software package. The software wouldn't even provide a proper material list simple balcony. It listed general lumber and nails. I couldn't specify specific hardware, such as, screws, Simpson ties, etc. Since this software doesn't stand out from the rest, I rated it average. Disappointing program Looked good at first blush but has several limitations. Can't resize a single wall; adjusting one always adjusts one or more adjacent walls. Have existing house plans I wanted to 'plug-in' but gave no option to do so. Hard to do anything but a strict rectangular plan. Great, easy to use drawing program Turbofloorplan Home & Landscape Pro V12A super great, easy to use drawing program. A lot of fun to use.


Live Butterfly Pavilion
From Insect Lore

The 2-foot tall Butterfly Pavilion pops-up easily. Hang it from a string or set it on a table-top. The see-through mesh and zippered entry allow easy access for care and feeding. Includes habitat, mail-in coupon for 6-10 Painted Lady butterfly larvae with special food and complete instructions. Please be advised that there is an additional $5.00 required when redeeming your coupon for shipping and handling. Available only in the Continental U.S. and Alaska.
Amazon Sales Rank: #2782 in Toys & Games Size: Pavilion Brand: Insect Lore Model: 4100192 Dimensions: 15.60" h x 3.10" w x 15.50" l, 1.55 pounds
The 2-foot tall Butterfly Pavilion “pops-up” easily. Hang it from a string or set it on a table-top. The see-through mesh and zippered entry allow easy access for care and feeding. Includes habitat, mail-in coupon for 6-10 Painted Lady butterfly larvae with special food and complete instructions. Please be advised that there is an additional $5.00 required when redeeming your coupon for shipping and handling. Available only in the Continental U.S. and Alaska.
So fun I Bought My Own! I bought one of these last year for my nieces. I also got one for me, and I'm in my 30's. I waited until the spring time to send in my caterpillar certificate. They came in their own little container with just enough food. So you don't need to feed them anything. I tried to put some real food such as leaves from the plants they like to eat in the wild, but they preferred the food that came with them. I think I received 6 caterpillars and they all turned into butterflies. I let them go a day or two after they emerged. Kids are completely fascinated by the process from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. One word of caution, it may not be the best thing to get for Christmas since you may have to wait until spring to get your caterpillars. They will send them in the winter, but I didn't want the butterflies to die on me or freeze to death if I let them go. Wonderful--Raise generations of butterflies! My son (age 5) got this from his grandparents for Christmas and it has been terrific fun for all of us. The first set of ten caterpillars grew visibly day-by-day, then pupated and emerged as butterflies in a few weeks. There is a lot of great information about painted lady and other butterfly species online and having this project got my son very interested in how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly so soon I found myself showing him multi-colored pictures of imaginal discs (the larval structures that produce the butterfly wing, leg etc. during metamorphosis) online at websites I found--a great way to get him interested in developmental biology. The first time we talked about this he decided they were actually "magical discs", given what these groups of cells can do...the whole process has been very entertaining for the whole family.... It is also really fun to have butterflies flitting around and caterpillars growing in the pavilion in the kitchen when it is gray and wintery outside. How to raise more than one generation of critters inside: Since we sent our coupon for larvae out immediately after Christmas, we had butterflies dancing around the pavilion and mating in February when there were no plants outside to collect for the next generation of caterpillars to eat. Anticipating this, I ordered a mallow plant and some additional larval food from Carolina Biological Supply Company at about the time when our caterpillars turned into chrysalises: there is an online store and the stuff to get is the L918 culture medium (144040). This will feed about 80 larvae. (Unfortunately the Insect Lore company, which makes the Pavilion, only sells caterpillar food in small quantities along with additional larvae, which we certainly didn't need). How to do it: We set the mallow plant in the pavilion and the butterflies laid their eggs on the leaves where we could watch them darken and emerge as very tiny 1mm long new caterpillars. After 4-5 days of watching the caterpillars eat the mallow plant (making little tracks on the leaves) we prepared them new homes in caterpillar media. To do this, you can use either the original plastic containers that the first generation larvae are shipped in (clean them out and dish wash them) or use another small clear-sided plastic or glass jar with a lid. Clean the containers well (I wiped the inside with a paper towel with isopropyl alcohol on it after dishwashing to kill bacteria, which will contaminate the food and make the larvae sick). The food will come in two plastic containers (nearly full). One of these can be frozen for subsequent generations. Transfer the contents of one container to a covered microwaveable container and heat on medium in the microwave (swirling every 10-30 seconds to mix and avoid overheating) until it is a solution. Pour media into the bottoms of the larvae containers to a depth of about a quarter inch (this will make 4-5 new containers). If there is a lot of condensation on the sides after the media has hardened, you can wipe this away with a paper towel--I did this, but then again alcohol-wiped the inside solid surfaces and lid above the media. Cover the containers loosely (leave the lid slightly ajar) and put them somewhere to dry. I laid a clean paper towel over the collection of covered jars to keep dust/dirt from drifting in given the activity level of the children here. After a couple days of drying, these were ready for larvae. If necessary (ie., if not using the previously shipped containers) make very, very small air holes in the lid. Then use a toothpick or matchstick to collect each 2-4 mm long larva off of the mallow plant leaves and tap to drop them into the new container. Put a clean paper towel over the top of the container (under the lid) and re-cap the jar--now the paper will serve as a scaffold for new chrysalises to hang from and will allow air in while preventing the tiny caterpillars from escaping. Try to be relatively aseptic about this. It appears that we're going to get about 20-30 new caterpillars from the first generation, which I should be able to accommodate with the larvae cups made above...hopefully by the time we've run out of this food and been through a couple more generations it will be summer and warm enough to release all of the butterflies we have outside. The pavilion is well made and sturdy enough that it should accommodate many other projects involving insects. All in all, we've been entirely pleased with this--a great gift that's had my son on the phone describing his butterflies' recent development to grandma and grandpa several times! One more tip: the adult butterflies seem to become upended on the floor of the pavillion at times while they are flapping around and have trouble gaining traction to right themselves on the slick nylon surface. This shortened the lives of several of ours until I saw it happening and put some packing material (like easter straw) in there for them to stand on. Fun, educational, and really cool, too! I bought this kit for my 5-year-old, but my 3-year-old wound up loving it every bit as much as the older one. The caterpillars arrive in a sealed container with everything they need--all you have to do is observe them. After a week, we placed the cocoons in the habitat, and out hatched five gorgeous butterflies. What's more, they began laying eggs within a few days, and before you know it, we had DOZENS of teeny-tiny baby caterpillars! Of course, we set them free outside (I'm no bug farmer), and we enjoyed painted lady butterflies throughout the rest of the summer. This kit provided my children with a wonderful, exciting learning experience that they will never forget!

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