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Black Friday Holiday Shopping Sales, Deals and Savings

Posted by infinitygoods on November 20, 2007

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The morning after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year here in the United States and it even has it’s own name, Black Friday. While most people go shopping at ungodly hours like 4 to 6 a.m., I usually stay snug in my bed just so I don’t have to fight the crowds. This year we can have our cake and eat it too. With our store, infinitygoods.com, being an Amazon Affiliate, I was told of a special Black Friday opportunity. If you link to my store on Friday, November 23, 2007 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, you will be able to stay home in your PJs and take advantage of special affiliate sales. No crowds, no bumper to bumper lines in the parking lot, you won’t even have to get showered and dressed before the sun is up, yet you can still shop to your little heart’s content and enjoy all the Black Friday sales, deals and savings. At infinitygoods.com we normally carry selected items of interest to families, but on Black Friday we’re linking to the entire Amazon Web site so that you’ll be able to save on all the sales, deals and savings available to Amazon Affiliates. So be sure to go to our store on Friday. It will definitely be worth your while because there will be hourly deals from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST along with thousands of products on sale for a limited time. There will even be gift wrapping for only $.99 per item to make the busy holiday season that much easier for you.

It works for me and it will work for you too. For more Works For Me Wednesday participants visit Rocks in My Dryer.

If you missed any of my previous household tips, just click below.

Don’t Waste Those Eggs!

Bookcases at the Breaking Point?

Organizing Household Binder

Holiday Shopping List

Holiday Decorating Tips and Ideas

Trading Card Storage

Freezer Solution

Large desk calendar inside guest closet

Child’s haircut without tears

Homemade bread stuffing

Plastic colander bath toy drainer/holder

Reuse plastic grocery bags in the car

How to increase Web site traffic?

16 Blog/Web site tips

Toy storage

In the meantime, Infinity Goods wishes you a great Thanksgiving

and a happy holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!!

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Holiday Shopping List

Posted by infinitygoods on November 12, 2007

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Here are my picks for a 21st Century Holiday Shopping List, and you can shop right here from the Internet and not have to fight for a parking spot at the mall. Just click on the links to see more and to purchase.

Music Downloads The teens and music lovers will enjoy Amazon’s new music downloads for their iPods, MP3 players, cell phones and other musical gadgets. Starting at only 89 to 99 cents per download, it’s in anybody’s price range and can be given even to paperboys (do they still exist??), teen gardeners, babysitters and others you want to recognize with a gift but don’t want to spend a fortune on. Your own kids will love a more generous download amount, and you will love this clutter-free gift which won’t be sitting around your home gathering dust.

Video Downloads Forget driving to the video store or messing with mail order video memberships. Now you can download your videos straight from your computer. Video downloads can be either rented or purchased from Amazon, a trusted Internet source for years, not a new fly-by-night company you’ve never heard of before.

Planet Earth – The Complete BBC Series is “a tour de force … a masterpiece,” wrote the New York Times. Using revolutionary new filming techniques, with a budget of more than $25 million, “Planet Earth” is the epic story of life on Earth as you’ve never seen it before. The Chicago Times praised it as “an absolutely extraordinary achievement.” Five years in the making, using 40 cameramen spanning 200 locations, this 11-part series is hailed as the ultimate portrait of our planet. It also features a 150-minute documentary about our future. “Simply radiant” said Entertainment Weekly and “breathtaking” according to Time Magazine.

The Bible Experience: Old Testament (Inspired By) You can no longer say the Bible is boring or that you don’t have the time. Now you can be entertained during your long commute by an unprecedented cast of more than 400 actors, musicians and clergy, including Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Bishop T.D. Jakes, LL Cool J, Forest Whittaker, etc. in this dramatic audio recording of the Bible. Even the youngest child can “read” the Bible by listening to the Old Testament, the New Testament or the Complete Bible and the whole family can gather around, too. This audio Bible is from Zondervan, the world’s leading Bible publisher.

LEGO Mindstorms NXT This is much more than a toy, it is science lessons in a box and was recommended to our son by his science teacher, a research scientist who participates each year in the DARPA Urban Challenge with Autonomous Robot Cars. Mindstorms is exciting for children and teens (adults too) and will nurture their curiosity. Parents will love that it’s not some mindless, brain-rotting toy. If you missed the posts about the Urban Challenge, you can click here and here to learn about the cars that drive themselves and will be picking up our groceries in the very near future.

iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver The Jetsons have finally arrived. This round vacuum may not look like a robot, but it will automatically vacuum your home, spend extra time in the dirtiest spots and return to one of its two battery chargers to ready itself for the next clean up and you won’t have to lift a finger. Spend the extra time laughing with your children, cozying up with your spouse or pampering yourself.

This great carnival of shopping list ideas was thought of by Chili at Don’t Try It, where the rest of the participants are listed.

For more on holiday shopping, check out my post about Black Friday Sales, Deals and Savings and visit our store on November 23, 2007 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST.

  • Don’t know what NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo are? Read all about it here and here.
  • Want to know why I’m participating in both? Click here.

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Pope Announces U.S. Visit After Saudi King’s Vatican Visit

Posted by infinitygoods on November 12, 2007

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Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate his third anniversary as pontiff of the Catholic Church by traveling to the United States, where he will visit the White House and New York’s ground zero site of the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attacks, and will speak at the United Nations during a five-day trip April 15-20.

Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Vatican ambassador to the United States, told the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops today that “the pope will not travel much, but he will address himself to the people of the United States and the whole Catholic Church.”

A welcome reception will be held at the White House on April 16.

Sambi says the pope wants to show “solidarity with those who have died, with their families and with all those who wish an end of violence and in the search of peace.”

This official announcement comes six days after King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia gave a jeweled sword to the pope, and on the Monday of the Veterans Day federal holiday.

Pope receives jeweled sword from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

A sword is a traditional Muslim gift given to heads of state. Is it meant as a symbol of trust or as a warning? That is the double-edged question.

The meeting between the king and the pope will surely be the hottest topic between the pope and President George Bush.

Saudi Arabia does not even grant diplomatic relations with the Holy See. As Victor L. Simpson of the Associated Press so aptly said in his article about the visit on Nov. 6, “Islam is the official religion of Saudi Arabia and the kingdom requires all Saudi citizens to be Muslims. Only Muslims can visit the cities of Mecca and Medina.

“Under the authoritarian rule of the royal family, the kingdom enforces strict sharia, or Islamic law. It follows a severe interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism which rejects the possibility of diplomatic relations with a Christian entity. This interpretation would prohibit a Vatican embassy in Saudi Arabia on the grounds it would be equivalent to raising the cross inside the site of Islam’s holiest places.

“It is forbidden to practice Christianity publicly inside Saudi Arabia, and it is illegal to bring symbols from religions other than Islam into the country. Bibles and crosses, for instance, are confiscated at the border.

“Some Christian worship services are held secretly, but the government has been known to crack down on them, or deport workers from the Philippines if they are known to hold even private services.”

The pope was also given a small statue of a camel by a palm tree and in return gave King Abdullah a 16th-century engraving of the Vatican and a gold medal of his pontificate.

  • Don’t know what NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo are? Read all about it here and here.
  • Want to know why I’m participating in both? Click here.

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WFMW — Holiday Decorating Tips and Ideas

Posted by infinitygoods on November 6, 2007

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Today’s Works For Me Wednesday carnival is reversed. Instead of me giving you tips and ideas, you give them to me and my readers.

With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year all coming in quick succession, I’d like to know about your best holiday decorating tips and ideas. Let us know what makes your life easier, what makes your house a home, what your guests and family ooh and ahh about, what traditions you keep, what collections you have. Do you decorate a tree, a nativity, an outdoor menorah, a front door? We want to know and be inspired by you.

I’ll see you on your blogs and I’ll be trying to answer as many of your questions. Don’t forget to stop by Shannon’s for a list of all the participants. And remember, you can comment even if you don’t have a post listed on Shannon’s page.

I’m participating in Chili‘s Holiday Shopping List on November 12. See my post for more details about what I’ll be doing and be sure to come back here on the 12th (and daily too because I LOVE a blog home filled with great reading guests like you and I’m also participating in National Blog Post Month so there’s lots to read).

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If you’ve missed any of my previous WFMW posts, just click below.

Trading Card Storage

Freezer Solution

Large desk calendar inside guest closet

Child’s haircut without tears

Homemade bread stuffing

Plastic colander bath toy drainer/holder

Reuse plastic grocery bags in the car

How to increase Web site traffic?

16 Blog/Web site tips

Toy storage

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  • Don’t know what NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo are? Read all about it here and here.
  • Want to know why I’m participating in both? Click here.

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Tell The Truth; Be Ready To Listen

Posted by infinitygoods on October 9, 2007

If something is really troubling us do we have a safe shoulder to cry on, or do we have to put on a smiling facade and hide our true feelings behind a mask?

When our glass truly is half empty because life has spilled it carelessly, do we always have to pretend that it is half full, or do we have a safe place to tell truth?

Of course, we can’t be negative in perpetuity, but for those who see life with rose-colored glasses on most days, is it ever acceptable to answer a “how are you” with any other answer than “fine”?

I came across a church poster today which claimed that you could tell the truth there.

It said, “You know, if you want a church where you can pretend for an hour or two that everything is just fine with you, with your family and with the world, then we’re probably not for you. But if you want a church where you can tell the truth about how it is and know that it’s OK, maybe you’ll find a home here.”

I do not belong to the United Church of Christ. I have never even attended a service there, so I could not tell you if overall they live up to their ad campaign, but I think their poster is right on the mark.

Being able to tell the truth is one of the many reasons why I loved working for my church.

Our parishioners — sometimes even people of other faiths, often of the same faith but of a different neighborhood in search of anonymity — would come to our office just to share their lives. They would come in just to talk, just to be listened to without judgment, without gossip. They would share everything from the happiness over a new grandchild to the tragedy of a mother and her two single daughters being diagnosed the same week with terminal cancer.

Or a mother seeing her son stabbing himself to commit suicide; even a young woman seeking sanctuary because she is afraid her boyfriend will beat her.

We have to have a strong, sturdy shoulder to cry on whether it’s a church or a specific person. Our lives are complicated and trying. Oftentimes all it takes is to say it out loud to a real human being.

At least every once in a while we need to remove our theatrical mask and tell the truth for the sake of our sanity, and all of the time we need to be ready to listen because someone out there needs our shoulder today.

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Thank You, Readers! Infinity Goods is 35th Fastest Growing Blog on WordPress

Posted by infinitygoods on October 5, 2007

UPDATE: Infinity Goods in now 5th Fastest Growing Blog on WordPress!  Please see post for October 29, 2007.

UPDATE: Infinity Goods in now 6th Fastest Growing Blog on WordPress! Please see post for October 11, 2007.

Thanks to you, dear readers, I have gone from #88 to #35 in just 14 days!! It is great blogging for you, reading your comments and e-mails, and I look forward to many more interesting conversations with you. I am so glad so many of you return to my blog and store each day. Together we can continue to grow and evolve. Please tell your friends.

Again, thank you!

Blessings to you all,
Infinity Goods

Scroll down to #35 and you’ll see Infinity Goods.

October 4, 2007: Growing Blogs

  1. llemarie’s weblog

    Programming, tinkering – Lionel Lemarié

  2. Troubled Ramblings of a Jaded 20-Something

  3. The Tired Architect

    The road to 42.

  4. viaRomania.eu

    Turismul romanesc 2.0 )

  5. sperimentAZIONI

    appunti e sperimentazioni informatiche, windows e linux. E miei pensieri sul mondo digitale.

  6. See Mike Draw

    The funniest cartoons on earth – guaranteed!* (*guarantee not actually guaranteed)

  7. The Worst of Perth

    The worst examples of architecture, writing, design, culture and humanity in Perth Western Australia

  8. Lebbeus Woods

    Just another WordPress.com weblog

  9. Clockwork Gamer

    Massively Multiplayer Opinions

  10. Heat Wheels

    Heat Is Cool

  11. P3n9u1m’$ Pl4c3

    Quem disse que para ser o melhor tem que ser dificil!!!!

  12. Desk Zone

    Vida nova ao seu desktop!

  13. Laijnen

    I morgon är en annan dag

  14. pSit

    –we like our cities, that’s why we change them–

  15. ¿ZERK ITSUTU ZAITU?

    soy el actor principal de mi propia película(mi vida)

  16. Os Cavaleiros de *Ouro*

    Just another WordPress.com weblog

  17. let me bore your mind

    welcome to daniels world – daniel? daniel prell? dont know? dont care…

  18. Loëki ’s Weblog

    From Tahiti to Montpellier…

  19. Flomp-Fansubs

    We sub what YOU want NOW!

  20. Gettin’ It Pegged…Loom Knitter’s Clique

    a place for learning…inspiration…originality!

  21. Gravitas for Homeschools

    Changing science education one student at a time

  22. Interfaith Fast to End the War in Iraq

    From conquest to community. From violence to reverence.

  23. Seguidors de Jordi costa (antic club de fans)

    Agror en garrafa :: “rajades”, curiositats, parides, gols i sobretot molt bones estones. Benvinguts!

  24. Cavatica’s Ramblings

    To China and Back

  25. Stampaloooza Paper Art Studios

    Live. Laugh. Scrap… We love playing with stamps, ink and paper to create the most beautiful cards, scrapbook pages and […]

  26. Shamaniac

    Into All Things Shamanistic? Look No Further.

  27. یک آماتور

  28. Anima Tactics – Unofficial blog

    The world has changed…

  29. Stelle – Cooking

    Prácticas y Temas de cocina

  30. Taste Goblet

    food. delicious food. that’s all that matters, no?

  31. Doggygirl’s Dog House

    If you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

  32. Our Class Blog

    Just another WordPress.com weblog

  33. The Grid Live

    News on Second Life and Beyond

  34. Zazzle Contests

  35. Infinity Goods blog

    InfinityGoods.com — a Marketplace for God’s People

Here I am, #35! 🙂

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Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Posted by infinitygoods on September 13, 2007

It’s the year 5768 on the Jewish calendar. Enjoy the High Holy Days!

L’shanah tovah!

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Infidels Crucified by Muslims

Posted by infinitygoods on September 11, 2007

Since the time of Mohammed, Muslims have crucified Christians and Jews, who are called “infidels.” We should not forget thousands of innocent people were murdered on Sept. 11, 2001, and we should not forget who did it.

(Click on the thumbnail below. “Eloi, Eloi Lama Sabachthani,” by Tad Cronn. Created after 9/11 and banned in several online galleries.)

Eloi, Eloi Lama Sabachthani?

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