September 2, 2005
It's September and Summer is slowly wrapping up around the Blogpire. The students are back in Boston and causing traffic madness wherever you go, the nights are a bit cooler, but we all know we've got a few weeks left of some really nice late Summer weather and some great late Summer blogging.
Single Serve Coffee has news of the Keurig Elite B40 & Special Edition B60 Available at Keurig.com and their Single Serve Coffee.com Monthly Round Up for August 2005
Just The Chips looks at Phil Gordon's Little Green Poker Book and the PSP World Series of Poker
Kitchen Contraptions reviewed the simplehuman Wall Mount Paper Towel Holder and also has a great Monthly Round Up for August 2005
Shaving Stuff found Hitachi's +10 Razor of Goodness and also has a terrific August Wrap-Up
What's All the Racquet found The Coolest Tennis Gear in Forbes Magazine and 5 New Racquets from Dunlop, Head, Prince, Wilson & Yonex
TV Snob has been watching Photonic Textiles on their pillows and has great Roundup for August 2005
Shirt Snob continues to find Great deals at Max Studio and has their round up for August
GPS Lodge find a bunch of new reviews: GPS Review: Garmin V and an UPDATE: Geocaching.com Contest Details for September plus their Monthly Round-up for August 2005
And The Cooking News finds out that Hurricane Katrina May Affect Coffee Prices and some very cool cooking tips that Asian flavors add to recipes
August 19, 2005
It's been a big week for the Blogpire. Shaving Stuff.com was Yahoo! Pick of the Day for August 18th, and 3 of our Blogs are ranked in the Feedster Top 500. Kitchen Contraptions.com comes in at 280. Single Serve Coffee.com comes in at 357. TV Snob.com comes in at 495.
We also added a new title to the Blogpire - The Cooking News. We think you'll enjoy the recipes, wine info, and other cooking related items each day. Michael & Jennifer are both total foodies and will bring you the best of what they find each week.
Single Serve Coffee: Brugo Self-Cooling Coffee Mug, Single Serve Coffee.com Makes Feedster Top 500 Blogs, and Review: Krups 1010 Home Cafe Pod Brewing Machine from Single Serve Coffee.com
Kitchen Contraptions: Flip Flap The Solar Powered Plant: Our Money Where Our Mouth Is, simplehuman Organize This! Contest, and Meat Tumbler
Shaving Stuff: Lavender Pre-Shave Oil, Get a $50 Gift Certificate When You Buy A Braun Electric Razor, and Shaving tips from a/MEN/ity
What's All The Racquet: Wimbledon game for your mobile phone
TV Snob: Great Olevia LCD TV Customer Service Experience, Touchscreen PC LCD, and Samsung HLR4667W 46" Widescreen HDTV Drops below $2500
Shirt Snob: Mr. Housing Bubble tee, Great T-shirt from Threadless and Busted Tees
GPS Lodge: US Marines going to Iraq with Garmin 76S and 76CS GPS Receivers and GPS Review: TomTom GO 700 GPS Unit
August 12, 2005
Another week and another best of the best from the Blogpire. We've had an amazing week finding the latest kitchen, coffee, poker, tennis, TV, fashion, and gps offerings.
We also want to remind you that publishers and supporters of Blogpire Productions have participated in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) this past weekend and we are donating all profits from the Blogpire this weekend (August 12th & 13th) to the cause. The PMC donations go to the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber cancer institute.
Donations can be made at: http://www.pmc.org/egifts/giftinfo.asp?eGiftID=TA0037
Now, on with the Best of the Blogpire!
Continue reading: "This Week's Best of the Blogpire"
August 6, 2005
Having just gone through a kitchen renovation I found this page and set of projects to be really helpful in learning about renovation in general.
"Renovating your kitchen is usually the most cost effective upgrade you can do to your home. Even in an old house, most people opt to renovate or replace rather than restore - I like the look of old coal burning or wood-burning stoves, but I want my dishwasher and garbage disposal, thank you very much. But, you can replace your kitchen in a way that is still sensitive to the age of your house."
At Renovating your Kitchen
We scour each week to find the best of the best from all the Blogpire blogs. We've got some juicy morsels for you this week and some info on an event all of our blogs are sponsoring.
Publishers and supporters of Blogpire Productions are participating in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) this weekend and donating all profits of the upcoming August 12th weekend to the cause. Nearly 4,000 cyclists will take part in the ride this August 6 and 7, 2005. They will travel six different routes, riding between 89 and 192 miles over one or two days, through 46 scenic Massachusetts towns.
More can be learned about the PMC program at www.pmc.org, and donations can be made at:
Now on with the best of the best:
GPS Lodge.com: GPS NEWS: Nintendo DS Hacked for the GPS good and GPS Review: Garmin eTrex Legend vs. Magellan eXplorist 300
What's All The Racquet.com: Wilson Pro Staff Review and
Killer Find for Bargain Tennis Equipment!
Shaving Stuff.com: Gillette Mystery Solved and Seiko Cleancut - The Pornstars' Choice
TV Snob.com: Analog and Digital TV for Notebook PCs and Al Gore's Cable Channel Off to Rocky Start
Shirt Snob.com: Giant Robots!!! and Butterscotch Stallion
Kitchen Contraptions.com: Make Burgers Like the Pros! and Personal Chocolate Fountain
Just The Chips.com: A Chip and a Chair and Tournament Poker Cleans Up Its Act
July 29, 2005
You've got less than 3 days to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Amazon.com. We are giving away a $25 dollar Amazon.com gift certificate to a randomly selected person who signs up for the Kitchen Contraptions.com mailing list for the month of July! You can sign up in the right hand column on any page or sign up below. The winner will be chosen on August 1st, and after that we will be having a new promotion for the month of August! If you've already received a note to subscribe to the mailing list you're eligible.
Thanks for all your support and we hope you take the opportunity for us to give you something back. Trust us - $25 bucks will buy a great kitchen gadget!!!
Kitchen Contraptions.com is part of the Blogpire network, a growing network of blogs providing quality content across a range of subjects. Some of the best posts this week include:
Shirt Snob.com: LaROK Halter Top, Sale at Girl Shop, Floral Silk Top, and Pleated Cami by Ya-Ya.
GPS Lodge.com: Buy a Garmin, Magellan and get up to $50 back, Garmin Streetpilot 2720 vs. Magellan Roadmate 760, and HP rz1710 Navigator Pocket PC Based GPS Unit
Single Serve Coffee.com: Review: Community Coffee Dark Roast Coffee Pods and Krups KP1010 Home Cafe Pod Brewer Available at Amazon.com
Just The Chips.com: ChipTalk.net - Talk About Poker Chips! and Patties & Poker Chips?
Kitchen Contraptions.com: LED Cutlery, Totally Bamboo Little Kahuna Cutting Board, and Suck.uk Fridge Magnet Bottle Opener: Our Money Where Our Mouth Is
Shaving Stuff.com: Strong Enough For A Man, But Made For A Woman and Shaving Oil from Pacific Shaving Company
What's All The Racquet.com: Prince Introduces Line of Tennis Balls, HEAD Launches Three New Flexpoint Racquets, and Wilson Athletes Sweep Wimbledon Singles
TV Snob.com: Record a week's worth of TV, Samsung Launches TV Phone in Korea, and Cisco to Compete with TiVo
July 22, 2005
July 9, 2005
July 2, 2005
What's new & exciting from the Blogpire? Single Serve Coffee.com has news Senseo Coming to an American Bed & Breakfast Near You, how to Keep Your Single Serve Coffee Hot!, and a review on Coolbrew Coffee. Kitchen Contraptions.com covered Coffee Makers, Rehti Design Flower Print Griddle, Kershaw Color Fish Knife, and LG Remote Monitoring Laundry System.
Just The Chips.com has some info on Weird Poker Games, Personalized Casino Quality Chips, andNEW TEXAS HOLD'EM Poker Chips. Shaving Stuff.com was also busy giving advice for Grooms, a Straight Razor Primer and Heavy Duty Shaving Cream.
What's All The Racquet.com has Congratulations to the Wimbledon Semi-Finalists!, Ancient Roman Inspiration for Tennis Racquets?, and news Andy Murray picking up Head as a racquet sponsor. TV Snob.com covered the Slingbox and other stuff including: Appliance ''Placeshifts'' the Living Room TV, Slingbox Review at Slingbox411.com, and other news on How To Buy A Home Projector, and HDTV: Terms To Know.
Shirt Snob.com covered too many shirts to count including: Ballerina Wrap by Susana Monaco, Grecian influence by Cynthia Vincent, La Fem Blouse, and Lotta Stensson halter top. And last but not least, GPS Lodge.com has news of New GPS Units from palmOne.