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Product Review: BISSELL - Pet Hair Eraser® Upright Vacuum

Bryan Hill's Blog - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 9:22am
I received a Bissel Pet Hair Eraser upright vacuum to review this past week. It is amazing of the timing of these things. I just finished dog sitting for my mother-in-law, while her and my daughters went on a mini vacation. Needless to say I was excited to see it had arrived at our doorstep.

This unit is a model 1650, it is in the color of Black and ChaCha Lime, and it runs for a price of 249.99 at BestBuy.

The unit was very easy to remove from the box, and had two options of two hanging brackets to install. One optional bracket allowed for placement of the LED Lit Crevice Tool  to be on-board only or the placement of both the LEd Lit Crevice and Pet TurboEraser® Tools to be on-board. Being this came with both tools I opted to store both tools onboard. I did notice it did not have any directions, which if you know me at all, that works just fine. I only read directions if I get stuck in assembly. This assembly was ever so simple.

The provided options for this unit are:

  • Pet TurboEraser® Tool
  • SmartSeal™ Allergen System with Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator™
  • 30 foot chord
  • Cyclonic Pet-Hair Spooling System™
  • Bagless Technology
  • LED Lit Crevice Tool
  • Swivel Steering
Coming from a 10 year old Dyson, this unit is considerable lighter, but still pretty difficult to use on stairs, with it's swivel steering. When I noticed it had a LED Lit Crevice tool, I was excited that the tools were powered, hoping the Pet TurbyEraser tool had a powered mini beater bar to do our stairs. We have three flights of stairs that are carpeted.


Alhambra Hotel ~

Butler, PA Blog - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:54pm
Nov. 17, 1975- Smoke continued to billow from the Alhambra Hotel - corner of Cunningham and Pillow Streets - at dawn as fireman from the Butler City Fire Department poured thousands of gallons of water into the 65-year-old building. Sixty-year-old Robert Walker died in the fire.
~ Butler Eagle

It's my "Etsyversary" Giveaway!

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:00am
You guys! On August 21st I will have been on Etsy for 10 whole years! It's time to celebrate!

Back when I started my etsy shop on August 21st 2006, I think I had a postcard pack. Like ONE pack! Slowly but surely I expanded; I experimented with different types of prints, buttons, art trading cards, pocket mirrors, magnets, greeting cards and more. Some of them lasted, some of them didn't.  Now I have around 130-140 items! All of this led to other things like gallery shows, indie craft shows and other random pop-up events. It's been a long journey and I am so thankful for every minute of it! So many times I've felt like quitting it all, but all my fans, friends and family never stopped encouraging me. I would not still be here if it wasn't for all of you!

To celebrate and show you how much I love you,
I'm giving away my ORIGINAL painting titled "Nostalgia." It's a 12"x12" acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas!!! I'm also giving away a print and a pouch!!



Entries will be taken from 12:00 am August 13th through 12:00 am, August 21st.
Winners will be announced Saturday August 21st!

Before you go, one more thing. All this will be followed by a grand Etsy Shop sale on August 21st! You don't want to miss this! Discount will be good on EVERYTHING including original paintings!

Enter below. ♥ Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

TechTips Thursday: Fast

Bryan Hill's Blog - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 8:36am
Here is real simple way to check your internet speed. It's brought to us by our friends over at Netflix. Until recently you ran this test by going to this website: https://fast.com/

Now there are apps you can download for your Android and Iphone.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.Speedtest

Iphone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fast-speed-test/id1133348139?mt=8

This site and these apps, really makes a quick speed test simple.


SnapChat Wednesday

Bryan Hill's Blog - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 9:29am


A Common Theme

Bryan Hill's Blog - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 9:21am
There is  one common theme for this summer.
No matter who I drink my beverage with, I do it with love... #summertime

Butler's Howard Johnson's ~

Butler, PA Blog - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 6:13am
This plush restaurant 
was at the corner of North Main and Fulton Streets.

A Tremendous Thing

Brain overflow ... here ya go! - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 1:43pm

"A Tremendous Thing"12x12acrylic on canvas
This was a little gift for a wonderful friend! 

Butler Catholic School ~

Butler, PA Blog - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 9:36am
Built by Msgr. William J. Spiegel1950s

Bob Hazy BHS '82 ~ View of Lyndora

Butler, PA Blog - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 1:50pm
Lyndora
A view from the painter's easel.
Thanks: Bob Hazy

Top 10 reasons Why I Love Summer

BC3 President's Blog - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:54am
    .             . Hope you are having a terrific summer. Hard to believe the calendar already reads mid-July.          .    Because I’ve received positive feedback on previous Top 10 lists posted in this blog, here are the “Top 10 reasons Why I Love Summer.” 10. Daylight past 9 p.m.  Funny thing is, I am still […]

Catholic Daughters of America ~

Butler, PA Blog - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:06pm
State Champions 1973
Thanks: Celia Snodgrass

Pullman Standard ~

Butler, PA Blog - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 12:28pm
Photo: Cappy Pucket

The Violent Perils of an America in Need of a Revolution

Official Web Log Of Matt Croyle - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 5:10pm

Op-Ed by Matt Croyle, Writer and Filmmaker

I’m not surprised to see a lot of people online screaming and crying for peace, and for non-violent protests to things they don’t agree with. In today’s America it is hard to fathom war, or moreover, revolutionary violence being used for any purpose. This is an America which has swept its social issues under a proverbial rug for hundreds of years, and with those actions multiplied their intensity exponentially. We see violent uprisings around the world everyday; uprisings for social, economic, and political change. And while Americans call for those changes, our own government doesn’t hear our voices. It keeps the status quo with the politicians it keeps in office. It militarized our local law enforcement organizations after 9/11, and enabled them to use excessive force without consequence. It passively speaks of real change in our nation.

As a very anti-war and anti-violence person, it is hard for myself to come to the realization that violence is becoming more and more necessary to incite the revolutionary changes our country has promised us, but has clearly ignored. As long as racism has existed, as long as class warfare has existed, as long as religious persecution has existed, as long as people have hated each other for their differences in sexuality and sexual preferences has existed, there has always been violence between peoples who shouldn’t let these issues come between them.

We are all Americans. We are a conglomerate of brothers and sisters descended from forefathers who started our great nation with a pliable declaration that these differences shouldn’t separate us, they should unite us, and make us different than any other nation on this planet. Our current government doesn’t want us united. They want us confused, frightened, and most of all submissive — and they will, and have, used every means possible to keep us ignorant to that fact.

This is not a call to arms, this is simply a call to clarity. This small, yet devastating, revolt in Dallas last evening was a result of people being tired and sick of being divided. And while I’m not condoning those actions, I urge you to clearly see it for what it was: revolt. And sometimes, without extreme acts of revolt, which may include unfortunate violent deaths, a revolution cannot truly begin.


Harmony Short Line Trolley ~

Butler, PA Blog - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 6:49am
Thanks: Cappy PucketA Harmony Line trolley crosses the Lyndora valley. The trestle has been gone for many years, but at least one of the concrete posts used to support the trestle can still be seen from the location of the old Pullman Standard office building.

FactPile – Return If Possible (R.I.P.)

Factpile - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 2:48pm

FactPile: FactPile – Return If Possible (R.I.P.)

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Guts vs Geralt

Factpile - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:45am

FactPile: Guts vs Geralt

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Blade vs Andrew Bennett vs Rayne

Factpile - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 1:07am

FactPile: Blade vs Andrew Bennett vs Rayne

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