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Pet GiftBox: August, 2016

This is our sixth Pet GiftBox and we are as enchanted as ever.  The highlight of the box (SPOILER ALERT) is the electronic chasing toy.  Good stinkin' times!

Pet GiftBox: August, 2016Snoe and Sparkles are the official review cats of Ginae Says.  They always know when a box arrives that is for them.  Not just to relax, roll around in and taunt one other in.  No.  It's theirs.  Granted, their names were on the box.  But, man!  Cars are entirely too smart these days.

Received for the August Box:

  • (1) Catnip Candy Mice
  • (1) Feline Harvest Dental Treats
  • (1) Madcap Stand up Mouse
  • (1) Mouse Chase Electronic Cat Toy
  • (1) Super Kitty Boinks

It's a fun concept.  It's a monthly subscription box for your pets.  The ensuing play is such a joy to watch!

Pet GiftBox: August, 2016Subscription Box Prices:

Pet GiftBox prices begin at $28.99 for one month.  Next, is $23.99 per month when you buy 3-months in advance.  After that is $20.99 for a 6-month savings.  Lastly, cost goes down to $18.99 a month when you buy a year of cat and dog joy.

Get 50% off of your first Pet GiftBox by using GinaeSays!

About Pet GiftBox:

Pet GiftBox has been around since 2014, pleasing pets and delighting their owners ever since.  Pet GiftBox cares about our veterans too.  A portion of all proceeds will be given to America's VetDogs,® an organization serving the needs of veterans with disabilities.

Red Wine Day

Happy Red Wine Day everyone!  What follows is a list of our favorites for this most auspicious holiday.  Enjoy.


It's not unusual for a vineyard and winery to have been involved in the business for many years at a stretch.  It's also not unusual for these endeavors to be steeped in tradition and culture.  What does seem wild is that the grapes culled for Beronia are harvested from within a 10km radius and selected by one man.  Winemaker Matias Calleja.  This type of quality control is enough to boggle the mind.


The Reserva is a beautiful deep garnet with a cherry rim.  The nose is sweet and the palate is layered. 
Included varietals are 94% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo.  It is aged for an eighteen-month minimum before it hits retail shelving.  Best served between 59 and 62.6 degrees Fahrenheit.  Pairs well with red meats, game and roasts.

You may purchase the Reserva from WineDirect.

Cline Cellars
Cline Cellars

Co-Founder Fred Cline began life developing a strong work ethic and an oddly profitable appreciation of soil.  It was when he joined marital forces with Nancy Bunting, that he began working for himself.  The two desired to produce Rhone-style wines.  They did this by reviving older vines.  Some of these were over a century old. 

1993, the Cline's transferred their winery to a 350-acre ranch in Sonoma County.  Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinor Noir and Syrah were planted.  A boat-load of work ensued, to include opening an 1853 farmhouse for tasting (wines, not the farmhouse). 

By now, the Fantastic Winery Duo own many productive acres which, span Sonoma County.  They also have real estate in Oakley and Tehama, along with a handful of businesses.  We are thinking that the two are no doubt, remarkably occupied!

Cline CellarsReceived:

When we knew that we had the Cashmere products coming, we knew that they were special.  We just didn't know why.  It's not just the taste of these products, which, has been delicately crafted.  The awesome expands beyond the cork and foil. 

Because of the Cashmere products, Cline Cellars has been able to donate over $270,000.00 to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.  You may purchase Cline products from their website.  Listed below.


Nipozzano is a frescobaldi company, which, has a rich 700-year wine history.  Family history is intertwined with the history of the land, in Tuscany.  However, the Frescobaldi family history actually began three-hundred years before that.  They were bankers who earned the title of treasures to the English crown.
Chianti Rufina


This Chianti Rufina is an award-winning wine and is closely associated with the Castello di Nipozzoanno terrior.  It is aged for 2-years in barriques.  Then, 3-months in bottle.  Included varietals are Sangiovese and complementary grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Colorino, Malvasia nera and Merlot). 

The Chianti Rufina has a ruby hue and has purple reflections.  It has a floral nose and
tastes of non-discernible sweet with a slightly peppery finish.  Pairs well with barbecued meat, beef stews and aged cheeses.

We found a bottle for sale here.  It costs $18.49.  Nice. 

Villa Pozzi

All of Villa Pozzi's product is harvested by hand, either at night or in the early a.m., to avoid bitterness or off-flavoring.  Original construction began in 1860.  Then, rebuilt in 2000.  The Pozzi's are a 4th generation wine producing family.

Nero d'Avola

The Nero d'Avola is made with 100% Nero d'Avola and is one of five popular varietals for Villa Pozzi.  It is deep red in color and has a sweet, floral nose with hints of other spices.  Pairs well with rich pastas and grilled meats.

You may purchase Nero d'Avola online.  The prices varies from $5.99 to $25.98.  This depends upon the size and year purchased.

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Mirror Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener

Upon opening the received box of product, we are dumbfounded.  This hair straightener is beautiful.  It's beautifully designed and the instructions for use are not verbose, or ridiculous in any manner.

The flat iron took less than a minute to heat up.  Seriously.  We plugged it in.  We watched the temperature rise from 110 degrees F to 355 degrees in no time.

Mirror Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener But, the real impression was noted when we were done.  It only took a few swipes to use the product.  Afterward, our hair was straight like it hasn't been since we were quite small.  Quite small.  Good old school photographs will attest to that.

We hadn't even brushed our hair for the day.  We figured this would help to tell the tale.  And, it did.

We are straight blown away.  We've never used a hair straightener before.  Why?

This ugly vision came to mind of holding some device close to our precious face for several minutes at a time.  Then, we looked into the mirror and horked.  This simply did not happen here.


  • (1) Mirror Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener MSRP $129.00
  • (1) Handling Glove
  • (1) User Manual and Warranty

Mirror Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightenerisa Professional products may be purchased from the website, as listed below.

About isa Professional:

ISA Professional is dedicated to helping you be your most beautiful. We design and manufacture professional salon quality hair tools.  We make flat irons, hair straighteners, hair dryers, hair curlers, organic argan oil, and the XANADU 24K Gold Vitamin C face serum.

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Hanging Cat Hammock

Upon visual examination, I discovered a few loose strings.  However, none of them were attached and the hammock otherwise, seems unencumbered by such things.  The stitch is otherwise without flaw.

Hanging Cat Hammock I have no idea how this is going to go.  Getting a cat to hang out in a hammock?  But, it's a terrifically cute idea and I am eager to hang it up.  Both of my cats are around 12-pounds.  One jumps well and the other is more cautious.  But, I'm going to see if I can find a place to hang it where it's only a short distance up from the floor.  I want them to have just enough space to dangle their darling paws off of the edges, should they desire to do so.

When I opened up the box, I did so in front of a visiting guest.  She flipped out and was thinking that she might like to have one.  Yeah, these are great for cat people.

But, as I look at the hammock and think about the size of my cats, they might be a hair too big for this.  While there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee, I think that this is better to be had by someone with a smaller cat.

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