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New Products for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-11-28T18:30:00Z New Products for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Stick to it

The Xyron Sticker Maker turns any small find into an adhesive sticker. Just insert a favorite photo, memento, note or ribbon into the sticker machine and with a quick pull and tear, it is ready to apply without any sticky glue. It's perfect for adding something extra to holiday cards and packages.

WHERE TO BUY: $9.99 at Michaels, Walmart, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores

Holiday help

Having a dishwasher during the holidays is an amazing help that also extends the ease and luxury everyday. The new GE Profile Series dishwasher features a stainless steel interior and has 54 percent more cleaning jets than any other dishwasher in the industry according to GE. For a thorough soaking, this dishwasher has 102 water entry points.

WHERE TO BUY: $1,299 at all major and independent retailers or

Insider fun

Workman Publishing has something that is both new and old to keep kids occupied during those long holiday car travels. Mini edition versions of "My Granny's Purse" and "My Mommy's Tote"  are fun and interactive books that are designed in homage to the treasure trove of finds inside the carry-bags of every beloved Mom and Grandmother. Look through the stamps on Granny's passport or find a hidden banana or handkerchief along with a bag of healthy snacks. Along the way, it's a great way to learn about counting, countries and the alphabet. Great for ages 3 and older.

WHERE TO BUY: $14.95 in stores or at

A cover up

A good quality piece of furniture with strong bones has so much potential, even if the upholstery has seen better days. "Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design" is a new book by Austin, Texas-based upholstery shop owner Amanda Brown. This 400 page book is for everyone from beginners to experienced fabric familiar folks. Published by Storey Publishing, is a perfect fit for dressing up home interiors in time for holiday gatherings.

WHERE TO BUY: $35 in stores or at

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