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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2009.  Remember moms, grannies and aunties this year with inexpensive gifts that are sure to please!

My Top 5 Mom’s Day Gift Picks

 Digital Picture Frames.  Your pictures will practically jump out of this hi-tech super bright frame!  Impress mom with features like brightness control, on-board memory, USB connectors, backlighting and remote control.  All sizes for every budget, including a heart-shaped digital keychain that stores up to 56 photos, for only $18. 


 Folding Shopping Cart – One of our most popular products, Allegro customers use this sturdy, lightweight cart to transport groceries, laundry, books – anything under 100 lbs that you need to get from here to there.  Great for “green shopping” at the grocery or farmer’s market.  Mom can walk to the store instead of driving!  Or store the cart in your car for transporting goods into the house, apartment, condo or cabin in just one trip.


 Chillow Pillow – Help her chill out this summer with a cooling sensation memory foam pillow.  She’ll never flip her pillow again.  While you’re at it, considering getting one for both of you.  Or two.  I use one between the knees and one under my neck.  Ahhhh. 

See All Chillow cooling products.


 Lex Loops Exercise Band – Featured in Good Housekeeping magazine and on The View, these inexpensive-but-effective exercise bands will have her ready for summer in no time!  Choose from a variety of fitness levels. 

See All Exercise and Fitness Products


 Zapi – The Personal Toothbrush Sanitizer – For peace of mind if nothing else, make sure mom’s brushing with a clean toothbrush!  Comes in fun colors.  Todd and I use these at home.  See All Sanitizers.

We have 102 more ideas on the site!  See All Gift Ideas for Mothers.  Is your Mom a gardener?  We have really great garden tools.  See All Gardening Products.

Order now so you won’t be late.  Happy Mother’s Day!

It was HOT in Arizona yesterday.  My patio thermometer said 100 degrees at about 4:30pm.  Yikes!  I’m not ready for summer heat (no one ever is in AZ) but I’m also not ready to start baring my flesh in sleeveless tops and shorts.  Are you?

If you’ve been reading my blogs you know that I try to stay fit without a gym membership.  I like the freedom and it saves me money.  I hike and walk, mostly, but I also do Yoga and Pilates indoors, along with some weight lifting and balance training.  Here are a few of my favorite exercise products for the home gym or back yard. 

Summer Fitness Products

 Bongo Board Balance Board – Our #1 most popular fitness product.  Used by snow boarders, skateboarders and anyone who just wants to get strong and have fun!  Read 21 Reasons to Improve your Balance

See All Balance Products


 Sunny Elite Eliptical Trainer – A full-on, brand new eliptical trainer in your home for only $365?  I’m totally serious.  Check it out.

See All Elipticals


 Door Gym Upper Body Toner – If you don’t have much money, space or time, this is for you.  Oh, and you can’t be more than 200 lbs.   With this one low-cost product you can do perfect push-ups, pull-ups, sit ups, dips and crunches.


 Fitball Hop Balls – You might think that we only sell these for kids.  Not true!  If you weigh under 600 lb. then grab a rubber handle and bounce off those love handles.  Fun for the whole family.

See All Exercise Rolls & Balls


 Thera-Band Resistance Bands – Buy these stretchy fat-melting arm-toning magic tubes by the yard and make them whatever length you want.  Each color provides a different resistance level.  There are hundreds of exercises you can do.  Very popular in gyms.  Also available as  FitBall Pre-Cut Bands.

See all Exercise Bands & Tubes


 ProStretch – Unilateral Calf Stretcher.  For stretching your calves (no, not the farm animal kind).  This is one of our most popular products.  Has been for years.   All workouts begin with a stretch.  Might as well make it a good one.

See all Stretching Products


Lex Loops Exercise Band –  I’ve never used these but they must be good because they’ve been profiled on The View and in Good Housekeeping magazine as a great tool for helping you shed pounds and tone up. 


 Pedal Exerciser Stationary Bike – It’s only $29.95. Such a great bargain for something that does so much.  Must be why it has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars! You can pedal with your arms or legs, in a seated position.  A good workout  for all fitness levels ages and abilities.   Tension can be controlled to adjust pedaling resistance.

See All Pedlars & Exercisers


 AquaBell Travel Weights –  Take your dumbbells with you on vacation.  That didn’t sound right.  Anyway…these hand weights collapse to fit in your suitcase and then you just fill them with water, to whatever level you want, and you have hand weights!  Get the Aqua Bell Combo Set complete with ankle weights.

See all Wrist, Ankle & Free Weights

Order today! There’s still time to work off the winter jiggle.

See all Exercise & Fitness Products

Allergies are in full bloom here.  The sounds of sneezes and sniffles fill the air here at the Allegro HQ and everyone is asking themselves… “Do I have a cold?  Is it Allergies?  Do I have a cold?…. 

If you can’t tell, and it is April in AZ, it’s probably nasal allergies.

Back when, folks moved here from other States to get away from allergens, and for the dry air.  But, ooops, they brought their allergy trees with them and now they are everywhere, chock full of pollenous sneezeballs.  Nice going, ancestors.

Okay, so here are our Top 5 Allergy Products.  Feel better!

1.    Autodrop Eye Drop Guide –  I pride myself on my eye dropping prowess.  But hey, not everyone is rock steady with  nerves of steel.  That’s probably why we sell so many of these!  Don’t waste another drop, squirting your forehead and your ears and chin with allergy eye drops.  Let us guide you.


2.     Multi-Tech 2000 Air Purifier.  With a name like that, who could resist?  It combines 6 proven air-cleaning technologes into one unit, including a true HEPA Filter.  Removes dust, allergens, mold, micro-organism, cigarette smoke, odors, chemicals, bacteria and much more.

See all Air Purifiers.


3.     Allergy-Free Pillow – Everyone should have a hypoallergenic pillow even if you don’t have allergies.  The extremely small fabric pore size creates a barrier to allergens including lint, dust, dust mites and their… um… by-products.  Raise your hand if you want to avoid sleeping on dust mite poo!  That’s what I thought.  You can put your hand down now.  You’ll need it for ordering. 🙂  Read Why Your Pillow is Gross and How to Pick a New One.  Go a step further and spring for a Zip & Block Anti-Allergen Mattress Encasing.

See All Pillows.


4.    Ultrasonic, Cool-Mist Humidifier 2500X – Makes you feel better.  Keeps your nasal passages moist.  This one has an optional Ion-Exchange Filter.  Read Humidifier Types & Tips for more ideas.


5.    Nasal Spray – Saline 1.5 oz – Squirt this up your nose if it is dry or if you have nasal congestion.  It helps keep your nose moist inside and it shrinks swollen nasal membranes.  Great especially if you have to fly and you have allergies.  It seems to help me ward off sinus infections too, when I’m feeling sinus congestion,  but don’t take that as medical advice.  Use Simply Saline Nasal Moist Gel with Aloe ‘around’ the nose for soothing relief.

Bonus Tip:  Save your marriage and try the Snore Wizard if your allergy induced snoring is driving your spouse crazy.

See All Nasal Allergy Products.

For tips on avoiding nasal allergens, read Yo Sneezy! Stop Tromping through the Forest.

I love digging in the dirt, planting seeds and relishing the fruits of my labor just as much as the next gal, but nothing crumps me up faster than a few hours in the garden. My friend and co-worker Melissa swears that her mom’s knee replacements were directly related to her years of gardening. I believe it. Kneeling and stretching and bending, oh my!

I tell ya, these products are worth their weight in gold whether you’re a professional greenthumb or a weekend warrior. They’re especially awesome if you want to keep gardening, but your arthritis or other pain is stopping you.

Gardener’s Easy-Up Kneeler & Seat – My absolute favorite! Use the side handles to ease yourself up and down on the padded cushion and then flip over the whole thing and use it as a seat. Great for indoors too – you can kneel on it while giving the kids a bath or cleaning baseboards. Makes a GREAT gift. Mother’s Day is coming up!

Easi-Grip Add-On Handles– Pack of 2 – Convert your in-line garden tools into an ergonomic grip that will keep your hand and wrist at a natural angle. Reduce twisting, wrist strain, callouses, arm strain and back pain. They can even improve your grip on the rake, hoe, vacuum, golf trolley and other sports equipment. Eureka!

Long Reach Gardening Tools – Stainless steel, high quality. Get all 5 as a discounted set, or order the culitvator, fork, trowel, hoe or arm support cuff separately. The long handles let you reach further to the ground or further into the flower bed without bending. You can even sit down and garden! The ‘soft-feel’ ergonomic handle keeps your hand and wrist in a natural position. Lightweight. Non-slip grip. Mighty hip, Skip!

Easi-Grip Gardening Set – These are like the long-handled ones above but they’re short. Same great ‘soft feel’ non-slip ergonomic handle and high quality stainless steel. These tools will keep your wrist and hand in a stress-free position to avoid wrist strain and palm callouses. Tools are also sold separately.

Bionic Gardening Gloves – What am I, Jamie Austin? Okay, really, these things are neat and they’re top-grade, machine washable leather. Really, though, what makes them ‘bionic’ is the strategic padding and the fit of the glove. They keep your hands clean AND improve grip strength, reduce hand fatigue, and keep callouses at bay. Oh, and they make you look COOOL! If you want to weed all day, try the Extended Wear Bionic Gardening Gloves. Then you can come to my house and weed some more. 🙂

See All Gardening Gear.

So you see, with a little help you can garden at any age, with just about any disability. Get out there! But first, read this – Ready. . . Stretch . . . Garden!

From what I can tell by the repeat sales of our blood glucose testing supplies, people pretty much stick to the same meters and test strips, time after time.  Hey, whatever works, right?  So I won’t bore you with a listing of those, (but you should still check out our low, low prices).   Instead, I’ll turn you on to some super buys on products you might have missed in the 267 diabetic products at AllegroMedical.com.


Boost Glucose Control (formerly Boost Diabetic) – This is our most popular diabetic product, it’s selling for 32% below list price, it will help manage your glucose levels, it’s ready to drink, made by Nestle and has an average customer rating of 5 out of 5 stars.  May I take your order?


Comfy Feet Diabetic Crew Socks (pk. of 3) – Where else can you get 3 pairs of socks for 7 bucks?  Besides these are the most comfortable socks you may ever wear, diabetic or otherwise.  They’re such a good deal you can get one of every color.


AccelWell Travel Pouch – Keep your insulin cool and safe for up to 13 hours in 100 degree heat, plus keep all your supplies organized for travel. $14.95 but with mixed reviews.  You might opt for the $19.95 Micro-Cooler instead.  See all Accessories.


OneTouch Logbook – Use this little book to see how your meals and exercise impact your blood glucose over time.  Stock up, they’re $1.95!


   TriDERMA Intense Fast Healing Cream – I’m torn on this one because one customer says she wouldn’t recommend it to her worst enemy, but Harry from Milwaukee says that it works better than anything he’s ever used to heal foot and leg sores.  Hey, the name says it’s intense!  You decide… for $13.95 it might be worth a try.  Or, check out the rest of our Skin Care Creams & Moisturizers.


Transportable Sharps Needle Disposal Container – 2 gallon – For $7.95 you can use this container for months.  See more Sharps/Needle Disposal products.


Aetrex Worldwide Shoes & Sandals – Really neat ones, made for sensitive feet.  49 styles to choose from in regular, wide and extra-wide sizes – at the lowest prices on the web.  Aetrex shoes are very popular and a great find for hard-to-fit feet.  Highly recommended!

See more bargains in Test Strips, Control Solution, Diabetic Nutrition, Insulin Products, Lancets, Meters & Test Kits and Needles & Syringes.

If you’re buying your consumable diabetic supplies from Allegro, save both time and money and have them automatically sent to you on a convenient time schedule?  See the Allegro Auto-ReOrder Program.  It’s a piece of cake – sugar free, of course. 

If you’re not buying your supplies from Allegro…shame on you.  No seriously, if you’re not, PLEASE leave a comment below, tell me why and I’ll see what I can do about it.

Smoooch.  -v

Hopefully you’ve read my blog Hey, you…yeah you…MOVE IT! and you’re ready to start moving and stretching.  Check these out:

1.  Fitball Exercise Balls – One of our most popular products, these burst-resistant balls are the ones you see in commercial gyms.  You can do all kinds of things with this ball, including fall off of it if you’re not careful.  Don’t ask me how I know this.  For the young at heart (or for a little more stability) consider the FitBALL Hop Balls.   With a weight capacity of 600 lbs., who says these are only for kids?  There is a lot of bounce in these balls.  Is there still some bounce in you?  See all Exercise Balls/Rolls.


2.  Thera-Band Resistance Bands – Just like the ones in the gym, now you can have your own at home.  Pull ’em, stretch ’em, take ’em on a trip.  They’ll make your body stronger and more flexible.  Plus, they’re inexpensive, fun and durable.  See all Exercise Bands – Tubes.


3.  Drive Pedal Exerciser Stationary Bike – Okay, I lied.  This is not under $20, but it is under $30 and it’s such a great price, I had to include it.  Great for arm and leg toning.  Sit in a comfortable chair while you exercise!  Totally portable – stores under a chair or bed.  See all Cycles/Pedlars.


4.  FitBALL Balance Disc – Sit on it while at your desk, kneel on it, use it for lunges or simply stand on it and you will be strengthening your core and improving your balance.  Best of all, you’ll be moving.   See all Balance/Core Products.


5.  Digital Speed Jump Rope – Not your ordinary jump rope, oh no.  This one counts your calories and tells you how much fat you’ve burned and how long it took.  Instant gratification.


6.  Thigh Trimmer – Remember these?  Well they’re still around and ready to trim you thighs.  Go for it!  You’ll be able to crack walnuts when you’re done with this thing.


7.  Soft DumbbellSoft Dumbbells – These underarm flab busting chest lifters are the perfect addition to your nightly workout in front of the tv.  And they’re soooo cute!  2 lbs each.


8.  Hand Grip – One for each hand, these will improve your grip and strengthen your hands.  Maybe if you use these your golf club will stop flying away from you.  🙂  See all Hand Exercisers.


9.    ProStretch – Unilateral Stretching Device – Relieves tightness and helps prevent injuries.   For me, it just feels goooood and keeps me flexible. 


10.  Lex Loop Exercise Band – No cardio involved.  Use these exercise bands to  improve your strength and flexibiltiy.  Hailed on “The View” and in Good Housekeeping Magazine, they say you can slim down, get stronger and look younger in just twenty minutes a day, three days a week. Sign me up!  Includes instructions and exercises.

So there you have it.  No excuses to get moving!  Get all these things and you’ll have your own home gym!  See all Exercise/Fitness for more ideas.

Have a great day.  Now, move it!

All the latest, greatest products along with the tried & true, to keep you comfy during your pregnancy.

Allegro Customer’s Top 10 Picks for Expecting Mothers

Band Be Hold – Maternity Belly Band – A must-have support piece for all pregnant women.


Beattitude – Skivvies – Breathable microfiber fabric “shorts” with expanding tummy section, back support panel and extra-wide under tummy support band.  Great for evening wear or exercise.  See all Amon Briefs, Bands & Shapers.

Car Seat Belt Cushion – An excellent solution for pregnant women who need a little extra cushion on their seat belts.


Obus Forme Body Pillow – This 4 1/2 foot long pillow fits perfectly between the legs and under the belly for a comfy night’s sleep.  Antibacterial fiberfill.


Rest EZ II – Two connecting pillos filled with supporting foam.  Soft removable cover.  Adjustable.  See all Summer Infant products.


Heart-to-Heart Prenatal Listening System – Hear your unborn baby’s heartbeat, kicks & hiccups.  Two headsets.  Includes cables to record sounds that can be emailed. Very cool.


Preggie Pop Drops and Preggie Pops – A natural, drug-free way to ease morning sickness.


Comfort Body Pillow – Promotes healthy leg circulation and healthy spinal alignment.  Supports the back and the belly.


Baby Belly Ups – Keeps Your Pants Up! Attach your bra to your waistband. No extra bulk or layers.  Machine washable.




Bounce-a-Bye Baby Ball – can be used as a pre- and post-pregnancy fitness ball, a birthing ball, and a baby soothing motion seat.

See All Expecting Mothers Products.


Our newest line is from Amon, and it is for the mommies (please).  They make these great, super comfy under garments for pregnant women.  There’s even a thong!  Whichever Amon bra, panties or belly band you choose (get them all) you’ll look and feel supported and smooooooth under your clothes –  before and after the baby arrives.  See All Amon Garments.


                                                                                                                                                                                                         Strollers & Stuff

Make way for the Zoopers!  Our newest line from Lan Enterprises is mostly Zooper strollers, but there is the CUTEST Peas & Carrots High Chair too.  Sturdy, extra-comfy and high quality.





Baby Monitors

MobiCam AV Wireless Audio/Monitoring System – It’s the most versatile color, handheld, 900 Mhz wireless monitoring system available.  Move it anywhere in your home, instantly!  AV output can connect to your TV or other audio-video device.  Automatic see-in-the-dark night vision.  Transmits up to 300 ft.  2″ X-large color hi-res TFT LCD display.

PalmWatch III Baby Monitoring System – Another 900 Mhz wireless monitoring system with night vision.  This one has an alarm triggered by motion and sound.  The monitor is 2.4″ LCD and can be connected to a recorder or bigger screen monitor.  Supports up to two cameras.  I like the look of this one.  Very cool.

 AllegroMedical is more than medical supplies and child nutrition! In fact, jogging strollers are among our most popular products.  We have the classic styles from Baby Jogger, InStep, BeBeLove, Dreamer Design and Zooper – all at the lowest prices available anywhere.

Here are our Top 10 Most Popular Jogging Strollers:


1.  Baby Jogger Independence Push Chair


2.  InStep SAFARI Single Jogging Stroller


3.  InStep RUN AROUND 2 Double Jogging Stroller 


4.  InStep RUN AROUND Single Jogging Stroller


5.  Baby Jogger Liberty All-Terrain  Pushchair


6.  InStep SAFARI TT Double Jogging Stroller


7.  BeBeLove USA DS-Jogger Double Jogging Stroller


8.  BeBeLove USA S-Jogger Jogging Stroller


9.  BeBeLove USA Sixty-Eight Series Jogging Stroller


10.  BeBeLove USA Shock Z Jogging Stroller


*NEW*Jogging Strollers

Dreamer Design Park Avenue Stroller


Zooper Boogie Jogging Stroller


Favorite Jogging Stroller Accessories:

Baby Jogger Carrying Bags


Baby Jogger Bug Canopy


Baby Jogger Snuzzler


Baby Jogger StrollSoft


Baby Jogger Wind and Rain Canopy


Dreamer Design Footmuff


Dreamer Design Back Pack Diaper Bag


Dreamer Design Park Avenue Bug Canopy


Dreamer Design Park Avenue Carseat Adaptor


See All Baby Joggers & Strollers.  See All Bike Trailers & Carriers.

Happy Trails!!  -v