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Thanksgiving Trivia Fun

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

roast-turkeyWhat comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving?

The big fat golden-brown turkey? Grandma’s pumpkin pie? Or the oh-so-nice cranberries and corn-on-the-cob?

Well well, all these ARE a major part of the Thanksgiving holiday. But there’s even more to this wonderful occasion of Thanksgiving!

The holiday of Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the beauty and bounty around us, our marvelous friends and family, the gift of their love and many more such good things that we are thankful for !

thanksgiving-feastCelebrated every year on the last Thursday in November, the spirit of Thanksgiving Day sets the tone for a grand and joyous season.

Now to share some interesting trivia associated with the Thanksgiving holiday.

Like most trivia, the Thanksgiving trivia are just as much a fun read.

Check these out:

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Carpeting Can Add a Bright New Look

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

carpeting-carpet-samplesCarpets Brightens Up the Look of the Place

Carpets are mainly used for decorative purposes to give your house or your office at times a more sophisticated look. They instantly brighten up the surroundings and give the place a more polished look.

It is also a great way to keep the respective place clean compared to places that don’t have carpets at all. However there are a number of benefits that one can enjoy by carpeting a place of their choice that they think need it.

Here are some valuable benefits of doing so:

• BRIGHTENING UP THE APPEARANCE

Like I mentioned earlier, carpeting has mostly to do with enhancing the appearance of the place. It gives a certain touch to the décor with the various colors and designs it is available in. This carpeting can help you in some way to provide you with the kind of looking you have been looking for, for your home or office.

carpeting-new-carpet-flooring• BRINGING IN THE STYLE STREAK

Styling the look of a room is very important to create a kind of an impression on the people who would be visiting those places.

Over the years, with the hundreds and thousands of styles, patterns, cuts that have embraced the markets of such designing carpets are good enough for providing the premises with such a style statement.

• GETTING THAT COZY FEELING AND THE WARMTH

Ever tried curling up like a ball on a cold winter night right in front of that warm fireplace? When you have a soft and warm carpet laid in front of it, it gives you the most comforting feeling ever o lie on it and curl up with a blanket. Carpets are soft and extremely comfortable and it gives you a very pleasant feel.

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Easy Tips for the Best Thanksgiving Dinner Party

Monday, November 6th, 2017

best-thanksgiving-dinner-tips10 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Dinner Delicious and Easy

I love to cook. And I love to have a day off of work. But, despite the fact that preparing Thanksgiving dinner recipes is relatively easy, I’m ashamed to admit that sometimes, I dread the work involved. I just want to hang out with my family and friends, have time at some point during the meal to take a stroll on the beach boardwalk, and not have to work hard getting even a simple meal on the table. So, over the years, I’ve developed a handful of strategies that have made my Thanksgiving dinner preparation a bit easier. Hopefully, these will make your Thanksgiving dinner recipe preparation a little easier too!

1. DON’T STUFF YOUR TURKEY. While stuffing the turkey really makes the stuffing moist, there are ways to recreate the same result without stuffing it in the turkey. Who needs to worry about scooping out all of the stuffing? It just delays the meal.

So, when you trim the fat from the turkey neck and other areas, keep the fat and lay it over your stuffing and cook your stuffing in a separate casserole dish. You’ll get the benefit of the fat flavor and it will also keep the stuffing moist while it bakes.

turkey-gravy2. MAKE GRAVY AHEAD OF TIME USING THE TURKEY’S NECK AND EARLY DRIPPINGS FROM THE BIRD. There is no need to wait for the bird to finish cooking before you make your gravy. I learned how to make gravy from the Executive Chef at one of the restaurants I worked for and he made exceptional gravy. Brown chunks of carrots, onions and celery with the turkey neck in a large pot. Add stock (chicken stock is fine) bay leaves, peppercorns, sage and other spices you like. Make a roux in a separate pan using basted dripping from the bird or you can even make it ahead of time as early as you like (even the day before) by browning butter with flour (in our home, I use potato, rice and corn starch because my son must eat gluten -free). Add the roux to the broth, continue to reduce and strain completely right before serving.

3. USE OR CREATE A SECOND OVEN. If you don’t have a toaster oven, buy one now. You can find one for as little as $30 and it can work as a second oven for baking pies, side dishes etc… Along those lines, it’s fine to microwave vegetables (asparagus take about 8 minutes microwaved in water), and to make as many dishes as you can on your stovetop.

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Guide to Custom Window Treatments

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

window-treatments-drapesThe Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Custom Window Treatment

Everyone finds themselves bored with their rooms at one time or another.

Painting always seems like an easy fix, but it never really changes the inflection or elevates the style. A custom window treatment, however, can efficiently and effectively alter a space.

Below are several options to consider when you find yourself itching to make a dramatic change to your home.

Curtains

Ring Topped drapes can be pleated with inverted pleats, pinch pleats, soft pleats, or goblet pleats, which add a touch of elegance. They are hung on a rod with rings of wood or steel and can vary in style.

Rod Pocket Drapes are gathered at the top and can provide the ambiance of a country cottage. For a farmhouse chic aesthetic, choose a classic pattern or crisp, white cotton.

Tab tops are commonly used in homes that prefer the “less is more” look. Tabs can be plain or knotted. Some tabs are sculpted to have a softly gathered appearance at the top and are then slimmed to create a perfect connection to the drapery top.

Grommet Topped Curtains are elegant and understated. They consist of long swaths of fabric attached to an exposed curtain rod by oversized rings. They can be as comfortable in a contemporary style home as they are in a palace.

window-treatments-valanceTop Treatments

Top Treatments bring a new and urbane character to a custom window treatment.

Cornices are the icing on the drapery cake. They hide all the hardware and provide a charming warm atmosphere to the room. Some cornices are carved from attractive wood, while others are covered with paint or fabric.

Valences are functionally similar to cornices but are often more embellished. They are generally attached to windows with an L-shaped rod.

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Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Shades-Operation

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Applause® Honeycomb Shades – by Hunter Douglas

Operation of Hunter Douglas Honeycomb Window Shades

Applause Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas offer a streamlined selection of honeycomb design choices.

Our entry-level standard cord lock system uses a locking mechanism to control the position of the shade and comes with standard cord cleats for enhanced child safety.

window-shades-hunter-douglas-honeycombAnother standard operating system is our applause simple lift system which offers intuitive operation by raising and lowering the shade no handle required. Or choose our easy rise system which uses a continuous cord loop making shade operation trouble-free.

Our ultra glide system uses a retractable cord that always remains the same length. Our child safe light rise system is cordless and can be raised or lowered with just one touch. Our vertiglide shades provide cordless side to side operation and are ideal for sliding windows and doors.

You can also opt for the top-down bottom-up design to increase your light control and privacy. Our duo light shades also offer the ultimate in light control and privacy with two adjustable fabric panels typically one sheer and one opaque.

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Go Green with Graber Blinds

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Graber – Green By Nature

Wood blinds add warmth and style to any home. Learn how Springs Window Fashions controls wood blind manufacturing from start to finish to provide high quality Graber products with a minimal impact on the environment.

Graber Blinds are made in an environmentally friendly USA facility.

For Window Blinds we are the only plant in the country that brings in lumber, does our own drying and manufacturing our products right here on site.

Fifteen years ago there was probably a dozen plants along the country that did what we do, those have since moved overseas. We’re situated right in the center of basswood region in so it only makes sense for us to purchase local materials. The hardwoods that springs uses are a renewable resource. We use basswood because its it’s a lightweight and very stable doesn’t twist or bend very easily.

graber-wood-blindsFrom an aesthetics  point of view there is nothing like a wood blind or shutter. Not only the natural beauty but it also provides insulation both sound and temperature.

Blinds that were produced by springs have superior quality because we control the process. We purchase lumber right from the sawmill bringing in here green then we can control our own kiln drying process here. Making sure we have the right moisture content that the stress is taken out of the lumber so as we go through the plant the lumber will be straight flat. We cross cut it. We cut out the defects. We sand it ourselves.

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