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Gas Prices Low while Beef Prices Skyrocket

Gas Prices Low while Beef Prices Skyrocket

[ 0 ] January 8, 2015 |

Why are beef prices so high… when gas prices are so low? Isn’t it great that gas prices are so low. I feel like I’m putting a $10.00 bill in my pocket every time I gas up. On the other hand, my wife just informed me that a pound of extra-lean ground beef at Costco […]

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Smarter Appliances in 2015

Smarter Appliances in 2015

[ 0 ] January 6, 2015 |

Time to Get Smart Appliances? The Consumer Electronic Show (CES), and the Design and Construction Week (IBS + KBIS) are all being held this month in Las Vegas. New “smart” appliances are sure to be shown at each venue. What’s a “smart” appliance? Maybe not what you think. When the word “smart” is prepended to […]

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Black Eyed Pea Salad for the New Year

Black Eyed Pea Salad for the New Year

[ 0 ] January 5, 2015 |

Chef Covelli’s Kitchen Secrets A new recipe to get the New Year started right If you’re looking for fresh recipes to start out the New Year in 2015, try this tasty salad from Chef Chris Covelli. I first met Chris at The International Builder Show (IBS) in Orlando in 2006, worked with him at a […]

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New Year Savings Event

New Year Savings Event

[ 0 ] January 3, 2015 |

Save on Major Appliances and Plumbing Fixtures at UAKC New Year Savings Sale January 2 – 14, 2015 The Celebration Continues Biggest Savings of the Year: Refrigerators Ranges Washers Dryers Microwaves Dishwashers Featured Supplier Whirlpool Perhaps the largest appliance manufacturer in the World, Whirlpool is based in Benton Harbor, Michigan and employees more US employees […]

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Welcome to 2015

Welcome to 2015

[ 0 ] January 2, 2015 |

Facts and Trivia about the upcoming year. What’s on tap for 2015? We’re all looking forward to 2015. It’s going to be a great year! Here are some interesting facts and trivia related to 2015 or MMXV as the Romans would have said. Did you know that 2015 has been proclaimed the International Year of […]

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Great Solutions for Small Kitchens

Great Solutions for Small Kitchens

[ 0 ] January 1, 2015 |

Designs and Ideas for Small Kitchen Spaces How to get by when you don’t have room. *Designer Joanna Simmons suggests that if you have a tiny kitchen space, blow out the ceiling to create some volume. A skylight like the one pictured below might also help. I also really like the idea of pull-outs such […]

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Beware of your Fabric Softener

Beware of your Fabric Softener

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

4 Fabrics to Keep Away From Fabric Softener Shared from Good Housekeeping Most of us think fabric softeners are good for ALL fabrics. Not so. Though we all know fabric softeners will…well, make fabrics soft. Perhaps, we’re not aware that fabric softener should not be used on all materials. Here’s a list from *Good Housekeeping: […]

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Our Top 3 LA Events for 2014

Our Top 3 LA Events for 2014

[ 0 ] December 28, 2014 |

Design, Food, and Wine Inspiration in 2014 Favorite Los Angeles Area events for 2014 Dwell on Design Los Angeles Convention CenterLos Angeles, CAJune 20 – 22, 2014 Dwell on Design L.A. is touted as the largest design event in the U.S. It’s a unique three-day event featuring content from over 200 top minds in design, […]

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2014 Kitchens

2014 Kitchens

[ 0 ] December 27, 2014 |

3 Kitchen Trends in 2014 Here’s what has been trending in kitchen design: Contrast A little more than a decade ago appliance manufacturers called it white-on-white. White appliances with chrome trim had been de rigueur for years, so the early movement to solid white was a big deal in the beginning of the last decade. […]

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No joke about the weather.

No joke about the weather.

[ 0 ] December 24, 2014 |

Please travel safely. We're glad to be warm and cozy here in California with a warm weather forecast ahead for this holiday season. However, many friends and customers are traveling to and from the Midwest and East, where the weather is turning nasty. Please travel carefully. Be cautious, and be patient. Have a joyous holiday […]

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