Monday, June 19, 2017

A quick Summer Recipe


During the summer, folks have a tendency to lean toward lighter meals in the evening. In fact, they like to toss something relatively simple together. Summertime offers a myriad of local fresh produce and the opportunity to fire up the grill. A quick and easy meal will help you save the fuss of lengthy preparation and leave plenty of time to have fun in the sun. Here are a few quick and savory possibilities for summer dishes:

Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki

Ingredients:
1lb of large shrimp, peeled & deveined
6 tbsp fresh lemon juice (divided)
2 tsp olive (divided)
3 tbsp fresh dill (divided)
1 tbsp fresh oregano
¾ cup Greek yogurt (divided)
2 minced garlic cloves (divided)
2 cucumbers
Black pepper
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 red onion
4 whole-wheat flatbreads
8 romaine lettuce leaves

Directions:
1)     Preheat grill pan
2)    Rinse the shrimp well and make sure they are well cleaned. Then stir together 2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp of olive oil, and 1tbsp of dill and oregano into a bowl. Add the shrimp and toss them in the mixture. Let them marinate for about 10 minutes.
3)    Mix ¼ cup of Greek yogurt with one minced clove of garlic, 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of dill in another bowl. Then, with a vegetable peeler, cut the cucumbers into lengthwise ribbons and discard the largely seeded area. Add the ribbons into the yogurt mixture and pepper to taste.
4)    Mix the remaining ½ cup of yogurt with 2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp of dill and the other half of the minced garlic into another bowl for raita sauce. Add pepper to taste.
5)   Combine cherry tomatoes and 1/3 inch rings of onions in remaining olive oil into a bowl. Grill the shrimp with tomatoes and onion in a lightly oiled cast iron skillet or grill pan. Cook for about 5 minutes or until shrimps are bright red, tomatoes are soft and onions are golden and tender.

6)   Grill flatbread until slightly crisp. Then top flatbread evenly with cucumber salad, shrimp, onions, tomatoes and romaine. Add raita sauce if desired. 


 Now you can sit outdoors and soak in the beautiful warm sunset. Enjoy!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Father's Day Gift Ideas



Father’s Day is a day which fathers are honored and appreciated by their loved ones for their paternal bonds. Along with the celebration, it is customary to offer a gift. Are you out of ideas and need some inspiration for a great father’s day gift? Then throw those cliché gifts out the window! Rather than spending your money on dust collectors, why not spend it on something useful?







We all know many dads love to kickback on the sofa in front of the television in order to unwind after a long day. Most dads enjoy their “alone time” by watching their favorite sports and movies. Of course not all dads enjoy sports. Some fathers also enjoy gaming to detach from reality once in a while!




That being said, why not invest in a tv console that will enhance your father’s cinematic or gaming experience? There’s an idea! That way he can store all of his favorite movies, games and gaming console all in one place. Not only will he appreciate having all of his stuff neatly organized in one place, but surely mum will too! In fact, there are a variety of styles that Ashley furniture offers, in order to accommodate your home décor. Now there’s a gift that’s worth twice the deal!




See his eyes light up when you present him with an awesome gift that he will appreciate. Don’t forget a hug and a kiss! Happy Father’s Day!


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Monday, June 5, 2017

Outdoor Accessories


Your backyard resort is never complete without the associated outdooraccessories! Add a number of accessories that will make your outdoor lounging experience another level of comfortable and luxurious. Hello fun in the sun, and spectacular evening beneath the stars. Let’s take a look at a number of accessories that can make all the difference with your summer outdoor experience;

Patio Heaters:
First off, enjoy the warmth and enduring performance of an outdoor heater. On chilly summer nights, ignite the Hatchlands Outdoor Heater to enjoy a beautiful ambiance of dancing flames, while the heat emanated from the cylinder top will provide you warmth.

Umbrellas:
Nowadays, it is recommended to sit in the shade during peak hours of the day, as the sun emits harmful UV rays. Do you enjoy the sun, but want to be cautious between these hours? The perfect solution is a patio umbrella! The Oakengrove umbrella features a coral canopy with a slider mechanism that pivots as needed. The umbrella is perfect for shading adjacent lounge areas during the day. At night, it has solar-powered LED lights that shine below for an ambient-looking canopy.

Storage Boxes:
Coordinate your fire pit and other propane fueled accents with the remainder of your stylish outdoor space. The Hatchlands propane tank storagebox features a richly grained wood look, while acting as a secondary handy accent table or plant stand. It’s the perfect way to conceal a propane gas tank and to ensure all outdoor décor ties in together!

All in all, the outdoor accessories will make your summer a memosrable one. Sit outdoors in comfort and luxury, just as you would expect in a 5-star resort!  

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Outdoor Lounge Seating



Are you looking for comfortable furniture that is ideal for lounging on sunny days? Ashley Furniture introduces their new contemporary outdoor furniture to blend with any style and budget. Create a space for chatting with friends and family or for hosting gatherings. When picking outdoor lounge seating, begin by selecting the configuration of the seating and the number of people you intend to seat, in order to accommodate your needs. Then you can make a decision about budget, design and comfort. Let’s take a look at some examples of outdoor lounge seating configurations;

First is a sectional. This is a classic choice among people who like to entertain or simple have the space for extra seating in their backyard. Take the Peckham Park 4-piece outdoor sectional set for example. Drift away in the deeply cushioned comfort of this 4-piece outdoor sectional set. It’s sleek l-shape, along with the matching ottoman, are made for entertaining, reading or taking a nap on a beautiful sunny day. Driftwood-hued wicker, mixed with high performing cushions and throws will create an enhanced setting.

Next, is a sofa or loveseat configuration which seats between 2-3 people. The Partanna loveseat will treat friends and family to rest and relaxation with its motion feature. Constructed of a durable aluminum frame and a chevron-woven wicker, the rocking base adds a delightful experience that will allow you and your guests to rock for hours. Get that country-feel right in your backyard!

Finally, the last configuration to consider is a lounge chair. The Partannaoutdoor motion lounge chair will have you while away in peace and tranquility for hours. A lounge chair is perfect for relaxing if you happen to be a lone wolf, and can be paired easily with any other form of seating as the easy addition when in need!

What kind of lounge seating do you see yourself choosing for your very own backyard resort?


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Outdoor Dining


Ashley Outdoor Dining

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Ashley Furniture has released their Outdoor Dining Furniturecollection. Bring the same indoor elegance to your outdoor space and create your own  little bistro right in the comfort of your own backyard. Spruce it up with ornate, stylish and comfortable pieces that will be sure to last you for years to come! Now that you have your hands on affordable outdoor dining, narrow down your choice based on whether you plan to entertain a large group or if you intend to enjoy a quiet meal alone. A variety of sets are available to you to meet your needs! Hello morning lattes, delicious cocktails and gourmet meals in the sun!

Choosing a table
First and foremost, choosing a table that best suits your needs is a must! Depending on whether you plan to entertain or if you’re just looking to sit outdoors to soak up some rays, your intention will determine the size of table. Most outdoor dining tables are either rectangular or round. The number of seating ranges from 4-10 people. If you’re leaning toward a rectangular table, then you may want to consider the rustic Peachstone rectangular dining table. Its rectangular shape has a woodsy look you will love in a resilient rust-resistant aluminum frame. If you’re leaning toward a round-shaped table, opt for the beautiful Carmadelia round diningtable. Its glass tabletop is hand-painted to resemble leather, which is quite the visual treat.

Chairs or benches
Next, you need to choose your form of seating. The current trend is either dining chairs or benches. If you’re looking for a more traditional look, then chairs are the way to go! Benches have a tendency to be on the modern side. If you want to go for an eclectic look, you can always opt for a mix of both!

Of course, there is always the option to buy the matching dining chairs for the Peachstone & Carmadelia dining tables. You can always spice up the Peachstone seating by throwing a bench into the mix! The Moresdale bench is the ultimate option in terms of style and comfort. Its plush cushion will have you comfortable for hours!


Don’t miss out on the release of these great outdoor dining furniture pieces. Make your backyard a beautiful retreat this summer!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Upholstered Headboards


Upholstered Headboards

Want to make your bedroom look more lavish? Then add some instant boudoir grandeur with a beautiful upholstered headboard for your bed. You definitely can’t go wrong with a little button-tufting or nailhead detail. Believe it or not, this one element will pump up the interest in a neutral bedroom, where some lively features are much needed to create a perfect balance. Upholstered headboards will be all the rage in 2017. They come in a variety of styles. Choose the one that best suits your personal style, so your bedroom can become your serenity haven. Let’s take a look at a few specific designs;


Wood & upholstery combination:
The Corraya panel headboard has all the markings of a modern masterpiece. The cherry grain outer frame oozes with extravagance and shapes the upholstered portion of the headboard. The contrast between both colors creates a dramatic statement. This headboard is perfect who prefer a little flair to their décor.


Hollywood regency tufting:
Looking for that Hollywood regency glam in your bedroom? This tufted faux leather Alamadyre headboard makes a sophisticated statement, as it is accented with faux crystals for a touch of sheen. It screams glamour. Its clean and sleek lines make it a highly tasteful piece.


Contemporary upholstered bed:
The contemporary style upholstered bed is sure to awaken a platform for modern styling with a softer side. The fully upholstered headboard is plush to touch and easy on the eyes with its beautiful beige woven fabric and button tufting. This look will emanate a calming mood you long for in your bedroom. Get your serenity now!



Clearly, upholstered headboards are gaining major popularity as they add a feeling of richness and grandeur in your bedroom. Aside from including a popular trend in your bedroom, the focus will be in the right area, on the most important piece of furniture in the space! 


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Organic Materials


Organic Materials

Nowadays the term organic has also made its way into interior design. So what exactly is meant by this so-called emerging design trend? Basically, anything made from natural materials can be considered “organic”. However, the trend goes beyond just using natural materials – entails a specific green lifestyle & design choice. In other words, there is more to the furniture, fabric & flooring in this type of home than just looking “natural”. They must be chemical-free. Some popular organic materials include hemp, reclaimed wood, sisal, natural stones and recycled glass. Let’s take a look at the top picks for your home;

Rugs:

Check out this braided beauty! The Dismuke rug is a handwoven jute and cotton rug. This weave features a tapestry of earth tones that is reminiscent of nature itself. The fact that it is handmade has a lesser impact on the environment, rather than if it was manufactured. Also, another benefit of using a natural rug is that you’ll avoid breathing the chemical particles that form when a synthetic rug is exposed to the sun.  


Poufs:
The versatile pouf has been a favorite for quite some time. Round out your space with the casually hip Dilip pouf. This piece features a cable knit cover crafted of natural jute. Its feel-good texture makes it a versatile spare seat, ottoman or end table; the perfect all-in-one eye candy.


Wall Art:
Paint a picture of easy relaxation in your space with the Odus wallart. The weathered plank-style layout features natural and black undertones, making it a very cool understatement. This charming piece will surely deck your walls with knockout style!


Now that you have the facts about natural materials not only being a highly sought after trend, but also beneficial to your health, will you opt for this green lifestyle?  


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