No Need for a Noisy Dishwasher

Today’s homes are more likely to feature an eat-in kitchen or be an open concept with other rooms like the living room or family room. We have a big open room like this in our home and while this creates a lovely inclusive atmosphere letting me prep lunches while the kids do homework, it also means a loud dishwasher can interrupt our evening conversations. (more…)

Finding Balance During the Christmas Holidays

Christmas is the busiest and most stressful time of the year. Period. Yes, you found the best presents you know everyone will envy. Yes, you wrapped them in the prettiest paper and largest bows. Yes, you will place them perfectly around the tallest and fullest tree you could find – although you nearly poked your eye out bringing it through the door. But it’s the best!! (more…)

5 Bad Habits Messing Up with Your Sleep

It’s amazing how many little annoyances can keep you from a restful night’s sleep. It is as though a force beyond this earth doesn’t want you to sleep well. It’s very probable that your evening habits are to blame. It may be time to examine what fills your evening before bedtime and steals away your much-needed sleep. (more…)

Prepping Your Bed for Winter

The leaves have been raked, and the patio furniture put away. The days are getting shorter, and yes, the chill in the air is obvious as you dig out that big comfy sweater or an extra blanket. For some, the cool temperatures of late fall and winter are a welcomed relief for better sleep, while others are counting the days for summer’s return. (more…)

Brace Yourself for Big Deals on Appliances

Let’s face it, you really know you’re all grown up when you get excited by the superior performance of a new appliance! The truly mature derive pleasure from the “it’s-so-quiet-I-didn’t-know-it-was-working” new dishwasher, or the front load washer that has more cycles than Lance Armstrong, or the sumptuous meals you regal guests with from your new convection, self-cleaning oven. Yes, my friend, this is what I call adult entertainment! (more…)

Winter Sleep Comfort Checklist

With the start of a new season, especially one that suggests cuddling near the fireplace, hot chocolate, and dunk-able cookies, my thoughts gravitate around hibernating for a few months and staying warm and comfortable. Night falls sooner now that the sun retires much earlier, and the temperature dips with it. (more…)

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Kitchen Appliances

Buying a new range, refrigerator, or laundry pair isn’t an everyday thing. In fact, I think buying a new appliance is a bit of a big deal. To make sure you spend your time, money, and energy (pun intended!) wisely, I’ve spoken with a variety of our in-store appliance experts to help pull together the Ultimate Guide to Buying Kitchen Appliances based on years of experience and happy customers. (more…)