Tailgating Tips For Rookies

Tailgating has been a long-standing football tradition, and having a successful tailgate takes experience and preparation. If you’re about to embark on your first tailgate, you may think you have it all under control… but everyone’s made a rookie mistake their first time! Here are a few basic tips from seasoned tailgaters to help you avoid some common mistakes on game day.

Prepare Early

Pack what you can in your car the night before. Be as portable as possible; grills, generators, chairs, tables or tents– make sure all these things can be easily loaded and unloaded. You should also pack a bag or box of essentials you’ll need for that day: plastic serving ware, napkins, toilet paper (don’t assume the … Read more...

Common Air Conditioner Problems & Solutions

A window air conditioner can provide the much-needed relief you need when the temperature rises, especially in homes without central air. To ensure you stay cool all summer long, it’s important to know how to troubleshoot some common problems with the unit. You may not be able to fix every problem, but this will give you an idea if you should repair the unit or purchase a new one.

My air conditioner won’t turn on.

The first thing to do if your A/C unit won’t turn on is to check for power. Is the air conditioner plugged in? If so, test the outlet by plugging something else into it. If the outlet is receiving no power, check your circuit breaker.… Read more...

The Best TVs of 2015 vs 2014 TVs: Latest Innovations

Over the last few years, technology seen in televisions has continued to advance at an incredible rate. Improved picture quality in LED and smart tech that allows you to use your television to access email, social media, and streaming services are just a few innovations that we now take for granted. For the best deals and breakdown of innovative features, P.C. Richard & Son has compiled a “best of” list to help you in your search for determining which TV will best fit your entertainment dreams.

Television Features

When shopping for a new television, consider the following:

  • Your budget
  • Type of display preferred: LCD, LED or OLED
  • Contrast ratio or the difference between the set’s whitest white and darkest black
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Home for the Holidays: Cozy Guest Room Ideas & Essentials

The invitation has been extended and accepted. Now it’s time to prepare the room for your holiday guests. Let P.C. Richard & Son help you prepare for visitors with guest room ideas for family and friends.

Reclaim the Space as a Bedroom

If you’ve been using the spare room as a workout space, office, craft room or a dumping ground for the stuff your family accumulates, now is the time to reclaim the space as an actual bedroom. Clear out any personal items and thoroughly clean the room from top to bottom, including carpet and window treatment cleaning. If possible, relocate any exercise equipment as it will make the room and your guests feel cramped for space during their visit.… Read more...

Fall Inspired Sweet Treats

One of the best things about fall, from a food lover’s perspective, is of course the food! Below are some of our favorite apple and pumpkin inspired sweet treats this season:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Recipe source:  Sally’s Baking Addiction

Ingredients:

Shortbread Crust:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • APPLE FILLING
  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick)1
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup (40g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup (70g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon
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Make Household Cleaning a Team Effort

We know it’s not easy to keep a home neat and clean, but when it comes to tackling chores it’s much better to make it a team effort then to go it alone. Here are some tips and tricks on how to get everybody involved.

Start Them Young

Do you think your child(ren) are too young to take on chores? Think again! Younger children are natural helpers and take pride in accomplishing tasks. The key is assigning tasks that are within their capabilities. If your children are young 2 or 3 years of age, assign a simple task such as putting their toys away when they are done playing. At first you will need to help them and give them … Read more...

Carrie Underwood at The iHeartRadio Theater Presented by P.C. Richard & Son!

Carrie Underwood will be at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son on Thursday, October 22, 2015! Only 200 people will be allowed into this exclusive show, and your chance is on Facebook.

The iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son is a 200-person venue in New York City that hosts exclusive concert events. You cannot buy tickets to these private performances; you can only win your way in on the P.C. Richard & Son Facebook and Twitter pages.

How to Enter
You can enter for a chance to win tickets to this show by filling out the entry form on Facebook after liking our page.

Good luck, and hope to see you at the show!

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Video Game New Releases – October 2015

 

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

From the groundbreaking storytellers at Naughty Dog, comes the genre-defining epic that revolutionized adventure storytelling, rebuilt by Bluepoint Games with the power of the PS4 system. Experience one of the most revered game series of all time as you follow the perilous journey of Nathan Drake across the globe, from humble beginnings to extraordinary discoveries. Meet an unforgettable cast of characters as Drake puts life and friendship on the line in a race against ruthless enemies to uncover unimaginable treasure. UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection includes the singleplayer campaigns for UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, and UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception.

Release Date: 10/9/15 Pre-Order Now!

 

Guitar Hero Live Bundle

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7 Incredibly Breathtaking Videos Shot With Drones

Everyone wants a drone these days, and it’s obvious to see why. Whether you’re on vacation, trying to sell your house or just exploring your neighborhood, you can capture some pretty amazing shots. From amatuer to pro, we gathered some of our favorite drone footage. Check out the videos below and get inspired to make one of your own.

Aerial footage of Iceland

– Shot with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter.

Posted by: Ronnie Vinkx

Lighthouse Beauty

– Aerial Video Captured with XP2 Quadcopter and GoPro

Posted by: Jared Leisek

Flying over Katherine’s Cove Lake Superior Provincial Park

Posted by: GreenBlueEarth.ca

Spectacular Beauty of Hawaii by Drone of Unseen Locations

Posted by: SkyCandy Digital Cinema

Flying over the Menlo

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5 Ways You Can Have Responsible, Safe Fun With Drones

A drone is considered an Unmanned Aircraft System, or UAS. A drone offers a first-person, aerial view of any terrain, building, and other outdoor areas and is the ideal device to capture spectacular bird’s eye view images and action videos. Anyone flying a drone, from a weekend hobbyist to professional film maker, must follow specific safety regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Know Before You Fly: FAA Drone Safety Guidelines

The FAA partnered with industry associations to create and promote the Know Before You Fly campaign. It’s designed to help educate the public and drone/UAS hobbyists about safe and responsible flying of unmanned aircrafts. The basic guidelines include:

  • Always fly your drone or UAS below 400 feet
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