Fun and Gorgeous Ways to Personalize Your KitchenAid Mixer

KitchenAid mixers are pretty attractive already. They come in a variety of colors, and they look great on a counter. But KitchenAid fans have discovered ways to make them even more fun, and we want to share with you some of the creative ways people are transforming their mixers. Decals alone go a long way!

These keep it cute and classy.

By iinky on Etsy
By iinky on Etsy

Love a bit of Disney in the kitchen.

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By GulfCoastVinyls on Etsy

How cute are these pig decals?

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By InGoodCompanyLtd on Etsy

Love it when our appliances represent our fandoms.

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VickiesVinyl on Etsy

This is my personal favorite:

By RoarkiesGifts on Etsy
By RoarkiesGifts on Etsy

Some decals are chic and beautiful.

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By MKBMplayground on Etsy

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7 Creative Ways to Organize All Your Cables

All the incredible technology available today is amazing, and it certainly makes our lives easier in a lot of ways, but it does present one problem: all the unsightly cables and cords that ruin a room’s décor. The wires attached to your computer alone are enough to create a sense of clutter. They’re are easily tangled and seem to always be a mess, so we’ve found some creative ways to keep wires from ruining the look of a room.

1. This bamboo charging station is simple and sleek:Charging Station
2. These cable twisters are nice pops of color, and they keep the wires from tangling together:

Cable Twisters

3. You can make your own charging station yourself! Personalize it to match the surrounding

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How To: Spice Up Your Laptop or Tablet

We spend a lot of time on our laptops and tablets, and frequently that time is spent working. Whether we’re in class or sending important emails, it’s nice to be surrounded by things we like. Personalizing your work space can make tedious tasks and long classes seem more bearable, and one of our favorite ways to do this is with decals, stickers, and skins! Here are some that are guaranteed to keep you smiling while you’re hard at work:

Go with a beautiful design to cover the outside of your laptop or your keys.

MixedDecal on Etsy
MixedDecal on Etsy
SkinLee on Etsy
SkinLee on Etsy
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THEWOODWE on Etsy
Keyshorts on Etsy
Keyshorts on Etsy

Give yourself some inspiration.

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ThinkNoir on Etsy

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8 Things People Forget to Add to Their Wedding Registries

It will officially be summer in just a couple weeks, which means wedding season is upon us! According to The Knot, 35% of weddings occur in the summer, with the highest number in June. Whether you’re planning to attend friends’ events or have your own, you’re probably thinking a lot about the best wedding gifts. To help you put together your registry, we’ve compiled a list of things couples really appreciate receiving on their wedding.

1. Coffee Maker/Espresso Machine

Keurig3A cup of coffee in the morning is the perfect way to start the day, and it’s a staple to offer guests who come to visit. Every home needs at least a basic coffee maker, and if you want … Read more...

DIY Sugar Scrub for Mother’s Day

Did you miss our post last week about what to get Mom, and now you’re running behind on Mother’s Day shopping? We’ve got you covered. Ordering online may be cutting it close timewise, but it’s not too late to make her something! Sugar scrubs are super easy to make, and they’re amazing beauty products. They gently exfoliate your skin, leaving it soft and rejuvenated. There are a ton of different kinds, but my favorite is a simple brown sugar scrub. Here’s how to make it!

You’ll need:

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup brown sugar

A container of some sort

Optional:

Raw cane sugar

Any additions you’d like (citrus, essential oils, vanilla extract, etc.)

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Best Streaming TV Devices to Help Cut the Cord

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Photo by flash.pro via: freeforcommercialuse.org

Is it time to cut the cord? Let P.C. Richard & Son help you determine the best TV streaming device for your home. It’s convenient to stream services like Netflix and Hulu on a tablet, laptop or smartphone but the overall entertainment experience can be greater when viewing the newest Hollywood blockbuster on your larger television screen. Before you decide to cut the cable or ditch the satellite, consider the various attributes of the best streaming devices available today.

Best TV Streaming Devices: the Brands

When shopping for the best streaming device you’ll see several familiar name brands. These include Apple, Amazon Fire, Google and Roku. If you’re new to streaming devices, Roku may not … Read more...

Wine Cooler Buying Guide

imgresDo you love wine? If the answer is yes, you may have thought about purchasing a wine cooler before. Whether your hobby is to collect exotic or rare vintages, or you just enjoy having plenty of wine on hand for impromptu guests, proper wine storage is a smart investment for you.  Wine is a beverage that, when not maintained properly, can turn into vinegar.  If you are serious about the quality of your wine, a wine cooler will help support its preservation.

Here are some quick tips to help you decide which wine cooler is best for you!

Bottle Capacity

This should be the first thing you consider. Are you a big-time wine collector or are you just a casual … Read more...

How to Mount Your Flat Screen TV

Mounted TV

Mounting a TV on the wall frees up space in the home and gives a much cleaner appearance, but it can be an intimidating task. To help you out, we have put together a how-to guide with tips to mounting your TV so you can avoid the most common mistakes.

Things you should know before you get started. . .

Preparation:

  • Be sure you have all the necessary hardware, mounting kit, and cables required to complete the installation.
  • Read manufacturer’s instructions for both the TV and the wall mount. If you have not purchased a wall-mounting bracket yet, check your TV’s owner manual for mounting guidelines. Always check the screen size and the weight that a bracket can hold.
  • Think
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Top 10 Dorm Room Essentials

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Back to school, whether you are preparing to go away for the first time or preparing to go back, it’s time to make a list of what you need.  We did a friendly poll and asked the question “What do you need when you go back to school?” – below are the top 10 answers.

#1 Laptop

 Laptops are essential to campus life.  When looking to purchase a laptop it is good to keep a few things in mind.

  • Size – pick a portable size, something  light that can be stored easily
  • Processors – faster is always better. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a processor either, there are less expensive processors that will easily handle
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Cablevision Subscribers: How to Watch FOX and the World Series

If you’re a Cablevision subscriber hurting for your favorite FOX shows or are just curious about the dispute, you’ve probably seen the notifications Cablevision is now broadcasting mentioning that FOX is free over the air. Over-the-air channels like FOX are easily accessible with a TV antenna and still comes in HD with surround sound, so you can still enjoy Glee, the World Series, and other FOX programming at no additional cost and with the same quality as a Cablevision cable box.

We have several antenna models available in store (with a slightly larger selection) and online. Before you purchase a TV antenna, check this website to see which direction to point your antenna to based on your address. Make … Read more...