Add A Pristine Look To Your Bath With Some Pure White Caesarstone…



In this blog, I wanted to share a few photos of a bathroom project that we recently fabricated and installed with some Pure White Caesarstone. While there are many products out there that contain a variety of patterns and colors, Caesarsarstone offers the color, Pure White, for those consumers looking for a pristine, clean, pure look. Pure White Caesarstone is appealing for some consumers for the bathroom, because white, in general, represents cleanliness.

Let’s take a look at the project…

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Pure White Caesarstone

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Pure White Caesarstone

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Pure White Caesarstone

If you are looking doing a little remodeling and will be adding some countertops and really like the color, white, you might want to take a look at some Pure White Caesarstone.

Make sure you stop by our showroom to take a look at all of our material selections and colors.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

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Posted in Decorating, Quartz on April 27th, 2015 by Barb | | 2 Comments



Add A Neutral Look To Your Kitchen With Some Altea Difiniti…



In this blog, I wanted to share a few photos of a “quartz” kitchen we recently fabricated and installed in Altea Difiniti. Altea is a very neutral color with warm shades of cream, tan and brown. It has a subtle pattern to it, making it popular choice for those looking for only slight variability, or more of a uniform-type look. Altea works well for a variety of decorating options, since it easily goes with many color schemes.

Let’s take a look at the kitchen…

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Altea Difiniti

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Altea Difiniti

If you are interested in this color, or would like to look at more “quartz” or other material options for your home, make sure you stop by our showroom today. We would be happy to help.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

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Posted in Decorating, Engineered Stone, Quartz on April 21st, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops—Spotlight On Betularie



In this blog, I wanted to spotlight the color, Betularie, which is quarried in Brazil.

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Betularie Granite

Betularie is a beautiful stone with warm tones of gold, cream, taupe and brown. Areas of black and gray may also be seen in some areas of the stone. Betularie often contains larger areas of the mineral quartz. Some mica is often present in the material, as well, giving it some reflective properties.  Betularie would add warmth to any kitchen or bathroom. This would make a nice center island, or kitchen countertops. It would also look nice in a bathroom, as a vanity top, or tub surround. Let’s not forget the family room! It would also make a nice fireplace surround, or coffee tables.

If you are doing some remodeling and will be adding some new countertops with warm tones, you might want to take a look at the color, Betularie.

Let’s take a look at our current stock…

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Betularie Granite

Stop by our showroom today!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

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Posted in Granite, Spotlight Colors on April 15th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Recipe: Balsamic Oven Roasted Green Bean, Carrots & Onions



In this blog, I wanted to share a recipe I found on Pinterest that I tried over the weekend. I added carrots and onions to my my mix though. It is easy to make, good for you and pretty tasty.

Balsamic Oven Roasted Green Bean, Carrots & Onions

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3/4 lb of green beans, ends trimmed and cut in half
1/3 bag chopped carrots (I used food processor to chop)
1/2 red onion chopped (medium size)
2-3 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
lemon pepper
crushed red pepper, to taste
1-2 cloves crushed fresh garlic, to taste
2-3 teaspoons of good quality, aged balsamic vinegar

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash, dry and trim the ends off the green beans. Snap or cut each bean in half. Line a large baking sheet or roasting pan with aluminum foil and place the green beans in a pile in the middle. Add the carrots and onion. Pour the olive oil over the bean mixture and stir to mix. Season to taste with the salt, lemon pepper (or cracked black pepper), garlic and crushed red pepper and any other seasoning you would like to add. Spread the mixutres out across the pan. Shake or measure out the balsamic vinegar over the beans. Bake for 10 minutes, stir the beans and then bake for another 8-10 minutes. If you like your beans more crisp tender, you’ll probably want to pull them out after 15 minutes, or so. I cooked mine for around 20 minutes.

Serve warm with other entree, etc.

Oven roasted balsamic green bean onions&carrots

Enjoy!

Barb

P.S. If you like recipe’s, make sure you check out and purchase our cookbook, Indulge 101 Recipe Favorites for others. Keep in mind that profits from the cookbook will be donated to www.healinghaiti.org. Visit our Indulge 101 Favorite Recipe Facebook page for more information.

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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on April 13th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Why Put Off Tomorrow What You Can Do Today?



We’ve all heard the saying, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today,” but how many of you really live by it? My guess is that while we all may have good intentions, we are all prone to procrastination at times… some more than others. Why, you may ask, is that? We are all complex human beings. Often times, our daily activities can seem overwhelming and get in the way of what we truly would like to accomplish. When this happens, our feelings often take over and can stop us from doing what we truly desire. So how can get around this? The answer is actually pretty simple…take one step at a time.

In fact, Brian Tracy, Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author, & Entrepreneur explains the concept with a metaphor. He asks, “‘How do you eat an elelphant?’ The answer is, ‘one bite at a time.’ This can be applied to any goal. You accomplish it one step, one task, one measure at a time. He also talks about eating your frog, which is about tackling your most important, daunting tasks, and getting them done. Brian’s main point is that you eat your most ugliest frog first, the next ugliest, and so on, until all your frogs are done. When you ‘eat your frog,’ you feel empowered, happier, energized and are more productive.”¹ Robert Emmons, in his book, Thanks, tells us “to go through the motions and do it now, and the feeling will come.” ² Have you ever felt overwhelmed by doing a task, but went ahead with it anyway and then felt a sense of relief after, even if you didn’t complete it? Brian Tracy explains this as “‘Slice and Dice.’ You can cut a big task down to size with the ‘Salami slice’ method. Basically you lay out the task in detail and resolve to just one slice of the job for the time being.”³

So what have you been putting off that you want to get done and what are you doing about it?

If the answer is remodeling, spring is the perfect time to get going on it!

When it comes to countertops for your project, we can help. We have hundreds of slabs to choose from. We carry a variety of natural material options including: granite, marble, soapstone, slate, quartzite, limestone, onyx and travertine. We also carry a variety of “quartz” products including: Silestone, Ceasarstone, Hanstone, Difiniti, Dupont Zodiaq, and Color Quartz. Make sure you stop by our showroom to view our full slabs.

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Keep in mind, that we also have hundreds of partial slabs to choose from for those smaller projects, such as bathroom vanities, fireplace surrounds, bar tops, etc.

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Why not take that first step? Stop by today!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

Source:

¹Tracy, Brian. Eat That Frog. A book Summary. http://www.super-super.com/hpe152/page11/page16/page17/files/frog2P.pdf

Brian Johnson’s Philosophers Notes—Thanks. http://www.entheos.com/philosophersnotes/notes/all/Thanks, pg. 5

²Tracy, Brian. Slice and Dice The Task. http://www.briantracy.com/blog/leadership-success/slice-and-dice-the-task/

 

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Posted in Business, Granite, Natural Stone, Quartz, Quartzite, Silestone on April 8th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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