Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pacific Coast 230 Thread Count Down Blanket - Blue Ice Queen Size

The Pacific Coast down blanket is a wonderful alternative for spring and summer months or for sleepers who need less warmth. Down blanket provides three season warmth and is prefect to use in addition to a down comforter in the winter. Oversized Design elegantly drapes across your bed. 7-inch box design eliminates shifting.

Features Include:
  • Down blanket provides three season warmth and is prefect to use in addition to a down comforter in the winter
  • Oversized Design elegantly drapes across your bed
  • 7-inch box design eliminates shifting
  • Queen size option
  • Color: Blue Ice
  • Luxurious 525-fill power down
  • The quality of down is measured by its fill power-the higher the fill power, the lighter, fluffier, and warmer the down
  • Soft satin trim adds elegance to the blanket
  • 230-thread count, 100-percent cotton cover is soft yet durable
  • Thread count is the number of threads per square inch of fabric-the higher the thread count the softer the material
  • Twin: 66 in. x 96 in., 13 oz. of down
  • Full: 80 in. x 96 in., 16 oz. of down
  • Queen: 90 in. x 96 in., 18 oz. of down
  • King: 108 in. x 96 in., 22 oz. of down

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Friday, July 30, 2010

MistyMate Nozzle Cool Patio Misting System - 22'

Upgrade your outdoors with the power of mist. The professional grade Cool Patio 20 system provides a cool environment from the heat for your favorite outdoor areas. This high-quality pre-assembled system comes complete with 11 of our exclusive micro-mist nozzles that deliver a continuous stream of ultra-fine mist, cooling the ambient temperature up to 30 degrees (F). Once the mist touches the skin, it flash-evaporates on contact ensuring a mild climate in even the hottest environments.

Features Include:
  • 1/2 inch UV Resistant, Nylon Braided hose
  • 20 ft of Mist Line
  • 10 ft of Supply Line (preassembled to the Mist Line)
  • 11 MicroMist Technology Misting Nozzles
  • 11 plastic Nozzle Fittings (preassembled on the Mist Line with 2 feet spacing)
  • Mounting Brackets
  • Note: This system CANNOT be used in conjunction with a Booster Pump. It is designed to be used with Standard Household Water Pressure ONLY!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

MistyMate Nozzle Keepin' Cool 10

Control your climate. The totally portable Keepin Cool 10ft outdoor mist system provides a cool environment from the heat wherever you need it. The pre-assembled Keepin Cool system attaches securely to your patio fascia and provides 10 feet of mist to cool the ambient temperature by up to 30 degrees (F).

Features Include:
  • Portable Mister
  • Made of Plastic, Plastic Lining
  • Pressure Operated
  • Easy to Clean
  • Shatter-Proof
  • Easy to install done in minutes
  • Do-it-your-self installation
  • Cool the ambient temperature by up to 30 degrees

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LA Rugs Art Abstract Wave Contemporary Rug

Decorate your home with an area rug from the Art Collection from L.A. Rugs. These contemporary rugs add a modern flavor that will enhance any room from the bedroom all the way to the dining room! The Art Abstract Wave Contemporary Rug is machine made from 100% polypropylene and is crafted with a jute backing.

Features Include:
  • Contemporary rug with abstract waves
  • Area rug made with jute backing
  • Available in the following sizes: 2' x 4', 5' x 8', 8' x 11', Runner 2' x 8'
  • Note: Please be aware that actual colors may vary from those shown on your screen.
L.A. Rugs:

L.A. Rugs is based in Los Angeles, California and boasts a vast selection of area rugs, contemporary rugs, southwestern rugs, and shag rugs. The collections offered by L.A. Rugs are constantly being updated by skilled artists that try to create unique and elegant rugs to be used for every occasion.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Give Your Kitchen Window a Color Makeover

This post comes from 100 Ideas REAL ROOMS, Fall/Winter 2009 pg. 47

This article discusses how to decorate a white kitchen, blending shades and textures of white etc. After a little while many people start feeiling the need for some color in the kitchen but do not want to go through an expensive or time consuming redecorating project.

Deco Tint window tint products and are the easy and affordable way to bring color to a white kitchen. Beautiful stained glass colors that can create just the new look you desire.

The Design Team created these designs to demonstrate a few of the many ways Deco Tint color(s) can give this kitchen a color makeover.

The arrangements shown here would cost between $45 and $75 to do and can be done in a couple of hours by any homeowner or renter. Deco Tint adhesive-free film is made by Wallpaper For Windows, so it is easy to trim to size and install.

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Original / before image. Notice that the side of the house is a big part of the view through this window.

A Lavender border adds color while reducing the view of the side of the house.

This fun combination of warm and cool colors creates a cheerful atmosphere.

Using Privacy Ocean Blue and Sky Blue to hide the view out the window.

The design team also liked this combination of Sky Blue and Ocean Blue.

Spring Green brings a great energy to this room.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Tropical Oasis Decorative Window Film

Enjoy the beauty and style of the islands with a relaxing Tropical Oasis in etched glass decorating your glass doors. Featuring elegant palms and lush tropical foliage, Tropical Oasis is a beautiful addition to any room. Creating instant style and elegance, the Tropical Oasis looks like it cost many hundreds of dollars. Large enough for 8 ft tall doors and easily trimmed to fit standard height doors and large windows/sidelights.
  • 3 year manufacturer's warranty from defects and fading.
  • Free squeegee smoothing tool and detailed instructions included.
  • Made in USA
Our Decorative Window Films are adhesive-free films that apply with static cling therefore they remove without leaving any sticky glue residue behind, making them perfect for any home owner, those who live in dorm rooms, rental homes, apartments, or someone looking for privacy for their office glass.

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Deco Tint Adhesive-Free Wallpaper for Windows Tint

From stained glass accents to decorative focal points, this hot new decorating trend helps create the perfect look for you and your space.

Deco Tint’s are a new way to decorate windows, glass doors, mirrors, shower doors/enclosures, glass tables, cabinets and more with the beauty of colorful stained glass. Deco Tint is available in 12 decorator colors, and these special adhesive-free tint films look like stained glass, are affordable, easily applied and will look great for years.

Deco Tint also saves energy, and filters UV rays. The adhesive-free cling film is reusable and when it’s time to redecorate, can be removed in minutes without tools.

Your color choices range from the lighter shades of Sky Blue, Mint, Dusty Rose and Sandstone to brighter colors named Amber, Ocean Blue, Spring Green, Lavender, Ruby Red and Golden Yellow.

Each Deco Tint color is available in a privacy and see-thru version. See-thru colors also “soften” the view through the glass

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Misty 8 – Brave the Heat with this Personal Mister

Meet the Misty 8 the world’s most advanced personal mister. Representing over 10 years of development, the Misty 8’s design allows for use in any hot or sunny environment without relying on batteries or any type of electricity. With a sleek, transparent look, this personal mister is part of the next generation of personal misting technology. Constructed of high-grade polycarbonate material, this product was built to endure long days in the heat.

With a fluid capacity of 8 ounces, the Misty 8 is one of the most versatile products of the complete Misty Mate line. Users can count on the Misty 8 for hours of continuous temperature relief without the hassles of refilling the water reservoir.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

How to Install a New Shower Fixture

One of the quickest ways to spruce up your bathroom is to replace a worn-out shower head with a new bathroom fixture. Replacement showerheads can be used to remedy a problem, such as a leaky shower head that has been blocked with lime and hard water deposits. A replacement shower head is an easy way to add value to a bathroom remodeling project. Best of all, this is one home-improvement project that doesn't require a lot of specialty tools.

Installing a Shower Fixture:

  1. Turning off the water. This is not an absolute necessity, since you are not doing major plumbing work. Most showers do not have individual shut-off valves like your sink or toilet. To turn off the water to your shower faucet, you will need to locate the main water shut-off valve to your home. If you are simply changing a showerhead, you probably don't need to turn off your water.
  2. Remove the old shower head Most shower heads simply screw into the water supply line coming out of the wall. Unless the old shower head is an older model, you should be able to unscrew it without any additional tools. In older homes, the shower head might have a screw holding it in place. If you have this type of shower head, use a pair of vice grips to remove the screw. The shower head will likely fall off in your hand after the screw is removed.
  3. If the shower head is stuck, grip the water supply line with a pair of vice grips while twisting the shower head loose. To prevent scuffing or scratching your plumbing or new shower fixture, cover the ends of the vice grips with duct tape or place a cloth over the pipe before gripping the supply line. The tape or cloth will prevent the tool from leaving a mark while still allowing you to hold the supply line still while attaching the showerhead.
  4. Prepare the pipe threads. Coat the threads of the water supply line with plumbing pipe dope or other waterproof sealant available in the plumbing section of most hardware stores. The sealant helps to create a watertight bond between the water supply line and the new shower head, preventing leaks and prolonging the life of your new shower fixture.
  5. Attach the new shower head. Line up the threads on the new shower head with those on the water supply line. Twist the shower head gently into the supply line until it is finger tight. Once the new shower fixture is in place, shine with an appropriate bathroom cleanser.

Test the new shower head. If you've shut the water off, turn it on now and test the shower. Watch for leaks around the base of the shower head. If there are any leaks, remove the shower head and reapply the pipe dope or plumber's tape to the supply line and test it again.

Shower Fixture Tip:

After you turn the water back on, flush your toilet or run an outdoor faucet to help release air or dirt that has settled in your water lines. Dirt and other debris can damage bathroom fixtures and shower heads.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bolivian USDA Organic Shade-grown Coffee

Custom-roasted Decaff Bolivian USDA organic shade grown coffee! These beans were produced under the shading canopy of native trees. Beans were depulped and washed using pure Andes glacier-melt water, sun-dried on wooden table tops and hand selected by "Palliris" (Aymara Indian women food graders). This coffee is proudly custom-roasted by Good Dog Coffee Micro Roasters. This coffee is certified USDA Organic, Smithsonian Institution Bird Friendly and Rainforest Alliance Fairtrade. As with any of our coffees it will be roasted only after you order it. It doesn't get any fresher! Remember, that you decide the roasting and grinding levels. At checkout please select between Light, City, Vienna, and French Roast and select between Whole Beans, Coarse, Medium, or Fine grinding levels.

Good Dog Coffee Micro Roasters provides you with a “birthday” date in every bag of our custom-roasted coffees. Yes, each and every bag of coffee will have a Roasting Date. This is the date when our master roaster actually roasted and bagged you coffee. In fact, this date will be hand-written and initialized by our roast master. This is all possible only because we roast one order at a time. So, each and every coffee bag is roasted just for you!

Our expectation is that with this information you’ll be able to have the best quality coffee you can have. Many people ask us if they should refrigerate the coffee after opening. You don’t need to do that at all. Just keep the coffee in a dark and dry place (like the credenza) and this should work just fine. For best results, we recommend that you use the coffee within 6 months of the roasting date and within 30 days after opening the bag.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Natural Down Microfiber Throw Blanket

Snuggle up on chilly evenings with microfiber down throw. Covered in ultra-soft, suede-like brushed microfiber, this hypoallergenic, toasty throw is lightweight and sized for cuddling at a generous 50 x 58 in. The down throw is filled with 14 ounces of down for a 525 fill power. The quality of down is determined in large part by its fill power, which measures how many cubic inches of space one ounce of down occupies prior to filling a comforter. Higher fill power indicates larger, stronger clusters of down and thus higher quality. With its smooth brushed cover and warm down fill, this microfiber throw will keep the chill at bay for many wintry nights to come.

Features Include:

  • Ultra-soft, suede-like brushed microfiber
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Toasty throw is lightweight
  • Sized for cuddling at a generous 50 x 58 in
  • Down throw is filled with 14 ounces of down
  • 525 fill power
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Rotating Brush Water Broom

This water broom employs rotating brushes powered by water pressure to quickly scrub driveways, poolside's, and other areas that traditionally take hours to clean using a push broom or garden hose. A nozzle on the anterior of the 17" wide broom provides a uniform spray at a constant height for even water distribution; two circular nylon brushes on either side of the nozzle rotate when water passes through their turbines, allowing you to scrub away dirt with considerably less effort than a traditional broom. A rubber squeegee mounted to the front of the brush head efficiently removes standing water from surfaces. The unit is easy to push, maneuver, and turn for strain-free operation. Made of heavy-grade aluminum that will not rust, the 46" pole connects to a standard garden hose (not included). Brush head 4" H x 16" W x 8 1/2" D. (7 lbs.)

Features Include:

  • Connects to standard garden hose
  • 17" wide broom
  • 46" pole
  • On/Off flow control switch
  • Two circular nylon brushes on either side of the nozzle rotate
  • Brush head 4" H x 16" W x 8 1/2" D. (7 lbs.)
  • Perfect to clean driveways, decks, pools, & more
  • Built-in squeegee
  • Brand New Factory Sealed
  • Weight 8.0 lbs.
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Bar Furniture Buying Guide

Of all the furniture in your home, the pieces in home bars are among the most fun. There are so many great reasons to add home bar furniture to your home. You may be having the guys over for the big game. You may want kitchen stools to turn an unused counter into a breakfast bar. You may be adding a new dining area to a part of your house that doesn't have one yet. Whatever your reason, this home bar furniture buying guide provides tips to help you choose the home bar furniture that is right for you.

What you need to know

If you love to entertain, you know you need a home bar. How far you take it is up to you. Are you just looking for a pub table and a few stools to seat a some friends? Or are you planning to install a sink and mini-fridge so you can have your own personal tavern? Either way, the home bar furniture you choose should reflect your style and show your guests that they are welcome in your home. Start with bar tables and stools from

Bar Stool buying tips

The height of bar stools determines where they should be used.

  • 18 inches: used at a vanity or dressing table. This is also the height used at slot machines, if you decide to add one of those to your home bar.
  • 24 to 26 inches: kitchen bar stools. Use these at counters which are 36 to 39 inches high.
  • 26 to 31 inches: standard barstool size. These will fit at counters and bar tables that are 40 to 45 inches tall.

Taller bar stools can be up to about 36 inches high, but these are usually custom stools, so you probably won't see many of these available. To know for sure what height you need, measure from the floor to the top of the counter or bar table, then subtract 9 to 12 inches--this is the maximum height of your barstool.

If you are unsure how many stools you should have around your bar table or at your counter, measure the length. You'll want 21 to 24 inches of counter space per stool, depending on the width of each bar stool. Most pub tables fit four people, one person on each side, but you may be able to fit a bigger crowd at a counter. Once you know the bar stool size, consider comfort and style.

If you plan on hanging out in your home bar a lot, you may want something upholstered, such as leather bar stools. A stool with a higher back may make the time spent in your home bar more enjoyable. For a bar area that's near a wall, swivel bar stools can make it easier to get in and out of smaller spaces.

If you'll just be using the stools for a few drinks and a little conversation, comfort isn't such a big factor, so focus on style. Most of the time, you'll see the back of your bar stools, so choose something that has a rear view you like. Retro bar stools in brightly colored vinyl will give your home bar a whimsical feel--like a burger joint or an ice cream parlor. Wooden bar stools can feel traditional or casual, depending on the type of wood and whether or not the seat is upholstered. Sleek metal bar stools with low backs can turn your home bar into a swanky hangout.

Bar Tables

The difference between a bar table and a dining table is size--usually both height and width. The average bar table is about 42 inches tall; dining tables are usually about 30 inches. Dining tables can seat four, six, eight or more; bar tables are typically made to accommodate four, sometimes six.

Otherwise, shop for a bar table the way you shop for a dining table--select the material, shape and other features to suit your personal style. In other words, if you like a bar table, it is the right one. Especially when it's the bar table you saved a lot of money on by online shopping at

Bar Furniture Care

Like most furniture, dusting and the occasional wipe-down with a damp cloth is enough care for your bar furniture. Always check the manufacturer's recommendations to be sure. Remember that wherever there are drinks, there are bound to be spills sooner or later. Protect your wood bar stools and table with a good furniture polish. Spray upholstered bar stools with a fabric protector. Always wipe up spills as quickly as possible to avoid stains. You could also consider a set of coasters (available in's home decor store) to protect the top of your bar table. Order it all together to save on shipping.

Common Bar Furniture questions

Why are some barstools more expensive than others?

The main factors contributing to the prices of bar stools are materials and construction. For example, leather bar stools will probably cost more than stools upholstered in fabric. Some bar stools may seem similar but have different prices, and this could be due to the foam in the padding. They will both be comfortable and soft, but one bar stool may stay that way longer. The way that the bars stools are put together--if they are welded or screwed together, for example--can affect price, too.

Make sure to check whether the barstools you want are available individually or in sets. A price that may have seemed high will suddenly seem reasonable when you find out you are getting two stools for your money.

The last time I really enjoyed a cocktail was on vacation. How can I get that relaxed feeling back?

For the ultimate get-away that's right in your backyard, set up a home bar on your deck or patio. A lot of home bar furniture can be used inside and out. For the most weather-resistant materials, choose bar furniture made from metals like iron or aluminum. Now put an umbrella in your drink and watch the sun set.

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Bar furniture use is not limited to martinis and wine. Bar stools make great breakfast bar stools for kids and teetotalers alike. Kitchen bar stools can turn an unused kitchen counter into a spot for your kids to do homework while you cook dinner.

If you are buying your new bar furniture to start a home bar, you'll need a few more supplies. Check out's home decor store for all kinds of barware: champagne flutes, wine glasses, beer steins, shot glasses, cocktail shakers, bottle openers, ice buckets, fruit knives, even blenders. You'll raise a glass to being able to fully stock your home bar at's discount prices.

Make the time you spend at your home bar with your friends and family even more enjoyable with board games from's sports and toys store. Or really deck out your home bar with a new big screen television from the electronics store. You'll never want the fun to end!

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Copper Tabletop LPG Patio Heater

Perfect for outdoor entertaining, our Copper Finish Table Top Patio Heater provides warmth while adding ambiance to any outdoor table top setting. This handsome unit raises the outdoor temperature 10-25 degrees. The safety features of this CSA approved unit include an auto shut off tilt valve and an oxygen depletion sensor. 10,000 BTU output. CSA approved. 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

4th of July Four Day Sizzling Sales Event!

In honor of Fourth of July Weekend, is holding a big sales event. From July 1-4, you will find thousands of items on sale combined with free shipping on every order. Not only that, but lawn and garden tools, fireplaces and grills will have an additional $15-25 off! Two more things: on July 4th is having a “one day extra savings event,” which affects thousands of products with 5-10% off savings. Finally,'s 4 days of Sales Event starts NOW!!!

Save an Extra 10% off your next purchase! Just enter this promotional code at check out:

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