Who’s Your Daddy?

The I’ll chaperone your middle school dance … and bust a move because I’m hip n’ cool … dad:

The I’ll teach you and your friends how to hunt, fish, and trap dad:

The I’ll teach ya how to fix anything with a pocket knife and duct tape dad:

The I’ll spend hours with you in the driveway shooting hoops and pitching curveballs dad:

The I’ll show ya how to make supper and finish laundry before Mom gets home dad:

The I’ll volunteer to get groceries … so I can restock our secret supply of Swiss Cake Rolls … dad:

To every admirable, supportive, hardworking father and father figure, have a very Happy Father’s Day! You deserve to be celebrated.

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The Colors of Spring!

Pantone LLC, the global color authority, introduced Marsala earlier this year as the Color of the Year 2015. Chosen for its natural earthiness, this hue is considered universal “… and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Whether you’re looking to dress up your wardrobe, touch up your makeup, or spruce up your home, a quick trip out to the Spring 2015 collection may be eye-opening.

The beautiful weather requires your “Outside Fun” Pinterest board to shine. Bring it to life already with this colorful activity … round up the kids and the Kool-Aid.

Grocery list:
Packages of Kool-Aid
Vinegar
Disposable bowls
T-shirts
Rubber bands
Rubber gloves

Directions:
Dissolve one package of Kool-Aid in one ounce of vinegar … in a disposable bowl … in the backyard.
Dissolve Kool-Aid flavors in separate bowls.
Tightly twist and tie t-shirt with rubber bands.
Dip t-shirt in bowls for your own creation. Note: please wear rubber gloves.
Set t-shirt aside for 24 hours before washing to let colors set.

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Dress to Impress your Christmas guests!

Busying around the kitchen this Christmas season will be a breeze with the following goodies.

Base with Roll Trays.

Roll trays bring contents gliding out for easy access. Send your crazy great aunt in search of the sugar cookie dough bowl, or rather, send her directly to that bowl with the organization and convenience Showplace roll trays offer.

Walk-in Pantry.

What appears to be a tall cabinet with four doors opens to reveal a convenient walk-in pantry. With ample easy-to-reach shelving, your grandma can spend more time in the pantry and less time on the step stool in search of her homemade gravy ingredients.

Deluxe Blind Corner.

This clever corner cabinet opens to present two large, full-extension trays, on cantilevered arms, making great use of space that might otherwise be wasted. The entire family will be happier when your great uncle no longer needs to scour the dark abyss of what used to be the corner cabinet, grumbling relentlessly, in search of the jellied cranberries, a staple “he doesn’t even like.”

Pantry Pull-out.

And Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas if your grandpa wasn’t stinking up the house with his smoked oysters. Fortunately (or unfortunately) he’ll have easy access to his crackers and canned shellfish this year.

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Who wore it better?

Door style: Cambridge | Species: Cherry | Finish: Vintage Autumn

The heartland home (Left) featuring a palette of diverse textures and warm colors OR the family home (Right) on a quiet cul-de-sac with bold shapes and oversized carved accents?

Species: Paint grade | Finish: Vintage Soft Cream

The combination laundry room and guest bath (Left) with generous hanging space OR the laundry room (Right) with countertop space and shelving?

Species: Rustic alder | Finish: Vintage Nutmeg

The lakeside home (Left) with a large central island anchoring the design and creating storage, prep, and serving spaces OR the vacation home (Right) with two islands and a setting steeped in history?

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Back to School.

It’s that time of year again … the Fourth of July is in our rear view, while Halloween is in our commercials and on our store shelves. A few back-to-school tips from an experienced scholar:

To our student …
Breakfast before the bus will soon take the place of breakfast at noon. Ask Mom to add a few essentials to her back-to-school grocery list: your favorite cereal with extra sugar added, Pop-Tarts, donuts with frosting AND filling, etc. If Mom’s list is full, try Dad’s.

To Mom …
Your laundry room will soon see fewer beach towels and swimsuits and more shirts confirming the lunch menu. Acquaint yourself well with your students’ practice and game jerseys as you’ll have a washing, drying, folding date with one or the other every evening. Add one essential to your back-to-school shopping list: stain remover.

To Dad …
Commence Operation Homework. To avoid the struggle bus, find a quiet place, free from distractions, reference the textbook, ask Google, and lastly, summon Mom. Add one essential to the back-to-school shopping list: an eraser.

Here’s to a successful 2014-2015 school year!

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That Guy.

We all know That Guy. When That Guy is sent to the grocery store for a few necessities, he adds a few of his own sugary necessities to the list.

That Guy chaperones his kids’ middle school dance … once. After shaking his groove thing with his home dogs, he lost his privileges.

That Guy scours the freezer with his partner-in-crime, hours after bedtime, in search of the ultimate bedtime snack, ice cream.

Rather than watching the game in “his” chair, That Guy watches cartoons on the couch, after his little shadow claims the chair.

That Guy still has those outdated, awkward family pictures in his office.

That Guy is your coach, your Boy Scout leader, your guide, your teacher, your wrestling opponent, and your biggest fan.

Happy Father’s Day!

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An Island Oasis

Synonyms for Mom: Chauffer, Coach, Crosswalk Patrol, Daycare Provider, Hair Stylist, Head Cheerleader, Housekeeper, Interviewer, Janitor, Launderer, Lifeguard, Listener, Nurse, Personal Chef, Personal Shopper, Referee, Secret Keeper, Singer, Story Teller, Taste Tester, Teacher, and Therapist.

Though we should be thanking our mothers daily, the official day to honor these special people is right around the corner! How will you say thank you? A hug? A phone call? A homemade card? An island oasis?!

Wait! What? An island oasis?! And not just any island oasis. A Showplace island oasis. We don’t mean the white, sandy beaches, tropical sun, and fruity drinks kind. We mean the hardworking, organized storage, and additional countertop space kind. After all, we can’t have Mom jet setting just anywhere; she has quite the list of responsibilities.

So consider an island oasis for your mom this Mother’s Day. She’d be forever grateful, as would you considering a trip to the tropics should be a family event. Right?!

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