Have A Safe Labor Day Weekend!



Labor Day

Holiday Hours:

We will be closed, Monday, September 1st to celebrate Labor Day. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day!

Enjoy your weekend!

Barb

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Posted in Company on August 29th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops—Getting Started With The Selection Process



We often get asked the question, “Where do I begin with the selection process for my countertops?” Well—if you are interested in getting a bid for your project, we will typically ask if you  can  provide a sketch, or drawing of your countertops, so we can prepare a bid.

We also will invite you to visit our showroom to look at our material and color options.  We can also direct you to a local supplier if you choose to look elsewhere, or would like to look at more color options. Once you have your color selected, we will assist you with selecting an edge profile, as well as selecting a backsplash. We will also answer any questions you may have in regards to overhangs, lay out, fabrication and installation.

You will also have the option to purchase a sink and a faucet, if interested.

Keep in mind that we have a large selection of colors to choose from including our Group A, B, C, Exclusive Colors and more. If you have a smaller project, such as a bathroom vanity, fireplace surround, or furniture top, make sure you take a look at our partial slabs. We have hundreds to choose from and the stock changes daily.

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Stop by for a visit today!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite on August 26th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops—Group A Colors Offer An Affordable Option



If you are doing some remodeling and looking for an affordable option for countertops, make sure you take a look at our Group A colors. Our Group A colors include 11 selections, many of which have been popular over the years. They are a good choice for those consumers on a budget, or those consumers looking for a more traditional, classic look. Our Group A colors include a variety of color tones, from beige, gold, brown,  and greens, so you definitely have some options.

Let’s take a look at our Group A Colors…

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 Antique Persa

Baltic Brown_WEBlg

Baltic Brown

Chestnut_WEBlg

Chestnut/Tan Brown

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Desert Glory

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Labrador Green

Mystic Mauvelg

Mystic Mauve

Opalescence_WEB

Opalescence

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Peacock Green

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St. Cecilia Classic

Tropic Brown_lg

Tropic Brown

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Verde Butterfly

If you are interested in one of these Group A colors, or want to take a look at some of our other color groupings including our Group B, Group C,  Exclusive Colors and more, make sure you stop by our showroom today and check them out.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite on August 21st, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Quinoa, Artichoke, Black Bean & Tomato Bake



Here’s a healthy recipe I put together over the weekend. It is easy to make, good for you, and quite tasty. Give it a try for some whole grain goodness.

Quinoa, Artichoke, Black Bean & Tomato Bake

quinoa artichoke black bean and tomato bake

 

2 cups quinoa (I used 365 Super Grains, a blend of red & white quinoa, millet & buckwheat, which I purchased at Whole Foods)
4 cups chicken Broth
1 can artichoke hearts
1 can black beans
1 large tomato diced or 1 can Rotel tomatos
1 small can sliced black olives
1 bag sharp cheddar cheese
Cajun seasoning (to taste) or use your favorite seasonings

In a large pot, boil the chicken broth. Add the quinoa and turn down heat to simmer. Cook for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or follow the directions on the package for cooking time. When the quinoa is fully cooked, remove from the heat. Stir in the artichoke hearts, black beans, diced tomato and olives. Add the cajun seasoning. Grease the bottom of a 13″ x 9″ pan and pour the mixture into it. Top with the cheese and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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 August 18th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Removing Hard Water Build-Up On Granite Countertops…



Hard water build-up around faucets is a fairly common issue for home owners. It usually happens when a consumer has water that contains a lot of calcium, magnesium, or other particulates. Build-up of these chemicals around the faucet, usually happens over a period of time and appears as a white, sort of dry residue.

Let’s take a look at a few examples…

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Hard water build-up on granite

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Hard water build-up on granite (close-up)

While hard water build-up can’t always be avoided, and may be unsightly to some, keep in mind that it can be removed from the surface with just a little effort. All you will need is a razor blade and some steel wool, (use a “000” lot, or finer). To remove the build-up, first, scrap the area with a razor blade, going over it several times to remove the dried particulate. Next, rub the area with the steel wool to remove any remaining residue. This process may have to be performed from time to time, as build-up occurs, but should take care of the problem.

If you have further questions about the process, make sure you give us a call, or take a look at our Maintenance and Care page.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite on August 14th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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