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Featured Brand Friday: Shark

BRAND BASICS Brand Name: Shark Brand Type: Small Home Appliances Year Started: 2009 Website: A BRIEF HISTORY Though the Shark brand was created just a few years ago, Euro-Pro's roots dig more than a century deeper than that. They originated in Europe, before moving to Canada, and finally settling

Appliances in Film #ThrowbackThursday

Some films have dedicated their entire plots to the actions of appliances. They can even be part of some of the most memorable moments. That's why I felt the need to compile a list of appliances in film. Sometimes they're cute, other times they are terrifying. How

Midweek Reads #26

Good morning, dear readers! My excitement for Halloween has reached new heights. That's probably reflected in how many sugary recipes and fall DIYs appear in today's Midweek Reads. But can you blame me? And don't forget to check out this week's "Life" articles. Plenty of wisdom is

Cardboard Box Creations

Like most kids, I loved giant cardboard boxes. I remember when my grandparents bought a new side-by-side refrigerator. The box was the biggest one I had ever seen - granted, I was only five years old. I was fortunate to have amazing grandparents that helped my sister and

How to Clean Your Roof Shingles

There are several reasons why roof shingles get dirty over time, but falling debris, algae, and moss are some of the most common. In this article we look at how to clean you roof shingles in each of these cases. Falling Debris Stormy weather can cause sticks,

Featured Brand Friday: T-Fal

BRAND BASICS Brand Name: T-Fal Brand Type: Small Appliances and Cookware Year Started: 1956 Website: A BRIEF HISTORY In 1954, a French engineer named Marc Gregoire invented a process that allowed aluminum to bond to PTFE (polytetrafluorethylene), making way for the creation of the first non-stick frying pan. By the

Vintage Appliance Colors #ThrowbackThursday

Until the early 50's, the only finish offered for home appliances was a standard white. Nowadays, stainless steel appliances are enormously popular and can be found in most kitchens. But what colors have been all the rage in between those times? I was having a conversation with

Midweek Reads #25

Good morning! Halloween is nearly upon us, and I can feel my excitement growing. So naturally, some Halloween DIYs and other fall-themed posts got sprinkled into today's Midweek Reads. There are also some great home life articles for you, addressing both the practical and the sentimental. Happy