Do you think Obama will pull his friends from under the bus to offer them cabinet positions?

Posted: March 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Will that be how he makes ammends to them?

French Crockery: Styles And Designs

Posted: March 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

French crockery, like French provincial furniture has a unique look and feel. The designs in crockery will add to the charm of your home decor or dinner table. The pieces are colorful and attractive. They are excellent as side dishes or as full sets for a casual dinner place setting. There are some pieces that are for decorative purposes only.

French style crockery often that warm colors that make you think of a rural French meadow in full bloom. Pale greens, sunny yellows and sky blues are common. There is often touches of lavender or pink to bring more pastels into the crockery palette. Color is perhaps the most distinctive aspect for the rural crockery style.

A full set of dinner ware can include all the usual plates and side dishes that you would expect.In addition to the color palette mentioned above, you may find added elements of whimsy in the design. Roosters, flowers and other decorative elements on a white or cream background is typical for the pieces you hold. If you want to mix and match, solid color stoneware makes a nice contrast to the colorful crockery in this style.

The crockery is sometimes hand painted and hand fired so each piece is totally unique. Other pieces are machine produced, but no less attractive. In addition to standard place settings, you can find matching pieces that are wonderful for serving dishes. Some unusual shapes such as square or rectangular bowls can be used as serving bowls or as decorative touches in other locations.

Although not every piece is hand-painted, many pieces in this style crockery as a feel of hand-painting. There are scenes that could come out of a painting of a scene from nature. There are also solid color blocks edged by complementary or contrasting geometric designs. Those pieces that have more color use color as a background. Pastoral scenes tend to be on a white or off-white background.

Accent pieces in crockery can be many different items. The items might be useful, such as pitchers, pot holders or plant pots. Oversize serving bowls that have unusual shapes are a type of attractive presence that duplicates designs or lines in the place settings. Square bowls are an example. Scalloped round bowls are somewhat more common, but not when the bowls are decorated with natural colors and designs.

For a real change of pace in crockery, you can use some items that are not dinnerware for decorative purposes. Pottery items such as pheasants in soft natural colors or whimsical hens make interesting centerpieces for your dinner table. This type of centerpieces blends well with a rural atmosphere in the French dinnerware.

If you are interested in the look of French crockery, don’t be afraid of making a statement in color. Use the blues, greens and yellows in your table linens to pick up the color of the place setting plates. The look will be more casual than some other types of crockery, but well worth it in unique and attractive dinnerware.

ihave rotten cabinet/floor under kitchen sink due to 1 piece of drainpipew/2in. hole?

Posted: March 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

i replaced everything to pvc but the endpipe (metal)i now find a 2in. hole in the pipe next to threads plus rotten cabinet, floor,subfloor, plus water on washer in basement under kitchen

Spring Clean The Kitchen

Posted: March 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , | No Comments »

If you need help getting your grubby kitchen all lovely and shiny again, here’s ten ideas for a thorough kitchen spring clean…

1. Kitchen cupboards

Give your kitchen cupboards a spring de-clutter by emptying them out, wiping them clean and throwing away any food stores that are past their best. While vinegars will be good for a couple of years, dried herbs and ground spices lose their strength of flavour after 6 months, so replace any that are out of date. I always hold onto a couple of the empty glass herb and spice bottles for mixing vinaigrette dressings – add the ingredients, put on the lid and shake hard several times to emulsify.

2. Herb garden

Spring is the best time to get your herb garden into shape. While I keep hardy herbs like rosemary and sage in earthenware pots on my patio all year round, I buy softer herbs like basil and coriander in spring and keep them indoors on my kitchen windowsill. For best results buy them from a garden centre or farmers market, as they tend to live longer than supermarket herbs.

3. Microwave

To de-gunk your microwave, cut a lemon in half and squeeze both halves into a pyrex jug half full of warm water. Pop in the microwave on max power for about five minutes – the steam will lift the dirt from the inside making it really easy to wipe clean, and it’ll smell spring fresh too.

4. Freezer

When I’m planning to defrost my freezer I make sure to do it just before a weekly shop, when I can fit most of the frozen food in the fridge, wrapped up in newspaper. Any that doesn’t fit goes in my big freezer bag with a couple of ice bricks. Once the freezer is emptied switch it off and wedge the door open, with some old towels on the floor to mop up the water that drips out. After a few hours you can usually pull off the larger bits of ice with your hands to help it along, or use a plastic spatula, but don’t be tempted to use a knife or anything sharp.

5. Fridge

To get a spring fresh fridge, take out the shelves and loose compartments and give everything a good clean with warm, soapy water, making sure everything is totally dry before putting the food back in the fridge. To prevent nasty niffs, keep an open tub of bicarbonate of soda at the back of one of the shelves. Don’t forget to pull out your fridge freezer once a year to dust the heating element at the back – it’ll make it more efficient which will save you money!

6. Kitchen sink and plug hole

A thick paste made with bicarbonate of soda and a bit of water brings up the shine on a stainless steel kitchen sink a treat. Bicarb is also good for unclogging and deodorising a slow draining plughole. Pour four or five tablespoons of powder down the sink, then add the same amount of white vinegar and put the plug in. Wait a few minutes for it to fizz away and then run the taps to flush it through. If it’s still draining slowly I use a good old fashioned sink plunger.

7. Oven

My best tip for cleaning your oven is to get a self-cleaning one, so you don’t have to! But if you’re not lucky enough to own one of these miracles of modern living, make sure to wear old clothes and rubber gloves, tie your hair back if it’s long and open the window. Remove the shelves and put them in the sink to soak, then use a strong oven cleaner spray inside the oven. Leave it to work away for as long as possible before giving it a thorough wipe out.

8. Washing machine

To keep your washing machine smelling fresh and in prime working condition you should do a ‘maintenance wash’ every now and then. To do this you run the machine without any clothes in it on the hottest setting, using a powder washing detergent (rather than a liquid) that has a bleaching agent in it. After it’s finished the cycle take out the soap drawer and give it a good clean out using cotton buds or an old toothbrush to get right into the corners. To prevent stale smells always leave the door slightly ajar between washes.

9. Recycling

Make daily recycling as easy as possible by organising your bins. I have a general recycling box right next to the kitchen bin for cans, bottles, paper packaging and anything else that can recycled. Then, every few days, I sort everything from the box into the separate bins that my council recycling scheme supply, making sure to rinse out all food and drink containers and crush any cans. Any items that aren’t collected by the council, such as batteries and old paint, have to go to the tip.

10. Iron

Unless you’ve got a self-cleaning model, it’s a good idea to give your iron a clean out once in a while, to prevent it clogging up with limescale. Fill up the water compartment with a solution of white vinegar and equal parts water. Leave for a couple of hours and then rinse well with clean water. Any burnt marks on the plate of the iron can be removed by rubbing with a damp cloth while the iron is still warm. If that won’t shift the marks, try rubbing gently with a paste made of bicarbonate of soda and a little water.

Do you think that Joe the Plumber Would get a Cabinet position under McCain Palin?

Posted: March 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , | 22 Comments »

Horse Jumps From Rustic To High Technology Pvc Horse Jumps

Posted: March 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Horse Jumps From Rustic to High Technology PVC Horse Jumps

Even today some of the jumps used at shows look like no more than rough hewn branch off a tree.Visit here

In fact that is just what they are. There was once a time when there were no specialist designers building jumps. The amazing jumps we take for granted at so many shows had not been created.

In those days the rails were cut down wherever the jump course builder found them. I remember many days, many years back, when we ever drove past a house that had some of the right shape of trees growing in the side yard. We would pulled over, knock on the door, and ask the house owner if he or she minded if he cut a few down branches. Of course we were helping them to tidy heir yards, so they usually said yes quite enthusiastically. Especially when he explained why he wanted them.

We use all wood horse jumps still, and we build our jump competition courses using an array of jumps as well as jump rails / poles and jump cups.

Using wood for our jumps allows us to customize our jumps to meet our show entrants needs. We can build almost anything these days to meet any course design needs. We have a wide variety of products available for our needs including: Schooling Standards, Sali Wing Standards, Straight Wing Standards, Walls, Coops, Pickets, Gates, Planks, Curved Planks, Wishing Wells, Cavaletti, Jump Rails, Composit Jump Cups, Jump Poles, Arched Walls, Brush Boxes, Flower Boxes, Turf Tops, and Roll Tops.

The jumps we use are a product can be left “raw” or painted to best suit the needs of your show entrants.

Increasingly popular though are PVC horse jumps. Believe it or not though, PVC jumps have been available since the !980s. We recommend JUMP PVC as the manufacturer to fit the bill for better jump equipment for the busy horseman or woman. They provide jumps that require no maintenance, are easy to handle and yet extremely sturdy and durable in can be used in all weather conditions. JUMP PVC does all this and more. They have designed their equipment to be both functional and beautiful, to fit the needs of both the pleasure rider as well as the Olympic competitor. So they should have jumps to please everyone.

Buying good quality horse jumps is an investment in your sport or business and in the end buying PVC can make very good sense, it often does save to buy the best the first time.

Do not forget that PVC jumps weigh half that of wood, and allow the most small framed riders to make adjustment to the course with vry little effort.

This can be very important when riders make up their own course keeping in mind the ability of their horse.

When designing a jumping course remember that at the start you must pass through the flags to start a round. A jump is positioned so that it can be scored twice only and any additional times it is jumped is a not counted. The fastest horse/rider combination knocking down the fewest jumps are declared the winner.

Time faults are assessed for exceeding the time allowance. Jumping faults are incurred for knock-downs and blatant disobedience, such as refusals (when the horse stops before a fence or “runs out”).

Show jumps can be painted, unpainted or stained dark brown for a ‘working hunter’ look. Quality is everyone’s primary concern. Make sure they are built to last. Show jumps are often lavishly striped and decorated to suit themes of the surrounding environment.Visit here

If I quit paying my taxes, can I get a high level cabinet appointment under Obama?

Posted: March 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Obama makes it clear that he won the election, that is why we are holding his feet to the fire.

Help…when I turn my under cabinets lights on there is a weird noise coming from under the sink area…?

Posted: March 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

this just started..lights were working fine…they are the ‘hockey puck’ lights under cabinet…

Make Cooking Easy And Convenient With Kitchen Appliances

Posted: March 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

We all know that kitchen is one of the highly used places in our homes. We all need to have various gadgets and gizmos in our kitchen. These are needed for a variety of purposes like preparing, cooking and storing food. Kitchen appliances are actually devices which help in making these tasks easier as well as quicker. Few of the prominent kitchen appliances are:Coffee maker, Electric Kettle, JMGs and food processors, Hand Blenders, Wet Grinders, OTGs, Microwaves and gas stoves etc. With the help of these appliances, one can make his or her life easy. These appliances are highly beneficial and can save our precious time as well as money. The best medium to find out these appliances is online shopping portals.

Few kitchen appliances are discussed below:

Electric Kettle:
An electric kettle plays an important role of heating water so as to make hot tea or coffee. One can avail an electric kettle of 1.0Ltr, 1.7Ltr, etc as per his needs.

RO System:
Water is a major requirement of every person. A good RO system plays an important role of providing you with quality water. It performs the task of removing impurities and salts from the water thus making it safe for drinking. There are a number of people who install water purifiers in order to get safe-drinking water.

Coffee maker
A coffee maker is used for the purpose of making delicious coffee. A person can avail the Coffee maker as per his needs.

JMGs and food processors:
These are very important kitchen appliances used for the purpose of grinding spices and to chop and churn onions, tomatoes, etc. The advanced versions of JMGs are Food processors. Both JMGs and food processors perform similar task of extracting juices.

Rice Cookers and steamers:
Rice cookers and steamers are used for the purpose of easy cooking. One can use these appliances for cooking and steam pulses, rice, raw vegetables etc. Cookers are widely used for cooking in households. There are a number of cookers available in the market. These are electric cookers, gas cookers, oil based cookers etc. Gas cookers is a latest entry in the market. These are gaining huge popularity because of the comfort offered by these cookers in cooking food.

Apart from these appliances, there are other kitchen appliances also which prove very useful for the people. These are Gas Cookers, electronic ovens, Bread makers, Dishwashers, Hoods, Hobs, Toasters, Kettles etc.

The best place to find out kitchen appliances is Internet. There are plenty of sites available on Internet which are highly active in this regard. These sites display all the products of the finest quality at one place. Here you can find different designs, sizes and colour combination of the cooking appliances. The best part is that you can also compare different products available from different brands by using comparison feature of these websites. This way you can go for the best product as per your needs and budget.

Under-cabinet lights: How come one of the lights is a lot brighter than the others?

Posted: March 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

A friend of mine helped me installed (hardwired) four Xenon puck lights under my kitchen cabinets. The four lights came in with a set plug and switch on each. My friend hacked them all and combined them on single plug and plugged into an outlet above the cabinets. Everything looked OK until I noticed the next day that the one light is much brighter than the others. I asked my friend what’s up the uneven light output and he was like:”I don’t know” : ( …What might have gone wrong?
I see. I don’t know much about series and parallel circuits though but did he do series circuit and could that be the reason why the lights are not working properly? Is there anyway I can fix this myself? Because my friend is not answering my calls LOL.