16 Apr 2017
April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

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The management and staff at Charter House Interiors want to wish you a Happy Easter. Please drive safely if you are on the road.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Mozart wrote his first symphony and the age of 8. I’m an adult and just rehearsed what I am going to say at the drive-thru 5 times.

HAPPY APRIL 16 BIRTHDAY TO: Kareem Abdul Jabbar 70, David Lyons 41, Lucas Haas 41, John Cryer 52, Martin Lawrence 52, Bobby Vinton 82, Ellen Barkin 63, Peter Billingsley 44, Pope Benedict 89, Peter Ustinov (1921-2004), Henry Mancini (1924-1994), Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), and Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995).

Comfort and beauty in traditional styling.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: I just realized…. We sit and stare at a screen…We talk to ourselves…. We have imaginary friends and farms, cities and fake animals…we cook imaginary food in imaginary bakery’s…. We poke people and think its okay…. we even write on walls….Think about it…. Facebook is a mental hospital ….and we are all patients… Party in my ward!!!!

APRIL 15TH IS: Jackie Robinson Day.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Today I sent out a text saying, “Hey, I lost my phone, will you call it?” 12 people called me. I need smarter friends.

HAPPY APRIL 15 BIRTHDAY TO: Maisie Williams 20, Danny Pino 43, Roy Clark 84, Seth Rogen 35, Tom Kane 55, Emma Watson 27, Damien Wayans 37, Emma Thompson 58, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), and Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995).

14 Apr 2017
April 14, 2017

Relax And Have A Happy Easter

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JOKE OF THE DAY: After clipping my toddlers toenails for two years, I think I could diffuse a bomb while riding a rollercoaster.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1865- President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

HAPPY APRIL 14 BIRTHDAY TO: Sarah Michelle Gellar 40, Abigail Breslin 21, Greg Maddux 51, David Justice 51, Anderson Silva 42,  Adrien Brody 44, Loretta Lynn 85, Julie Christie 76, Pete Rose 76, Robert Carlyle 56, Brad Garrett 57, Peter Capaldi 59, and Anthony Hall 49.

13 Apr 2017
April 13, 2017

Make A Turtle Fruit Bowl

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Looking for a healthy and oh, so cute dessert to bring to a family dinner this Easter? This was something I found on the Internet somewhere and it falls under the category of how-hard-can-it-be? There were no tutorials or how-to’s included with the photo so we are all on our creative own for this one. So you mess it up a bit, you’ll get kudos for trying and the fresh fruit will be a hit. Bring your turtle in a shallow dish to catch any juice and include a fruit dip, either store bought or home made.

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REMINDER: Charter House Interiors will be CLOSED Friday April 14 for Easter, OPEN Saturday April 15 10:00-5:30, CLOSED Sunday April 16, and OPEN usual business hours Monday April 17 10:00-5:30.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1902 – James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1980 – The US boycotts the summer Olympic games in Moscow, Russia.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Why is Monday so far from Friday and Friday so close to Monday.

HAPPY APRIL 13 BIRTHDAY TO: Saundra Santiago 60, Al Green 71, Lyle Waggoner 82, Tony Dow 72, Caroline Rhea 53, Ron Perlman 67, Kelli Giddish 37, Rick Schroeder 47, Paul Sorvino 78, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Don Adams (1923-2005), Howard Keel (1919-2004), and Butch Cassidy (1866-1908).

12 Apr 2017
April 12, 2017

New Uses For Wax Paper

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Thanks and credit to Good Housekeeping, Real Simple and Care2.com for this post

How often do you use your wax paper? Not enough! Here are 9 super awesome ways to use wax paper that don’t include baking.
1. Clean a can opener. If the gears of your can opener are starting to look funky, follow the advice of Care2.com and run wax paper directly through the gears. The material should loosen any stuck crumbs.
2. Maintain kitchen wood. Line your prettiest wooden bowls with wax paper after washing and drying to keep them looking good as new. Care2.com says wax paper is also useful for keeping wooden cutting boards clean and safe from dangerous bacteria.
3. Shine chrome finishings. Your faucet is one of the most difficult parts of the kitchen to keep clean. Keep this and other chrome finishings finger print-free with a simple wax paper wipe down, says Good Housekeeping.
4. DIY pot lid. You’re half-way through the perfect stew when you realize you don’t have a lid for your pot. Don’t despair! Good Housekeeping recommends cutting wax paper in a circle custom-sized to fit your pot. Poke a single hole in the center to allow steam to escape.
5. Clean floors. Real Simple suggests attaching wax paper to your sweeper and sweeping as normal. You’ll likely be surprised to see just how well dirt sticks to the wax paper.
6. Unstick a zipper. A jammed zipper can ruin a perfectly good outfit. Care2.com says you need not fret. Simply rub the teeth of the zipper with the wax paper until it breaks free.
7. Prevent light damage. Don’t let your most treasured fabrics fade with time and light. Care2.com suggests wrapping such delicate textiles as a wedding dress in wax paper.
8. Protect your car antennae. Rub wax paper over your car’s antennae to protect it from dirt, dust, and bugs. Good Housekeeping says this should improve radio reception.
9. Better ironing. Good Housekeeping suggests rubbing wax paper along your ironing board to make it smoother and to help the iron glide more easily.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I never said I’d die without coffee. I said other people would.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Terry Fox, on one leg, starts cross-Canada run to raise awareness and money for cancer research.

HAPPY APRIL 12 BIRTHDAY TO: Vince Gill 60, David Letterman 70, Ed O’Neil 71, Andy Garcia 61, Nicholas Brendon 46, Shannon Doherty 46, Herbie Hancock 77, David Cassidy 67 (okay, now I do feel old), Claire Danes 38, Jennifer Morrison 38, Tiny Tim (1932-1996), and Bobby Moore (1941-1993).

11 Apr 2017
April 11, 2017

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

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A few minutes of prep in the morning are going to really pay off at the end of the day with this recipe.
Slow cooker pork tenderloin
Credit: Slow Cooker Kitchen

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 4 hours + 10 minutes resting time
Serves: 4-6
2-lb pork tenderloin (or two 1-lb pieces)
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 1-oz envelope dry onion soup mix
1 cup water
3/4 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1. Stab your tenderloin along top edge every 1-2 inches. Stuff a slice of garlic in each slit created. Then place your tenderloin in a 6-quart slow cooker.
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2. Sprinkle soup mix over tenderloin, the pour over water, broth, vinegar and soy sauce. Sprinkle pepper on top.
3. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
4. When done cooking, remove loin from slow cooker and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Serve with au jus from the slow cooker drizzled on top.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I am not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1976 – Apple creates the Apple 1, Apple’s first product.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1989 – Ron Hextall becomes the first goalie in NHL history to score a goal during NHL playoff game.

HAPPY APRIL 11 BIRTHDAY TO: Joss Stone 30, Jennifer Esposito 44, Jason Varitek 45, Joel Grey 85, Alessandra Ambrosio 36, Jeremy Clarkson 57, Morgan Lily 17,  Ethel Kennedy 88, Meshach Taylor (1947-2014), and Oleg Cassini (1913-2006).

This is one of the easiest centerpieces to assemble for Easter. All you need is a glass vase (any shape), small vase or glass to fit inside the larger vase, pastel jelly beans, Easter peeps and tulips. Line the bottom of the largest vase with a layer of jellybeans and set the smaller vase with water in the middle. Add more jellybeans around the small vase and line up peeps in between vases. Place a penny in the vase with the water, it helps preserve the tulips longer. Cut tulips at varying heights and add to water. Done! And It’s edible after.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I might not be that talented or athletic or good looking or smart or funny…I forgot where I was going with this.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1912 – The Titanic leaves port for its ill-fated journey to New York.

HAPPY APRIL 10 BIRTHDAY TO: John Madden 81, Dean Norris 54, Steven Segal 65, Alex Pettyfer 27, Charlie Hunnam 37, Brian Setzer 58, Omar Sharif (1932-2015), Joseph Pulizer (1847-1911), and Harry Morgan (1915-2011).


09 Apr 2017
April 9, 2017

Another Lazy Sunday

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No real blog today. Just a couple of reminders.

  1. The last day to get in on our outdoor furniture pre-buy sale is Saturday April 15. Arrival on our dock the first week in May. Pick up any time after that. Free storage and assembly for Adirondacks.
  2. Charter House Interiors will be CLOSED Friday April 14 for Good Friday. OPEN Saturday April 15 and CLOSED Sunday April 16.

SHARING: I do not claim any post to be my own…I post who, or where, the sites originate if they are known.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 2005 – Prince Charles marries 2nd wife Camilla; 1 day delay for Pope John Paul II funeral.

APRIL 9TH: Vimy Ridge Day (Canada) – Honors those who fought and died at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Weekends used to feel like mini-vacations. Now they feel like the minute boxers get between rounds.

HAPPY APRIL 9 BIRTHDAY TO: Hugh Hefner 91, Cynthia Nixon 51, Leighton Meester 31, Pauline Porizkova 52, Dennis Quaid 63, Marc Jacobs 54, Jay Baruchel 35, Jacques Villeneuve 46, Kristen Stewart 27, Keshia Knight Pulliam 38, Michael Learned 78, and Elle Fanning 19.

A shipment of outdoor grasses and succulents has arrived just in time for spring. Our previous supplier of succulents moved on and we needed to source out a different company. This is a display we set up in the store using two of the grass bunches, pussy willows, ‘birch bark’ look ceramic pots and a pair of loons. If you want to get a leg up on spring, come on down to Charter House and choose a few plants to get you started.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1986 – Actor Clint Eastwood is elected mayor in his local town of Carmel, California.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1974- Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record.

HAPPY APRIL 8 BIRTHDAY TO: Robin Wright Penn 51, Shecky Greene 91, Julian Lennon 54, Taylor Kitsch 36, Richard Hatch 56, John Schneider 57, J.R. Bourne 47, Patricia Arquette 49, Sonia Henney (1912-1969), Gary Carter (1954-2012), and Betty Ford (1918-2011).

07 Apr 2017
April 7, 2017

Peel And Juice Citrus Easier

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Have you ever tried to peel and orange and the peel came off in dime size pieces? Here is a quick solution.

Sticking your citrus in the microwave 20 seconds softens the firm rinds and makes it easier to peel into.

This is along the same lines of making citrus easier to peel. In order to get the most juice out of citrus fruits, store them in the fridge but then microwave them for about 15-20 seconds before juicing them. Also rolling them on the counter while adding pressure with your hand breaks up the cell inside for more juice.

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SAD DAY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: Don Rickles 90, died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles as a result of kidney failure. He continued to headline lounges and concert halls well into his 80’s.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Politicians are always talking about Left-Wing and Right-Wing. What about centers? What about defencemen? What about goalies?

HAPPY APRIL 7 BIRTHDAY TO: The Internet 1970, Kevin Alejandro 41,Jackie Chan 63, Tony Dorsett 63, Russell Crowe 53, Janis Ian 67, Francis Ford Coppola 78,  Andrew Sachs (Manuel on Fawlty Towers) (1930-2016), Wayne Rogers (1933-2015), James Garner (1928-2014), Ravi Shankar (1920-2012), and Billie Holiday (1915-1959).

Crossroad Candles has named Pineapple Upside Down Cake as their candle fragrance for the month of April. We have it in the store right now and it is mouth-watering. Check out some of our other new candles…Grandpa’s Pipe, Crackling Birch and Caribbean Teakwood.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: The first computer can be traced back to Adam and Eve. Surprise Surprise. It was an apple. But with extremely limited memory. Just 1 byte. Then everything crashed.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1995 – Craig Newmark launches Craigslist for the city of San Francisco – the local classifieds website would later become available in major cities around the world.

HAPPY APRIL 6 BIRTHDAY TO: Casper Smart 30, Candace Cameron 40, Billy Dee Williams 80, John Ratzenburger 70, Merle Haggard 80, Zach Braff 42, Michael Rooker 62, Marilu Henner 65, Paul Rudd 48, and Andre Previn 88.

05 Apr 2017
April 5, 2017

Three Piece Resin Outdoor Set

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This just arrived at Charter House Interiors this afternoon, 3 – three piece sets of collapsible resin outdoor furniture for those who have limited outdoor (and storage) space. Pack them up in a camper and be the most comfortable people in the campground or beach this summer. No need for cushions, these chairs are comfortable on their own (although we did try a small cushion on them). Either way, this makes for a super little conversation combo. Featured in a soft taupe colored resin. Our supplier is temporarily sold out of this product so don’t wait.

Chairs are: 29″W x 33″ H & Table is: 20″ Dia x 16.5″H

JOKE OF THE DAY: I’m glad I learned about parallelograms instead of how to do taxes. It has really come in handy this parallelogram season.

ANOTHER JOKE OF THE DAY: I don’t understand your specific kind of crazy, but I do admire your total commitment to it.

HAPPY APRIL 5 BIRTHDAY TO: Marshall Allman 33, Allan Clarke 75, Agnetha (ABBA) Faltskorg 67, Lily James 28, Bette Davis (1908-1989), Spencer Tracey (1900-1967), Gregory Peck (1916-2003), Frank Gorshin (1933-2005), and Gale Storm (1922-2009).