Sleep Soundly with Special Super Bowl Recipes

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When the NFL’s top teams face off on the gridiron, you want to serve touchdown-worthy eats. Maybe you’ve been googling Super Bowl recipes that will feed a big crowd, or maybe you’re on the prowl for slow cooker recipes for you and the family. The Super Bowl is a fun time to get together with friends and family and game day just wouldn’t be the same without a table full of cheesy, meaty eats.

But what about your night’s sleep afterward?

Science (and your gut) support the idea that food affects sleep – and not always in a good way. Foods that deliver your best night’s sleep may not be high on your priority list for game night and we get it. Sleep-healthy foods aren’t exactly filled with the cheesy goodness you’re craving during the Super Bowl. But what if you could enjoy the gastro-goodness of the Super Bowl AND get a good night’s sleep afterward?

Click here to get Restonic’s Super Bowl recipes that will fill you up during the game, but won’t keep you up all night.

Mini Makeover: Cozy Reading Nook

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This Mini Makeover features one of the most relaxing places in your home — the reading nook. Whether it’s a beautiful built-in or simply a comfortable chair, the reading nook is a place members of the whole family can go to de-stress after a long day. Here are the reading nooks that inspire us:

 

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This button-tufted chair paired with this chevron floor “poof” and metallic side table is ultra inviting. The soft tones and different textures mix together to make this the perfect place to relax with a book.

 

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If you have an area to put a built-in reading nook like this, we say go for it! The recessed bookshelves and under-seat storage make this spot practical and pretty. Here, your books are only an arm’s length away.

 

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Our Gaylord Swivel Pod (and Kona!)

Our Gaylord Swivel Pod is not only the perfect place to curl up with a hot cup of tea and a great book, but it won’t take up a ton of room. This pod is big enough for two, so snuggling with your favorite furry friend is a must.

 

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Chaise Lounges have everything a Reading Nook needs: a place to sprawl out, a comfy built-in leg rest and room for a bunch of throw pillows. Add a soft blanket and you won’t want to get up.

 

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We love this Reading Nook for so many reasons — the soft gold and powder blue instantly invoke a feeling of pure relaxation. The gold accent lamp is great for reading deep into the night.

 


Our Mini Makeover series is helping you redecorate your home one small area at a time. We’re sharing our favorite room inspirations along with bonus Looks for Less to help you achieve your dream style on a dime. Click here to follow our Mini Makeover board on Pinterest.

Charituesday: Detroit College Promise & American Lung Association

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This week’s Charituesday benefits not only one deserving charitable organization, but two! Both Detroit College Promise AND American Lung Association will be receiving $500 Gardner-White gift certificates to use for community members in need. Here’s the best part; the organization with the most votes on our Gardner-White Facebook poll will DOUBLE their prize to $1,000!

About Detroit College Promise

Founded in 2008, the Detroit College Promise began collecting donations to support their mission of helping Detroit Public School students pay for a college education. The mission of The Detroit College Promise is to motivate Detroit students to make education a priority. Their grassroots nonprofit offers a universal scholarship to Detroit Public School students to any Michigan public college or university, simply for living in Detroit, attending a DPS school, and registering in grades K-9.

Learn more about Detroit College Promise here.

About the American Lung Association of Midland States

As the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Lung Association’s mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.

With the generous support of the public, they are “Fighting for Air.” When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow

As a charter member of the nationwide organization, the American Lung Association of the Midland States is committed to carrying out this mission in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. In communities throughout the Midland States region, the American Lung Association is working to improve life one breath at a time through education, advocacy and research.

Learn more about American Lung Association of Midland States here.

How You Can Help

Visit the Gardner-White poll here, and vote for your favorite charity once per day. Gardner-White will donate a $500 gift certificate to both Detroit College Promise and the American Lung Association of Midland States. We will donate an additional $500 for a grand total of $1,000 to the organization that gets the most votes. Check back next week to see which organization will get the bonus!

Our 5 Favorite Ways to Recline During the Big Game

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You’ve been cheering for your favorite team all football season long; why not treat yourself to a furniture upgrade, just in time for kickoff on February 1st? Here are our five favorite ways to recline during the big game:

1. On a multi-functional fabric set.

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Not only is the Avery Collection super soft and comfortable, but it’s extremely functional, making it easy to throw the perfect viewing party. The center console folds down into a table for snacks and drinks, while the other seats recline at the pull of a handle.

2. On ultra-durable leather furniture.

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Leather furniture is classic and stylish, and when taken care of, leather can be very durable. Leather sets, like the Brookside Collection, will withstand hours of jumping out of your seat to yell at the referees. Don’t worry, we’ve all done it!

3. On a huge sectional.

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Whether it’s just you, or a party of 10, a reclining sectional is an absolute must-have. Sectionals provide ample seating while making the most of your living space. Check out the Macara Sectional — it can seat up to 7 comfortably, while providing game-watching essentials, like cup holders & hidden storage for remotes.

4. Solo, on a recliner.

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Sometimes you just don’t want to share — and that’s okay! This power recliner has everything you need to relax and enjoy the game: Massagers, a cooled cup holder, power reclining and LED lights. And the best part? You get it all to yourself!

5. While curled up in bed.

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Reclining in bed? What is this, magic? Not only does an adjustable base allow you to recline while watching TV, but some even have features like massagers, USB plugs for charging all your devices and more. What’s better than watching the Big Game while snuggled up with your favorite blanket & pillow?

Not only can you recline in style after shopping at Gardner-White, but we’re giving you all the extras too! You’ll get 5 free Hungry Howies pizzas when you make a purchase over $999, plus get a 51″ or 65″ HDTV with our Big Picture Packages™. Not to mention, with our exclusive Same Day Delivery service, you will have your furniture before kickoff*.

How will YOU be watching the big game? Leave us a comment below or post on our Facebook page.

*Must place order by 2pm Saturday, January 31st.

Look for Less: Grey Fabric “Chofa”

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Have you ever heard of a Chofa? It’s equal parts sofa and equal parts chaise = chofa! Our Dolphin Chofa is not only $3,000 cheaper than this similar style from Arhaus, but the chaise is movable to fit into your home perfectly. Just move the ottoman & oversized cushion to the other end of your chofa, then pat yourself on the back knowing you just saved a ton of money at Gardner-White!

Click here to get this great look for less.

*All comparisons have been compiled from the Arhaus website on 1/23/15.

Get Everything You Need for the Big Game at Gardner-White

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What good is watching the Big Game without comfortable furniture, a big-screen TV or pizza? Don’t run around to every store in town trying to get ready for your Big Game party; Gardner-White is your one-stop shop!

When you buy a Big Picture Package™, you’ll get:

  • A living room set complete with cocktail table, 2 end tables & lamps
  • Either a 51″ Samsung HDTV or a 65″ Insignia HDTV*
  • 5 Free Hungry Howie’s Pizzas**
  • Gardner-White’s exclusive Same Day Delivery
  • Plus your choice of either an Insignia Soundbar or a $50 Target GiftCard

Not looking for a living room set? We’re giving you 5 Free Hungry Howie’s Pizzas with ANY purchase over $999!

Click here to see our complete list of Big Picture Packages™.


*See Big Picture Package™ pages on Gardner-White.com for a complete list of the extras included with each package. A select few Big Picture Packages™ come with a 65″ Insignia HDTV. Upgrade any package that comes with a 51″ Samsung HDTV to a 65″ Insignia HDTV for $500.

**5 Free Hungry Howie’s Pizzas offered with any purchase over $999 until February 4, 2015. Limit 5 free pizzas per household.

Gardner-White is Rolling the Red Carpet Out for You!

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Can’t make it out to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards? Don’t worry, Gardner-White is bringing the party to you! Enter our Red Carpet Oscars Party contest and you could win an all-expense paid Oscars viewing party for you and 9 of your closest friends!

The Grand Prize includes:

  • A brand new living room set of your choice (up to a $1,500 value)
  • A 65″ HDTV to watch the Academy Awards
  • Catering for 10 the night of the Oscars (up to a $500 value)
  • A chance for you and your friends to be the star on your very own red carpet set up at your home, complete with photographer & GW interviewer
  • Copies of the professional photos & a DVD copy of the video from the night of your party
  • 10 Swag Bags filled with prizes for you and your party guests

Click here to enter to win a night of glitz & glamour, courtesy of Gardner-White!


Official Rules:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

1. BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Red Carpet Oscars Party Contest (“the Contest”), you must agree to the Rules. Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Gardner-White with respect to the Contest.

2. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter the Contest, an Entrant must be 21 years or older and must live in the Gardner-White delivery area. Employees of Gardner-White and their relatives (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Nieces, Grandparents & Grandchildren) are not eligible.

3. SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by Gardner-White, a Michigan company with principal place of business at 4445 N. Atlantic Blvd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326.

4. CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins on January 16, 2015, 9am Eastern Time (ET) Zone in the United States and ends on February 13, 2015, 9am Eastern Time (ET) Zone. All dates are subject to change.

5. STIPULATIONS: Winner must take delivery of all furniture & TV on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Winner must allow Gardner-White and their employees to set up the red carpet, step-and-repeat, camera equipment, decorations, catering and any other necessary items on Sunday, February 22, 2015 before 6pm EST. Winner & all 9 guests must sign a photo/video release waiver. Winner must agree to allow Gardner-White and their employees into their home to photograph & film any aspect of the Contest and must also allow Gardner-White to use video & photos from the Contest in any future marketing.

6. HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Entries are collected and considered through the Woobox App website at http://woobox.com/zvxs96. Entries made outside of this web address will not be considered.

Look for Less: Marble Dining Set

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The average person spends about 32,098 hours eating — over three and a half years! That makes your dining room one of the most important places in your home. Our Monarch 7-Piece Dining Set is both stylish and comfortable with its marble top and ultra plush dining chairs. Compare it to this similar set from Overstock.com, and you’ll save $200!

Click here to get the look for less.

*All comparisons have been compiled from the Overstock.com website as of 1/16/15.

Our Five Favorite Uniquely Detroit Companies

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In 1912, we first opened our doors in Metro-Detroit and there is nothing we love more than being a part of our resilient, creative Detroit community. When it comes to innovation, Detroit is at the top — here are our five favorite companies that are creating right here in the Motor City:

1. Better Life Bags

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Not only are these Detroit-made bags totally adorable, but the company that creates these has an amazing misson: to employ Detroit locals that have a hard time finding work. The best part? Practically everything on their website is customizable and 100% of the profits stay right here in the city. Click here to visit Better Life Bags.

2. DetroitWick

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DetroitWick creates one-of-a-kind soy candles using recycled champagne bottles. Not only are these a fantastic conversation piece that compliments any home decor, they are hand-poured in the heart of Detroit. DetroitWick is working hard to promote a more sustainable lifestyle through their efforts to spread recycling and environmental education throughout Detroit. Click here to visit DetroitWick.

3. Workshop Detroit

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It’s no secret that Workshop Detroit is one of our favorite Detroit-based companies. They take reclaimed wood from abandoned Detroit homes and turn it into beautiful furniture — cleaning up blight and turning it into something amazing? We’re in. Each piece is handmade from top to bottom, making each one-of-a-kind. On the bottom of every piece they sell, Workshop stamps the address from where they’ve reclaimed the wood. Click here to see a list of available Workshop items.

4. LeadHead Glass

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Plants can add a natural touch to any home decor — that’s why we’re obsessed with these awesome LeadHead Glass terrariums. Like Workshop Detroit, LeadHead also uses reclaimed glass & wood from abandoned & deconstructed Detroit homes to create these one-of-a-kind pieces made for miniature gardens. Click here to visit LeadHead Glass.

5. Adora Bella Ceramics

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Adora Bella Ceramics is a Detroit-based ceramics boutique that showcases handcrafted pieces of art, perfect for any home. From a 22K gold dipped deer antler, to teacups and more, Adora Bella has something for everyone. Click here to visit Adora Bella Ceramics.


 

Didn’t see your favorite Detroit company here? We want to hear about it! Leave us a comment below or comment on our Facebook page.

Charituesday: A Hand Up & Area Agency on Aging 1B

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This week’s Charituesday benefits not only one deserving charitable organization, but two! Both A Hand Up Community Action Agency AND Area Agency on Aging 1B will be receiving $500 Gardner-White gift certificates to use for community members in need. Here’s the best part; the organization with the most votes on our Gardner-White Facebook poll will DOUBLE their prize to $1,000!

About A Hand Up Community Action Agency

A Hand Up Community Action Agency provides assistance to individuals and families that have suffered from trauma. Traumatic experiences shake the foundations of our beliefs. A Hand Up Community Action Agency addresses the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities by helping to reduce negative emotional and behavioral responses that follow abuse, domestic violence, traumatic events or traumatic loss so that they can live productive lives.

The programs that A Hand Up Community Action Agency provides the community are therapeutic, educational, and employment assistance. The counseling program consists of individual, group, domestic violence intervention, trauma and empowerment. The educational program assists individuals that need assistance in obtaining their G.E.D. and/or tutoring services. The employment program assists clients with resume assistance, employment opportunities, clothing closet, and job readiness.

Learn more about A Hand Up Community Action Agency here.

About Area Agency on Aging 1B

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B, established in 1974, is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency responsible for services to more than 620,000 persons age 60 and older residing in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B provides:

  • Information and assistance on thousands of services and resources for older adults, persons with disabilities and their caregivers across our six county region through a centralized call center staffed by certified resource specialists.
  • Care management services including in-home assessments and comprehensive care plans for individuals who qualify for government funded programs.
  • Advocating on issues of concern to older adults, persons with disabilities and family caregivers.
  • Allocating and administering federal, state and private funds to support home and community-based services
  • Identifying unmet needs and developing new service programs

Learn more about Area Agency on Aging 1B here.

How You Can Help

Visit the Gardner-White poll here, and vote for your favorite charity once per day. Gardner-White will donate a $500 gift certificate to both A Hand Up Community Action Agency and Area Agency on Aging 1B. We will donate an additional $500 for a grand total of $1,000 to the organization that gets the most votes. Check back next week to see which organization will get the bonus!