Gardner-White Holds Job Fair With On the Spot Hiring!

 Interviewing at ALL stores for ALL positions for ALL locations
Including our soon to open NOVI location! 

Gardner-White Furniture’s growth has left us with plenty of great positions to fill. And at the end of 2017, we will be opening a new location in Novi. We are excited to become a member of such a vibrant community. On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Gardner-White recruiters will be doing on-the-spot hiring for ALL positions at ALL Gardner-White locations throughout metro Detroit. If you have experience, skill, drive and a desire to be part of a winning and growing team with room for advancement in the future – we’re talking to you!

Sales, customer service, and stock positions are available at ALL Gardner-White store locations. We are looking for candidates interested in long and successful careers with us. Gardner-White will hire candidates who possess passion, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to excellence.

Gardner-White is also recruiting drivers and warehouse personnel at the Auburn Hills Distribution Center. If you are a go-getter who likes to say on the move and work within a team environment then the Driver and Warehouse positions are for you! Both positions offer the ability to learn areas of logistics and warehouse operations — including picker and fork lift training and certification.

Gardner-White Furniture, established in 1912, is Michigan’s only owned-and-operated furniture company. Gardner-White’s mission is to offer value-conscious consumers with excellent service and selection. Gardner-White has recently expanded and innovated significantly. In 2012, Gardner-White expanded operations and moved into a state-of-the-art 450,000 square foot distribution center in Auburn Hills. In 2013, Gardner-White became the first furniture company in the Midwest to offer same-day delivery to its customers.

Gardner-White sales associates have unlimited salary potential. Average sales income is over $56,000 annually, with top earners at over $100,000 annually. Gardner-White offers paid training, an affordable benefit package including health, dental, vision, flex spending account, voluntary life insurance, short and long term disability, along with the option of 401K investing. Gardner-White team members also receive generous employee discounts on purchases.

Candidates should come equipped with a resume, identification, and be prepared for multiple interviews. A pre-hire background check and drug screening are required for successful candidates.

Recruitment Drive Details: Tuesday, October 17th, 11 am – 7 pm, all Gardner-White locations: 

Auburn Hills Store & Distribution Center: 4445 North Atlantic Blvd., Auburn Hills (248) 481-2108

Brighton Store: 8393 W Grand River Avenue, Brighton (810) 229-1754

Canton Store: 39453 Ford Road, Canton (734) 844-3190

Macomb Store: 45300 Hayes Road, Macomb (586) 566-2610

Novi Store: 43825 W Oaks Dr., Novi (586) 774-8853 ex 1132

Southfield Store: 21100 W 8 Mile Road, Southfield (248) 357-1380

Taylor Store: 7680 S Telegraph Road, Taylor (313) 295-1820

Warren Store: 4400 E 14 Mile Road, Warren (586) 826-8300

Warren Store: 20999 Groesbeck Highway, Warren (586) 776-8860

Waterford: 4945 Dixie Highway, Waterford (248) 674-8990

In with the New: Style & Decor for 2016

As the new year kicks off we often spend time reflecting on our appearance and changes we want to make moving forward. But have you taken a look around you? A new year is a great time to refresh your space with added style and decor.

From your living room sofa and the color of your walls to an all new bedroom retreat, updating your furniture can help turn your home into a place for daily rejuvenation.

Where can you start? Either let your own creative juices take over or look to experts for the latest trends. To expand on your own tastes, find a small piece – a favorite painting or decorative element – and build from there. Love Claude Monet’s water lilies?

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Then run with a large piece that picks up a majority of the colors (in this case a Rainstorm sofa) and add accents that pickup the lesser used colors (emerald, magenta, and teal).

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By using the original piece as a guide, you can create a space all your own. Also keep in mind the sofa example above is just one of the many sofas at Gardner-White that can be custom ordered – for FREE! – in roughly 89 different fabrics with 50 different pillow options. Did we mention, the sofa is just $599? Now that even helps out if you’ve resolved to save money in 2016.

If you don’t feel like you have the creative savvy to trust your own style check out some of the trends online. Although, you might be surprised to find out that the 2016 color of the year is… white. Well, not exactly white, but Alabaster (Sherwin-Williams), Simply White (Benjamin-Moore), Cappuccino White (Glidden) and Ivory Keys (Behr). Read more here.

If you were hoping for something with a little more intensity, check out the Pantone® color report for Spring 2016. With names like Fiesta, Buttercup and Snorkel Blue you’ll be curing those winter blahs in no time.

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Looks For Less: Dallas Collection – SAVE $822!

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Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal.  That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you.  If you’re shopping for a modern and luxurious look but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, the Dallas Collection is a great deal.  This sofa features dual power recliners and is upholstered in soft, top-grain leather. The sofa hugs the wall, allowing you to have the furniture you’ve always wanted without sacrificing your living room space or your budget.

Purchase our Dallas Sofa, Loveseat, and Reclining Chair for a total of $3,379. When compared against this set from Costco, our Dallas Collection saves you $822, giving you the same look for much less money.  We will even pay your sales tax on the Sofa and Loveseat!

Looking for more with your purchase?  Check out our Big Picture Package with the Dallas Collection.

Measurements:
Power Reclining Leather Sofa: 88″W x 40″D x 40″H
Power Reclining Leather Loveseat: 66″W x 40″D x 40″H
Leather Glider Recliner: 41″W x 40″D x 40″H

Charituesday: Judson Center & KnowResolve.

Vote today.It’s Charituesday at Gardner-White and that means we need YOUR help to determine which non-profit organization will receive a $1,000 Gardner-White gift certificate to use for community members in need.  This week you will be voting on The Judson Center and KnowResolve.  Both be automatically be receiving a $500 Gardner-White gift certificates, but it doesn’t end there!  The organization with the most votes on our Gardner-White poll will DOUBLE their prize to $1,000!

(Vote once per day from 6/23/15 at 10:00 a.m. through 6/30/15 at 9 a.m.)

 

About Judson Center

Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan.

Since opening our doors in 1924, we have grown to provide services to more than 8,000 children, adults and families each year. We have been changing fates and restoring childhoods for children who have been abused and neglected, and others who are challenged by developmental disabilities, severe emotional impairments and autism spectrum disorder.

Judson Center has remained responsive to these and other community needs by providing a range of innovative and quality services. We are a resource for healing and a leader in human services that delivers brighter futures for those we are privileged to serve.

Learn more about Judson Center here.

About KnowResolve

KnowResolve is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mental health and reducing youth suicides through outreach, advocacy and education. Our goals are to increase help-seeking behavior, connect teens and young adults to available resources, promote the development of healthy coping skills and promote relationship-building among students on school campuses.

Our primary program is an assembly-style presentation where students learn about facts, myths, risk factors and warning signs of suicidal behavior, what to do in crisis, available resources, and tips for coping with distress. These assemblies are provided to schools in Macomb County free of charge and an average of 1,500 students hear this message of empowerment and hope every month. Support for these assemblies is generated through the funds raised at the outreach and awareness events which are held in our community throughout the year.

Learn more about KnowResolve here.

Charituesday: Goodfellows & Kids Kicking Cancer

The results from our ‪#‎Charituesday‬ contest are in! Congratulations to Kids Kicking Cancer. They received 70% of the vote and a $1,000 gift certificate from Gardner-White. Also a big thank you to Westland Goodfellows, Inc. They’ll receive a $500 gift certificate.

Look for our #Charituesday contest next Tuesday!

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Contest:  This week’s Charituesday benefits not only one deserving charitable organization, but two! Both Westland Goodfellows AND Kids Kicking Cancer 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 Westland Goodfellows

Westland Goodfellows is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from individuals, and Westland businesses to help ensure that every family has a holiday meal, children’s gifts, toiletries, hats, gloves, baby items and more.  The Westland Goodfellows has been serving the City of Westland residents for over 40 years, ensuring that “No Child is Without a Christmas”.

Our mission is to supply the less fortunate and deserving citizens of the City of Westland with toys, food and other items.

Learn more about Westland Goodfellows here.

About Kids Kicking Cancer

Kids Kicking Cancer is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides weekly classes for children, both inpatient and outpatient, in the mind-body techniques found in the martial arts. Our mission is “to ease the pain of very sick children while empowering them to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally.”

Through an innovative program that merges modern integrative medicine with traditional martial arts, Kids Kicking Cancer addresses the overwhelming needs of children with illness. Specially trained black belt martial artists teach breathing, visualization, and relaxation techniques, in addition to traditional martial arts moves to help empower the children and provide them with a sense of power, peace and purpose. Martial arts classes, support during hospital & clinic procedures, uniforms, and transportation to and from classes are provided to families at no cost.

Learn more about Kids Kicking Cancer 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 Westland Goodfellows and Kids Kicking Cancer. 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!

GW Gameday Grub Contest Recipes

Hey folks! below are the recipes that were entered in our Gameday Grub contest as the contestants entered them. Some may need a little improvisation when making it for yourself, but that’s part of the fun in trying a new recipe! 

 

Bernice J.-

Pasta Salad:

  • 2 boxes Rotini pasta
  • 2 bags of stir fry vegetables
  • 2 bags of frozen broccoli
  • 1 bottle of zesty italian salad dressing

Boil pasta in a large pot of hot water. Once the pasta comes to a boil, add in  the vegetables and bring all to a rapid boil. Stir constantly to make sure the pasta and vegetables do not stick to the pan. When the pasta and vegetables are tender remove them from the pot and run them under cold water in a colander. Once you have transferred the pasta and vegetables to a bowl, add the salad dressing and salt and pepper for taste. Refrigerate for at least two hours and then serve.

Barry H.-

Stuffed jalapeños:

  • 1 bar cream cheese
  • 1 tube Italian sausage fried into small pieces
  • 20 jalapeños – cut tops off and remove seeds

Mix cream cheese and sausage. Stuff into jalapenos and bake at 350 for 20 to 30 min.

 Brandy R.-

Bucket of Sin:

  • 2 6oz cans of shredded chicken
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese
  • ½ cup buffalo chicken sauce

Mix well, place is a casserole dish to bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 cup of shredded cheese. Mix and serve with tortilla chips…sinful.

 

Ichauntay B.-

Crab Salad:

  • 1 Can of crab meat
  • 1 pack of imitation crab meat (for color)
  • 1 loaf of Italian bread (slice at an angle)
  • 2 stalks of celery (minced)
  • 3 scallions (minced)
  • 2 tbs. Mayo
  • 1 tbs. Sour cream
  • 1 dash of hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tbs. of Italian seasoning

Shred imitation crab meat and mix with canned crab meat (drained) add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate, mix in a separate bowl olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper, brush olive oil mix on bread and place on a sheet pan in the oven for 15 minutes until bread is golden brown and crisp. Place bread on serving tray, add spoonful of crab salad on top of bread and serve.

Christopher S.-

 bacon wrapped meatballs:

Take frozen meatballs, wrap them in bacon, sprinkle with bbq spice then into 350 oven for 20 minutes. YUM!

 Cindy C.-

Spinach Dip:

  • 2 boxes (9 oz each) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • chopped 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves or dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb round loaf unsliced
  • 100% whole wheat bread

Step 1: Cook spinach as directed on boxes; cool. Squeeze water from spinach; discard water. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except bread. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Step 2: Just before serving, cut 1 to 2-inch slice from top of loaf. Hollow out loaf by cutting along edge with serrated knife, leaving 1-inch shell, and pulling out large chunks of bread. Cut or tear top slice and hollowed-out bread into bite-size pieces. Step 3: Place hollowed-out loaf on serving plate; fill with spinach dip. Arrange bread pieces around loaf to use for dipping.

Desiree P.-

Super Bowl Dip:

  • 1 pound hot ground pork sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cans Rotel, drained (1 regular  and 1 spicy)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper

Brown sausage. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker stirring frequently until heated through. Serve hot with tortilla chips.

Deaonna M.-

Homemade chip dip:

  • 3 packs of cream cheese
  • 1 large onion chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup milk

Mix with mixer until creamy may, need to add a little more milk. Chill and serve with chip/pretzels

April M.-

 Rumaki:

Wrap bacon around a water chestnuts and brush with a 50/50 mixture of cocktail sauce and grape jelly!

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Sharon L.-

Chocolate drizzled Bacon Ranch Salted Caramel Popcorn:

  • 1 cup prepared bits of bacon (located in refrigerated aisle or near salad dressings)
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Ranch flavored popcorn powder
  • 2 – 9″ x 13″ pans
  • Wax paper or parchment paper

Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Line the bottoms of two 2 – 9″ x 13″ pans (cake pan or cookie sheets) with wax or parchment paper.

Step 2: To make popcorn: This part is EASY!!! Just prepare popcorn however you normally prepare your popcorn(I use an air popper to pop mine) and separate into two different bowls (but one bowl should be large enough to hold ALL the popcorn.

Step 3: To make salted bacon caramel: Melt butter and combine with maple syrup and brown sugar over medium heat. Stir the mixture until it’s melted. Turn the heat up and continue to stir until the mixture bubbles (about 3-5 minutes depending on how you set your heat). Be careful not to burn the now caramel mixture. Immediately remove the salted bacon caramel from the stove and add the baking soda, vanilla, bacon, and salt. Stir rapidly and be careful as the salted bacon caramel sauce is hot and will bubble up.

To make the Bacon Ranch Caramel Popcorn: pour half of the salted bacon caramel mixture over half of the popcorn and stir to coat the popcorn well. Add the other half of the popcorn mixture (uncoated) to the popcorn that you’ve been stirring. Pour the rest of the salted bacon caramel mixture on the uncoated popcorn, mixing both together so they are equally coated. Spread the salted bacon caramel popcorn evenly onto both cookie sheets and bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Stir the popcorn every 10 minutes, the last time being when you pull it out of the oven. Continue to stir over the next hour as it cools, otherwise it will stick together. When the salted bacon caramel is cool to touch, microwave the 1 cup of milk chocolate chocolate chips in the microwave for 20 seconds, stir, and then microwave every 10 seconds and stir until the chocolate is melted (or use a double boiler).

Be very careful not to burn the chocolate! Pour melted chocolate into a baggie, squeezing all chocolate to one corner of the baggie. Squeeze out all the air and then carefully make a small snip in the corner (cutting off a tiny triangle of the plastic). Lightly drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn and then let cool 30 minutes until the chocolate has set. When the chocolate has set, lightly sprinkle the popcorn with the ranch flavored popcorn powder (ranch flavored popcorn powder is strong, so try lightly at first and then add more to taste if you want a stronger flavor. Voila! You now have Chocolate Drizzled Bacon Ranch Salted Caramel Popcorn! Remember to store in an airtight container to keep it fresh (up to a week at room temperature…if it lasts that long!)

Jennifer H.-

Easy and amazing pickle chip dip:

Mix one 16 ounce container cream cheese (we like to use whipped), chop 3 to 4 large pickles of your choice. Mix the two together with brine from the pickles to the texture that you like. Add 1 tsp dried onions and 1 tsp dried dill and mix. Sprinkle the top with dried dill. Serve with potato chips. So easy and so yummy!! It is better if it sits over night but you can eat it right away if you can’t wait.

 

Jacqueline P.-

 Garden Fresh Salsa:

  • 4 large tomatoes-chopped
  • 1 green pepper-chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves-chopped
  • 1 onion-chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper-minced
  • 1 T lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized serving bowl. Chill and serve with tortillas.

Jodi K.-

Taco Dip:

  • 1 cup real mayo
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • Shredded cheese
  • Black olives
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onion

Mix together mayo, sour cream and taco seasoning. In an ez foil pan, spread 2-3 Frito Lay bean dips , spread out over bottom. Spread the mayo mixture over that, then cover with any shredded cheese you may have… fine looks best. Slice large black olives, tomatoes and green onion to garnish serve with garden fresh chips or your favorite brand. Let sit overnight. This is my go to appetizer I am always asked to bring..enjoy!

Katie B.-

Old English Cheddar Pretzel Dip:

  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Cream cheese
  • 1 (5 ounce) jar Old English cheese

Blend ingredients together. Serve with pretzels or other snack for dipping.

Tracy L.-

 Homemade Mac n Cheese:

  • Elbow macaroni
  • Sharp cheese
  • Extra sharp cheese
  • Mild cheese
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs

Boil macaroni, drain, put in pan. Cut up cheese in the pan, crack the eggs (3 lg) in the pan and mix.Then pour the milk in the pan not covering the whole thing. And last but not least top it off with butter. Preheat the oven on 400 place in oven for an hour and a half. cook time may vary.

Nicolle L.-

Perfect nacho dip!:

Put room temperature cream cheese in a casserole dish, place a can of chili on top and then sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Heat for 15 minutes on 350.

Michelle H.-

Cheesy Potatoes:

  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag hash browns
  • 1/2 cup butter

Mix all ingredients together. Bake 1 1/2 hours around 350 (oven temps vary).

 

Michelle L.-

 **CONTAINS ALCOHOL** When I say it is dangerous, I mean… be careful when drinking this. It sneaks up on you because it tastes like apple pie. Deliciously evil. I can even taste what seems like crust in this…very, very yum. 🙂 Thanks to Dave for giving the recipe to me so I can pass it on to others!

Apple Pie Moonshine:

  • 1/2 gallon of apple juice
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 750 ml of Rum or Everclear

Bring all of the ingredients EXCEPT the alcohol to boil in a large pot. Take off the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. (Note…if the mixture is not cool, the alcohol will evaporate) When the mixture is cool, pour in the alcohol and stir. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. If desired, you can crush a couple graham crackers with a teaspoon of sugar and two tablespoons of butter, mix together, and rim the glass in the crumb mixture. DRINK IN MODERATION. Trust me on this.

Melissa P.-

 Brownie Cookies:

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 3/4 stick of butter
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups confectioners sugar

Mix all ingredients and bake around 350 (oven temps vary) until cooked throughout.

Nichole M.-

Fried pickle chips with spicy dipping sauce:

  • Dry pickle chips..must be a dill pickle
  • Drake’s batter mix
  • Lime beer

Dip dry chips in beer batter.  Fry at 350 degrees until batter is golden brown. Remove and place on a paper towel to dry. Set aside and make a dip  with mayo, dill, minced garlic (two cloves) and siracha hot sauce. Mix well. The chips are ready to dip!

 

Sarah S.-

 Tex Mex Dip:

Spread one can refried beans on a plate. Mix one cup sour cream and one cup mayo and mix in one packet of taco seasoning, this is the next layer. Then sprinkle layers of shredded cheese, chopped lettuce, chopped scallion, olives and fresh cilantro to your preference, serve with nacho chips. Enjoy!!

 Michelle P.-

Fiesta jack macaroni:

Macaroni noodles and melt fiesta jack cheese over them.

 Sheryl B.-

Fajitas:

  • 3 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Jarred salsa verde
  • Chopped avocados

For serving: Chopped onions, Chopped tomatoes, Chopped cilantro (Optional, as I know a lot of folks who do not like it!)

Directions: In a blender, puree the tomatoes with the lime juice, water, and salt. Transfer the puree to a large resealable plastic bag and add the chicken thighs. Seal the bag, pressing out the air. Refrigerate the chicken for 6 hours or overnight. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and pat them dry. Brush with the oil and sprinkle with the paprika and parsley. Grill over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until the chicken is lightly charred and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a work surface and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut the chicken thighs into strips and serve with the warmed tortillas, cheese, salsa verde, avocados, onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. (If you have a cilantro hater, just leave it out, I do!)

 

Kathi T.-

 Fruit Kabobs:

Watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, leave whole or cut into shapes. Using bamboo skewers arrange like a bouquet. Might as well have something healthy!

 Theresa S.-

Homemade Sloppy joes:

Cook Ground beef and drain. Add stewed tomatoes, Ketchup, mustard and a little sugar. Let simmer until Gametime! Serve on Large hamburger buns!

Jan W.-

Gameday Pizza:

  • Pizza crust
  • Tomato sauce – 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • Yellow pepper rings – as many as desired
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 small purple onion chopped
  • 1/2 – 1 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until crust is light brown and cheese is melted

Belinda H.-

 Wontons:

  • 1 package of wonton wraps found in the organic fridge section. Heat oven to 350 and place each wrap into a muffin cup to shape. Put in oven 3 to 5 min. to slightly brown.

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup ranch
  • 1 tube of mild sausage, not Italian flavor
  • 1 package shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 red pepper, chopped

Fry sausage and add other ingredients. Stuff shells and place back in oven for 7 to 8 min until bubbly.

Come on Down to The Price is Right!

Have you ever dreamt of dropping a Plinko chip to win $10,000 or spinning the big wheel to head to the showcase? Maybe you just wish for the chance to run on stage so you can give Drew Carey a big bear hug. Either way, Gardner-White could make it your reality.

Between 3-7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at our Hall Road location, the Hollywood production team for The Price is Right will select two winners to fly to Los Angeles to see the show, and one of the winners will have the chance to be a contestant. Better start studying your product prices!

As much as we like providing our customers with fun contests and opportunities like this, we want to use them as a way to help the community as well. That’s why we are teaming up with Forgotten Harvest and CBS62 to collect food donations. All we ask of you is to bring a non-perishable food item with you to the contestant search to contribute.

Forgotten Harvest is an organization dedicated to fighting hunger and replenishing pantries by collecting donated and unused items and distributing it to regional emergency food providers. As a local company, Gardner-White strives to partner with other local companies to help lift our community together.

So come on down to our Hall Road location to meet the producers of The Price is Right, take your chance at becoming a contestant and donate to a great cause.

Stand Up for Someone with Gardner-White and CW50

As you probably already know, bullying in schools and online has become an all-too-frequent occurrence with devastating outcomes. By teaming up with CW50 and the Defeat the Label campaign, Gardner-White Furniture is asking all the young people out there to take a stand against bullying.

From now until Nov. 10, students are encouraged to go to CW50Detroit.com, click on the ‘Contests’ tab and tell us how they will Stand Up for Someone the next time they see an act of bullying in school or online. All it takes is one person to make a difference, so we want to know, what will you do to prevent bullying?

At the end of the contest, four inspiring students will be picked to act as Student Ambassadors by appearing in a series of anti-bullying PSAs airing on CW50. These Student Ambassadors will also be on TV as a part of a special, anti-bullying episode of Street Beat.

This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied in school, online or elsewhere. Gardner-White, with the help of CW50 and Defeat the Label, is going to do what it can to help bring that number down to zero. Will you Stand Up for Someone?

The Fox 2 Giving Guide

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‘Tis the season for giving…and it’s even more special when you give to those in your own community. Along with Fox 2, we at Gardner-White are pleased to put together The Fox 2 Giving Guide, an annual book that features more than 100 local non-profits agencies and their respective “wish lists.” These wish lists are made up of the things the non-profits need to be able to help others.

You can find charitable organizations from A to Z that work hard all year serving people in Michigan. Remember, during the holiday season a little goes a long way and every person can make a difference.

The Gardner-White family was pleased to help a local family in need by providing them with furniture for their home before the holidays. The children received toys thanks to the Bottomless Toy Chest.  See the full story of how Christmas came early for a family working to overcome particularly difficult times.

Photo credit: myfoxdetroit.com

The Giving Guide is available at any of our locations and can also be downloaded here.

We invite you to tune in to a special show on Fox 2 hosted by Sherry Margolis, where she will spotlight some of The Giving Guide’s charities and the special stories of those who have supported the giving efforts.

Air dates as follows:

  • AIRS: December 24th 6pm (1/2 HOUR version)
  • AIRS: December 25th 7a (ONE HOUR VERSION)
  • AIRS: December 25th 11am (1/2 HOUR VERSION)
  • AIRS: December 25th 5pm (ONE HOUR VERSION)
  • AIRS: January 2nd 4:30 (1/12 hour version)

We are pleased to be a part of this special effort with Fox 2 and Fresh 100.3. Happy holidays to all and thank you for your support!

Tips for Hosting Holiday Houseguests

The holidays are underway and although it’s fun to have friends and family over to celebrate, preparing for houseguests can be pretty stressful! In today’s blog, we are sharing some tips to that can make your holiday hosting simple, enjoyable and affordable.

  • Turn the heat down! Expecting the in-laws, brothers, sisters, cousins and their kids? The more people gathering inside combined with the heat from cooking and holiday lights, your home is bound to get extra warm. Lower your thermostat to avoid the need to open windows and send that extra heat – and money – out with it.
  • Try recyclable dishes and utensils. Not only does this allow for an easy clean-up, but you won’t have to stress about your favorite dishes being broken (nor will you stress if you don’t have enough place settings). There are so many festive styles to choose from while being environmentally conscious as well.
  • Board games. You can pick up some inexpensive games that give all ages a chance to play and have fun. (Charades is a FREE way to let everyone’s personality shine!)
  • Movies. Who doesn’t love a good holiday movie? Watching certain stories can even create traditions for the younglings. Check out Best Buy to find great deals on movies– or better yet – borrow and trade DVDs with your friends.
  • Make additional sleeping room. Are your in-laws staying for a few days? Do you have more guests than you have bedrooms? You can get more sleeping space while providing another place for guests to sit with a sleeper sofa for a great deal.

Remember, the holidays are busy but it’s your time to focus on family and friends; be sure to enjoy some downtime!

What tips do you have to simplify holiday hosting? We’d love to hear from you!

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