10 Affordable & Adorable Ways to Say I Love You

The Season of Love is Upon Us

Here are 10 gift ideas to swoon your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Gifts ranging from $8 to $60, both for women and men. These gifts are not only affordable but unique as well. Guaranteed to have your loved one surprised this Valentine’s Day.

1. Date Night Bucket List

We have all been in a situation where we are out of date night ideas. This affordable artsy kit will provide ideas for when you are all out of options or maybe can’t come to a decision. It will give an element of surprise for your date night plans. The birch wood sticks include date night ideas. The kit also includes a bucket list pencil, to date the sticks when you’ve shared this experience.

Uncommongoods – $18

2. What I Love About You Fill-In Gift Book

This adorable hardcover book has fill-in-the-blank lines that creates a personalized experience for your loved one. It contains 112 pages to describe your affection, thoughts, and special memories.

Barnes & Noble – $9.95

3. Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

These Heart shaped photo collages are available at Minted. The seller gives you the option of having your photo art framed or unframed. It is a customized piece of art work containing 30 of your favorite photos and memories.

Minted – Starts at $29

4. Retractable Charging Cord – Heart To Heart

Keep your loved one charged with this retractable charging cord. Yes, that’s correct a retractable charging cord hidden within this adorable heart keychain.

Bando – $30

5. Designer Drains Heart Shower Drain Cover

Shower your loved one with hearts this Valentine’s Day. These shower drain replacement are sure to wow your loved one with this one of a kind heart design. They can be made in any size needed to replace your current shower drain cover. They are also available in various finishes like Polished, Brushed, Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and Matte Black.

Designer Drains – 4″ Round

6. Boarding Pass NYC™ Hey Handsome Shaving Kit Bag

What better way to keep complimenting your loved one with a “Hey Handsome” toiletry bag. J. Crew has released a waterproof and spill proof bag available in three different colors.

J. Crew – $59

7. OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker

For all those coffee lovers, OXO has released a simplified cold brewer. It’s simple to use and steeps your coffee for 12-24 hours. Brew delicious hot or cold coffee.

Williams Sonoma – $49.95

8. Sriracha To-Go Bottle Keychain

Have your Sriracha handy always with this adorable & affordable keychain. Your loved one with never have to go without their favorite hot sauce again. The key ring makes it easy to bring along where ever you may go.

Urban Outfitters – $8

9. Jack Black – The Jack of All Trades

The Jack of All Trades is a five piece set that helps with any mans grooming routine. It’s perfect for the following skin types: normal, oily, combination, and dry.

Sephora – $49

10. Tiny Arcade – Licensed Retro Games

This tiny arcade contains Dig Dug, Frogger, Galaga, Galaxian, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man, and Space Invaders. No need to quarters or waiting in line to play. This tiny arcade is accessible anywhere you go. The game is in full color and contains the game sounds. Give your loved one the arcade experience anywhere you go.

ThinkGeek – $19.99

Spooky Home Decor Tips

“If you’ve got it, haunt it.”

Are you searching for ways to make your home Halloween ready? Look no further! Make your Halloween party memorable with quirky decor. These are this years top Halloween decor choices to spruce up your home for October.

1. Boo Y’all Pumpkin

This hand painted ceramic 7″ Appetizer plate brings the Halloween spirit into full effect. It can be used as a candy dish and has a cute message: Boo Y’all!

Purchase: Boo Y’all Pumpkin 7″ Appetizer Plate for $10.27

2. Boo Ghosts Halloween Doormat

What better to greet your guests than with this ghoulish doormat. Boo!

Purchase: Boo Ghosts Halloween Doormat for $11.18

3. Marble Jack O’Latern Tealight Holder

Jack has gotten a marble makeover, this tealight is a perfect combination of Halloween and home decor.

Purchase: Marble Jack O’ Lantern Tealight Holder for $6.74

4. Designer Drains Halloween Sink Stopper

Bring your kitchen sink to life with this Halloween themed kitchen sink stopper. A scary good treat.

Purchase: Designer Drains Halloween Sink Stopper for $49.99

5. Skeleton Hands Halloween Serving Bowl

What a way to grab your guests attention than with this skeleton hands serving bowl.

Purchase: Skeleton Hands Halloween Serving Bowl for $54.98

6. Resin Purple LED Globe

This spooky LED globe is definitely an attention grabber.

Purchase: Resin Purple LED Globe for $24.99

 

Complete The Look: Accessorizing Your Bathroom With The Smallest Details

How do you want your bathroom to feel? Do you want to be able to go into your bathroom and feel totally relaxed and at peace? Do you want to see things that inspire you to get your day going right? Well, If your answers to those questions were yes, yes and hell YES…keep reading.

People love creating themes for their home. Some have a theme for each room in their home and others have one central theme throughout their entire home. The golden rule of themes is that everything must go along with the theme.  If everything in your home has a classic country sort of feel, having an ocean theme in your bathroom may seem out of place. Second, there’s the concept of the feel you want to create with the bathroom. For kids, you may choose a fun, cartoon theme; for those who are looking for a relaxing atmosphere, a place where it’s possible to fully unwind at the end of a long day, peaceful colors like those in a spa would be ideal.

Similarly, the types of colors that you’re like – along with the overall brightness of your bathroom – can determine whether you look for brightly colored accessories or those that are muted in color. Finally, there’s your personality or the personality of the person who will be using the bathroom the most.

In general, there are four styles that are commonly used when accessorizing the bathroom – classy, muted, bright and fun. But wait, there should be one more here…Inspiring. What about creating a space that will inspire you every morning to go out and tackle the obstacles in your way?

In a classy bathroom, you may find yourself choosing bath accessories in muted colors, perhaps with a subtle floral tone. Toilet seat covers, towels, bath mats as wall as bath accessories for the counter – a soap dish or soap pump, a toothbrush holder and such – can all be coordinated with the shower curtain. You may start with a shower curtain that is a neutral color like beige with a rose colored embellishment and matches the other bath accessories to the rose shade.

If instead, you were trying to create a muted look in your bathroom, you’re likely to choose soft tones as well, but rather than a floral look, you may choose slightly more modern bath accessories like those that you might find at a spa retreat. Muted shades of green or blue, natural colors that resemble stone or clay are all good base colors for your bathroom. Consider a solid color shower curtain or one that is patchwork – squares of complementary colors. Choose a matching bath rug, bath towels, a toilet seat to match and simple chrome plated bath accessories.

Alternately, if bright, modern colors appeal to you, you’ll find that bright, single colored shower curtains, window dressings, bath towels and shower mats can create a crisp, modern look. From using a number of different bright, solid colors in your bathroom to choosing the same pieces that feature bright colors in geometric patters or simple stripes, you’ll find that you are able to bring the look of your bathroom together, to create a bright theme even if the items don’t necessarily match.

Using blocks of color can be fun, but for some it’s just not fun enough. Whether you’re accessorizing the bathroom for kids or just for those who are young at heart, sometimes you just feel playful. You may make the choice to use a bright, aquarium theme for your bathroom – tropical fish on the shower curtain, bright towels with a wave-like geometric pattern, a fish shaped bath mat or even an acrylic toilet seat designed to look like a fish bowl (complete with colorful fish). You might choose dolphins, or even cartoon characters as the central theme for your bathroom.

For example, someone who still carries a fondness for Betty Boop may decide to use the character as a theme for his or her bathroom. A Betty Boop shower curtain and bath accessories set with a toothbrush holder, a trash can and a soap dish could be used with red or black towels and a red or black bath mat and toilet seat.

But wait, there should be one more here…Inspiring. What about creating a space that will inspire you every morning to go out and tackle the obstacles in your way? Accessories that inspire you can be cabinet accessories with your company’s logo, Your favorite sports team, or even an acronym for a saying that you live by. Anything can inspire you!

Of course, these aren’t the only styles for a bathroom; whatever your interests are, whatever inspires you, that’s going to be the foundation for decorating your bathroom. Whether you choose colorful flowers, solid colors, muted tones or something altogether different – a clean, modern look using all white for example – it’s the small details that bring it all together. Choosing bath towels that don’t quite fit in with your chosen color scheme, combining an aquarium theme toilet seat with a bamboo shower curtain: these things simply don’t create a cohesive look.

Fortunately, it’s easy to find bath accessories that will allow you to bring the whole look together – that is, once you decide what kind of look and feel you are looking to create. If you are looking for Beautiful accessories for your bathroom you can check out tons of cool interior design blog online and get a feel of what you might like. If you need help getting the inspiration going, check out some of our products that will be sure to get your imagination pumping. Click Here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#GoGreen and clean your brass

 

Brass is a very beautiful, strong, corrosion-resistant, material that is made from a combination of zinc and copper. Brass can become dull and tarnished over time but, you can keep your brass fixtures polished and shining like new by using these natural methods. There are numerous ways to clean solid brass. Your cleaning methods should depend on the level of dust, dirt, or tarnish that has built up on your fixture.

Try these awesome tips and techniques:

For our Brass Drains with clear coating on them:

  • Use hot, soapy water along with a clean microfiber cloth: Go over your fixture with the cleaning cloth, Rinse your fixture with warm water and dry it thoroughly.

 

For our Brass drains without the clear coating on them:

  • Use hot water along with a clean microfiber cloth: Go over your fixture with the cleaning cloth, Rinse your fixture with warm water and dry it thoroughly.
  • Another way to #GoGreen and clean your brass fixtures is to use a combination of salt and lemon. Slice a lemon in half and then remove the seeds. Coat one half of the lemon with table salt and rub it over the surface of the brass that you are cleaning.  Re-coat the lemon with salt as needed. Once the entire surface of the fixture is covered with the lemon and salt, buff it all off with a clean and dry microfiber cloth.

When it comes to cleaning and polishing brass, avoid using materials such as abrasive scrubbing cloths, metal-bristled brushes, or steel wool; these will damage the surface of your brass fixtures.

The Look of Innovation

What exactly is 304 Stainless steel?

Type 304 stainless steel is a T 300 Series Stainless Steel austenitic. It has a minimum of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, combined with a maxium of 0.08% carbon. You can read more about 304 stainless steel at: http://www.lenntech.com/stainless-steel-304.htm

What makes designer drains different from the rest?

Designer Drains is different from the rest of the companies in our market for a few different reasons.

Reason one: Designer Drains is a company that creates drains that are manufactured right here in the United States. We strive to give our customers all over the world a look at how beautiful and functional american made products can be.

Reason two: We don’t just churn out products on an assembly line. We take our time and effort to craft each of our drains for our individual customers, which leads us to our final reason on the list. This means that they are less likely to block up and you are less likely to need to need to call a Baltimore Plumbing service.

Reason three: Our customers are very important to us and at Designer Drains you’re not just a customer with an order number. You’re a member of the designer drains family and we greet you by your name.

What’s next up for designer drains?

We are currently working on some really cool and innovative designs for a drain that you have never seen before. We hope to showcase our new design for you very soon. The photo above is just a small teaser for what is in store for all of our customers.

Quotes to Live By

Don’t you just love those inspirational quotes? We do too. We have gone through our Facebook and Instagram posts over the past few months and we have compiled a list of the quotes that we like. Everyone at one point in they’re lives need and wants to be inspired. So, consider yourselves… inspired. These quotes are from some of the most influential philosophers, motivational speakers, writers, and entrepreneurs around. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we have.

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