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Photos from the BRAND NEW Salt River Fields Spring Training Facility! - 02/27/11 12:02 PM
Yesterday was Opening Day at the new Salt River Fields Spring Training Facility in Scottsdale! The park is home to both the AZ Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, who played each other yesterday - with the Rockies winning 8-7 in 10 innings. AZ Central - AZ Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies Break in New Field We were among the 12,500+ in attendance, and the park is AMAZING! There literally is not a bad seat in the house!
Although it was cold (for us, anyways - at 62F) and overcast, I really got a kick out of the Sunblock dispensers throughout! A *must* (2 comments)
Just arrived! AMAZING Tuscan Oil Paintings in big, heavy frames! - 02/23/11 10:16 PM
We have FINALLY received our hand-painted oil paintings we ordered last month! They are amazing - big, heavy frames - so impressive! We have 2 different Tuscan paintings currently in 2 different sizes. The manufacturer sent us some of the wrong paintings, so we are eager to get that glitch worked out ASAP so we can share the 2 other styles soon!See more of the paintings and prices on our Silk Plants and Home Decor page.I also finally posted photos of our showroom - two of them, anyways - we are showing a lot of our Tuscan Furniture Line currently! You can see (5 comments)
To Foil a Burglary, part 2 - 8 More Things a Burglar Won't Tell You - Personal safety tips! - 02/22/11 12:55 PM
Last night, I blogged on "To Foil a Burglary" - if you did not read it first, start there! It details 13 things a Burglar won't tell you. Here is part 2 of the blog: 8 MORE THINGS A BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU:1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawnguy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.3. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, (3 comments)
"To Foil a Burglary"! Safety tips to protect you, your family, and your home! - 02/21/11 11:05 PM
I just received this forward from one of my Aunts - EXCELLENT information, tips, and insight to how criminals think - and more importantly, how to fool them! This will be part 1 of 2, so check back later and I'll post the follow-up tips! PLEASE forward to everyone you know! 13 THINGS A BURGLAR WON'T TELL YOU1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning yourcarpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was workingin your yard last week. While I was in there, I (1 comments)
Scottsdale Arts Festival, March 11-13, 2011 - GREAT event! - 02/18/11 01:32 PM
The 41st "Scottsdale Art Festival" will be held March 11-13, 2011 outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts! This year, the event features: 200 Jury-Selected Artists from across the USLive Music & EntertainmentGourmet Specialty Food TrucksFun activities for children and familiesOnline art auctionFree admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)Interactive "Camera Obscura" by Scottsdale Public ArtFree Parking and Trolley ServiceAdmission is $7 for Adults; $5 for Students; FREE for members of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and SMoCA and children 12 and under! (3 comments)
NEW Vacation Home Community in Gilbert, AZ - Blandford Homes @ Power Ranch! - 02/17/11 04:54 PM
WOW! Blandford Homes has done it again!I previewed their newest community today - the Grand Opening is Saturday, Feb 19th. It is in the Master-Planned Community of Power Ranch in Gilbert, AZ, just minutes from Mesa-Gateway Airport.They model 3 of the 4 floor plans, ranging from 1,687 sf to 2,181 sf. All homes are 2 story, with 2 car garages. What makes them special, though, is they are essentially ZERO maintenance! Blandford Homes is including FREE artificial turf back yards and cobblestone pavers, and the HOA maintains the front yards!The plans offer a "wall of glass" option to make your back (1 comments)
Two NEW lines added! Rustic Furniture and Home Accessories! - 02/17/11 10:14 AM
We are proud to announce that we have picked up two NEW lines!The first is a Furniture line - Sunny Designs. We have been trying to land them for awhile, and now we can offer their complete selection! Sunny makes beautiful solid mahogany furniture, uses teaks, mangowood on some styles, and has a lot of unique pieces with slate, iron, or rainglass! I am so impressed with their furniture, I'll be creating a new Vacation Home Furniture Package around it! (When I have time....ha, ha...)SHOWN: Solid Mahogany Bedroom Set with turnbuckle iron detailThe second line is a Home Accessories company, UMA (0 comments)
Testimonial from another happy client! Absolutely made my day! - 02/16/11 11:07 PM
Wow, just when I start to lose my mind trying to get everything done in a day.....I'm reminded why I do what I do! This testimonial just came over from our first Australian client (that's right - we're GLOBAL now! Not just North American! Heh!). We recently wrapped up his Vacation Home Furniture Install in Paradise Valley, AZ: Dear Sharon,Thank you for the beautiful job you did on my property at the Villas at Stonecreek. I would highly recommend your services to anyone that wants a great job done with no hassle and a ready to move straight into home. Being (4 comments)
Scottsdale FREE Landscape Workshops just in time for Spring! - 02/15/11 03:53 PM
The City of Scottsdale has released their Spring '11 Landscape Workshop Schedule! All classes are FREE to residents who have monthly water billing set up with the city. Registration is required in advance - call 480-312-5690 or go to www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/water/conservation. Sat. 2/26Learn to PruneWed. 3/2Plant Care in the DesertThurs. 3/3Program Your Irrigation ControllerSat. 3/5Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshooting & RepairWed. 3/9Plant Selection: Right Plant, Right Place Sat. 3/12Maximize Landscape Watering EfficiencyWed. 3/23Landscape Makeover Please check the website above for locations and times! (0 comments)
59th Annual Great Canadian Picnic in Phoenix, AZ - photos and fun! - 02/08/11 04:58 PM
Hello!Here are photos from this Saturday's 59th Annual Great Canadian Picnic at Phoenix South Mountain Park! It started out a bit chilly, but thankfully was much warmer than earlier in the week when we actually saw freezing temps! (You know it's cold when Canadians are wearing jackets!)A great big THANK YOU to all who stopped by the Argent Decor/Desert Home Valet booth! My strengths are in furnishing and design, not so much sales and marketing....but I am grateful for the opportunity to get out and meet some new friends!We held a drawing for a Silk Cactus Arrangement, and the winner was (1 comments)
REMINDER: The Great Canadian Picnic is TOMORROW, Feb 5th in Phoenix! Games, live music and more! - 02/04/11 11:44 AM
A reminder to all Canadians currently in Phoenix - tomorrow is the 59th annual "Great Canadian Picnic" here in Phoenix! Americans are invited, too! The picnic was started to give Canadians that winter here or have relocated an opportunity to get together for a social event and participate in activities they miss from home - curling, hockey, calf-roping, snow-boot racing and more! The picnic is free to attend; there will be live music and food/beverages for sale, or pack your own - it IS a picnic, after all! Be sure to visit our booth - Argent Decor is sharing one with (0 comments)
NOW AVAILABLE: Accident coverage on your entire Vacation Home Furniture Package, from $250! - 02/02/11 02:24 PM
We are proud to now offer "Accident Insurance" for Vacation Home Furnishing Packages!Coverage is through Montage Furniture Services, a third-party insurer. On Vacation Homes/Rental Homes, the policies cover all your furnishings - wood and upholstered. It does not cover accessories - lamps, decor, etc. Mattresses can be covered separately. The accident plans protect our customers against the things that happen every day - stains, rips, tears, burns (from candles, irons or cigarettes/cigars) punctures - the accidents. It is NOT an extended warranty, but will cover damages that occur to your furniture, for the next 5 years! (10 years on mattresses).RATES: Furniture (0 comments)
So.....how's YOUR weather today...? - 02/01/11 06:57 PM
As 1/3 of the US braces for an epic winter storm, here in Phoenix, we are also experiencing a cold front. It is currently sunny and 65F. I had to put on a light jacket - darn thin blood! To the left is a photo, looking out of our showroom. Yes, that IS green grass...and those round things on the ground aren't hail - they are olives dropping from the olive tree out front. So, as many of you stock up on groceries and prepare to be snowed-in for days, know that here in Phoenix, we are going to see a (4 comments)
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