Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coming SOON to a store near you...

Oh, hey there!  Yes, we're still alive, although very snowed in at the moment.  It's been a crazy start to the year and we wanted y'all to be the first to know about all the stores that are currently selling or will be selling Fridge Coaster® in the next 30 days!  How awesome!  Here is the list so far...

Accents & Interiors -- Urbandale, IA
Adorn -- Indianola, IA
Blackhawk Hardware -- Charlotte, NC
Beladagio -- Bakersfield, CA
Circuits & Bumps -- Bradenton, FL
Complements For Your Home -- Prospect, KY
Cook's & Company -- Galesburg, IL
Culinary Concepts -- Enterprise, AL
Cutler's -- Petoskey, MI
The Coastal Cupboard -- Mount Pleasant, SC
Dizzy Blondz -- Britton, SD
Dragonflies -- Wilmington, NC
Dreier Pharmacy -- Shawano, WI
Fun Stuff -- Fish Creek, WI
The Garden Company -- Santa Cruz, CA
The Home Merchant -- Mapleton, ND
Home Essentials -- Frederick, MD
Heart's Desire -- Frisco, TX
Homeport -- Burlington, VT
Kiwi Cottage -- Cedar Point, NC
Leon & Lulu -- Clawson, MI
The Market On The Square -- Cookesville, TN 
Pelican's Pouch -- Hilton Head, SC
Purple Dragonfly -- Ormond Beach, FL
River Birch Gifts -- Locust Hill, VA
Storables -- Portland, OR
Southern Traditions -- Cleveland, TN
Top It Off -- Greenwood, SC
The Teapot -- Summit, NJ
Zupan's Markets -- Portland, OR



We'll have many more retailers to add to the list when we get back from the International Home & Housewares show next month in Chicago.


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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Top 5 uses for Fridge Coaster {besides the fridge}


We all LOVE Fridge Coasters in the fridge to absorb to messy drips and spills but did you know there are many other places in your home where they are incredibly useful?  Check out our top 5 list.


Fridge Coasters are great under laundry detergent to catch those drips and spills.







We all know it can get pretty nasty underneath the kitchen sink.  Save yourself some scrubbing time by using Fridge Coasters to protect your cabinets.  






Have trouble keeping things standing up in your pantry?  Problem solved.  Fridge Coasters provide a sturdy surface so your groceries stay put.  No more soup cans tipping over here.





Meal prepping?  Fridge Coasters give you a flat, stable surface to freeze soups and stews.  No more Ziplock bags drooping through the wire shelves.  






I don't know about you but my make up drawer gets a little messy.  I love having Fridge Coasters in there for two reasons. 1. If something leaks my clean up is a breeze. 2. LOVE the pop of color and fun it adds.  Makes getting ready in the morning just a little bit better.  




They're awesome in the linen closet too.  When freshly folded towels and sheets go in, you can rest assured they won't come out with lines from the wire racks imprinted in them.  Makes life just a little bit neater.



Did we miss anything?  Share your favorite uses for Fridge Coaster in comments.



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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Meet our Small Business

In honor of Small Business Saturday, we wanted to put some faces behind the Fridge Coaster brand.  Our business is tiny.  We are a company of only 5 regular employees.  We don't have a store front where you can pop in and say "Hi", but we still want to get to know our customers.  We appreciate all your comments and feedback.  Everyday you help us grow our business, thank you!









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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Do you send out a Holiday Card?


There are SO many great sites out there for Holiday photo cards. Shutterfly, tinyprints, Minted, just to name a few.  I had a tough time deciding on a template for our because there are so many cute options.  Here are a couple of my favorite.  

Minted
Shutterfly
Shutterfly


Shutterfly

tinyprints


tinyprints



When I finally make a decision I'll be sure to share!



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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Will you be watching?

Back in June the DIY Network contacted us about being on their show, "I Want That". Well, not us but our product, Fridge Coaster®.  Of course we said, "heck yea" and now the air date is only a week away.  Can you believe it?  Neither can we.  So put it on your calendar, set your DVR, whatever it takes but make sure you don't miss it!  Tune in Tuesday, November 26th at 10pm on the DIY Network.



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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Paleo Pumpkin Pie


Truth be told I love Thanksgiving because of the pie.  Specifically, pumpkin pie.  It's what I look forward to eating the most.  In the past I've enjoyed traditional pie crust (full of gluten) and traditional filling (way too much refined sugar) but not anymore.  Now with our almost all Paleo lifestyle (yes, we cheat a little) I had to find a recipe for Pumpkin Pie because NOT having it was NOT an option.  The Pumpkin Pie I made was adapted from recipes found here & here.  The pie was super simple to make and tasted delicious.

For the crust:

Pre-heat oven to 350 & get out your food processor.

Ingredients:

2 cups Almond Meal/Flour
1/4 t sea salt
2T Coconut Oil
1T Ghee
1 egg

In the food processor pulse almond flour and sea salt.  Add coconut oil, ghee & egg until mixture forms a ball. Press into 9" pie pan.  Bake for 10 minutes.








For the filling:

1 14oz. can Organic pureed pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 cup Coconut milk (the fatty kind from a can)
1/2 cup Organic Maple syrup
2 t cinnamon
1/4 t cloves
1/4 t ginger

combine all ingredients and blend for 2 minutes.



Pour filling into pie crust and bake for an additional 60-65 minutes.  I didn't cover my crust with foil because I don't mind a crispy crust. If that's not your cup of tea then cover the edges with foil now before putting back into the oven.




Looks just like good ole' Pumpkin Pie, right?  Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Ultimate "Clean out your Fridge" Contest

Congratulations Amanda Peter!!


It seems like nowadays there is a "day" for everything.  Well, add one more to the list.  November 15th is "National Clean Out your Fridge Day".  No,  I'm not making this up, Google it!  Besides, who said Spring was the only season for cleaning.  Right now really is the perfect time to get your fridge spic and span for the holidays.  Hanukkah & Thanksgiving are right around the corner and Christmas will be here before you know it.  Go ahead and clean out your refrigerator now and you won't have to panic the night before guests arrive; at least not about your fridge.

To entice you even more we've launched a contest to get you motivated.  How about FREE FRIDGE COASTERS® FOR A YEAR?  Sounds great, right?  Here's how to enter:

1. "Like" our Facebook Page
2. "Share" this blog post on your Facebook Page
3.  Clean your refrigerator and send us before & after pictures! Send pictures to hello@fridgecoaster.com

The contest runs Friday November 8th-Friday November 15th.  The winner will be announced on Saturday November 16th! Hurry up, there's no time to waste! This contest is closed.



One winner will receive Fridge Coasters® for a year!

*Fridge Coasters® for a year is equivalent to two Fridge Packs per quarter, totaling 8 Fridge Packs in the winners desired color/pattern choice.