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Simple Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen

June 24, 2015 6:26 pm

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so you want to make it feel as bright and cheerful as possible. Turn your kitchen into a happy, welcoming gathering space by following these easy decorating tips:

  • Add a large, graphic art print. People often overlook the kitchen when it comes to adding art to their home, but it’s actually the perfect place for a large statement piece. Choose something with bright splashes of color in a large, simple frame.
  • Tie in the linens. Instead of using mismatched towels and a stained tablecloth, update your linens to something chic and modern. Choose options with lots of texture, and don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns.
  • Use plants. The kitchen is the perfect place for houseplants, since it often gets a lot of natural light. Add lush greens to the top of the refrigerator, a bare windowsill, or even hanging from the ceiling in retro-style macramé hangers.
  • Cover the cabinets. Give your cabinets an instant makeover by covering them in a temporary wallpaper in a fun color or pattern.
  • Add a rug. Place a multicolored area rug just in front of the kitchen sink, and if you have an eat-in kitchen, add another underneath the dining table, as well.

5 Ways To Bring Color To Your Kitchen Without Painting [The Kitchn]
15 Ways To Bring Color To the Kitchen [Elle Décor]
10 Unexpected Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen [House Beautiful]

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Dallas Grilled Cheese Company: Gourmet Comfort Food for Dinner and Dessert

June 17, 2015 5:33 pm

Grilled cheese serves as more than just an indulgent comfort food at Dallas Grilled Cheese Company; it becomes a gourmet dish. That's not to say the setting is upscale or pretentious, though. This popular Dallas eatery dishes out its specialty sammies in a laid-back atmosphere that welcomes everyone, including families.

Across the board, customers recommend the JK's Favorite sandwich. This grilled cheese actually comes stuffed inside of grilled sourdough bread encrusted with cheese (Parmesan, to be exact). In between the slabs of bread, cheddar, American, and Gruyere cheese mingle with bacon and Dijon mustard. Pair it with the house's signature tomato soup for the full experience. You can also order your sandwich with spicy jam and ham, buffalo chicken, or even peanut butter and jam oozing from between the pieces of bread. You can even seal the meal with some more dairy—a slice of cheesecake or a grilled cheese stuffed with Mascarpone and cinnamon.

Dallas Grilled Cheese Company
310 W. 7th Street
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5515

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The How and Why of Post-Workout Cool-Downs

June 10, 2015 4:29 pm

While the suggested cool-down period may seem unnecessary, experts agree that it is actually one of the most essential parts of your workout. Here are a few reasons why you should cool down after exercising — and how to do it properly.

  • Know the effects. Working out raises your heart rate, dilates your blood vessels, and increases your body’s temperature. Cooling down helps bring these factors back to normal gradually.
  • Care for your muscles. Cooling down should also include thorough stretching, as it reduces the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles and prevent cramping or stiffness.
  • Walk until you’re cooled down. Walk for at least five minutes, or longer if your workout was very intense. Stop once your heart rate gets back to 120 beats per minute.
  • Stretch thoroughly. Stretch each of your limbs for at least 30 seconds, making sure that you don’t bounce or overextend your muscles. Make sure to breathe while you’re stretching.
  • Stay hydrated. As with all parts of exercise, you should make sure to drink water after working out to help prevent dehydration.

Warm Up, Cool Down [Heart.org]
How to Stretch After a Workout [Nerd Fitness]
7 Crucial Stretches for Post-Workout [Cheat Sheet]
Recovery: The Truth About Stretching [Web MD]

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