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Shop These High End Looks

Posted by Andie on September 15, 2019

Love a high end look, with a bargain price?  You've come to the right place!  Just because it's nice quality doesn't mean it should cost you an arm and a leg!  Check out these inspiration photos below, and the RC Willey pieces I found that are extremely similar!   

INSPIRATION:


via studio mcgee



SIMILAR AT RC WILLEY:


RC Willey Mid Century Modern Camel Brown Leather Sofa

 

INSPIRATION:


via delightfull.eu

 

SIMILAR AT RC WILLEY:


RC Willey Mid Century Modern Chestnut Brown Leather Sofa

 

INSPIRATION:


via pinterest

 

SIMILAR AT RC WILLEY


RC Willey Gray Tufted Wingback Upholstered Bed

 

INSPIRATION:


via Scout and Nimble

 

SIMILAR AT RC WILLEY:


RC Willey Brown Counter Height Stools

 

Happy Shopping!

 

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The Best Mashed Potatoes In the World

Posted by Andie on September 14, 2019

A recipe for mashed potatoes??  Aren't they pretty self-explatory?  Boil potatoes, mash them up, add a little milk, butter, salt & pepper and you're good to go. Right?  I don't blame you for thinking this post might be a waste of your time- the truth is that if you've never tasted these holiday baked mashed potatoes you just don't know what you're missing! 

We are very pro- mashed potatoes at our house.  My husband grew up in Idaho for heaven sake, so our children have it in their DNA to love potatoes.  While I'd never turn down a plate of traditional mashed potatoes, I'd take these holiday baked mashed potatoes over the regular stuff ten times out of ten!  Basically they are just a delicious (and even more unhealthy) spin on mashed potatoes.  Who doesn't love a little more butter, sour cream & cream cheese?  The great part about this recipe is that you can make them the night before thanksgiving, let them sit overnight and pop them in the oven just before it's time to eat.  Less work for you on the big day!

Serioulsy though, try these and you'll never, ever go back to regular mashed potatoes.  
 

Holiday Baked Mashed Potatoes

12 Medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, cubed
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
4 green onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Boil potatoes in salted water in large saucepan, cover and cook until tender.  Drain and place in large mixing bowl.  Beat until smooth.  Add cream cheese and butter, beat until smooth and stir in sour cream.  
In a small bowl, blend milk, eggs, onions and seasonings.  Add to potato mixture and whip until light and fluffy.  
Pour into a greased 9x13 glass baking dish; cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Bake uncovered, 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees or until puffed and golden brown.

 

 

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Gray Bathroom Ideas

Posted by Alyssa on September 12, 2019

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If you’re looking to make your bathroom into a soothing, tranquil retreat consider incorporating grays into your design. Just because your room is gray doesn’t mean it has to be a cool room. There are plenty of grays out there that have warm undertones if that’s what you’re looking for. I’ve gathered a couple of gray bathroom photos for inspiration to help you get started! 

Gray Bathroom Ideas

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via HGTV

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via House Beautiful

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via Emily Henderson

Are you having trouble knowing where to start designing in your room or home? Did you recently move to a new place and your old decor just isn't working with the new space? Are you recently living with a new person and running into a design disaster? RC Willey's trained design consultants are here to help. We have an amazing staff of interior design consultants who will help you with anything from furniture layout, color therapy, accessories, or even a whole home makeover! You're only five simple steps away from having a home that reflects your personal style and incorporates those things you love the most. Click here to get started!

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Healthy Dessert Recipes

Posted by Alyssa on September 10, 2019

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Just because you’re trying to stay healthy doesn’t mean you can’t have dessert every once in a while! There are so many different recipes with less or no sugar, healthy fats, and delicious flavors. I’ve gathered some different recipe ideas that I haven’t tried yet, but look amazing. Check them out and see if there’s a healthy dessert recipe you’d like to try! 

Healthy Dessert Recipes

Healthy Chocolate Nice Cream from Fit Foodie Finds

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Lemon Cream Tart from Sugar Free Sprinkles

lemon tart

Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart from Sally's Baking Addiction

tart

Low-Fat Cheesecake from Food Network

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2-Ingredient Strawberry Popsicles 

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What healthy recipes are you going to try? If you're looking for any kitchen appliances to help make your desserts, don't forget to check out appliances at RC Willey!

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Traeger Brisket Recipe

Posted by Alyssa on September 9, 2019

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Whenever I want to impress someone who comes to dinner, I throw a brisket on my Traeger. It’s always a hit and, honestly, is super easy. With barely any prep and a few check-ins here and there, you’ll be able to have a meal no one will stop talking about! Here’s the Traeger brisket recipe I always use. 

Traeger Brisket Recipe

Beginners Smoked Beef Brisket

Ingredients:

1 (6 LB) BRISKET FLAT, TRIMMED

TRAEGER BEEF RUB, AS NEEDED

2 CUPS BEEF BROTH, BEER OR COLA

1/4 CUP APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, APPLE CIDER OR APPLE JUICE

2 TBSP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE

TRAEGER TEXAS SPICY BBQ SAUCE, OR YOUR FAVORITE BBQ SAUCE

Directions: 

When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

Season the on both sides with the Traeger Beef Rub.

Make the Mop Sauce: In a clean spray bottle, combine the beef broth, beer, or cola with apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.

Arrange the brisket fat-side down on the grill grate and smoke for 3 to 4 hours, spraying with the mop sauce every hour.

Increase the grill temperature to 225℉ and continue to cook, spraying occasionally with mop sauce, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reaches 204℉, this should take about 6 to 8 hours.

Foil the meat and let it rest for 30 minutes. Slice with a sharp knife across the grain into pencil-width slices.

Serve with BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

*Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures.

 

A few tips! From my experience, the time you cook the meat doesn't matter as much as the internal temperature of the meat, so you'll want to invest in an instant-read meat thermometer. You'll also want to save any leftovers to make brisket tacos! They're delicious!

 

 

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How to Plant Grass Seed

Posted by Andie on September 8, 2019

Last spring, we completely ripped up our exhisting yard and planted new grass seed.  We crossed our fingers and toes and hoped that it would grow----- and it did.  In fact, six weeks after planting the seed it looked like an entirely new lawn!  It was a lot of work, but in the end it was definitely worth it.  If your grass needs a re-fresh, or you just moved into a new home that doesn't have grass yet, now is the perfect time to take care of it!  In fact, they say planting seed in the fall is the very best time of year.  Here are 10 steps to help you plant a beautiful new lawn...

1. Kill exhisting lawn and/or weeds.  Use a broad spectrum plant killer.
2. Wait for the grass to die (this can take 2-3 weeks)
3. Prep the soil by roto tilling to remove any more exhisting weeds and debris.
4. Continue prepping the soil by making soil amendments (you can send a sample of your soil to a local co-op extension and it will tell you how much nitrogen, lime, and any other soil amendments that need to be made).
5. If you need to, add a thin layer of top soil.
6. Plant the seed with a broad cast spreader. 
7. Rake in the seeds so that they are 1/4 inch deep
8. Roll over the lawn with a rolling pin (you can rent these at the Home Depot) so that the seed has good contact with the soil.
9. Water daily for 2-3 weeks, or until the seeds germinate.
10. Don't mow grass until it's 3-4 inches long, and don't fertilize for 8 weeks.


And here is a helpful video:

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Sweet & Savory Peach Recipes

Posted by Andie on September 7, 2019

It's my favorite time of the year: PEACH SEASON!  I mean, is there anything better than a juicy, fresh peach?  I don't think so.  If you're like me and love peaches in both sweet and savory recipes, do yourself a favor and try some of these dishes with your fresh peaches.  You've got appetizers, dinner, and dessert covered.  Bon appetit!  

APPETIZERS:

Peach Salsa via Modern Honey

DINNER:

Honey Peach White Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches via Modern Honey

 


Three Cheese Peach & Prosciutto Pizza with Basil and Honey Balsamic Reduction via Cooking Classy

 

DESSERT:


Best Peach Cobbler via A Pinch of Yum

 


Brown Sugar Peach Dutch Baby via Modern Honey

 

ENJOY!

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Cool Dorm Room Ideas

Posted by Alyssa on August 23, 2019

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Make your dorm room the coolest place around! Just because you’re living away from home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a comfortable place to study, relax, and unwind. It may not seem like you can do a lot in your dorm, but there are a few things you can do to make a huge difference. Check out some cool dorm room ideas below! 

Cool Dorm Room Ideas

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via House to Decor

Chances are there isn’t a lot of storage in your dorm room. If that’s the case, see if you can lift your bed using bed risers. You’ll have room under your bed to store boxes of out of season clothes, books, or shoes. 

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via Society 19

Bring in lamps to soften the lighting. Lamps will minimize the harsh overhead lighting and will make your dorm feel much cozier. Add some twinkle lights around your bed to enhance the mood even more. 

Speaking of cozy, invest in your bed! Use a mattress pad for extra padding, get a comfortable blanket, a throw, and some pillows. 

wall art

via Society 19

Add your personality with posters, potted plants, and your favorite knickknacks. Make your posters look even cooler by framing them with washi tape. 

 

Good luck with school this year! Don’t forget that RC Willey has all the electronics you’ll need to help you succeed this year.

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Front Porch Seating

Posted by Alyssa on August 22, 2019

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It’s never too late to create some curb appeal by adding front porch seating. Whether your porch is large enough for a full outdoor sofa, or it has just enough room for a simple chair, seating on your front porch will make your home feel homey and inviting. At RC Willey, we have a wide variety of patio furniture to fit any style of home. Check out some ideas below!  

Front Porch Seating

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chair

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What do you have on your front porch? 

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How to Organize Your Garage

Posted by Alyssa on August 20, 2019

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After a summer of bike riding, yard work, camping, and so many other activities, chances are your garage is a mess. If it’s anything like mine, you may not even be able to fit your car along with all the projects that have taken over. Take the time to organize your garage and get everything squared away before the cold weather comes and you’ll be ready to go as soon as next spring comes!

How to Organize a Garage

garage

via Driven By Decor

First, you’ll want to make sure you’ve set aside enough time to get everything done. Whether it’s a full day or a full weekend, plan on finishing the project. 

Pull everything off the shelves and into the center of your garage. Sort into three piles - keep, donate/sell, and throw away. Don’t get emotionally attached to the broken baseball bat or the backpacking bag you’ve never used. This is your chance to clear out the junk!

Put everything together in like piles - yard work, sports, camping, etc. - and then assess the layout of your garage. Think through what actually will work for your life and your lifestyle before you start organizing. 

Make sure you label storage boxes and arrange things so you won’t have to dump everything out to get one item. 

 

TIPS: 

  • Keep items off the floor as much as possible. Things will stay cleaner if everything has a place where it belongs. 
  • Clean out the garage as you go. Keep a trash bag handy and a shop-vac around so you can get all the dirt up. 

 

Now that your garage is cleaned and ready to go, did you know you can get a garage heater at RC Willey? Keep your projects going year-round with one of these!

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