Monthly Archives: December 2011

Best of Christmas: Entertainment, Apparel, Decor and Dining Trends from 3 Day Blinds!

We could have taken a ’round the world trip to the centers of design, dining and entertainment, such as New York, Paris, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo to spot the trends for Christmas 2011, but luckily, it turns out that all the inspiration we needed was right here at  the 3 Day Blinds Corporate Headquarters here in Irvine, CA (not to mention the fact that the “globe-trotting” line item was vetoed from this year’s budget)! So here is WHAT’S HOT for the HOLIDAYS!

The Best Entertainment for Christmas:

At the risk of losing some of our top talent to a Hollywood studio or record label, we are showcasing what normally lies dormant behind the scene:


The audiance goes wild for Harold Bidlack as Santa with backup dancers Amber Neeley, Eyvet Hartooni and Will Padiernos.

Darrell Wilson on both guitar and vocals brings the crowd to tears with a moving rendition of Silent Night.Mary Kay Stam, Kevin Sanders and Darrell Wilson play a joyful holiday melody. Highly recommended!

As part of the talent contest, CEO Kevin Rabbitt demonstrated his “signature move”!  No one recommended that he give up his day job anytime soon to pursue perfecting this heretofore unknown, and dare we say, quite unique “ability”.

Kendra MacDougall and the “Rabbettes” (Kevin’s kids, Sara, Kristen, Lauren and Michael) steal the spotlight but are disqualified on the grounds of nepotism. Tough break for this immensely talented team!

Venita Campbell had the whole crowd singing along with her Window Treatments version of “A Partridge in a Pear Tree”!

Natalie Niverson (bottom of photo) had the crowd rolling in the aisles with her four hilarious videos featuring the two departments she supervises:

Special Orders  Installation Advisers

and Senior Management I  Senior Management II

As portrayed by Natalie Niverson, the senior management team showed off their dance skills: Blue background: Frank Gutierrez, Dave Hall, Greg Bibas, Kevin Rabbitt and Jeff Miller. White background: Karin Jeske, Tikie Holewski, Carrie Galvin and Ed Scott.

What to Wear for Christmas:

Calvin, Ralph and Tommy –  step aside!  What’s happenin’ in fashion is now being defined in Suite B-100!

3 Day Blinds CEO Kevin Rabbitt models executive casual day gear, with a surprise twist of red.

An elegant statement by Tamara Seyhun, sparkles against a backdrop of black.

Laura DiMario presents a stunning silhouette in Christmas Red.

Fashion editors take note: Lime is the new green for the season, as defined by Cristin Harrigan.A monochromatic statement in red accented by ornamental jewels by Ann Miranda shows sophisticated style.Ready for the red carpet, Kendra MacDougall and Diane Cappasso bring Santa Hats to the forefront of fashion!Joan Boardman redefines casual elegance with a crew neck top embellished with a gift motif!

Kevin Sanders, Data Guy, shows off his incomparable sense of design and his favorite core value!An uplifting message in a bejeweled motif, worn by Tikie Holewski, sets the stage for another blockbuster year in 2012!

No one can out-spirit Julie Moss and Glendy Gamboa!

Ashley Ragland, Jenni Su and Cari Bennett gather ’round the Christmas Tree that they decorated.Hugo Nguyen “Out-Christmases” his parents Hoai Nguyen and Vivian Vo (by a wide margin)!

How to Decorate for Christmas:

Just to put the word out:  we are ready for the camera crew from HGTV to show up any time!  We will out-style the best that they have!

How about an ornament made from Horizontal Sheer Material by Mary Kay Stam… Frank, can we start making these in the factory?Or a Vertical Blind-inspired design by Candace Arrellano? A new classic tradition… no Christmas tree is complete without one!Another ornament by artist Mary Kay Stam, lovingly crafted with pearls and beads.Ornament submitted by Kevin; in perhaps what will be a career-limiting move, Frank Gutierrez and Karin Jeske awarded this fourth runner up in the contest.Cheryl Abbott, a top Design Consultant covering San Clemente and Laguna Beach, CA submitted 3 stunningly stylish and artistic photos of Christmas decor in front of 3 Day Blinds window treatments:

Woven Wood Shades

Solar Screen Roller Shades

Custom Wood Shutters.

The Appointment Scheduling Team demonstrated that cubicle walls are not just for sound absorption!

The Christmas Tree Farm in Client Care.

Ann Miranda’s Christmas Scene showed that filing cabinets are for more than organizing important documents!

Someone needs to tell this Christmas decoration to “Phone Home!”

What to Eat at Christmas:

Martha, Paula, Wolfgang?  Try Cristin and Lucy for a change!

Bar-B-Q, Macaroni, Mashed Potatoes and Cornbread, of course!

Christmas cake!Cookies!Fruit and Nut Minis!Candy Cane Cake by Lucy (or what was left after about 5 minutes)!

Recognition for the Winners!

Prizes were awarded to many of the participants! Tikie and Amber are seen here distributing the fabulous gifts!Caught in the hallway, Kevin Rabbitt strikes a pose with his 4 children.We hope you enjoyed exploring our diverse talents not related to custom window treatments (the one passion we all share)! Everyone at 3 Day Blinds wishes you and your families a happy holiday season!

The 3 Day Blinds Orange County Design Team Delivers!

Team Orange County from 3 Day Blinds – Back Row: Leticia Gutierrez, Scott Mendez (VP, Sales), Les Braunstein, Carol Bond, Sheri Moody, Cheryl Abbott, Cliff Savolskis, Kevin Rabbitt (CEO), Heidi Benson, Cari Bennett, Jennifer Loving, Frank Gutierrez (SVP Manufacturing, Engineering & Supply Chain), Tikie Holewski (SVP, Human Resources & Sales), Front Row: Courtney Petruzzelli, Georgia Moore, Melissa Perez, Erin Kelly, Loretta SabogalToday was a great day to be a team member at the 3 Day Blinds Irvine Support Center!  Our Orange County Designers dropped by at lunch to help us continue our holiday celebrations (if not our diets), proving that they can deliver more than custom blinds, shades and shutters!  Our break room was soon overflowing with delicious and delightful treats, many home made by our talented Designers.

Irvine Support Team Members Julie Moss, Rosa Aguirre, Leilani Bowers, Amber Neeley, Tim Trerise, Eyvet Hartooni and Ivan Torres enjoy the bounty!“We are so grateful for this wonderful team of Design Consultants,” said Tikie Holewski, SVP.  “These are the people that make the experience of buying custom blinds, shades and shutters so easy for our clients.  Our Designers all have great product knowledge, design sense and project management skills, not to mention that they are all so darn likeable!  We did not screen them for great cooking skills when we hired them – I promise –  but they seem to be universally talented in this arena also!  Who knew?”

Les Braunstein, our 3 Day Blinds Designer covering La Habra, La Mirada, Rowland Heights, CA, expressed the following, “We wanted to demonstrate that we know that we are all a part of one team.  Everyone in the Irvine Support Center is dedicated to making us successful.  2011 has been wonderful for us, and we were thrilled to show our appreciation in this way.  It was fun to see everyone, and to meet the new people who have been hired as a result of our rapid growth.”

If you’re lucky enough to live in Orange County, CA we could probably have one of these talented Designers on your doorstep today or tomorrow, brimming with product samples and great ideas to help you choose the perfect custom window treatments for your home.  Not in Orange County?  No worries! We also have designers throughout the rest of California, as well as in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  So call us now at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation with one of our design experts now!

Holiday Cheer from the 3 Day Blinds Accounting Department!

John Pinkowski from the 3 Day Blinds Accounting Department spontaneously begins making blueberry pancakes for all. Rosa Galindo gets ready to enjoy them!A wonderful aroma started wafting through the 3 Day Blinds Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CA this morning…

Through an intense, exhaustive and exclusive investigation by your blogger,  it has been revealed that John Pinkowski from our accounting team, who comes to work every day looking a little scary, wearing black, manly motorcycle gear, has donned a frilly, flowery apron, fired up the electric frying pan, and is making blueberry pancakes for the entire team! 

It has been determined that the cause of this inexplicable transformation is HOLIDAY JOY, which is taking this office by a storm and leaving no one unaffected!

In fact, John and the rest of our accounting team have been in such a good mood, that we slipped the best promotion of the year by them:  Save 25%!  Hurry though, this offer ends December 31st!  Call 877-614-3329 to schedule you free in-home design consultation now.

Customer Recommendation for Richard Hoffman

Dear Richard,

I will refer you to my friends and family without a moment’s hesitation. You were great…you read my sense of urgency…offered me a great solution when the plantation shutters didn’t work and made the whole experience completely painless.  I can understand why you are finding so much success in your career at 3 Day Blinds

Thank you again,

Richard Hoffman a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the greater Chicago, IL area. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.