Yearly Archives: 2017

Introducing MoodBoost Drapery Panels!

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If you’re like most of us, you’re sure to have experienced a less than perfect day. Sometimes all we want is to come home, shut the world out, and enjoy all 6 seasons of our favorite TV show. Put those days behind you with 3 Day Blinds MoodBoost Drapery Panels.

3 Day Blinds partnered with a team of researchers and color analysts to best find which colors help fight off or complement whatever mood you are in. Do you have a case of the blues? Using our new MoodBoost drapery panels and accompanying app, you can change a frown upside down! On the other hand, maybe you’re having a party and want to amplify the positivity and good vibes!

How it Works

The team at 3 Day Blinds interlaced color changing LED lighting in between the liner and the fabric of our drapery panels. The lights connect to a battery powered Bluetooth transceiver controlled by our new MoodBoost app. It’s simple, all you have to do is tell the app how you’re feeling and if you want to feel more of that mood or less of that mood. Based on your answers the LED lighting will change to help bring you out of that funk or help you ride that wave of accomplishment.

The Future of Mood Changing Drapery Panels

While the initial kinks and bugs are being worked out we are excited to announce that we are looking into nano-receptor and sensor technology. This will allow us to forgo the app all together and you will be able to see the mood change in the room as soon as you walk in. The idea being that as soon as you walk in you can have a list of emotions and say things like “Happier” “Romantic” or any other emotion and the colors will change. Furthermore, we hope to mix emotions, for example, “80 percent excitement, 20% surprise” this will help set the proper mood for ANY event. Look for them in the far future!

Dips for the Big Game 3 Ways. Presented By: 3 Day Blinds

It’s that time of year again. Two teams take the field and battle it out for ultimate supremacy. For some, this is the most exciting game of the year. For others, the commercials are the best part, how are companies going to push the envelope of advertising. For people like me, we’re there for the food.

3 Day Blinds decided we wanted to take our dip game to the next level. We gathered people from around the office and had our very own Dip Off. Everyone in the office brought dips for sampling and then we voted to see who would reign supreme as the ultimate dip champions.

The competition was fierce and the smack talk was being shouted across the room, but at the end of the day, there could be only 3 champions. Here they are in all of their glory.

First up, a Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Dip. This dip is for those of us with a sweet tooth. Our’s was served with green apple slices, but you can definitely use graham crackers or anything else you would like to serve it with. The recipe is as follows.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Dip

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Reese’s peanut butter cups chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and beat with a stand or hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Beat in brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract
  3. Fold in chopped peanut butter cups.
  4. Dip can be served right away, or kept in the refrigerator. If the dip has been chilled let stand at room temperature for roughly 30 minutes before serving.

Serve with: apple slices or graham crackers.

Perhaps, your dessert game is already the best in your league of friends. We’ve got two savory options to help sate even the greatest of hungers. This brie and spinach dip is fancy enough for any party, but will have people trying to double dip it’s so good.

The Brady Brie Dip

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 10 oz. pkg. frozen spinach thawed, squeezed dry
  • 1 cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. brie cheese, rind removed, cubed
  • 5 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese divided
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Pepper Jack cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese divided

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook, while stirring for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté.
  3. Slowly Stir in flour, cook for 2 minutes. Turn heat to low and stir in milk, Worcestershire sauce and all spices. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a simmer, while stirring, until thickened (but not too thick).
  4. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream until smooth. Stir in spinach and roasted peppers followed by the brie and cream cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup Jack cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan.
  5. Transfer dip into a oven safe dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses to the top and bake for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and brie is melted. Broil until cheese is golden.
  6. Let sit at least 5 minutes

Serve hot with: Bread, crackers, etc.

These two dips are  great, but you may have some hardcore carnivores at your party who will be eyeing anything with meat. Worry no further, this Philly Cheesesteak Dip will help you win over even the greatest of meat eaters.

Philly Cheesesteak Dip

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cups thin cut shoulder steak, grilled (or 1.5 boxes of SteakUms cooked)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz shredded or thin slice provolone
  • 4 oz thin sliced white American cheese
  • 1 loaf fresh baked bread

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Saute onions and green petter in 1 Tbsp of olive oil and set aside
  2. Grille or saute steak in 1 Tbsp olive oil
  3. In crockpot, mix remaining ingredients with cooked ingredients
  4. Heat on low 1.5-2 hours
  5. Slice bread for serving

These dips have all been tested and 3 Day Blinds approved. We hope you have as much fun eating them as we did making and testing them.