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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!

UPDATE: This was our April Fools Day joke for 2017.

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.

Come to our September 27th Job Fair and Join our Team!

Remember…at 3 Day Blinds “you’ll love the treatment”!

Join us on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. where you will meet our team!

Job Fair Location: 3 Day Blinds 167 Technology Drive Irvine CA 92618

3 Day Blinds has been a leader in the window treatments industry for nearly 40 years.

Our success is driven by three defining characteristics:

First, we are the only company that can design, manufacture, deliver and install custom window treatments for our clients in 3 Days….or as we like to say, ‘from inspiration to installation’.

Second, our winning sales team. Our Sales Consultants are dynamic sales employees who enjoy exciting earning potential, a motivating compensation structure, recognition rewards and career advancement based on merit.

Third, our Customer Care team provides end to end world class service to customers around the nation from our contact center in Irvine CA. Our Customer Care team is made up of caring top notch specialists trained to provide a superior client experience.

3 DAY BLINDS is looking for someone like You To Join Our Team!

Learn more about this exciting position!

For more information about the Job Fair email us at Careers@3day.com.

Integrity / One Team / Superior Client Experience / Excellence / Passion

With 3 Day Blinds Floral Print – The Flowers Can Match The Drapes!

We’ve all heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” this got us thinking. What makes floral print have so much staying power in both fashion and design? Regardless of how you feel about floral print it’s hard to deny that floral print has been around for ages and it doesn’t look like its uprooting (get it?) any time soon.

3 Day Blinds has a great selection of floral print fabrics in a variety of colors, but enough about that, today’s fun comes in trying to match the flowers in the fabrics to flowers in real life.

Purple

Collage of Purple bell flowers next to fabric

How did we do?

So this one was a little tough. There are so many pieces to this fabric and we tried to go for matching the branches rather than matching the exact flowers themselves. We found some purple bells and decided that was close enough. What do you think?

Blue

Hydrangeas next to blue fabric pattern

Ok so maybe we’re way off with this one…

Even though we know for sure there are no hydrangeas in the above fabric (addison delfit) we love hydrangeas. A lot of other flower enthusiasts do too so how could we pass up the opportunity to bring some cool color into the blog.

Red

Red flowers next to red floral print pattern

Again…we’re pretty off, but these were just too pretty to pass up

While this might not feel like an exact match the look and feel definitely compliment one another. When choosing fabrics for your window treatments you don’t necessarily have to have the exact flower in your garden to the window treatment you are looking to design with. Get a pattern that matches the look at feel of your garden and you’ll be smiling for years to come!

Orange

Orange Chrysanthemum next to orange floral fabric pattern

Finally…a decent match

This orange chrysanthemum screamed at us to pick it when we matched it to our giverny goldenrod pattern. The resemblance is uncanny.

So how’d we do? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter. While we the fine writers of the 3 Day Blinds blog work in window treatments, we are no match for our high skilled design consultants. They work magic and can match almost any fabric to almost any style. So jump on over to our website and call or schedule today to see what type of window treatments will sprout up in your home!

Window Treatments as Pretty As A Peach

With May just starting it’s time to get ready for Peach season. Peaches are delicious and are so versatile in how you can use them. Whether you are making a light summer lunch with a peach tartine or you want a wonderful dessert like a peach tart tatin they have many uses.

The color peach works much the same way. The way you design in peach can help inspire appetite and can make people feel more comfortable. It’s no wonder so many restaurants use on their interior design.

Psychologists have found that in addition to increasing appetite, peach also increases peoples willingness to speak and have a conversation.

Collage of four separate fabrics available in window treatments

These fabrics can help you feel peachy keen in whatever room you decide

It is also said that peach and other shades of orange help in accepting new ideas and processing information.

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Even though Kermit agrees he knows we’re right ;)

So the next time you are planning a big dinner party and want there to be a lot of conversation and don’t want any leftovers consider adding some peach or orange in the mix. 3 Day Blinds is here to help and we’ve got more fabrics and design options to help inspire whatever feelings you want in your kitchen or dining room. Schedule your free in-home consultation today!

Grey Skies are Going, but Grey Window Treatments are IN!

With Spring in full swing things are starting to heat up. Those gloomy skies are making way for a brighter tomorrow, but one thing remains clear – grey interior design is here to stay.

Designing with grey in mind will help the colors that you bring into the room pop with more effect than many other colors. Grey also works well as a base, though it may seem drab and dreary to have so much grey in your home the neutrality that it offers increases the options that you can bring into your home. Grey walls stand as an accent to those pieces that you choose to hang there.

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Using grey helps other colors come to life!

If you’d rather not go crazy with the grey, but you still like the added effect that it brings, you could always just use it as an accent wall color. If even that seems extreme you could always incorporate grey into your window treatments using drapery.

Four Tile Collage with Four Swatches

These are just some of the options when looking to go grey!

The great thing about grey is that the number of complimentary colors that comes with designing in grey opens a world of possibility. So whether you want to go grey all over, or just want to have a touch of grey there’s a design option available to you. 3 Day Blinds makes it easy to look at window treatments in any color you want, visit 3 Day Blinds today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

3 Day Blinds Awarded Best of HomeAdvisor 2015

3 Day Blinds is proud to announce that we were recently awarded the Best of HomeAdvisor for 2015!

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Yea…this is how we feel

HomeAdvisor is a great place for home owners to find reliable home professionals. 3 Day Blinds ranks among the best of the best and we are excited that we have been honored with this award.

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In the words of Ron Burgundy…We’re kind of a big deal ;)

What does this mean for you?

Not to brag, but this award is further proof that when you work with 3 Day Blinds you’re working with the best. We are going to work with you in providing excellent customer service and an excellent product. So if you were wondering “Why 3 Day Blinds” this is just one more reason. We love helping turn your house into a home with window treatments so reach out today!

4 Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Cleaning can be a real drag and who has the time? Even though we might sometimes wish for a fairy godmother to help us like Cinderella. We’ve got some great tips to make cleaning go quickly.

Fairy godmother appearing to Cinderella

It’ll be OK. We can get through this.

Cleaning Window Treatments Made Simple

No matter what type of window treatment you have we have a method to clean it. Head over to our Care and Cleaning section.

Pillowcases for Dust Free Cleaning

Fan blades can be a tricky spot to clean. Often times, you’ll need a step ladder and then there’s a mess to clean up afterward. Take away the struggle of and use a pillowcase. Simply slip the pillowcase over the fan blades and you’ll have a bag to collect the dust!

 

Throw it Out!

One of the easiest ways to clean a space is by getting rid of your clutter. Maybe you’ve got a DIY project from Pinterest that you said you were going to finish. We’re not telling you to give up on your dreams, but if you have things that you haven’t used in 6 months, get rid of them. Donate them, throw them out do whatever, but get them out of your life. The relief you will feel from cleansing your space will help you exponentially.

Remove Light Scratches in Wood Furniture or Flooring

Now this might sound nuts, but you can use walnuts to remove light scratches in wood flooring or furniture. Simply remove the walnut from the shell and lightly rub on the affected areas. Your furniture and flooring will look great in no time.

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And now that you’re done sit back and relax.

Obviously, it’s easier to have someone else do the work, but if you’re feeling like a real go-getter these tips will make the time fly by.

How the Right Window Treatments Can Lower Your Energy Bill

These days, with so much focus on sustainability and the environment, it’s easy to “think green”, and recycle this or that. And although making an effort to help lower our dependence on our planet and it’s natural resources helps in many ways, few people realize how much you can save on your home’s energy bill with something as simple as choosing the right window coverings.

Turning Window Treatments into Energy Savings

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Layering drapery with window treatments is a great way to insulate!

Whether you are looking for simple, understated elegance or wanting to create an over-the-top ambiance that is formal for those special occasions, the right window fashions can offer up the perfect solution while also helping to lower your energy bill. 3 Day Blinds, as you might expect, offers an outstanding selection of energy efficient window treatments that include our popular collection of Cellular blinds. In addition to offering trend-forward style, Cellular blinds, also known as Honeycomb blinds combine the soft look and energy efficiency of honeycomb shades with the functionality of horizontal blinds. In addition, they also provide soft light that enhances the look of any interior space, or room darkening for day sleepers or for viewing flat screen televisions.

Curtains and Drapery Panels are another popular choice for improving energy efficiency in your home. Aside from creating understated elegance at an affordable price, layering curtains or drapery panels with Light Filtering or Room Darkening Liners helps control light gaps and improve insulation retention. 3 Day Blinds offers over 160 stunning interior fabrics, in the newest prints, stripes, sheers, jacquards, textures and colors, and in cotton, linen and other blends, most of which can only be accessed by interior design professionals. And with our drapery, adding your own unique design to complement your existing interiors is easy when you include classic pleats, modern grommets, and drapery rings that match your custom decorative hardware.

Other stylish energy efficient window coverings include various types of shades, such as Cellular and Roller, along with Shutters, long considered a smart investment due to their enhanced insulation features and the fact they add to a home’s resale value. Regardless of which style of window fashions you choose, remember, “it’s the little things” that make a difference in helping to conserve energy!

Why Not Get Started Today!

It’s easier than you might think to upgrade your home’s interior and start saving on costly energy bills. Just schedule your complimentary in-home design consultation and let 3 Day Blinds help guide you! We bring our entire showroom of window fashions to your home with our complimentary in-home design consultation, and help you match the perfect window treatments for almost any interior. It’s just one way of demonstrating how 3 Day Blinds delivers an unparalleled end-to-end customer experience. From measuring, to ordering, delivery, and installation, your 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant ensures you are completely satisfied with your entire window treatment design experience. Call today and start enjoying the benefits that only new custom window fashions can bring to your home’s décor.

April Fools!

 

 

 

 

APRIL FOOLS!

Did we fool you?

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Even though this cool product was just an April Fool’s Day goof, we hope you enjoyed it. Though this product might not exist, we have hundreds of other options to choose from www.3dayblinds.com. Visit us now and see what’s out there!