Monday, August 31, 2020

Monday Mood - Capell Flooring and Interiors August 2020





#MondayMood



Mondays don't have to be hard! We hope to give you a boost of #motivation with this video.





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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Happy National Beach Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





National Beach Day



As the #summer comes to an end, I think we'd all like to spend the last #weekend of #August at the #beach.





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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Happy Saturday! - Capell Flooring and Interiors August 2020





#WeekendVibes



Say cheers to the #weekend! We wish all of you a #happy and #relaxing #Saturday!





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Are you cooking pasta wrong? | E-Neighborhood Advisor


If you’re pouring sauce on your spaghetti, then yes. Bloomberg magazine’s Kate Krader spoke with chef Missy Robbins of Lilia Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, a “pasta destination” per Bloomberg.

As Robbins has mastered the art of pasta cooking, she’s become militant about the steps that go into creating a perfect bowl (and occasional plate) of the stuff. Here are some areas she believes you may be going wrong.

1. You use a small pot.
“Even if it looks way too big, grab a large pot,” Robbins says. “And add more water than you think you need. There should be enough space for the pasta to move around so that it cooks evenly in water that’s at a rolling boil. And remember that heavily salted water is essential.”

2. You add oil to your cooking water.
“Here’s the short reason why: It prevents sauce from sticking to the pasta. It’s basically like adding a raincoat to your pasta.”


3. You grab a colander.
“If you’re draining your pasta in a colander in the sink, you’re losing all the cooking water—and that water is an important ingredient for a great dish. You can use a pot insert, or you can remove pasta from the pot with tongs or large slotted spoon. Just remember to work fast as you extract the pasta from the water.”

4. You discriminate against the classics.
“Buying expensive artisanal pasta in eye-catching shapes isn’t essential to making a delicious dish. I happen to love the De Cecco brand—it cooks evenly, has good flavor and consistent quality. Whatever brand works for you, use it.”

5. You pour sauce on top.
“If you’re serving a sauced pasta, you should always add the pasta to a pan of sauce and finish cooking it there. These last few minutes are crucial: They ensure that the pasta absorbs more flavor. Allow for that additional time by undercooking your pasta a little bit in the boiling water. And add spoonfuls of the pasta cooking water you reserved to the sauce as you stir the pasta; it will be a little bit thick from the starch of the pasta and help thicken and flavor the sauce.”

6. And you use too much sauce.
“You don’t want your pasta that you’ve cooked so carefully to be swimming in a pool of sauce, no matter how tasty that sauce is. Allow for 1 ½ to 2 cups of sauce per pound of pasta.”

7. You believe pasta belongs on a plate.
“I use bowls to serve almost all pastas, from long strands of spaghetti, fettuccine, and mafaldini to short shapes like rigatoni and gnocchi. Pasta is more comfortable in a bowl, it’s more fun to eat, and there’s less chance of cooling down quickly. The exceptions to my rule are flat-bottomed pasta which can get broken up if they’re jumbled in a bowl.”

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

P.S. Here's a joke for you!

What do you call a fake noodle?
An impasta!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Happy National Dog Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





National Dog Day



#NationalDogDay just might be the best day of the year. It's the day to celebrate man's #BestFriends and all the #joy they bring.





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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Happy Water Quality Month! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





#TuesdayTopic⁠



Do you know that August is #Water Quality Month? During a season of #rivers and #lakes, we want to show you what you can do to #protect your water sources.⁠





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Monday, August 24, 2020

Happy National Waffle Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





National Waffle Day



No one can be sad while eating a #waffle. We're sharing this  funny waffle video with you to celebrate this #scrumptious day.





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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Happy National Ride the Wind Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





Ride the Wind Day



It's National Ride the Wind Day! Get outside and enjoy a #windy activity!





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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





National Tooth Fairy Day



This is a day of good #memories, #nostalgia and #fairies! Let's all celebrate the #child in us by giving a shout out to the #ToothFairy (especially for you dental practices out there).





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The latest in portable tech gadgets | E-Neighborhood Advisor


It’s hard to envision our lives without our smartphones. The most revolutionary gadget of our generation – perhaps of all time -- it allows us to carry powerful technology in the palm of our hand. But what’s next? Digital Trends magazine reporter Lucas Coll has some ideas. 
Below are some of his favorite portable tech deals going right now. Not only do these deals fit in your pocket, but they’re also generally cheap enough that you can fit them into your budget, as well.

The one major drawback with cool tiny gadgets is that they can easily get lost. If you need some help keeping tabs on the small stuff, Tile Mate item finders are just the ticket. Read more…

This multi-tool combines several go-to tools into one handy, convenient sized device you can take anywhere with you. Read more…

If the palm-sized portable chargers whet your appetite for cool gadgets but you want something with a bit more juice, the Anker PowerCore 10,000 is another excellent pocket-friendly power bank. Read more…

Another great gadget from Anker isn’t necessarily one you’ll carry in your pocket all day, but it is nonetheless something you don’t want to leave home without… Read more…

A good pair of earbuds is invaluable if you’re frequently on the move and don’t want to be without your music and other entertainment, and when it comes to in-ear headphones, you can’t beat a classic… Read more…

A good RFID wallet provides an extra layer of security for the digital age, keeping your credit and ID cards safe from remote readers. Read more…

These folding keyboards are nothing new, but most of them — even fairly compact models — aren’t very pocket-friendly gear. Read more…

For the complete list of gadgets, check out this list
 
Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

P.S. Here's a joke for you!

What is an astronaut's favorite place on a computer? 
The Space bar!

Friday, August 21, 2020

Happy World Senior Citizens Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





World Senior Citizen's Day⁠



Our #elders are the keepers of #history and #tradition. Take today to #honor and #appreciate them. #WorldSeniorCitizensDay⁠





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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday! - Capell Flooring and Interiors August 2020





#ThankfulThursday



This Thursday, we take a moment to #thank you, #loyal customers and followers, for your business.









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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Happy World Humanitarian Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





World Humanitarian Day



Today is a day to encourage #tolerance, #action and #change and recognize the #humanitarian heroes who dedicated their lives to others.





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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Happy Bad Poetry Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





Bad Poetry Day



Let's face it, we're not all Shakespeare. But even bad poetry deserves it's time to shine! Share some of your own terrible poetry in the comments below!





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Monday, August 17, 2020

Quote of the Week - Capell Flooring and Interiors August 2020





Quote of the Day



#Words have the #power to #motivate and #inspire. Start off the week with this #thought provoking quote from our favorite singer.







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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Happy National Tell a Joke Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





National Tell a Joke Day



What do you call a fish with a tie? soFISHticated!



Have a good joke? Comment it below!







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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Happy India Independence Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





India Independence Day



73 years ago, #India celebrated its independence. Celebrate today by recognizing all of their amazing contributions to the world.





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Making remote work productive | E-Neighborhood Advisor


As more and more people work from home, how do you ensure their productivity? In Fast Company magazine, Grace Saunders, a time management expert, shared five simple things remote workers do every day. For some, she points out, the office is the preferred place to work. It has fewer distractions and just makes it easier to get work done, particularly for those whose projects are highly collaborative. But for others, working from home has actually provided a large productivity boost.

In navigating the transition from working in the office to working at home, people who use these five strategies have been able to increase their overall productivity:

1. They convert their commute
Among the individuals who have found working from home to be a welcome change, they convert their commute time into exercise time. Typically, in the morning, they’ll work out (or at minimum walk their dog). And in the evening, they’re often choosing to go on more leisurely walks either on their own, with their dog, or as a family.

This pattern of physical activity not only improves their physical health but also has positive benefits on their mental health and alertness throughout the day.


2. They block focused time
One good thing about being at home is that you have physical distance from your coworkers, so you can block focused time and stick with it. Put recurring focused time on your calendar, such as for an hour or two in the morning. Or on a weekly basis, block in some chunks of time for the key activities you want to get done, such as putting together a report or writing an article.

3. They schedule meetings
To further increase predictability and productivity, ask colleagues to schedule a meeting with you to talk, especially if the meeting will require any forethought. It’s helpful to have meetings scheduled, so you can effectively plan your tasks around them and so that you’re in the right headspace to be present.

That being said, these meetings don’t have to be long. If you think something should only take 30 or even 15 minutes to discuss, ask for a meeting of that length to be scheduled on your calendar. There’s no need to stretch every conversation out to an hour.

4. They update their status
In order to be fully mentally engaged in what you’re working on during your focused time, it can also be helpful to update your online status. Designate yourself as “away” on Slack or otherwise unavailable on IM or other internal communication tools. This declaration of your intention to not be available at a certain time can insulate you from the thoughts in the back of your head that “someone might have messaged me about something important” or “I might miss something and annoy someone.”

5. They resist the urge to self-distract
With all external distractions eliminated, our mind can sometimes unhelpfully search for ways to distract itself. Especially for extroverts, when the environment is most calm, the drive to find more stimulation is most high.

Look for ways that you can increase the stimulation in your environment without reducing your productivity. Listen to music to help you get in the flow, use a standing desk, or simply place your laptop on top of a high counter or bureau so you can shift your weight as you work.

All of these activities allow you to feel less bored in your environment without going down time-sucking news or social media rabbit holes.

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

P.S. Here's a joke for you!

I want a job cleaning mirrors.
It's just something I could see myself doing.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Happy World Lizard Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





World Lizards Day



Yes, that's right, there is an international day dedicated to the #lizards of the world. Why not celebrate it? #ReptileLovers





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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Happy International Lefthanders Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





International Lefthanders Day



Give a #shoutout to all those special #left-handers in your life. We're sharing some little known #leftie facts with this video.





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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Happy Middle Child's Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





Middle Child's Day



We all know a #MiddleChild who deserves to feel special today.





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Monday, August 10, 2020

Happy Motivational Monday! - Capell Flooring and Interiors August 2020





#MotivationMonday



We can all use a little #motivation to start the week off on the right foot.





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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Weekend Vibes - Capell Flooring and Interiors August 2020





Weekend Vibes



The #weekend is finally here! We encourage you to rest and regroup for the coming week.





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Being a bird brain has an upside | E-Neighborhood Advisor


Birds are busy in the summertime. We awaken to the sounds of their calls and their chatter is part of the soundtrack of summer. Birds have a reputation for being scatterbrained, but they really operate with purpose and intention. Mental Floss published a list of 25 things you might not know about birds. Here are some of the highlights.

Pigeons Are Art Critics Several studies have looked at whether pigeons can differentiate between the distinct visual stimuli found in paintings. In one study, the birds were presented with “good” and “bad” children’s artwork. Positive reinforcement was used when the birds pecked at the “good” artworks and they learned to identify previously-unseen paintings that met a human standard for quality. Another study found that pigeons could tell a Picasso from a Monet. Researchers believe the birds can use color and pattern cues to tell two images apart.

Some Hummingbirds Weigh Less Than a Penny Most people realize hummingbirds are pretty slight of stature: Their tiny bodies allow them to take flight quickly. While there are over 300 types of hummingbirds, the smallest species, the Bee hummingbird, weighs in at just 2 grams—.5 grams less than a U.S. penny.


Birds Can Nap in Mid-Air Some birds take very long commutes during migrating season—and like human travelers, they’re able to nap in mid-air. For a study published in Nature Communications, researchers attached a brain-wave activity sensor to frigatebirds and noted the birds spent some time asleep while "cruising" in higher air currents and altitudes.

Crows Can Recognize Faces If you think your local murder of crows is out to get you, it may not be paranoia. Research conducted at the University of Washington in 2008 demonstrated that the bird is able to recognize faces and hold a grudge when provoked. In the study, scientists donned a caveman mask and then trapped crows (humanely, of course) before banding and setting them free. When the researchers walked the campus in the mask, the crows circled and vocally scolded their suspected captor.

Blue Jays Aren’t Actually Blue Their name is a bit of a misnomer. A blue jay’s feathers are actually brown. But thanks to light scattering, jays and other blue-tinged birds will give off the appearance of being bolder in color. Blue light doesn’t pass through the structure of the feather—it’s reflected. It only works one way, though, so if you turn a feather around, you’ll see its natural brown color.

To see the complete list of things you might not know about birds, click here.

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

P.S. Here's a joke for you!

Why do seagulls fly over the sea?
Because if they flew over the bay, they’d be baygulls!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Almost the Weekend! - Capell Flooring and Interiors August 2020





Almost the Weekend



It's been a long week! We wish you a #HappyAlmostFriday with this video.





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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Happy Tip Tuesday! - Capell Flooring and Interiors August 2020





#TipTuesday



Need a good nap? Here's a Tuesday Tip on how best to nap!





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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Happy Sisters' Day! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





Sisters' Day⁠



We're celebrating the unbreakable bond of #sisterhood today with this video! ⁠





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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Happy DOGust 1st! - Capell Flooring and Interiors 2020





DOG-ust 1st⁠



It's the universal birthday for shelter dogs. Show some love to the pups who truly deserve it and all those who ensured they found a happy home.⁠





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Welcome to August 2020 | Capell Flooring and Interiors


Dear friends,

Here’s hoping that your summer is going well! For many of us, the beginning of August brings a reminder that summer (or at least summer vacation) is almost over. Even in the midst of Covid, it’s a month of scrambling to get in a couple more beach trips, barbecues, campfires, pool days, or anything else that signals summer for you. Enjoying your August to the fullest (even if it’s just doing things close to home in small groups) is a great way to ensure you don’t regret missing out on summer.

It’s also the motivation behind our Zero Regrets Guarantee. We know that choosing new flooring is a big project, and we don’t want you to regret missing out on an amazing new look for your home. That’s why our team will help you choose exactly the right product and style for your needs, and our expert installers will ensure that it’s perfectly placed in your home’s unique floorplan. Our goal isn’t just to sell a bit of carpet or tile; it’s to become your trusted flooring provider for life. Summer may be coming to a close, but we’re in this for the long haul – and we’re delighted to have you as a part of the Capell Flooring family.

Thanks once again for checking out this month’s edition of the Neighborhood Advisor, and we hope you have a wonderful August.

 

Your friend,

Matt Capell