Merry Christmas

Christmas is full of shiny things

That sparkle, gleam and glow;

These holiday pleasures dazzle us,

And yet, deep down, we know…


That Christmas has its special gifts,

But our year-round joy depends

On the cherished people in our lives,

Our family and our friends.


Happy Holidays and a Bright New Year!

Pantone 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

Emerald Green | KitchAnn StylePantone recently name  color 17-5641: Emerald Green as its 2013 color of the Year.

The Color of the Year for 2013 is a very clear departure from 2012’s Color of the Year: “Tangerine Tango,” a hot color that Pantone’s Eiseman described as “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive…an orange with a lot of depth to it.” In 2011, “Honeysuckle Pink” was the top hue, a retro hue that some characterized as “Mad Men Pink.”

But 2013 is all about a vivid, verdant shade of green that “enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony.”

To the casual observer the Color of the Year designation can seem arbitrary — in recent years, it’s bounced from shades of blue to yellow to green to pink to orange — those who study color say it’s hardly random.

“When we’re traveling around the world, we look at little clues to how we think color is progressing,” said Eiseman. said.

But like so many good things, the emerald trend seemed to start at home. “We started to see it in housewares,” Eiseman said.

Cuisinart and Le Creuset have been introducing emerald into their lines, and in Europe, the color has been showing up in glassware and ceramics.

“It has a natural affinity to work beautifully with anything with that glow,” says Eiseman.

Emerald Green | KitchAnn Style

Emerald Green | KitchAnn Style

Emerald Green | KitchAnn Style

Emerald Green | KitchAnn Style

Emerald Green | KitchAnn Style

The fashion world seems to have embraced the color, especially with celebrities Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Elizabeth Moss looking fabulous in jewel-colored gowns. The reaction from Interior Designers seems to be mixed.

Are you on board or will your color choices tend to shift a different direction?

Auspicious, Superstitious or Doomed

12.12.12 KitchAnn Style

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 is the last consecutive number date sequence of the century.

It’s considered a lucky day for Birthdays and Weddings – at least the wedding industry in my view.

Some believe the doomsday December 21, 2012 should have been interpreted as December 12,  2012.

Others believe December 12, 2012 is a day of spiritual awakening.
As if a marker was set so that you would look to this time and awaken to the potential of the era that would follow.

Numerologists also say December 12, 2012 is a great day to start a business and make investments.

The Pope will send his first Tweet on 12.12.12. You’ll have to ask him why he chose the date.

It’s 12.12.12 and so far nothing has happened.

LG Electronics Recalls Electric Ranges

LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea has recalled about 161,000 electric ranges sold at home centers and appliance retailers from 2006 to June 2010 due to risk burners will not turn off and/or the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use.

The affected US model numbers are as follows: LRE30451, LRE30453, LRE30755, LRE30757, and LRE30955ST.
Canadian models: LSB5611, LSB5682, LSC5622, LSC5633, LSC5674, LSC5683, LST5601, LST5651

The recalled ranges have serial numbers starting with 512, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, and 906. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label that can be seen by opening the storage drawer at the base of the unit.

LG range recall | KitchAnn Style News

If your range is part of the recall,  call LG Electronics  toll-free at (855) 400-4638, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday to schedule your Free in-home repair. In Canada, call (866) 940-6508.

LG range recall | KitchAnn Style