Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I have one heck of a sweet tooth and for some reason nursing a little one only makes it worse.  Last weekend I made a super yummy, super easy frozen treat; Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches.  I am the first to admit that I am not the chef of the house, I leave that to Ben, but this looked simple enough.  

What you need!
1 pkg of Jell-O instant pudding (I used chocolate)
1 cup cold milk (I used skim)
1-1/2 cups Cool Whip topping
16 Graham Crackers broken in half (32 squares)

Make it!
Beat pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk, 2 mins. Pudding will be thick. Stir in Cool Whip.
Spoon onto 16 graham cracker squares. Top each with second square to make a sandwich & press together gently.  Place in shallow pan and cover
Freeze 2 hours or until frozen.
110 Calories per serving.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Kitchen of the Week

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  The weather was beautiful here so we spent a lot of time outdoors.  My babies always sleep better when their days are full of fresh air.  How fun is this kitchen?  Green chalkboard paint over a good portion of the walls.  And that salvaged door? Love it.

And of course Fridge Coasters to match!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pinners anonymous

Like most people in America right now, we are addicted to Pinterest.  Thats right, I said WE.  I've been on it for a while but I recently encouraged Ben to check it out so he could promote Fridge Coaster.  He secretly loves it.  He started out just pinning Fridge Coaster pictures but its gone way beyond that.  Check out our boards here & here and if you like what you see go ahead and become a follower :)  Here are some of our favorite pins so far...............

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kitchen of the week

Don't you love this chevron tile backsplash?  I do!!  In fact I've been a little obsessed with the chevron pattern for a while now.......

So it's no surprise that we added it to our print line up.  My favorite combination is mixing the gray and yellow!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fridge Coaster giveaway!!

Happy Monday!!  I hope everyone had a great weekend. We have partnered with Crystal Genes Photography for a Fridge Coaster giveaway.  Crystal ordered some Fridge Coasters a couple of weeks back and loved them.  See her review of the product and more details on the giveaway here.

Crystal did all of this with one original shelf pack and one large crisper bin pack!

She is a pretty amazing photographer.  Check out these pics she did for us when Beckett was just 6 months old......

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Big Chill

Looking for a new fridge to put your Fridge Coasters in?  Why not try one of these retro inspired refrigerators from a company called The Big Chill. They look old on the outside but are pretty standard on the inside.  Sure to be a conversation starter in any kitchen.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Do they fit in my fridge?

We get this question a lot and the answer is, yes they do! Do you have a GE, LG, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Samsung, Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, Kenmore, Amana, Maytag, or Sub Zero ect. that looks like........ 

Then Fridge Coasters will fit somewhere in your refrigerator.  All coasters (door bin, original shelf & crisper bin) have perforations on them so you can break off extra material for a snug fit no matter what style/model refrigerator you have.  Give them a whirl and see for yourself.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Recycle it!

Did you know that Fridge Coasters are made from 30% post consumer product?  In other words; they are made from recycled material which makes Fridge Coasters, and its packaging, 100% recyclable. So when it's time to re-order your Fridge Coasters, make sure you throw your used ones straight into the recycling bin.  Here are 8 other common household items that I bet you didn't know you could recycle:

1. Wine Corks: If you can’t bear to throw away wine corks and tuck them away in a drawer for some craft project that will never materialize, here’s a tip: send them to Yemm Hart Green Materials of Missouri. They’ve started an experimental wine cork-recycling program that processes the old bottle stoppers into lovely, environmentally friendly cork floor and wall tiles. Eventually, they hope to actually pay people for their corks, but for now, do it out of the kindness of your heart. Check out these five other creative reuses for old wine corks.
2. Books, DVDs, and CDs: Most people don’t toss their used books, DVDs and CDs in the trash, but buying new consumes unnecessary resources (and a lot of cash), so why not trade your old ones for something that’s new to you? Swaptree.com is a cool Web site that allows you to essentially keep a constantly fresh, rotating selection of reading material, movies, and music for zero dollars. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Just sign up, list your unwanted stuff, and choose the items you’d like to receive. Then, you simply complete the swap through the mail. Easy!
3. Shoes: They’ve been through a lot, from dog poop at the park to downpours on the trail. It wouldn’t exactly be charitable to donate your grimy, rough-looking trainers, but a landfill isn’t the answer, either. Nike is happy to take your rubber-soled shoes—no matter who made them—and recycle them into new athletic surfaces like basketball courts and running tracks. Find your nearest dropoff location at the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe Web site.
4. Foam Packing Peanuts :Nobody with eco-minded tendencies likes receiving a package full of polystyrene packing peanuts. They’re made from petroleum, and aside from that, they’re just plain annoying and hard to get rid of. Instead of sending them back out to be somebody else’s problem, give them to people who actually want them: EPS recyclers. Polystyrene packing peanuts and molded foam cushioning can either be dropped off at a local location if you have one or sent in the mail.

5. Carpet :Whether it was ripped out of a flooded room or just saw more than its fair share of pet stains and baby vomit, old carpet can be pretty gross. Unfortunately, getting rid of unwanted carpet isn’t always easy, but if you’re lucky, you might just have a carpet reclamation company in your area. Check out the map at CarpetRecovery—you could be able to give that shaggy rug new life as composite lumber, roofing shingles, railroad ties, or automotive parts.
6. Holiday Lights :You want the green cred—and lower utility bills—of LED holiday lights, but just can’t justify buying new ones yet. That’s cool, use what you have, but when those old strands give up the ghost, send them off to HolidayLEDs to be recycled and you’ll get more than just do-gooder satisfaction. They’ll gift you with a 15-percent-off coupon for anything on their site, so you can get the twinkly LED lights of your dreams.
7. Bras :Maybe you’ve grown out of purple polka dots (figuratively) or grown out of your old size (literally) but either way, don’t toss that bra. Most of us take a selection of clean undergarments for granted, but there are plenty of people in need. Bosom Buddy Recycling will take your old bras and give them to deserving women around the country including women’s shelters, transitional housing, and breast cancer-survivor support groups.
8. Prescription Medication:Our water has a drug problem, and as a result, we’re all taking in way more medication than we bargained for. Drinking water in many major metropolitan areas is contaminated with all kinds of pharmaceuticals—from antibiotics to antidepressants—and it’s not just the result of them passing through our bodies. Instead of flushing your prescription meds down the toilet, donate drugs that are still usable. Not every state has a recycling/redistribution program or allows patients to donate directly, but it’s worth a shot. Check out the list at NCSL.
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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kitchen of the Week

I L.O.V.E. a white kitchen.  Looks so clean and fresh.  This kitchen seems pretty classic but the modern details in the open shelving update it quite nicely.

I think our turquoise Fridge Coasters would be the perfect finishing touch inside the refrigerator in this kitchen.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

We've come along way: 2011 recap

2011 was a year of tremendous growth for Fridge Coaster.  My husbands idea evolved from weekly trips to Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears & local appliance stores to test fit the product and get the sizing absolutely perfect.  So much R&D that he was known as "that Fridge Coaster guy" at our local Lowe's. To an actual prototype that we could feature and test with a wide audience.  We participated in various shows and festivals, including the Herndon Festival and Market Day at Baxter Village, to get the product in people's hand and get constructive feedback from our customers.  We really listened and from there we introduced exciting patterns and colors to our coasters.  We were lucky enough to make contact with some national retailers and pitch our product; news on that front to be announced soon :). We also launched our online store, www.fridgecoaster.com, where customers can customize what color combination they want in their fridge.  Below is a photo timeline of 2011......
First test fit template

Original sizes

Our first logo

Our first attempt at packaging. We thought it looked pretty good.

Our first samples of prints & colors.  This was the turning point!!!

So much better!

This is why you need Fridge Coasters.  Look at that mess they cleaned up for you!

New Crisper/Shelf coaster in an actual customers fridge

We got a QR!!

New sizes with perforations to custom fit any refrigerator

Updated logo

Market Day @ Baxter Village. Awesome turnout.  First show where we featured prints & colors!

Testing, testing

And more testing to make sure we have a product that truly does what it says. It DOES!!

New label and packaging

2012 is off to a great start and we can't thank everyone enough that has participated in our start up.  The support is truly overwhelming and we appreciate everyones contributions!!  This is just the beginning. Exciting things are happening so stay tuned........