Category Archives: Outdoor

35 Years & 3 Bird Babies

KD2ndBornNature decided to celebrate our 35th Anniversary week by gifting us three baby hatchlings. We’ve been celebrating all week and it kicked off on June 8th, 2015 when the two of the three baby killdeer we’ve been watching were born in our front garden area. Two were born on the 8th. The last one hatched on the night of the 9th. We didn’t get a picture of the last one….they move fast once they hatch! What a nice surprise for us to start off our anniversary week!


We were concerned because when they were born they weren’t moving much. By the afternoon the two babies were running around the parking lot, with their parents freaking out every time someone came near them….and of course everyone came near. We were like the paparazzi snapping the best shots we could of the new babies, Aggressive  Appliances’ version of the royal babies. They are so tiny and camouflaged perfectly within the mulch. It is amazing how the dad and mom bird threw themselves on the ground faking being injured to keep anyone and everyone away from their newly hatched offspring. We have all watched and fallen in love with these little ones.KillDeerBabyParentThe first morning the two that hatched were following mom or dad around our little retention pond. You’d never know they were just born. The 3rd hatchling finally arrived Tuesday night after all the cameras had been put away. We sure were happy they chose our place to start their little family. What a special treat for all of us who got to watch them every day and those who have visited us throughout the past weeks and noticed them.


Such sweet, tiny, fragile creatures that despite storms, people walking by, and generally a tough environment…survived. It was a privileged treat for all who came by to watch nature in action.  We’ve heard they tend to nest in the same area. So we will be looking out for our adopted family in the coming years. We wish them well on their life journey.

“Avengers Assemble!”

Marvel_LogoMention Marvel and super heroes, comic books, and refrigeration may come to mind, at least for me they do. With the new Avengers movie out I can’t help but imagine combining “Marvels” and hosting my own “Marvel” outdoor theme party. Take a walk into my daydream of streaming movies on Netflix and having not one, but TWO types of beer on tap in a Marvel twin tap outdoor beer dispenser. The Marvel dispensing a stream of beer while Netflix streams Marvel movies, theme complete! To be fair, they aren’t pronounced the same. But work with me here….I’m going for effect!AGA_Outside-Cover_Final-1024x768

Marvel (as in AGA-Marvel) has a dual tap beer dispenser that (like a superhero) can transform from a beer tap into a refrigerator and back again! There are “stow-on-board” shelves that convert it seamlessly into a refrigerator. The unit can be built-in or portable. So if you need to move it closer to you but are too relaxed to move, a little push in your direction will take care of your need easily and effortlessly. Or, just lounge by the bar if you prefer it be built-in. It is the only 24″ wide model currently available that can store a 1/2 keg. The temperature can be controlled between 34° and 46° F using Marvel Prime™ technology. Decide the temp and it keeps it there. Dynamic Cooling Technology™ brings the temp down quickly when loading up the unit while also keeping the inside at the temp you select, precisely and accurately.Marvel1 Forgot to close the door? An alarm will sound if/when the unit drops/rises to above/below the set temp or if the door is left open. With a close door assist and insulated cabinet, you’ll be sure that your contents are protected from excessive vibration AND outside elements. The door is made of corrosion resistant stainless to withstand the outdoors as well. And while there is little assembly required…..the only thing left to do is “assemble” YOUR team.

We have this marvelous Marvel on display at our showroom so you can physically see all these features for yourself. And even though I don’t own one, I will. One day…