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Introducing: Verona Ranges

Verona Range

We recently added a new line of professional kitchen appliances called Verona.  Verona has been manufacturing gas and electric ranges, cooktops and built-in ovens since 1958.  These professional appliances are designed and manufactured in Italy and only recently became available in North America.  Verona prides themselves on style, affordability and quality and their instant presence in the designer appliance marketplace proves their commitment to those values.  Check out these stunning, European-designed appliances and start re-imagining that dream kitchen of yours.

Grilling Season is Here!

As grilling season kicks off, we have very exciting news to share: We have added the entire line of Napoleon grills to our site! If you’re in the market for a new grill and are unaware of the Napoleon brand, I highly suggest checking them out. Napoleon is a family-owned company that has been in business for over 35 years. Their innovative technology leads the way in performance and design. With a large assortment that covers all styles and price ranges, you’re sure to find the perfect grill to complement your patio. Napoleon also offers a large range of grilling accessories, which are great for gifts or expanding your own grilling tool collection. Here is a small sample of what Napoleon grills has to offer:

Napoleon Prestige Grill w/ Rear & Side Infrared Burners     Napoleon Prestige Grill     Napoleon Ultra Chef Grill w/ Infrared Rear & Side Burner

Napoleon Freestyle Infrared Portable Grill     Napoleon Mirage Built In Grill w/ Infrared Rear Burner     Napoleon Ultra Chef Grill w/ Infrared Rear & Side Burner


Which one would you like to cook out on?

Living Direct Adopt-a-Family

wrapped presentsFor the past few years, Living Direct has been involved in the Adopt-A-Family program where families experiencing financial hardships get to provide a Christmas wish list.  A group of us led the Adopt-A-Family initiative and after having so much participation last year, we decided to choose two families this year.

Both families chosen were from the Austin area and consisted of a single mom with two children.  Personally, this is one of my favorite Give Back initiatives that we’re involved with here at Living Direct, as we have the opportunity to directly connect with a family in need.  We’re very happy and fortunate to be able to provide the Christmas that these families (especially the kids) deserve after having a tough year.  Both families that we chose were wonderful to work with and could not have been more grateful and appreciative for the help this holiday season.  It’s definitely a tear jerker to hear a mom say that she wants absolutely nothing for herself, but only for her children to have a good Christmas.

I have actually kept in touch with one of the families and feel very lucky to have met them.  They feel so blessed for all of the things they do have instead of feeling sorry for the things that they don’t.  Their optimism for 2012 is truly inspiring.  Last week I had a girl’s night out with the 14 year old daughter.  We had bought her all the wrong clothing sizes so I took her shopping and out to dinner.  It was really fun to get to know her better.  She is extremely intelligent, highly involved in bettering their community and knows exactly what she wants to do after high school and even after college.  I’m excited for her future and know she’ll end up making a difference wherever she ends up.

As this holiday season came and went, I am already looking forward to us making that phone call next year and telling a deserving family that Living Direct is going to help make their Christmas extra special!