16
Dec 14

Get a Free $50 Miskelly Gift Card This Christmas

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If you’re looking to pick up the perfect gift for the grilling or chilling type this Christmas, Kamado Joe Grills and YETI Coolers at Miskelly Furniture are sure to make this holiday season a happy one! In need of beautiful furniture or accessories to make your house a home? That’s even better.

During the month of December, you will receive a FREE Miskelly gift card for $50 with the purchase of either a Kamado Joe Grill or a YETI Cooler, our most popular Christmas gifts!

Kamado Joe Grill

Kamado Joe Grill

Haven’t heard of Kamado Joe Grills? Get ready to be wowed. Unlike your typical grill, these are ceramic, meaning they offer quality and versatility. You’ll no longer be stuck trying to demystify the methods of cooking in many ways on one, basic appliance. This ceramic grill can smoke, sear, and even bake with ease. They also come with a lifetime warranty, so your grill is a gift that will please year after year!

Yeti Coolers are perfect for summer.

YETI Coolers

As all seasoned grillmeisters know, a hot grill requires cold drinks. YETIs are indestructible and made to keep ice for days. They’re the most respected name in portable coolers. Let’s put it this way: their Tundra model is grizzly bear proof! Literally. These coolers are great for cookouts, fishing, hunting, and even making sure that pecan pie makes it to Christmas dinner in one piece. Ask around — you can’t beat a YETI Cooler!

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Whether you think your friends or family will have more fun with a grill or a cooler, we’re sure they will be pleased. And don’t forget… when you buy either one of these most excellent Christmas gifts, you’ll receive a free $50 gift certificate to our store! That’ll go a long way towards a little shopping for your favorite furniture.

So come see us and let us help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Merry Christmas!

*Wanna see the fine print? Buy any Kamado Joe Grill or YETI Cooler through December 31st, 2014 and receive a $50.00 Miskelly gift certificate. No exclusions apply. Previous purchase excluded. Gift certificate does not expire.

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12
Dec 14

Miskelly’s Second Season of Giving Recipient

Second Season of Giving Delivery

Second Season of Giving Delivery

After a house fire in Jackson last month, the Jones family was left without any belongings except a purse. To add to the tragedy, their home of 32 years didn’t have renter’s insurance, so they truly lost everything.

The Jones family was nominated in Miskelly’s Season of Giving campaign. In partnership with WLBT, the campaign encourages the community to submit nominations for individuals or families in need. Recipients are selected to receive furniture and Miskelly’s delivers it before Christmas.

The Jones’ Season of Giving nominee quoted “After 19+ years working as my housekeeper, I can completely in good faith nominate the Jones family to be deserving of all the help we can give them. Elaine Jones is so hardworking and has helped me raise my three children with Christian values.”

Miskelly Furniture feels very strongly about giving back to the community, and we hope this new furniture helps the Jones’ get back on their feet.

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Miskelly's Season of Giving 2014

Miskelly’s Season of Giving 2014


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Dec 14

Miskelly’s Season of Giving 2014 – First Recipient

Miskelly's Season of Giving 2014

Miskelly’s Season of Giving 2014

Miskelly Furniture feels very strongly about giving back to the community. Several years ago we recognized that there are people in our local area in need. We then began our Season of Giving promotion in which people submit nominations for individuals or families. Miskelly’s, in partnership with WLBT, select recipients to receive furniture and Miskelly’s delivers it to the recipient’s before Christmas.

Our first recipient this year is John Wayne Blough II, a retired EMT with the former Rankin General Hospital and a retired fireman with the Pearl Fire Department.

“Like Lilly, bless her heart, she’s never had a dresser that would stay together,” John Wayne said, referring to his daughter. This, from a man who’s slept in a chair the past three years. And–despite being out of work after forcing to retire due to health issues–he’s giving back to the community and making a positive impact.

“Now we’ve got a queen size bed. It’s going to take me a good while to get used to that because I’ve been sleeping in a chair for so long,” said John Wayne. “I thank God everyday since I got that phone call. It’s unbelievable.”

He’s immersed himself in the ministry “COWBOYS”, an image of his family and his beliefs: Christ. Outstanding. Work. Benefiting. Our. Youth. Studied.

Miskelly Furniture hopes what we’ve delivered will work well for him and his family. We’re happy that he’ll be able to sleep on a queen size bed. He’s given back to his local community and we’re proud to give back to him.

Watch the WLBT Video:

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24
Nov 14

Gearing Up for Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner! This is a special time of year to remember the true meaning of Christmas, spend with family, and give back to others.

It’s also a fun time to decorate your home for the holidays. You know you’ll need a tree, wreath, and a festive mantel… but what’s the best way to pull the colors and themes all together? Miskelly Furniture has compiled five holiday home ideas for decorating and creating a joyful, holiday atmosphere.

1. Compliment Your Home’s Decor - Focus on the colors you already have in your home, and select complementary colors that bring out the seasonal feeling. If your home has warm colors, choose golds and reds for decorations rather than icy white and silver. Keep with the feeling of your home for a harmonious decor.

2. Add Decorative Christmas trees - If you visit Miskelly’s any November and December, you’ll see a wide variety of gorgeous, sparkly, decorative trees. These are perfect as centerpieces to place on a table or sideboard. They’re also great as floor decor, particularly by the fireplace.

Choose your favorite that will work well in your home. Here are a few at Miskellys:

3. Enhance Your Home with Ribbons and Bows - Almost any “Christmas-y” look requires ribbons or bows. If you find a ribbon that you particularly like, use colors for the decorating scheme you’ve chosen throughout your home. Bows are inexpensive, and easy to find and decorate with.

4. Create a Welcoming Holiday Atmosphere - To put guests in the Christmas spirit when they walk into your home, burn a scented candle at the front entrance. This instantly creates that warm and fuzzy atmosphere we all know and love. Use scents like gingerbread cookies, apple spice, or pine. Oils and air fresheners work, as well.

5. Choose the Right Gift Wrapping Paper - There are tons of gift wrapping papers out there, so wouldn’t it be smart to pick the one that best fits your tree and the overall room? First ask yourself: Do I have colored or white lights on the tree? Am I decorating primarily with reds, greens, golds, or silvers?

When deciding on a wrapping paper(s) that will be prominently seen under the tree, keep your decorating scheme in mind so you can choose colors and patterns wisely.

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Miskellys also wants to throw in a few recipes (because it wouldn’t be the holidays without food!) If you’re having guests over or attending get-togethers, here are a few easy and tasty recipes perfect for a big crowd:

Bacon-Wrapped Cocktail Sausages

  • 1 14-oz. package little smokies
  • 12-oz. package lean bacon
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar

Preheat your oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Strip the bacon into thirds. Wrap 1/3 of each slice of bacon around each sausage and secure with a toothpick and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining sausages and bacon. Sprinkle brown sugar over sausages and bake at 325°F for 40-45 minutes or until bacon has cooked and is starting to brown. Yummy!

Bacon-Wrapped-Little-Smokies-2Peppermint Bark

  • Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
  • 2 pounds white chocolate
  • Peppermint flavorings (optional)

Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.) Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces.

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Chili Cheese Dip

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can  (15 oz.) chili (any variety)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions

Heat oven to 350°F. Spread cream cheese onto bottom of ovenproof baking dish. Top with chili and cheddar cheese. Then, top with tomatoes and onions. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until dip is heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

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Miskelly Furniture wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram @MiskellyFurniture

If you would like to nominate a family for this year’s Season of Giving, click here to complete the form and tell us their story.


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Nov 14

Miskelly’s Season of Giving 2014

Miskelly's Season of Giving 2014

Miskelly’s Season of Giving 2014

It’s that time of year again! It’s Miskelly’s Season of Giving.

Miskelly Furniture feels very strongly about giving back to the community. Several years ago we recognized that there are people in our local area in need. We then began our Season of Giving promotion in which people submit nominations for individuals or families. Miskelly’s, in partnership with WLBT, select recipients to receive furniture and Miskelly’s delivers it to the recipient’s before Christmas.

Take a look at our 2013 Season of Giving recipients:

At Miskelly’s, Mississippi matters. To stay up-to-date with Season of Giving, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture

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09
Nov 14

Miskelly Facebook Fans Win Mistletoe Marketplace Tickets

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Miskelly Furniture loves to reward our Facebook fans with awesome prizes, and this week we wanted to put them in a holly jolly mood by giving everyone a chance to win tickets to Mistletoe Marketplace 2014!

We’re happy to announce that Cathi DeLoach and Mandy Jordan each won a set of Mistletoe tickets. All they had to do was click to enter on our Facebook page, and that was it! Miskelly hopes we made their spirits brighter by giving away this fun prize.

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Cathi DeLoach

Mandy Jordan

Mandy Jordan

Presented by The Junior League of JacksonMistletoe Marketplace is a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition. The 34th annual event takes place on November 5 – 8, 2014 at the Mississippi Trade Mart. This holiday shopping extravaganza features various types of businesses from all over. Shoppers can purchase gifts ranging from jewelry to clothing to food. It’s one of the most exciting holiday events in central Mississippi!

The Junior League of Jackson is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Congratulations again to Cathi and Mandy on winning tickets to Mistletoe Marketplace. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture so you can enter our next contest (coming very soon!)

 


04
Nov 14

A Prayer for Veteran’s Day: Miskelly Furniture

A Prayer for Veteran’s Day:

Dear Lord,
Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.

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Miskelly Furniture wishes everyone a safe and happy Veteran’s Day.


04
Nov 14

Howard Miskelly – Veterans Day at Miskelly’s

Howard Miskelly

Howard Miskelly

Howard Miskelly didn’t have an ordinary 18th birthday that most teenagers have today.

On July 17, 1943, Howard Miskelly’s birthday gift was a trip to Ripley, MS to register for the draft. He and his father were prepared for a day they would never forget.

“It was a strange feeling as I entered the court house to meet with Mr. Jones, who was the Chairman of that Draft Board. Something happened that day that will stay with me forever.”

Mr. Jones said told Howard that since he was an only son and they were farmers, he could give him a six month deferment. His father quickly said, “We don’t want a deferment. We want to do our part now, don’t we Bud?” With this statement he gave Howard a little punch and said, “Ain’t that right, Bud?” Howard responded, “Of course, Dad.”

Howard didn’t have much time to pack for the tough journey ahead. He was inducted into the Army the following month at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and from there he went to Texas for basic training.

After basic training he was sent to Louisiana for 30 straight days of maneuvers. He was chosen to be a replacement for the 102nd Infantry Division, and before he knew, Howard was on his way to England and France.

Needless to say, this was not an as easy task for Howard. At the ripe age of 19, he was spending his days in the cold night, trying to preparing for what could come next.

The 102nd Division, Howard’s division, fought in Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He even signed on for extra duty and was later stationed in Czechoslovakia, where he carried in his shirt pocket a New Testament. It had a beautiful, stainless steel cover given to him by his aunt as a going away present. On the cover were the words, “May this keep you safe from harm.”

To this day, Howard has his New Testament which is now 66 years old. “This plus God Almighty brought me back to Falkner, Mississippi in April 1946. God did not stop there. He gave me a wonderful wife and five, fine children and we have lived happily ever since,” said Howard.


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Oct 14

6 Quick Tips to Stay Healthy this Cold & Flu Season

Tips to Stay Healthy this Cold & Flu

We love winter for many reasons: hot chocolate, cozy sweatshirts, crackling fires, and of course—the holly jolly Christmas spirit. But some of the not-so-enjoyable things that come with colder weather are runny noses, coughing, or worse–the flu. Eek!

Now is the time of year to ward off the very real threat of colds, flu, and other scary winter germs lurking on every doorknob, in every bathroom, and on every grab rail. When temperatures drop and windows and doors stay shut, viruses can thrive indoors. If your immune system isn’t up to the task, you’re likely to catch the latest bug to hit town. This means less energy, the possibility of health complications, and just plain ole feeling awful. Or the worst all of possible worlds… not being able to shop or decorate your home!

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So how do you protect yourself? Miskelly Furniture has compiled a list of measures you can take—and what you should avoid—to stay healthy this cold and flu season. Put these 6 tips to use so you can be healthy and happy this winter:

Tip #1) Get a flu shot.  The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu and its complications. It also helps prevent spreading the infection from person to person. So roll up your sleeve—word is this season there will be plenty to go around.

Anyone who wants to reduce the chance of getting the flu should consider getting the flu shot, but if the mere thought of that gives you the heebie jeebies, try the nasal-spray version of the vaccine – FluMist. FluMist can be used in children and adults, ages 2 – 49.  This vaccine even provides protection against an additional influenza strain.

Click here to learn more about the 2014-2015 Flu Season from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Tip #2) Wash your hands.  Simple soap-and-water hand washing is an easy and effective way to stay healthy this winter (and year-round.) To keep illness at bay, this is especially important to do at restaurants, stores, workplaces, schools, and any other public place. Soap and water is readily available, and washing your hands only takes 20 seconds!

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Tip #3) No touchy.  Cold and flu germs are easily passed through hand-to-hand contact, so any way you can avoid touching public objects—such as a communal pen at the bank—will cut your risk. Having your own supply of pens and other communal-type items might just keep you from picking up a virus.

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Tip #4) Keep hand sanitizer with you.  When soap isn’t near, hand sanitizers are your next best option. These products nearly eliminate germs. Just buy a little bottle to keep in your purse or car, squirt out enough gel so your hands still feel damp after rubbing them together for 10 to 15 seconds, and voilà! Bye, bye germs.

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Tip #5) Take a daily multivitamin.  Look for one with 100% of the recommended daily values of vitamins A, B6, B12, C, and D, and the minerals chromium, copper, folic acid, selenium, calcium, and zinc. Take your multi during a meal so you can absorb the nutrients better; a glass of water will help the pill dissolve.

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Tip #6) Turn in.  Getting enough sleep is the most important thing to do this season. Why? Because any other precautions you take against cold or flu—the right supplements, hand washing, even vaccinations—won’t offer the same protection if your body’s too tired to use them properly. When you get a good night’s sleep, your body produces a higher amount of flu-fighting antibodies. So rest up!

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Keep this as your “Winter Stay-Healthy Guide” from Miskelly’s to remember what you can do to avoid colds and/or the flu this season!

To see our beautiful furniture and accessories and stay up-to-date with more tips and news, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture


24
Oct 14

Miskelly Furniture Partners With MiracleHome

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Would you like to contribute to a good cause and be eligible to win a beautiful home in Ridgeland, Mississippi? Get your ticket for 2014 Batson MiracleHome Project!

Tickets are now on sale for the Batson MiracleHome Project, presented by Trustmark National Bank. Friends of Children’s Hospital has started construction on their newest MiracleHome Project, and Miskelly Furniture is participating by staging the home with gorgeous furniture!

MiracleHome staged with furniture from Miskellys

MiracleHome staged with furniture from Miskellys

Constructed by Scott Shoemaker of Shoemaker Homes in The Enclave at Towne Center in Ridgeland, this house will feature 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large bonus room upstairs and a large, open floor plan with outdoor porch and kitchen area. Because Miskelly Furniture wants to make it feel like home when visitors walk in, we staged the house with stunning furniture and accessories.

Ridgeland Chamber President Mark Petro, Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee, Friends President Leigh Reeves, Trustmark Executive Vice President George Gunn and MiracleHome builder Scott Shoemaker cut the first board for framing of the 2014 MiracleHome.

Ridgeland Chamber President Mark Petro, Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee, Friends President Leigh Reeves, Trustmark Executive Vice President George Gunn and MiracleHome builder Scott Shoemaker cut the first board for framing of the 2014 MiracleHome.

Best of all, you could win this amazing home! Friends of Children’s Hospital is selling 6,000 of the printed tickets by the December 6th giveaway date. The winner will be drawn live on WJTV. So purchase your $100 raffle ticket today for a chance to win the MiracleHome or one of their other fabulous secondary prize packages!

There’s more great news — you don’t have to wait until December for a chance to win. Take advantage of the Early Bird Drawing and enter by Friday, October 31st for a chance to win:

  • Accessory gift certificate – $1,000 value
  • Flat screen TV console – $900 value
  • Solid wood curio cabinet – $700 value

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Friends of Children’s Hospital MiracleHome committee works throughout the year with a volunteer builder to construct a home using donated materials and sells raffle tickets for a chance to win the home for $100 each. The project was created in 2003 with The Home Builder’s Association of Jackson and is annually presented by Trustmark National Bank.

Get your MiracleHome ticket today and support Mississippi’s only children’s hospital!

Stay up-to-date and follow Miskelly Furniture on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture. You can also find Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children on Facebook and Twitter!