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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.

Realizing how important it is for us to continue giving back to the community, we would like to donate furniture to families in need. If you would like to nominate a family, please complete the form on our website.

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

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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


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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!


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Oct 14

Just Arrived at Miskellys: Metal Wall Art

Pictures and paintings have covered walls for centuries. Isn’t it time to revitalize your home and make a bolder, more exciting statement? With Miskelly’s new metal wall art, you can do just that!

The Miskelly team is excited to carry metal wall art because we’re confident you will LOVE them. These high quality decorator pieces are absolutely stunning! They combine the edgy nature of modern sculpture with the classic–and practical–option of displaying true style on your walls.

No need to clutter the room with stand-alone decorations; simply add decorative metal wall art like these:

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Another huge perk to owning these gorgeous pieces is that you can hang them virtually anywhere. For example:

  • Hallways
  • Bedrooms
  • Living Rooms
  • Offices
  • Bathrooms

And since they’re a good size and listed at fantastic prices, Miskelly’s metal wall art would make the perfect Christmas gift for new homeowners.

No matter how you would describe your personal decorating style, Miskelly Furniture has a wide variety of options for you to choose from. If you’re ready to bring new trends to your home this fall or winter, swing by any of our locations!

Get social with us and follow Miskelly’s on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture


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Oct 14

New Glass Pieces at Miskelly Furniture

Just in at Miskelly Furniture: stunning glass pieces! You are sure to love these vibrant glass accents. If you’re looking to bring color to your home, Miskellys has the most stylish accessories to make your house a home.

The weather is getting cooler and colorful glass is a great way to bring warmth to any room. If your room is a neutral color, consider reds and other rich colors that will make the atmosphere feel all the more cozy. If you already have brightly-colored furniture or walls, try neutral decorative glass to even the tone.

Imagine one of these gorgeous glass pieces filled with candy canes or poinsettias come Christmas, or a glowing scented candle when you curl up to watch a movie on a chilly winter night.

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These unique pieces will give your home a vibrant, trendy touch in seconds.

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At Miskelly Furniture, we provide options and variety. Whether your style is classic, contemporary, rustic, retro, eclectic, or modern, we’ve got you covered. If you’re ready to bring new trends to your home this fall, swing by any of our locations shop ’til you drop. You’re sure to be pleased by the prices and selection!

Get social with us and follow Miskelly’s on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture


09
Oct 14

Win a Sealy Hybrid Mattress Set from Miskelly Furniture!

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Could you use a better night’s sleep? Do you want to win an exciting prize valued at $1299? Great news – Miskelly Furniture is giving away a Sealy Posturepedic® Hybrid Mattress Set and YOU could win!

Click HERE to Enter to Win

The all-new Sealy Posturepedic® Hybrid Mattress combines Sealy’s two best sleep technologies into one great mattress. A true half foam/half springs design gives you all the cooling comfort of gel memory foam in the top half and the deep down support you’ve come to expect from Sealy Posturepedic in the bottom half. If you’re yearning for a luxurious night’s sleep every night, you’ll find it here. This mattress set is the perfect combination of comfort and support.

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Sealy Posturepedic® Hybrid Mattress Set

It’s so simple to enter to win this fantastic prize from Miskelly Furniture! Just click here and enter your email address.

Increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest with your Facebook friends and encouraging them to enter. When your friends enter, you get bonus points. There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn, so share away!

We will announce one winner chosen at random on October 21, 2014 on our Facebook page (winner will also be contacted via email). Good luck, everyone!

Don’t forget to follow Miskelly’s on TwitterPinterest and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture


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Oct 14

Miskelly Facebook Fan Wins Free Recliner

It pays to be a Miskelly Furniture Facebook fan.

To kick off this year’s football season, we held an exciting Facebook contest to give away a high performance fabric recliner valued at $599. We were happy to make Katie Nelson’s day and announce her as our winner! She said she had been thinking about purchasing a recliner from Miskelly’s for a few months now, so it was definitely Katie’s lucky day. Congratulations!

Katie Nelson, Miskelly's Facebook Contest Winner

Katie Nelson, Miskelly’s Facebook Contest Winner

The fabric recliner is perfect for kicking back and relaxing during football games, or for a Friday night movie. No matter what the occasion, we hope Katie loves her new recliner from Miskelly Furniture!

Didn’t win? No worries – we’re always holding fun giveaways on social media, so be sure to give us a follow for your chance to win the next one. Follow Miskelly’s on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram @MiskellyFurniture