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Big Break 2016 - Top 5 Finalists!

The big break contest is in full swing, and has already been narrowed down to 5 finalists! We have:  Pete Siner, a native Rhode Islander, who is an independent artist, using his words, vocals and original sound to make a splash here in the ocean state. His song,‘Burn it down’, is an uplifting soft rock song about pursuing your goals.  Moment of Clarity (also known as MOC) is an alternative rock band originating in the Fall River, Massachusetts area. The band features; vocalist Marriah Cram, bassist Ashtyn Haskins, drummer Ashton Rock, and guitarists Nate McShane and Benjamin Fraizer. They will be performing their original song ‘ Not my Hero’ which is a song about empowering woman to be strong on...

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Good Mornings App

One of our staff members took this screen shot the other night. It’s called the “Good Mornings App” and according to the information listed in the App Store: “Wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day!  Good Mornings is a smart alarm clock that finds the optimal time to wake you up, keeps track of your sleep quality, and notifies you if you have a sleep debt. HOW IT WORKS Every night we go through different phases of sleep - from light to deep. The secret to waking up rested and feeling more energetic and alert upon awakening is to wake up during a period of your lightest sleep. Good Mornings uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to monitor your movements while you...

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What's Happening at Cardi's this Week?

  Here at Cardi's we love to get involved with the community. Whether it's collecting gifts for Toys for Tots or loading trucks for a food drive, we lend a helping hand whenever possible! Right now, we are partnering with The Rhode Show for our annual Big Break contest. A local artist (or group) can enter to win a professionally recorded music video produced by NiRoPe Studios, which will be aired during American Idol, and also have the opportunity to perform live at the Lighthouse Bar at Twin River.  Last year's winner, Kevin Herchen, has really benefited from his win. I spoke with him recently, and he told me that he was able to leave his day job and just play...

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Interior Design Trends of 2016

Trends come and go and 2016 is bringing in some new ones. There are a few that stand out, like mis-matched cabinets, fireplaces, tech-less living rooms and the one that hits closest to “home”; formal dining rooms.  Studies have confirmed that there are scientific benefits to having family dinners. Sharing regular dinners has shown to lower rates of substance abuse, depression, and children have higher grade point averages and self esteem.  Everyone is busy with work and school and making time is tough, here are some tips for making dinner happen: Make themed meal nights: Having something that everyone looks forward to, and is easy, is a great way to get everyone to the table. Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday...

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Cardi’s Furniture partners with h.a. Fisher Homes for Reynolds Farm

h.a. Fisher Homes and Cardi’s Furniture have partnered to furnish three model homes at Reynolds Farm in North Kingstown. Reynolds Farm is a community of more than 200 homes that is being created off of Post Road. It is designed and built by h.a. Fisher Homes, Rhode Island’s exclusive Woman-Centric homebuilder. The first three model homes of Reynolds Farm, furnished by Cardi’s Furniture, furniture design by Jody Disarro (Cardi’s Furniture, Rt. 2 West Warwick) are now open to the public for tours & viewing! In addition, Cardi’s is offering exclusive design services for homebuyers of Reynolds Farm. “We are thrilled to partner with Cardi’s. Not only do we respect their successful family business, we appreciate that they have fully embraced the...

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