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Amerimar Business Centers was a life-saver when our company was going through the process of changing locations, which took much longer than expected. The staff welcomed us and was responsive to our needs by getting us up and running immediately, including phone, email and fax. And after we moved off of the Amerimar Business Centers floor we were able to continue to use their digital phone system and highly professional secretarial services.

Bill White
Co-Owner
MillerWhite, LLC

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Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Posted on: Friday, December 5, 2014

By: Karla Page

Christmas!? I know we just made it through Thanksgiving, and you are probably still working your way through your leftovers, but there’s no time to waste! You’ve got to get a jump start on Christmas so it can be all Merry and no Bah Humbugs! Make this holiday season worry-free by following this simple strategy guide.


First week of December 
1. Make a spending budget
2. General plan – Who? What? When? Where?
3. Shop for decorations
4. Put up Christmas tree & decorations - If you're short on time, keep it simple by using fewer decorations & a smaller tree!

Second week of December
1. Write & send Christmas cards
2. Start shopping for gifts - If you're on a tight budget, you can make gifts such as: baked goodies or jars that hold the ingredients for people to make their own treats!   

Third week of December
1. Plan Christmas day meal
2. Continue shopping for remaining gifts
3. Wrap gifts - Save time by using bags instead of wrapping paper!
4. Buy foods that can be stored


Last few days before Christmas
1. Precook any items possible (cookies, sides, etc.)
2. Prepare Santa treats
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Christmas day – Enjoy time with your loved ones!

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Karla Page
Amerimar Business Centers
101 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
kpage@amerimar.com

November 27th 2014

Posted on: Thursday, November 27, 2014

By: Karla Page

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted on: Friday, November 21, 2014

By: Karla Page

Running short on time to prepare Thanksgiving dinner? Perhaps the task was given to you at the last minute? No worries! Here are a few Thanksgiving recipes that are simple, yet delicious.

Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Breasts

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Ingredients:
1 (12 oz) package herb-seasoned bread stuffing mix
2 skinless boneless turkey breasts
1c chopped pecans
2 (8oz) packages dried, sweetened cranberries
2 TBSP olive oil
6 lettuce leaves
1/2c pecan halves
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
With a sharp knife, butterfly breasts open to lay flat. Place each breast between two sheets of waxed paper, and flatten with a mallet. Spread the prepared stuffing to within 1/4 inch of the edge of each breast. Sprinkle each one with chopped pecans and dried cranberries, reserving some of the cranberries for garnish. Roll up tightly in a jellyroll style, starting with the long end. Tuck in ends, and tie in sections with string, about 4 sections around the middle and one running the length of the roll to secure the ends.
Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully brown rolls on all sides.
Place skillet in oven, uncovered. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature is at 170 degrees F (78 degrees C) when taken with a meat thermometer. Do not let these get overly dry.
Allow rolls to set for 15 minutes before removing string, and slicing into 1/2 to 3/4 inch circles. Leave one roll whole, and slice the other for presentation. Stuffing will be spiraled into meat. Present on your prettiest platter on a bed of curly lettuce, and garnish by sprinkling with the remaining 1/2 cup pecan halves and the reserved dried cranberries.

 
Bread & Celery Stuffing

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Ingredients:
1 (1 lb) loaf sliced white bread
3/4c butter or margarine
1 onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 tspns poultry seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1c chicken broth
Directions:
Let bread slices air dry for 1 to 2 hours, then cut into cubes.
In a Dutch oven, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Cook onion and celery until soft. Season with poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in bread cubes until evenly coated. Moisten with chicken broth; mix well.
Chill, and use as a stuffing for turkey, or bake in a buttered casserole dish at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes.

 

Double Cranberry Sauce

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Ingredients:
1  12 oz bag fresh/frozen cranberries
1c dried cranberries
1c  pomegranate juice
1/3c mild-flavored molasses
1 TBSP finely shredded orange peel
1/4 tspn ground cinnamon
Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Cook until cranberry skins begin to burst.
Taste and add more molasses, if necessary.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Cover and chill any leftover sauce up to 2 days.

 

Other Short-Cuts:
Don't try to bake everything from scratch. You can pick up some things at the store and add your own touch to them.
Get pies from a bakery or grocery store & add whipped cream yourself and serve with fresh hot coffee.
Buy fresh or frozen dinner rolls, then wrap in foil & warm them at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Put out some fresh veggies, chips, or crackers with a delicious dip:

These recipes & ideas courtesy of:  Allrecipes.com & Betterhomes.com   (Tasted & Approved)


I welcome and encourage feedback. Just click on the title of the blog that you are intersted in, and a comment box will appear. Thank you and be sure to check back often!


Karla Page
Amerimar Business Centers
101 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
kpage@amerimar.com

A Positive Perspective

Posted on: Friday, November 14, 2014

By: Karla Page

Having a positive outlook on life can make a huge difference on both your physical and mental health. Most of us are faced with an overwhelming amount of daily stress, but that does not mean that we must let it get the best of us!
There are many small practices and changes that we can incorporate into our daily lives in order to increase the amount of positivity that surrounds us. Some of these include:

  • Practicing daily gratitude - Once a day (perhaps before bed) make a list of all the things that you are thankful for such as: family, friends, your career, or things as simple as your favorite tv show!
  • Limiting, or eliminating, watching or reading the news - Why put unnessary worries and images into your mind? 
  • Reading something - It can be educational, funny, fantasy, etc. (Anything that takes you away from the reality of life for a period of time)
  • Watching funny movies and tv shows - Laughter increases those happy chemicals in our brains!
  • Smiling - Even a forced smile could trick yourself into a better mood! Plus smiles are contagious! Spread the joy!

The important thing to remember is that we should all strive to make the best out of each day. Let's all be as happy as we can be!

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I welcome and encourage feedback. Just click on the title of the blog that you are intersted in and a comment box will appear. Thank you and be sure to check back often!

 

Karla Page

Amerimar Business Centers

101 West Ohio Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Why Shouldn't Your Office Feel Like Home?

Posted on: Friday, November 7, 2014

By: Karla Page

You spend 40 hours (or more) in your office. That is likely much more than you do in your own living room! Therefore, why not spruce that place up a bit? If you just add a few items, your office can be your sanctuary in no time!

  • Add plants, pictures of the outdoors, fish tanks, and waterfalls - Studies have actually shown that surrounding ourselves with nature and wildlife will boost our moods, as well as help us live longer!
  • Add pillows, rugs, and throw blankets - Having soft textures will create a relaxing and cozier atmosphere.
  • Incorporate bright colors! Bright colors are automatic mood lifters, and are great for alertness! The color blue is supposed to inspire you and the color red is known to help you focus.
  • Add lighting. Bring in a small desk lamp & tall floor lamps. This will lessen the use of harsh fluorescent lighting and also allow you to create different lighting schemes when needed. Ex: have a dim light you can turn on when you want to just close your eyes and clear you head for a minute, or two, or your lunch hour!
  • Play low classical music or sounds of nature. This will drown out office and equipment noise.
  • Hang inspirational, motivating, and uplifting signage and artwork. Ex: Words like smile, serenity, etc.
  • Have pictures of family and friends – Friendly, familiar faces will be comforting.

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These are just some ideas to get you started. Be creative and put your own personal touch into your workspace. It is amazing what just a few simple changes can do to the overall ambiance of a room!

 

 

I welcome and encourage feedback. Just click on the title of the blog that you are intersted in and a comment box will appear. Thank you and be sure to check back often!

 

Karla Page

Amerimar Business Centers

101 West Ohio Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

kpage@amerimar.com