Celebrate Mardi Gras 2013 – French Meaning Fat Tuesday

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Although the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans are the most popular, they’re far from the only city that celebrates this occasion. Dozens of cities (including ten cities in Louisiana alone) have their own Mardi Gras festivities. These celebrations include wearing throw beads, decorative masks, festive costumes and much more. The traditional colors of green, gold and purple are also staples at every celebration. If you are planning on celebrating Mardi Gras this year, there are a few things you should have to truly make this celebration special.

Yum! Delicious, isn’t it? Pictured next to this delectable King Cake, a festive food that is usually consumed during Mardi Gras celebrations, is the Mavea Filter Pitcher. You may wonder why the the Mavea Elemaris XL Purple Water Filter Pitcher is sitting next to it. You’ll need some clean filtered water to wash that delicious King Cake down and this filtered pitcher is perfect for the job. Manufactured from BPA-free plastic, this Mavea Water Filter Pitcher has a distinct design that comes in this elegant purple European style finish. It also features a Smart Meter filter change indicator for your added convenience.

During a night on the town wearing your traditional Mardi Gras beads, you will inevitably get thirsty. It will be very tempting to reach for a drink or a soda, but none of those beverages will properly hydrate your body. We suggest the Vapur Green Reflex Bottle. This completely collapsible and extremely portable water bottle can fit anywhere, which means you don’t have to carry it around. Tuck it in your bag after you finish drinking and resume the festivities.

After the celebration has ended, and you have retired your Mardi Gras mask for the year, you may be tired. Too tired to get up the next morning for work and to function throughout the day. As a result, you’ll go for the coffee. You may be surprised to discover that you’re running low on coffee filters, or even worse, completely out. This is where the Mr. Coffee Permanent Coffee Filter comes in handy.  Stop using the wasteful paper coffee filters in favor of this reusable and permanent coffee filter. It easily cleans and is dishwasher safe, making it a viable option for your home. This coffee filter will probably outlast our coffee maker! How’s that for durability?

The term “Mardi Gras” is French for Fat Tuesday. On this day, observers eat fatty, richer foods before the Lent season. Have you celebrated Mardi Gras before? Share your memories with us in the comments below.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute- Place Your Order Today!

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Ever hear the phrase “don’t wait until the last minute”? Well it’s true, especially with the holiday’s right around the corner. Last minute gift shopping and last minute runs to the grocery store can cause a big headache. It gets worse when you realize they’re out of what you need. At filtersfast.com we want to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. Here is a list of items you shouldn’t forget to order.

Refrigerator and freezer deodorizers: As the holidays approach and the leftovers pile up, having Whirlpool Refrigerator and Freezer deodorizers will keep a pleasant odor to your refrigerator and freezer while keeping your food fresh for a longer period of time. For best results, use these low cost deodorizers together to ensure that the smell from your refrigerator and freezer stays pleasant.

Air Fresheners: When the guests arrive for the holiday festivities, treat them with a pleasant smell when they walk through the door with Fresh Scents Air Filter Fresheners. They easily attach to any air filter, air conditioner filter and furnace filter providing scented air throughout your entire home. Priced at under $3, these air fresheners come in scents of fresh berries, french vanilla, mountain breeze and much more.

Range and Hood filters: Like most, you or someone you know will be doing a lot of cooking for the upcoming holiday season. Before you begin the holiday cooking however, make sure your microwave oven and range hood filters are replaced. These filters reduce smoke, grease and re-circulate filtered air back into the kitchen. From now until Thanksgiving, you can get an additional 5% off on all American Metal Filter Company range and hood filters that we offer. View our blog for more details.

Don’t wait until the last minute to order this holiday season. Place your order today and have your item delivered straight to your door.

Solar Powered Water Desalination – Portable

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Concerned about the lack of fresh drinking water in the developing world, designer Gabriele Diamanti began working on a solution to desalinate water that would be readily available to households. His solution is nothing short of remarkable. Meet the Eliodomestico which, according to gizmag.com, operates like an “upside down coffee percolator.”

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The design of the Eliodomestico consists largely of two ceramic pieces that sit on top of each other. Inside the top piece is a black container that salt water is poured into. The sun will then heat the container, turning the salt water into steam. When the pressure builds, the steam is forced down a tube into a container in the lower piece. Once inside, it condenses against the lid and collects in the basin of the container. The bottom of the container is designed to be carried on the head, which is a common practice in developing countries.

Perhaps the most remarkable part is its simplicity. The Eliodomestico, which collects about five liters of fresh water per day, would cost an estimated $50 to build with no operating costs.

With this invention, those in the developing world will be able to desalinate their own water instead of having to rely on centralized desalination plants.

This innovative design received special mention at the Well-Tech Award 2012 and was the pro winner of the Core77 Design Awards 2012 in the social impact category.