Friday, February 5, 2016

Ready for Warm Weather and The Super Bowl!

If ever there is a time to be thankful that we live in Central Texas—it is now.  My body gets a chill just watching the weather channel —we may not always love the wind & fluctuating temps—we are secure in knowing that a snow plow won’t be required to exit our driveways!!

Fan of Guacamole??  Have you tried Guacamole Deviled Eggs?? With 1 packet of our Guacamole Dip Mix, 3-4 ripe avocados & 4-6 eggs, you will be treating yourself to something special. Too easy & too-o-o tasty. (Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday).

Just saw a tip to use muffin tins when baking stuffed green peppers!

If you are sure you are right, you can afford to keep quiet.

Bridal registries are on the rise—stop by to see what some lucky couples will be enjoying.

We’ll be unveiling some of the cutest shoes that have arrived..while they are open might want to snag a pair while size selection is good.. it won’t be all that long until the temps will make good use of that style.  And, if you want to add a pair of boots to your wardrobe—our stock to 40% off.

You may not know when you are well off, but the IRS certainly does.

Good to know that potatoes soaked in salt water for 20 minutes before baking will bake more rapidly.

The early worm gets the fishhook!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Latest Kitchen Gadgets Are HERE!!!

We’re all  acquainted with the saying ‘If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy’ & it seems to have invaded the ‘kitchen gadget’ arena as well.  Check out our new ‘Angry-mama’ Microwave Cleaner. Just add water & vinegar and turn the lady loose for 7 minutes.  Clever, useful & all about Mama!!

How about a ZestN’est!!  Just what you need to ‘zest’ your fruit. Safe, quick & no mess. A snap-on lid keeps zest fresh!!

Sept. 23 is deemed the first day of Fall—did you ever wonder why ‘Fall’??  
In the world of nature, leaves on many trees die & fall to the ground..about 500 years ago, when Middle English was spoken, expressions like ‘fall of the leaf’ & ‘fall of the year’ were common..thus the season ‘Fall’.  
All that we need with this season is a little cooler weather & I’m all good!

Composting fall leaves is an excellent way to improve yard & garden soils. Mixing green & brown materials  together is the basic rule.

Another recent addition to our kitchen section is the CoolGrip Microwave Caddy.  Holds 6” Bowls to 10-1/2 “ Plates..never gets hot.. Catches spills & boil-overs (Mama will be happy).

We ordered a place-setting of Fiesta’s new Sage color in their updated square design.

Gals are lovin’ the new collegiate nail polish for A&M, Baylor, TCU & Texas Tech. (It’s SO MUCH fun to find these unique items).

No way to describe the unusual wall hangings made from ceiling tins which act as frames for (in this case) colorful chickens!! Also we have one that frames a beautiful cross.

One-of-a-kind artwork!! (Christmas gift ??)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Some SWEET New Products Just Arrived!!

By reading this you will know that we managed to outmaneuver the crickets…not easily (they’re very persistent) but finally it doesn’t take quite as long to clear a path!!

Cute gift item—mugs that include a recipe for a ‘cake’ to cook in the mug in the microwave!  Include a packet of our too fun (& delish)  coffee and you’ve got a real treat for a friend! (The coffees are flavored and bear such  names as Blah-Blah-Blah, Queen Of Caffeine, Group Therapy, etc.)

Oops—I would be remiss if I didn’t mention cute coffee measuring spoons with whimsical wording…yet another gift idea!! 

OR, how about gravy ladles that offer encouragement—Pour It,  On, There’s Never Too Much Gravy! Check out all of the sassy serving pieces.

Try placing your container of ice cream in a plastic bag (push out as much air as possible) before storing in freezer.  It will keep the ice cream from being so hard. 

NEW fragrances added to our 
Tyler Candle 50% off SALE!!!

Holy Guacamole! Deviled Eggs
1 Pkt.* Guacamole Dip Mix
3-4 Ripe Avocados
4 Whole eggs in shell

Make Guacamole Dip according to package directions. Boil eggs & allow to cool. Slice eggs in half & remove yolks to mixing bowl. Mix eggs with prepared dip mix & fill empty egg halves with mixture. Chill & sprinkle with paprika before serving .  (I personally think this dip is adequate for 6 eggs). 
* At Wonderful Things.

Did you know the human head contains 22 bones?  Is that why people are sometimes called a bonehead???