Sunday, June 28, 2009

A FANTASTIC last minute birthday gift...'s the story. My girlfriend stops by on Friday night for a glass of wine and drops on me that she "has to run because it is her BIRTHDAY!!" Luckily, I keep a stash of these darling boxed belt gift sets on hand for quick and easy giving. I whipped one out, gave her a big hug and said "I KNEW THAT! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" Once again, ready for the emergency. The best part? These gorgeous sets of 3 belts are only $30.00. Stock up on the best "quick gift ever" and be ready for any emergency today!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cocktail Friday...on SATURDAY!!

OK...after a LOOOONNNNNGGG week we missed our "Cocktail Friday" posting, but are playing catch up with "Cocktail Saturday" this week! Since I will be having girlfriends over today for a cocktail by the pool, I chose something refreshing and fun for a hot afternoon. I just love this cocktail...if you like grapes, you will enjoy this fun summer drink. Cheers!

Transfusion Cocktail

2 oz. Vodka
8 oz. Grape Juice
1 splash Ginger Ale
1 wedge Lime

Glass type: Highball or Martini
Directions: Add ice in a tall glass, mix the vodka and grape juice together and top it off with a splash of ginger ale. This yummy sparkling grape cocktail is very refreshing for a warm summer afternoon by the pool!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I Pledge Alligance...TO ALL AMERICAN GIRLS!!

New to Girly-Twirly...these darling little "All American" hair clippies will be the HIT of the 4th of July or Labor Day parade! (Although I love putting my kids in red, white and blue year round.) Made of soft sewn felt with no harmful glues, these darling clips are as comfortable to wear as they are safe. Makes a darling clip to wear any time of the year.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Check Us Out On Newsstands This Month...

Check us out on Newsstands now in the new May/June issue of Kiwi Magazine! I love this magazine for all of the great, eco-friendly kids ideas. Having 3 myself I am ultra aware of all of the junk they put into their bodies...a little help from me can't hurt!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Try A Weekend Cocktail in One Of Our New Glasses!

Here's a fabulous idea! Why not try one of our fantastic Friday Cocktail recipes in one of our NEW fabulous cocktail glasses! Choose from our new Pink Scrolls Martini Glass...or maybe our new Poolside Sipper highball glass. You will surely be lauded for your fine taste in barware.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Is it Cocktail Friday AGAIN ALREADY??!!

Whew! These weeks are just flying by....its "Cocktail Friday" again girls! This week I am featuring something super refreshing, as it is "Hotter Than Dutch Love" (as my grandmother would say) here in the Northeast today. I need a dip in the pool and about 3 of these!

Frosty Lemon Martini

1 tablespoon sugar
Lemon wedge
1 cup crushed ice
6 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored vodka (3 oz.; see notes)
2 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored liqueur (1 oz.; see notes)
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 thin strips (3 in. long) lemon peel

1) Pour sugar onto a small, rimmed plate. Rub rims of two martini glasses with lemon wedge to moisten, then dip rims into sugar to coat (see notes).
2) Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake until mixture is very cold, about 10 seconds. Strain into glasses. Garnish each with a twist of lemon peel and serve!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Coming Soon To!

Coming soon to our website...Party Favors! These great personalized gumball buckets are just one of many wonderful party favors that we will be offering. Our new party favors are perfect for Birthdays, Weddings, Bachlorette Parties, Bar Mitzphas, Bat Mitzphas, 4th of July, Baby Showers, Wedding name it! Keep watching the "Party Favor's" section on our site for the new additions.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Perfect Summer Gift...

OH MY GOODNESS...our new Melamine Plates are here, and they are TO DIE FOR!! These gorgeous plates will add an amazing PUNCH of fun to any patio table this summer. Create a bunch in all one design or mix it up (I made one in 8 different designs for our deck this summer.) Choose from Ocean Arbor (above) or....
Preppy Patchwork (above) or....

Lime Lattice (above). There are MANY more new patterns to choose from on our site sure to check them out today!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Cocktail Friday...a Throwback For My College Roomies!

This weeks "Cocktail Friday" recipe is in honor of my 3 great college roommates...Kristin, Chrissy and Mary. Nary a Friday night would pass at UMass Amherst without a Frozen Mudslide at Mike's Westview Cafe. Needless to say, nary a Friday would pass without a great "after 10 Mudslides" story!! In honor of Chrisbo, Kristin and Maisy I raise my frozen glass to you and say, "Cheers!"

World's Best Frozen Mudslide

1 1/2 oz
Vodka (Absolut)
1 1/2 oz
Bailey's irish cream
1 1/2 oz
8 cubes
1 1/2 oz
1 scoop
Vanilla ice-cream (Häagen-Dazs makes it best!!)
2 scoops
Chocolate ice-cream (Häagen-Dazs makes it best!!)

Mixing instructions:
Begin by crushing the 8 ice cubes in a blender. When ice is finely crushed, add the remaining ingredients and blend for 45 seconds on blender's highest setting. Drizzle Chocolate syrup around your glass first, then pour Mudslide mixture into glass gently. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and serve immediately.