Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Click on the title to take you to the Sale!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Here is the ad.
*****#Due to Etsy's policy changes for commercial supplies I am having this sale.
*****40% OFF !! *****
Save 40% for Christmas Gifts!!
The sale is from December 6th to December 31st 2009. Please pay as you normally would and we will refund the difference. The 40% is only for the items - NOT the shipping.
Due to Etsy's new rules for commercial supplies, we will not be able to sell certain items starting in January. So, rather than moving them all over to our website, we are selling them at 40% off!
The following items are 40% off:
** MEMO PADS
** LETTER SETS
** POST CARDS
** FILE FOLDERS
The items will be moved to --
To read more of the new changes please click on the link :
Refund through PayPal.
Monday, November 30, 2009
No other purchase necessary!
These handmade little enclosures are beautiful. And they add a special little gift to let the person you send it to know you care.
On the back there is a Christmas Tea cup and a verse that will let you know how to have tea together on Christmas day even if you are miles apart
Special purchase offer....other offers do not apply.
This is like a PIF without the PIF, no gimmicks, no catch!
Just pay for the mailing and your tea holders are free.
If you would like fabulous tea to put in them - just go to
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Milk or Dark Bacon Bar Panini
Yields One Sandwich
*Panini press or waffle iron or clothes iron and cast iron pan (see tips below),
*2 Italian country bread slices about 4-5 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick,
*2 tbsp Sea salted butter,
*2 squares Vosges‘ Mo’s Milk or Dark Bacon Bar,
*2 strips of crispy bacon (optional), I love the thick sliced,
*Spread butter on all sides of the bread.
*Place bacon bar squares on one piece of bread,
followed by strips of bacon if you are using them and a sprinkle of salt.
*Place other piece of buttered bread on top and press with Panini press until golden brown.
Tips: Make sure your bread doesn’t have many gaping holes or your fillings may seep through and burn.
If you don’t have a Panini press substitute with a waffle iron as you see I did in the photos.
Or try a cast iron skillet hold with a clothes iron on top – quite the contraption I assure you.
Make sure the bread you use isn’t overly crusty or it may cut your mouth a bit when pressed.
At the same time don’t choose an overly soft bread not a good quality kind either and it won’t have the rigidity.
I suggest a crusty ciabatta or italian peasant bread.
We really play up the savory element of the bacon in this panini by adding a wonderful slice of gruyere cheese, a piece of sizzling bacon, a dollop of whole grain mustard and spear each panino with a cherry tomato and a gherkin.
Try this alternative as a fun hors d’oeuvre!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
UNIQUE LAVENDER COOKIES GREETING CARD SET with A RECIPE CARD - GIFT CARDS and ORGANIC LAVENDER for COOKIES
Has a cookie exchange under Taste. Page 66
My Lavender Cookies Recipe Gift Card Set is featured.
The link shows that I am sold out - put please check my
store under gifts for more copies of this set.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
These hand made mitt clips are so beautiful but also handy and so very useful.
The first picture is of the clips for this add.
Your children or you will never lose mitts again.
And you could use them also -- when dealing with children out side or shopping -- never worry about putting your gloves down and forgetting them or dropping them!!
They made a wonderful gift for people of all ages.
This set is made with clear industrial strength clips.
The elastic used in this set is red.
And there is a snow flake button or a winter button sown on the end by the clip.
The snow flake and color of clip may very.
By using the elastic I have made it easier to take off or put on your mitts or gloves.
TO USE - just attach one end to the cuff of your coat, snowsuit or jacket and attach the other end to the cuff of the mittens or gloves
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Head on over on this link and enter now
Baking is a tradition on Halloween, and aside from the cookies and cupcakes, there are other recipes which can be used to make the occasion even more special.
Instead of regular cookies how about ghost cookies? Using your favorite cookie recipe, you can shape the cookies into little ghosts. Your kids can decorate them with different color icing, or use M&M’s right after they are taken out of the oven.
Here is a great recipe for brownies shaped into ghosts. Make the brownies as you normally would, then before they cool, cut a ghost shape using a paring knife. Then melt white chocolate and using a piping bag, make the outline of the ghost on the brownie. After it has cooled you can pipe in the eyes and mouths, using any color frosting you choose.
If you’d like to make bat cakes, simply follow the steps to make a chocolate cake. Place the prepared ingredients onto a baking sheet. When the cake is finished, you can cut out bats with a paring knife. Set them aside to cool. Melt some dark chocolate and pipe in their eyes and noses. In fact, you can use dark chocolate to make the bat wings and attach them to either side of the bat cakes. Your kids will be in chocolate heaven!
Halloween is a time of costume making and preparing special treats. It’s the one time of the year in which kids are allowed to not only help in making treats, but consuming them as well. Whatever treats you prepare on Halloween will be handed down to your kids, and their kids. So have a great time and enjoy the day with your family on the “sweetest” day of the year.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Bobbing for Apples – A classic Halloween party game has always been bobbing for apples, however some kids don’t like putting their face in the water or don’t want to mess up the make up that took a long time to perfect. One variation of this game is to tie the stems of the apples to varied lengths of string and then hang them up. Then the people have to put their hands behind their back and try to take a bite out of the apple. You can also play the game using marshmallows.
Mummy Wrap Up – Divide guests into small groups. Provide them each with a roll or two of toilet paper and see who can use the tissue paper to wrap up one of their teammates the fastest. The first one to complete their mummy using the entire roll wins.
Jack-o-Lantern Faces – Hang a picture of a jack-o-lantern on the wall and have matching face pieces cut out of black paper for the eyes, nose and mouth. Place sticky-tack on the back of the pieces. Blindfold each player when it is their turn and play the same as pin the tail on the donkey except players put the eyes, nose and mouth on the pumpkin face. Younger children can do just the mouth, while older children and adults can do the entire face for more of a challenge.
Ghost Hunters – Cut out several paper ghosts and divide the players into two groups. Have one team hide the ghosts around the room. The other team has to hunt down the ghosts. Play continues until all ghosts are found. The team that hunts the most ghosts wins.
Ghost Bowling – Collect ten empty one or two liter soda pop bottles (use the larger bottles for younger guests). Paint the bottles white and decorate with silly ghost faces. Use a small playground size ball as the bowling ball. If you can find orange ones, decorating them as jack-o-lanterns can add to the fun.
Upset the Candy Dish – Place chairs in a circle, facing in, having one less than the number of players. Whisper in each child’s ear the name of a favorite Trick or Treat candy. They will become this piece of candy in the candy dish. Have one person stand in the middle of the circle to be “it”. The child in the middle will call one or two types of candy. If the candy name that’s called is matches the one the children are, they should stand up and try to move to another empty seat. Occasionally, the child who is “it” calls out, “Upset the candy dish.” and all the players need to move to a new seat. If any of the candy kids can’t find a seat they then become “it.”
Pirates’ Treasure – Fill two small buckets with sand and place inside a larger washtub or box. Bury treasure in the buckets such as small prizes or candy. Each player receives a plastic spoon to dig for their treasure. Divide players into two teams. Position players around their designated bucket and tell them when to start. They dig in their treasure “chests” until every piece is found. The first team to find all their treasure wins.
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Monday, October 12, 2009
6 hamburgers or veggie burgers
6 slices cheese
Red and green bell peppers
6 lettuce leaves
6 hamburger buns (split)
Using a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter cut cheese into pumpkin shapes. Cut olives into shapes for eyes and nose.
Cut bell peppers into shapes for mouth and pumpkin top (green pepper). Cook burgers according to recipe and during the last few minutes of cooking top with cheese. Carefully remove and place into lettuce-lined buns. Garnish pumpkin face using olives and peppers.
Serve open top.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
6 hot dogs
1 package ready to bake pastry
Wrap each hot dog in a pastry sheet and lightly brush with melted butter. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top. Place "mummy dogs" on a lightly greased baking tray and bake at 350F for approximately 15 minutes or until golden and baked through. Top with "blood" (ketchup) and serve.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Recipe no. 6 in my series. For recipes 1 to 4 please see http://impawsibletoresist.blogspot.com/
6. Scary Frozen Bugs
*These are great for serving in party punch or drinks.
Fill ice cube tray with water and place a raising in each ice cube. Freeze and use.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Recipe no. 5 in my series. For recipes 1 to 4 please see http://impawsibletoresist.blogspot.com/
Pumpkin & Goblins Punch
1 (12-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 (1-liter) bottles of ginger ale
1 package orange sherbet
In a punch bowl combine condensed milk and orange juice concentrate. Add ginger ale and mix well. Right before serving top with scoops of orange sherbet and serve.
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Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Green represents life, nature, a feeling of calmness, friendliness and freshness.
Green is a healer.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
More Great News!
I found out yesterday that our store was mentioned in a New York Times article about Bentos! We are mentioned in the "where to get bento boxes and supplies" section on page 2 of the article.
It has been a great week (even though I was sick with a bad cold!!)!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Well....we got a great thing in the mail today! It was the October 2009 edition of the Ladies' Home Journal! Now you might be wondering why this is a great thing....well...it is because one of our products was featured (pg 152) with, of course, the link to our store!!!! Check it out!
We cropped the picture because above it is a recipe and I just wasn't sure about copyright etc so I played it safe. This is so exciting! We were contacted months ago about our sponges and we emailed back and forth and I sent in 2 for them to see and then we didn't hear anything so I just thought it wasn't going to happen especially since we are located in Japan but I was wrong! I don't think I have ever been so happy to be wrong about something!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
On the downside, and especially if you're a country dweller,
It is an excellent colour for home offices
In the kitchen, yellow is wonderfully stimulating.
In Alaska, were winter nights seem to last forever,
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Orange is a combination of red and yellow and bears the characteristics of each.