Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Year End clearance!

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I did it was much fun to have all of the hustle and bustle in the house and see Christmas through the eyes of a 20 month old. it was a blast.
I now am asking for your help. I am in a contest with other Willow House consultants to see who can have the most orders turned in by the 31st . If you have had your eye on anything I would love for you to place your order before the end of the year. I would be so grateful. Also want to thank you all so much for your support of my business this past year. 
Here are some of the deals going on now: Just go to my store and start your shopping. Thank you so much



Don't forget about the Jewelry store too

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Blessing

May God grant you 
The light in christmas which is faith
The warmth of Christmas which is love 
The Radiance of Christmas which is purity
The belief in Christmas which is truth
The ALL of Christmas which is CHRIST
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

And the winner is .....

The winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway is Melissa over at Handmade To Give
Congrats to you Melissa, Please send me your info
NAME
EMAIL ADDRESS
DRESS
DESIRED SIZE
SHIPPING ADDRESS
PHONE NUMBER

And I will send it on to The sweet gals at the Shabby Apple

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last Chance for my Give away

Only a few hours left to enter to win a dress from Shabby Apple go here for details
Also wanted to remind you that Tonight is your last chance to order from my Willow House store and still get your items in time for Christmas. So many good deals going on now so go Check it OUT!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A recipe for you and Dress give away ends Thursday night

I made this yummy looking dessert for my husband's staff dinner. Can I just say...
still drooling
If you are looking for something a bit different than the usual pies for christmas dinner dessert this is a must try.



Pecan Praline Dessert

Read through all directions before starting

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • PRALINE:
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

  • GANACHE:
  • 2 cup  semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Pecan halves( I toasted these for 10 min in a 350 degree oven)

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over pecans. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  • In a large bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth. Spread over praline layer. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  • For ganache, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Spread over filling. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.
  • Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Garnish with pecan halves. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Reminder to enter the Shabby Apple Dress giveaway here It ends tomorrow night
  • Linking to:
  • FOODIE FRIDAY Click for details 
  • Ladybird Ln

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Door

My friend Carmella over at Southern Fried Gal is having a Christmas Door linky party. Her door is beautiful and very festive. You should head over and take a peek, Not one to miss a party,  I thought I would join in.  


Here is my door in the daytime

The night view:

I used fresh pine and cedar garland and wove lights and sparkly green tulle through it. Them I hung the trio of ornaments from my Willow House store in it to add a spot of color.
On the left of the door is the Botanica tiered planter also from Willow House in it I used pieces of another cedar garland to fill each basket. I added the welcome sign on the bottom and a small bird and birds' nest to the top tier.
The mat was a bunco prize and my Snowman was from a great shop I worked in years ago. Both or my garlands were $5.00 black friday deal from Home Depot and the tulle ribbon was a clearance item awhile back. Proof that you can get a lot of pizazz for not a lot of money.
And just for fun, I had my sweet Grandson here all weekend and he loved Grandma's tree. Here is a picture to make you smile.

 Don't forget to enter my Shabby Apple Dress give away here it ends Thursday night

Want to win a Dress for Christmas?

Have you heard of Shabby Apple? They offer the most amazing women's dresses. So many choices and styles! They even have swimsuits, workout wear,  and Jewelry too!
  These are just a sampling of so many many more styles and colors
Shabby Apple would like to give you, my valued readers a chance to win a dress or skirt just in time for Christmas. Winner gets their choice of one of the following 
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Ballerina

Bali Ha'i
Bali HA'I
Nothin' Like a Dame
Nothin like a Dame
Maybe a skirt is more your style:
Black Canvas Bow Skirt

Now for the rules:
1. Required entry: Go like The Shabby Apple's facebook page. leave a comment telling me so.


2. Required entry: Leave ONE COMMENT below telling me why you think you need a new dress, or who you would gift it to.
For extra entries: 
"Like" my Debbie's Designs facebook page, leave a comment telling me you did
Follow this blog

Share on facebook, twitter, and or your blog for 5 extra entries

Giveaway ends December 15th and winner will be drawn randomly and announced Friday the 16th Good Luck  

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sale and Dress giveaway in progress

Hurry on over and finish your shopping! We have 24 items in my outlet all marked down and many are just $6.96
THey will go quick so don't wait head over now!!
Oh and don't forget about the dress giveaway here

Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's time for the Giveaway!!

Have you heard of Shabby Apple? They offer the most amazing women's dresses. So many choices and styles! They even have swimsuits, workout wear,  and Jewelry too!
  These are just a sampling of so many many more styles and colors
Shabby Apple would like to give you, my valued readers a chance to win a dress or skirt just in time for Christmas. Winner gets their choice of one of the following 
Close this window
Ballerina


Bali Ha'i
Bali HA'I

Nothin' Like a Dame
Nothin like a Dame
Maybe a skirt is more your style:
Black Canvas Bow Skirt

Now for the rules:
1. Required entry: Go like The Shabby Apple's facebook page. leave a comment telling me so.


2. Required entry: Leave ONE COMMENT below telling me why you think you need a new dress, or who you would gift it to.
For extra entries: 
"Like" my Debbie's Designs facebook page, leave a comment telling me you did
Follow this blog


Share on facebook, twitter, and or your blog for 5 extra entries


Giveaway ends December 15th and winner will be drawn randomly and announced Friday the 16th Good Luck  


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Deals of the day

Finish your shopping with these great deals!
Today only this Southern slipper Serving Bowl is just $7.96 while supplies last! The matching set of 4 small bowls just $6.96 
A great gift set for under $15.00
Southern Sippers Collection - Small Bowls
Our Mystery Deals make wonderful last minute additions. Our thick, hammered glassware can’t be beat! Each is shaped by skilled artisans, so each is unique. Dishwasher safe. (10" diameter x 6 1/2" tall; holds 10 cups)
Just click on the links to order your s before they are gone

Monday, December 5, 2011

Coming soon: Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway

I hope you had a chance to read my tree decorating tips here  
Just wanted to give you all a heads up that I will be having a Shabby Apple Dress giveaway later this week so please come back for that.
Also wanted to remind you that I have some phenomenal deals going on now in my Willow House store and outlet. Please place orders by Dec 15th for delivery in time for Christmas A few thing s have already sold out so head over now for the best selection



Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Tree and tree decorating tips

 Just got the tree done and wanted to share it with you. Be sure and scroll down to see my tips for decorating your tree like a pro.
A view of the top


No lights on so you can see all the layers


A view from across the room




My favorite view, I am really loving how it turned out this year
Now for some tips on how you can decorate your tree like a pro!
1) Start by making sure all the branches are fluffed if it is not a real tree.

2) Make sure all lights are working before putting them on the tree.( this will save you lots of hours of frustration)

3 )Next decorate in layers

4) Start with your ribbon and fabrics
I like to use fabrics to fill in where branches are sparse.

5) Next work on the top display. Break away from just an angel or star on top. Use unexpected items like floral or branches, glitter picks, etc to create a unique and elegant tree top. 

 6) Next add your balls and ornaments. Start at the top and work your way down in a pattern around the tree so items are evenly spaced.

7) Finish by adding some floral picks or sprays or even berries to fill in the areas that need it.

The important thing is to have fun, use what you already have, go through your fabric and craft boxes and see what might be able to be used. Old snow shoes, Skates, Mittens, Stuffed toys. I have been known to undo floral arrangements that look tired and use the parts in the tree.  I have seen tress done with Kitchen items like spatulas and wisks.You would be surprised what works


Friday, December 2, 2011

Wonderful display for your Christmas cards

This is one of my favorite items!! Not only can you use it for your Christmas cards but it is fun in the office for business cards too. One of my friends hung the two parts side by side and has jewelry displayed on it. My daughter has her preschooler's art work on hers.
This item goes away Sunday so order today before it's gone
Edited to add: This item is not being discontinued but the company estimates at the current selling rate that they will be sold out by Sunday. We will have it again but possibly not until February
Order one and get your second one at half off


Decorative Card and Photo Display
Use as an organization piece for coupons, baby announcements and recipe cards, or to display special mementos. Diamonds can hang separately. Hanging hardware included; hangs on wall or over a door. Set includes two diamonds, a connector and an over-the-door hanger. (19” x 52 3/4” tall) $39.96 just click on the photo to order today

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Highlighting my favorites

So many things on sale but wanted you to see my favorites 
As always just click the pictures to order for more sale items click here Avalon accent trees
Avalon Accent Trees
A white, gray washed finish is ideal for holidays or everyday d├ęcor and can be lined with bright paper or fabric. Iron will weather if left outside; trees nest for easy storage. Set of two: one of each size. (Large 7 1/2” diameter x 18” tall; small 6 1/4” diameter x 15 1/4” tall)

Looking Glass Sconces
Looking Glass Sconces s/2 just $32.96 

Herald Angel
Herald angel $9.96 
Frame work urn
Framework Urn
Style alert! Architectural structure makes this piece absolutely outstanding on a mantel or beside a fireplace. Removable top means it’s also pretty filled with blooms, moss balls or everyday items like loofahs or sponges in the bath. (9” diameter x 24” tall)
Good news the ornaments shown are on sale too!

Prism Glass Ornaments: Small
Includes four shapes in purple, amber, green and iridescent. Hanging ribbons included. Set of twelve. (Purple 1 3/4” diameter x 2 1/4” tall; amber 1 1/2” diameter x 3” tall; green 2” diameter x 2 1/2” tall; iridescent 1 1/2” diameter x 3 1/4” tall) $9.96 for set of 12

December super sale in progress!!

So many great deals going on to help you with your Christmas shopping. Don't wait though things will sell out!



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Decorating my tree today

My Husband must have read my tree buying tips post yesterday. He came home last night with a new pre lit  7 1/2' tree. I was surprised. We have talked about "going to the dark side" for the past two years but never seemed to find the "perfect" tree. This is the first unreal tree we have ever had in all of our married years. I must say though, I am looking forward to not having to water a real one and with new carpet the water issue was a big factor. This tree is so beautiful, you really have to touch it to tell it isn't real. I am just starting to decorate it so I thought I would give you a sneak peek. 
Also wanted to say thank you to all of you who have purchased from my Willow House store this month. I am just a few orders away from my best month ever. I so appreciate your support of my business.
A reminder too that the November gift giving sale ends tonight

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas tree buying tips

Before you head out to purchase your Christmas tree, artificial or real, there area few tips to help you so you don't end up with one that is too big or too small for your space. Many of us have done this before, you are in a lot and spot the perfect tree, you get it home and it seemed to have grown on the way. That is because when they are all together in the great outdoors, it is easy to think they are smaller than they really are. Here are some things to help so that doesn't happen to you.
1) you want to choose one that is at least 6" shorter than your ceiling. The standard height is 8ft so you would then want to choose a 7-7 1/2 foot tree
2) Measure the width of the space you are putting the tree then measure the width of the tree you want to bring home to be sure it will fit your space.  I can't tell you how many times I have had to "shave" branches to make it fit into the corner I had planned.
3) how will you be decorating it? if you have lots of ornaments, be sure there is some space between the branches to show off your ornaments. If you use lots of fabrics and ribbons the extra space is nice. If you are into more of a sparsely decorated tree, closer branch spacing may be better for you. Personally for me the fuller the better and I still load that baby up with all kinds of fabrics,picks and ornaments etc.
4) If buying real be sure to cute at least 1/2 inch off the trunk before putting in the tree stand. Water as soon after cutting as you can and water daily.
5) bottom line is buy a tree you love and have fun.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Winner and Cyber Monday deals

Here are the deals for you this cyber Monday. Just click on the photos to order
This beautiful Lantern is just $16.96. Couldn't you just see it all decked out in christmas greens, with a bow tied at the top and a candle lit inside?
Acanthus Panel Lantern
Already showing low in stock so order soon
How about this great serving set? perfect for you holiday parties too
Gallery Collection Serveware Set
(set of two bowls and one tray; Bowls are 5 3/4" square x 3" tall; tray is 15 3/4" x 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" tall.)
Here is a great centerpiece idea too. Set in the middle of your table and surround it with fresh greens
Light the candles and viola!!
Galveston Step-out Candelabra
Get into the swing of things¬ — four panels adjust so you’ll find the perfect angles for display. Add height to a buffet, draw the eye to an overlooked corner table or place it in your fireplace in the springtime. Versatile glass
holds flowers or tealights. Five tealight holders are removable and can be hung from tree branches or eaves. (25 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 20 1/4" tall; set of stand and five glass tealight holders)






For more deals go to my Willow House outlet 

And now for the winner of the runner:
Jolly Holiday Table Runner

Tanya at Frou Frou Britches
Tanya congrats. Email me your mailing info and I will get your runner in the mail.
If you didn't win and want a runner they are on sale through Wednesday in my store for just $20.96

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Last Chance for my Give away

Last day to enter my Thanksgiving giveaway!! Go here to enter and come back tomorrow to see if you won this darling runner
Jolly Holiday Table Runner
Stay tuned for CYBER MONDAY DEALS!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A few of my favorite things


Here are just a few of my favorite things from our new Jewelry line. Just click on any picture to be directed to my online store to order. Remember any Jewelry order ships for just $5.95 no matter how many items you order.
Soho: White Pearl Silver Necklace
Freshwater pearls are framed in beaded teardrops of sterling silver or brass on 16-18" chains.
Biji: Black Bead Stacking Rings
You’ll never take off these five stacking rings. Black resin beads set in shining bands of 18-karat gold plate.

Bali Scroll: Pearl Drop Earrings
Scrolled design accents sterling silver hoops; drop pearls complete the sophisticated look. 1" long.
Monaco: Onyx And Acanthus Necklace
Glimmering onyx beads and sterling silver acanthus accents sparkle along this 38" stainless steel chain.
Bali Scroll: Small Smoky Quartz Ring
Hardly petite, this 5/8" wide smoky quartz glimmers in sterling silver.
Bali Scroll: Labradorite Treasures Bracelet
Smoky quartz, pearl and cushion-cut labradorite in sterling silver with toggle closure. Fits up to a 7 1/2" wrist.


SO MANY MORE WONDERFUL ITEMS GO HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE LINE