Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Decorating with trays

Don't you just love all of the beautiful trays on the market right now? I love to buy things that have a dual purpose. In other words, not just dust collectors (as hubby would say) but things I can decorate with and actually use too!
Here are a few trays that I love!!
Several are on sale in my Willow House store just click on each photo for more info

Covington serving tray

Napa serving tray

Jamestown tray
Rectangular Antiqued Iron & Glass Tray Set
Antiqued iron tray

Galveston tray

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday madness!

Here are the great deals in the Willow House outlet this week!!
Remember any order placed between now and Wednesday qualifies you to be put in a drawing to win this: 
Nola Party Bucket with Stand

Order early for  the best selection!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Decoration for the 4th

Star Spangled Door Bucket

Like fireworks for your door, this bucket makes a strong statement! Styling is as simple as adding a few daisies and a ribbon. 13" x 4" x 20" tall, including handle Order today to get in time for you 4th of July celebration. Makes a great hostess gift for that "4th" party also.  (just click on the picture to order $16.96)
Anyone placing a  Willow House Order between now and Sunday will be placed in a drawing to win this:
Nola Party Bucket with Stand

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) refrigerated sliceable sugar cookies, sliced
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp.  vanilla
4 cups assorted cut-up fruit (kiwi, pineapple,strawberries, raspberries, bananas, blueberries, just whatever fruit you like
1/4 cup  apricot preserves or strawberry if you prefer
1 Tbsp. water

HEAT oven to 375°F.
LINE 12-inch pizza pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Arrange cookie dough slices in single layer in prepared pan; press together to form crust. Bake 14 min.; cool completely. Invert onto plate; carefully remove foil. Turn crust over.
BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Spread over crust.
TOP with fruit. Mix preserves and water; brush over fruit. Refrigerate 2 hours. 
Can be doubled and made on a jelly roll pan as well.
Linking to the following parties:
Tasty tuesday at Nap time creations
FOODIE FRIDAY Click for details

Oh and be sure to check out my facebook page to see how you can win this :
Nola Party Bucket with Stand

Monday, June 20, 2011

More Monday madness!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Most of our children were home to help hubby celebrate Father's Day and my Mom in law's 70th birthday. It was a delightful weekend. So much fun to see family we had not seen in years. Fun for mom in law too to have all three of her great-grandsons together for the first time.
Busy week ahead but wanted once again to share the great specials in my outlet with you. Click on any of the pictures to order.
Remember also that if you place an order $40 or more you get to choose an item 40.00 or less at 1/2 off.  Here are a few of my favorites but be sure to click here for all of the weekly deals.

Loving this tiered stand! It will go fast
Old Taylor Tiered Stand
was $99.96 now this week $32.96

Who couldn't use this roaster. Makes a great wedding gift too!!

Roaster with Rack
$16.96 this week!!
If you love hand painted pottery you will love these mugs

Gail Pittman Hand-Painted Cafe Mugs: Provence
Incredible price just $10.96 for 2

Monday, June 13, 2011


Here are the specials this week in the Willow House Outlet! Order soon these will go quick!

Galveston Step-out Candelabra

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Saturday!!

Just a few little pictures to add a smile to your day!! My sweet Grandson at a petting zoo recently!!

"Grandma, I want to hold the chickie"
And here he is trying out Grandpas 's Hammock (my three favorite men)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Trifle Dessert

Chocolate Trifle Recipe


  • 1  package brownie mix
  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (1.5 ounce) bar chocolate candy( I use heath bars)


  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and cool completely. Cut into 1 inch squares.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, water and sweetened condensed milk. Mix until smooth, then fold in 8 ounces whipped topping until no streaks remain.
  3. In a trifle bowl or glass serving dish, place half of the brownies, half of the pudding mixture and half of the 12 ounce container of whipped topping. Repeat layers. Sprinkle crushed heath chocolate onto top layer for garnish. (Ialso add extra to all the layers. Refrigerate 8 hours before serving. If you need a trifle dish to make this luscious dessert in, Willow House has a lovely one on sale now $26.96 Hawthorne Trifle

FOODIE FRIDAY Click for detailsLinking to : 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bad Blogger : )

I know my blogging has been poor lately. I haven't posted much and I really haven't taken much time to visit each of you. Even when I do make a quick visit, I often do not leave a comment.  I have no excuses, other than the weather is finally nice here and I would rather be out and about and not in front of the computer. I considered a blog break but instead, decided to just post and visit when I feel like it and not feel guilty about it. I have also taken a part time job for the summer helping some friends at their resort. I have many irons in the fire so to speak, so blogging has taken a back seat.  I will continue to post all of the great deals from Willow House. I am a bargain shopper and love being told of great deals, so I hope you do too.
I am also trying to earn Some Willow House incentives in the next month so bear with me as I try to share lots of deals with you . I appreciate all of you who have taken time to place orders. You have been instrumental  in helping me achieve my goals and I am grateful.  Blogging friends are the best, so supportive and encouraging!! I have a few posts in the works including outdoor rooms, recipes, and a post about my Birthday picture. Just can't promise when I will get to them.
Let me just leave you with a few more of my favorite sale items from Willow House and (if you want to place an order just click on the photos or Willow House links!!) If there is something you just can't live without order soon. Several of these may sell out before the month is over.
Ruffle Glass bowl ( I love it!!)

Ruffled Glass Bowl
See glamour in a new way — soft waves form a ruffle at the top of this simple, handblown glass bowl.  Coordinates with our Ruffled Glass Pitcher. Hand wash. :: 9" diameter x 5" tall; holds 4 cups $16.96

Cinnabar sq cassarole
Cinnabar Casserole: Square
Dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and oven safe to 450°. Coordinates with our Cinnabar Collection. :: 9" x 8 1/2" x 2 3/4" tall; holds 8 cups $29.96

Medallion Mirror
Approximately 25" x 1/2" x 25" tall, hung horizontally
Just $52.96 (almost 1/2 off) 
All of my girls have this in their homes and love it!!

Nola Party Bucket
Nola Party Bucket with Stand
Bucket is 23 3/4" x 14" x 8 1/4" tall; stand is 18 7/8" x 12 7/8" x 5" tall
Great for a house warming gift too filled with fun items!! $54.96 

Dress me up glass Platter
Dress-Me-Up Glass Platter
Dress up your platter with a festive ribbon that suits a special occasion, or use it as-is, since the antique-inspired design makes the platter gorgeous on its own. Small seam lines and bubbles signify this piece is crafted of hand-pressed glass. 12" square x 1 1/8" tall $27.96
Royal street Urn
Royal Street Urn
Our classic urn is perfect with a tower of sunflowers — and it looks great unadorned as well. Traditional style and stately fleur-de-lis with light brown rub give our urn charm that’s regal but never over-the-top. Get creative and add ice to chill a bottle of wine. Urn does not include drainage holes, so remove plants for watering. :: 8 1/8" diameter x 13" tall $32.96

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Madness


Friday, June 3, 2011


Yesterday just got better and better!!  After the surprise brunch from the girls yesterday, I was spoiled rotten by cards and calls from friends. Never have I received so many birthday wished as I did on facebook yesterday. Hubby surprised me with a picture for our living room that I had my eye on. So after all of that I thought the celebrating was over. But no at about 2 he sent me a text saying he was cooking dinner (he doesn't cook). Then as if one surprise party wasn't enough hubby surprised me last night with a BBQ with more friends over to celebrate!! I am in awe of the love shown to me yesterday. I feel extremely blessed!! My family is amazing!!

I will show you the picture in a future post, but I did want to show you more specials In my Willow House Store.
Incredible specials and hostess benefits. Remember that you can do an online or catalog party and reap the benefits available to all hostesses. Just contact me for details. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO HOSTESS A WILLOW HOUSE PARTY!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's a big day!!

I am so overwhelmed by the love and care of my family today!!
 I got up as usual and went to the gym at 5AM, a bit miffed that my girlfriends didn't show up. (3 miles is a long walk on a treadmill with no girl talk) Only to come home to a Surprise birthday party put on by my wonderful daughters!! Guess where my girlfriends were :  )?  There was lots of food, fun, and friends and some presents too!!   The house was decorated in streamers and black balloons and I was totally surprised!!I mean seriously, who would expect a surprise party at 6:30 in the morning!!  ( they could have left out the "over the hill" banner).  SO, all that to say maybe turning 50 isn't so bad after all. Yikes (am i really 50? )
Part of the crowd and me in my gym clothe ugh!!

Cupcakes from the Happy Cake Co. YUM!!
Proud momma with her sweet daughters