Monday, August 29, 2011

More super deals!!

Good morning friends. I am hoping to get back to regular blogging in the next few weeks. In the mean time here are some great deals for you in my outlet this week To order any of these items click here.
Here is my favorite item this week and it is just $16.96 and already low stock so order asap if you want one.
Orleans Hurricane

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Recipe time

Tropical Banana Bread
3 bananas mashed
1/2 cup oil
1/2 butter 
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt ( or 1/2 c buttermilk)
2 C flour 
1 tsp  soda 
1tsp salt
1 cup coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 c walnuts ( or macadamia nuts if you have them)
cream sugar and oil and butter add bananas,eggs, yougurt
Add flour,soda,salt mix well then fold in coconut pineapple and nuts
pour into 2 loaf pans and bake for 30-40 min at 350 ( I put it in a bundt pan at 325 for 45 min)
Top with your favorite cream cheese icing but use pineapple juice for the liquid in it
I will be linking to a few parties:
FOODIE FRIDAY Click for details
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weekly deals

Here are the deals of the week from Willow House: There some wonderful buys, so think ahead to the holiday season and start on your list!!
There are some wonderful buys in the outlet in addition to these above so check out my store and see!!
Also if you are looking to make some extra money this fall, Ask me how you can start your own business for just $79.00 this month!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Decorating the space above cabinets

I loved these great tips from Pier 1 for decorating that wonderful space above our kitchen cabinets.

It always helps to measure the space from cabinet-top to the ceiling so you know what will fit.
If you have something taller than that space, maybe it can be tilted against the wall. If you have small pieces that will look dwarfed in that space, you have an excuse to go shopping. We, of course, recommend checking out Pier 1 for trays, serving bowls, chargers, vases and other oversized décor—you’ll find something to fit in perfectly.

Big Ideas & Big Helpers

When we asked our own designers to decorate above a cabinet, they took the assignment in three different directions—fresh & fruity, beach house natural and tropical color. Even though each look is different, you can see the tricks that work for all three displays:
Click to EnlargeCool & Collected: This is the place for your favorite collection. Is it novelty plates? Antique cookie jars? Mouth-blown glass bottles? Hand-woven baskets? Put it out there. Your collection is the theme for your display. It’s what makes it special. Best of all, you can fill in any gaps with new purchases. Sounding good already, huh?
Pull it all together: Maybe your theme is a color or material that gets repeated throughout your display. Spots of red unify our tropical vignette. Natural fibers like rattan and wood are repeated in the beach house setting. Or you can arrange garland or ivy along the length of the cabinet top to visually link everything.

Click to EnlargeCreate focal points: Remember, everything will be viewed from a distance so it’s important to have a few bold, oversized items. (Or do what we did: set a tray on end to create height.) Tall items will draw the eye up and become natural focal points. Then you can set smaller pieces in front for an artful arrangement that avoids looking random or too formal.
Make it easy on yourself: For naturally colorful touches, use silk florals and sculptured fruit instead of fresh. This will keep you from having to climb a step stool every couple of days.

Click to EnlargeIn season: We know people who change their entire display with each season. But if you have everything just the way you like it, simply add a few things for an instant update. It could be as easy as mixing in a summer garden lantern, then replacing it with a harvest wreath for autumn. And with Pier 1 holiday décor, you can always find pieces to make your display sparkle.
Click each photo to enlarge.

Our Soffit Side

If you live in an older home, chances are you have soffits—filled-in areas between the tops of cabinets and the ceiling. We think this is no excuse to not decorate. In fact, we think you’re in possession of prime display space.
With some wire plate hangers from the hardware store, you can show off a collection of hand-painted plates or blue & white porcelain. Mix in a wall clock or a small, wrought-iron accent piece. Really, the options are wide open here. Look around Pier 1’s wall décor collection and you’ll get a few new ideas in no time.

Monday, August 8, 2011

New deals for the week!!

Look at all of the great values in the outlet this week .
Great time to start a bit of holiday shopping!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Keeping school "clutter" organized

Loved this idea for keeping all of those papers etc that come home from school each day organized. Each child gets an organizer! Then you know who needs what when and where to find it. Keep the counter top clutter free and teach the kids a bit about being organized in the process. These little gems are on sale in the outlet this week for just $11.96. Order several.

Estate Wall Organizer
Our wall organizer is perfect with magazines, and toilet paper bar is removable so you can use it in any room. Hardware included. :: 10 1/4"" x 4 1/2"" x 18 1/2"" tall, including bar" the look of quality antiques thanks to a special hand-rubbed, burnt-umber finish Check the outlet for other matching items too