Monday, August 18, 2014

How to create a simple Daytime Summer Picnic!

How to create a simple Daytime Summer Picnic!
Summer is the most warm and fun season of the year because it creates great opportunities for outdoor activities! One activity I recommend participating in is a Daytime Summer Picnic with friends and family.  This picnic isn't extravagant; instead it’s humble and easily-accessible. It can be easily manageable so you can spend less time sweating on minor details and more time entertaining your friends. Here is what the picnic should consist of:

Supplies & Decor
Picnic Basket Traditionally, this is the ideal carrier for food and supplies. I would store most of the supplies like plastic air-tight containers, plates, and cups in there. Don’t forget to pack the garbage bag to clean up afterwards!
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Blankets You can use blankets to sit or lay on outside. They are comfortable and most of them are large enough for more than one person to sit on. You can use a blanket that you already own or you can buy one at stores. I suggest using blankets in these bright summer colors:
·         Yellow
·         Orange
·         Green
·         Red
·         Purple
·         Hot Pink

Pillows Large and soft pillows can be used for seating or picnic decoration. They can increase the d├ęcor appeal of the picnic if they match the colors of the blankets.

Flowers in Glasses Like every other season, summer has its own type of flowers. I recommend using them as decoration by inserting the flowers in glass vases or jars and placing them near the picnic basket. Summer flowers include:
·         Carnations
·         Irises
·         Pentas
·         Zinnas
·         Portulacas
     
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Ice Bucket or Cooler An ice bucket or cooler is great for refrigerating drinks or food to be used later. To create an ice bucket, simply pour ice into a bucket. When picking a cooler, seek air-tight gasket seals around lids and on larger ones, a leak-proof spigot for draining melted and dirty water.

Drinks & Food
Drinks If you are going to buy big brand soda I recommend, my personal choice, buying Coca Cola or Sprite. But a healthier choice is using bottled water and lemonade.

Picnic Sides  Traditional sides are potato salads, black bean hummus, chips and dip, and pretzels. Trays of fruit can be great side dishes also. I recommend slicing fruit into bite-sized pieces and then serving them. The fruit I suggest slicing are:
·         Bananas
·         Watermelon
·         Cucumbers
·         Oranges
·         Strawberries
            
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Sandwiches Sandwiches are very versatile and they are usually ready to eat. Everyone loves them! Here are some simple sandwiches that won’t take too long to be put together.
·         Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
·         Tuna Sandwiches
·         Cheese Hamburgers
·         Italian Subs
·         Reuben Sandwiches

Desserts A Picnic wouldn’t be a picnic without DESSERTS! Never be ashamed in feeding your sweet tooth. The most commonly used desserts are:
·         Chocolate Chip Cookies
·         Chocolate Brownies
·         Strawberry and Blueberry Fruit Cup with Frosting
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There you have it folks! Guidelines to create your own Daytime Summer Picnic! Comment below and tell us what you think.

It's small, simple, and if nicely decorated, MEMORABLE!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We are competing for #1 Invitations in Detroit

Howdy! The time has come again to compete for #1 in the Invitation category in our city of Detroit, Michigan.  We have been competing for the last few years and won #1 the last 2 years. We would love to make it 3 years in a row but we need your help!

Can you vote for us? You can vote daily per email account you have. 


Here is the link to vote:


We thank you in advance!
Come back here and let us know that you voted. 
OOOHHH there is also a coupon coupon listed on our page to use in our Etsy store. :)


Friday, May 2, 2014

Mini Favor Box Challenge

Hodwy everyone!

I was apart of a Mini Favor Box Challenge with Pamela Smerker Designs. The challenge was to decorate these cute mini favor boxes and to add little goodies to them. I must say that this was definitely a challenege because the boxes were smaller than what I am use to using and the problem I was running into was finding something different and useful that could go in them besides candy. 

When I think of party favors I like to give away things that people can actually use and not something that will get tossed in the trash or sat in the fridge or on a shelf and forgotten about. 

So with the deadline appoaching and I having no clue what to put in these boxes an idea popped into my head! Most women love nail polish and use hand sanitizer so I made a little kit with those two items with personalized lablels.

What do you think?






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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

{7 Days Of Creative Christmas} Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Recipe

Fourth day of our 7 Days of Creative Christmas are
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies Recipe by 


The first time we mad these, they were so good that we had t share with our friends and family so each year I make it a tradition to bake these and give as gift.

What you need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
2 large eggs
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup dried cranberries




DIRECTIONS

STEP 1
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. (insert photo)  Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the vanilla, milk, and eggs. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars, and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Stop mixer and remove bowl from electric mixer. Gradually add milk mixture, and beat well. Add the flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Stir in the oats and cranberries. Divide dough equally and place on plastic wrap and form logs. Place dough in the refrigerator until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.












STEP 2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.  Remove from the fridge and Shape 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball; place Flatten between hands and place on sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, placing 3 inches apart. 






STEP 3
Bake until golden but still soft in center, 15 `17 minutes. Check occasionally.  Remove from oven; transfer with parchment to a wire rack to cool.


 Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Or gift it as this






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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

{7 Days Of Creative Christmas} Memory Bulb Tutorial

Third day of our 7 Days of Creative Christmas are
Memory Bulbs Tutorial by 
Kindred Kinds


Pick out the supplies you will need





Pick out something that makes a special memory for personalization




Take your scissors and curl what you are using for your memory





What the curls should look like




Add a little Sparkle




Add a little more



What it should look like filled




Finished project



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Monday, December 16, 2013

{7 Days Of Creative Christmas} Union Square Bar Nuts Recipe

First day of our 7 Days of Creative Christmas is
 Union Square Bar Nuts Recipe brought to you by


Union Square is a restaurant in New York City, and was the first restaurant opened in 1985 by Danny Meyer, an acclaimed restaurateur. The restaurant serves American cuisine with a little old Italian soul. The restaurant has earned Zagat’s #1 New York Most Popular Restaurant for the past eight years. Many of their recipes have been added to their own cookbooks, and one recipe that has transformed the typical bar accessory, nuts. The Union Square bar nuts are unique, flavorful, and full of combinations that aren’t expected at the local pub. Maybe it should be.
I have made these for small parties and got a great response. They would work great for a holiday cocktail partyThey are simple to execute and even better to give to your guests. If you have any left over, you can enjoy them as a late night snack when there’s nothing else in the cabinets. Enjoy!

Union Square Bar Nuts Recipe
- 2 ¼ cups (18 oz) assorted unsalted nuts [including peeled peanuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and whole unpeeled almonds]
- 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves - ½ tsp cayenne pepper - 2 tsp dark brown sugar - 2 tsp Maldon or other sea salt
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the nuts in a large bowl to combine and spread them out on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven until light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the rosemary, cayenne, sugar, salt and melted butter.
Thoroughly toss the toasted nuts in the spiced butter and serve warm. And once you eat these, you will never want to stop.






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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday Business Listing #shopsmall #smallbusinesssaturday

It's Small Business Saturday. Instead of going into those big retail stores take the time to support a small business today. Enjoy the luxury of getting unique, personalized, handmade items for a great price all in the spirit of this day. Check out some of the ones I listed below.
From all the small businesses around the world, We thank you for your support!
#shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday







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Disclaimer: I do not received any commissions or kick backs from any of the businesses listed above, I am simply sharing their information.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to use our Printable Party Packages

So we realize that alot of our customers are Do-it-their selfers so we would like to take this time to tell you how to use our Printable Party Packages and the Awesome items you can use them for.




If you purchase one of our printable party packages you will need the following supplies:

  • A printer (You can also take to a local printer to have the set printed) if printing at home you will want to use card stock to print your invitations, cupcake toppers and wrappers, for the candy bar wrappers you can use presentation/brochure paper and for your water bottle labels you should use a water proof label.
  • Paper Cutter
  • Whole Puncher
  • Shaped punches in 2 inch, 2.5 inch and/ or 3 inch
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Clear Tape/ Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Lollipop sticks,  toothpicks or straws for your cupcake toppers
  • Bags or boxes to put your party favors in

In addition to the items listed above you can also make alot more with our printable party packages:
  • Make T shirts and Tote bags for each guest as a party favor (you will need t shirt iron on paper that you can get from the office supply store)
  • Table signs, banners, candy buffet signs (Print on cardstock paper)
  • Banners (You can get this done at a local office supply store, there are plenty of options)
  • Favor bag and box toppers



If you have any questions please contact us at taliasprinting@yahoo.com

Keep in mind that we offer all of these services so if you want use to print everything for you we would be happy too. :)



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