Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Personalized Santa Letter

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Monday, November 29, 2010


Georgina Kay Designs

A little bit about Georgina Kay!

Hi! Welcome to GeorginaKay Designs. We are a Mother-Daughter team based in the UK who absolutely love everything crafty. We have a love for all things Christmasey and if we could we would celebrate it year round! 

Georgina is a papercrafter. She loves scrapbooking and making cards & tags and writes regular articles for two very popular scrapbooking websites - www.scrapbook.com and www.scrapjazz.com as well as being the owner and Design Team coordinater for www.scrapwhispers.blogspot.com. She works 9 - 5 during the day in the insurance industry and dreams someday of working for herself in a more creative environment. She loves to dance and for the past 12 years has taught dance classes in the evenings twice a week. She is definately a cat person.


I was so excited to receive some items from Georgina Kay Designs to review.  Their etsy shop is so much fun and has spectacular things for Christmas.  Pictured above are a set of four mini knitted Christmas stockings!  They are deisgned as an ornament to hang on your Christmas Treee.  You can also use them to place small gifts inside!  I think these are so much fun. You can also use them as creative Christmas tags or favors at a Christmas party.  Georgina Kay also offers some other great Christmas items to make your holidays bright!

Handstamped with the sentiment "Keep the spirit of Christmas in your heart all year long" and embellished with a little red glitter inside the 2 small hearts. I have then twisted red, gold and green cord together and thread this through the tag - 50cm in total (16 inches)to give you ample cord to attach your tag to any gift.

Tags are great to use not only in the traditional way - attaching to gifts, but also make great place settings tied around a napkin, hang them on your tree as ornaments, use them in your scrapbooks and in card making and so much more. 


Perfect for including with a small gift, sending to your customers or friends or perhaps you are a teacher looking for small cards to give to your class. 

Each card measures 4" x 4" and comes with a plain white envelope. Each card is handstamped by me with only the highest quality ink. I use thick quality cardstock too. 

  Georgina Kay's  product are well made and  super cute .  Check out some more great items from Georgina Kay!

Georgina Kay Designs is giving one lucky winner a Christmas pack with 4 green stockings, a set of 4 snowman gift cards and some Christmas stickers!

**ENDS December 13th  at midnight** 

Go to Georgina Kay Designs and tell me what your favorite piece in the shop is. (mandatory)

(leave separate comment for each entry)

1 entry- (each) Follow my blog 

1 entry- become a follower of Georgina Kay's Blog 

1 entry- (each) Post about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.
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2 entries- BLOG about this giveaway
(leave link)

5 entries- Purchase something from Georgina Kay Designs!
(let us know what you bought!)

Good Luck!

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  • Sunday, November 28, 2010

    Turtle Ice Cream Pie



    • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves or pieces (6 to 7 ounces), toasted, divided
    • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 5 whole graham crackers, finely crushed in resealable plastic bag)
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted

    Sauce and Filling

    • 3/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 pints (4 cups) premium vanilla ice cream, divided

    Ganache Topping

    • 5 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Pinch of salt



    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Using on/off turns, finely chop 1 cup pecans in processor; transfer to medium bowl. Mix in graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Drizzle butter over; blend until evenly moistened. Press mixture firmly over bottom and up sides of 9-inch glass pie dish (not on rim).
    • Bake crust until golden brown, about 12 minutes (if crust puffs, press firmly back into place). Cool crust completely. Wrap in foil and freeze at least 1 hour. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep frozen.

    Sauce and Filling

    • Bring first 3 ingredients to boil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat, whisking until sugar dissolves. Boil caramel 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Turn off heat; whisk in butter, vanilla, and salt. Cool completely.
    • Slightly soften 1 cup vanilla ice cream in microwave on low in 10-second intervals. Spread ice cream evenly in frozen pie crust; spread 1/4 cup caramel over. Freeze pie until ice cream and caramel are firm, about 1 hour. Repeat with remaining vanilla ice cream in three 1-cup portions and caramel in two 1/4-cup portions. Freeze pie overnight. Cover and reserve remaining caramel at room temperature.

    Ganache Topping

    • Combine chocolate, cream, and corn syrup in medium metal bowl. Place over saucepan of simmering water and whisk until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Cool ganache at room temperature until thick but still pourable, about 30 minutes.
    • Pour ganache evenly over frozen pie. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans. Freeze until ganache is firm, at least 45 minutes. Drizzle decoratively with 1/4 cup reserved caramel. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and keep frozen. Cover and chill remaining caramel.
    • Let pie stand 10 minutes at room temperature. Rewarm remaining caramel, stirring over low heat. Cut pie into wedges and serve with caramel.

    Cream of Tomato Soup

    This is a recipe that has been passed down on my mother's side.  You make your own tomato juice first.  I actually can is by the quart so that I have it on hand and it is then super fast to make!  But you do not need to can it.  I hope you love it as much as we do.  It is perfect for this time of year.

    Wash ripe tomatoes and cut off stem and any bad spots.  Do not peel.  Cut into quarters and put in large saucepan.  To the saucepan add 2 stalks celery (cut in chunks), one onion (cut in chunks).  Do not add water!  Put lid on saucepan and bring to a boil, turn down to med. low and simmer for 1 hours stirring occasionally.  Put through sieve (small enough that the seeds do not come through).  To 8 cups of juice, add 1 TBS salt, 1 tsp. sugar and 2 TBS lemon juice.  I know canning season is long gone but if you do want to can the juice, bring juice to boil, fill jars to ¼ inch headspace and process for 35 minutes after water has come to a boil.

    Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup
    Heat 1 qt. homemade bottled tomato juice in pan until hot, but not boiling.  In another pan make a white sauce:  Melt ½ cube butter over medium heat.  Add ½ C. flour, ½ tsp.  salt and a dash of pepper.  Add 2 C. milk and stir with a whisk until smooth and comes to a boil.  This mixture will be very thick.  Take off heat.  Take the hot tomato juice and add slowly to the hot white sauce (about ½ c at a time-slowly) Stir constantly until all tomato juice is used.

    Saturday, November 27, 2010

    Avy's Sew Right $25 Gift Certificate Winner!!

    We have a winner to the Avy's Sew Right $25 gift certificate!!  Congratulations Allison from Wisconsin!!  Thank you to all of you who entered our giveaway! Please check back often for more of our giveaways!

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    We Have a Winner for Marcella's 3 Monkey's!!

    Shari is the winner of the $20 gift certificate to Marcella's 3 Monkey's!  Thanks to all of those that participated in the giveaway.  Please check back for upcoming giveaways!

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010


    A little bit about Lilyanewyork!

    I am an interior designer by trade, accessory designer by desire. This summer my bags were shared with anyone in Brooklyn who would model them They have simple lines and classic looks that defy trends A new york city look going from the club to walking the dog We did a market study starting in Boston and then on to New York City getting such positive feedback that I went to work I hope you love them too


    I was so excited to receive the 60's Retro Broche Clutch to review.  It is super cute and goes well with anything!  The clutch is well made and a must have!  The designer has this to say about the clutch:  

    Inspired by the messenger design, this Water Resistant Nylon Clutch is fully lined with cotton broadcloth and has a zipper compartment that reaches into the full length 10" deep pocket,with a zip closure. 

    Front and back pockets render easy access, as the back pocket makes toting the clutch a breeze. You can choose to use the slender woven cotten over the shoulder strap or tuck it into the back pocket to use as a clutch.

    The crown Broche dates back to the 60's, giving the piece a lovely retro look.

    Simply unclip the Broche to wash Clutch in warm sudsy water. Lay flat to dry.

    Check out some more great bags and purses by Lilyanewyork.

      Lilyanewyork's product are well made super cute for birthdays, showers, Christmas and gifts.  This is a shop you need to check out!

    Lilyanewyork is giving one lucky winner a clutch or purse of their choice!

    **ENDS December 7th  at midnight** 

    Go to Lilyanewyork and tell me what your favorite piece in the shop is. (mandatory)

    (leave separate comment for each entry)

    1 entry- (each) Follow my blog 

    1 entry- like Lilyanewyork  on twitter 

    1 entry- (each) Post about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.
    (leave link -  enter daily)

    1 entry-become a fan on Teton Cocoa's facebook page:

    2 entries- BLOG about this giveaway
    (leave link)

    5 entries- Purchase something from Lilyanewyork!
    (let us know what you bought!)

    Good Luck!

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