The Good SAINT JOSEPH, was chosen as Patron Saint of the Home and Family. Folklore says that if you bury a Statue of Saint Joseph on your Property, and ask St Joseph, to intercede with his Foster Son Jesus on your behalf, it will facilitate the sale of your Home. FACT? FICTION? Who really knows? The tradition can be traced back hundreds of years to Theresa of Avila, who prayed to St Joseph for more land for Christian Converts, and encouraged Nuns to bury St Joseph Medals in the ground as a symbol of their devotion. Thousands of Testimonials seem to say, "IT DOES WORK". Can't Hurt, Right???
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Check out her latest creation, for sale at Encore!
What a unique, nostalgic and GREEN way to keep you organized!
Scott does not love Salmon but he loved this one!
SunDried Tomato Salmon
3 (12 inch) untreated cedar planks
1 (1 1/2-pound) salmon fillet, with skin
2 cups chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2 bunches fresh parsley, finely chopped
3/4 cup sun-dried tomato and oregano salad dressing
3/4 cup olive oil
Soak the cedar planks in water for several hours or overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Brush the planks with olive oil.
Cut the salmon fillet into three portions. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle parsley and sun-dried tomatoes over the top. Drizzle with salad dressing.
Place the planks on the preheated grill and let them heat up for about 5 minutes. Place the salmon fillets on the planks. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Fish is done when it can be flaked with a fork. Remove quickly to avoid over cooking and drying out the fish. Serve piping hot.
Mr. Peabody is definitely a Shop Pup! He loves Encore, Lowes, Home Depot and any other store that will allow him!
Nermal, on the other hand is happiest on our neighbor's roof :)
Don't worry, dog and cat lovers, we have new Mugs, Pet Bowls, Leashes and Pet Frames on their way!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Overall I had a good buying trip... very productive!
I found lots of new gift and decor companies and am anxious to shop
for apparel and accessories in NY Aug 3-6!
Cute organizer stuff for back to school- closet organizers, jewelry cases, bags
*New Serenity Angels!
Lolita Painted Wine and Martini Glasses
New Mexican Handblown Glass- Dots and Swirls
New Bath Items Amaryllis and Paperwhite Bulb Kits- Very Cool GREEN gift!
New Card Lines and Journals
like Curly Girls Designs (LOVE THESE!)
Fun New Allen Design Clocks
New Vintage Jewelry Lines -
including this one from Jill Schwartz!
Wine Bottle and Candle Holders
Metal Garden Items Candles
New food lines (spinach artichoke bruscella spread was my fav from Bella Cuchina) and GREAT basket stuffers including these mixes by Gullah Gourmet
*New Dog and Cat Items
*New Baby Stuff
*Recycled Magazine Picture Frames
*New Handmade Frames and Albums from a.i. paper design
Fun Handmade Women Ornaments
*Indicate shipping ASAP*
. . . and once again, forgot to snap the pictures. For those that did not see it, we had an entire recycled clothing store downstairs. A special thanks to Karen and Kate for helping us get set up and for Dianne Morris for helping us break it down. The items that did not sell went to the Radford Clothing Bank.
Monday, July 7, 2008
We will have most decor and ornaments 85% off, Krinkles 6 for $20
EVERYTHING STOREWIDE WILL BE 15% off-- FRIDAY ONLY!!!!!