Today I am in Florida at the HSN studios getting ready for all of the great deals we have to share with you! I hope you will join me tonight (well, technically it will be tomorrow) beginning at 2:00 am ET. Or catch one of my other appearances at 7:00 am, 10:00 am, and 4:00 pm ET. Happy creating!
Just like you I sooooo love a bargain! And, on September 2nd, I’m featuring bargains galore!
Here’s one that you just can’t miss:
If you go here, you can see a preview of the kit and the ORIGINAL HSN price. I’m not suppose to talk about exact pricing but please know that the price on the link will be AT LEAST 40% lower than the one you see. That’s one incredible deal!
Oh–and have I mentioned that the Azure core kit is one of my all-time favorites?
The color palette is bright and fresh and honestly works well with ANY type of memory throughout the year. One HSN customer wrote:
“I opened the kit and started using it right away. It works great for my 1960s-1980s photos.”
Another customer wrote:
“I really love the items in this set. I like the addition of the coordinating 12 x 12 paper and the album dividers.”
One of my favorite parts of this kit are the 12 overlays! Notice how I used them over two of my photos below.
Can’t wait to reveal more new, new, new products plus steals and deals. It’s all coming on September 2nd!
I can’t wait to show and tell some of the amazing products I’ll be featuring next week on HSN. Stay tuned this week for a great preview!
1. My house has been so quiet this past week. While I miss the mayhem and excitement that summer vacation brings, I’m also grateful for schedules and structure once again. I was pretty sad. While taking photos of the girls, it began to rain AND my nice digital camera quit working. Thank goodness for my backup camera on my iPhone!
Brecken is a senior and is quite the busy girl. She hung up her volleyball shoes this year to be on student council and to also become a certified nurse’s assistant. So–part of the week she’s wearing scrubs! She also will begin an internship at a local hospital in January.
Sage is in 8th grade and is still playing volleyball. She spilled milk down her shirt and pants right before walking out the door. She changed her shirt but as you can see, the milk stain remained (we tried wiping it down with a rag). She’s truly is a gal who knows how to have fun in any situation:
2. I recently hosted a shower for my niece, Mallory, and my sister whipped up this banner using American Crafts DIY Shop Chalkboard Banner. It even comes with the bakers twine and is so easy to embellish.
3. I host a lot of showers and have a favorite food I love to serve: “Build Your Own Fruit Sugar Cookies.” This dessert is so colorful, unique, yummy and even a little nutritious!
Start with a platter of plain sugar cookies:
Put a bowl of cream cheese frosting next to the cookies:
Place platters of fruit (strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, kiwi, etc.) around the cookies and frosting.
Finally, let your guests go to town building the perfect, delicious cookie!
The cookies and frosting were gone before I could get pictures–but I got one of the lovely fruit! The other photos are compliments of Food Network (cookies) and Inspired Taste (frosting).
Have a great week!
Brecken continues to cook up a storm around the Bearnson home. She amazes me how she’s not afraid of hard recipes with lots of ingredients. She doesn’t mind spending two days on a meal. When she was only 12 years old, the only thing she wanted for Christmas was the Julia Childs complete cookbook series! Two years ago, Santa delivered her a KitchenAid mixer. She made her first from-scratch Texas Sheet Cake completely by herself at the age of six.
Here are some photos of her in 2008 (age 11):
Brecken has made this fresh, yummy pasta salad several times this summer. It’s the perfect accent for a BBQ or would be great as a main dish with added chicken.It’s light and flavorful!
Brecken got the recipe from Barilla:
Our family likes ingredients cut up a lot smaller. So–Brecken cuts up the cherry tomatoes and basil a lot smaller than the picture shows.
Cherry Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Pasta Salad
1 Box Piccolinia Mini Farfalle (ribbon pasta)
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 T. onion, minced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (or chopped)
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 Leaves fresh basil, torn (or chopped)
4 Oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
Add oil and onions to a medium sauté pan and heat over medium-high heat. Sauté for three minutes or until onions are soft.
Add the cherry tomatoes to the skillet. Sauté the tomatoes for another three minutes until the skins are blistered and the flesh is heated through; season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, cook the Piccolini Mini Farfelle (ribbon pasta) according to directions on the package.
Remove the tomatoes from the heat, puree 1/3 of the sauce in a blender on high for two minutes. Return the puree to the sauté pan.
Drain the pasta and toss the pasta with the sauce. Stir in the basil and mozzarella cheese.
Serve chilled and enjoy!
Have a great weekend!