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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Starting Tomorrow, Which Would You Choose?

Yes, it is Vera Bradley Winter Premiere tomorrow beginning at 8am!  But that is only part of the Vera Bradley excitement!  With any $75.00 Vera Bradley purchase, you have a choice between a Medium Cosmetic Bag, Photobook or Tech Case for FREE!  See details below.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ribs ~ Asian-Style!


This is not one of my "healthy" recipes, but we certainly enjoyed them over the weekend and a nice change over the regular BBQ ribs.

Simple Asian Grilled Ribs

1 cup soy sauce
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 cloves garlic, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons Asian (toasted) sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 pounds beef or pork ribs

Whisk together the soy sauce and sugar in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved, and stir in the black pepper, garlic, green onions, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.

Place the ribs in a large bowl, and pour the marinade over the ribs. Stir to coat the ribs with the marinade, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir the ribs and marinade again, and refrigerate for 1 more hour.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

Remove the ribs from the marinade, discard the marinade*, and grill the ribs until brown and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. Have a spray bottle of water handy in case the ribs flare up.

*Rather than discard the marinade, I saved it and reduced it on the stove top using a small sauce pan over medium heat to a thicker consistency for a dipping sauce to go along with the ribs.

Monday, September 19, 2011

We have a Winner rather Winners!

Congratulations to Robyn and Charlene!   WE HAVE A WINNING NAME! Big thanks to Robyn Pearson Berry and Charlene Clanton Curry for submitting our winning name: THE END OF THE VINE. Both Robin and Charlene came up with the new name at different status areas on our Facebook page, so they BOTH get a $50.00 gift certificate! 

Watch for more information to come as we begin to set up the new area.  Now that we have the name for inspiration, we are ready to begin the transformation!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mark Your Calendar! New Vera Arrives!

Note: Remaining Retiring Vera Bradley will be 50% Off Also!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Favorite Halloween Item Ever!

I enjoy Halloween and especially loved to make my children's costumes, however I have to admit that I do not decorate for Halloween other than a MatMate rug and a garden flag.  Although my Halloween decorations are a minimum at home, I love this pieces!  They are each 30" inches tall.  I will be adding one of these girls on my front porch!  There are also another items in this collection.  Be sure to stop by, I think these will all go fast. ~ Angela

Monday, September 5, 2011

Alice in Wonderful Land, Just Arrived!

We have just received this book at the N. Wilkesboro shop and it is loaded in my car to go to the Elkin shop as well.  This is the most beautiful pop-up book I have ever seen.  This is definitely a family keepsake to share to children and grandchildren.  Each turn of the page reveals a work of art.

Look for a couple of additional blogs featuring some of my favorite children's book we have in stock. Oh, by the way, one is call the Butt Book! ~ Angela

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Quick Look at Vera Bradley Retiring Colors!

Stadium Blanket Just in Time for FOOTBALL!

NEW Stadium blanket just in time for Elkiin football and the West/Central Game on Friday! $50 special price (through Sept 13th, then $65). I used one Friday at the West Wilkes game and I want another to use just watching TV to keep warm when I am the only one who is cold.~ Angela