Friday, June 28, 2013

We Now Take ALL Vera Bradley Coupons!

Please share with your friends who love Vera Bradley!

We now honor ALL Vera Bradley coupons!

Vera Bradley sends out Birthday Coupons and other coupons through the US Postal Service as well as emails. We are now able to honor their discou...nt coupons at both the North Wilkesboro and Elkin Shop.

The best things about using a Vera Bradley coupon at one of our shops is our staff loves to answer any of your questions and help you find the perfect bag. You too can actually see the handbag or wallet in person and NO SHIPPING CHARGES!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Greatest Kitchen Gadget EVER!

Huge Shipment of Charles Viancin Silicon Lids!


Clockwise:  1. Lily Pad Lid  2. Sunflower Lid  3. Banana Leaf for 13x9 pans as well as 10x10.  4. Cute Silicone Wine Stoppers and  5. Hibiscus Lid
  • Seals tight on all smooth rims: stainless steel, glass, plastic, melamine
  • Prevents spills - the lid creates a seal for reheating and storing
  • Reusable - Can be used again and again, no more clear wrap!
  • Great gift for the person who has everything. What a bout a set for a wedding gift?
  • Locks in moisture while storing or cooking (Elkin & North Wilkesboro)

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Latest Brighton Summer Promotion!

Now through July 7th, receive the S.S. Brighton Tote as your free gift with any same-day purchase of $100 in Brighton. Shop Brighton handbags, jewelry, charms, beads and accessories and receive this free gift as a sincere thank you from Brighton and Ivy Ridge. (Elkin & North Wilkesboro).

The S.S. Brighton Tote carries a retail value of $100 and features an iconic S.S. Brighton anchor logo on a red white and blue background. Limited to stock on hand. One per customer, while supplies last.

Friday, June 21, 2013

More Vera Bradley Retiring Today! 30 to 50% OFF!

Vera Bradley just RETIRED the three below colors! However, they are not available on rather JUST IN AREA RETAILERS! Check out our NEW pricing options! (Elkin & NW)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Try a New Recipe with Me, Plus a New Addition to Your Pantry!

I have recently discovered Greek Seasoning!  A great pantry staple that I would encourage you to run out now & buy it!

Cavender's Greek Seasoning is the most recognized namebrand for Greek seasoning and is a blend of 13 ingredients that are designed to evoke the flavors and aromas of Mediterranean food. You can use it on veggies or as a dry rub on lamb, beef, or chicken directly. Note: it is quite salty and it is very easy to not use too much, so err on the conservative side when using as a dry rub.

Here is one of my recipes that I am making for the first time this week and a great to begin using your Greek Seasoning!  It is super easy.  I am going to make it a little quicker for an after-work meal by using my George Foreman grill.  The key to this recipe being wonderful is to make sure you make the Avocado Tzatziki, because without it you just have seasoned grilled chicken which is fine, but not kicked up to "foodie-good" status!

Greek Chicken Skewers with Avocado Tzatziki

For the Chicken:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (or tenders) sliced thin, lengthwise
1 Tbsp Greek seasoning mix
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
2 Tbsp olive oil

For the Tzatziki:
1 avocado, pitted
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp kosher salt
6 cranks fresh ground black pepper
8 drops Tabasco sauce
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp Greek seasoning mix

1. In a blender (or food processor), add avocado, Greek yogurt and lemon juice for Tzatziki sauce. Process until smooth. Add remaining sauce ingredients and combine. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate (covered) until ready to eat.

2. For the chicken, slice chicken breasts lengthwise into thin strips. Place in a large Ziploc bag. Add seasonings and shake until evenly coated.

3. Using a bamboo skewer, thread strips of chicken onto skewer. Cook on grill or use a grill pan on the stove top over medium high heat (I am using my George Foremen Grill), brushed with olive oil). Add olive oil and add chicken. Cook about 4 minutes per side, remove when completely cooked.

4. Serve hot chicken skewers with avocado Tzatziki sauce. ENJOY. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Yield: serves 4-6

Special thanks to my source:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Honey Roasted Veggies ~ Healthy & Tasty

I am always looking for more ways to make vegetables interesting and tasty, while keeping them healthy and lite.  Honey Roasted Vegggies to one of my go-to recipes that all my family enjoys.   If you like Honey Mustard then you will love this recipe.  ~ Angela

Honey Roasted Veggies
1 lb broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus or carrots
Sprinkle of red pepper
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
Salt + pepper
Olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the broccoli on a baking sheet that's been lined with foil or parchment paper.   2. In a small bowl combine the honey and mustard until smooth. (Drizzle the honey mustard over the broccoli, and also some olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.   3. Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until tender.   Note: I will stream my veggies in the microwave with a little water for 5 minutes to speed up the cooking time, then toss in honey mustard mixture until put in the preheated oven until they brown a little.

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Willow Tree Figures

Now in-stock: Soar (a time to reflect; a time to soar) and Simply Joy (You're simply a joy in my life) at both our Elkin and North Wilkesboro shops.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

New Pandora Bangle & New Summer Charms!

The Pandora Bangle Has Arrived!

Add clips, charms and pendants and give way to new stories, creations and combinations! Perfect for stacking with your current Pandora clasp or leather bracelets - you can even stack multiple bangles together for a stylish look that is all your own.

The Summer Charm Focus on Travel!
All are currently in stock!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Science for Kids: Red Cabbage pH Indicator

Kids still need to use their brains during the summer and this is a great activity for parents and kids to do together.  Take time to do a special activity that is "out of the norm" for your family  and creates lifelong memories, not to mention everyone gain a little knowledge along the way. ~ Angela

The instructions are laid out here for an adult – please supervise kids as necessary.

1. Get some red cabbage and chop it up into small pieces.

2. Put the chopped cabbage in a pot and cover it with water. Boil for 10 -15 minutes (or until the water becomes well coloured with cabbage juice).

3. Strain off the cabbage juice into a flat dish and let cool for at least an hour.

4. Get some blotting paper or thick watercolour paper (ideally acid-free) and soak in the cabbage juice. Once fully soaked, take it out and leave to dry completely.

5. Now its time to EXPERIMENT! Take some smaller pieces of the cabbage juice-stained paper and brush on different household solutions. Some interesting ones to try are vinegar, cola, baking soda (that’s been dissolved, of course), milk, washing up liquid, laundry liquid, toothpaste, lemon juice, other fruit juices, and anything else that you think might be interesting – just remember to rinse your brush between using different solutions. Older kids might want to try household ammonia, dissolved aspirin and antacids (under adult supervision). Use a pencil to write down under your experiments what solution caused what colour change.

6. With the colour-change knowledge from your experimental stage, paint a red cabbage pH-indicator picture!

And now for the science bit:

Red cabbage contains a water-soluble pigment called flavin which is an anthocyanin. Anthocynins can also be found in apple skins, grapes, poppies and plums; and it changes colour with the pH (or acidity/basicity) of the solution it is in. Very acidic solutions turn it a deep red; neutral solutions make it a purple-ish shade; and basic solutions turn it a greenish-yellow. In this experiment, you are using red cabbage juice as a pH-indicator to find out whether the household solutions you are testing are acidic, basic, or neutral.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Free Monogramming on Select Vera Bradley Items!


Starting June 1st through June 29th receive FREE Vera Bradley monogramming. Styles available for personalization include the Colorblock Totes and select Classic Black styles.