Friday, May 15, 2009


It seems like yesterday that today's graduates were learning to ride their tricycles and their biggest decision was what flavor Popsicle they loved best. When I graduated, computers were a mysterious huge machine that no one had in their homes. We hand wrote everything in cursive writing and typed on the "newest" electronic typewriters. Things have changed! But the one thing that will never change is our pride in all our graduates as they begin their new adventures in adult life. We want to hold them close to us and are excited to cheer them in their new adventures. You will never see a more proud face than that of a parent as their child walks up to receive their diploma.
We have many special ways to congratulate the graduates you love. Our personalized collections are always the most popular gifts at graduation. We always offer complimentary engraving on any of our unique treasures. Our monogrammed collections include monogrammed: jewelry, bags, towels, jewelry boxes, license plates, bath wraps, pens, pocket knives, key rings, money clips,and so much more. Our newest travel bags and accessories, CindaB, are on every graduate's registry. Check out this new collection (this is being featured on the new bachelorette starting 5/18) that has so many pieces you will love! Come by the shop soon and let us help you choose the perfect gifts for all you special graduates!
We always offer complimentary monogramming and gift wrapping!
Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


On Thursday, April 30, we hosted our first EVENING OF DESIGN benefiting the Animal Advocates of Barnwell. Our sold out audience learned how to create breathtaking table settings and centerpieces to complete their next party. Each guest enjoyed our delicious appetizers as they learned great tips on hosting the perfect party. We are so thankful for such a successful event that raised $600.00 for the Animal Advocates. Guests left our fabulous event with wonderful gifts from Evelyn's and tasty pet treats from the Animal Advocates. We are planning our next Evening of Design event for September. Be sure you are on our e-mail newsletter list to learn about the exact date before anyone else. Limited tickets will be available for our September event "Decorating for the Holidays". To sign up for our e-mail newsletter visit our website
As requested, the following is one of our requested appetizer recipes:
1 (9oz.) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 (8oz.) package frozen sugar snap peas
68 (4in.) wooden skewers
1 pt. grapes tomatoes, cut in half
1 bottle champagne vinaigrette
(1) Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse under cold running water.
(2)Place sugar snap peas in a small bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes. Rinse under cold running water.
(3) Thread each skewer with 1 sugar snap pea, 1 tortellini, and 1 tomato half. Place skewers in a 13x9 inch backing dish. Pour vinaigrette over skewers, turning to coat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
Transfer to serving platter and discard vinaigrette.