Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Easy Lemon Squares

EASY  &  DELICIOUS  LEMON  SQUARES

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love sweets.
One of my favorites is lemon squares.  These used to be complicated (for me) to make, but I have found a easy, and delicious, recipe that even I can make!  

Let's start baking!

1 pkg. lemon cake mix                            1 (1lb) box 4x sugar
1 stick melted butter                                2 eggs
1 egg                                                        2 tsp. lemon extract
8oz. cream cheese, softened                    Powdered sugar to dust top

 Pre-heat oven to 325

 Mix dry cake mix, butter, 1 egg, and 2 teaspoons lemon extract together.

 Press dough into 9x13-inch baking pan at least 1inch deep.

 Mix cream cheese, sugar, 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons lemon extract.


Spread cream cheese mixture over dough in pan.  Bake at 325 for 40 minutes.

Dust with powdered sugar and cut into desired size squares.

Enjoy!

Our beautiful melamine lemons tray will be the perfect tray to serve your scrumptious lemon squares.

Come into Evelyn's today and let us inspire you!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer Dinner Party

SUMMER  DINNER  PARTY


As most of you know, I love having friends and family over for  brunch or a great evening dinner.  Entertaining doesn't have to be complicated.  It can actually be a lot of fun!  With a collection of a few essentials, you can throw a fun gathering at a moments notice.





Some of my favorite things I love collecting are beautiful table linens.  I love cloth placemats and napkins and anyone who has come over to my house knows I only use cloth napkins.  I also love mixing my placemats and napkins to create a fun tablescape.  I often layer my placemats using 2 designs at each setting.




Another thing I love is unique china and stoneware.  I am not a huge fan of paper plates and cups, but am loving all the new melamine plates and serving pieces that are so popular now!  Most of the melamine that is on the market now looks just like it is made of stoneware.  I also love collecting unique serving pieces.  It's ok to mix all your patterns.  It sure makes for a fun and unique table.





When I set my table,  I always "shop" my house for little treasures to place around the table.  For summer, these may be special shells that I picked up on the coast or my travels.  I always center my table with a unique centerpiece.  For this setting, I filled a galvanized flower pail with branches and bamboo and added cute summer hanging glass lanterns.  These also serve double duty not only as candleholders, but make great vessels for flowers.  







Let your entertaining be fun and stress free.  Do what you do best and let others help in the things that are not your favorite.  If you don't like to cook, order takeout and then place on your beautiful serving trays and bowls.  Always be in the moment with your guests and have fun!

Come in to Evelyn's today and let us inspire you!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Holiday Entertaining

HOLIDAY  ENTERTAINING

Summer brings many wonderful opportunities to invite your friends and family over for a festive celebration.   The Fourth of July holiday is the perfect time to invite guests over and celebrate with backyard barbecues and festive cocktail soirees.  Shower your guest with not only delicacies for their tastebuds, but also a feast for their eyes.  Some of our favoite ways to bring this to your guests are with:

Unique Table Linens
Fresh and new placemats and napkins are perfect vehicle to bring color and style to your table.

Perfect Barware
A signature cocktail in one of our fashionable
monogrammed acrylic highballs will be remembered long after the party is over.

Fun Serveware
Add a bit of variety to your tablescape with unique serving pieces like our classic pineapple dip bowl.

Beautiful  Arrangements
Always have a beautiful arrangement as a focal point to your table.  Even a potted flower from your local nursery will look amazing in a unique piece of pottery.

Festive Decor
Party decorations can be fun and add a bit of whimsy to your
celebration.  Tie together a collection of paper lanterns in 
different sizes to make a bold statement.

And
Delicious Gourmet Treats
  Delicious appetizers start with the simple ingredients and amazing flavors of our wonderful gourmet dips, salsas, and spreads.


Send out those invites today and be sure to come into Evelyn's 
and let us help inspire you with your next grand gathering.







Monday, June 26, 2017

Welcome
Our Door Is Always Open


Summer is a fun time to head to the beach, mountains, lake or travel the country.  Now you can take Evelyn's with you wherever you go.  Our new online shopping website will keep you up to date on all our new collections that you must have.  We will also have monthly 2 day sales that are only available online.  Please make sure you are on our email list so that you will be the first to know when we will have these great online sales. Our last online sale was so successful that many items sold out within 30 minutes of us posting the sale.

Check us out online today and experience a fun
way to shop online!




Tuesday, May 30, 2017


We are excited to announce our new
online shop ( www.shopevelynsgifts.com  ).  We have heard your requests for an online shop and we are thrilled to bring the Evelyn's experience right into your home any day and at any time.  Shopping has never been so much fun!
We are showcasing some of our best sellers along with unique items only available online.  
We will also have some special discounts throughout the year that are only available on our online shop.  We will add new products weekly, so be sure to check us out often.  Also be sure to sign up for our emails so that you will be the first
 to know what all new is arriving.
Check out what is new in our collections including:

*Bags

*Jewelry

*Home & Garden

*Monograms

*Graduation

and more to come very soon!

You can also check out who all is registered in our Wedding Registry.

Be sure to bookmark our site now and join us for fun and festive shopping!